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  • Little Mermaid Quotes


     

  • Scuttle: I haven't seen this in years, this is *wonderful*!

    Ariel: What is it?

    Scuttle: A banded, bulbous snarfblatt.

    Ariel, Flounder: Ohhh.

    Ursula: Yeeeeeees, hurry home, princess. We wouldn't want to miss old Daddy's celebration, now, would we? Huh! Celebration indeed. Bah! In *my* day, we had fantastical feasts when I lived in the palace. And now, look at me - wasted away to practically nothing - banished, and exiled, and practically starving, while he and his flimsy fish-folk celebrate. Well, I'll give 'em something to celebrate soon enough. Flotsam! Jetsam! I want you to keep an extra close watch on this pretty little daughter of his. She may be the key to Triton's undoing...

    Triton: Do you... think - I was too hard on her?

    Sebastian: Definitely not! Why, if Ariel was my daughter, I'd show her who was boss. None of this flitting to the surface and other such nonsense. No, sir! I'd keep her under tight control.

    Triton: You're absolutely right, Sebastian.

    Sebastian: Of course.

    Triton: Ariel needs constant supervision.

    Sebastian: Constant.

    Triton: Someone to watch over her, to keep her out of trouble.

    Sebastian: All the time.

    Triton: And *you* are just the crab to do it.

    Triton: I'm really looking forward to this performance, Sebastian.

    Sebastian: Your Majesty. This will be the finest concert I have ever conducted. Your daughters, they will be spectacular!

    Triton: Yes, and especially my little Ariel.

    Sebastian: Yes, yes. She has the most beautiful voice. Hmm?

    [to himself]

    Sebastian: If only she'd show up for rehearsals once in a while.

    Ariel: All right, I'm going inside. You can just stay here and watch for sharks.

    Flounder: Okay. Yeah, you go. I'll just stay and... What? Sharks? Ariel!

    Scuttle: [Looking throught the wrong end of a telescope, shouting as if Ariel was far away] Whoa! Mermaid off the port bow! Ariel! How you doin', kid?

    [Ariel pulls down the telescope]

    Scuttle: Whoa, what a swim.

    Triton: I just don't know what we're going to do with you, young lady.

    Ariel: Daddy, I'm sorry, I just forgot, I...

    Triton: As a result of your *careless* behaviour...

    Sebastian: Careless and reckless behavior!

    Triton: The entire celebration was, er...

    Sebastian: Well, it was ruined! That's all, completely destroyed! This concert was to be the pinnacle of my distinguished career. Now thanks to you, I am the laughingstock of the entire kingdom!

    Flounder: But it wasn't her fault! Ah - well - first, ahh, this shark chased us - yeah - yeah! And we tried to - but we couldn't - and - then grrrrrrrrr - and - and we - whoooaaaaaa! Ah, and then we were safe. But then this seagull came, and it was this is this, and that is that, and...

    Triton: Seagull? What? Oh - you went up to the surface again, didn't you? DIDN'T YOU?

    Ariel: Nothing - happened.

    Triton: Ariel, How many times must we go through this? You could've been seen by one of those barbarians - by - by one of those *humans*!

    Ariel: Daddy, they're not barbarians!

    Triton: They're dangerous; do you think I would want to see my youngest daughter snared by some fish eater's hook?

    Ariel: I'm sixteen years old - I'm not a child anymore...!

    Triton: Don't you take that tone of voice with me, young lady. As long as you live under my ocean, you'll obey my rules!

    Ariel: But if you would just listen...

    Triton: Not another word! And I am never, NEVER to hear of you going to the surface again. Is that clear?

    [Ariel leaves, crying]

    Ariel: [regarding King Triton, as Sebastian watches, unobserved] If only I could make him understand. I just don't see things the way he does. I just don't see how a world that makes such wonderful things could be bad.

    [She begins singing "Part of Your World."]

    Ariel: Look at this stuff, isn't it neat? / Wouldn't ya think my collection's complete / Wouldn't you think I'm the girl / Girl who has everything / Look at this trove, treasures untold / How many wonders can one cavern hold? / Looking around you'd think / Sure, she's got everything / I've got gadgets and gizmos aplenty / I have whoozits and whatzis galore / You want thingamabobs? I've got twenty / But who cares? No big deal / I want more.

    Ursula: Oh, no, no, no, no, no. I can't stand it! It's too easy! The child is in love with a human. And not just any human. A prince!

    [laughs]

    Ursula: Her daddy'll love that. King Triton's headstrong, lovesick girl would make a charming addition to my little garden.

    Sebastian: Down here all the fish is happy / As off to the waves they roll / The fish on the land ain't happy / They sad 'cause they in the bowl / But fish in the bowl is lucky / They in for a worser fate / One day when the boss get hungry...

    Fish: Guess who gonna be on the plate?

    Sebastian: The newt play the flute / The carp play the harp / The plaice play the bass / And they soundin' sharp / The bass play the brass / The chub play the tub / The fluke is the duke of soul.

    Fluke: Yeah!

    Sebastian: The ray he can play / The ling's on the strings / The trout's rocking out / The blackfish she sings / The smelt and the sprat / They know where it's at / And oh, that blowfish blow! Ha-ha!

    Triton: Sebastian, I'm concerned about Ariel. Have you noticed she's been acting peculiar lately?

    Sebastian: Oh! Uh, peculiar?

    Triton: You know, mooning about, daydreaming, singing to herself. You haven't noticed, hmm?

    Sebastian: Oh, well I...

    Triton: Sebastian.

    Sebastian: Hmm?

    Triton: I know you've been keeping something from me.

    Sebastian: Keeping something?

    Triton: About Ariel?

    Sebastian: [Stops his knees from shaking] Ariel?

    Triton: In love? Hmm?

    Sebastian: I tried to stop her, sir! She wouldn't listen! I told her to stay away from humans! They are bad! They are trouble! They are...

    Triton: Humans? What about humans?

    Sebastian: Humans?

    [Chuckles nerviously]

    Sebastian: Who said anything about humans?

    Triton: I consider myself a reasonable merman. I set certain rules, and I expect those rules to be obeyed.

    Ariel: But Dad, I...

    Triton: Is it true you rescued a human from drowning?

    Ariel: Daddy, I had to...

    Triton: Contact between the human world and the mer world is strictly forbidden. Ariel, you know that! Everyone knows that.

    Ariel: He would have died.

    Triton: One less human to worry about!

    Ariel: You don't even know him.

    Triton: Know him? I don't have to know him, they're all the same! Spineless, savage, harpooning fish-eaters, incapable of any feeling of...

    Ariel: Daddy, I love him!

    [gasps]

    Triton: No! Have you lost your senses completely? He's a human, you're a mermaid!

    Ariel: I don't care.

    Triton: So help me, Ariel, I am going to get through to you; and if this is the only way, so be it!

    Ursula: Come in. Come in, my child. We mustn't lurk in doorways. It's rude. One might question your upbringing.

    Ursula: Well, angelfish, the solution to your problem is simple. The only way to get what you want is to become a human yourself.

    Ariel: Can you do that?

    Ursula: My dear, sweet child. That's what I do. It's what I live for, to help unfortunate merfolk, like yourself, poor souls with no one else to turn to.

    Ursula: Oh, and there is one more thing. We haven't discussed the subject of payment. You can't get something for nothing, you know.

    Ariel: But I don't have any...

    Ursula: I'm not asking much. Just a token really, a trifle. You'll never even miss it. What I want from you is... your voice.

    Ariel: My voice?

    Ursula: You got it, sweetcakes. No more talking, singing, zip.

    Scuttle: Well, look at what the catfish dragged in!

    [laughs]

    Scuttle: Look at ya! Look at ya! There's something different. Don't tell me. I got it. It's your hairdo, right? You've been using the dinglehopper, right?

    [Ariel shakes her head]

    Scuttle: No? No, huh? Well, let me see. New... seashells? No new seashells. I gotta admit, I can't put my foot on it right now, but if I just stand here long enough, I should...

    Sebastian: She's got legs, you idiot! She traded her voice to the sea witch and got legs! Geez, mon!

    Scuttle: I knew that.

    Flounder: Ariel's been turned into a human. She'll have to make the prince fall in love with her, and she's gotta-she's gotta kiss her.

    Sebastian: And she's only got three days!

    Louis: [singing] Les... pois... sons, les poissons / How I love les poissons / Love to *chop* and to serve little fish / First I cut off their heads, then I pull out their bones / Ah, mais oui ça c'est toujours delish / Les poissons, les poissons, Hee-hee-hee, ho-ho-ho! / With the cleaver I *hack* them in two / I pull out what's inside, and I serve it up fried / 'Cause I love little fishes, don't you? / Here's something for tempting the palate / Prepared in the classic technique / First you *pound* the fish flat with the mallet / Then you slash through the skin, give the belly a slice / Then you rub some salt in, 'cause that makes it taste nice!

    [Sees Sebastian]

    Louis: Zut alors! I have missed one.

    [Picks him up]

    Louis: Sacrebleu! What is this? / How on earth could I miss / Such a sweet, little succulent crab / Quel dommage, what a loss! / Here we go, in the sauce / Now some flour, I think just a dab / Now I'll stuff you with bread! / It don't hurt, 'cause you're dead / And you're certainly lucky you are / 'Cause it's gonna be hot in my big silver pot / Toodle-oo, mon poisson, au revoir!

    Triton: Any sign of them?

    Seahorse: No, Your Majesty. We searched everywhere. We've found no trace of your daughter or Sebastian.

    Triton: Well, keep looking. Leave no shell unturned, no coral unexplored, and let no one in this kingdom sleep until she's safe at home.

    Seahorse: [bows his head] Yes, sire.

    [leaves]

    Triton: [in shame] Oh, what have I done? What have I done?

    Prince Eric: You know, I feel really bad not knowing your name. Maybe I can guess. Is it, uh... Mildred?

    [Ariel looks disgusted]

    Prince Eric: Okay, no. How about Diana? Rachel?

    Sebastian: [Whispering] Ariel. Her name's Ariel.

    Prince Eric: Ariel?

    [Ariel nods]

    Prince Eric: Ariel? Oh. That's kind of pretty. Okay, Ariel.

    Ursula: Now I am the ruler of all the ocean! The waves obey my every whim!

    Ursula: [watching Flotsam and Jetsam knock the boat with Ariel and Eric in it about to *kiss*] Nice work boys. That was a close one... too close! *THE LITTLE TRAMP!*

    [sighs]

    Ursula: Well, she's better than I thought. At this rate, he'll be kissing her by sunset for sure!

    [smashes through her potions]

    Ursula: Well, it's time Ursula took matters into her *own* tentacles.

    [throws a bottle with a butterfly in it, into her cauldron]

    Ursula: Triton's daughter will be mine!... and then I'll make him writhe. *I'll see him wriggle like a worm on a HOOK!*

    [laughs, transforming into Vanessa]

    Ursula: [Scuttle hums the wedding march and hears Vanessa singing] What a lovely little bride I'll make / my dear, I look divine / Things are working out according to my ultimate design.

    [throws pin at angel vanity]

    Ursula: Soon I'll have that little mermaid / And the ocean will be *mine*...

    [looks into mirror and sees Ursula]

    Scuttle: [sees whats going on in the ship] *The Sea Witch!* Oh, she's... what the... I GOTTA...

    [crashes into ship with a loud *ding*]

    Scuttle: *ARIEL!*

    [Ariel's turned herself into a human]

    Sebastian: Just look at her! On legs! On human legs!

    [shudders]

    Sebastian: My nerves are shot. This is a catastrophe! What would her father say? I'll tell you what her father'd say. He'd say he's gonna kill himself a crab, that's what her father'd say! I'm gonna march meself home and tell him right this minute

    [Ariel scoops him up and starts shaking her head frantically]

    Sebastian: and *don't* you shake your head at me, young lady! Maybe there's still time. If we could get that witch to give you back your voice, you could go home with all the normal fish and just be...

    [Ariel's face falls]

    Sebastian: just be... just be miserable for the rest of your life.

    [sighs, defeated]

    Sebastian: Alright, alright, I'll try to help you find that prince.

    [Ariel, overjoyed, kisses him]

    Sebastian: Boy. What a softshell I'm turning out to be.

    Sebastian: Ariel, please! Will you get your head out of the clouds and back in the water where it belongs?

    Ariel: You're not getting cold fins now, are you?

    Ariel: Is he - dead?

    Scuttle: [Opens Eric's eyelid] It's hard to say.

    [Puts his ear against Eric's foot]

    Scuttle: Oh, I - I can't make out a heartbeat.

    Sebastian: Ariel, listen to me. The human world is a mess. Life under the sea is better than anything they got up there.

    [singing]

    Sebastian: The seaweed is always greener / In somebody else's lake / You dream about going up there / But that is a big mistake / Just look at the world around you / Right here on the ocean floor / Such wonderful things around you / What more is you lookin' for? / Under the sea / Under the sea / Darlin', it's better / Down where it's wetter / Take it from me / Up on the shore they work all day / Out in the sun they slave away / While we devotin' / Full time to floating / Under the sea!

    Sebastian: Somebody's got to nail that girl's fins to the floor.

    [Adoring a statue of Eric]

    Ariel: It looks just like him. It even has his eyes. "Why, Eric, run away with you? This is all so - so *sudden*... "

    Ariel: If I become human, I'll never be with my father or sisters again.

    Ursula: That's *right*. But - you'll have your man. Life's full of tough choices, innit?

    Sebastian: Jeez, man, I'm surrounded by amateurs. You want something done, you've got to do it yourself.

    [speaking in a low, seductive voice]

    Sebastian: First, we've to create the mood.

    [transitioning from speech to song]

    Sebastian: Percussion. Strings. Winds. Words.

    [singing "Kiss the Girl"]

    Sebastian: There you see her / Sitting there across the way / She don't got a lot to say / But there's something about her / And you don't know why / But you're dying to try / You wanna kiss the girl.

    Sebastian: Are you sure about this?

    Scuttle: Have I ever been wrong? I mean when it's *important*!

    Sebastian: Hm. Teenagers. They think they know everything. You give them an inch, they swim all over you.

    Ariel: But without my voice, how can I...

    Ursula: You'll have your looks... your pretty face... and don't underestimate the importance of "bo-dy lan-guage." Ha!

    [singing]

    Ursula: The men up there don't like a lot of blabber / They think a girl who gossips is a bore / Yes, on land it's much prefered / for ladies not to say a word / After all, dear, what is idle prattle for? / Come on, they're not all that impressed with conversation / True gentlemen avoid it when they can / But they dote and swoon and fawn / On a lady who's withdrawn / It's she who holds her tongue who gets her man.

    Sebastian: Like I always say, Your Majesty, "children have got to be free to lead their own lives."

    Triton: *You* always say that, Sebastian?

    Sebastian: [nervous] Tee-hee.

    Triton: Well... I guess there's one problem left.

    Sebastian: And what's that, Your Majesty?

    Triton: How much I'm going to miss her.

    Scuttle: It's a dinglehopper. Humans use these little babies... to straighten their hair out. See? Just a little twirl here and a yank there and voila. You've got an aesthetically pleasing configuration of hair that humans go nuts over.

    Ariel: Flounder, don't be such a guppy.

    Flounder: I'm not a guppy.

    Scuttle: [breathlessly] I was flyin', I - of course I was flyin' - and I saw that the watch... the *witch*, was watchin' in a mirror and she was singin' with a stolen set of pipes. Do you hear what I'm tellin' you?

    [picks up Sebastian and slams him down on every word]

    Scuttle: The prince... is marryin'... the sea witch... in disguise!

    Scuttle: We're out to discover!

    Ariel: [singing] Up where they walk / Up where they run / Up where they stay all day in the sun / Wanderin' free / Wish I could be / Part of that world...

    Sebastian: This has got to be, without a doubt, the single most humiliating day of my life!

    [Ariel pats him on the head]

    Sebastian: I hope that you appreciate what I go through for you, young lady! Now, we got to make a plan to get that boy to kiss you. Tomorrow, when he takes you for that ride, you gotta look your best! You gotta bat your eyes, like this.

    [does so]

    Sebastian: You gotta pucker up your lips, like this...

    [does so, notices that Ariel has fallen asleep. He sighs, and blows out the candle]

    Sebastian: You are hopeless, child. You know that. Completely hopeless.

    Ariel: I've never seen a human this close before. Oh... he's very handsome, isn't he?

    [Scuttle looks at the dog and scratches his neck]

    Scuttle: I don't know, he looks kind of hairy and slobbery to me.

    Ariel: No, not that one. The one playing the snarfblatt.

    [first lines]

    Prince Eric: Isn't this great? The salty sea air, the wind blowing in your face... aaah, the perfect day to be at sea!

    Grimsby: [leaning over rail] Oh, yes... urp... delightful.

    [last lines]

    Ariel: I love you, Daddy.

    Ursula: Now, here's the deal. I will make you a potion that will turn you into a human for three days. Got that? *Three* days. Now listen, this is important. Before the sun sets on the third day, you've got to get dear ol' princey to fall in love with you. That is, he's got to kiss you. Not just any kiss - the kiss of true love. If he does kiss you before the sun sets on the third day, you'll remain human, permanently, but - if he doesn't, you turn back into a mermaid, and - you belong to me!

    Prince Eric: [upon first meeting Ariel, after she's signed her soul over to Ursula, lost her voice, been turned into a human, and nearly drowned] Gee, you must have really been through something.

    Prince Eric: Believe me, Grim, when I find the right girl, I'll know. Without a doubt, it'll just-BAM-hit me. Like lightening.

    [Lightning cracks in the background]

    Sebastian: Ariel, you're under a lot of pressure down here. Come with me, I'll take you home and get you something warm to drink.

    Ariel: [sung] I don't know when/I don't know how/But I know something's starting right now/Watch and you'll see/Some day I'll be/Part of your world.

    Andrina: Ariel, dear, time to come out. You've been in there all morning.

    [Ariel emerges, singing to herself]

    Atina: What is with her lately?

    [Ariel looks at herslf in the mirror, then picks a flower next to it and swims away, but stops short when she sees her father]

    Ariel: Morning, Daddy.

    [Ariel tucks the flower next to her father's ear and swims off, continuing to sing to herself]

    Atina: Oh, she's got it bad.

    Triton: What? What has she got?

    Andrina: Isn't it obvious, Daddy? Ariel's in love.

    Triton: Ariel?

    [picks the flower from the side of his ear]

    Triton: In love?

    Grimsby: Eric?... If I may say... far better than any dream girl is one of flesh and blood. One warm, and caring, and right before your eyes.

    Flotsam & Jetsam: Poor child. Poor, sweet child. She has a very serious problem. If only there was something we could do. But there is something.

    Ariel: Who-who are you?

    Flotsam & Jetsam: Don't be scared. We represent someone who can help you. Someone who can make all your dreams come true. Just imagine... You and your Prince... together... forever.

    Ariel: I don't understand.

    Flotsam & Jetsam: Ursula has great powers.

    Ariel: The sea witch? Why, that's-I couldn't possibly-no! Get out of here! Leave me alone!

    Flotsam & Jetsam: Suit yourself. It was only a suggestion.

    [Jetsam flicks the broken statue's face towards Ariel]

    Ariel: [looking at the face] Wait.

    Flotsam & Jetsam: Yeeeeeeeeess?

    Ursula: [to Eric] So long, lover boy!

    Ursula: [her last words] So much... for true love!

    Ursula: [singing] If you want to cross a bridge, my sweet / You've got to pay the toll / Take a gulp and take a breath and go ahead and sign the scroll! / Flotsam, Jetsam, now I've got her, boys / The boss is on a roll / This poor unfortunate soul!

    Sebastian: Ariel, where are you going?

    [He swims up to her and observes that she is swimming with Flotsam and Jetsam]

    Sebastian: Ariel, what are you doing here with this riffraff?

    Ariel: I'm going to see Ursula.

    Sebastian: [gets a shocked look on his face and gasps] Ariel, no! No!

    [He begins tugging on her tail fin, trying to pull her back]

    Sebastian: She's a demon! She's a monster!

    Ariel: Why don't you go tell my father? You're good at that!

    [She shakes him off]

    Prince Eric: Well, what do you say? Would you like to join me on a tour of my kingdom tomorrow?

    [Ariel nods with delight]

    Grimsby: Wonderful! Now, let's eat before this crab wanders off my plate.

    [He puts his fork down onto his plate and is surprised to hear a clinking noise. The crab, Sebastian, has indeed wandered off his plate]

    Scuttle: [singing loudly and off-key] Wa wa wa, wa wa!

    Prince Eric: Wow. Somebody should find that poor animal and put it out of its misery.

    Ariel: [after Rescuing the Prince] Is he dead?

    Scuttle: It's hard to say?

    [Place's his ear to Eric's foot]

    Scuttle: Oh I can't make out a heartbeat.

    Ariel: No look, he's breathing. He's so beautiful.

    Ariel: [singing] What would i give to live where you are/ What would I pay to stay here beside you/ what would I do to see you smiling at me/ Where would we walk/ where would we run/ If we could stay all day in the sun/ Just you and me/ and I could be/ part of your world

    Grimsby: [Calling Out] Eric. Eric

    [the approaching Grimsby and Max's barking send a startled Ariel Back into the Ocean]

    Grimsby: [Helping Eric to his Feet] Oh, you really delight in these sadistic strain on my blood pressure don't you.

    Prince Eric: A girl, rescued me. She was singing. She had the most beautiful voice.

    Grimsby: Ah Eric, I think you swallowed a bit to much sea-water. Off we go. Come along Max.

    Sebastian: [after watching the unfolding events] We just gonna forget the whole thing ever happened. The Sea-King will never know. You won't tell him.

    Flounder: [Knods in agreement]

    Sebastian: I won't tell him. I will stay in one peace

    [Ariel has possitioned herself on top of a rock watching Eric longinly]

    Ariel: [sung] I don't know when/ I don't know how/ But I know something's starting right now/ Watch and you'll see/ Someday I'll be/ Part of Your World

    Scuttle: [Flying blissfully close to the wedding barge, as he hums the Wedding March]

    Vanessa: [singing in Ariel's Voice, to the tune of "Poor Unfortunate Souls"] What a lovely little bride I'll make/ My dear I'll look divine.

    Vanessa: [Chuckles, then continues Singing] Things are working out according/ To my ultimate design

    Scuttle: [Watching the entire scene gulps]

    Vanessa: [singing] Soon I'll have that little mermaid/ And the ocean will be mine!

    Vanessa: [laughing into the mirror, whose reflection reveals she is indeed Ursula]

    Scuttle: [Gasps] The Sea Witch! Oh no... She's gonna... I gotta...

    [In his haste flys into the window by mistake]

    Scuttle: Ariel!

    [Eric is Playing a Melancholic rendition of 'Part of Your World' on his flute as Grimsby aproaches]

    Grimsby: Eric, if I may say, far better than any dream girl is one of flesh and blood. One warm, and caring, and right before your eyes

    [Grimsby Motions up towards Ariel's bedroom window, a smile cracks Eric's face, and in a moment of realization Eric throws his Flute to the see and leaves to speak to his lovely young friend, when he hears a familiar voice singing and see's a beautiful young woman walking the beach. The woman continues to sing and places the Prince under a sort of trance]

    Ursula: [singing] I admit that in the past I've been nasty/They weren't kidding when they called me, well a witch/But you'll find that now-a-days/I've mended all my ways, repented, seen the light and took a switch/true? Yes. And I fortunately know a little magic/It's a talent that I always have possessed, but now dear lately, please don't laugh/I use it on behalf, of the miserable, lonely and depressed!

    [conjures a fat mermaid and a skinny merman]

    Ursula: [to Flotsam & Jetsam] Pathetic!

    Ursula: [Continues singing] Poor, unfortunate souls! So sad, so true! This one longing to be thinner, that one wants to get the girl and do I help them?

    [snaps fingers and the pair become fit and hug each other]

    Ursula: Yes, indeed! Now it's happened once or twice/someone couldn't pay the price/and I'm afraid I have to rake them across the coals!

    [turns them into seaweed people]

    Ursula: Yes I have had my share of complaints but on the whole I've been a saint!... to those Poor Unfortunate Sou-uls!

    Grimsby: Happy Birthday, Eric!

    [Reveals a statue of Prince Eric, Max growls at it]

    Prince Eric: Uh, gee Grim. It's... it's really something!

    Grimsby: Yes, I commissioned it myself.

    Scuttle: You see the snarfblatt dates back to pre-hysterical times when humans would sit around and stare at each other all day.

    [long pause]

    Scuttle: got very boring. So they invented this snarfblatt to make fine music, allow me!

    [Attempts to blow the pipe and seaweed crops out of it]

    Ariel: [realizing] Music?

    Scuttle: It's stuck!

    [coughs and gags]

    Ariel: Oh, the concert! Oh my gosh my father's gonna kill me!

    Flounder: The concert was today?

    Ursula: [after Ariel makes her vaporize Flotsam and Jetsom] BABIES! My poor little poopsies!

    The seaweed is always greener in somebody else's lake.

    You got your own style, now let it come through. And remember no matter what, you got to be you. -Sebastian
    The seaweed is always greener in somebody else's lake.

    I don't know, he seems kind of hairy and slobbery to me.
    This artifact dates back to prehysterical times where humans did nothing but stare at each other all day. That's very boring. So they invented this snarfflat to make fine music. -Scuttle
    Now you rub some salt in, 'cause that makes it taste NICE! -Louis, the cook
    The seaweed is always greener, in soomebody's elses' lake. -Sebastian
    I don't know when...I don't know how...but I know something's starting right now. Watch and you'll see...Somebody I'll be...Part of your world! -Ariel
    Dont be such a guppy. -Ariel
    If you wanna be a human, the first thing you gotta do is dress like one. -Scuttle
    Youre not getting cold fins now are you? -Ariel

    Grimsby: Eric?... If I may say... far better than any dream girl is one of flesh and blood. One warm, and caring, and right before your eyes.

    Ursula: Triton's daughter will be mine... and then I'll see him writhe. I'll see him wriggle like a worm on a hook!

    Sebastian: Are you sure about this?

    Scuttle: Have I ever been wrong? I mean when it's important.

    Sebastian: Jeez, man, I'm surrounded by amateurs. You want something done, you've got to do it yourself.

    Sebastian: Somebody's got to nail that girl's fins to the floor.

    Sebastian: Ariel, will you get your head out of the clouds and back in the water where it belongs?

    Ursula: Now I am the ruler of all the ocean! The waves obey my every whim!

    Ursula: Come in. Come in, my child. We mustn't lurk in doorways. It's rude. One might question your upbringing.

    Ariel: All right, I'm going inside. You can just stay here and watch for sharks.

    Flounder: Okay. Yeah, you go. I'll just stay and... What? Sharks? Ariel!

    Scuttle: I haven't seen this in years, this is wonderful.

    Ariel: What is it?

    Scuttle: A banded, bulbous snarfblatt.

    Ariel, Flounder: Ooooooh.

    Scuttle: Now the snarfblatt dates back to prehysterical times when humans used to sit around and stare at each other all day. Got very boring. So they invented this snarfblatt to make fine music.

    He's very handsome isn't he?
    -Ariel


    I love you, Daddy. -
    Ariel


    If you wanna be a human, the first thing you gotta do is dress like one.
    -Scuttle


    It's a dinglehopper. Humans use these little babies... to straighten their hair out. See? Just a little twirl here and a yank there and voila. You've got an aesthetically pleasing configuration of hair that humans go nuts over.
    -Scuttle


    In my day, we had fantastical feasts when I lived in the palace.
    Ursula


    Come in. Come in, my child. We mustn't lurk in doorways- it's rude. One might question your upbringing.
    -Ursula


    King Triton's daughter will be mine, and then I'll make him writhe. I'll make him wriggle like a worm on a hook.
    -Ursula


    On land it's much preferred for ladies not to say a word.
    -Ursula


    “I haven’t seen this in years, this is *wonderful*!” ~ Scuttle “What is it?” ~ Ariel “A banded, bulbous snarfblatt.” ~ Scuttle “Flounder Ohhh.” ~ Ariel

    “You got your own style, now let it come through. And remember no matter what, you got to be you.” ~ Sebastian

    “She laughed and danced with the thought of death in her heart.” ~ Hans Christian Andersen, The Little Mermaid

    “Leave no shell unturned, no coral unexplored! Let no one in this kingdom sleep until she’s safe at home!” ~ King Triton

    “Yeeeeeees, hurry home, princess. We wouldn’t want to miss old Daddy’s celebration, now, would we? Huh! Celebration indeed. Bah! In *my* day, we had fantastical feasts when I lived in the palace. And now, look at me – wasted away to practically nothing – banished, and exiled, and practically starving, while he and his flimsy fish-folk celebrate. Well, I’ll give ‘em something to celebrate soon enough. Flotsam! Jetsam! I want you to keep an extra close watch on this pretty little daughter of his. She may be the key to Triton’s undoing..” ~ Ursula

    “The seaweed is always greener in somebody else’s lake.” ~ The Little Mermaid

    “She thought, “He whom I love more than my father or mother, he of whom I am always thinking, and in whose hands I would so willingly trust my lifelong happiness. I dare do anything to win him and to gain an immortal soul.” ~ Hans Christian Andersen, The Little Mermaid

    “Up where they walk, up where they run, up where they stay all day in the sun. Wandering free…Wish I could BE…Part of that world.” ~ Ariel
    “Do you… think – I was too hard on her?” ~ Triton “Definitely not! Why, if Ariel was my daughter, I’d show her who was boss. None of this flitting to the surface and other such nonsense. No, sir! I’d keep her under tight control.” ~ Sebastian “You’re absolutely right, Sebastian.” ~ Triton “Of course.” ~ Sebastian “Ariel needs constant supervision.” ~ Triton “Someone to watch over her, to keep her out of trouble.” ~ Triton “All the time.” ~ Sebastian “And *you* are just the crab to do it.” ~ Triton

    “I don’t know, he seems kind of hairy and slobbery to me.” ~ The Little Mermaid

    “At first she was overjoyed that he would be with her, but then she recalled that human people could not live under the water, and he could only visit her father’s palace as a dead man.” ~ Hans Christian Andersen, The Little Mermaid

    “I don’t know when…I don’t know how…but I know something’s starting right now. Watch and you’ll see…Somebody I’ll be…Part of your world!” ~ Ariel

    “All right, I’m going inside. You can just stay here and watch for sharks.” ~ Ariel “Okay. Yeah, you go. I’ll just stay and… What? Sharks? Ariel!” ~ Flounder

    “This artifact dates back to prehysterical times where humans did nothing but stare at each other all day. That’s very boring. So they invented this snarfflat to make fine music.” ~ Scuttle

    “I know what you want. It is very stupid of you, but you shall have your way, and it will bring you to sorrow, my pretty princess.” ~ The Sea Witch.

    “Ariel, listen to me: the human world is a mess. Life under the sea is better than anything they’ve got up there!” ~ Sebastian

    “Now you rub some salt in, ’cause that makes it taste NICE!” ~ Louis, the cook

    “Then your tail will divide and shrink until it becomes what the people on earth call a pair of shapely legs. But it will hurt; it will feel as if a sharp sword slashed through you. Everyone who sees you will say that you are the most graceful human being they have ever laid eyes on, for you will keep your gliding movement and no dancer will be able to tread as lightly as you. But every step you take will feel as if you were treading upon knife blades so sharp that blood must flow. I am willing to help you, but are you willing to suffer all this?” “Yes,” the little mermaid said in a trembling voice, as she thought of the Prince and of gaining a human soul.” ~ Hans Christian Andersen, The Little Mermaid

    “Have you lost your senses completely? He’s a human, you’re a mermaid!” ~ King Triton

    “If you wanna be a human, the first thing you gotta do is dress like one.” ~ Scuttle

    "Leave no shell unturned, no coral unexplored! Let no one in this kingdom sleep until she's safe at home!" - King Triton
    Ariel: "Up where they walk, up where they run, up where they stay all day in the sun. Wandering free...Wish I could BE...Part of that world."
    Jumping Jellyfish
    -sebastian
    Ariel:
    I don't know when...I don't know how...but I know something's starting right now. Watch and you'll see...Somebody I'll be...Part of your world!
    -Ariel

    Sebastian:
    (Singing) The seaweed is always greener, in soomebody's elses' lake.
    -Sebastian

    At this rate, he'll be kissing her by sunset for sure!
    -Ursula

    Now you rub some salt in, 'cause that makes it taste NICE!
    -Louis, the cook

    Ariel:
    But if I don't have my voice, how can I...
    -Ariel

    This artifact dates back to prehysterical times where humans did nothing but stare at each other all day. That's very boring. So they invented this snarfflat to make fine music.
    -Scuttle

    I am your father and as long as you live under my ocean you will do as I say!!!!!!!
    -King Triton

    It's.. a dinglehopper! (holding a fork in his hand)
    -Scuttle

    Up where they walk, up where they run, up where they stay all day in the sun. Wandering free...Wish I could...Part of that world.
    -Ariel

    those poor unfortunate souls! its sad! but true! this one longs to be thinner and this one wants to get the girl, and do I help them! yes I do!
    -Urshula

    Ariel, listen to me: the human world is a mess. Life under the sea is better than anything they've got up there!
    -Sebastian

    Have you lost your senses completely? He's a human, you're a mermaid!
    -King Triton

    Have we got a deal?
    -Ursula

    Daddy...NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
    -Ariel

    Mermaid on the port bound!
    -Skuttle
    Why Eric! Run away with you? This is all so...so sudden!
    -Ariel

    Guess who's got me on the plate?
    -Fish

    Louie:
    Zoot e lour! I have missed one!
    -Louie

    This is this and that is that!
    -Flownder

    You won't even miss it. What I want from you is...YOUR VOICE.
    -Ursula

    Poor child...poor,ssweet child...she has a very ssserious problem...if only there was something we could do...but there is something...
    -Flotsam and Jetsam

    [Puts his ear against Eric's foot]
    Scuttle: Oh, I - I can't make out a heartbeat.

    -Scuttle

    Ariel- (looking at Eric) "He looks so handsome..."
    Scuttle - (looking at Max the dog) "I dunno...he looks kinda hairy and slobbery to me!"
    Ariel - "Not that one...the one playing the snarf-blatt!
    -Ariel and Scuttle

    Teenagers...dey tink dey know everything. You give dem an inch, dey swim all over you.
    -Sebastian

    Have I ever been wrong? I mean, when it was important?
    -Scuttle

    Isn't this great? The salty sea air! The wind blowing in your face! *sigh* Perfect day to be at sea!
    -Eric

    Whoa. What a swim.
    -Skuttle

    Hmph! Teenagers! Hmph! They think they know everything!
    -Sebastian

    I'm sixteen years old! I'm not a child anymore!
    -Ariel

    Scuttle: I haven`t seen this in years, this is wonderful.

    Ariel: What is it?

    Scuttle: A banded, bulbous snarfblatt.

    Ariel, Flounder: Ooooooh.

    Scuttle: Now the snarfblatt dates back to prehysterical times when humans used to sit around and stare at each other all day. Got very boring. So they invented this snarfblatt to make fine music.

    Ursula: Yeeeeeees, hurry home, princess. We wouldn`t want to miss old Daddy`s celebration, now, would we? Huh! Celebration indeed. Bah! In *my* day, we had fantastical feasts when I lived in the palace. And now, look at me - wasted away to practically nothing - banished and exiled and practically starving, while he and his flimsy fish-folk celebrate. Well, I`ll give `em something to celebrate soon enough. Flotsam! Jetsam! I want you to keep an extra close watch on this pretty little daughter of his. She may be the key to Triton`s undoing... .

    Triton: Do you... think I was too hard on her?

    Sebastian: Definitely not! Why, if Ariel was my daughter, I`d show her who was boss. None of this flitting to the surface and other such nonsense. No, sir! I`d keep her under tight control.

    Triton: You`re absolutely right, Sebastian.

    Sebastian: Of course.

    Triton: Ariel needs constant supervision.

    Sebastian: Constant.

    Triton: Someone to watch over her, to keep her out of trouble.

    Sebastian: All the time.

    Triton: And you are just the crab to do it.

    Triton: I`m really looking forward to this performance, Sebastian.

    Sebastian: Your Majesty. This will be the finest concert I have ever conducted. Your daughters, they will be spectacular!

    Triton: Yes, and especially my little Ariel.

    Sebastian: Yes, yes. She has the most beautiful voice. Hmm?

    (to himself)

    Sebastian: If only she`d show up for rehearsals once in a while.

    Ariel: All right, I`m going inside. You can just stay here and watch for sharks.

    Flounder: Okay. Yeah, you go. I`ll just stay and... What? Sharks? Ariel!

    Scuttle: (Looking throught the wrong end of a telescope, shouting as if Ariel was far away) Whoa! Mermaid off the port bow! Ariel! How you doin`, kid?

    (Ariel pulls down the telescope)

    Scuttle: Whoa, what a swim.

    Triton: I just don`t know what we`re going to do with you, young lady.

    Ariel: Daddy, I`m sorry, I just forgot, I...

    Triton: As a result of your careless behaviour...

    Sebastian: Careless and reckless behaviour!

    Sebastian: - the entire celebration was, er...

    Sebastian: Well, it was ruined! That`s all. Completely destroyed! This concert was to be the pinnacle of my distinguished career. Now thanks to you I am the laughing stock of the entire kingdom!

    Flounder: But it wasn`t her fault! Ah - well - first, ahh, this shark chased us - yeah - yeah! And we tried to - but we couldn`t - and - grrrrrrrrr - and - and we - whoooaaaaaa - oh, and then we were safe. But then this seagull came, and it was this is this, and that is that, and...

    Triton: Seagull? What? Oh - you went up to the surface again, didn`t you? DIDN`T YOU?

    Ariel: Nothing - happened... .

    Triton: Oh, Ariel, How many times must we go through this? You could`ve been seen by one of those barbarians - by - by one of those humans!

    Ariel: Daddy, they`re not barbarians!

    Triton: They`re dangerous. Do you think I want to see my youngest daughter snared by some fish-eater`s hook?

    Ariel: I`m sixteen years old - I`m not a child anymore...

    Triton: Don`t you take that tone of voice with me young lady. As long as you live under my ocean, you`ll obey my rules!

    Ariel: But if you would just listen...

    Triton: Not another word - and I am never, NEVER to hear of you going to the surface again. Is that clear?

    (Ariel leaves, crying)

    Ariel: Look at this stuff, isn`t it neat? / Wouldn`t ya think my collection`s complete / Wouldn`t you think I`m the girl / Girl who has everything / Look at this trove, treasures untold / How many wonders can one cavern hold? / Looking around you`d think / Sure, she`s got everything / I`ve got gadgets and gizmos aplenty / I have whoozits and whatzis galore / You want thingamabobs? I`ve got twenty / But who cares? No big deal / I want more.

    Ursula: Oh, no, no, no, no, no. I can`t stand it! It`s too easy! The child is in love with a human. And not just any human. A prince!

    (Laughs)

    Ursula: Her daddy`ll love that. King Triton`s headstrong, lovesick girl would make a charming addition to my little garden.

    Sebastian: Down here all the fish is happy / As off to the waves they roll / The fish on the land ain`t happy / They sad `cause they in the bowl / But fish in the bowl is lucky / They in for a worser fate / One day when the boss get hungry...

    Fish: Guess who gonna be on the plate.

    Sebastian: The newt play the flute / The carp play the harp / The plaice play the bass / And they soundin` sharp / The bass play the brass / The chub play the tub / The fluke is the duke of soul.

    Fluke: Yeah!

    Sebastian: The ray he can play / the ling`s on the strings / The trout`s rocking out / The blackfish she sings / The smelt and the sprat / They know where it`s at / And oh, that blowfish blow!

    Triton: Sebastian, I`m concerned about Ariel. Have you noticed she`s been acting peculiar lately?

    Sebastian: Oh! Uh, peculiar?

    Triton: You know, mooning about, daydreaming, singing to herself. You haven`t noticed, hmm?

    Sebastian: Oh, well I...

    Triton: Sebastian.

    Sebastian: Hmm?

    Triton: I know you`ve been keeping something from me.

    Sebastian: Keeping something?

    Triton: About Ariel?

    Sebastian: (Stops his knees from shaking) Ariel?

    Triton: In love? Hmm?

    Sebastian: I tried to stop her, sir! She wouldn`t listen! I told her to stay away from humans! They are bad! They are trouble! They are...

    Triton: Humans? What about humans?

    Sebastian: Humans?

    (Chuckles nerviously)

    Sebastian: Who said anything about humans?

    Triton: I consider myself a reasonable merman. I set certain rules, and I expect those rules to be obeyed.

    Ariel: But dad, I...

    Triton: Is it true you rescued a human from drowning?

    Ariel: Daddy, I had to...

    Triton: Contact between the human world and the mer world is strictly forbidden. Ariel, you know that! Everyone knows that.

    Ariel: He would have drowned.

    Triton: One less human to worry about.

    Ariel: You don`t even know him.

    Triton: Know him? I don`t have to know him. They`re all the same! Spineless, savage, harpooning fish-eaters, incapable of any feeling...

    Ariel: Daddy, I love him!

    Triton: No! Have you lost your senses completely? He`s a human, you`re a mermaid!

    Ariel: I don`t care.

    Triton: So help me, Ariel, I am going to get through to you; and if this is the only way, so be it!

    Ursula: Come in. Come in, my child. We mustn`t lurk in doorways. It`s rude. One might question your upbringing.

    Ursula: Well, angelfish, the solution to your problem is simple. The only way to get what you want is to become a human yourself.

    Ariel: Can you do that?

    Ursula: My dear, sweet child. That`s what I do. It`s what I live for, to help unfortunate merfolk, like yourself, poor souls with no one else to turn to.

    Ursula: Oh, and there is one more thing. We haven`t discussed the subject of payment. You can`t get something for nothing, you know.

    Ariel: But I don`t have any...

    Ursula: I`m not asking much. Just a token really, a trifle. You`ll never even miss it. What I want from you is... your voice.

    Ariel: My voice?

    Ursula: You got it, sweetcakes. No more talking, singing, zip.

    Scuttle: Well, look at what the catfish dragged in! Look at ya! Look at ya! There`s something different. Don`t tell me. I got it. It`s your hairdo, right? You`ve been using the dinglehopper, right? No? No, huh? Well, let me see. New... seashells? No new seashells. I gotta admit, I can`t put my foot on it right now, but if I just stand here long enough, I should...

    Sebastian: She`s got legs, you idiot! She traded her voice to the sea witch and got legs! Geez, mon!

    Scuttle: I knew that.

    Louis: (singing) Les... pois... sons, les poissons / How I love les poissons / Love to *chop* and to serve little fish / First I cut off their heads, then I pull out their bones / Ah, mais oui ça c`est toujours delish / Les poissons, les poissons, Hee-hee-hee, ho-ho-ho! / With the cleaver I *hack* them in two / I pull out what`s inside, and I serve it up fried / `Cause I love little fishes, don`t you? / Here`s something for tempting the palate / Prepared in the classic technique / First you *pound* the fish flat with the mallet / Then you slash through the skin, give the belly a slice / Then you rub some salt in, `cause that makes it taste nice!

    (Sees Sebastian)

    Louis: Zut alors! I have missed one.

    (Picks him up)

    Louis: Sacrebleu! What is this? / How on earth could I miss / Such a sweet, little succulent crab / Quel dommage, what a loss! / Here we go, in the sauce / Now some flour, I think just a dab / Now I`ll stuff you with bread! / It don`t hurt, `cause you`re dead / And you`re certainly lucky you are / `Cause it`s gonna be hot in my big silver pot / Toodle-oo, mon poisson, au revoir!

    Triton: Any sign of them?

    Seahorse: No, Your Majesty. We searched everywhere. We`ve found no trace of your daughter or Sebastian.

    Triton: Well, keep looking. Leave no shell unturned, no coral unexplored. Let no one in this kingdom sleep until she`s safe at home.

    Seahorse: Yes, sire.

    Triton: Oh, what have I done? What have I done?

    Prince Eric: You know, I feel really bad not knowing your name. Maybe I can guess. Is it, uh... Mildred?

    (Ariel looks disgusted)

    Prince Eric: Okay, no. How about Diana? Rachel?

    Sebastian: (Whispering) Ariel. Her name`s Ariel.

    Prince Eric: Ariel?

    (Ariel nods)

    Prince Eric: Ariel? Oh. That`s kind of pretty. Okay, Ariel.

    Ursula: Now I am the ruler of all the ocean! The waves obey my every whim!

    Ursula: (watching Flotsam and Jetsam knock the boat with Ariel and Eric in it about to *kiss*) Nice work boys. That was a close one... too close. *THE LITTLE TRAMP!*

    (sighs)

    Ursula: She`s better than I thought. At this rate he`ll be kissing her by sunset for sure.

    (smashes through her potions)

    Ursula: Well, it`s time Ursula took matters into her *own* tentacles.

    (throws a bottle with a butterfly in it, into her cauldron)

    Ursula: Triton`s daughter will be mine... and then I`ll make him writhe. *I`ll see him wriggle like a worm on a HOOK!*

    (laughs transfoming into Vanessa)

    Ursula: (Scuttle hums the wedding march and hears Vanessa singing) What a lovely little bride I`ll make / my dear, I look divine / Things are working out according to my ultimate design.

    (throws pin at angel vanity)

    Ursula: Soon I`ll have that little mermaid / And the ocean will be *mine*...

    (looks into mirror and sees Ursula)

    Scuttle: (sees whats going on in the ship) *The Sea Witch!* Oh, she`s... what the... I GOTTA...

    (crashes into ship with a loud *ding*)

    Scuttle: *ARIEL!*

    (Ariel`s turned herself into a human)

    Sebastian: Just look at her! On legs! On human legs!

    (shudders)

    Sebastian: My nerves are shot. This is a catastrophe! What would her father say? I`ll tell you what her father`d say. He`d say he`s gonna kill himself a crab, that`s what her father`d say! I`m gonna march meself home and tell him right this minute

    (Ariel scoops him up and starts shaking her head frantically)

    Sebastian: and *don`t* you shake your head at me, young lady! Maybe there`s still time. If we could get that witch to give you back your voice, you could go home with all the normal fish and just be...

    (Ariel`s face falls)

    Sebastian: just be... just be miserable for the rest of your life.

    (sighs, defeated)

    Sebastian: Alright, alright, I`ll try to help you find that prince.

    (Ariel, overjoyed, kisses him)

    Sebastian: Boy. What a softshell I`m turning out to be.

    Sebastian: Ariel, will you get your head out of the clouds and back in the water where it belongs?

    Ariel: You`re not getting cold fins now, are you?

    Ariel: I`ve never seen a human this close before. Oh - he`s very handsome, isn`t he?

    Scuttle: (Looking at Max, Eric`s dog) I dunno, he looks kinda hairy and slobbery to me.

    Ariel: Is he - dead?

    Scuttle: (Opens Eric`s eyelid) It`s hard to say.

    (Puts his ear against Eric`s foot)

    Scuttle: Oh, I - I can`t make out a heartbeat.

    Sebastian: Ariel, listen to me. The human world is a mess. Life under the sea is better than anything they got up there.

    (singing)

    Sebastian: The seaweed is always greener / In somebody else`s lake / You dream about going up there / But that is a big mistake / Just look at the world around you / Right here on the ocean floor / Such wonderful things around you / What more is you lookin` for? / Under the sea / Under the sea / Darlin`, it`s better / Down where it`s wetter / Take it from me / Up on the shore they work all day / Out in the sun they slave away / While we devotin` / Full time to floating / Under the sea!

    Sebastian: Somebody`s got to nail that girl`s fins to the floor.

    (Adoring a statue of Eric)

    Ariel: It looks just like him. It even has his eyes. "Why, Eric, run away with you? This is all so - so *sudden*...”

    Ariel: If I become human, I`ll never be with my father or sisters again.

    Ursula: That`s *right*. But - you`ll have your man. Life`s full of tough choices, innit?

    Sebastian: Jeez, man, I`m surrounded by amateurs. You want something done, you`ve got to do it yourself.

    Sebastian: Are you sure about this?

    Scuttle: Have I ever been wrong? I mean when it`s important.

    Sebastian: Hm. Teenagers. They think they know everything. You give them an inch, they swim all over you.

    Ariel: But without my voice, how can I...

    Ursula: You`ll have your looks... your pretty face... and don`t underestimate the importance of "bo-dy lan-guage." Ha!

    (singing)

    Ursula: The men up there don`t like a lot of blabber / They think a girl who gossips is a bore / Yes, on land it`s much prefered / for ladies not to say a word / After all, dear, what is idle prattle for? / Come on, they`re not all that impressed with conversation / True gentlemen avoid it when they can / But they dote and swoon and fawn / On a lady who`s withdrawn / It`s she who holds her tongue who gets her man.

    Sebastian: Like I always say, Your Majesty, "children have got to be free to lead their own lives."

    Triton: *You* always say that, Sebastian?

    Sebastian: (nervous) Tee-hee.

    Triton: Well... I guess there`s one problem left.

    Sebastian: And what`s that, Your Majesty?

    Triton: How much I`m going to miss her.

    Scuttle: It`s a dinglehopper. Humans use these little babies... to straighten their hair out. See? Just a little twirl here and a yank there and voila. You`ve got an aesthetically pleasing configuration of hair that humans go nuts over.

    Ariel: Flounder, don`t be such a Guppy

    Flounder: I`m not a guppy

    Scuttle: (breathlessly) I was flyin` - of course I was flyin` - and I saw that the watch... the witch, was watchin` in a mirror and she was singin` with a stolen set of pipes. Do you hear what I`m tellin` you?

    (picks up Sebastian and slams him down on every word)

    Scuttle: The prince... is marryin`... the sea witch... in disguise.

    Scuttle: We`re out to discover.

    Ursula: Triton`s daughter will be mine... and then I`ll see him writhe. I`ll see him wriggle like a worm on a hook!

    Ariel: (singing) Up where they walk/up where they run/up where they stay all day in the sun/Wanderin` free/wish I could be/Part of that world...

    Sebastian: This has got to be, without a doubt, the single most humiliating day of my life!

    (Ariel pats him on the head)

    Sebastian: I hope that you appreciate what I go through for you, young lady! Now, we got to make a plan to get that boy to kiss you. Tomorrow, when he takes you for that ride, you gotta look your best! You gotta bat your eyes, like this.

    (does so)

    Sebastian: You gotta pucker up your lips, like this...

    (does so, notices that Ariel has fallen asleep. He sighs, and blows out the candle)

    Sebastian: You are hopeless, child. You know that. Completely hopeless.

    Ariel: There he is! Isn`t he handsome?

    (Scuttle looks at the dog and scratches his neck)

    Scuttle: I don`t know, he looks kind of hairy and slobbery.

    Ariel: No, not that one. The one playing the snarfblatt.

    (first lines)

    Prince Eric: Isn`t this great? The salty sea air, the wind blowing in your face... aaah, the perfect day to be at sea!

    Grimsby: (leaning over rail) Oh, yes... urp... delightful.

    (last lines)

    Ariel: I love you, Daddy.

    Ursula: Now, here`s the deal. I will make you a potion that will turn you into a human for three days. Got that? Three days. Now listen, this is important. Before the sun sets on the third day, you`ve got to get dear ol` princey to fall in love with you. That is, he`s got to kiss you. Not just any kiss - the kiss of true love. If he does kiss you before the sun sets on the third day, you`ll remain human, permanently, but - if he doesn`t, you turn back into a mermaid, and - you belong to me.

    Prince Eric: (upon first meeting Ariel, after she`s signed her soul over to Ursula, lost her voice, been turned into a human, and nearly drowned) Gee, you must have really been through something.

    Prince Eric: When I find the right girl, I`ll know. It`ll just hit me. BAM! Like lightening.

    (Lightning cracks in the background)

    Sebastian: Ariel, you`re under a lot of pressure down here. Come with me, I`ll take you home and get you something warm to drink.

    Ariel: (sung) I don`t know when/I don`t know how/But I know something`s starting right now/Watch and you`ll see/Some day I`ll be/Part of your world.

    Andrina: Ariel, dear, time to come out. You`ve been in there all morning.

    (Ariel emerges, singing to herself)

    Atina: What is with her lately?

    Ariel: Morning, Daddy.

    (Ariel swims off)

    Atina: Oh, she`s got it bad.

    Triton: What? What has she got?

    Atina: Isn`t it obvious, Daddy? Ariel`s in love.

    Triton: Ariel? In love?

    Grimsby: Eric?... If I may say... far better than any dream girl is one of flesh and blood. One warm, and caring, and right before your eyes.

    Flotsam & Jetsam: Poor child. Poor, sweet child. She has a very serious problem. If only there was something we could do. But there is something.

    Ariel: Who-who are you?

    Flotsam & Jetsam: Don`t be scared. We represent someone who can help you. Someone who can make all your dreams come true. Just imagine... You and your Prince... together... forever.

    Ariel: I don`t understand.

    Flotsam & Jetsam: Ursula has great powers.

    Ariel: The sea witch? Why, that`s-I couldn`t possibly-no! Get out of here! Leave me alone!

    Flotsam & Jetsam: Suit yourself. It was only a suggestion.

    (Jetsam flicks the broken statue`s face towards Ariel)

    Ariel: (looking at the face) Wait.

    Flotsam & Jetsam: Yeeeeeeeeess?

    Ursula: (to Eric) So long, lover boy!

    Ursula: (her last words) So much... for true love!

    Ursula: (singing) If you want to cross a bridge, my sweet / You`ve got to pay the toll / Take a gulp and take a breath and go ahead and sign the scroll! / Flotsam, Jetsam, now I`ve got her, boys / The boss is on a roll / This poor unfortunate soul!

    [Scuttle shows Ariel and Flounder a pipe for smoking]

    Scuttle: I haven't seen this in years, this is wonderful. A banded, bulbous snarfblatt.

    Ariel and Flounder: Oh!

    Scuttle: Now, the snarfblatt dates back to prehistorical times when humans used to sit around and stare at each other all day. Got very boring. So they invented this snarfblatt to make fine music.

    Allow me. [blows it, only to have seaweed and water come out]



  • Ariel: [remembering] Music?
    Scuttle: [coughs] It's stuck!
    Ariel: Oh, the concert! Oh my gosh, my father's gonna kill me!

     

    Ursula: Yes. Hurry home, princess. We wouldn't want to miss old daddy's celebration, huh? Would we? [scoffs] Celebration, indeed. Oh, BAH! In my day, we had fantastical feasts, when I lived in the palace. [eats shrimp] And now, look at me. Wasted away to practically nothing. Banished and exiled and practically starving! While he and his flimsy fish folk celebrate. Well, I'll give 'em something to celebrate soon enough. [to her eels] Flotsam! Jetsam! I want you to keep an extra close watch on this pretty little daughter of his. She may be the key to Triton's undoing.

    Triton: You went up to the surface again, didn't you? Didn't you?!
    Ariel: Nothing happened.
    Triton: [exasperatedly] Ariel, how many times must we go through this? You could've been seen by one of those barbarians. By... By one of those... humans!
    Ariel: Daddy, they're not barbarians!
    Triton: They are dangerous! Do you think I want to see my youngest daughter snared by some fish-eater's hook?!
    Ariel: I'm 16 years old! I'm not a child anymore!
    Triton: Don't you take that tone of voice with me, young lady! As long as you live under my ocean, you'll obey my rules!
    Ariel: But if you would just listen!
    Triton: NOT another word! And I am never, NEVER to hear of you going to the surface again! IS THAT CLEAR?!
    (Ariel disappointedly swims away)
    Sebastian: Teenagers. Dey think dey know everything. You give dem an inch, dey swim all over you.
    Triton: Do you think I was too hard on her?
    Sebastian: Definitely not! Why, if Ariel was my daughter, I'd show her who was boss! None o' dis flitting to the surface and other such nonsense. No, sir! I'd keep her under tight control.
    Triton: [smiles] You're absolutely right, Sebastian.
    Sebastian: Of course.
    Triton: Ariel needs constant supervision.
    Sebastian: Constant.
    Triton: Someone to watch over her. To keep her out of trouble.
    Sebastian: All da time.
    Triton: And YOU are just the crab to do it!

     

     

    Triton: [confronts Ariel in her grotto] I consider myself a reasonable merman. I set certain rules and I expect those rules to be obeyed.
    Ariel: But Dad, I...!
    Triton: Is it true you rescued a human from drowning?!
    Ariel: Daddy, I had to.
    Triton: Contact between the human world and the mer world is strictly forbidden! Ariel, you know that! Everyone knows that!
    Ariel: He would've died!
    Triton: One less human to worry about.
    Ariel: [angrily] You don't even know him!
    Triton: Know him? I don't have to know him! They're all the same: Spineless, savage, harpooning fish-eaters, incapable of any feeling.
    Ariel: Daddy, I love him! [gasps, as she has accidentally slipped the truth]
    Triton: [shocked] No. Have you lost your senses completely?! He's a human! You're a mermaid!
    Ariel: I don't care!
    Triton: So help me, Ariel, I am going to get through to you. And if this is the only way, so be it!
    [He proceeds to destroy most of the grotto with his magic trident]

    Ariel: If I become human, I'll never be with my father or sisters again.
    Ursula: That's right. But you'll have your man. Life's full of tough choices, innit?

    Scuttle: Ariel, I was flying... of course I was flying. I saw- I saw the watch- the witch was watching the mirror and she was singing with a stolen set of pipes. Do you hear what I'm telling you? The prince is marrying the seawitch in disguise!
    Sebastian: Are you sure about this?
    Scuttle: Have I ever been wrong? [beat] I mean, when it's important?

    Triton: She really does love him, doesn't she, Sebastian?
    Sebastian: Well, it's like I always say, your majesty, children got to be free to lead their own life.
    Triton: You always say that?
    [Sebastian smiles sheepishly]
    Triton: Then I guess there's just one problem left.
    Sebastian: And what's that, your majesty?
    Triton: How much I'm going to miss her.
    [Sebastian stares at him in surprise as Triton uses his magic to turn Ariel into a human]

     

    Daughters of Triton

    Ah, we are the daughters of Triton
    Great father who loves us and named us well?
    Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Attina, Adella, Alana,
    And then there is the youngest in her musical debut
    Our seventh little sister, we're presenting her to you
    To sing a song Sebastian wrote
    Her voice is like a bell
    She's our sister, Ari--

    Part of Your World

    Look at this stuff, isn't it neat?
    Wouldn't you think my collection's complete?
    Wouldn't you think I'm the girl,
    The girl who has everything?

    Look at this trove, treasures untold,
    How many wonders can one cavern hold?
    Lookin' around here you'd think,
    'Sure, she's got everything.'

    Under the Sea

    Sebastian: Ariel, listen to me. The human world, it's a mess. Life under the sea is better than anything they got up there!
    [sings] The seaweed is always greener
    In somebody else's lake,
    You dream about going up there,
    But that is a big mistake.

    Just look at the world around you,
    Right here on the ocean floor.
    Such wonderful things around you.
    What more is you lookin' for?

    Under the Sea, under the sea.
    Darlin', it's better, down where it's wetter.
    Take it from me.
    Up on the shore, they work all day.
    Out in the sun they slave away,
    While we devoting full time to floating
    Under the sea.

    Part of Your World Reprise

    Ariel: What would I give to live where you are?
    What would I pay, to stay here beside you?
    What would I do to see you smiling at me?

    Where would we walk?
    Where would we run?
    If we could stay all day in the sun
    Just you and me
    And I could be
    Part of your world

    I don't know when
    I don't know how
    But I know that somethings started right now
    Watch and you'll see
    Someday I'll be
    Part of your world

    Poor Unfortunate Souls

    Ursula: The only way to get what you want is to become a human yourself.
    Ariel: Can you do that?
    Ursula: My dear sweet child, that's what I do. It's what I live for, to help unfortunate merfolk, like yourself. Poor souls with no one else to turn to.
    [sings] I admit that in the past I've been a nasty.
    They weren't kidding when they called me,
    Well, a witch.

    But you'll find that nowadays,
    I've mended all my ways.
    Repented, seen the light
    And made a switch.
    True? Yes!

    And I fortunately know a little magic,
    It's a talent that I always have possessed.
    And here lately, please don't laugh,
    I use it on behalf
    Of the miserable, lonely, and depressed-- Pathetic!

    Poor unfortunate souls, in pain, in need.
    This one longing to be thinner,
    That one wants to get the girl.
    And do I help them?
    Yes, indeed!

    Les Poissons

    Louis:
    Les poissons, les poissons
    How I love les poissons
    Love to chop up and to serve little fish
    First I cut off their heads
    Then I pull out their bones
    Ah, mais oui, ca c'est
    Toujours delish.

    Kiss the Girl

    Sebastian: Percussion, strings, winds, words...

    There you see her
    Sitting there across the way
    She don't got a lot to say
    But there's something about her

    And you don't know why
    But you're dying to try
    You wanna kiss the girl

    Vanessa's Song

    Vanessa:
    What a lovely little bride I'll make, my dear, I'll look divine.
    Things are working out according to my ultimate design.
    Soon I'll have that little mermaid and the ocean will be mine!!

     


    I'm sixteen years old! I'm not a child anymore! -Ariel

    Ariel, listen to me: the human world is a mess. Life under the sea is better than anything they've got up there
    -Sebastian

    Up where they walk, up where they run, up where they stay all day in the sun. Wandering free...Wish I could...Part of that world. -Ariel

    I don't know when...I don't know how...but I know something's starting right now. Watch and you'll see...Somebody I'll be...Part of your world! -Ariel

    Youre not getting cold fins now are you? -Ariel

    Dont be such a guppy. -Ariel

    Why Eric! Run away with you? This is all so...so sudden! -Ariel

    Just you and me, and I could be part of your world. –Ariel (Little Mermaid)

    I've gotta try without wondering why. I must take a chance. –Ariel (Little Mermaid Series)

    I love you so. If only you could know. –Ariel (Little Mermaid Broadway)

    What would I give to live where you are? What would I pay to stay here beside you? –Ariel (The Little Mermaid)

    He loves me. He loves me not. He loves me! I knew it. –Ariel (The Little Mermaid)

    What makes someone special? I suppose it all depends. It's what's unique in each of us. –Ariel (Little Mermaid Series)

    Home is love, and love is always home. –Ariel (The Little Mermaid Series)

    If only you could know the things I long to say. If only I could tell you what I wish I could convey. –Ariel (Little Mermaid Broadway)

    I just don't see how a world that makes such wonderful things could be bad. –Ariel (Little Mermaid)

    Watch and you’ll see someday I’ll be part of your world. –Ariel (Little Mermaid)

    If only I could make him understand. I just don't see things the way he does. –Ariel (Little Mermaid)

    Dreams connect us even when we're far apart ‘cause dreams come from inside your heart. –Ariel (Little Mermaid Series)

    Give up the thought of ever giving up. I'm never giving up on you. You can do it. –Ariel (Little Mermaid Series)

    Home is a feeling deep inside you. –Ariel (The Little Mermaid Series)

    Home is love, and love is always home. –Ariel (The Little Mermaid Series)

    What would I give to live where you are? What would I pay to stay here beside you? –Ariel (The Little Mermaid)

    I would change who I am, change the sea for the sand just to stand with you. –Ariel (The Little Mermaid)

     

    Up where they walk, up where they run, up where they stay all day in the sun. Wandering free...Wish I could...Part of that world. -Ariel

    It's.. a dinglehopper! (holding a fork in his hand) -Scuttle

    I am your father and as long as you live under my ocean you will do as I say!!!!!!! -King Triton

    I'm sixteen years old! I'm not a child anymore! -Ariel

    Hmph! Teenagers! Hmph! They think they know everything! -Sebastian

    Whoa. What a swim. -Skuttle

    Isn't this great? The salty sea air! The wind blowing in your face! *sigh* Perfect day to be at sea! -Eric

    Have I ever been wrong? I mean, when it was important? -Scuttle

    Teenagers...dey tink dey know everything. You give dem an inch, dey swim all over you. -Sebastian

     
    Poor child...poor,ssweet child...she has a very ssserious problem...if only there was something we could do...but there is something... -Flotsam and Jetsam

    Ariel: All right, I'm going inside. You can just stay here and watch for sharks. Flounder: Okay. Yeah, you go. I'll just stay and... What? Sharks? Ariel!

    Come in. Come in, my child. We mustn't lurk in doorways. It's rude. One might question your upbringing. -Ursula

    Now I am the ruler of all the ocean! The waves obey my every whim! -Ursula

    Guess who's got me on the plate? -Fish

    Why Eric! Run away with you? This is all so...so sudden! -Ariel

    Mermaid on the port bound! -Skuttle

    Daddy...NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! -Ariel

    Have you lost your senses completely? He's a human, you're a mermaid! -King Triton

    Ariel, listen to me: the human world is a mess. Life under the sea is better than anything they've got up there! -Sebastian

    Those poor unfortunate souls! its sad! but true! this one longs to be thinner and this one wants to get the girl, and do I help them! yes I do! - Urshula

    You won't even miss it. What I want from you is...YOUR VOICE. -Ursula

    This is this and that is that! -Flownder
     
    Zoot e lour! I have missed one! -Louie

     

     

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