6 Racist, Sexist, And Hilarious Ari Gold Quotes
The HBO program "Entourage" portrayed Hollywood A-List star Vincent Chase and his entourage that consisted of his two best friends and his brother. His agent, Ari Gold, was just outside that group but may have been even more important to Vince because he was able to secure the majority of his top movie gigs. Gold was portrayed by Jeremy Piven, and he gave a classic performance of a fast-talking Hollywood agent who would do anything if it helped him do his job well. Gold often did not regulate himself and would say whatever popped into his mind when he expressed himself. His statements were clever, quick and may have been the most memorable aspect to the series.
"Sacrifice, Lloyd! Like the Kamikaze pilots used to do." -- Lloyd was Ari Gold's trusted assistant. He was an Asian gay man portrayed by Rex Lee. Ari never held back when talking to Lloyd and was quick to insult his Asian background and his sexual orientation in order to make a point. Despite his outward ridicule of his assistant, Ari truly liked Lloyd and respected his integrity. Lloyd would grow tired with Ari's insults but he also admired his boldness and his ability to make things happen for his clients. It was a match made in .... Hollywood.
"You wanna hug it out? Let’s hug it out bitch." -- This was one of the catch phrases of the program and Ari delivered the line with such clarity and deftness that it crossed the line and became a regular part of everyday language. Ari, known to annoy Vince's friend and manager Eric Murphy, would spend much of the show cutting Murphy down. While Ari knew how to get under Eric's skin, he also knew how to end the discord by asking Murphy if he wanted to "hug it out."
"Ernesto! How many ----ing pesos did I give you for Christmas? Huh, Ernesto? Every Christmas, for the past decade! Half of Mexico is eating on my chip that I’ve given you. Now bring my motherf------ car now! Por favor!" -- Ari would insult the poor and weak as well as the rich and powerful. Ari is asking the valet to bring him his car after he has been fired and Ernesto tells him that he is not allowed to get his car any longer. Ari responds with this retort during his time of need.
"You know what they feed people on an indie set, Vince? Nothing! They don’t give you a trailer. They tell you to go sit on an apple box. Ever try to bang an extra on an apple box?" -- Sometimes Ari had to play the bad guy and convince Vince he had to turn down certain roles, especially those offered by independent producers because the pay was poor and the perks were non-existent. Ari could be blunt with Vince when it was required.
"Listen, Lloyd, I want you to put all my files, folders, binders, everything! into a box! If you find a used condom, an executioner’s mask, and a goddamn spiked paddle, don’t think, just pack that bitch! Chop suey!" -- After Ari decided to start his own firm, he told Lloyd to pack all of his things to prepare for the move. Ari didn't want to leave anything and he wanted it done quickly. The way he tried to get that point across was by mentioning a dish often found in Chinese restaurants, once again underscoring his racial insensitivity.
Mrs. Ari: Where are you going? Ari: They flew in the liver, and I gotta do the transplant. Where do you think I'm going? -- One of the primary themes throughout the run of the show was that Ari's wife was unhappy because of how much time he spent working and how little time he spend with her. On one occasion, he delivered this sarcastic one liner because he was tired of her incessant questioning of his comings and goings.