Funny / The LEGO Batman Movie

  • A good portion of whatever characters do are automatically funnier when done by robotic LEGO minifigs with only 7 typical joints. Especially under the direction of Chris Mckay, who brought his wacky animation stop-motion style from Robot Chicken here.
    • Bane in particular has only two points of articulation. It looks like he belongs in an episode of Action League Now.
  • Throughout the movie, Harley Quinn, a character famous for her abusive relationship with the Joker, is constantly supportive of him and offers genuinely good relationship advice when he starts having problems with Batman.
  • The first lines of the movie alone:
    Batman: Black. All important movies start with a black screen.
    (score kicks in)
    Batman: And music. Edgy, scary music that would make a parent or studio executive nervous.
    Caption: (guitar riff) Michael Jackson.
    Batman: No, I said that.
    (the previous caption disappears and is replaced by "Batman", with an identical guitar riff)
    Batman: Batman is very wise.
    • Then:
  • When the movie starts, we see a plane flying for "MacGuffin Airlines".
    Pilot: Gotham tower this is McGuffin Airlines, flight 1138. We are transporting 11 million sticks of dynamite, 17,000 pounds of C-4, and about 150 cute little classic bomb-type bombs, and two best friends! And request permission to fly over the most crime-ridden city in the world. Over.
  • Joker's introduction with the pilot of the plane.
    Pilot: Captain Dale? Is everything okay?
    Joker: I'm afraid Captain Dale, had to bail. I'm your new co-pilot, and I always come to work, with a smile!
    (beat)
    Pilot: (unimpressed)
    Joker: ... You should be terrified.
    Pilot: Why?
    Joker: Because... I will be taking over the cit-ehhh!
    Pilot: (doubtful) Mmmmmm....
    Joker: What!?
    Pilot: Batman will stop you?
    Joker: Pppppt!
    Pilot: He always stops you.
    Joker: No he doesn't!
    Pilot: What about that time with the two boats?
    Joker: This is better than the two boats.
    Pilot: (doubtful) Mmmmmm....
  • Pretty much all of Bane's lines in the film (done in the Tom Hardy's distinctive voice from The Dark Knight Rises).
    • Not to mention the fact that when Joker introduces the other villains, they are either doing or saying something intimidating, or at the very least striking a menacing pose. But when Joker calls out Bane's name, he responds with a friendly "Hello!"
      • Made even funnier by the fact that there is no way Bane should be able to hear Joker introducing him.
  • Most of Catwoman's dialogue consists of her going "Meow!"
  • When the Joker's list of villains includes lesser known DC villains such as Crazy Quilt, Eraser, Polka Dot Man, Mime, Tarantula, King Tut, Orca, Killer Moth, March Harriet, Zodiac Master, Gentleman Ghost, Clock King, Calendar Man, Kite Man, Catman, Zebra Man, and the Condiment King, he's asked if he made some of those up.
    Joker: Nope. They're all real! Probably worth a google.
    • There's potential for a meta funny moment as well. Someone may not know these villains and write them off as too ridiculous to exist. Until they do as Joker says and find out that he was telling the truth.
  • Commissioner Gordon and Chief O'Hara are on their way to stop The Joker and are trying to get in touch with Batman after Egghead wrecks the bat-signal.
    Gordon: O'Hara, have you tried the bat-phone?
    O'Hara: Yes, but I keep getting this hope music. (she holds up the phone to play dramatic music) I love it!
  • This exchange between Joker and Commissioner Gordon:
    Joker: Hi Jimmy! It's the Jokes!
    Commissioner Gordon: Nobody calls you that.
    Joker: Yes they do call me that.
  • A mix Lampshade Hanging and Tempting Fate:
    Steve (The power plant security guard): Man I really like that guy. Sure hope nothing bad happens to him.
    Jeff (Whistling): Nothing bad ever happens to me.
    (Cue the Riddler knocking Jeff's car over and ripping his arm off.)
  • The reference to Killer Croc's role in Suicide Squad after arming Joker's bomb:
    Killer Croc: I did something!
  • The lyrics to the song "Who's The (Bat)Man" include lots of gems, including:
    • I get the last laugh, I get the final grin / Throw you into the asylum, with Harley Quinn / Turn Two-Face, to Black-and-Blue-Face / I 100%, AM NOT, BRUCE WAYNE
    • Who always pays their taxes? NOT BATMAN!
    • The slow-mo shot of Batman knocking Bane out has him head-banging in real-time. This means that he would have to be head-banging at 10x normal speed.
    • Before the start of the song:
    Joker: Stop him before he starts singing!
  • Batman's conversation with Joker about how he "likes to fight around", particularly Joker's crushed reaction.
    • Becomes a bit of a Tear Jerker when one learns how much of the plot is driven by this interaction.
  • The various Funny Background Event occurring in the villains' lair as Joker is lamenting. Which includes Polka Dot Man pole-dancing and people carrying a gigantic lit up lightbulb as Joker has an idea.
  • Batman's password for entering the Batcave? "Iron Man sucks!"
  • Batman cackling at the "You complete me" scene in Jerry Maguire. Later, the entire Bat-Family cackles at it.
    • Doubly funny because that exact phrase was also used by the Joker in The Dark Knight.
    • The two most famous lines from that movie are uttered back-to-back.
  • As Batman is talking to the portrait of him and his parents, Alfred startles him from behind, and Batman dropkicks Alfred into the piano, which then closes on him.
    • For a bit of Black Comedy: Look carefully at the photo of the Wayne family. A street sign states that they're in "Crime Alley", a moniker that only came about after the Waynes were shot and even then it wasn't official enough to be on a street sign!
  • Alfred points out that he has seen Bats go through his "dead parents" phase multiple times in different years.
  • During his lecture, Alfred offers the perfect Deconstruction of the Batman character in a single line of dialogue.
    • Of course, Batman answers with the Shout-Out YouTube fans have been waiting an eternity for.
    Batman: Yes, I can. Because I'm Batman!
  • When Alfred reminds him that he has to go to Jim Gordon's retirement party, Batman repeatedly says 'no' which soon turns into the tune of the Adam West show, then segues into a beatboxing segment.
    Alfred: You're scheduled to go to Jim Gordon's retirement party.
    Batman: (like a spoiled child) What? No! (stomps on the ground and pouts) I don't want to do that!
    Alfred: You're going to have a great time.
    (Batman starts repeating "no" as he rolls across the floor)
    Alfred: You might meet some new people.
    (continues to say "no" as he reaches the foot of the stairs)
    Alfred: Even make some new friends.
    (rolls to the top of the stairs while he's still repeating no, says "no" to the tune of the Adam West show, beatboxes for a bit, and says "no" for one final time as he pouts on the floor)
    • He also rolls on the floor while still saying "No!", and even rolls up the stairs.
  • Batman's favorite activity is "Tuxedo Dress Up Party".
  • Dick Grayson introduces himself.
    Dick: My name is Richard Grayson, but the kids at the orphanage call me Dick.
  • Barbara's 4-point plan for cleaning up Gotham includes "Ninjutsu".
  • On Barbara's big-ass powerpoint about Batman, among his good points it lists is "excellent brooding".
  • The collective Big "WE ARE?!" by Batman's Rogues Gallery when Joker says they're all surrendering.
  • Joker "pretending" to be innocent, by saying "blink" over and over again.
  • Joker's taunting Batman after surrendering.
    Batman: What are you talking about, Joker?
    Joker: I'm saying: I'm off the market! You won't be able to fight any of this anymore!
  • Right after Joker surrenders and Batman is told he can't fight him anymore:
    Joker: Batman, what are you doing?
    Batman: (knocks Bane down) Punching Bane.
    Bane: That was unnecessary!
    Joker: No, you can't fight Bane anymore either!
    Batman: Really? (punches Bane out of the frame)
  • After the Joker traps all the other villains inside a giant box:
    Riddler: Riddle me this... what just happened?
  • Alfred puts a Parental Lock on the Bat-computer to prevent Batman from using it.
    • When Batman is first trying and failing to log into his computer, Alfred dramatically turns his chair around, with a Scare Chord as the camera zooms in on his face. When he reveals that he put a parental lock on the computer, the same chord sounds as the camera zooms out to show an image of Alfred holding a small Batman's hand, symbolizing the lock.
  • Robin giddily running around Wayne Manor, as seen from the security cameras (which he knows are there!), particularly his sliding down — and off — the giant dining room table.
  • This, from the theatrical trailer:
    Dick Grayson: Does Batman live in Bruce Wayne's basement?
    Batman: No, Bruce Wayne lives in Batman's attic.
  • "It's the Bat-Zeppelin!" "Don't touch that!" "It's the Bat-kayak!" "Don't touch that either!" "It's the Bat-dune-buggy!" "NO!" It's the Bat... Shark-repellent?" "Okay, you can touch that. It's completely useless, anyway."
  • Batman's dozens upon dozens of costumes including such suits as "St. Batricks", "El Murcielago" note , "The Batriot", "Glam Bat", "Bat Pack", "Comic-Con Exclusive," and "Reggae Man" (which eventually becomes the Robin costume...minus the pants).
    • 'Reggae Man' becomes doubly hilariously later, because the 'R' symbol on the vest is appropriately suitable for 'Robin' as well.
  • Dick borrowing one of Bruce's costumes to make his own:
    Dick: (in the "Reggae Man" costume) Oh, I love this. It's like I was poured into this costume. My only problem is the pants... are a little too tight. I can hardly jump or kick. I know... (he rips the pants off) Riiiip! (he throws the pants in Batman's face and starts dancing) Now I'm free, now I'm moving, come on Batman, let's get grooving.
    Batman: I can only look you in the eyes right now.
  • As Batman is drilling Robin on how to be a superhero:
    Robin: What's the vigilante policy on cookies?
    Batman: [Pulls cookies from Hammerspace] UNLIMITEEEED!
  • "The first lesson is: LIFE DOESN'T GIVE YOU SEATBELTS."
    • This comes to bite Batman in the ass when a seatbeltless Robin gets hurt when he brakes the Batmobile. Batman gives him the mom arm seatbelt the rest of the ride.
  • Batman gets very adorkable when his crush on Barbara Gordon comes to the surface.
    Batman: I don't talk about feelings. I could. If I met the right lady. And if she was just standing right in front of me, and we looked at each other and thought "hey, let's be together."
  • Barbara points out something that a lot of people have been thinking about the Batman and Robin dynamic for a while now:
    Robin: Hey, police lady!
    Barbara: Is that your son?
    Batman: [Playing it cool] No, that's... just... weird.
    Barbara: It's weirder if it's not your son.
  • When Batman visits Arkham Asylum, he's forced to turn over all of his weapons, meaning he has to empty his entire Hyperspace Arsenal which includes everything from a complete set of medieval weaponry to a live dolphin.
  • When Batman zaps Joker to the Phantom Zone, Barbara asks him what he just did.
    Batman: Uh, I'm Batman...ing.
    Batman starts dancing.
    Music: I'm Batman, I'm awesome, I got a nine-pack—
    Barbara: [on megaphone] Stop it!
    The music stops.
  • Everytime a scene in the Phantom Zone begins, an epic chorus chants "THE PHAAAANTOOOM ZOOOOOONE!!" over and over.
  • The Joker showing off his all-new rogues' gallery to the citizens of Gotham City has him introducing most of them by their proper names, but he refers to the Daleks of Doctor Who as " BRITISH ROBOTS! Ask your nerd friends."
    • Before he does that, though, he shows up as an ominous neon-lit black face in the sky, which is honestly pretty nightmare-inducing in and of itself, announcing that he's going to take over Gotham City with said all-new rogues' gallery, but before he does...
      Joker: Do ya wanna meet 'em?
      Officer: (scared) No.
      Joker: Too bad. (unleashes heck upon the city)
      • And even before that, when the Joker's neon face in the sky first appears, one citizen of Gotham runs off declaring, "I'm gonna start looting."
  • The film's greatest sight gag in a movie filled with sight gags is that Batman has a fax machine in his cowl.
    • This could be a Shout-Out to one Calvin and Hobbes strip, where the titular duo discuss superheroes tackling political issues instead of supervillains. "Quick, to the Bat-Fax!"
  • A cat gets charcoaled in lava... then squeaks, "I'm alright!"
  • When Sauron determines and tells Joker the location of the Batcave underneath Wayne Manor.
    Joker: Wait... you're telling me that Batman is Bruce Wayne...'s roommate?
    Sauron: Uh...yeah...
    • Just the fact that Sauron, a magical eye with the ability to peer through time and space was the only one who realized who Batman was, and just couldn't be arsed to to tell anybody.
  • The scene with Batman, Robin, Batgirl AND Alfred squeezed into the Batplane.
    Robin: Why does your plane only have one seat?
    Batman: Because last time I checked, I only had one butt!
  • All gun sound effects are simply the characters saying 'pew pew pew', including at one point Alfred in his extremely dry Butlery way when he takes over as a tail gunner on the Bat-Plane. This probably indicates that the entire film is a child's roleplaying with his LEGO figures, like The LEGO Movie.
  • After Batman tricks the Kraken into accidentally destroying Sauron, the Kraken quietly slips away, whistling nonchalantly.
    Kraken: Nothing to see...
    • Joker's reaction as his camera feed of Sauron's vision cuts out is just as good.
  • Batman tries to pick out a suitable Bat costume for Barbara, cycling through several that show a very generous amount of skin before they both settle on the original purple costume. Then, when Batman christens her "Batgirl", Barbara snarkily replies whether she should start calling Batman "Batboy".
  • The various villains shouting over each other to explain their powers.
    Clayface: I'm a giant clay person!
    The Riddler: I'm irritating!
    Scarecrow: I have a sack for a face!
    Two-Face: I make unpredictable decisions!
    Condiment King: I can squirt ketchup!
    Barbara: What about you, Orca?
    Barbara: Oh we have got this covered!
  • "POW!" "BLAM!" "KAPOW!"
  • The efforts of Gotham City's citizens keeping the city plates together results not in a crash, but with a click. Because it's LEGO.
  • Before a fight scene:
    Batman: We're gonna hit these guys so hard that words describing the intensity of the impact will spontaneously form in mid-air!
  • When Batman shows up at the Fortress of Solitude, we get this exchange:
    Batman: Don't worry; I'm not here to fight.
    Superman: Yeah, no. I would crush you.
  • Superman is still being a jerk toward Green Lantern.
    Superman: There must've been some kind of a mix-up with the e-mails [to the Justice League's party].
    Green Lantern: Yeah, I mean, sometimes I don't get Superman's e-mails for... years.
  • The mere fact that Sauron, who only appears as the iconic tower with the fiery eye at the top, is fully mobile. His normal dark lord form is never seen at all.
  • Alfred of all people:
    Alfred (Bursting in guns ablaze) You just got Union Jacked!"
  • Batman being rejected by the Phantom Zone.
  • Batman and team trying to find perfect theme song.
    Wake Me Up Before You Go Go plays
    Batman: No!
    Batman: No!
    Batman: Absolutely not.
    Heroes ( We Could Be ) plays
    Batman: This music is filling me with rage... let's use it.
  • Puter points out that Batman is too muscly and swole to get down the pipe into the projector room.
    Batman: Noo, I'm way too buff!
    Puter: You also have beautiful abs.
    Batman: It's my cross to bear!
    • Also, there's something funny about the fact that Robin apparently can get there thanks to being much smaller and skinnier than Batman... despite the fact that they are both Lego figurines, only size difference between the two is that Robin is only barely shorter than Batman and Batman's muscles are printed on.
  • Regardless of the possible Accidental Innuendo (see the YMMV page), the use of (I Just) Died in Your Arms whenever Bruce sees Barbara, first at the gala and later on the job, was a perfect choice, making the scenes even funnier, and in a hard-to-explain way, somewhat beautiful.
  • Batman's limo has a personalised number plate of "Wayne Car".
  • The final battle has some moments:
    • The Bat Family and their Rogues Gallery charging towards Joker's Phantom Zone Army with the former pushing the latter offscreen.
      • During that moment, a T-Rex is run over by the Batmobile, causing the former to flip over.
    • When a Flying Monkey is about to attack Batgirl's Batwing, Poison Ivy kills it by kissing it.
    • Two Agent Smiths are clinging to the sides of the Batmobile, cue Polka-Dot Man knocking one off by throwing polka-dots at him and Killer Croc biting the other one down at spitting him out.
    • Clayface knocking out the Kraken with his hammer attack by skating up an ice ramp using Daleks as skates.
    • After Voldemort is sent back to the Phantom Zone:
    Phyllis: "Welcome to the Phantom Zone, bad guy!"
    Voldemort: "Fudgecake!"

Other stuff:

  • Lego Batman meets the CW Superheroes. In which Batman tries to solve the mystery of what the CW stands for.
    Batman: (notices Supergirl) CW... (gasps) Cryptonian Woman!
    Supergirl, Arrow, Flash and Atom: That's spelled with a "K".
    Batman: Pfft. Who spells "woman" with a K?
  • In a similar vein, Lego Batman meets Lego The Big Bang Theory.
  • Meta: As of February 2017, Siri will acknowledge you as Batman if the phrase "Hey 'puter" is said.
    • One response Siri will give you after "Welcome home, sir" is: "FYI, Robin is trying on costumes in the Batcave again. He's doing some pirouettes in Batryshnikov."
  • Also Meta: The fact that this pseudo-parody of Batman has an approval rating 60% higher than the last "real" Batman movie on Rotten Tomatoes.
  • The fact that the movie has both Ralph Fiennes (voicing Alfred) and Voldemort as a character, but Ralph doesn't voice his arguably most well known role!


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