Season 2 Episode 2

Walk the Straight and Narrow

Aired Wednesday 12:00 AM Sep 08, 1966 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • Although Myrna Dell's character is credited as "Pedestrian," the only time she's shown is when she's seated behind the seat of a car.

    • Although Alfred splits Archer's arrows repeatedly in part 1, at the end of this episode he misses a relatively easy shot to hit an apple.

    • This is the first time Bruce Wayne is out of his Batman costume while in the Batcave.

    • Maid Marilyn, as with many past villain's moles, decided to help Batman by providing him and Robin with swords. However, there is no reason why she decided to do it.

  • Quotes

    • Batman: We've got your number, Archer!
      The Archer: Impossible, my dear Sheriff of Gothinghamton. My number's unlisted!

    • Alan A. Dale: I like that cape, Batman. Very chic. Wash and wear?

    • Alan A. Dale: I do so wish he'd get on with it. Sounds as if he's electioneering for governor.
      Batman: He's already been governor.
      Alan A. Dale: Old habits are hard to break.

  • Notes

    • The Archer's plan was to escape with the money by boat and reach Switzerland due to its banking system. However, this would be quite impossible since Switzerland is a landlocked nation. Ambassador Pleasant Stovall made the same mistake in 1913 when he invited the Swiss Navy for naval ceremonies.

    • When Alfred is impersonating Batman, he covers his white mustache with flesh colored makeup. This is quite similar to what actor Cesar Romero does with his mustache when playing the Joker.

    • The heisted truck from The Trojan Hearse Company that appears in these episodes is also heisted from Season 1 episodes "The Joker Goes To School" & "He Meets His Match, The Grisly Ghoul".

    • The character of Zoltan Zorba was originally known as Alan A. Aardvark, but when Sam Jaffe was selected to portray the role, it was changed to Zorba as a sort of takeoff on his role of Dr. Zorba on the 1961-66 ABC medical drama Ben Casey.

    • The better part of the previous segment had Maid Marilyn supply Archer with a special audio machine, which was purloined from "a castle of a television producer who makes alleged comedy programs," and emitted applause every time Archer committed an act of treachery. Maid Marilyn accidentally smashes the machine to smithereens at the beginning of this episode.

    • The footage of The Dynamic Duo driving The Batmobile to a secluded Batpier and switching to The Batboat is edited from the 1966 Batman movie.

  • Allusions

    • Bruce: We've got real trouble right here in Gotham City.
      Referencing the 1957 Broadway musical by Meredith Wilson, made into a movie in 1962. Con man Harold Hill rolls into the small town of River City, Iowa, and convinces the townsfolk to donate money so he can buy band instruments and uniforms. He has no intent of doing so, but falls in love with a librarian before he can flee with the money. One of the musical's signature songs is Ya Got Trouble, with the refrain, "You got trouble right here in River City!"

    • Et Tu Brute
      This is the last line that The Archer gives in this episode. This is also the final line given by Julius Caesar in Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar.