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Inspector Lew Erskine queries Belinda (Lynn Bari) …

and Assistant Director Arthur Ward queries the manager, played by Connie Gilchrist.

84. The Mechanized Accomplice

Spencer Richard Lang: Extortion - Kidnapping.

Original air date: 31 March 1968
This episode was not rerun.

Inspector Lew Erskine races a time bomb for the life of a kidnapped youth. The Feds' pursuit leads them to Haight-Asbury, which in early 1968 was still basking in the afterglow of the "Summer of Love" of 1967. Watch for Messrs. Erskine and Colby in a "mod" shop. What would J. Edgar Hoover say?!? The scene is priceless!

Also, toward the end of the story, Assistant Director Arthur Ward joins in on the action. Since Batman was already off the air, that means 1968's new "Terrific Trio" consisted of Ward, Erskine and Colby, not Batman, Robin and Batgirl. Conclusion? Bats have the last laugh, because Efrem Zimbalist Jr. would be cast as Alfred Pennyworth in Batman: The Animated Series in 1992. He has played that role longer than any other role in his entire life (1992 to 2004), including Inspector Lew Erskine!



Performer Role
Andrew Prine Spencer Richard Lang
Bobby Sherman Gustav Franz Lang
Lew Brown S.A.C. Allen Bennett
Gertrude Flynn Ruth Kolner
Peter Hobbs S.R.A. Andrew Rea
Lynn Bari Belinda
Jason Wingreen Freddie, the barber
Connie Gilchrist Manager
Aubrey Martin (as Aubri Martin) Dispatcher
Directed by: Lewis Allen
Teleplay by: Paul Schneider
Story by: Norman Jolley



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