Batman S:03 E:23

Episode Title: I’ll be a Mummy’s Uncle
Original Airdate: February 29, 1968

This series, though known for its interpretation of several famous Batman villains from the comics, also created several new bad guys throughout its run. Without question, my favorite of all the crooks created for this series is King Tut, as portrayed by Victor Buono. We’re just a few episodes away from the end of the series, though, which brings us to the final appearance of the Yale professor who thinks he’s Egyptian royalty. Here he is in I’ll be a Mummy’s Uncle. Continue reading Batman S:03 E:23

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Batman S:03 E:06

Episode Title: The Unkindest Tut of all
Original Airdate: October 19, 1967

It’s time for the return of my favorite of all of the villains created specifically for the Batman television series…King Tut, once again played by Victor Buono. Of course, Tut is actually a Yale professor of egyptology who tends to slip into this other evil personality when clunked on the head. This time an off-screen hit in the head with a brick during a “love-in” sends him back into a life of crime. Here he comes in his penultimate appearance on the series, The Unkindest Tut of All. Continue reading Batman S:03 E:06

Batman S:02 E:54

Episode Title: Batman’s Waterloo
Original Airdate: March 9, 1967

Last time, Batman had been captured by King Tut and is now trapped in a sarcaphagus which has been lowered into a pool of water. To make matters worse, Robin is being forced to watch all this. Let’s see how Batman gets out of this one in today’s episode, Batman’s Waterloo. Continue reading Batman S:02 E:54

Batman S:02 E:53

Episode Title: King Tut’s Coup
Original Airdate: March 8. 1967

Earlier this season, Batman and Robin battled with King Tut (Victor Buono) in a story which ended with the villain returning to life as a mild-mannered professor of Egyptology at Yale. But as we open this episode, he gets bonked on the head by a flower pot, launched off a window sill by a clumsy window cleaner. That’s just the ticket to make him King Tut once again. Let’s find out what kind of evil plans he has in mind in today’s episode, King Tut’s Coup. Continue reading Batman S:02 E:53

Batman S:02 E:08

Episode Title: Tut’s Case is Shut
Original Airdate: September 29, 1966

When we last left Gotham City, Robin had been captured by King Tut and is now on a retracting bridge above Tut’s collection of crocodiles. Batman is tracking Robin through his bat radio, but will he make it in time? Let’s find out in today’s episode, Tut’s Case is Shut. Continue reading Batman S:02 E:08

Batman S:02 E:07

Episode Title: The Spell of Tut
Original Airdate: September 28, 1966

One of the unexpected highlights of Batman season one was the appearance of Victor Buono as the villainous King Tut. I say “unexpected” because I usually don’t expect as much from the series’ original bad guys as opposed to the more iconic members of Batman’s rogue’s gallery. Tut left a big impression, however. Apparently the producers of the show thought so, too. He was brought back here in season two. We begin with part one of the story, The Spell of Tut. Continue reading Batman S:02 E:07

Batman S:01 E:27

Episode Title: The Curse of Tut
Original Airdate: April 13, 1966

I have two big memories from the year 1977, when I was six years old. First, of course, was going to see Star Wars. Second was seeing the Treasures of Tutankhamun at the Field Museum in Chicago. The King Tut exhibit was a cultural phenomenon in its own right. Millions of people lined up to see the exhibit. In fact, the first time my parents and I went to go see the exhibit we had to turn back because the line was out the front door of the museum and down the block. I even had a T-Shirt with a picture of the famous gold Tut mask that said “Tut Nut.” It turns out, though, that a decade before King Tut took over Chicago, he tried to take over Gotham City in today’s episode of Batman…The Curse of Tut. Continue reading Batman S:01 E:27