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Erin Carufel portrays Yvonne Craig/Barbara Gordon/Batgirl as a red head although on the series the character of Barbara Gordon was a brunette who wore a red wig as Batgirl.
Alicia Silverstone plays the first ever version of Batgirl as a blonde. It wouldn't be with the comic introduction of Stephanie Brown in 2009 as Batgirl that another blonde would wear the cowl.
When the Batmobile leaves the Batcave, you can see the shadow of the vehicle on the wall revealing that it actually comes to a stop when it leaves the shot.
Gotham City is 14 miles from the Batcave entrance.
Notice Tattle puts Robin over his shoulder when taking him out of the Bat-mobile but when Tattle runs from it, Robin is in his arms and then returns to being over his shoulder at the manhole.
At the time this episode aired, Alfred was thought to be dead in the comics.
The license plate on the Bat-mobile is 2F-3567, Gotham 1966.
Batman's disco appearance and subsequent dance number gave rise to a thankfully brief dance craze over the "Batusi".
Variations between the Bat-pilot and regular series: opening theme is slightly different and the superimposed cliffhanger texts are angled. This is one of the only episodes of Batman's entire series run to feature a Special Guest credit given to Jill St. John as Molly preceding the ever-present Special Guest Villain credit. The study set including the entrance to the Bat poles is different.
The scenes of The World's Fair used in this episode are actual footage taken at the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair. The Moldavian pavilion was actually the Thailand pavilion.
Based on Remarkable Ruse of the Riddler from Batman #171 (May 1965), written by Gardner Fox. In the comic book the Riddler is jealous of the attention Batman is giving The Mole Hill Mob. The Riddler arranges a trap so Batman will apprehend the gang and give him the Caped Crusader's undivided attention.
This is the only time that Alfred Pennyworth wears a tuxedo throughout the entire episode. Also, Robin makes his only appearance wearing green cloth gloves (matching the fabric of his green tights); later episodes would have him wearing green leather gloves.
The footage first seen in "Hi Diddle Riddle" of The Dynamic Duo preparing to zoom out of The Batcave ("Atomic batteries to power, turbines to speed!" "Roger, ready to move out.") is recycled in many later episodes and in 1966 Batman The Movie.
When Batman swings up to rescue Molly, the rope goes noticeably slack as he reaches the top, even though his full weight is supposedly on it.
This is the only episode in which a named character (Molly) was actually killed (save for the few times Catwoman was killed, but she has 9 lives...).
The exterior shots of Wayne Manor were really filmed at 380 South San Rafel Ave, Pasedena, CA.
The scene of the Batmobile leaving the Batcave to race the remaining 14 miles to Gotham was really filmed at Bronson Cavern in Hollywood Hills. This cave was used in many horror films including Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (Allied Artists, 1956). The problem they ran into when filming the scene was that the Batmobile was just about the same width as the cave entrance. To keep from ripping the fenders off of George Barris's creation, they undercranked the cameras so it could come out slowly and then later speed up the film to give the illusion of speed!
In all the scenes of the villains hideouts, the camera is slanted at an angle, almost "crooked"--to reflect the villains' being crooked themselves!
The Batmobile's ever-popular Emergency Bat-Turn Lever is put into use for the first time in this episode.
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