Top definition. I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass A phrase meaning that some serious ass is going to get whooped, more so than usual, because there's nothing else left to do that can solve the current problem. It also makes for a great entrance to a party. The phrase originated from the John Carpenter film "They Live". The main character walks into a bank with a shotgun and says the line, then proceeds to shoot all the aliens-disguised-as-humans in it. And yes, it is as awesome as it sounds.
They Live (trope namer)
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This oft-parodied line originated in the film They Live. The line was actually ad-libbed by hero and pro-wrestler "Rowdy" Roddy Piper. The "kick ass and chew bubblegum" quote is referenced quite often for laughs word for word except for the one part where it's mangled, the reversal is common as many people find it flows more naturally ; it's assumed all viewers should know it by name. This is some of the most obvious Lampshade Hanging you will likely find anywhere. Although it was originally used as a Pre-Asskicking One-Liner , They Live was a deconstruction of the '80s in general and '80s action heroes in particular, so even there it likely wasn't meant to be entirely serious.