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Lex Luthor: Miss Teschmacher, when I was six years old, my father said to me...
Miss Teschmacher: "...Get out."

Lex Luthor: (laughs)...Before that!

A Stock Phrase delivered if one character has really pissed another character off. He or she may just mean out of the room, but may even mean "Get out of my house" or there may even be an implied "I never want to see you again" (speaking of stock phrases).

Any attempts to reason with the character who has made this demand will simply get them to restate it, more forcefully and usually shouting, or while on the brink of tears. Oh, and expect a few insults (or possibly items of furniture) to be thrown if the target of the ultimatum is stubborn or has really blown it. Usually a line spoken by a very angry Love Interest, pissed off friends and allies have been known to use it as well. Sometimes, however, a character will not give in to the ultimatum, sometimes taking the demand, insults, and the thrown objects as a declaration of war, a situation which can cause the demand and aggressive behaviour to backfire in a pretty scary way. These situations serve to remind the viewer that magic words that get slung around in fiction don't always work. And there's a couple comedic variants, the scene happens as normal until the person realizes "hey, wait a minute, I just got thrown out of my own house", or when they keep tripping over stuff and their reply to "GET OUT!" is "I'm trying! I'm trying!". A final variant is the Literal Genie version, where a literal-minded person or a passive aggressive person will interpert "GET OUT!" as "leave the area entirely" not "give me time to cool down" and if uttered "I never want to see you again" will mean that the person won't be coming back, ever, unless that is, they can convince them that they changed their mind.

If this is a cartoon, expect them to be given the boot whether they were going to leave on their own or not, kicked far away from the place.

Also used from time to time by a really pissed off character who is on the defensive and has just put an intruder on the bad side of a beat down. Cue them throwing the opponent out the nearest door or window, or off the roof, while uttering some form of this, usually followed by "and don't come back!" Alternatively, someone commandeering or forcibly taking over a building or vehicle may say this to defeated defenders or frightened bystanders. It can also be a Crowning Moment of Awesome when used on someone discovered to be the mole, usually an employee or an ex-lover. Can be Nightmare Fuel if delievered by an omnipotent voice in a giant maze.

It's also a classic line used by sentient Haunted Houses. And old aztec temples.

A case of a Naked First Impression or other scene where one character walks in on another in a state of undress may trigger this as well. Either that or a Megaton Punch. Or both.

Occasionally, characters are a bit more polite about it, choosing to deliver the trope as a question. "Will you get OUT of here? Please?" This is not a request, but a demand, and continued refusal to leave will lead to the original stock phrase being used. And there's also the more panicked variety when someone is about to come in who isn't supposed to see you, in which case, expect to be stuffed in closets, bathrooms, refrigirators, you name it, with an eventual response being that they've shoved them everywhere but through the exit door.

Not to be confused with the expression of disbelief - saying, "No... get out! That's unbelievable!"

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Examples of Get Out! include:


Anime & Manga[edit | hide | hide all]

  • In Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni Kai, Satoko, with support from Keiichi, Rika, and the entire village, confronts her abusive uncle Teppei, screams that she hates him and for him to "GET OUT!!"
    • Umineko no Naku Koro ni: In episode 21 Rosa yells this at a woman from child services, who was confronting her on her neglectful/abusive treatment of her daughter Maria.
  • Code Geass: In episode 19 of the second season at one point Lelouch snaps at Rolo, saying that he meant to give a locket he accidentally gave him to Nunnally, that he actually hates him and tried to kill him several times, and finally for him to "GET OUT!!!"
  • School Days: Sekai yells this at Kotonoha repeatedly in episode 12 upon finding her in Makoto's house.
  • Desire Climax: In one scene Hina yells this at Shoei upon finding him and Mio together. Later in chapter 18 Shoei yells this at Mio when she comes into his room to talk.
  • SHUFFLE!: The english dubbed version of episode 19 has a scene where Kaede whispers "Get out" repeatedly before screaming it and then attacking Asa, trying to forcibly remove her from the house.
  • In episode 10 of Gankutsuou Gerard says this to Albert and Maximilien when the two come to visit his sick daughter Valentine.
  • Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru: In episode 6 Yuki screams this while giving a Cooldown Hug to a girl possessed by a demon.
  • Toward the Terra: In episode 22, Keith shouts at Matsuka to get out after Matsuka accidentally reads his mind and is bold enough to suggest that Keith is more human than he's willing to admit.
  • In Fruits Basket, Yuki does this to Shigure when he finds out that Kyo will be sharing the house: "Don't eat. Don't come near me. Don't ever speak to me again." To very comic effect.
  • One Piece: Luffy gave Captain Kuro the "throw him out" treatment, along with a brief "The Reason You Suck" Speech, when he beat Kuro and threw him bodily back to his former crew, telling them not to return.
  • In chapter 68 of Black Butler Ciel goes to the purple house dormitory and is told to get out.


Comic Books[edit | hide]

  • In Batman: The Long Halloween, Harvey Dent screams this at the Joker when the latter breaks into his house on Christmas eve.


Fan Fiction[edit | hide]

  • In Lilly Epilogue Family Matters, Lilly orders Mr. Satou out of the apartment after he repeatedly insults Hisao and Hanako. Lilly later rescinds this, but Mr. Satou is unwilling to face her again until it's time for him to leave, at which point he apologizes.


Film[edit | hide]

House: GEEEEEEEEEEEEET OOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUT!

  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street: Sweeney Todd uses this to Anthony, whose very untimely entrance into the shop to inform him of his plan to marry Johanna cost Sweeney his first attempt at revenge on Judge Turpin, immediately before the big "Epiphany" number.
    • In the original Christopher Bond play, Anthony left the shop voluntarily, in a desperate attempt to dissuade Judge Turpin from throwing Johanna in Fogg's Asylum.
  • The Room has:

Johnny: Get out. Get out! GET OUT OFF MY LIIIIIFE!

  • Serenity: When Jayne disagrees with Mal's plan and brings up the Battle of Serenity Valley, in which Mal and Zoe were part of the losing side, Zoe says calmly, "You wanna leave this room," to the same effect as a Get Out!.
  • In the movie Just Friends Jamie yells this at Samantha when the latter shows up to cause trouble at the former's christmas party.
  • In The Other Guys, Will Ferrell's character Allen Gamble is married to the beautiful Sheila (played by Eva Mendes). He treats her like dirt and calls her plain-looking and a terrible cook, and yet she stays a faithful and doting wife. Finally, she tells him over dinner that she's pregnant. Gamble's first reaction is to accuse her of cheating. This turns out to be the last straw, and she quietly tells him to leave. He tries to argue, and she screams the trope name in response. They get back together shortly later, and he admits his own insecurities about their marriage.
  • "Get off my plane!". Doubles as a Pre-Mortem One-Liner in that case.
  • In Star Trek: First Contact, Picard says this to Lily when she confronts him about his lust for revenge against the Borg.
  • Magnolia has a very dramatic incidence of this.
  • In Beauty and the Beast, "Get out," is the Beast's command to Gaston when he spares his life.
    • Earlier on, the Beast roars it at Belle when he finds her in the West Wing and she subsiquently discovers his Enchanted Rose.

"GET OUUUUT!!!"

  • In Pete's Dragon, after Doctor Terminus gave Hoagy some words of encouragement to lure Elliot into his trap, who worked only for a while...

Hoagy: NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Dr. Terminus: GEEEET OOOUUUTT!!!!

  • Iron Man 2: Rhodes to Tony's party guests, to clear the room so he can try and get Tony, drunk off his ass, out of the incredibly dangerous suit of Powered Armor he's wearing. The fact that Rhodey has just donned his own set of armor aids in the effectiveness of the line.

I'm only going to say this once! Get out.

  • In the movie I Love You, Man, after a few too many intakes at a drinking game, Paul Rudd's character ends up puking on the host of the poker game (Jon Favreau) , who doesn't take it too lightly.

Tevin: This is not cool, get the fuck out!!

  • In The Graduate after revealing that he's been sleeping with her mother, she orders him to leave her dorm room with this phrase sounding like she wants to grind him into hamburger meat.
  • Racer X says this after rescuing Taesho Togokhan.

Taesho: Justice, that is not a commodity I waste money on!
(car screeches to a halt)
X: (in a low voice) Get out.

  • In Day of the Dead, this is Sarah's reaction after her boyfriend, Miguel (Who is on the verge of a nervous breakdown) admonishes her for not taking any sedatives, while forcing them on him.
  • In Terminator 2: Judgement Day, this is the T-1000's (Robert Patrick) order to a helicopter pilot while the helicopter is in the air. He obeys.
  • "Get the Fuck out of my House!"


Literature[edit | hide]

  • In Artemis Fowl Butler says a variation of this during his Crowning Moment of Awesome when he goes all Brother Wolf on a troll. He, after throwing it out a window, says "And don't come back" implying that he said this exact phrase.
  • Many of PG Wodehouse's bossier characters, like Sir Aylmer Bostock in Uncle Dynamite (whose nephew eventually turns the books on him), Sir Raymond Bastable in Cocktail Time and Lord Tillbury (in a lot of books) are like that.
  • Simplified to "OUT!" by Sirius Black in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Unfortunately, Kreacher takes the command to leave the room as an invitation to leave the house and go to the Malfoys. Oops.
    • When Harry sees Snape's worst memory in the pensieve in the same book, Snape throws a jar of cockroaches at him yelling at him to get out of his office and never come back.
  • In Death: This pops up a few times, like in the books Purity In Death and New York To Dallas.
  • In the Sherlock Holmes story "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle", Holmes manages to figure out that the aforementioned stone had been stolen by a hotelier who in turn pinned the blame onto someone else. He has the jewel and the man dead to rights, so what does he do? He opens the door and demands the man leave...now. Why? Because it was Christmas...and because he was practically scared straight from the whole episode. Why bother Scotland Yard at this point?


Live-Action TV[edit | hide]

  • Lost: In the season 6 episode "Recon" Sawyer yells this at Charlotte when he catches her looking at his folder containing information on Cooper.
  • Elaine's catch phrase in Seinfeld (as an expression of disbelief).
    • In a Funky Winkerbean strip, when Devon learned that Lisa Moore was the birth mother who had given him up for adoption, Tom Batiuk drew Elaine shouting "Shut Up!" to Seinfeld, to illustrate Devon's girlfriend's reaction.
  • Ralph Kramden says this to Ed Norton virtually Once an Episode.
  • Edie says this to Carlos in Desperate Housewives when he accuses her of using her son to attract men.
  • In the first season of The X-Files, Walter Skinner in his FBI office, tells this to the Cigarette Smoking Man (one of the series many Big Bads) when Fox Mulder informs him that he has been put under surveillance (strongly implied to be the Evil Minions of the Cigarette Smoking Man). This act of defiance is one of the first indications Skinner may be on Mulder's side rather than being another Unwitting Pawn for the sinister Government Conspiracy.
  • Frasier. Frasier is prone to outbursts of this when another character Deadpan Snarks after he suffers an Epic Fail.

(Frasier has been humiliated by radio pranksters - AGAIN - this time while in the bathtub.)
Niles: Now, now, it won't get you down for long. You've always had a thick skin. (giggles) Unless that Tahitian Vanilla softened you up a bit...
Frasier: GET OUT!

    • There was another episode where Frasier opened the door to his apartment to see Eddie the dog dressed as one of Santa's elves, which would prove to his girlfriend's mother that he wasn't Jewish (It Makes Sense in Context). Frasier roars "GET OUT!", sending Eddie running, and then turns to the baffled mother and genially says, "...of that coat already!"
  • Spaced has an engineered example: Bilbo wants Tim to leave Derek's employ and come to work for him again, leading to this exchange:

Tim: I'll have to give my notice here, though.
Bilbo: Can't you just get fired?
Tim: Derek? Babylon 5's a big pile of shit!
Derek: GET OUT!

  • Speaking of Babylon 5, G'Kar delivers one of these to Garibaldi, who is searching his quarters when he finds a pair of pink panties:

Garibaldi: Yours?
G'Kar: OHH! GET! OUT!
Garibaldi: Let me just say, pink is definitely your color.

    • In the episode "By Any Means Necessary", Sinclair gets bombarded by press corps over an illegal strike while simultaneously being harassed by G'Kar and Londo calling each other a criminal. He finally gets fed up.

Sinclair: That's enough! Get the hell out of here! All of you! Now! Lt. Cmdr. Ivanova, in 10 seconds, you will escort any unauthorized persons still present to the brig…and leave them there.

Ramsay: (to Boris in season eight, whispering) Get out. Get out. ... (shouting) Get out!!!

Jenny: Do you, uh... (Giles looks at her) Is there something I can do?
Buffy: (without turning around) Get out.
Jenny: I-I just want to help.
Giles: (turning his back on Jenny too) She just said get out.

    • When Buffy tells Spike in "Entropy" that his love for her isn't real and that he should move on, Spike interrupts with a "Get out" that even for him sounds exceptionally menacing.
    • Dark!Willow has "Leave. Now." apparently matched with a Compelling Voice.
    • And the possibly worst example comes when Xander sells Giles some, apparently, really disgusting power bars.

Giles: Please leave my home now.

  • Star Trek: Voyager episode "Death Wish": Janeway tells Q to "Get out!" when he shows up in her bed unexpectedly (it is as creepy as it sounds, despite how it wasn't quite so creepy when he did it to Picard). After he fails to cajole Janeway into making a decision in favor of the Q Continuum, she tells him, "Leave."
  • An episode of Supernatural has a sheriff say this when the Winchester brothers aren't able to agree on what newspaper they work for during an "interview."
  • Dick Louden in at least one episode of Newhart after a particularly frustrating round of dealing with the local insane townsfolk: "Get The Hell Out."
  • In one episode of Ghost Hunters, an EVP saying this caused an exasperated Grant to ask if they all said this because of some sort of memo.
  • Battlestar Galactica. A doctor examining Kara Thrace comments on some old injuries revealed by the X-Ray, as it's unusual for all the fingers to be broken in the same position (by having a door slammed on them, we later discover). Kara shrieks "GET OUT!" showing the doctor is correct in supposing Kara is a victim of child abuse.
    • In an earlier episode, Adama does a much quieter variant, after he finds out that his youngest son died because Starbuck didn't want to wash him out of flight school.
  • This is Leslie's reaction on Parks and Recreation when Ben doesn't see what's so exciting about Li'l Sebastian, Pawnee's beloved mini-horse.
  • Ari Gold on Entourage writes on a board for his worker "Get the fuck out." He then tells him "You're fired. And in case your ears are fucked: GET THE FUCK OUT!"


Music[edit | hide]

  • Hustler, "Get Outta Me 'Ouse"

Out! Out! Get outta me 'ouse!
You better take yer trenchcoat too.
No daughter o' mine's goin' out wiv an 'ippie
Or a scruffy little bleeder like you!

  • "Get Out of My Dreams (And into My Car)"
    • From the title, that sounds like an inversion.
  • Barbara Streisand and Donna Summer's Disco duet "No More Tears (Enough is Enough)".

Enough is enough is enough
I can't go on, I can't go on, no more no
enough is enough is enough
I want him out, I want him out that door now

  • JoJo's "Leave (Get Out)".

Get out (leave!)
Right now
It's the end of you and me
It's too late (now!)
And I can't wait
For you to be gone

  • The Lonely Island's "Mama" has the trio screaming this at their mother like all good sons do whenever she interrupts their recording session incessantly.
  • Note quite it, but "Hey! You! Get off of my cloud" sure qualifies.
  • "Hit the road, Jack, and don't you come back!" (no more, no more, no more, no more)


Radio[edit | hide]

  • A memorable scene from The Goon Show, by Grytpype-Thynne, answering the door to Neddie Seagoon:

(Neddie knocks at the door)
Grytpype: "Oh yes, we've been expecting you. Give me your hat and coat. Thank you. Now GET OUT!" (slams the door)
(Beat. Neddie knocks at the door again)
Grytpype: "Oh yes, we've been expecting you...you left your hat and coat. There you are...now GET OUT!" (slams the door)


Theater[edit | hide]

  • At the end of The Producers, the cast comes back onstage and kicks out the audience -- in song!

Thanks for coming to see our show.
Sad to tell ya we gotta go!
Grab your hat and head for the door.
In case ya didn't notice, there ain't any more!
If you like our show tell ev'ryone but...
If you think it stinks, keep your big mouth shut!
We're glad you came but we have to shout,
Adios, au revoir, wiedersehen, ta-ta-ta,
Goodbye! Get lost! Get out!!!

  • In Jesus Christ Superstar, Jesus tells the merchants to get out of his temple. Through heavy metal scream. He later uses the same technique to get Judas out of The Last Supper.
  • In Glengarry Glen Ross, Williamson almost has to bodily throw Aaronow out of the office so as not to scare the customers:

Williamson:Will you get out of here? Will you get out of here? Will you? I'm trying to run an office here. Now, will you go to lunch? Go to lunch. Will you go to lunch!


Video Games[edit | hide]

  • Façade
  • Donkey Kong 64: GET OUT!, pity the poor gamer who wandered into the Angry Aztec temple or the Crystal Caves cabins and had to deal with Krosshair.
  • Said by Yuri against the Big Bad in Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Ring of Fates "Get out... GET OUT!"
  • Pokémon Red and Blue: If you confront the Ghosts in Pokémon Tower without the Silph Scope, they will say "Get out...get out..."
  • In Kingdom Hearts II, Beast yells this when his and Sora's Limit is initiated. Makes sense, since all the Heartless in that world are unwanted intruders in his castle.
  • Get a Game Over on Stage 8 of Gradius Gaiden, and the announcer tells you to "get out of here" and give up.
  • Happens a few times in Katawa Shoujo:
    • In Hanako's route, if you push her too hard without treating her as an equal person in her own right (namely by not going out with her after Lilly leaves), she will eventually completely snap when Hisao comes to her room to check on her, screaming that she hates him and Lilly and ordering him out.
    • In Emi's route, when you have dinner at her house in Act 3. This happens no matter what you choose to do after Emi runs out of the room: if you talk to her mother, Emi walks in on their conversation and orders Hisao to leave, and if you talk to Emi, Hisao and Emi have a fight that ends with Emi throwing Hisao out.
    • In Rin's route, Her bad ending has her forcing Hisao to leave the atelier where she's staying. If you make the right choice, she and Hisao have the same argument later, and she tells him to get out, but is in his room at the time. Once Hisao points out where she is, she leaves.
    • In Act 1, when Misha and Shizune ask about Hisao's pills, Hisao can tell them to get out of his room, but doing so gets him the bad ending.


Webcomics[edit | hide]

  • This Stolen Pixels comic, where in the intro to Borderlands Marcus tells Mordecai to leave the bus for the power of having a hawk compared to Lilith, Brick and Roland.
  • An Imagine Spot in Hiimdaisy's Metal Gear Solid 3 comic is called when it's remarked that Snake would make a good father: Solid just mastered his seventh language! Good job! Liquid bursts in saying that he just mastered his eighth. Snake's reaction?

Snake: ... GET OUT.

Pintsize: LESS TALKING, MORE HOT MAKE-UP SEX
Marten: GET OUT.
Dora: Good suggestion, though.


Web Originals[edit | hide]

Aleister: So can we do you now?
Marik: Get out of my hotel room!

    • In the Bonds Beyond Time Abridged Movie:

Akiza: Well, I think motorcycles are smelly!
Yusei: Get out.
Akiza: But--
Yusei: GET. OUT.


Western Animation[edit | hide]

  • Family Guy: In the episode "Go, Stewie, Go!" Meg understandably yells "Get Out!" at Lois when she enters Meg's room to 'apologize' for trying to sleep with Meg's boyfriend.
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: If Spongebob and/or Patrick happen to wander into Squidward's house Squidward's response will often be "Get out of my house!"
  • The final line of the episode "Fallen Arches" from The Venture Brothers second season. Said by Doctor Venture to the Order of the Triad.
    • Said again at the end of "Handsome Ransom" by Captain Sunshine when Hank asks the superhero if he could put in a work to Batman.
  • A staple of Chuck Jones' "Charlie Dog" cartoons.
  • Beauty and the Beast has the Beast roaring this at Belle when she goes into the forbidden west wing of the castle.
  • Corpse Bride: Emily says this to Lord Barkis Bittern when he shows up to cause trouble in the finale.
  • The Simpsons: One Treehouse of Horrors episode had a possessed house saying this to the Simpsons.
    • Being an Affectionate Parody to the abovementioned Amityville Horror, the show would've been remiss to leave out the most famous line.
    • Marge says this in a demonic voice when she drops the kids at school while were annoying her by their fighting.
    • While Homer is driving, his father tells him his birth was an accident.

Homer: Get out.
Abe: I'm sorry I said that.
Homer: Out.
Abe: I'm going to get out of the car, and I hope you'll find it in your heart not to drive away -- [Homer immediately drives away] Well, I'll be all right as long as I can remember my army training. [At night, in the same spot] Dang.

    • A rude employee at an ice cream place: "Eat it and get out!"
  • Animaniacs: In the first episode, Dr. Sratchansniff was doing psychiatry work on Yakko by telling him to say any word that comes to his mind when the doctor says something. This causes Yakko to say the synonym of the last word that Scratchansniff says in a sentence.

Dr. Scratchansniff: Get out! Get out! Get out!
Yakko: Leave! Leave! Leave!

  • Codename: Kids Next Door: In "Operation: G.R.O.W.-U.P." grown up Numbuh 1 (now an ice cream man) yells this at his former teammates when they try to ask him for ice cream.

Adult Numbuh 1: GET OUT! OUT! OUT! OUT! OUT!

  • Mandy says this to Billy with a very demonic voice in one episode of The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy.
  • When Fry first meets Dr. Zoidberg for a physical in Futurama, the doctor asks him to repeat after him. Except he does some weird alien noise, which Fry fails to replicate, causing Zoidberg to become indignant.

Zoidberg: What? My mother was a saint! GET OUT.

  • Bruce Wayne says this to Terry McGinnis in the pilot episode of Batman Beyond after the latter stumbles upon the Batcave. The ultimatum is preceded by a blow to the head, and followed by being escorted off the grounds by the Angry Guard Dog.
  • In Teen Titans, Raven says this to Trigon when he contacts her right before the battle with Slade in the first part of the season finale. Being Trigon, he doesn't listen.
  • My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: Rainbow Dash pulls one of these on the dragon in "Dragonshy", kicking (bucking?) it in the face.
  • One time The Powerpuff Girls had to retrieve their ball from Mojo Jojo's observatory. Mojo tries to use this as an opportunity to destroy them, but the ensuing hilarity wrecks his home. Eventually, Mojo gets fed up and hands the ball over.

Mojo: Here! Here! Here! Get out! Get out! Get out!

  • Used various times by Garfield in Garfield and Friends to Binky the Clown or the Buddy Bears or whoever was annoying him, and sometimes by Jon to Garfield, that is if he doesn't throw him outside before he knows what happened.


Other[edit | hide]


Geez, fine. If you say so.