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Today’s Joker is old school in the Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes pic! I have one more clown picture to throw at you, but this is the last Joker. How could I feature Heath Ledger and Jack Nicholson and not include the first Joker performance from one Mr. Cesar Romero. This picture is interesting as it also features a few notable guests. To Romero’s right is Adam West out of suit, but pimping it in a bathrobe and to West’s right is Mr. Jerry Lewis. Weird, right? But that stuff happens. I was also sent a picture of the Blues Brothers hanging out with Tommy Chong… these weird cross-overs happen from time to time and when I can find photographic evidence of them I’ll make sure to share. Here’s the pic:

If you have a pic you think should be included email me. I’m looking for the iconic, the rare, the just plain cool behind the scenes shots to feature here. Got one more like picture that’s as hot as curry. See you tomorrow for the next one! -Quint Follow Me On Twitter

Previous Behind the Scenes pics: - Alien
- Big Trouble In Little China
- Clash of the Titans
- Dr. Strangelove
- Sesame Street
- The Birds
- The Dark Knight
- Batman (1989)

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  • July 15, 2010, 12:35 p.m. CST

    Holy joker !

    by The French-Dude

    Nice column

  • July 15, 2010, 12:35 p.m. CST

    Jerry Lewis as the Joker

    by JasonZumwalt

    THAT would have been pretty amazing.

  • July 15, 2010, 12:38 p.m. CST

    He'd be like

    by MisterHyde

    You wanna hear a story, nice lady? Oh, don't hurt the person!

  • July 15, 2010, 12:38 p.m. CST

    Thanks for the picture.

    by punchydugan

    It's always nice to see some love for the series that saved the Batman character from cancellation.

  • July 15, 2010, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Blonde on the right

    by Sardonicus

    Connie Stevens?

  • July 15, 2010, 12:40 p.m. CST

    speaking of batman

    by Six Demon Bag

    expanded score to 1989 batman released at comic con with expanded KRULL.

  • July 15, 2010, 12:40 p.m. CST

    The Clown Prince of Crime!

    by Creative1

    Brings back some childhood memories.

  • July 15, 2010, 12:41 p.m. CST


    by blunted666


  • July 15, 2010, 12:41 p.m. CST


    by blunted666

    Spent way too long marvelling at that and saving it.

  • July 15, 2010, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Hot as Curry

    by 100Proof

    Can only mean Rocky Horror.

  • July 15, 2010, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Chong w/Blue Brothers

    by Jayne1138

    After a tease of Tommy Chong with the Blues Brothers, you gotta make that tomorrows pic of the day.

  • July 15, 2010, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Bat Ladder

    by ValMcKee

    never stops making me laugh

  • July 15, 2010, 12:47 p.m. CST

    What was that one movie Jerry Lewis was in...

    by The Dum Guy

    That had something to do with him being a clown in the Holocaust, I think? I don't think it was either finished and/or released.<br><br>If Quint had behind the scenes pic from that movie, it would go apt with the clown theme.

  • July 15, 2010, 12:47 p.m. CST

    Jerry Lewis

    by Doctor_Strangepork

    I think this may be a time-traveling Jerry Lewis. Check out that rockin' Devo suit! This is apparently Jerry fresh from an Earth, Wind and Fire concert.

  • July 15, 2010, 12:48 p.m. CST

    romero's joker

    by alice133

    nothing says joker quite like white face paint over the mustache.

  • July 15, 2010, 12:48 p.m. CST

    I wonder how many chick Cesar Romero

    by Series7

    Drove insane by banging them while still in full make up?

  • July 15, 2010, 12:50 p.m. CST

    I was thinking IT too.

    by Exasperilious

    But it could be Rocky Horror too. Tim Curry rules.

  • July 15, 2010, 12:54 p.m. CST

    WTF exactly is Jerry Lewis wearing?!?

    by Fievel

  • July 15, 2010, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Dum Guy, you're talking about...

    by Frisco

    ...The Day the Clown Cried. Jerry Lewis plays a circus clown who ends up in a Nazi death camp. Supposedly just inappropriate on multiple levels, though I've never seen it.

  • July 15, 2010, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Series, I hate to break it to you but Romero was gay

    by Stabby

    Now think of the insanity of Caesar having sex with another man in full Joker makeup. Mind blowing!

  • July 15, 2010, 12:58 p.m. CST

    That said, Romero's Joker is still my favorite

    by Stabby

    His over the top portrayal could easily be dropped into the dark and realistic Nolanverse and still work perfectly. Dare I say it, it probably would be more insane than Ledger's Joker, who I also loved.

  • July 15, 2010, 1:03 p.m. CST


    by emeraldboy

    the day the clown cried. was never made. despite jerry lewis's desire to make that movie.

  • July 15, 2010, 1:04 p.m. CST


    by Series7

    FUCK!!! Imagine if you walked in on that?

  • July 15, 2010, 1:05 p.m. CST

    the day the clown cried

    by Series7

    Was made, Jerry Lewis has like the only know print of it. No one will ever see it. Well unless his family rapes his lively hood when he dies, which probably will happen and we will probably get to see it then.

  • July 15, 2010, 1:06 p.m. CST

    @ Stabby (12:56:04)

    by BiggusDickus

    Chap, that thought's just done my fucking head in.<p>Why did you have to put that image in my brain? Why?

  • July 15, 2010, 1:06 p.m. CST


    by WeLiveStill...OrNot

    If I was going to take a guess... I would say that's one of his outfits from "Way Way Out". It would fit nthe time period of this picture at least. The cat behind Adam West is his co-star from that movie.... the name escapes me. IMDB anyone???

  • July 15, 2010, 1:09 p.m. CST


    by WeLiveStill...OrNot

    That's Debbie Reynolds from the same movie... blond to the right.

  • July 15, 2010, 1:12 p.m. CST

    amazing pic!

    by billyhitchcock1

  • July 15, 2010, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Looks like Jerr Lewis...

    by Sailor Rip

    ...just stepped out of a space ship.

  • July 15, 2010, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Romero effortlessly awesome

    by subfreq

    Always looks like the quintessential joker to me. Different time, era and style but he just has it. Total legend.

  • July 15, 2010, 1:25 p.m. CST

    BTS Pic of the Day is the best feature on AICN in forever

    by zillabeast

    I'm absoultely loving this! Keep em coming, Quint!

  • July 15, 2010, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Thought Lewis may have been in the middle

    by skimn

    of filming Visit To A Small Planet, but that was well before TV's Batman. Maybe he just dug the silver unitard look.

  • July 15, 2010, 1:30 p.m. CST

    And thats got to be Connie Stevens

    by skimn

    not Debbie Reynolds. Get your '60s era blonds straight dude.

  • July 15, 2010, 1:37 p.m. CST


    by WeLiveStill...OrNot

    Connie Stevens it is. I stand corrected.

  • July 15, 2010, 1:45 p.m. CST

    I call bullshit

    by Abominable Snowcone

    I don't think that's Adam West. Too small. Face not round enough, good citizen<p> Note Romero's left hand, good people of Gotham. he's about to shock the monkey, if you know what I mean, and I think you do

  • July 15, 2010, 1:55 p.m. CST

    stamding behind Cesar

    by pokerman

    isnt that Dick Shawn?

  • July 15, 2010, 1:58 p.m. CST

    obv photoshopped

    by darth_hideous

    cuz he had a moustache! such a pity quint can't tell the difference

  • July 15, 2010, 2 p.m. CST

    The other three..

    by superconcon

    I agree it is Connie Stevens, plus maybe Dick Shawn and Marlo Thomas...

  • July 15, 2010, 2:02 p.m. CST

    if you look closely

    by ValMcKee

    you can still see the 'stache

  • July 15, 2010, 2:02 p.m. CST

    gotta be dick shawn

    by pokerman

    Jerry Lewis, connie Stevens and Dick Shawn were all in Way Way Out. Must have been filming nearby the Batman set

  • July 15, 2010, 2:05 p.m. CST

    Quint, how come...

    by puto tenax

    ...the tv episodes aren't out yet? Don't tell me it's because WB can't find the negatives. I bet they'd look great on blu!

  • July 15, 2010, 2:05 p.m. CST

    Jerry popped out of the window

    by Beezbo

    as Batman and Robin were climbing up the side of the building. Those cameos were goofy and great.

  • July 15, 2010, 2:05 p.m. CST


    by Six Demon Bag

    thats adam west alright..i confirmed it with REVENGE OF FETTs mom..she recgonizes that bathtobe anywhere..<P>and misses jerry lewis' fuck suit.

  • July 15, 2010, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Romero's Joker

    by AdamWarlock

    Romero played the Joker like a gangster--who happened to be dressed like a clown--he was more thuggish. Nicholson and Ledger did it more from the psychotic sociopath angle.

  • July 15, 2010, 2:07 p.m. CST


    by Six Demon Bag

    goddamned iphone

  • July 15, 2010, 2:11 p.m. CST

    My favorite window cameo

    by Stabby

    was Colonel Klink from Hogan's Heroes. Made absolutely no sense.

  • July 15, 2010, 2:14 p.m. CST

    what are you laughing at?

    by slickerynodes

    king tut rocked this show

  • July 15, 2010, 2:20 p.m. CST


    by rev_skarekroe

    I called it yesterday.

  • July 15, 2010, 2:22 p.m. CST


    by Grinning White Skull

    Lewis looks to be dressed in his outer space garb from VISITOR TO A SMALL PLANET (based on a play by Gore Vidal). No idea why since that film was released in 1960.

  • July 15, 2010, 2:25 p.m. CST

    "Way, Way Out" is probably it...

    by Grinning White Skull

  • July 15, 2010, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Lewis is wearing a satin flight suit.

    by butterbean


  • July 15, 2010, 2:41 p.m. CST

    Not sure Romero's

    by Red Ned Lynch

    Joker was the best. Although I think all three were pretty cool in different ways. But as far as other Batman villains go? <p> Frank Gorshin: The best Riddler by one thousand question marks. <p> Burgess Meredith: The best Penguin by an umbrella, a cigarette holder and a nose. <p> Julie Newmar: The best Catwoman by at least three cup sizes.

  • July 15, 2010, 2:49 p.m. CST

    I love how in Batman XXX Parody...

    by DickJones

    ...they kept the mustache under the makeup for Romero's Joker.

  • July 15, 2010, 2:56 p.m. CST

    ironically, one of the best Joker performances.

    by Stalkeye from the upcoming Animated feature Batman: Under The Red hood. The fucker definately puts Nicolson's Joker to shame (you gotta see what happens during the scene in which the Joker asks for a glass of Water...OMMFG!)And it's a effin Cartoon!!

  • July 15, 2010, 3 p.m. CST

    Another Pennywise tease?

    by HapaPapa72

    Why not a behind the scenes showing Mark Hamil voicing the Joker on the cartoon?

  • July 15, 2010, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Beats that Ledger picture...

    by Chewtoy

    Sorry, but that picture of Ledger's joker from the other day was neither iconic nor particularly good for nostalgia. The others have all been gold though.

  • July 15, 2010, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Way... Way Out

    by Munro Kelly

    is the movie Jerry Lewis was filming with Connie Stevens. The movie and Batman were both shooting on the Fox lot, in 1966.

  • July 15, 2010, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Jerry Lewis as the Joker would have been interesting.

    by hallmitchell

    Even if they swapped for one episode.

  • July 15, 2010, 3:51 p.m. CST

    How about a Catwoman theme next week?

    by HapaPapa72

    Michelle Pfeiffer in her dressing room...Julie Newmar's costume fitting...maybe Marion Cotillard first thing in the morning.

  • July 15, 2010, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Jerry Lewis won't be telling them about THE EVENT

    by BillboeFett

    because he heard there won't be any kids in it.. get it?

  • July 15, 2010, 4:12 p.m. CST

    Pennywise tomorrow!!!!

    by The_Weird_Turn_Pro

    Quint...he's a good guy this Quint. If it's a picture of the rest of the cast trying to avoid him in full makeup I'll take a bullet for you Quint. I may have to find someone to shoot it first but I'll be right there...unless I sleep in or forget...Quint Run!!! It's not safe!

  • July 15, 2010, 4:25 p.m. CST

    The movie is "Way, Way Out

    by jazzybruin

    Jerry was playing an American Astronaut and Dick Shawn was playing a Russian Cosmonaut.

  • July 15, 2010, 4:38 p.m. CST

    wish they get this show on dvd

    by therootstheroots

    one of my fav episodes is when joker has that black box that allows him to mess with time. That show was brilliant.

  • July 15, 2010, 5:06 p.m. CST

    the episode where Joker escapes prison during a baseball game is


    the dark knight joker, the joker in the 60's batman could be. download it if you can, i'm sure Nolan and Ledger watched these 2 episodes many times before making the movie.

  • July 15, 2010, 5:17 p.m. CST

    I love how he couldn't be bothered to shave

    by DoctorZoidberg

    his mustache off and they just put white make up over it.

  • July 15, 2010, 5:54 p.m. CST

    Don't you want a balloon?

    by palimpsest

    Tim Curry is the shit in that. One of King's best, and for the most part (until the climax) the TV version keeps pace.

  • July 15, 2010, 6:16 p.m. CST


    by JamesT

    Jerry was one of the many celebrities that appeared out of a window when B&R were scaling a building. Was Dean Martin with him or were they on the outs by then?

  • July 15, 2010, 6:19 p.m. CST

    Tim Curry as the Joker in 89

    by HapaPapa72

    Loved Jack, but I'm just imagining Tim Curry bringing a little of Pennywise's menace to The Joker...THAT woulda been something, perhaps.

  • July 15, 2010, 6:33 p.m. CST

    I honestly don't get why people hate on the 60s Batman

    by Tall_Boy66

    It totally rocks, it's a lot of fun. "Some days you just can't get rid of a bomb?" Total gold! I don't understand Talkbackers.

  • July 15, 2010, 7:05 p.m. CST

    Dr Zoidberg....

    by SubliminalJones

    It wasn't that Romero couldn't be bothered to shave the mustache off. He was asked to, and as a proper 60's era latin lover type, told them to go fuck off with their suggestion.

  • July 15, 2010, 8:05 p.m. CST

    The Joker who painted OVER his mustache

    by ricarleite2

    You don't see that anymore

  • July 15, 2010, 8:23 p.m. CST

    Way Way Out

    by WIBoomer1

    Wishes it was out on DVD.

  • July 15, 2010, 8:42 p.m. CST

    This site needs an enema

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • July 15, 2010, 9:10 p.m. CST

    Dark Knight Returns Joker

    by blunted666

    Should be Paul Reubens

  • July 15, 2010, 9:18 p.m. CST

    No Flava Flav's wife would make a perfect dark knight

    by UltraTron

    returns joker. Basically the only batman is Paul Dini/Bruce Timm batman. And perhaps big daddy. Everything else live action has sucked in comparison. It's cool to think that we could make batman work in live action but it hasn't happened yet.

  • July 15, 2010, 9:50 p.m. CST

    A few Bat-corrections...

    by MisterBlue

    1- Mr. Romero was apparently bi-sexual - he had a long affair with Joan Crawford and was known as quite a latin-lover around Hollywood in the golden era, with both genders. 2- The 1960s BATMAN TV show is not on official dvd yet because of multitudiness rights issues: the original contracts with all the guests and window cameos were only for tv airings (this is why it still shows up in syndication) - to bring them to DVD would mean negotiations with ALL the estates of those people, a herculean task. They are however available on bootleg DVD on the web. Adam West got tired of waiting to do the audio commentaries so he made a dvd of his own memories of each episode in chronological order - it can be purchased on his website. 3- there are apparently a precious few private copies of THE DAY THE CLOWN DIED around - Harry Shearer of the SIMPSONS claims he was shown it, but won't say where and by whom (maybe Jerry himself?)

  • July 15, 2010, 10:10 p.m. CST

    Dark Knight Returns dream casting

    by Tall_Boy66

    Bats and Joker is easy and now the actors, who have played them before perfectly, are old enough to play them at that DKR timeline: Batman - Michael Keaton. Joker - Mark Hammil. And my personal pick for Carrie/Robin - Emma Stone. Somebody make that movie, quick!

  • July 15, 2010, 10:34 p.m. CST

    Curry's Pennywise is a fitting end to clown week

    by mortsleam

    But I'd rather see behind the scenes shots from the Man Who Laughed...

  • July 16, 2010, 12:58 a.m. CST

    Speaking of THE DAY THE CLOWN CRIED...

    by Monroville

    Here is a link you all might find interesting (including a link to the full script):

  • July 16, 2010, 1:47 a.m. CST

    Day The Clown Cried

    by mrbong - the guy who did this site knows everything there is to know, it's his research and work that put the film back in the media a few years ago.

  • July 16, 2010, 2:05 a.m. CST

    Adam West...

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    Looks pretty sharp there just like Bruce Wayne.

  • July 16, 2010, 2:13 a.m. CST

    Roger Moore in Clownface

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    imagine THAT

  • July 16, 2010, 2:40 a.m. CST


    by mrbong

    wasn't Roger Moore in full clown paint & clothes at one point in Octopussy?

  • July 16, 2010, 6:30 a.m. CST

    DVD set?

    by Dazzler69

    Weird that there was never a dvd complete Batman 60's series out (legal).

  • July 16, 2010, 7:50 a.m. CST

    Dazzler69 it's a rights issue

    by OutsideChance

    Fox owns the series but WB owns the character and they can't come to an agreement. The Watchmen lawsuit settlement was rumored to have involved settling this too but it looks like that wasn't the case.

  • July 16, 2010, 9:45 a.m. CST

    The Reason Jerry Lewis Is Dressed That Way...

    by irishrogue65

    is because he was shooting/directing "Way Way Out" in another part of that studio! Notice Dick Shawn in the very background (he played the exuberant Russian astronaut in that film). I love that film, and make no apologies for being a fan of Jerry Lewis.

  • July 16, 2010, 9:46 a.m. CST

    Oh And Don't Forget...

    by irishrogue65

    Connie Stevens as his wife on the right. She was hilarious in that film.

  • July 16, 2010, 10:03 a.m. CST

    So this means that...

    by AsimovLives

    ... that Heath Ledger was the first thin actor to play The Joker?

  • July 16, 2010, 10:05 a.m. CST

    Maybe Jerry Lewis should had played The Joker

    by AsimovLives

    Seems he was eager to play roles that would be more then just him clowning up in light hearted comedies. He certainly did a great dramatic turn in Scorsese's underrated THE KING OF COMEDY. What if Lewis had played The joker but let him lose to play a more dark sinister version of his usual clown stitch?

  • July 16, 2010, 10:05 a.m. CST

    I mean, played the joker back then

    by AsimovLives

  • July 16, 2010, 11:39 a.m. CST

    Is that Connie Stevens in the pic?

    by JimmyPasta

    She was hot back in the 60's. She starred on "Hawaiian Eye" a very LOOONNNGG time ago.

  • July 16, 2010, 11:48 a.m. CST


    by irishrogue65

    Yes, that is Connie Stevens circa the Jerry Lewis directed "Way Way Out". I agree, she was hot in those days.

  • July 16, 2010, 12:33 p.m. CST

    Blues Brothers and Chong...

    by jason1846

    where can i find this pic?

  • July 16, 2010, 3:26 p.m. CST

    Liberace in the background?

    by Kikstad

    Looks like him.

  • July 16, 2010, 3:53 p.m. CST


    by TakingScorpiosCalls


  • July 17, 2010, 1:53 a.m. CST

    Best. Joker. Ever.

    by DoctorWho?

  • July 17, 2010, 2:58 a.m. CST

    yes 'Way, Way Out

    by simpledao4

  • July 17, 2010, 3 a.m. CST

    'Way, Way Out'

    by simpledao4

    oops- Yes Lewis was shooting the space comedy 'Way, Way Out' around that same time. That's the absolute genius Dick Shawn in the background.

  • July 17, 2010, 7:29 p.m. CST


    by Harry The Hutt

    Tim Curry was going to be the voice of The Joker in Batman:The Animated Series,but bowed out and Mark Hammil stepped in.

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  • July 24, 2010, 6:07 p.m. CST


    by Nem_Wan

    What was the deal with Romero being unwilling to shave it? It wasn't even that big, how long could it take to grow back?