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The Cat and the Fiddle 

Catwoman disguises herself as a wealthy recluse - Minerva Matthews - to exchange a quarter million dollars for two Stradivarius violins. Once the instruments are safely in her hands, the ... See full summary »

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Catwoman disguises herself as a wealthy recluse - Minerva Matthews - to exchange a quarter million dollars for two Stradivarius violins. Once the instruments are safely in her hands, the villain 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. Written by Twenty Penguins

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The title came from the nursery rhyme, "Hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle." See more »

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Chief O'Hara: Look! Up there! Are they birds?
Commissioner Gordon: Are they planes?
Batman: No, they're cat-burglars! Quickly, to the elevators!
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Featured in Biography: Batman: Holy Batmania! (2003) See more »

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Bat on a hot tin roof
17 May 2016 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"The Cat and the Fiddle" finds the Dynamic Duo avoiding a bat fry by turning the magnifying glasses just far enough to burn through their bonds, after which they're off to find Julie Newmar's Catwoman. Julie gets to do double duty, as the felonious feline impersonates elderly recluse Miss Minerva Matthews, unable to avoid flirting with the armored car driver, Ralph Staphylococcus (James Brolin, later seen in "The Catwoman Goeth" and "Ring Around the Riddler") by squeezing his arm. The top floor of Gotham State Building, 102 stories up, is the final destiny for Catwoman, where two priceless Stradivarius violins (eight pieces of cat gut), along with $500,000 proves to be her undoing. Jack Kelly plays unpopular columnist Jack O'Shea, like all her goons lamenting that he can't get closer to the curvaceous kitten (George N. Neise would be back in the final episode, "Minerva, Mayhem, and Millionaires"). Julie has a field day in her Minerva disguise, but as the episode concludes we're allowed to see Catwoman's vulnerability as her fondness for Batman becomes even more pronounced. The final scene takes place after her trial, cheek touching cheek before leaving, Commissioner Gordon remarking that Batman is blushing! He blames it on the heat, and viewers were not a bit surprised, as things would get even hotter between the Cat and the Bat (her next appearance would be a cameo in "Ma Parker," prior to her next caper in "The Cat's Meow").


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