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Why So Serious?

The Dark Knight (2008) – Why so serious?

The Dark Knight (2008) – Why so serious?

Gambol’s Bodyguards brought him the news from someone who just killed the Joker. They brought the body. A body bag is brought in and dropped on the table; Gambol unzips it, revealing Joker’s face.

Gambol: So. For dead, that’s 500…

The Joker suddenly got up and sticking a blade in Gambol’s mouth] said,

How ’bout alive?

Joker’s men hold the bodyguards…

The Joker: You wanna know how I got these scars? My father, was a drinker, and a fiend. And one night, he goes off crazier than usual. Mommy gets the kitchen knife to defend herself. He doesn’t like that. Not. One. Bit. So, me watching, he takes the knife to her, laughing while he does it. He turns to me and says, “Why so serious?” Comes at me with the knife. “WHY SO SERIOUS?” He sticks the blade in my mouth… “Let’s put a smile on that face.” And…

[glancing at thug]

The Joker: Why so serious?

[kills Gambol]

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