[Stinking Badges] [Alfonso Bedoya, delivering the line]
"Badges? We ain't got no badges. We don't need no badges.
I don't have to show you any stinking badges!"

--Gold Hat, as played by Alfonso Bedoya
"The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" (1948)
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This site aims to be the primary Internet resource for any and all references to the aforementioned quote. But we need your help! If you know of any references that we've missed, please e-mail me. Also, have a look at clips that we're missing.

Hey... no need to send me websites with the reference. I'm trying to focus on non-Internet media. Anyways, that's what Google is for (thanks to Eric Simmons for these):

Stinking clips? Sure, we've got video and audio and MP3! Excerpts from books, newspaper and magazine articles, comic strips, and cartoons. And oh yeah, we've got so much stinking spam, I've started an archive! Also, disconfirmed references, and new additions !

Here's some original posts and stuff from deja.com. (Yeah yeah, I know it's now groups.google.com.)

Finally, you're probably wondering, "Why?" Well, back in high school, I had a really cool English teacher named Ms. Coates. She loved English, and Classics, spoke French, read Greek, Latin, and probably other dead languages I know nothing about. She spoke properly and precisely, as an English teacher should. But she also loved pop and alternative culture. She talked about Rick Astley videos, and seeing The Red Hot Chili Peppers before they were big.

Anyways, Ms. Coates had a folder with Stinking Badges references she'd collected through the years, including a really nice collection of Farley cartoons that I have yet to replicate. I think she was amused/intrigued with how the phrase became so ingrained in culture, and so often referenced.

I had some spare space on my webhosting account, so figured, why not continue her very important work? ;-P

Sadly, Ms. Coates passed away in October of 2002, far too early. Here are some remembrances from friends and colleagues.

Last modified Monday, 25-Jul-2005 03:28:58 EDT