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"Father and Son" is a cheerful song sung by Genie, Cassim, and Aladdin in the film, Aladdin and the King of Thieves.


Genie: It's a big, bright, beautiful future
Thank your lucky stars you're alive!
Ya got someone special to talk to
A friend that you can trust for life!

You've been on your own
With no family ties
But those solo days are done
You'll be two of a kind
Spending quality time
As father and son!

Buildin' model ships
Takin' fishin' trips
Workin' hand in hand
Paintin' the palace and mowin' the sand
First at ten to go
With your daddy-o
Once you break the ice
You'll capostulate paternal advice
(See, you're traveling at the speed of light,
that's the theory of relatives!)

It's a fine, fantabulous future
I see fruit on the family tree
You'll be great as a grumpy ol' grandpa
Bouncing babies on your knee!
You can fall asleep on the comfy couch
After playin' one-on-one
Remain' back-to-back,
Betcha wallop the Shaq
As father and son!

Cassim: May be a bumpy ride
Aladdin: We'll make it side-by-side

Genie: Good afternoon, I'll be your travel guide
Move over, Aladdin,
Make room for dad!
You got a whole new shoulder to cry on
Take a chance
Now give it a spin
You've had chums for palin' around with
But you never had a friend like him!

Put your checkered past behind you now
No more livin' on the run
Face a big, bright, beautiful future
Together... together... together... together...
As father and son!


  • Genie's line "But you ain't never had a friend like him" is likely a reference to his song in the original film Friend like Me.
    • This is supported by the fact that in foreign dubs, the line was not only translated, but also modified to look like those dubs' versions of Friend like me.
  • There are many pop culture references in this song, including the Genie dressed as Sorcerer Mickey. Also transformed as Marlon Brando as Vito Corleone, Albert Einstein and Basketball player Shaquille O'Neal. He also drives Aladdin and Cassim in a spaceship resembling that of Hanna-Barbera Cartoon The Jetsons. Round the end of the song there's a parody of The Brady Bunch opening.