The Jungle Book (1967)
Phil Harris: Baloo the Bear
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.
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 is so moved by this that he starts crying]
Baloo : [sniffing] 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.
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.
Baloo : You better believe it!
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 : Ha ha! Man, that's what I call a swinging party.
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 : [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.
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 : Uh... well, can't... well, can't I wait until morning?
Bagheera : It's morning now. Go on Baloo.
[Baloo sighs and approaches Mowgli who is asleep]
Baloo : Oh boy!
[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.
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...
Baloo : Well, now. Ha ha! What have we here?
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.
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.