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'Family Guy' Pays Tribute To Late Adam West

'Family Guy' Pays Tribute To Late Adam West


Mark McGowan

Mark McGowan

Even though Seth McFarlane's sense of humour in Family Guy and American Dad has a tendency to shock and cause controversy, there are times when heartwarming anecdotes creep out.

For example, when Carrie Fisher, who played Peter's supervisor Angela in Family Guy, passed away, full effort was put into to create a tribute to her.

Now they've honoured the late Adam West, but not in the typical way. Executive producer on the show, Steve Callaghan, revealed that the best way to honour the legacy West created on the show is to keep the character appearing sporadically during the latest season.

"He's such an integral part of the series that it never even occurred to us to take that out," Callaghan told Entertainment Weekly. "I would almost feel like that was somehow not properly honouring him. I think the proper way to honor him is to keep the character in the show."

Fox, the network Family Guy appears on, have also released a nine minute compilation video titled In Loving Memory of Adam West.

The compilation shows Quahog's Mayor's most haphazard, funniest and ridiculous moments, reminding us all of how much we loved him.

West died in June at the age of 88 after a short battle with leukaemia. It was a hard time for those in the industry, having to say goodbye to the original Batman.

Many paid tribute to the legend, including Seth McFarlane.

He said on Twitter: "Family Guy has lost its mayor, and I have lost a friend. Adam West was a joy to work with, and the kind of guy you could always be around.

"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. 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."

Thousands of people also turned up to see Los Angeles' tribute to the late Batman actor, Adam West just days after his passing, as they lit up the LA City Hall with the Bat-signal.

The Batmobile, similar to the one West drove in the 1960s TV show, was also on the scene while crowds chanted 'Adam'.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, who led the event, were joined by Burt Ward, who starred as Robin alongside West in the cult TV show.

He obviously had such a great impact on a lot of people.

Featured Image Credit: Fox/Family Guy

Topics: Family Guy