‘Family Guy’ Pays Tribute to Adam West With Extended Highlight Reel
The late Adam West will be heard in a number of projects to come, but perhaps no gig was so permanently affected as the former Batman star’s Family Guy role as Quahog’s mayor. Now, FOX pays tribute to our beloved “Bright Knight” with an extended reel of West’s wacky politician.
FOX released the nearly nine-minute video in tribute to West, running through the character’s classic introduction in 2000’s “15 Minutes of Shame,” all the way through his most recent appearance. The supercut ends with a statue tribute to West, though executive producer Steve Callaghan recently revealed that West recorded lines for five additional Season 16 episodes, after which his future remains in question:
We haven’t exactly decided how we’re going to address the departure of Adam West’s character from the series. In fact, this is something that we’ve been dealing with concerning the loss of Carrie Fisher [who was a recurring guest voice]. But what I can say is that both of their departures from the show will certainly reflect the importance that each of those characters — and actors — had within our series. […]
If we do replace him, it would probably be a character that is very different, or maybe Quahog just goes without a mayor for a little while. There could very well be a situation where we leave that office empty as a tribute for at least some period of time. It’s been a little too painful for us really get too deep into that conversation just yet.
Family Guy Season 16 will premiere on October 1, so stay tuned for the latest on Adam West’s final works.