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The Bat-Phone was not one but three red telephones located in Wayne Manor, where it sat on the desk in Bruce Wayne's study like a normal everyday phone; the Batcave; and the GCPD Headquarters, in [[James Gordon (Batman 1966 TV Series)|Commissioner

History

The Bat-Phone was not one but three red telephones located in Wayne Manor, where it sat on the desk in Bruce Wayne's study like a normal everyday phone; the Batcave; and the GCPD Headquarters, in Commissioner Gordon's office. It was mainly used by the Commissioner to contact Batman during emergencies.

The Batcave phone was linked to a reel-to-reel player with several pre-recorded answers, in the event Batman could not answer without compromising his secret identity.

Notes

  • The concept of the "Bat-Phone" was created by Bill Finger and was first introduced in Detective Comics #328; two years prior to the premiere of the Batman TV show. However, it wasn't until the series was released, that it was officially named as such. Prior to that, the Batphone made several appearances in comics and was only called the "Hot-Line".

Trivia

  • The Bat-Phone has a black button in the center of the dial area which, when pushed, connects Commissioner Gordon to Batman.
  • The Bat-Phone is usually answered by Alfred, though Commissioner Gordon and Chief O'Hara do not know the identity of "the Voice" — to quote O'Hara in "The Entrancing Dr. Cassandra".
  • Instead of ringing, the Bat-Phone makes a beeping sound while the phone's main body flashes.
  • Another, fourth, Bat-Phone is installed in the Batmobile.


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