Wonderful Ways to Say No is a silly song from the 1990 TV special, Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue, and it was written by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken. Various cartoon characters such as Huey, Dewey, and Louie sing this song to show Michael how to say no.

Song Lyrics

Smoke: Well, you look like three fine lads. You know, I might have something here you'd like to try. Something to make you feel real good.

Huey: (singing) There's a million wild and wonderful ways to say no
Dewey: No thanks!
Huey: No way!
Baby Kermit: Better learn a few and take 'em wherever you go
Dewey: No dice!
Louie: No sir!

Kermit: If your pal says, "Let's get high"
Garfield: Here's a practical reply
Tigger: Go ahead, let it fly, spit right in his eye and say
Pooh, Tigger, Huey and Dewey: No!

Chipmunks: There's a million international ways to say nope
Hefty Smurf: Those drugs are so boring.
Chipmunks: All around the world the smart guys are giving up dope
Kermit: I've been training for football.

Baby Gonzo: In Berlin, they just say "nein"
ALF: And they tell me that works fine
ALF, Tigger, Huey, Dewey and Louie: Cause the bottom line's to show your spine and say no

Garfield: Now you could say beat it, get lost, get out of my face with that stuff
ALF: But that could be tactless. You may prefer cool, like this:

Kermit: I'll catch you guys later, okay?
Michelangelo: I've got too much homework. It's rough.
Gonzo: I'm late for my baseball game and I'll miss my ride
Tigger: My kid sister needs me
ALF: Her hamster died

Piggy: Gotta hurry home
Winnie The Pooh: There's no time to kill
Tigger: So I'll catch you later
Michelangelo and Piggy: Like heck I will!

Chipmunks: There's a million wild and wonderful ways to say no
Pooh: Ah-choo! Guess I'm allergic.
Garfield: And a good excuse is something you never outgrow
Piggy: It's bad for my complexion.

Kermit: When your pals say, "Let's get wrecked!"
Dewey: Muster up your self-respect
Michelangelo: Go on, push eject, protect yourself.
Michelangelo, Huey, Dewey and Louie: Get up and go!

Tigger: Be the first one on your block to say,
ALF: "Eh, forget it, doc".
Chipmunks: Try a couple of those wonderful ways to say no.
Piggy: But you forgot one! Wait!
Hewey, Dewey and Louie (Michelangelo just lip-syncs): There's a million zillion wonderful ways to say no.
Piggy: Stand back, and I'll demonstrate!
All: There's a million jillion wonderful ways to say
Piggy: HI-YAH!
All: No!

Pooh: When the going gets rough (and there's times that it will) as you grow
Baby Piggy: Keep these words in your heart, and they'll help you come through like a pro
Baby Kermit: If the older you starts to slide, there's a stronger you inside
Baby Gonzo: Saying, "hang on, kid, hold tight, don't ever let go!"
All: And remember all those wonderful ways to say no!

ALF: And as you get taller, you'll see
Tigger: That stronger and stronger you'll be
Garfield: That's how the world works, kid
Gonzo: That's how it's designed
Tigger: You'll even outgrow us one day
Pooh: Forget that you know us, you may
Piggy: But promise you'll keep what we say
At the back of your mind

Tigger: When the going gets rough, you'll need someone to help you pull through
Pooh: Well, you'll always have someone; guess what, kid? That someone is you!
Huey Dewey and Louie: But we hope that even so, you'll look back on long ago
To remember us and how we came to show you
All: Your life begins the day you learn to say no.



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