The Dark Knight (2008) Poster


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Batman Begins (2005)

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Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (2012)
Music from this movie is used.
Buba Shel Medina: Episode #2.1 (2013) (TV Episode)
Rani Rahav speaks to the Joker


Gotham Tonight (2008) (TV Series)
Spin off from this film


The Man Who Laughs (1928)
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.
King Kong (1933)
Director Christopher Nolan screened it for the cast and crew before the start of shooting.
The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933)
Cited by director Christopher Nolan as influence.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
The Joker's helpers in the beginning are named after the seven dwarfs.
Citizen Kane (1941)
Director Christopher Nolan screened it for the cast and crew before the start of shooting.
Cat People (1942)
Director Christopher Nolan screened it for the cast and crew before the start of shooting.
Stalag 17 (1953)
Director Christopher Nolan screened it for the cast and crew before the start of shooting.
The Killing (1956)
Both films have a heist with clown masks
To Tell the Truth (1956) (TV Series)
The Joker's note is taken from the host's request "Will the real [name here] please stand up?"
From Russia with Love (1963)
The Joker has a blade come out of his shoe, just like Rosa Klebb.
Thunderball (1965)
Batman & Lau are picked up by an airplane via a long cable attached to an inflatable device.
Batman: The Joker Is Wild (1966) (TV Episode)
The Joker's Pagliacci mask is the same as his bankrobbers disguise in The Dark Knight
Patterson-Gimlin Film (1967) (Short)
On the suspect board a photo of Bigfoot from this short film is on the wall
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Director Christopher Nolan screened it for the cast and crew before the start of shooting.
Black Sunday (1977)
Director Christopher Nolan screened it for the cast and crew before the start of shooting.
The Love Boat (1977) (TV Series)
"Love Boat" is the title of a newspaper article
The Evil Dead (1981)
A pencil used as a weapon.
Vigilante (1983)
A judge is killed via car bomb.
The Hitcher (1986)
Scene in which The Joker taunts Batman into running him over with his motorcycle.
Ruthless People (1986)
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".
Wanted: Dead or Alive (1987)
Scene in which The Joker jams a grenade into a bank employee's mouth.
RoboCop (1987)
Scene in which Batman bends the barrel of a gun.
Cape Fear (1991)
Scene in which The Joker hangs upside down while the camera's 180 degree spin.
The Crow (1994)
Hugely similar makeup and costume of The Crow and The Joker.
Lesson Faust (1994)
Bruce Wayne says "What would you have me do?" to Alfred, like Mephistopheles says to Faustus.
The Usual Suspects (1995)
In Harvey Dent's office he has a box of files marked Keyser Söze.
Heat (1995)
Director Christopher Nolan screened it for the cast and crew before the start of shooting.
Jerry Maguire (1996)
The Joker says to Batman: "You complete me".
Ichi the Killer (2001)
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.
Batman Begins (2005)
Director Christopher Nolan screened it for the cast and crew before the start of shooting.
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
A "Spider-Man 3" poster is faintly visible in the beginning when a goon waits to be picked up for the robbery.

Referenced in 

Entourage: The Resurrection (2007) (TV Episode)
"Ledger Joins Bat Pack" (paper article title)
Saturday Night Live: Seth Rogen/Spoon (2007) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Weekend Update
The Onion News Network: How Can We Raise Awareness in Darfur of How Much We're Doing for Them? (2007) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as "the new Batman movie coming out in 2008"
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 22 January 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
This film is mentioned during talk about Ledger.
Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
Bartender talks about the upcoming Batman Movie
Saturday Night Live: Jonah Hill/Mariah Carey (2008) (TV Episode)
Referenced on Weekend Update
The Dark Knight Project (2008) (Short)
Bum Reviews: Dark Knight (2008) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Batman: Part 1 (2008) (TV Episode)
Nerd does a quick impression of Christian Bale's Batman voice
Troldspejlet: Episode #40.1 (2008) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film in his review of Batman: Gotham Knight (2008) (V)
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Batman Mask of the Phantasm (2008) (TV Episode)
Hewy compares Heath Ledger's Joker to Mark Hamil's
Righteous Kill (2008)
movie poster in the street
Saturday Night Live: Michael Phelps/Lil' Wayne (2008) (TV Episode)
Referenced during Weekend Update
Gossip Girl: The Dark Night (2008) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.11 (2008) (TV Episode)
Included in a $2,000 question
Sex Drive (2008)
mentioned on message board during end credits
Nostalgia Critic: NC vs. AVGN Retrospect (2008) (TV Episode)
One of the fan arts is a Dark Knight style fight between the Nerd & Critic.
The Office: Employee Transfer (2008) (TV Episode)
On Halloween, Creed, Kevin & Dwight all dress up as the Joker
Saturday Night Live: Paul Rudd/Beyoncé (2008) (TV Episode)
Joke on Weekend Update
Rita Rocks: The Crying Game (2008) (TV Episode)
Harry mentioned the movie.
How I Met Your Mother: The Naked Man (2008) (TV Episode)
The final dialogue about the naked man reminds the one about Batman at the end of "The Dark Knight"
Take (2008)
Jim and Jeff discuss (at length) how great the film was, and especially Heath Ledger's performance in it
At the Movies: Summer Special 2008/09 (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by David during a discussion of the best movies of 2008.
Dev D (2009)
Chanda applies make-up on Dev's face that resembles Joker's.
Saturday Night Live: Bradley Cooper/TV on the Radio (2009) (TV Episode)
It is mentioned by Hoda (Michaela Watkins) during the "Today" segment.
Walled In (2009)
Sam mentions Gotham City.
De wereld draait door: Episode #4.107 (2009) (TV Episode)
Van Nieuwkerk says Heath Ledger won the Oscar for this film.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 1 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $4,000 question
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 4 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $50,000 question
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Monsters vs Aliens/The Haunting in Connecticut/12 Rounds (2009) (TV Episode)
Ellen says the villan has 'Joker-like glee'
The 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania (2009) (TV Special)
Rey Mysterio dresses up like the Joker.
Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy: Things You Never Hear (2009) (TV Episode)
On #2 There is a poster in the background with someone who looks like Batman on it and is labled 'Coming Soon'
Nostalgia Critic: Steel (2009) (TV Episode)
Referenced among good comic book movies
Writers on Genre: Action/Adventure/Thriller (2009) (Video)
Screenplay by David S. Goyer
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Public Enemies/Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs/The Stoning of Soraya M (2009) (TV Episode)
Ellen pretends she is now dating Christopher Nolan because of this film.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Ugly Truth/G-Force/Orphan (2009) (TV Episode)
A Comic-Con conventiongoer has a Joker costume.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #4.1 (2009) (TV Episode)
incorrect response to $100 question
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Inglourious Basterds/Post Grad/World's Greatest Dad (2009) (TV Episode)
Brett says Christopher Nolan directed this movie
Troldspejlet: Episode #42.4 (2009) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film in his review of Batman: Arkham Asylum (2009) (VG)
Trailer Failure: Jennifer's Body, Inception, Ninja Assassin, Power & Astro Boy (2009) (TV Episode)
it's pointed out that Christopher Nolan directed both this and Inception
The Simpsons: Homer the Whopper (2009) (TV Episode)
One of Comic Book Guy's online acquaintances goes by the name "The Dork Knight."
Wake Up Sid (2009)
Its poster is seen in Sid's room in "Wake Up Sid"
Saturday Night Live: Ryan Reynolds/Lady Gaga (2009) (TV Episode)
In the cold opening, President Obama (Fred Armisen) mentions photoshopped pictures of him as the Joker.
Drive-In Horrorshow (2009)
Title on theater marquee of the Mendon Twin Drive In.
90210: Environmental Hazards (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Naomi
Greek: The Dork Knight (2009) (TV Episode)
Title Reference
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XX (2009) (TV Episode)
Dark Knight version of the Joker halloween costume.
The Thick of It: Episode #3.6 (2009) (TV Episode)
Ben reads out an internet post suggesting that Nicola looks like Heath Ledger's Joker.
Necesito más datos (2009) (Short)
Jose has the Joker T-shirt
Hunting Grounds (2009)
A movie poster for the Blu-Ray copy of the movie is seen in the dorm room of the opening sequence.
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (2010) (TV Movie)
Reference to Christian Bale as Batman
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.74 (2010) (TV Episode)
Katie Couric mentions the film when asked to name 5 Morgan Freeman movies
The FanFic Critic (2010) (TV Series)
Poster seen in bedroom.
Aziz Ansari: Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening (2010) (TV Special)
"Who hasn't seen The Dark Knight yet?... What is wrong with you?"
Saturday Night Live: Ashton Kutcher/Them Crooked Vultures (2010) (TV Episode)
"Batman 3: Revenge of the Joker" is listed as a Best Picture nominee in the "Access Hollywood" segment.
Jeopardy!: 2010 College Championship Semifinal 3 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $200 clue in the category "Oscars Since 2000"
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 2 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $5,000 question
Community: The Science of Illusion (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Pierce
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Back-up Plan/The Losers/Paper Man (2010) (TV Episode)
Brett (concerning Iron Man): "Easy Dark Knight nerds, I said 'arguably'."
Batman Untold (2010)
A lot of references and homages used from this film.
Brief Film Reviews: My DVD/Blu-Ray Collection (2010) (TV Episode)
DVD cover shown.
Inception (2010)
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
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Inception/Predators/The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010) (TV Episode)
Brett says Inception is Nolan's first film since Dark Knight
The Trip (2010)
Alfred and Batmobile are mentioned in relation to Michael Caine
Khaleja (2010)
poster in parking garage scene
Fallout: New Vegas (2010) (Video Game)
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.
Hollywood Treasure: Let the Bidding Begin (2010) (TV Episode)
Batman memorabilia collector has a life-size replica statue of Heath Ledger as The Joker on display.
Call of Duty: Black Ops I (2010) (Video Game)
One of the face camo patterns resembles the Joker's make-up
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Megamind (2010) (TV Episode)
Poster shown when Hewy discusses super-hero movies
Dreams: Cinema of the Subconscious (2010) (Video)
The caption for Christopher Nolan's interview notes that he wrote and directed this film
Conan: Fa-La-La-La-La, La-La-La-Murder (2010) (TV Episode)
Conan O'Brien introduces actor Aaron Eckhart and mentions this movie
Chikara the Dark Ciberknetico (2010) (Video)
Title reference, as for this show the word "Cibernetico" is spelled as "Ciberknetico," similar to the spelling of "Knight" with the silent "K." Except for 2009's "Cibernetico Increible," all the Cibernetico shows from 2004-2012 have Batman references in the titles.
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Dumbest Spiderman Moments (2011) (TV Episode)
Referenced when discussing how the audience wanted a more grown-up comic book movie as opposed to what they got with Spider-Man 3.
Tosh.0: Crying Wrestling Fan (2011) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialogue
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.6 (2011) (TV Episode)
Christy mentions that Christopher Nolan directed the film
Conan: Seven Salads for Seven Brothers Who Are Sexually Attracted to Salads (2011) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned while introducing Gary Oldman
The Distressed Watcher: Drive Angry (2011) (TV Episode)
mentions films with obscure but believeable atmospheres
Bad Movie Beatdown: The Unborn (2011) (TV Episode)
the writer of Unborn co-wrote this film
NCIS: Two-Faced (2011) (TV Episode)
DiNozzo compares speaking pattern to Christian Bale's gruff muttering in the film
Nostalgia Critic: The X-Men Cartoon (2011) (TV Episode)
The Dark Knight and Popeye
Scream: The Inside Story (2011) (TV Movie)
Poster is shown.
Attack of the Show!: Episode dated 14 April 2011 (2011) (TV Episode)
Michael Jai White talks about him working with Heath Ledger in the film
The Secret Life of the American Teenager: Deeper and Deeper (2011) (TV Episode)
Cited by Toby in reference to Ashley's personality resemblance to Christian Bale's Dark One.
Reimagine: The Game (2011) (Video Game)
Referenced in the Comic Book Movies level.
The Cleveland Show: Your Show of Shows (2011) (TV Episode)
When Lester kisses Kendra after her "makeover", her makeup makes him appear as Heath Ledger's Joker
Death and Taxes (2011) (Short)
Imagery from the film appears in this short
The Cleveland Show: Hot Cocoa Bang Bang (2011) (TV Episode)
Heath Ledger's Joker mentioned
Bad Movie Beatdown: 2012: Part 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
Buck points out an actor from this movie
One Question (2011) (Short)
Movie poster in background
Tosh.0: Bug in Mouth Reporter (2011) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialogue
Nostalgia Critic: Old vs. New: True Grit (2011) (TV Episode)
Critic imagines John Wayne playing The Joker
Midnight Screenings: The Green Lantern/Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011) (TV Episode)
Jake wears ashirt depicting Heath Ledger as The Joker.
Midnight Screenings: Bad Teacher/Cars 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Half in the Bag: Transformers 3 (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Warehouse 13: Love Sick (2011) (TV Episode)
Claudia proffers that the CDC is Dr. Calder's "Bruce Wayne daytime face" but that she spends her "Dark Knights" with the warehouse.
Welshy Reviews: Twin Town (2011) (TV Episode)
mentions that it was shot in Chicago
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Batman: TAS Episodes (2011) (TV Episode)
Critic tries to imitate Christian Bale's Batman
Hollywood's Top Ten: Bad Hair Day (2011) (TV Episode)
Honorable mention
What Happens Next (2011)
Paul buys his first porn video, entitled 'Assman Begins: The Hard Night.'
Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope (2011)
A convention attendee seen dress up as Heath Leadger Joker.
Death Valley: Blood Vessels (2011) (TV Episode)
"Why so serious, gorgeous?"
Mad: Pirates of the Pair of Tweens/Konan the Kardashian (2011) (TV Episode)
The Heath Ledger Joker appears in the "Benjamin Batman" skit.
Forget About It: Inception (2011) (TV Episode)
Panda mentions Nolan directing "The Dark Knight"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.3 (2011) (TV Episode)
Joseph Gordon-Levitt says that Heath Ledger's Joker is his favorite Batman villain
Neighbours: Episode #1.6253 (2011) (TV Episode)
Kyle mentions the film in a conversation with Paul
Parks and Recreation: Pawnee Rangers (2011) (TV Episode)
Tom asks Ben, who is dressed up as Batman, "Why so serious?"
A Few Best Men (2011)
Poster of Queen Elizabeth II made up as The Joker is shown in David's apartment.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Freddy vs. Jason & Remake 2010 (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentions that Freddy talks similar to Batman in The Dark Knight
Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D: Bonds Beyond Time Abridged (2011) (TV Movie)
Jaden says Batman's catchphrase "I'm Batman!" while hiding behind a gargoyle.
Natholdet - med Anders Breinholt: Jørgen Fonemy SPECIAL (2011) (TV Episode)
DVD case is seen
Conan: What Happens in Vegas Is Typically Pretty Sad (2011) (TV Episode)
Conan and Nathan Fillion discus Christian Bale's Batman voice
Community: Foosball and Nocturnal Vigilantism (2011) (TV Episode)
Abed buys an "extended extended" edition of "The Dark Knight" on DVD that has been autographed by Christian Bale.
Midnight Screenings: The Worst Films of 2011 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jake wears a Joker T-shirt.
Digits (2011)
A poster is briefly visibile in one scene.
Knock Knock 2 (2011)
"Why so serious?"
Z-Lister (2012) (Short)
Jon is seen wearing a cartoon imaged version of Heath Ledger's portrayal as The Joker
Conan: May Old Acquaintances Be De-Friended (2012) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned while introducing Gary Oldman
Donald Glover Weirdo (2012) (TV Special)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Conan: The Bourne Again Ultimatum (2012) (TV Episode)
Sam Worthington references the Batman movies
Forget About It: Batman: Part II (2012) (TV Episode)
Panda "forgets about it"
Hagan Reviews: Zombeak (2012) (TV Episode)
"At least I don't look like a cross-dressing Joker cosplayer."
Animation Lookback: Don Bluth Part 5 (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as among the highest grossing films when AniMat estimates what if video games would still be displayed on the big screen.
Kevin Smith: Burn in Hell (2012) (TV Movie)
Mentioned by Kevin Smith
Tosh.0: Parkour Girl (2012) (TV Episode)
referenced by Tosh
30 Rock: Nothing Left to Lose (2012) (TV Episode)
Jenna says she saw Christopher Nolan at the film's premiere
Ugly Americans: The Dork Knight (2012) (TV Episode)
Title reference; main villain named Maroni.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.88 (2012) (TV Episode)
Christian Bale as Batman is mentioned.
Echo Chamber: Chekhov's Gun (2012) (TV Episode)
Dana wears a Joker T-shirt.
End Roll (2012)
DVD is shown ("Il cavaliere oscuro").
Nostalgia Critic: The Top 11 Awesome Movie Themes (2012) (TV Episode)
Critic prefers the original theme to the Dark Knight's theme.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.174 (2012) (TV Episode)
Morgan Freeman says that people thought Christopher Nolan couldn't top himself after the film
The Blockbuster Buster: ERod vs. Episode I, Vol. 1 (2012) (TV Episode)
seen among ERod's DVD collection
Degrassi: The Next Generation: Walking on Broken Glass: Part 2 (2012) (TV Episode)
Clare refers to the film and its director Christopher Nolan.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.184 (2012) (TV Episode)
Kevin Smith says the film was even better than "The Dark Knight Rises"
5 Second Movies: The Batman Trilogy (2012) (TV Episode)
Benzaie reenacts a scene from this movie
Puppet Master (2012) (Short)
This short film is made in resemblance of The Dark Knight and as an unofficial followup to it.
The Newsroom: The Blackout, Part 1: Tragedy Porn (2012) (TV Episode)
Solomon Hancock mention the movie
Futurama: 31st Century Fox (2012) (TV Episode)
One of the suits that Frey tries on is exactly like Batman's new suit.
Honest Trailers: The Avengers (2012) (TV Episode)
Quoted user has a Dark Knight username
Mad: Taking Nemo/Once Upon a Toon (2012) (TV Episode)
The Heath Ledger Joker appears in the Dark Knight Bread Riser skit.
Skyfall (2012)
Director Sam Mendes has spoken in several interviews how the film's tone, themes, and atmosphere served as inspiration behind the production.
Shameful Sequels: Catwoman (2012) (TV Episode)
"So that's how the Joker got his scars."
NeoParadise: Rubriken, die es nicht in die Sendung geschafft haben/Filmklassiker Tag & Nacht (2012) (TV Episode)
one scene of 'The Dark Knight' was re-enacted
Demo Reel: Lost in Translation (Bromance Version) (2012) (TV Episode)
One of the con attendees is cosplayed as The Joker
Honest Trailers: Dark Knight Rises (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the narrator
The Replacement Gods (2012) (Video)
Mentioned by the narrator.
Honest Trailers: Inception (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the narrator
The Blockbuster Buster: Top 10 Movies People Want Me to Talk About (2013) (TV Episode)
"At least Maggie Gyllenhaal looks a bit like Katie Holmes"
Blackcatloner Reviews: The Amazing Spider-Man (2013) (TV Episode)
Blackcatloner assumes The Dark Knight Rises will be better than this movie.
The Dirties (2013)
Matt mentions "The Dark Knight" and the Joker. Also, DVD is shown in Matt's room.
RuPaul's Drag Race: Lip Synch Extravaganza Eleganza (2013) (TV Episode)
Contestant Justin Andrew Honard says contestant Matthew Sanderson looked like the Joker during the mini challenge.
King of the Nerds: Supernerds (2013) (TV Episode)
Joshua Ovenshire and Genevieve Pearson both mentions this movie by name
CinemaSins: Everything Wrong with Skyfall in 4 Minutes or Less (2013) (TV Episode)
Heath Ledger's Joker is mentioned
The Simpsons: Dark Knight Court (2013) (TV Episode)
Title reference
How It Should Have Ended: Super Cafe: Swingers Tribute (2013) (TV Episode)
Rachel Dawes is mentioned
Movie Friends: Prashant Prabhakar (2013) (Short)
Cover was shown.
Now You See Me (2013)
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
CinemaSins: Everything Wrong with Green Lantern in 6 Minutes or Less (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the narrator
Everything Wrong with...: Everything Wrong with CinemaSins in 3 Minutes or Less (2013) (TV Episode)
Alfred telling Bruce Wayne, "Some men just want to watch the world burn."
Bum Reviews: Man of Steel (2013) (TV Episode)
"...forcing them to get the creator of Batman Begins and The Dark Knight."
Danville 2nd Ward Young Men: St. Anthony June 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
Travis points out a tower and says it looks like the one in "The Dark Knight".
Toy Hunter: Buck Rodgers Bet (2013) (TV Episode)
Mike has a drawing of Heath Ledger as the Joker on his wall.
How It Should Have Ended: Super Cafe: Versus (2013) (TV Episode)
Superman brings up the Joker interrogation scene
Grand Theft Auto V (2013) (Video Game)
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.
Key and Peele: Episode #3.2 (2013) (TV Episode)
Discussed by the parking valets
Danville 2nd Ward Young Men: Val's October 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
When talking about the waitress in the car, Alec says she's "the waitress Gotham deserves..."
Batman: Arkham Origins (2013) (Video Game)
Batman fighting against the corrupt Gotham Swat.
Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics (2013)
CM Punk mentions Heath Ledger's Joker.
Phelous & the Movies: Halloweenie: The Best Costumes (2013) (TV Episode)
Halloweenie has a Joker costume
Bum Reviews: Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) (TV Episode)
"We could have the Dark Knight fighting the Blues Brothers."
Nostalgia Critic: Man of Steel (2013) (TV Episode)
events of this film are recalled
Studio C: Episode #3.9 (2013) (TV Episode)
The Joker appears in the "Bad Boy Rap" sketch.
Psychopath Night (2013) (TV Movie)
Included in the examination of psychopathy on film
Batman: Face to Face (2013) (Short)
The character Grace Eckhart is named after actor Aaron Eckhart in "The Dark Knight".
Hilariocity Review: The Wicker Man (2014) (TV Episode)
Poster is shown.
Sherlock: His Last Vow (2014) (TV Episode)
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.
Boyhood (2014)
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.
Hilariocity Review: The Happening (2014) (TV Episode)
Poster is shown.
Troldspejlet: Episode #51.3 (2014) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions The Dark Knight films in his review of the comic book Batman: Den lange Halloween
The Lego Movie (2014)
Referring to Emmet, Batman tells Lucy, "He's the hero you deserve"
Face Off: Guitar Gods (2014) (TV Episode)
Picture of Batman on the motorcycle from this movie seen
The Graham Norton Show: Gary Oldman/Toni Collette/Nick Frost/London Grammar (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Graham and Gary Oldman
Pompeii (2014)
"Why so serious" line
How It Should Have Ended: How Batman Begins Should Have Ended (2014) (TV Episode)
Joker appears in the Villains Pub. Rachel's appearance changes from Katie Holmes to Maggie Gyllenhaal.
Neighbors (2014)
As Mac and Teddy disagree over who is Batman, Teddy imitates Christian Bale's trademark gruff vocal delivery.
AniMat's Classic Reviews: Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (2014) (TV Episode)
Animat says Mask of the Phantasm up with this film as one of best Batman films.
Now Hiring (2014)
The number in the Heroes Inc. classified ad is the same number that sends a text to Jim Gordon.
Nostalgia Critic: Foodfight! (2014) (TV Episode)
"Was it really somebody's dream to give personality to Mask #5 from The Dark Knight?"
Studio C: Episode #4.7 (2014) (TV Episode)
The Joker is hired to replace Ronald McDonald as the McDonald's mascot.
Nostalgia Critic: After Earth (2014) (TV Episode)
Malcolm as Will Smith quotes this movie
Unfriended (2014)
Referenced by Adam to Mitch after catching Blaire and Mitch in the midst of starting to cyber sex one another.
Batman: Assault on Arkham (2014) (Video)
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.
FanboyFlicks, Bad Movies!: How Bad Is Jack & Jill??? (2014) (TV Episode)
Mark mentions it. Also, poster is shown.
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
The voice of Birdman resembles to this of Christian Bale when dressed in the Batsuit.
Bloopers, Outtakes, and Stuff: The Screenwriter Part IV (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Coming Soon (2014)
Pirate DVD cover is seen
Awkward Thanksgiving (2014)
Trey has a tattoo of the Joker's iconic smile from The Dark Knight
Batman: The Birth of the Modern Blockbuster (2014) (Video)
mentioned once/poster shown
Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (2014) (Video Game)
DLC includes a level based on and characters from the film
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 23 December 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
title mentioned by Adnan Virk
Batmania Born (2014) (Short)
Mentioned by name.
Atop the Fourth Wall: All-Star Batman and Robin #9 (2015) (TV Episode)
"I'm not wearing hockey pads!"
Batkid Begins (2015)
Hans Zimmer talks about composing the music for "The Dark Knight" trilogy.
The Wolfpack (2015)
Mukunda tells he wants to escape their house after having seen this movie and later on one of boys admits he plays the role of Christian Bale from this movie
The Paul Behragam Talk Show: Balto 2 R&T Part 5 (2015) (TV Episode)
Title was referenced to. Poster was shown.
Honest Game Trailers: Gears of War (2015) (TV Episode)
"Do you want to know how I got these scars?"
Nostalgia Critic: Can Hype Kill a Good Movie? (2015) (TV Episode)
poster is shown
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Gets a Job! (2015) (TV Episode)
Buckley mentions his love of Super Villains that blow up hospitals.
Tom Felton Meets the Superfans (2015) (TV Movie)
Some men (including Tom) are dressed as the Joker.
Mini Poppins (2015) (Short)
Lego Reference
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 9 April 2015 (2015) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Todd McShay
Teen Titans Go!: Cool School (2015) (TV Episode)
A cardboard caricature of this version of The Joker appears in a carnival booth.
Nostalgia Critic: The Legend of Zorro (2015) (TV Episode)
The gang does a sketch where Joker blackmails Batman to get Alfred
Tosh.0: Fedora Hero Saves Eggs (2015) (TV Episode)
Poster seen
American Rescue Squad (2015)
Personal Respondsibility has a Christian Bale cough
Pinewood: 80 Years of Movie Magic (2015) (TV Movie)
Jonathan Ross mentions the title
Batman: Arkham Knight (2015) (Video Game)
Lucius Fox's character is the exact same as in the movie. There are skins for Batman and the Tumbler based on the movie.
Honest Trailers: Mission Impossible (2015) (TV Episode)
"I'm the hero that Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now."
Ashens: London Tat Extravaganza (AD) (2015) (TV Episode)
A cardboard mask of Heath Ledger as The Joker is seen briefly in the souvenir shop.
Ashens: Ashens Game Bag! Yes. (2015) (TV Episode)
"The Dark Knight Trilogy" box-set is seen on the shelf in the room where Paradox shows card tricks to Ashens.
Best of the Worst: The Photon Effect, How I Saved the President, and Double Down (2015) (TV Episode)
movie poster appears when Max Landis talks about orange and teal being the dominant look for many films today
The Chase Australia: Episode #1.68 (2015) (TV Episode)
Adam and Tim are asked a question about who Heath Ledger plays in the movie during the Final Chase.
Alison (2015)
The makeup, look, wardrobe and Schwartz's performance as the Mad Hatter very much inspired by Heath Ledger's Joker.
Flat Earth & Other Hot Potatoes: Episode #1.52 (2016) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Mark.
Blackcatloner: Movie Madness (2016) (TV Episode)
#8 on Blackcatloner's all-time favorite movies list.
Blackcatloner: Frozen Dating Rants (2016) (TV Episode)
Blackcatloner compares the phenomenon of the 60's Batman series to the phenomenon when this movie came out.
Blackcatloner Reviews: Batman - the 60's Movie (2016) (TV Episode)
An example of a time when Bruce Wayne fought out of costume.
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 2 February 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
referred to by Jay Williams
Loose Canon: Oscar Bait: A History (2016) (TV Episode)
Poster shown.
TruInside: Bridesmaids (2016) (TV Episode)
Poster shown
Second Chances (2016)
The angle, and Dan's slow turn toward the camera pay homage to The Joker after Batman refuses to ram him with the Bat Pod.
Hunter and the Hunted (2016)
Discussed by characters.
Intertwined on the Coast (2016) (Short)
opening lines
The Loud House: Picture Perfect/Undie Pressure (2016) (TV Episode)
Lola's makeup makes her look like The Joker.
Pinheads: Kenny's Sister (2016) (TV Episode)
Revealed as Steven's favorite movie
DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Month: Harley Quinn (2016) (TV Episode)
Harley says "Why so serious?"
Mono (2016)
JP quotes Alfred. "Some men just want to watch the world burn."
Honest Trailers: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) (TV Episode)
Quoted user has an avatar of Heath Ledger as the Joker
Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)
An image of the Joker is recreated
Honest Game Trailers: Batman: Arkham City (2016) (TV Episode)
"Not the trailer the world needs, but the trailer it deserves"
Adam Ruins Everything: Adam Ruins Hollywood (2016) (TV Episode)
Adam mentions that the movie only got a PG-13 movie despite all the violence.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Chelsea Handler/Senator Chuck Schumer/Matteo Lane/Jon Wurster (2016) (TV Episode)
Ryan Lochte Superfan quotes the movie
Pretty Little Liars: The DArkest Knight (2016) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Honest Trailers: The Blair Witch Project (1999) (2016) (TV Episode)
Viral marketing featuring Harvey Dent is shown

Featured in 

A Current Affair: Heath Ledger Special (2008) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
HBO First Look: The Dark Knight (2008) (TV Episode)
clips shown
HBO First Look: The Dark Knight: Escalation (2008) (TV Episode)
clips shown
Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 12 July 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
Clips shown for the review.
Batman Unmasked (2008) (TV Movie)
features clips from this film.
Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 19 July 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
Clips shown for the re-review.
Batman Tech (2008) (TV Movie)
features clips from this film.
National Movie Awards (2008) (TV Special)
Clips are shown
Troldspejlet: Episode #40.9 (2008) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann presents the film as a nominee for the poll "Best Live Action Super-Hero Movie" + clip shown
Troldspejlet: Episode #40.12 (2008) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann presents the result for Troldspejlet's website poll "Best Live Action Super-Hero Movie" + clip shown
Troldspejlet: Episode #40.17 (2008) (TV Episode)
DVD release reviewed + footage used
The 35th Annual People's Choice Awards (2009) (TV Special)
Nominee clips.
The 14th Annual Critics' Choice Awards (2009) (TV Special)
Nominee clips.
The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2009) (TV Special)
Clip shown after Heath Ledger announced as winner.
15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009) (TV Special)
Nominee clips.
The Orange British Academy Film Awards (2009) (TV Special)
Clips from the film are shown during the ceremony.
At the Movies: Episode #6.1 (2009) (TV Episode)
Clips shown when it is announced that this movie was No. 1 in a viewer's poll on the best movies of 2008.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Watchmen/Shuttle/12 (2009) (TV Episode)
Footage is shown when Ellen discusses movie adaptations of graphic novels
Nostalgia Critic: Old vs. New: Batman vs. the Dark Knight (2009) (TV Episode)
Reviewed, clips shown.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Batman: Fortunate Son (2009) (TV Episode)
"If you're good at something, never do it for free."
Atop the Fourth Wall: All-Star Batman & Robin #1 and #2 (2009) (TV Episode)
demonstrating the exaggeration of Batman's voice
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (2010) (TV Special)
clips used as demonstration of Sound Editing and Sound Mixing
Great Movie Mistakes (2010) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
Hollywood's Top Ten: Movie Villains (2010) (TV Episode)
Heath Ledger takes #7 top villain in movies
Nostalgia Critic: Theodore Rex (2010) (TV Episode)
The Joker's "Why So Serious" is dubed over the assassin
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Coolest Cliches (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips from this movie are shown.
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Scariest Performances (2010) (TV Episode)
The Joker is #4.
Hollywood's Hottest Car Chases (2010) (TV Movie)
Discussed and clips shown in part 2.
Hollywood's Top Ten: Best of the Decade (2011) (TV Episode)
Taking #1 on the user poll of the best movies of 2001-2010
Hollywood's Top Ten: Holding Out for a Superhero (2011) (TV Episode)
Christian Bale takes the #1 top movie superhero
FanboyFlicks, Bad Movies!: Spiderman 3 (2011) (TV Episode)
Mark mentions The Joker. Also, footage of this movie is shown.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.106 (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Aaron Eckhart films
Best in Film: The Greatest Movies of Our Time (2011) (TV Movie)
The Dark Knight is the #2 Best Action Film.
Hollywood's Top Ten: Cool Cars (2011) (TV Episode)
Breakfast: Episode dated 12 July 2011 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip shown from Hans Zimmer's early work.
South Jersey Sam: Top 13 Best Foxes (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip used
The Story of Film: An Odyssey: Post-War Cinema (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
Hollywood's Top Ten: Opening Scenes (2011) (TV Episode)
Stop Accepting Nonsense: Ally Bank Commercial Remix (2011) (Short)
Footage samples from the film appear in this short
Hollywood's Top Ten: Movie Speeches (2011) (TV Episode)
Honorable mention
Nostalgia Critic: Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (2012) (TV Episode)
Joker's ultimatum is played over the hostage video from Star Trek V.
$ellebrity (2012)
Clip shown in news footage.
Grimas (2012)
A short clip is shown on television
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Contains footage from the film "The Dark Knight" (Harvey Dent flashback)
The Batmobile (2012) (TV Movie)
footage clips
Honest Trailers: The Dark Knight (2012) (TV Episode)
Film trailer used
Too Young to Die: Heath Ledger: Liebling der Götter (2012) (TV Episode)
Documentary about this title's star
Honest Trailers: Hunger Games (2012) (TV Episode)
Its honest trailer is promoted
Atop the Fourth Wall: Catwoman: Guardian of Gotham #1 (2012) (TV Episode)
Linkara compares Alfred to Brooks
The Pervert's Guide to Ideology (2012)
discusion on ideology
The Replacement Gods (2012) (Video)
Clips are shown.
The Nostalgia Chick: Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, Part 2 (2013) (TV Episode)
compares character relationships in this trilogy
Nostalgia Critic: Pearl Harbor (2013) (TV Episode)
Critic inserts Dan Aykroyd's voice over Christian Bale's.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.144 (2013) (TV Episode)
Clip included in montage of Aaron Eckhart films
Nostalgia Critic: A.I: Artificial Intelligence (2013) (TV Episode)
Critic has Batman take the blame for one of David's actions
Renegade Cut: Superheroes and Orson Welles (2013) (TV Episode)
Leon Thomas mentions it. Also, footage of this movie is shown.
Nostalgia Critic: Was Batman Season 4 Hit or Miss? (2013) (TV Episode)
recalling the different Jokers throughout Bat history
Smashing UK Top 10: Top 10 Film Quotes (2013) (TV Episode)
Smashing UK Top 10: Top 10 Film Directors (2013) (TV Episode)
Smashing UK Top 10: Top 10 Terrorist Films (2013) (TV Episode)
Nostalgia Critic: Top 12 Santa Clauses (2013) (TV Episode)
Joker asks if someone wants to know how he got his scars
Renegade Cut: Morality and Modern Politics in the Dark Knight Trilogy (2013) (TV Episode)
Morality and modern politics in The Dark Knight trilogy are the subject of this editorial
Shameful Sequels: The Dark Knight (2014) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Shameful Sequels: The Dark Knight: Part 2 (2014) (TV Episode)
movie is still reviewed
Shameful Sequels: The Dark Knight Rises (2014) (TV Episode)
Mike recalls the film and says that despite his nitpicking in his review he doesn't actually dislike the movie
Shameful Sequels: The Dark Knight Rises: Part II (2014) (TV Episode)
Joker's laugh is inserted
Killer Legends (2014)
Clips shown while discussing the July 20, 2012 mass shooting at a Colorado theather.
Nostalgia Critic: What You Never Knew About Batman (2014) (TV Episode)
Batman's costume is fixed to where he can turn his head
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 GOOD Things from the Star Wars Prequels (2014) (TV Episode)
clip shown when the Critic says Christian Bale was lauded for his Batman voice
Renegade Cut: Red Dead, Yellow Mellow (2014) (TV Episode)
among movies discussed
Honest Trailers: Green Lantern (2014) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Best Film Trailers (2014) (TV Episode)
Critic discusses this movie when talking about the trailer for Dark Knight Rises.
Atop the Fourth Wall: All-Star Batman and Robin #8 (2014) (TV Episode)
Joker asks why so serious?
Interstellar: Nolan's Odyssey (2014) (TV Movie)
Clips shown
Repercussion (2015) (Short)
Characters are shown watching this film.
The Evolution of Batman in Cinema (2015) (Short)
cut of
Honest Trailers: Interstellar (2015) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
Thought Crimes: The Case of the Cannibal Cop (2015)
A clip from this film is shown
Pinewood: 80 Years of Movie Magic (2015) (TV Movie)
Clip shown
Nostalgia Critic: Jupiter Ascending (2015) (TV Episode)
"Look out for the Joker!"
The Death of Batman (2016) (Short)
Clips shown
Nostalgia Critic: Spawn (2016) (TV Episode)
"We already know he hates clowns."
Honest Trailers: Batman (1989) (2016) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
Nostalgia Critic: How Right Are Trailers? (2016) (TV Episode)
trailer clip shown
Nostalgia Critic: Is This the Best Batman Movie? (2016) (TV Episode)
traditionally considered to be the best Batman movie
Nostalgia Critic: Does PG Mean Anything Anymore? (2016) (TV Episode)
a movie that seemed to push the PG-13 rating
Macabre (2017)
Clips shown

Spoofed in 

The Kevin Bishop Show: Episode #1.1 (2008) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in the opening
Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin'?: The Dark Knight (2008) (TV Episode)
Ash dresses like the Joker and spoofs his character in The Dark Knight
Batbabe: The Dark Nightie (2009) (Video)
erotic parody
South Park: The Coon (2009) (TV Episode)
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
Robot Chicken: President Hu Forbids It (2009) (TV Episode)
Batman struggles with his mode of transportation
Robot Chicken: The Ramblings of Maurice (2009) (TV Episode)
Two-Face begins to offer more than a 50/50 chance with things.
Sonny with a Chance: Cookie Monsters (2009) (TV Episode)
Tawni quotes Heath Ledger's adaptation of The Joker, after an unusually clumsy makeover
BATFXXX: Dark Night Parody (2010) (Video)
Title and many plot elements spoofed
How It Should Have Ended: How the Dark Knight Should Have Ended (2011) (TV Episode)
Alternate Ending parody
Dumb Fiction (2011) (Short)
The Joker is spoofed in a short take.
The Nature of Hatman (2011)
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.
30 Rock: The Tuxedo Begins (2012) (TV Episode)
Several scenes parody the film.
The Dark Knight XXX: A Porn Parody (2012) (Video)
Spoofs the movie in porn.
Demo Reel: The Dark Knight Begins Rising (2012) (TV Episode)
The entire episode lampoons the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy. Film also mentioned in the episode's title.
Mad: Dark Knight at the Museum/Lemming Snicket's a Series of Unfortunate Video Game Deaths (2012) (TV Episode)
Dark Knight at the Museum is a spoof of this movie.
Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
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 Dark Knight in the Playroom (2013) (Video)
Le Squatch: Master Criminal 2.0 (2014)
The Pencil Trick Scene is spoofed
Fatman: The Quark Knight (2014) (Short)
Scenes and characters are an homage to the film
Gotham, TX (2014) (Short)
Spoofs specific dialogue and scenes
The Venture Bros.: All This and Gargantua-2 (2015) (TV Episode)
Radical Left is a parody of Aaron Eckhart's Two-Face.
El Show de Marquez & Montero and Company: Episode #1.2 (2015) (TV Episode)
scene spoofed
iZombie: Cape Town (2015) (TV Episode)
Clive talks to Liv at the police precinct, he turns away for a moment only to see that she's gone the moment he turns back around.

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