|Batman, Episodes 23 and 24 - "The Ring of Wax," and "Give 'Em the Axe" (1966)|
50 years ago...
The 23rd and 24th episode of the Batman TV series aired on ABC TV. Episode 23, "The Ring of Wax," aired on March, 30, 1966. Episode 24, "Give 'Em the Axe," aired on March 31, 1966.
|Batman Looks to the Skies|
These were the third pair of episodes to feature Frank Gorshin as The Riddler.
|The Riddler Celebrates His Victory|
The Riddler concocts a "universal solvent wax" as part of a scheme to steal "The Lost Treasure of the Incas." This adventure takes Batman and Robin to a spooky wax museum, a candle factory full of boiling wax, and a room full of medieval torture instruments. This episode also feature Linda Gaye Scott as The Riddler's moll "Moth." Moth wears a skintight purple jumpsuit that looks a bit like a preview of Batgirl's costume in season 3.
|The Lawmen Visit the Library|
Robin's catchphrases in these episodes include "holy mucilage" and "holy paraffin."
|Batman Worries About Robin's Safety|
More screencaps after the break...
|Robin in Danger|
|Ancient Incan Sarcophagus - Do Not Expose Contents to Air|
|Dangling Above Death|
|Batman Handles The Riddler|
|Batman Flaps His Cape|
|The Riddler and The Moth|
|Interviewing the Librarian|
|Entering the Dark Vault|
|Time for Violence|
|A Can Full of Spray-Crime|
|Hole in the Wall|
|Batman and Robin Plan Their Next Move|
|Rear Entrance to the House of Wax|
|"Hello Dominos? Riddle me this: how do you fix a broken pizza? Answer: with tomato paste! Hee-hee-hoo-hoo-hoo!"|
|Boy Wonder is Captured|
|A Squirt Gun Rigged Wax Statue of The Riddler|
|"Now, where to find the rare old books on the treasures of the Incas? They must be around here somewhere..."|
|A Boiling Pot of Doom|
|A Barrel of Explosive Chemicals|
|On Display Starting Monday - Sarcophagus of Hualpo Cuisi - Ancient Incan Emperor|
|The Shadow of the Bat|
|Robin Stretched out on the Rack|
|The Universal Solvent Wax in Action|