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->''[[Series/{{Batman}} Of course I'm the real Batman]]. See, here's a picture of me with Robin.''
-->-- AdamWest, ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''

->''Time for your medication, Mr. West.''
-->-- Said to Adam West while ''[[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} playing himself]]'' in a TN advertisement.

->''Nobody messes with Adam We.''
-->-- The man himself on '''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''' after deciding that the letters missing in his name on his Lite Brite board was intentional.

Hello old chums, I'm TV's Adam West. [[HeyItsThatGuy You may recognize me]] as the 1960s ''Series/{{Batman}}''. Once upon a time, I was considered a serious leading man. However I couldn't get serious work after ''Batman'' ended. I am currently known for [[ActorAllusion portraying eccentric versions of myself]]. I embraced it and even have [[AdamWesting a trope named after me]]. Almost every role I've had since is either a parody of Batman the goofy superhero, Adam West the washed-up actor, or both at once (as in my role on ''TheFairlyOddparents'').

Or my role in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' "The Gray Ghost", where I play a washed-up actor who can't get any decent work because everyone associates me with my role as a cheesy superhero.

I played a washed-up superhero who turned out to be a deluded actor on ''KimPossible''. And I played ''another'' deluded actor in the pilot for ''Lookwell'', a ConanOBrien and Robert Smigel-produced pilot. In this version, I had formerly played a detective on TV and thought I could use my actor training as GenreSavvy to solve real crimes. And a super-powered [[SuperPoweredRobotMeterMaids pizza delivery boy]] in ''MeetTheRobinsons''.

I also played a goofy rendition of myself on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', in which I drive the Batmobile from the show (which is now a broken down wreck), complain about the MichaelKeaton Batman films [''*taps his pecs*'' - "Pure West."], and dance the "Batusi" while The Simpsons slowly back away. Also ''JohnnyBravo''.

In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Histeria}}'' episode "The Legion of Super Writers", I voiced a superhero-portrayed Creator/ErnestHemingway. Currently, my biggest role is as the {{Cloudcuckoolander}} [[TheDanza Adam West]], Mayor of Quahog in ''FamilyGuy''.

Interestingly, I played the supervillain [[DarthVaderClone Breathtaker]] in the ''Series/BlackScorpion'' TV series. [[StevenUlyssesPerHero Dr. Noah Goddard]] [[InnocentBystander was an ordinary doctor]] until Black Scorpionís [[CreateYourOwnVillain police father wound him in a shoot out]]. [[DarthVaderClone Breathtaker]] was born and years later, and he will take his life. So Breathtaker could be considered Black Scorpionís ArchEnemy, because ItsPersonal. By the way, Black Scorpion is described as [[Series/{{Batman}} TV Series Batman]] + MsFanservice. Oh, and as a bonus, [[CastingGag Frank Gorshin]] [[Series/{{Batman}} (the Riddler) ]] interpreted supervillain Clockwise.

Bizarrely, I also voiced Mayor Grange, the Mayor of Gotham City in ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'', [[YouKeepUsingThatWord which begs the question]] of why ChristopherNolan hasn't cast me in any of his versions of the ''Batman'' movies. Shame. (Bizarrely, you say?)

I played superhero the Galloping Gazelle in the TV episode and video game of ''Literature/{{Goosebumps}}'' story ''Attack of the Mutant''. In the TV version, the Galloping Gazelle was washed-up and bailed on the kid protagonist because he thought he was too old for the job.

I even played a lawyer defending a rap star who made a video of himself whizzing on a schoolgirl in ''TheBoondocks''. In typical over-the-top West fashion, of course. It's like he.. I mean I.. don't even ''want'' to stop AdamWesting anymore.

I played a cab driver in the low budget superhero spoof film ''Super Capers'', and am easily the most watchable part in it. I just need to show Chris Nolan that I've still got star power in the movies [[BatmanTheMovie like before]]. It's a crying shame he hasn't asked me to be a part of ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga''. I can do a great raspy voice.

I recently appeared in ''Series/ThirtyRock'' as myself at Jack Donaghy's birthday party. After I flubbed the introduction and got thrown out, I complained that I was promised a sandwich and hasn't received it. Silly me.

Following the release of a Batman game, a host of the show ''{{X-Play}}'' visited me on the show.

Recently, I provided the voice of Bruce Wayne's father Thomas in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold''. [[CastingGag As a bonus]] [[DatingCatwoman Julie Newmar voiced Martha Wayne]]. I later returned to provide the voice of Batman's GentleGiant robot "Proto".

I also guest starred as Mermaid Man in an episode of ''SpongebobSquarepants''.

Fun Fact: I was offered the role of Film/JamesBond in ''Film/DiamondsAreForever'', but [[WhatCouldHaveBeen I respectfully declined]]. Bond should always be played by a Brit.

Thanks to an initiative spearheaded by actor Ralph Garman, I've got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame now! Thanks, Ralph.

Do keep reading TV Tropes and make sure to spot my name!
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19th Feb '13 4:40:12 PM SpellCzech
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I played a washed-up superhero who turned out to be a deluded actor on ''KimPossible''. And I played ''another'' deluded actor in the pilot for ''Lookwell'', a ConanOBrien and RobertSmigel-produced pilot. In this version, I had formerly played a detective on TV and thought I could use my actor training as GenreSavvy to solve real crimes. And a super-powered [[SuperPoweredRobotMeterMaids pizza delivery boy]] in ''MeetTheRobinsons''.

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I played a washed-up superhero who turned out to be a deluded actor on ''KimPossible''. And I played ''another'' deluded actor in the pilot for ''Lookwell'', a ConanOBrien and RobertSmigel-produced Robert Smigel-produced pilot. In this version, I had formerly played a detective on TV and thought I could use my actor training as GenreSavvy to solve real crimes. And a super-powered [[SuperPoweredRobotMeterMaids pizza delivery boy]] in ''MeetTheRobinsons''.
19th Feb '13 4:39:28 PM SpellCzech
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I also guest starred as Mermaid Man in an Episode of ''SpongebobSquarepants''.

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I also guest starred as Mermaid Man in an Episode episode of ''SpongebobSquarepants''.
19th Feb '13 4:39:07 PM SpellCzech
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I also Guest Starred as Mermaid Man is an Episode of ''SpongebobSquarepants''.

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I also Guest Starred guest starred as Mermaid Man is in an Episode of ''SpongebobSquarepants''.
19th Feb '13 1:18:07 PM Tuckerscreator
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-->-- Said to AdamWest while ''[[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} playing himself]]'' in a TN advertisement.

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-->-- Said to AdamWest Adam West while ''[[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} playing himself]]'' in a TN advertisement.



-->-- The man himself on '''FamilyGuy''' after deciding that the letters missing in his name on his Lite Brite board was intentional.

Hello old chums, I'm TV's Adam West. [[HeyItsThatGuy You may recognize me]] as the 1960s ''Series/{{Batman}}''. Once upon a time, I was considered a serious leading man. However I couldn't get serious work after ''Series/{{Batman}}'' ended. I am currently known for [[ActorAllusion portraying eccentric versions of myself]]. I embraced it and even have [[AdamWesting a trope named after me]]. Almost every role I've had since is either a parody of Batman the goofy superhero, Adam West the washed-up actor, or both at once (as in my role on ''TheFairlyOddparents'').

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-->-- The man himself on '''FamilyGuy''' '''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''' after deciding that the letters missing in his name on his Lite Brite board was intentional.

Hello old chums, I'm TV's Adam West. [[HeyItsThatGuy You may recognize me]] as the 1960s ''Series/{{Batman}}''. Once upon a time, I was considered a serious leading man. However I couldn't get serious work after ''Series/{{Batman}}'' ''Batman'' ended. I am currently known for [[ActorAllusion portraying eccentric versions of myself]]. I embraced it and even have [[AdamWesting a trope named after me]]. Almost every role I've had since is either a parody of Batman the goofy superhero, Adam West the washed-up actor, or both at once (as in my role on ''TheFairlyOddparents'').
19th Feb '13 1:14:38 PM Tuckerscreator
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[[caption-width-right:341:[[WarCraft Nana nana nana nana nana nana nana... HAH, me!]]]]

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18th Jan '13 11:30:54 PM K
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I also played a goofy rendition of myself on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', in which I drive the Batmobile from the show (which is now a broken down wreck), complain about the MichaelKeaton Batman films [''*taps his pecs*'' - "Pure West."], and dance the "Batoosie" while The Simpsons slowly back away. Also ''JohnnyBravo''.

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I also played a goofy rendition of myself on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', in which I drive the Batmobile from the show (which is now a broken down wreck), complain about the MichaelKeaton Batman films [''*taps his pecs*'' - "Pure West."], and dance the "Batoosie" "Batusi" while The Simpsons slowly back away. Also ''JohnnyBravo''.
3rd Nov '12 9:22:16 AM FordPrefect
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-->-- The man himself on '''FamilyGuy''' after contemplating that the letters missing in his name on his Lite Brite board was intentional.

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-->-- The man himself on '''FamilyGuy''' after contemplating deciding that the letters missing in his name on his Lite Brite board was intentional.
18th Oct '12 4:33:35 PM Oreochan
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I played superhero the Galloping Gazelle in the TV episode and video game of ''{{Goosebumps}}'' story ''Attack of the Mutant''. In the TV version, the Galloping Gazelle was washed-up and bailed on the kid protagonist because he thought he was too old for the job.

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I played superhero the Galloping Gazelle in the TV episode and video game of ''{{Goosebumps}}'' ''Literature/{{Goosebumps}}'' story ''Attack of the Mutant''. In the TV version, the Galloping Gazelle was washed-up and bailed on the kid protagonist because he thought he was too old for the job.
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