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The Gaston Trilogy is a series of three YouTube Poops created by Waxonator. It follows the events of Beauty and the Beast, creating a new story along the way with Gaston, Lefou, and Maurice as the main characters.

The first is called "Gaston Seeks Satisfaction" and can be found here, the second is called "Gaston Plays Lefou's Quest IV" and can be found here, and the third is called "Gaston's Ultimate Mission to Obtain Some Taco Bell" and can be found here.


Tropes in the trilogy:

  • Anachronism Stew: Xbox 360s, movies and film, donuts, Taco Bell, at least McDonald's if not Burger King, cars and buses, NASA and rocketships, Billy Mays, Pikachu, Justin Bieber, "I’m a Scatman", Six Flags, Babar, raves with glowsticks and electronic music, Saw, Arkham Asylum, Looney Tunes (as a work), Bugs Bunny (as a character in the main story), the Brain, Tom and Jerry, Squidward Tentacles, Spider-Man, spas, and Philip J. Fry exist in 18th century France and no one cares. Also, it’s apparently contemporary with 1980s New York and pre-Islamic Arabia.
  • And Then John Was a Zombie: At the very end of the third video, the Beast kills Gaston, and then transforms... into Gaston.
  • Anti-Climax: Subverted. It looks like the third video is going to end with Lefou and Gaston giving up on their Taco Bell plans, but then that’s just a Credits Gag right before the episode's intermission.
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  • Are You Pondering What I'm Pondering?: An exchange that rips Lefou's dialogue directly from the trope namer:
    Gaston: Lefou, I'm afraid I've been thinking.
    Lefou: If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, then why does he keep doing it?
    Gaston: I know.
  • Ask a Stupid Question...: This exchange from "Gaston Plays Lefou's Quest IV":
    Gaston: I'm dissed.
    Lefou: Who, you?
  • Attempted Rape: Implied. Gaston goes after Belle without waiting for an answer, and the tone of the poop changes significantly for the dramatic until she pushes him out the door into the mud.
  • Batman Can Breathe in Space: Maurice gets tied to a space shuttle and sent flying into outer space, but he survives and shows up back on Earth no worse for wear later. Justified, as he's a Genie. Lefou is sent flying across the galaxy by Gaston punching him, only to boomerang back and fall right into the back of a garbage truck. Gaston also unwittingly sends himself flying into space by blowing up some oil drums, but he quickly goes flying back into orbit unharmed.
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  • Bait-and-Switch: In "Gaston's Ultimate Mission to Obtain Some Taco Bell", Gaston says "Everyone knows her father's a lunatic! He was in here tonight raving!" Then we get to see Maurice dancing with glow sticks to an electronic remix of "Beauty and the Beast." Technically accurate, but not the definition that was led to.
  • Beat: A few times there’s a longish dramatic pause between two lines.
  • Big Eater: Gaston loves to eat throughout the trilogy, mentioning food at least twice in every single section, with the third being entirely about him trying to obtain Taco Bell.
  • Brick Joke: One of the villagers with a facial structure similar to Aladdin’s genie turns blue and says "Phenomenal!" when Lefou dies the first time in "Gaston Plays Lefou's Quest IV." He does the same thing at the end of The Stinger of the next video.
  • Chekhov's Gag: Belle saying "My father is a genie! He’s crazy!" in "Gaston Seeks Satisfaction" seems like a one-off joke but actually affects the continuity of "Gaston's Ultimate Mission to Obtain Some Taco Bell", when Gaston remembers her saying he was a genie because someone referred to "crazy old Maurice". Then Monsieur D'Arque wants to take him to Genies R Us, and at the end he's in a lamp alongside the "Phenomenal!" villager genie.
  • Comically Missing the Point: Gaston points and says "I've got my sights set on that one." Lefou guesses the inventor’s dog and the inventor’s hookers, before finally settling on the clearly better answer of the inventor’s daughter.
  • Credits Gag: Halfway through the third video, it looks like the credits are rolling after an Anti-Climax, but then it continues to the rest of the episode.
  • Depraved Bisexual: Gaston wants to rape Belle, but also wants to have sex with all of the male villagers in the mob.
  • Developers' Foresight: In-universe. Lefou's Quest IV has no fewer than five unique ways to die on the first level alone, one of which is ridiculously elaborate, and the game over screen also references which way you died last. It’s also possible to do a ton of actions that seem counterintuitive, and damaging the boss in his eye results in him getting an eyepatch. Also, "Stab Gaston with nothing" is a legitimate input.
  • Dirty Old Man: Maurice's entire character arc involves him "getting that boner!"
  • Downer Ending: The last thing we see before The Stinger is Belle looking distraught at the fact that the Beast transformed into Gaston, but we never get to see Gaston getting Taco Bell either.
  • Dull Surprise: Due to being voiced by Garfield, the Beast says everything during the final battle in complete deadpan.
  • Extreme Omnivore: On the one hand, Gaston loves Taco Bell, steak, and donuts. On the other, he likes to eat straight lard and Babar, an anthropomorphic elephant.
  • Fan Disservice: Lefou being massaged during the intermission.
  • Flashback Cut: "Gaston's Ultimate Mission to Obtain Some Taco Bell" has a flashback to Maurice raving.
  • Foreshadowing: In "Gaston Seeks Satisfation", Gaston sees a handsome Superman in the mirror. Gaston is then revealed to be Superman in "Gaston Plays Lefou's Quest IV", though this is never brought up again.
  • Formerly Fat: According to Lefou and a flashback image, Gaston was made fat from eating Taco Bell previously, but has a perfect figure from the start of the trilogy.
  • Funny Background Event: Spider-Man is dancing around during the intermission.
  • Gag Penis: Gaston's dick is apparently the most "incredibly thick" in existence, while Maurice recalls experiencing a boner that was "eight, no, more like ten feet!"
  • Glad I Thought of It: This exchange:
    Gaston: We'll have six or seven.
    Belle: Dogs?
    Gaston: No, Belle. Dogs.
  • Hero of Another Story: Belle and the Beast are barely in focus, but because of the source material, they come off this way.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Gaston gets mad at Monsieur D'Arque for quoting a McDonald's tagline when he’s looking for Taco Bell. Then he later quotes a Burger King tagline without comment.
  • Impact Silhouette: Gaston leaves this when he crashes into the castle in "Gaston's Ultimate Mission to Obtain Some Taco Bell".
  • Insane Troll Logic: Gaston assumes that Belle has a crush on "the Beast" (actually him), because she said "Oh, he’d hurt anyone! I know he looks kind and gentle, but he’s really vicious!"
  • Insult Backfire: This exchange takes one from the source material and drives it Up to Eleven:
    Belle: Gaston, you are positively evil!
  • Intermission: Appears in "Gaston's Ultimate Mission to Obtain Some Taco Bell" right after the Credits Gag, and shows Lefou being massaged while Spider-Man dances.
  • Jerkass: Belle, weirdly. She repeatedly calls Maurice crazy in front of other people and will apparently resort to marrying Justin Bieber to keep him from being anything, as well as shooting people who come to her door. At least she aims some of it at some deserved biting insults towards Gaston.
  • Kick the Dog: Gaston and his tavern buddies tie Maurice to a NASA rocket ship that immediately takes off and carries him away into space while he wails "Will no one help me?!"
  • Lazy Bum: The Beast is so incredibly lazy he can't even be bothered to defend his own life, laying around as Gaston kicks the crap out of him. Unfortunately, Gaston didn’t understand that attempting to bludgeon him with a statue fragment would trigger a battle of Mortal Kombat.
  • Little "No": This exchange from "Gaston Seeks Satisfaction":
    Belle: Gaston, may I have my book please?
    Gaston: No.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: Gaston shoots the Beast with an arrow, to which he turns around, briefly glares, and then says, "Nah, never mind", and turns back around. A second shot, to the knee, ellicits a roar of pain, but no retaliation.
  • Megaton Punch: Lefou suffers this in Lefou's Quest IV, being launched out of the Milky Way Galaxy, back down to Earth and into the back of a garbage truck to be crushed by Casey Jones.
  • Noodle Implements: Maurice is working on a machine to help him get a boner... somehow.
  • Nintendo Hard: Apparently Lefou's Quest IV is in-universe, since Gaston loses all of his lives on the first level.
  • Out-of-Genre Experience: Gaston flies into space after throwing a torch at oil barrels and suddenly what was a parody of a movie turns into an edited level from World of Illusion, until Gaston hits the side of the Beast's castle.
  • Noodle Incident: There was once an unexplained time where Gaston was Aladdin.
  • Parental Incest: Nothing explicit, but Belle admiringly tells Maurice about the boner he'll get, and then later Maurice says "I thought I’d never get that boner" as she gets home.
  • Product Placement: The last one seems like an elaborate commercial for Taco Bell, McDonald's, and, incidentally, Burger King, as well as Six Flags.
  • Pyromaniac: Gaston fantasizes about setting his own house on fire.
  • Quick Time Event: In-universe. Gaston's failure to duck and run using a sudden button instruction accounts for two of his lives lost in Lefou's Quest IV.
  • Rage Quit: Gaston does this with Lefou's Quest IV after losing on the first level. He is so angry, he's still screaming at the beginning of the next video.
  • Recursive Canon: Gaston has seen Looney Tunes, but runs into Bugs Bunny in the castle while searching for the Beast.
  • Repetitive Audio Glitch:
    • Gaston gets stuck in midair singing the last note of the song in "Gaston Seeks Satisfaction", causing Belle to say "You've got to be kidding..."
    • Lefou's Quest IV briefly glitches out, with Lefou holding a stuttering 'o' sound for a long time. Though judging by Gaston's impatient reaction, it might be a feature, not a glitch.
  • Running Gag: Maurice saying "Boner!"
  • Sadist:
    • Gaston has this line in "Gaston Seeks Satisfaction":
      Gaston: Right from the moment when I saw Saw, I laughed!
    • He also fantasizes about his kids killing his dogs.
    • Later, there’s this exchange in "Gaston's Ultimate Quest to Obtain Some Taco Bell":
      Gaston: What’s the matter, Beast? Lost? Frightened? Confused?
      Beast: Yeah...
      Gaston: GOOD! AHAHAHAHA!
  • Self-Deprecation: Gaston does this a few times.
    Gaston: I know. I’m just full of shit.
    Gaston: Did you really think she'd want me when she had someone like you?
  • Show Within a Show: Two semi-biographical examples. The video game Lefou's Quest IV and Gaston the Musical by Maurice.
  • Skewed Priorities: Belle is more offended by Monsieur D'Arque coming to collect her money than coming to collect her father.
  • Soundtrack Dissonance: Gaston's wedding music is "I’m a Scatman" for no reason.
  • The Stinger: Aladdin ends up giving Maurice, in his genie bottle, his boner in the end.
  • Take That!: Gaston and Lefou say that Belle will do anything to keep Maurice from being anything, even marry Justin Bieber.
  • Tempting Fate: This exchange:
    Gaston (over a pit): Please! Let me go!
    Beast: Sure. (drops Gaston to his doom)
  • That One Boss: Show Within a Show Gaston is one in-universe, since four of the reasons that continuity Gaston loses all his lives on level 1 are due to his attacks (the second one was self-destruction). He even shows up smugly on the Game Over screen, showing off his hairy chest.
  • Toilet Humor: "Every guy here'd like to be you Gaston, even when taking a dump!"
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Either Taco Bell or Babar for Gaston, though he also likes lard, steak, and donuts.
  • Trigger Happy: Belle shoots both Monsieur D'Arque and Billy Mays repeatedly when they come to her house.
  • Unhand Them, Villain!: Invoked in Gaston's Ultimate Quest. Just as in the movie, the Beast holds Gaston over the edge of the castle, and Gaston begs him to let him go. But this time, the Beast says "sure". Cut to Gaston falling to his death.
  • Up to Eleven: Throwing horse pop on Gaston causes his punches, which are ordinarily only strong enough to knock Lefou over, to be powerful enough to send him into space and then go back down to earth somewhere completely different.
  • You Kill It, You Bought It: The only remotely close-to-sensible explanation for the Beast turning into Gaston after killing him.


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