Season 1 Episode 9

Zelda the Great

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Feb 09, 1966 on ABC

Episode Fan Reviews (2)

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  • Falls a bit flat for me

    Remarkable for its highly sexist take on Zelda - but to be expected for 1966.
  • Aunt Harriet abducted and held over a pot of boiling oil.

    Excellent performance by Anne Baxter (one of the best around) as a frustrated magician reluctantly turning to a life of crime. She robs a bank but Batman plants a false story in the papers that the money she stole was counterfiet. Zelda then kidnaps Aunt Harriet. Batman later relents that the story was false in order to save Aunt Harriet from the pot of boiling oil. Batman and Robin are then lured into a trap, an inescapable death chamber from which they free themselves, little realizing there are 2 gunman in hiding ready to shoot them until Zelda, feeling self-conscious about it all, warns them in time.