Casting news has been coming in hot and fast for Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of The Little Mermaid.
These are the only confirmed roles so far (well except for Ursula) but fans have been buzzing over who else they want to see in the film. While there have been some great suggestions (like Idris Elba as King Triton), the internet did its usual thing of taking a good thing and cranking it to 11.
Since it’s not been confirmed that McCarthy will be Ursula just yet, some fan suggested that the sea witch should in fact be celebrity chef Guy Fieri.
Look, that’s… not a bad suggestion actually. Seriously, just look.
I mean, he kind of looks like Ursula already when he’s in his natural state so it won’t take much work from the make-up department to get him looking like a purple sea witch. Just slap some purple body paint on and he’s good to go.
Fans began to really dig this idea, so much so that Fieri himself caught wind of what’s going on and gave it a ringing endorsement.
Fieri wasn’t the only celebrity chef whom fans had in mind for a part in The Little Mermaid. Some folks decided to run with the idea and one genius came up with the idea of casting Gordon Ramsay as Prince Eric’s angry chef, Louis.
Look, Fieri was a pretty funny joke but Ramsay? Please let it happen because he would be perfect as that weird cook.
They’re both chefs, both have anger management issues and both have weirdly broad shoulders. It’s perfect. Just stick a fake twirly moustache onto Ramsay’s face and you’re set.
And can you imagine this classic meme but with Sebastian between the slices of bread instead? That alone will be worth the price of admission.
At this point, we couldn’t care less who ends up playing Prince Eric. Just cast celebrity chefs in all the funny supporting parts because that’s an instant win right there.