“Holy Running a One-Note Gag Into the Ground, Batman!”

380 “Holy” Catchphrases Uttered by Burt Ward Over the Course of Three Seasons of Batman and One Batman Movie

A quick caveat: I put together this list using a number of online sources and 1986’s The Official Batman Batbook, a fun book containing episode recaps and trivia about the 1966-69 TV show.

Someday, when I get around to rewatching the show, I’ll do a proper count and confirm each and every one of these exclamations.

For now, though, I have no problem believing they made Robin say every single one of these, even “Holy priceless collection of Etruscan snoods!” Especially “Holy priceless collection of Etruscan snoods!”

Holy agility
Holy almost
Holy alphabet
Holy Alps
Holy alter ego
Holy anagram
Holy apparition
Holy armadillos
Holy armor plate
Holy ashtray
Holy asp
Holy astringent plum-like fruit
Holy astronomy
Holy Audubon

Holy backfire
Holy ball and chain
Holy bank balance
Holy bankruptcy
Holy banks
Holy bargain basements
Holy barracuda
Holy bat-logic
Holy bat-trap
Holy Benedict Arnold
Holy bijou

Holy bikini
Holy Bill of Rights
Holy birthday cake
Holy Blackbeard
Holy blackout
Holy blank cartridge
Holy blizzard
Holy bluebeard
Holy bouncing boilerplate
Holy bowler
Holy bull’s-eye (2)
Holy bunions

Holy caffeine
Holy camouflage
Holy Captain Nemo
Holy Caruso
Holy catastrophe (2)
Holy cats
Holy chicken coop
Holy chilblains
Holy chocolate eclair
Holy chutzpah
Holy Cinderella
Holy CinemaScope
Holy cliché
Holy cliffhangers
Holy clockwork
Holy clockworks
Holy coffin nails
Holy cold creeps
Holy complications
Holy conflagration
Holy contributing to the delinquency of minors
Holy corpuscles
Holy cosmos
Holy costume party
Holy crack-up
Holy crossfire
Holy crucial moment
Holy cryptology
Holy crystal ball

Holy d’Artagnan
Holy Davy Jones
Holy dead end
Holy demolition
Holy dental hygiene
Holy deposit slip
Holy detonation
Holy detonator
Holy deviltry
Holy dilemma
Holy disappearing act
Holy distortion
Holy diversionary tactic
Holy diversionary tactics

Holy Edison
Holy eggshells
Holy encore
Holy epicure
Holy epigrams
Holy escape hatch
Holy explosion

Holy false front
Holy fate worse than death
Holy felony
Holy finishing touches
Holy fireworks
Holy firing squad
Holy fishbowl
Holy flight plan
Holy flip-flop
Holy floodgate
Holy floor covering
Holy flypaper
Holy flytrap
Holy fog
Holy forecast
Holy fork in the road
Holy Fourth Amendment
Holy Fourth of July
Holy Frankenstein (2)
Holy fratricide
Holy frogman
Holy fruit salad
Holy fugitives
Holy funny bone

Holy gall
Holy gambles
Holy Gemini
Holy geography
Holy ghost writer
Holy giveaways
Holy glue pot
Holy Golden Gate
Holy Graf Zeppelin
Holy grammar
Holy graveyards
Holy greed
Holy green card
Holy guacamole
Holy Guadalcanal
Holy gullibility
Holy gunpowder

Holy haberdashery
Holy hailstorm
Holy hairdo
Holy hallelujah
Holy Halloween
Holy hallucination
Holy hamburger
Holy Hamlet
Holy hamstrings
Holy handiwork
Holy happenstance
Holy hardest metal in the world
Holy harem
Holy haziness
Holy headache (2)
Holy headline
Holy heartbreak (2)
Holy heart failure (2)
Holy Heidelberg
Holy helmets
Holy helplessness
Holy here we go again
Holy Hi-Fi
Holy hieroglyphics
Holy high wire
Holy hijack
Holy hijackers
Holy history
Holy hoaxes
Holy hole in a doughnut
Holy Hollywood
Holy holocaust
Holy homecoming
Holy homework
Holy homicide
Holy hoodwink
Holy hoofbeats
Holy hors d’oeuvres
Holy horseshoes
Holy hostage (2)
Holy hot foot
Holy hot spot
Holy Houdini (4)
Holy human collector’s item
Holy human pearls
Holy human pressure cookers
Holy human surfboards
Holy hunting horn
Holy hurricane
Holy hydraulics
Holy hypnotism
Holy hypodermics
Holy hypothesis

Holy ice picks
Holy ice skates
Holy iceberg
Holy impossibility
Holy impregnability
Holy incantation
Holy inquisition
Holy interplanetary yardstick
Holy interruptions
Holy iodine
Holy I.T.&T.

Holy Jack-in-the-Box (2)
Holy jackpot
Holy jailbreak
Holy jawbreaker
Holy jelly molds
Holy jet set
Holy jigsaw puzzles
Holy jitterbugs
Holy journey to the center of the earth
Holy jumble

Holy karats
Holy keyhole
Holy keyring
Holy kilowatts
Holy kindergarten
Holy knit one purl two
Holy knockout drops
Holy known/unknown flying objects
Holy Koufax

Holy Las Vegas
Holy leopard
Holy levitation (2)
Holy liftoff
Holy living end
Holy lodestone
Holy Long John Silver
Holy looking-glass
Holy lovebirds
Holy Luther Burbank

Holy madness
Holy magic lantern
Holy magician
Holy mainsprings
Holy marathon
Holy mashed potatoes
Holy masquerade (2)
Holy matador
Holy mechanical armies
Holy memory bank
Holy Merlin the magician
Holy mermaid
Holy merry-go-round
Holy mesmerism
Holy metronome
Holy miracles
Holy miscast
Holy missing relatives
Holy molars
Holy molehill
Holy movie moguls
Holy mucilage (2)
Holy multitudes
Holy murder
Holy mush

Holy naiveté
Holy nerve center
Holy New Year’s Eve
Holy nick of time (2)
Holy nightmare
Holy non sequiturs

Holy oleo
Holy olfactory
Holy one-track Bat-computer mind
Holy oversight
Holy oxygen

Holy Paderewski
Holy paraffin
Holy perfect pitch
Holy pianola
Holy pincushions
Holy polar front
Holy polar ice sheet
Holy Polaris
Holy popcorn
Holy potluck
Holy precision
Holy pressure cooker
Holy priceless collection of Etruscan snoods
Holy pseudonym
Holy purple cannibals
Holy puzzlers

Holy rainbow (2)
Holy rats in a trap
Holy ravioli
Holy razor’s edge
Holy recompense
Holy red herring
Holy red snapper
Holy reincarnation
Holy relief
Holy remote control robot
Holy Reshevsky
Holy resourcefulness
Holy return from oblivion
Holy reverse polarity
Holy rheostat
Holy ricochet
Holy Rip Van Winkle (2)
Holy rising hemlines
Holy roadblocks
Holy Robert Louis Stevenson
Holy rock garden
Holy rocking chair
Holy Romeo and Juliet
Holy rudder

Holy safari
Holy sarcophagus
Holy sardine
Holy scalding
Holy schizophrenia
Holy sedatives
Holy self-service
Holy semantics
Holy serpentine
Holy sewer pipe
Holy shamrocks
Holy Sherlock Holmes
Holy show-ups
Holy showcase
Holy shrinkage
Holy shucks
Holy skull tap
Holy skyrocket
Holy slipped disc
Holy smoke (2)
Holy smokes (2)
Holy smokestack
Holy snowball
Holy sonic booms
Holy special delivery
Holy spider webs
Holy split seconds
Holy squirrel cage
Holy stalactite
Holy stampede
Holy standstills
Holy steam valve
Holy stereo
Holy stew pot
Holy stomach aches
Holy straitjacket
Holy stratosphere
Holy stuffing
Holy stupor
Holy subliminal
Holy sub-orbit
Holy sudden incapacitation
Holy sundials
Holy surprise party
Holy switcheroo

Holy Taj Mahal
Holy Tartars
Holy taxation
Holy taxidermy
Holy tee shot
Holy ten toes
Holy terminology
Holy time bomb
Holy tintinnabulation
Holy tip-offs
Holy Titanic
Holy tome
Holy toreador
Holy trampoline
Holy transistors
Holy travel agent
Holy trickery
Holy triple feature
Holy trolls and goblins
Holy tuxedo

Holy uncanny photographic mental processes
Holy understatement
Holy underwritten metropolis
Holy unlikelihood
Holy unrefillable prescriptions

Holy vacuum
Holy vat
Holy Venezuela
Holy vertebra
Holy voltage

Holy waste of energy
Holy Wayne Manor
Holy weaponry
Holy wedding cake
Holy Werner von Braun
Holy whiskers
Holy wigs

Holy Zorro

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One response to ““Holy Running a One-Note Gag Into the Ground, Batman!”

  1. Holy shoot me in the head! Holy that running gag has always annoyed me! Holy Miscellaneous Soup! (www.miscellaneoussoup.wordpress.com)

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