Arthur tells the social worker, "I was wondering if you could ask the doctor to increase my medication."
Social worker: ”Arthur, you’re on seven different medications.” (0:07)
Arthur laughs inappropriately. A woman reads the card that Arthur handed to her: “It's a medical condition causing sudden, frequent and uncontrollable laughter that doesn't match how you feel. It can happen in people with a brain injury or certain neurological conditions.” (0:08)
His clown friend Randall tells Arthur, "All the crazy shit out there..." (0:16)
Arthur mimics shooting himself in the head with a pistol, to his neighbor Sophie Dumond. (0:20)
Arthur writes in a notebook, "... part about a mental illness." (0:23)
Arthur's notebook: "The worst part about having a mental illness is people expect you to behave as if you DONT" (0:26)
A man on the subway asks his friend, "Are you nuts?"
”Ryan, Ryan, am I crazy?” (0:29)
One of his clown co-workers asks Arthur, "Your dancing doesn't do the trick, you just going to shoot yourself?" (0:37)
Close up of prescription bottles. (0:38)
Arthur tells his social worker, "I heard this song on the radio the other day, and the guy was singing that his name was Carnival, which is crazy..."
”How am I supposed to get my medication now?” (0:40)
Wealthy Thomas Wayne’s butler Alfred Pennyworth tells Arthur, "Your mother was delusional." (0:54)
Arthur joins an audience watching Modern Times (1:04)
Thomas Wayne tells Arthur, referring to Penny, "... she was arrested and committed to Arkham State Hospital when you were just a little boy."
”She's crazy.” (1:06)
Arthur gets into the refrigerator and closes the door behind him. (1:07)
Sign on building: "ARKHAM STATE HOSPITAL" (1:09)
A hospital records clerk answers Arthur, referring to patients, "Some are just crazy."
Reading from Penny's medical record: ”Diagnosed by Dr. Benjamin Stoner... ‘ the patient suffers from delusional psychosis and narcissistic personality disorder’.’” (1:10)
Arthur laughs inappropriately. (1:15)
Sophie mimics shooting herself in the head with a pistol. (1:16)
Arthur mimics shooting himself in the head with a pistol. (1:18)
Talk show host Murray Franklin: "I'm nervous right now."
”I am nervous.” (1:23)
Pretending that he is performing on Franklin's show, Arthur pretends to shoot himself with his revolver. (1:24)
Randall tells Arthur, referring to a protest rally, "I hear it's going to be nuts.."
”Yeah, I stopped taking my medication.”
Arthur tells coworker Gary, ”It... crazy, innit?” (1:26)
Murray Franklin’s assistant Gene tells Murray, referring to Arthur, "The audience is gonna go crazy if you put this guy on."
After Murray and Gene have left, Arthur leans back holding the muzzle of his revolver to his chin. (1:35)
Arthur, now introducing himself as Joker, reads a joke from his notebook: "Your son's been hit by a drunk driver."
Murray: ”... You did this to start a movement, to become a symbol?”
Joker: ”It's enough to make anyone crazy.”
Murray: ”So that's it, you're crazy.”
”... It's so much self-pity, Arthur...”
Joker: ”What do you get... when you cross a mentally ill loner with a society that abandons him and treats him like trash?” (1:40)