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  • Pop Goes The Joker: the Joker is teaching a sculpt-by-model class in which Bruce Wayne is a student:
    "Ew! That's terrible, Wayne, terrible! Why, even a three year old could do better than that!" *mashes clay together into Clown-Dada* "Ah, there! Now that's more like it!"
    "Yes, I see what you mean, that looks about the work of a three year old."
    "Yea—eh, I do the jokes around here, Wayne!"
  • In the episode "Nora Clavicle and the Ladies' Crime Club", Batman, Robin and Batgirl are playing a flute to guide technicolor mice to the sea Pied Piper style.
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  • Robin tripping on an incredibly obvious tripwire trap which is even marked.
  • Batman having a conversation with Bruce Wayne.
  • This exchange, from 'True Or False-Face', while Batman and Robin are snared in the death-trap of the week
    Batman: False-Face, you'll regret this!
    He realises his position
  • In one of the Riddler's appearances, he is seen toting around a sack full of ill-gotten gains which is helpfully labeled "LOOT SACK".
  • The constant labeling of things in general. Batman mentioning that Penguin must have the supplies for a specific heist in his "criminals' storeroom". Cut to Penguin (listening in via bugged umbrella) sending his minions to fetch said supplies...from a room labeled "CRIMINALS' STOREROOM".
  • The reactions of the crooks when the Dynamic Duo popped up alive after a seemingly impossible to escape from deathtrap were always great.
    The Puzzler: But you''re dead! How puzzling.
  • Large Ham King Tut madly screams his dialogue to the ear of one of the beautiful mute Living Prop slave girls of his harem. She tries her best not to change her indifferent expression.
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  • Robin wakes up to find himself hanging over a pit with a very hungry tiger.
    Robin: are not a nice person!
  • Batman doing the "Batusi" dance in the pilot episode.
  • The second half of "Flop Goes the Joker". Joker talking to Batman and Commissioner Gordon on the phone (Bats was in the same room as Joker), talking smack about Batman, calling him a coward, bragging about stolen paintings and what he'd do to Batman if he were right in front of him. Joker discovering the priceless art he stole was actually some of Alfred's "masterpieces". Batman calling Joker's bluff, to Joker's surprise. The ensuing fight being music to Gordon and O'Hara's ears. Joker taking Baby Jane to Wayne Manor and threatening Alfred with a gun, only for Alfred to smack it out of his hands with a fireplace poker. Alfred outfencing Joker. Joker running into Bruce's studio, discovering Shakespeare's bust with the big button inside (but not the red phone!). Joker going into the Batpoles and sliding down, only to abruptly come back up. Joker's panic at being stuck up there and not being able to breathe. Batman snarking about "giving him some air". Joker going back down, screaming. Joker coming back up and sweet talking Alfred into cutting him loose, only for Alfred to remind him that "we Anglo finks" had a long memory. Robin's Bond One-Liner reply to Aunt Harriet when she asked about Joker.
    • It also gave us this immortal exchange between Bats and Joker:
      Joker: You can say that over the phone, Batman, but if I had you here, I'd pound you to a pulp! (hangs up)
      (Batman walks out from behind a curtain, his own phone in hand)
      Batman: Start pounding, Joker!
      Joker: (screams)
    • Cesar Romero had enough funny moments for 30 appearances just in those 10-15 minutes.
    • Alfred foiled so many of Joker's plans, he should have been Joker's archnemesis and not Batman.
  • Penguin's Get into Jail Free efforts in "The Penguin's Nest/The Bird's Last Jest." The heroes pick up on it and are positively oozing with satisfaction as they talk about how they'll overlook his crimes and give him a second chance while he seethes in fury. Then, when he finally gets arrested, it's only for a health code violation, and he only gets into the city jail for the night rather than the state penitentiary like he wants. Then, when he's put on trial for kidnapping and attempted murder, he launches into an intentionally absurd Insane Troll Logic argument, only for the judges to buy it and let Penguin go.
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  • Robin's answer to one of the Riddler's riddles: "When is the time on a clock like the whistle on a train?" "When it's...two to two. TOO TOO TOO!"
  • "What sits in a tree, weighs six ounces and is very dangerous?"
  • "Robin's Puberty"
  • Shame's second appearance gives him a rather hilarious gang. Most notable is his Mexican-themed henchman Fernando Ricardo Enrique Dominguez, or F.R.E.D., who doesn't even try to play along. He's a verbose British guy in a Mexican outfit who immediately realizes he's Surrounded by Idiots and settles for being a Deadpan Snarker.
    Shame, towards the end of explaining his plan: And then, we're gonna do something which I like to refer to as... The Great Train Robbery.
    F.R.E.D.: That's scarcely original, you know.
    A bit later:
    Shame: Now, that's part one of my caper. But we can't get to part two before we've done part one! Does that make sense to you?
    F.R.E.D.: Your lucidity is surpassed only by your remarkable command and penchant for gibberish.
    Shame: Well, thanks, F.R.E.D. That's mighty nice of you.
    • Most of Shame's disgruntled Stealth Insults about his prospective mother-in-law Frontier Fanny. When Calamity Jan talks about the three of them living on a ranch together, Shame says that he shares that dream, or rather "2/3rds of it." Another time, when told that Fanny got left behind in a stable, Shame insinuates that no one will be able to tell Fanny and the horses apart.
  • In "King Tut's Coup"/"Batman's Waterloo," Tut kidnaps heiress Lisa Carson and calls her father for demands.
    Tut: She's remain safe for the paltry sum of eight million, three thousand four hundred and eighty-seven dollars and twelve cents, king's ransom.
    Mr. Carson: Why such an uneven amount?
    Tut: I need it to pay the mortgage on the pyramids. The interest rate over 3400 years is positive usurious. (gives his underlings a "can you believe this guy?" look)
    • Mr. Carson suggests using a radio show as a go-between.
    Mr. Carson: I'll call in and say "the Sleet in Crete is never very neat."
    • Batman then calls into the show himself.
    Tut: Curse you, Batman! May you fall down a flight of stairs and break every tooth in your head except one and in that may you have a toothache for the rest of your life which won't be very long!
  • In "Hizzoner the Penguin"/"Dizzoner the Penguin", the Penguin and Batman run for mayor of Gotham City. During their debate, after promising not to engage in mudslinging and raising the (legitimate) issue of Batman's true identity being unknown to the voters, Penguin offers this technically true but grossly misleading argument:
    Penguin: Whenever you've seen Batman, who's he with? Criminals, that's who! You look in the old newspapers, and every picture of Batman shows him with thugs and with thieves and hobnobbing with crooks. Whereas my pictures show me always surrounded by whom? By the police!
  • "Scat! Darn Catwoman":
    • The police try to trace the Bat-Phone when Batman is seemingly Brainwashed and Crazy. Batman redirects them to the house of a mustached, portly inventor. They still think that the guy is Batman and is employing a disguise, and drag him away for questioning.
    • When Catwoman's goons arrive for the robbery just as she's about to kiss Batman, she sarcastically snaps that their "timing is incredible."
    • When Catwoman's apprentice Pussycat is arrested, she acts like a POW when Gordon and O'Hara question her. She refers to herself as a "criminal, second class" and then says she doesn't have a serial number.
  • In "Batman Displays His Knowledge," when Catwoman suggests killing Robin so she can be with Batman, she lampshades how cheesy his catchphrase is.
    • Earlier, Catwoman tries to lure Batman to a house with some romantic talk which is meant to expose him to poisoned perfume (Batman has been wearing special nose plugs just in case).
    Catwoman: (whispering) You're supposed to fall on the floor.
    Batman: You're attractive, Catwoman but not that attractive!
  • The Big Bad of the The Green Hornet Crossover returns from a fight with the heroes to find his hostage feeding her dog the alphabet soup the villain made for himself.
  • "The Unkindest Tut of All" has Batgirl confronting King Tut with "the only tracks you'll be making are to the penitentiary!" Tut's female aide knocks her out with Tut ready to go...and then Batman and Robin show up quoting the exact same line.
    Tut: ''(looking around) There's some kind of delayed echo in here...
  • When a TV show host asks Batman and Robin if they know anyone unusual for him to interview who wears a costume, has a dual identity, or has a notable purpose. They say that Gotham City doesn't have anyone like that besides a few prison inmates, apologize for being unable to help, and go on their way.