Saturday, February 27, 2016

Batman, Episode 11 - A Riddle a Day Keeps the Riddler Away (1966)

Batman, Episode 11 - A Riddle a Day Keeps the Riddler Away (1966)

50 years ago...
"A Riddle a Day Keeps the Riddler Away," the 11th episode of the Batman TV series, premiered on February 16, 1966.  This episode sees the return of Frank Gorshin's The Riddler.  This time, The Riddler is leaving Riddles involving "King Boris," a visiting monarch touring Gotham City.  The Dynamic Duo surmise that The Riddler intends to steal a jewel encrusted statuette that the King has on his person.  However, The Riddler is merely using the King as bait.  His true intention is to lure Batman and Robin to their deaths.

Bat Turbine Death Trap
Look for a quick cameo by Joy Harmon as a newly crowned beauty queen.  Joy Harmon was one of the giant teenagers in "Village of the Giants," which is one of my favorite movies of all time, so it was a treat to see her here.

Joy Harmon Gets Crowned "Miss Galaxy"
Bat-Facts for A Riddle a Day Keeps the Riddler Away
Special Guest Villain: Frank Gorshin as the Riddler

Featured Gadget: Homing Receiver Scope

Cliffhanger Text: "Batman and Robin to die??!!  Things certainly are turning the wrong way for them!!  Is this really the end??  Unbelievable!!  If you care for Batman and Robin, keep hoping 'til tomorrow night!!  Same time!!  Same bat-channel!"
The Evil Riddler Plots the Death of Batman and Robin

More screencaps after the break...


Batman and Robin are Forced to Watch Women in Bathing Suits -- FOR JUSTICE!

Tricky Riddler

Homing Receiver Scope

The Riddler Emerges From the Sewers

What is the beginning of eternity, the end of time and space?  The beginning of every end, and the end of every race?

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