Batman

Season 1 Episode 5

The Joker Is Wild

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Aired Wednesday 12:00 AM Jan 26, 1966 on ABC
9.0
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The Joker escapes after a prison baseball game and attacks Batman and Robin at a museum and at the opera. Batman and Robin are caught and The Joker makes a move to unmask them.

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  • Go for it, Joker!

    9.0
    Brilliant! Joker is actually scary and maniacal here - exactly the sort of foe you'd want Batman to face, even in a campy interpretation. And thank goodness they finally wrote an angle about Joker wishing to unmask Batman - it simply added to his threat factor.
  • The Joker as an opera singer...come on

    6.8
    The Joker escapes from prison, furious that he was not named to the Gotham museums Hall of Comedians. He captures Batman in the museum. Batman escapes with the help of his utility belt which the Joker decries and swears he will never be defeated again by "that contraption". So he makes his own utility belt. But when he tries to unmask Batman and Robin in the opera theater before a TV audience the utility belt foils him again. The series is still a lot like the dark atmosphere that they comic books are; the campiness hasn't quite kicked in yet. All in all a fairly good episode.moreless
  • The Joker escapes from prison to avenge his exclusion from a museum exhibit. After being thwarted by Batman's utility belt, he devises one of his own to combat the Caped Crusader.moreless

    9.5
    The best Joker outings of the series. Cesar Romero\'s portrayal is not nearly as goofy as later outings. He seems to be a touch more malevolent than he became in later episodes. The writers did a great job of expanding on the original comic book story. The death trap was not as bizarre as some of them.
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

Madge Blake

Madge Blake

Aunt Harriet Cooper

Merritt Bohn

Merritt Bohn

Assistant Warden

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Jonathan Hole

Jonathan Hole

Mr. Hovis/Museum Attendant

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Nancy Kovack

Nancy Kovack

Queenie

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Cesar Romero

Cesar Romero

The Joker

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