|'The Joker is Wild'
Story Code '8709-Part 1'
by Robert Dozier
Holy Jack-in-the-Box! During a baseball game at Gotham prison, an exploding baseball and a giant spring hidden under the pitcher’s mound enable the Joker to escape, leaving behind a bust of his head. Batman and Robin suspect that the Gotham Museum is the villain’s next target, out of revenge for not being entered into its Comedy Hall of Fame. Arriving at the building, the Dynamic Duo soon find the Clown Prince of Crime attempting to steal the valuable jewels inside; a fight ensues, but Batman is knocked out by a falling antique sword, and he and Robin are captured. However, the Caped Crusader comes to and uses a gas pellet from his utility belt, allowing him and his chum to escape. Furious at being defeated once again by Batman's utility belt, the Joker decides to make one of his own, and then plans to steal the S.S. Gotham…
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), Nancy Kovack (Queenie), Jonathan Hole (Mr. Hovis / Museum Attendant), Merritt Bohn (Assistant Warden), Dick Curtis (The Inebriate), Jerry Dunphy (Fred / Newscaster), Al Wyatt (Henchman #1), Angelo DeMeo (Henchman #2), Cesar Romero (The Joker)
Directed by Don Weis
Produced by Howie Horwitz
Executive Producer William Dozier
Batman Created by Bob Kane
26th January 1966
*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