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Plot

The story begins with the Joker in prison pitching in (and enjoying) a ballgame. After a few pitches, the catcher switches the ball with one he has stashed in his padding, and tells the Joker "This is the one." As the batter hits the ball, a smoke cloud appears and before anyone had known what happened, the Joker magically escaped using a spring-loaded device that propelled him over the prison wall. The only thing the Joker left behind was a statue of his face and bust that was concealed under the spring contraption. Batman and Robin go to the museum to check everything out—they were suspicious the Joker would strike there in revenge because he had not been entered into The Comedy Hall of Fame. When arriving, they found out the Joker's statue was indeed there and decided he must be somewhere else. After everything's locked up, they realize that no one can break in, but that doesn't mean someone who isn't already in the building couldn't break out, which means the Joker's gang is likely already inside to begin with. Reentering the museum, they find the Joker trying to steal the valuable jewels inside, with henchmen named after comedy stars, who were hidden inside the busts.

While the fight ensues, Batman is knocked out from a falling antique sword that had been hanging on the wall. As they are carrying Robin and him away, he uses a gas pellet from his utility belt. The Joker escapes out a trap door while his henchmen are gathered up. After being defeated once again by Batman's utility belt, a fed-up Joker decides to make his own. While in his hideout, the Joker comes up with an idea to steal the S.S. Gotham (from his henchwoman). He plans to eliminate Batman so he can take the ship. Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson arrive at the commissioners office for talk on the S.S. Gotham. While there, a clown doll is thrown through the window. Bruce Wayne asks to take it for a souvenir and back at the Batcave Batman and Robin try to figure out what the Joker is up to. They come up with the idea that the Joker will be at The Gotham City Opera Company, where Pagliacci is being performed. While at theopera, Batman and Robin are caught when the Joker throws sneezing powder in their face and his henchmen grab our heroes. A horrified audience then watches the Joker make a move to unmask Batman and Robin...

Cliffhanger Text

COULD THIS MEAN CURTAINS??

WILL THE IDENTITIES OF OUR DYNAMIC DUO BE REVEALED TO THE WHOLE WORLD??

IS THIS THE END OF THEIR CAREER AS CRIMEFIGHTERS??

CAN THEY AVERT DISASTER??

ANSWERS... TOMORROW NIGHT! SAME TIME, SAME CHANNEL!

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Trivia

  • His real names is never given in the 1960's series-reportably it is "Jack Napier".
  • WHy Joker habit of wearing clownmakeup is never revealed in the series; according to the Red Hood story at [The Man behind the Red Hood .pp.100-112 He was a chemical worker who deceided to stole money and in escaping his face was discolored by chemical wastes.


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 | Hizzoner The Penguin | Dizzonner 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 The Way 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 A Foul | 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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