By Joel Eisner
Of all the Penguin stories this season, this is the worst. Although Penguin pasting up the Batmobile was a novel idea.
Actress Yvonne Craig “If it hadn’t been for Batman, I would probably have never worked with Milton Berle, Ethel Merman and Burgess Meredith.”
Having two episodes allowed for the extra budget of paying both Meredith and Merman plus extra henchmen and a few bit players. Including Horace McMahon as Glu Gluten, he was better known as Lt Parker on the Naked City tv series. He also teamed up with Eivol Eckdol Jack Krauschen as the comic villains in Abbott and Costello Go to Mars.
Dennis the Menace's father Herbert Anderson formally Harry Hummert from the Clock King episode is now promoted to the Racing Secretary for this episode. Gary Owens the voice of both Laugh In and Space Ghost, was the resident newscaster for the Green Hornet series, provides the voice of the radio announcer.
At the end of the episode, King Tut shows up rummaging around the library and the rare Egyptian scrolls (carelessly lying around an open book self labeled Egyptian scrolls. (The book of parasols in this episode though was in a locked cabinet, go figure).
Next Tut returns for the first of two single part episodes that were originally a two part script that was split and made into two episodes.