Joker Reads a Joke
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Joker Reads a Joke, also known as Joker Laughs at Own Joke, refers to a GIF based on a scene from 2019 film Joker in which the main character Joker reads a knock-knock joke at the Franklin Murray show and lets out a laugh. Starting in October 2019, the GIF gained popularity in GIF captions on iFunny.
On October 4th, 2019, American psychological thriller film Joker premiered in the United States. In one scene of the film, Joker, a guest on Murray Franklin show, reads a knock-knock joke about a woman whose son had been killed by a drunk driver, and lets out a laugh. On October 6th, iFunny user SavoirFaire posted the scene to iFunny, with the post gaining over 3,100 smiles in ten days (shown below).
- Knock knock.
- Who's there?
- It's the police, m'am! Your son's been hit by a drunk driver. He's dead.
On October 7th, iFunny user Tywin posted a captioned GIF based on the video, with the post gaining over 840 smiles in three days (shown below).
In the following days, the GIF gained significant popularity on iFunny, used in multiple captioned GIF posts during that period. For example, on October 8th, iFunny user Thuaidh posted a meme referencing a murder committed by the incarcerated iFunny user Saboteur, with the post receiving over 2,500 smiles in two days (shown below, left). A post by iFunny user Doffy gained over 1,600 smiles in the same period (shown below, right).
On October 8th, 2019, iFunny user Dronom posted an uncaptioned version of the GIF.
 iFunny – Tywin's Post
 iFunny – Thuaidh's Post
 iFunny – doffy's Post
 iFunny – Dronom's Post
 iFunny – SavoirFaire's Post
Oct 11, 2019 at 01:07PM EDT
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