Adam West will forever be known as Batman, but the actor did far more than solve riddles and sock bad guys in a cape. The Walla Walla, Washington, native was a regular presence on TV Westerns in the early 1960s.
Last Friday, the beloved man who played Bruce Wayne passed away at the age of 88. Former costars and other celebrities have poured their hearts out for their friend. Now, MeTV (Memorable Entertainment Television Network) is paying tribute to Adam West with a full day of programming— devoted to the Hollywood legend.
Here are the shows you can see on WBBZ-TV, Your Hometown MeTV Station.
On Saturday, June 17 you can watch Adam West in seven different classic television series. Naturally, this will include two episodes of Batman as part of our Super Sci-Fi Saturday Night. For this special occasion, we are airing the first two episodes of the 1966 series, which include Adam West’s iconic “Batusi” dance.
Tune in this Saturday for The Best of Adam West! Let’s take a look at what’s on tap.
Maverick “Two Tickets to Ten Strike”
Bret Maverick uncovers a bizarre plot of murder and blackmail in the town of Ten Strike, New Mexico. Connie Stevens appears alongside Adam West.
The Big Valley “In Silent Battle”
War hero Jonathan Eliot (West) intrigues Audra, but her brothers feel there is something off-center about his obsession with purity. West plays against type here as a dark, dark man.
The friendship between business partners is jeopardized when one of them sustains a head injury, changing his personality. The injured man threatens to kill West’s character, the fiancé of a young saloon woman.
Bonanza “The Bride”
A woman shows up to the Ponderosa claiming to have just married Ben. The problem is, Ben has never seen her before in his life! Adam West is a key player in this case of mistaken identity.
The Rifleman “Stopover”
Trouble brews at Lucas’ when a whisky salesman and a gunfighter (West) fall for the same woman.
Batman “Hi Diddle Riddle” and “Smack in the Middle”
12AM & 12:30AM
Batman faces off against the Riddler (Frank Gorshin) in this classic two-part premiere!
Our special presentation of “Batman” means that our local “Off Beat Cinema” beatniks will take the weekend off.
The Outer Limits “The Invisible Enemy”
Adam West (playing Major Chuck Merritt) meets a crab monster on Mars! A manned mission to the Red Planet is menaced by creatures that swim in the planet’s sandy soil.
The “Best of Adam West” is presented locally by Liberty Cab; Kolt Access and Lift; and SC Parker and Company.