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Morris Tetch (Batman 1966 TV Series)

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The master of time crimes, Clock King, arranged for one of his trick timepieces to be sold to the Harry Hummert Jewelry Shop, which catered to Gotham City's elite. Concealed inside the clock was a small TV camera which allowed the Clock King to observe everyone in the shop. Alerting his moll, Millie Second, and his group of Second Hands, he activated the tricky mechanism in the clock, which gassed all of the patrons unconscious. Clock King and his minute minions saw this as a golden opportunity to strip the shop clean of it's valuables.

Super-heroes Batman and Robin are alerted to the robbery by Commissioner Gordon and rushed to Hummert's shop, where they discovered that the clock was bought at The Parkhurst Gallery. They quickly left the shop and sped for the gallery, where they discovered that the clock was put up for auction by a Mister Kronos. The Dynamic Duo deduced that it was Clock King incognito, and they made their next stop at Dunbar's Drive-in in search for one of Clock King's former molls, Thelma Timepiece.

Back at the Parkhurst Gallery, Clock King disguised himself as pop art expert Progress Pigment and attempted to snatch a rare time-related painting under the very noses of the TV audience. After making a short speech to the crowd, Progress Pigment unveiled his latest sculpture, called Time Out Of Joint, which resembled the inside of a clock and when turned on emitted a potpourri of assembled sounds and noises as the mechanical parts moved about. Nobody suspected that the mechanical marvel was actually being used as a decoy to cover up the sound of a saber saw attatched to its rear, which cut through the wall into the storage room filled with valuable paintings.

After the saw performed its diabolical duty, Progress Pigment clicked another switch on the sculpture, this one emitting a high-pitched noise so piercing that it knocked everyone out except for him and his Second Hands, 3 and 5, who were protected by earmuffs. Clock King entered the storage room and swiped the clock masterpiece therein.

Batman and Robin rushed to the museum and confront Clock King and his Second Hands as they departed with the painting. They proceeded to thrash Second Hands 3 and 5 but were stopped by Clock King, who faked a sprained wrist sustained from clutching the heavy painting and releaseed a barrage of giant springs in their direction from yet another hidden compartment in his Time Out Of Joint. The time the Dynamic Duo made in trying to pry themselves free of the giant coils gave the Clock King and the Second Hands time to escape. The Caped Crusader and the Boy Wonder analyzed the dust inside a wristwatch that Clock King dropped at the gallery and used it to trace his gang and he to their hideout at the deserted premises of Tick Tock Synthetic Rubies, Inc.

Unaware that Clock King left the watch behind deliberately, the Dynamic Duo fell into an untimely trap! Clock King removed their utility belts and encased them in the lower chamber of a gigantic hourglass and left them to be buried under sand which slowly filled the glass, threatening to smother them to death!


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This character, team or organization, was primarily an enemy of the Batman in either the 1966 film or related television show. This template will categorize articles that include it into the "Batman (1966 TV Series) Villains category."

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