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Pumpkin, extend with me!

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"Here, picture this: A rustic hunting lodge, my latest kill roasting on the fire, and my little wife massaging my feet, while the little ones play on the floor with the dogs."

"Me" is a song from the Beauty and the Beast stage musical. It is sung by the conceited, sexist hunter, Gaston, as part of his marriage proposal to Belle. Unfortunately, it is not included in the original film; however, it can now be heard in the Belle's Village section of the New Fantasyland expansion, sounding as it would have in the original film.[1][2]

Choreography for the song varies, but most of the time Gaston acts rough with Belle and drags her around like a ragdoll (showing his objectification of women as a whole), while in other productions he behaves much like a gentleman[3].

The song's message

The song, as mentioned before, serves as an arrogant and entitled marriage proposal from Gaston to Belle; Belle is mentioned only as an accessory for Gaston, being described as property, a housemaid and a mother of many sons instead of a treasure, a helpmate, and companion to Gaston. He even flat-out explains that he will, with Belle as property rather than as a person, treat Belle with great disrespect and indignity as a spouse.

Lyrics

Gaston:
You've been dreaming just one dream
Nearly all your life
Hoping, scheming, just one theme:
Will you be a wife?
Will you be some he-man's property?
Good news! That he-man's me!

This equation, girl plus man
Doesn't just help you
On occasion, women can
Have their uses too
Mainly to extend the fam'ly tree
Pumpkin, extend with me!


We'll be raising sons galore

Belle:
Inconceivable!

Gaston:
Each built six foot four!

Belle:
Unbelievable!

Gaston:
Each one stuffed with ev'ry Gaston gene!

Belle:
I'm not hearing this!

Gaston:
You'll be keeping house with pride!

Belle:
Just incredible!

Gaston:
Each day gratified

Belle:
So unweddable!

Gaston:
That you are a part of this idyllic scene.

(Speaking segment)

Picture this: A rustic hunting lodge,
my latest kill roasting over the fire,
my little wife massaging my feet, while
the little ones play on the floor with the dogs.
We'll have six or seven!

Belle:
Dogs?

Gaston:
No, Belle! Strapping boys...like me!

Belle:
Imagine that!

(End speaking segment)

Gaston:
I can see that we will share
All that love implies
We shall be a perfect pair
Rather like my thighs
You are face to face with destiny!
All roads lead to...
The best things in life are...
All's well that ends with me!
Escape me? There's no way
Certain as "Do, Re,"
Belle, when you marry...


So Belle, what will it be?
Is it "yes", or is it "oh, yes"?

Belle:
I...I just don't deserve you!

Gaston:
Who does?
ME!

Belle:
But thanks for asking.

Trivia

  • Belle's refusal to Gaston was similar to her refusal to Marquis Gaston in the 1989 Screenplay for the film.

Music

References

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v - e - d
Beauty and the beast logo
Media
Films: Beauty and the BeastThe Enchanted ChristmasBelle's Magical WorldBeauty and the Beast (2017 film)Video

Television: Sing Me a Story with BelleBelle's Tales of FriendshipHouse of MouseOnce Upon a TimeA Poem Is...
Books: The Beast Within: A Tale of Beauty's PrinceThe New Adventures of Beauty and the BeastWinter WonderlandTime Flies!Sittin' Pretty!Tale as Old as Time: The Art and Making of Beauty and the BeastClassic StorybookDisney's Wonderful World of ReadingGolden Look-Look BookGolden Sight 'n' Sound BookLittle Golden BookDisney Princess Beginnings
Marvel Comics: A Chance For RomanceWardrobe's Big SurpriseThe Wishful WalkAlmost Amour!Lyrical Love Part 1 and 2Dove Tales Part 1 and 2A Masterpiece for the MasterDeck the Halls for Belle with HollyBelle, Book and CastleBound to SurpriseThe Dessert Disaster
Video Games: Beauty and the Beast (video game)Belle's QuestRoar of the BeastA Board Game AdventureDisney InfinityDisney Infinity: 2.0 EditionKingdom Hearts IIKingdom Hearts 358/2 Days Kingdom Hearts χ Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ/Union χ Disney Enchanted Tales
Music: Beauty and the Beast (Original Soundtrack)Beauty and the Beast (2017 soundtrack)

Disney Parks
Animated film: Art of AnimationBeauty and the Beast RideDisney Animation BuildingFairy Tale ForestLe Pays des Contes de FéesMickey's PhilharMagicVoyage to the Crystal Grotto

Live action: Disney Illuminations
Entertainment: Animazment - The MusicalA Table is WaitingBeauty and the Beast Live on StageCinderella's Surprise CelebrationCinderellabration: Lights of RomanceDisney's BelieveDisney's Dreams: An Enchanted ClassicDisney Classics: The Music & The MagicDisney Movie MagicEnchanted Tales with BelleFantasmic!Feel the MagicMickey's Magical CelebrationMickey and the MagicianRoyal TheatreThe Golden Mickeys
Restaurants: Be Our Guest RestaurantGaston's TavernMaurice’s Treats Snack CartRed Rose Taverne
Shops: Bonjour! Village Gifts
Parade: Celebrate A Dream Come True ParadeDisney's Magical Moments ParadeFestival of Fantasy ParadeJubilation!Mickey's Rainy Day ExpressPaint The Night ParadeThe Wonderful World of Disney ParadeTokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLightsWalt Disney's Parade of Dreams
Firework: Disney Dreams!Disney in the StarsOnce Upon a TimeWishesWorld of Color
Halloween: Disney's Not-So-Scary Halloween ShowIt's Good To Be Bad With The Disney VillainsMaze of Madness: The Nightmare Experiment ContinuesThe Disney Villains Halloween Showtime

Characters
Original: BelleBeastLumièreCogsworthMrs. PottsChipChip's siblingsChef BoucheVillagersMauricePhilippeGastonLeFouBimbettesSultanWardrobeFifiEnchantressMonsieur D'ArqueWolvesMusic BoxCoat RackGaston's buddiesThe BooksellerPierrePalanquin

Enchanted Christmas: AngeliqueForteFife
Belle's Magical World: WebsterCraneLe PlumeWitherspoonChandeleria
Deleted Characters: ClariceMargueriteBelle's sistersBelle's suitorsBelle's mother
Sing Me a Story with Belle: HarmonyBig BookLewis and Carol
Comic and Storybook Characters: Countess de la PerleThunder
Remake: CadenzaJean PottsThe KingThe Queen

Songs
Original: PrologueBelleGastonBe Our GuestSomething ThereHuman AgainBeauty and the BeastThe Mob Song

Broadway: No Matter WhatMeHomeHow Long Must This Go On?If I Can't Love HerMaison Des LunesA Change in Me
Enchanted Christmas: StoriesAs Long As There's ChristmasDon't Fall in LoveA Cut Above the Rest
Belle's Magical World: A Little ThoughtListen With Our Hearts
Live-Action Film: AriaHow Does A Moment Last ForeverDays in the SunEvermore

Locations
Beast's CastleLibraryBelle's CottageVillageBallroomThe Black ForestTavernThe West WingBelle's Room
Objects
The Enchanted RoseEnchanted MirrorMaurice's Machine
See Also
Beauty and the Beast (musical)Beauty and the Beast Jr.Disney RenaissanceOriginal Screenplay