Video: If you're a fan of the 1966 Batman show, the first thing that will hit you as you watch Adam West in this retro PSA is a strong wave of nostalgia. There he is, smooth as a silk Bat-cape, purring through his lines about pedestrian traffic safety. But, by the time the clip ends, things feel unexpectedly weird.
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It's impossible to separate Warner Bros.' latest DC animated movie from the fact that it features Adam West in his final outing as Batman. West's tragic death just four months ago saddened fans everywhere. And while the movie can most certainly stand on its own, beyond serving as a fitting tribute, it excels in bringing us the '60s Batman at his very best.
After playing Batman on television, Adam West became more than just a mere actor. He was the definitive version of the character for almost half a century, and that made him truly larger than life. In honour of that talent and impact, the city of Los Angeles held a beautiful and fitting tribute on Thursday night.