How Adam West Pranked an Entire Town

With the recent passing of Batman actor Adam West, we should take a moment to look back his celebrated life. One such anecdote passed by the offices of Dark Knight News of the time West played a magnificent bat-prank on a local phone book.

Long after Batman left the air, West and his wife retired to their ranch in Ketchum, Idaho. However, if fans tried looking West up in the Ketchum phone book, then they were in for a hilarious easter egg.

Phone Book Bread Crumbs

Follow along the trail of bread crumbs if you dare. If you look up Adam West in the phone’s directory, instead of a phone number, the message reads: “See Wayne, Bruce (Millionaire)”.

But, if you go the the Bruce Wayne listing, another message will direct you to: “Please consult Crime Fighters in the Yellow Pages”.

However, if you go to the Crime Fighters section, it will say: “See Batman- White Pages”.

Finally, if you go to the Batman listing, there will be a message that leads back to the original Adam West listing.

Pretty amusing, right? West’s phone book gag is certainly ouroboros-esque. More importantly, it is just another example of West’s slightly self-deprecating sense of humor. Godspeed, Adam West!

Eric Lee

Eric Lee

Eric Lee hails from Los Angeles, California and has been one of the biggest fans of Batman since he was 2 years old when his dad showed him Tim Burton's 'Batman' on a fuzzy VHS. Currently, Eric is an avid comic book reader and writer and illustrator working on his own graphic novel. You can see his doodles at meeleeart.com.