Last month saw the passing of Adam West, who was best known for his role as the title superhero in the 1960’s television series Batman. But while the 88-year-old actor was forever known as Batman, he did have a career beyond the campy TV show, including voicing the character Adam West, the Mayor of Quahog, on FOX’s animated television series Family Guy.
Now, FOX has released a 9-minute highlight reel of West’s appearances in tribute to the late actor. Watch the video here below.
Adam West, the actor best known for his role as Batman in the 1960s television series, died on Friday in Los Angeles, CA, after a short battle with leukemia. He was 88.
The West family posted the news this morning to the actor’s social media accounts, stating “Our beloved AW passed away last night. He was the greatest. We’ll miss him like crazy. We know you’ll miss him too – West Family.”
Am I the only one who finds it hard to believe that Family Guy started in 1999 and is about to start it’s 14th (!!!) season? The show about a dysfunctional Rhode Island family, including a sociopathic baby with matricide on his mind, and a borderline alcoholic talking dog, found a committed audience, and gained a huge cult following on FOX. When the show was cancelled, fan demand led to a comeback and with it’s ridiculous brand of sophomoric, immature, and sexually suggestive humor, Family Guy has found its niche in the cultural zeitgeist of Americana. Like many shows on for as long as it’s been, many of the shows quotable lines are part of the lexicon.. What Bart Simpson did in the early 90s for “Cowabunga”, Family Guy has done for “Giggidy” and “IT’S GONNA RAIN!” Show creator and star Seth MacFarlane transitioned to a successful film writer/director (Ted/Ted 2), and even hosted the Academy Awards in 2013.
Check out the panel discussion videos and trailer below.
We’ve seen countless great cosplayers over the years, many of which put an incredible amount of time and detail into transforming themselves into their favorite fictional characters from movies, TV shows, comic books, video games, and more.
But sometimes simple is best. This is the case with Robert Franzese, who realized one day that he could be a pretty convincing Peter Griffin from the hit animated comedy Family Guy, voiced on the show of course by creator Seth MacFarlane. A quick clothing change later, and it was so. Seriously, you have to see it to believe it. The clincher? He nails the voice. Many cosplayers deliver a perfect look, but it’s much more rare to find those who achieve flawless mimicry via an identical (or at least close) impression of a character’s voice.
Check out a video of Franzese talking about cosplay—including a lovely reminder of one of the reasons why he and cosplayers around the world do what they do—and interacting with New York Comic-Con 2014 attendees below.
A lengthy preview video has been released for the upcoming crossover episode of The Simpsons and Family Guy that runs a little over four minutes long. The episode, titled “The Simpsons Guy,” will air on September 28th.
The preview shows the Griffin family arriving in Springfield plus some of the interactions between the characters of the two hit shows, mainly focusing on the most obvious duo, Homer Simpson and Peter Griffin, plus a little bit of Bart and Stewie.
If interested, you can watch the four-minute preview of this special hour-long crossover episode of The Simpsons and Family Guy below.