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"Humiliate the Boy" is a villain song that was cut from the film Aladdin. The music and lyrics were by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. It was to be performed by Jafar as he took his revenge on Aladdin by showing everybody that he wasn't really the Prince. This was the last song written by Ashman before his death.

Reasons of the deletion of the scene

It was cut partially for being too cruel, and partially because in later developpments of the movie the choice was made that the Genie could only grant three wishes to one master, while in this song Jafar makes numerous wishes in a row.

Two versions

Two version were actually recorded. The earliest one features an alternate characterization for Jafar, who is more insane and over-the-top than he ended up being.  It also features an early, snobbish version of Iago with a british accent, with a more humanlike voice than the final Iago but paradoxically behaving more like a real parrot (he mostly repeats Jafar's words, although he does say a few lines of his own too). The second version, often misidentified as the demo version, features a more measured-up Jafar and a parrot-voiced Iago, although the latter is not yet voiced by Gilbert Gottfried. Interestingly, this second version uses the same storyboard as the earlier one, which leads to small inconsistencies (such as Iago sounding like the final one, but still looking like his old design, or Jafar himself still having exaggerated expressions even though talking very self-controlledly).


JAFAR: Seize the good times!

Too bad they never last

Especially for an urchin

With a questionable past

Ah, yes, these were the good times

Hope you liked them, little friend

'Cause here is where the good times

Most decidedly must end


IAGO: Sir?

JAFAR: Oh, it's a thrill

Oh, it's such fun

To see another fellow's dreams

Turn into nightmares, one by one

It's such a lark

It's such a joy

To roll our sleeves up and humiliate the boy

Oh, it's a kick

Oh, it's a bash

When we remove the fancy turban

And the neatly trimmed mustache And now let's repossess the clothes

IAGO: D'ya think we ought to?

JAFAR: Why be coy?

C'mon, let's do it

BOTH: Let's humiliate the boy

JAFAR: Once he was proud

IAGO: Once he was proud

JAFAR: Once he was fine

IAGO: Once he was fine

JAFAR: The very model of Arabian design

But such is fate

IAGO: Too bad, tsk-tsk

JAFAR: I guess he'll have to learn the hard way

BOTH: Rubbing lamps involves some risk

JAFAR: And it's so rich

IAGO: So rich

JAFAR: And it's so rare

IAGO: So rare

JAFAR: To take his shirt, his shoes, his jewelry

IAGO: And then we'll thin his hair

JAFAR: Oh, we'll emasculate him slowly

BOTH: All the better to enjoy

How delicious, to humiliate the boy

JAFAR: What were the horses?

GENIE: They were roaches

JAFAR: And the camels?

GENIE: They were gnats

JAFAR: And the elephant?

GENIE: His monkey - and the rest of 'em were rats

JAFAR: They were rodents?

GENIE: Yeah, diseased ones

JAFAR: Oh, how very, very sad

Change 'em back now, that's an order

Take everything you gave him

All the magic stuff away

Leave him dirty, poor and penniless

GENIE: But, sir . . .

JAFAR: Do as I say!

Now let it rain

Now let it storm

IAGO: Now send some flies into the picture

JAFAR: But how many?

IAGO: Oh, a swarm

JAFAR: Now let 'er rip

Don't be repressed Keep on destroying things I've always felt it's what you do the best

BOTH: Let him have it! Atta Genie!

Since you're now in our employ

JAFAR: It's your pleasure to ruin him!

IAGO: Wreck him!

JAFAR: I want him neutralized!


  • A bit of the instrumental of the song can be heard in another deleted song from Jafar, Why Me?, written by Menken and Tim Rice.


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Films: Aladdin | The Return of Jafar | Aladdin and the King of Thieves | Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams | Descendants | Genie | Video | Aladdin (live-action film)
Television: Aladdin: The Series | "Hercules and the Arabian Night" | Great Minds Think 4 Themselves | House of Mouse | Once Upon a Time in Wonderland | Sofia the First | A Poem Is... | Once Upon a Time
Music: Soundtrack
Books: Classic Storybook | Comic book | Disney's Wonderful World of Reading | Golden Look-Look Book | Golden Sight 'n' Sound Book | Little Golden Book | Jasmine's Royal Wedding
Video Games: Video game | Nasira's Revenge | Disney's MathQuest With Aladdin | Disney INFINITY | Disney INFINITY: 2.0 Edition | Kingdom Hearts | Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories | Kingdom Hearts II | Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days | Kingdom Hearts coded | Kingdom Hearts χ | Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ

Disney Parks

Arabian Coast | Art of Animation | Caravan Carousel | Disney Animation Building | Garden of the Twelve Friends | It's a Small World | Le Passage Enchanté d'Aladdin | Mickey's PhilharMagic | Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom | Stitch and Friends Summer Surprise | Storybook Land Canal Boats | The Enchanted Tiki Room (Under New Management) | The Magic Carpets of Aladdin | Voyage to the Crystal Grotto
Entertainment: Aladdin's Great Adventure | Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular | Animazment - The Musical | Cinderella's Surprise Celebration | Disney's Believe | Disney's Dreams: An Enchanted Classic | Disney's Summer Oasis Splash | Disney Classics: The Music & The Magic | Disney Dreams! | Disney in the Stars | Fantasmic! | Feel the Magic | Golden Fairytale Fanfare | Ignite the Dream: A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and Light | Mickey's Magical Celebration | Mickey and the Magician | Mickey and the Wondrous Book | The Magic Lamp Theater | Villains Tonight! | Wishes | World of Color
Restaurants: Aladdin's Oasis | Sultan's Oasis
Shops: Adventureland Bazaar | Abu's Bazaar | Agrabah Marketplace
Parade: Aladdin's Royal Caravan | Disney's Magical Moments Parade | Disney's Stars 'n' Cars... As Never Seen Before | Happiness is Here Parade | Mickey's Soundsational Parade | Stitch's Summer Dance Bash | The Wonderful World of Disney Parade | Tokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLights
Halloween: Disney's Maleficious Halloween Party | Disney's Not-So-Scary Halloween Show | Happy Hallowishes | Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular | It's Good To Be Bad With The Disney Villains | Re-Villains! Halloween Parade | The Disney Villains Halloween Showtime | The Villains World | Villains Mix and Mingle | Villains Night Out!


Original Characters: Aladdin | Genie | Jasmine | Abu | Magic Carpet | The Sultan | Rajah | Jafar | Iago | The Peddler | Razoul | The Royal Guards | Gazeem | Prince Achmed | Harem Girls | Farouk | Two Hungry Children | Sultana
Sequel Characters: Abis Mal | Cassim | Sa'Luk | The Oracle
TV Series Characters: Sadira | Merc | Queen Hippsodeth | Scara | King Pector | The Mukhtar | Eden | Sultan Pasta Al-Dente | Dhandi | Hamed | Pharabu | Prince Uncouthma | General Gouda | Brawnhilda | Bud | Runta | Thundra | Queen Kimbla | Brisbane | Koala Kid | Machana | Fasir | Riders of Ramond | Samir the "Destroyer" | Squirt | Captain Al Bahtross | Prince Wazoo | Ajed Al-Gebraic | Amal | Abnor Mal | Mechanicles | Scooter | Zarasto the Marauder | Marauders | Zorasto | Mozenrath | Xerxes | Khartoum | Sirocco | Shaman | Mirage | Haroud Hazi Bin | Fashoom | Saleen | Armand | Ayam Aghoul | Evil Aladdin | Caliph Kapok | Sootinai | Daru Tavelevil | Malcho | Dominus Tusk | Al Muddy Sultan | Al Muddy | Aziz | Minos and Fatima | Nefir Hasenuf | Nefir's Imps | Arbutus | Magma | Amuk Moonrah | Chaos | Evil Genie | Amin Damoola | Nasira | Frigeed | Anubis | Sahkata, Razili and Farida | Sand Monster | Sand Shark | Mothias | Ding and Oopo | Queen Deluca | King Zahbar | Queen Deluca's Brothers | The Great Rift | Mamluks | Kileem | The Ethereal | Zin and Zang | Kutato | Unkbuut | Destane
Enchanted Tales Characters: Aneesa | Hakeem | Sahara | Sharma
Video Game Characters: Nasira | Bizarrah | Very Ankh-Amman
Deleted Characters: Aladdin's Mother | Genie of the Ring


Season One: Getting the Bugs Out | Mudder's Day | Fowl Weather | The Prophet Motive | Much Abu About Something | My Fair Aladdin | To Cure a Thief | Never Say Nefir | Raiders of the Lost Shark
Season Two: "Air Feather Friends" | "Bad Mood Rising" | "Do the Rat Thing" | "The Vapor Chase" | "Garden of Evil" | "Some Enchanted Genie" | "Web of Fear" | "Plunder the Sea" | "Strike Up the Sand" | "Sneeze the Day" | "I Never Mechanism I Didn't Like" | "Forget Me Lots" | "Scare Necessities" | "SandSwitch" | "Lost and Founded" | "Moonlight Madness" | "The Flawed Couple" | "Rain of Terror" | "Dune Quixote" | "That Stinking Feeling" | "The Day the Bird Stood Still" | "Of Ice and Men" | "Opposites Detract" | "Caught by the Tale" | "Elemental, My Dear Jasmine" | "Beast or Famine" | "Smolder and Wiser" | "The Game" | "Poor Iago" | "The Spice is Right" | "The Animal Kingdom" | "Power to the Parrot" | "The Sands of Fate" | "Hero with a Thousand Feathers" | "The Citadel" | "Snowman is an Island" | "The Secret of Dagger Rock" | "In the Heat of the Fright" | "Witch Way Did She Go?" | "The Seven Faces of Genie" | "The Wind Jackals of Mozenrath" | "A Clockwork Hero" | "Mission: Imp Possible" | "Stinker Belle" | "Sea No Evil" | "Shadow of a Doubt" | "Smells Like Trouble" | "The Way We War" | "Night of the Living Mud" | "Egg-stra Protection" | "A Sultan Worth His Salt" | "Heads, You Lose" | "The Love Bug" | "When Chaos Comes Calling" | "Genie Hunt" | "Armored and Dangerous" | "The Lost Ones" | "Eye of the Beholder" | "Shark Treatment" | "Black Sand" | "Love at First Sprite" | "Vocal Hero" | "The Lost City of the Sun" | "As the Netherworld Turns" | "Seems Like Old Crimes" | "From Hippsodeth, with Love" | "Destiny on Fire" | "The Return of Malcho"
Season Three: "The Hunted" | "Riders Redux" | "The Book of Khartoum" | "While the City Snoozes" | "Two to Tangle" | "The Ethereal" | "The Shadow Knows" | "The Great Rift"


Agrabah | Cave of Wonders | |Crazy Hakim's Discount Fertilizer | The Sultan's Palace | The Vanishing Isle | Odiferous | The Isle of Galifem | Morbia | Very Ankh-Amman | The Land of the Black Sand | Old Wizard's Lab


Golden Scarab Beetle | Jafar's Snake Staff | Genie's Lamp | Jafar's Lamp | Eden's Bottle | Mozenrath's Gauntlet | Crystal of Ix | Blue Rose of Forgetfulness | Tree of Renewal | The Oracle's Scythe | Hand of Midas


Original: Arabian Nights | One Jump Ahead | Friend Like Me | Prince Ali | A Whole New World
Return of Jafar: I'm Looking Out for Me | Nothing in the World (Quite Like a Friend) | Forget About Love | You're Only Second Rate
King of Thieves: There's a Party Here in Agrabah | Out of Thin Air | Welcome to the Forty Thieves | Father and Son | Are You In or Out
Enchanted Tales: More Than a Peacock Princess | I've Got My Eyes on You
Deleted songs: Humiliate the Boy | Proud of Your Boy | Why Me? | Count on Me | Call Me a Princess | Babkak, Omar, Aladdin, Kassim | High Adventure | My Finest Hour | To Be Free
Broadway: A Million Miles Away | These Palace Walls

See Also

Musical | Friend Like Iago | The Disney Afternoon | Disney Renaissance | As Told by Emoji

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