Much has been said over the years about the iconic voice-work of Mark Hamill as the Joker in ‘Batman: The Animated Series,’ but one thing we did not know was what exactly, was Mark’s favorite monologue from the series. Until today that is. Thanks to one intrepid fan looking for Hamill’s help in choosing a monologue for an acting class, we now know Hamill’s favorite one from the show.
Check out the Twitter exchange below to find out:
Do his eulogy from “The Man Who Killed Batman” by Paul Dini. It’s one of my all-time favorite Joker speeches. I’ve performed it a few times in public. It has all the colors in the rainbow & has the perfect ending: “Well that was fun…who’s for Chinese?!” https://t.co/lepiAoafEr
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) November 21, 2018
Hamill is certainly right in that it is a fun monologue, and it is from one of the more memorable ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ episodes, where everyone believes a low-level crook has killed the Dark Knight. And you got to appreciate the fact that even Hamill on occasion performs this monologue in public, though it also makes me wish I could see him do it live one day, as I’m sure he’s remarkable performing the Joker in a speech like this in person.
What do you think of Hamill’s favorite monologue from the series? Do you have another Joker monologue you think is better? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below!
Oh, and in case you would like to read the Eulogy for yourself, here, thanks to Quotes.net, here is the full monologue for you to enjoy:
[Batman’s eulogy, by the Joker]
Dear friends… Today is the day that the Clown cried. But he cried not for the passing of one man, but for the death of a dream. The dream that he would someday taste the ultimate victory over his hated enemy. For it was the Batman that made me the happy soul I am today. How I agonized over how to thank him for that. Perhaps with a cyanide pie in the face. Or an exploding whoopie-cushion playfully placed in the Batmobile.
[Anger starts to creep into his tone as he looks at Sidney; everyone moves away from Sid quickly]
But those dreams were dashed by the weaselly little gunsel standing there in our midst. This cowardly insignificant gonif who probably got lucky when Batman slipped in the slime trail this loser left behind him. This disgusting mound of hyena filth who’s not fit to lick the dirt from my spats…!
But I digress. The time for sorrow has passed. It’s time to look to a future filled with smiles. And I’ll be smiling again just when we take that man THERE…
[points to Sid]
…and stick him in that box THERE…
[points to Batman’s coffin]
…and slip him into that vat of acid THERE!
Well, that was fun! Who’s for Chinese?