Sunday, March 6, 2016

Batman, Episode 12 - When the Rat's Away the Mice Will Play (1966)

Batman, Episode 12 - When the Rat's Away the Mice Will Play (1966)
50 years ago...
The 12th episode of the Batman TV series, "When the Rat's Away the Mice Will Play," aired  February 17th on ABC TV. It continued on from the cliffhanger ending of the previous episode, "A Riddle a Day Keeps the Riddler Away."

Bruce Wayne Meets "Batman."
After escaping from the Riddler's death trap, Batman and Robin decide to let the Riddler continue to believe they are dead, so they can catch him unawares in his latest crime.

Bat Facts for When the Rat's Away the Mice Will Play

Special Guest Villain: Frank Gorshin as The Riddler

Onomatopoeia: "Pow!!  Whack!  Zlopp!  Boff!  Zap!!!  Krunch!"

Portrait of Batman And Robin Hangs in the Museum
More screencaps after the break...

Pow!!  Whack!  Zlopp!  Boff!  Zap!!!  Krunch!

Batman Releases Robin From Bondage

Gorshin Mugs for the Camera

Commissioner Gordon and King Boris

A Gallery Symbolizing Great Moments in Gotham City History

Dignified Portraits

On the Hotline

"Hold on, I'll check. Uh, is I. P. Freely here? Hey, everybody! I. P. Freely!  Wait a minute... Listen to me, you lousy bum. When I get a hold of you, you're dead. I swear I'm gonna slice your heart in half!"

Fake "Batman" Emerges Grinning From a Sewage Tunnel


A Call to Action!

Rats About to Pounce

The Riddler is Foiled by His Own Gag

Batman and Robin Leap Out of Their Own Portrait!

Posed for Action!

This Rat is Seeing Stars

Robin Gives Batman the "Hunky Dory" Signal After They Beat a Group of Criminals Into Unconsciousness

Batman Catches His Breath After Delivering a Vicious Beating

Like All Female Criminals, "Mousey" is Attracted to Batman


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