Trivia / They Live

  • Beam Me Up, Scotty!: The Chew Bubblegum line gets switched up a lot to "I'm here to kick ass and chew bubblegum".
    • Funnily enough, Piper himself was guilty of this at WWE's 1994 King of the Ring PPV.
  • Prop Recycling: The PKE Meter from Ghostbusters (1984) is used as an alien communication device.
  • Throw It In:
    • The famous "Chew Bubblegum" line was, in fact, an adlib by Roddy Piper. The stage directions amounted to "You walk into a bank. You have a shotgun. You're not here to rob it. Say something."
    • There's also the very, very long fist fight between Nada and Frank. It was supposed to be cut down, but the creators enjoyed the fight so much, they decided to leave the whole thing in.
    • The entire fist fight scene was always intended to be ad-libbed. Carpenter's shooting script simply said "FIGHT CONTINUES" for six pages, having the two actors do their thing.
    • During said fight, they also really hit each other. The only thing faked were the face and nut shots.