On Sunday night, Family Guy honored Adam West with a tribute before the episode aired.
The tribute included a photo of West in a voice recording booth with the words “In Loving Memory” and his name and dates of his lifespan. Family Guy then re-aired the episode titled “The Dating Game,” a recent episode that features West’s Family Guy character.
West played an off-kilter version of himself as mayor of the city of Quahog as a recurring character on Family Guy since 2000. Following West’s death on June 9 Family Guy creator and star Seth MacFarlane shared his thoughts.
“Family Guy has lost its mayor, and I have lost a friend,” MacFarlane said in a statement Tweeted out shortly after the news of West’s death broke. “Adam West was a joy to work
"He knew comedy, and he knew humanity. I am beyond fortunate to have had the privilege of working with him, and he will be profoundly missed by all of us. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you have given, Mr. Mayor. You’re irreplaceable.”
West, died at the age of 88 after a short battle with leukemia. He is survived by his wife, Marcelle, six children, five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
“Our dad always saw himself as The Bright
West became an icon by playing the Caped Crusader on ABC's Batman television show, which became a surprise hit when it premiered in 1966. West's Batman is known for its campy humor and though the character has taken a darker and more serious tone over the decades, the television series remains a fan favorite.
West celebrated the 50th anniversary of Batman with a guest appearance on the 200th episode of The Big Bang Theory. West reprised his role as the Dark Knight by voicing Batman, alongside his co-star Burt Ward as Robin, the 2016 animated movie Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders.
West's interpretation of Batman also heavily inspired the Batman animated series The Brave and the Bold, which featured a bright and humorous Batman. West had a guest role on the series as Batman's father, Thomas Wayne, in the episode titled "Chill of the Night!"
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