Shortly before nine o'clock, several men pull up outside Gotham City's House of Ali Baba (a jewelry emporium), which is having it's grand opening, and start giving away umbrellas with the promise of a prize draw. But at nine sharp, the umbrellas open and shoot sparks and smoke into the air, causing
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Appearing in "Fine Feathered Finks"
- Penguin (First appearance)
- Warden Crichton (First appearance)
- Gotham City
Synopsis for "Fine Feathered Finks"
Shortly before nine o'clock, several men pull up outside Gotham City's House of Ali Baba (a jewelry emporium), which is having it's grand opening, and start giving away umbrellas with the promise of a prize draw. But at nine sharp, the umbrellas open and shoot sparks and smoke into the air, causing chaos. When the police examine the umbrellas, Chief O'Hara identifies the Penguin's work. Commissioner Gordon says that Penguin had been released from jail three days ago, and asks for volunteers to solve to case. O'Hara replies that only one man can catch Penguin, and they call on the Batphone.
At Wayne Manor, Dick Grayson is going through his french homework with Bruce when the call comes through. They hurry down to the Police Headquarters and Batman asks to see Penguin's prison warden before assuming the incident was more than a practical joke. Warden Crichton brings a tape of Penguin's last few days in prison. Penguin can be seen lamenting the fact that he was unable to come up with a scheme to eliminate Batman and Robin. His cellmate mentions that it would be nice if Batman was a criminal, but they spot the camera before they divulge their plot. Batman calls for the records of all umbrella factories opened in the last three days. They find one opened by "K. G. Bird" and investigate.
Penguin reveals his plan to his henchmen: he will release a wave of umbrella-chaos, and let Batman turn the clues into a crime he will then commit. On route to the umbrella factory, the Dynamic Duo are told of another incident of umbrellas being given out. They collect the umbrellas, which go off under an asbestos blanket, but no-one tries to run. Batman decides to find Penguin, who is tipped off by a henchman. While Penguin argues he can't be held responsible for the umbrellas after they leave his factory, Batman gives him a warning before leaving. As they depart, a giant umbrella falls from the sky disrupting the traffic. Another smaller umbrella hangs from the handle. Batman retrieves it and finds a plaque identifying the maker as K. G. Bird. They take it back to the Batcave to analyse. While they cannot find anything unusual about the umbrella, they decide to use a fake spider containing a bugging device to spy on the Penguin. As Bruce Wayne, Batman plants the bug, but it's detected, and Bruce is captured. Fortunately, Penguin assumes he is a rival umbrella maker. But he decides to put him in the furnace and kill him.
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- Reason to vanish: bass fishing
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|Commissioner Gordon||Neil Hamilton|
|Chief O'Hara||Stafford Repp|
|Aunt Harriet||Madge Blake|
|Warden Crichton||David Lewis|
|Shop Owner||Alex d'Arcy|
|Asst Shop Owner||Johnny Jacobs|
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