Batman (1966–1968)
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I'll Be a Mummy's Uncle 

While mining for a rare mineral found only under Wayne Manor, King Tut stumbles upon the Batcave.


Sam Strangis


Stanley Ralph Ross, Bob Kane (based upon characters appearing in "Batman" and "Detective" comics magazines created by)




Episode complete credited cast:
Adam West ... Batman
Burt Ward ... Robin
Yvonne Craig ... Batgirl
Alan Napier ... Alfred
Neil Hamilton ... Commissioner Gordon
Stafford Repp ... Chief O'Hara
Victor Buono ... King Tut
Jock Mahoney ... H.L. Hunter
Victoria Vetri ... Florence of Arabia (as Angela Dorian)
Tony Epper Tony Epper ... Tutling
Joe E. Tata Joe E. Tata ... Suleiman (as Joey Tata)


With plans to build an indestructible empire, King Tut goes in search of Nilanium, the world's strongest metal. But with the only known deposit lying directly beneath Wayne Manor, Tut's tunneling soon leads him to the discovery of a lifetime - the Batcave itself. With their secret identities in jeopardy, Batman and Robin race to stop him before his find is leaked to the world. Written by Twenty Penguins

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Release Date:

22 February 1968 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)



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Did You Know?


King Tut's mundane name is stated as "William Omaha McElroy" as an homage to series producer William McElroy Dozier, who was born in Omaha, Nebraska. See more »


Batman references making King Tut raise his voice "3 decibels above high-C." Decibels are loudness and C is a pitch. See more »


[first lines]
Narrator: [narrating] Mount Everatt Hospital in Gotham City, where King Tut's phychoanalysis goes on and on...
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References Lawrence of Arabia (1962) See more »

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Victor Buono one of the great standout villains
4 May 2016 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"I'll Be a Mummy's Uncle" marked the finale for Victor Buono's delightful King Tut, who manages to escape Mount Ararat Hospital right under the nose of his slumbering, 'dirty asp in the grass' psychiatrist, victimizing poor Rosetta Stone (Kathleen Freeman) for the exact amount of cash to purchase a plot of land adjacent to Stately Wayne Manor from none other than Henny Youngman as Manny the Mesopotamian ("no middle initial?" "never use it!"). Perhaps still smarting from being outwitted by Bruce Wayne and Batman side by side, Tut's 'nose for Nilanium' not only detects the world's hardest metal in the world right here in Gotham City, but in H.L. Hunter (Jock Mahoney) mining on the pilfered property actually burrows into the Batcave, rejoicing in the knowledge that he was right all along about the Dynamic Duo's true identities. Were it not for King Tut's frequent lapses of memory one might actually fear for Batman, about to spill the beans to Batgirl and Commissioner Gordon, the latter surprised that Tut would be so jolly at being incarcerated: "I know, and so would you if you knew what I know, and if I know you, no doubt you know what I know now, no huh? Why waste my time with someone who knows, I gotta find someone who doesn't know, do you know?" Only Batman's timely arrival can prevent catastrophe and restore Professor William Omaha McElroy to his former position at Yale once again. Buono has such a ball with every performance that one wishes there had been as many Tut adventures as Joker and Penguin, the viewer the ultimate loser. As 'Florence of Arabia,' Playboy Playmate Angela Dorian aka Victoria Vetri provides yet more delicious eye candy in her skimpy outfit (Tut: "Flo, your assets far outnumber your liabilities!"), gags and ad libs flying with great speed. Tutling Suleiman the Great (Joey Tata) praises his Pharaoh by calling him 'Don Juan of Aswan': "I like that, leave it in!" A conversation about poetry between Robin and Barbara Gordon is quickly put to rest by Batman: "enough prose and cons, Robin!"

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