"I've got an X and I'm not afraid to use it"

Who said that first? And what was X? (I’m thinking ‘gun’)

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Probably not the first, but to get the ball rolling:

Bazooka - 1998

Certainly not the first, but earlier than Bazooka:

Flesh Gordon (1974) “I’ve got the Power Pasties, and I know how to use them!”

Another variation, although not the original you’re looking for:

We’ve Got a Fuzzbox and We’re Gonna Use It - 1985


A Universe.
The beginning of Time and Space.

“I have a Universe, and I’m not afraid to use it!”

Here’s a linguistics mailing list reply that traces the phrase (in slightly modified form) as far back as a 1903 newspaper account - and from the way it’s used in these accounts, I’d suspect it was in common usage before that:

It was Gimli, surely? He actually had several of them, but he wasn’t the sort to brag.

[total hijack]

Reading the title, I couldn’t help but think about my 8-year-old (at the time) nephew quoting a line from “Kung Pow Enter the Fist:”

“If you’ve got an ass, I’ll kick it.”

[/end of hijack]

Carry on.

Ooh, that’s a good one.

I suspect, from the above, that there probably isn’t a defining original film / work of literature that contains the phrase, it just sort of seeped into popular consciousness through people using it in real life.

Which I guess isn’t so surprising when you think about it.

I know it’s not the first, but the best one I’ve ever heard was from one of my coworkers at the restaurant I worked at. We were picking on her a bit and she came up with “I’ve got a bad singing voice and I’m not afraid to use it!” then proceeded to sing Celine Dion.