If the police expect to play against the Joker, they'd better be prepared to be dealt from the bottom of the deck!
— Me!, in my very first appearance ever!
You're not contractually tied to reality. There is no Sanity Clause!
There's two things he forgot to tell you about me... I don't give a damn what happens to the world... and I DON'T play well with others...
All it takes is one bad day to reduce the sanest man alive to lunacy. That's how far the world is from where I am. Just one bad day.
"It'd be funny if it weren't so pathetic.
] Oh, what the heck, I'll laugh anyway! HAHAHAHAHAHA!"
"Yet we're linked, you and I. Like comedy and tragedy. Two sides, same coin."
to good old Batsie, The Batman
, "The Bat In The Belfry".
"Jingle Bells. Batman Smells. Robin Lay An Egg. The Batmobile Lost Its Wheel and the JOOOKEERRR GOT A-WAY!!!"
— *yawn*(Do I need to say it?)
, Batman: The Animated Series
, "Christmas with the Joker". My first debut and oh how I love Christmas and you know what folks....I DID ESCAPE using a Rocket Christmas Tree!!! See below on the 'additional lyrics'.
"Crashing through the roof, in a one-horse open tree, busting out I go, laughing all the wheeeeeee! Ha ha ha ha!"
, Batman: The Animated Series
, "Christmas with the Joker". If it wasn't for me, Marky
wouldn't be famous. Remind me to send him a 'special gift' for him...Mwahahahahahaha!
"Batman, you wouldn't let me fry, would you?"
(Batman thinks for a moment and wants to consider it) "BATMAN!!!!"
— Yes...yes! Youknowwhoitis...*mumbles*
, Batman: The Animated Series
, "The Last Laugh". I can't believe I have to say that line. Sure I make Batsy laugh but not the way I wanted...
"You know what's great about you, puddin'? You really put the "fun" in "funeral!"
"That's the downside of comedy. You're always taking shots from people who just don't get the joke!"
Bat-Fake: What can you tell me about clowns, Commissioner?
Dear Old Barb:
In this town, they're never funny.
"You know, kids, a lot has changed while your old Uncle Joker's been away. New Gotham, new rules, even a new Batman. But now I'm tanned, I'm rested and I'm ready to give this old town a wedgie again!"
You're going to Arkham. Me:
In a coffin or not at all? [Evil Laugh]
Oh well. Kill and the world dies with you; die and you laugh alone.
"If you weren't hiding in the shadows like a little girl, this would be over so much faster."
"Where, oh where has my little Bat gone? Oh where, oh where can he be? His cowl, his scowl, his temper so foul. I do hope he's coming for me." [Evil Laugh]
If you actually let me finish a sentence, you might learn something! You might learn we're Not So Different
. You might even learn something about yourself. Bat-Brain: You need to learn to shut up!
— Batman: Arkham Origins
. And just when I was very close to blowing the Bat's brains out, right before he knocked the gun out of my hand. Oh well...
"Uh-uh-uh, don't touch that remote! I know it's heartbreaking to have your favorite shows pre-empted. But look what you're getting instead: me! And a whole truckload of mindless violence and wanton property damage! Everything that makes TV great! So stay tuned, you won't believe your eyes..."
"'Winged... Freak... Terrorizes?' Wait 'til they get a load of me."
"Batman? Batman?! Can somebody tell me what kind of a world we live in, where a man dressed up as a bat gets all of my press?! This town needs an enema!"
"Your friends... they're not such bad people. What do you say we give them a few days to think it over? (beat) No? (beat) Grease 'em now? Well... okay. You are a vicious bastard, Rotelli... I'M GLAD YOU'RE DEAD!"
"New and improved Joker products with the new secret ingredient... Smilex! Uh-oh... he don't look too happy... he's been usin' Brand X! But with new Joker Brand, I get a grin... Again and again! That luscious tan... those ruby lips... and hair color so natural, only your undertaker will know for sure. I know what you're thinking, where can I find those fine new items? Now that's the gag, folks. Chances are, you bought 'em already! So remember, put on a happy face!"
— Do I know how to make a commercial or what? Batman
"Now comes the time where I relieve you, the little people, of the burden of your failed and useless lives. But as my plastic surgeon always used to say: If you've gotta go, GO WITH A SMILE!"
capping a certain parade. Batman
Tell me something, my friend. You ever dance with the devil in the pale moonlight? Brucey:
I always ask that of all
my prey. I just like the sound of it.
...and that's the idea. Be sure you follow my instructions to the split-second! Mook:
But, boss, you ain't gonna really reform
, are you? Me: [smoking up a skull from my cigarette]
Of course not! My business will go on as usual...the important thing is that I'll be free! The Joker shall die so that he may live again!
Batman: Long enough.
— Batman: The Animated Series
, "Joker's Favor" Gotta hand it to ya, Chaz, in retrospective, it was
quite funny. Not that I'll ever admit it in yer face. I can't believe it! I work, plan, rehearse every day to be the greatest comedian Gotham has even seen, and suddenly this guy just comes here with Beginner's Luck and steals my act Batman even laughed! He never laughs at my jokes... Well, except that time...
I'm just trying to show you
Just how well I know you.
I understand just how you feel.
Threw your reason away
'Cause you had one bad day
And your mind let go of the wheel.
Who will be your pretty, little enemy?
When I'm gone your world will prove empty.
I promise you will always remember me.
The joke's on you, poison me.
While you clean the streets of misfortune,
I pick the innocent from my dirty teeth.
Carnage: I thought you had the stomach for death, Joker. I guess I was wrong.
: It's not a question of stomach, my friend, it's a question of style
! Any idiot...nothing personal, of course... can go out and slaughter a few thousand people, but were's the laughter and tears? The handstands and histrionics? In short, my dense and sanguine pal, where's the theater
? I always thought of myself as the Orson Welles
of crime and chaos, while you, apparantly, aspire to be nothing more than...David Hasselhoff! Alas, dear Carnage, I thought we had the makings of a classic team—but—hard as it is to believe, I was wrong!
— Yours truly again
, spelling it out for Carnage, in the first Batman
crossover. What is this new generation coming to, I ask you?
Bat-Fake: It's funny. I know about all your other major enemies, but you never mentioned him. He was the worst, wasn't he?
It wasn't a popularity contest. He was a psychopath. A monster.
You can be a goody two-shoes 'till the end of your days
You can listen to them say crime never pays
You can follow every law and be the big black bat
But why would you want to? Huh!
Where's the fun in that?
So, smile, darn you, smile (Ah...)
Everybody loves to grin
Follow my lead, recite my creed
And smile, darn you, smile
One by One, they'll hear my call. Then this wicked town, will follow my fall.
— My message written on a cell wall in Arkham, from Batman: The Man Who Laughs.
"All you care about is money. This town
deserves a better class of criminal, and I'm gonna give it to 'em."
"I do terrible, crazy things, and then you act all grim and gritty and stop me. And I go back to Arkham and you go back to...well, whatever it is you do when I'm not around. Brooding all by yourself in the dark I suppose. That's just how we are. Or how we've grown to be. And it's never going to change."
Harvey Dent: (on television) Together, we can make this city safe for decent people!
Decent people shouldn't live here. They'd be happier some place else.
"Too easy! Played you like a violin, and then cut your strings! Nighty-night, Bats."
"C'mon-c'mon, I want you to do it, I wanchatodoit, hit me, HIT ME!"