All of Them
aka: How Many All Of Them
John Connor: We got company.
Miles Dyson: Police?
Sarah Connor: How many?
A Stock Phrase
joke used to indicate that giving a number, even a vague estimate, would be pretty useless at this point—yeah, the entirety of Europe just stormed your base
. Commonly overlaps with an Oh Crap
moment, or comes just before or after one. Or a Heartwarming Moment
—which should we save? All of Them
Note that this trope is a joke, normally in response to a question that would usually be answered with a number. Don't put every single example of someone using the words 'all of them' on this page — in general, if it's not funny or at least gallows humor
, it isn't this trope. Usually, if the phrase is being used in a literal manner, it's not this trope, either, though sometimes the sheer implausibility of having literally every single cop in the world raiding your house or somesuch can be used as a joke itself. But seriously answering that you want every member of a population killed
, for instance, doesn't qualify. Compare Gonna Need More X
, another trope about situations involving overwhelming quantities.
Note for Examples: This trope only applies if "All Of Them" is a response to a direct question about quantity.
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Anime And Manga
- Uzumaki Naruto in White Rain.
- From Calvin And Hobbes Get Xtreme, as the protagonists visit a circus:
"What should we get?" Calvin asked.\\
"Soda and cotton candy, soda and popcorn, popcorn and cotton candy, or soda and peanuts, or peanuts and cotton candy, oró"\\
"Ah, to heck with it! Let's take it all at once!"
Film - Live-Action
- Played straight in Iron Man 2, when Justin Hammer shows off a wide selection of weapons to stick on Rhodes' newly-acquired Mk II suit. There's a very good reason it became known as War Machine.
- Terminator 2. Occurs when the protagonists have broken into the Cyberdyne building and are preparing to blow it up, as seen in the page quote.
- The Professional
Bring me everyone. Benny:
What do you mean "everyone"? Stansfield: EVE-RY-ONE!!!
- A technically correct (assuming inclusive) one from Little Man Tate:
Elementary School Math Teacher: "How many numbers between 1 and 10 are divisible by 2?"
Tate: All of them.
- Dark City: Emma (John Murdoch's alleged wife) conversing with Detective Bumstead after being told to talk to him about her missing husband:
Bumstead: *points at list of names* Do any of these names seem familiar?
Emma: Are you trying to accuse him of something?
Bumstead: Maybe. Maybe murder.
Emma: *looks at list* Which one?
Bumstead: All of them.
- There's a particularly ridiculous one in Stealth that happens once the AI plane becomes sentient after getting struck by lightning.
Tech Guy: EDI just downloaded some music from the internet.
Ben Gannon: How much?
Tech Guy: All of it.
- Contagion. Two pathologists are doing an autopsy on Patient Zero — the moment they take a look at what's left of her brain, the older pathologist tells his colleague to back away from the table.
Younger Pathologist: (backing away) You want me to call somebody?
Older Pathologist: I want you to call everybody.
- Batman Begins: Bruce Wayne, after giving his coat to a homeless guy and deciding to secretly leave Gotham:
Bruce Wayne: Be careful who sees you with that. They're going to come looking for me.
Homeless Man: Who?
Bruce Wayne: Everyone.
- From Battleship:
"Prepare to fire."
"Sir, which weapons?"
"All of them."
- Alien vs. Predator. Two Weyland Industries personnel are looking at thermal satellite images showing a pyramid buried under the ice of Mysterious Antarctica.
Supervisor: Wake them up.
Tech 2: Who?
- Contact. After figuring out primes are coming Vega.
Willie: Who are we going to call now?
Ellie Arroway: Everybody.
- The Dresden Files:
- In Summer Knight between a member of the Alphas and Dresden himself as they prepare to go into the Summer vs. Winter battle:
Billy: How many faeries are we talking about?
Harry: All of them
Harry: Uh. How many of them?
Lea: Why, all of Winter, child. All of us.
- Also in the novella Aftermath:
Murphy: Dresden killed the Red Court.
Billy: You mean... those vampires in the basement?
Murphy: I mean the Red Court. All of them.
- In Halo: Ghosts Of Onyx, the protagonists are on the run from the titular "ghosts": Forerunner Onyx Sentinels, which are much more dangerous than standard ones found in the games. Late in the book, it leads to this:
"We've got incoming," Fred's static-filled voice crackled over the COM. "Sentinels."
"Sir, all of them."
- Related joke: In Guards! Guards!, Nobby, in a panic, leaves the Mended Drum to report to Vimes that Carrot was fighting in the Mended Drum. Vimes asked to clarify "All by himself?" "No. With everyone!"
- In Jingo after repeated scenes of Vimes ordering things to be thrown overboard, Reg Shoe wonders, with a storm approaching, "how far the barometer's sunk" and Detritus replies "All der way."
- At one point in Shatterpoint, sidekick Nick Rostu gets a little fed up with Mace Windu's dual habits of a) having apeshit insane plans and b) never telling Nick about them, leading to this exchange (paraphrased):
: "And now the droid starfighters are targeting us
Mace: "How many?"
Nick: "Was I unclear on this? All of them!"
Nick: "Um. Two hundred and forty-three."
- In Monster Hunter International, Owen asks how many gun laws his new, custom-made shotgun breaks. The response is "All of them."
- In Instrument Of God, David is talking to someone who informs him that the Supervisors have quit. "How many? All of them? ... Oh shit, that's bad."
Live Action Television
- Babylon 5:
- Slings And Arrows: When Ellen is finally driven to a breaking point, the following exchange occurs:
Geoffrey: What are you quitting?
- White Collar: In the pilot, when Peter hunts down Neal after his prison break:
Neal: We surrounded? (Peter nods) How many?
Peter: Including my agents, and the marshals? All of them, I think.
- Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip: Zhang Tao has just spoken English to Jack Rudolph after spending about 10 episodes using a translator:
Jack: You speak English?
Tao: I speak a few words.
Jack: How many words?
Tao: All of them.
- Doctor Who:
- In The Satan Pit, the Doctor is talking to a being that claims to be the Devil.
The Doctor: "If you are the Beast, then answer me this; which one? Because the universe has been busy since you've been gone. There's more religions than there are planets in the sky! Which devil are you?"
The Beast: "ALL OF THEM."
- And from New Earth,
The Doctor: All of them. Every single disease in the galaxy, they've been infected with everything.
- In the Supernatural episode "The Mentalists", Sam and Dean are investigating the deaths of "mediums" in a town full of them.
Sam: How many crystal balls do you figure there are in Lily Dale?
Dean: Somewhere between 50 and, uh, all of them.
- A slightly different version from My Hero:
Ella: I asked him how much TV he watches, and he said "The whole screen"!
- The Finder. Walter has tasked Willa to sort through a big mess of security footage and has given her lots of sugar and coffee to help her do it.
Leo: Willa, how much coffee did you drink?!
Willa: Allofit. ButIfoundCarlos.
- At the end of the Dominion War in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, the female changeling orders the death of the Cardassians for their betrayal. Weyoun, used to making examples, asks who he is supposed to be killing. When told they are ALL to die, Weyoun merely remarks that carrying out that order could take some time.
- In Malcolm in the Middle, Reese tries to make some money by volunteering as a medical test subject. Unfortunately, he starts to have some very unpleasant side effects from all the drugs he's mixing. Eventually, he calls Francis in tears over the phone:
Reese Francis! You've gotta help me! I don't wanna take drugs anymore!
Francis: Oh geez! Okay, Reese, I want you to tell me very specifically; what kind of drugs did you take?
Reese: All of them!
- In Community, when Pierce's invention for a "chairless chair" fails, and looks to have injured Pierce, as he starts to collapse, he quietly says "Someone please call all the ambulances."
- On Smallville, when Darkseid manipulates the people to fear and hate heroes, Lois asks her cousin to hack news websites so they can place pro-hero videos on them. Chloe asks: "How many?" - "All of them!"
- The Mentalist - In a Crowning Moment of Funny, the psychopathic Villain of the Week tries to mow down dozens of bystanders and fails because Jane had filled his gun with blanks. Cue Cho:
Cho: Hey, how you doing. You're under arrest for the attempted murder of... *gestures at the terrified crowd* everybody.
- Criminal Minds has this discussion between David Rossi (who is divorced three times) and Aaron Hotchner from "Omnivore":
Rossi: My wife said I have a flair for the dramatic.
Hotchner: Which one?
Rossi: All of them.
- The Vampire Diaries - When Jeremy asks Bonnie how much of the dead witches' energy she'll need to kill Klaus, this is her answer.
- In Peanuts, Sally gave this answer when Charlie Brown, teaching her how to count, asked how many sailboats she saw in a book illustration.
- This is based on a real-life occurrence. A local German commander with the rank of Major and the name of Werner Pluskat did sight the invasion force and was so dismayed that he relayed to his superiors that the allies had ten thousand ships coming right at him. At first they thought Pluskat had lost his mind because there was no way his claim could possibly be true, until he assured them that the exact number wasn't important but there was clearly a massive fleet out there. His exaggeration wasn't much of one, either, as the Allies did have several thousand ships involved in Operation Overlord.
- From the flashback mission "Project Nova" in Call of Duty: Black Ops* :
Reznov: Keep moving! This is not our war!
Nevski: Then who do we fight?
- From the first Brotherhood of Nod mission in Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun:
CABAAL: "The probablility of a favorable outcome can be increased if we can return to your main base and engage the enemy as we move.
Slavik: Define "favorable outcome", CABAAL.
CABAAL: "They all die."
- Need for Speed:Most Wanted has a Shout Out to The Professional just before the final chase.
Cross: Are you telling me that the most wanted street racer in Los Angeles just got away?!
Cross: I want everyone on this guy!
- In El Goonish Shive, when Grace first transforms into her first legion form this conversation occurs:
Sarah: Um... Uh, what form is this?
Grace: ...Well, If I had to guess I'd say... all of them?
- Schlock Mercenary
- Operation "Giant Smoking Crater" in Two Evil Scientists.
- Dominic Deegan, here. Spoilers ahoy.
- Happens in Chainsawsuit when Cthulhu plays Humans and Habitats and asks how many rounds his character is dead for.
- In Hijinks Ensue, when Eli is about to propose to Denise:
Denise: How much did you have to drink?
Eli: All? Is all a number? All of beer.
- Characters in Homestuck frequently use this for emphasis, usually in the form "All (of) the X. All of them. There were no more X for anyone to Y."
- Penny Arcade used this joke to parody Hollywood Hacking that borders on a Critical Research Failure.
- Hyperbole And A Half does it twice in the same comic: "CLEAN ALL THE THINGS!"; later, "clean all the things?"
- In the "Dark Science" arc of Dresden Codak, Balthasar asks Kim how much food she ordered and she replies "All of it."
- In The Whiteboard, when Swampy is phoning a window repair company after yet another bout of explosive hilarity:
Swampy: Hey, Rog, they want to know how many windows got damaged this time.
Swampy (to the receiver): I don't even know why I asked. He's just gonna say "all of 'em".
Roger: No, I think the one in the bathroom hasn't broken...
- In The Guild, Vork irritably responds like this when asked how many languages he speaks. (He may have meant it literally, since so far he's been able to understand and respond in every language spoken in his presence, including Korean, Hindi, and possibly Spanish.)
- A "leaked" version of Michael Bay's script for The Dark Knight (It's fake) contains a hilarious version of this:
Alfred: Hack the internet?
Bruce: Yes, hack the internet.
General: Nobody's ever hacked the internet before.
Bruce: Well, there's a first for everything.
General: Okay, I like it, but which one of the internets do we hack?
Bruce: All of them.
- In a recent Neopets event, you can get an achievement◊ which references Hyperbole And A Half's use of this trope, although there are only five challengers you have to fight to earn it.
- In "The Rebirth," the Multi Parter that comprises the final season of Transformers Generation One, when Optimus is asked how many Decepticons are approaching Cybertron his answer is an emphatic "All of them!"
- The scene from The Professional is parodied in Dan Vs "The Salvation Armed Forces." Dan tells Crunchy, employee of Greatwill (rival to the SAF) to "assemble the troops."
Crunchy: What troops?
Crunchy: turns to the left Uh, hey, everyone?
- From Megas XLR
(During an intergalactic, giant robot pro-wrestling match) Magnanimous
(coordinator): Send...in...everyone. Assistant
: Which one? Magnanimous
: EVERY ONE!!! (hits a button labeled "EVERYONE")
- In the Thundercats 2011 episode "Between Brothers", when discussing the Lizard army that has surrounded the Elephants' village.
Panthro: Bad news. The entire village is surrounded.
Cheetara: How many troops?
Panthro: If I had to guess, I'd say "All of them."
- At the end of The Fairly OddParents Christmas Episode "Christmas Everyday":
Easter Bunny: How many more houses do we have to hit?
Timmy: All of them?
- Used parodiously in Futurama when Zapp's ship gets cut in half, dumping a... considerable number of his troops into the vacuum of space:
Zapp: How many did we lose?
Kif: All of them.
Zapp: Well, at least they won't have to mourn each other.
- The Simpsons Season 3 Episode 11. A German company have bought Springfield's nuclear plant and is talking with Homer (the safety inspector) for a "brief exchange of ideas".
German Guy: You have been safety inspector for two years. What initiatives have you spearheaded in that time?
Homer: Uh... all of them?
- Eddie Izzard:
Priam: Whoa, where's she from?
Paris: She's from Sparta!
Priam: ...Agh, you twit. Nip upstairs, see if there are any ships on the horizon.
Paris: Right. [he does] Uhh... Ships. Yeah, yeah, there's ships.
Priam: Well, how many?
Paris: -thinking noises- ...all of them.
- A Sarah Palin interview:
CBS Correspondent: What newspapers and magazines did you regularly read before you were tapped for this, to stay informed and to understand-
Palin: I read most of them, again with a great appreciation for the press, for the media-
CBS Correspondent: But like, what ones specifically, I'm curious that you-
Palin: Um, All of them.
- This Staredad Meme image: All of them
- An old joke that pops up in numerous places is some variation of the following (also counts as a Mathematician's Answer).
Q: How many bodies are buried in this cemetery?
A: All of them.note
- Another joke (said in a piratey accent):