Adam West turns 82 years old on Sunday, but TV’s Batman still keeps a vigilante eye on crime. In a new Funny or Die clip, the actor lends his Shatner-light persona to a new home-security system: eyehole paintings. “Call the number on your screen, and we’ll fill your crawl spaces and ventilation shafts with our Eyehole Security agents,” intones West. Note the fine print: “Minimum order: 25 agents…. Homeowner is liable if agents develop muscular dystrophy, rickets, or inability to blink.”
Don’t you love how West introduces himself as “Hello, I’m Adam West, from TV’s The Batman.” He pronounces his character, BAT-man, as if he’s related to Phil Spiderman. His hippy-dippy Batman can’t compete with the darker, brooding cinematic portrayals that came later, but doesn’t his voice lull you into a deep trance? They should play his soothing voiceover at the dentist’s office.
Can I have some love for Adam West, who could still Batusi circles around Christian Bale on a bad day?