Batman

Season 2 Episode 5

The Minstrel's Shakedown

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Aired Wednesday 12:00 AM Sep 21, 1966 on ABC
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The Minstrel's Shakedown
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A new villain, The Minstrel, arrives in Gotham and tampers with the stock market computers, causing a market crash. Batman and Robin track him to his lair, only to be captured and placed on a giant spit.

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  • Blackmail on the exchange

    6.5
    The now late Van Johnson (he passed away yesterday) as a cunning, charismatic stock swindling (aren't they all) minstrel who bobby traps the market and expects to be paid for it not to happen again, which has investors in a panic and women swooning. Batman and Robin are called upon to thwart his scheme of phony stock prices. It turns out to be a battle of electronic wits with the Minstrel having the upper hand. They home in on his TV signal and track him down only to find him waiting for them. Not terribly original but somewhat entertaining. Cameo by Phyllis Diller as a daffy cleaning woman.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

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