Friday, July 3, 2009

Things I learned while channel surfing

Last night my husband was channel surfing. He stopped on the original movie The Wizard of Oz. I remember watching it as a kid and of course I was fascinated. Watching it last night, I couldn't help but be amused.

Dorothy thought she was in a tornado.

However, when she landed in Munchkinland, I am convinced (like many hippies before me) that she was actually on acid. I mean just look at the scenery.

I thought "What in the hell are the Ooompa Loompas doing in Oz?"

Then one of the little people said something about heroin and I realized that I had assumed the wrong drug.



Yes Heroin, that's what they said.

No .. they were saying heroine as in female hero

Well that makes more sense. But I also realized helium was involved in the making of the movie. Don't believe me? Then how do you explain this?

After that scene Tiffany left the room. She couldn't stand all the singing. Hubs changed the channel.

He landed on the original "Dr Dolittle" Did you all know he was white?

I was just as shocked as you are.

He had just learned how to talk to 499 animals. He wanted to learn to speak goldfish. Hubby said, "Well that's easy, he just has to speak in a German accent"

And yes.. I started this blog in my head as I was watching last night. Sad.. how very sad.

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Michel said...

I kinda hate it when I try to watch a movie that I LOVED as a kid. I'm always disappointed and/or shocked. Like when I watched Grease...that shit was INAPPROPRIATE for a girl my age to have watched it.

Luckily, I didn't know.

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Guest said...

lol the tornado screne use to be my favorite...not her spining but the part of the "actual tornado" always wanted to be a chaser way back then too..LOL

Hit 40 said...

I love the old movies - Wizard of Oz, Sound of Music, Gone With the Wind, ....

dizz said...

LOVED Grease! My cousin and I used to act out the singing scenes. I was WAY dissapointed when I watched the old Land of the Lost episodes on Sci-fi.. remember how great that looked when we were kids?

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dizz said...

I loved the parts here she' see people in the rowboat, or on a bike or taking a bath while they were in it.. too funny

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dizz said...

meh.. some I can live without. Gone with the Wind is definitely favorite

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Skylers Dad said...

Wizard of Oz is wonderful, so many great lines. And when Kathy and I are riding bikes, I always ride behind her humming the music during the scene when the old lady was riding her bike.


I definitely think drugs were involved.

I love The Wizard of Oz - i think they should remake it now.

Guest said...

I never liked the Wizard of Oz. I know, I'm un-American, and on a patriotic holiday weekend, even!

I've often heard that acid was involved in the Wizard of Oz making/theme and same for Willy Wonka.

Kim said...

Oh, by the way, it's Jo from Under the Influence. I forgot to sign in!

dizz said...

Yes they should.. it'd be interesting to see who they pick for each role...

That's a whole other blog though. ;)

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blognut said...

I loved the Wizard of Oz movie. And I totally thought they were all on drugs, even when I was 6 years old.

dizz said...

I LOVE that song.. that is one I don't mind getting stuck in my head.

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dizz said...

Don't worry, you aren't the first one to hate it.. maybe if you took some acid beforehand you'd appreciate it.. LOL

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dizz said...

Quite observant weren't you.. I just remember thinking how I wanted to go ride the monkey things

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otin said...

You bring up a good point, Willy Wonka and The wizard of Oz are very similar stories! They both start on a journey, follow a path, meet crazy characters and tiny people, and, in the end, learn some valuable family lessons! Every time I start on a magical path, I get fucked! LOL!

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quirkyloon said...

Hey I love oompah loompahs! They are so misunderstood.

AndI love the Wizard of Oz. I've almost got the Tin Man dance perfected. Lots of fun practicing. heh heh

dizz said...

Welll... lay off SOME of the drugs and you might be OK!

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dizz said...

I would SO love to see your dance. You should post it!

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ReformingGeek said...

You are bursting my bubble. Drugs? No, please, no.

I remember watching the new Dr. Doolittle movies going huh?

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Collette said...

They did do a remake of "The Wizard of Oz", don't you remember? It was called "The Wiz"....Um...well, I...uh...Sorry, that slipped! Been seeing WAY too much MJ coverage. Time to shut off the tv!

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