The Joker Takes Time Off From Taunting Batman to Deliver a Baby Girl!

I love people who don’t take themselves too seriously. The news cycle is horrible these days so it’s always a welcome relief to read a story about someone injecting fun into life. On Oct. 31 an obstetrician in Nashville, Tennessee did that for one couple.

Brittany Selph was pregnant with her third child and her due date was Nov. 5. But her daughter Oaklyn decided to come early and on Halloween the now mom-of-three’s water broke. So she and her husband Justin headed into Henry County Medical Center to see their physician Dr. Paul Locus.

Once there they found him dressed as The Joker from Batman, and we’re not talking the Jack Nicholson version. No, Dr. Locus went all in and perfected Heath Ledger’s The Joker, complete with chalky white face paint, wild hair, black rimmed eyes and a blood red smile spread across his face making him look part mad and part sinister.

You would expect the doctor to change into some scrubs, wash his face clean and comb his hair before delivering the Selphs’ baby. Instead, at their insistence, he turned Oaklyn’s birth into an event that has made headlines around the world.

Dr. Paul Locus delivering a baby
Credit: Facebook / Justin Selph

Why did Dr. Paul Locus apologize to the Selphs the morning after their daughter was born?

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Marissa Charles

Born and raised in London, Marissa Charles is an award-winning journalist who has written for newspapers and magazines around the world. Her work has appeared in publications in the UK, the US, Australia, South Africa and France. She loves writing about health, fitness, celebrities, true crime and human-interest stories Her byline has appeared in a variety of publications, including EBONY, the Daily Mail Online, The Guardian, Essence, the New York Post,,, and British Glamour. Marissa currently lives in Los Angeles, California. She has no children yet but is a proud – and at times embarrassing – godmother.

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