Batman (1966–1968)
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The Ring of Wax 

The Riddler's latest scheme involves stealing a wax figure to melt down for its wax that is powerfully corrosive when exposed to direct flame.


James B. Clark




Episode complete credited cast:
Adam West ... Batman
Burt Ward ... Robin
Alan Napier ... Alfred
Neil Hamilton ... Commissioner Gordon
Stafford Repp ... Chief O'Hara
Madge Blake ... Mrs. Cooper
Frank Gorshin ... The Riddler
Linda Gaye Scott ... Moth (as Linda Scott)
Joe E. Tata Joe E. Tata ... Tallow (as Joey Tata)
Ann Ayars ... Madame Soleil
Michael Greene ... Matches
Elizabeth Harrower ... Miss Prentice
Al McGranary ... The Mayor


The Riddler's latest scheme involves stealing a wax figure to melt down for its wax that is powerfully corrosive when exposed to direct flame.

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Release Date:

30 March 1966 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)



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Did You Know?


The Batmobile exits the Batcave and goes around the danger sign (which is there, but not facing the camera). Then we see The Batmobile pass the Gothem City sign in a view not normally seen (from the rear) and enters highway to the right. This scene is on the 2014 DVD release. See more »


When Batman and Robin are analyzing the chemical contents of the "universal solvent" wax in the Batcave, the spectral lines indicate nitrogen, uranium, and sodium. Batman and Robin then deduce that this indicates "NUS" (from the first letters) and then they turn "NUS" backwards to get "SUN" which gives them the clue they need. The problem is that the symbol for sodium is not "S" but "Na", so the conclusion is invalid. See more »


Robin the Boy Wonder: That orange color, doesn't that mean uranium?
Batman: Right on the nose, Robin, you're catching on fast.
Robin the Boy Wonder: [flattered] No kidding? Gee!
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Riddler Is Back
26 September 2019 | by Desertman84See all my reviews

In the episode "The Ring of Wax", the wax figure of Batman is surprisingly switched with the figure of Riddler. It is evident that the Riddler is back and he has a plan to steal a book from the library that uses a wax that can eat any material whenever it is subjected to heat. Apparently,the book tells the location of where the hidden treasure is located. And in addition to that,he is able to surprise the Dynamic Duo - Batman and Robin - and plans to subject them into a boiling wax.

Well,the episode is basically a rehash of some of the previous episodes particularly when elements such as the location of the hidden treasure and the Dynamic Duo finds themselves in trouble once again. But nevertheless,the only difference here is that Riddler is now the villain involved.As always, Frank Gorshin provides a great performance as Riddler.

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