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Adam West had the right to remain silent ... a pity he didn't exercise that right
August 30, 2011 2:50 AM   Subscribe

I'm so sorry, Metafilter, really I am. I don't know what's come over me, but I am posting one of the dopiest, most embarrassing celebrity novelty tunes ever recorded. It's by the fellow who played Batman in the 60s TV series, Adam West, in a breathtakingly stupid recording of an utterly ridiculous song called Miranda. I pray that you'll forgive me for my indiscretion, and I promise I will post some inspiring and worthwhile music next time around.
posted by flapjax at midnite (41 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

 
(begin doing the Batusi)
posted by ShutterBun at 2:57 AM on August 30, 2011 [3 favorites]


I hate that this made me think of this.
posted by Joey Michaels at 3:00 AM on August 30, 2011 [8 favorites]


I would pay good money for an audio recording of Adam West reading the Smoove B column from The Onion.
posted by BrotherCaine at 3:09 AM on August 30, 2011 [6 favorites]


West of the bébé.
posted by ShutterBun at 3:15 AM on August 30, 2011


If you just ate your flapjax earlier in the evening you wouldn't be sleep-posting all this weird stuff, you know.
posted by Aizkolari at 3:16 AM on August 30, 2011 [12 favorites]


That was farking amusing on so many levels.

But the FPP needed more meat.
posted by uncanny hengeman at 3:16 AM on August 30, 2011


Where would Batman be without Robin - Boy Wonder, I Love You
posted by AndrewStephens at 3:36 AM on August 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


To be fair, he's still about a thousand times better than Scarlett Johansson.
posted by joannemullen at 3:45 AM on August 30, 2011 [3 favorites]


It would appear that shame had not yet been invented.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 4:19 AM on August 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


It would appear that shame had not yet been invented.

It was invented long ago; it had yet to be perfected.
posted by three blind mice at 4:29 AM on August 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


Getting mellower in his later years.
posted by Nutri-Matic Drinks Synthesizer at 4:32 AM on August 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


Lookwell!
posted by BrotherCaine at 4:46 AM on August 30, 2011 [3 favorites]


You have the right to remain silent.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 5:13 AM on August 30, 2011


I don't think you're sorry enough.
posted by Bovine Love at 5:15 AM on August 30, 2011


You have the right to remain silent.

Who, me? I waived it. Now I'm in trouble.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:18 AM on August 30, 2011


I think prime time television could use more surreal comedy like this.
posted by jwhite1979 at 5:40 AM on August 30, 2011


Now I'm in trouble.

Let's accept that as a plea of guilty and move directly to sentencing.
posted by three blind mice at 5:41 AM on August 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


Not so fast, 3bm. I'm allowed one phone call.

Anybody got mathowie's number?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:44 AM on August 30, 2011


mathowie: #1
posted by Nanukthedog at 5:51 AM on August 30, 2011


I've wanted, for years, to create a mashup of video from Silence of the Lambs with Anthony Hopkins' take on A Distant Star*, using clever editing to lipsynch Lecter in the cell with frequent cutaway shots to Jodie Foster looking in at him with a variety of bemused, mildly astonished, and disgusted expressions.

There's enough fiddling-with-things in the cell that you could easily have Lecter facing away from the camera for the impossible-to-sync moments, and plenty of Foster reaction shots to cover movement around the cell.

Not sure how to handle the female-voice overdubs, though.

*from the WFMU "365 Days Project"
posted by Shepherd at 6:01 AM on August 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


sweet jesus what have you done.

this song is very stuck in my head.
posted by entropone at 6:29 AM on August 30, 2011


Frank Gorshin - "Riddle Me This"
posted by Trurl at 6:39 AM on August 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


Robin's horrible album has a leg up over Batman's horrible album for no other reason than that it was produced by Frank Zappa.
posted by Sys Rq at 7:37 AM on August 30, 2011 [4 favorites]


Good god.
posted by spitefulcrow at 7:39 AM on August 30, 2011


An aside: I begot a daughter in my old age. I named her Miranda, after Prospero's daughter in The Tempest. She is the delight of my old age, and the name Miranda is played upon in the play with Admired Miranda, an almost anagram. Shakespeare was the first person to use the name Miranda...now, alas, my admired Miranda has gone off to college and left me with this fun song to play over and over. For which, thanks!
posted by Postroad at 7:41 AM on August 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


Oh, dear I danced to it. And.I.knew.the.moves.
posted by ~Sushma~ at 7:49 AM on August 30, 2011


oh yea 'cause you've never posted any decent music before have you Flapjack...oh wait
posted by Jibuzaemon at 8:03 AM on August 30, 2011


I expect it's his fine history that is keeping his ass from being deleted :) I know it kept me from flagging it! Well, ok, that and a fairly good sense of perversity.
posted by Bovine Love at 8:20 AM on August 30, 2011


Robin's horrible album has a leg up over Batman's horrible album for no other reason than that it was produced by Frank Zappa.

Holy Weasels Ripped My Flesh!
posted by three blind mice at 8:23 AM on August 30, 2011 [5 favorites]


(Having now looked it up, I should have said "written/arranged/conducted" by Zappa; it was in fact produced by Tom Wilson, producer of The Velvet Underground's "Sunday Morning," Simon & Garfunkel's "The Sound of Silence," and Another Side of Bob Dylan.)
posted by Sys Rq at 8:34 AM on August 30, 2011 [4 favorites]


How did I not know this existed?
posted by chemoboy at 9:08 AM on August 30, 2011


"(Having now looked it up, I should have said "written/arranged/conducted" by Zappa; it was in fact produced by Tom Wilson, producer of The Velvet Underground's "Sunday Morning," Simon & Garfunkel's "The Sound of Silence," and Another Side of Bob Dylan.)"
posted by Sys Rq

Wow that is an odd album for Mr Wilson to produce. Did he not produce the entire first Velvet Underground album? I heard once that he claimed to have put the electric stuff on peoples albums (maybe Dylan or S&G) without their consent, so claimed to have invented electric folk?

Also: Flapjax - didn't you get called out on Meta for putting great music on here recently? If so, this must shurely be some sort of self harm. Are you ok? On the other hand, if I was a drummer I would self-harm regularly...
posted by marienbad at 9:15 AM on August 30, 2011


This has to be the only FPP where only the OP could get away with that kind of flowery language. multilayered metafun
posted by infini at 9:18 AM on August 30, 2011


Witness William Shatner and Adam West — Acting Together!
posted by homunculus at 9:41 AM on August 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


Wow that is an odd album for Mr Wilson to produce. Did he not produce the entire first Velvet Underground album?

Nope, just Sunday Morning. It's why it sounds so damn different from the rest of that album - cleaner with more of a folk-pop feel.

This West song is hella fun. Thanx fpjx!
posted by item at 9:42 AM on August 30, 2011


Robin's horrible album has a leg up over Batman's horrible album for no other reason than that it was produced by Frank Zappa.

All the while Zappa was probably wondering, is that a real cape? I mean, is that a super hero cape, or is that a Sears cape?
posted by BigHeartedGuy at 10:51 AM on August 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


Tom Wilson also happened to produce a record named Freak Out!...
posted by Rev. Syung Myung Me at 11:02 AM on August 30, 2011


Fun song, but it needs Batman (and the Joker) surfing.
posted by msalt at 12:18 PM on August 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


Adam West appearing in somebody else's music video as 'Judge West'.
posted by Sparx at 3:45 PM on August 30, 2011


This is the most singularly awesome thing that I have ever seen in my entire life.



HELP!
posted by metagnathous at 4:44 PM on August 30, 2011


'Adam West Naked': The Classic Batman Commentary Track Filmed In Adam West's Basement


posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 5:42 PM on August 30, 2011


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