"Hey! You were scanning me, weren't you? You were trying to make my head explode, you freaked-out maniac!"
— TV's Frank, Mystery Science Theater 3000
"Boy, I didn't understand a word of what you said back there, and it made a man's head explode."
— Dan McNinja, The Adventures of Dr. McNinja
"I also have some dim-dims. You use this word, dim-dims? The bullets that make the head explode?"
— Yuri, In Bruges
"Fuck the bonus."
— Nick Randall, Wanted: Dead Or Alive (1987)
Dogen: And then you'll make their heads explode?
Raz: What? No! I—wait, you do that?
Dogen: Well, once... kinda.
"I can't believe your head exploded. If your head explodes, then you'll never make it as a doctor."
— Dr. Cox, Scrubs, "My Mentor"
Diplomat: I must ask that you watch what you say. Our country is a civilized, peace-loving nation.
Major Motoko Kusanagi: (hidden by thermoptic camouflage) Is that a fact?
[Several bullets are fired into the diplomat's head, and moments later, the diplomat's head explodes.]
"So you see, these are people vested with incredible powers, yet haven't the compulsion to use them. Now, listen carefully, Johnny. Though you feel none of the effects of this place, you DO have some of these powers. You are here by some form of mistake, so I ask you to be VERY careful....[These kind of powers] seems to vary from person to person...So you must refrain from the thought of such things, 'lest you explode someone's HEAD."
— Damned Elize, Johnny the Homicidal Maniac
"Ghost in the Shell opens with what might be the most technically impressive rendition of an exploding head in the history of Japanese animation, and if you know your Japanese cartoons, you know that's a hell of an accolade."
"...But it was too late! His head exploded!"
— Ed, Ed, Edd n Eddy
"Is it true that there's a place in a man's head where, if you shoot it, it will blow up?"
— Danny Butterman, Hot Fuzz
"Here, Mike, this will explain everything."
— Mike Dawson's mother, Dark Seed 2, before losing her head, explaining nothing.