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Sam Elliot steps in as the new Mayor of Quahog in Family Guy

September 24th, 2020 by Marc Comments

One of the saddest events in Family Guy’s history after the death of Carrie Fisher, was the death of Batman actor Adam West, who played the shows mayor Adam West.

When he died he was respectfully written out of the series but Quahog still needed a new Mayor and now one has been found.

Executive producer Rich Appel said: “Who could be as original and unexpected and comedically fun and fresh as Adam?

“Sam has a voice that — obviously he’s a movie star but he also has a voice made for radio and Sam Elliot quickly became our first choice.”

And so, three years after the passing of West, Elliot steps in as the cousin of Mayor Adam West as – get ready – Mayor Wild Wild West. Yes, his first and middle names are both Wild.

But executive producer Alec Sulkin explains that Elliott wasn’t keen on taking the gig: “He just felt like he didn’t want to play himself. Which made us go back thinking, ‘Well, all right, is there someone else?’ And we thought, ‘Wait a minute, that note is a smart note. Because that was more what Adam West was doing. And the new mayor shouldn’t be another real-world celebrity playing himself within our fictional world. So we kicked around a bunch of ideas and then said, ‘What if we refashion this as Wild West for Sam Elliott and create this new character?’ And he responded very well to that idea.”

I’m a big fan of Elliot and have been for most of my life, so I have no doubt he and his awesome voice will bring Family Guy to a new level of awesome but, that said, he will never replace Adam West, and it seems they’re smart enough to know that and plan on playing his character as something entirely new.

What say you all? Are you still a Family Guy fan? Is this good news? Let me know your thoughts, guys.

Family Guy returns for Season 19 on September 27th.

Source: EW

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….