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Episode Title: Penguin’s Clean Sweep
Original Airdate: January 25, 1968

As we inch closer to the end of this series, we will begin to see the final appearances of some of the iconic guest villains this show is known for. Today we bid farewell to that waddling criminal the Penguin, as portrayed by Burgess Meredith. He’s still got one more caper up his sleeve, though, in today’s episode, Penguin’s Clean Sweep. Continue reading Batman S:03 E:20

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Episode Title: The Sport of Penguins
Original Airdate: October 5,1967

We’re still very early in season three of this series, and already we have our first return villain. Remember, the Penguin (as usual, played by Burgess Meredith) attempted a scheme that involved marrying Barbara Gordon back in the season premiere. Well, this time he has a different lady at his side, one Lola Lasagna, as played by singer and actress Ethel Merman. Let’s get ready for The Sport of Penguins. Continue reading Batman S:03 E:04

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Episode Title: The Penguin’s Disastrous End
Original Airdate: February 2, 1967

Well, it’s time to wrap up this big three-part Batman story. When we last left Gotham, Batman and Robin, clad in suits of armor, had been knocked out by Penguin and loaded into a scrap metal truck. Now they are in the process of being compacted. Let’s see how they get out of this one in The Penguin’s Disastrous End. Continue reading Batman S:02 E:44

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Episode Title: Penguin Sets a Trend
Original Airdate: February 1, 1967

When we last left Gotham City, Batman and Robin had been tied up by the Penguin and placed on a giant catapult. The rope is slowing burning through. Soon the Caped Crusaders will sail across the sky and splat somewhere in downtown Gotham. Let’s see what happens next in Penguin Sets a Trend. Continue reading Batman S:02 E:43

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Episode Title: Penguin is a Girl’s Best Friend
Original Airdate: January 26, 1967

A few weeks ago we had our first ever three-part story of Batman. When the episodes originally aired, that would’ve set off the show’s broadcast schedule. Usually it would’ve been part one of the story on one night, part two on the next. But our last two episodes aired a week apart. So, another three-parter was needed to get back on the right schedule. And just like last time we get not one, but two villains. Here come Burgess Meredith as the Penguin and Carolyn Jones making her second appearance as Marsha, Queen of Diamonds in Penguin is a Girl’s Best Friend. Continue reading Batman S:02 E:42

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Episode Title: The Penguin Declines
Original Airdate: January 18, 1967

When we last left Gotham City, Batman, Robin, and the Joker’s former gal Venus had all been captured by the Clown Prince of Crime and chained up to be fed to a giant monster clam. In fact, Robin has already been slurped up by the creature. Let’s find out how they get out of this one in the conclusion of the series’ first three-part story, The Penguin Declines. Continue reading Batman S:02 E:39

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Episode Title: The Zodiac Crimes
Original Airdate: January 11, 1967

We’ve made it through 70 episodes of Batman, and so far they’ve all followed the same basic two-part story format. Producers decided to do something a bit different, though, to celebrate the one year anniversary of the show. Which brings us to the first of two three-part stories that would air during the show’s second season. For that, one villain would not be enough. So here come Special Guest Villain the Joker (Cesar Romero), as well as “Extra Special Guest Villain” the Penguin (Burgess Meredith) in The Zodiac Crimes. Continue reading Batman S:02 E:37

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Episode Title: The Bird’s Last Jest
Original Airdate: December 6, 1966

Well folks, sorry for keeping you in suspense for an extra week on our latest Batman cliffhanger. If you remember, it’s a doozy. Penguin has nabbed Chief O’Hara and has him locked in a trunk which he intends to drop into a pool. Batman and Robin are on the way, but Penguin’s men stand ready to shower the Dynamic Duo with bullets before shoving them in the drink as well. Oh, and did I mention the pool is electrified? Let’s find out what happens in The Bird’s Last Jest. Continue reading Batman S:02 E:28

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Episode Title: The Penguin’s Nest
Original Airdate: December 7, 1966

I’ve talked before about how Batman and Robin are pretty good and catching and locking up Gotham’s crooks, but somehow the criminals always seem to make it out again. Today we see one of Batman’s arch foes back out on the street, but strangely he’s desperate to be behind bars again! Burgess Meredith returns as the Penguin in The Penguin’s Nest. Continue reading Batman S:02 E:27

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Episode Title: Dizzhonor the Penguin
Original Airdate: November 3, 1966

When we last left Gotham City, the mayoral election between Batman and the Penguin had become heated…literally. The Caped Crusaders are currently suspended over a vat of sulphuric acid…slowly lowering closer and closer. What will happen and who will win the election? Let’s find out in today’s episode, Dizzhonor the Penguin. Continue reading Batman S:02 E:18