->''"I have come here to [[TropeNamers chew bubblegum]] and kick ass. And I'm all out of bubblegum."''
-->-- '''{{N|oNameGiven}}ada''', ''Film/TheyLive''

This oft-parodied line originated in the 1988 film ''Film/TheyLive'' (The line was actually ad-libbed by hero and pro-wrestler "Rowdy" Wrestling/RoddyPiper.)

The [[BeamMeUpScotty "kick ass and chew bubblegum"]] quote is referenced quite often for laughs (word for word except for the one part where it's mangled, the reversal is common as many people find it flows more naturally); it's assumed all viewers should know it by name. This is some of the most obvious LampshadeHanging you will likely find anywhere.

Although it was originally used as a PreAsskickingOneLiner, Film/TheyLive was a deconstruction of the 80's in general and 80's action heroes in particular, so even there it likely wasn't meant to be entirely serious. In later references it generally indicates an IncomingHam. Related to this is IHitYouYouHitTheGround. Not related to an inability to [[TheKlutz walk and chew gum at the same time]].

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!!Examples:

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[[folder: Anime & Manga]]
* One volume of ''Manga/SamuraiDeeperKyo'' has the three male protagonists saying "We're here to kick ass and chew mochi balls... and we're all out of mochi." Seeing as gum hadn't been introduced to Japan yet, the chewy, doughy stuff makes an acceptable substitute.
* Kuwabara pulls this once in the dub of ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', in the dark Tournament Arc. [[CoolBigSis Shizuru]] is not impressed.
* Why Koga feels he should have been at the final fight in ''Manga/InuYasha''... until his friends [[http://www.mangareader.net/226-16791-19/inuyasha/chapter-535.html tell him otherwise]].
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[[folder: Comic Books]]
* From ''MarvelZombies 3'':
-->'''Aaron Stack:''' I have been programmed to eviscerate your repulsive squishy organic bits and chew gum. And I hate gum.
* ComicStrip/TwistedToyfareTheatre from ToyFair magazine had one of the Smurfs say "I'm here to kick ass and chew bubblesmurf! And I'm all out of bubblesmurf!"
** The mag also inverted this once - showing a War Machine figure saying "I'm here to fire missiles and chew bubblegum. And I have plenty of missiles."
* In ''Comicbook/{{Horndog}}'':
-->'''Andrea Mouse:''' I'm here to kill lemmings and chew bubblegum... and I'm all out of gum.
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[[folder: Fan Fic]]
* ''Fanfic/LightAndDarkTheAdventuresOfDarkYagami'' gives us "Imhere to sex up L and bake cup cakes and im all out of cupcakes which is why I need to bake them!", perhaps the most bizarrely worded version ever.
* In the Roleplay/{{BZPRPG}}: Asked why he came to Ga-Wahi, Hau merely utters: "I've come to see the sights and kick butt. And I'm all out of sights."
* Used and in Fanfic/TwilightSparklesAwesomeAdventure just before the first big fight scene.
--> '''Applejack:''' Alright everyone, itís time to chew bubble gums and kick [[UnusualEuphemism plots]].
* From the Megane 6.7 {{MST}}ing of [[http://www.nabiki.com/mst/megane67/mst/oscarfic/al67.html Artemis' Lover]]:
-->'''Crow T. Robot:''' I'M STUCK IN THIS CRUMMY FANFIC, I CAN'T SPELL TO SAVE MY LIFE AND I'M ALL OUT OF BUBBLEGUM!
* From the ''Merlin'' fanfiction ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6899487/90/One-Hundred One Hundred]]'':
-->Now, Arthur finished his We're-The-Knights-of-Camelot-and-We're-Here-To-Kick-Ass-and-Drink-Ale-And-We're-All-Out-Of-Ale speech, and the knights hoo-rah'd back at him, running off to strike down their foes.
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[[folder:Film]]
* Clint in ''Film/DazedAndConfused'':
** Clint: I only came here to do two things, kick some ass and drink some beer. [glances over his shoulder] Looks like we're almost outta beer.
* Used as a StealthPun in ''Fjlm/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra'': at one point, it's established that Duke ''really'' likes [[TrademarkFavoriteFood Dubble Bubble]]. Right before the Paris chase, he gives his last piece to Breaker.
* Invoked during Roddy Piper's appearance at a wrestling match featured in the {{Juggalo}} documentary ''A Family Underground''.
* ''Film/AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy'' has this great quote by Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate).
-->'''Corningstone:''' Because I am good at three things: Fighting, screwing, and reading the news. I've already done one of those today, so what's the other one gonna be? Huh?
-->'''Ed Harken:''' [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Screwing?]]
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[[folder:Literature]]
* In ''Proven Guilty'', book 8 of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', we find this gem:
-->'''Chapter Thirty-five'''\\
I kicked the door open, staff held ready to fight, and shouted, "And I'm all outta bubble gum!"
** [[ChirpingCrickets Cue crickets]].
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[[folder: Live Action TV]]
* Although it's never explicitly referenced, an episode of ''Series/StargateSG1'' included a one-episode character shooting the hell out of a zombie while blowing bubbles with his gum.
* Invoked by [[Series/MythBusters Adam]] while Jamie is busy setting up their latest rig:
--> '''Adam''': Mr Hyneman says it's time to bash some heads in, and chew some gum. And he's fresh out of gum.
* In 'The Final Countdown' episode of ''Series/TheITCrowd'', this line is uttered deadpan by mild-mannered nerd Moss:
-->'''Moss''': I came here to drink milk... and kick ass. And I've just finished my milk.
* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'':
** Parodied with Kevin Murphy as Film/SantaClaus, pronouncing, "I'm here to kick ass and eat candy canes, and I'm all out of candy canes!" before fighting with [[{{Satan}} Pitch]].
** The episode ''The Outlaw (of Literature/{{Gor}})'' made fun of this. Before the fight, the hero is chewing on something, and Crow quips "I've come here to kick ass and chew bubblegum, and I'm all out of ass!"
** And again during ''Film/GodzillaVsMegalon'', with Crow substituting "sushi" for bubblegum.
* The team captain of ''Series/RobotWars'' contestant [[JokeCharacter Diotoir]] ends their Series 5 introduction with this line.
* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', [[MemeticBadass Rory]] has the similar "I'm here to kiss my wife or kick your ass. And I don't see my wife."
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'': When Ted comes to help Lily and Marshall pack.
-->'''Ted:''' I'm here to chew bubblegum and pack boxes, and I'm all out of bubble... [gags] Oh, my God, I swallowed it!
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[[folder:Music]]
* "The Meddler" by the Subway Thugs, a street punk band, has the line during the intro.
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[[folder:New Media]]
* Referenced by TropeNamer Wrestling/RoddyPiper on Twitter by sending a tweet which said "Warning, out of bubble gum"
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[[folder: Roleplay]]
* Sarah Bishop in Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG humorously referenced the original line with a BZP-friendly version: "I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick buttocks, and I'm all out of bubblegum!"
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[[folder: Tabletop Games]]
* In the ''TabletopGame/{{Scion}}'' sourcebook ''Hero'', players are advised to make Physical Attributes their character's primary category "if you're building a Scion who kicks ass and chews gum, but happens to be all out of gum."
* [[http://wso.williams.edu/~msulliva/campaigns/bubblegum/ This]] simple tabletop system literally contains rules for being [[TitleDrop All Outta]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Bubblegum]].
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[[folder: Video Games]]
* Two examples from ''VideoGame/RuneScape''
** The description of the troll (named by the first thing they ate) [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Cliff]] is "He came down from the mountain to drink milk and kick butt... and he is all outta milk."
** Sir Owen: "I am here to kick ass and take names... and I am a [[KnightTemplar Temple Knight]], so I [[YouMayPanicNow already know your names]]."
* The bubblegum line was quoted almost word-for-word by the main character in ''VideoGame/DukeNukem3D''. Thanks to the WeirdAlEffect, many people actually attribute this line to the Duke, rather than the earlier, comparatively less-known film.:
--> "It's time to kick ass and chew bubblegum, and I'm all out of gum."
** In ''VideoGame/DukeNukemManhattanProject'', the BigBad has built a giant robot in Duke's image. During the final level, you can hear the robot mangle this line into "I came to kick bubblegum and chew ass, and I am all out of ass."
** Also used in the 2011 ''VideoGame/DukeNukemForever'' trailer. Near the end of the trailer as words are superimposed on the screen, two screens make mention to this. The first screen shows "...And He's Really...", the second screen (after a lengthy piss-off scene) says "Really", and the third screen shows "...All out of gum."
** Both the original and a subverted version are used in Jon St. Jon's promo for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZnQxEhnsBc Magfest 2010.]]
--> '''Duke:''' I'm here to kick ass and go to Magfest...''and I'm all outta ass.'' ''[[[Series/CSIMiami Sunglasses darken as a "YEEEEEEEEAH" fills the air]]]''
* MacarenaOfTheMissing had [[ShoutOut Dick Fallout]] speak only in {{Catchphrase}}s, where one was that "it's time to kick ass and chew bubblegum, and I'm all out of ass".
* There is a Gunslinger boss from the Malta Group in ''CityOfVillains'' who greets your character with the line "Guess what? I'm all outta bubblegum!"
** Also, the badge description for the fifteen-month veteran badge in [[CityOfVillains CoV]] reads, "You've spent fifteen months chewing bubblegum and kicking butt. You ran out of gum a long time ago."
* ''Invictus'', a somewhat obscure strategy game, rendered the line as "I've come to kick butt and eat goats, and I'm all out of goats."
* The online game ''VideoGame/AdventureQuest'' has this as one of the many, ''many'' cheesy StockPhrases the Guardian Dragon uses when summoned.
* ''VideoGame/GuildWars'': One of Gwen's battle quotes: "...and I'm all out of mossgum!"
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'': "I have come from the frozen heart of Naxxramas to feast on souls and deliver a vicious threshing upon our sworn enemies -- and I'm all out of souls."
** "Report to Vice Admiral Keller just northwest of here and let him know that you're all out of bubble gum."
** "It be time ta kick some arse an' drink double-rum! An' I almost be outta double-rum."
** Blizzard ''[[http://www.wowhead.com/quest=12630/kickin-nass-and-takin-manes loves]]'' this one.
* ''Warriors Orochi 2'', the second game in a series of crossovers between Koei's ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'' and ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors'', has this one from Sun Wukong: "I'm ready to paint the town red! And I'm all out of paint!"
* Music/WeirdAlYankovic's ''Virus Alert'' game features the line, "I'm here to kick butt and chew bubblegum. And I'm all outta butt. Er, no, wait..."
* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'', one of the random NCR guards will occasionally say "I'm here to kick ass and chew bubblegum. Lucky for you, I still have one stick left."
** Funny, yes, but doesn't that just mean he can chew gum while kicking ass?
** The player character can use the very line in Redding, if he doesn't particularly care about the impression he makes on the sheriff.
* In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' a package of bubblegum can be found on a shelf in the Cottonwood Cove HQ Building, resting atop a box of shotgun shells. Very likely an invocation of the line, as Piper's character was brandishing a shotgun when making his announcement.
* ''[[TabletopGame/{{Champions}} Champions Online]]'' has a mission titled 'Chew Bubble Gum And'. To the development team's credit, the mission also contains multiple references to They Live.
* A variation in ''VideoGame/DestroyAllHumans 2'': the Blisk sometimes say, "We have come to kick ass... [[ImAHumanitarian and chew humans.]]"
* In ''VideoGame/StarcraftII'', the marine has the line "I came here to kick ass and chew bubble gum, and I'm all outta... ah forget it" if you [[StopPokingMe click on him]] enough times.
** Also, this is one of [[CrazyAwesome Tychus Findlay's]] {{Badass Boast}}s during his [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome little rampage]] with [[HumongousMecha The Odin]].
* [[AdamWesting Roddy Piper's character]] in ''[[VideoGame/{{WWE}} SmackDown! vs RAW 2008]]'' uses a version of this. "I used to chew bubblegum and kick ass! But I gave up on chewing bubblegum a long time ago, so now I kick twice as much ass!'
* Used straight in ''VideoGame/OneMustFall 2097'' with guest character VideoGame/JazzJackrabbit, "I'm here to kick butt and eat carrots and I'm all out of carrots!"
* In ''VideoGame/CargoTheQuestForGravity'', one of the evil robot gods accuses the protagonist of not being much of an engineer because "all [she does] is kick arse and chew bubblegum."
* ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' has an item that states, "You came here to make a lamp, and to beat things with a big club, and you're all out of light bulbs."
* Said by Cookie Masterson in the start of episode seven of the 2011 release of ''VideoGame/YouDontKnowJack'' but with a different kind of gum. "I'm Cookie Masterson, and I came here to kick butt and chew gum. And I just ran out of chewing gum..."
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* In ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'', Dr. Light mangles the line due to being really drunk in [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/070713 this comic]].
* In ''Webcomic/MacHall'', they were [[http://machall.com/view.php?date=2001-08-10 all out of ass]].
* ''Webcomic/NoNeedForBushido'' uses the line "Yori's ready to kick ass and chew bubblegum, and he's fresh out of bubblegum!" as a subtitle on its banner at [=TopWebComics.com=].
* Parodied in ''Webcomic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella'', when the eponymous character gets pissed off at a [[GeniusLoci sentient Target store]]:
-->'''Wonderella:''' I'm here to buy bubblegum and eat cookies... ''and you're all out of bubblegum.''
* ''Felicity Flint'' of John Troutman's various comics once gets distracted in the middle of it:
-->'''Felicity:''' I'm here to kick ass and chew bubblegum, and I'm all out of-- [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny OOH, Bubble Tape]]!
** [[DontExplainTheJoke Isn't Bubble Tape bubblegum?]]
* The Forums for the webcomic ''Webcomic/DresdenCodak'' had a forum regular sprout "It's time for badass Kimiko to kick ass and manipulate the structure of synthetic polymers, and she's all out of synthetic polymers."
* Parodied in ''DragonTails'' [[http://www.dragon-tails.com/comics/archive.php?date=030704 here]].
-->'''Goldy:''' That's it, I'm stealing a one liner. Time to kick ass and chew bubble gum and I'm all out of gum.\\
'''Lemuel:''' Actually, I've got another pack of gum in my bag.\\
'''Goldy:''' Uh... ta.
** Also played with, because the gum is why he then kicks ass. [[spoiler:The gum is actually a high power explosive, one of the few inventions created by the resident incompetent MadScientist (Bluey) that works as it's intended to.]]
* Also parodied in [[http://www.ansemretort.org/ansemretort/index.html?comic=339 this]] ''Webcomic/AnsemRetort'' comic. Justified in that it's perfectly in-character for Sora.
* The Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures series ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth'' pairs a variant with SesquipedalianLoquaciousness when, in a donation-sponsored bonus comic, [[TheSmartGuy Pickle Inspector]] attempts to save the day with a desk fort.
-->[[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/extras/ps000033.html "You're here for two things: to rain unspeakable devastation down on the forces of evil, and to flail your limbs about in a playful manner.\\
"AND YOU HAVE NO ROOM IN YOUR FORT TO FLAIL ABOUT WHATSOEVER."]]
** Earlier, in the actual "canon" storyline, there was this one:
--->"You're here for two things: to fucking ruin someone's shit, and to play a friendly game of make-believe.\\
"AND YOU'RE ALL OUT OF IMAGINATION."
*** Especially appropriate as it's been [[RunningGag repeatedly established]] that Ace Dick's imagination sucks.
* ''Webcomic/TodayNothingHappened'' had a semi-filler strip doing the usual subversion (only with dishes).
* In [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Pegwarmers Pegwarmers]], Deadpool parodied it [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Pegwarmers/index.php?p=736022 here]].
* The usual joke gets [[ExpoSpeakGag a little technical]] in [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2009/5/8/ this statement]] by CEO Duke Nukem, as reported by PennyArcade.
* If you scroll enough to the top-left in [[http://xkcd.com/1110 this]] XKCD, you find someone saying "I came here to chew bubblegum... and I'm [[AntiHumor all out of bubblegum]]."
* Parodied in ''Webcomic/AllenTheAlien''; Allen mangles it when he is drunk.
* Webcomic/{{Educomix}} uses it in true DadaComics style in [[http://educomix.webcomic.ws/comics/pl/303123 this strip.]]
-->'''Juice:''' We're here to chew gum and destroy Ecotologist equipment. And we're not really here to chew gum, we're only here to destroy Ecotologist equipment.
* ToothPasteForDinner provides the most meta possible version of this: [[http://www.toothpastefordinner.com/index.php?date=070813 Thing Doers]].
* Referenced in a page title in ''Webcomic/CommanderKitty''. [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2011/02/06/and-shes-all-out-of-bubblegum/ Naturally, it's a page where much asskicking ensues]].
* ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' has [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2009/05/08 a joke]] about VideoGame/DukeNukem developer 3D Realms shutting down
--> In a prepared statement, CEO Duke Nukem said that it was "time to liquidate non performing assets and chew gum, but that gum supplies were insufficient at this juncture."
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[[folder: Web Original]]
* [[WebVideo/TheAngryJoeShow Angry Joe]] parodied this in his review of Duke Nukem Forever
-->'''Joe:''' I'm here to Kick ass and chew bubblegum, and I have... plenty of gum"
* There used to be a website hosting things like Spider-Man: Shush, and Avengers: Misassembled spoofing Marvel and DC crossover stories, using action figures.
--> '''Ultron''': "I'm here to chew bubble gum and kick ass. ... And even though I still have plenty of gum, I'ma still gonna kick all yo asses."
* [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/206621 Duke Nukem: Forever]] (no, not [[{{Vaporware}} that]] [[VideoGame/DukeNukemForever one]], the one by Creator/AndrewKepple) parodies it beautifully:
--> '''Elderly Duke Nukem:''' "I'm here to kick ass and chew gum---''[dentures fall out]''---and I'm all out of teeth."
--> '''Elderly Doctor Proton:''' "Plenty of gums, though."
* In early February 2011, when ICANN assigned the last IPv4 /8s, the line mutated for a time into "I'm here to kick ass and assign IPv4 addresses... and I'm all out of IPv4 addresses!"
* Spoofed in a GagSub version of ''Film/RedDawn1984''.
-->'''Col. Strelnikov:''' "I'm here to kick bubblegum and chew ass, and guess what? I'm all out of bubblegum."
-->''(General Jackinoff nods for reasons you really don't want to know)''
* ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' has Kaiba declare "I'm here to kick ass and play card games, and I'm all out of cards." This is later parodied by Yami in "The Other Abridged Movie" with "I'm here to kick ass and play card games, and I'm all out of ass."
** In one episode, Bakura says, "I've come to kick ass and drink cups of tea, and I'm all out of tea!"
* A pre-Creator/TeamFourStar WebVideo/DragonBallAbridged take on the "Dead Zone" movie had a botched take on it:
-->'''Piccolo:''' Alright. I'm here to kick bubblegum and chew ass, and I'm all out of ass... wait...
* In ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFHld9CaOfs .hack Trilogy Abridged]]'', during Haseo's fight with Tri-Edge, at 6:17-6:25, Tri-Edge says "I'm here to kick ass and chew bubblegum, and I'm all out of bubblegum, AGAIN!! I need to shop for more!"
* GanXingba, the creator of ''WebVideo/AvatarTheAbridgedSeries'' produced this gem:"I'm hear to eat fire flakes and kick ass, and I'm all out of fire flakes."
* This trope is used by Website/SFDebris in his review of the ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' episode "Regeneration", riffing on the concept of heavily armed scientific expeditions.
---> "I'm here to measure soil toxicity and kick ass, and I'm all out of samples! *makes machine gun noises*"
* Humorously inverted in [[http://chzmemebase.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/memes-professor-layton.jpg this]] ''Franchise/ProfessorLayton'' meme.
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' TheAbridgedSeries by [[WebAnimation/MadokaAbridged Pony Not Ready]]:
-->'''Kyoko''': I'm here to kick ass and eat food. And I'm all out of food.
-->'''Kyubey''': [[PokemonSpeak Kyubey Kyubey Kyubey?]] [[note]](Subtitled:) You're out of food?[[/note]]
-->'''Kyoko''': Of course I'm not out of food, [[ShoutOut who]] [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann do you think I am?]]
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[[folder: Western Animation]]
* Numbuh 4 of the ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' also referenced the quote in "UNCOOL", with chewy pellets instead of gum. (The episode also featured zombies, so it fits.)
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' had Peter Venkman say "I'm here to chew bubblegum and bust ghosts! And I'm all out of bubblegum!"
* From the ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' episode "The Texas Skilsaw Massacre", and Hank's rage-addicted new friend Big Jim.
-->'''Big Jim''': I love two things: [[BunnyEarsLawyer building doll house furniture]] and kicking ass, and I don't see no doll houses around here, do ya Hank?
* In the WesternAnimation/BewareTheBatman episode "Instinct", Professor Pyg greeted the Batman like this:
-->Professor Pyg: "We've been meaning to invite you over for tea and a good old-fashioned pummeling; sadly, we're all out of tea!"
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[[folder: Real Life]]
* [[MemeticBadass Reggie Fils-Aime]], Nintendo of America head honcho, became an Internet dear when in 2004 he uttered this gem during Nintendo's E3 conference: "My name is reggie, I'm about kicking ass, I'm about taking names, and we're about making games". Of course, the imageboards had a field trip with that... and Reggie saw it was good PR as he's been a source of one-liners since then. [[MemeticSexGod His body is ready.]]
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