Gordon Gekko in Wall Street is a bellend. Most people can happily agree on that, but he does like his money so there’s that side of things as well.
The 1987 film features a powerhouse performance from Michael Douglas, whose Gekko is an ego crazy shouty person.
And he has quotes aplenty throughout the film. Many quotable quotes! But… what if the script had been a tad different?
Greed is good
The original in all its glory.
Greed is bad
Just throwing that one out there. As it’s pertinent and all that! This is the communist take on Wall Street, of course, to keep the LEFTIES happy. Bastards.
Greedo is good
Greedo isn’t so good in Star Wars. In fact, Han Solo shoots him dead. Oh well. Serves the alien git right.
Greed is Robin Hood
There’s some sort of aphorism in there, or something. Or maybe it’s innuendo. Or something like that. Whatever, this is too clever for us this one.
Lou Reed is good
Indeed he is! Check out The Velvet Underground & Nico. Great album! Great times. Heroin, too!
Going green is good
Indeed it is, Gekko! Nice to have your progressive viewpoint on this. For once.
Green is good
In some works of art green is essential, yes, such as in landscape paintings. If pink was used, for example, that would be bad.
Mr. Bean is good
Indeed! Mr. Bean is excellent. Most of the time, anyway. Glad to see Gekko can laugh his butt off at something, anyway (other than at the misery of lazy poor people).
Tweed is good
Is it? That’s highly debatable. We’d say it looks a bit weird, really. But then you do you. Whatever floats your boat.
Swede is good
Yes! Swede is a magnificent root vegetable. It’s great mashed, as gnocchi, in a casserole, as a soup, and many other things.
Sweden is good
Quite right! Sweden is excellent. It produced ABBA and is a really cool and liberal type of plus. Probably not great for greedy people, though.
Nosebleeds is good
Asides from the terrible grammar there, no. No nosebleeds are not a positive experience. Unless you’re some sort of sadomasochist.
Stinkweed is good
Also known as field penny-cress, we much prefer the name stinkweed. It really presses home the fetid nature of some vegetables. Isn’t that right, Gordon?
Greek is good
Yes, we can concur with that. The country, language, and food are all rather splendid. Well done to you, Greece!
Rammstein is good
Yeah, if that’s your type of music, Gekko. Not really our type of thing.
Charlie Sheen is good
Yes, he provided a solid supporting role in Wall Street.
Greed is God
That’s kind of entering a different universe of philosophical ramifications there, you sure you want to go into that debate, Gekko? You’re a lizard, after all, not a deity.
Green Eggs and Ham is good
Yes! Green Eggs and Ham is a great book for children.
Greed is Goop
Hah! Here’s a dig at Gwyneth Paltrow’s bizarre business and its absurdly overpriced goods. Edgy, eh?
The Human Centipede is good
Well, that’s subjective. Some would argue it isn’t very good at all. Others kind of liked the freaky nature of the film. It’s your opinion, man.