The Batman TV series is best known for its use of onomatopoeia filling shots during fight scenes; to wit, animated verbiage describing the impact of a given punch appear comic book-style on the TV screen at the very moment of impact. This production technique was also referred to as "fight balloons" by Adam West in the DVD release of the 1966 film.

Onomatopoeia guide[edit | edit source]

Season differences[edit | edit source]

In each season, these words appeared differently:

  • Season 1: Words appear superimposed over the fight scenes
  • Season 2: Words appear in multi-colored background cutaways edited into footage
  • Season 3: Words and background flash, again in cutaways similar to season 2.

Complete listing of onomatopoeia[edit | edit source]

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    AIEEE!
  • AIIEEE!
  • ARRGH!
  • ARRGGHH!
  • AWK!
  • AWKKKKKK!
  • BAM!
  • BANG!
  • BANG-ETH!
  • BIFF!
  • BLOOP!
  • BLURP!
  • BOFF!
  • BONK!
  • BONG!
  • CLANK!
  • CLANK-EST!
  • CLASH!
  • CLUNK!
  • CLUNK-ETH!
  • CRACK!
  • CRAAACK!
  • CRASH!
  • CRRAAACK!
  • CRUNCH!
  • CRUNCH-ETH!
  • EEE-YOW!
  • FLRBBBBB!
  • GLIPP!
  • GLURPP!
  • HURT!
  • KAPOW!
  • KAYO!
  • KER-SPLOOSH!
  • KER-PLOP!
  • KLONK!
  • KLUNK!
  • KRUNCH!
  • OOOFF!
  • OOOOFF!
  • OUCH!
  • OUCH-ETH!
  • OWWW!
  • PAM!
  • PLOP!
  • POW!
  • POWIE!
  • QUNCKKK!
  • RAKKK!
  • RIP!
  • SLOSH!
  • SOCK!
  • SPLAAT!
  • SPLATS!
  • SPLATT!
  • SPLOOSH!
  • SWAAP!
  • SWISH!
  • SWOOSH!
  • THUNK!
  • THWACK!
  • THWACKE!
  • THWAP!
  • THWAPE!
  • THWAPP!
  • TOUCHE!
  • UGGH!
  • URKK!
  • URKKK!
  • VRONK!
  • WHACK!
  • WHACK-ETH!
  • WHAM-ETH!
  • WHAMM!
  • WHAMMM!
  • WHAP!
  • Z-ZWAP!
  • ZAM!
  • ZAMM!
  • ZAP!
  • ZAP-ETH!
  • ZGRUPPP!
  • ZLONK!
  • ZLOPP!
  • ZLOTT!
  • ZOK!
  • ZOWIE!
  • ZWAPP!
  • ZZONK!
  • ZZWAP!
  • ZZZZWAP!
  • ZZZZZWAP!
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