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Each episode follows the exploits of Batfink, an anthropomorphic superpowered bat with metallic wings and his bumbling human sidekick, The Capable Karate, as they protect their home city and battle various supervillains. Most episodes, it's their arch-nemesis, resident MadScientist Hugo A-Go-Go and his wacky schemes for world domination, while other episodes featured numerous others who were usually one-shots.

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Each episode follows the exploits of Batfink, an anthropomorphic superpowered bat with metallic wings and his bumbling human sidekick, The the Capable Karate, as they protect their home city and battle various supervillains. Most episodes, it's their arch-nemesis, resident MadScientist Hugo A-Go-Go and his wacky schemes for world domination, while other episodes featured numerous others who were usually one-shots.







* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Karate originally spoke with a rather stereotypical AsianSpeekeeEngrish accent in the first few episodes, before it was swapped for a more nasally New York-sounding accent. His voice actor, Len Maxwell said this was inspired by Don Adams and his character of Maxwell Smart from ''Series/GetSmart'', which was also popular at the time.
** He was also drawn with stereotypical buck teeth that were later removed.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Karate originally spoke with a rather stereotypical AsianSpeekeeEngrish accent in the first few episodes, before it was swapped for a more nasally New York-sounding accent. His voice actor, Len Maxwell said this was inspired by Don Adams and his character of Maxwell Smart from ''Series/GetSmart'', which was also popular at the time.
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time. He was also drawn with stereotypical buck teeth that were later removed.


''Batfink'' was created by Hal Seeger and is a {{parody}} of ''Series/{{Batman}}'' and ''Series/TheGreenHornet'', two shows which premiered a year earlier. Each episode consists of a five-minute short and the series had exactly 100 episodes.

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''Batfink'' was created by Hal Seeger and is a {{parody}} of ''Series/{{Batman}}'' ''Series/{{Batman|1966}}'' and ''Series/TheGreenHornet'', two shows which premiered a year earlier. Each episode consists of a five-minute short and the series had exactly 100 episodes.



* CastingGag: The {{parody}} became very meta in the Latin American Spanish dubbing, because the voice actor dubbing Batfink (Guillermo Romano) was the same actor dubbing Creator/AdamWest in ''Series/{{Batman}}'' and, in a roundabout way, ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends''.

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* CastingGag: The {{parody}} became very meta in the Latin American Spanish dubbing, because the voice actor dubbing Batfink (Guillermo Romano) was the same actor dubbing Creator/AdamWest in ''Series/{{Batman}}'' ''Series/{{Batman|1966}}'' and, in a roundabout way, ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends''.


* FamilyHonor: Parodied in “Stupidman”, where the Chief refuses to go after the eponymous villain, due to them being brothers-in-law.



* OnceAnEpisode: Batfink saying: ''"You're bullets cannot harm me! My wings are like a shield of steel!"''.

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* OnceAnEpisode: Batfink saying: ''"You're ''"Your bullets cannot harm me! My wings are like a shield of steel!"''.


* AffectionateParody: Of 60's superhero shows and films, specifically of Batman and ''Series/TheGreenHornet''. Amusing since the show started the same year both shows aired. The show mercilessly lampshades ''everything!''



* CatchPhrase: "My supersonic sonar radar will help me" and "[[ImmuneToBullets Your bullets cannot harm me]]; my wings are like a shield of steel". Also "Well done, Karate!" whenever Batfink's sidekick pulls a BigDamnHeroes moment. They lampshaded it in ''Hugo's Hoke'', when Hugo's HatePlague prompts The Capable Karate to sarcastically ask, "Why don't you get some new dialogue?"

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* CatchPhrase: "My supersonic sonar radar will help me" and "[[ImmuneToBullets Your bullets cannot harm me]]; my [[WingShield wings are like a shield of steel".steel!"]]. Also "Well done, Karate!" whenever Batfink's sidekick pulls a BigDamnHeroes moment. They lampshaded it in ''Hugo's Hoke'', when Hugo's HatePlague prompts The Capable Karate to sarcastically ask, "Why don't you get some new dialogue?"



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Karate originally spoke with a rather stereotypical AsiansSpeakeeEngrish accent in the first few episodes, before it was swapped for a more nasally New York-sounding accent. His voice actor, Len Maxwell said this was inspired by Don Adams and his character of Maxwell Smart from ''Series/GetSmart'', which was also popular at the time.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Karate originally spoke with a rather stereotypical AsiansSpeakeeEngrish AsianSpeekeeEngrish accent in the first few episodes, before it was swapped for a more nasally New York-sounding accent. His voice actor, Len Maxwell said this was inspired by Don Adams and his character of Maxwell Smart from ''Series/GetSmart'', which was also popular at the time.



* WingShield: Batfink’s main form of defence consists of this.

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* WingShield: Batfink’s main form of defence defense consists covering his body with one of this.his wings. He'll make sure the baddies know that they are ImmuneToBullets.
* OnceAnEpisode: Batfink saying: ''"You're bullets cannot harm me! My wings are like a shield of steel!"''.

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** He was also drawn with stereotypical buck teeth that were later removed.


''Batfink'' was created by Hal Seeger and is a {{parody}} of ''Series/{{Batman}}'' and ''Series/TheGreenHornet'', two shows which premiered a year earlier. Each episode consists of a five-minute short and the series had exactly 100 episodes. The show follows the exploits of Batfink, an anthropomorphic superpowered bat with metallic wings and his bumbling human sidekick, The Capable Karate, as they protect their home city and battle various supervillains. Most episodes, it's their arch-nemesis, resident MadScientist Hugo A-Go-Go and his wacky schemes for world domination, while other episodes featured numerous others who were usually one-shots.

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''Batfink'' was created by Hal Seeger and is a {{parody}} of ''Series/{{Batman}}'' and ''Series/TheGreenHornet'', two shows which premiered a year earlier. Each episode consists of a five-minute short and the series had exactly 100 episodes. The show

Each episode
follows the exploits of Batfink, an anthropomorphic superpowered bat with metallic wings and his bumbling human sidekick, The Capable Karate, as they protect their home city and battle various supervillains. Most episodes, it's their arch-nemesis, resident MadScientist Hugo A-Go-Go and his wacky schemes for world domination, while other episodes featured numerous others who were usually one-shots.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Karate originally spoke with a rather stereotypical AsiansSpeakeeEngrish accent in the first few episodes, before it was swapped for a more nasally New York-sounding accent. His voice actor, Len Maxwell said this was inspired by Don Adams and his character of Maxwell Smart from ''Series/GetSmart'', which also popular at the time.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Karate originally spoke with a rather stereotypical AsiansSpeakeeEngrish accent in the first few episodes, before it was swapped for a more nasally New York-sounding accent. His voice actor, Len Maxwell said this was inspired by Don Adams and his character of Maxwell Smart from ''Series/GetSmart'', which was also popular at the time.


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* PoliceAreUseless: Subverted. The police usually try to fight the villain first, but when that fails, the Chief will summon Batfink and Karate to deal with the villain, after which they will arrest on defeat.


''Batfink'' was created by Hal Seeger and is a {{parody}} of ''Series/{{Batman}}'' and ''Series/TheGreenHornet'', two shows which premiered a year earlier. Each episode consists of a five-minute short and the series had exactly 100 episodes. The show first aired in September 1967, but its repeats were shown on the Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} show ''Series/{{Weinerville}}'' in the 1990s, and on CBBC from 2004 to 2008 as segments on ''Series/DickAndDomInDaBungalow''.

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''Batfink'' was created by Hal Seeger and is a {{parody}} of ''Series/{{Batman}}'' and ''Series/TheGreenHornet'', two shows which premiered a year earlier. Each episode consists of a five-minute short and the series had exactly 100 episodes. The show follows the exploits of Batfink, an anthropomorphic superpowered bat with metallic wings and his bumbling human sidekick, The Capable Karate, as they protect their home city and battle various supervillains. Most episodes, it's their arch-nemesis, resident MadScientist Hugo A-Go-Go and his wacky schemes for world domination, while other episodes featured numerous others who were usually one-shots.

The show first aired in September 1967, but its repeats were shown on the Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} show ''Series/{{Weinerville}}'' in the 1990s, and on CBBC from 2004 to 2008 as segments on ''Series/DickAndDomInDaBungalow''.''Series/DickAndDomInDaBungalow''.




* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Karate originally spoke with a rather stereotypical AsiansSpeakeeEngrish accent in the first few episodes, before it was swapped for a more New York-sounding accent.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Karate originally spoke with a rather stereotypical AsiansSpeakeeEngrish accent in the first few episodes, before it was swapped for a more nasally New York-sounding accent. His voice actor, Len Maxwell said this was inspired by Don Adams and his character of Maxwell Smart from ''Series/GetSmart'', which also popular at the time.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Karate originally spoke with a rather stereotypical AsiansSpeakeeEngrish accent in the first few episodes, before it was swapped for a more New York-sounding accent.

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* WingShield: Batfink’s main form of defence consists of this.

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* BulletHoleSpelling: the opening sequence has the titular character's name being spelled out by bullets that ricochet off Batfink's steel wings and into a wall.

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* BulletHoleSpelling: the The opening sequence has the titular character's name being spelled out by bullets that ricochet off Batfink's steel wings and into a wall.



* DeusExMachina: Every episode involves Batfink coming to a situation where it seems he cannot escape. However, at this point, the action would freeze and the narrator would ironically ask dramatically whether Batfink would survive. Then Batfink would survive this seemingly inescapable situation almost aways via something improbable or out of context. In one occasion it was the ''narrator'' buying time for Batfink with his narration.

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* DeusExMachina: Every episode involves Batfink coming to a situation where it seems he cannot escape. However, at this point, the action would freeze and the narrator would ironically ask dramatically whether Batfink would survive. Then Batfink would survive this seemingly inescapable situation almost aways always via something improbable or out of context. In one occasion it was the ''narrator'' buying time for Batfink with his narration.


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* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: Happens frequently between Hugo and Karate.

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* BulletHoleSpelling: the opening sequence has the titular character's name being spelled out by bullets that ricochet off Batfink's steel wings and into a wall.


''Batfink'' was created by Hal Seeger and is a {{parody}} of ''Series/{{Batman}}'' and ''Franchise/TheGreenHornet'', two shows which premiered a year earlier. Each episode consists of a five-minute short and the series had exactly 100 episodes. The show first aired in September 1967, but its repeats were shown on the Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} show ''Series/{{Weinerville}}'' in the 1990s, and on CBBC from 2004 to 2008 as segments on ''Series/DickAndDomInDaBungalow''.

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''Batfink'' was created by Hal Seeger and is a {{parody}} of ''Series/{{Batman}}'' and ''Franchise/TheGreenHornet'', ''Series/TheGreenHornet'', two shows which premiered a year earlier. Each episode consists of a five-minute short and the series had exactly 100 episodes. The show first aired in September 1967, but its repeats were shown on the Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} show ''Series/{{Weinerville}}'' in the 1990s, and on CBBC from 2004 to 2008 as segments on ''Series/DickAndDomInDaBungalow''.



* {{Parody}}: The show is a parody of ''Batman'' and ''Franchise/TheGreenHornet'', two shows which premiered the same year as Batfink.

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* {{Parody}}: The show is a parody of ''Batman'' and ''Franchise/TheGreenHornet'', ''Series/TheGreenHornet'', two shows which premiered the same year as Batfink.

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* CastingGag: The {{parody}} became very meta in the Latin American Spanish dubbing, because the voice actor dubbing Batfink (Guillermo Romano) was the same actor dubbing Creator/AdamWest in ''Series/{{Batman}}'' and, in a roundabout way, ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends''.

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* MadScientist: Hugo A-Go-Go, 'the maddest scientist of them all'.

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