Marsha's Scheme of Diamonds

"Marsha's Scheme of Diamonds" is the 58th episode of the Batman television series. It originally aired on ABC, on November 24, 1966 and guest starred Carolyn Jones as Marsha, Queen of Diamonds.

"Marsha's Scheme of Diamonds"
Batman episode
Episode no.Season 2
Episode 58
Directed byJames B. Clark
Written byStanford Sherman
Production code9727-Pt. 2
Original air dateNovember 24, 1966 (ABC)
Guest appearance(s)

Woody Strode
Estelle Winwood
James O'Hara
Ben Gauge
Hugh Douglas
Charles Stewart
Special Guest Villainess: Carolyn Jones as Marsha, Queen of Diamonds

Plot synopsis

In the previous episode, as Batman is about to be forced into marrying Marsha, Queen of Diamonds, Aunt Harriet Cooper and Alfred Pennyworth, posing as “Mrs. Batman” and her “lawyer”, respectively, storm up to the altar. Alfred provides a fake marriage certificate to the minister conducting the wedding, showing that Batman is still married. The minister refuses to go on with the wedding.

A furious Marsha runs back to her lair, where she is about to give another potion to Robin. However, Batman arrives. Marsha and her goons escape before Batman and Alfred enter. Batman and Alfred revive Robin, Commissioner Gordon and Chief O’Hara. Marsha returns to see Aunt Hilda about the failure of Hilda’s latest potion. Hilda knew the potion was of poor quality anyway, so they try to figure out a workable potion for the Dynamic Duo.

Meanwhile, Robin wakes up in the Batcave, telling Batman that their troubles with Marsha all center around their Bat-Diamond. Since the Bat-Diamond would be too large and heavy for Marsha to steal from the Batcave, the Dynamic Duo obtains some information via the Batcomputer about Marsha’s bordello. Commissioner Gordon calls Batman, remembering Marsha saying to him that she has to visit her aunt, while Batman suspects that there may be a basement where Marsh and Aunt Hilda are hiding. Using the Bat-Computer, Batman and Robin locate Marsha’s basement and then pay a visit to the Queen and Hilda. A fight with Marsha’s men ensues. Marsha throws a smoke bomb, rendering Batman and Robin unconscious, then Hilda turns Batman and Robin into toads before delivering them to Commissioner Gordon’s office. Marsha threatens to feed Batman and Robin to a hungry cat unless Commissioner Gordon reveals the Batcave and Bat-Diamond’s location. Then Batman and Robin reappear through a window, shocking Marsha and Gordon. The toads were substituted while Marsha was away. The voices from the toads were provided by Batman's ventriloquism. Marsha is placed under arrest.

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Preceded by
Marsha, Queen of Diamonds
(airdate November 23, 1966)
Batman (TV series) episodes
September 7, 1966
Succeeded by
Come Back, Shame
(airdate November 30, 1966)

External links

List of Batman (TV series) episodes

The following is an episode list for the 1960s Batman television series. It also provides the main cast members, production notes and a list of notable guest stars.


Marsha is a variant spelling of Marcia. Notable people with the name include:

Marsha Ambrosius (born 1977), former member of the English band duo Floetry

Marsha Arzberger (born 1937), Democratic politician

Marsha Barbour, first lady of the U.S. state of Mississippi since 2004

Marsha S. Berzon (born 1945), federal appeals judge who has served on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals since 2000

Marsha Blackburn (born 1952), Tennessee politician

Marsha Canham (born 1950), Canadian writer of historical romance novels

Marsha Cheeks (born 1956), African-American politician from the U.S. state of Michigan

Marsha Clark, American actress best known for roles in soap operas

Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, senior policy analyst for the United States Environmental Protection Agency

Marsha Collier, author, radio personality and educator in making money on eBay and online

Marsha J. Evans (born 1947), retired Rear Admiral in the United States Navy

Marsha Farney (born 1958), American politician

Marsha Feinland, third-party candidate (Peace and Freedom Party) for U.S. President in 1996

Marsha Harris, winner of the 1998 Walter Byers Award as the nation's top female scholar-athlete

Marsha Hunt (born 1917), American film, stage and television actress

Marsha Hunt (born 1946), American model, singer, novelist and actress

Marsha Ivins (born 1951), American astronaut and a veteran of five space shuttle missions

Marsha P. Johnson (1945–1992), African American transgender activist

Marsha I. Lester, American physical chemist

Marsha M. Linehan (born 1943), American psychologist and author

Marsha Looper (born 1959), Colorado legislator

Marsha Marescia (born 1983), field hockey player from South Africa

Marsha Mason (born 1942), American actress and television director

Marsha Milan Londoh (born 1985), Malaysian singer and actress

Marsha Miller (born 1969), retired beach volleyball player from the United States

Marsha Miro, wrote art news for the Detroit Free Press in the late 20th century

Marsha Norman (born 1947), American playwright, screenwriter, and novelist

Marsha J. Pechman (born 1951), United States federal judge

Marsha Shandur (born 1977), radio presenter, DJ and music manager, who presents on Xfm London and Xfm Manchester

Marsha Sharp (born 1952), former head coach of Texas Tech University's women's basketball team, the Lady Raiders

Marsha Singh (born 1954), politician in the United Kingdom

Marsha Skrypuch (born 1954), Ukrainian Canadian children's writer who lives in Brantford, Ontario

Marsha Stevens (born 1952), Christian singer, musician, songwriter and recording artist

Marsha Swails (born 1952), Minnesota politician and a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives

Marsha Thomason (born 1976), British actress

Marsha Thomson (born 1955), Australian politician

Marsha Thornton (born 1964), American country music singer

Marsha Vadhanapanich (born 1970), Thai singer, model and actress

Marsha Waggoner (born 1948), American professional poker player

Marsha Warfield (born 1954), American actress and comedian

Marsha, Queen of Diamonds

"Marsha, Queen of Diamonds" is the 57th episode of the Batman television series. It originally aired on ABC, on November 23, 1966 and guest starred Carolyn Jones as Marsha, Queen of Diamonds.

Woody Strode

Woodrow Wilson Woolwine Strode (July 25, 1914 – December 31, 1994) was an American athlete and actor. He was a decathlete and football star who was one of the first African American players in the National Football League in the postwar era. After football, he went on to become a film actor, where he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Spartacus in 1960. He served in the United States Army during World War 2.

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