- The Joker's eulogy to Batman. As Harley Quinn says, Mr. J. knows how to put The Fun in Funeral! In fact, Harley playing Amazing Freaking Grace on the kazoo had to be done in one take because everyone was laughing too hard afterwards to do it again - you can hear the voice actress about to fall apart laughing through the whole song. Bonus points for the Kick Me sign the Joker put in the casket along with the cape and cowl. And the perfect capper:
Joker: ... Well, that was fun! Who's for Chinese?
- Alfred trying to fly the Batwing in "The Forgotten"
: This must be the place! Bring us down! Computer
: Negative. Alfred
: But Master Bruce is down here! We have to land! Computer
: Impossible. Area too confined. Alfred
: Land, you bucket of bolts! Computer
: Your funeral. Alfred
: Oh dear! Ahhhhh! Get us down! Computer
: Caution. Rocks. (Batwing lands in a quarry) Computer
: Watch your step. Alfred
: (jumbled) I claim this land... for Spain
- Bruce going full Deadpan Snarker in "Perchance to Dream".
- The Joker, when Batman uses a garbage compactor to crush a robot clown into a cube: "You killed Captain Clown! YOU KILLED CAPTAIN CLOWN!!!" Said completely straight and in earnest.
- Points for Mark Hamill being able to pull that off without laughing halfway through the line.
- From a later point in the same episode: "You're going to melt just like a grilled cheese sandwich!"
- Also this dialogue:
Joker: We wouldn't want our little caged rodent to suffocate, so we'll just punch some air holes! (Joker punctures the trash can with a dagger while Batman is trapped inside, trying to avoid the blade)
- And after he's had Captain Clown throw the trashcan into the ocean.
Oh dear, it seems our air holes are water holes too! Water shame!
- Also from that episode - after the climactic fight, Joker is hanging by his shoe over an incinerator and shouts "Batman, you wouldn't let me fry, would you?" Batman takes a moment to think it over with a goofy grin on his face. The Joker shouts "BATMAN!" and seems clearly shocked and offended. It's hilarious.
- Yet another gem from that episode involves the Joker looking through the periscope of the submarine he's piloting. He slowly turns it around until he's eye to eye with Batman, who's standing on the roof of the sub. Batman then punches the periscope, and the resulting vibrations hit the Joker right in the face.
- A little funnier than that, actually: he turns a good 45 degrees past a clearly-visible Batman, then does a glorious Double Take back just in time to get hit.
- Nothing quite compares to how The Joker escapes at the beginning of "Christmas With The Joker." Escaping from Arkham Asylum? Fairly standard. Doing so on a rocket shaped like a Christmas tree? Inspired. Doing so while singing "Jingle Bells, Batman Smells", and actually escaping on the line "And the Joker got away"? Gut-bustingly hilarious.
- "Laughing all the WHEEEEEEEE!"
- This little exchange between Joker and Two-Face. As one poster put it: "What does 2008's "The Dark Knight" have in common with scene? The Joker burns Two-Face."
- The episode "Almost Got 'Im" has to be one of the funniest episodes in the series. Just the witty banter between the the villains is enough to leave you in stitches. But, the funniest bit would have to be when Harley Quinn starts reading from the phonebook in a hilariously deadpan tone.
Harley: Heh, heh...Good call. Help!
- There's also Croc's brilliant Death Trap plan, told in an attempt to upscale Poison Ivy and Two-Face's elaborate attempts.
There I was, holed up in this quarry, when Batman came nosin' around. He was getting closer, closer
... Poison Ivy:
...And? Killer Croc: I threw a rock at him!
] Poison Ivy:
*Ignoring Croc* So, Harvey, what became of the giant penny? Killer Croc:
...It was a big
- Bonus points that Killer Croc was actually Batman in disguise.
- And it got even better during "The Trial", because the real Killer Croc's suggestion to dispose of Batman was simply "Hit him with a rock!"
- In "Sideshow", Croc indeed throws a rock at Batman. Croc misses him anyway.
- And what happened to the giant penny Two-Face tried to kill Batman with?
They actually let him keep it!
- In future episodes throughout the DCAU, even years later, you can still see the giant penny displayed in the Batcave.
- From the same episode:
Two-Face: Poison Ivy...
Poison Ivy: It's been a long time, Harvey. You're still looking halfway decent.
Two-Face: Half of me wants to strangle you.
Poison Ivy: (flirtatiously) And what does the other half want?
Two-Face: To hit you with a truck!
Poison Ivy: (to the others) We used to date.
Joker/Penguin: (understanding) Ohhhh.
- Fridge Brilliance/Continuity Nod: They really did. Ivy's first episode had her trying to kill a pre-Two-Face Harvey Dent!
- At one point, the villains start speculating on Batman's origin. When Croc starts to speak, Joker groans, "Not the robot theory again..."
- They also speculate that Batman's cowl might be hiding some horrible disfigurement, with Joker saying that he concealed portion of his face might be "gross and disgusting"... followed up with "Uh, no offense, Harv."
- Joker tells Two-Face, "Gee, that's too bad, Harv, but I guess you'll always come in...second!"
- And sneaks a peek at his cards in the process.
- And then we had Poison Ivy poking fun at The Penguin's Large Ham tendencies.
Ivy: Aviary of what?
Joker: Eesh, Pengers! How corny can you get?
- "Beware The Creeper!", notably because of his ransacking of an upscale clothing boutique looking for a new superhero outfit, a scene which gave us the character Thriftie, the clerk with the green sweater, green headband, and biting stone-faced stoicism. Never once in the entire scene does she even raise an eyebrow at Creeper's actions; instead she answers each one with a snarky comment that's snarkier than the last.
Creeper: I'd better slow down here, try to figure out logically what's going on. (thinks) Whoa, that hurts!
- "Say That We're Sweethearts Again" is the best angsty love song ever. Which is very creepy, considering it was an actual song from a movie made in 1944.
- "Harlequinade": Batman and Harley team up.
Harley: Did you see the way I handled those creeps? Pow! Bam! Batgirl, eat your heart out!
Robin: What was she before she went bonkers?
Batman: A clinical psychiatrist.
- During the episode while sneaking in Harley follows after him whispering "Sneak, sneak, sneak!" only for Batman to whip around and glare at her and she instantly shuts up.
- "Harley's Holiday": The Scarecrow is getting hauled back to Arkham by Batman and Robin.
Scarecrow: I am the master of fear! The lord of despair! Cower before me and witness terror!
Harley Quinn: Hi, Professor Crane!
Scarecrow: (rather sweetly) Good evening, child. (back to ranting) Worship me, you fools! Worship me! Scream hosannas of anguish to Scarecrow, the all-terrible God of Fear!
- How about the Joker's answering machine message? It's either hilarious or creepy, depending on where he got the recording. As follows:
: " *Evil Laugh
* Boy, did YOU get a wrong number! Leave your message at the sound of the shriek."
Male Voice: "No... please... don't! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHG!"
- In "Trial": Harley going nuclear on the Joker.
Janet: Sad, isn't it? Harleen Quinzel used to be a doctor here at Arkham, until the Joker twisted her mind.
Harley: Ha! You're just jealous 'cause you don't have a fella who's as loving and loyal as my Puddin' is to me!
Janet: Uh-huh. And I suppose it's that same loyalty I saw the last time you escaped, and "Puddin'" here...
(Joker frantically waves his hands trying to signal Janet to shut up)
Janet: ...finked on you in hopes of getting time off.
Harley: Is that...true, Puddin'?
Harley: (lunges, grabs Joker by the collar and shakes him) YOU LOUSY, SCUM-SUCKING CREEP!
Harley: Welcome to the club.
- The Joker's entrance into the courtroom:
Scarface: And now, all greet the most benevolent, most fair Judge Joker!
Joker: (Slams the gavel down) GUILTY!!!
- After Janet has provoked a rant from the Mad Hatter:
Mad Hatter: Oh! [Turns to Joker.] I'd like that last statement stricken from the record, please.
Joker: Record? Is someone supposed to be writing this down?
- In "Holiday Knights", Harvey Bullock is posing as a Mall Santa. This is funny enough in and of itself, but here's a conversation between him and a little girl who comes up:
Girl: My name's Mary MacSweeney. Can you bring my Daddy home for Christmas?
Bullock: Gee, kid, I dunno. Where is he?
Girl: (cheerfully) In prison.
Bullock: You mean your dad is 'Mad-Dog' Mac-...I mean, Mike MacSweeney?
Bullock: Uh, listen, kid, it's like this. I, uh... ah... I'd like to help you out, but... er, uh, what I mean is... (gives up) Sometimes even Santa can't make every wish come true. (reaches into pocket and pulls out a handful of bills) Here kid, buy yourself something nice."
Girl: Thank you, Santa! (hugs) Can I buy my Daddy something, too?
Bullock: As long as it ain't a hacksaw, why not?
- It's also kind of a Heartwarming Moment.
- Later in that segment, Clayface shows up. Batgirl knocks him into the ice-skating pond outside, which he breaks through. There is a Santa on the chain of lights above the rink. Bullock and Montoya try to shoot Clayface.
Batgirl: Don't waste your ammo on him! Shoot the Santa!
(Montoya and Bullock look at each other)
Bullock: You wouldn't.
- This little scene:
Obnoxious kid: You're not Santy Claus!
Bullock (dressed as Santa): Sure I am! Wanna see my gun?
- The scene makes it clear than not only had she been waiting to do that but she's as bored with the stakeout as he is.
- The first 10 minutes in their entirety, where Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy kidnap Bruce Wayne and force him to take them on a shopping spree. Such as Harley's "Gimme some sugar, baby!", and this bit:
Bruce falls down elevator shaft
Harley: Ohmigod omigod omigod!! (small voice) We...we killed him. (normally) Oh well.
Ivy: We were going to do it anyway.
Harley: We got his credit cards; what's to worry?
- "Look! PIANOS!!!"-Harley
- During the shopping montage, they cut to Bruce signing various checks and receipts, with a look on his face that says he's gonna murder those two as soon as he can get back into a cowl.
- Another Harley moment from same episode, she kept BEGGING Ivy to get them a Christmas tree, to which Ivy said no, saying that the tradition of Christmas trees is Genocide to the Pines! When they kidnap Bruce and make him pay for their shopping spree, the first thing Harley notices is a Christmas tree:
Ivy: (grabs Harley by her jester hat, and drags her off screen) NO!!
- And when a Christmas tree falls on them and traps them:
Ivy: Here's your stupid tree. You happy?
Harley: [Ornament falls on her head] ...Yeah...
- Joker's reaction when his New Years scheme concludes with a bell being dropped right onto him. Even Batman flinches.
- Joker's line, "Don't try this at home, kids!" as he ropes a passing truck with to escape Arkham in "Jokers Wild"
- Although it was only an experiment, someone from 4chan's /co/ board adding more Batman Glare into the intro.
- The top rated comment:
Keep in mind he didn't actually take down the thieves himself, he actually shot a batarang out of his eyes to knock the guns out of their hands and then glared at them so hard he shot ANOTHER Batman out of his eyes to beat down the crooks for him.
I dare you to prove me wrong, I DOUBLE DARE YOU MOTHERFUCKERS!!!
- In Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman, Batman breaks into a suspect's apartment and is going through her wardrobe when her bodyguard walks in on him. (It should be mentioned that this is a bodyguard who's still got a black eye from the last time he met Batman.) They stare at each other for five mute seconds, then the bodyguard calmly closes the door and walks away. The bodyguard's partner asks if something's wrong and the bodyguard equally calmly says "Nope."
- One classic bit that was completely unexpected takes place in "See No Evil". While Bruce is at a jewelry store, the villain of the day enters the men's room to change into his invisibility suit and locks the door when a poor guard needed to use the restroom. When he tries again later, Bruce is in there getting changed into the Batman costume. This time, the guard waits in front of the door, to which Batman slams it open and just smacks the poor guy against the wall.
Hobo: I didn't know he could fly too.
(the other hobo shrugs)
- Not to mention when he follows the invisible perp outside and starts yelling for the man in question, the construction worker looked around in clear confusion while eating his sandwich, clearly not knowing what's going on
- The Clock King scores one in "Time Out of Joint". After activating his device that causes time around him to slow down, he decides to take the elevator to the top of a building... only to realize how pointless this is and takes the stairs instead.
- And in "The Clock King" before he became the title character, he takes Hill's advice and takes some time to himself. So he goes to the park and just sits there, unsure of what to do now that he actually has some spare time. It's funny and almost adorkable in a weird way.
- Girl's Night Out
Livewire: Are you out of your mind?
Harley Quinn: (with a grin after thinking for a second) Yeah!
Gambol: You think you can steal from us and just walk away?
- Harley insists on using a giant mallet for a robbery. Poison Ivy uses her trademark vines to bust an ATM, while at another, Livewire uses her powers to demonstrate a much simpler process. Harley is at another ATM..... hopelessly pounding away with a giant mallet.
Ivy: ...at least she's consistent.
- In "Chemistry" when Bruce is talking about Susan:
Bruce: It's a lightness. A sense that things will work out for the best.
Tim: It's called happiness.
- "Animal Act" has Nightwing landing on a roof before this little gem shows up.
Robin: Nightwing! What are you doing here?
Nightwing: Oh, just following an obsessive behavior instilled in me at an early age.
- This video, especially because this is exactly the kind of the bizarre things you'd come up with after a whole morning of cartoons.
- "Old Wounds"— Bruce has just revealed the Batcave to Barbara Gordon. Then this happens:
: Master Bruce, I... (sees Barbara)
...you've discovered our little secret. Yes. I admit it. I am Batman
Bruce: It's alright, Alfred.
Alfred: Very good, sir. (walks away)
- In "Riddler's Reform," Riddler's poleaxed reaction (with a mental "twang!") to the approach of a beautiful woman at a party.
Woman: Where did you find him, CB? He's so adorable.
Riddler: Who? (glances around) ...Me?
- Then later, he beams at his reflection in a mirror and agrees:
- Made even funnier a second later when Batman reveals he's in the room with him (Edward was supposedly alone to take a phone call).
Batman: "Adorable", huh?
- From the same episode, another woman asks, "Mr. Riddler, can you show me what these do?" while holding up two walkie talkie toys shaped like balls.
- This exchange:
Robin: (Regarding the puzzle box the Riddler is sitting on) The last time you delivered one of these, it almost killed Commissioner Gordon.
Riddler: What's your point?
- A moment in "Never Fear": A Batman with his fear of killing chemically removed strangles Scarecrow unconscious before Robin manages to hit him with the antidote. They're all on a runaway train—
Batman: You're going to have to jump!
Robin: What about Scarecrow?
Batman: I'll take care of him!
Robin: (wordless appalled look)
- In that same episode when Bruce saw Tim playing around in his office.
Bruce: Playing hooky again?
Tim: It's summer vacation. How could you forget?
Bruce: (stern expression on his face)
Tim: Right, I forgot who I was talking to.
- "Legends of the Dark Knight." Silver Age Joker goes through the effort to take the guard's keys, makes a joke that he has the keys, looks at them to choose a key, almost puts the key into the lock, and then proceeds to smash the display case instead of actually using the key.
- In "Fear of Victory":
- Batman swings through a window into a woman's apartment. Even when he's not Bruce Wayne he still gets the ladies:
: Oh my! (seductive pose)
- Batman's smirk as he leaves the apartment.
- Batman lies in wait for the Scarecrow to deliver a fear toxin-laced telegram to a sports star. Instead, when a telegram arrives, he catches an ordinary courier who panics and promises not to double-park anymore.
- "Mad as a Hatter": Alice Pleasance's fiancé has broken it off less than twenty-four hours after he proposed. She comes home to a house full of flowers and her previously "sweet, funny" boss being a little too excited about the prospect of catching her on the rebound (plus he inexplicably knows about the breakup). Then, while backing away from him, she bumps into Batman. Her reaction? "Oh, this is getting too weird."
- This bit...
Tim: I know [the American justice system] is bogus.
Bruce: And how did you come to that well-thought-out conclusion?
Tim: (smug face) Watching you.
- The best part was Bruce's dumbfounded expression and had no other way to counter it other than to change the subject. Yes, young Tim Drake just stumped the Batman...awesome AND hilarious!
- After Batman's umpteenth Stealth Hi/Bye on Gordon: "One of these days I'm going to nail his shoes to the floor!"
- The Funny Background Event during the opening news report in "Heart of Ice," where a cop tries to chase some kids away from a crime scene, only to get pelted by snowballs once he turns away.
- In "The Laughing Fish," Harley repeatedly expresses her disgust of fish, until the Joker says he'll make it up to her by letting her be his mermaid... and slips a fish head costume over her. Harley gives a Death Glare and says "You're really sick, you know that, boss?" It's also possibly a reference to Red Dwarf.
- From the same episode, when Batman brings in a Joker fish to be analyzed:
Alfred: This could cause a stampede to pork.
Joker: "Colonel What's-his-name has chickens, and they don't even have mustaches!"
- After dealing a vicious fate to a robot duplicate of Bullock, Batman is faced with Barbara demanding he let her help him. His response: "Please let go of my cape."
- If we count the Kids' WB! promos featuring the characters, there's the spot for Pokémon in which Robin makes Batman sing the Jigglypuff song.
- "Harley and Ivy": After Poison Ivy pulls a Groin Attack on the Joker, he lets out a rather high-pitched "Get 'em!" to his men. Mark Hamill had to have fun recording that one.
- Harley's response to the two obnoxious frat-boys:
Frat-Boy: What are you gonna do, spank us?
Harley: That's right, pigs, and here's the paddle! (pulls out bazooka)
- In "Baby Doll," Robin has to watch the entire run of a crappy sitcom for clues.
Robin: Remember when Poison Ivy almost smothered us with those vines, with the really sharp thorns?
Robin: This is worse.
- Nearly the entire episode of "Make 'Em Laugh." It's almost a shame we couldn't have seen more of the Condiment King, the Pack Rat, and Mighty Mom.
Police Dispatcher: ...who appears to be brandishing a ketchup gun...
- The entire episode is full of laughs, but Batman's encounter with the Condiment King and Robin's with Mighty Mom are particularly funny.
Ah, the big bad Bat-guy. I knew you'd "ketchup"
to me sooner or later! How I've "relished"
this meeting! You, the dynamic Dark Knight, versus me, the conceptual Condiment King! Come, Batman, let's see if you can cut the mustard...
Condiment King : [*shocked*] You hit me.
Batman: Now listen, Mustard Man, or whatever you call yourself. You're obviously new at this. So I'm willing to go easy provided you give back the loot and never even think about doing this again. Deal?
Condiment King: Horseradish! [*fires his ketchup gun at Batman*]
- Barbara's reference to Pinky and the Brain in "Torch Song," which Bruce doesn't get.
- Mooks firing tommyguns at a pursuing Batmobile, which isn't damaged.
Robin: Are they kidding?
Batman: Perhaps they're new in town.
- It gets a callback in Superman: The Animated Series with the even more pathetic sight of a thug going at Supes with a wooden club. "You're kidding, right?"
- In "Mean Seasons," an overweight, middle-aged woman tells her husband she'd like to buy some of the dresses at a fashion show. He obliviously replies "For who?", earning him a purse to the head.
- Later, when Bruce comments that Page Monroe is a "pretty girl," Barbara points out that she's close to his own age—"Batboy."
- For fans of Atop the Fourth Wall, Alfred's "Are we developing an interest in rock and roll, sir?" from On Leather Wings becomes Hilarious in Hindsight.
- In "Sins of the Father", the moment where Two-Face asks Tim where his father is.
Two-Face: Now, talk. Where is he?
Tim: How 'bout I go check his calendar?
Two-Face: (slaps Tim with his glove) He stole something from me.
Tim: Your charming good looks?
- "Joker's Millions" has Batgirl commenting that with Joker being rich, maybe he'll give up crime. This is made hilarious when Batman snaps the object he's working on upon hearing that statement; the look on Batgirl's face is really priceless. She then comments of going with Dick to the Iceberg Lounge...
- Later on, she makes a comment about how the Penguin(currently in his regular disguise) wouldn't stop Gordon's daughter from entering his lounge... His reaction sells the moment
- When Ernie, Joker's lawyer, suggested of going back to crime.
Ernie: Maybe you can pull on of those classic routines like that laughing fish.
Joker: Good idea, Ernie. Just let Batman know I did it SO HE CAN KICK MY KEISTER RIGHT BACK INTO ARKHAM! (pushes Ernie) Dope.
- Also, Batman interrogates Ernie later on by giving him a swirly. At first, the Penguin plans on stopping him from mistreating a guest, but backed away from the bathroom door once he heard it happening.
- The Joker is crazy enough to take on Batman, but the IRS ...
- And after that, they find out that only $10 million of King Barlow's "fortune" is real (i.e. the $10 million Joker already spent), and that all the rest of the money, gold and jewels are forgeries. Then one of Joker's Mooks finds a tape left behind by Barlow, where he smugly explains all of this to Joker, and that, thanks to this little ploy, the Joker will be broke, hounded by the IRS, and find it impossible admit he was fooled, lest he'd become the laughingstock of the underworld. This sends Joker into a Tranquil Fury unheard of for most of the series, and for good reason: King Barlow made sure that he would get the last laugh!
- And after the Joker's Harley-replacement proves to be utterly annoying and incompetent: "Maybe I should have hired the fat guy..."
- During Ra's al-Ghul's aerial zeppelin assault in "Showdown", one of the artillery shells randomly destroys a nearby outhouse.
- In the episode Bane, Batman finds the Batmobile smashed by the episode's namesake:
Batman: He trashed my car, Alfred. Between a couple of guys, that's real personal.
- Later in the same episode, Batman is analyzing a piece of material and talking with Alfred.
Batman: So the question is, who wants to eliminate me?
- In Feat Of Clay Part 2, Roland Daggett's germophobic henchman, appropriately called "Germs", shows concern about infiltrating a hospital ("all those sick people...") but does it, with some fear. Batman chases after him, eventually cornering him in the room where they keep disease samples. Germs presses himself to the far wall, frantically looking around at the samples. Batman picks one up at random — "Crimson Fever. Lousy way to go. No cure, you know." — then places it on a shelf over Germs's head and starts asking questions. For every lie, he bangs the wall, and the jar comes one step closer to falling. Just before he's got his information, a security guard interrupts, saying that he'll take it from here. Batman slams the wall one final time, and Germs yelps and cowers as the jar tumbles...but Batman catches it before it hits him. The scene lingers on that shot for a little bit longer — enough for the viewer to see that the label reads "Seawater For Analysis". Subtle, but hilarious.
- In Joker's Favor, Charlie Collins, the man the Joker forced into helping his plot, threatens him with one of his bombs. After being unable to convince him to stop, he starts calling Batman for help. Then it turns out that not only was Batman watching the whole time, but the bomb was fake. Batman laughs at it! Doubles as a Moment Of Awesome, as Batman then tells "Mr. Collins" to go home with the same respectful tone he generally reserves for Gordon.
- The Joker's 'subtle' way of calling for help:
Joker: [Nervously] Look Charlie, you had a busy day. All this excitement, all this running around with BATMAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!!!
- A background gag in "Beware the Gray Ghost" when Alfred and Bruce go to a video dealer. Alfred notices the dust on the counter and instinctively starts dusting the counter with a handkerchief.
- The first part of "The Demon's Quest" features Ra's al Ghul and his Giant Mook Ubu, who's so loyal and devoted to his master that he keeps pushing Batman around for daring to walk ahead of Ra's. Batman spends the episode slowly counting the pushes he gets from Ubu, until he's finally had enough.
Batman: If you only knew how sick I am of you calling me that!
- In "Mad Love", Batman at one point deliberately pisses the Joker off by calling him "Pud'n" while smirking.
- In "Christmas With the Joker", Batman says that he has never seen It's a Wonderful Life because "I could never get past the title".
- A bit of a meta one for that episode. It's the second one of the series, and they're trying to make an effort to make Batman darker and more serious. One has to wonder what was going on through the heads of the production team when the script basically goes, taking what was just said in mind, "The episode begins with the Joker singing "Jingle Bells, Batman Smells," and then escapes Arkham Asylum on a rocket-propelled Christmas Tree."
- "Critters". There are some creepy parts here and there, but most of the episode is really funny for the sheer ridiculousness of the situation. One of the highlights is farmer Brown having a pitchfork gun!