Dark Knight 4 Pane

Dark Knight 4 Pane

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Updated Jul 08, 2021 at 09:30AM EDT by Keira.

Added Jan 12, 2009 at 11:39PM EST by Jamie Dubs.

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How many times have you seen The Dark Knight?


Dark Knight 4-Pane Comics are an exploitable image macro series featuring Batman and the Joker. The conversation revolves around anything from Batman related one-liners to references to other memes. The setup is similar to other 4-panes like CSI 4 Pane Comics or The Rock Driving.


The still images were taken from the interrogation scene in the 2008 Batman film The Dark Knight[1], directed by Christopher Nolan and released in July 2008. In the scene, Batman (played by Christian Bale) is interrogating the Joker (played by Heath Ledger) about his involvement in the disappearances of Harvey Dent and Rachel Dawes.

While the exact first instance is unknown, the original template has been attributed to /b/.[7] Some of the earliest versions of the four-pane image macros were posted to Flickr[2] on August 3rd, 2008 and SplatterMail.org[3] on August 8th, 2008, but has since been taken down.

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Throughout August and September 2008, the 4pane series continued to spread across a number of image-sharing communities like FunnyJunk[8], Tumblr[9] and Flickr[10], as well as the discussion forum on NolanFans.[11]

The Daily Mail[4] posted a Kanye West mashup version on September 18th, 2009. A few months later, French derivatives appeared on Archos Lounge[5] forums on October 17th, 2009. An alternate version with Batman's surprised face as the final panel first appeared on FunnyJunk[6] on November 28th, 2009.

Notable Examples

Hey, does it smell like Updog to you? What's Updog? LOL I DUNNO WU TS UP WITH U I just started playing this sweet MMO What is it called? World of Warcraft I've been having a rough night so treat me right baby I slip out of my pants just for you Batsy put on my robe and wizards hat Okay, I'll listen to your joke Knock knock.. come in.
WHERE ARE RACHEL AND HARVEY? They're both wired to explosives that will go off in twenty minutes, and you can only save one Well, I'll admit it, Joker. You did a real... BANG-UP job with that I'm worried about the franchise. You mean now that I'm gone,what are they going to do with the character? Right. Would they simply re-cast the role? And who would these Hollywood guys put in your place? SUPDAWG IHEARD YOU NEED AJOKER IGOT JOKES Do you want to know why my face is covered with blood? No, not really But please continue I met your mother during her period DOYOU KNOW WHAT PHD STANDS FORP PERMANENT HEARING DISORDER? IT STANDS FOR PERMANENT HEARING DISORDER.

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