Beauty and the Beast (1991) Poster

Angela Lansbury: Mrs. Potts



  • Beast : [pounds on Belle's door yelling]  I thought I told you to come down to dinner!

    Belle : I'm not hungry!

    Beast : [yelling to Belle]  You'll come out, or I'll-I'll-I'll break down the door!

    Lumiere : Master, I could be wrong, but that might not be the best way to win the girl's affections.

    Cogsworth : Please. Attempt to be a gentlemen.

    Beast : But, she's being so difficult!

    Mrs. Potts : Gently. Gently.

    Beast : [calmly, dejected]  Will you come down to dinner?

    Belle : No!

    Beast : [points at door]  Hmm?

    Cogsworth : Ah-ah-ah, suave, genteel.

    Beast : [suavely]  It would give me great pleasure

    [tries to hold in his anger] 

    Beast : if you would join me for dinner.

    Cogsworth : [clears throat and mutters]  We say please.

    Beast : [dejected]  Please?

    Belle : No thank you!

    Beast : [yells]  You can't stay in there forever!

    Belle : Yes, I can!

    Beast : [yells]  Fine! Then go ahead and *starve!*

    [he turns to the objects] 

    Beast : If she doesn't eat with *me*, then she doesn't eat at all!

    [storms down through the hallway and slams the door behind him] 

    Mrs. Potts : Oh dear. That didn't go very well at all, did it?

  • Beast : Oh, it's no use. She's so beautiful, and I'm. Well, look at me!

    Mrs. Potts : Oh, must help her to see past all that.

    Beast : I don't know how.

    Mrs. Potts : Well, you can start by making yourself more presentable. Straighten up. Try to act like a gentleman.

    [Beast stands up straighter] 

    Lumiere : Ah, yes. When she comes in give her a dashing, debonair smile. Come, come, show me the smile.

    [Beast gives a big, forced smile] 

    Mrs. Potts : But don't frighten the poor girl!

  • Lumiere : Be our guest, be our guest, put our service to the test / Tie your napkin round your waist, cheri, and let us provide the rest / Soup du jour? Hors d'oeuvres? Why, we only live to serve / Try the gray stuff, it's delicious! Don't believe me? Ask the dishes! / They can sing, they can dance, after all, Miss, this is France / And a dinner here is never second best / Come on, unfold our menu, / Take a glance and then you / will be our guest / Oui, our guest, Be our guest!

    Lumiere : [Chorus joins in]  Beef ragoune, cheese soufflé, pie and pudding en flambé / We'll prepare and serve with flair, a culinary cabaret / You're alone and you're scared, but the banquet's all prepared / No one's gloomy or complaining, while the flatware's entertaining / We tell jokes, I do tricks, with my fellow candlesticks / And it's all in perfect taste, that you can bet! / Come on and fill your glass / You've won your own free pass / To be our guest / If you're stressed, it's fine dining we suggest! Be our guest, be our guest, be our guest!

    Lumiere : Life is so unnerving, for a servant who's not serving / He's not whole, without a soul, to wait upon! Ah, those good old days when we were useful... suddenly those good old days are gone / Ten years we've been rusting, needing so much more than dusting / Needing exercise, a chance to use our skill! / Most days, we just lay around the castle / Flabby fat and lazy, then you walked in and oops-a-daisy!

    Mrs. Potts : It's a guest! It's a guest! Sakes alive and I'll be blessed! / Wine's been poured, and thank the Lord I've had the napkins freshly pressed / With dessert, she'll want tea, and my dear, that's fine with me / While the cups do their soft-shoeing I'll be bubbling, I'll be brewing / I'll get warm, piping hot... Heaven's sakes, is that a spot? / Clean it up! We want the company impressed! / We've got a lot to do! / Is it one lump or two? / For our guest! She's our guest!

    Chorus : Be our guest! Be our guest! Our command is your request! / It's been ten years since we had anybody here, and we're obsessed! / With your meal, with your ease, yes indeed, we aim to please / While the candlelight's still glowing, let us help you, we'll keep going...

    Lumiere , Mrs. Potts , Chorus : Course by course! One by one! / Till you shout "Enough! I'm done!" / And we send you off to sleep as you digest! / Tonight, you'll prop your feet up / But for now let's eat up / Be our guest! Be our guest! Be our guest! Please be our guest!

  • [giving Beast advice on how to impress Belle] 

    Lumiere : Impress her with your rapier wit.

    Mrs. Potts : But be gentle.

    Lumiere : Shower her with compliments.

    Mrs. Potts : But be sincere.

    Lumiere : And above all.

    Lumiere , Mrs. Potts : You must control your temper!

  • Cogsworth : [singing]  Well, perhaps there's something there that wasn't there before.

    Chip : What?

    Mrs. Potts : [singing]  There may be something there that wasn't there before.

    Chip : What's there, Mama?

    Mrs. Potts : Shh. I'll tell you when you're older.

    [kisses Chip] 

  • Chip : Mama, there's a girl in the castle!

    Mrs. Potts : Now Chip, I'll not have you making up such wild stories.

    Chip : Really, Mama, I saw her!

    Mrs. Potts : Not another word, into the tub.

    Chip : [Mrs. Potts lifts Chip into the tub]  But. What?

    Featherduster : A girl! I saw a girl in the castle!

    Featherduster : [Chip emerges from the water in the tub] 

    Chip : See? I told ya.

  • Mrs. Potts : Pardon me, Master.

    Beast : Leave me in peace.

    Mrs. Potts : But sir, the castle is under attack!

    Villagers : [singing outside and trying to knock the door down]  Kill the Beast! Kill the Beast!

    Lumiere : [All the objects are trying to hold the door closed]  This isn't working.

    Featherduster : Oh Lumiere. We must do something.

    Lumiere : Wait, I know!

    Villagers : [Still singing outside]  Kill the Beast! Kill the Beast!

    Mrs. Potts : What should we do, Master?

    Beast : It doesn't matter now. Just let them come.

  • Mrs. Potts : Barely even friends, then somebody bends, unexpectedly.

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