Holy tribute, Batman!
“Family Guy” plans to honor late Batman actor Adam West this Sunday by re-airing a recent episode of the show featuring his character, Mayor West, winning an auction for a medieval-themed restaurant, Entertainment Weekly reported.
The episode, titled “The Dating Game,” will begin with a tribute message to the star, who died last Friday at 88 following a short battle with leukemia.
Fox had originally planned to broadcast a different re-run titled “Passenger Fatty-Seven,” which first aired in January. “Family Guy” concluded its 15th season last month and is currently running old episodes.
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West, who rose to fame as TV’s Batman in the 1960s, portrayed a comically clueless version of himself on “Family Guy” who served as Mayor of the fictional town of Quahog, Rhode Island.
“Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane previously paid tribute to West after his death with a heartfelt Twitter message over the weekend.
“His positivity, good nature, and sense of fun were undeniable, and it was always a big jolt of the best kind of energy when he walked in to record the show,” Macfarlane wrote. “He knew comedy, and he knew humanity.”
The producers of “Family Guy” aren’t the only ones honoring West this week. DC Comics and Los Angeles are teaming up to shine a Bat-signal in the sky on Thursday evening as an ode to the the former Dark Knight.
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That ceremony begins at 9 p.m. local time, with the signal set to be lit from the Los Angeles City Hall building.
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