RIP Adam West, our beloved TV Batman
Another iconic entertainer gone! Adam West passed away this week at the age of 88 and Gotham City is reeling.
He was our first TV Batman, a campy superhero
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West starred in five television series and was most recently loved for his voiceover work as Mayor Adam West in Family Guy.
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We knew West was a funny guy but this little joke was news to us.
Look at this treasure hunt he sent countless fans on, hidden in the White Pages phone listings. (Those were paper phone books delivered to you free by the phone company. Hundreds of pages thick. People used them as doorstops.)
Imagine you've got the Los Angeles phone book and you lookup West Adam since you're planning to low-level stalk the affable, handsome actor.
85See Wayne Bruce (Millionaire).86
93Wayne Bruce (Millionaire)94please consult Crime Fighter in the Yellow Pages.95
102See Batman - White Pages.103
116Batman117See Adam West118
Well, thanks Mr. West, that was some good old fashioned phone book fun.
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West was a TV star, not a movie star. On the big screen, he played the clueless actor for whom a banged-up Burt Reynolds was a stunt coordinator in the 1978 film Hooper.
We will always love the pulpy, light-hearted 1960s Batman series.
Fans were wondering if all the other Dark Knights -- Ben Affleck, Val Kilmer, Christian Bale, George Clooney, Michael Keaton -- planned to attend West's funeral?
Wherever you are now, Mr. West, we'll be looking for you at the same bat-time, on the same bat-channel, with the same bat-love.