Bombs and the Batusi: Adam West’s most memorable moments as Batman

Fans of Adam West, who has died aged 88, have been sharing his finest moments as the Caped Crusader

The death of Adam West, who played Batman in the 1960s television series and film, has inspired fans to share his finest moments as the Caped Crusader.

Among them are some true gems, including a scene in the 1966 film Batman in which he struggles to dispose of a lit bomb in vintage slapstick style.

Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher)

One of the greatest gifs of all time that fits so many situations both politically and otherwise. Adam West’s Batman was a gift.

June 11, 2017

Fans of West remembered his legendary Batusi …

Pulp Librarian (@PulpLibrarian)

#AdamWest – simply the best!

June 10, 2017

… which he also performed for King Tut …

… and his cameo on The Simpsons.

Who could forget the episode in which he fought off an ocean predator with shark repellent bat spray?

The Daily Jaws (@thedailyjaws)

RIP Mr West, you were my first Batman Adam West 1928-2017 #jaws #AdamWestRIP #adamwestbatman #adamwest #shark #sharkrepellent #mayorwest

June 10, 2017

… the moment he jumped out of a woolly mammoth? …

Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher)

Batman just sitting patiently waiting for the bad guys to show up before jumping out of a woolly mammoth like a boss.

June 11, 2017

… or the time he went surfing Batsuit still on with swimming shorts?


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West died on Friday aged 88 after a short but brave battle with leukemia, his family said in a statement.

Burt Ward, who played Batmans sidekick, Robin, was friends with West for more than 50 years.

We shared some of the most fun times of our lives together, Ward told the Variety entertainment media outlet. This is a terribly unexpected loss of my lifelong friend. I will forever miss him.

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