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The Madness of King Scar

SCAR
Zazu, why am I not loved?
I am that rare and awesome thing
I’m every inch a king
Yet I feel a twinge of doubt
As I go walk about

BANZAI
Hey, boss!

SCAR
When my name is whispered through the pride
Is this talk of love or regicide?

SHENZI
Reggie who?

SCAR
Tell me I’m adored
Please tell me I’m adored

BANZAI
Hey, boss!

SCAR
Oh, what is it?

BANZAI
We got a bone to pick with you

SHENZI
There’s no food, no water–

BANZAI
Yeah. It’s dinnertime, and there ain’t no
stinkin’ entrĂ©es!

SCAR
Oh, you and your petty complaints. You don’t know what real hunger is.
Day after day it gnaws at the very core of my being

BANZAI
I had that once. It was worms

SCAR
No, no, no… it’s like an itch… deep, persistent, profound…

BANZAI
That’s it– worms! When they get really bad all you gotta do is… hunker
down and scoot

SCAR
Thanks for the tip. Ingrates! If it weren’t for me you’d be beating off
buzzards for your next bite!

SHENZI E BANZAI
Yeah, you’re our savior, thanks a bunch
But how about some lunch?
It doesn’t matter if it’s fresh
I need a fix of flesh
My bones have moved to where they’ve never been
They are on the outside looking in

SCAR
Are you blaming me?

SHENZI E BANZAI
Oh no, it’s the lionesses

You are so adored
Oh, you are so adored

SCAR
That’s more like it

SHENZI E BANZAI
But what I’d give for one more hit
Of wildebeest kielbasa
Or maybe hornbill on the spit…

ZAZU
Oh, how I miss Mufasa

SCAR
Mufasa?! Mufasa?! How dare you! I told you never to mention that name!

ZAZU
Note taken. I shall never mention “M-m-m” again

SCAR
Even in death, his shadow looms over me
There he is!
No! There he is!
And there!

ZAZU
Calm yourself, Sire, or you’ll get another one of your splitting
headaches!

I am perfectly fine!
I’m better than Mufasa was
I’m revered
I am reviled
I’m idolized
I am despised
I’m keeping calm
I’m going wild!

I tell myself I’m fine
Yes I am, no you’re not
Yes I am, no you’re not
I tell myself I’m fine

No you’re not, yes I am, no you’re not
Yes I am
No you’re not
Yes, no, yes, no, who am I talking to…?

ZAZU
Oh, pull yourself together, Sire!

SCAR
Oh, very well. Zazu? Zazu, Zazu, Zazu…?

ZAZU
Yes, Sire?

SCAR
Nobody loved me, there’s the rub, not even as a cub
What did my brother have that I don’t have?

ZAZU
Do you want the short list or the long?

SCAR
Whatever!

ZAZU
Well, he had adoring subjects… a loving family… a devoted queen…

SCAR
That’s it! I need a queen!

ZAZU
A what?

SCAR
A queen, man! A queen! Without a queen, what am I? A dead end, no line, no
descendants, no future. With a queen, I’ll have cubs… Immortality will
be mine! Immortality will be mine!

NALA
Scar

SCAR
Ah, Nala… Your timing couldn’t have been more perfect. My how you’ve
grown

NALA
Scar, you have got to do something. We’re being forced to overhunt

SCAR
She’s got those assets feminine

NALA
You’re the king. Control the hyenas

SCAR
I have to make her mine

NALA
You’re destroying the Pridelands

SCAR
Nobility in every gene

NALA
If we don’t stop now.. Don’t you see…

SCAR
She has to be my queen

NALA
…there’s still a chance for things to be all right again…

SCAR
Come, sweet Nala
It’s written in the stars

NALA
What are you doing? Are you listening to me?

SCAR
We’ll create a host of little Scars

NALA
What are you talking about?

SCAR
Tell me I’m adored

NALA
Get away from me

SCAR
Tell me I’m adored
Oh, Nala… you know how I loathe violence… One way or another, you will
be mine

NALA
Never, Scar. Never!

SCAR
You belong to me
You all belong to me

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