Batman

Batman (1966)

66 mistakes in season 2

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Barbecued Batman? (2) - S2-E6

Visible crew/equipment: When Minstrel and his henchmen race down the stairs, the sound pole rigging shadow is moving at the very top of the screen.

00:04:00

Jean G

The Clock King's Crazy Crimes (1) - S2-E11

Continuity mistake: During the fight in the art gallery, the papers on the desk to the left of the screen are scattered. But in some shots of the fight progressing, the same papers have straightened themselves back into nice, neat stacks again.

00:17:00

Jean G

Come Back, Shame (1) - S2-E25

Continuity mistake: After Annie drops the chandelier on them, Batman and Robin are knocked unconscious. No one's had time to move either of them, but when Andy comes into the saloon in the next shot, Robin has somehow shifted positions on the floor: he's not in the same spot or position he originally fell in.

00:21:30

Jean G

Shoot a Crooked Arrow (1) - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: The arrow Archer fires into the window frame in Commissioner Gordon's office is, depending on the camera shot, angled up, then down, up, down and up again.

00:07:30

Jean G

The Dead Ringers (2) - S2-E16

Visible crew/equipment: When Harry plots to replace Chandell, the polished grand piano behind him reflects the moving lights on some of the studio equipment.

00:15:30

Jean G

The Clock King Gets Crowned (2) - S2-E12

Continuity mistake: Batman tosses a large white box at one of the henchmen. The box lands on the round dais of the clockworks, but as that dais begins to rotate, the box disappears. It pops back up a few shots later, now sitting on the stationary corner of the clockwork platform. But as the fight rages on, it vanishes again between shots.

00:21:30 - 00:22:10

Jean G

The Zodiac Crimes (1) - S2-E37

Continuity mistake: Robin is holding an upright 8-foot pole when Venus sprinkles her knock-out glitter on the Dynamic Duo. When the shot cuts and they fall to the floor, the pole has completely disappeared.

00:22:10

Jean G

The Puzzles Are Coming (1) - S2-E31

Continuity mistake: In the Batcave, Batman is holding Puzzler's pink balloon while he and Robin deduce its clues. The shot cuts to a wider angle when they turn to race to the Batmobile, and the balloon disappears.

00:12:50

Jean G

The Dead Ringers (2) - S2-E16

Continuity mistake: Tied to a conveyor belt, Batman and Robin move past a stack of boxes stenciled with the factory's name. Cut to close-up, and they're now back to a position right next to the boxes. Back to master shot, and the boxes are once again several feet away - at least until the next close-up.

00:02:50

Jean G

The Yegg Foes in Gotham (2) - S2-E14

Visible crew/equipment: During the final egg fight, the microphone shadow puts in an appearance on the wall behind the bad guys.

00:21:50

Jean G

Barbecued Batman? (2) - S2-E6

Continuity mistake: Between takes at the end of the final fight scene, most of the chairs shift positions around the table, the wooden partition screen that fell over during the scuffle has somehow folded itself, and a white cloth that was draped over one of the chairs has disappeared.

00:22:00

Jean G

The Minstrel's Shakedown (1) - S2-E5

Continuity mistake: When Alfred brings the lunch tray down to the Batcave, Batman is holding a soldering iron, working on the electronic bug. When the shot cuts to a close-up, the soldering iron vanishes, and he's holding a clear plastic probe instead.

00:10:15

Jean G

Barbecued Batman? (2) - S2-E6

Continuity mistake: While Batman is telling Octavia that she can go free, his hands are either straight down at his sides or clasped together at chest level, depending on the shot.

00:06:15

Jean G

Green Ice (1) - S2-E19

Continuity mistake: Mr. Freeze has frozen the commissioner's office, and when Batman applies plastic explosive to the door, a frost stripe appears that wasn't there in the master shot a moment before. In the next shot, the putty he's just put there disappears. And when the explosion occurs (even though Batman didn't add any detonators), it doesn't emanate from anywhere near the spot where he applied the putty.

00:06:00

Jean G

The Clock King Gets Crowned (2) - S2-E12

Factual error: Trapped in the overturned hourglass, Batman and Robin lie flat and begin furiously digging in the sand, making the hourglass roll out the door. But to cause such rapid movement, they'd need to be applying their weight against one of the glass sides (like a hamster in a ball). Just digging in the sand wouldn't get them anywhere, at least not that quickly.

00:04:15

Jean G

Hot Off the Griddle (1) - S2-E3

Revealing mistake: During the fight in the museum, one of Catwoman's henchmen slams into the wall beside a window. The set wall buckles and caves in, leaving the bottom edge of the window bent and jutting out. A few shots later, though, both wall and window have repaired themselves.

00:14:00

Jean G

The Joker's Provokers (2) - S2-E22

Factual error: Tsk. After all his lectures to Robin about the importance of education, Batman should and would know better. On the chalk board, where he's written out Joker's message (dictated to him over the phone), the caped crusader mis-punctuates the phrase "a gargoyle's key" by leaving out the apostrophe. Definitely not a mistake that stickler-for-correctness Batman would make.

00:09:30

Jean G

The Impractical Joker (1) - S2-E21

Continuity mistake: Toward the end of the fight in the fur salon, one of Joker's henchmen shifts locations instantaneously. In the first shot, he's on the far side of Robin, falling against the wall. In the very next shot, he jumps to a spot between Robin and the camera, where he takes a swing at Batman.

00:17:00

Jean G

Shoot a Crooked Arrow (1) - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: When the Archer robs Wayne Manor's safe, an unconscious Dick Grayson shifts positions on the floor between takes. At first, he's lying with both hands folded over his chest. A few shots later, his left arm is stretched out over his head.

00:01:30

Jean G

Scat, Darn Catwoman (2) - S2-E41

Audio problem: At the end, Catwoman falls from the roof into the water below. But we never hear a splash.

00:21:15

Jean G

The Zodiac Crimes (1) - S2-E37

Continuity mistake: Joker's floating zap-wand is hanging in the air right in front of Chief O'Hara's face. But when the shot cuts, it's instantly ten feet away, and is now floating behind the Joker.

00:01:45

Jean G

The Penguin's Nest (1) - S2-E27

Revealing mistake: When Bruce, Dick and Aunt Harriet get into what's supposed to be an elevator, there's solid concrete under the sliding doors where there should be a break separating the lift car from the building's floor. It's visible again in Part 2, when Batman and Robin use the same elevator.

00:04:30

Jean G

The Dead Ringers (2) - S2-E16

Continuity mistake: Batman folds up the Bat Shield and starts to tuck it into his belt, which it is much too large to fit into. In the very next shot, the shield has disappeared.

00:21:00

Jean G

The Spell of Tut (1) - S2-E7

Continuity mistake: As Tut prepares to re-animate the scarab beetles, his apothecary henchman stands to his immediate right, close enough to touch his shoulder. But when the shot cuts to a wider angle, the man is standing a foot away.

00:08:45

Jean G

It's the Way You Play the Game (2) - S2-E26

Visible crew/equipment: When Batman and Robin visit Laughing Leo's Used Car Lot, the side of the Batmobile reflects a whole row of big square studio lighting panels.

00:06:30

Jean G

It's the Way You Play the Game (2) - S2-E26

Visible crew/equipment: The Batmobile has just pulled away, and as Andy waves good-bye, the camera shadow can be seen moving rapidly offscreen at the lower lefthand corner of the frame.

00:04:25

Jean G

The Spell of Tut (1) - S2-E7

Factual error: King Tut is said here to have been a 4th Dynasty ruler. Just as in the previous Tut episode, Egyptian history seems to have entirely escaped Batman's writers. They previously mis-identified Tut's namesake as a 14th Dynasty ruler, and this time around, guessed wrong again. In fact, Tutenkamen's brief rule was part of the 18th Dynasty.

00:03:30

Jean G

Tut's Case is Shut (2) - S2-E8

Continuity mistake: Tut's "pets," which are a little too obviously plastic, are crocodiles (with pointed snouts), and they're sitting on a grassy island in their water tank. The stock footage inserts, however, are of alligators (which have flat snouts) swimming in open water, with no island in sight.

00:02:30

Jean G

Batman's Satisfaction (2) - S2-E52

Continuity mistake: Britt Reid visits Bruce Wayne, and while sitting on the couch, stretches forward and places both hands on his knees. But in the next take, he's abruptly leaning back with his arms folded.

00:09:30

Jean G

The Clock King Gets Crowned (2) - S2-E12

Continuity mistake: Batman and Robin are trapped in the overturned hourglass. They're sitting upright when Batman suggests an escape plan. In the very next shot, they're sprawled face down on the sand.

00:04:15

Jean G

Penguin Sets a Trend (2) - S2-E43

Continuity mistake: Penguin's van races by a Gotham City movie theater, passing three cars parked in front of it. In the very next shot, the Batmobile zips past the same spot in hot pursuit - and there are now four cars parked there.

00:20:20

Jean G

The Joker's Hard Times (2) - S2-E38

Factual error: Joker, Penguin and no less than four henchmen all manage to hide in the Batmobile's trunk and leap out when it enters the Batcave. Even for Batman, this is stretching credibility more than a bit. There's no way the Batmobile's trunk could hold six adults and still close (and it was closed). Two might fit, even three in a pinch - but not six.

00:17:30

Jean G

The Bat's Kow Tow (2) - S2-E30

Factual error: Batman ingeniously deduces that the sympathetic vibration needed to escape Catwoman's sound-trap is the note F-sharp above high-C. What he proceeds to hum, however, is a D, and Robin hums an E. Neither of them reaches F-sharp, but the sound chamber dutifully explodes and frees them anyway.

00:02:30

Jean G

Marsha's Scheme of Diamonds (2) - S2-E24

Continuity mistake: In part 1, Marsha's prisoners included the mayor. Here, Batman rescues Robin, Gordon and O'Hara - but the mayor has disappeared. And oddly, no one mentions his ever having been there.

00:05:05

Jean G

The Yegg Foes in Gotham (2) - S2-E14

Continuity mistake: Just before Bruce Wayne tosses the grape to set it off, Egghead's miniature radar bomb moves to a different position on the floor all by itself.

00:04:00 - 00:05:20

Jean G

The Greatest Mother of Them All (1) - S2-E9

Revealing mistake: When Ma Parker activates her jet-propelled wheelchair, the much younger stunt woman's face is visible as the chair speeds down the hallway toward Batman and Robin.

00:09:15

Jean G

The Clock King's Crazy Crimes (1) - S2-E11

Continuity mistake: Clock King renders the art gallery patrons unconscious with a high-frequency sound wave. As they fall, one of the men drops his hat. When they come to and get up, the hat has disappeared.

00:15:20 - 00:19:10

Jean G

Batman's Anniversary (1) - S2-E45

Continuity mistake: Sitting at the banquet table, Batman has placed his left hand over his chest. When the shot cuts, his hands are instantly both down at his sides.

00:05:00

Jean G

The Joker's Hard Times (2) - S2-E38

Continuity mistake: After all the stow-away baddies jump from the Batmobile's trunk, they leave it open. Between shots, it magically closes itself.

00:19:30

Jean G

The Joker's Hard Times (2) - S2-E38

Continuity mistake: The Batmobile pulls up in front of the Platter-Porium, and you can see that only Batman and Robin are inside the car. When the shot cuts to close-up, though, Venus is sitting in between them. (Tight squeeze: it's a 2-seater and she must be straddling the transmission hump and hand brake - ouch.) The shot cuts back to full for them to jump from the car, and Venus has disappeared again.

00:13:40

Jean G

The Bat's Kow Tow (2) - S2-E30

Continuity mistake: When Catwoman tries to tempt Batman into a kiss at the end, his cape is draped completely over the right half of his chest. Each time the angle reverses, though, it's pulled back over his shoulder in its usual position.

00:21:15

Jean G

The Bird's Last Jest (2) - S2-E28

Visible crew/equipment: Batman tilts the Bat Shield just a little too much when he and Robin are under fire from Penguin's goons, and it captures a pretty clear reflection of the camera rigging.

00:04:00

Jean G

The Joker's Last Laugh (1) - S2-E47

Revealing mistake: The counterfeit 100 dollar bills that Gordon and O'Hara say look "so authentic" don't actually resemble any known U.S. currency at all. In fact, a close look reveals them to be very bad photocopies of Mexican 100 peso notes.

00:01:00

Jean G

Catwoman Goes to College (1) - S2-E49

Revealing mistake: The crowd scenes during what is supposedly a Gotham City University student protest rally are inserts of rather blurry old stock footage. Not only is the mob far too large for a mere college rally, the footage is in black & white, while the rest of Batman is in color. Bit of a dead giveaway.

00:23:00

Jean G

Penguin Sets a Trend (2) - S2-E43

Visible crew/equipment: The Batmobile, responding to Batman's remote control activator, is supposedly driving itself through Gotham City's streets. But in one shot, even though he's crouching down, you can see the head of the film crew member actually driving the car.

00:03:00

Jean G

That Darn Catwoman (1) - S2-E40

Continuity mistake: After the drugged Robin clobbers Batman with a wooden chair, the broken pieces change their arrangement on the floor between one shot and the next.

00:20:50

Jean G

The Joker's Provokers (2) - S2-E22

Continuity mistake: After Alfred pulls out the key, two pieces of the little blue time-shifting box have apparently fallen to the floor. Joker snatches one of them up while struggling with the butler. But when Batman and Robin leap in for the next shot, the second piece has vanished from its spot on the floor.

00:20:30

Jean G

The Bird's Last Jest (2) - S2-E28

Plot hole: Batman proudly tells Robin that he knows Penguin's men are out of ammo because he's been counting all the bullets. But he'd have no way to know how many rounds they had to begin with, so he couldn't possibly know that they've run out.

00:05:30

Jean G

Penguin's Disastrous End (3) - S2-E44

Visible crew/equipment: As O'Hara goes to move his patrol car, the boom mike and lighting equipment is reflected on the windows.

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The Joker's Hard Times (2) - S2-E38

Continuity mistake: When the Joker directs Gordon and O'Hara to look at the statue of Justice, they look at it from a front view. But when Joker comes out of the Police building where he left them frozen, it's from behind the statue, rather than in front.

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Pop Goes the Joker (1) - S2-E57

Other mistake: Not only can Caesar Romero's moustache can be seen, but the line between the white makeup and his skin on his neck. Also, when Robin's face came out of the clay, his mask was almost around his mouth. A moment later, the mask is back in place. Later, his face, mask, and body is spotless.

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Flop Goes the Joker (2) - S2-E58

Revealing mistake: After Bruce stops the governor of the mobile, it can be seen that the weights are painted Styrofoam balls.

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Barbecued Batman? (2) - S2-E6

Continuity mistake: At the end, when Minstrel is cornered by the Dynamic Duo, he pulls out his sparking remote unit. After being told it won't work, as O'Hara cuffs him, the unit that was in his hand disappears.

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Dizzonner the Penguin (2) - S2-E18

Other mistake: In the fight in Convention Hall, when the goons surround Batman, watch the one on the front left. He's punching over and down, yet he's hitting nothing.

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Dizzonner the Penguin (2) - S2-E18

Other mistake: Batman throws himself into acid. Counting on acid-proof suits, Batman comes out unscathed, but his ropes didn't get burned off until he dipped the back into the acid. Also, even though he covered his face a moment, he came out with his face exposed, and undamaged, when it should have been burned.

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Dizzonner the Penguin (2) - S2-E18

Continuity mistake: In the beginning, Batman and Robin's side of the scales are lowering them down. At one point, it isn't moving.

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Hizzonner the Penguin (1) - S2-E17

Continuity mistake: At the end of the episode, the pointer on the scales alternates from pointing between "AGONY" and "K.O." to pointing between "CLOSE" and "AGONY" and back again.

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A Riddling Controversy (2) - S2-E46

Continuity mistake: In the park at the statue base, Batman uses a knife to open the telegram. As he reads, the knife is pointed up, and a moment later, it's down.

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A Riddling Controversy (2) - S2-E46

Revealing mistake: When Batman and Robin use their jets to get out of the quicksand, as they fly up, you can see the wires used to pull them up.

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The Joker's Provokers (2) - S2-E22

Revealing mistake: When Alfred talks to his twin Egbert, as they face each other, you can plainly see the line dividing the screen so that Alan Napier can play both parts.

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An Egg Grows in Gotham (1) - S2-E13

Revealing mistake: A lot of the time, especially in close ups, you can see the line between the bald dome wig and Vincent Price's real skin, as well as the different coloring of skin.

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The Duo Is Slumming (2) - S2-E32

Other mistake: While Batman and Robin are ascending in the balloon, Robin picks up a chewed piece of gum, and stops the altimeter just before 20,000 feet. After that, Robin wondered how to get down. Beside Batman's head is the handle of the cord that would have started to let the air out, and started dropping them down.

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Batman Displays His Knowledge (2) - S2-E50

Continuity mistake: When Batman and Robin are trying to escape from the giant coffee cup at the beginning of this episode, spots of moisture keep appearing and disappearing on Batman's costume.

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The Contaminated Cowl (1) - S2-E35

Continuity mistake: After the Mad Hatter's spray turns Batman's cowl pink, Batman and Robin are shown in the Batmobile, headed back to the Batcave. The stock shot shows Batman wearing his regular blue cowl while inside the car. Once they get to the Batcave, Batman's cowl is pink again.

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Ma Parker (2) - S2-E10

Continuity mistake: When Batman is strapped into the electric chair, his utility belt is the standard flat-front, blank, yellow boxes. Once Batman breaks the wire loose to send a message, there is a large, black and yellow button attached to the the right front of the belt.

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The Joker's Provokers (2) - S2-E22

Factual error: During the fight to regain his box, the Joker picks up an orange colored deep well drill bit to hit Batman. First, such a device has sufficient weight that one regular man couldn't lift it easily, let alone swing it. Second, the drill bit wouldn't be lying around in the water works guard office.

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Trivia

The 1966 T.V. Batmobile was created from a decade-old "concept show car" designed and built in 1955 by Ford's Lincoln Division. It was called the Lincoln Futura, and was originally a pearlescent pale green. After several years on the car show rounds (and an appearance in one movie, repainted red), it was sold for $1 to George Barris who stored it outdoors for 6 years. When FOX called looking for Barris to build a car for the show, they gave him 3 weeks, so he grabbed this already-weird looking car he had out back, sketched a few changes and passed the physical work to Bill Cushenberry. It was finished on time and the rest is history.

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