Los Angeles turned into Gotham on Thursday to honor the late Adam West with a bat signal and special tribute.
West, best known for playing Batman in the 1960s, died June 9 at the age of 88. At the tribute ceremony Thursday, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti stood next to the famous red batphone from the 1960s “Batman” TV series, the Los Angeles Times reported.
When Garcetti quoted the famous lines “the same bat time, the same bat channel” that reminded ‘60s audiences when Batman would be on again, the crowd said the bat-cadence along with him.
This week on “Pat & Stu,” Jeffy Fisher shared his own tribute to the late actor.
“I met him a few years ago just briefly, and I mean, he was a nice guy,” Jeffy remembered.
Pat Gray described the beloved “Batman” series that ran from 1966 to 1968. “It was really campy and fun,” he said. The show interjected frames with “BAM” and “POW” in stylized writing into fight scenes.
While he is most beloved for being the first Batman actor, West had a later career voicing an important character on Fox’s “Family Guy,” Stu Burguiere pointed out. West played the recurring character Mayor Adam West on the cartoon series for 17 years.