Funny / Batman Beyond

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    Season 1 

Rebirth, Parts 1 & 2

  • This exchange after Bruce comes upon Terry being cornered by the Jokerz:
    J-Man: Who do you think you're talking to, old man? We're the Jokerz!
    Bruce: Sure you are.
  • This exchange as Terry escorts a weakened Bruce back to Wayne Manor and Ace barks threateningly at Terry:
    Terry: Nice dog.
    Bruce: Not really.
    • When Terry returns to Wayne Manor later, he calls Ace "Scooby." It's funny because Ace is a Great Dane "voiced" by Frank Welker, just like Scooby-Doo.
  • The end of the second part has Bruce come round to Terry's house, ostensibly to invite him to be his assistant. While this, in and of itself, is funny, watching Bruce pretending to be a nice and normal kindly old man is absolutely hilarious. He even calls Terry "Terrence."

Black Out

  • This exchange between Bruce and Powers:
    Powers: Why, hello, Bruce. How are you holding up?
    Bruce: With a cane.
  • When Terry increases the speed on the Batmobile, Bruce warns him to be careful.
    Bruce: You scratch it, no allowance.

Golem

  • Crossing over with Crowning Moment of Awesome, we have a small moment when Nelson was bullying Willie Watt and Terry interrupts.
    Terry: Lay off him, Nash. Don't you have something better to do?
    Nelson: You think I'm afraid of you, McGinnis?
    Terry: (lifts his eyebrow and smirks) I dunno. Are you?
    (Nelson ponders it but backs down)
  • Terry's line about people with a grudge against Nelson, cementing Nelson's Asshole Victim status.
    Terry: The line starts with me and goes around the block...twice.

Meltdown

  • "Meltdown" should not be funny. In fact, it's one of the most tragic, heart-wrenching episodes in the mythos. However, there's a moment of comedy at the end in between two moments of poignant remorse for maximum Mood Whiplash, where the newly-shown Walking Wasteland Blight is recovered by his henchmen after having been blasted into a frozen river.
    Henchman 1: Mister Powers! Thank heavens.
    Henchman 2: We used an infrared scan to locate you.
    Henchman 1: Not that you would've been hard to spot without it.
    Henchman 2: (offering blankets to the radioactive, super-heated Blight) We also brought these. Just in case you were cold.
    (Blight glowers at them for a long moment)
    Blight: ...You are idiots.

Heroes

  • A case of Mood Whiplash, but after Magma wrecks a police car in frustration and walks off, there's an exchange between two onlooking police officers:
    Gotham Police Officer #1: Hey! That's police property!
    Gotham Police Officer #2: You tell him!
    (Gotham Police Officer #1 looks back fearfully)

Shriek

  • Powers' panicked cry of "SHREEVE!" when the sound engineer demonstrates his sound device, making Powers think a train is about to hit him. Made better by a shot of Powers trembling in fear, then telling Shreeve he knew it wasn't real.
  • Bruce's smug grin to Powers after the board meeting discussing the future of the old Gotham district.
  • When Terry and Bruce first encounter Shriek:
    Terry: You know this guy?
    Bruce: Sorry, not one of mine.
  • At the hospital, Terry overhearing Bruce yelling at a nurse to get out, followed by the nurse screaming as she flees the room and a bedpan landing on the floor, having been thrown by an irate Bruce.
  • Terry attempting to use the Batcomputer.
    Terry: Computer, find out the metal this thing is made out of.
    (Silence.)
    Terry: Computer?
    Batcomputer: Incorrect command.
    Batcomputer: Request for spectrographic analysis?
    Terry: Yeah, that's it.

Dead Man's Hand

  • The Royal Flush Gang's first appearance was robbing a yacht. When Bruce explains to Terry that their crimes all revolve around cards, he asks how the yacht fits, in a pun so lame... it hurts.
    Bruce: It was part of a yacht club.
    Terry: Ouch.

The Winning Edge

  • Terry kvetches to Bruce about his mom grounding him and asks his mentor for advice on how to handle it, leading to this brilliant reply from the erstwhile Dark Knight:
    Bruce: Arch-criminals I know how to handle; mothers are something else.
    • When Bruce says Terry is going to meet Bane:
      Terry: Sure. (checks watch) Just as long as I'm home by nine.
      (Bruce gives him a look)
      Terry: I told you I was in trouble!
  • When Bruce cautions Terry about Bane:
    Terry: C'mon, he's gotta be a hundred years old. What trouble could an old geezer—
    (Bruce makes a sour look)
    Terry: Never mind.
  • At the end, Bruce's expression when he looks and sees that Terry has fallen asleep on the couch.

Spellbound

  • Bruce investigates a security alert upstairs to find Terry, hypnotized by Spellbinder to believe he's a contestant on a shopping game show, stuffing expensive items into a sack with an idiotic grin on his face.
    • Even better, as Bruce confronts Terry, the game show music plays in the background.
    • Bruce gives a defeated Terry a firm slap to bring him back to reality. As Terry regains his senses, Bruce snarks "Telling tales in school, were we?"

Disappearing Inque

  • Inque meets Aaron, the person who freed her. (This is after Aaron got fired for kissing Inque-in-a-icecube)
    Aaron How did you know where I live?
    Inque How could I not know? All those months of you prattling on and on about your pathetic life.
    Aaron You could hear me?
    Inque Yes, Aaron, I could hear you. And see you, too.
    (Aaron Face Palms)
  • After Inque escapes capture, Terry sets to work sealing up the Batmobile's entrance to the Batcave, believing Inque knows the way there. Bruce doesn't believe she's coming, pointing out that it was dark that night and "There's the way you drive."
  • After defeating Inque, Bruce actually cracks a joke. As Inque is washed down the drain by rainwater, he remarks in perfect classic Batman deadpan, "Poor deluded [diluted] fool." Terry visibly double-takes just before the camera fades to the next scene.

A Touch of Curare

  • Terry's panic at Barbara appearing in the Batcave, contrasting with Bruce's totally unruffled demeanor.
    • Terry's surprise at figuring out Barbara's past just moments later:
      Terry: You're Batgirl! (turns his head to Bruce) She's Batgirl!

Ascension

  • Terry, as Batman, saves Bruce from Blight at a Wayne-Powers board meeting. Bruce thanks Terry, referring to him as "Batman," since they're in public. However, his tone has just the right level of hesitation and awkwardness to tell how weirded out he is from not being Batman anymore.
  • Terry giving Paxton a Death Glare for a long moment after responding to his summons using a Bat-Signal.
  • Black Comedy with Blight, asking who Batman is.
    Blight: Do you have any idea how little that narrows it down?!

    Season 2 

Splicers

  • Terry needs Ace to track down Cuvier:
    Batman: All right, Ace, you don't like me and I don't like you, but cut me some slack just this once. (holds claw up to Ace) Bad guy. You find, me stop.

Earth Mover

  • When speaking about Bill Wallace, Bruce brings up how a previous crime of Wallace's was all over the papers. Terry hadn't heard about it, and this conversation ensues:
    Bruce: Didn't you read the news? It was only ten years ago.
    Terry: I was seven.
    Bruce: Oh. Well...back then, the DA accused Wallace of illegally dumping waste.

Joyride

Lost Soul

  • The exchange between Terry and Bruce when Vance's AI spreads its code throughout the city, and Terry touches Bruce's computer console to open the entrance repeatedly.
    Bruce: The door's not working. I had to shut down the computer so that Vance's program couldn't get in. If you want out of the cave, you're gonna have to do it the old-fashioned way.
    (Bruce points to a steel door with a handle)
    Terry: You're kidding, right?
    Bruce: None of the Robins ever complained. (smirks)
  • After Terry's Shirtless Scene:
    Terry: By the way, can I borrow some pants?

Hidden Agenda

  • At the end, after Max discovers Terry's secret:
    Max: One more thing. You call me "Robin," I'm outta here.
    Terry: No problem...Alfred. (leaves)
    Max: (confused) "Alfred?"

Blood Sport

  • While Terry's fighting a gang of goons, Bruce, with a slight smile, informs him via radio that his mother called and wants him to pick up some milk on the way home.

Once Burned

  • In this episode, young people are stupid. Terry hasn't learned from his past experiences with Melanie, and Terry's brother believes that they're going to do an instant replay of the sunset.
    Bruce: Ah, to be young again. And gullible.
    (Cue sour look on Terry's face)
  • The exchange between two Derby members, Benny and Tigris, after the latter dope slaps the former following Ten's attack:
    Benny: Ow! What was that for?
    Tigris: For saying "I told you so."
    Benny: But I didn't!
    Tigris: (with a clenched fist) But you were gonna!

Hooked Up

Rats!

  • Mad Stan, a great Casting Gag with Henry Rollins.
    Bruce: Be careful, McGinnis. Once he's on a rant, he's unstoppable.
    Terry: Thanks for telling me now.
    • There's one priceless moment during the No-Holds-Barred Beatdown Mad Stan serves up to Terry.
      Terry: (lying on the ground, injured and annoyed) For this I'm missing a date?!

Mind Games

Revenant

  • When the girls were talking about being chased out of the bathroom by a supposed ghost, Terry has this little epiphany:
    Terry: An invisible boy in the girls' shower... Why didn't I think of that?
    Dana: What?
    Terry: Uh, nothing...

Babel

  • If "Babel" shows us anything, it's that Shriek makes a very good Straight Man. In the first act, he berates his henchman Ollie for assuming his plan to cause chaos across Gotham by manipulating the sound waves across the city is for credits, after he was rendered deaf. After he turns on TV to watch the news, he reveals his real aim is revenge against Batman. Ollie then earnestly asks what Batman did to him. One wishes you could see his face under mask, but if it was obvious he was annoyed at the question, that he gave him "the fork" to shut him up. Unfortunately, for him (and the audience), it didn't work too well.
    (Shriek activates the massive underground sound controls powering up the device)
    Shriek: Ollie, it's time.
    (Cut to Ollie playing around with "the fork")
    Shriek: (offscreen) OLLIE!
    (Ollie runs off towards him)

Terry's Friend Dates a Robot

  • When Howard is trying desperately to get the "cool kids" to come to his party, Terry has this line:
    Terry: Calm down. Only politicians chase after people who don't like them.
  • This hilarious exchange, which might be borderline Getting Crap Past the Radar:
    Blade: Where are you two going? Private party?
    Howard: (dragging Cynthia the Robot into a room by the arm) Yeeah! (to himself) ...I'm going to jail!
  • An obviously drunk dude at the end of the episode watching Cynthia and Batman duke it out: "This is totally awesome! Cynthia's a robot and Batman's kickin' her butt!"
  • How does Howard try to calm down Cynthia? He says "We can still be friends..."
    Cynthia: "Friends? FRIENDS?!"
    Howard: (to Batman) Wrong thing to say?
    Batman: Is it ever the right thing?!
    • That scene is made so much better by the fact that Howard's doing okay until he says that line, causing Batman to immediately Facepalm.
  • When Terry investigates the boys' locker room to see if there's any evidence of Nelson's "accident" being foul play and Max walks in to do the same thing. The look on Terry's face is priceless.
    • To top things off, after they find a hand print, boys start walking in and Max hides in a locker, begging Terry to sneak her out. He instead leaves her there and says he'll tell the teacher she's gonna be late, which infuriates her. Terry's such a troll.

Eyewitness

  • Barbara compliments Bruce on the tea he serves and he replies, "I learned from the best. Now if only I could figure out how he [Alfred] made those little tea-cakes."

Final Cut

The Last Resort

Armory

Sneak Peek

  • When the Jerkass investigative reporter Ian Peek finds out Terry and Bruce's secret identities and plans to reveal them on his show, Terry decides that it would be better for his family to hear the truth from him first rather than see it on TV:
    Terry: Mom, Matt, there's something I need to tell you.
    Mary: After the show, dear.
    Terry: No! It can't wait! I-I'm...Batman.
    (His mother and Matt both burst into laughter)
    Terry: (annoyed) Seriously, I am!
    Mary: Terry, please.

The Eggbaby

  • While robbing a house, Carl tries to raid the fridge, then Ma drags him away by the ear.
  • This exchange:
    Slim: This isn't my first time busting a vault.
    Ma: Well, it'd be your first time doing it right.
  • Terry and Bruce discussing Ma Mayhem:
    Terry: What would she want with gems?
    Bruce: Good question. But I have a feeling she's not making slippers.
    Terry: Slippers? From rubies?
    Bruce: Before your time.
  • Terry mentions to Bruce in passing that he's failing Family Studies. After cutting the connection, Bruce just looks at Ace and asks him "How does somebody fail Family Studies?" Stop and think about that. Bruce Wayne, the man who hasn't had a family since he was eight, just asked how someone could fail Family Studies.
  • Terry is forced to babysit an electronic egg-baby for school. Over their radio, all Bruce hears is a baby crying, which leads to this exchange:
    Bruce: What's going on there? Is that a baby?
    Terry: Uh-um...
    Bruce: You brought a baby with you!?
    Terry: It's not what you think, really.
    Bruce: Terry, is there something you need to tell me?
  • Ma is full of Hypocritical Humor in that episode, 1/2 Mood Whiplash, the other half pure hilarity. Such as Ma, in full Mama Bear mode after witnessing her biggest son, Carl, being utterly thrashed by Terry, says "Nobody hurts my boys," then proceeds to break his back as she walks over him...in high heels.
    Ma: Let's get out of here before pointy-ears shows up again.
    Batman: Too late.
    Ma: This is getting old, Batman.
    Batman: Look who's talking.
  • When Terry has to rescue the Eggbaby from a dumpster before it gets dumped in the rubbish truck, it leads to this gem:
    Rubbish Collector 1: Was that Batman? Dumpster diving?
    Rubbish Collector 2: *shrugs* A fella's gotta eat.
  • The wonderful moment after Blade ditched Terry with the Eggbaby yet again: "I WANT A DIVORCE!"
  • After Terry brings the Eggbaby into the Batcave:
    Bruce: Do you have to keep lugging that thing around with you?
    Terry: I need the grade.
    Bruce: Even real parents with real children find ways to get away for a night.
    Terry: I tried leaving it with my mom, but she said she was too young to be a grandmother.
    Bruce: What about your brother?
    Terry: I tried that, too. Then I caught him shooting rubber bands at it. Hey, maybe you could—
    (Bruce gives him a flat look that plainly says "Don't even think about it")
    Terry: ...never mind.
    • Terry assures Bruce he got the Eggbaby to sleep...only for the Eggbaby to start laughing in joy as a result of Ace licking it. Terry gives Bruce an apologetic look, and Bruce just turns toward the camera with an annoyed look on his face.
  • Terry ranting at Bruce while frantically searching for the Eggbaby after its unknowingly taken by Ma Mayhem and her sons:
    Terry: I'll have to take Family Studies...AGAIN! Have you ever taken Family Studies?!
  • Terry, in full Batman costume, sticking out his tongue at Ma Mayhem. Here.
  • Turns out Terry gets the best grade to boot, as the only "parent" in the class who provided entertainment and "intellectual stimulation" for his eggbaby in addition to meeting its basic needs. Seems babies like badass dads.
    • Also, Terry is happy upon getting the best grade...until he notices Dana smiling at him and he realizes she wants to have a baby with him.
  • This episode won an Emmy, and really, is anyone surprised?

Zeta

Plague

April Moon

Sentries of the Last Cosmos

  • "Big smoking hole. Could be a clue."
  • Terry goes out to look for Eldon Michaels, whom he is told is an alien/Eldritch Abomination from outer space. After a brief shootout at Michaels' apartment, Batman manages to knock the gun out of his hands with a batarang.
    Michaels: (in a very nasal voice) Ow, that hurt!
    Batman: "Ow, that hurt"?

Payback

  • At the end, Bruce asks what Terry said to get Payback so riled up against him.
    Bruce: You must have given quite a convincing performance.
    Terry: (smug look) Who said anything about performing?
    (Cut to annoyed look on Bruce's face)

Where's Terry?

  • Bruce and Max grudgingly work together to find a missing Terry. In the subway, Bruce encourages Max to go ahead into the tunnel while he distracts a group of construction workers, employing Obfuscating Stupidity. THEN, Bruce essentially sets the workers on Max, allowing himself to venture on alone.
    • Bruce's smug grin tops it off.
    • At the end, Bruce tells Terry he and Max worked together, and Terry wonders if they were able to find some common ground. They then see Max being escorted away by police, yelling all the while.
  • Bruce's Pre-Asskicking One-Liner upon finding Terry and Shriek:
    Bruce: Why do they always talk so much?

Ace In the Hole

    Season 3 

King's Ransom

  • This exchange:
    Paxton Powers: Bruce Wayne is my mentor! He's like a father to me!
    Commissioner Barbara Gordon: Except he doesn't glow in the dark.
    Paxton: Hey! I resent that! Where's my lawyer? I'll sue!

Untouchable

Inqueling

Big Time

Out of the Past

  • Ladies and gentlemen...Batman: The Musical!
    • Made all the better with Bruce's reaction:
      Bruce: You hate me, don't you?
      Terry: Lighten up, it's your birthday!
      Bruce: Don't remind me.
    • And then a play on the Future Slang:
      Terry: Come on, it took me weeks to get tickets for this show. It's schway!
      Bruce: It's schwarbage. (gets up and leaves)
    • "A superstitious cowardly lot!" Bonus for the fact that it's actually Kevin Conroy, the voice of Batman and Bruce Wayne, portraying Actor!Batman.
  • Bruce reminisces by looking through photos of all of his past girlfriends. Among the photos are both Selina Kyle and Lois Lane.
    • During this video, one commenter voices Bruce's thoughts:
      Bruce (Zatanna photo) Did her. (Lois photo) Did her. (Selina photo) Did her. (Barbara photo) Almost got in trouble with her.
  • When discussing the possibility of Bruce becoming Batman again after a dip in the Lazarus Pit:
    Terry: I'll tell you right now, I am not putting on the Robin suit!
  • Despite the darkness of the episode, Bruce telling Ra's al Ghul in Talia's body that he hits like a girl is worth a giggle.
  • This exchange:
    Terry: (to Ra's, who is in Talia's body) Lady, that's the sickest thing I've ever seen. You're creeping me out.
    Bruce: You? She kissed me!

Speak No Evil

The Call, Parts 1 & 2

  • This tidbit when Superman, being controlled by an alien, starts chasing after Terry in the Batmobile:
    Terry: How fast does this thing [the Batmobile] go?
    Bruce: Mach 3.
    Terry: Is that faster than a speeding bullet?

Betrayal

  • The moment when Max and Bruce are trying to find Terry, and Max has his Batsuit in a backpack. There follows a short phone conversation and then by a long shot of Max looking at the costume and perfectly timed just when you begin to hope you're going to see Max-As-Batgirl, the phone rings again:
    Bruce: Don't even think about putting that on.
    • To make it better, after Bruce asks Max if she has the Batsuit and she confirms it, he tells her he'll be right over to pick it up and we see him standing up from the Batcomputer and starting to head off. When he calls Max again to warn her against suiting up, he's clearly sitting down again, meaning the thought of Max donning the Batsuit occurred to him when he was probably a few steps toward the entrance to the Batcave. Makes a pretty funny visual.

The Curse of the Kobra, Parts 1 & 2

Countdown

Unmasked

  • At the end, a bit of serious Black Comedy occurs when it looks like Kobra has won and all of Kobra knows Terry's face. The Kobra branch leader leaps to his own death via cobra pit, laughing triumphantly and content that he has done well and that Batman is doomed, only for Terry to realize that they hadn't gotten his face at all. The face the kid pictured was that of the kid's favorite action figure. The Kobra leader just sent an absolute joke of an image to his comrades, who are in for one hell of a hilarious rude awakening when they realize the mistake, and the leader will be remembered (if he's remembered at all) as a laughingstock.

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    Crossovers 

  • While not technically a Batman Beyond episode, Terry's outright stolid attitude in "Future Shock" compared to his usual portrayal was downright hilarious at times.
    Static: Batman's not going to be happy about how you're treating his guests.
    Terry: First off, we don't have guests here. Second off, I'm Batman.
    Static: Yeah, and I'm Beyoncé.
    • Later:
    Bruce: What's going on here?
    Terry: [oblivious] He says his name is Beyonce.
    • The fact that Terry plays the straight man to Virgil's wise guy.

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