"The Cat's Meow/The Bat's Kow Tow"
Aired December 14/15, 1966
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The Catwoman proves she has more than one life when she returns to Gotham City with a new scheme. But for once, she's not pussyfooting around by having a feline themed scheme. She plans to ransom the voices of England's premiere musical duo Chad & Jeremy. Can Batman and Robin stop her before an international incident brews?
Joining John to talk about how the Catwoman character has changed since her premiere last season as well as the impact having Chad & Jeremy on Batman had on the show is Gotham City 14 Miles editor, Jim Beard.
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A native of Toledo, Ohio, Jim Beard was introduced to comic books at an early age by his father, who passed on to him a love for the medium and the pulp characters who preceded it. After decades of reading, collecting and dissecting comics, Jim became a published writer when he sold a story to DC Comics in 2002. Since that time he's written official Star Wars and Ghostbusters comic stories and contributed articles and essays to several volumes of comic book history.
His prose work includes GOTHAM CITY 14 MILES, a book of essays on the 1966 Batman TV series; SGT. JANUS, SPIRIT-BREAKER, a collection of pulp ghost stories featuring an Edwardian occult detective; MONSTER EARTH, a giant monster anthology; and CAPTAIN ACTION: RIDDLE OF THE GLOWING MEN, the first pulp prose novel based on the classic 1960s action figure.
Currently, Jim provides regular content for Marvel.com, the official Marvel Comics website, and is a regular columnist for Toledo Free Press.
Click on the image to get your copy of Jim's collection of essays on the Batman 60s series from Amazon.
This episode of The Green Hornet aired the Friday following these episodes of Batman.
Judy Strangis, who played Dyna Girl, appeared in Batman as one of Chad & Jeremy's admirers.