Looking for my Funny Moments in addition or in spite of the carnage I've inflicted over the years? Well, you'll find them all right here, in this very, very trope! I guarantee you... you'll have the laugh of a lifetime!
Me: Ice cream! Bomb pops! Hey, kid! How about some ice cream?
Kid: Ice cream? But it's freezing out here.
Me: Well then, how about a violent abduction instead?
(cue the goons, who grab the kid and stuff him into the ice cream cart headfirst)
Me: Ah, what the heck. Take both, my treat. It's the season of giving, after all.
Another one for moi, from Joker: Devil's Advocate:
Amoral Attorney: We're getting down to the wire, Joker. No outbursts like the other day, please.
Me: So I give a show. You want them to think I'm nuts, right?
Amoral Attorney: I don't want them to think you're guilty. There's no compelling evidence to connect you to the stamp murders. The city's case is weak. You could walk if they can't pin the murders on you.
Me: It's a no-brainer, Milt. Just prove I'm crazy and it doesn't matter if they connect me to some poisoned stamps.
Amoral Attorney: Oh, it's that easy to show insanity?
(I slam my face into a metal table without the slightest hesitation; and bring it up to show an unflinching grin and a face speckled with blood)
Later in the comic, after I got sentenced to death, the warden once asked me what I wanted for my last meal. I told him I wanted "Something light. Perhaps a fruit salad with fresh strawberries. And the tiniest dash of sweet cream. Cholesterol, you know." However, the warden pointed out that strawberries wouldn't be in season for three months. My response? "Oh... I can wait."
And the first time I got sent to Blackgate Prison, I get this lovely lecture from a tough guard, who looks a lot like Drill Sergeant Nasty:
DeFillips: You're in Six Block. That's Death Row. Here's the rules. Touch a guard and it's an axe handle for you. Hit a guard and it's the axe handle and mace. Stab a guard and it's the handle, the mace and thirty days in the box. Kill a guard and God help you. Any questions, clownboy? Me: How do they get those little pimientos in the olives?
Lest we forget of a certain magic trick. Though some people would call that one awesome instead of funny. Meh, I can work with both.
John Arcudi's "Auteurism" (Legends of the Dark Knight #162-63) has several of these for good ol' Mistah J, but the crowning one has to be the line that I deliver to a henchman who - surprise, surprise - thinks that my latest plan makes no sense.
"If I explained it in terms that a fly could understand, maybe the fly can explain it to you."
And then there's the Batman: The Brave and the Bold episode ''Joker: The Vile and the Villainous!" In my own twisted way, I'm the hero, teaming up with the Weeper so Gotham can be safe for Criminals once more. How, you ask? By stopping Batman from building the Bat-Probe, a device which tracks crimes as they happen. Hilarity Ensues.
That episode of the Batman Animated Series when I thought I inherited $100,000,000, and found I had to pay taxes on it. I quickly went about doing it so I wouldn't go to jail for tax evasion. As I said then, I'm crazy enough to mess with Batman, but the IRS, NO THANK YOU!