Batman Died last night. Adam West was 88 years old.
There will be others to don the mask and play the dual role of Bruce Wayne and Batman, The Caped Crusader, but “BATMAN” has died. Nobody will own the character the way he did.
Adam West made an appearance on “The Big Bang Theory” and the following dialog was scripted.
Obviously it was written for the show but there likely is some truth to it. As there have been a number of James Bond’s and for many it will always be Roger Moore, for some it will always e Sean Connery, but for me Batman will always be Adam West with others just playing the role. If I had to rank those, I’d go West, Kilmer, Bale, Clooney, Affleck, Keaton and Lego.
The show was corny and cheesy, but when I was a kid watching in the afternoon reruns it was perfect. I remember being 5 or 6 years old and watching Rocky and realizing Mickey was The Penguin, Burgess Meredith played both roles perfectly.
I watched a documentary within the past couple of years about West and it contained Adam’s plight to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and when you see some of the ones that have been given out, it makes you question why he wasn’t given one in the 70′s. The fact that it took until 2012 is just outright insulting. So damn insulting.
Many feel he was typecast and somewhat blackballed following the show, and if you get saddled with one role, that is one helluva roll to get saddled with.
RIP Mr. West, RIP Batman, and please take care of my car.
The world lost a funny, funny man today(4/6/17) as
Don Rickles has passed away. He’s shown above with Howard Stern(L) and David Letterman® on the set of Letterman’s late night talk show.
I enjoyed him in many things, but one of his less “funny” roles in “Casino” sticks out. I recall Artie Lange saying something and I am paraphrasing, that he looked forward to meeting him on the set of “Dirty World” and wanted to be insulted by him, that would make his day and his late father would really get a kick out of that too.
RIP funny man, go roast Richard, Robin, George and all the other funny people we have lost.
Overnight, I plugged my tablet in as opposed to my phone, since I was reading as I was falling asleep and I thought my phone had enough power to make it through the night. It didn’t. I woke up and the battery was dead so I plugged it in.
A few moments ago, I reached for it to see how much it had charged and I had a USA Today alert that actor Bill Paxton had passed away at 61. It stunned the hell out of me, from both his age and his death. I knew he was older than me, but I figured he was in mid 50′s.
I’ve watched the handful of his “Training Day” episodes and I think I’ve liked him more in that than anything. Just an off the cuff, no filter cop, who is likely a bit dirty, but he played the role really well. I was really looking forward to more episodes. I recently finished “Big Love” and he was good in that.
I don’t think I full appreciated his talent over the years. He was funny in “Weird Science”, and was outstanding westerns such as “Tombstone”, “Texas Rising” and the “Hatfields and McCoys”.
2016 seemed like one of the worst years in my recent memory for “Celebrity” deaths. I think as you get older, you obviously collect more memories and as time passes the odds of one of those coming to an end unfortunately increase.
Mary Tyler Moore passed away today at the age of 80, and I remember watching the “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”, with my parents as a kid, without fully understanding the dialog. I thought Ted(Ted Knight) was funny because he was so loud. Lou(Ed Asner) was cranky more times than not and Mary most of the time seemed really peppy and chipper. Maybe I should see if this show is available on Netflix or Amazon Prime and watch it through the eyes of an adult. I’ve always enjoyed the period pieces such as “Mad Men” and “Good Girls Revolt”.