The BATMAN ’66 Top 13 Episode Countdown

The 50th anniversary of the show’s premiere is Jan. 12 — and our countdown has begun!

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UPDATED 6/10/17: Adam West has died at the age of 88. We first published this countdown in connection with Batman’s 50th anniversary. It seems like the perfect time to revisit it. Enjoy.

For ADAM WEST: A Celebration, a series of interviews and tributes to the greatest Caped Crusader, click here.

When I started doing this website in 2013, I knew I was going to write about Batman ’66. I just didn’t realize how much. Since then, we’ve already had, I think, three Batman ’66 Week celebrations, not to mention contests, podcast discussions, a broad variety of feature stories, as well as rides in the Batcopter and Batmobile. I’ve spoken at length with writers and artists and sculptors and superfans and merchandisers and reviewed a Batcave’s worth of Batswag.

Most importantly, I’ve had the joy of interviewing Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar.

Hey, they're making an announcement!

Hey, they’re making an announcement!

I love doing this. But with the 50th anniversary looming, I tried to think of something I haven’t done yet. And then I realized that I’ve never ranked my favorite episodes. I generally don’t do that sort of thing but I really wanted to celebrate the best of the best of the show.

So over 13 days, starting 12/31, we’re going to count down from 13 to 1, with that top choice publishing on 1/12/16 — the 50th anniversary of the show’s debut. I’m sure a lot of you will agree with my choices, just as I’m sure even more of you will disagree. So bring on those comments.

In between, we’ll have other features too, so check this post early and often because I will be updating it with links as we go. I also invite you to Like us on Facebook, here, and follow us on Twitter @13th_Dimension, here.

To the Batcave! The Countdown Has Begun, Citizens!

Click the links below!

13. True or False Face/Holy Rat Race

12. Green Ice/Deep Freeze

11. The Wail of the Siren

10. That Darn Catwoman/Scat! Darn Catwoman

9. A Piece of the Action/Batman’s Satisfaction

8. Surf’s Up, Joker’s Under

7. The Contaminated Cowl/The Mad Hatter Runs Afoul

6. Instant Freeze/Rats Like Cheese

5. Pop Goes the Joker/Flop Goes the Joker

4. Fine Feathered Finks/The Penguin’s a Jinx

3. The Joker Goes to School/He Meets His Match, the Grisly Ghoul

2. Hi Diddle Riddle/Smack in the Middle

1. The Purr-fect Crime/Better Luck Next Time

BONUS! Rob Kelly’s REEL RETRO CINEMA gives an in-depth look at the BATMAN ’66 Movie.

BONUS! We talk the BATMAN ’66 Movie on the Film and Water Podcast

BONUS! Robin’s TOP 13 “Holy!” Exclamations!

BONUS! What BATMAN ’66 Figures Do You Want to See Next?

BONUS! EXCLUSIVE Preview: BATMAN ’66 MEETS the MAN FROM UNCLE #2

BONUS! The Top 13 BATMAN ’66 Sound Effects!

Maybe I should call this Batman '66 Fortnight?

Maybe I should call this Batman ’66 Fortnight?

 

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. As a lifelong fan of the batman tv series i couldn’t agree with you more I’m eager to see you’re choices on the top 13 episodes personally I’d put all of the riddlers episodes first lol thanks for the awesome post

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  2. This sounds exciting, Dan. Looking forward to reading your favorites. I’d also be interested in a Then-and-now type approach. When I was a kid, I hated the episodes with the secondary villains – but now, as a middle aged guy, they seem to be amongst my favorites.

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