The ones that make us laugh out loud… with all of these moments I’ve tried to space them out rather than have too many from any one story. So I’m aware there’s a few classics that aren’t here. I’m just trying to get a broad spectrum in. :)
10: HARLEY’S HOLIDAY - YAY WAHOO WHOPEE YAY YAY YAY!
Harley’s been told she’s fit to re-enter society. “Yay! Wahoo! Whoopee! YAY YAY YAY!” she jumps out of her seat and cheers. “Er… I mean, thank you, Doctor Leland.” She corrects herself with her hands tucked behind her back and a sheepish smile.
Tee hee! Harley is not exactly a model of restraint – which is why we love her of course – and it’s always amusing to watch her enthusiasm at work.
9: GOTHAM GIRLS #03 - THE BEST HALLOWEEN TREAT I COULDA GOT
It’s Halloween and Ivy has got Harley a very thoughtful gift – a life size Joker doll! Harley is understandably ecstatic and fondles her surrogate Mistah J happily.
This is hilarious AND naughty! How did they get away with this??? Although it’s very interesting and indulgent of Ivy to get a Joker doll for Harley, it’s so very naughty and full of innuendo in a web cartoon aimed at kids, that it’s too pure gold for words. I mean, come on, we all KNOW what she would do with that doll! (is it anatomically correct??) I think this is awful cute as well, Harley’s obsessed enough to want a big doll of her boyfriend when he’s not around. It’s so sick and wrong and strangely childlike. Makes me LOL and SQUEE every time. ;)
8: JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #41 – MINE’S BIGGER
Harley gets into a confrontation with The Crimson Avenger. As she whips out a gun, he whips out a bigger one. So Harley tops that only for him to top hers. And on it goes until the guns reach gargantuan proportions.
Hehehehe! Best ‘mine’s bigger than yours’ fight EVER. The Crimson Avenger ostensibly wins… whipping out a gun so big Harley turns tail with an ‘eeeee’! But in the next scene we see him, that same gun has a rubber chicken stuffed down the barrel. You go, Harley!
7: THE MAN WHO KILLED BATMAN - A SMALL SUBPOENA
A disguised Harley pays Sidney’s bond to take him to The Joker. “Don’t I know you?” Bullock asks. “I think I served you a subpoena once.” A reserved and prim Harley says before walking away. Then she turns back. “It was a small subpoena.” She clarifies.
The hilarity in this moment is in the delivery Harley gives it. With her hair pulled back, a pair of glasses perched upon her nose and a sedate business suit, her prim and proper voice as she throws Bullock off is golden.
6: BATMAN & ROBIN ADVENTURES #18 - BARRACUDA DOWN THE TROUSERS…
The Joker is depressed and Harley is trying everything to get him to laugh, including squishing pigeons with tins of spam, driving a tractor through the wall of a Church as a wedding is underway and painting moustaches on priceless busts in the art gallery. Not to mention dropping a barracuda down some hapless fellow’s trousers…
The montage of Harley’s efforts to make Joker laugh are all hilarious. There’s an edge of meanness to all of them, not to mention wanton destruction, yet somehow they’re also playful and kinda cute… like Harley herself! ;)
5: BATGIRL ADVENTURES #1 - WHAT EVERYONE SAYS ABOUT YOU AND SUPERGIRL?
Batgirl is, in a round about way, trying to determine the exact nature of Harley and Ivy’s friendship. “You two are friends,” she says, “like, you know…”
“Like what everyone says about you and Supergirl?” Harley snaps back.
Hee hee hee! A lovely tribute to all the endless speculation that goes around the comics world about the various female team-ups. It’s neither a confirmation, nor a denial, but a nice little turnabout and gets us all giggling.
4: HARLEQUINADE - BUBBLE HEADED BLONDE BIMBO
Harley figures out where The Joker is keeping a kidnapped mayor. “And here you thought I was just another bubble-headed blonde bimbo.” She says triumphantly to Batman. “Well, the joke’s on you. I’m not even a real blonde.”
One of those oh so very classic lines everyone associates with Harley, and one of her first golden moments.
3: THE MAN WHO KILLED BATMAN - AMAZING GRACE
As a memorial coffin containing the “man who killed Batman”, Sid the Squid, is rolled into a vat of acid, Harley plays the classic hymn ‘Amazing Grace’ on the wazoo.
The feeling and intensity in this performance is what makes it so golden. You can really tell Harley is pouring her heart and soul into this gut-busting rendition.
2: BATMAN ADVENTURES #28 - ZOSE EYES… ZOSE LIPS
Disguised as German psychiatrist, Harley gets carried away extolling Joker’s virtues to Batman and plants an enormous kiss upon the crazed clown. When she pulls away, she has left her false moustache behind on Joker’s mouth.
This scene never gets old for me. It is laugh out loud hilarious and just such a classic Harley moment of her usual excessiveness and expressiveness.
1: HARLEY & IVY #3 - IT… SICKENS ME!
After telling Ivy an upcoming scene in her movie is “very David Lynch”, Ivy responds with a sardonic smile: “You mean Jerry Lewis.” “Don’t correct me!” Harley cries, “It… SICKENS me!”
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. This scene has much more meaning if you know the William Shatner anecdote that goes along with it.
This gets a belly laugh outta me every time I read it, particularly with the crazed-eyed expression Harley has as she says it. Ah, what a girl!