Enter Batgirl, Exit Penguin


Enter Batgirl, Exit Penguin

Infobox Television episode | Title = Enter Batgirl, Exit Penguin


Series = Batman
Season = 3
Episode = 95
Airdate = September 14, 1967 (ABC)
Production =
Writer = Stanford Sherman
Director = Oscar Ruldolph
Guests = Yvonne Craig,
John Waltier,
Jonathan Troy,
Elizabeth Harrower,
Special Guest Villain: Burgess Meredith as The Penguin,
Uncredited:
Frank Gorshin as The Riddler
Prev = The Duo Defy (Season 2)
Next = Ring Around the Riddler

"Enter Batgirl, Exit Penguin", is the first episode of Season 3 of "Batman" television series', first aired on ABC September 14, 1967 as its ninety-fifth episode. It guest starred Burgess Meredith as The Penguin, and also was the first appearance of Yvonne Craig as Police Commissioner Gordon's daughter, Barbara Gordon, a.k.a. Batgirl

Plot Synopsis

After dispatching Catwoman, Batman and Robin return to the Batcave to revert back to their mild-mannered roles of Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson, in preparation of attending an opera this evening. As a planned surprise, Commissioner Gordon arranges a date between his daughter, Barbara Gordon, with Bruce Wayne. While arriving at her midtown apartment, after work from the Gotham City Library, Barbara is kidnapped by The Penguin. Commissioner Gordon, Chief O'Hara, Bruce and Dick all arrive at Barbara's apartment a few hours later, only to realize that Barbara is missing. As they try to find out what happened to Barbara, Penguin calls Barbara's line and speaks to Commissioner Gordon about the kidnapping. Bruce tells Penguin that he will pay any price as ransom, however Penguin's demands are not about money but marriage instead; his marriage to Barbara. As proof of the Penguin's intentions to marry Barbara, he puts a marriage announcement in the Gotham Times. Wayne tells Commissioner Gordon the reason for the Penguin's marriage is to gain immunity from prosecution because he would be the son-in-law of the police commissioner.

Bruce and Dick immediately change into Batman and Robin and head back to Police HQ. Menawhile, 2 of Penguin's "henchmen" kidnap Alfred and the mintster, using Alfred as colleratal for the marriage and take the minister. As Alfred is dumped into a room where Barbara is be held, Barbara escapes, warning Alfred not to reveal her true identity. Barbara rushes back to her house where she changes into Batgirl, through a hidden room behind her bedroom. Batman and Robin follow Alfred (who earlier activated a distress tracking system) into the Penguin's hideout, where Penguin gasses and takes them (and Alfred) to a different location. The Penguin ties Batman and Robin up in purple bags and hangs them above a vat of hot acid.

But Batgirl would follow the group in a Batcycle and crashes the Penguin's party. Alfred frees Batman and Robin from the deathtrap, whom they join Batgirl in defeating the Penguin and all 4 of his henchmen. Batgirl tells Alfred not to reveal to anyone, not even Batman and Robin, that she is Barbara Gordon, then dispppears before Batman and Robin finally bag the Penguin and his henchmen.

Afterwards Bruce provides a new car to Dick as a present for passing the road test and obtaining a driver's license. Meanwhile, Commissioner Gordon and O'hara receive a threatening call from the Ridder, the series' villain that is appearing in next week's episode. The episode concludes with Dick driving Bruce in his new car back to Wayne Manor, with Bruce reminding him, "Remember, this is not the Batmobile."


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