As befits a {{Homage}} to old-school '80s action movies, TheExpendables comes loaded with six barrels of awesome, belt-fed with 1 round of funny every 10 links.

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* Three meta-[[OutOfCharacterMoment Out Of Character Moments]] worth noting:
** Jet Li's entire characterisation rant when sitting in Stallone's truck - it's funny to see someone who's typecast as TheStoic in nearly all his Hollywood roles being given full LargeHam licence.
** Mickey Rourke, keeping his look from ''TheWrestler'' and ''Film/IronMan 2'', now has an obsession with 'decorating' everything around him, whether it's Lee Christmas's ''head'' or a guitar he's planning to smash up when it's completed.
*** It's Mickey's "interpretation" of ''Literature/CharlottesWeb'' that really sells the scene, though.
** [[ActorAllusion The scene in the church]].
*** "This guy, he ''loves'' working in the jungle."
*** "He wants to be President."
* Speaking of meta, Randy Couture's explanation of his ear deformity is marked by everyone immediately having a HereWeGoAgain reaction.
* [[WhatTheHellHero "Are you CRAZY?! YOU COULDA KILLED ME!!"]] [[ExactlyWhatIAimedAt "You're welcome!"]]
* Immeidately after Hale Caesar guns down a small army with his AA-12.
-->'''Hale:''' REMEMBER THIS SHIT AT CHRISTMAS!
* [[BadAss Jason Statham]] vs. {{Domestic Abuser}} {{Bastard Boyfriend}} and friends: [[GenreBlind "Don't worry, we got your back."]] [[HilarityEnsues Hilarity]] [[CurbstompBattle ensues.]]
* "Buddha. Pest."
* The [[HilariousOuttakes Gag Reel]]. [[RunningGag Bruce Willis can't remember the name of the island, and Stallone can't hang up his damned gun belt.]]
** The second movie's gag reel features perhaps the ultimate showdown: Armed terrorists with assault rifles... versus [[spoiler: Novak Djokovic and his racquet.]]
* The deleted scene, where Gunnar tells off the pirate leader for not having a parrot on his shoulder.
* Speaking of Gunnar
** ''It's good to hang pirates.''
* From the second film:
** One of the things Gunnar does while travelling with [[ActionGirl CIA Agent Maggie Chan]] is to try to get her attention. Her capping off his efforts with an eyeroll [[EpicFail is priceless]].
** Arnold Schwarzenegger in a Smart Car. "My shoe is bigger than this car!"
*** He also accidentally rips off the door when trying to open it. Church, not to be outdone, does the same to ''the other'' door.
** The [[MemeticMutation Chuck Norris fact]] that was worked in to Chuck's introduction scene:
-->'''Barney''': I heard you once got bitten by a king cobra.
-->'''Booker''': Yeah, and after five days of ''agonizing'' pain...(DramaticPause)...the cobra died.
** A hilarious moment of BlackComedy when the last Sang soldier in the village runs up to [[TooDumbToLive all of the Expendables at once]], and they [[NoKillLikeOverkill open fire on him]]. Barney sums it up: [[BondOneLiner "Rest in pieces!"]]
** [[KnifeNut Lee]] disguised as a priest as mooks close in. The camera pans so his face can be seen in the hood, and he tells the unsuspecting mooks "By the power vested in me, I now pronounce you man and knife."
** Gunnar telling the team that he wishes his last meal to be the [[ForeignQueasine Swedish specialty seal meat and whale ass...]]
** [[GeniusBruiser Gunnar's]] failed attempt at an improvised phosphate rock bomb.
--> '''Maggie:''' Don't cry.
--> '''Ross:''' You almost had an idea.
** Also, the dialogue leading to it:
--> '''Christmas''': (looking at Gunnar checking out the cave wall) What do you think he's doing?
--> '''Ross''': I dunno...making a bomb? Whay don't you go ask him?
--> '''Christmas''': Hey, Gunnar, what are you doing?
--> '''Gunnar''': Making a bomb! What does it look like?!
*** This also serves as a throwback to the first movie when he was preparing to hang one of the pirates with basically the exact same dialogue.
* Most of their off-mission dialogues are pretty funny.
* Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger swapping catch-phrases during the final fight.
--> '''Trench''': I'm almost out. [[TheTerminator I'll be back!]]
--> '''Church''': You've been back enough. ''I'll'' be back!
--> '''Trench''': [[Franchise/DieHard Yippie-Ki-Yay...]]
--> (Booker comes in laying down cover fire...)
--> '''Trench''': ''"Who's next, {{Rambo}}?
* This exchange in the sequel during the team's stop at a small village:
-->'''Hale''': Even you two rejects could get lucky around here.
-->'''Gunnar''': You think?
-->'''Toll''': I doubt it.
-->'''Barney''': You mind?
-->''(Mild pause)''
-->'''Villager''': Who you are?
-->'''Barney''': We're Americans.
-->'''Lee''': Since when?
-->'''Gunnar''': Swedish.
-->'''Hale''': Blackfoot.
-->'''Maggie''': Chinese.
-->'''Toll''': ''(Annoyed)'' Retards...
-->'''Barney''': ''(To Toll)'' You done?
* Church's token of gratitude to the team is a new plane... ''new plane'' meaning "rusty, beat-up An-2 biplane."
-->'''Barney:''' That thing belongs in a museum.
-->'''Trench:''' We ''all'' do...