Growing up, "Beauty and the Beast" was two things to me-- a Disney cartoon with dancing silverware and Celine Dion and a TV show with a really, really ugly guy.
Now, it's the biggest movie in the world and everyone seems to have forgotten what the Beast looked like in 1988.
From 1987 to 1990, "Beauty and the Beast" aired on CBS, starring Ron Perlman and Linda Hamilton. The show was set in New York City and it's underworld-- where the Beast lived. According to one IMDB user the show had a double-focus, "the relationship between Vincent,(a mythic, noble man-beast) and Catherine (an asst DA in New York); and a secret Utopian society of outcasts living in an underground sanctuary where Vincent is protected and loved."
Because the Internet is a great place, someone took Celine Dion's "Beauty and the Beast" ballad from the cartoon and paired it with clips from the TV show.