Dr. Sally: Oh, no, no, no. No, you can’t joke about that.
Murray Franklin: Yeah, that’s not funny, Arthur. That’s not the kind of humor we do on this show.
Joker: Okay. Yeah, I’m sorry. It’s just, you know, it’s been a rough few weeks, Murray. Ever since I killed those three Wall Street guys.
Murray Franklin: Okay, I’m waiting for the punchline.
Joker: There is no punchline. It’s not a joke.
Murray Franklin: You’re serious, aren’t you? You’re telling us you killed those three young men on the subway?
Murray Franklin: And why should we believe you?
Joker: I’ve got nothing left to lose. Nothing can hurt me anymore.
Joker: My life is nothing but a comedy.
Murray Franklin: Let me get this straight, you think that killing those guys is funny?
Joker: I do. And I’m tired of pretending it’s not. Comedy is subjective, Murray. Isn’t that what they say? All of you, the System that knows so much, you decide what’s right or wrong. The same way that you decide what’s funny or not.
Audience Member: Get him off!
Murray Franklin: Okay, I think, my understanding, that you did this to start a movement to become a symbol?
Joker: Come on, Murray. Do I look like the kind of clown that could start a movement? I killed those guys because they were awful. Everybody is awful these days. It’s enough to make anyone crazy.
Murray Franklin: Okay, so that’s it. You’re crazy. That’s your defense for killing three young men?
Joker: No. They couldn’t carry a tune to save their lives.
[The audience starts booing.]
Joker: Oh, why is everybody so upset about these guys? If it was me dying on the sidewalk, you’d walk right over me. I pass you everyday and you don’t notice me! But these guys, what, because [the very wealthy] Thomas Wayne went and cried about them on TV?
Murray Franklin: Do you have a problem with Thomas Wayne?
Joker: Yes, I do. Have you seen what it’s like out there, Murray? Do you ever actually leave the studio? Everybody just yells and screams at each other. Nobody’s civil anymore! Nobody thinks what it’s like to be the other guy. You think men like Thomas Wayne ever think what it’s like to be someone like me? To be somebody but themselves? They don’t. They think that we’ll just sit down and take it like good little boys! That we won’t werewolf and go wild!
Murray Franklin: You finished? I mean, there’s so much self-pity, Arthur, you sound like you’re making excuses for killing those young men.
Not everybody, and I’ll tell you this, not everyone is awful.
Joker: But you’re awful, Murray.
Murray Franklin: Me? I’m awful? Oh, yeah? How am I awful?
Joker: Playing my video. Inviting me on this show. You just wanted to make fun of me. You’re just like the rest of them.
Murray Franklin: You don’t know the first thing about me, pal. Look what happened because of what you did? What it led to. There are riots out there. Two policemen are in critical condition.
[Arthur starts to laugh.]
Murray Franklin: You’re laughing. You’re laughing. Someone was killed today because of what you did.
Joker: I know…
How about another joke, Murray?
Murray Franklin: No, I think we’ve had enough of your jokes.
Joker: What do you get…
Murray Franklin: I don’t think so.
Joker: …when you cross…
Murray Franklin: I think we’re done with the show. That’s it.
Joker: …a mentally ill loner with a society that abandons him and treats him like trash?!
Murray Franklin: Call the police, Gene. Call the police.
Joker: I’ll tell you what you get! You get what you fucking deserve!
[Suddenly Arthur Freck, the Joker, shoots Murray in the head and the audience starts running off in terror. After killing Murray, the Joker, goes to a camera and points it at himself.]
Joker: Goodnight. And always remember, that’s…
[He gets cut off as the show is cut. After Arthur murders Murray live on TV, as riots break out across Gotham, the Waynes leave a movie theater and a clown rioter follows them down an alley.]
Clown Rioter: Hey, Wayne. You get what you fucking deserve.
[Points his gun at Thomas…]
Thomas Wayne: No, pal!
[He shoots both Thomas and his wife, Martha, in front of young Bruce, the future Batman: protector of the System. LOL!]
5 replies on “‘That we won’t werewolf…’”
Hello, I don’t know if I should contact you at @yahoo or can I ask a question here, either way, what are your thoughts on somebody in counter-currents saying you have dwelled into the NS stuff “too deep” and it’s a “genocidal black hole”. I do not agree with this but why do they say this?
Thanks for telling me. Can you provide a link by the way?
Whoever said that my guess is that, as a Batfan—i.e., a de facto conservative—, Greggy fears jokester dialogues like the one quoted above.
This is the link. I think it’s the 6. comment as shown there.
Most likely yes, they are.
That comment by Petronius is three years old. Now I have a PDF that resumes my POV and no Petronius has tried to rebut it.
(IIRC long ago I debated Petronius at CC about Kubrick. He defended him while I pointed out that, as a Jew, some of his films contain subversive messages.)
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