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- The Joker's eulogy to Batman from "The Man Who Killed Batman". As Harley Quinn says, Mr. J. knows how to put The "Fun" in "Funeral"! In fact, Harley playing Amazing Freaking Grace on the kazoo had to be done in one take because everyone was laughing too hard afterwards to do it again - you can hear the voice actress about to fall apart laughing through the whole song. Bonus points for the Kick Me sign the Joker put in the casket along with the cape and cowl. And the perfect capper:Joker: ... Well, that was fun! Who's up for Chinese?
- Alfred trying to fly the Batwing in "The Forgotten"Alfred: This must be the place! Bring us down!
Alfred: But Master Bruce is down here! We have to land!
Computer: Impossible. Area too confined.
Alfred: (slams his fist on the dashboard) Land, you bucket of bolts!
Computer: Your funeral.
Alfred: Oh dear! Ahhhhh! Get us down!
Computer: Caution. Rocks.
(Batwing lands in a quarry)
Computer: Watch your step.
Alfred: (falls out of the Batwing) I claim this land... for Spain''!
- Only Batman would program his flight computer to be a Deadpan Snarker.
- Bruce going full Deadpan Snarker in "Perchance to Dream".
- "The Last Laugh":
- The Joker, when Batman uses a garbage compactor to crush a robot clown into a cube: "You killed Captain Clown! YOU KILLED CAPTAIN CLOWN!!!" Said completely straight and in earnest.
- Points for Mark Hamill being able to pull that off without laughing halfway through the line.
- "You're going to melt just like a grilled cheese sandwich!"
- This dialogue:Joker: We wouldn't want our little caged rodent to suffocate, so we'll just punch some air holes! (Joker punctures the trash can with a dagger while Batman is trapped inside, trying to avoid the blade)
- And after he's had Captain Clown throw the trash can into the ocean:Oh dear, it seems our air holes are water holes too! Water shame!
- After the climactic fight, Joker is hanging by his shoe over an incinerator and shouts "Batman, you wouldn't let me fry, would you?" Batman takes a moment to think it over with a goofy grin on his face. The Joker shouts "BATMAN!" and seems clearly shocked and offended. It's hilarious.
- Yet another gem from this episode involves the Joker looking through the periscope of the submarine he's piloting. He slowly turns it around until he's eye to eye with Batman, who's standing on the roof of the sub. Batman then punches the periscope, and the resulting vibrations hit the Joker right in the face.
- A little funnier than that, actually: he turns a good 45 degrees past a clearly-visible Batman, then does a glorious Double Take back just in time to get hit.
- The Joker, when Batman uses a garbage compactor to crush a robot clown into a cube: "You killed Captain Clown! YOU KILLED CAPTAIN CLOWN!!!" Said completely straight and in earnest.
- "The Laughing Fish":
- Harley repeatedly expresses her disgust of fish, until the Joker says he'll make it up to her by letting her be his mermaid... and slips a fish head costume over her. Harley gives a Death Glare and says "You're really sick, you know that, boss?" It's also possibly a reference to Red Dwarf.
- From the same episode, when Batman brings in a Joker fish to be analyzed:Alfred: This could cause a stampede to pork.
- Also:Joker: "Colonel What's-his-name has chickens, and they don't even have mustaches!" note
- Also:Joker: "You're right, Harley. Fish are disgusting. I think I'll start using my toxin on cattle. Joker Burgers! Talk about a happy meal!"
- The commercial for the laughing fish.
- The icing on the cake was Harley's Vomit Discretion Shot after eating the fish.
- And the part where Batman brings a fish to the cave to examine.Alfred: "Dining in tonight, sir?"Batman: (through gritted teeth, annoyed) "The dissection tray please, Alfred."
- When the Joker makes his big entrance to a room of startled bureaucrats:Francis: Great Scott!
Joker: Actually, I'm Irish.
- Nothing quite compares to how The Joker escapes at the beginning of "Christmas with the Joker". Escaping from Arkham Asylum? Fairly standard. Doing so on a rocket shaped like a Christmas tree? Inspired. Doing so while singing "Jingle Bells, Batman Smells", and actually escaping on the line "And the Joker got away"? Gut-bustingly hilarious.
- "Laughing all the WHEEEEEEEE!"
- Two decades later, the Joker does it again by invading a rendition of Jingle Bells performed by The Hub Carolers, complete with the Burt Ward Robin reacting to the "Robin laid an egg" line.
- Which gets bonus points for using the original audio and clips from the episode. Pinkie Pie is also similarly annoyed and Ratchet is horrified at the Batmobile losing a wheel.
- "[Batman] could give lessons to Scrooge."
- Batman says that he has never seen It's a Wonderful Life because "I could never get past the title".
- A bit of a meta one: it's the second one of the series, and they're trying to make an effort to make Batman darker and more serious. One has to wonder what was going on through the heads of the production team when the script basically goes, taking what was just said in mind, "The episode begins with the Joker singing "Jingle Bells, Batman Smells," and then escapes Arkham Asylum on a rocket-propelled Christmas Tree."
- "Laughing all the WHEEEEEEEE!"
- Poison Ivy causes a few funny moments in her debut episode "Pretty Poison":
- When she is about to leave from her date with Harvey she pulls him into a long deep kiss, which after awhile makes Bruce visibly uncomfortable. As she walks out of the restaurant, several other men can be seen turning and gazing at her.
- When Ivy is explaining her motive of poisoning Harvey to Batman she loses her temper and starts growling angrily. Then she quickly regains her composure with a few quick coughs and acts like that didn't just happen. What makes it better is that rather than expressing her anger in a frightening manner she ends up stomping her feet and shaking her fists like a child throwing a tantrum.
- After Ivy has Batman restrained and kisses him to poison him like she did to Harvey, Batman tries to spit out the poison. Ivy jokes if he is scared she has cooties and when he continues she claims he hurt her feelings and was planning to share the antidote with him. She gets close enough to him to let him smell the antidote, and he quickly gains enough strength to kick her away.
- "Almost Got 'Im" has to be one of the funniest episodes in the series. Just the witty banter between the villains is enough to leave you in stitches. But, the funniest bit would have to be when Harley Quinn starts reading from the phonebook in a hilariously deadpan tone.
Penguin: Now prepare to meet your end in my Aviary of Doom!Ivy: Aviary of what?Joker: Eesh, Pengers! How corny can you get?
- And her reaction when Batman casually thwarts her attempt to set up a Sadistic Choice (while a dramatic music sting punctuates him reaching over to the lever that does so):Harley: Heh, heh...Good call. Help!
Harley: I had a kitty once. You know, they don't always land on their feet.
- Harley taunting Catwoman before Batman showed up.
Catwoman: *growls behind her gag*
- There's also Croc's brilliant Death Trap plan, told in an attempt to upscale Poison Ivy and Two-Face's elaborate attempts.Killer Croc: There I was, holed up in this quarry, when Batman came nosin' around. He was getting closer, closer...
Poison Ivy: And?
Killer Croc: I threw a rock at him!
Poison Ivy: [ignoring Croc] So, Harvey, what became of the giant penny?
Killer Croc: [Indignantly] ...It was a big rock...
- This YouTube comment sums it up best:
- Bonus points that Killer Croc was actually Batman in disguise.
Two-Face: They actually let him keep it!
- And it got even better during "Trial", because the real Killer Croc's suggestion to dispose of Batman was simply "Hit him with a rock!"
- In "Sideshow", Croc indeed throws a rock at Batman. Croc misses him anyway due to being all drugged up by the tranq dart he received when escaping.
- And what happened to the giant penny Two-Face tried to kill Batman with?
- In future episodes throughout the DCAU, even years later, you can still see the giant penny displayed in the Batcave. It even nearly crushes Terry, forty years in the future!
- From the same episode:Two-Face: Poison Ivy...
Poison Ivy: It's been a long time, Harvey. You're still looking halfway decent.
Two-Face: Half of me wants to strangle you.
Poison Ivy: (flirtatiously) And what does the other half want?
Two-Face: To hit you with a truck!
Poison Ivy: (to the others) We used to date.
Joker/Penguin: (understanding) Ahhhh.
- At one point, the villains start speculating on Batman's origin. When Croc starts to speak, Joker groans, "Not the robot theory again..."
- "Well he could be..."
- They also speculate that Batman's cowl might be hiding some horrible disfigurement, with Joker saying that he concealed portion of his face might be "gross and disgusting"... followed up with "Uh, no offense, Harv."
- Joker tells Two-Face, "Gee, that's too bad, Harv, but I guess you'll always come in...second!"
- And sneaks a peek at his cards in the process.
- And then we had Poison Ivy poking fun at The Penguin's Large Ham tendencies (Watch!).
- Poison Ivy's entrance, which involves her yanking Killer Croc's chair out from under him and knocking him senseless is hilarious on a second watch when you realize she just did that to Batman.
- And her reaction when Batman casually thwarts her attempt to set up a Sadistic Choice (while a dramatic music sting punctuates him reaching over to the lever that does so):
- "Beware the Creeper", notably because of his ransacking of an upscale clothing boutique looking for a new superhero outfit, a scene which gave us the character Thriftie, the clerk with the green sweater, green headband, and biting stone-faced stoicism. Never once in the entire scene does she even raise an eyebrow at Creeper's actions; instead she answers each one with a snarky comment that's snarkier than the last.
Creeper: I'd better slow down here, try to figure out logically what's going on. (thinks; we hear noises of a broken Cuckoo clock going off) Whoa, that hurts!
- Even Alfred gets in on it:
- Yes, folks, he just pulled an Offhand Backhand on Batman... and it was both hilarious and AWESOME!
- "But she just tried to kill you!" "You're young. You'll learn."
- The Joker calls The Creeper a lunatic. The Joker called The Creeper a lunatic.
- Or this bit...
- Joker: You nearly blew us to Chattahootchie!
- Or this:Creeper: Aw... sweetie got a boo boo?
Harley Quinn: Aw... creepo got a concussion?
- This clip implies that the Creeper is actually incapable of thinking logically after his transformation:
- When the Creeper breaks into the Joker's hideout looking for Harley.Harley: I swear Mr. J, I didn't encourage him!
Joker: That's okay, pooh. I know you're a one-man loon.
Harley: (smitten) ...eee...
- "Harlequinade": Batman and Harley team up.
Harley: Did you see the way I handled those creeps? Pow! Bam! Batgirl, eat your heart out!Robin: What was she before she went bonkers?Batman: A clinical psychiatrist.Robin: Figures.
- The irony of it all.
- During the episode while sneaking in Harley follows after him whispering "Sneak, sneak, sneak!" only for Batman to whip around and glare at her and she instantly shuts up.
- "Say That We're Sweethearts Again" is the best dysfunctional love song ever. Which is very creepy, considering it was an actual song from a movie made in 1944.
- "Harley's Holiday": The Scarecrow is getting hauled back to Arkham by Batman and Robin. Watch!Scarecrow: I am the master of fear! The lord of despair! Cower before me and witness terror!
Harley Quinn: Hi, Professor Crane!
Scarecrow: (rather sweetly) Good evening, child. (back to ranting) Worship me, you fools! Worship me! Scream hosannas of anguish to Scarecrow, the all-terrible God of Fear!
- And immediately afterward, Robin points a thumb at him as he's dragged down the hall, and nonchalantly remarks, "I think he's getting better!"
- It's especially funny because it shows that Batsy's insane rogues actually have a semblance of a normal (to them) society within Arkham. In Jokers Wild, they fight over what TV channel to watch like a dysfunctional family.
- Same ep, right after snapping in a clothing store over a misunderstanding regarding a dress.Harley: Back off, rich boy, I'm armed!
(smacks Bruce Wayne with mannequin arm)
- The crowner — in a whole episode of Crowned — has to be when Harley and Veronica are almost out of Gotham — and the "kidnap" victim Veronica has made her peace with Harley. Harley says that "for the first time today, things are finally looking up". At which point, the car is almost blown to bits by a cannon shell. Dazed, Harley sees Veronica's father, an army general, whipping a tank like the old cavalry man he is and bearing down on them.Veronica: Daddy!Harley: Daddy? Oyyyyy... (She rapidly turns the car back towards Gotham.)Veronica: What are you doing? That's my father!Harley: Noooo...That's your father...IN A TANK!
- Not only is the exchange funny, but also the fact that Veronica's father's solution to his daughter getting "kidnapped" is blowing up the car she is in with a tank.
- There's also the scene where Harley (walking her pet hyenas) meets up with Bruce Wayne in the store she's shopping in.Harley: Hey, don't I know you?
Bruce: I don't think so.
Harley: Something about that chin... I know! You're Bruce Wayne, the boy billionaire! Hmm, unattached, I see...
- Things don't go much better when Veronica interrupts them.Harley: Hey, remember me?! The big charity bash a few years back? The one that Joker robbed? I was the clown-girl holding the gun on you! (Veronica responds with Stunned Silence) Oh, don't worry, I'm over the "crime" thing, see? (Harley proudly shows her Certificate of Sanity to Veronica as the latter walks away with Bruce in tow) I'm rehabilitated and ready to live my life right!
Veronica: How nice for you... goodbye!
Harley: Gee, you make one little mistake and they never let you forget.
- Things don't go much better when Veronica interrupts them.
- The face Bruce makes when he's dragged away by Veronica, clearly showing he'd rather spend time with the ex-clown girl who tried to kill him numerous times.
- The ending where Harley kisses Batman, who is too stunned to react twice, is just hilarious - especially with Poison Ivy and Robin standing in the sidelines, sharing a look that pretty clearly says: "What the...?" Doubly funny if you take the classic Ho Yay and the newer Les Yay into account.Harley: (Walking past a bemused Ivy) Ahhhh, what're you lookin' at?
Harley: (Smiling) Call me.Batman: (Smirking) Don't press your luck.
- Once that's done, we get one of those moments where Bruce Wayne just shines through the Bat-cowl:
- How about the Joker's answering machine message? It's either hilarious or creepy, depending on where he got the recording. As follows:Joker: " *Evil Laugh* Boy, did YOU get a wrong number! Leave your message at the sound of the shriek."Male Voice: "No... please... don't! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHG!"
- In "Trial": Harley going nuclear on the Joker.Janet: Sad, isn't it? Harleen Quinzel used to be a doctor here at Arkham until the Joker twisted her mind.Harley: Ha! You're just jealous 'cause you don't have a fella who's as loving and loyal as my Puddin' is to me!Janet: Uh-huh. And I suppose it's that same loyalty I saw the last time you escaped, and "Puddin'" here...(Joker frantically waves his hands trying to signal Janet to shut up)Janet: ...finked on you in hopes of getting time off.Harley: Is that...true, Puddin'?Joker: (fidgets) "Finked" is... such an ugly word.Harley: (lunges, grabs Joker by the collar and shakes him) YOU LOUSY, SCUM-SUCKING CREEP!
Harley: Welcome to the club.
- To the laughter and delight of the other villains assembled.
- Also, in "Joker's Millions," when she gets revenge on Joker for trying to replace her, billy-club style. As a matter of fact, "Fake-Harley" in general.
Janet: So it's the Batman's fault you turned to crime?Poison Ivy: He should have let me bump off Harvey Dent! We'd all have been better off! Wouldn't we, Harv?Two-Face: Why you lousy...(slipping into angrished grumbling while flipping his coin)
- The Joker's entrance into the courtroom:Scarface: And now, all greet the most benevolent, most fair Judge Joker!Joker: (Slams the gavel down) GUILTY!!!
- After Janet has provoked a rant from the Mad Hatter:Mad Hatter: Oh! [Turns to Joker.] I'd like that last statement stricken from the record, please.
Joker: Record? Is someone supposed to be writing this down?
- This exchange.
- To the laughter and delight of the other villains assembled.
- In "Holiday Knights", Harvey Bullock is posing as a Mall Santa. This is funny enough in and of itself, but here's a conversation between him and a little girl who comes up:Girl: My name's Mary MacSweeney. Can you bring my Daddy home for Christmas?Bullock: Gee, kid, I dunno. Where is he?Girl: (cheerfully) In prison.Bullock: You mean your dad is 'Mad-Dog' Mac-...I mean, Mike MacSweeney?Girl: Uh-huh.Bullock: (To Montoya) Poor kid! I sent her old man up the river three months ago! (To Mary) Uh, listen, kid, it's like this. I, uh... ah... I'd like to help you out, but... er, uh, what I mean is... (gives up) Sometimes even Santa can't make every wish come true. (reaches into pocket and pulls out a handful of bills) Here kid, buy yourself something nice."Girl: Thank you, Santa! (hugs) Can I buy my Daddy something, too?Bullock: As long as it ain't a hacksaw, why not?
- It's also kind of a Heartwarming Moment.
- Later in that segment, Clayface shows up. Batgirl knocks him into the ice-skating pond outside, which he breaks through. There is a Santa on the chain of lights above the rink. Bullock and Montoya try to shoot Clayface.Batgirl: Don't waste your ammo on him! Shoot the Santa!(Montoya and Bullock look at each other)Bullock: You wouldn't.Montoya: Not you, dope! That Santa!
- This little scene:Obnoxious kid: You're not Santy Claus!Bullock (dressed as Santa): Sure I am! Wanna see my gun?(Montoya Dope Slaps him)
- The scene makes it clear than not only had she been waiting to do that but she's as bored with the stakeout as he is.
- The first 10 minutes in their entirety, where Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy kidnap Bruce Wayne and force him to take them on a shopping spree. Such as Harley's "Gimme some sugar, baby!", and this bit:Bruce falls down elevator shaftHarley: Ohmigod omigod omigod!! (small voice) We...we killed him. (normally) Oh well.Ivy: We were going to do it anyway.Harley: We got his credit cards; what's to worry?
- "Look! PIANOS!!!"-Harley
- During the shopping montage, they cut to Bruce signing various checks and receipts, with a look on his face that says he's gonna murder those two as soon as he can get back into a cowl.
- Another Harley moment from same episode, she kept BEGGING Ivy to get them a Christmas tree, to which Ivy said no, saying that the tradition of Christmas trees is Genocide to the Pines! When they kidnap Bruce and make him pay for their shopping spree, the first thing Harley notices is a Christmas tree:Harley: Pleeeeeeease!Ivy: (grabs Harley by her jester hat, and drags her off screen) NO!!
Ivy: Here's your stupid tree. You happy?Harley: [Ornament falls on her head] ...Yeah...
- And when a Christmas tree falls on them and traps them:
- Joker's reaction when his New Years scheme concludes with a bell being dropped right onto him. Even Batman flinches.Joker: Oh no...
- Joker's line, "Don't try this at home, kids!" as he ropes a passing truck with to escape Arkham in "Joker's Wild".
- Although it was only an experiment, someone from 4chan's /co/ board adding more Batman Glare into the intro.
- The top rated comment:Keep in mind he didn't actually take down the thieves himself, he actually shot a batarang out of his eyes to knock the guns out of their hands and then glared at them so hard he shot ANOTHER Batman out of his eyes to beat down the crooks for him.I dare you to prove me wrong, I DOUBLE DARE YOU MOTHERFUCKERS!!!
- The top rated comment:
- In Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman, Batman breaks into a suspect's apartment and is going through her wardrobe when her bodyguard walks in on him. (It should be mentioned that this is a bodyguard who's still got a black eye from the last time he met Batman.) They stare at each other for five mute seconds, then the bodyguard calmly closes the door and walks away. The bodyguard's partner asks if something's wrong and the bodyguard equally calmly says "Nope."
- One classic bit that was completely unexpected takes place in "See No Evil". While Bruce is at a jewelry store, the villain of the day enters the men's room to change into his invisibility suit and locks the door when a poor guard needed to use the restroom. When he tries again later, Bruce is in there getting changed into the Batman costume. This time, the guard waits in front of the door, to which Batman slams it open and just smacks the poor guy against the wall.
Hobo: I didn't know he could fly too.
- Also in the same episode, Batman is on top of the villain's invisible car and they pass two hobos.
(the other hobo shrugs)
- Not to mention when he follows the invisible perp outside and starts yelling for the man in question, the construction worker looked around in clear confusion while eating his sandwich, clearly not knowing what's going on
- The Clock King scores one in "Time Out of Joint". After activating his device that causes time around him to slow down, he decides to take the elevator to the top of a building... only to realize how pointless this is and takes the stairs instead.
- "Girls' Night Out":Livewire: Are you out of your mind?Harley Quinn: (with a grin after thinking for a second) Yeah!
Gambol: You think you can steal from us and just walk away?
- Hilariously similar to this dialogue from The Dark Knight:
Ivy: ...at least she's consistent.
- Harley insists on using a giant mallet for a robbery. Poison Ivy uses her trademark vines to bust an ATM, while at another, Livewire uses her powers to demonstrate a much simpler process. Harley is at another ATM..... hopelessly pounding away with a giant mallet.
- In "Chemistry" when Bruce is talking about Susan:Bruce: It's a lightness. A sense that things will work out for the best.Tim: It's called happiness.Bruce: (In an angry, defensive voice) Whatever it is, I LIKE it!
- "Animal Act":
Robin: Nightwing! What are you doing here?Nightwing: Oh, just following an obsessive behavior instilled in me at an early age.
- Nightwing landing on a roof before this little gem shows up.
Nightwing: You take the brown one, I'll take...the other brown one.
- Another one, when Batman and Nightwing are fighting the bears.
- This video, especially because this is exactly the kind of the bizarre things you'd come up with after a whole morning of cartoons.
- "Old Wounds" - Bruce has just revealed the Batcave to Barbara Gordon. Then this happens:Alfred: Master Bruce, I... (sees Barbara) Miss Gordon...(stammers) ...you've discovered our little secret. Yes. I admit it. I am Batman.Bruce: It's alright, Alfred.Alfred: Very good, sir. (walks away)
The Joker: Nice entrance. Either you've never heard of a door or you just like pulling glass out of your shorts.
- Later referenced in an episode of Static Shock in which Alfred is tending to Static's injuries in the Batcave:Static: Who are you?
Alfred: I'm Batman.
Static: (smirking, unconvinced) I don't think so.
Alfred: Just once I wish someone would believe that.
- Becomes even funnier when you realize that someone DID believe it, when Alfred played a decoy Batman in an episode of The Batman, and when Lex Luthor invaded the Batcave in Batman: The Brave and the Bold.
- Also a nice little nod to Alfred's occasional donning of the Batsuit back in the Adam West-era show.
- The Joker's reaction when Batman and Robin enter the room through the skylight:
- Later referenced in an episode of Static Shock in which Alfred is tending to Static's injuries in the Batcave:
- In "Riddler's Reform", Riddler's poleaxed reaction (with a mental "twang!") to the approach of a beautiful woman at a party.Woman: Where did you find him, CB? He's so adorable.Riddler: Who? (glances around) ...Me?
- Then later, he beams at his reflection in a mirror and agrees:"You're adorable!"
Batman: "Adorable", huh?
- Made even funnier a second later when Batman reveals he's in the room with him (Edward was supposedly alone to take a phone call).
- Another woman asks, "Mr. Riddler, can you show me what these do?" while holding up two walkie talkie toys shaped like balls.
- This exchange:Robin: (Regarding the puzzle box the Riddler is sitting on) The last time you delivered one of these, it almost killed Commissioner Gordon.Riddler: What's your point?
- After Riddler's recapture in the episode, we cut to Arkham where he's ranting loudly about how "I HAVE TO KNOW" how Batman escaped his last deathtrap. In an adjacent cell, the Joker is just holding his ears, a highly annoyed look on his face.
- Then later, he beams at his reflection in a mirror and agrees:
- A moment in "Never Fear": A Batman with his fear of killing chemically removed strangles Scarecrow unconscious before Robin manages to hit him with the antidote. They're all on a runaway train—Batman: You're going to have to jump!Robin: What about Scarecrow?Batman: I'll take care of him!Robin: (wordless appalled look)Batman: ... I'll get him off the train!
Bruce: Playing hooky again?Tim: It's summer vacation. How could you forget?Bruce: (stern expression on his face)Tim: Right, I forgot who I was talking to.
- In that same episode when Bruce saw Tim playing around in his office.
- "Legends of the Dark Knight": Silver Age Joker goes through the effort to take the guard's keys, makes a joke that he has the keys, looks at them to choose a key, almost puts the key into the lock, and then proceeds to smash the display case instead of actually using the key.
- In "Fear of Victory":
- Batman swings through a window into a woman's apartment. Even when he's not Bruce Wayne he still gets the ladies:Woman: Oh my! (seductive pose) ...Oh, my.
- Batman's smirk as he leaves the apartment.
- Batman lies in wait for the Scarecrow to deliver a fear toxin-laced telegram to a sports star. Instead, when a telegram arrives, he catches an ordinary courier who panics and promises not to double-park anymore.
- Batman swings through a window into a woman's apartment. Even when he's not Bruce Wayne he still gets the ladies:
- "Mad as a Hatter": Alice Pleasance's fiancé has broken it off less than twenty-four hours after he proposed. She comes home to a house full of flowers and her previously "sweet, funny" boss being a little too excited about the prospect of catching her on the rebound (plus he inexplicably knows about the breakup). Then, as she backs away from him, she bumps into Batman.Alice: Oh, this is getting too weird.
- This bit...Tim: I know [the American justice system] is bogus.Bruce: And how did you come to that well-thought-out conclusion?Tim: (smug face) Watching you.
- The best part was Bruce's dumbfounded expression and had no other way to counter it other than to change the subject. Yes, young Tim Drake just stumped the Batman...awesome AND hilarious!
- After Batman's umpteenth Stealth Hi/Bye on Gordon: "One of these days I'm going to nail his feet to the ground!"
- The Funny Background Event during the opening news report in "Heart of Ice" where a cop tries to chase some kids away from a crime scene, only to get pelted by snowballs once he turns away.
- Freeze and his henchmen show up at the gala with the freeze cannon on a truck - and the doorman asks for his keys.
- Batman suddenly catches a cold after his first fight with Freeze, The way he blows his nose while fully suited up is just priceless.
- How Batman ultimately defeats Freeze - with Alfred's chicken noodle soup!
- After dealing a vicious fate to a robot duplicate of Bullock, Batman is faced with Barbara demanding he let her help him. His response: "Please let go of my cape."
- If we count the Kids' WB! promos featuring the characters, there's the spot for Pokémon in which Robin makes Batman sing the Jigglypuff song. Notice Joker asleep in a bubble.
- "Harley and Ivy": After Poison Ivy pulls a Groin Attack on the Joker, he lets out a rather high-pitched "Get 'em!" to his men. Mark Hamill had to have fun recording that one.
Frat-Boy: What are you gonna do, spank us?Harley: That's right, pigs, and here's the paddle! (pulls out bazooka)
- Harley's response to the two obnoxious frat-boys:
- Joker's silly-sounding scream, upon learning that Harley and Ivy are stealing his thunder, causes the "Laff City - Closed" sign to fall off of his hideout.
- In "Baby-Doll", Robin has to watch the entire run of a crappy sitcom for clues.Robin: Remember when Poison Ivy almost smothered us with those vines, with the really sharp thorns?Batman: Yes.Robin: This is worse.
- Despite calling Baby Doll's show terrible, it's obvious that Robin also finds it to be a Guilty Pleasure.
- Nearly the entire episode of "Make 'Em Laugh". It's almost a shame we couldn't have seen more of the Condiment King, the Pack Rat, and Mighty Mom.Police Dispatcher: ...who appears to be brandishing a ketchup gun...Batman: [deadpan] It's going to be one of those nights.
Condiment King: Ah, the big bad Bat-guy. I knew you'd "ketchup" to me sooner or later! How I've relished this meeting! You, the dynamic Dark Knight, versus me, the conceptual Condiment King! Come, Batman, let's see if you can cut the mustard....Batman: (punches him) Quiet!Condiment King : (shocked) You hit me.Batman: Now listen, Mustard Man, or whatever you call yourself. You're obviously new at this. So I'm willing to go easy provided you give back the loot and never even think about doing this again. Deal?
- The entire episode is full of laughs, but Batman's encounter with the Condiment King and Robin's with Mighty Mom are particularly funny.
Lisa: Relax, I'm back to normal!Robin: Who can tell!?
- "Hot sauce!"
- There was also Robin's indignant fight with "Mighty Mom", where he literally gets spanked by her. He manages to remove the control chip from her, reverting her back to Lisa Lorraine, but she heavily slaps him afterwards because him yanking off the chip hurt.
- Barbara's reference to Pinky and the Brain in "Torch Song", which Bruce doesn't get.
- Mooks firing tommyguns at a pursuing Batmobile, which isn't damaged.Robin: Are they kidding?Batman: Perhaps they're new in town.
- It gets a callback in Superman: The Animated Series with the even more pathetic sight of a thug going at Supes with a wooden club. "You're kidding, right?"
- In "Mean Seasons", an overweight, middle-aged woman tells her husband she'd like to buy some of the dresses at a fashion show. He obliviously replies "For who?", earning him a purse to the head.
- Later, when Bruce comments that Page Monroe is a "pretty girl," Barbara points out that she's close to his own age—"Batboy."
- For fans of Atop the Fourth Wall, Alfred's "Are we developing an interest in rock and roll, sir?" from "On Leather Wings" becomes Hilarious in Hindsight.
- In "Sins of the Father", the moment where Two-Face asks Tim where his father is.Two-Face: Now, talk. Where is he?Tim: How 'bout I go check his calendar?Two-Face: (slaps Tim with his glove) He stole something from me.Tim: Your charming good looks?
- After Tim's first run as Robin, he starts cheering about how awesome that was. The look on Batman's face just screams, "Oh, great. I gotta deal with this now."
- "Joker's Millions" has Batgirl commenting that with Joker being rich, maybe he'll give up crime. This is made hilarious when Batman snaps the object he's working on upon hearing that statement; the look on Batgirl's face is really priceless. She then comments of going with Dick to the Iceberg Lounge...
Ernie: Maybe you can pull on of those classic routines like that laughing fish.Joker: Good idea, Ernie. Just let Batman know I did it SO HE CAN KICK MY KEISTER RIGHT BACK INTO ARKHAM! (pushes Ernie) Dope.
- In the beginning, there's something hilarious the way Joker screams out, "Ow! MY EYE! Sucker!"
- Not to mention right before that when he tries to spray Batman with his acid-squirter flower only to discover that acid was one of the things he cant afford at the moment.
- Later on, she makes a comment about how the Penguin (currently in his regular disguise) wouldn't stop Gordon's daughter from entering his lounge... His reaction sells the moment.
- When Ernie, Joker's lawyer, suggested of going back to crime.
Guard 1: Maybe she went down the laundry chute?Poison Ivy: (smirking in her cell) HA!Harley: HELP! HELP! IVY! ANYBODY! GET ME OUTTA HERE!!
- Also, Batman interrogates Ernie later on by giving him a swirly. At first, the Penguin plans on stopping him from mistreating a guest, but backed away from the bathroom door once he heard it happening.
- The Joker is crazy enough to take on Batman, but the IRS ... And after that, they find out that only $10 million of King Barlow's "fortune" is real (i.e. the $10 million Joker already spent), and that all the rest of the money, gold and jewels are forgeries. Then one of Joker's Mooks finds a tape left behind by Barlow, where he smugly explains all of this to Joker, and that, thanks to this little ploy, the Joker will be broke, hounded by the IRS, and find it impossible admit he was fooled, lest he'd become the laughingstock of the underworld. This sends Joker into a Tranquil Fury unheard of for most of the series, and for good reason: King Barlow made sure that he would get the last laugh!
- When Joker gets his money, he doesn't want to go through all the trouble of getting Harley out jail, so he prefers to hire a replacement girl, for which he gets a bunch of applicants. He goes through most of them unimpressed, until he gets to a fat little man in a Harley costume. He then proceeds to look at him up and down while showing serious consideration, all the while the man gets increasingly happy at his chances. At the end, though, Joker says "No" and moves on to the next applicant, which makes the man yell "Darn" in frustration. It's even more hilarious once you realize that the guy was modeled after Paul Dini, Harley Quinn's creator, series producer, and the episode's writer.
- And after the Joker's Harley-replacement proves to be utterly annoying and incompetent: "Maybe I should have hired the fat guy..."
- The scenes showing the Joker having the time of his life spending money all over Gotham, which keeps getting in the way of Bruce Wayne. The best scene is probably when the Joker is tearing around on a golf course in a golf cart and interrupts one of Bruce's dates.
- "Drown the kids and shoot the neighbors, we have a winner!"
- How Harley escaped from Arkham.
- In the beginning, there's something hilarious the way Joker screams out, "Ow! MY EYE! Sucker!"
- During Ra's al-Ghul's aerial zeppelin assault in "Showdown", one of the artillery shells randomly destroys a nearby outhouse.
- In the episode "Bane", Batman finds the Batmobile smashed by the episode's namesake:Batman: He trashed my car, Alfred. Between a couple of guys, that's real personal.
Batman: So the question is, who wants to eliminate me?
- Later in the same episode, Batman is analyzing a piece of material and talking with Alfred.
- In "Feat of Clay: Part 2", Roland Daggett's germophobic henchman, appropriately called "Germs", shows concern about infiltrating a hospital ("all those sick people...") but does it, with some fear. Batman chases after him, eventually cornering him in the room where they keep disease samples. Germs presses himself to the far wall, frantically looking around at the samples. Batman picks one up at random — "Crimson Fever. Lousy way to go. No cure, you know." — then places it on a shelf over Germs's head and starts asking questions. For every lie, he bangs the wall, and the jar comes one step closer to falling. Just before he's got his information, a security guard interrupts, saying that he'll take it from here. Batman slams the wall one final time, and Germs yelps and cowers as the jar tumbles...but Batman catches it before it hits him. The scene lingers on that shot for a little bit longer — enough for the viewer to see that the label reads "Seawater For Analysis". Subtle, but hilarious.
- In "Joker's Favor", Charlie Collins, the man the Joker forced into helping his plot, threatens him with one of his bombs. After being unable to convince him to stop, he starts calling Batman for help. Then it turns out that not only was Batman watching the whole time, but the bomb was fake. Batman laughs at it! Doubles as a Moment of Awesome, as Batman then tells "Mr. Collins" to go home with the same respectful tone he generally reserves for Gordon.
Joker: [Nervously] Look Charlie, you had a busy day. All this fooling around, all this excitement with BATMAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!!!
- The Joker's 'subtle' way of calling for help:
Charlie: Wait, that's the favor? You called me out here just to open a door?
- A hilarious moment during the Joker calling Charlie in for his favor: the piece of paper he found Charlie's new phone number and address at reads, among the knowledge that he changed his name: "HE OWES ME A FAVOR!"
- Charlie cussing out the guy who cut him off without a turn signal. ...Only to find it's the Joker. Charlie looks at the fist he's waving at the Clown Prince, slowly opens it and tries to fake it as a hand wave before driving the heck out of there. All the while his very own theme song plays, as though telling him "Whoops, you really blew it there!"
- This little exchange when Joker is telling Charlie that he wants him to open a door to let Harley in with the cake.
Joker: Well, look at the size of that cake, man! She can't open the door and push it in all at once! Think!
Charlie: (Aside) He's nuts...
- A background gag in "Beware the Gray Ghost" when Alfred and Bruce go to a video dealer. Alfred notices the dust on the counter and instinctively starts dusting the counter with a handkerchief.
- The first part of "The Demon's Quest" features Ra's al Ghul and his Giant Mook Ubu, who's so loyal and devoted to his master that he keeps pushing Batman around for daring to walk ahead of Ra's. Batman spends the episode slowly counting the pushes he gets from Ubu, until he's finally had enough.Ubu: Infidel!Batman: If you only knew how sick I am of you calling me that!
- In "Mad Love", Batman at one point deliberately pisses the Joker off by calling him "Pud'n" while smirking.
- "Critters". There are some creepy parts here and there, but most of the episode is really funny for the sheer ridiculousness of the situation. One of the highlights is farmer Brown having a pitchfork gun!
- In "Vendetta", Bruce goes to a zoo to learn about the natural habitat of the crocodile. Sorry, let me re-state that. The billionaire genius with a supercomputer in his basement had to go to a zoo to learn something as trivial as the habitat of a crocodile. What, he never invested in an encyclopedia?
- In fairness to him, if you want to learn about crocodiles by observing them in action rather than just reading about them, a zoo's not exactly the worst place to start.
- This exchange from "Robin's Reckoning: Part 1".Robin: If I knew it was going to take this long, I would have brought my homework. You sure about this extortion ring?Batman: Uh-huh.Robin: It's been four hours!Batman: Uh-huh.Robin: Still think they'll show?Batman: Uh-huh.Robin: (sighs) Lucky for me, you're such a good conversationalist.Batman: (smug grin)
- In "The Cat and the Claw: Part 1", Catwoman's first encounter with Batman involves her trying to escape him. She swings across to another roof. Of course, this is Batman we're talking about here, so when she thinks she's lost him:Catwoman: So long, Dark Knight.Batman: Drop in anytime.Isis freaks out upon seeing Batman.
- In "Joker's Wild", Bruce Wayne manages to get one over on the Joker. Not Batman, mind you. Bruce Wayne.[At the blackjack table being staffed by the Joker]
The Joker: Say, don't I know you? Sure, Bruce Wayne! Ah, so this is how your family made all those billions.
Bruce Wayne: The secret's out. And you are?
The Joker: Oh, just a nameless clown shuffling my life away.
Bruce Wayne: [Blandly] Too bad it has to be in such gruesome surroundings.
[The Joker spills the cards he's shuffling, shocked]
The Joker: [Coldly] Don't care for the decor?
Bruce Wayne: Not hardly. All those horrible faces, grinning at me. That would do things to my mind, after a while.
The Joker: [Muttering to himself] Who says you have one...
[The Joker deals Bruce a three and a nine.]
Bruce Wayne: Yeah, I'd be ready for the laughing academy if I had to stare at that ugly clown all day.
The Joker: [Seething] Why I oughta—
Bruce Wayne: Hit me.
[The Joker deals Bruce a king and himself a queen and a ten]
The Joker: Twenty!
[Bruce shows his cards; the nine has somehow become an eight, leaving him with...]
Bruce Wayne: Oh, lucky me! Twenty-one. How nice. A little something for the Wayne charity fund. [Giving the Joker a single chip from the massive pile he's just swiped from Joker] Good night!
- In "Birds of a Feather", Penguin is having dinner with Veronica Vreeland at a fancy restaurant. The other guests start leaving since the last time Penguin stopped by, he robbed the place and all the diners. This leads to the head waiter telling him that the management has decided to comp the pairs meal if they would just please leave. This impresses Veronica because it's common for upscale restaurants to comp the meals of their more distinguished guests.Veronica: I didn't know you had eaten here before!Penguin: I've been known to stop by for a quick carry-out.
- The Penguin's little fit after being caught under a chandelier.
- "The Worry Men" has this gem:Bruce: No, but it's just as confusing.
- In "The Strange Secret of Bruce Wayne", we have the bidding war among Penguin, Joker and Two-Face; the highlight of which being the second-worst burn Harvey Dent every received:Two-Face: Get out of my face, clown!Joker: (grinning) Which one?Two-Face: (Death Glare)
- There's also the three arriving at the resort via plane.Joker: Ahhh, smell that fresh country air! [inhales deeply before coughing roughly] Ohhh, I hate it!
- Later, after the Batman's sabotaged the plane, forcing a crash landing:Joker: [sees empty gas gauge] Things just haven't been the same since deregulation!
[plane goes into death spiral while Joker let out a Goofy Yodel]
- There's also the three arriving at the resort via plane.
- From "The Ultimate Thrill", after Batman makes an emergency landing with the Batwing and accidentally causes some damage.Alfred: This is coming out of your allowance, Master Bruce.
- From "Love Is a Croc":
- At the beginning, Baby Doll (who's working as a hotel receptionist) gets annoyed by a male tourist who recognizes her. She violently assaults him and adds, "I didn't mean to..."
- The whole plot of Baby Doll teaming up with Killer Croc, and the former developing (one-sided) romantic feelings for the latter. And the heroes have these thoughts to share on the matter:
- The Johnny Cochran caricature, who shows up twice on the news just to offer a Cochran-esque rhyme.
Attorney: If a man's filled with glee, that man must go free!
- Regarding the Joker's release in "Joker's Millions":
Attorney: If the bat's on a spree, Wayne must pay the fee!
- And regarding Harley, Mad Hatter, Riddler, and the Ventriloquist suing Bruce Wayne for assault in "Over the Edge":
- In "Make Em Laugh", the Joker attempts to get revenge on the judges for a stand up comedy competition he crashed in disguise. At the end, he finally get some laughs, albeit as a result of a Humiliation Conga, while fighting on top of a parade balloon over the competition's trophy:
- First, Robin sends him flying with a kick, causing him to stab the balloon.
- The trophy is launched in the air, landing on his head, where it gets stuck.
- He stumbles off the descending balloon, and Batman goes to save him with the grapple gun.
- It grabs the seat of his pants, pulling them to his ankles. This both leaves him hanging upside down and with his boxers exposed.
- He gets deposited on the ground in front of a large crowd of laughing spectators as the balloon lands on him.
- As the police lead him away, he trips on his pants and faceplants.
- Once in the police van, he puts the trophy back on his head in shame.
- "The Underdwellers." Mostly it's a disturbing episode because Child Slavery Is A Special Kind Of Evil. But the sequence when Bruce just blithely leaves Alfred to spend the day "civilizing" Frog, one of the child thieves from the sewers, is a lot of fun. Especially when Alfred teaches Frog table manners... and Frog immediately steals the silverware when he's not looking.
- In Eternal Youth, Alfred checks Bruce's mail and he says that he won 10 millions dollars. Judging from Alfred and Bruce's reaction, they seem completely oblivious that's it's a well-known scam.
- In The Cat and Claw Part 1, Catwoman happily kisses Batman after he saves her. However, Batman keeps his regular stoic expression for most of the begging, not reacting at all as Catwoman carries the kiss out herself. After several seconds though he seems to finally notice, changing from a stoic expression to a confused one.
- Something similar happens much later in Cult of the Cat, where Catwoman interrupts Batman while he's talking with a deep kiss. Batman just has an annoyed expression during the entire kiss, not returning it at all. Once Catwoman is done, she pulls away with a bright smile, and Batman just asks her "Can we go now?"
- In The New Batman Adventures E18 "The Demon Within" After Defeating Klarion, Etrigan, who is known to always speak in rhymes, gives us this.Batman: What now?Etrigan: Mother's Grief, Father's Shame, soon he goes to wence he came.Robin: What's that mean?Etrigan I'm sending him to his room.
- Word of God claims that Etrigan is bound by royalty to always rhyme as he speaks, but it's also claimed that he does it to annoy everyone he talks to as much as possible.
- When Robin asks Batman about the night they just had, Batman is having none of it and says to don't ask him.
- "I've Got Batman In My Basement"
- Sherman hides the Batmobile by piling cardboard boxes on top of it.
- Later, when a pair of kids disturb the boxes and realize there's a tricked-out car underneath, Sherman tries to claim it belongs to a family member, only to realize halfway through how unbelievable it sounds.Sherman: It's my mom—my uncle's...(Beat)Sherman: Alright, look, it's the Batmobile.
- Later, when a pair of kids disturb the boxes and realize there's a tricked-out car underneath, Sherman tries to claim it belongs to a family member, only to realize halfway through how unbelievable it sounds.
- The kids have successfully beaten back Penguin and his mooks long enough for Batman to recover from Penguin's gas attack and finish taking them down. The kids begin to celebrate their victory...and then Sherman's mom gets home.Nicholas: We're safe!Sherman's Mother: (from upstairs) My house! SHERMAN!Sherman: Maybe you're safe...
- Sherman hides the Batmobile by piling cardboard boxes on top of it.
- According to Kevin Conroy, after recording a series of grunts and other noises for fighting scenes, he would then jokingly moan Andrea Romano's name to lampshade how sexual these would sound out of context (more so when you realize that the show averts Voices in One Room). And apparently, Andrea saved them all in a blooper compilation reel for Christmas. It wouldn't be surprising if this was where Andrea Beaumont got her name...
- DC FanDome 2020 played a surprise short video intended for "Explore the Multiverse". It featured this Batman talking to Brave and the Bold Batman, Lego Batman (not that one) and Terry McGinnis. It's as funny as it sounds.