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''The Wild World of Batwoman'' is an American science fiction superhero film directed by Jerry Warren (not to be confused with [[Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate another incompetent director named "Warren"]]). The film stars Katherine Victor as Batwoman, George Andre as Professor G. Octavius Neon, and Steve Brodie as Jim Flanagan.

With the popularity of the ''Series/{{Batman}}'' television series, director Jerry Warren decided to make his own bat-focused superhero film. After winning a settlement from being sued for copyright infringement, Warren re-released the film under the title ''She Was a Hippy Vampire''. Like Warren's other films, it's seen by modern critics and filmmakers as almost watchable. ''Almost.''

The film's ColdOpen features two so-called "Bat Girls" initiating a third by giving her a ComicStrip/DickTracy-esque wrist radio and making her drink a red concoction which turns out to be a smoothie (because they're only "synthetic" vampires). Note that this prologue was filmed and [[AnInsert added to the movie]] only after the aforementioned lawsuit; therefore, the three girls [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse vanish from the rest of the movie]].

Meanwhile, other Bat Girls are busily patroling the city, and one particular Bat Girl is kidnapped from a nightclub filled with her dancing colleagues. This Bat Girl, it turns out, is to be used as a bargaining chip by Mexican wrestler ''cum'' supervillain Rat Fink[[note]]Not to be confused with the titular character of ''Rat Pfink a Boo Boo'' by ''Film/TheIncrediblyStrangeCreatures'' auteur Ray Dennis Steckler[[/note]], to coerce Batwoman into helping him steal an atomic-powered listening device. But Batwoman insists on personally verifying the girl's safety first, and [[IdiotBall Rat Fink complies]], allowing Batwoman to rescue her and not have to commit the crime.

Whew. That wasn't so bad, now was it? Oh, wait; [[YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle it's not over yet]].

Now aware of Rat Fink's designs on the Atomic Hearing Aid, Batwoman alerts the device's manufacturer and arranges for her Bat Girls to guard the device until such time as it can be disposed of. But Rat Fink's goons infiltrate the company's office building using {{Paper Thin Disguise}}s and drug everyone, allowing them to steal the device and kidnap that same Bat Girl ''again'' by the young Mook who has fallen in love with her.

Batwoman follows up her failed guard duty with a failed seance, then with a failed search of the nearby beaches -- during which all her Bat Girls are kidnapped and taken to Rat Fink's ElaborateUndergroundBase (where he keeps his Mole People). But Batwoman had anticipated this (somehow) and has followed him here.

The film doesn't end here, but this summary does. Because words simply cannot describe the [[{{Narm}} sheer goofiness]] of that climactic fight scene. Or the {{Denouement}} afterwards. But, if you're brave, you can read for yourself, [[http://www.agonybooth.com/recaps/The_Wild_World_of_Batwoman_1966.aspx here]].

Not to be confused with ComicBook/{{Batwoman}}, a Creator/DCComics character. Though, obviously, [[{{Mockbuster}} that's what the producer was hoping for.]]

For the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' version, please go to the [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S05E15WildWorldOfBatwoman episode recap page]].

!!This film provides examples of:

* AffablyEvil: Rat Fink seems to be going for this trope, but he's not very good at it.
* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: The Chinese spirit during [[https://youtu.be/x38AM_SxIz0 the seance scene]] speaks [[ChingChong random combinations of "ching", "chang", and "chong"]].
--> '''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Tom Servo]]:''' You know, [[SarcasmMode that may not really be Chinese.]]
* BareYourMidriff: Quite a few of the young female "Batgirls" in the movie. Most notably the brunette that gets quite a bit of focus in the movie and the girl who wears a leopard outfit of all things.
* BlackComedyRape: Plotting to force-breed a bunch of women with ''Film/TheMolePeople'' StockFootage in an otherwise goofy, lighthearted but rather stupid camp-fest would certainly qualify. Pretty much a MoralEventHorizon moment for Rat Fink.
* CardCarryingVillain: Anyone who openly calls himself Rat Fink definitely qualifies.
* CatFight: Over a horseshoe or something.
* ChingChong: Because it's '''funny''', dammit!
* {{Corpsing}}: Katherine Victor is barely holding it together during the ChingChong seance.
* ColdOpen: This being ''The Wild World of Batwoman'', they (yes, there are two) have nothing to do with the plot whatsoever.
* CovertPervert: [[spoiler: JD turned into Rat Fink because he loves to listen to other people's phone conversations.]]
* DistaffCounterpart: Batwoman, for Adam West's Batman; deadpan [[TheComicallySerious Comically Serious]] delivery and all.
* TheDitz: Batwoman's entire organization seems to be made up of these. Amazing that she doesn't fire all of them and get smart women. [[FauxActionGirl These gals]] [[DistressedDamsel should have]] [[IdiotBall the word "stupid"]] stamped on their foreheads. Even the more mature, grandiose, and reserved Batwoman isn't much better.
* DrowningMySorrows: After the atomic hearing aid gets stolen, Flanagan calls up Batwoman completely smashed.
-->'''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Mike Nelson]]''': Hey, look, it's the producer!
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Only one Bat Girl is even afforded the dignity of her own ''number'' to differentiate her. And it isn't the one who gets the most attention in the story, either.
* {{Fanservice}}: Being a cheesy movie from the 60's, it's only natural to have young attractive barely dressed women dancing around more than a couple of times.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Professor G. Octavius Neon. For most of the movie he comes across as a generally decent guy (for a MadScientist) who was unfortunately caught under the thumb of a dangerous super criminal, and there are times when he shows genuine concern for his monsters, whom he treats like children. Then you reach the film's {{Denouement}} when Heathcliff regains his voice and his wits. [[spoiler: He reveals that he was formerly Neon's best friend and primary source of funds, before Neon secretly performed dangerous experiments on him to turn him into a gibbering simpleton, apparently so that Neon could have unlimited access to Heathcliff's money.]]
* FreezeFrameBonus / GettingCrapPastTheRadar: It's hard to spot, but during the scene of the Batgirls frugging at the beach, one shot features a [[FunnyBackgroundEvent background extra]] FlippingTheBird at the camera.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent:
** Tons, most notably the "horseshoe fight". To the point where when this trope actually ''doesn't'' happen (like in the seance scene), you're kind of disappointed.
** Look carefully just after the beach makeout scene and you'll see an extra lean over and flip off the camera.
* GRatedDrug: The happy pills.
* GilliganCut: Batwoman assures Flanagan that her girls will work tirelessly to find the hearing aid. The movie then cuts to a beach where the Batgirls are dancing and making out with boys.
* GracefulLoser: Professor Neon, which seriously irks Rat Fink.
* HalfHumanHybrid: What Rat Fink plans to do by breeding the Batgirls with Prof. Neon's monsters.
* HerrDoktor: Professor Neon (done rather poorly by his actor, he occasionally slips into 'East-Indian Guy' territory).
-->'''Neon:''' If you take this pill...\\
'''Tom Servo:''' I will stop talking like Gandhi.
* IdiotBall: Batwoman ''knows'' that Professor Neon has a pill that gives people uncontrolled euphoria, but during her dinner with Flanagan, when she sees someone at another table dancing, she shrugs it off and eats a bowl of soup she didn't order given to her by a suspicious waiter. "HilarityEnsues" is too strong a word for anything in this movie, but ''something'' ensues.
* TheIgor: Heathcliff is a very pathetic one.
* LeaveTheCameraRunning: Nearly all of the ChingChong seance is one ''endless'' static take.
* MaleGaze: There are lots of scenes of the Bat Girls dancing, during which the camera usually lingers on them shaking what their mammas gave 'em.
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: After Tiger's MookFaceTurn, ''all'' of Rat Fink's mooks, including Neon himself, are perfectly willing to give up amicably to the good guys. Needless to say, Rat Fink is not amused.
-->'''Bruno:''' I don't wanna die because of ''you!''\\
'''Neon:''' You're a FINK, Rat Fink! ''(scuffle breaks out)''
* {{Mockbuster}}: A surprisingly early example.
* MookFaceTurn: "''This'' boy... has fallen in love!"
* MoralEventHorizon: InUniverse; if you don't consider his plan to cross-breed Batgirls with Mole People to be this, then Rat Frink still crosses it with his TakingYouWithMe declaration. The latter becomes one InUniverse as well, causing Bruno and Neon to both pull a HeelFaceTurn since they aren't willing to die because of him.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: It's not just a hearing aid -- it's an ''atomic'' hearing aid.
* NonFatalExplosions: Eventually the characters end up practically at ground zero of a nuclear explosion, which they get out of with nary a scratch.
* NonIndicativeTitle: "She Was A Hippy Vampire". There aren't any hippies in the movie either, and the "vampire" part is a real stretch, since the initiation of a Batgirl is to drink blood - "blood" that's actually a strawberry fruit cocktail smoothie. It's explained they're "synthetic" vampires.
* NoSmoking: The Batgirls shoot Flanagan some ''seriously'' nasty looks when he offers them a cigarette.
* PowerPerversionPotential: It's actually a '''plot point''' as being an audio peeping tom is Rat Fink's secret obsession.
* RummageSaleReject: Katherine Victor made her own costume.
* ScareChord: Done unintentionally with a ringing phone.
* SecretIdentity: Averted. Batwoman is apparently Batwoman 24/7 and is even listed so in the phone book.
* SlippingAMickey: Done a lot. A Batgirl [[spoiler: is kidnapped this way]] and you have the "Happy Pill" stupidity with the soup and chocolate milk.
* StockFootage:
** Warren used footage from the Universal Pictures film ''Film/TheMolePeople'' (itself not great, though miles ahead of this thing) for Professor Neon's monsters and ElaborateUndergroundBase. Since the characters from ''The Mole People'' show up in the foreground of the scene, a sequence is inserted showing Neon and one of the thugs walking through the cave wearing leather jackets identical to those of the characters from the other film.
** Some of Rat Fink's footage is taken from an old Mexican wrestling movie.
** The mugging murder scene is almost certainly stock footage as well, since the three Batgirls who watch it are never in the same shot (and don't do anything about it, and the guys involved in the robbery never show up again).
** There's also the "Dwight D. Eisenhower the Weird-Accented Night Watchman Scene"... or the shot in the club with the band when Mike goes "Oh no! Just when I thought this movie couldn't get any worse, Ringo's in it!". Heck, any part or shot in the movie that looks good is stock footage.
* SuperheroPackingHeat: For a given value of "superhero", the Batgirls who use a wide assortment of firearms. Batwoman herself prefers a RayGun.
* SuperWristGadget: Each Batgirl has a wrist radio that lets them contact Batwoman. Also, later in the movie, Batwoman tells them to free their captured allies with a "magnetic-electron device" which, considering the radio is the only bit of futuristic-ish equipment they have, is probably built into it.
* TooDumbToLive: If you're walking down a Mexican-Swedish StockFootage alleyway in a crappy DistaffCounterpart Batman ripoff, and two goons demand your wallet ''at gunpoint''... refrain from quoting a song by Badfinger and just give them what they want!
* UglyGuyHotWife: The mook and the Batgirl.
* VegetarianVampire: The prologue explains away the "vampires" this way.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: What became of the girls in the prologue? Or the mugging-gone-wrong?
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent:
** Prof. Neon seems to be going for a stereotypical German scientist. What he delivers is, according to [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Tom Servo]], vaguely European (when he doesn't sound East Indian).
** There's also the previously-mentioned "Dwight D. Eisenhower the Weird-Accented Night Watchman".
* WritingAroundTrademarks: The shot showing the "Ayjax" sign was added to avoid a lawsuit from Ajax.