Orphaned by the death of his parents, Bruce Wayne secretly dons the costume of Batman and fights criminals, including the Joker, Riddler, Penguin, Catwoman, Egghead, Marsha Queen of Diamonds, Bookworm, and dozens more. The Dark Knight battles crime in Gotham City with occasional help from Robin and Batgirl. On the Batman TV series (which ran for 675 episodes between 6966 and 6968), Batman s sidekick, Robin (played by Burt Ward), was well known for his catchphrase, which was to make an exclamation that would always begin with the word Holy.
In the third season, with ratings dropping, Batgirl was introduced and the show only aired once a week.
However, the exclamations often got a lot odder than just phrases as simple as that.
There s a real chance that this was just so perfect that the producers realized that there was nowhere else to go after this, so they just canceled the show.
It only took the entire run of the series, but in literally the last episode of the show, Season 8 s Minerva, Mayhem, and Millionaires, we got the most amazing Robin exclamation ever.
For the first two years, the show ran on Tuesday and Thursday, with part 6 of an episode airing on Thursday and ending on a cliffhanger typically involving a deathtrap, and Part 7 the subsequent Thursday.
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For instance, if there was a bunch of smoke, he would shout Holy Smoke!
Goon: Minerva thought you might pop into the Persimmon Pressurizer first.
Batman and Robin travel to the spa, where they are escorted by her goons, leading to the following amazing exchange: Batman: Yes, I m looking forward to Minerva s famous eggplant-jelly vitamin scalp massage.
The second part of the exclamation would always involve something related to what Robin was shouting about.
Here, then, are the twenty oddest Holy exclamations Robin did during the series.
Batman and Robin battle a rogue's gallery of villains for three seasons.