History Funny / Matilda

21st Apr '17 10:18:48 AM PaulA
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* Matilda tricking and humiliating her father, in both the book and film versions.
** Doubly so in the book's version of the glue-in-the-hat incident, with Matilda innocently saying to her father "What's the matter, Daddy? Has your head suddenly gotten bigger?"
** Hard not to love the movie version, too, is the incident when Matilda puts superglue on Harry's hat:

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!!The book
* Matilda tricking and humiliating her father, in both the book and film versions.
father.
** Doubly so in the book's version of the glue-in-the-hat incident, with Matilda innocently saying to her father "What's the matter, Daddy? Has your head suddenly gotten bigger?"
* The parrot scene is hilarious.

!!The movie
* Matilda tricking and humiliating her father.
** Hard not to love the movie version, too, is the The incident when Matilda puts superglue on Harry's hat:



* In the book, the parrot scene is hilarious.



** That scene gets its own song in the musical. The music as he finishes the cake is the CrowningMoment of a [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome very good song.]]
* From the musical, we have Agatha Trunchball's little... digression in the middle of 'The Smell of Rebellion'. Up till this point she's been singing about how she intends to weed out rebellious students from the school, and then suddenly she starts singing this. Full warning, ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext.
--> Miss Trunchbull: Imagine a world with no children/ Close your eyes and just dream./ Imagine... come on, try it, the peace and the quiet/ a bubbling stream/ Now imagine a woods with a cottage,/ and inside that cottage we find/ a dwarf called Zeke, a carnival freak/ who can fold paper hats with his mind, and he says/ Don't let them steal your horses, no!/ Don't let them throw them away, no!/ If you find your way through, they'll be waiting for you/ singing... neigh! Neiiigh!
* Also from the musical, before Bruce starts eating the cake:
--> '''Miss Honey:''' Headmistress, he'll be sick!
--> '''Miss Trunchbull:''' He should have thought of that before he made a ''pact'' with ''Satan'' and decided to '''steal my cake'''!


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!!The musical
** The scene where Bruce Bogtrotter finishes eating the cake gets its own song in the musical. The music as he finishes the cake is the CrowningMoment of a [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome very good song.]]
* From the musical, we have Agatha Trunchball's little... digression in the middle of 'The Smell of Rebellion'. Up till this point she's been singing about how she intends to weed out rebellious students from the school, and then suddenly she starts singing this. Full warning, ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext.
--> Miss Trunchbull: Imagine a world with no children/ Close your eyes and just dream./ Imagine... come on, try it, the peace and the quiet/ a bubbling stream/ Now imagine a woods with a cottage,/ and inside that cottage we find/ a dwarf called Zeke, a carnival freak/ who can fold paper hats with his mind, and he says/ Don't let them steal your horses, no!/ Don't let them throw them away, no!/ If you find your way through, they'll be waiting for you/ singing... neigh! Neiiigh!
* Also from the musical, before Bruce starts eating the cake:
--> '''Miss Honey:''' Headmistress, he'll be sick!
--> '''Miss Trunchbull:''' He should have thought of that before he made a ''pact'' with ''Satan'' and decided to '''steal my cake'''!
11th Nov '16 12:18:10 PM SpukiKitty
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** The agents arguing over who gets to use the camcorder during the Garage-snoop. In fact; The dynamic between the agents, period.
5th Nov '16 10:51:10 AM SpukiKitty
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--> *Leaving the hospital with a newborn Matilda* "$5,000?! I'm not paying! What are they gonna do?! Repossess the kid?!"
--> *Selling a car to Ms. Trunchbull* "In a manner of speaking, yes. Uh, welcome to Wormwood Motors. Harry Wormwood, owner, founder, ''whatever!''"
--> *Michael chokes on a carrot* "Chew yer food! You're an animal!"

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--> *Leaving ''*Leaving the hospital with a newborn Matilda* Matilda*'' "$5,000?! I'm not paying! What are they gonna do?! Repossess the kid?!"
--> *Selling ''*Selling a car to Ms. Trunchbull* Trunchbull*'' "In a manner of speaking, yes. Uh, welcome to Wormwood Motors. Harry Wormwood, owner, founder, ''whatever!''"
--> *Michael ''*Michael chokes on a carrot* carrot*'' "Chew yer food! You're an animal!"
5th Nov '16 10:49:29 AM SpukiKitty
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-->'''KIDS:''' "yes, Miss Trunchbull..."

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-->'''KIDS:''' "yes, "...yes, Miss Trunchbull..."




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* Even some of the things Mr. Wormwood says and ''how'' he says it....
--> *Leaving the hospital with a newborn Matilda* "$5,000?! I'm not paying! What are they gonna do?! Repossess the kid?!"
--> *Selling a car to Ms. Trunchbull* "In a manner of speaking, yes. Uh, welcome to Wormwood Motors. Harry Wormwood, owner, founder, ''whatever!''"
--> *Michael chokes on a carrot* "Chew yer food! You're an animal!"
* When Ms. Honey visits Ms. Trunchbull's office. Trunchbull's antics before she steps in (target practice on kid photos with darts and javelin) is amusing. She's really enjoying herself.
* Mr. Wormwood's subtle reaction to Trunchbull's line about never being a child. It's like "Uh, Oooookaaayyy...."
5th Nov '16 9:42:10 AM SpukiKitty
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** Then there's the fact that the parents are two stupid to put two and two together and deduce that Matilda may have played pranks on them.

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** Then there's the fact that the parents are two too stupid to put two and two together and deduce that Matilda may have played pranks on them.


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*** Complete with a BombWhistle noise.
3rd Nov '16 6:39:00 PM SpukiKitty
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* During the start of the climax, Trunchbull's busy berating the kids and the kids....
-->'''KIDS:''' "yes, Miss Trunchbull..."
-->'''BOY:''' "SIR!"
3rd Nov '16 6:08:15 PM SpukiKitty
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*** Mr. Wormwood has just showed his son how to "Super Super-Glue" a bumper to a car....then berates Matilda when she calls him up on his fraud. Rather than considering that "Matilda got back at me by putting glue in my hat", he and his wife come up with weirdness involving head-swelling or hair/hat-fiber-fusion.

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*** Mr. Wormwood has just showed his son how to "Super Super-Glue" a bumper to a car....then berates Matilda when she calls him up out on his fraud. Rather than considering that "Matilda got back at me by putting glue in my hat", he and his wife come up with weirdness involving head-swelling or hair/hat-fiber-fusion.
3rd Nov '16 6:06:24 PM SpukiKitty
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** The Wormwoods (at least Zinna) are stupid enough to fall for their "Speedboat Salesman" spiel.

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** The Wormwoods (at least Zinna) Zinnia) are stupid enough to fall for their "Speedboat Salesman" spiel.
3rd Nov '16 6:05:16 PM SpukiKitty
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** Then there's the fact that the parents are two stupid to put two and two together and deduce that Matilda may have played pranks on them.
*** Mr. Wormwood was a jerk to Matilda the night before. His bathroom has a bottle of peroxide and the hair oil is purple and made with violets. He never once considers that someone may have put peroxide in the bottle or notice the color of the "oil" may be lighter.
*** Mr. Wormwood has just showed his son how to "Super Super-Glue" a bumper to a car....then berates Matilda when she calls him up on his fraud. Rather than considering that "Matilda got back at me by putting glue in my hat", he and his wife come up with weirdness involving head-swelling or hair/hat-fiber-fusion.



** The Wormwoods (at least Zinna) are stupid enough to fall for their "Speedboat Salesman" schpeil.

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** The Wormwoods (at least Zinna) are stupid enough to fall for their "Speedboat Salesman" schpeil.spiel.
1st Nov '16 11:59:58 AM SpukiKitty
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* Many of the bits with the [[ComicallySerious goofy FBI Agents.]]
** When Matilda comes home at night after the whole cake scene. The agents are in a car, watching a "Red Asphalt"-type video while ''eating''.
** The Wormwoods (at least Zinna) are stupid enough to fall for their "Speedboat Salesman" schpeil.
** When Mr. Wormwood kicks one of them out (Paul Reubens), the agent goes, "Are you interested in time-share"?
** The cheesy "secret agent"-type music that plays when they're snooping in the Wormwood's garage.
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