|Batman, Episodes 27 and 28 - "The Curse of Tut" and "The Pharaoh's in a Rut" |
50 years ago...
The 27th and 28th episodes of the Batman TV series aired on ABC TV. Episode 27, "The Curse of Tut," aired on April 13, 1966. Episode 28, "The Pharaoh's in a Rut," aired on April 14, 1966.
|A Crowd Gathers Around Khnum in Gotham Central Park|
These were the first episodes to feature Victor Buono as Professor William McElroy, aka King Tut. Unlike all of the previous villains, King Tut was the first to be created specifically for the TV series. Professor William McElroy was an Egyptologist who came to believe he was the reincarnation of King Tut after being struck in the head, and then went on a spree of ancient Egypt themed crimes. There are some fun action scenes in this episode. One stunt has Bruce Wayne being strapped to a runaway gurney as it races downhill towards a cliff. Batman and Robin also get in to sword fights with the Egyptian themed villains. It's also the second time on the series where Batman dances the Batusi.
|Batman and Robin in Nefertiti's Crosshairs|
Robin's catchphrases in these episodes included "holy hurricane," holy hieroglyphics," "holy whiskers," "holy asp," "holy skyrocket," and "holy taxidermy."
|The Mummy's Eyes|
More screencaps after the break...
|Ancient Egyptian Michael Myers|
|Tut Holds Court|
|A Deleted Scene from "The Wicker Man"|
|Nefertiti Signals King Tut|
|King Tut's |Golden Chariot Golden Pickup Truck
|Bruce in Trouble|
|The Ladies Love His Style|
|Alfred, It's a Gas!|
|Alfred and Robin at the Batscanner Receiver|
|"Twinkle Twinkle, Little Bat!"|
|Alfred and Robin Examine the Giant Lighted Lucite Map of Gotham City|
|He ate a Crocodile|
|Dancin' on the Nile|
|Batman Has All the Right Moves|
|Batman's Fisting Face|
|Robin's Ready to Crack Some Skulls|
|Shock and Horror|
|Smug Tut Abducts the Batmobile|
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