|Batman, Episode 9 - Zelda the Great (1966)|
"Zelda the Great," the ninth episode of the Batman TV series, premiered on February 9th, 1966. This episode introduces the villain "Zelda The Great," a stage magician who commits a $100,000 bank robbery every year on April 1st. She uses the money to purchase new props for her show designed by magic trick designer Evol Ekdol.
|Gotham City Police Shine the Bat Signal|
|The Shadow of the Bat Falls on Zelda|
Bat-Facts for Zelda the Great:
Special Guest Villainess: Anne Baxter as Zelda
Featured Gadget: The Bat Signal
Robin's Catchphrases: "Holy Venezuela," "Holy Hole in the Doughnut," and "Holy Backfire."
Comic Book Origins: Based on the 1965 story "Batman's Inescapable Doom-Trap!" from Detective Comics #346, written by John Broome and drawn by Sheldon Moldoff.
Cliffhanger Text: "Holy Backfire's right! Aunt Harriet has just one hour! What'll it be?? Splash or salvation?? Hold a hopeful breath for Aunt Harriet until tomorrow.. Same Bat-Time!! Same Bat-Channel!!"
|The Desk of Bruce Wayne|
|The Bat Signal Lights up the Sky|
|A Call to Duty|
|To the Batpoles!|
|Examining a Clue|
|Chief O'Hara Says Something Stupid|
|"Extry! Extry! Read all about it!"|
|Zelda the Great Poster|
|Robin Employs a Magnifying Glass While Examining a Clue|
|Gordon Stares at the Bat Phone While Contemplating His Inadequacies|
|"Hello, Dominoes? I'd like a large pizza topped with moths and mosquitos, please. Charge it to Bruce Wayne's credit card."|
|Big Joke on Bank Bandit|
|The Gnome Book Store: Secret Headquarters of Evol Ekdol|
|Evol Ekdol Examines his Stolen Currency|
|Zelda Enters In a Puff of Colored Smoke|
|"This Crazy Cash is Countefeit!"|
|Ekdol is the REAL REASON Zelda is Greater Than Houdini|
|Evol Ekdol's Latest Death Trap|
|"Kryptonite! Now we'll show Superman who looks prettiest in tights!"|
|"In conformity with the plan for the further advancement of industrial production, to approximately double state capital investments in industry..." Wait, what does that have to do with a rare jewel being on display? Curse you, "freeze-framed HDTV!"|
|Old Ladies Love Rare Jewels|
|"Moths and mosquitoes? That sounds like something a bat would eat! Who is this?"|