In Batman's first episode of the second season, Fenton Quigley, a.k.a. The Archer, a medieval enemy of Supermanmodeled after Robin Hood, escapes from Police Headquarters in a moving van from the Trojan Hearse Company, driven by Maid Marilyn. Together, with his band of "merry malefactors" - Crier Tuck and Big John (a play on Friar Tuck and Little John, respectively) - he pays a surprise visit to Wayne Manor. The inhabitants are gassed and cash is stolen. Later, the crew attacks Police Headquarters. When they are giving out other stolen cash they are apprehended by Batman and Robin. The Gotham citizens enriched by the muggers save them from arrest.
Batman and Robin trace the Archer to his hideout at the Earl of Huntington Archery Range (Robin Hood was the alias of the Earl of Huntingdon) in Gotham's Green Forest section, where Alfred Pennyworth attempts to divert the antagonists long enough for Batman and Robin to inspect his lair. The two are trapped in a giant net.
The Archer threatens to behead Alfred if he does not get the location of the Batcave, so the crime computers can be destroyed. Knowing the guillotine is fake, Batman refuses and challenges Quigley to a fair duel. The Archer then sets up Batman and Robin to be skewered by lances.
- DOTH THIS FOUL DEED SPELL FINIS FOR THE CAPED CRUSADERS?
- WILLST THE DYNAMIC DUO ESCAPE TO FIGHT AGAIN THE VILLAINOUS SWINE WHO THREATEN HOME AND HEARTH?
- TAKE HEART, CITIZENS. THE ANSWER TO THESE AND OTHER POINTED INQUIRIES TOMORROW!
- SAME BAT-TIME! SAME BAT-CHANNEL...!
- Commissioner Gordon
- Chief O'Hara
- Mrs. Cooper
- The Archer
- Maid Marilyn
- Crier Tuck
- Big John
Behind the scenes
The man who sticks his head out the window is Dick Clark.