Riddle Me This, Riddle Me That - Vintage Riddler Riddles

Posted by notoriousbcb (371 posts) - - Show Bio

Straight from the camp classic Adam West/Burt Ward 1960s Batman. . .
 
Can you smell what the Riddler's got cookin'?
 
 

What does a turkey do when he flies upside down?   He gobbles up
What weighs six ounces, sits in a tree, and is very dangerous?   A sparrow with a machine gun
What has yellow skin and writes?   A ballpoint banana
What people are always in a hurry?   Russians
What goes up white and comes down yellow and white?   An egg
How do you divide seventeen apples among sixteen people?   Make applesauce
Why is an orange like a bell?   Because they both must be peeled
There are three men in a boat with four cigarettes but no matches. How do they manage to smoke?   They throw one cigarette overboard and made the boat a cigarette lighter
What is it that no man wants to have but no man wants to lose?   A lawsuit
When is the time of a clock like the whistle of a train?   When it's two to two
What has neither flesh, bone, nor nail yet has 4 fingers and a thumb?   A Glove
Why is a quarrel like a bargain? (Molly)   It takes two to make it
What kind of pins are used in soup?   Terrapins
What is Joan of Arc made of?   Maid of Orleans
How many sides has a circle?   Two, inside and outside
Which president wears the largest hat?   The one with the biggest head.
Has Anybody seen my friend Kirsch? Kirsch Who? Gesundheit   (joke)
Did you hear about Greta Garbo? She dreamed one night she sprinkled six boxes of grass seed in her hair and woke up moaning "I vant to be a lawn"   (joke)
When's a donkey spelled with one letter? (Robin)   When it's "U"
When is a person like a piece of wood?   When he's a ruler
What room can no one enter?   Mushroom
What is the beginning of eternity, the end of time and space, the beginning of every end and the end of every race?   The Letter E (no answer given on show)
How much dirt is in a hole 3 acres square and 200 feet deep?   None, because it's a hole
What won't run long without winding?   a river
Why is a woman in love like a welder?   They both carry a torch (solved next episode)
What is it that's always coming but never arrives?   Tomorrow
What squeals louder than a caught rat? (Batman)   Several caught rats
How do you stop a dog from barking in July? (Joker's moll)   Shoot him in June
What is black & white and red all over?   Book
What has branches and leaves and no bark?   Library
The more you take away, the larger it grows. What is it?   A hole
What has 4 legs, runs day and night, but never gets anywhere?   The Famous Lion Fountains at the museum
What are more mink skins used for than anything else? (Joker)   to hold minks together
Did you hear what the maid said when the duchess asked if she'd given the goldfish fresh water that morning? (Joker)   No your highness, he hasn't yet used what he had yesterday
Did you hear about the kid who wanted to sell his dog for $50,000? (Joker)   He got his price, traded it for 2 $25,000 cats but you can't make a deal like that for the Maharaja because we've got enough cat's already
Why is a musician's bandstand like an oven?   Because that's where he makes his bread
How do you make a dishonest shortcake   Lieberry shortcake (corrupted version of 'library')
What do you find in a kitchen cabinet that is not alive?   Deadpans
When is a new car considered to be seedy?   When it's a lemon
When is a bonnet not a bonnet?   When it becomes a young woman
When does a Boy Wonder rhyme with bubble?   When he's double
Why is a bear like a fallen tree?   A bear lumbers and a fallen tree becomes lumber
Why is silk like grass?   You measure both by the yard
When is a man a stupid relative?   When he's a mannequin (a dummy)
Why was Flo Zigfield like a nearsighted man?   Because they both put on spectacles (Harold Lloyd)
What kind of men are always above board?   Chessmen
What kind of machine has ears?   A train, it has engineers
Why does a cowboy wear a tight belt?   To hold up his pants
Mr. Van Jones, why are you like a clock at midnight?   Because both of your hands are going straight up, right now
What's black & white and full of fuzz?   Squad Car
I know a bank where the wild time blows, inside out the puzzle goes   Points to Artemus Knab (bank backwards)
What letter is ne'er received in the alphabet?   The letter you put in the mailbox
How canst thou keep a rooster from crowing on Sabbath morn?   By killing him on a Saturday night?
PUZZLES (from secret writing)   points to the Puzzler's phone number
An aviator was carrying his clothes home from the cleaners when it began to rain. How didst he protect them?   He put them inside the hangers
(Clue is in a crossword puzzle in the Gotham City Herald)   a Basin Street Hotel Banquet, or a "Bank Wet" at the Gotham City Bank, it's flooded
When is a man drowned, but still not wet?   When he's trapped in quicksand
When is an eagle's nest blest best?   Nest Eggs; Anthony Aquila, the Latin American dictator
What is it that travels on all fours in the morning, on two legs at noon, and three at twilight?   Man
When is a floor like a puzzle?   (the floor under the duo breaks apart)
Why is an old collar button like an old pile of burning automobile tires? (Batman)   Because they both choke! (Robin)
When is a Jet Stream like a Daffodil?   (unanswered)
What do many boats, shovels, laundries, whistles, and hot showers have in common?   steam
When is the top of a mountain like a saving's account?   when it peaks one's interest
When does a painter use a trigger instead of a brush?   when he's a stickup artist
Who rules the ring, no prince, king or raja; look for a clue on the walls of Kafaja   Riddler wants to control the prizefighting ring
If we had our choice of laps to sit on, which would we choose?   Kid Gulliver's temporary lapse of memory
What have the following in common - hemming, basting, pearling, and tagging?   needlework
What's most alluring when it's lowest or highest; when it's in the air or in a hole; when it's served you yet you can't touch it?   an enchanting ace (introduction to Siren)
What's looser that a thread, a fish, flying ribbons?   A woman's tongue
What do bells, curtains, twins and hair have in common?   bells ring out, curtains ring down, twins are perfect ringers, hair comes in ringlets
Any aggressor should beware his successor   rhymes with Mushy Nebuchadnezzer
What are the chilliest 12 inches in the world?   cold feet
What suit of cards lays eggs?   one that's chicken hearted (calling Batman a coward)
What eats crow, yells uncle, and tosses sponges?   a loser
When is a prizefight like a beautiful lady?   when it's a knockout
What do you throw away that keeps returning?   a boomerang
 
You can just hear Frank Gorshin's signature cackle in the background can't you? His portrayal of the character took the Riddler from minor enemy to major foe in the pages of all the Batman titles.  Some of the riddles above are a bit kitsch, but certainly entertaining.  Your thoughts?
#1 Posted by jloneblackheart (5519 posts) - - Show Bio

Some of these are awesome. Sparrow with a machine gun. 

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#2 Posted by Dracade102 (8167 posts) - - Show Bio

Frank Gorshin has the coolest laugh in all of history  

#3 Posted by Wolverine0628 (398 posts) - - Show Bio

This is awesome!
#4 Posted by notoriousbcb (371 posts) - - Show Bio
@Wolverine0628 said:
" This is awesome! "
Thanks!
#5 Posted by RainEffect (3240 posts) - - Show Bio

I really enjoy riddles. Some are so simple yet so unbelievably difficult. I'm glad they made them a little bit harder in Arkham City.

#6 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

I just read a table of 60's Riddler riddles. That just happened.

Ugh, it's so early lol.

#7 Posted by notoriousbcb (371 posts) - - Show Bio

@RainEffect: Hear you there.

@Gambit1024: I believe I originally stumbled upon this in the wee hours of the morning as well and had the same reaction.

#8 Edited by entropy_aegis (15316 posts) - - Show Bio

@notoriousbcb: Riddler:says one of his moronic riddles.

Me:Pulls out gun and shoots him,end of story.

and when was Riddler a major foe?unless villiany was concieved by Riddler and Humpty Dumpty.

LOL,the guy's a joke whose existence is only due to his iconic status/nostalgia.He was rendered obsolete the moment he entered the modern age,this also applies to amny of Batman's other classic enemies,but atleast they lasted all the way up to NML.

#9 Posted by redleader1 (507 posts) - - Show Bio

@raineffect: yea asylum and city did a great job ( yet I felt city lacked as many in jokes in its riddles) to bad origins got rid of them I mean come on.

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