Almost exactly to the date, one month ago, I gave you some Batman cartoons from the 1968 Filmation series. YouTube member alanr447a has uploaded some more episodes since last month. Once again, I’ll paste his descriptions of the episodes.
Bubi, Bubi, Who’s Got the Ruby?
The Penguin steals the million-dollar Maharaja Ruby, and kidnaps Bruce Wayne. But Catwoman has her own designs on the ruby, and sabotages Penguin’s plans by leaving a map to his hideout. Robin (with Batgirl behind him) follows the map, but ends up also caught by the Penguin — who leaves the walls closing in on him and Bruce Wayne. Holy nutcracker!
How Many Herring in a Wheelbarrow?
The Joker invades several research facilities, and only seems to steal worthless trinkets — but he also photographs plans for a solar mirror… Along the way, he sends Batman & Robin down a magnetized ramp toward a raging fire!
A Perfidious Pieman is Simon
Simon the Pieman returns to steal 4 million Turkish coins (“piastres”). In the process, he kidnaps Barbara Gordon, and sets up: Batman in a belfry, hanging on to the clapper of a swinging bell to avoid ending up in the soup; Robin running to dodge candles that will light dynamite fuses on his ankles; Batgirl to be thrown down a well in a pumpkin shell; Batman & Robin trapped in a submersible pie heading to crash into a reef; and Batgirl to be crushed under a PIE-zoelectric crystal. Where does he get all those marvelous toys?
Enter the Judge
Look out, folks — HERE COME DA JUDGE! In this shorter episode, a prisoner who has escaped from Satan’s Island becomes the ultimate self-appointed Judge. He gathers a jury of criminals, and determines to put Batman & Robin on trial. In attempting to kidnap Bruce Wayne to finance his setup, he manages to capture Robin. Convicting the Boy Wonder in his court, The Judge decides to close the book on Robin, permanently — “pressed like a flower”. Then he turns the machine on — and it cannot be turned off!
I notice in most of these episodes, Robin really gets abused. Poor Boy Wonder! If there are more episodes down the line, I’ll be sure to post them.