"Hi Diddle Riddle" & "Smack In The Middle"
After Riddler captures Robin, he ties him down to a table in his hideout, with his head in a vice. Riddler asks for a scalpel, but then throws it down, and proceeds to slowly tighten the vise holding Robin's head. What is he going to do?
Bruce visits Penguin's umbrella factory to plant a bugging device, in order to learn his next move. But a detection alarm goes off, and Penguin puts Bruce to sleep with a gas umbrella. His thugs tie Bruce up in a net, and put him on a conveyor belt leading to a large furnace (usually used to forge umbrella ribs).
Joker disguises himself as Pagliachi, and performs live on television. Batman and Robin follow a clue to the studio, where Joker hits them with sneezing powder from his new utility belt. He then turns to the camera and says that he's going to unmask them on live TV!
Batman and Robin chase Mr. Freeze out of the Gotham Hotel after he tries to steal the world's largest diamond. But he turns around and freezes them in place with his freezing gun!
Zelda believes the money she stole from a bank is counterfeit, so she decides to kidnap Aunt Harriet and demand a $100,000 ransom. She puts Harriet in one of her death traps, wearing a straightjacket and hanging over a pool of flaming oil, and demands the money within the hour.
Riddler blindfolds Batman and Robin, and ties them to two turbines at the Gotham City Water & Power Plant. He starts the turbines spinning towards their top speed of 1000 rpm after giving them one farewell riddle.
Joker captures Batman and Robin with a gimmicked vending machine, then locks them into electric chairs, which are connected to a slot machine. If three lemons come up, fifty thousand Volts of 'electrifying electricity' will be sent through the chairs. The first two are indeed lemons, and they wait breathlessly for the third!
The Dynamic Duo track Catwoman to her hideout where she subsequently toys
with them with several traps which turn out to be non-lethal. Just when
Batman is losing his cool, a tube descends from the ceiling and sucks Robin
away. Batman now has the choice of two doors in front of him. One, he is
told will lead to Catwoman; behind the other is a ferocious Batman
eating tiger. Batman opens one door, and the tiger walks out.
Meanwhile, Robin is about to be fed to a whole pack of hungry tigers. Robin
is tied to a plank which is hanging over a pit containing the big cats.
A tube of sand equaling Robin's weight is keeping him out of harm's way, but
the tube is opened and as the sand spills out, Robin is slowly descending into
Batman finds Robin who is almost into the tiger pit by this time. Using a
baterang to secure a line, Batman swings down to the plank to release
Robin. The two then leap to safety and battle it out with Catwoman's
"Will Batman ever see Robin alive again? Will Robin ever see Batman alive
again? Will our daring duo escape the claws of the wily Catwoman?"
Using claws of his own from his utility belt, Batman scales
the wall getting out of reach of the tiger. Then calling upon his vast
storehouse of audio engineering knowledge, he nimbly reverses the polarity
on his wrist communicator and increases the modulation to 20,000
decibels knowing it will force the tiger into submission.
"The Penquin Goes Straight" & "Not Yet, He Ain't"
Meanwhile, Robin is about to be fed to a whole pack of hungry tigers. Robin is tied to a plank which is hanging over a pit containing the big cats. A tube of sand equaling Robin's weight is keeping him out of harm's way, but the tube is opened and as the sand spills out, Robin is slowly descending into the pit!
Batman finds Robin who is almost into the tiger pit by this time. Using a baterang to secure a line, Batman swings down to the plank to release Robin. The two then leap to safety and battle it out with Catwoman's henchmen.
Batman and Robin go to the Gotham Amusement Pier, location
of a party in Penquin's honour. They are quickly ambushed by Penquin's
henchmen and knocked unconscious with a cement umbrella. They are strung
up behind the decoys of a shooting gallery.
Penquin puts real bullets in the shooting umbrellas and challenges
Commissioner Gordon and Chief O'Hara to hit the targets. Both men exclaim
the shot will be easy and take aim.
The resulting shock of the gunshots unjammed Batman's bat-knife with which
he cuts his and then Robin's bonds.
"Batman and Robin a swinging pair of dead ducks? What on Earth can save
them? Don't shoot Commissioner, don't shoot!"
Just before the shots are fired, Batman and Robin come to
and pull themselves up, placing their feet on the back of the tent. Luckily,
the Caped Crusaders were wearing their shoes with the bulletproof soles.
"The Ring of Wax" & "Give 'Em The Axe"
Penquin puts real bullets in the shooting umbrellas and challenges Commissioner Gordon and Chief O'Hara to hit the targets. Both men exclaim the shot will be easy and take aim.
The resulting shock of the gunshots unjammed Batman's bat-knife with which he cuts his and then Robin's bonds.
Batman and Robin are tied up and hung over a vat of hot, boiling wax. With a
press of a button, the rope begins to descend.
"Infamy of infamies! Can this be the end of our beloved Caped Crusaders? Will Batman wax
Batman notices an open barrel of chemicals a short distance away. Though he cannot read the entire formula written on the label, he guesses it is a barrel of solution used in treating candle wicks. If it is indeed that solution, it is extremely explosive when exposed to heat.
Batman notices a shaft of sunlight shining through a hole in the ceiling. By shifting his position, he is able to reflect that sunlight off his highly polished belt buckle and direct it into the vat of solution. "Prepare yourself for the shock!" Batman yells to Robin.
The resulting explosion blows them clear but knocks them unconcious. Riddler, who doesn't know why the explosion occurred, sees their prone bodies and believes them dead.
Capturing Batman and Robin in ropes, Joker uses a ray gun to neutralize their utility belts. He tells them he'll give them a sporting chance. He puts them in a smokestack and if they can stay afloat for an hour, they are free to go. The Dynamic Duo enter and quickly remove their bonds. The door is sealed and thick gas begins to pour in. Aghast, Batman and Robin realize the Joker never said he was using water!
King Tut's henchmen have kidnapped Bruce Wayne. He's in the back of an ambulance, tied to a gurney. They're driving quickly along a rising, winding Gotham country road and the gurney is sliding around. Bruce uses this momentum and forces the gurney forward with his weight, ejecting the gurney with him on it out the backdoor! Now, he's flying down the road, passing sign which reads "Road Under Construction, 300 ft drop". The gurney crashes through a warning barrier and approaches the cliff!
Batman and Robin go their seperate ways and Robin falls
prey to Bookworm. Earlier on, Bookworm sent the Dynamic Duo "For Whom the
Bells Tolls" as a clue. Bookworm takes Robin to The Wayne Memorial
Clock Tower and ties the Boy Wonder to the clapper of the bell. When the clock
strikes midnight, Robin will be smashed to bits. Meanwhile, Batman is on
the other side of the city!
"The first minute of the new day. The everlasting end
for Robin. Stick merciful cotton in your ears, the death knell sounds
A few minutes earlier, Batman in the Batmobile is stopped by Chief O'Hara,
who tells the Caped Crusader, Robin was not in the alleyway with the
abandoned bookmobile where Batman left him. Alarmed, Batman enters into a
trance to "turn his memory back" in order to learn where Bookworm took Robin.
He remembers the clue, "For Whom the Bell Tolls" and rushes to the clock
Using the bat-zooka, Batman shoots a baterang and cable around the lightening rod at the top of the tower. He shoots another around the hands of the clock. He hooks the cables to the nuclear power source of the Batmobile, both to the positive sides, thereby positively charging the clapper and the bell. And, as Batman knew, positively charged objects repel one another.
Robin is taken to a lumber yard and tied to a conveyor belt which leads to a very large, very sharp table saw. Riddler puts Robin to sleep with gas and then hits the on switch. And Batman is no where to be seen!
Batman and Robin are put inside a large vacuum tank. Using gigantic reversing bellows, Penguin's henchmen begin to remove the air from the tank. Balloons inside the tank begin to burst as the air pressure drops.
Alfred is sent to Archer's hideout-- an archery range-- to distract the villains while Batman and Robin infiltrate the area. While Alfred engages Archer in a test of bowmanship, the Dynamic Duo make their way into the underground lair. Little do they know, however, security devices alert Archer to the intruders. With a simple press of a button, the Caped Crusaders are ensnared in a net.
After an unsuccessful ruse at threatening to cut off Alfred's head if Batman does not reveal the location of the Batcave, Archer challenges Batman to a duel. Our hero accepts.
It becomes apparent Archer isn't a very fair sport. Batman and Robin are tied to poles and Archer and his men mount horses, arming themselves with lances. They proceed to charge across the field toward the seemingly helpless heroes.
Planted clues lead Batman and Robin to the Pink Sandbox, a new restaurant which is actually Catwoman's hideout. The booth the duo are seated in suddenly turns around, dumping them into a secured room. Catwoman proceeds to give them the ultimate hot foot, turning a switch which super heats the floor in the room. Batman and Robin hop about in desperation, trying to come up with a plan of escape while trying to preserve their soles.
Batman notices a water pipe running along the wall and quickly moves to bust it open. But alas, Catwoman has filled it with catatonic which knocks the Dynamic Duo cold.
When they awake, they find themselves tied to giant BBQ pits lined with reflective material which has been greased with margarine. Giant magnifying glasses are positioned over the heroes so the full heat of the sun is bearing down on them. Catwoman plans to cook Gotham's protectors!
He has calculated the asimythal equal distant projection of the sun's rays and has determined if they use their feet to move the magnifying glasses 14 degrees to the left, the sun beams will be concentrated on their bonds. Batman warns Robin that precision is of the utmost importance because one degree too much or too less and the sun will fry their hand.
They move the magnifying glasses and as the solar eclipse comes to an end, it appears as if Batman's calculus was indeed correct.
Batman and Robin sneak into Minstrel's hideout. They eventually come to a locked door and must break it down. They back up to the opposite wall and together they charge the door and crash into it at the same time. The momentum carries them into the room and right into a trap before they even know what hit them.
The Dynamic Duo are tied to a spit and are slowly rotated over super units of radar grill which will cook the heroes in a matter of minutes.
Robin is sent off on his own on reconnaissance and it's only a matter of time before the Boy Wonde is in King Tut's clutches. Robin is to be the first to receive a dosage of Abu Ramu Simbu Tu, but he escapes his captors and runs into an adjoining room. Unfortunately, it's a room full of crocodiles which are waiting hungrily some 20 feet below. The plank Robin is standing on slowly begins to retract.
Using a high-powered laser ray of some sort, Batman melts the steel bars across the room's window. He climbed up the window, secured a line and tossed a length of rope into the room and climbed in. He then swung over to Robin and together they both swung to the other side and climbed up to and out of the window to safety.
Batman and Robin escort Ma Parker and her gang to prison. As soon as the Dynamic Duo leave, however, it becomes evident Ma Parker wanted to be sent to prison. Over the last few months, she's been replacing Warden Crichton's men with members of her own gang. Ma Parker now controls the prison!
As Batman and Robin walk back to the Batmobile, they notice a prison worker is closing the hood. He says he just wanted to see the engine and the Dynamic Duo have to reason not to believe him. Little do they know, that man was a member of Ma Parker's gang and he attached a bomb to the engine. Before Batman and Robin pull away, the guy tells them Warden Crichton drives 70 miles per hour on the highway, but he imagines the Batmobile could at least reach 100 mph. The bomb is set to go off when the Batmobile reaches 60 mph.
Batman and Robin sneak into Clock King's hideout only to wipeout on a patch of super-slick watch oil Clock King had spread about as a trap. While the Dynamic Duo frantically try to regain their footing, they are blasted with sleeping gas.
They awake to find themselves trapped in a giant hourglass, and Clock King has removed their utility belts. "Some people kill time," says Clock King, "but this time, time is going to kill you." The sand starts to pour in.
They begin to shift their weight from side to side, rocking the hourglass which eventually topples over. But, it does not break. Not disheartened, they start to run, rolling the hourglass across the floor, out the door, and into traffic where the hourglass is hit by a truck. Sometime later, Commissioner Gordon receives a phone call from Batman saying he and Robin are alright and still on the case.
Egghead kidnaps the three descendants of the families which founded Gotham City in order to sabotage the 'Renewing of the Lease' ceremony, but there is another motive behind his actions. He believes one of them is Batman.
Egghead has realized that crime-fighting would be an expensive endevour so Batman would have to be a millionaire. Peter Savage, Bruce Wayne and Tim Tyler are all millionaires and are all athletically inclined. Egghead has managed to gather info that places one of his captives above the others. Peter Savage has a French accent, Batman does not. Tim Tyler is left-handed, Batman is not. That leaves Bruce Wayne who is going to be subjected to Egghead's Electro Thought Transfer machine.
This machine will empty the contents of Bruce Wayne's brain into Egghead's brain, leaving Bruce "an empty-headed fop". Bruce is held to the chair by an electro-magnetic force. Egghead turns on the machine and it begins to power up and suck Bruce's brain.
After freeing the others, Bruce leads them in the escape. In order to not disturb the bomb, they jump up and grab a hold of the piping along the ceiling. They move hand-over-hand and drop to safety. Bruce and Dick tell the others to leave the room while they detonate the bomb so there is no possibility that a citizen will find and disturb the bomb later on. Bruce and Dick crouch behind a table and Bruce uses a grape like a marble and hits the egg, setting it off.
Bruce later tells Dick Egghed's machine was working but years of conditioning allowed him to block that portion of his brain which deals with dual identity. He admits he could not have managed to protect himself from the machine much longer.
Batman and Robin are knocked unconscious by Harry's piano movers and tied up. They then put them on a large conveyor belt that leads into a huge piano roll machine. When Harry starts the machine, they start moving toward the inside of the machine, about to be perforated by the giant needles.
Mr. Freeze and his henchmen defeat Batman and Robin in a fight, and they haul them next door to the abandoned Frosty Freezie factory. The machinery is still working, so they are placed in two giant Frosty Freezie machines and left to be turned into frozen treats.
Joker puts Batman in his Human Key Duplicator, with a blank key that will be duplicated from his soon-to-be skeletonized body. His henchmen throw Robin in a Wax Spray Chamber, to be turned into a human wax sculpture.
|Marsha came up with a nearly fool-proof plan to recover the coveted Bat-diamond (the Batcomputer's power source) from the Batcave. She shoots Robin from behind with a Cupid's arrow, causing him to become completely devoted to her. She then has her henchmen steal him away from Batman, and promises to return him only if he took her to the Batcave to get the Batdiamond. But Batman had sworn a sacred pledge never to allow a stranger into their secret hideout. So Marsha suggests that if she were to marry Batman, she would no longer be a stranger and therefore could be brought into the Batcave without his promise being broken. Batman now stands at the altar with Marsha, and it is his turn to say the dreaded words "I do."|
Having outwitted the Dynamic Duo temporarily, Shame has them tied to the ground with stakes in the middle of the road. His henchmen fire into the air from down the street, inciting a cattle stampede in the direction of our heroes.
Chief O'Hara is trapped inside a heavy metal box. Penguin's henchmen wait beside a large machine gun while Penguin stands beside a electric generator that will send 100,000 volts into the pool when turned on. When Batman and Robin arrive on the scene, O'Hara will be dumped into the pool, the Dynamic Duo will be blown into the pool by a barrage of lead from the machine gun, and the all three will then be zapped by 100,000 volts.
Thinking quickly, Batman tosses an exploding bat-pellet to knock Penguin away from the generator. The Caped Crusader then applies a bat-inverser to the electrical wires leading into the pool. As the dazed Penguin gets up and flips the switch, the metal box comes flying out of the pool! The bat-inverser has made an anti-magnet out of the box, repelling it from the electrical charge.
At this time, the machine gun runs out of bullets and Penguin and his buddies run away.
Batman and Robin track Sandman to an abandoned warehouse factory. During the ensuing fight with Sandman's henchmen, Robin is blasted with Sandman's sleeping powder and Batman is buried beneath a mountain of matresses. Batman is tied to a mattress and placed in a matress stiching machine. Robin, who is susceptible to Sandman's commands while under the influence of the gas, throws the switch which starts the machine. The giant needle begins to stich and it's only a matter of time before it sews Batman.
Meanwhile, Robin has been taken to Catwoman's lair and has been sent into a giant maze, a large replication of the maze used to carry out scientific experiments on rats and mice. He eventually ends up in the center of the maze with Police Woman Mooney.
Later, Batman arrives at Catwoman's hideout and goes into the maze to get Robin. In no time, he has found the Boy Wonder and Police Woman Mooney, and leads them out. Amazed, Robin asks how Batman could get through the maze so quickly. Batman tells him most mazes are based on a similar pattern, a pattern with which he is very familiar.
Catwoman feigns surrender and gases the caped crimefighters. She then locks them in a two-tonne echo chamber that magnifies every sound ten million times. Water is being dripped onto the roof, producing drum-like vibrations that send Batman and Robin into agony. She intends for their eardrums to shatter and their brains to turn to "yeuch", so that Batman will become her mindless slave.
Puzzler ties Batman and Robin up, and puts them in a hot air balloon. The basket is set to release when the altimeter reads twenty thousand feet.
Mad Hatter's henchmen beat up Batman and Robin and herd them into an 'X-ray generator tube and fluoroscopic cabinet'. He then bombards them with high voltage x-rays.
reduced to bones?
|Batman's bat x-ray deflector protects he and Robin from the deadly radiation, until atomic energy expert Dr. Overbeck releases them from the cabinet. Batman cunningly places extra suits from the Batmobile on two skeletons, causing the cleaning lady to think they are deceased, which leads to a state of world-wide mourning.|
Joker ties Batman and Robin underneath a large mock-up of the solar system, with an eight-tonne meteor in the centre above their heads, being held up by a thin rope. He then lights a thermite fuse that has been attached to Jupiter, and sets it spinning toward the rope, intending to crush our heroes with the meteor when the rope is burned through.
Joker ties up Batman, Robin, and the newly reformed Venus and places them all in a shallow pool along with a giant clam. Robin struggles and whines but ends up inside the clam, with only one slippered foot hanging out from the mollusk's great maw.
Having turned Robin evil with her cataphrenia drug, Catwoman uses him to dupe Batman so her henchmen can knock him unconscious with cattle prods. He is tied down in a giant mousetrap, and Catwoman asks if he will join her. Of course he refuses, and Robin starts cutting the rope holding the trap open.
During filming of the Penguin's movie, Batman and Robin are blinded by a floodlight and knocked out. Penguin ties them to a giant catapult, and straps cameras to their legs, intending to use the footage of their crash-landing in his film.
With no time to change out of the suits of armor they were wearing for the movie, the Dynamic Duo chase after Penguin, but he knocks them down by rolling trash cans at them. He then puts them to sleep using gas from his umbrella. Seeing a garbage truck coming toward him, he pays them $10 to haul the 'trash' away and smash it down.
Riddler lures Batman and Robin to pose for marshmallow figures of themselves, on top of the giant cake to be presented for Batman's first anniversary of crime-fighting. But the top part of the cake is filled with 15 feet of quicksand!
Bruce has been talking with Joker, in an attempt to gather proof of his counterfeiting. Robin is captured and tied down under a comic book printing press. Joker tells his robots to force Bruce's arm to pulls the lever and squash Robin flat.
Catwoman gases Batman and Robin, and ties them up in a giant coffee mug on the Crespie's Coffee mechanical billboard. She puts sulfuric acid in the giant coffee pot, and hits the switch, giving the Caped Crusaders one minute to live before the acid-laced coffee is poured all over them.
Colonel Gumm lures Green Hornet and Kato in front of his Enlarged Perforating & Coiling Machine, and pushes them in. Batman and Robin attack, but are pushed back against an Undetachable Glue Pad. They watch in horror as a life-size Green Hornet stamp is pulled from the machine! And they are to be next!
King Tut captures Batman and locks him in a sarcophagus. Robin is tied up and forced to watch as it is lowered into a pool of water.
Black Widow is caught in her own secret hideout, but using a hidden lever she lowers a giant spider web behind Batman and Robin. They somehow get stuck to it, unable to move. She then releases two giant black widow spiders at their feet, intending to give them a long-overdue meal!
Joker ties Bruce Wayne up in a chair and forces him to watch as Robin is tied to a giant revolving mobile, his latest work of art. The mobile is covered with razor-sharp pallet knives that are descending towards Robin.
Mr. Freeze captures Batman and Robin underneath the Bruce Wayne Ice Arena. He puts them in a sub-zero temperature vaporizing cabinet, and starts lowering the temperature inside. When they are cold enough, he will activate the vaporizing pipe pump, which will vaporize them directly into the ice surface above.
After knocking out Batman and Robin, Louie ties them up and puts them in his hothouse, where his man-eating lilacs lie in wait. These vicious flora intend to ingest the Dynamic Duo through their tentacles, and Batman's utility belt is the first to go!
After being stuck with poisonous sea urchin spines, Batman and Robin are tied down to workbenches, and Joker explains to them the process by which they are about to be turned into surfboards.
Joker and Catwoman waylay Batgirl outside the home of Karnaby Katz, and bind her in cat's whiskers. These thin wires contract when in contact with the warmth of the body, eventually choking the victim to death. They leave Batgirl on the lawn and drive off.
The trio track Clavicle down at in a knitting needle warehouse, but she uses one of the needles to hold Batgirl hostage. She then forces the three of them into the Siamese Human Knot, a contorted mess of twisted arms and legs that will crush them to death if they make the slightest move.