Saturday, July 2, 2016

Animated World of DC Comics: The Jigsaw Jeopardy (1968)

Batman battles the Riddler in "The Jigsaw Jeopardy". Seems the Prince of Puzzlers (Ted Knight, who also narrates) had enough collateral to buy a building to run a puzzle factory in between capers.

Complicating matters is the abduction of Robin (Casey Kasem, who also voices two of Riddler's henchmen), prompting Batgirl (Jane Webb) to go undercover. This video is uncut, unlike broadcasts that have aired on cable in recent years, which edited out the scene in Barbara Gordon's apartment that sets up Batgirl's undercover assignment....

Never did like Ted Knight's speech pattern as Riddler. While Frank Gorshin based his characterization on Richard Widmark, Knight didn't have any notable inspirations that we know of.

The backup feature introduces a 1-shot villain, the Judge.

Rating: B.

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