written by Roger Allers, Ron Clements, Ted Elliott, John Musker, & Terry Rossio

Merchant: Ah, Salaam and good evening to you worthy friend.Please, please, come closer--(camera zooms in, squishing his face) Too close, a little too close. (camera zooms back) There.Welcome to Agrabah. City of mystery, of enchantment...and the finest merchandise this side of the river Jordan, on sale today, come on down! Heh, heh. Look at this! Yes! Combination hookah and coffee maker, also makes Julienne fries. Will not break! (taps it on table) Will not! (it falls apart) It broke! Ooohhh! Look at this! (pulls out a Tupperware container) I have never seen one of these intact before. This is the famous Dead Sea Tupperware. Listen. (opens it and he makes the tupperware squeaky sound out of the corner of his mouth) Ah, still good. Wait, don't go! I can see that you're only interested in the exceptionally rare. I think then, you would be most rewarded to consider...this. (pulls the magic lamp out from his sleeve) Do not be fooled by its common place appearance. Like so many things, it is not what is outside, but what is inside that counts. This is no ordinary lamp! It once changed the course of a young man's life. A young man who, like this lamp, was more than what he seemed. A diamond in the rough. Perhaps you would like to hear the tale? It begins on a dark night, where a dark man waits, with a dark purpose...

Kudos and much thanks go to Sara for this monologue, it is very much appreciated. It has been edited slightly for this page.

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