By Hillary Busis
May 02, 2012 at 08:00 PM EDT
WB Games

Adding or removing a laugh track is a foolproof way to make a TV show or movie eerie and unsettling. The effect works especially well in The Dark Knight — thanks to lines that sound like they could have been written for the darkest sitcom of all time. Example: “Well, depending on the time, he may be in one spot or several.”

We think the Joker would be pleased with the results (though a YouTube user originally posted the clip in 2009, thanks to Buzzfeed, it’s bubbling up again today).  See this disconcerting clip for yourself below:

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