Cesar Romero's Joker Appreciation Thread

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  1. Doctor Baywatch Registered

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    Yesterday I watched the first Joker episode "The Joker is Wild" / "Batman is Riled" of the Adam West show.

    I don't care what some people say but his portrayal is spot-on. His laughter sounds really scary sometimes, especially when Batman took the clown mask from him and then he was just laughing like a maniac (what he is).

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  2. Superwoman Prime Damaged Beyond Repair

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    Romero had his place in the Batman chronology. The 60's show repopularized Batman and kept the comics selling.

    BUT you'll never find me watching that show, nor isolated clips on YouTube of Romero's Joker. While I appreciate its existance, it simultaneously disgusts me.
     
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    and exactly why?
     
  4. El Payaso Registered

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    The movie based on the Tv series has its own merits but some of the episodes are really painful.

    That said, I think Romero was hilarious on the role. :up:
     
  5. Superwoman Prime Damaged Beyond Repair

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    My humor and personal quirks align with other Jokers better.
     
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    that's fine, but why are you "disgusted" by it? :csad:
     
  7. Mr. Socko Registered

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    Romero was great.


    Someone give me a link where I can watch episodes online.
     
  8. DaRkVeNgeanCe An Epic Film Guy

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    I appreciate Romeros Joker for what it was. When I was a kid I loved it.
     
  9. Superwoman Prime Damaged Beyond Repair

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    It hasn't aged well in my mind on top of Romero being so out of whack with how I'd write the Joker in my own graphic novel.
     
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    Wait a minute...what was that? :shock
     
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    Oh my god, he didn't go an entire 30 seconds without laughing. Romero's laugh was the best ever.:D
     
  15. DaRkVeNgeanCe An Epic Film Guy

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    Dude The Joker playing baseball in prision, that ***** is priceless, I laughed my ass off.
     
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    I agree, the 60s episodes were almost to cheezy for me and so was Cesar's role. It was almost a too cheesy role but then again we might be saying that about Heath's role in The Dark Knight in 40 years.
     
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    I thought Romero was better than Hamill's TAS Joker(though not Beyond or Phantasm Joker)
     
  18. DaRkVeNgeanCe An Epic Film Guy

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    I like to think so far every interpretation of The Joker is equal, after all they're all different versions of the character.
     
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    Really? :shock

    I liked Romero's Joker for what it was. It was really camp, and I never thought he was very menacing. More like a mischevious clown, than a villain.

    And that moustache, I could always see it in close up shots of his face. You could tell his Joker was crazy lol :oldrazz:

    Someone mentioned the 60's Batman movie spin off, in that movie the Joker did bugger all. I don't know why he was even on the team. He didn't contribute anything except fire a few torpedos, which any of them could have done. I think he was just there because of his popularity, rather than an actual need for the character in the script.

    In all honesty, The Penguin could have carried off that movie caper on his own. He was barking all the orders and provided all the equipment, like the submarine and the jet pack umbrellas etc.
     
  20. DaRkVeNgeanCe An Epic Film Guy

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    Its funny how the only way they could get Romero to play The Joker on the show is to let him keep his stache, I always laugh when I see close-ups too.
     
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    There were two great things about the 60's show. The Joker and Batgirl. The rest of the villians were awful and Adam West in spandex/ eeeuuhhhh!
     
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    Oh yeah, he wasn't very menacing at all, mostly just laughs and gags but I thought Romero pulled it off hilariously. Unfortunately, he never killed, he only robbed and pulled pranks but Romero really gave it panache. And the over the top laughter every five seconds was too much:applaud

    Really had the suit been fully purple and Romero's Joker killed as much as he laughed, he would have been great. And technically the stache should have been green lol:woot::funny:

    I reaffirm my stance though, overall Hamill was better in just about every way, but Romero was pretty funny.
     
  23. DocLathropBrown If adventure has a name...

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    Romero's performance is sheer brilliance.
     
  24. Gianakin_ SW Prequels Defender

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    Long live Romero. He was a great Joker in his own right.
     
  25. Kevin Roegele Do you mind if I don't?

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    Yeah, he really should have thought about you when he was playing the role back in the 60's.
     

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