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Comics (in general)
- In an older comic, Bruce loses his fortune, almost forcing him and Dick Grayson into retirement. Alfred helps out after the fortune is lost by bringing in extra money mowing lawns. At the end, it's revealed Bruce really didn't lose anything, and Dick excitedly says this means they can go back to crimefighting. Alfred says he always expected the crimefighting would continue, but says he found the idea of supporting them in millionaire style by mowing lawns rather dismaying.
- The Comically Serious: Batman is always so serious, it is INCREDIBLY easy to make anything funny by having him do it in a dramatic manner. It's so true that the comically serious page has him as the trope image.
"I don't scare that easily. I've seen Batman eat corn on the cob."
- Batman eats a hotdog.
- Batman does not eat (nachos)
- "Whatever it is, I like it."
- In this same vein of humor over in his own book Tim Drake once responded to a villain's attempts to frighten him with:
- Someone had the bright idea to combine Batman with Metalocalypse. Batmetal (Link)
- And now there's a sequel. Batmetal Returns!
- Much of the banter between Nightwing and Oracle belong either here, or under Heartwarming Moments.
- This exchange between Dick Grayson and Jim Gordon, in Scott Snyder's Black Mirror, in which Dick is Batman:Dick: Call me Dick, please. You drove me to my high school prom.
Jim: Actually, I drove my daughter to her high school prom. You just happened to be in the car.
- And it becomes Hilarious in Hindsight when Jim hints that he knows Dick is Batman, meaning that he must have realized that his daughter had went to prom with Batman.
- Scott Snyder's The Court of Owls arc begins with Batman breaking the Joker out of Arkham. The next few pages proceed to show Joker fighting alongside Batman as Back-to-Back Badasses, and then Joker in the cave, exclaiming that Bruce really does practice brooding. No context is given until halfway through the issue, when it's revealed that the "Joker" is actually just Dick Grayson in disguise. This exchange then follows:Dick: For what it's worth, how'd I do with him?
Bruce: Are you asking me if you convincing as a homicidal maniac, Dick?
Dick: I suppose I am.
Bruce: Then yes, as a matter of fact, you were.
- In the comics, the Riddler at one point went straight and hired his services out as a celebrity private detective, provoking numerous tense encounters with Batman as their paths crossed on various cases. At one point, this necessitated Batman giving the Riddler a ride in the Batmobile, prompting this exchange:The Riddler: So... nice car. First time I've been inside it conscious.
Batman: Don't touch anything.
- Batman and Robin Annual #1 was just a feel-good fun story all around, but Alfred is absolutely hilarious. Case in point, the last few lines of the comic:Bruce: Alfred, shouldn't you return the costume?Alfred: [wearing a garish Renaissance outfit] Master Bruce, kindly shut up.Bruce: Yes sir.
- From Tom King's run on the series: "Kite Man! Hell yeah!"
Sometimes the wain comes down so hawrd you fowrget you've ever been dwy.
- King's Batman / Elmer Fudd Special really takes the cake — a taut, noir-ish crime drama, played completely deadpan despite the fact that most of the characters are humanized versions of major Looney Tunes characters. There's even running hard-boiled narration by Elmer himself, delivered in his trademark impediment.
- Issue #28 of Batman Rebirth has this conversation between Selina and Bruce in the middle of the War of Jokes and Riddles:Batman: Why haven't you taken a side?
Catwoman: I'm not like them. They're criminals.
Batman: You're currently breaking into a safe that's not yours.
Catwoman: You know what I mean. I'm not like them. They're unsuccessful criminals.
Batman: Do I need to worry about you?
Catwoman: (amused) Are you checking up on me, Bat? Are you trying to protect me?
Batman: No. No one needs to protect you.
Catwoman: Oh. Well then, yes. You very much have to worry about me.
Bruce: (In the present) Afterward, I slept. When I woke, you were gone. With the diamonds.
Selina: OK, yes. But in my defense, I did warn you. I'm not exactly unsuccessful.
- Batman Rebirth #36 - Batman with Catwoman and Superman with Lois, are each heading to the same building, following the same case, though the two couples don't know that. On the way, Batman and Catwoman are talking about why Batman hasn't introduced her, as his fiancee, to Superman. Superman and Lois are discussing the same thing from the other angle. Then, they pop out of neighboring elevators in the same floor in full costume without having detected each other. While Superman can't understand how he managed to miss seeing Batman, while Batman is wondering why Superman used an elevator. After an awkward silence between the two heroes, Lois just reaches over, shakes Catwoman's hand and the women introduce themselves, as if the two couples had just met up at the mall.
- Batman Rebirth #37 - Continued from #36 above, the couples go to a fair but it's "Super Hero Night" and they need to be in costume. This leads to Bruce as a sullen-looking "Superman", Clark wearing his glasses over the Batman cowl, and Lois as Catwoman (Selina just used Womanly Wiles to get in, despite borrowing Lois' dress.) Hilarity Ensues.
- Legends of the Dark Knight #92, written by Garth Ennis of all people, is about a new super-LSD sweeping Gotham. Alfred then recounts his first, last and only experience with hallucinogens:Bruce: Know anything about hallucinogens, Alfred?
Alfred: Just enough to avoid them like the plague, master Bruce.
Bruce: Go on.
Alfred: An alarming episode during my time at school, when Wrigglesworth Minor and "Woofter" Kilkenny joined me in consuming a soup made from certain mushrooms we'd picked on the playing fields... They turned out to be rather disorientingly hallucinogenic, and very potent in the quantity we disgested. Things were ever quite the same after that.
Alfred: Wrigglesorth said afterwards he would never turn his back on Kilkenny again, but gave no reason. The Woofter himself could recall only a great clarity, a sensation of discovering his true calling. He was arrested in the Tottenham Court Road that same winter. As for me, I spent two hours discussing my parents with a rugby post, and then was violently ill.
Alfred: If you're considering sampling these substances in the interest of some investigation, master Bruce... please don't.
- Jim Gordon meets the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles;Gordon: (Rubbing his nose) Just close your eyes and think about retirement. Somewhere warm where the giant turtles don't talk.
Specific Comics Titles & Characters
- Robin Series
- Gotham Central
- Grant Morrison's Batman
- Gotham City Sirens
- The Batman Adventures
- Batgirl (2011)
- Red Hood and the Outlaws
- Batman: Year One
- Batman: No Man's Land
- Infinite Crisis
- Batman: The Black Mirror
- Death of the Family
- Robin War
- Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
- Batman Black and White
Live Action Films
Live Action Series
- DC Animated Universe:
- DC Universe Animated Original Movies:
- The LEGO Batman Movie
- Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold