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Baloo (Character)
from The Jungle Book (1967)

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The Jungle Book (1967)
Bagheera: This will take brains, not brawn.
Baloo: You better believe it, and I'm loaded with both.

[repeated line]
Baloo: You better believe it!

Baloo: Now, look. It's like this, little britches. All you gotta do is...
Baloo: [singing] Look for the bare necessities / The simple bare necessities / Forget about your worries and your strife / I mean the bare necessities / Are Mother Nature's recipies / That bring the bare necessities of life / Wherever I wander / Wherever I roam / I couldn't be fonder / Of my big home / The bees are buzzin' in the tree / To make some honey just for me / When you look under the rocks and plants / And take a glance at the fancy ants / Then maybe try a few...
Mowgli: You eat ants?
Baloo: You better believe it. And you're gonna *love* the way they tickle.

Mowgli: Oh, Baloo, I wanna stay with you.
Baloo: Certainly, you do.
Bagheera: Oh? And just how do you think he will survive?
Baloo: "How do you think he will... " What do you mean how do you think he... He's with me, ain't he? And I'll learn him all I know.
Bagheera: Oh? That shouldn't take too long.

Baloo: [singing] Now when you pick a pawpaw / Or a prickly pear/ And you prick a raw paw / Well, next time beware / Don't pick the prickly pear by the paw / When you pick a pear try to use the claw / But you don't need to use the claw / When you pick a pear of the big pawpaw / Have I given you a clue?
Mowgli: Golly, thanks, Baloo.
Bagheera: Pawpaw, ha! Of all the silly gibberish.
Baloo: [tugging on Bagheera's tail] C'mon, Baggy, get with the beat.

Baloo: So just try and... relax. Yeah. Cool it. Fall apart in my backyard. 'Cause let me tell you something, little britches: if you act like that bee at... Uh-uh. You're working too hard. And don't spend your time lookin' around for something you want that can't be found...
Baloo: [singing] When you find out you can live without it / And go along not thinking about it / I'll tell you something true / The bare necessities of life will come to you.

Mowgli: Where we goin', Baloo?
Baloo: Well, uh, it's uh... um... well, it's sorta new and, uh...
Mowgli: Oh, I don't care, as long as I'm with you.
Baloo: Mowgli, look, buddy, uh, there's somethin' I gotta tell ya.
Mowgli: Tell me what, Baloo?
Baloo: Oh, gee whiz. Now, how did ol' Baggy put it? Uh, uh, Mowgli... Ha! You wouldn't marry a panther, would you?
Mowgli: Gee, I don't even know what you're talking about.
Baloo: Mowgli, don't you realize that you're a human?
Mowgli: I'm not any more, Baloo. I'm a bear like you.
Baloo: Little buddy, look. Listen to me.
Mowgli: [play fighting] Come on, Baloo.
Baloo: Mowgli, stop it now. Hold still. I wanna tell you something. Now listen to me.
Mowgli: What's the matter, ol' papa bear?
Baloo: Look, Mowgli, I've been trying to tell ya, I've been trying all morning to tell ya. I've got to take you back to the man-village!
Mowgli: The man-village?
Baloo: Now look, kid, I can explain...
Mowgli: But-but you said we were partners.
Baloo: Now believe me, kid, I...
Mowgli: You're just like... like old Bagheera!
Baloo: Now just a minute! That's going too far!

Baloo: [scatting] Well, it's a doo-bah-dee-doo, yes, it's a doo-bah-dee-doo, I mean a doo-bee, doo-bee, doo-bee, doo-bee, doo-bee-dee-doo. And with...
[Sees Mowgli]
Baloo: Well, now. Ha ha! What have we here?
[sniffs Mowgli]
Baloo: Hmmm. Say, what a funny little bit of a...
Mowgli: [slaps Baloo in the nose] Go away!
Baloo: Oh, boy! I've seen everything in these woods. Ooh, what have I run on? What a pretty thing this is.
Mowgli: Leave me alone.
Baloo: Well, now. That's pretty big talk, little britches.
Mowgli: I'm big enough.
[starts slugging Baloo]
Baloo: Tsk, tsk, tsk, tsk. Pitiful. Hey, kid. You need help, and ol' Baloo's gonna learn ya to fight like a bear.

Mowgli: [to the unconscious Baloo] Baloo, get up. Oh, please get up.
Bagheera: Mowgli, try to understand.
Mowgli: Bagheera, what's the matter with him?
Bagheera: You've got to be brave, like Baloo was.
Mowgli: You... you don't mean... Oh, no. Baloo.
Bagheera: Now, now. I know how you feel. But you must remember, Mowgli. Greater love hath no one than he who lays down his life for his friend.
[At this point, Baloo starts waking up, unbeknownst to Bagheera and Mowgli]
Bagheera: Whenever great deeds are remembered in this jungle, one name will stand above all others: our friend, Baloo the bear.
Baloo: [sniffing; softly] He's cracking me up.
Bagheera: The memory of Baloo's sacrifice and bravery will forever be engraved on our saddened hearts.
Baloo: Beautiful.
Bagheera: This spot where Baloo fell will always be a hallowed place in the jungle, for there lies one of nature's noblest creatures.
Baloo: I wish my mother could have heard this.
Bagheera: It's best we leave now. Come along, man-cub.
Baloo: [suddenly wide awake] Hey, don't stop now, Baggy, you're doing great! There's more, lots more!
Bagheera: [shocked and angry] Why, you big fraud! You-you-you four-flusher! I-I'm fed up!...
Mowgli: [ecstatic] Baloo! You're all right!
Baloo: Who, me? Sure I am. Never felt better.

Mowgli: [sees the girl] Look. What's that?
Bagheera: Oh, it's the man-village.
Mowgli: No, no. I mean that.
Baloo: Forget about those, they ain't nothing but trouble.
Mowgli: Just a minute. I've never seen one before.
Baloo: So you've seen one. So let's go.
Mowgli: I'll be right back. I want a better look.
Baloo: Mowgli, wait a minute.
Bagheera: Oh, Baloo. Let him have a better look.

Baloo: Ha-Ha! Man that's what I call a swinging party.

Baloo: What do they call you?
Bagheera: His name is Mowgli, and I'm taking him back to the man village.
Baloo: Man village? They'll ruin him. They'll make a man out of him.

Bagheera: Now, while you create a disturbance, I'll rescue Mowgli. Got that?
Baloo: [dancing away] I'm gone, man. Solid gone.
Bagheera: Not yet, Baloo!

Bagheera: Baloo, birds of a feather should flock together. You wouldn't marry a panther now, would you?
Baloo: I don't know.
Baloo: Come to think of it, no panther has ever asked me. Ha-ha.
Bagheera: [getting irritated] Baloo, you've got to be serious...
Baloo: Oh, stop worrying, Baggy! Stop worrying! I'll take care of him.
Bagheera: Yes, like you did when the monkeys kidnapped him, huh?
Baloo: Can't a guy make one mistake?
Bagheera: Not in the jungle! And another thing, sooner or later Mowgli will meet Shere Khan.
Baloo: The tiger? What's he got against the kid?
Bagheera: He hates man with a vengenance. You know that! Because he fears man's gun and man's fire.
Baloo: But little Mowgli don't have those things.
Bagheera: Shere Khan won't wait until he does. He'll get Mowgli while he's young and helpless. Just one swipe!
Baloo: Oh! Well, what... what are we going to do?
Bagheera: Do what's best for the boy.
Baloo: You better believe it! You name it, I'll do it.
Bagheera: Good. Then make Mowgli go to the man-village.
Baloo: Are you out of your mind? I promised him that he could stay here in the jungle with me.
Bagheera: Well, that's just the point! As long as he remains with you, he's in danger! So, it's up to you.
Baloo: Why me?
Bagheera: B-because he won't listen to me.
Baloo: But I love that kid.
Baloo: I love him like he was my own cub!
Bagheera: Then think what's best for Mowgli, and not yourself.
Baloo: Well... well, can't... well, can't I wait until morning?
Bagheera: It's morning now. Go one Baloo.
[Baloo sighs and approaches Mowgli who is asleep]
Baloo: Oh boy!

Bagheera: You wouldn't marry a panther, would you?
Baloo: I don't know. Come to think of it, no panther ever asked me.

Baloo: [after the girl from the man village drops her jug of water] She did that on purpose!
Bagheera: Obviously.

Baloo: He's hooked.
Bagheera: Ah, it was inevitable, Baloo. The boy couldn't help himself. It was bound to happen. Mowgli is where he belongs now.
Baloo: Yeah. I guess you're right. But I still think he'd have made one swell bear. Well, come on, Baggy, buddy. Let's get back where we belong. And get with the beat.

[Baloo is holding on to Shear Khan's tail as he's running]
Buzzie: [Flaps and Dizzy have just saved Mowgli] He's safe now. You can let go, Baloo.
Baloo: Are you kidding? There's teeth in the other end!

Baloo: [Mowgli is almost at the man-village entrance] Mowgli, come back, come back!
Bagheera: [encouragingly] No, go on, go on!

[at the end of "The Bare Necessities"]
Baloo: Beautiful! That's real jungle harmony.
Mowgli: I like being a bear.
Baloo: That's my boy. And you're gonna make one swell bear. Why, you even sing like one.

[the monkeys have taken Mowgli away and have tricked Baloo into falling off a cliff]
Baloo: [hollering] Bagheera! BAGHEERA!
[far away, Bagheera hears Baloo's echoing holler and Bagheera starts back]
Bagheera: Well, it's happened. It took a little longer than I thought, but it's happened.
[Baloo struggles up the cliff while Bagheera returns to the cliff where Baloo fell, just as Baloo climbs back up]
Baloo: [hollering right in Bagheera's ear] BAGHEERA!
[his echoing holler startles and stuns Bagheera, who glares at him]
Baloo: Oh, you heard me, huh?
Bagheera: Mowgli? Mowgli!
[he turns to Baloo]
Bagheera: All right, what's happened? Where's Mowgli?
Baloo: They ambushed me, thousands of 'em!
[he strikes several fighting poses as he says:]
Baloo: I jabbed with my left, then I swung with a right, and then I...
Bagheera: [exasperated] Oh, for the last time, what happened to Mowgli?
Baloo: Like I told ya, them mangy monkeys carried him off!
Bagheera: The ancient ruins? Oh, I hate to think what will happen when he meets that king of theirs.

[Baloo has told Mowgli that he has to take him back to the man-village and Mowgli runs off. Baloo calls for him, but only Bagheera answers]
Bagheera: And now what's happened?
Baloo: You're not gonna believe me, Bagheera, but look. Now I used the same words you did and he ran out on me!
Bagheera: Well, don't just stand there! Let's separate! We've got to find him.
[he runs off]
Baloo: [going off in a different direction] Oh, boy, if anything happens to that little guy, I'll never forgive myself. I've *gotta* find him!

Bagheera: [to Baloo while Mowgli sleeps after they save him from King Louie] Mowgli seems to have man's ability to get into trouble, and your influence hasn't been exactly...
Baloo: Shh!
Baloo: Keep it down! You're gonna wake little buddy. He's had a big day. It was a sockeroo. You know, it ain't easy learning to be like me.
Bagheera: [scoffs] A disgraceful performance! Associating with those undesirable scatterbrain apes? I hope Mowgli learned something from that experience.
Mowgli: [in his sleep] Scooby-dooby, dooby-doo...
Baloo: [laughs] That's my boy.
Bagheera: Oh, nonsense.

Buzzie: [Baloo's being dragged holding on to Shere Khan's tail] You can let go now, Baloo.
Baloo: Are you kidding? There's teeth at the other end!

The Jungle Book 2 (2003)
Baloo: You want *quiet*, go back to that man village. This place is *happening*.

Baloo: In case you haven't noticed, kid, I'm no wild animal. Except at parties.

Baloo: Kid, show me you can still fight like a bear.

Baloo: You don't need her, kid. You're with old Baloo now.

Mowgli: Oh, Baloo! I don't ever wanna see that girl or that village again.
Baloo: Well, of course you don't. It's just us bears from here on in.
Mowgli: Yeah, man.

Mowgli: That village was terrible. All you ever hear is rules, rules, rules and work, work, work.
Baloo: Whoa, kid. Watch your language.

"Jungle Cubs: A Night in the Wasteland (#1.1)" (1996)
Kaa: Won't you don't see can't hurt me - uh, you.
Baloo: No way, Lou-ay.

Baloo: Smooth entrance, fellas.
Bagheera: So now let's exit?

Mahra: Ya see, I really need your hide.
Baloo: Over my dead body!
Baloo: What am I saying?

[last lines]
Shere Khan: I'm not afraid of anything.
[a loud roar makes him gasp; meekly]
Shere Khan: Mommy.
Baloo: What's that, Khanie?
Shere Khan: Uhh, uh, nothin'. Uh... look guys, I gotta go; my... mom's callin' and, I mean I... See around, OK?
Prince Louie: [laughing with the others] I'd say Shere Khan's still a few stripes below the top of the food chain.

"TaleSpin: A Spy in the Ointment (#1.22)" (1990)
Rebecca: It's Jack! What a guy, what a spy!
Baloo: What a lie. Goodbye!

[while flying into Zhembria, Baloo and Rebecca hear a loud, yet musical, crash]
Rebecca: What's making that noise?
Baloo: If I'm not mistaken, the piano.
[cut to outside, where a piano tethered to a Zhembrian fighter plane is being dropped repeatedly onto their hull]
Baloo: Zhembrians like to get your attention with large objects.

"TaleSpin: The Road to Macadamia (#1.60)" (1991)
Louie: [after saving the kingdom of Macadamia from a coup] So are we going back to Macadamia?
Baloo: Oh no, I've had enough of those nuts!
Louie: We going out on that joke?
Baloo: Looks like it.

King Amok: [after Trample is exposed] Well, anything to say, Trample?
Chancellor Trample: [bawling] Convict me! Jail me! Torture me!
Louie, Baloo, Princess Lotta Lamour: Sounds fair.

"TaleSpin: I Only Have Ice for You (#1.5)" (1990)
Baloo: [surrounded by Air Pirates] Wait, wait! What's this red button for?
Mad Dog: Oh, that's the bomb bay door release.
Baloo: Thank you!
[presses button]

Don Karnage: Where are they, Baloo?
Baloo: Where are what, Karny?
Don Karnage: [clenched jaw] It-is-Karnage. *Don* Karnage!
Rebecca Cunningham: Just give him the rubies, Baloo, before he gets angry.
Don Karnage: Yes, Baloo, before he gets angry!

"TaleSpin: Plunder and Lightning: Part 1 (#1.34)" (1990)
Kit Cloudkicker: Wait a minute, what are we delivering?
Baloo: Well... they're sort of big... and mean... and ugly... and smelly.
Kit: On no! Not gorilla birds!

"TaleSpin: Plunder and Lightning: Part 2 (#1.35)" (1990)
Shere Khan: What would you say to a hundred?
Baloo: Only a lousy hundred bucks?
Shere Khan: A hundred *thousand* lousy bucks.

"TaleSpin: Plunder and Lightning: Part 3 (#1.36)" (1990)
Baloo: [after pirate song ends] One more time!
Don Karnage: WAIT a min-u-ete! I am the only one who gets to say "one more time"!

"TaleSpin: A Bad Reflection on You: Part 1 (#1.16)" (1990)
Rebecca: We're going and I'm not taking "no" for an answer.
Baloo: No?
Rebecca: I'm not taking it as a question either.

"TaleSpin: A Bad Reflection on You: Part 2 (#1.17)" (1990)
Baloo, Kit Cloudkicker: Don Karnage!
Don Karnage: No, no, no, my friends. It is the feared *pirate*, Don Karnage. And... How are you?

"TaleSpin: The Idol Rich (#1.9)" (1990)
Baloo: Uh, so y-you see, Rebecca, this sick aunt of mine really needs my help, and I thought...
Rebecca: What was this aunt's name again, Baloo?
Baloo: Uh, eh, uh *Milly* Y-yeah, that's it! Aunt Milly!
Rebecca: Milly. Heh, that makes twenty-three sick aunts in the last six months.
Baloo: Uh, well, uh, you see, Pop's side of the family was never very healthy.

"TaleSpin: For Whom the Bell Klangs: Part 1 (#1.39)" (1990)
Maitre'D: Wait gentlemen! Do you have a reservation?
Baloo: Oh that's okay, I'm with him.
Louie: And I'm with him.