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Come Back, Shame 

Shame is back, and is using stolen vehicle parts to assemble a truck so fast even the Batmobile won't be able to catch him. Bruce Wayne tricks him into stealing his limo, which he (as ... See full summary »


Oscar Rudolph


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




Episode cast overview:
Adam West ... Batman
Burt Ward ... Robin
Alan Napier ... Alfred
Neil Hamilton ... Commissioner Gordon
Stafford Repp ... Chief O'Hara
Madge Blake ... Mrs. Cooper
Cliff Robertson ... Shame
Joan Staley ... Okie Annie
Timothy Scott ... Messy James
Roy Gleason Roy Gleason ... Grimaldi Smith
John Mitchum ... Rip Snorting
Breland Rice Breland Rice ... Pitman
Eric Shea ... Andy Stevens
Danielle Aubry Danielle Aubry ... Saleslady


Shame is back, and is using stolen vehicle parts to assemble a truck so fast even the Batmobile won't be able to catch him. Bruce Wayne tricks him into stealing his limo, which he (as Batman) and Robin use to track down his hideout. But the villain gains the upper hand in the ensuing fight, and the Dynamic Duo find themselves staked to the ground in the path of a cattle stampede. Written by Twenty Penguins

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Release Date:

30 November 1966 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Clint Eastwood was considered for the part of Shame. See more »


Narrator: [During bat-fight] Biff! Sock! Splatt! Ooooff! Zlopp! Whamm! Zamm! Cr-r-a-a-ck! Biff! Zap! Zowie!
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References Lawrence of Arabia (1962) See more »

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Cliff Robertson simply Shameful
12 May 2016 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"Come Back, Shame" was one instance in which the producers wanted a certain actor, in this case Cliff Robertson (soon to win an Oscar for 1968's "Charly"), and allowed him to suggest what kind of villain he'd like to play. The actor's response was to do a cowboy villain who took himself very seriously, named for the Alan Ladd Western of 1953, "Shane," complete with idolizing little boy in tow (Eric Shea), who continues to follow the ornery Shame around because the big galoot stole his radio! (Robertson's young daughter wasn't very impressed with his movie career, but once she met Adam West, she knew her father was working with important people!). Shame has been stealing custom cars and go carts all over town, his trademark a platinum bullet left at the scene of each crime, his goal to build a super fast model that can outrace the swift Batmobile. Gorgeous 1958 Playboy Playmate Joan Staley is his moll Okie Annie, while his desperados are Timothy Scott as Messy James (so named for his inability to pour whiskey without spilling it), and Rip Snorting (John Mitchum, younger brother of Robert, later seen in "Surf's Up! Joker's Under!"). The climactic barroom brawl at the Demon Rum Saloon ends with the Dynamic Duo trussed up and waiting to be stampeded by approaching cattle, with comedian Jack Carter popping up unbilled as disc jockey Hot Rod Harry.

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