Monday, April 11, 2016

Batman, Episodes 19 and 20 - "The Purr-fect Crime," and "Better Luck Next Time" (1966)

Batman, Episodes 19 and 20 - "The Purr-fect Crime," and "Better Luck Next Time" (1966)
50 years ago...
The 19th and 20th episode of the Batman TV series aired on ABC TV. Episode 19, "The Purr-fect Crime," aired on March 16, 1966.  Episode 20, "Better Luck Next Time," aired on March 17, 1966.

The Bomb Said "Meow."
 These were the first episodes to feature Julie Newmar as Catwoman.  Catwoman appears to die at the end of the second episode, but like any good cat with 9 lives, she managed to survive and made several more appearances on the series.

Catwoman Perched Atop a Convertible
Robin's exclamations in these episodes included "holy cats, a cat," "holy icepicks," "holy Reshevsky," "holy felony," and "holy geography."

Robin: Unconscious and Poisoned!  Can Batman Save Him In Time?

Fun Fact: These episodes were the basis for a set of Viewmaster reels.


More screencaps after the break...



































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