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Jan. 27th, 2017 | 12:43 pm

A question in the CFz staff chat regarding the meaning of "complimentary upgrades" led to some silliness earlier today, with suggestions of the con telling you what a nice person you are each day, birds and mice waking you by drawing the curtains aside, Cinderella-style, and your plates and cutlery serenading you while you're having breakfast.

That brought to my mind one of my favorite Simpsons songs, and I spent 20 minutes writing a quick spoof — sing this to the tune of See My Vest:

Be our guest,
be our guest,
be a step above the rest!

Don't be muzzled
at Confuzzled,
you deserve the very best!

Hugs from a fox,
a chocolate box,
– isn't that unorthodox! –

We will meet you,
we will greet you,
To the finest things we'll treat you!

Have a laugh
with the staff
rise above the riff and raff,
it'll be a golden ticket and a haaalf!

So don't protest,
Don't be stressed,
Get your fursuit and get dressed,
Be our veeery speeecial guuueeest!

I hope it's obvious which stanzas correspond to which in the original!

EDIT: as lupine52 points out, the Simpsons song is apparently a parody of another song from the movie "Beauty and the Beast", which is also titled "Be Our Guest".

Wow, what are the odds? I never watched that movie, and never knew that song; I'd always assumed that it was in fact a Simpsons original. Quite amusing, then, that in rewriting it I took it back to its original title, but I suppose it's simply proof that GMTA. :)

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lupine52

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from: lupine52
date: Jan. 27th, 2017 10:32 pm (UTC)
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well its a song mostly familiar to me as "Be Our Guest" from the Disney movie Beauty and the Beast

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Jan. 27th, 2017 10:41 pm (UTC)
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Oh, I'm not actually familiar with that — did the Simpsons parody that with their song, then? Funny, I always thought it was an actual original. o.o

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Mikazo

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from: mikazo
date: Jan. 29th, 2017 05:55 am (UTC)
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It's still a good parody! Very cute. Perhaps they could appropriate it somehow?

Also, that scene parodied not only Beauty and the Beast, but 101 Dalmatians as well.

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Jan. 29th, 2017 10:44 am (UTC)
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Thanks. ^^

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moonhare

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from: mondhasen
date: Jan. 31st, 2017 12:57 am (UTC)
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heh, cute rendition :o)

I know this from Beauty and the Beast, and it's the scene right before everything goes bad, unless I'm mis-remembering this. I also had a small poem set to this tune, basically referring to my dogs bothering me to constantly go out or want treats or other dog things: it was Be a Pest, Be a Pest, put my patience to the Test! and I don't recall any more of it, thankfully ;o)

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Jan. 31st, 2017 10:30 am (UTC)
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Thanks! Haha, and I like your version, too. ^^

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