Premiered December 12, 1968.
Robin:Forget the hearts and flowers!
Batman:It's villains and brickbats time again, come on!
|"Holy Cupids Bruce!" Dick Grayson (AKA Robin) looks at the calender & realizes tomorrow is Valentine's Day.|
Batman (Olan Soule) and Robin (Casey Kasem) are called to the Gotham police station by Commissioner Gordon (Ted Knight). Various villains have sent Valentine gifts to the Dynamic Duo. Most of the gifts turn out to be bombs in disguise.
Catwoman (Jane Webb) has sent them a package...which contains a live Siamese cat!
The package also contains a poem from Catwoman that reads:
Roses are red
Violets are blue-o
And I adore
The Dynamic Duo!Catwoman says she admires the heroes and wants to declare a truce in honor of Valentine's Day. The cat likes Robin, so he names her Valentina. Batman says they can keep her, since she doesn't appear to be a bomb.
At the same time, Catwoman and her minions are on a crime spree, stealing money and jewelry. Batman and Robin are alerted to her whereabouts, but she keeps getting away.
|Batman & Robin pursue Catwoman, Valentina joins them for a ride.|
Batman and Robin discover that Valentina's fur is covered with a chemical that gives off radio waves. This is how Catwoman is tracking their movements.
Later, Batgirl (Jane Webb again) joins the Dynamic Duo in their attempt to capture Catwoman. They succeed in apprehending her Catmen minions, but Catwoman gets away.
|The heroes hang on for dear life, while Catwoman whips them (ouch)!|
J.A. Morris says:
"From Catwoman With Love" isn't great, but it's short, fun and one of the few superhero episodes based around Valentine's Day.
|The Joker doesn't appear in this episode, but he send his foes a Valentine!|
|Batman opens a Valentine gift using bomb-disposal equipment.|
Younger fans might find the plot and (limited and often recycled) animation rather simplistic. But Olan Soule and Casey Kasem were always fun voicing the Dynamic Duo. Jane Webb also does a nice job here, performing double duty as the voice of Catwoman and Batgirl.
|Batgirl tails Catwoman.|
|Valentina climbs a brick wall. Is she "Spider-Cat"?|
|Catwomam attacks the Batmobile with her car's "Cataram".|
|Batman & Robin capture Catwoman's flunkies.|
|Valentina turns on her "boss"!|
J.A. Morris' rating:
2 and a half Valentine Hearts.