Don’t ask me why, but I have been a fan of Batman since I was a kid. I liked the Batman TV series with Adam West and Burt Ward, but I preferred the 1968 Filmation series which was first shown on CBS, then aired on various outlets, most recently, the Cartoon Network and it’s sister channel, Boomerang.
I guess it was the crude art and the voices which included Casey Kasem as Robin and Ted Knight as the narrator and the Riddler. I do wish these would make it to DVD, but I don’t know who owns the rights.
Here are a few episodes for you. And instead of me trying to describe the episodes, I’ll copy and paste the descriptions from YouTube member alanr4447a. But first, the Open:
The Jigsaw Jeopardy
With his hideout in a jigsaw puzzle factory, the Riddler captures Robin, and ties him down “spread-eagle” on a giant jigsaw, with its blade poised to DIVIDE UP the Boy Wonder! Batman, meanwhile, walks into an acid-bath trap, and later has to tackle an EGG-splosive peril. Includes Batgirl (who disguises herself as Robin!)
Will the Real Robin Stand Up?
One Robin just not enough for you? Catwoman enlists a wayward teen, a Robin look-alike, to take Robin’s place, and learn all of Batman’s secrets. Meanwhile, she leaves the real Robin dumped into a construction pit in the back of a van, buried under tons of rocks. Includes a “training” scene not shown on cable. Will the REAL Robin Please Stand Up?? Jane Webb is the voice of Catwoman.
It Makes Two To Make a Team
The Joker, Penguin and Riddler are after an Incan treasure map, but their attempts to steal it are continually thwarted by the teamwork of Batman, Robin and Batgirl; so, they plan to break up the Dynamic Duo by making Robin jealous of Batgirl. To top it off, they lure Robin into a trap, where they have hungry crocodiles waiting!
I don’t know where the plank came from. Jane Webb is Batgirl. Ted Knight is the three villains.
Simon The Pieman
Simon the Pieman sets out to be the new king(rolling)pin of crime in Gotham City. He and his “pie-thons” capture Robin on stakeout, and put him under the grindstone of a windmill, as storm winds approach — while Batman is stuck in a traffic jam! Later, Simon invites Batman to a mixer — a giant electric mixer, that is. Simon also serves up chocolate-covered Batgirl, and hot buttered Robin!
The Crime Computer
The Penguin’s latest crime spree is aided by the fancy gadgets invented by the brilliant but eccentric Prof. Billingsly — especially a supercomputer that can plan meticulously detailed crimes. And when the electronic gargantua is fed the brainwaves of Batman and Robin, it perfects its ability to hunt them down! While they struggle to keep one step ahead of their ultimate nemesis, the Dynamic Duo face a deadly sulphur pit, and a crocodile lashes out at Robin!
n this shorter episode, Catwoman moves in to the studio for the completed movie “Tom Thumb in Toyland”, where there are giant versions of various toys, with a plan to destroy the Dynamic Duo. After capturing them, she launches a spinning propellor at Batman, and puts Robin into a giant, explosive pinball game! Catch Batman’s instruction to Robin to save himself…