The Jungle Book (1967) Poster

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.

  • Bagheera : This will take brains, not brawn.

    Baloo : You better believe it, and I'm loaded with both.

  • 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.

  • [repeated line] 

    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 : 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.

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

    Bagheera : Obviously.

  • 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!

  • Baloo : [Mowgli is almost at the man-village entrance]  Mowgli, come back, come back!

    Bagheera : [encouragingly]  Go on, go on!

  • 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 : You wouldn't marry a panther, would you?

    Baloo : I don't know. Come to think of it, no panther ever asked me.

  • [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!

  • [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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

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