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  • Weather reports show that Tropical Storm Gaston is sweeping across the Atlantic Ocean and approaching the US East Coast
  • Twitter users have begun posting memes making fun of the storm's name and comparing it to the Beauty and the Beast villain
  • Several have rewritten the lyrics of the song about Gaston, making it about the weather 

By Carly Stern For Dailymail.com

Published: 12:32 EST, 24 August 2016 | Updated: 14:25 EST, 24 August 2016

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As Tropical Storm Gaston gathers steam traveling across the Atlantic Ocean, Americans waiting for the turbulent weather to reach the East Coast aren't exactly intimidated — they're amused.

Many, in fact, seem to find it hard to take a storm named after a cocky Disney character seriously, assigning the false bravado of Beauty and the Beast's Gaston to its weather namesake.

And while the laughs may disappear if the tropical storm turns into a hurricane, as some meteorologists are predicting, right now Twitter users are having too much fun dreaming up witty Gaston memes and remixes of the character's boastful song. 

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So manly: Since the naming of Tropical Storm Gaston, Twitter users have been making jokes about the Disney-villain-named weather phenomenon 

So manly: Since the naming of Tropical Storm Gaston, Twitter users have been making jokes about the Disney-villain-named weather phenomenon 

Let the fun begin! BuzzFeed editor Christian Zamora seems to be one of the first to kick off the lyrical rewrites

Let the fun begin! BuzzFeed editor Christian Zamora seems to be one of the first to kick off the lyrical rewrites

Hilarious: People have since been rewriting Gaston's song to be about the storm

Hilarious: People have since been rewriting Gaston's song to be about the storm

Sing along! Most have gotten a hang of the song's assonance, with some adding musical notes for emphasis

Sing along! Most have gotten a hang of the song's assonance, with some adding musical notes for emphasis

In the Disney movie, Gaston's sidekick LeFou attempts to cheer up the swaggering French hunk after he's rejected by Belle.

'No one fights like Gaston, Douses lights like Gaston, In a wrestling match nobody bites like Gaston,' he sings in one of the worshiping's songs many verses.

Taking a cue from the ditty's catchy assonance, a Buzzfeed editor kicked off a round of lyrics on Monday by tweeting: 'No one forms like Gaston.'

Others quickly chimed in with their own takes on the song.  

'No one BLOWS like Gaston! No one GROWS like Gaston! No one precipitates tropical LOWS like Gaston!,' tweeted one.

'No storm's slick as #Gaston, No storm's quick as Gaston, No storm's path is incredibly thick as Gaston's,' added another, adding a map of the storm altered to include images of the cartoon villain's face.

Getting crafty: A few added images of the character as the tropical storm

Getting crafty: A few added images of the character as the tropical storm

Twins: People have found that is the perfect comparison, as the Disney character also tries to be tough and intimidating 

Twins: People have found that is the perfect comparison, as the Disney character also tries to be tough and intimidating 

Bad guy: The Disney character, too, causes destruction

Bad guy: The Disney character, too, causes destruction

Popular idea: The memes and songs have taken off on Twitter

Popular idea: The memes and songs have taken off on Twitter

'Nooooo ooooooone STORMS like Gaston, Makes cloud forms like Gaston. Disrupts meteorological norms like Gaston,' chimed in another witty social media suer.

Adding to this, another person replaced the next line, originally 'I'm especially good at expectorating', with: 'He's especially good at precipitating.'  

The irresistible comedic opportunities even had professionals trying out their lyrical abilities, with CollegeHumor offering their own version today.

'No one spins like Gaston, No one's got winds like Gaston, No one destroys your home and your things like Gaston,' they tweeted. 

He's the real beast: Some professionals have joined in the game as well

He's the real beast: Some professionals have joined in the game as well

Ew: Luckily, the tropical storm is unlikely to bring in a gust of chest hair

Ew: Luckily, the tropical storm is unlikely to bring in a gust of chest hair

Nice try: There is a pattern for naming storms, so new names like Jafar and Maleficent are unlikely to be introduced

Nice try: There is a pattern for naming storms, so new names like Jafar and Maleficent are unlikely to be introduced

Escalating? In the end of the movie, Gaston dies, but not before causing some game. Tropical Storm Gaston could become a hurricane

Escalating? In the end of the movie, Gaston dies, but not before causing some game. Tropical Storm Gaston could become a hurricane

Several people have merely posted stills and gifs from the movie, indicating that the character is all they can think about when they hear mention of the storm. 

'My only question about Tropical Storm Gaston is does it have terrifying chest hair that will make me cry with fear,' wrote one woman.

Another wasn't satisfied with just a 'Gaston' weather phenomenon, suggesting that the National Weather Service name all bad storms after movie bad guys.

'I'm all for hurricanes being named after Disney villains,' she wrote. 'Gaston, Jafar, Ursula, Maleficent, The Barracuda Who Ate Nemo's Family.'

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