In January of 1966, “Batman” starring Adam West (as Bruce Wayne/Batman) and Burt Ward (as Bruce’s “youthful ward” Dick Grayson/Robin) debuted. The campy parody of the Caped Crusader was an instant success, ranking in the top 10 and gave its competitors, “The Virginian” and “Lost In Space”, a run for their money. This fact is astounding given that, at the time, the show received the worst audience test scores in the history of ABC. The only reason it made it to air is because ABC had already invested so much money in it. Since then, it has become a popular classic that is often referred to as Batman ’66 to distinguish it from other incarnations.
First Broadcast: January 12, 1966
Last Broadcast: March 14, 1968
|Jan 1966 - Aug 1967||Wed/Thur 7:30-8:00pm|
|Sep 1967 - Mar 1968||Thur 7:30-8:00pm|
Batman '66 Cast
|Adam West||...||Bruce Wayne / Batman|
|Burt Ward||...||Dick Grayson / Robin|
|Alan Napier||...||Alfred / Egbert|
|Neil Hamilton||...||Commissioner Gordon|
|Stafford Repp||...||Chief O'Hara|
Regulars & Guest Stars
|Madge Blake||...||Mrs. Harriet Cooper|
|Yvonne Craig||...||Batgirl / Barbara Gordon|
|Cesar Romero||...||The Joker|
|Burgess Meredith||...||The Penguin|
|Byron Keith||...||Mayor Linseed|
|Frank Gorshin||...||The Riddler|
|Victor Buono||...||King Tut|
|David Lewis||...||Warden Crichton|
Theme Song / Opening Credits
There were 3 seasons and 120 episodes of Batman ’66. Check out the Batman ’66 episode guide.
Robins exclamations of “Holy…” were used a total 352 times, from “Holy agility” to “Holy Zorro”.
Batman: To the Batmobile!
Robin: Atomic batteries to power. Turbines to speed.