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I Just Realized Something About Gaston From "Beauty And The Beast" And It's Blowing My Mind

Beauty and the...whaaaaat?!

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This is Gaston — known misogynist, hunter, impressive egg-eater, chest hair aficionado, and generally horrible person.

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One thing we've always just assumed is that his first name is Gaston. Like Belle or Maurice or MADONNA. But I was just rewatching Beauty and the Beast and I got to thinking: What if Gaston is his LAST name?

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Okay, you can go shut up now, Gaston.

Let's look at the evidence: "Madame Gaston, can't you just see it?"

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Hmm...why would Belle sing his full title like that if Gaston was his first name?!

The Bimbettes (seriously that's their official IMDb name) do a similar thing: "Monsieur Gaston, isn't he dreamy? Monsieur Gaston, OH HE'S SO CUTE!"

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Hmm...why would they be calling him "Mr. Gaston" if Gaston is his first name?!

Of course, it's a little weird that a bunch of characters just call him "Gaston" — I mean, there's even a whole musical number about it:

But maybe that's just in the way that dudes call their buddies by their last name, you know?
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But maybe that's just in the way that dudes call their buddies by their last name, you know?

I did a little more digging, and it turns out in an original version of the script Gaston DID have a last name but it was dropped:

GASTON LEGUME, CAN'T YOU JUST SEE IT?!
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GASTON LEGUME, CAN'T YOU JUST SEE IT?!

LITERALLY HIS NAME WOULD HAVE BEEN GASTON LEGUME LIKE BEANS AND STUFF. SOUND FAMILIAR?

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That seems to indicate that Gaston is, in fact, supposed to be his last name in the movie, thus changing everything I ever thought I knew in my childhood!

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  1. So, do you think Gaston is his last name?

    So, do you think Gaston is his last name?
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    Yes, that makes so much sense you wise Disney fan you!
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    Yes, and I've known that for years...get with the times.
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    No, that's def his first name still.
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    IDK, but this does make me think...
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So, do you think Gaston is his last name?
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    Yes, that makes so much sense you wise Disney fan you!
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    Yes, and I've known that for years...get with the times.
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    No, that's def his first name still.
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    IDK, but this does make me think...
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