Season 2 Episode 43

Penguin Sets a Trend

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Feb 01, 1967 on ABC

Episode Recap

As the rope holding the catapult slowly burns through, Batman remembers that he still has The Batmobile's Remote Control device strapped to his wrist. He quickly computes the trajectory, then uses the remote control to signal The Batmobile to meet them at Mulberry and 7th Streets, where he and Robin will come crashing down. The Batmobile heads for her programmed destination, just as The Dynamic Duo are launched up, up into the air and away across Gotham City. As predicted, The Batmobile gets there before The Caped Crusader and The Boy Wonder, just in time to release a safety net from the trunk to catch them. The Duo return to Penguin's movie studio, where the pompous, waddling producer dresses them in 2 suits of armor and them immobilizes them with a huge electromagnet, leaving them suspended in midair while he keeps an appointment with Gen. MacGruder at The Hexagon. Back at the studio, The Batman somehow manages to loosen a fitting from his suit of armor and tosses it into an open light socket, overloading the circuit, shorting out the fuse, deactivating the magnet, and releasing him and Robin.
With little time to spare, The Duo speed to The Hexagon still clad in the armor. Meanwhile, Penguin and his finks use the armor stolen from the antiquities museum to break into the secret storeroom and pilfer some top secret plans! Batman and Robin arrive too late at The Hexagon, but they still manage to pick up his trail and locate The Penguin's van, giving him chase. Due to the armor's massive weight, the van blows a fuse during a sharp turn, forcing Pengy and his crooked crew to abandon it, and The Blackbird of Prey sends his henchmen back to their hideout while he leads The Caped Crimebusters into a trap. Penguin leads the armored heroes down an alley and trips them up by rolling several metal drums into their way. Penguin then pays the driver of an arriving scrap truck to cart everything -- including The Armored Duo! -- away to be tamped down inside a high pressure hydraulic scrap-metal crusher!

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