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Awesome barbeque! (BOOM) Awesome pool! (BOOM)
Michael Bay, this Verizon commercial

    Anime and Manga 
Explosions fix everything!

Art is a bang, un!
Deidara, Naruto

Megumin, KonoSuba

He did 'Boom!'. No matter how many times you hear, it's always a good sound.

Let's see: sixty seconds on the clock plus one 300kg bomb equals lots of little pieces of submarine.
Gauron, Full Metal Panic!

"If it's bombs they want... I'm happy to oblige."
Skuld's response to being badly outnumbered by a brainwashed science class armed with grenades, Oh My Goddess!, Ch. 82


    Card Games 
If they don't blow up at least ten national monuments, I'm leaving!
Chez Geek flavor text for the card "Summer Blockbuster"

    Comic Books 
My years with Mr. Tesla have taught me that there's one underlying scientific principle common to all existence. Everything explodes.
Robo, Atomic Robo

They explode! My life has taken on new meaning!
Elsa Bloodstone, Nextwave

    Film - Live-Action 
Why do things always explode?
Zach, Lazer Team

You see, I'm a guy of simple taste. I enjoy, uh, dynamite, and gunpowder, and gasoline.
The Joker, The Dark Knight

Dude, you have a bazooka. Stop thinking Prague Police and start thinking Playstation. Blow shit up!
Xander, xXx

Think you used enough dynamite there, Butch?

Fan in Crowd: Blow something up!
Tony Stark: What? Blow something up? I already did that.

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.

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!

"Their songs followed the simple premise of boy being meets girl being under the silvery moon, which then explodes for no adequately explored reason."

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.

    Live-Action TV 
When in doubt... C4.
Jamie Hyneman, Mythbusters

Another explosive day, here on Breaking Bad!

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is— BOOM! —And I'm from the Department of— BOOM!''
Michael Westen, Burn Notice

What's cooler than saying 'fuck'? Blowing something up!
Claire Hooper, The Sideshow With Paul McDermott

I do not understand why everything in this script must inevitably explode.
Teal'c, Stargate SG-1

The first bomb is always the hardest.
Parker, Leverage

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"

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.

"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?"

Bill Nye: C3H5N3O9, the highly explosive force used to create dynamite. (drops chemical formula which then explodes)
Bill Nye the Science Guy (By the way, that was the chemical formula for NITRO GLYCERIN.)


Good guys, bad guys, and explosions
As far as the eye can see...

Jay: In the first Predator, doesn't his respiratory-whatever-device he has...It gets fucked up, so he has to take it off? It's like a big, awesome reveal.
Rich: Well, everything's quicker in this one, 'cause they gotta get to the point.
Jay: What is the point?

    Puppet Shows 
Ben Vereen: I get a big charge out of being here.
Crazy Harry [entering with a dynamite plunger]: Did you say a big charge?

    Video Games 



Don't worry! On Pandora, it's super-weird if something's not exploding!
Claptrap, Borderlands 3

A nice explosion now and then keeps the mind sharp.
Urdnot Wrex, Mass Effect

Goddess of Explosions: Anyway, what is your wish?
Princess Pitch: More explosions.
Goddess of Explosions: Your wish is granted!!!

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

It's time to BLOW $#!% UP!!!

If at first you don't succeed, blow it up again!
Jamison "Junkrat" Fawkes, Overwatch

    Stand-up Comedy 
Every real man knows the 1 golden rule of macho movie making: if you see a truck on screen, blow it up. In Thelma & Louise, the women saw a truck. What did they do? Susan Sarandon pulled out her gun and blew the truck way the fuck up. Another sign of the times. Arnold's [[Terminator tromping around praying for the earth to save itself and Ms. Davis and Ms. Sarandon are drinking and shooting and screwing their way all over the macho west. Citizen Kane? A masterpiece. But every real man knows it would have been better if a huge Mack truck with the word ROSEBUD emblazoned on the trailer drove through the front gate of the mansion and then KAA-POWWWWW!

    Web Animation 
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!

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.

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!

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

I got to draw superfluous explosions, though! Those are my favorite kind!

Yar. Must be Exploding Tuesday.
Bikke, 8-Bit Theater

Darklight: And most importantly... we must BLOW STUFF UP!
Wolf, Thatch and Kiki: ...
Darklight: Um... blow... evil... stuff... up...

Raven: Are we done now?
Fatman: Yeah. Just wanted to leave my calling card.
Raven: What's that?
[the prison base behind them explodes in the distance]
Fatman: A pile of smoking rubble.

    Web Original 
Mr. Torgue: YES


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.
Disgruntled Ferret, regarding this comic.

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.

So anyway, boxes labeled “TOP SECRET” are stolen, helicopters are flown, buses flip over, and crap blows up. And when I say “crap blows up”, I ain’t talking a car or two. I mean like half the movie is either fiery explosions, or stock footage of buildings imploding, all thanks to the miracle of stock footage...Anyhoo, the crux of the plot is this: Chyna is going to build a mega-gravatron dealymabob.

Now I’m just going to go out on a limb here as to what a “mega-gravatron” actually does: it will blow crap up.

She likes to do that.

First the lights all around the prison get blown out by some mysterious force! ... It’s only then that we get the real action, when a bunch of the golden rings from Sonic the Hedgehog blow up a fence. Obviously, this is what magnetism looks like. And also, 'magnetism' is the natural force that just straight up makes things explode. I’m too lazy to look it up, but I’m starting to think 'Jim Carlson' and 'Terrence McDonnell' might be pen names for Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope.
Chris Sims on X-Men, "Enter Magneto"

In Lord of War, he plays an arms dealer, a job that according to the poster consists of literally selling explosions to people.

So when Shaw blew up the keg of powder on the bar it only launched a stuntman, but when Morgan drops a chandelier on one it takes out the whole block? Does black powder even do that? And if it does, why would anyone have it on their dinner table? This is rapidly becoming the most retarded crap I've ever seen, and I've watched almost every episode of Walker, Texas Ranger.

There are so many plot holes, unstated motivations, and damn confusing sh*t that you think the original plot was simply three words Blow sh*t up. The writing for the action scenes are like a stoner version of Can You Top This.

“Hey, lets have a car jump over five cars and do a somersault through the air!”
“No way man! Let’s have TWO cars do a somersault through the air at the same time and then blow up!”

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.
— Michael Bay's "Diary", by Greg Muskewitz

    Web Video 

Remember the first time you saw an explosion? Remember how cool it was? I mean, how can anyone, male female whatever age, not look at an explosion and say "Holy shit! That's incredible! A giant ball of flaming death! Smoke! Blaze! Incredible!" And, sure enough we said "We want more!" So we got more. Okay, we got 80's action films. We got the Stallones! We got the Schwarzeneggers! And then we had the 90's! And we got even more explosions! And then. We. Fucking! Got! MICHAEL! BAY! And we got too fucking greedy! We got too fucking greedy! You wanna know why? Cause he kept shoving the fucking explosions down our throats! Until now they doesn't even register. What's an explosion now? You know what an explosion is? An explosion is like a light breeze going across your face. No it's not even that because I would feel the light breeze. No, it's just air! THIS IS AN EXPLOSION NOW! IT DOESN'T REGISTER AT ALL!
The Nostalgia Critic on Transformers: Age of Extinction.

"The gods gave us fire, but blowing stuff up? That was our idea."

Shit be blowin' up!

Why isn't everything exploding?!

It's gonna go boom. It's Atari. It's gonna go boom.
The Angry Video Game Nerd in the "Star Wars Games" episode.

Blue Unicorn: You did it, Charlie! You defeated the Millipede!
Charlie: I didn't do anything! It just exploded, just like everything else that sings to me!

The Incredibles: no sequence unexploded.

Explosions, people! In case you missed it!

I am not exaggerating when I say this leads to one explosive climax. Almost everything explodes in this scene. Even the water explodes! He didn't even do anything to that guy other than throw him in, and BOOM! It's like Princess Dragon Mom's headquarters is made out of nitroglycerin or something!
Brandon Tenold, on the climax to The Super Inframan

    Western Animation 
Michael Bay presents: Explosions!
Explosions! from Michael Bay!
Boom! Michael Baysplosions!!!
Michael *boom* Baysplosions!!!

Dynamite solves everything!
Peri, Spliced

Why does everything explode so easily?
Dr. Doofenshmirtz, Phineas and Ferb, "Ask a Foolish Question"

At last, all my powers restored! Speed! Invisibility! Astral projection! And my personal favorite... COMBUSTION!

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)

Did somebody say BOOM?!
Sandy Cheeks, SpongeBob SquarePants

    Real Life 
There are no problems which cannot be solved by judicious use of high explosives.
— British Commando motto, World War 2

There are very few personal problems that cannot be solved through a suitable application of high explosives.

In the early planning stages almost all my stories end with a big explosion.
Mike Mignola


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