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"The Greatest Mother of Them All/Ma Parker"

Aired October 5/6, 1966

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Ma Parker has made a name for herself throughout the United States as one of the most difficult to capture criminals.  When she sets her sights on Gotham City, it doesn't take the Dynamic Duo long to round her and her "boys" up, deposting them in Gotham State Penitentiary.  In fact, it seems a little too easy.  What is her grand scheme and will Batman figure it out?


Joining John to talk about mother of all villains is HG World's Jay Smith.


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Adam West hosted The Hollywood Palace on October 8, the Saturday following this episode in full Batman regalia.

Adam West appeared on Milton Berle's show earlier in the year belting out the song, "This is the Life".  

The fifth episode of The Green Hornet, "The Frog is a Deadly Weapon", aired the Friday following the airing of this two-part Batman story.

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