Beauty and the Beast (1991)
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!
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.