I hate to be the one to get this thread going since I was the one who started it, but oh well.
This episode is just everything that is great about Batman from this era. You can tell it is the first episode of the series because even though all of the characters are already established some of the things Gordon says implies that Batman is newer.
I don't think there is any other mention of Bruce's parents being killed in the series and it's almost funny how frank and unemotional Bruce is about the whole thing. It's like "Well back when my parents were murdered... " No pain, just a 'fully-deputized agent of the law' it sounds like I'm complaining, but I'm not--that's just the way the show works.
My friends and I thought it was a just a tad bit disturbing how well Burt Ward played Molly with the Robin mask on.
A good start to the series and to "The Penguin revisits his childhood by watching Batman" I'm looking forward to some of the more elborate cliff-hanger traps though.
I think I'll give this one ***1/2
(Come on people I know you're out there, just say what you thought. If you thought it was corny and you can't imagine why you watched it again say that. Let's get this thread moving. )