"So, why don't you make like a tree and get outta here?"The good guys have just activated the self-destruct on the Big Bad's Kill Sat or carefully laid a time bomb in the center of the Elaborate Underground Base. Or maybe they have advance warning for a natural disaster... Whatever the reason, it's time to beat a hasty retreat! According to an official Trivial Pursuit question, this is the second most often used Stock Phrase in movies, right after "I love you." Someone has edited together a montage of the abuses of this trope covering many of the film and live action TV examples: "Let's Get Out of Here!"
— Biff Tannen, Back to the Future
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- Said word for word in Tenchi Muyo! when Tenchi destroys Kargato's ship with everyone still inside.
- Deff Skwadron: Having shot the loading chains off a bus-sized artillery shell, causing it to plummet explosively back into the magazine, our heroes have this exchange:
Gimzod: Good shootin', boss! Now what we gonna do?Ugzob: A favorite ole Deff Skwadron taktik, Gimzod, 'oned to perfektion by years of 'ard-won experience... we legs it good an' proper!
- Who Framed Roger Rabbit
- The Movie of James and the Giant Peach.
- One of the most memorable scenes in The Goonies. "Let's—" "get—" "out—" "of here!" "Like, NOW!"
- Alien Several times throughout the film:
- Lambert says these words after seeing the derelict space ship, before the alien infestation even begins. They probably should have listened to her.
- Lambert also yells it at Dallas when she sees the alien closing in on him on the motion tracker screen. It only serves to make him panic and run right into the alien's open arms.
- Lambert again (it's kind of a theme for her) after Dallas' death. Ripley has to remind her that the shuttle can't take all four of them.
- And in the sequel, Hicks yells out during the evacuation to Drake, who is hanging back, that they are leaving. It doesn't end well.
- And "I say we take off and nuke the site from orbit" does involve getting out of here first.
- The Empire Strikes Back - Han Solo realizes that the "cave" in the asteroid in which they sought refuge was actually a giant space slug.
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest: Will Turner sees Jack come running out of the jungle.... pursued by a horde of angry cannibals.
- Gwen from Galaxy Quest, upon discovering a horde of cannibalistic aliens: "Let's get out of here before one of those things kills Guy!"
- Used at least twice in The Tomorrow Series, each time followed by Lee (or Ellie) pointing out that it's a very commonly used movie line.
- Sort of invoked by Lt. Blouse in Monstrous Regiment, after they used the enemy's portable clacks to send a false intel report.
Blouse: "Now we leave as quickly as possible. I believe the phrase is, 'Let us get the heck out of here.'"Polly: "Close, sir. Quite close."
- Vorkosigan Saga: In the story "Labyrinth", after cooking Baron Ryoval's gene banks:
"Now," [Miles] said to Taura, who was still meditating on the dial, and her hand, with her gold eyes glowing, "we have to get out of here. Now we really have to get out of here." Lest her next tactics lesson turn out to be, Don't blow up the bridge you're standing on, Miles allowed nervously.
Live Action TV
- Star Trek: The Original Series - Captain Kirk said "Let's get the hell out of here" (which for broadcast TV in those days was almost a Precision F-Strike) at the end of "The City on the Edge of Forever" after saving the entire natural timeline and future at the cost of letting Edith Keeler die.
- M*A*S*H: When Trapper and Hawkeye realize they've cut the wrong wire in an unexploded bomb.
- The cast of Red Dwarf were asked, "What does "smeg" mean?" by a young boy at an event where they were fielding questions from the audience. After a bit of throat-clearing, Robert Llewellyn looked at Craig Charles. Craig looked at Robert. ...and both got on their hands and knees, crawled behind their chairs and out behind the stage curtain, Robert glancing back to 'check' if anyone was following.
- Mass Effect 2 - Garrus Vakarian "needing some distance from this place" after seeking revenge against Sidonis on the Citadel.
- Also Shepard's "I've had enough of this colony" after getting chewed out by Kaidan/Ashley on Horizon.
- The entire sinking tanker escape scene of the second Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare mission, "Crew Expendable", is nothing but this trope and Continue Your Mission, Dammit!.
Captain Price: On your feet, soldier! We are LEAVING!!
- The first level of Metal Wolf Chaos, where you fight your out of the White House take off in Air Force One through the Washington Monument reflection pool and fly away.
- Hostages you rescue in Counter-Strike also say this line after you get to them.
- Practically Once an Episode on Scooby-Doo.
- Used on The Simpsons whenever someone gets injured and, rather than do the courageous thing and help the victim, the other characters run and leave him (or her) for dead. Was used in a non–injury-related scene on "New Kid on the Block," where after Kearney (who's with fellow bully Dolph) hits on Laura with "Hey, baby, how 'bout puttin' your finger in my ear!", Laura snaps back, "Well, I dunno. Your boyfriend looks like the jealous type." Kearney and Dolph are so shocked by the comeback, they shout, "Let's get outta here!"
- William Shatner uses the line again in the Futurama episode "Where No Fan Has Gone Before", after Fry reminds the Original Series cast that the paradise they just left required them spending eternity with the universe's biggest Trekkie.
- Several classmates from The Magic School Bus say it in unison as blood-borne bacteria multiply in front of them. (Yes, they are in the blood, too.)
- In Garfield in Paradise, Jon says it rather quietly at the sight of mean-looking islanders, but The Alleged Car won't start. Fortunately for him and his pets, they're a Cargo Cult and worship the car.
- In Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, after the rescue from the snow monster's cave.
Yukon Cornelius: Let's get out of here!
- This line is uttered twice in The Little Rascals episode "Yachtsa' Luck": first by Wheelhouse Willie after he and his henchman, Slats, rob the treasure chest on Waldo's yacht, and then by Alfalfa and Spanky when they're afraid of Waldo blaming them for the theft.
- During the "Pooh Moon" episode of The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Rabbit suggests a strategic retreat from an (imagined) danger.
Rabbit: P-perhaps we should retreat and think this over...