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->"''[[MemeticMutation Some days you just can't]] [[BombDisposal get rid of]] [[CartoonBomb a bomb]]!''"

A full-length feature film released in 1966 based on the then-popular ''Series/{{Batman}}'' TV series, which itself was based on a series of popular [[Franchise/{{Batman}} comic books]].

The movie stars Creator/AdamWest and Burt Ward as our Dynamic Duo as they rush to prevent The Joker, Catwoman, The Riddler and the Penguin (played respectively by Cesar Romero, [[TheOtherDarrin Lee Meriwether]], Frank Gorshin, and Burgess Meredith. ) from [[TakeOverTheWorld taking over the world]]. HilarityEnsues.

For the 1989 movie directed by Creator/TimBurton, see ''Film/{{Batman}}''.

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!!Bat-Tropes Include:

* AbsurdityAscendant: Much.
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: The characters are particularly wordy when describing one another such as Batman calling the villains "pompous penguin" or "feline fatale", etc.
* [[GeneralFailure Admiral Failure]]: The only plot-carrying action that we see Vice Admiral Fangschliester do is sell a pre-atomic sub to a Mr. P. N. Guin, who doesn't leave a full address. When not talking to Batman, he is shown playing tiddlywinks with his aide.
* ArmorIsUseless: Averted. Yes it looks like spandex, but keep in mind that Batman wasn't even hurt by that shark, despite the length of time it was biting on his leg and the fact he was lifted into the air, with nothing to support the animal's weight.
* AsideGlance: Robin's "Support Your Police" line.
* BadGuyBar: [[YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe Ye Olde]] [[TreasureIsland Benbow]] Taverne.
* BarBrawl: Going on in the Taverne when Catwoman (dressed in her Miss Kitka disguise) walks in. Well, two of them, actually, on each side of the room with people eating casually in between.
* BatDeduction: At its finest. The Dynamic Duo, Commissioner Gordon, and Chief O'Hara are attempting to figure out who loosed the exploding shark on the Caped Crusader:
-->'''Batman:''' Pretty ''fishy'' what happened to me on that ladder.\\
'''Gordon:''' You mean, where there's a fish, there could be a Penguin.\\
'''Robin:''' But wait! It happened at sea! See? "C" for Catwoman!\\
'''Batman:''' Yet -- that exploding shark was ''pulling my leg!''\\
'''Gordon:''' The Joker!\\
'''O'Hara:''' It all adds up to a sinister riddle... Riddle-er. Riddler?
** "What has yellow skin and writes?" "A ballpoint banana!"
** "What sits in a tree, weighs six ounces, and is very dangerous?" "A sparrow with a machine gun!" "Yes, of course."
* BatmanGambit: Ironically, pulled off by the Penguin.
* BatSignal: Literally, of course.
* BattleButler: Alfred gets to drive the Batmobile and wear a mask. While making sure his driver's license is safely in his front pocket, of course.
* BehindTheBlack: Robin couldn't see Batman hiding behind those pipes.
* [[BigBadDuumvirate Big Bad Quartet]], though the Riddler does most of the planning and the Penguin most of the work.
* BigElectricSwitch: Activates the Instant Bat Costume Change device between the poles going down to the Batcave.
* BombDisposal: Famously gives Batman some trouble
* BookcasePassage: The entrance to the Batcave.
* BrokenAesop: When reconstructing the world leaders, Robin suggests that they alter their personalities for the betterment of the world. Batman shoots the idea down with a "who are we to play God-esque" line. Cut to after they've done it successfully and it turns out the world leaders have apparently had their native languages switched around (due to an accident with someone sneezing into the powdered forms). Batman is perfectly fine with it and said it's a good thing for the exact reason he shot down Robin's suggestion.
** To be fair, There is a difference: Robin suggested doing it deliberately, which Batman refused, but when it happened anyway by random chance, Batman lets it slide. After all, who is to say the sneeze was not part of the divine plan?
* BruceWayneHeldHostage: Literally.
* {{Camp}}: Raised to an art form.
* {{Catchphrase}}: Robin's usage of "Holy _____!"
** On the DVD menu screen, viewers get to hear:
--->'''Robin:''' Holy interactive menus, Batman!
--->'''Batman:''' Yes Robin, must be some kind of high tech navigational device; ingenious.
* CartoonBomb: Some days you just [[PottyEmergency can't get rid of it]]...
* CatGirl: Catwoman.
* CatsAreMean: Scheming about clawing Batman sure isn't nice.
* CatsHateWater: As Catwoman is sure to remind us.
* ConspicuousTrenchcoat: A man in such a garb is running down a dark alley in the opening credits.
* ContrivedCoincidence: The Batcopter crash landing at Foam Rubber Wholesalers' Convention.
-->'''Robin:''' A giant cake of foam rubber! What are the chances?
-->'''Batman:''' [[LampshadeHanging I'd say the odds against it would make even the most reckless gambler cringe!]]
* CoolBike: The Batcycle and [[CoolSidecar Detaching Sidecar]].
* CoolBoat: The Batboat and Penguin's Pre-Atomic Submarine.
* CoolCar: The Lincoln Futura Batmobile.
* CoolGarage: The Batcave.
* CoolPlane: The Batcopter.
* CopycatCover: The most recent DVD cover resembles the design of its [[{{Film/Batman}} succeeding films]], [[CoversAlwaysLie suggesting that the film is supposed to be]] DarkerAndEdgier.
* CosmopolitanCouncil: The United World Council. Once they are reduced to powder they become an AmazingTechnicolorPopulation.
* CrazyEnoughToWork: Catwoman says a variant of this phrase about the Penguin's {{Unspoken Plan|Guarantee}}. "I say it's crazy, but let's try it anyway."
* CrazyPrepared: Shark Repellent Bat Spray, among other things.
** He also has Repellent Bat Sprays for Manta-Rays, Barracudas, and ''Whales''. In his ''helicopter''.
* DatingCatwoman: Again, literally.
* DeadpanSnarker: Adam West and Burt Ward do a bit of snarking in the DVD commentary.
* {{Deathtrap}}: The Exploding Shark, The Magnetic Buoy, The Spring-Loaded Jack-in-the-Box, and of course, A Bomb.
* {{Dedication}}: "ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: We wish to express our gratitude to the enemies of crime and crusaders against crime throughout the world for their inspirational example. To them, and to lovers of adventure, lovers of pure escapism, lovers of unadulterated entertainment, lovers of the ridiculous and the bizarre--- To funlovers everywhere--- This picture is respectfully dedicated. If we have overlooked any sizable groups of lovers, we apologize. ---THE PRODUCERS"
* DeusExMachina: The porpoise (see below).
* DirtyOldMan: Alfred seemed very, umm, ''reluctant'' to turn off the Bat-surveillance when Bruce was macking of 'Miss Kitka'.
* DoubleEntendre: Bruce and Kitka's lines in the carriage about "Climax" and "Going Slower" among many other saucy lines. Given the tone of the film it's hard to tell if this is GettingCrapPastTheRadar or just an AccidentalInnuendo.
* DrivingADesk: The Batmobile and Batboat.
* DullSurprise: The normally hammy Riddler seems utterly shocked that his riddling missile took down the Batcopter.
* DutchAngle: Every shot of the crooks' hideout is crooked.
* ElaborateUndergroundBase: The Batcave.
* TheEndOrIsIt: After the FreakyFridayFlip that seems to defy the StatusQuoIsGod, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtx3IuZkj8A&feature=related Batman and Robin going out inconspicuously throught the window]]. Then we see ''TheEnd'' superimposed in the screen. A second later, they add the word ''living'' and a question mark: ''The Living End?"
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: After dehydrating his 5 "guinea pigs", the Penguin remarks to Catwoman to be careful scooping up their remains as "Each of them has a mother".
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Even the other villains think Riddler and his riddle-compulsion is a little out there.
** You will never see the Joker angrily say "You're mad, Riddler" when pushed too far anywhere else.
* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: Averted. Everything is worse when ''the'' Penguin is on the loose.
* [[ThreateningShark Everything Is Even Worse With Sharks]]: Especially when they [[MadeOfExplodium explode]].
* EvilLaugh: Astonishingly, The Riddler outdoes the Joker in this adaptation. Partly because Frank Gorshin was hammier than Cesar Romero.
* ExcuseMeComingThrough: With a Bomb!
* ExpoLabel: ''Everything'' is labeled, down to "Abandoned Elevator" and the "Bat Ladder".
** On the DVD the menu has everything labelled as "Bat Extras!", "Bat Scenes" and "Bat Movie!"
* {{Expospeak}}: The Press Conference and conversion following in Commissioner Gordon's Office.
-->Catwoman: ''"United? We're about as united as the United World Council on Gotham East River."''
** Batman hilariously narrates his own attempts at escape from the magnetic buoy.
* FailedASpotCheck: The United World Council takes the cake, unable to notice the criminals' entrance or the fact that the members are disappearing one by one.
** Commodore Schmidlap doesn't even know he's been captured.
* FauxActionGirl: Catwoman can plan and scheme with the best of them, but when it comes to actually fighting Batman, she'd just as soon sit this one out.
** She does sneak up on him during the climactic fight scene and shove him off the boat, though..
*** FridgeBrilliance: Catwoman has always been shown to be attracted to the Caped Crusader. It's possible that this is why she doesn't fight him.
* FemmeFatale: Ms. Kitka/Catwoman.
* FictionalUnitedNations: The United World, a NoCelebritiesWereHarmed version of the real UN.
* FreakyFridayFlip: In the end Batman's attempts at re-hydrating of the security council ends with a "mixing of minds."
** An IronicEcho to Robin's suggestion to do that on purpose to try and accelerate progress to world peace. Batman shot the idea down, citing the fate of the five Guinea Pigs as proof they shouldn't try to tamper with the laws of Mother Nature.
* FunWithAcronyms: Catwoman masquerades as a writer from the Moscow Bugle named '''K'''itayna '''I'''reyna '''T'''atanya '''K'''erenska '''A'''lisoff... but suggested that Bruce call her KITKA for short. He even commented that it was a charming acronym.
* GambitRoulette: The ''entire movie''.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The Admiral at the Pentagon is "Playing Tiddleywinks" with his secretary. It sounds saucier on the page than it is on screen.
* GladIThoughtOfIt: Penguin only orders torpedoes fired after Riddler suggests it first.
* GotTheWholeWorldInMyHand: The United Underworld Emblem of [[EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods an octopus]] [[ObviouslyEvil squeezing the Earth]].
* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: United World Security. Though Penguin does have to knock a bunch of them out with sleeping gas, there are no guards at all in the meeting room. They're still worried about guards at this point, so apparently there's an elite group of guards that they found a path around. Also, if it's the same meeting room as at the end of the movie, the villains could have gone through the window and bypassed every guard.
* GuiltyPleasure
* HarmlessVoltage: The Joker uses electric joy buzzers on the Penguin and the Riddler.
* HeroicBSOD: Batman is stunned for quite a long time once Catwoman is revealed to be Kitka.
* HeroicDolphin: A porpoise [[TakingTheBullet jumps in front of a torpedo]] to save Batman and Robin [[MoodWhiplash and dies off-screen]].
* HiddenWire: As well as [[MagicalSecurityCam hidden cameras]]. [[FridgeLogic Where those devices were planted is quite the puzzle]].
* HighClassGlass: The Penguin.
* HitFlash
* {{Hologram}}: The disappearing yacht.
* HonorBeforeReason: Despite the fact that he and Alfred are specifically supposed to be watching Batman's date to make sure nothing happens to Ms. Kitka, Robin turns off the view-screen in the Batmobile during the make-out session because it would be dishonorable to play voyeur to their romance. Particularly dumb since he had just, moments earlier, started a ruse to lure the villains into striking.
* INeedToGoIronMyDog: The recently escaped Bruce Wayne walks nonchalantly back to Wayne Manor and tells Dick they have a "Fish Hatchery Demonstration" to attend. He also brushes off Commissioner Gordon [[GoLookAtTheDistraction to go back to Police Headquarters to await Batman's call.]]
* IdiosyncraticWipes
* IdiotBall: The nuns, the marching band, and the mother from the "bomb disposal" scene. Robin deciding not to keep tabs on Bruce out of modesty. Batman not recognizing his sworn enemy Catwoman snogging him, [[TooDumbToLive even though she lets out her trademark purr]] and makes a bunch of cat puns, including her fake name. The villains repeatedly falling for the "we hear an explosion, let's assume they're dead" mistake. The Security Council continuing to bicker and dicker as their members are being turned to powder one by one.
* ImpossiblyCoolClothes: Adam West, Burt Ward, and Lee Meriwether had to be sewn into their costumes.
* ImprovisedZipLine: During the battle on the submarine, the Penguin uses his umbrella to slide down a wire and knock down Batman with a kick.
* IncrediblyObviousBomb: Somedays you just can't get rid of one.
* InsaneTrollLogic: All of the [[BatDeduction Bat Deductions]], not to mention that throughout the film Batman takes rash actions based on what the audience knows, but he himself could not know for certain. This is especially true when it comes to depth charging the submarine.
* InstantPeopleJustAddWater
* InstantSedation: The Penguin's knockout gas; Bat-Gas.
* InvisiblePresident: Lyndon B. Johnson "appears" in a high backed chair.
* KickTheDog: Batman cites the United Underworld's use of a helpless shark as their pawn as proof of no good among them.
* KooshBomb: Such an effect appears when the Penguin's submarine is hit with charges from the Bat-Bazooka.
* KnockoutGas: Batman and the Penguin each use a gas that causes instant unconsciousness (called Bat-Gas and Penguin Gas, respectively).
* LargeHam: Pick one.
* LeaveTheTwoLovebirdsAlone: Bruce and Kitka's making out prompts Robin to turn the hidden camera off. Not to mention the kissing couple in the opening credits.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Each of the villains has one.
* LegionOfDoom: United Underworld
* LemonyNarrator
* {{Lzherusskie}}: In-Universe example as Catwoman poses as an IntrepidReporter from Moscow.
* MadeOfExplodium: The shark, and the unseen octopus.
* MagicalComputer: The Bat Computer. How Robin can tell the position of buoys from a readout made entirely of blinking lights is quite a mystery.
** [[BeepingComputers Beeping Computer]]
** ComputerEqualsTapedrive
* MaleGaze: There's a topless female statue in the hall of the United World; you can't help noticing how many shots include it.
* MerchandiseDriven: The use of the Batcopter, Batboat and Batcycle were meant to sell toys and other tie-in products. Not to mention that the film was made in order to help sell the series overseas.
** The movie also justified the expense in building these vehicles, which were seen in the TV series mostly through stock shots.
* MobstacleCourse
* MoodSwinger: The Riddler goes from icily calm & rational to absolutely giggling nuts in a moment throughout the movie.
* MoodWhiplash: Things momentarily take a very sombre tone when the Penguin's rehydrated pirates vanish, and Batman confirms that they're very much gone forever (see NeverSayDie below).
* TheMovie
* NeverSayDie
--> Robin: ''"Antimatter? You mean... They won't be coming back?"''
--> Batman: ''"No, Robin... not in this universe."''
** On the other hand...
--> Bruce Wayne: ''I swear to heaven if you hurt her I will'' kill ''you all!''
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The face of the [[UsefulNotes/LyndonJohnson President of the United States]] is hidden by his high-backed armchair, while he strokes his beagle.
* NoCommunitiesWereHarmed: The United World Building in Gotham as a stand-in for the United Nations Building in New York.
* NothingCanStopUsNow
* ObviousStuntDouble: In the various fight scenes the Riddler looks nothing like Frank Gorshin, who played him the rest of the time.
* OfficerOHara: ''Chief'' O'Hara.
* OneHitPointWonder: The "Guinea Pigs", re-hydrated with heavy water, are highly unstable and easily dispatched and vaporize with one blow.
* OnlySaneMan: Mr. Bluebeard, judging by the hairy eyeball he gives Catwoman throughout the film.
* OutGambitted: Penguin manages to attack the Dynamic Duo inside the Batcave, and then steals the Batmobile. Due to the homing beacon hidden in the Batmobile beforehand, he just ends up leading Batman to his lair.
* PaperThinDisguise: To be fair, the Penguin wanted to be recognized. Not to mention the masks worn by any of our villains.
** The villains (Catwoman and especially the Riddler) continually take their masks on and off in each others' presence, which makes you wonder why they bother to wear them around each other at all. At one point, the Joker can be seen wearing a purple domino mask (that matches his suit!) for no reason.
** Who could forget "Mr. P.N. Guin"?
** {{Justified}} with Catwoman, since Batman hasn't actually seen her with her mask off yet and, thus, neither he nor the police know that "Ms Kitka" and Catwoman are one in the same. And since Kitka dresses up a lot and wears a lot of hats / hairstyles, she really is somewhat unrecognisable.
* ParasolOfPain: The Penguin's umbrella not only functions as a umbrella, it's also a cigarette lighter, a makeshift sword, a club and a knockout gas dispenser.
* PetTheDog: Batman dodges goons all over the surfaced submarine [[HonorBeforeReason to save Catwoman's cat]]. Which she threw at him.
* ThePlan: The Penguin gets to the Batcave. [[OutGambitted In turn, Batman finds Penguin's submarine]].
* PlungerDetonator: The Riddler uses a small one to detonate explosives and blow open a door into the United World building.
* PottyEmergency: While not a literal example, the whole sequence of Batman trying to dispose of the bomb plays out in much the same way.
* PrettyInMink: Ms. Kitka wears a fur-trimmed coat on her date with Bruce.
* PurpleProse: Just about ''everyone'' talks in a way that sounds like scripted dramatics.
* QuintessentialBritishGentleman: Commodore Schmidlap, always waiting on his SpotOfTea. Another represents the United Kingdom at the United World Security Council. He even says "pip pip!"
* RealityIsUnrealistic: Shark repellent sprays have existed in one form or another since the second world war where the Pacific front required the development of effective counter-measures. Real life sprays however normally focus on making the user less 'tasty' or dampens your scent rather than attacking the creature itself.
* RedShirt: The appropriately named "Guinea Pigs".
* ReedRichardsIsUseless: The premise for TheMovie and [[Series/{{Batman}} the Batman TV Series]] is that Batman only can fight supervillains. Zigzagged when Batman quickly refuses Robin's idea to better the world by making a FreakyFridayFlip with the United World Organization security council, arguing that they shouldn't try to tamper with the laws of Mother Nature. Then happens exactly that, (but arguably, the StatusQuoIsGod still applies) and Batman takes responsibility just before going out inconspicuously through the window.
--> '''Batman:''' Who knows, Robin? This strange mixing of minds may be the greatest single service ever performed for humanity! Let's go, but, inconspicuously, through the window. We'll use our Batropes. Our job is finished.
* RelocatingTheExplosion
* ReversePolarity: Batman does this to his Bat Radio to destroy some torpedoes.
* RightHandCat: Hecate, Catwoman's black cat.
* RocketRide: The jet pack umbrellas.
* SelectiveMagnetism: The buoy.
* SequelEscalation: Preemptively averted; none of the modern Batman movies has seen fit to throw four super-villains at the heroes in one film.
* {{Sexophone}}: Plays while Bruce and Kitka are on their date, concluding with her asking if she should SlipIntoSomethingMoreComfortable.
* ShoutOut: After the British United World delegate has been mixed with the Soviet, he uses his shoe to pound angrily on the desk during his rant--as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoe-banging_incident Nikita Khruschev had notoriously done at the UN]].
** The Penguin's muttered line while piloting the submarine: "Run silent, run deep", which is the title of a famous WWII submarine film.
* SlipIntoSomethingMoreComfortable: Ms. Kitka uses this line before appearing in a long pink nightgown.
* SpyCatsuit: Catwoman.
* StatusQuoIsGod: ZigZagged because the premise for TheMovie and [[Series/{{Batman}} the Batman TV Series]] is that that incarnation of Batman only is useful to fight supervillains (and nothing more). [[ReedRichardsIsUseless He cannot change anything more in his world]]. Robin's idea to better the world by making a FreakyFridayFlip with the bickering United World Organization security council is quickly rejected by Batman. Then when this happens... The Security Council is still bickering between themselves, but each one of them is bickering in a different language. Batman realizes that StatusQuoIsGod and he and Robin go out inconspicuously through the window.
* StealthParody: On the DVD, Adam and Burt [[PlayedForLaughs play it like this.]] Which, if you think about it, makes absolute sense. I mean, come on, insane BatDeduction, impossible to believe stupidity (Commodore Schmidlap and the fake boat), the blatant moral lessons (the whole drunk speech), and shark repellent? And that's just a few of the more ridiculous things.
** Further cemented in a book about the TV series, where one of the writers explained that they were aiming for MultipleDemographicAppeal: Kids who liked comicbooks would think Batman was cool, while those who were too cool for comics and understood irony would think Batman was hilarious.
* StockFootage: The Polaris missiles' launching. Scenes of the new Bat-Vehicles shot in the movie were also incorporated in the following seasons of the [[{{Series/Batman}} TV series]].
** In one shot of the Polaris, the editors have attempted to make it look different by flipping the image so the fact that it's the same as the previous one will be less noticeable. Unfortunately, this just means that the word Polaris on the missile appears with all its letters facing the wrong way around.
* StockPhrase
** NothingCanStopUsNow: Catwoman, as Batman and Robin are pursuing the villains' submarine.
* StopTrick: The guinea pig pirates' "dematerialization".
* [[BusFullOfInnocents Street Full Of Innocents]]
* SueDonym: The Penguin's [[SarcasmMode nearly impenetrable]] alias of "P.N. Guin". Even Batman gets annoyed that the navy actually fell for that one.
* TakeOurWordForIt: A porpoise hurled himself in front of that last torpedo. Really.
** There are a lot of bad guys on the sub in the climatic fight, but the only indicators of this is that they say so and there's a lot of yelling. Only one person is shown fighting Batman or Robin at a time. This goes beyond regular MookChivalry; the other bad guys aren't not in the shot ''waiting'' for their turn to attack; they're just not in the shot ''at all''.
* TakeOverTheWorld: Believed to be the United Underworld's minimum objective. Two villains with no powers teaming together must be trying to take over the city. Add one more, they're going for the country. All four? The world.
* TakingTheBullet: The porpoise throwing itself in front of a torpedo to save the Dynamic Duo.
-->'''Penguin''': There ought to be a piscatorial statute!
* {{Technobabble}} Batman talks of "adding ethnic and national functions".
* TemptingFate: See NothingCanStopUsNow under StockPhrases above.
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: Catwoman's cabin and periscope are marked with a pink ribbon (as opposed to a cat).
* TestedOnHumans: The Penguin's test of the De-Hydrator on the "Guinea Pigs".''
* ToTheBatNoun
* ToTheBatpole
* {{Troperiffic}} And how!
* TwoScenesOneDialogue: Catwoman rehearses the speech she'll use to gain Bruce Wayne's confidence. Cut to Bruce Wayne's response to "Ms. Kitka".
* UnPaused: The United World Security Council members are dehydrated while they're arguing with each other around a conference table. While dehydrated their molecules are mixed together, separated and thoroughly scrambled. When they're rehydrated they immediately pick up where they left off.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Lampshaded by Robin and ‘’justified’’ by Batman so we can learn AnAesop:
--> '''Robin:''' When you think, Batman, with those four supercrooks hangin' around, it's amazing somebody hasn't already reported this place to the police!
--> '''Batman:''' It's a low neighborhood, full of rumpots. They're used to curious sights, which they attribute to alcoholic delusions.
--> '''Robin:''' [[AnAesop Gosh, drink is sure a filthy thing, isn't it? I'd rather be dead than unable to trust my own eyes]]!
* VerbalTic: Penguin's quack and Catwoman's purr.
* VillainBall: All the villains hold it, but Riddler uses both hands, as even the other villains advise him not to add his riddles to their ransom notes.
** But it's worth noting that Riddler's regarded as the clear brains of the foursome and actually comes remarkably close to killing the Dynamic Duo twice, and it's not his riddles that cause him to fall short either time. First, his kidnapping scheme proceeded perfectly and his trap worked just as well, as a hapless henchman later discovered; the flaw in the plan was that Riddler and the others simply didn't know that Bruce Wayne was Batman. Similarly, when his Polaris missile unintentionally takes out the Batcopter, the only thing that saves the lives of the heroes is the fact that [[ContrivedCoincidence they crash-land at the Foam Rubber Wholesalers' Convention]].
* VillainTeamUp
* VillainousHarlequin: The Joker. Kinda.
* VoodooShark: The costume change lever on the Batpole. It explains the change in costume when they slide down, but it sure doesn't explain ''how''.
* WakingNonSequitur: Penguin quacks whenever he's woken up.
* WeirdnessCensor: Why no one has reported the United Underworld activities. Batman blames alcohol in a low end neighborhood.
** The Security Council not noticing the villains entering the room. You could chalk it up to them being distracted by their arguments.
** Commodore Schmidlapp doesn't recognize the Joker, mentioning only that he looks [[DeathlyPallor deathly pale]]. The Joker [[HandWave hand-waves]] this by explaining that he hasn't gotten much sun from being in a submarine all the time.
* WhatNowEnding: The ''Living'' End?
* WrittenSoundEffect: A staple of the Adam West era.

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