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The Bat's Kow Tow 

Batman and Robin escape Catwoman's trap by hitting the precise note needed to shatter the glass chamber in which they're prisoners. They quickly get on the trail of Catwoman. The feminine ... See full summary »

Director:

James B. Clark

Writers:

Stanley Ralph Ross, Bob Kane (based upon characters appearing in "Batman" and "Detective" comics magazines created by)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Adam West ... Batman / Bruce Wayne
Burt Ward ... Robin / Dick Grayson
Alan Napier ... Alfred
Neil Hamilton ... Commissioner Gordon
Stafford Repp ... Chief O'Hara
Madge Blake ... Mrs. Cooper
Julie Newmar ... The Catwoman
Chad Stuart ... Chad
Jeremy Clyde Jeremy Clyde ... Jeremy
Sharyn Wynters ... Eenie
T.J. Castronovo T.J. Castronovo ... Meanie (as Tom Castronova)
Maurice Dallimore ... Sir Sterling Habits
Anthony Eustrel ... Butler
Chuck Henderson Chuck Henderson ... Miney
Ric Roman ... Moe
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Batman and Robin escape Catwoman's trap by hitting the precise note needed to shatter the glass chamber in which they're prisoners. They quickly get on the trail of Catwoman. The feminine feline criminal eventually "steals" the voices of Chad and Jeremy, Commissioner Gordon and talk-show host Allen Stephens. She blackmails the British government, which faces the lost of revenue from the taxes on Chad and Jeremy's performances. Batman and Robin eventually capture Catwoman and her gang, but not before Batman and Catwoman express obvious affection for each other. Written by Bill Koenig

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 1966 (USA) See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

At the British embassy, the butler's name appears to be Rhett. See more »

Goofs

Commissioner Gordon mentions having Grandchildren, but in a future episode say Barbara is an only child. When Barbara is introduced in season three, it is quite clear that she is childless. See more »

Quotes

Batman: By this time, Sir Sterling, you're aware of the serious tragedy affecting your countries most popular export?
Sir Sterling Habits: Have we stopped making those small sports cars?
Robin: We're referring to Chad and Jeremy.
Sir Sterling Habits: Oh yes, those blighters. Hm. Can't understand a word they say...
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Crazy Credits

Julie Newmar is credited as 'The Catwoman' in the opening, and as 'Catwoman' in the end credits. See more »

Connections

Featured in Biography: Batman: Holy Batmania! (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Distant Shores
(uncredited)
Performed by Chad and Jeremy
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Chad and Jeremy sing their last hit "Distant Shores"
18 May 2016 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"The Bat's Kow Tow" begins with Batman determining the right pitch to break the glass container amplifying the drops of water, though he'll never get any awards for his singing (Joe Flynn again appears unbilled as Benton Belgoody). Speaking of singing, Chad and Jeremy launch into what had only recently become their final US hit, "Distant Shores," an Eastern flavored ballad composed by future Chicago producer James William Guercio, when Catwoman arrives and abruptly ends the performance by stealing their voices in midsong, demanding millions in ransom from the British government. Sir Sterling Habits (Maurice Dallimore, previously seen in the 1966 feature film, later in the Lord Ffogg three parter from season three) takes a call from Prime Minister Harold Wilson, the verdict on Chad and Jeremy: "millions for their records, not a cent for their voices!" (his butler is named Rhett!). Another famous talk show host, Steve Allen, is well cast as Allan Stevens (unbilled), who also loses his voice to the nefarious Catwoman, while the Batclimb cameo comes from Hawaiian entertainer Don Ho. The final showdown takes place at the posh salon of hair stylist Mr. Oceanbring, played by real life hair stylist Jay Sebring, sadly murdered by Charles Manson's acolytes in the same house where Sharon Tate met her untimely fate. Only Catwoman tries to get away, but with Batman in her sights finds herself confessing her love for him rather than trying to kill him, asking him out on a date when she gets released from prison! It's a human touch and not what one would expect but most welcome to see such tension between the seductive temptress and the clearly smitten Caped Crusader, Robin capping the exchange: "holy mush!" Having earlier heard two songs from Chad and Jeremy, the final scene has them performing a single from February 1966, "Teenage Failure," like "Manners Maketh Man" a Jeremy Clyde original, unsuccessful at the time, but preferable to Paul Simon's "Homeward Bound," which did became a hit for Simon and Garfunkel upon its January 1966 release.


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