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Welcome to Hell
Perhaps the most self-aware example on this page.

A stock phrase used when one character welcomes another (whether as a threat, sarcastically, or otherwise) to some kind of bad situation. For example, a cop welcoming the new guy to the precinct (a la RoboCop) or a villain threatening the hero (sometimes with a literal hell).

Often used to describe That One Level. Compare See You in Hell.

Not to be confused with the webcomic and animated short Welcome to Hell.


Examples:

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    Comics 
  • Jack Chick frequently has his character say this literally, but sometimes has them do it figuratively for exceptionally degenerate and dangerous places. Naturally, said places end up getting turned around completely thanks to one person with a Jack Chick tract talking to and converting the right people.

    Films — Animated 
  • Ratatouille: "Welcome to hell. Now recreate the soup."

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Edge of Darkness 2010
    Thomas Craven: Welcome to Hell!
  • RoboCop
    Manson: Where are you from?
    Murphy: Metro South.
    Manson: Welcome to hell.
  • Sydney White
    Rachel Witchburn: Welcome to Hell, skanks!
  • Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
    Arthur: [greeting a returning Freddy] Welcome to Hell.
  • Quid Pro Quo
    Isaac: Welcome to hell. I'll introduce you to the staff.
  • Hellraiser
    Pinhead: "Welcome... to Hell."
    Pinhead: Welcome. Welcome to Hell.
  • Robin Hood (1991) TV movie
    Friar Tuck: Welcome to hell!
  • Men of War (not the RTS game)
    Nick: [to Keefer] Welcome to Hell.
  • Control Factor
    Lance Bishop: ...your little secret, that the devil doesn't exist any more. Because you and your people have taken his place. Here's my little secret. Welcome to hell...
  • Glory Glory
    Ellie: [returning to Silver Creek where they were raped] Welcome home, Widow, welcome to hell.
  • Kutumb
    Pratham: Welcome to Hell.
  • Inherit the Wind: E. K. Hornbeck, to Henry Drummond: "Hello, Devil. Welcome to Hell."
  • Diamonds Are Forever: "Welcome to Hell, Blofeld."
  • Nothing To Lose: "Welcome to hell, biiiiatch."
  • Paint Your Wagon: "Welcome to hell, Parson!"
  • The Rookie: "Well, welcome to Hell!"
  • Little Miss Sunshine:
    Dwayne: [on notepad] Welcome to hell.
    Frank: Thanks, Dwayne. Coming from you, that means a lot.
  • Hombre Mirando Al Sudeste: Thought by Dr. Denis at the beginning of the movie.
  • A variant in Aliens: "We're on an express elevator to Hell, going down!"
  • The horror anthology Tales from the Hood ends with the host revealing himself as Satan and triumphantly welcoming the street gang he's been talking to with this phrase, as only a true Large Ham can.
  • He Died With a Felafel in His Hand, from the Sydney-based chapter "Hell is Other People..."
    Danny: Welcome to hell.
    Sam: At least it's warm.
  • Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers - The comatose Myers is about to be transferred, much to the relief of the staff at his hospital.
    Cop: Yeah, I'll be glad to see this one gone. Yes, indeedy. Welcome to hell.
  • From Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey:
    Colonel Oats: GENTLEMEEENNN! Welcome to Hell.
  • During the climactic fight scene in the industrial sections of the prison in Death Warrant, the psycho killer the Sandman is trouncing Burke in front of the spectating prisoners. He then opens one of the furnaces, and proudly declares "Welcome to HELL!"

    Live-Action TV 
  • ER episode "Doctor Carter, I Presume"
    Dr. Melvoin: [to a fresh group of interns] You are wedges. The wedge is the most primitive tool known to man. That is you. You think you know what you're doing, believe me, you don't. Breakfast with your Senior Surgical Resident Dr. Benton will begin in 15 minutes. Dr. Benton is an intern's worst nightmare. He's smarter than you, he never eats, he never sleeps and he reads every medical journal no matter how obscure. He is the Antichrist. Beelzebub. Lucifer. A devourer of wedges. You will go to sleep at night wishing plague and pestilence on his unborn children and you will wake up every morning praying for his approval. You won't get it. Welcome to hell, ladies and gentlemen.
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Hard Time"
    Ee'char: My name is Ee'char.
    Chief Miles Edward O'Brien: Miles. Miles O'Brien.
    Ee'char: Hello, Miles. Welcome to hell.
  • Vecinos pilot episode
    Alejandra: Welcome to the Hell-Mouth. This, our new home!
  • Saturday Night Live
    David Spade: Macaulay Culkin. [snip] Let me tell you something kid, you're cute, you got blond hair, everyone loves you, it's true. Here's the catch: I used to look exactly like you when I was 10. Oh yeah. This is where you're headed, buddy, welcome to hell!
  • In Scrubs, Turk does this to some visiting interns. JD also compares Dr. Kelso to the devil (calling him a Devil in Plain Sight when he gives his "I want you to think of me as your safety net" speech to them as he did in the pilot).
  • The writing on the door of the Sanctuary Base in the episode "The Impossible Planet" in Doctor Who.
  • The title character of Angel says this to the villain in the episode Hellbound after trapping him, immortal and paralyzed, in a tiny room (the irony being that the villain's motive was to avoid the more literal Hell, something he doesn't have to worry about anymore).
  • In the Check It Out With Dr Steve Brule episode "Church," Dr. Brule suggests that Satan is known to say "Welcome to Hell, who gives a shit."

    Live Comedy 

    Music 
  • Welcome to my Realm by Fireaxe. Interesting in that it is actually sung by the devil as he is literally welcoming people into Hell. And using the screams of the damned as backup vocals.
  • The debut album and title track by Venom.

    Newspaper Comics 
  • The reaction to the Pointy-Haired Boss in Dilbert when he cracks down on employees taking 40% of their sick time on Monday and Friday.
    Asok: HA HA HA! THAT'S A GOOD ONE!...please tell me he was kidding.
    Wally: Welcome to Hell, kid.
  • A panel of The Far Side used this phrase by an old cowboy, reminding the young cowpoke who just beat him in a duel that from now on, he'll know no rest from every cocky young punk looking to prove himself. Since this is The Far Side, the duel in question was a game of Ping-Pong.

    Video Games 
  • Stranglehold
    Vladimir Zakarov: He tells me you're here for Billie and Teko.
    Inspector 'Tequila' Yuen: That's right.
    Vladimir Zakarov: And that you'd walk through hell to get them. Is that right too?
    Tequila: [nods]
    Vladimir Zakarov: Welcome to hell.
In this case, is a penthouse full of heavily armed mooks and lasers everywhere (and if you touch the latter, BOOM — you're dead) where your usual tactics of bullet time and diving around will get you very, very dead in short order.

    Webcomics 

    Web Original 

    Western Animation 
  • Home Movies: In the Camp episode, which was... uh, hell for the kids. Welcome to hellllll, yer gonna burn in there...
  • Discussed in the Venture Brothers episode "Hate Floats":
    Phantom Limb: Oh yes, apart from ‘Behold-the-Giant-Walking-Death-Ray’ speech, the ‘Welcome-To-Hell’ speech is my favorite.
  • Family Guy - After some kids spray-paint Brian pink...
    Stewie: Hey, here's someone who might understand how you feel!
    Pink Panther: Hey, how ya doing. First day being pink?
    Brian: Yeah.
    Panther: Welcome to hell. (Walks off as his classic music sting plays)
  • In the Rocko's Modern Life episode "To Heck and Back," Heffer is told "Welcome to Heck, a friendly neighborhood."

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    Real Life 


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