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Pumbaa (Character)
from The Lion King (1994)

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The Lion King (1994)
Pumbaa: [about "Hakuna Matata"] It's our motto.
Young Simba: What's a motto?
Timon: Nothing. What's a motto with you?
[laughs]

Nala: Have you guys seen Simba?
Timon: I thought he was with you.
Nala: He was but now I can't find him. Where is he?
Rafiki: [chuckles] You won't find him here. The King has returned.
Nala: I don't believe it. He's gone back.
Timon: What?
[looks up and sees Rafiki has disappeared]
Timon: Hey, what's going on here? Who's the monkey?
Nala: Simba's gone back to challenge Scar.
Timon: Who?
Nala: Scar.
Pumbaa: Who's got a scar?
Nala: No, no, no. It's his uncle.
Timon: The monkey's his uncle?
Nala: *No!* Simba's gone back to challenge his uncle to take his place as king.
Timon, Pumbaa: Ohhh.

[Timon and Zazu are cornered by hyenas]
Timon: Please don't eat me.
Pumbaa: Drop 'em!
Banzai: Hey! Who's the pig?
Pumbaa: Are you talkin' to me?
Timon: Uh-oh, they called him a pig.
Pumbaa: Are you talking to *me*?
Timon: Ya shouldn't have done that.
Pumbaa: ARE YOU TALKING TO ME?
Timon: Now they're in for it.
Pumbaa: THEY CALL ME MR. PIG! AHHHH!

[singing]
Timon: And if he falls / In love tonight / It can be assumed...
Pumbaa: His carefree days / With us are history.
Timon, Pumbaa: In short, our pal / Is doomed!

Pumbaa: Hey, Timon, ever wonder what those sparkly dots are up there?
Timon: Pumbaa, I don't wonder; I know.
Pumbaa: Oh. What are they?
Timon: They're fireflies. Fireflies that, uh... got stuck up on that big bluish-black thing.
Pumbaa: Oh, gee. I always thought they were balls of gas burning billions of miles away.
Timon: Pumbaa, with you, everything's gas.

Timon: Gee. He looks blue.
Pumbaa: I'd say brownish-gold.
Timon: No, no, no. I mean he's depressed.
Pumbaa: Oh.

Pumbaa: Your Majesty. I gravel at your feet.
[starts kissing Simba's feet]
Adult Simba: Stop that.
Timon: It's not gravel, it's grovel.

Timon: Geez! It's a lion! Run, Pumbaa! Move it!
Pumbaa: Hey, Timon, it's just a *little* lion. Look at him. He's so cute and all alone! Can we keep him?
Timon: Pumbaa, are you nuts? We're talking about a lion; Lions eat guys like us!
Pumbaa: But he's so little.
Timon: He's gonna get bigger.
Pumbaa: Maybe he'll be on our side.
Timon: A - huh! That's the stupidest thing I ever heard. Maybe he'll b-... Hey, I got it! What if he's on our side? You know, having a lion around might not be such a bad idea.

Timon: Who's the brains in this outfit?
Pumbaa: Uh...
Timon: My point exactly.

Adult Simba: Well...
Timon: Yeah?
Adult Simba: Somebody once told me that the great kings of the past are up there, watching over us.
Pumbaa: Really?
Timon: You mean a bunch of royal dead guys are watching us?

[slurping up a worm]
Pumbaa: Slimy yet satisfying.

Adult Simba: Man, I'm stuffed.
Pumbaa: Me, too. I ate like a pig.
Adult Simba: Pumbaa, you *are* a pig.

Pumbaa: It's times like this my buddy Timon here says: you got to put your behind in your past.
Timon: No, no, no. Amateur. Lie down before you hurt yourself. It's "You got to put your past behind you."

Pumbaa: [singing] And I got down-hearted.
Timon: How did you feel?
Pumbaa: Every time that I...
Timon: [clapping Pumbaa's mouth shut] Hey, Pumbaa, not in front of the kids.
Pumbaa: [Faces the camera] Oh. Sorry.

Pumbaa: What'd ya do, kid?
Young Simba: Something terrible. But I don't wanna talk about it.
Timon: Good. We don't wanna hear about it.

Timon: [singing] Luau! / If you're hungry for a hunk of fat and juicy meat / Eat my buddy Pumbaa here, / 'Cause he is a treat / Come on down and dine / On this tasty swine/ All you hafta do is get in line. / Arrrre you achin'...
Pumbaa: Yup, yup, yup.
Timon: Forrrr some bacon?
Pumbaa: Yup, yup, yup.
Timon: He's a big pig.
Pumbaa: Yup, yup.
Timon: You can be a big pig, too. Oy!

[Watching Simba and Nala]
Timon: I tell ya, Pumbaa, this stinks!
Pumbaa: Oh, sorry.
Timon: Not you, THEM! Him... Her... alone.

Pumbaa: Kid, what's eatin' ya?
Timon: Nothing, he's at the top of the food chain!
[laughs]
Timon: The food chain!
[chuckles nervously]

Timon: [singing] I can see what's happening.
Pumbaa: What?
Timon: [singing] And they don't have a clue.
Pumbaa: Who?
Timon: [singing] They'll fall in love and here's the bottom line: / Our trio's down to two.
Pumbaa: Oh.
Timon: [singing]
[sarcastic, with French accent]
Timon: The sweet caress of twilight.
[normal voice, but still sarcastic]
Timon: There's magic everywhere. / And with all this romantic atmosphere, / Disaster's in the aiiiiiiir!

Timon: Repeat after me.
[clears throat]
Timon: Hakuna Matata.
Young Simba: What?
Pumbaa: [slower] Hakuna Matata. It means "no worries".

Pumbaa: [through a mouthful of grub and worms; to Simba] You'll learn to love 'em!


The Lion King 1 1/2 (2004) (V)
Pumbaa: What exactly did he say?
Timon: [mimicking Rafikki] Look beyond what you see.

Pumbaa: Good night.
Timon: Sleep tight.
Pumbaa: Dream of bedbugs tonight.

Timon: [singing along to opening of "The Lion King"] What's on the menu? It could be ceviche. It's stinky. Ooh it's Pumbaa.
Pumbaa: I gotta tell you, Timon, that song always gets me, right here.
Timon: Yes, Pumbaa. Well, enough of that.
[fast forwards film with his remote]
Pumbaa: Uhh, Timon, what are you doing?
Timon: I'm fast forwarding to the part where we come in.
Pumbaa: But you can't go out of order.
Timon: Au contraire, my porcine pal. I've got the remote.
Pumbaa: But everyone's gonna get confused.
[picks up his own remote and rewinds film]
Pumbaa: We gotta go back to the beginning of the story.
Timon: [fast forwarding] We're not *in* the beginning of the story.
Pumbaa: [rewinding] Yes we were, the whole time.
Timon: [fast forwarding] Yeah, but they don't know that.
Pumbaa: [rewinding] Then, why don't we tell them our story?
[Film stops during the hyena attack; Timon and Pumbaa are spooked]
Timon: Hey, I've got an idea. Why don't we tell them our story?
Pumbaa: Oh, I like the sound of that.

[Pumbaa, Timon, and Simba are all in a bubbling water hole]
Simba: Three pals and no worries, what more could you want?
[all sigh relaxingly]
Pumbaa: [yawns] Ah, I'm bushed.
[while getting out of water hole]
Pumbaa: I think I'll turn in for the night.
[bubbles stop]
Timon: I'm out!
Simba: Right behind ya!

Timon: How convenient. Enter omniscient monkey, right on cue.
Pumbaa: Well, you know what they say: "When the student is ready, the teacher appears."
Timon: That's it. No more fortune-cookies for you!

[Timon and Pumbaa have found their dream home; Timon is talking to himself, Pumbaa is making a celebration supper]
Timon: The monkey was right! We found it! The perfect life!
Pumbaa: I'll just whip up a little something.
Timon: He had the perfect name for it, too.
Pumbaa: Come and get it!
Timon: [sits at a rock] Such a wonderful phrase. It had this rhythm. Laduda Ladada.
Pumbaa: Try this - hot tuna frittata.
Timon: Hmm. No, that's not it.
Pumbaa: The spinach armada.
Timon: Quiet, Pumbaa. I'm trying to think.
Pumbaa: A spoon of ricotta.
Timon: Two words.
Pumbaa: A wormy piccata.
Timon: Six syllables.
Pumbaa: Kahuna colada.
Timon: Twelve letters.
Pumbaa: A blue enchilada.
Timon: Rhymes with... .
Pumbaa: Legumes on a platter.
Timon: Think, think, think.
Pumbaa: [poking a dish] This oughta be hotta.
Timon: I forget.
Pumbaa: I gotta lambada!
[dances right into Timon]
Timon: HEY! How can you dance at a time like this? I'm DYIN' here!... . Ooh, sorry about that, pal.
Pumbaa: Hakuna Matata.
Timon: ....Come again?
Pumbaa: Hakuna Matata - It means "no worries". Ah-ohhhh... .

Timon: It's as if you have some special power.
Pumbaa: Uh, special power? well, it's pretty powerful.

Timon: So, that's your special power?
Pumbaa: You mean, you don't mind?
Timon: Are you kidding? It was a gas!
[starts laughing]
Pumbaa: Well, I don't like to toot my own horn.
Timon: Yeah, that's probably for the best.

Pumbaa: After a long day of doing nothing, it's good to kick back.

Timon: Waaait, wait, wait, wait. Hold on a second.
Pumbaa: Uh, Timon? What are you doin'?
Timon: Shenzi Marie Predatora Veldetta Jacquelina Hyena... . would you do me the honor of becoming... . my bride?
Shenzi: I don't think so!
Timon: Shenzi Marie, please. I know what you're thinking: "We're too different." "It'll never work." "What will the children look like?"
Shenzi: Ooh, that violates so many laws of nature.
Timon: Listen to me! The problems of a couple of wacky kids like us don't amount to hill of termites in this nutty circle-of-life thing. And so I ask you: If not now, when? If not me, who? I'm lonely.
Pumbaa: Can I be your best man?
Banzai: I say we skip the wedding, and go straight to the buffet!

[during the hyena chase, the channel suddenly changes to a shopping channel]
Timon: What's going on here? Pumbaa, are you sitting on the remote?
Pumbaa: Oh, sorry. I thought it was a brownie.

Timon: Hey Pumbaa, what do you call a hyena with half a brain?
Pumbaa: [laughs] Beats me, Timon. What?
Timon: GIFTED!

Pumbaa: Shall we run for our lives?
Timon: Oh yes, let's.
Pumbaa, Timon: AHHHHHHHHHH!

Pumbaa: [talking through a crowd of animals at Pride Rock] I don't do so well in crowds.

Pumbaa: They say first impressions are very important.
Timon: Oh, I thought you were a "scream".

Timon: [singing]
[from the movie]
Timon: Luau! If you're hungry for a hunk of fat and juicy meet / Eat my buddy, Pumbaa, here 'cause he's a... .
[Timon pauses the movie]
Timon: Let's just cut to the chase, shall we?
Pumbaa: Oh, okay.
[Timon pushes next on the remote and it goes to the part where the hyenas chase Timon and Pumbaa]
Timon, Pumbaa: AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!

Timon: I'm Timon.
Pumbaa: Pumbaa.
Timon: No, really.

Timon: Well, that worked like a dream.
Pumbaa: It did?
Timon: Sarcasm is a foreign language to you, isn't it?

[At Simba's presentation ceremony]
Pumbaa: Timon, look!
Timon: Hey-ey-ey, it's the monkey!
Pumbaa: What's that he's holding up?
Timon: Aw, who cares? It's not important.

Timon: Who knows why fate led us to little Simba?
[images of Simba scaring Timon run throughout the scene]
Timon: Maybe it was my love of adventure, my innate courage, or my... . Okay! Who's in charge of the freeze-frames?
Pumbaa: Sorry.
Timon: Anywho... . Rescuing Simba was a cinch. Then came the real scary part:
[dramatic music]
Timon: Parenthood.

Timon: [about Simba] He's gone? Whaddaya MEAN he's gone?
Nala: It's just like the baboon said. The king has returned.
[Timon and Pumbaa stare at her blankly]
Nala: [sighs] You guys want me to go over it again?
Timon: Yes please, but be a dear and skip to the part about Simba. Not that your childhood wasn't fascinating!
Nala: OK. Look, Simba's the rightful king, but after he disappeared, Scar proclaimed himself the king and formed an alliance with the hyenas...
Pumbaa: [Thinks] Poor Simba. The treachery, the villainy, the SURE INDESCRIBABLE HORROR!
Timon: [Thinks] Blah blah blah! WHY IS SHE TOYING WITH US? AAH! THIS CRAZY CHICK IS GONNA EAT US!
Nala: [continues to explain] ... So Simba has to go back to challenge his uncle and reclaim his place as king!
[Silence; Nala doesn't get a reaction from Timon or Pumbaa]
Nala: [frustrated] Ohh... don't you get it? Simba NEEDS us! NOW!
[runs off into the jungle]


"Timon & Pumbaa: French Fried/The Laughing Hyenas: Big Top Breakfast (#1.6)" (1995)
Timon: Pumbaa, we're trapped in a crate!
Pumbaa: Well, that's one way to say it, Timon. Another way would be to say, "We're contaminated in a receptical or wooden slacks."

Pumbaa: Gee, if there's one thing that makes an animal impossible to eat, it's the ability to speak.
Timon: Poppycock!
Speedy the Snail: Hold your horses now, kid. I can sing too.
[sings]
Speedy the Snail: Shooby-dooby-doo!
Timon: Oh, crud! Now we definitely can't eat him!

Pumbaa: Uh, Timon? I just thought of something. What if someone else tries to eat him?
Timon: Like who? We're in a box! It's not like we're in France where snails are considered a delicacy.
Culinary Quint: [opens up the box] Exclamacion! C'est le snail with the gumdrop eyes and a curly-cue shell! Tres delicious!
Timon: Oh, no-no-no-no-no! He is with us!
Culinary Quint: How dare you oppose moi, Culinary Quint, le most circular and roboscular, full-bodied shape in all of Toute-la-France!
Pumbaa: Where are we?
Timon: We're in France, where snails are considered a delicacy.

Pumbaa: Hey, look! It's Jerry Lewis!
Culinary Quint: Pshaw! Just because Culinary Quint is French doesn't mean he loves Jerry Lewis!

Pumbaa: Sharp objects!

Pumbaa: Hey, look! You're the Timonalisa!
[laughs]

Timon: I want a snail! Raw! And by that, I mean uncooked, meaning still alive!
Culinary Quint: You want a snail raw? Uncooked? Still alive?
Timon: Yes. With cute little gumdrop eyes and a swirly, curly-cue shell.
Pumbaa: And his name is Speedy!
[Timon pounds Pumbaa in the coat]
Pumbaa: Oww! Uh, I mean his name isn't Speedy!
[Timon kicks Pumbaa a few times]
Pumbaa: I mean, I didn't say anything.
[Quint gives Timon an evil glare]
Timon: [nervously] I am a human.

Timon: Hey! You're the Pumbaa de Milo!
Pumbaa: [laughs]
Timon: This is no time for comedy, Pumbaa! Our bestest new pal, Speedy, is still in life-threatening danger!


The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride (1998) (V)
[Being chased by lions]
Pumbaa: What do we do now?
Timon: Remember our motto: "When the going gets tough, the tough get going!"
Pumbaa: Wait a minute, I thought our motto was "Hakuna Matata".
Timon: Pumbaa, stop living in the past. We need a new motto!

[Timon and Pumbaa are fighting]
Simba: What are you doing?
Pumbaa: Ahh!
Timon: Good question. Uh, let me ask you one.
Pumbaa: Hippothetically.
Timon: Very hypothetically. There's this guy...
Pumbaa: But he's not a lion...
Timon: No. No, he's not a lion. Yeesh, definitely not a lion... and uh... uh, his daughter, um, say... vanished?

Pumbaa: I thought you were gonna watch her
Timon: No, *you* were going to watch her.
Pumbaa: Watch this!
[tackles him]
Timon: Take that, you creepy warthog! Say it, fat! Fatty fat fat.

Young Kiara: I'm not *just* a princess, you know. That's only *half* of who I am!
Pumbaa: Oh, who's the other half?
Young Kiara: Umm... uhh...


Stand by Me (1995)
Pumbaa: Timon?
Timon: Yes?
Pumbaa: Can I sing the next song?
Timon: Sure! As long as you stand by me.
Pumbaa: [Pumbaa is struck by lightning] Fair enough.

Timon: [singing] I won't cry.
Pumbaa: [spoken] You won't cry?
Timon: [spoken at first, then sung] No! I won't shed a tear.
Pumbaa: Shed a tear?
Timon: Just as long - as you stand, stand by me.


"Timon & Pumbaa: How to Beat the High Costa Rica/Swiss Missed (#1.4)" (1995)
['How to Beat the High Costa Rica' Timon and Pumbaa are trapped by Criminal Quint]
Pumbaa: He's gonna hurt us! Timon, ou gotta do something!
Timon: [sarcastically] What do you want me to do, dress in drag and do the hula?
[Timon curtly does the hula]
Pumbaa: [lowly] I don't think that would work on this kind of situation.

['How to Beat the High Costa Rica'] [last lines]
Pumbaa: [suspiciously, about Timon paying for the stuff on the beach] Are you sure you did the right thing and returned the money, Timon?
Timon: Of course I did, Pumbaa. That's why they gave me such a big reward.
Pumbaa: [worried] But this looks like exactly $1,290,000 worth of stuff.
Timon: Isn't it ironic? That was the exact amount of the reward!
[a police siren is heard]
Timon: Uh-oh!


"Timon & Pumbaa: The Pain in Spain/Frantic Atlantic (#1.7)" (1995)
['Pain in Spain' at the bull stadium]
Timon: [confused at two Pumbaas] Pumbaa, if you're Pumbaa, then what Pumbaa is that Pumbaa?
Pumbaa: El Toro!
[Timon and Pumbaa both scream as El Toro runs after them]


"Timon & Pumbaa: Tanzania Zany/Guatemala Malarkey (#1.8)" (1995)
['Guatemala Malarkey'] [last lines]
Timon: [as Pumbaa gets angry at Timon for not finding gold] Pumbaa, there's just one thing that frightens me more than mummy beetles and curses.
Pumbaa: [angry] And what is that?
Timon: [loses it] An angry warthog!
[Timon screams as the screen goes black]