Top 10 Funniest Batman Moments

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Top 10 Funniest Batman Moments

VOICE OVER: Adrian Sousa WRITTEN BY: Nick Spake
Just because he's the Dark Knight doesn't mean he can't find himself in some light hearted situations! For this list we'll be looking at some of the funniest moments provided by the caped crusader himself Batman.

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Holy hilarity, Batman! Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Funny Batman Moments.



For this list, we’ll be looking at the moments in media where the Dark Knight made us laugh, whether it was intentional or not. So, be on the lookout for gags and spoilers down the line.


#10: Puddin’


“The Batman/Superman Movie: World's Finest” (1997)


Talk about a dark sense of humor. The crossover event that was “World’s Finest” saw the Batman and Superman animated series finally overlap, and what a joy it was to behold. Aside from the Caped Crusader and Man of Steel’s brilliant chemistry, we also got to see the Joker team up with Lex Luthor as they plotted a nefarious scheme to take down both costumed heroes. Their plans are eventually foiled, but not before Joker finds himself trapped on an exploding plane. As Harley cries for her puddin’, Batman quips in with this little number. Ouch, too soon, Bats.




#9: Happiness


“The New Batman Adventures” (1997-99)


We all know that Batman is firmly on the side of good, but he’s not exactly the first guy we associate with the word happy. You know, because he’s vengeance, the night and all that? Well, as this scene shows, surrounding himself with allies has slowly begun to lessen the trauma he feels from his parents’ murder. What could possibly be funny about this? As it happens, even when Batman admits he likes being happy, he still comes across scary as hell. At least it’s a work in progress.




#8: Batman vs. the Condiment King


“Batman: The Animated Series” (1992-95)


Does this one really need an explanation? He’s fighting a guy who uses ketchup for ammo! In a glorious callback to the campy Adam West days, the Dark Knight finds himself taking on the not-so-deadly Condiment King, a villain whose only weapon other than his tableside sauces is his endless stream of bad puns. Granted, this whole fight isn’t meant to be taken seriously, but in a show as gritty as this, it’s still enough to catch us off-guard. Leave it to Batman to cut the mustard.



#7: It’s a Wonderful Life


“Batman: The Animated Series” (1992-95)


Aside from Halloween, we can’t see Batman being one for the holidays, especially Christmas. Despite his constant brooding, Robin still insists that he settle into the spirit of things, and what better way than to watch “It’s a Wonderful Life.” While Batman doesn’t dismiss the idea outright, we do find out why he never desired to watch the flick beforehand: the title. That is both quietly depressing yet oddly hilarious at the same time. While Batman may not exactly have a wonderful life of his own, it’s nice to know he’s trying to make Christmas a little safer for Gotham’s citizens.




#6: So That’s What That Feels Like


“The Dark Knight Rises” (2012)


One can’t call themselves the night without being able to disappear into it on occasion. All throughout his appearances in film and television, Batman has made something of a habit out of vanishing from sight when people’s backs are turned. It scares the crap out of villains, gives Jim Gordon a headache, and gets a good chuckle out of us while he’s at it. Easily the funniest moment in this conclusion to the “Dark Knight” trilogy, Batman finally finds himself on the receiving end when Catwoman pulls the same stunt, leaving him slightly baffled.


#5: Darling, I’m Batman


“Batman: The Brave and the Bold” (2008-11)


The best aspect of this show has always been how it fully embraces the campier side of the Caped Crusader, as well as his darkness. This episode struts down the line between them by telling a story about revenge while also giving us the most eccentric interpretation of Batman ever. In her pursuit to catch and kill the Riddler, the less than merciful Katrina Moldoff magically switches bodies with Batman. Only problem is she’s not exactly very good at hiding her personality. Have you ever wanted to see a Batman that was absolutely fabulous? Well, here’s your chance.


#4: Hockey Pads


“The Dark Knight” (2008)


Given the monstrous acts that the Joker commits over the course of this masterful movie, you’d be forgiven for forgetting that there were actually a few funny lines here and there. Our pick of the litter has to go to the time Batman managed to take out the Scarecrow, mobsters, and a whole group of pretend Caped Crusaders in a single go. When one imposter demands to know what the difference is between them and the real deal, instead of lecturing them on what it truly means to be the Dark Knight, Batman simply retorts that he’s not the one using hockey pads as part of his costume.




#3: The Bomb


“Batman: The Movie” (1966)


Oh, Adam West, you are sorely missed. While his take on the World’s Greatest Detective didn’t exactly have the grit and edge that the character is known for today, it did have an overwhelming charm to it, not to mention some gut-bustlingly funny scenes. Case in point: when Batman finds himself having to get rid of a rather large explosive. There’s only a slight problem: everywhere he turns there are innocent civilians. Heck, he can’t even toss it into the water for fear of killing some ducks. Some days you truly can’t get rid of a bomb.




#2: Am I Blue?


“Justice League Unlimited” (2004-06)


Batman is well-known as a master combatant, tactician, engineer, scientist, spy, athlete, escape artist… well, you get the idea, he’s got quite the skillset. But did you know he can also carry a tune? In a bid to rescue Wonder Woman, who had been previously transformed into a pig, Batman makes a deal with the enchantress Circe. In exchange for turning her back to normal, he has to make a sacrifice of his own… singing a rendition of the jazz standard “Am I Blue.” And wouldn’t you know, he’s damn good at it. Anything for Diana, right Bruce?




Before we reveal our number one pick, here are a few honorable mentions:


Robin, What Have I Done?
“Justice League of America #44” (1966)




Batman Does Not Eat Nachos
“Batman: The Brave and the Bold” (2008-11)


The Joker’s Boner
“Batman #66” (1951)


#1: Shark Repellent Bat Spray


“Batman: The Movie” (1966)


Batman has had to battle his fair share of undersea killing machines before, but none even hold a candle to the sheer lunacy of this one scene. Desperately clinging to a ladder, Batman finds himself in a spot of trouble when a shark decides to try to take a bite out of him. What’s his ingenious solution to such a life or death situation? Why, bust out the bat-shark repellent, of course! Yes, the premise is ridiculous, but given the amount of gadgets Batman has on that belt of his, it’s still kind of fitting. RIP Adam West, your Caped Crusader won’t soon be forgotten, old chum.



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