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  • In the episode "The Man Who Would Be Bat" Dr Langstrom explains to Bruce about how his deaf niece Carly inspires his research which is a complete lie, prompting Bruce to personally deliver a hearing aid to her.
    Bruce: (speaking to Carly at the door in American Sign Language) Hello, Carly. I brought you this hearing aid that might help you-
    Carly: (yelling) MOOOOM!! There's a crazy man at the door!
    Bruce: (shocked) You can hear?!
  • The episode "The Laughing Bat" where the Joker decides to become Batman. Just the general description is hilarious and watching as the Joker acts like Batman for the entire episode just puts a smile on your face.
    • Bat-Joker turns up in the Mayor's office.
    Mayor Grange: Joker!
    Bat-Joker: (looking around in panic) Where?!
    • Following this, the Mayor finds out Joker gassed his wife. He asks him why. Joker’s answer?
    Bat-Joker: Eleven items in a ten item checkout. She had it coming.
    • The level of seriousness Joker treats the tiniest crimes with. He acts so absolutely dead-serious about the smallest crimes, and it’s hysterical.
    • When Joker-as-Batman shows up to foil his crime, Penguin gets ticked off.
      Penguin: Are you out of your gourd? You don't see me barging in on your 'gas all of Gotham' schemes, do you? It is called professional courtesy!
      • It gets better; when Joker says he'll get a huge bounty for taking down Gotham's second biggest criminal, Penguin gets very indignant.
      • It gets even BETTER when Batman shows up, while under the effects of Joker Venom.
      Bat-Joker: Joker!
      Penguin: Batman?!
      Batman: (laughs) If it isn't... Dumb, and Dumber. (laughs even harder)
      Penguin: ...Okay, now you two are starting to creep me out!
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    • They then proceed to fight Penguin and each other at the same time. After taking care of Penguin, Joker beats Batman while telling a joke and takes the Joker venom. He realizes it's empty, and watches with an Oh, Crap! look on his face while Batman makes an antidote. Batman, now completely serious, kicks the Joker into a pole while delivering the crowning line of the episode.
    Batman: Stop me if you've heard this one before, Joker. A man walked into a bar and said...OW.
    Joker: Who knew you had it in you?!
  • Joker jumping across a raised bridge on a pogo stick. Especially when he "pulls up" alongside Penguin's car as it's making the same jump.
    Joker: Mind the gap, Pengie! Ha-ha!
    Penguin: Mind your yap, screw-loose!
  • "Batgirl Begins Part 2" gives us this little gem:
    Batman: Let me make myself clear; there's no room for a Batgirl in Gotham.
    Batgirl: That's cool, because it's Batwoman, as in I'm a grown woman, and don't need to listen to you.
    Batman: Then for your own safety, if you won't listen to me, I'm gonna have to tell your father, Miss Gordon.
    Batgirl: Uh, you must have me confused with someone else.
    (Beat as she receives a classic Bat-Glare in response)
    Batgirl: ...Ugh, dude! You just broke the Superhero Secret Identity Code!
  • "There was a slight misprint on your invitations, sir. You are apparently hosting 'a farty'" (Alfred's completely deadpan delivery is what makes it so damn funny).
    • In Spanish, the misprinted invitation reads that he's hosting a "piesta". Looks like the English and Spanish translations got their first letters mixed up.
  • Batman has summoned his Batbot mech suit to take on a Venom-enhanced Joker. He's knocked out before he can get inside, so Batgirl does it instead. Batman awakes a few minutes later to see the battle, and says "She didn't." in a hilarious tone of chagrin and disbelief.
    • Later in the same episode, a Mini-Mecha walking around like it's drunk.
  • Penguin is afraid of the mysterious Rumor that's been kidnapping all the supervillains in Gotham, so he's decided to turn himself over to Batman. So desperate is he to get caught that he resorts to the most cliched villain dialogue in the book.
    Penguin: What I want is to turn myself in! Come on, chop chop! Let's go, pat me down! (Silence. Batman and Robin look at each other.) Have to catch me in the act, is that it? Okay, look! (Takes a painting off the wall) I'm stealing! (Batman, Robin, and Catwoman blankly stare at each other) What? Not enough? (Halfheartedly wields his umbrella) Then you should know that soon all of Gotham will suffer some cruel, ironic, bird-related fate at the hands of El Penguino! (Catwoman rubs her temple and shakes her head) What's a felon gotta pull to get arrested around here?
    Robin: Uh, you're embarrassing yourself.
    • In the same episode, we get a rather funny black comedy moment when we see Joker watching what he calls his favourite "physical comedy" show on tv. Said show? A report on the world's worst disasters.
    • Later on in that episode, after Rumor has captured the entire Rogue's Gallery with the intent of finishing them all off, Hugo Strange decides to ask him what is his motivation for all of this is. We then get this exchange:
    Rumor: "Why"? I'll tell you why. (removes his mask) I'm the bodyguard of Paul Karon. A great man. A man you, Joker, maimed.
    Joker: (points to himself and smiles) Me?
    Catwoman: (Face Palm) Should've known this was Joker's fault.
    Penguin: Just had to make the nut-ball angry!
  • A lot of Robin and Batgirl moments turn into this. For example, when they're bored on stakeout duty:
    Batgirl: ...Eaten by a crow.
    Robin: I think he fell on a spoon.
    (Viewpoint switches. They're staring at a wanted poster of a man with an eyepatch)
    Batgirl: Nah, I bet he's not even missing an eye. He just thinks eyepatches are cool.
    • This leads to a minor Heartwarming Moment in the same episode, when Batgirl does it again to cheer up Robin, who’s a bit scared by the whole situation Black Mask has put them in.
    Batgirl: Tried to pick his nose and missed. (points at her eye) Huh? Huh?
    Robin: (smiles)
    • This type of banter started in "Team Penguin", after seeing the mutated Killer Moth for the first time.
    Robin: Whoa! What happened to him?
    Batgirl: I'm going with "hit by a radioactive mothball from outer space".
    • And then they debate over scones while Alfred tinkers in the background.
      Robin: Anyone we know could be a robot!
      Batgirl: Oh, it wouldn't fool us if we knew the person. ...Would it?
      Robin: Maybe not. They'd probably be a little robot-y... detached... unemotional... mechanical...
      (Both of them turn to look at Alfred)
      Batgirl: ...Kick his head off.
      Robin: You kick his head off.
      Alfred: Attempt to do any such thing, and I assure you, there will be no hot buttered raisin scones for either of you for a year.
      Robin: ...Only Alfred sounds that much like Alfred.
      Batgirl: Yup.
  • The scene in "Clayfaces" where Bruce and Dick do research on Basil Karlo, aka Clayface II. The best part is their reactions to a scene from the bad B-Horror Movie he was in.
  • A minor one, as it's easy to understand given the circumstances, but the detectives in the distant future getting the facts about the Batman's identity hilariously wrong. Their hypothesis? Thomas Wayne was the Batman, his son Bruce was Robin, and Oracle's wheelchair was used by Alfred.
  • Robin's fighting an evil duplicate, who's copying everything he's saying:
    Robin: I like to smell my feet.
    Duplicate: You like to smell your feet?
    Robin: Walked right into that one.
  • When Green Arrow meets Alfred in the Batcave:
    Green Arrow: Haven't I seen you before?
    Alfred: Perhaps at the Renaissance Fair?
  • In the episode featuring Harley Quinn's Start of Darkness:
    Joker: You've got moxie! *ominous organ music with a Beat* I feed moxie to the hyenas.
    *Joker whistles as a pair of vicious, snarling hyenas leap out and prepare to maul Harleen*
    *Harleen steps back a bit in fear, then frowns...and then...*
    Harleen: SIT!!!!
    *The two hyenas do just that*
    Joker: ...You're good.
    • This little exchange:
    Harley: But what if...
    • From the same episode, when Harley sics Jokers hyenas on the TV crew.
      Harley: So, you didn't like my show? Well, try this one. "When Animals Attack People I HATE!" (beat) It's a comedy!
    • Earlier in the episode, while Joker is watching Harley's show, he states his personal opinion on it:
    • Again in this episode, Robin and Batgirl watch in horror on TV Bruce getting humiliated on Harley's talk show. And this was AFTER they stopped a robbery in progress.
      Batgirl: He's faced some pretty nasty sneak attacks, but nothing like this.
      Robin: We have to save him.
      Batgirl: It's too late, Robin. There's nothing we can do.
  • In "Cash For Toys", Cash is sleepily walking through the house in the middle of the night when Alfred takes the elevator up from the Batcave and gets caught.
    Alfred: Um...occupied?
    Cash (stares sleepily): Sorry. (Stumbles on)
  • The Penguin with Green Lantern's power ring. Enough said.
    • From that same episode, this exchange between Bruce and Dick while they're at a charity event, and the latter of the two is bored out of his mind:
    Bruce: Having fun?
    Dick: Tons. And I just figured out why The Joker is such a nutjob. (gives a big fake smile) Because this much smiling drives you crazy!
  • "A Fistful of Felt" has quite a few, such as Scarface's thug Rhino having to disguise himself as a goofy-looking smiling flower and Scarface (disguised as Mr. Snoots, a replacement puppet that was given to the Ventriloquist) threatening to destroy a kid because he asked him for a hug.
    • Scarface and Mr. Snoots fighting. Enough said.
  • This exchange in "The Apprentice":
    Batgirl: Let the kid go, Joker.
    Joker: I'm TRYING to!
  • Batman punches an old lady florist. Actually, it's one of Poison Ivy's Plant Person guards defending the warehouse. Batgirl wonders if Batman knew who she was before attacking.
    • And in the same episode, we see all the people Ivy's captured in a shared hallucination.
    Mayor Grange: Green is good.
    Penguin: (while prancing like Julie Andrews) Ivy and clovers and dandelions. It's all so pretty.
  • From "The Metalface of Comedy":
    • "Slacker! Are you playing your video games again? Or are you purposefully NOT controlling these Bank-Robbers-in-a-box?!" Cue an epic fail of Joker's machines spinning around in circles that's so embarrassing he calls off the entire heist.
    • This gem after Joker wakes up in the hospital.
    Joker: Medical report! STAT!
    Doctor: Y-you had a... b-bad accident. Y-you're a very sick man.
    Joker 2.0: (gasps, pulls out his eyeballs, and holds them out right in Joker's face) Am I really that ruggedly handsome? Peekaboo! (laughs as he puts his eyes back into their sockets)
    Joker: (turns away with a visibly grossed-out look on his face) Ugh...
    • The scene where Marty and Harley first meet Joker 2.0 (while he's still in digital mode).
    Marty: Dude, you've gone cyber! How totally cool is that?!
    Joker 2.0: My idea of "cool" is not spending the rest of my life as a SCREENSAVER!
    • Marty's nervous smirk when Robin finds out that he is Captain Slash.
  • A minor one in "Thunder", when Batgirl starts pulling plugs to stop Maxie Zeus's Wave Motion Gun. At first it looks like the third wire shut it down... then it turns out she only disabled the computerized countdown voice. The weapon itself was still charging.
  • The "unmasking" scene from "Team Penguin".
    Batgirl: (after arriving in the Batcave for the first time) A cave? Really milking this whole "Creature of the Night" theme, huh?
    Batman: (removes his cowl)
    Batgirl: Bruce Wayne...? Knew it! (turns to Robin) And that makes you Dick Grayson!
    Robin: (has a brief Oh, Crap! moment before slouching in defeat and removing his mask) And you are?
    Batgirl: (smirks) Sorry. As a not-quite-official freelancer, I have to go the extra mile to protect my privacy.
    Batman: She's Barbara Gordon.
    Batgirl: (has an Oh, Crap! look on her face)
    Robin: Gordon? As in the Commish's kid?!
    Batgirl: (removes her cowl and shoots an annoyed glare in Batman's direction)
  • Lucius uncomfortably noticing his detached robot head in "The Joining".
  • Anything to do with Francis Grey's time rewind powers in "Seconds". His Establishing Character Moment is him accidentally tripping an alarm, then tripping on a bucket and getting himself caught, much to the guard's bemusement. "Smooth moves, Colonel Klutz!"
  • In the episode "Joker Express", Joker uses the lights on the commuter train as a means of brainwashing the riders into robbing various stores and banks, all while, of course, laughing uncontrollably. Early on in the episode, Batgirl is one of the victims, and robs a jewelry store. After a brief struggle with Robin, Batman manages to snap her out of it, which leads to this:
    Batgirl: Batman?
    Batman: How do you feel?
    Batgirl: Confused. What's going on?
    Robin: Someone got a case of the giggles.
    Batgirl: Who?
    Batman: (simply stares at her)
    Batgirl: (gasps, and looks positively mortified) No! (Looks down at the stolen jewelry she's wearing) Oh, I must've been really out of it. I hate pearls.
    • Batman blows a hole through the side of the Batcave wall to get the Batmobile into the subway system, coming through right where Alfred was sweeping:
    Batman: Sorry about the mess, Alfred.
    Alfred: The front door too conventional for you, sir?
    (The Batmobile peels out, and Alfred dutifully begins sweeping up the mess)
    • Later, the Joker runs his personalized steam train through a subway station, with the Batmobile in hot pursuit. Upon seeing it, an older man turns to his wife:
    Man: That's it, we're moving.
  • In "The Butler Did It", when Spellbinder meets Batman for the first time.

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