"Just a moment madam. Attacking the Terrific Trio is one thing. That's not my business and I don't want to get involved, but stealing the Mope Diamond is another matter completely."
Batman, Robin and Batgirl risk theirs lives to keep these people safe and they seem pretty clueless.
Do you have a favorite line from a secondary character?
My favorite instance of this came in season 1, and I think it is instructive because it takes place at the intersection of Semple's and Dozier's respective visions for the show.
In The Ring of Wax, Riddler and his henchmen are stealing something from the library vault, and he sends henchmoll Moth, apparently to hide out near the front desk on a recon mission to let him know when The Duo arrive.
So this combined Semple's vision of Gotham City obliviousness (including The Duo, which I didn't always like), plus Dozier's admonition to Semple to work in 'dames' (ugh) whenever possible. And it is clear that Dozier wanted many of those 'dames' to be impossibly curvaceous and squeezed into skintight costumes, if possible, to bring in the adult male audience. You may recall, much like Kathy Kersh as Cornelia in season 2, Linda Scott as Moth wore a purple costume that seemed to be the forerunner of Batgirl's.
Anyway, neither the librarian nor The Duo notice Moth, despite the fact she seems to be less than 10 feet away.
BATMAN: Have you seen any unusual-looking people around here?
LIBRARIAN: Unusual? In what way?
BATMAN: Their garb. For instance, a man with a bright green suit with big black question marks on it.
LIBRARIAN: Let me think a moment, no I can't say that I have, offhand. But then I see so many people in the course of a day.
My hobbies include gazing at the Siren and doing her bidding, evil or otherwise.
'She had a devastating, hypnotic effect on all the men.'--A schoolmate describing Joan Collins at age 17
“Ooh! Ooh! What a talent I got!”