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All evidence seems to point to the design of [Heath] Ledger’s clown mask being modeled directly on a scene from “The Joker Is Wild,” an episode of the [1960s] Batman TV series that also marked the first appearance of the Joker on the show. In the episode, Adam West’s Batman tracks Romero’s clown prince of crime to the Gotham opera company, where he’s secretly performing an aria from Pagliacci, because back then that was as close as the Joker could get to being an actual killer clown (look it up). As you can see, the similarities between Romero’s Pagliacci costume and Ledger’s mask are undeniable.
6 Mind-Blowing Easter Eggs Hidden in Famous Movie Costumes

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All evidence seems to point to the design of [Heath] Ledger’s clown mask being modeled directly on a scene from “The Joker Is Wild,” an episode of the [1960s] Batman TV series that also marked the first appearance of the Joker on the show. In the episode, Adam West’s Batman tracks Romero’s clown prince of crime to the Gotham opera company, where he’s secretly performing an aria from Pagliacci, because back then that was as close as the Joker could get to being an actual killer clown (look it up). As you can see, the similarities between Romero’s Pagliacci costume and Ledger’s mask are undeniable.

6 Mind-Blowing Easter Eggs Hidden in Famous Movie Costumes