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->''"There'll be only two blows struck: I'll hit him, and he'll hit the earth."''
-->-- '''Flip''', ''ComicStrip/LittleNemo'', [[http://www.comicstriplibrary.org/display.php?id=550&full=1 1909-06-20]]

Stock phrase originating... we're not really sure. The internet doesn't seem to know either. Our best guess is ''ComicStrip/LittleNemo'' (see page quote). It's been showing up fairly frequently in the last ten years, making it stock dialogue. The implied threat is obvious: Screw with me, I'll punch your lights out. Obviously, it doesn't have to be the ground, just whatever surface is under your feet. A subtrope of BadassBoast, and related somewhat to ChewBubblegum. Not to be confused with MeteorMove. For when this [[NotHyperbole actually occurs]], see OneHitKO.

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!!Examples:

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[[folder:Film]]
* In ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'', Andrew Clark (Creator/EmilioEstevez) says to John Bender (Creator/JuddNelson), "Two hits: Me hitting you, you hitting the floor." Awesomely followed up with him proving it - though the wrestling version, not the boxing version.
* In ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'', Sgt. Donny Donowitz says this to a Nazi soldier when leading him to be interrogated by Lt. Aldo Raine.
* ''Film/TheDevilsRejects'', Captain Spaulding to Otis Driftwood during a tense moment; "Two hits; I hit you, your dick hits the dirt!"
* Subverted in the first live action ''Film/ScoobyDoo'' movie, When Shaggy and Scooby are about to fight each other over [[spoiler:Scooby accusing Shaggy's love interest of being one of the monsters]] Shaggy says;
--> "There will be two hits, I'll hit you, and then I'll hit you again."
* ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld'' has a little bit of a variant. "The first click is me hanging up the phone. The second is me pulling the trigger."
* ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'': [[AbusiveParents Dean]] threatens this to Eggsy when he confronts him over his, Eggsy's, mother's [[DomesticAbuse black eye]].
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* A play on this phrase occurs in ''Series/{{Workaholics}}'', where Blake says "There'll be two hits. Me hitting you, and Kid Rock's "Bawitaba" playing in the background."
* Variation from ''Series/{{Titus}}''; Ken Titus says to his girlfriend's gay ex-husband, "There's gonna be three hits; me hitting you, you hitting the floor, then you hitting on the ambulance driver."
* In "The Fight" episode of ''Series/TheOfficeUS'', Creator/SteveCarell's character gets the line just a bit wrong: "Two punches: Me punching you, you hitting the floor."
* In ''Series/MikeAndMolly'', apparently Molly starts a bar brawl at one point. She remarks that it wasn't much of a brawl; she hit the offender once, and the offender hit the floor.
* Subverted in ''Series/{{Community}}'', when Hickey threatens, "If I come over there, there are gonna be two sounds: me hitting you...twice."

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[[folder:Music]]
* Variation in a Creator/WillSmith song: "Three hits, I hit you, you hit the floor; this track is the third hit, that's for sure!"
* Music/SickPuppies' song "You're Going Down": "When my fist hits your face; and your face hits the floor". The more common censored version of the song (most of the edits are earlier on( changes it slightly to "With my fist in your face, and your face on the floor".
* Music/MindlessSelfIndulgence's song "Lights Out" is about a guy who enjoys the mindless ultraviolence that can come with this trope: "Punch your lights out, hit the pavement, that's what I call entertainment!"
* Music/GunsNRoses, "It's So Easy": "See me hit you, you fall down!"
* And inverted in Music/{{Metallica}}'s "The Day That Never Comes"
-->You pull away, he hits the flesh
-->You hit the ground
* Titus Andronicus' song "Arms Against Atrophy":
-->It was just the two hits
-->I remember nothing more
-->Only Alex hitting the switch
-->and me hitting the floor
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* OlderThanTelevision: ''ComicStrip/LittleNemo'', [[http://www.comicstriplibrary.org/display.php?id=550&full=1 1909-06-20]]
-->'''Flip''': There'll be only two blows struck: [[TropeMaker I'll hit him, and he'll hit the earth.]]
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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* The stage-name of the late Wrestling/BamBamBigelow was derived from this.
* A variation of this comes from Wrestling/HarleyRace: "If I hit him with my left [hand] and he doesn't go down, I will walk around him to see what's holding him up."
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/PunchOut'': "I have a three-step program for you. I punch you, you fall down, I win!"
* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', one of companion Jericho's battlecries is "Two hits, kid! Two hits!" (Oddly enough, his default weapon fires three-round bursts.)
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* A variation in ''Webcomic/HowIKilledYourMaster'': "I don't know what it's like to hit a man [[OneHitKill twice]]."
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* Kind of a variation from ''OldManMurray'': "You be Sonny Bono, and I'll be a tree. You hit me and die."
* On one of the "Mr. T facts" pages, there was this gem: "If you try to fight Mr. T, it will end in two hits. Him hitting you, and you hitting the surface of the sun"
* ''LetsPlay/Persona4EnduranceRun'': Episode 93. "This will be over in two hits, Yosuke. Me hitting the X button and you hitting the floor."
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* During one music video review on ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'', Butt-head does this to Beavis when he keeps telling him to shut up. But, being Butt-head, he doesn't quite get how you're supposed to do it.
-->Beavis, there's going to be two hits. My fist hitting your face, and, uhh... my fist hitting your face again.
* In the episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' "Sven Hoek", a [[TranquilFury tranquilly furious]] Ren says to Stimpy and Sven that "I'm gonna hit ya...and you're gonna faaaaaaall."
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' episode "Gargamel's Giant", [[IJustWantToBeBadass badass wannabe]] Tuffy tells the Smurfs about the fight he and Hefty got into with Azrael, and Hefty interrupts the story and says there were only two hits: Azrael hit Tuffy, and Tuffy hit the ground. After that, everybody leaves.
* From the [[ShowWithinAShow Film Within A Show]] "Banjo" on ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'', "There's gonna be two shots: Me shooting you, and then me taking this shot of whiskey." *BANG*
* Subverted in the ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' episode, "The Party's Over, Isla de Senorita".
-->'''Party God:''' There's going to be two hits, bro. Me hitting you and the second instance of me hitting you.
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