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Some Saint Edited Tommy Wiseau into 'The Dark Knight' and It's Incredible

"I'm a joker and joke is on you! Yeah!"
Drew Schwartz
Brooklyn, US
Screengrab via Bup / YouTube

Earlier this week, the stars aligned, the heavens opened up, and the gods of all that is good and pure in this world blessed us with a batshit crazy video of Tommy Wiseau doing an impression of the Joker. The idea of anyone actually letting the strange, implacably foreign man behind The Room star in a Batman movie is a long shot—but, thanks to the wonders of the internet, it just became a reality.

Some saint took the liberty of editing Wiseau’s turn as the Joker into a few scenes from The Dark Knight, AV Club reports. The end product is terrifying, vaguely nauseating, and strangely funny. Above all else, it is fucking awesome.


Sure, Heath Ledger made that iconic scene where he slits a dude's cheeks open pretty spooky—but there's something uniquely horrifying about seeing Wiseau mumble "Why so serious?" before he grabs the guy and hoarsely rattles out, "Let's put a smile… on this face!"

The best scenes here are the ones where Wiseau just absolutely butchers—or, depending on your taste, enhances—the dialogue with his tenuous grasp on the English language. Take, for instance, the moment he's supposed to say, "I believe whatever doesn't kill you simply makes you stranger," and delivers this gem instead: "What doesn't kill you make you stranger!"

But the true pinnacle of his performance comes when he veers completely off-script, getting so into character he invents a line of his own.

"I'm a joker," he screams on the streets of Gotham, "and joke is on you! Yeah!"

Sadly, this is probably the closest we'll ever get to seeing Wiseau join the DC universe, but who knows? With a Joker origin film in the works, maybe he'll get tapped for the role. Nobody seems to want it as badly as he does.

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