History Main / AdamWesting

15th Aug '17 4:32:28 PM KagSwirby
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** Interestingly enough, [[WordOfGod McFarlane]] has stated that he's gone out of his way to ensure that West's history as Batman is ''never'' addressed. The inspiration for the character was West's aforementioned appearance on ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'' (an episode [=McFarlane=] co-wrote). He's simply playing a psychotic version of himself who was inexplicably elected mayor of Quahog.

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** Interestingly enough, [[WordOfGod McFarlane]] MacFarlane]] has stated that he's gone out of his way to ensure that West's history as Batman is ''never'' addressed. The inspiration for the character was West's aforementioned appearance on ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'' (an episode [=McFarlane=] [=MacFarlane=] co-wrote). He's simply playing a psychotic version of himself who was inexplicably elected mayor of Quahog. However, his character did eventually dress up as the 60s Batman in "Inside Family Guy".
9th Aug '17 7:59:15 PM finalsurvivor1
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* He voiced a young Mermaid Man in the ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode "Back to the Past."

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* He voiced a young Mermaid Man in the ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode "Back to the Past."Past," with Burt Ward playing the young Barnacle Boy.
9th Aug '17 6:17:36 PM nombretomado
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* He was also the voice actor for Lord Hakkera in ''{{Freelancer}}'', and was most often met with in a bar.

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* He was also the voice actor for Lord Hakkera in ''{{Freelancer}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Freelancer}}'', and was most often met with in a bar.
6th Aug '17 5:53:36 PM nombretomado
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* Bill Pullman spoofed his character from ''TheGrudge'' in ''[[ScaryMovie Scary Movie 4]]''.

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* Bill Pullman spoofed his character from ''TheGrudge'' ''Film/TheGrudge'' in ''[[ScaryMovie Scary Movie 4]]''.''Film/ScaryMovie4''.
5th Aug '17 11:02:54 PM merotoker
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* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''' "Beware the Gray Ghost", he plays a washed-up actor who can't get any decent work because everyone associates him with his role as a cheesy superhero. Turns out that Bats is a huge Gray Ghost fanboy and it inspired his motifs. Incidentally, this portrayal was [[PlayedForDrama much more sympathetic and slightly less funny than normal]] simply because it was the show's way of saying "if that cheesy superhero show didn't exist, ''this'' show wouldn't exist."

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* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''' "Beware "[[Recap/BatmanTheAnimatedSeriesE18BewareTheGrayGhost Beware the Gray Ghost", Ghost]]", he plays a washed-up actor who can't get any decent work because everyone associates him with his role as a cheesy superhero. Turns out that Bats is a huge Gray Ghost fanboy and it inspired his motifs. Incidentally, this portrayal was [[PlayedForDrama much more sympathetic and slightly less funny than normal]] simply because it was the show's way of saying "if that cheesy superhero show didn't exist, ''this'' show wouldn't exist."



* His biggest role of the [=2000s=] (and undoubtably, his second most famous role after Batman) was as the {{Cloudcuckoolander}} Adam West, Mayor of Quahog in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''.

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* His biggest role of the [=2000s=] (and undoubtably, undoubtedly, his second most famous role after Batman) was as the {{Cloudcuckoolander}} Adam West, Mayor of Quahog in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', he plays [[AsHimself Adam West]], who used to play [[{{Expy}} Catman]] on TV. Like in several of the other examples, he's delusional and thinks he really ''is'' Catman.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', he plays [[AsHimself Adam West]], who used to play [[{{Expy}} Catman]] on TV. Like in several of the other examples, he's delusional and thinks he really ''is'' Catman.



* UsefulNoted/DonaldTrump seems to revel in parodies of himself, even appearing in a series of OREO commercials with Darrell Hammond. Of course, if you're worth two billion and change, you can afford some self depreciation.

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* UsefulNoted/DonaldTrump UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump seems to revel in parodies of himself, even appearing in a series of OREO commercials with Darrell Hammond. Of course, if you're worth two billion and change, you can afford some self depreciation.



* In Film/{{Ted}}, the eponymous teddy bear and his best friend do whiskey shots and cocaine with Sam Jones, who [[Film/FlashGordon1980 saved us all]].

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* In Film/{{Ted}}, ''Film/{{Ted}}'', the eponymous teddy bear and his best friend do whiskey shots and cocaine with Sam Jones, who [[Film/FlashGordon1980 saved us all]].



** ''Return of the Mac'' has former pop star Joey McIntyre tricked into hosting his own talk show and clashing with other former teen pop idols.

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** ''Return of the Mac'' has former pop star Joey McIntyre [=McIntyre=] tricked into hosting his own talk show and clashing with other former teen pop idols.



* Perhaps the best part of Series/GoOn is the appearances by Ryan's intern/temporary assistant, Terrell Owens, playing himself as a fun-loving and enthusastic version of himself, unlike his {{Jerkass}} real life persona

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* Perhaps the best part of Series/GoOn is the appearances by Ryan's intern/temporary assistant, Terrell Owens, playing himself as a fun-loving and enthusastic enthusiastic version of himself, unlike his {{Jerkass}} real life persona



* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' guests frequently invoke this trope, especially in opening monologues: eg. Bob Saget gives an autograph to a child fan (though the "autograph" turns out to just be a string of dirty words since Saget was exhilarated to be on a show where he could actually ''use'' them), who asks for his pen back afterwards; Bob refuses, then reveals that the interior of his jacket is lined with pens stolen from the many kids who sought his autograph.

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* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' guests frequently invoke this trope, especially in opening monologues: eg. Bob Saget e.g. Creator/BobSaget gives an autograph to a child fan (though the "autograph" turns out to just be a string of dirty words since Saget was exhilarated to be on a show where he could actually ''use'' them), who asks for his pen back afterwards; Bob refuses, then reveals that the interior of his jacket is lined with pens stolen from the many kids who sought his autograph.



** Creator/BrentSpiner does this as well in a brief appearance, [[spoiler: opening the package of a signed Wesley Crusher action figure given to Sheldon by Wheaton, and thus taking Wheaton's place as Sheldon's mortal enemy.]]

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** Creator/BrentSpiner does this as well in a brief appearance, [[spoiler: opening the package of a signed Wesley Crusher action figure given to Sheldon by Wheaton, and thus taking Wheaton's place as Sheldon's mortal enemy.]]enemy]].



** '''[[IncomingHam HERE COMES]] [[TheFairlyOddparents THE CRIMSON CHIN!]]'''

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** '''[[IncomingHam HERE COMES]] [[TheFairlyOddparents [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents THE CRIMSON CHIN!]]'''



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2nd Aug '17 6:11:49 AM Prfnoff
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* Gary Busey did an ad for Amazon playing the fact that people think he's insane.

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* Gary Busey Creator/GaryBusey did an ad for Amazon playing the fact that people think he's insane.



-->'''Ramsay''': Okay, I'm not quite sure what to do with my arms, because this is usually the point where I start throwing things.
-->'''Lily''': Oh, that's...terrifying.

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-->'''Ramsay''': Okay, I'm not quite sure what to do with my arms, because this is usually the point where I start throwing things.
-->'''Lily''':
things.\\
'''Lily''':
Oh, that's...terrifying.
19th Jul '17 7:19:35 PM jormis29
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* In ''Film/StuckOnYou'', {{Cher}} plays herself [[WhiteDwarfStarlet as a has-been]] that the public doesn't care about.

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* In ''Film/StuckOnYou'', {{Cher}} Music/{{Cher}} plays herself [[WhiteDwarfStarlet as a has-been]] that the public doesn't care about.



* ''Film/ThisIsTheEnd'' employs this heavily as it involves the coming apocalypse during a [[CelebritySurvivor celebrity filled party]] at James Franco's house. Featuring Franco, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Danny [=McBride=], Craig Robinson, and Jay Baruchel.

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* ''Film/ThisIsTheEnd'' employs this heavily as it involves the coming apocalypse during a [[CelebritySurvivor celebrity filled party]] at James Franco's Creator/JamesFranco's house. Featuring Franco, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Danny [=McBride=], Craig Robinson, Creator/SethRogen, Creator/JonahHill, Creator/DannyMcBride, Creator/CraigRobinson, and Jay Baruchel.Creator/JayBaruchel.
11th Jul '17 2:01:02 PM MikeW
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* The POP Network seems to live on this with their original series:
** ''Nightcap'' has the behind the scenes antics of a talk show which includes Julianna Marguiles as a diva, Brooke Shields nearly killing Kelly Rutherford and Julianne Moore as into method even as a guest.
** ''Hollywood Darlings'' has Beverly Mitchell, Jodie Sweetin and Christine Lakin wrestling with their fame as 1990s TV show kids and often clashing with other former child stars playing themselves like Solei Moon Frye.
** ''Return of the Mac'' has former pop star Joey McIntyre tricked into hosting his own talk show and clashing with other former teen pop idols.
25th Jun '17 9:46:01 AM Kittencakes
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* Luisana Lopilato in ''Casados Con Hijos'' (the version of ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' licensed for Argentina) spoofed the teenage starlet characters she played in shows such as ''Rebelde Way'' and ''Floricienta''.

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* Luisana Lopilato in ''Casados Con Hijos'' (the version of ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' licensed for Argentina) spoofed the teenage starlet characters she played in shows such as ''Rebelde Way'' ''Series/RebeldeWay'' and ''Floricienta''.
23rd Jun '17 7:51:52 AM LentilSandEater
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** Could be {{justified|Trope}}, since R. Lee Ermey was an [[DrillSergeantNasty actual drill instructor]].
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