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The Case Book

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35. Shoot A Crooked Arrow

Archer, seemingly a modern day Robin Hood, is stealing from the rich and giving to Gotham's poor. While many of Gotham's citizens applaud his actions, Batman and the Gotham Police Department feel it is only a matter of time before he starts stealing from the poor and giving to himself.

Meanwhile, Archer and his minions try to figure out a way to discover the location of the Batcave so they can destory the Bat-computer, a device which can predict a villain's next crime (so says Archer).

Highlight

Alfred engages Archer in an arrow splitting contest.

The Trap and Escape


36. Walk The Straight And Narrow

Archer's plan comes to light: With the help of Allan A. Dale, a member of the Wayne Foundation, Archer and his minions steal the $10 million dollars which was going to be distributed to Gotham's underpriveleged.

Highlight


Alfred as Batman
When Batman and Bruce Wayne need to be at the same location at once, Alfred steps into the bat-tights. Commissioner Gordon, spotting the Alfred/Batman from afar, comments to Robin, "Is Batman feeling alright, Boy Wonder? He looks a little thinner these days. Make sure he gets some relaxation and eats his vegetables."

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37. Hot Off The Griddle

Catwoman has returned to Gotham City and she is planning 'the greatest caper in crimedum's history'. She has gathered the best cat burglars in Gotham, but before she can proceed with her plan, she must take care of Batman and Robin.

Highlight

Aunt Harriet dancing the Catusi!

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38. The Cat And The Fiddle

She failed to kill the Dynamic Duo but she must go forth with her plan to steal two antique Strativarius violins. She covets the eight pieces of cat-gut which are the violins' strings.

Highlight

Catwoman and her henchmen plan to escape from the 102nd floor of the Gotham State Building on a Getaway Rocket-- basically a giant missle with handle bars. Luckily for everyone involved, it malfunctions and never gets off the ground.

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39. The Minstrel's Shakedown

The Minstrel tries to extort money from the members of the Gotham City Stock Exchange. With his electronic genius he is able to cause stocks to rise and fall on a whim. If each member agrees to pay $1,000 per week, he can guarantee them immunity from such future problems.

Highlight

During a late night stakeout of the Gotham City Stock Exchange, Batman and Robin are mistaken for a replacement janitorial crew.

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40. Barbecued Batman?

By creating sympathetic vibrations, Minstrel is capable of vibrating the Gotham City Stock Exchange. If he does not get his money he is going to shake the stock exchange and all of Gotham City to the ground.

Highlight

A stressed out Chief O'Hara implies that Batman could be working in league with the Minstrel. He and Commissioner Gordon exchange heated words over the issue of Batman's loyalty.

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41. The Spell Of Tut

King Tut sets out to revive ancient beetles trapped inside amber beads because they are an important ingredient for Abu Rabu Simbu Tu, a potion which paralyzes the human will.

Highlight

An appearance by Green Hornet and Kato who are in Gotham on assignment from the Sentinel. Robin comments, "Gosh, Batman, what do they dress like that for?"

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42. Tut's Case Is Shut

Armed with gallons of Abu Ramu Simbu Tu, King Tut seeks to poison the Gotham City water supply and bring the whole city under his power.

Highlight

Chief O'Hara under King Tut's control, displays death defying acrobatics on a ledge high above the hard pavement of Gotham City streets.

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43. The Greatest Mother Of Them All

The notorious Ma Parker has arrived in Gotham City. Depsite her reputation of one of the craftiest and clever criminals around, Batman and Robin quickly round up her and her children. But, it seems as if incarceration was just the beginning of her plan.

Highlight

Ma Parker's rocket wheelchair

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44. Ma Parker

Now that Ma Parker controls State Penn, she recruits all the criminals to her gang. Her plan is simple: Sneak into the city, rob a few banks and run back to prison. The GCPD and the Dynamic Duo would never think to look in a jail for the bandits! Or would they?

Highlight

Aunt Harriet is tempted to enter Bruce's study when she hears beeping coming from within. Alfred appears on the scene and Aunt Harriet explains though the study is Bruce's private place, she was concerned about the beeping. Alfred puts her fears to rest and diverts her attention elsewhere.

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45. The Clock King's Crazy Crimes

A series of time related crimes announces the arrival of Clock King in Gotham City. In the guise of pop-artist Progress Pigment, the Clock King is able to secretly infiltrate Parkhurst Galleries and steal one of the priceless pieces of art.

Highlight

For the first time, Batman and Robin do not go directly to Gotham City Police Headquarters after receiving the initial alert of trouble from Commissioner Gordon over the batphone. Batman explained when dealing with the Clock King, one has to use time quickly. They headed directly to the scene of the crime.

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46. The Clock King Gets Crowned

All the proceeding crimes were of a personal nature. For instance, the art he stole from the gallery was his favorite piece of art depicting time. He now focused all his energies at what he referred to as the biggest crime of his career. He planned to steal two atomic clocks from the nuclear labratory of the Gotham City Institute of Technology and ransom them to the ASC Corporation for $1,000,000. The clocks were to be given to this corporation by the Institute of Technology. It's up to Batman and Robin to stop him.

Highlight

We see one of the problems created by having a dual identity when Commissioner Gordon and Chief O'Hara unknowingly ruin a surprise birthday party for Bruce Wayne by asking Batman and Robin if they would like to attend.

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47. An Egg Grows In Gotham

Egghead is out to gain ownership of Gotham City by sabotaging the "Renewing of the Lease" ceremony.

Highlight

The traditional Mochican greeting:
Batman: "How."
Chief Screaming Chicken: "What."
Batman: "When."
Chief: "Where."
And then both people turn around twice, slap each others shoulders and finish with a pinky shake.

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48. The Yegg Foes In Gotham

Egghead has become the new owner of Gotham City. Criminals are allowed to run rampant and Batman and Robin are exiled from Gotham and are never allowed to return on threat of death. Therefore, it's up to Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson to save the day.

Highlight

We learn Bruce Wayne always wears a spare utility belt.

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49. The Devil's Fingers

Famed pianist Chandell is in town to perform with Aunt Harriet, and while practicing at Wayne Manor three Scottish banshees rob the place. It turns out that the women are Chandell's assistants, helping him raise money to pay off his evil twin brother Harry. Commissioner Gordon calls Batman, but is dismayed to find that he's on vacation! During Chandell's performance, he uses a transmitter in his piano to set off a bomb in a nearby store, allowing his henchwomen to ransack it. Listening to the concert by radio, Bruce hears the off-key note and quickly calls Dick back into action.

Highlight

When Bruce calls Dick back to the Batcave, he's in the middle of a date, mooning over the young Sally. He's reluctant to leave at first, but realizes that crimefighting must come first.

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50. The Dead Ringers

Batman and Robin arrest Harry and turn him over to Commissioner Gordon for interrogation. But before they can crack him, he's rescued by sleazy lawyer Alfred Slye. Batman deduces that Chandell plans to marry Aunt Harriet and then bump off him and Dick, leaving him as sole heir to the Wayne fortune. But Harry and the women don't want Chandell to give up crime, so Harry kidnaps Harriet and holds her for ransom instead.

Highlight

Gordon and O'Hara interrogate Harry, but when his lawyer shows up the Commissioner suggests they use more subtle techniques. They then turn on the 'Subtle Interrogation Lamp'.

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51. Hizzonner The Penguin

Due to a flaw in Gotham City laws, Penguin, a convicted criminal, is allowed to run for Mayor in the election. When his fun-loving and free-wheeling campaign gives him the lead in the polls, Batman enters the race in order to save Gotham. Batman's campaign based on the issues rather than showmanship, however, gains little support from the people of Gotham.

Highlight

We see Batman and Robin riding the elevator to Commissioner Gordon's office which is located on the 13th floor of the Gotham City Police Headquarters.

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52. Dizzonner The Penguin

As the voting begins, Batman is still behind in the polls, but he has faith the Gothamites will select the best candidate for the job regardless of what the polls show.

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After winning the mayorial election, Batman is asked to run for President. He says he's flattered at the offer, but must decline. Crime-fighting comes first.

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53. Green Ice

Mr. Freeze kidnaps Miss Iceland from the Gotham City Miss Galaxy Competition, intending to make her love him by reducing her body temperature to fifty degrees below zero. To confuse the authorities, he commits several other daring crimes, including a robbery at a high society part at Wayne Manor. Aunt Harriet was not impressed. He also tries to make Batman and Robin look like bumblers by dressing up two of his henchmen in their costumes and arranging a fake fight in front of onlookers.

Highlight

Robin's boyhood delight at the sight of so many Frosty Freezie flavors distracts him while searching for Mr. Freeze.

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Freeze flounders
without his environmental suit

54. Deep Freeze

Freeze creates a doctored photo of Batman wearing Commissioner Gordon's stolen watch, and the press runs with it. Batman is unfettered, but Gordon and the rest of Gotham City begin to lose faith in the Dynamic Duo. Meanwhile, Freeze also threatens to freeze the entire city if he doesn't receive one billion dollars (he plans to use the money to buy an island for his honeymoon with Miss Iceland).

Highlight

Gordon makes a heartfelt speech about renewed trust and forgiveness when he realizes how wrong he was about Batman.

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55. The Impractical Joker

Joker vandalizes several key-themed stoers in Gotham City, and leaves a clue for the Caped Crusaders that points to billionaire Angus Ferguson's priceless key collection. But when they try to stop the theft, Joker uses a small box and key that hypnotizes them instantly, and he walks away with the jewelled key of Kaincardine. The press begin to suggest that they may be powerless to stop his next crime.

Highlight

We learn that Bruce and Dick regularly watch The Green Hornet.

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56. The Joker's Provokers

Joker builds a new magic box, this one allows him to control the speed and direction of time. Another clue leads Batman and Robin to suspect his plan involves the Gotham City Waterworks. Alfred points out that his cousin works there as a security guard, and takes his place for the night while Batman and Robin wait outside in the Batmobile. Joker reveals that his device didn't actually manipulate time, it relied on a hallucinogen that he put in the city's water supply the night before.

Highlight

The debut of the Alf-cycle!

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57. Marsha, Queen Of Diamonds

Marsha returns to Gotham City and quickly takes control of Gordon and O'Hara with her love darts. She then leaves them in cages in her basement, where they start barking at each other for Marsha's affections. Gordon's disappearance brings Batman and Robin to Marsha's lair.

Batman is able to resist the drug using his supreme powers of concentration, but Robin is not so lucky. His inexperience allows Marsha to take advantage of him, and he is soon imprisoned with Marsha's other slaves!

Highlight

While Batman mentally fights off the effects of Marsha's drug, he loses control temporarily and starts chanting her name lustily.

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58. Marsha's Scheme Of Diamonds

After a narrow escape from the altar, Batman and Alfred rescue all of Marsha's prisoners from her hideout. They return to the Batcave and perform several complicated calculations and radar sweeps to determine that Marsha is in the basement of the building they just left. When they return, they succumb to Marsha's dozing gas. Then things got really strange. Marsha dressed two toads up in tiny Batman and Robin costumes. She took them to Commissioner Gordon's office, and had her Grand Mogul use his ventriloquism to make it appear as if the toads could speak. Luckily, the real Batman and Robin escaped from Marsha's lair and climbed through Gordon's window to put and end to the foolishness.

Highlight

When Batman and Alfred get in the Batmobile after leaving the church, they drive off with strings of tin cans attached to the rear bumper.

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59. Come Back, Shame

Shame steals engine parts from several autos so he can build a getaway car that will outrace the Batmobile. Bruce arranges for Shame to steal his limousine, and this allows Batman and Robin to track him to his saloon hideout. Unfortunately, they are waylaid by his gang of outlaws.

Highlight

Bruce and Dick get flustered while lingerie shopping for Aunt Harriet.

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60. It's How You Play The Game

Batman and Robin track Shame down again, but his gang's use of firearms forces a retreat when Robin takes a bullet in the ankle. When they return to the Batcave, they figure out that Shame's objective is to steal the Black Anguses, a group of prize-winning steer.

Highlight

Little Andy Stevens shows up all over town looking for his radio and calling, "Come back, Shame! Come back!"

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61. The Penguin's Nest

While out on parole, Penguin obtains hand-writing samples of Gotham's millionaires and is then desperate to get back into Gotham State Pennitentiary in order to hook up with Ballpoint Baxter, a master of forgery. Batman and Robin, wise to the plot, do all they can to keep Penguin out of prison!

Highlight

Commissioner Gordon and Bruce Wayne are attending the same social function when Gordon must make a call to Batman. The Commissioner goes into a nearby phonebooth unaware that Bruce has followed him outside to the adjacent phonebooth to place a call of his own. Bruce calls Alfred in the Batcave and has the Commissioner's phone call relayed to the phonebooth. Luckily for Bruce, Commissioner Gordon didn't turn around.

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62. The Bird's Last Jest

Since he can't get himself sent to prison, Penguin attempts to get money from Bruce Wayne by capturing Alfred and putting him inside a giant pie.

Highlight

Batman representing the people of Gotham City in court. His law books bear the Batman symbol.

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63. The Cat's Meow

Catwoman is released from prison, and seems to have reformed. Even Commissioner Gordon believes her, inviting her band to play at the Police Benevolent Society Ball. But she is actually conspiring to steal the voices of British singing duo Chad and Jeremy, who are boarding at Stately Wayne Manor. She disguises herself as a dance teacher to get inside the house and learn its layout, though why she needed this is unclear since she never returned. She does steal some important voices, however, including that of Commissioner Gordon's!

Highlight

Gordon and O'Hara wax obvious, commenting on how Batman makes their jobs easier.

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64. The Bat's Kow Tow

Catwoman holds Chad and Jeremy's voices up for ransom to England, but they are unwilling to pay. She then threatens to steal the voices of everyone in the world, which worries Batman greatly. Luckily, when Catwoman calls police headquarters to gloat over her apparent victory, Chief O'Hara records the call. Upon investigating in the Batcave, Batman learns that three hair dryers were audible in the background when Catwoman called. This leads them to Mr. Oceanbringer's hair salon where justice prevails. Throughout all this, Chad and Jeremy suffer through their loss with lots of Aunt Harriet's tea.

Highlight

Batman almost falls prey to Catwoman's throaty advances, but Robin enters and breaks it up just in time.

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65. The Puzzles Are Coming

Puzzler has entered into a business arrangement with millionaire Artemis Knab to produce puzzle balloons. But Puzzler really intends to gain access to Knab's new six-million dollar jet plane, the Retsoor, and ransom it back to the United States government. The puzzle balloons are merely a way for him to leave clues at his crime scenes, stating that 'A crime is nothing without a modus operandi."

Highlight

Batman seems to slap Robin's behind when he goes overboard admonishing Artemis Knab.

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66. The Duo Is Slumming

Puzzler steals the Retsoor's blueprints from Artemis Knab's penthouse safe while Batman and Robin return to Gotham from their balloon ride. But Puzzler leaves one clue too many in the penthouse, and they are able to intercept him at the airport before they can make off with the jet.

Highlight

Batman quotes Hamlet to Artemis Knab in a horrible British accent.

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67. The Sandman Cometh

European master criminal Sandman teams up with Catwoman to get their mitts and paws on J. Pauline Spaghetti's millions.

Highlight

Batman and Robin consult the Batcomputer to get the name of any rich insomniacs living in Gotham. As an answer, strings of colored noodles begin to emerge from the Batcomputer. "Look, Batman!" exclaims Robin, "What skinny macaroni!" Robin is mistaken, however. It is in fact spaghetti pointing the Dynamic Duo to J. Pauline Spaghetti, the insomniac noodle billionaire.

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68. The Catwoman Goeth

Sandman has gained the confidence of J Pauline Spaghetti by helping her fall asleep. Though they are a team, both Catwoman and Sandman plan to double cross the other in order to keep the millions for themselves.

Highlight

With the Batmobile stolen by Sandman, Batman is stranded in Gotham and must take the subway to the edge of the city and Bat-walk the rest of the way to the Batcave. In order to get back to town to retrieve the Batmobile, Alfred suggests he give Batman a lift on his Alf-cycle, a simple pedal bike equipped with runners upon which Batman can stand on. A classic sight!

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69. The Contaminated Cowl

Mad Hatter returns to try and lift Batman's cowl from off his head, and this time he uses hats to commit crimes. First he disguises himself as the Three-tailed Pasha of Panchagorum and lifts the Hatfield Ruby from atop Hatty Hatfield's headdress. He then sprays Batman's cowl with radioactive gas, turning it bright pink. Batman is forced to visit the Gotham City Atomic Energy Lab, where Professor Overbeck offers to decontaminate his cowl. But just as the cowl is removed, Mad Hatter enters again in disguise and swipes it!

Highlight

Robin eagerly asks Batman if he needs any help when he goes to change into his radioactive suit.

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70. The Mad Hatter Runs Afoul

News of the Dynamic Duo's deaths at the hands of Mad Hatter shock the world. But he doesn't stop there. His next step is to switch the stolen Hatfield Ruby with the much more valuable ruby held in the golden Buddha statue. As all of Gotham City mourns, Batman and Robin plan their next move and eventually track down the Hatter atop a water tower.

Highlight

Commissioner Gordon and Chief O'Hara break down into tears after hearing that Batman and Robin are no more.

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71. The Zodiac Crimes

Joker appears in police headquarters to announce his Zodiac crime spree and steal a map of rare art treasures in Gotham City. Batman and Robin try to guess his next move by following the signs of the zodiac, but they didn't count on Joker breaking Penguin out of jail to help him. Penguin is able to distract the dynamic duo while Joker makes off with two dazzling diamonds known as the Twins. But Penguin is later left behind by Joker and captured by Batman and Robin. They then theorize that his next theft will be at the museum, and they're correct, but Joker's beautiful assistant Venus surprises them with sleeping gas.

Highlight

Batman reprimands Robin for dancing while they're trying to stop a kidnapping.

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72. The Joker's Hard Times

Joker continues his zodiac-related thefts without Penguin, even returning to the same jewellry store to steal a golden scorpion. Batman pleads with Venus to give up her evil ways and help them stop Joker, and she finally agrees. Unfortunately, the three of them are soon captured by Joker in his warehouse hideout, and he is none too pleased with her.

Highlight

After getting Venus away from Joker, Batman interrogates her as to his current whereabouts while holding her in his arms, their lips an inch apart.

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73. The Penguin Declines

Joker again smuggles Penguin out of prison, and persuades him to help him again by wooing the 'desertress' Venus. He hopes she will be able to get Batman to reveal the location of the Batcave. Meanwhile, Joker turns all of Gotham City's water into strawberry jelly, which keeps Batman and Robin busy for a while. Joker and Penguin then hide in the Batmobile trunk, and leap out when they are inside the Batcave!

Highlight

Chief O'Hara wears nothing but a towel as Commissioner Gordon makes a call on the batphone.

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74. That Darn Catwoman

Catwoman and Pussycat use the drug cataphrenia to turn Robin into a criminal, then rob Wayne Manor and the Gedallian Embassy. They need to raise one million dollars in small bills, but their purpose is unknown. Meanwhile, Batman pursues them, hoping to convince Robin to return to his side.

Highlight

Catwoman calls Commissioner Gordon, and asks him to put her through to Batman. So Gordon then calls Batman on the Batphone, and holds the opposite ends of the two receivers together so they can talk.

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75. Scat! Darn Catwoman

After taking Catwoman's drug, Batman helps her get the plans to the Gotham City Mint. He later reveals he was only pretending to be evil the whole time, as he had taken a Bat-antidote pill before she administered the drug. He viewed this as a good way to determine if the Mint had any flaws in its security system design.

Highlight

Fearing Batman has gone bad, Gordon tries to trace the line to the Batphone, but the Diversionary Batphone Lines lead him to the apartment of Pat Pending. Gordon and O'Hara are instantly convinced that the rather large old man is indeed Batman. When Pending tries to argue that they've made a mistake, Gordon responds, "You're very clever, Batman."

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76. Penguin Is A Girl's Best Friend

Penguin thinks he has tricked Batman and Robin into starring in his movie, but Batman is only participating in order to figure out what his plan is. Penguin's movie studio front requires lots of capital, however, so he lets Marsha, Queen of Diamonds in on it for some extra cash. Marsha's only request is that she be allowed to star in a love scene with Batman, which irks him no end.

Highlight

Batman's flusterings when he is forced to kiss Marsha again and again.

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77. Penguin Sets A Trend

Despite almost being killed by Penguin, Batman begs him to be allowed back in the movie. But Penguin doesn't have much use for them anymore, so he gets them to put on suits of armor and traps them with a giant electromagnet. He then weasels his way into the Hexagon's secret Room Z by promising movie contracts to high-ranking officials.

Highlight

To convince Penguin to let him back into his movie, Batman puts on quite a performance, yearning out loud to Robin for the lights, camera, action of the movie scene.

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78. Penguin's Disastrous End

While Marsha distracts the guards at the Federal Sub-treasury building with her dance of the seven veils, Penguin and his men rush in enough food and oxygen to last several days. They then set to work building a solid gold tank using the stolen plans and $10 million in gold bars. Meanwhile, Batman, Robin, and the entire Police Department wait impatiently outside.

Highlight

Penguin's men do a very nice job on the gold tank, complete with golden mortar shells and a functioning cannon. But something must have gone wrong somewhere, because there flight is short-lived after Robin gives the tank only one shot with the Bat-zooka.

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79. Batman's Anniversary

Commissioner Gordon lures Batman and Robin to the Gotham Plaza Hotel, where a surprise anniversary is being held in his honor to commemorate the day one year ago that he first donned the cape and cowl. But the celebration is disrupted by Riddler and his men, who steal a golden calf full of cash that was to be donated to charity in Batman's honor. Riddler intends to steal all of the donations because he needs three million dollars to purchase a deadly weapon with which to wreak havoc on Gotham City.

Highlight

During an underwater Batfight, Batman and Robin do a synchronized backstroke.

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80. A Riddling Controversy

With one final theft, Riddler has enough cash to pay Professor Charm for his demolecularizer, which can make any object disappear by scattering its molecules. He then delivers an ultimatum to the city, demanding that the city's fathers rescind all criminal statutes and embrace a state of citywide lawlessness, or he will make Police Headquarters disappear. Batman is quick to respond, though, and without even knowing the nature of Riddler's device, he surmises that a bolt of lightning will render it useless. He then dumps 400 pounds of sodium dichloride over the building, causing a lightning strike at the exact moment the device was to go off.

Highlight

Batman and Robin decipher Riddler's final clue pertaining to the location of his hideout through a dizzying string of conceptual leaps and assumptions that boggle the mind. But they got it correct as always.

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81. The Joker's Last Laugh

Batman and Robin trace a deluge of counterfeit money to the Gotham City National Bank and investigate the new teller, Mr. Glee. When he does not laugh at one of Batman's "super-funny" jokes, Batman decides he must be a robot and puts him out of commission. Upon analyzing the robot's clothing in the Batcave, they find some comic book inks and determine that it must have come from a printing company newly purchased by a Mr. Whiteface. Bruce then tries to get Whiteface (in actuality the Joker) to give him counterfeit money, claiming that he needs a million dollars to cover up his embezzlement from the Wayne Foundation. In exchange for the money, he offers a document that would make Joker Vice Chairman of the National Bank.

Highlight

While talking to Joker, Robin sneaks into the room as planned. Bruce pretends to attack Robin to keep his 'embezzlement' secret, and falls over himself, tripping Joker's robots.

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82. The Joker's Epitaph

Joker grabs the document on his way out of his hideout, which legally gives him a position at the bank. He then tries to blackmail Bruce, threatening to make public his knowledge of the embezzlement. When that doesn't work, Joker's assistant announces that she is engaged to Bruce! Batman and Robin then investigate the bank, and Joker tips his hand when he orders his robots to attack. After a very odd examination from Doctor Floyd, Bruce is declared fully sane.

Highlight

When Commissioner Gordon hears that Bruce is engaged to a criminal, he immediately arranges to have him committed, sending out the 'Anti-Lunatic Squad'.

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83. Catwoman Goes To College

When Bruce offers to watch over Catwoman so she can be paroled, she says she will go to college. But she truly intends to steal the Batagonian Cat's Eye Opals, and starts a student protest in Chimes Square to keep the police and Batman out of her way.

Highlight

After being mistaken for a criminal, Batman arranges for Alfred to visit him so he can switch places and escape. You would think he had something important to do if he would leave Alfred in jail, but he just goes home and sits on the couch reading the paper.

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84. Batman Displays His Knowledge

Batman and Robin stay to help reassure the confused students, which allows Catwoman time to steal the opals. She takes them to French Freddy Touché, but he says they're too hot to fence. But they soon realize that Catwoman was tricked, Batman switched them before this all started.

Highlight

Batman is ready to accept Catwoman as his partner when she says she wants to spend her life with him. Then she suggests killing Robin (painlessly), saying he's such a bore with his 'holy' this and 'holy' that.

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85. A Piece Of The Action

Green Hornet and Kato come to town and sneak into the Pink Chips Stamp Factory, hoping to expose a counterfeit stamp operation. But everyone believes them to be villains, so Batman and Robin return to the stamp factory the next night, hoping to catch Green Hornet in the act.

Highlight

Colonel Gumm has a machine that turns people into stamps?

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86. Batman's Satisfaction

After chasing off Colonel Gumm, Batman and Green Hornet take a few verbal jabs at each other then go their separate ways. Gumm takes the kidnapped Miss Pinkston to his warehouse, but she leaves a message for Batman in a bowl of alphabet soup. Everyone then tracks Gumm down at the International Stamp Exhibition.

Highlight

The big showdown between Robin and Kato.

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87. King Tut's Coup

King Tut returns in the Yale professor's body, and instantly becomes enamored with socialite Lisa Carson, who is attending an Egyptian costume ball as Cleopatra. He cleverly eludes the police and steals her away from right under her date Bruce Wayne's nose.

Highlight

We learn that Batman's cowl restricts his vision when he tries to hang up the Bat-phone but can't seem to find the receiver.

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88. Batman's Waterloo

After leaving Batman in a submerged sarcophagus, King Tut takes Robin and Lisa to the Royal Oil Boiling Room. His henchmen convince him to demand eight million dollars from her rich father, John E. Carson. He says it's to pay off the mortgage on the Pyramids.

Highlight

Bruce gets seduced into entering Lisa's apartment late at night with the promise of home-baked cookies and milk.

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89. Black Widow Strikes Again

Black Widow returns to Gotham City, using a hypnotizing device to convince bank managers to give her thousands of dollars. Batman soon realizes that she is making her way through the city's banks in alphabetical order. After seeing through her disguised hideout, they enter to investigate and a fight ensues.

Highlight

Batman and Robin track Black Widow to a house in the suburbs, but are fooled by her robot senior citizens rocking on the porch.

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Batman and Robin
begin "reprogramming"
the captured Black Widow

90. Caught In The Spider's Den

Black Widow reverses the polarity on her short-circuiting device and uses it on Batman. Unable to make decisions, he helps her find another bank to rob at her request. She then disguises herself and a dummy as Batman and Robin, and borrows the Batmobile to rob the new bank. Commissioner Gordon puts out an alert on the Dynamic Duo, and an officer shoots the dummy Batman when he spots him on the street. Luckily, Robin is able to restore Batman's brain functions.

Highlight

Batman sings 'Little Buttercup' to Robin when his brain is short-circuited.

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91. Pop Goes The Joker

Joker attacks a local art gallery, spraying paint everywhere. But painter Oliver Muzzy loves his work, and gets him entered in the International Art Contest. His work, "Death of a Mauve Bat", takes first prize, and he quickly opens his own art instruction school. But he only allows millionaires into his class, so that he can hold them hostage for their Renaissance art collections.

Highlight

The art contest shows the unpleasant side of modern art, as different painters use their feet, bodies, and even monkeys to create their masterpieces.

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92. Flop Goes The Joker

With his kidnapping plan ruined by the Dynamic Duo, Joker decides to steal paintings from the Gotham City Museum instead. He convinces Baby Jane Towser that she is his inspiration, and fools her into giving him the key to the Towser wing of the museum. Luckily, Batman predicted what he would do, and replaced all the works in the museum with paintings by Alfred.

Highlight

Alfred does some good work, and gets a showing at Park's Gallery, with all proceeds going to the Bruce Wayne Free Nursery School.

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93. Ice Spy

Mr. Freeze boards the Gotham Queen from his iceberg hideout and kidnaps Icelandic inventor Professor Isaacson, who has come up with a formula for instant ice. He gets help from his assistant, ice skating star Glacia Glaze. He then holds the professor for one million dollars ransom, hiding beneath the Bruce Wayne Ice Arena where Glacia is performing. His pet homing seal Isulder delivers the ransom note.

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Commissioner Gordon wants to put Bruce Wayne in touch with Batman, so he calls both of them from his office and holds the two phones together. Bruce puts on a pretty good performance, talking to himself in two different phones.

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94. The Duo Defy

With his hideout compromised, Freeze returns to his iceberg hideout. He then delivers a threat to the U.S. president, warning that he will make an example of an entire city, and then freezes Gotham City with the stolen formula. Batman asks Gordon to release the homing seal, and then follows it back to Freeze's hideout via Batcopter.

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We learn that Batman carries live fish in his utility belt.

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