ORIGINAL AIR DATES: 3/29/1967-3/30/1967
EPISODE NUMBERS: 93-94, Production Code N/A
Mr. Freeze shows up in Gotham Harbor in a giant glacier-hideout. Using the ice magnets inside his iceberg hideout, he immobilizes the S.S. Gotham Queen and kidnaps the brilliant Icelandic scientist Professor Isaacson, in hopes of obtaining a formula for instant ice - which will help him freeze the entire harbor and, eventually, whatever he wants. The Dynamic Duo guess that The Frosty Felon had an accomplice on board the ship, and Batman feeds a list containing the passengers of the S.S. Gotham Queen to The Batcomputer. Moments later, it is discovered that ice-skating star Glacia Glaze was on board under her right name Emma Strunk, and, convinced that there is a connection between her and Mr. Freeze, The Caped Crusader plans to check her out that evening as Bruce N. Wayne, when he will escort Aunt Harriet Cooper to the ice show. Meanwhile, Mr. Freeze has defected to his hideout directly underneath The Bruce Wayne Ice Arena and uses his pet seal Isolde to deliver his ransom demands for Prof. Isaacson, which involves a TV broadcast by Bruce Wayne @ midnight.
That night at the ice show, Bruce and Aunt Harriet pay a visit on Glacia in her dressing room...unwittingly interrupting her while she is attempting to keep in contact with Mr. Freeze through her compact which doubles as a 2-way radio communicator. Intrigued by her compact Harriet opens it and is surprised to hear the voice of Mr. Freeze! Glacia quickly covers up by calling it a music box, but Bruce Wayne/Batman is convinved well beyond the shadow of a doubt that Glacia Glaze---b.k.a. Emma Strunk---is definitely in league with The Frozen Fiend! Later that same night, Bruce Wayne does videorecord his TV message @ 11 P.M., so he, as Batman, can trap Mr. Freeze with Robin a good hour later when he tries to collect the ransom money. Meanwhile, Mr. Freeze has attempted to get Prof. Isaacson to spill the beans on his secret invention by putting him in a quick-freezer...without luck, however, for the Icelandic Isaacson is used to the intense cold weather, and it has little effect on him. A discouraged but undaunted Freeze then falls back on "Plan B," injecting Isaacson with carbon monoxide. After returning him to the quick-freezer, Freeze is surprised of The Dynamic Duo's appearance during Bruce Wayne's prerecorded telecast. He is enraged on learning they have brought fake money, and he had his men Frosty and Chilblains toss them into his sinister Sub-Zero Temperature Vaporizing Cabinet, which when activated will instantly vaporize their bodies and make them a part of the ice-skating rink above!
The Duo Defy :
When it seems that Batman & Robin are no more, bust still fears that he will be discovered, Freeze and crew returns to his iceberg. But The Dynamic Duo escape the terrible cabinet by an emergence exit, and, after waiting until The Frozen Fiend has departed, make their appearance via Isodle's sealhouse. Freeze, meanwhile, in his iceberg hideout has managed to syphen the formula from Professor Isaacson and builds the deadly Ice-Ray, intending to freeze all of Gotham City and the entire country! To prove his word, he ices down various parts of Gotham.
At Batman's behest, Commissioner Gordon has a Small Echoing Seal Pulsator placed on Mr. Freeze's trained wonder-seal Isolde, and releases her into Gotham Harbor. Then, tracing the seal back to Mr. Freeze's hideout in The Batcopter, The Dynamic Duo rescue Prof. Isaacson. Freeze tries to render the heroes immobile with his Freeze Gun, but it proves to be no match for their Super-Thermalized Batskivvies! Following the ensuing Batfight, the Gotham authorities, also led straight to Freeze's glacier-hideout, arrive in time to round up the cold-hearted criminals before they can escape to sea in their Ice-Sub, and place them on ice - in jail. Later, Bruce, Dick, Aunt Harriet and Alfred relax by playing with racing cars.
WRITTEN BY: Charles Hoffman
DIRECTED BY: Oscar Randolph
Madge Blake (Aunt Harriet Cooper)
William Dozier (Narrator)
Adam West (Bruce N. Wayne/Batman)
Burt Ward (Richard "Dick" Grayson/Robin: The Boy Wonder)
Alan Napier (Alfred Pennyworth)
Stafford Repp (Chief O'Hara)
Neil Hamilton (I) (Commissioner James W. Gordon)
Leslie Parrish (Glacia Glaze/Emma Strunk)
Elisha Cook Jr. (Isaac Isaacson)
H.M. Wynant (Frosty)
John Archer (Captain Carlisle)
Schuyler Aubrey (Woman Skater)
Anthony Aiello (Officer I)
Alfred Daniels (Officer II)
Eddie Ness (Coast Guard Officer)
Eli Wallach (Mr. Freeze)
Ron Riley (Usher)
- Commisioner Gordon once more gives mention of his daughter, Barbara, in this episode. Although she debuted in the comics a few months before (January 1967), she had yet to debut on the TV series.
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