History Literature / TheWindInTheWillows

24th Jul '16 4:14:55 AM tmazanec1
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: According to the annotated edition, "Up tails all" was slang for coitus.
23rd Jul '16 6:26:21 AM tmazanec1
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* AscendedExtra: Otter is promoted from "most major of the minor characters" to a full fledged major character in the sequels.
In Jacqueline Kelly's sequel Return to the Willows the "small, bedraggled weasel" who volunteered to deliver the invitations to Toad's banquet is a major character (His name is "Sammy").

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* AscendedExtra: Otter is promoted from "most major of the minor characters" to a full fledged major character in the sequels.
sequels. In Jacqueline Kelly's sequel Return to the Willows the "small, bedraggled weasel" who volunteered to deliver the invitations to Toad's banquet is a major character (His name is "Sammy").
23rd Jul '16 6:25:24 AM tmazanec1
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In Jacqueline Kelly's sequel Return to the Willows the "small, bedraggled weasel" who volunteered to deliver the invitations to Toad's banquet is a major character (His name is "Sammy").
4th Jul '16 11:35:55 PM Drgonzo
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** The Cosgrove Hall tv series had a season long arc about a railway being built through the forest most of the animals called home.
1st Jul '16 6:02:15 AM fruitstripegum
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Ever wonder what the inspiration was for [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Toad%27s_Wild_Ride the most terrifying ride at DisneyLand/World]]? This. There was another animated version by Creator/RankinBassProductions, that is sometimes [[AllAnimationIsDisney mistaken for a Disney movie]]. There have also been many, many [[TheFilmOfTheBook movies]], [[TheMusical musicals]] and stage plays based on the book. The Creator/CosgroveHall version is quite well regarded. They even did "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn", but as a separate episode in the spinoff series rather than a chapter in the original film. ''WesternAnimation/TheWindInTheWillows1995'' made by TVC, is also well regarded. There are {{contested sequel}}s by other authors. By the way, the whole text of the book is available for ''free'' [[http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Wind_in_the_Willows here]].

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Ever wonder what the inspiration was for [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Toad%27s_Wild_Ride the most terrifying ride at DisneyLand/World]]? This. There was another animated version by Creator/RankinBassProductions, that is sometimes [[AllAnimationIsDisney mistaken for a Disney movie]]. There have also been many, many [[TheFilmOfTheBook movies]], movies]] (such as the one produced by Creator/BurbankFilmsAustralia), [[TheMusical musicals]] and stage plays based on the book. The Creator/CosgroveHall version is quite well regarded. They even did "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn", but as a separate episode in the spinoff series rather than a chapter in the original film. ''WesternAnimation/TheWindInTheWillows1995'' made by TVC, is also well regarded. There are {{contested sequel}}s by other authors. By the way, the whole text of the book is available for ''free'' [[http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Wind_in_the_Willows here]].
10th May '16 2:12:02 PM margdean56
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* FelonyMisdemeanor: Mr. Toad prison sentence. Stealing the motor car is twelve months, while his reckless driving warrants '''three years'' and cheeking the police warrants ''fifteen years'' which adds up all together to nineteen years, which the judge then makes an even twenty.

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* FelonyMisdemeanor: Mr. Toad Toad's prison sentence. Stealing the motor car is twelve months, while his reckless driving warrants '''three ''three years'' and cheeking the police warrants ''fifteen years'' which adds up all together to nineteen years, which the judge then makes an even twenty.



** Also: Toad has a horse called Alfred. While he is an actual quadrupedal horse who carries the caravan, he does seem to be sentient. Strangely, this is one of the few animal characters not [[SpeciesSurname named after his species]].

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** Also: Toad has a horse called Alfred. While he is an actual quadrupedal horse who carries pulls the caravan, he does seem to be sentient. Strangely, this is one of the few animal characters not [[SpeciesSurname named after his species]].



* IdleRich: Toad. He's a deconstruction of this trope has he has way too much time to devote to whatever hobby takes his interest.
* ImpoverishedPatrician: Toad tends to be a borderline example in some adaptations, since the book mentions he's rich but not a millionaire. The Terry Jones version has him fiancing his motor car habit by getting loans from the Weasels. The 2006 BBC Adaptation had Toad ''selling his chairs'' to pay for a car. The Cosgrove Hall TV Show often had Toad fall for some con the Weasels cooked up so he would have to give them Toad Hall as payment. In ''The Willows in Winter'' he actually does lose his fortune [[spoiler: and Toad Hall in a fire until he finds out that his American cousin left him a fortune.]]

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* IdleRich: Toad. He's a deconstruction of this trope has as he has way too much time to devote to whatever hobby takes his interest.
* ImpoverishedPatrician: Toad tends to be a borderline example in some adaptations, since the book mentions he's rich but not a millionaire. The Terry Jones version has him fiancing financing his motor car habit by getting loans from the Weasels. The 2006 BBC Adaptation had Toad ''selling his chairs'' to pay for a car. The Cosgrove Hall TV Show often had Toad fall for some con the Weasels cooked up so he would have to give them Toad Hall as payment. In ''The Willows in Winter'' he actually does lose his fortune [[spoiler: and Toad Hall in a fire fire, until he finds out that his American cousin left him a fortune.]]



* LoveableRogue: Toad is considered an epitome of this. Although concieted, reckless and even [[KleptomaniacHero kleptomaniacal]] at one point, he genuinely cares for his friends and shows great humility and distress upon learning of the hardships they suffer on his account.
* LookOnMyWorksYeMightyAndDespair: There appears to be an ancient ruined human city abandoned and burried beneath the Wild Wood. Badger cynically comments how it's builders thought that they were building for eternity.

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* LoveableRogue: Toad is considered an epitome of this. Although concieted, conceited, reckless and even [[KleptomaniacHero kleptomaniacal]] at one point, he genuinely cares for his friends and shows great humility and distress upon learning of the hardships they suffer on his account.
* LookOnMyWorksYeMightyAndDespair: There appears to be an ancient ruined human city abandoned and burried buried beneath the Wild Wood. Badger cynically comments how it's its builders thought that they were building for eternity.



* MundaneFantastic: While Toad is the only animal to have extensive interaction with humans no one seems surprised at the sight of a bipedal talking toad who wears clothes.

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* MundaneFantastic: While Toad is the only animal to have extensive interaction with humans humans, no one seems surprised at the sight of a bipedal talking toad who wears clothes.



* SelfDisposingVillain: In the Terry Jones version, the Weasels begin double crossing each other just as the heroes arrive and enter the fray. The villains do such a good job beating each other up, the heroes decide to spend the fight singing instead.

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* SelfDisposingVillain: In the Terry Jones version, the Weasels begin double crossing double-crossing each other just as the heroes arrive and enter the fray. The villains do such a good job beating each other up, the heroes decide to spend the fight singing instead.
15th Mar '16 9:58:52 AM swallowfeather
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* Anachronism Stew: As Toad goes into the jail we time-travel from the turn of the century into the Middle Ages, walking past "men-at-arms" and "ancient warders" with halberds and a room with racks and thumbscrews, and by the time we've stepped into the "grimmest dungeon... in the heart of the innermost keep," the Edwardian police sergeant is starting to say things like "Oddsbodikins!" and "a murrain on both of them!" It's hilarious.

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* Anachronism Stew: AnachronismStew: As Toad goes into the jail we time-travel from the turn of the century into the Middle Ages, walking past "men-at-arms" and "ancient warders" with halberds and a room with racks and thumbscrews, and by the time we've stepped into the "grimmest dungeon... in the heart of the innermost keep," the Edwardian police sergeant is starting to say things like "Oddsbodikins!" and "a murrain on both of them!" It's hilarious. them!"
15th Mar '16 9:58:19 AM swallowfeather
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* Anachronism Stew: As Toad goes into the jail we time-travel from the turn of the century into the Middle Ages, walking past "men-at-arms" and "ancient warders" with halberds and a room with racks and thumbscrews, and by the time we've stepped into the "grimmest dungeon... in the heart of the innermost keep," the Edwardian police sergeant is starting to say things like "Oddsbodikins!" and "a murrain on both of them!" It's hilarious.
23rd Feb '16 1:58:31 PM Khazzadumm
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* LookOnMyWorksYeMightyAndDespair: There appears to be an ancient ruined human city abandoned and burried beneath the Wild Wood. Badger cynically comments how it's builders thought that they were building for eternity.
11th Feb '16 10:50:42 AM eroock
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-->--'''Mr. Toad'''

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-->--'''Mr.-->-- '''Mr. Toad'''
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