The boom is still echoing.
In 2005, Ball State freshman Brian Collins became an Internet legend for his Boom Goes The Dynamite sportscast, and the phrase has been repeated on "Scandal," "Family Guy," "Gossip Girl" and "King of the Hill." Jon Stewart has used it on the air, and Will Smith even trotted out the line after stumbling on his words at The Oscars.
Now the TBS MLB studio team has taken it even further by having Ron Darling, Gary Sheffield, Cal Ripken Jr., and Pedro Martinez re-create Collins' sportscast. Martinez gets to deliver the payoff line:
Compare to the original:
Here is Smith saying it at the Academy Awards in 2009:
In 2011, Collins was featured in the "Web Redemption" segment of the Comedy Central show "Tosh.0" and said the origin of the phrase was from video game battles with his college buddies: