"Allow me to introduce myself. My name is-" BOOM! "-And I'm from the Department of-" BOOM!
—Michael Westen, Burn Notice
"I'M TORGUE, AND I AM HERE TO ASK YOU ONE QUESTION, AND ONE QUESTION ONLY: EXPLOSIONS!?"
Reddit Question: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE KIND OF EXPLOSION?
Mr. Torgue: YES
Reddit Question: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO BLOW SHIT UP, MR. TORGUE?
Mr. Torgue: THAT QUESTION IMPLIES I HAVE A LEAST FAVORITE WAY TO BLOW THINGS UP WHICH IS F*CKING QUITTER TALK
"TORGUE GUNS MAKE THINGS EXPLODE! .....END OF SALES PITCH!"
—Torgue Vending Machine, Borderlands 2
In Lord of War, [Nicolas Cage] plays an arms dealer, a job that according to the poster consists of literally selling explosions to people.
"Explosions! MORE explosions! I got to have more explosions!"
Reno: Hey, partner. This thing... *holds up huge bundle of dynamite sticks taped together* It got any bite to it?
Rude: Shinra technology at it's finest.
Reno: Oh, so you made this?
Rude: If nothing else, it's flashy!
Reno: Oh, goooood.
"Shit be blowin' up!"
— Lita, Sailor Moon Abridged
John: I guess when they say you can't fight City Hall, they really mean it.
Derek: Well, whoever said that didn't have as much plastique as we do.
Sarah: We can't blow up City Hall.
"A nice explosion now and then keeps the mind sharp."
-— Urdnot Wrex, Mass Effect 1
"Let's see: sixty seconds on the clock plus one 300kg bomb equals lots of little pieces of submarine. So now... the question is, what will you do, Kashim?"
Stephen Colbert: Jon, um... Did you set fire to Dick Gephardt?
Jon Stewart: That's right, Stephen. We lit former Majority Leader of the House, Dick Gephardt, on fire. And then we blew him up.
-— The Daily Show, "Indecision 08: America's Choice"
"Jamie want big boom."
— Jamie Hyneman, Mythbusters
"When in doubt... C4."
— Jamie Hyneman, Mythbusters
"They explode! My life has taken on new meaning!"
— Elsa Bloodstone, Nextwave
"Dude, you have a bazooka. Stop thinking Prague Police and start thinking Playstation. Blow shit up!"
— Xander, xXx
"See, I'm a man of simple tastes. I like dynamite... and gunpowder... and gasoline!"
— The Joker, The Dark Knight
Joker: If we don't stop fighting, you're going to miss the fireworks.
Batman: There won't BE any fireworks!
Joker: And here... we... go.
"Ch3C6H2(NO2)3 + Hg(CNO)2 = well, what? An enormous hole in the ground, a pile of masonry, some bits of flesh and mucus, a foot, with the boot still on it, flying through the air and landing, flop, in the middle of the geraniums–the scarlet ones; such a splendid show that summer!"
— Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
"You were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!"
"DAY 12: ‘Pearl Harbor’ script hits by desktop and my imagination starts rolling. Things blew up at Pearl Harbor. Things blew up real good. I got it in my head to do a 2 ½ hour movie about things blowing up at Pearl Harbor."
— Micheal Bay's "Diary", from a review of Pearl Harbor by Greg Muskewitz
"BLOW THINGS UP! BLOW THINGS UP!"
— Cry of the Jammers from Feng Shui
“I do not understand why everything in this script must inevitably explode”
— Teal'c, Stargate SG-1
"The all time classic, Super Mario 64! NOW WITH FIVE THOUSAND PERCENT MORE EXPLOSIONS!"
"When a chemical plant goes sour, you get The Fireball: large pieces of white-hot metal go flying everywhere at high speeds, and you can lose a hundred-million-dollar investment in four seconds. That's if you're lucky. If you're unlucky, you get Bhopal. Chemical companies compensate ... by carefully watching the pot, using a technology that could be described as A Lot of Old People Who Know How to Make Teflon Without Wiping Out Wilmington. This is expensive, and wasteful, and often leaky."
— Michael Gruber, in Wired 2.10
"There are no problems which cannot be solved by judicious use of high explosives."
— British Commando saying, World War 2
"I got to draw superfluous explosions, though! Those are my favorite kind!"
Michael Bay presents: Explosions!
Explosions! from Michael Bay!
Boom! Michael Baysplosions!!!
"I don't have to blow up everything I see. I just like to."
—Kell Tainer, Wraith Squadron
Donos: Pretty. What do we blow up first?
Wedge: Write that down. That ought to be Wraith Squadron's official motto.
— Solo Command
Mega Man: Let me guess. You're going to flood the cave with water.
Doctor Wily: No, no, no. Nothing so boring. I'm going to flood it with bombs.
— Mega Man (Ruby-Spears)
"In the Game Boy game where Mega Man uses it, I think Mirror Buster is just a shield that can bounce shots, but instead I made it this thing that absorbs attacks and fires them back as some kind of converted blast. Why? Because explosions."
Caboose: Andy, calm down. Think of a happy place. Now, what makes you happy?
Andy: (sentient bomb) Being in the middle of a huge explosion!
Church: Less happy place, Caboose!
Ben Vereen: I get a big charge out of being here.
Crazy Harry: * produces a dynamite plunger* Did you say a big charge?
Vereen and Kermit the Frog: No!
"Oh, go on, Archchancellor. What's the good of having mastery over cosmic balance and knowing the secrets of fate if you can't blow something up?"
— The Dean, Reaper Man
<Insert Zeeky Boogy Doog here>
"Art is a bang, un!"
— Deidara, Naruto
"He did 'Boom!'. No matter how many times you hear, it's always a good sound."
Darklight: And most importantly... we must BLOW STUFF UP!
Wolf, Thatch and Kiki: ...
Darklight: Um... blow... evil... stuff... up...
"When in doubt, just start blowing shit up."
— James Grayson in Resistance Retribution, after blowing up a Chimera power core in the Construction Zone.
"What's cooler than saying 'fuck'? Blowing something up!"
— Claire Hooper, The Sideshow With Paul McDermott
Riff: Wood, mortar, plaster... various materials mundane materials that share one important quality. They all can be blown up.
Torg: Riff, that's always your plan.
Riff: It's more of a philosophy.
Torg: Don't you have more gadgets than just the bazooka?
Riff: I stopped bothering to pack them months ago.
— Sluggy Freelance
"As the size of an explosion increases, the number of social situations it is incapable of solving approaches zero."
— Vaarsuvius, The Order of the Stick
"Their songs followed the simple premise of boy being meets girl being under the silvery moon, which then explodes for no adequately explored reason."
"The goal is to create a piece of advertising that's original and exciting, if intelligent and provocative - in other words, lots of things blowing up!"
"The first bomb is always the hardest."
— Parker, Leverage
"JOKER unleashes an all-out barrage of missiles, like the biggest fucking missiles you will ever see. BATMAN shoots his own back, and they all collide together in the middle of a violent explosion, and then, an explosion within that explosion. Afterward: one last explosion, this time in slow motion, with tanks flying out of it."
"If they don't blow up at least ten national monuments, I'm leaving!"
"If it's bombs they want... I'm happy to oblige."
"Explosions, people! In case you missed it!"
"Shit fucking blows up everywhere forever."
— Anon and Might Gaine, /m/
"*sniffs* Michael Bay would be proud."
"The latter half of the 19th century was filled with advances in man-exploding technology—particularly those advances that allowed you to blow up people who were not you, but that had angered you in some way and so deserved to die. Progress!"
Captain Jack: I was gonna send for another [sonic blaster] but somebody blew up the factory!
Rose Tyler: Oh, I know. First day I met 'im, he blew my job up, it's practically how he communicates.
— Doctor Who, "The Doctor Dances"
"Dynamite solves everything!"
— Peri, Spliced
"My years with Mr. Tesla have taught me that there's one underlying scientific principle common to all existence. Everything explodes."
"It's gonna go boom, it's Atari! It's gonna go boom! *Death Star in the video game he was playing explodes* BOOM!!!!"
"Eenie, meenie, minie, moe ... oh, why not all of them?"
— Jaya Ballard about the Meteor Shower spell, Magic: The Gathering
"Sometimes, when I morph, I can't help but notice this gigantic explosion right behind me for no apparent reason."
"I assume you're referring to the residual energy runoff that is sometimes necessary to clear the suit's bio-field channels during the morph."
"I'm referring to the six-story-tall fireballs like that one, right there! Now, could that happen to me in the kitchen or something?"
"Why does everything explode so easily?
— Dr. Doofenshmirtz, Phineas and Ferb, "Ask a Foolish Question"
"Good guys, bad guys, and explosions; as far as the eye can see..."
"Why isn't everything exploding?!"
— Japanese Michael Bay, Naruto The Abridged Comedy Fandub Spoof Series Show
"Nothing gets a party goin' like a few pounds of chemical charges... hey, they've got mines too! Verry nice, we'll take 'em along as well."
— Michael Falkner, Earth 2160
"At last, all my powers restored! Speed! Invisibility! Astral projection! And my personal favorite... COMBUSTION!"
— Shendu, Jackie Chan Adventures
"The Alchemist's Guild is opposite the Gambler's Guild. Usually. Sometimes it's above it, or below it, or falling in bits around it."
(After the on-screen film shows several solid minutes of the Supervillain Lair exploding) "So there's stuff blowing up, then."
— Joel, Mystery Science Theatre 3000
"In the early planning stages almost all my stories end with a big explosion."
— Mike Mignola
"There are very few personal problems that cannot be solved through a suitable application of high explosives."
Goddess of Explosions: Anyway, what is your wish?
Princess Pitch: More explosions.
Goddess of Explosions: Your wish is granted!!!