Friday, January 18, 2008

Huh?

I just heard Elegant say, "I'll get you my pretty. And your little dog too."

The girls have never ever seen "The Wizard of Oz."

13 comments:

Bunny Bunster said...

Why have they never seen the WoO??

tsk tsk

Jennifer (Jen on the Edge) said...

Bunny: Because they're both very easily scared and we think the witch and the flying monkeys would scare the bejesus out of them.

smalltownmom said...

But it's FUN scared!

I love the Wizard of Oz. When I was 12, my best friend and I made a Super8 version of it. Since it was her movie camera, she was Dorothy. I was everything else. Even a flying monkey.

The Guider said...

Mine have never seen it either.

Yet quite regularly one of them will say:

"Ding Dong"

To which the appropriate answer is either:

a/ Merrily on High
b/ Jelly Apple Pie (which is what I thought the hymn was when I was little and the kids know that)

or c/ The Witch Is Dead...at which point the child will say: "Which old witch?" and we have to say: "The Wicked Witch."

How does this happen?

Flutterby said...

LMAO I was wondering if it would have something to do with the monkeys. I forgot about the witch, although to me, she was never very scary.

Bunny Bunster said...

Just explain to them that there may be some slightly scary parts, but over all the movie is beautiful.

(I used to hide behind the couch when the flying monkeys appeared!!)

Jennifer said...

Just goes to show you how deep popular culture permeates our worlds, doesn't it?

The flying monkeys scare the bejesus out of me, too. Still. And I'm fully growed! But you could fast foward past that part, couldn't you? I imagine your girls would LOVE LOVE this movie and all its Dorothiness.

Mrs. G. said...

I think this phrase, like the movie, is enormously popular. She probably heard it at school.

Kristin said...

Yet channeling the Wicked Witch... look out Graceful, the teen years could be rough!

Linda and her Surroundings said...

It must be a comment hard wired into the brain of a female child.

That movie scared me.

Vanessa said...

I love that movie so much! One of my great great great aunts, who has long since passed on, was a little person and she was in the movie. As a kid it was so much fun to look out into the sea of munchkins and try to pick out Great Aunt Ruth!

MizMell said...

I always liked the flying monkeys. It was the old lady on the bicycle that turned into the green-faced witch that scared me as a child.
Of course, after that, I was on to Frankenstein and vampires and more traditional horror movies...

Kristabella said...

Wow, I can't believe she pulled that out and hasn't seen the movie. Where do they learn these things then?

Too funny!