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This page is about the character from the 1960s TV series and other related media. For other uses, see Dick Grayson (Disambiguation).

"Holy Demolition!"
―Robin[src]

Robin was Batman's trusty comrade, best friend, and sidekick. He is known for his constant use of "Holy" catchphrases and is just as dedicated as Batman to fighting crime. He becomes Nightwing in Batman '66 Meets Wonder Woman '77.

Character[]

Dick Grayson is the determined, youthful ward and best friend of millionaire Bruce Wayne. It is unknown how this relationship came to be, or what became of Dick's parents. Nevertheless, he looks up to Bruce as any son would a father, and tries to learn as much as he can from Mr. Wayne. He also hones his crime fighting skills by working alongside Batman as Robin, the Boy Wonder. Dick has many hobbies to pass the long afternoons in Wayne Manor, such as his tuba and piano lessons, and also his bird calls.

Robin is strong willed, courageous and shows determination. He is ready to drop everything to help Batman fight crime. Best known for his constant "Holy" catch phrases such as "Holy Jack In The Box", "Holy Long John Silver" and "Holy Tip-offs". He lived at Wayne Manor with Bruce Wayne, Alfred (Bruce's butler) and Aunt Harriet. As Dick Grayson, he was a student and head of the council at Woodrow Roosevelt High School.

While fighting crime with Batman, the Caped Crusader always helped Robin with his studies such as Mathematics and Languages.

Robin's "Holy" Catchphrases[]

While Batman was always poised and in control of his emotions, Robin was a highly excitable young man. Throughout their exploits, Robin or even his real identity of Dick Grayson would often find some event, some comment, some thing, completely unbelievable. On these occasions, he would exclaim, "Holy (insert words here)!" also sometimes ending with "Batman!" What follows is a list of such outbursts. Alfred, the Narrator and a few others also have their Holy catchphrases. Some of these were said more than once.

  • "Holy Agility!"
  • "Holy Almost!"
  • "Holy Alphabet!"
  • "Holy Alps!"
  • "Holy Alter Ego!"
  • "Holy Amelia Earhart!"
  • "Holy Amnesia!"
  • "Holy Anagram!"
  • "Holy Apparition!"
  • "Holy Armadillo!"
  • "Holy Armor Plate!"
  • "Holy Ashtray!"
  • "Holy Asp!"
  • "Holy Astronomy!"
  • "Holy Astringent Plum-like Fruit!"
  • "Holy Audubon!"
  • "Holy Backfire!"
  • "Holy Ball and Chain!"
  • "Holy Bank Balance!"
  • "Holy Bankruptcy!"
  • "Holy Banks!"
  • "Holy Bargain Basements!"
  • "Holy Barracuda!"
  • "Holy Bat Graves!" (Narrator)
  • "Holy Bat Logic!"
  • "Holy Bat Trap!" (Narrator)
  • "Holy Benedict Arnold!"
  • "Holy Bijou!"
  • "Holy Bikini!"
  • "Holy Bill of Rights!"
  • "Holy Billiards!"
  • "Holy Birthday Cake!"
  • "Holy Blackbeard!"
  • "Holy Blackout!"
  • "Holy Blank Cartridge!"
  • "Holy Blind Spot!"
  • "Holy Blizzard!"
  • "Holy Blonde Mackerel Ash!"
  • "Holy Bluebeard!"
  • "Holy Bombshell!" (Narrator)
  • "Holy Bouncing Boiler Plate!"
  • "Holy Bowler!"
  • "Holy Bullseye!"
  • "Holy Bunions!"
  • "Holy Caffeine!"
  • "Holy Camouflage!"
  • "Holy Captain Nemo!"
  • "Holy Carats and Diamond!"
  • "Holy Caruso!"
  • "Holy Catastrophe!"
  • "Holy Catastrophes!"
  • "Holy Cats!"
  • "Holy Chicken Coop!"
  • "Holy Chilblains!"
  • "Holy Chocolate Éclair!"
  • "Holy Chutzpa!"
  • "Holy Cinderella!"
  • "Holy Cinemascope!"
  • "Holy Citric Enzymes!"
  • "Holy Cliché!"
  • "Holy Cliffhanger!" (Narrator)
  • "Holy Cliffhangers!"
  • "Holy Clockwork!"
  • "Holy Clockworks!"
  • "Holy Coffin Nails!"
  • "Holy Cold Creeps!"
  • "Holy Compaction!"
  • "Holy Complications!"
  • "Holy Conflagration!"
  • "Holy Contributing to the Delinquency of Minors!"
  • "Holy Corpuscles!"
  • "Holy Cosmos!"
  • "Holy Costume Party!"
  • "Holy Counteracting Potions!"
  • "Holy Cow!" (Cheerleader)
  • "Holy Cow Juice!" (Narrator)
  • "Holy Crack Up!"
  • "Holy Crimson Skies of Death!"
  • "Holy Crossfire!"
  • "Holy Crumbling Info structure!"
  • "Holy Crucial Moment!"
  • "Holy Crying Towels!"
  • "Holy Cryptology!"
  • "Holy Crystal Ball!"
  • "Holy D'Artagnan!"
  • "Holy Davy Jones!"
  • "Holy Dead End!"
  • "Holy Demolition!"
  • "Holy Deposit Slip!"
  • "Holy Detonator!"
  • "Holy Deviltry!"
  • "Holy Dilemma!"
  • "Holy Disappearing Act!"
  • "Holy Disaster Area!"
  • "Holy Distortion!"
  • "Holy Diversionary Tactics!"
  • "Holy Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde!"
  • "Holy Dragnet!"
  • "Holy Einstein!"
  • "Holy Edison!"
  • "Holy Egg Shells!"
  • "Holy Encore!"
  • "Holy English Lit!"
  • "Holy Entanglement!" (Also said by the Narrator)
  • "Holy Entrails!"
  • "Holy Entrée!"
  • "Holy Endangered Species!"
  • "Holy Epigrams!"
  • "Holy Escape Hatch!"
  • "Holy Explosion!"
  • "Holy False Front!"
  • "Holy Faster Pussycat Kill Kill!"
  • "Holy Fate Worse Than Death!"
  • "Holy Felony!"
  • "Holy Finishing Touches!"
  • "Holy Fireworks!"
  • "Holy Firing Squad!"
  • "Holy Fishbowl!"
  • "Holy Flight Plan!"
  • "Holy Flip-flop!"
  • "Holy Floodgate!"
  • "Holy Floor Covering!"
  • "Holy Flypaper!"
  • "Holy Fly Trap!"
  • "Holy Fog!"
  • "Holy Forecast!"
  • "Holy Fork in the Road!"
  • "Holy Fourth Amendment!"
  • "Holy Fourth of July!"
  • "Holy Frankenstein!"
  • "Holy Fratricide!"
  • "Holy Frogman!"
  • "Holy Fruit Salad!"
  • "Holy Fugitive!"
  • "Holy Funny Bone!"
  • "Holy Gall!"
  • "Holy Gambles!"
  • "Holy Gemini!"
  • "Holy Geography!"
  • "Holy Ghost Writer!"
  • "Holy Giveaways!"
  • "Holy Glue Pot!"
  • "Holy Golden Gate!"
  • "Holy Graf Zeppelin!"
  • "Holy Grammar!"
  • "Holy Graveyard!"
  • "Holy Greed!"
  • "Holy Greetings Cards!"
  • "Holy Guacamole!"
  • "Holy Guadalcanal!"
  • "Holy Gullibility!"
  • "Holy Gunpowder!"
  • "Holy Hairpin Turn!"
  • "Holy Half Dollar!"
  • "Holy Haberdashery!"
  • "Holy Hailstorm!"
  • "Holy Hairdo!"
  • "Holy Hallelujah!"
  • "Holy Halloween!"
  • "Holy Hallucination!"
  • "Holy Hamburger!"
  • "Holy Hamlet!"
  • "Holy Hamstrings!"
  • "Holy Handiwork!"
  • "Holy Happenstance!"
  • "Holy Hardest Metal in the World!"
  • "Holy Harem!"
  • "Holy Haziness!"
  • "Holy Headache!"
  • "Holy Headlines!"
  • "Holy Heart Failure!"
  • "Holy Heartbreak!"
  • "Holy Heidelberg!"
  • "Holy Helium!"
  • "Holy Helmets!"
  • "Holy Helplessness!"
  • "Holy Here We Go Again!"
  • "Holy Hieroglyphics!"
  • "Holy Hideousity!"
  • "Holy Hi-Fi!"
  • "Holy High-wire!"
  • "Holy Hijack!"
  • "Holy Hijackers!"
  • "Holy Hindenburg!"
  • "Holy History!"
  • "Holy Hitchhiker!"
  • "Holy Hoaxes!"
  • "Holy Hole in a Donut!"
  • "Holy Hollywood!"
  • "Holy Holocaust!"
  • "Holy Homecoming!"
  • "Holy Homework!"
  • "Holy Homicide!"
  • "Holy Hoodwink!"
  • "Holy Hoof Beats!"
  • "Holy Hors D'oeuvre!"
  • "Holy Horseshoes!"
  • "Holy Hostage!"
  • "Holy Hot Foot!"
  • "Holy Houdini!"
  • "Holy Hugh Hefner!"
  • "Holy Human Collectors' Item!"
  • "Holy Human Flies!" (Batclimb Guest star Jerry Lewis)
  • "Holy Human Pearls!"
  • "Holy Human Pressure Cookers!"
  • "Holy Human Surfboards!"
  • "Holy Hunting Horn!"
  • "Holy Hurricane!"
  • "Holy Hydrogen!"
  • "Holy Hydraulics!"
  • "Holy Hypnotism!"
  • "Holy Hypodermic!"
  • "Holy Hypodermics!"
  • "Holy Hypothesis!" (Also said by the Narrator)
  • "Holy Ice Picks!"
  • "Holy Iceberg!"
  • "Holy Ice Picks!"
  • "Holy Ice Skates!"
  • "Holy Impossibility!"
  • "Holy Impregnability!"
  • "Holy Incantation!"
  • "Holy Indecent Exposure!"
  • "Holy Inquisition!"
  • "Holy Interactive menus!"
  • "Holy Interplanetary Yardstick!"
  • "Holy Interruptions!"
  • "Holy Iodine!"
  • "Holy IT and T!"
  • "Holy Jack In The Box!"
  • "Holy Jackpot!"
  • "Holy Jailbreak!"
  • "Holy Jaw Breaker!"
  • "Holy Jelly Molds!"
  • "Holy Jet Set!"
  • "Holy Jigsaw Puzzles!"
  • "Holy Jitterbugs!"
  • "Holy Journey to the Center of the Earth!"
  • "Holy Jumble!"
  • "Holy Jumpin' Jiminy!"
  • "Holy Keyhole!"
  • "Holy Key Ring!"
  • "Holy Kilowatts!"
  • "Holy Kindergarten!"
  • "Holy Knit One Purl Two!"
  • "Holy Knock Out Drops!"
  • "Holy Known Unknown Flying Objects!"
  • "Holy Koufax!"
  • "Holy Las Vegas!"
  • "Holy Leopard!"
  • "Holy Levitation!"
  • "Holy Liftoff!"
  • "Holy Living End!"
  • "Holy Lodestone!"
  • "Holy Long John Silver!"
  • "Holy Looking Glass!"
  • "Holy Lovebirds!"
  • "Holy Luther Burbank!"
  • "Holy Madness!"
  • "Holy Magic Lantern!"
  • "Holy Magician!"
  • "Holy Mainsprings!"
  • "Holy Marathon!"
  • "Holy Mashed Potatoes!"
  • "Holy Masquerade!"
  • "Holy Matador!"
  • "Holy Mechanical Armies!"
  • "Holy Memory Bank!"
  • "Holy Merlin the Magician!"
  • "Holy Mermaid!"
  • "Holy Merry Go Around!"
  • "Holy Mesmerism!"
  • "Holy Metronome!"
  • "Holy Miracles!"
  • "Holy Miscast!"
  • "Holy Missing Relatives!"
  • "Holy Molars!"
  • "Holy Mole Hill!"
  • "Holy Mucilage!"
  • "Holy Multitudes!"
  • "Holy Murder!"
  • "Holy Mush!"
  • "Holy Naiveté!"
  • "Holy Nerve Center!"
  • "Holy New Year's Eve!"
  • "Holy Nick of Time!"
  • "Holy Nightmare!"
  • "Holy Non Sequiturs!"
  • "Holy Oleo!"
  • "Holy Olfactory!"
  • "Holy One Track Bat Computer Mind!"
  • "Holy Overdue Book!"
  • "Holy Oversight!"
  • "Holy Oxygen!"
  • "Holy Paderewski!"
  • "Holy Paraffin!"
  • "Holy Perfect Pitch!"
  • "Holy Piano Roll!"
  • "Holy Pincushions!"
  • "Holy Plagiarism!"
  • "Holy Plie!"
  • "Holy Polar Front!"
  • "Holy Polar Ice Sheet!"
  • "Holy Polaris!"
  • "Holy Popcorn!"
  • "Holy Potluck!"
  • "Holy Precession!"
  • "Holy Pressure Cooker!"
  • "Holy Priceless Collection of Etruscan Snoods!"
  • "Holy Pseudonym!"
  • "Holy Purple Cannibals!"
  • "Holy Puzzlers!"
  • "Holy Rainbow!"
  • "Holy Rats in a Trap!"
  • "Holy Rat Trap!"
  • "Holy Ravioli!"
  • "Holy Razor's Edge!"
  • "Holy Recompense!"
  • "Holy Red Herring!"
  • "Holy Red Snapper!" (Also said by the Narrator)
  • "Holy Reincarnation!"
  • "Holy Relief!"
  • "Holy Remote Control Robot!"
  • "Holy Resurrection!"
  • "Holy Reshevsky!"
  • "Holy Resourcefulness!"
  • "Holy Return from Oblivion!"
  • "Holy Reverse Polarity!"
  • "Holy Rheostat!"
  • "Holy Ricochet!"
  • "Holy Rip Van Winkle!"
  • "Holy Rising Hemlines!"
  • "Holy Roadblocks!"
  • "Holy Robert Louis Stevenson!"
  • "Holy Rock Garden!"
  • "Holy Rocking Chair!"
  • "Holy Romeo and Juliet!"
  • "Holy Rudder!"
  • "Holy Safari!"
  • "Holy Sahara!" (Narrator)
  • "Holy Salisbury Steak!"
  • "Holy Sarcophagus!"
  • "Holy Sardine!"
  • "Holy Schizophrenia!"
  • "Holy Sedatives!"
  • "Holy Self-service!"
  • "Holy Semantics!"
  • "Holy Serpentine!"
  • "Holy Sewer Pipe!"
  • "Holy Shamrocks!"
  • "Holy Sherlock Holmes!"
  • "Holy Showcase!"
  • "Holy Show-Ups!"
  • "Holy Shrapnel!"
  • "Holy Shrinkage!"
  • "Holy Shucks!"
  • "Holy Skull Tap!"
  • "Holy Sky Rocket!"
  • "Holy Slipped Disc!"
  • "Holy Smoke!" (Also said by a Police Officer)
  • "Holy Smokes!"
  • "Holy Smokestack!"
  • "Holy Snowball!"
  • "Holy Sombrero!" (Narrator)
  • "Holy Sonic Booms!"
  • "Holy Special Delivery!"
  • "Holy Spider Webs!"
  • "Holy Split Seconds!"
  • "Holy Spontaneous Combustion!"
  • "Holy Squirrel Cage!"
  • "Holy Stalactites!"
  • "Holy Stampede!"
  • "Holy Standstills!"
  • "Holy Steam Valve!" (Alfred)
  • "Holy Stew Pot!"
  • "Holy Stomachache!"
  • "Holy Stowaway!"
  • "Holy Straightjacket!"
  • "Holy Stratosphere!"
  • "Holy Stuffing!"
  • "Holy Subliminal!"
  • "Holy Sub Orbit!"
  • "Holy Sudden Incapacitation!"
  • "Holy Sundials!"
  • "Holy Superlatives!"
  • "Holy Surprise Parties!"
  • "Holy Switch-A-Roo!"
  • "Holy Taj Mahal!"
  • "Holy Tartars!"
  • "Holy Taxation!"
  • "Holy Taxidermy!"
  • "Holy Tee Shot!"
  • "Holy Ten Toes!"
  • "Holy Terminology!"
  • "Holy Time Bomb!"
  • "Holy Tintinnabulation!"
  • "Holy Tip-offs!
  • "Holy Titanic!"
  • "Holy Tome!"
  • "Holy Toreador!"
  • "Holy Trampoline!"
  • "Holy Transformation!" (Narrator)
  • "Holy Transistors!"
  • "Holy Travel Agent!"
  • "Holy Trench Warfare!"
  • "Holy Trickery!"
  • "Holy Triple Cross!"
  • "Holy Triple Feature!"
  • "Holy Trojan Horse!"
  • "Holy Trolls and Goblins!"
  • "Holy Turnabouts!" (Narrator)
  • "Holy Tuxedo!"
  • "Holy Uncanny Photographic Mental Processes!"
  • "Holy Unholy Alliance!"
  • "Holy Understatements!"
  • "Holy Underwritten Metropolis!"
  • "Holy Unlikelihood!"
  • "Holy Unrefillable Prescriptions!"
  • "Holy Unsatisfying Ending!"
  • "Holy Vacuum!"
  • "Holy Vanity Case!" (Narrator)
  • "Holy Venezuela!"
  • "Holy Vertebrae!"
  • "Holy Voltage!"
  • "Holy Waste of Energy!"
  • "Holy Wayne Manor!"
  • "Holy Weaponry!"
  • "Holy Wedding Cake!"
  • "Holy Wernher von Braun!"
  • "Holy Whiskers!"
  • "Holy Wigs!"
  • "Holy Zero Gs!"
  • "Holy Zorro!"

NOTE: Batman also said "Holy Complications indeed, Robin!", "Holy Geography indeed, Robin!" and "Unholy Tartars, Robin!" in response to three of Robin's catchphrases. There were also a few omitted from the scripts: "Holy Windshield Wiper!", "Holy Brass!", "Holy Jello Molds!", "Holy Syntax!", "Holy Cancellation!, and "Holy Tête-Bêche!".

Appearances[]

Behind The Scenes[]

Alan Napier, who played Alfred the Butler, recalled Burt Ward as Robin in an interview:

"I remember why they cast Burt Ward. He was already twenty-one but sounded like fifteen. I do remember one time we were doing some soundtrack dubbing and he had to do it several times. He was complaining that he was losing his voice. So I said "Look Burt, after all this nonsense is over, if you like, I will teach you to talk and perhaps even to act." He said, "Gee, am I that awful?" But he was a nice boy, really."

Trivia[]

  • Neither Robin's origin or the fate of his parents is mentioned in the series.
  • The Catwoman said that Robin was "a bit of boy scout with his "Holy" this and "Holy" that".
Older Dick Grayson from 1966 series

Burt Ward as a civilian living on Earth-66, who is implied to be an older version of Dick Grayson.

  • In the 2019 Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover as part of the Arrowverse, Burt Ward appears as a civilian in a universe designated "Earth-66", in which his unnamed character pays homage to his role as Robin, such as wearing a colour scheme similar to his Robin outfit, and saying "Holy Crimson Skies of Death" as he witnessed Antimatter destroying his universe. The setting he is in bears a similarity to the Gotham City from the 1960s Batman show. A dog he is walking is a German Shepherd, a reference to Ace the Bathound from the comics. Several reports claim that this is an older version of Robin from the 1966 Batman series, although he is yet to be officially stated as such by those working on the show or any in-universe information.
  • In Batman '66 Meets Wonder Woman '77, Robin becomes Nightwing.

Also See[]

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