I still think these episodes were a mistake. Egghead works best on his own, Olga never interested me and a little Batnik and Boy Malchick (or whatever she says) go a long way.
Plus another take on the dithering Batman of the third season. Oh no! Two guards by Batman whatever could he possibly do? Once again the Caped Crusader has lost any of his cool with women.
The only bright spot the female scientist in the Radium (?) lab. Catty from the Catwoman/Sandman episodes. Holy Rising Hemlines! I don't think too many female scientists dress like that, only in Gotham City.
Fine acting all around but overall a waste of Egghead, could've been one of the best Bat villains created for the show like King Tut but ends up henpecked. Hens, eggs, it all comes together. What eggony.
I have hated these episodes all my life, *especially* the Part 2 (in this script) gimmick of seeing our heroes reduced to sobbing while Egghead gets away. Forget Batman singing "Buttercup", that was the low point for the dignity of the character of Batman IMO (and of course its also just a reversal of Egghead's "laughing gas" egg gimmick from the previous season)
Bonnie Patterson in her only onscreen performance, in "The Purr-fect Crime" by Ian McLean, on Flickr
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About Alan Hale as "Gilligan" - I've seen studio paperwork indicating that the character's name was originally "Mike." Studying the script, it looks to me like they changed the name to Gilligan on July 18. According to the Call Sheets, Hale filmed his scenes on Friday, July 21st.
It's odd that Robin says something like, 'well, at least we found the caviar.' I would say it's not really sanitary to eat after Batgirl nearly drowned in it. The dumbing down of Robin continues unabated.
Speaking of which, I found it interesting the script was dated July 7, 1967. It seems they were making BG the damsel in distress quite early in the game, at least from a writing standpoint.
The bit with the Commish being kidnapped and the Trio all arriving, in full costume, not long afterward seems forced. How could any of them realistically have known so quickly what had happened?? It also was interesting that Batgirl placing her hands on her hips is not in the stage directions, so I assume that was something Yvonne came up with. It usually works, but here it seems forced. Watch the sequence--it almost seems as if she didn't know what to do with her hands, so she simply went to her go-to power move.
The Indian man who didn't make the final cut reminds me of the 'Fagin' type from Oliver Twist that got deleted from the Londinium arc, although the character's scenes were filmed. I do not know if these scenes were shot.
I hated, as did epaddon, the 'tear gas eggs.' Ugh. Sherman was trying to out-Stanley Ralph Ross at his own game there.
I found it interesting that the script didn't specify the gender of the technicians and then we got one of Catwoman's former assistants, Pat Becker, as a technician with a short skirt. It reminded me of when Dozier told Semple early on to work more 'dames' into the stories.
I agree that the story makes somewhat more sense in the order it was intended to be shown, although to me personally, it still isn't a winner. In part 3, Egghead essentially takes the lead with a scheme dumber than anything Olga has concocted. It's stupid on two levels: 1--Olga had been driving the crazy train up until then with little concern for Eggy's wishes and 2--why would someone with a supposedly superior intellect come up with something so dumb? Sherman had no understanding of the character.
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