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"The Cat and the Fiddle"
Batman episode
Episode no.Season 2
Episode 37
Directed byDon Weis
Written byStanley Ralph Ross
Production code9706-Pt. 2
Original air dateSeptember 15, 1966 (ABC)
Guest appearances
Jack Kelly
Buck Kartalian
George Barrows
Charles Horvath
Edy Williams
Special Guest Villain: Julie Newmar as The Catwoman
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The Cat and the Fiddle is the 38th episode of the 1960s Batman television series. It guest starred Julie Newmar as The Catwoman.


Batman and Robin barely escape from their hot ordeal and track Catwoman's next step. Catwoman disguises herself as a wealthy and elderly recluse - Minerva Matthews - to exchange a quarter million dollars each for two Stradivarius violins. Once the instruments are safely in her hands, the villainess reveals her true identity and demands the cash back. But Catwoman is surprised to learn that her business partner - Zubin Zucchini - is also not who he appears to be - Robin The Boy Wonder. When Batman saves Catwoman from falling to her death from the 102-story Gotham State Building after a failed escape attempt, she thanks Batman for doing so and asks him if he's spoken for. Later at Police Headquarters, Catwoman thanks Batman for helping her during her trial, nuzzles him gently after he states that no matter how much time goes by there will always be a man waiting for a woman as beautiful as herself and she finally bids him farewell. Surprised by her small gesture of affection, Batman is left in a confused daze causing Commissioner Gordon to ask him "Why...Batman, are you blushing?" to which he simply answers "It's the heat of the day, Commissioner. Unseasonably warm, don't you think?"