Batman, ably assisted as always by Alfred, saves Robin from being crushed by a winch at the Tower of Londinium. He also rescues Batgirl from the dungeon at Ffogg Place. But Robin gets stung by an African Death Bee as Lord Ffogg and Lady Peasoup get ready to steal the crown jewels at the Bloody Tower. Written by
The TV Archaeologist
Did You Know?
When he was signed for this episode, Rudy Vallee
was enjoying something of a comeback, via his successes in the stage and film versions of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying." Unfortunately, he also had a reputation for being famously difficult to get along with, a reputation which he proceeded to justify during the taping of this three-episode story. Yvonne Craig
described it as nothing less than "three weeks in hell." Conversely, Glynis Johns
was very easy to work with, according to Adam West
, and got on well with everyone in the cast and crew. See more
Batman (Adam West
, who had poor peripheral vision when wearing the Batman Cowl mask) bumps his head against the archway leading to Lord Ffogg's dungeon. See more
Why don't I perish here? It's closer.