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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The picture above is from a TV ad that has become somewhat of a meme in Germany, which features a horseman in medieval garments who enters a modern day butchery and buys the shop's entire stock of Rügenwalder tea sausage.
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."
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):
Nick: "And now the droid starfighters are targeting us..."
Sheridan: Sorry to drag you out here in the middle of the night, but I thought you should see this. Here, come on over here. This is the Imphili homeworld. They've recently been victims of attacks by Raiders that have decimated their world. They've asked for membership in the Alliance and protection. We've asked the Drazi to provide ships to help with the defense, because the Imphili are on the edge of Drazi space. Isn't that correct, Ambassador?" Drazi Ambassador: "Yes, but what are those dots around the planet? Delenn: Those are White Stars, Ambassador. Drazi Ambassador: How many? Londo: All of them.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: In Season 8, after Xander kills the vampire that killed Renee, Buffy goes to comfort him, ordering the other slayers to kill the members of the Japanese cult. Every last one of them.
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!"
CABAL:"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", CABAL. CABAL:"They all die."note Slavik: That'll do.
Swampy: Hey, Rog, they want to know how many windows got damaged this time. Roger: Um... 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...
Flintlockes Guide To Azeroth gives us this little gem from everyone's favorite hyper-violent, less-than-clever dwarf when in control of a dirigible steered in the direction of Stormwind (for non-players, this means he is aiming at the capital city of friendly territory).
Flintlocke:RAMMING SPEED! Bloodrose: What are we ramming? Flintlocke:EV'RYTHING!
In Sluggy Freelance, during the Mohkadun arc, Kozaku the Destroyer summons scorpions to poison the city's aqueduct. Specifically, all the scorpions.
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.)
In the Nerd³Skate 3 video (go to 9:55 for the moment in question), after a rather unpleasant looking fall:
Nerd Cubed: Oh, I hope you're wearing all the cups.
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? Dan: EVE-RY-ONE!! Crunchy: turns to the left Uh, hey, everyone?
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?
Seems like on D-Day dawn a German soldier (Major Werner Pluskat) looked out at the English Channel and phoned 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.
Soldier: Allied ships in the Channel! Command: How many? Soldier: 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 Not always true if a funeral is currently being held or if the cemetery staff are attending to the grounds, or if the cemetery includes things like above-ground tombs. Nobody is buried in Grant's tomb, but President Grant and his wife Julia are entombed therein.