The Dark Knight (2008)
Music taken from the film
Rani Rahav speaks to the Joker
Spin off from this film
Joker's permanent grin is caused by a mutilation to his face, just like Gwynplaine, a character who was an inspiration for the original Joker.
The Joker's helpers in the beginning are named after the seven dwarfs.
The Joker's note is taken from the host's request "Will the real [name here] please stand up?"
The Joker has a blade come out of his shoe, just like Rosa Klebb.
Batman & Lau are picked up by an airplane via a long cable attached to an inflatable device like James Bond & Domino are.
The Joker's Pagliacci mask is the same as his bankrobbers disguise in The Dark Knight
On the suspect board a photo of Bigfoot from this short film is on the wall
"Love Boat" is the title of a newspaper article
Using a pencil as a weapon
the scene where The Joker taunts Batman into running him over with his motorcycle is almost identical to the scene in The Hitcher where John Ryder taunts Jim into hitting him (both also say come on when taunthing them)
When The Joker invades Harvey Dent's fundraiser party, he says to an old man: 'You remind me of my father, I hated my father", a line spoken by a character in this film.
The Joker jams a grenade into a bank employee's mouth. Nick Randall did the same thing to Malak Al Rahim in Wanted: Dead or Alive
The scene where Batman bends the barrel of a gun is a reference to RoboCop.
The Joker hangs upside down in his final scene. The camera's 180 degree spin mirrors the one where Robert De Niro hangs upside down during his workout.
Bruce Wayne says "What would you have me do?" to Alfred, like Mephistopheles says to Faustus.
In Harvey Dent's office he has a box of files marked Keyser Söze.
Director Chris Nolan showed "Heat" in pre-production to the whole crew as an inspiration: "I always felt 'Heat' to be a remarkable demonstration of how you can create a vast universe within one city and balance a very large number of characters and their emotional journeys in an effective manner," Nolan was later quoted in Variety.The epic narrative scope and some scenes are directly influenced by Michael Mann's modern classic, especially the bank robbery at the beginning.
The Joker tells Batman: "You complete me."
Both Kakihara and Joker have slits to the sides of their mouths in the shape of grins, have dyed hair, wear flamboyant outfits (purple/flannel), try to take over the mob, and act without morals. Ichi also has a blade in his shoe, like Joker.
A "Spider-Man 3" poster is faintly visible in the beginning when a goon waits to be picked up for the robbery.
"Ledger Joins Bat Pack" (paper article title)
Mentioned on Weekend Update
Mentioned as "the new Batman movie coming out in 2008"
This film is mentioned during talk about Ledger.
Bartender talks about the upcoming Batman Movie
Referenced on Weekend Update
movie is reviewed
Nerd does a quick impression of Christian Bale's Batman voice
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film in his review of Batman: Gotham Knight (2008) (V)
Hewy compares Heath Ledger's Joker to Mark Hamil's
movie poster in the street
Referenced during Weekend Update
Included in a $2,000 question
mentioned on message board during end credits
One of the fan arts is a Dark Knight style fight between the Nerd & Critic.
On Halloween, Creed, Kevin & Dwight all dress up as the Joker
Joke on Weekend Update
Harry mentioned the movie.
The final dialogue about the naked man reminds the one about Batman at the end of "The Dark Knight"
Jim and Jeff discuss (at length) how great the film was, and especially Heath Ledger's performance in it
Mentioned by David during a discussion of the best movies of 2008.
Chanda applies make-up on Dev's face that resembles Joker's.
It is mentioned by Hoda (Michaela Watkins) during the "Today" segment.
Sam mentions Gotham City.
Van Nieuwkerk says Heath Ledger won the Oscar for this film.
Subject of a $4,000 question
Subject of a $50,000 question
Ellen says the villan has 'Joker-like glee'
Rey Mysterio dresses up like the Joker.
On #2 There is a poster in the background with someone who looks like Batman on it and is labled 'Coming Soon'
Referenced among good comic book movies
Screenplay by David S. Goyer
Ellen pretends she is now dating Christopher Nolan because of this film.
A Comic-Con conventiongoer has a Joker costume.
incorrect response to $100 question
Brett says Christopher Nolan directed this movie
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film in his review of Batman: Arkham Asylum (2009) (VG)
it's pointed out that Christopher Nolan directed both this and Inception
One of Comic Book Guy's online acquaintances goes by the name "The Dork Knight."
Its poster is seen in Sid's room in "Wake Up Sid"
In the cold opening, President Obama (Fred Armisen) mentions photoshopped pictures of him as the Joker.
Mentioned by Naomi
Dark Knight version of the Joker halloween costume.
Ben reads out an internet post suggesting that Nicola looks like Heath Ledger's Joker.
Jose has the Joker T-shirt
A movie poster for the Blu-Ray copy of the movie is seen in the dorm room of the opening sequence.
Reference to Christian Bale as Batman
Katie Couric mentions the film when asked to name 5 Morgan Freeman movies
Poster seen in bedroom.
"Who hasn't seen The Dark Knight yet?... What is wrong with you?"
"Batman 3: Revenge of the Joker" is listed as a Best Picture nominee in the "Access Hollywood" segment.
Subject of a $200 clue in the category "Oscars Since 2000"
Subject of a $5,000 question
Mentioned by Pierce
Brett (concerning Iron Man): "Easy Dark Knight nerds, I said 'arguably'."
A lot of references and homages used from this film.
DVD cover shown.
In one of the dream sequences, Ariadne (Ellen Page) references blowing up a hospital, a nod to The Dark Knight, which was also directed by Christopher Nolan
Brett says Inception is Nolan's first film since Dark Knight
Alfred and Batmobile are mentioned in relation to Michael Caine
poster in parking garage scene
Benny resembles The Joker from The Dark Knight, similar dialogue, the player can suggest to him to play all sides against each other and to mess up all of their plans, to which Benny replies "now you're talking" just like the scene in which Dent lets chance decide the fate of the Joker , who doesn't seem to mind that his life may end and appears to enjoy the situation, just like Benny again.
Batman memorabilia collector has a life-size replica statue of Heath Ledger as The Joker on display.
One of the face camo patterns resembles the Joker's make-up
Poster shown when Hewy discusses super-hero movies
The caption for Christopher Nolan's interview notes that he wrote and directed this film
Conan O'Brien introduces actor Aaron Eckhart and mentions this movie
Referenced when discussing how the audience wanted a more grown-up comic book movie as opposed to what they got with Spider-Man 3.
Referenced in dialogue
Christy mentions that Christopher Nolan directed the film
Title mentioned while introducing Gary Oldman
mentions films with obscure but believeable atmospheres
the writer of Unborn co-wrote this film
DiNozzo compares speaking pattern to Christian Bale's gruff muttering in the film
The Dark Knight and Popeye
Poster is shown.
Michael Jai White talks about him working with Heath Ledger in the film
Cited by Toby in reference to Ashley's personality resemblance to Christian Bale's Dark One.
Referenced in the Comic Book Movies level.
When Lester kisses Kendra after her "makeover", her makeup makes him appear as Heath Ledger's Joker
Imagery from the film appears in this short
Heath Ledger's Joker mentioned
Buck points out an actor from this movie
Movie poster in background
Referenced in dialogue
Critic imagines John Wayne playing The Joker
Jake wears ashirt depicting Heath Ledger as The Joker.
Mentioned in dialogue.
mentioned in dialogue
mentions that it was shot in Chicago
Critic tries to imitate Christian Bale's Batman
Paul buys his first porn video, entitled 'Assman Begins: The Hard Night.'
A convention attendee seen dress up as Heath Leadger Joker.
"Why so serious, gorgeous?"
The Heath Ledger Joker appears in the "Benjamin Batman" skit.
Panda mentions Nolan directing "The Dark Knight"
Joseph Gordon-Levitt says that Heath Ledger's Joker is his favorite Batman villain
Kyle mentions the film in a conversation with Paul
Tom asks Ben, who is dressed up as Batman, "Why so serious?"
Mentions that Freddy talks similar to Batman in The Dark Knight
Jaden says Batman's catchphrase "I'm Batman!" while hiding behind a gargoyle.
DVD case is seen
Conan and Nathan Fillion discus Christian Bale's Batman voice
Abed buys an "extended extended" edition of "The Dark Knight" on DVD that has been autographed by Christian Bale.
Jake wears a Joker T-shirt.
A poster is briefly visibile in one scene.
"Why so serious?"
Jon is seen wearing a cartoon imaged version of Heath Ledger's portrayal as The Joker
Title mentioned while introducing Gary Oldman
Mentioned in dialogue.
Sam Worthington references the Batman movies
Panda "forgets about it"
"At least I don't look like a cross-dressing Joker cosplayer."
Mentioned as among the highest grossing films when AniMat estimates what if video games would still be displayed on the big screen.
Mentioned by Kevin Smith
referenced by Tosh
Jenna says she saw Christopher Nolan at the film's premiere
Title reference; main villain named Maroni.
Christian Bale as Batman is mentioned.
Dana wears a Joker T-shirt.
DVD is shown ("Il cavaliere oscuro").
Critic prefers the original theme to the Dark Knight's theme.
Morgan Freeman says that people thought Christopher Nolan couldn't top himself after the film
seen among ERod's DVD collection
Kevin Smith says the film was even better than "The Dark Knight Rises"
Benzaie reenacts a scene from this movie
This short film is made in resemblance of The Dark Knight and as an unofficial followup to it.
Solomon Hancock mention the movie
One of the suits that Frey tries on is exactly like Batman's new suit.
The Heath Ledger Joker appears in the Dark Knight Bread Riser skit.
Director Sam Mendes has spoken in several interviews how the film's tone, themes, and atmosphere served as inspiration behind the production.
"So that's how the Joker got his scars."
one scene of 'The Dark Knight' was re-enacted
One of the con attendees is cosplayed as The Joker
Mentioned by the narrator.
"At least Maggie Gyllenhaal looks a bit like Katie Holmes"
Matt mentions "The Dark Knight" and the Joker. Also, DVD is shown in Matt's room.
Contestant Justin Andrew Honard says contestant Matthew Sanderson looked like the Joker during the mini challenge.
Joshua Ovenshire and Genevieve Pearson both mentions this movie by name
Rachel Dawes is mentioned
Cover was shown.
During the 4 Horsemens first show, Thaddeus (Morgan Freeman) is told by an Asian usher to give up his recording device, and then starts using a second one. A nod to the trick Lucius Fox, played by the same actor, uses when visiting Lau in Hong Kong
Alfred telling Bruce Wayne, "Some men just want to watch the world burn."
"...forcing them to get the creator of Batman Begins and The Dark Knight."
Travis points out a tower and says it looks like the one in "The Dark Knight".
Mike has a drawing of Heath Ledger as the Joker on his wall.
Superman brings up the Joker interrogation scene
The film is mentioned.
In the Blitz Play mission, Trevor says "At least we are not wearing clown masks". The opening of TDK features a bank heist with clown masks.
Discussed by the parking valets
When talking about the waitress in the car, Alec says she's "the waitress Gotham deserves..."
Batman fighting against the corrupt Gotham Swat.
CM Punk mentions Heath Ledger's Joker.
Halloweenie has a Joker costume
"We could have the Dark Knight fighting the Blues Brothers."
events of this film are recalled
The Joker appears in the "Bad Boy Rap" sketch.
Included in the examination of psychopathy on film
The Joker appears
The character Grace Eckhart is named after actor Aaron Eckhart in "The Dark Knight".
Watson says he's used to dealing with "a better class of criminal," a line the Joker uses to describe his vision for Gotham. Before shooting Magnussen, Sherlock declares "I'm not a hero", just as Batman claims before taking the blame for the murders committed by Harvey Dent.
This is one of Mason's favorite movies from summer '08; this is heard when he's talking to his dad about the lack of similar interests with his girlfriend.
Jakob Stegelmann mentions The Dark Knight films in his review of the comic book Batman: Den lange Halloween
Referring to Emmet, Batman tells Lucy, "He's the hero you deserve"
Picture of Batman on the motorcycle from this movie seen
Mentioned by Graham and Gary Oldman
Joker appears in the Villains Pub. Rachel's appearance changes from Katie Holmes to Maggie Gyllenhaal.
As Mac and Teddy disagree over who is Batman, Teddy imitates Christian Bale's trademark gruff vocal delivery.
Animat says Mask of the Phantasm up with this film as one of best Batman films.
The number in the Heroes Inc. classified ad is the same number that sends a text to Jim Gordon.
"Was it really somebody's dream to give personality to Mask #5 from The Dark Knight?"
The Joker is hired to replace Ronald McDonald as the McDonald's mascot.
Malcolm as Will Smith quotes this movie
Referenced by Adam to Mitch after catching Blaire and Mitch in the midst of starting to cyber sex one another.
When Harley Quinn digs through Joker's possessions in the evidence locker one of the items she throws out is the mask The Joker wore in the opening bank heist in this film.
Mentioned in dialogue.
Pirate DVD cover is seen
Trey has a tattoo of the Joker's iconic smile from The Dark Knight
mentioned once/poster shown
DLC includes a level based on and characters from the film
title mentioned by Adnan Virk
"I'm not wearing hockey pads!"
Title was referenced to. Poster was shown.
poster is shown
Some men (including Tom) are dressed as the Joker.
mentioned by Todd McShay
The gang does a sketch where Joker blackmails Batman to get Alfred
Personal Respondsibility has a Christian Bale cough
Lucius Fox's character is the exact same as in the movie.
The makeup, look, wardrobe and Schwartz's performance as the Mad Hatter very much inspired by Heath Ledger's Joker.
Clips shown for the review.
features clips from this film.
Clips shown for the re-review.
features clips from this film.
Clips are shown
Jakob Stegelmann presents the film as a nominee for the poll "Best Live Action Super-Hero Movie" + clip shown
Jakob Stegelmann presents the result for Troldspejlet's website poll "Best Live Action Super-Hero Movie" + clip shown
DVD release reviewed + footage used
Clip shown after Heath Ledger announced as winner.
Clips from the film are shown during the ceremony.
Clips shown when it is announced that this movie was No. 1 in a viewer's poll on the best movies of 2008.
Footage is shown when Ellen discusses movie adaptations of graphic novels
Reviewed, clips shown.
"If you're good at something, never do it for free."
demonstrating the exaggeration of Batman's voice
clips used as demonstration of Sound Editing and Sound Mixing
Clips of mistakes shown
Heath Ledger takes #7 top villain in movies
The Joker's "Why So Serious" is dubed over the assassin
Clips from this movie are shown.
The Joker is #4.
Discussed and clips shown in part 2.
Taking #1 on the user poll of the best movies of 2001-2010
Christian Bale takes the #1 top movie superhero
a clip is shown in a montage of Aaron Eckhart films
The Dark Knight is the #2 Best Action Film.
Clip shown from Hans Zimmer's early work.
Footage samples from the film appear in this short
Joker's ultimatum is played over the hostage video from Star Trek V.
A short clip is shown on television
Contains footage from the film "The Dark Knight" (Harvey Dent flashback)
movie is reviewed
Documentary about this title's star
Linkara compares Alfred to Brooks
discusion on ideology
Clips are shown.
compares character relationships in this trilogy
Critic inserts Dan Aykroyd's voice over Christian Bale's.
film is reviewed
Clip included in montage of Aaron Eckhart films
Critic has Batman take the blame for one of David's actions
recalling the different Jokers throughout Bat history
many clips shown
Joker asks if someone wants to know how he got his scars
Morality and modern politics in The Dark Knight trilogy are the subject of this editorial
movie is reviewed
movie is still reviewed
Mike recalls the film and says that despite his nitpicking in his review he doesn't actually dislike the movie
Joker's laugh is inserted
Clips shown while discussing the July 20, 2012 mass shooting at a Colorado theather.
Batman's costume is fixed to where he can turn his head
clip shown when the Critic says Christian Bale was lauded for his Batman voice
among movies discussed
Critic discusses this movie when talking about the trailer for Dark Knight Rises.
Joker asks why so serious?
Characters are shown watching this film.
A clip from this film is shown
"Look out for the Joker!"
Ash dresses like the Joker and spoofs his character in The Dark Knight
The Coon and Mysterion's gruff voice, the music, plot of a villain threatening to blow up a hospital if a hero doesn't reveal his identity
Batman struggles with his mode of transportation
Two-Face begins to offer more than a 50/50 chance with things.
Tawni quotes Heath Ledger's adaptation of The Joker, after an unusually clumsy makeover
Title and many plot elements spoofed
Alternate Ending parody
The Joker is spoofed in a short take.
In addition to the reoccurence of the line "Who is the Hatman?" and differing opinions regarding the morals and existence of Hatman, there is also the inclusion of the man credited as "Aaron Eckhart" saying that he has never liked the Hatman.
Several scenes parody the film.
Spoofs the movie in porn.
The entire episode lampoons the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy. Film also mentioned in the episode's title.
Dark Knight at the Museum is a spoof of this movie.
Hobbs interrogates a suspect in a more comically brutal fashion that is a more exaggerated version of when Batman beats up the Joker in the interrogation room; there are even moves that Hobbs used that are directly lifted from that scene.
The Pencil Trick Scene is spoofed
Scenes and characters are an homage to the film
Spoofs specific dialogue and scenes
Radical Left is a parody of Aaron Eckhart's Two-Face.