No one's slick as Gaston, no one's quick as Gaston—and, apparently, no one goes viral like Gaston. The Magic Kingdom's New Fantasyland update a few years ago upgraded Beauty and the Beast to more of a starring role and that meant more fans could interact with one of the most beloved villains in Disney history: Gaston. So far, the chauvinistic character has been a hit.
His outsized bravado and swagger coupled with the outlandish things he gets away with saying while in character have captured audiences. (GQ has noted that Gaston has opinions on everything from man buns to the phrase "on fleek.") As a result, videos of his fan interactions have popped up all over YouTube. Here are a few of Gaston's greatest moments.
1. GASTON GETS SCHOOLED BY A LITTLE GIRL.
Some small children are intimidated when they come face-to-face with a villain—but not this little girl. She's got a comeback for all of Gaston's snarky comments, rendering him nearly speechless by the end of the video.
2. GASTON SHARES HIS TIPS FOR SUCCESS.
The world doesn't really need more than one Gaston, but he provides a few tips for anyone who wants to try. Step one: Grow out a "Stalliontail."
3. GASTON PUTS HIS MONEY WHERE HIS MOUTH IS IN A PUSH-UP CONTEST ...
After a guest challenges Gaston to a push-up contest, he realizes pretty quickly that it was a huge mistake. Apparently those biceps aren't all made of padding.
4. ... AND IN AN ARM WRESTLING CONTEST.
He's also great at arm wrestling. Here's a tip: If you're going to challenge Gaston to athletic feats, you'd better come prepared.
5. HE LOSES TO A CRAFTY 11-YEAR-OLD.
It may take a lot of brawn to outsmart Gaston, but it doesn't take much brains. This young girl distracts him with a mirror, then manages to defeat him when his defenses are down.
6. GASTON MEETS HIS MINI-ME.
The Beauty and the Beast personality is infamous for his vanity. So it's no surprise when he lets a small Gaston cut the line—he even provides a few style tips. (Skip to the part where Gaston meets Gaston, starting at 7:50.)
7. GASTON IS BRIEFLY SPEECHLESS WHEN HE GETS OUTDONE IN THE MUSCLE DEPARTMENT.
Despite all of his boasting and bragging, even Gaston plays second fiddle on occasion.