Batman

Season 1 Episode 8

Rats Like Cheese

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Aired Wednesday 12:00 AM Feb 03, 1966 on ABC
8.9
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Batman & Robin are thawed out as Mr. Freeze has captured the Gotham City's star baseball pitcher. Freeze proposes a trade for Batman. Robin tracks them down to Freeze's warehouse. Mr. Freeze demonstrates his freezing system on the Dynamic Duo. Batman saves the day by knocking out Mr. Freeze & reverses the controls

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  • Transformation

    8.0
    It's true - this is one of the only times you will see Robin disobey an order from Batman (he does it again, most memorably, in Episode 75). The idea of giving Freeze a multi-temperature lair, controlled via a hand-held device, made for an interesting plot angle. Looking back, this is where Batman began to find its stride. The episode helped define exactly the zany path the producers, directors and actors wished to take.moreless
  • Batman and Robin continue their battle with Mr.Freeze.

    8.0
    The first showing of Mr.Freeze(well actually the second showing since this is continuing from the last episode). I thought it was interesting that Robin actually disobeyed Batman. I can't think of any other episode in this show he did that again. It really gave a unique twist to it. The actor who played Mr.Freeze did a really grand job. When he sitting there telling Batman about his need for revenge it actually brought some sympathy from me, and I rarely feel sympathy for any villains on TV shows. The most funny part about this episode is that nobody untied that baseball player guy!moreless
Adam West

Adam West

Bruce N. Wayne/Batman

Burt Ward

Burt Ward

Richard "Dick" Grayson/Robin: The Boy Wonder

Alan Napier

Alan Napier

Alfred Pennyworth

Neil Hamilton (I)

Neil Hamilton (I)

Commissioner James W. Gordon

Stafford Repp

Stafford Repp

Chief O'Hara

Madge Blake

Madge Blake

Aunt Harriet Cooper

George Sanders

George Sanders

Mr. Freeze

Guest Star

Robert Hogan

Robert Hogan

Paul Diamante

Guest Star

Shelby Grant

Shelby Grant

Princess Sandra

Guest Star

Don Hannum

Don Hannum

Art Rogers

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (6)

    • When Batman uses Freeze's control box to put his three henchmen in a cold "blue" zone, Freeze runs over to them and yells "Wait, wait!" Batman creates a red zone around the henchmen to drive Freeze back. But in the next shot the henchman are in a blue zone again.

    • Mister Freeze offers Batman a liqueur and pours it from a bottle. The temperature is described as -50 Fahrenheit. Liqueurs are typically 30-40 proof and freeze at -10 to -20 Fahrenheit.

    • At the baseball stadium, Sandra says, "Let's just be thankful that my servant and those two simply magnificent creatures, Batman and Robin, are still alive." Her servant was frozen the same as Batman and Robin, but they never suggest that he underwent the same thawing process that was necessary to save Batman and Robin that we see in this episode. It's never explained how he survived.

    • During the intro that described events of the previous episode, the Batmobile was shown driving in the daytime and outside of Gotham. The events however were inside Gotham and at night.

    • This episode features one of the scant few times that Robin actually disobeys an order from Batman.

    • Despite the fact that no one but Mr. Freeze can survive in the extreme cold of his hideout, his butler seems to have managed it when he handed Freeze his sherry, as his hand can clearly been seen placing the glass down outside of the warm red area.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Batman: Mr. Freeze. Give yourself up. We can get help for you. Medical help!
      Mr. Freeze: In prison? This I do not believe. No, you must pay for what you did to me. For forcing me to live like this. Never again to know the warmth of a summer breeze. Never to feel the heat of burning logs in vintertime. Revenge. That is what I need! Revenge! I will have revenge!

    • Batman: Naturally, you didn't know I was wearing my special super-thermal b-underwear for extreme cold.

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