Batman

Season 2 Episode 1

Shoot a Crooked Arrow

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Aired Wednesday 12:00 AM Sep 07, 1966 on ABC

Episode Recap

In The Caped Crusader's second season opener, The Archer, a medieval crook modeled after Robin Hood, escapes from Police Headquarters in a moving van from The Trojan Hearse Company that is driven by Maid Marilyn. Together, with his band of merry malefactors - Crier Tuck and Big John - he pays a surprise visit to Wayne Manor, where they gas everyone and then steal the loose cash Bruce kept in the wall safe, thus stealing from the rich, and giving it to the poor, clueless Gothamites. Later that day, The Archer and company attempt to thwart justice by dropping in on Police HQ. Protected with goggles, the medieval muggers blind Commissioner Gordon, Chief O'Hara, and The Dynamic Duo with another of Archer's special trick arrows and beat a hasty retreat out the window. As The Archer, Marion, Tuck and John give out the money they swiped from The Everett Bannister's Koin Machines Company, they are apprehended by Batman and Robin---only to be rapidly bailed out by the poor but misguided citizens with the exact same money distributed to them by Archer, whom they view as a hero!
The Dynamic Duo trace The Archer to his hideout at The Earl Of Huntington Archery Range (Robin Hood is the alias of The Earl Of Huntington) in Gotham's Green Forest section, where Alfred Pennyworth attempts to divert the crooks long enough for The Caped Crusader and The Boy Wonder to inspect his GHQ, where they unwittingly trigger a secret alarm which ensnares them in a giant net. After stringing up The Duo by their thumbs, The Archer demands Batman reveal The Batcave's secret location or else he beheads Alfred (Archer intends to storm The Cave and destroy the crime computers therein). The Caped Crusader notices to his relief that the guillotine Archer plans to use on Alfred is a fake prop used by magicians and refuses Archer's ultimatum. Archer takes The Dynamic Duo outdoors, ties them to a stake, and, along with his merry madmen (mounted on horseback), prepare to run them both through with lances!!

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