Random bits of trivia from the 60s' Batman show.
* It was the very first Batman TV show.
* The show had 3 seasons.
* The Riddler was the first villain to appear in the show.
* The show started in 1966 and ended in 1968.
* In the comics, Gotham has had various mayors. The show had a mayor, who wasn't from the comics, named Mayor Linseed.
* Catwoman was the show's only female villain who first appeared in the comics. The show's other female villains were created for the show.
* Although Chief O'Hara was a prominent supporting character, he first appeared in the show, not the comics.
* The Riddler was played by Frank Gorshin in the first season and the film, John Astin in the second season, and a comeback from Frank Gorshin in the third season.
* Mr. Freeze was played by George Sanders in the show's seventh and eighth episodes. When Mr. Freeze came back, he was played by Otto Preminger and in his last two episodes, he was played by Eli Wallach.
* Batgirl didn't appear in the third season. However, she made up for lost time by becoming one of the show's stars.
* The Mad Hatter appears in the first 2 seasons, but doesn't appear in the third season.
* Superman never appeared in the show and was never mentioned by name, but there was one episode where a character said, "Up, up, and away.", which was a catchphrase Superman used when he flew.
* The Green Hornet and Kato, a fellow crimefighting duo, guest-starred in the show.
* Top Cat's voice actor, Arnold Stang, guest-starred in a season 3 episode.
* Roddy McDowall, who played the Bookworm, voiced the Mad Hatter in Batman: The Animated Series and a guest appearance in Superman.
* The Mad Hatter and King Tut are referred to by their real names, in some scenes, but most of the other villains aren't.
* A rumor has been going among fans that a Batman villain from the comics, named Maxie Zeus, was based on King Tut. Maxie Zeus was created after King Tut, which makes the rumor seem plausible, but it's currently unknown if that's true.