|'A Riddling Controversy'
Story Code '9745-Part 2'
by William P. D'Angelo
Holy Gateaux! Batman and Robin have been stranded on a giant cake, its strawberry icing concealing fifteen-feet of deadly quicksand. As the sinking superheroes are about to go under, they manage to activate the experimental Heel-and-Toe Batrockets on their Batboots, and rocket themselves to safety. Having found another cunning clue left by the Riddler, the Dynamic Duo head for the penthouse of Anthony Aquila, an exiled South American dictator; but when the Caped Crusader and his trusty chum arrive they find Aquila trapped in an exploding box, while the Prince of Puzzles and his henchmen, Across and Down, help themselves to the contents of the dictator’s safe. Facing a dilemma, Batman and Robin are forced to allow the villains to go free while they rescue Aquila, only to discover that the explosive threat was a fake. Having now amassed enough money, the Riddler purchases the Demolecularizer from Professor Charm; he then disguises himself a street cleaner and demonstrates the weapon’s capabilities by causing a park statue to disappear right in front of the Dynamic Duo and the police. The Riddler then gives the cops an ultimatum - unless Gotham's criminal codes are rescinded, he will Demolecularize Police Headquarters…
Adam West (Bruce Wayne / Batman), Burt Ward (Dick Grayson / Robin), Alan Napier (Alfred Pennyworth), Madge Blake (Aunt Harriet Cooper), James Hamilton (Police Commissioner Gordon), Stafford Repp (Police Chief O’Hara), William Dozier (Narrator), John Astin (The Riddler), Deanna Lund (Anna Gram), Jim Lefebvre (Across), Ken Scott (Down), Martin Kosleck (Professor Avery Evans Charm), Bud Furillo (Reporter), Tom Kelly (TV Announcer)
Directed by James B. Clark
Produced by Howie Horwitz
Executive Producer William Dozier
Batman Created by Bob Kane
9th February 1967
*Featuring Bruce Wayne (a.k.a. Batman), Dick Grayson (a.k.a. Robin), Alfred Pennyworth, Aunt Harriet Cooper, Police Commissioner Gordon and Police Chief O’Hara