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Batfink being chauffeured by his aide, Karate.
|Created by||Hal Seeger|
|Written by||Dennis Marks Heywood Kling|
|Narrated by||Len Maxwell|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||100 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||26 min. (approx. 6 min. per short)|
|Production company(s)||Hal Seeger Productions
Golden West Broadcasters
|Original network||KTLA & Syndication|
|Original release||21 April 1966– 4 October 1967|
Batfink is an animated television series, consisting of five-minute shorts, that first aired in April 1966. The 100-episode series was quickly created by Hal Seeger, starting in 1966, to send up the popular Batman and The Green Hornet television series, which had premiered the same year.
Batfink is a bat superhero with metal wings. With the help of his aide, Karate, he fights crime in his city, with his recurring villain being Hugo A-Go-Go
Many episodes end with Batfink in a dangerous situation; typically this is effected by trapping him in some sort of bondage, placing him in a position that renders his wings useless. At the moment the potentially fatal shot is fired, the action freezes, and the narrator asks dramatically if Batfink will survive. Then, the action continues with Batfink escaping, via a convenient but previously unseen deus ex machina or through the use of his superpowers.
Batfink (voiced by Frank Buxton) is a superpowered anthropomorphic grey bat in a yellow costume with a big red "B" on the chest and red gauntlets and boots. He uses his supersonic sonar radar and black metallic wings to fight crime.
Batfink's "supersonic sonar radar" is a super-powered version of a bat's echolocation, used to locate prey. Batfink's power takes the form of the letters of the word "BEEP" (or "BEEP BEEP") emanating from his mouth. The letters are anthropomorphic and sentient and can fly wherever Batfink needs them to go – accompanied by a distinctive beeping noise. His catchphrase during that time is "My supersonic sonar radar will help me!" Whenever Batfink said those words, he would say it through the open sun roof of the Battilac car, while it was not in motion. The letters can see; feel fear; evade capture; and report back to Batfink on what they have seen. In one episode, the "BEEP" is ambushed and beaten up. The "BEEP" also gets confused, misdirected and lost, leaving Batfink to rely on other means to spy upon the episode's villain. Once, when the "BEEP" is sent to investigate Queenie Bee and her swarm of villainous bees, it returns with the letters "EEP" swollen with bee stings. When Karate asks Batfink: "How come they just stung the EEP?" Batfink replies: "Because a bee would never harm another B. But a B will tell on another bee – Queenie Bee is in THERE!" The literal spelled-out appearance of an onomatopœia was a running gag not limited to the supersonic sonar radar; in one episode, Hugo A-Go-Go invented a tickling stick that tickles its adversaries into submission, which sent out the words "Kitchy Koo" to do the deed on Batfink (the episode ended with Batfink slicing the K's off to create the far more irritating, but less distracting, "Itchy Oo").
Batfink's main defense are his metallic wings, which he is able to fold around himself as a protective shield against most attacks, thereby spawning the most famous catchphrase of the show: "Your bullets cannot harm me – my wings are like a shield of steel!" He claims in some episodes that his wings are stainless steel, but in other episodes he explicitly states that they are not – since he always carries a can of spot remover to keep them polished. Batfink can also use his wings as offensive weapons. In one episode, he uses one of them as a sword during a duel. His wings can also help him fly at incredible speeds. They are often used to help him escape certain death or cut through bonds when he has been captured (he can break out of regular ropes, but not rubber ones). In the episode "Ebenezer the Freezer", Batfink has automatic retrorockets built into his wings, but not in any other episode. Sometimes his wings hinder him. When in water, he will sink because of the weight of his metal wings. Powerful magnets are also a problem for him. Plutonium, for reasons unexplained (but possibly relating to his birth in a plutonium mine) also renders the wings useless. Batfink's life and wings are explained in the final episode, "Batfink: This Is Your Life", which depicts his boyhood and how his real wings were replaced.
Batfink rides in a customized pink car resembling a Volkswagen Beetle with scalloped rear fins and bat-winged red "B" emblems on the doors and hood. Called the "Battillac" (rhymes with "Cadillac"), it is outfitted with a sun roof and many defensive devices. The car is resistant to collision damage and energy weapons. Batfink often says something like "It's a good thing the Battillac is equipped with a thermonuclear plutonium-insulated blast shield!" and Karate replies, "It's also good it was a small bomb." As soon as a crime is acknowledged, Batfink says "Karate, the Battillac!"
In the last episode of the series titled "Batfink: This Is Your Life," it is revealed that he obtained his powers when he was born in an abandoned plutonium mine and that he lost his natural wings as a child while saving his mother's life, after escaped convicts blew up their mountain-top cave (plutonium in real life is too scarce in the Earth's crust to be mined, it must be synthesized, usually from uranium). This incident is what motivated him to become a crime-fighter.
Batfink lives in a split-level cave, and has a direct video link to the Chief's office.
Karate (voiced by Len Maxwell) is a gi-clad martial arts expert and Batfink's oafish sidekick who drives the Battillac. He is somewhat oversized and not very bright, but is strong enough to help Batfink out of any situation. He carries a wide variety of objects and gadgets in his "utility sleeve" (a parody of Batman's utility belt), but he often has trouble finding what he needs in it. Karate tends to succeed by dumb luck rather than by skill or ingenuity, and often Karate's involvement will make a bad situation worse.
Karate is a direct send-up of Kato, the Green Hornet's companion, but his hulking size is inspired by the James Bond villain Oddjob. Also as in The Green Hornet episodes, when both characters are in the car, Karate is the driver while Batfink rides in the back seat. In early episodes, his voice is a stereotypical Asian accent, but in later episodes, Len Maxwell adopts a clipped and nasal speech pattern. This was inspired by Don Adams, whose Get Smart character, Maxwell Smart, was popular at the time. Karate on occasion even utters the Maxwell Smart-inspired catchphrase, "Sorry about that, Batfink."
Karate was usually ordered to check downstairs while Batfink checked the upper floor.
At the end of each episode, Karate would make a corny pun that was sometimes physical on the part of his stupidity.
Karate's father was the blacksmith who made Batfink's metallic wings.
The Chief (voiced by Len Maxwell) is Batfink's contact on the local police force and informs Batfink of all the latest crimes via a direct video link to Batfink's Split-Level Cave as Batfink answers "The hotline — Batfink here."
The Mayor is the unnamed mayor of the city that Batfink protects.
The blue-smocked, wild-haired Hugo A-Go-Go (voiced by Frank Buxton) is the main villain of the series. He is referred to as "the world's maddest mad scientist" and spends his time in his "secret" laboratory creating weird and wacky inventions (including a robot bride, complete with robot mother-in-law) to defeat Batfink and dominate the world. He always manages to escape jail to antagonize the hero in a later episode. Hugo A-Go-Go often breaks the fourth wall and has conversations with the narrator.
Other villains that are Batfink's enemies are:
- Ebeneezer the Freezer - A villain who collaborated with Hugo A-Go-Go in a plot to freeze the city.
- Mr. Boomer - The owner of Boomer Glass Works who has been using the sonic booms caused by his jets to improve his business.
- Big Ears Ernie - A villain with sensitive hearing.
- Manhole Manny - A villain who operates in the sewers.
- Mr. M. Flick - A mad movie maker.
- Skinny Minnie - The world's thinnest thief.
- Fatman - A fat criminal who steals fat items.
- Gluey Louie - A villain who uses glue in his capers.
- Brother Goose - A supervillain who always leaves taunting clues based on nursery rhymes.
- Myron the Magician - A criminal magician.
- Sporty Morty - A sports-themed villain that wields different sports equipment.
- The Ringading Brothers - Criminal acrobats.
- Stupidman - A criminal who commits crimes that no sensible person would commit. He is also the brother-in-law of the Chief.
- Professor Vibrato - A mad scientist that uses vibration technology.
- Greasy Gus - A villain who uses grease in his crimes.
- Zero - Plus A. Minus is a villain.
- Swami Salami - A criminal snake charmer.
- The Human Pretzel - A criminal contortionist.
- Professor Hopper - A criminal flea circus owner who uses his trained fleas to commit crimes.
- Roz the Schnozz - A criminal with a bloodhound-like nose.
- Lucky Chuck - A lucky criminal.
- Party Marty - A party-themed criminal who uses special party favors in his crimes.
- Professor Flippo - A mad scientist who invented a machine that turns things upside down.
- The Rotten Rainmaker - A villain with a weather-controlling machine.
- Gypsy James - A parking-meter thief and fortune teller who makes voodoo dolls of Batfink and Karate to try to seal their fate.
- The Chameleon - An art thief who uses portable camouflage screens.
- Beanstalk Jack - A farmer who uses instant beanstalks in his crimes.
- Curly the Human Cannonball - A criminal human cannonball.
- Robber Hood - An archery-themed criminal.
- Sandman Sam - A criminal who uses "slumber sand" that puts anyone to sleep.
- The Great Escapo - An escape artist.
- Daniel Boom - A criminal who uses explosives in his crimes.
- Queenie Bee - A female supervillain with her army of bees. Batfink sends Queenie Bee to Sing Sing and her bees to "Sting Sting."
- Sabubu - A thief from Baghdad.
- The Mean Green Midget - A short criminal who grows fruits and vegetables to help in his crimes.
- Napoleon Blownapart - A criminal who uses hand grenades to blow up stuff.
- Magneto the Magnificent - A criminal who wields magnetic gauntlets.
- Buster the Ruster - A criminal who uses a spray gun that shoots "rust dust."
- Mike the Mimic - An impersonator.
- Cinderobber - A criminal cleaning lady.
- Mr. Bouncy - A former bouncer who uses a special spray to turn anything into rubber.
- Old King Cruel -
- Victor the Predictor - A criminal who uses a prediction motif.
- Goldyunlocks' - A female villain with an obsession of unlocking every lock she sees. Batfink finally defeats her by putting her in a cell with no lock.
- The Three Baer Brothers - The henchmen of Goldyunlocks.
- Bowl Brummel - A criminal bowler.
- Harold Hamboné - An opera understudy.
- Mr. Blankenstein - A green-skinned criminal whose gun shoots out "blanks" that give people amnesia.
- Whip Van Winkle - A criminal who uses whips in his crimes.
- Tough MacDuff - Batfink's oldest enemy. He once gathered other Batfink enemies in a plot to get Batfink to leave town.
- Judy Jitsu - A martial artist, whose name is derived from jujutsu, and on whom Karate has a crush.
- Father Time Bomb - A criminal who uses time bombs in his crimes.
|No.||Title||Story||Animation||Scenics||Original air date|
|1||"Pink Pearl of Persia"||Heywood Kling||Bill Ackerman||Bob Owen||21 April 1966|
|Batfink says that he knows who has stolen a huge pearl from the museum, but he refuses to tell who did it. This leads everyone, including the thieves, to believe that he has turned crooked. The three crooks in this episode return in "Crime College."|
|2||"The Short Circuit Case"||Heywood Kling||Myron Waldman||Bob Owen||21 April 1966|
|Hugo A-Go-Go (in his first appearance) is using his short-circuit device to make trains and traffic signals go wild.|
|3||"Ebenezer the Freezer"||Heywood Kling||Myron Waldman||Bob Owen||20 January 1967|
|Hugo A-Go-Go and Ebenezer the Freezer plan to freeze the entire city, using a missile loaded with freeze gas.|
|4||"The Sonic Boomer"||(No credit)||Myron Waldman||Bob Owen||20 January 1967|
|Mr. Boomer, the owner of Boomer Glass Works, is using a jet plane to create window-shattering sonic booms in order to increase business.|
|5||"Big Ears Ernie"||Heywood Kling||Bill Ackerman||Bob Owen||20 January 1967|
|Big Ears Ernie is a burglar whose super-sensitive hearing allows him to break into safes and avoid capture. The main battle takes place at a construction site.|
|6||"Batfink on the Rocks"||Dennis Marks||John Gentilella||Bob Owen||20 January 1967|
|Hugo A-Go-Go has stolen all the water from Niagara Falls and is selling it for five cents a glass.|
|7||"Manhole Manny"||Heywood Kling||James Tyer||Bob Owen||20 January 1967|
|Manhole Manny, who hides out in the sewer, reaches up through manholes to steal things, such as a valuable painting and the wheels off of police cars.|
|8||"The Mad Movie Maker"||Dennis Marks||I. Klein||Bob Owen||20 January 1967|
|Mr. M. Flick, the Mad Movie Maker, uses a projected image of a meteor to scare everyone out of the city, leaving him free to loot it.|
|9||"Nuts of the Round Table"||(No credit)||Myron Waldman||Bob Owen||20 January 1967|
|Hugo A-Go-Go is sending out robotic knights to commit robberies for him.|
|10||"Skinny Minnie"||Heywood Kling||Bill Ackerman||Bob Owen||20 January 1967|
|Skinny Minnie and her gang of rail-thin thugs use their ability to squeeze through tight spaces to commit robberies and hide from the police.|
|11||"Fatman Strikes Again"||Dennis Marks||Graham Place||Bob Owen||20 January 1967|
|Someone is stealing valuables from fat men's clubs, so Batfink dons an inflatable "fat suit" to find him.|
|12||"The Kitchy Koo Kaper"||Heywood Kling||James Tyer||Bob Owen||20 January 1967|
|Hugo A-Go-Go uses his latest invention, a tickle stick, to render people helpless with laughter.|
|13||"The Dirty Sinker"||Dennis Marks||Myron Waldman||Bob Owen,
|20 January 1967|
|Hugo A-Go-Go is using a special submarine to cut through the hulls of ships so he can rob them and then sink them.|
|14||"Gluey Louie"||Heywood Kling||Bill Ackerman||Bob Owen||3 March 1967|
|Gluey Louie, who immobilizes people with puddles of glue, steals Benjamin Franklin's kite just as it is being donated to a university.|
|15||"Brother Goose"||Dennis Marks||Tom Golden,
|20 January 1967|
|Brother Goose (whose name is a takeoff of "Mother Goose") is a crook whose crimes and traps are patterned after nursery rhymes. This criminal returns in "Crimes in Rhymes."|
|16||"The Chocolate-Covered Diamond"||Dennis Marks||Graham Place||Bob Owen||20 January 1967|
|Two crooks have lost a stolen diamond in a candy factory, so now they are trying to find it by stealing chocolate bars all over town.|
|17||"Crime College"||Heywood Kling||John Gentilella||Bob Owen||1 March 1967|
|Hugo A-Go-Go is teaching his students (the three crooks from "Pink Pearl of Persia") how to commit crimes and avoid capture with the help of a heavily armed school bus.|
|18||"Myron the Magician"||Heywood Kling||Myron Waldman||Bob Owen||20 January 1967|
|Myron the Magician, who uses magic tricks to commit crimes, steals a valuable painting from a museum and hides out in his specially-gimmicked house.|
|19||"Brain Washday"||Heywood Kling||I. Klein||Bob Owen||6 February 1967|
|Hugo A-Go-Go steals a factory's payroll with the help of an instant brainwashing solution that turns people into his willing slaves.|
|20||"MPFTBRM"||Dennis Marks||Martin Taras||Bob Owen||31 January 1967|
|Hugo A-Go-Go, using his newly invented MPFTBRM (Millisecond Photo Flash Temporary Blinding Ray Monocle), has stolen a set of secret plans from a diplomatic courier.|
|21||"Gloves on the Go-Go"||Dennis Marks||Maury Reden||Bob Owen||3 March 1967|
|Hugo A-Go-Go has invented a pair of flying gloves that steal for him. Because they look like Batfink's gloves, Batfink is now wanted by the police! Now Batfink must thwart Hugo's plot and clear his name.|
|22||"Sporty Morty"||Heywood Kling||Bill Ackerman,
|Bob Owen||13 March 1967|
|Sporty Morty, who uses sporting equipment to steal things, wants to hunt Batfink and have his head for a trophy.|
|23||"Go Fly a Bat"||Dennis Marks||Myron Waldman||Bob Owen||31 January 1967|
|Hugo uses a cap that shoots lightning bolts to steal a gold idol; later, he flies the unconscious Batfink like a kite during a lightning storm.|
|24||"Ringading Brothers"||Dennis Marks||Bill Ackerman||Bob Owen||1 March 1967|
|The Ringading Brothers use acrobatic skills to steal valuable rings from people's homes. Their name is a takeoff of both "Ringling Brothers" and the Frank Sinatra song "Ring-A-Ding-Ding".|
|25||"Out Out Darn Spot"||Dennis Marks||Morey Reden,
|Bob Owen||3 March 1967|
|Hugo A-Go-Go invents a spotlight that projects colorful spots to temporarily blind people; he first uses it to steal a valuable dagger, later to trap Batfink. The title is a takeoff of a famous line from Macbeth.|
|26||"Goo-Goo A-Go-Go"||Heywood Kling||James Tyer||Bob Owen||1 March 1967|
|Hugo A-Go-Go has built a grenade-throwing robotic baby to help him commit crimes.|
|27||"Crimes in Rhymes"||Dennis Marks||John Gentilella||Bob Owen||7 April 1967|
|Brother Goose is back and committing more crimes based on nursery rhymes.|
|28||"Stupidman"||Heywood Kling||Graham Place,
|Bob Owen||30 March 1967|
|Stupidman, who commits crimes that no sensible person would try, has stolen a $2 million scimitar; the police are powerless to stop him because he is the Chief's brother-in-law! The crook's name is a parody of "Superman."|
|29||"A Living Doll"||Dennis Marks||Myron Waldman||Bob Owen||31 January 1967|
|Hugo A-Go-Go has built a mechanical Batfink lookalike and Karate must determine who is who in order to save Batfink's life.|
|30||"Bat Patrol"||Heywood Kling||Martin Taras,
|Bob Owen||13 March 1967|
|Hugo A-Go-Go's mechanical soldiers have declared war on law and order. The title is a takeoff of The Rat Patrol.|
|31||"Dig That Crazy Mountain"||Dennis Marks||Graham Place||Bob Owen||20 January 1967|
|Professor Vibrato has broken out of jail using his ultrasonic cello and Batfink pursues him to his mountaintop hideout.|
|32||"Spin the Batfink"||Dennis Marks||Myron Waldman||Bob Owen||6 February 1967|
|A junk dealer is using a machine to create artificial tornadoes, which steal money and junk for him. This episode contains the first half of a hidden political message; the second half is in "Bride and Doom."|
|33||"Greasy Gus"||Heywood Kling||James Tyer||Bob Owen||23 March 1967|
|Greasy Gus, who uses puddles of grease to trip people up, has stolen the police payroll; the police will not work without pay, so it is up to Batfink to bring Gus in.|
|34||"The Mark of Zero"||Dennis Marks||Myron Waldman||Bob Owen||13 March 1967|
|Plus A. Minus, alias Zero (a parody of Zorro), has stolen an original manuscript for The Three Musketeers.|
|35||"Swami Salami"||Heywood Kling||Graham Place||Bob Owen||18 April 1967|
|Snake charmer Swami Salami uses the Indian rope trick to rob penthouses.|
|36||"The Human Pretzel"||Dennis Marks||Bill Ackerman||Bob Owen,
|24 April 1967|
|A contortionist called the Human Pretzel has stolen a box of diamonds and is hiding out at a carnival.|
|37||"Jumping Jewelry"||Heywood Kling||John Gentilella||Bob Owen||30 March 1967|
|Professor Hopper, owner of a flea circus, uses his trained fleas to steal jewelry.|
|38||"Roz the Schnozz"||Heywood Kling||James Tyer||Bob Owen||24 April 1967|
|Roz the Schnozz uses her bloodhound-like nose to sniff out valuables and to avoid the police.|
|39||"Karate's Case"||Dennis Marks||Bill Ackerman,
|7 April 1967|
|Someone impersonating Karate has stolen the Gold Hand of Kara-Tay from a museum; Karate, determined to clear his name, insists on taking charge of this case.|
|40||"The Wishbone Boner"||Heywood Kling||Bill Ackerman,
|Bob Owens||1 May 1967|
|Lucky Chuck, the luckiest crook in town, has stolen a dinosaur wishbone.|
|41||"Hugo for Mayor"||Dennis Marks||Martin Taras,
|Bob Owen||18 April 1967|
|Marked money from a bank robbery is planted on the Chief and the Mayor as part of Hugo A-Go-Go's plan to get himself elected mayor.|
|42||"The Indian Taker"||Heywood Kling||Myron Waldman||Bob Owen,
|23 March 1967|
|Hugo A-Go-Go is using an Indian (i.e., Native American) motif for his latest crime spree "because I don't look good as a cowboy!" The title is a parody of the term "Indian giver."|
|43||"The Devilish Device"||Dennis Marks||Martin Taras,
|Bob Owen||29 May 1967|
|Hugo A-Go-Go's latest invention makes people behave like animals and he uses it to turn Batfink into a chicken.|
|44||"Goldstinger"||Dennis Marks||Myron Waldman||Bob Owen||30 March 1967|
|Hugo A-Go-Go is using a "goldstinger" – a wand that instantly encases people and things in gold plate – to turn the heroes into immobile statues. The title of this cartoon is a parody of Goldfinger.|
|45||"The Shady Shadow"||Heywood Kling||Martin Taras,
|Bob Owen||18 April 1967|
|Hugo A-Go-Go's machine has brought his shadow to life so that it can commit crimes and fight Batfink for him.|
|46||"Party Marty"||Heywood Kling||Morey Reden||Bill Focht||1 March 1967|
|Party Marty, who uses party favors to commit crimes, steals Cleopatra's love letters from a library. A reader in the library keeps shushing people throughout this cartoon.|
|47||"The Beep Bopper"||Dennis Marks||Myron Waldman||Bob Owen||7 April 1967|
|Hugo A-Go-Go's newest machine has brainwashed Batfink's BEEP into leading the heroes into one trap after another.|
|48||"The Super Trap"||Dennis Marks||Martin Taras,
|Bob Owen||12 May 1967|
|Hugo A-Go-Go's electronic jamming device is turning all the machines in the Split-Level Cave against the heroes, including a trap of Batfink's devising that even Batfink cannot escape from.|
|49||"Bride and Doom"||Heywood Kling||James Tyer||Bob Owen||1 May 1967|
|Hugo A-Go-Go has invented a mechanical bride to help him commit crimes; the climax of the action takes place at Niagara Falls. This episode contains the second half of a hidden political message; the first half is in "Spin the Batfink."|
|50||"Topsy Turvy"||Dennis Marks||Myron Waldman||Bob Owen||24 April 1967|
|Professor Flippo's invention turns people and things upside-down; he uses it as part of a death trap in which Batfink is trapped.|
|51||"The Rotten Rainmaker"||Dennis Marks||Martin Taras,
|Bob Owen||8 June 1967|
|The Rotten Rainmaker's weather-controlling device is raining out a planned rocket launch and he demands $1 million to make it stop.|
|52||"Gypsy James"||Heywood Kling||Bill Ackerman,
|Bill Focht||29 May 1967|
|Gypsy James is a crooked fortune teller who steals parking meters; he uses a voodoo doll to battle Batfink. His name is a parody of "Jesse James."|
|53||"The Kooky Chameleon"||Dennis Marks||Graham Place||Bob Owen||19 May 1967|
|The Chameleon (no relation to the Marvel Comics supervillain) is an art thief from France who uses portable camouflage screens to hide from his pursuers.|
|54||"Beanstalk Jack"||Heywood Kling||Bill Ackerman||Bob Owen||12 May 1967|
|Beanstalk Jack (a parody of "Jack and the Beanstalk") is a farmer who uses instant giant beanstalks to commit crimes; he traps the heroes in a Rube Goldberg-style death trap involving a beanstalk.|
|55||"The Time Stopper"||Dennis Marks||Martin Taras,
|Bob Owen||19 May 1967|
|Hugo A-Go-Go's latest device can stop time itself for everyone but him and he uses it to rob a bank.|
|56||"The Kangarobot"||Heywood Kling||Myron Waldman||Bob Owen,
|1 May 1967|
|Hugo A-Go-Go has built a robotic kangaroo that can leap tall buildings, provide Hugo with a quick getaway and fight.|
|57||"Presto-Chango-Hugo"||Dennis Marks||Martin Taras,
|Bob Owen||8 June 1967|
|Hugo A-Go-Go is spraying the entire city with Presto-Chango, a chemical that causes people to switch personalities; as a result of this, Batfink and Karate become each other.|
|58||"Curly the Cannonball"||Dennis Marks||Bill Ackerman||Bob Owen||30 June 1967|
|Curly the Human Cannonball is using his routine to break into jewelry stores so he can rob them.|
|59||"Robber Hood"||Heywood Kling||Myron Waldman||Bob Owen||12 May 1967|
|Robber Hood (a parody of Robin Hood) uses his archery skills to rob money from banks so he can give it to himself.|
|60||"Slow Down! Speed Up!"||Dennis Marks||Martin Taras,
|Bob Owen||1 June 1967|
|Hugo A-Go-Go's latest device can change the speed of whomever it is aimed at; he is using it to slow down his enemies and speed himself up.|
|61||"Sandman Sam"||Heywood Kling||Martin Taras,
|Bob Owen||21 June 1967|
|Sandman Sam is committing crimes with the help of his "slumber sand," which can put anyone to sleep; it even turns Batfink's BEEP into ZZZZ.|
|62||"Yo-Yo A-Go-Go"||Heywood Kling||Martin Taras,
|Bob Owen||14 June 1967|
|Hugo A-Go-Go has a yo-yo which is designed to place a stick of dynamite wherever he wants it to.|
|63||"Hugo's Hoke"||Dennis Marks||Martin Taras,
|Bill Focht||1 June 1967|
|Hugo A-Go-Go has blanketed the city with "Hoke" – hate-inducing smoke – causing everyone to be distracted from Hugo's crimes by their own constant bickering; as a result of this, even Batfink and Karate are at each other's throats.|
|64||"Backwards Box"||Dennis Marks||Myron Waldman||Bob Owen||1 June 1967|
|Hugo A-Go-G-'s latest device makes people and things go backwards; after Batfink escapes from one of Hugo's traps, Hugo uses the box to make him go back into it.|
|65||"The Great Escapo"||Dennis Marks||Graham Place||Bob Owen||14 June 1967|
|The Great Escapo escapes from prison and seals Batfink inside four famous traps at the same time, challenging him to get out of them.|
|66||"Watch My Smoke"||Heywood Kling||Martin Taras,
|Bob Owen||30 June 1967|
|Hugo A-Go-Go has an Aladdin-style lamp, which produces a thick black smoke that obeys Hugo's commands.|
|67||"Daniel Boom"||Heywood Kling||Dave Tendlar,
|Bill Focht||21 June 1967|
|Daniel Boom (a parody of Daniel Boone) uses explosives to commit crimes and to trap the heroes.|
|68||"Queenie Bee"||Heywood Kling||Bill Ackerman||Bill Focht||29 May 1967|
|Queenie Bee's trained bees scare away a museum guard so that she can steal a valuable painting.|
|69||"The Thief from Baghdad"||Dennis Marks||Dave Tendlar,
|Bob Owen||26 June 1967|
|Sabubu, the Thief from Baghdad, steals a priceless gem from a museum and makes his getaway on a flying carpet; his hideout is a carpet store.|
|70||"The Mean Green Midget"||Dennis Marks||Tom Golden,
|Bill Focht||12 July 1967|
|The Mean Green Midget (a parody of the Jolly Green Giant) creates special plants and vegetables to help him commit crimes, such as a flower that sneaks money out of a bank.|
|71||"Double Double Crossers"||Heywood Kling||Myron Waldman||Bill Focht||8 June 1967|
|Hugo A-Go-Go claims that an impersonator of him is going to rob the bank and that he himself is innocent; it is really a robot double that Hugo himself built so he can have an alibi for his own crimes.|
|72||"The Baffling Bluffs of Hugo A-Go-Go"||Dennis Marks||Martin Taras||Bob Owen||15 August 1967|
|Hugo A-Go-Go fools people into thinking that everyday objects are actually powerful weapons so he can rob them easily.|
|73||"Napoleon Blownapart"||Heywood Kling||Bill Ackerman||Bill Focht||14 June 1967|
|In this pun-loaded episode, a lunatic called Napoleon Blownapart (a parody of Napoleon Bonaparte) is using hand grenades to blow up statues in the park.|
|74||"The Atom Boom"||Dennis Marks||Martin Taras,
|Bob Owen||12 July 1967|
|Hugo A-Go-Go pretends to surrender in order to lure Batfink into a seemingly inescapable trap he calls the Atom Boom (a parody of the atom bomb).|
|75||"Magneto the Magnificent"||Dennis Marks||Dave Tendlar,
|Bill Focht||26 July 1967|
|Magneto the Magnificent (no relation to the Marvel Comics supervillain) is a crook whose magnetic gauntlets help him to steal things. His voice is modeled after Cary Grant's.|
|76||"Hugo the Crimefighter"||Dennis Marks||Myron Waldman||Bob Owen||21 June 1967|
|Hugo A-Go-Go gains a reputation as a costumed crimefighter in order to put Batfink out of business.|
|77||"The Trojan Horse Thief"||Heywood Kling||Tom Golden,
|Bill Focht||12 July 1967|
|Hugo A-Go-Go's new vehicle is an armored, heavily armed "Trojan horse" that can tear into vaults.|
|78||"The Zap Sap"||Dennis Marks||Martin Taras,
|Bill Focht||12 September 1967|
|Hugo A-Go-Go builds a "flying saucer" and fools everyone into thinking he is an alien.|
|79||"Unhappy Birthday"||Heywood Kling||Myron Waldman||Bob Owen||26 June 1967|
|On Batfink's birthday, Hugo A-Go-Go tries a number of ways to destroy him, from a grenade in a gift box to a giant cake with a stick of dynamite for a candle.|
|80||"Buster the Ruster"||Heywood Kling||Dave Tendlar,
|Bob Owen||26 July 1967|
|Buster the Ruster uses a spray gun loaded with "rust dust" to disintegrate safes and policemen's guns.|
|81||"Karate's Day Off"||Dennis Marks||Dave Tendlar,
|Bob Owen||14 September 1967|
|On his day off, Karate is fooled by two crooks into believing that Batfink is their hostage and is forced to help them steal.|
|82||"Mike the Mimic"||Nick Meglin||Dave Tendlar,
|Bob Owen||28 September 1967|
|Mike the Mimic uses his impersonation skills to trap Batfink and take his place.|
|83||"Cinderobber"||Heywood Kling||Dave Tendlar,
|Bob Owen||3 August 1967|
|The Chief's new cleaning lady has stolen the police payroll and accidentally left one of her shoes behind; it can only be Cinderobber! (a parody of "Cinderella")|
|84||"Bouncey Bouncey Batfink"||Dennis Marks||Bill Ackerman||Bob Owen||26 June 1967|
|Mr. Bouncey, a former bouncer, uses a chemical spray to turn the bridge into rubber and he demands $1 million to "derubberize" it.|
|85||"The Bomber Bird"||Heywood Kling||Dave Tendlar,
|Bob Owen||3 August 1967|
|Hugo A-Go-Go has built a giant mechanical pigeon that drops explosive eggs.|
|86||"The Copycat Bat"||Heywood Kling||Myron Waldman||Bill Focht||30 June 1967|
|Using mechanical steel wings, Hugo A-Go-Go impersonates Batfink while stealing the city payroll.|
|87||"Old King Cruel"||Heywood Kling||Tom Golden,
|Bob Owen||12 September 1967|
|Old King Cruel (a parody of Old King Cole) steals money from a charity and candy from a baby.|
|88||"Victor the Predictor"||Dennis Marks||Dave Tendlar,
|Bill Focht||14 September 1967|
|Victor the Predictor publicly predicts that a valuable gem will disappear and Batfink will be destroyed; Victor has secretly arranged for his predictions to come true.|
|89||"Goldyunlocks and the Three Baers"||Heywood Kling||Bill Ackerman||Bob Owen||26 July 1967|
|Goldyunlocks (a parody of Goldilocks) robs the bank with the aid of her henchmen, the three Baer brothers.|
|90||"Jerkules"||Heywood Kling||Martin Taras,
|Bob Owen||14 September 1967|
|Hugo A-Go-Go's machine has given him superhuman strength, which he uses to commit crimes under the name "Jerkules" (because he does not want Hercules to sue him).|
|91||"Hugo Here, Hugo There"||Dennis Marks||Martin Taras,
|Bob Owen||15 August 1967|
|Hugo A-Go-Go's new "here-and-there belt" lets him teleport into and out of bank vaults and send Batfink to random places around the world.|
|92||"Bowl Brummel"||Nick Meglin||Dave Tendlar,
|Bob Owen||4 October 1967|
|Ex-champion bowler Bowl Brummel (whose name is a play on "Beau Brummel") uses an exploding bowling ball to rob several jewelry stores at once.|
|93||"Fleiderfink"||Dennis Marks||Tom Golden,
|Bob Owen||15 August 1967|
|Operatic understudy Harold Hamboné uses a special powder to make the star lose his voice so that he can go on instead. The title is a takeoff of Die Fleidermaus, an opera whose title translates as The Bat.|
|94||"Blankenstein"||Heywood Kling||Myron Waldman||Bob Owen||3 August 1967|
|Green-skinned Mr. Blankenstein (whose name is a parody of "Frankenstein") has a gun that shoots "blanks" that blank out people's memories.|
|95||"Whip Van Winkle"||Heywood Kling||Tom Golden,
|Bob Owen||28 September 1967|
|When he is not napping, Whip Van Winkle (whose name is a play on "Rip Van Winkle") uses whips to rob people.|
|96||"Tough Macduff"||Heywood Kling||Martin Taras,
|Bob Owen||4 October 1967|
|Tough Macduff, Batfink's oldest enemy, has gathered together all of Batfink's foes consisting of Manhole Manny, Big Ears Ernie, Gluey Louie, Stupidman, Skinny Minnie, Whip Van Winkle, Old King Cruel, Cinderobber, Swami Salami, Party Marty, Beanstalk Jack, Queenie Bee, Sporty Morty and Rozz the Schnozz, as well as Hugo A-Go-Go. He is giving the hero an ultimatum: get out of town, or be destroyed!|
|97||"Judy Jitsu"||Heywood Kling||Bill Ackerman||Bob Owen||28 September 1967|
|Martial artist Judy Jitsu (whose name is derived from "jujutsu") steals a valuable set of jewelry; the heroes track her down, even though Karate is falling for her.|
|98||"Ego A-Go-Go"||Dennis Marks||Myron Waldman||Bob Owen||12 September 1967|
|Hugo A-Go-Go has sprayed Batfink with a chemical called Ego A-Go-Go that has turned him into a narcissist, thus making him easier to fight.|
|99||"Father Time Bomb"||Heywood Kling||Myron Waldman||Bob Owen||4 October 1967|
|Father Time Bomb (who resembles Father Time) informs the Chief that he has planted a time bomb somewhere in the city; the heroes look for it, not knowing that it is at police headquarters.|
|100||"Batfink – This Is Your Life"||Dennis Marks||Myron Waldman||Bob Owen||4 October 1967|
|Trapped in a seemingly inescapable death trap by Hugo A-Go-Go, Batfink sees his life flash before his eyes and we see how he first became a steel-winged crimefighter. The title is taken from the TV series This Is Your Life.|
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