The line about the "stinking badges" made the American Film Institute's list of the 100 best movie quotes ever. Everyone knows it, even if they don't know where it came from.

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

The classic line came from the 1948 Bogie film The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. This clip makes it clear that most people who quote it are not quoting it exactly.

Blazing Saddles

The scene was parodied in the 1974 Mel Brooks classic Blazing Saddles. This misquoted version stuck around, and became the line everyone afterward used.


Weird Al Yankovic changed the lines just a little to work in his 1989 film UHF.

21 Jump Street

This clip is from an episode shown in February of 1990.

Ben 10: Alien Force

This episode aired somewhere between 2008 and 2010.

Civil War Re-enactors

The rebel troops have an answer for everything!

Animation Festival Ad

This was produced to promote the Outlaw Independent Animation Show that was held just last month.


You don't even have to be human to appreciate a good movie line!

Stinking Badges

This compilation made in 2006 contains sound clips from many other sources that aren't available in online videos.

Learn more about this incredibly durable line at the Stinking Badges Homepage.