Batman S:03 E:14

Episode Title: Catwoman’s Dressed to Kill
Original Airdate: December 14, 1967

Over the course of the last two and half seasons, we have seen a few times where a famous role was recast. Remember last season we had the role of the Riddler briefly taken over by John Astin when Frank Gorshin was unavailable. We’ve also seen three different actors play the part of Mr. Freeze. But our episode today gives us what may be the biggest casting change the series ever saw. Julie Newmar originated the role of Catwoman on this series, and her performance is iconic. Just as iconic, though, is season three’s version of the character, taken over for a handful of episodes by the one and only Eartha Kitt. Here she is in Catwoman’s Dressed to Kill. Continue reading Batman S:03 E:14

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Batman S:02 E:50

Episode Title: Batman Displays his Knowledge
Original Airdate: February 23, 1967

When we last left Gotham City, Batman and Robin were tied up in a giant coffee cup about to be scalded by sulfuric acid contained in an equally giant coffee pot. All the while, Catwoman and her goons are off to steal some precious jewels. Let’s see how the Dynamic Duo get out of this one in Batman Displays his Knowledge. Continue reading Batman S:02 E:50

Batman S:02 E:49

Episode Title: Catwoman Goes to College
Original Airdate: February 22, 1967

Well, you know what they say, all good things must come to an end. No, not this series! We still have a third season on the horizon. However, our next story does represent an important moment in the history of this series…the last appearance of one its stars. Julie Newmar has played the role of Catwoman since the character debuted in season one. She was unable to make an appearance in the feature film that was released between seasons one and two (Lee Meriwether took over for that one) but otherwise it’s been all Newmar. Though Catwoman will be back in season three, Newmar won’t. So, let’s begin her Batman swan song with today’s episode, Catwoman goes to College. Continue reading Batman S:02 E:49

Batman S:02 E:41

Episode Title: Scat! Darn Catwoman
Original Airdate: January 25, 1967

When we last left Gotham City, Batman had been captured by Catwoman and is now strapped down to a giant rat trap. Robin, still under the control of Catwoman, is sawing away at the rope. Batman’s only hope is to agree to join up with Catwoman. What will happen? Let’s find out in Scat! Darn Catwoman. Continue reading Batman S:02 E:41

Batman S:02 E:40

Episode Title: That Darn Catwoman
Original Airdate: January 19, 1967

Batman always attracted some pretty big names to play the villains of the show. On today’s episode, though, we get a big guest star as a part of the villain’s gang. Singing star Lesley Gore joins up with Catwoman as Pussycat. She even gets to sing a song in today’s episode, That Darn Catwoman. Continue reading Batman S:02 E:40

Batman S:02 E:34

Episode Title: The Catwoman Goeth
Original Airdate: December 29th, 1966

Last week’s episode of Batman featured a team up between a well-known villain, Catwoman (Julie Newmar) and a new villain, Sandman (Michael Rennie). The result was quite possibly one of the worst episodes in the history of the series. Can part two possibly recover? That may be a bigger cliffhanger than the actual one…which sees Batman about to be stitched into a giant quilt. Let’s see what happens in part two of our story, The Catwoman Goeth. Continue reading Batman S:02 E:34

Batman S:02 E:33

Episode Title: The Sandman Commeth
Original Airdate: December 28, 1966

When I hear the name Sadman used for a super villain I think of the shape shifting character from the world of Spider-Man. But in today’s episode of Batman we get a different Sandman. He’s brought to life actor Michael Rennie, who is probably most remembered for playing the role of Klaatu in The Day the Earth Stood Still. But that’s not the only baddie we get in this episode! Julie Newmar’s Catwoman is also on hand for today’s episode The Sandman Commeth. Continue reading Batman S:02 E:33

Batman S:02 E:30

Episode Title: The Bat’s Kow Tow
Original Airdate: December 15, 1966

When we last left Gotham City, Batman and Robin were about to have their eardrums turned to mush due to being trapped inside Catwoman’s giant echo chamber. They are mere seconds away from being driven completely mad! Let’s see what happens in this week’s conclusion, The Bat’s Kow Tow. Continue reading Batman S:02 E:30

Batman S:02 E:29

Episode Title: The Cat’s Meow
Original Airdate: December 14, 1966

It’s been awhile since Gotham’s favorite feline purred her way through an episode. Other than a brief cameo in one of the Ma Parker episodes, we haven’t seen Julie Newmar’s Catwoman since episodes 3 and 4 of this season. Well, she’s up to her old tricks this week. Here she comes in The Cat’s Meow. Continue reading Batman S:02 E:29

Batman S:02 E:04

Episode Title: The Cat and the Fiddle
Original Airdate: September 15, 1966

When we last left the Caped Crusaders they had been captured by Catwoman and are now strapped to giant barbecue grills cooking under the sun’s rays, enhanced by two giant magnifying glasses. Our heroes are cooking alive! How will they ever escape. Let’s find out in part two of our story, The Cat and the Fiddle. Continue reading Batman S:02 E:04