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Batman

Season 1 Episode 31

Death in Slow Motion

2
Aired Wednesday 12:00 AM Apr 27, 1966 on ABC
9.2
out of 10
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56 votes
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Episode Summary

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The Riddler steals box office receipts and Batman & Robin trace him to a bakery. With only the riddles that are given, Batman and Robin track the Riddler down only to be separated with Robin on the splitting block.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • I disagree with beowulf579

    10
    What is beowulf579 talking about? This was the best Riddler episode hands down. And which previous Riddler?? Frank Gorshin was in this episode- he was the original live action Riddler!! I think this guy either got confused, or watched episodes backwards and thinks the Addams Family guy was a better Riddler.... No way.



    I love this episode. Fun plot, cool traps, great dialogue. All around, my favorite Batman 60s episode of all time.moreless
  • Harmless fun

    9.0
    Gorshin's Chaplin impression was magnificent at the start. The concept of Riddler making a movie made for an innovative plotline. There was also some fun and games in the bakery with numerous pies in faces.
  • Eh..not the best Riddler ep.

    6.5
    An overall so so episode. The actor who played the Riddler didn't have the style that the previous one did. He tried to but it fell flat overall. Don't get me wrong, he tried but the actor has the look that suits more of an old fashion tough guy than the Riddler.

    The moll of the week was also so so. Just a little too bubble headed for my tastes.

    The plot is somewhat confusing, but alot of these eps can be like that. Having he dynamic duo running from spot to spot was kind of funny though.

    Sets were kind of bla too. It just deserved a little more. I think the end of the season was fast approaching and they just didn't hit this one right.

    And I swear that the Riddler's laughing was dubbed in.moreless
Adam West

Adam West

Bruce N. Wayne/Batman

Alan Napier

Alan Napier

Alfred Pennyworth

Stafford Repp

Stafford Repp

Chief O'Hara

Neil Hamilton (I)

Neil Hamilton (I)

Commissioner James W. Gordon

Burt Ward

Burt Ward

Richard "Dick" Grayson/Robin: The Boy Wonder

William Dozier

William Dozier

Narrator

Virginia Wood

Virginia Wood

Sylvia

Guest Star

Judy Pace

Judy Pace

Cashier

Guest Star

Walter Woolf King

Walter Woolf King

Theater Manager

Guest Star

Frank Gorshin

Frank Gorshin

The Riddler

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Riddler: Ah, but these are special pies. Whipped sleeping cream and nuts.
      Guard: Whipped sleeping cream and nuts?
      Riddler: Nuts to you!

    • Alfred: You don't fancy, sir, that this famous desperado intends to stoop to the robbery of a lemonade stand?
      Batman: You've hit it! It fits like my glove.

    • Batman: (Reading the riddle on the wall) "Batman! As one baker to another--how do you make a dishonest shortcake?"

    • Robin: (Reading a riddle) Why is a musician's bandstand like an oven? Because that's where he makes his bread!

    • Gordon: (under the influence of Temper Tonic) Maury Wills better than Honus Wagner?
      O'Hara: Fifty times better!
      Gordon: You're an ignorant oaf, Chief O'Hara. I wonder why I keep you in my department!
      O'Hara: Oh, your royal highness, often I've wondered why I don't resign!

    • Riddler: (The Riddler has strapped Robin to a conveyor belt leading to a buzz saw) Riddle me this, my criminal crew! When does the Boy Wonder rhyme with "bubble"?
      Molly: When he's in trouble?
      Ridder: Wrong! When he's double! (laughing fiendishly) Split in two halves, right down the middle! (Riddler continues to laugh as he turns on the buzz saw) Camera ready to roll, C.B.?
      C.B.
      : Rolling, Riddler baby.
      Riddler: (Riddler laughs again) How do you like your sideburns, Boy Wonder? Long or short?
      Robin: Batman will get you for this, Riddler.
      Riddler: But will he get you? I believe you said he'd be here in no time. Question. Is no time in time? (Riddler then uses a knock-out spray on Robin as Riddler laughs)
      Narrator: After many gassers, here's the real buzzer!! Is Robin going to wind up as his own double?? Incredible but true, Batman will not arrive in time! Will we see the Boy Wonder sawed in two? Tune in tomorrow! Same Bat-Time! Same Bat-Channel!

  • NOTES (4)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Von Bloheim refers to the Batman as Die Fledermaus, German for The Bat or literally; The Flutter-mouse, a comic operetta composed Johann Strauss II.

    • Riddler's henchmen have names that refer to silent film characters or people of that era. Van Bloheim is a take-off on director-actor Erich Von Stroheim, CB refers to Cecil B. De Mille and Pauline from the 1914 movie The Perils of Pauline.

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