Plot

The Dynamic Duo returns to the Batcave to revert to their mild-mannered roles of Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson, in preparation of attending an opera this evening. As a planned surprise, Commissioner Gordon arranges a date between his daughter, Barbara Gordon, with Bruce Wayne. While arriving at her midtown apartment, after work from the Gotham City Library, Barbara is kidnapped by Oswald Cobblepot, the Penguin while she is in the lift by being hooked up by his umbrellas. Penguin sprays her to sleep with knockout gas while hoisting her above. Barbara kicks off both of her tan heels from her pantyhose feet during the struggle. Leaving them behind as a clue. The Penguin's henchmen bind and gag the sedated Barbara. Dragging her face down between them into the apartment next to hers, which is being redecorated. Commissioner Gordon, Chief O'Hara, Bruce and Dick all arrive at Barbara's apartment a few hours later, only to realize that Barbara is missing. As they try to find out what happened to Barbara, Penguin calls Barbara's line and speaks to Commissioner Gordon about the kidnapping. Bruce tells Penguin that he will pay any price as ransom, however Penguin's demands are not about money but marriage instead; his marriage to Barbara. As proof of the Penguin's intentions to marry Barbara, he puts a marriage announcement in the Gotham Times. Wayne tells Commissioner Gordon the reason for the Penguin's marriage is to gain immunity from prosecution because he would be the son-in-law of the police commissioner. He ungags Barbara and when she refuses his offer, he threatens to kill the commissioner if Barbara does not marry him, demonstrating this by having his henchmen fire at a cut-out of the Commissioner. Barbara reluctantly agrees to marry him.

Bruce and Dick immediately change into Batman and Robin and head back to Police Headquarters. Meanwhile, two of Penguin's "henchmen" interrupt a meeting between Alfred and his minister, needing a clergyman to marry the Penguin and Barbara, and kidnap Alfred, believing him to be the minister after he says he is to protect the real minister. Alfred uses a distress tracking signal however, to alert Batman. As Alfred is dumped into a room where Barbara is be held, Barbara escapes through a window, warning Alfred not to reveal her true identity. Barbara heads back to her apartment where she changes into Batgirl, through a hidden room behind her bedroom. Batman and Robin follow Alfred into the Penguin's hideout, where they meet Batgirl who helps them defeat the thugs. But after she leaves Penguin gasses them with his umbrella, then places them (and Alfred) in purple sacks, and throws them onto a truck below with a sack he thinks contains Barbara. He takes them to a different location. The Penguin ties Batman and Robin up in the sacks and hangs them above a vat of hot acid.

However, Batgirl follows the group on her Batgirlcycle and crashes the Penguin's party. Alfred frees Batman and Robin from the deathtrap, and they join Batgirl in defeating the Penguin and all five of his henchmen. Batgirl is angry at Alfred, claiming he faked being a Minister, but when he reveals why he did so she apologises. She tells Alfred not to reveal to anyone, not even Batman and Robin, that she is Barbara Gordon; he initially seems reluctant but then promises. Batgirl then disappears before Batman and Robin finally bag the Penguin and his henchmen. They open a bag and find Barbara inside. Alfred tells them Batgirl left a few minutes ago & The Dynamic Duo didn't expect the last of Batgirl, ending up questioning "Who is this Batgirl?".

Afterwards Bruce provides a new car to Dick as a present for passing the road test and obtaining a driver's license. Meanwhile, Commissioner Gordon and O'Hara receive a threatening call from the Riddler, the villain appearing in the next week's episode. The episode concludes with Dick driving Bruce in his new car back to Wayne Manor, with Bruce reminding him, "Remember, this is not the Batmobile."

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Trivia

  • Riddler's riddle "Why is a daffodil like a jet stream" is never answered. For possible answers see the following link:http://www.66batman.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3447; the apparent answear is "A Yellow Streak" [!]
  • Prior to the introduction of Batgirl; there was a 7 minuite teaser of Batgirl/Yvonne Craig who helps rescue the Dynamic Duo from the criminal The Moth in the Gotham City Library. This short clip was never shown in syndication..and only appeared years later on a cable TV channel.

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Who is this Batgirl?

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See Also

Batman Episodes

Season 1: Hi Diddle Riddle | Smack In The Middle | Fine Feathered Finks | The Penguin's a Jinx | The Joker Is Wild | Batman Is Riled | Instant Freeze | Rats Like Cheese | Zelda The Great | A Death Worse Than Fate | A Riddle a Day Keeps the Riddler Away | When the Rat's Away the Mice Will Play | The Thirteenth Hat | Batman Stands Pat | The Joker Goes to School | He Meets His Match, The Grisly Ghoul | True or False Face | Holy Rat Race | The Purr-Fect Crime | Better Luck Next Time | The Penguin Goes Straight | Not Yet, He Ain't | The Ring of Wax | Give 'Em the Axe | The Joker Trumps An Ace | Batman Sets the Pace | The Curse of Tut | The Pharaoh's in a Rut | The Bookworm Turns | While Gotham City Burns | Death In Slow Motion | The Riddler's False Notion | Fine Finny Fiends | Batman Makes the Scenes

Season 2: Shoot A Crooked Arrow | Walk the Straight and Narrow | Hot Off the Griddle | The Cat and the Fiddle | The Minstrel's Shakedown | Barbecued Batman? | The Spell of Tut | Tut's Case is Shut | The Greatest Mother of Them All | Ma Parker | The Clock King's Crazy Crimes | The Clock King Gets Crowned | An Egg Grows In Gotham | The Yegg Foes In Gotham | The Devil's Fingers | The Dead Ringers | Hizzonner the Penguin | Dizzoner the Penguin | Green Ice | Deep Freeze | The Impractical Joker | The Joker's Provokers | Marsha, Queen Of Diamonds | Marsha's Scheme of Diamonds | Come Back, Shame | It's How You Play the Game | The Penguin's Nest | The Bird's Last Jest | The Cat's Meow | The Bat's Kow Tow | The Puzzles Are Coming | The Duo is Slumming | The Sandman Cometh | The Catwoman Goeth (A Stitch in Time) | The Contaminated Cowl | The Mad Hatter Runs Afoul | The Zodiac Crimes | The Joker's Hard Times | The Penguin Declines | That Darn Catwoman | Scat! Darn Catwoman | Penguin is a Girl's Best Friend | Penguin Sets A Trend | Penguin's Disastrous End | Batman's Anniversary | A Riddling Controversy | The Joker's Last Laugh | The Joker's Epitaph | Catwoman Goes to College | Batman Displays His Knowledge | A Piece of the Action | Batman's Satisfaction | King Tut's Coup | Batman's Waterloo | Black Widow Strikes Again | Caught In The Spider's Den | Pop Goes the Joker | Flop Goes the Joker | Ice Spy | The Duo Defy

Season 3: Enter Batgirl, Exit Penguin | Ring Around the Riddler | The Wail of the Siren | The Sport of Penguins | A Horse of Another Color | The Unkindest Tut Of All | Louie, The Lilac | The Ogg and I | How To Hatch A Dinosaur | Surf's Up! Joker's Under! | The Londinium Larcenies | The Foggiest Notion | The Bloody Tower | Catwoman's Dressed to Kill | The Ogg Couple | The Funny Feline Felonies | The Joke's on Catwoman | Louie's Lethal Lilac Time | Nora Clavicle And The Ladies' Crime Club | Penguin's Clean Sweep | The Great Escape | The Great Train Robbery | I'll Be a Mummy's Uncle | The Joker's Flying Saucer | The Entrancing Dr. Cassandra | Minerva, Mayhem And Millionaires

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