History Trivia / Matilda

22nd May '16 8:20:29 PM ngh93
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*LargeHam: It's quite clear that Pam Ferris had ''quite'' a blast as the evil Trunchbull.
14th Apr '16 12:12:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** In the movie, one of the investigators assigned to go after Matilda's father is [[Series/PeeWeesPlayhouse Pee-Wee Herman]] while the second one is [[{{Film/Batman}} Bob, Joker's number one guy]].
** Matilda's dad is [[Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia Frank Reynolds]], another sleazy character who is an absolute {{Jerkass}} to his children (with the only differences being that Dennis and Dee [[AssholeVictim usually do something to deserve it]] and "Dennis and Dee Get a New Dad" reveals that Frank isn't their biological father).
** Bruce Bogtrotter, the cake eater, can be seen two years later [[Film/TheWeddingSinger grabbing Drew Barrymore's butt]].
** Miss Honey is the wife of Lane Pryce in ''Series/MadMen''. She also [[Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy moved to Sweden and became a private investigator hunting a killer of women.]]
** Miss Trunchbull is [[Film/HarryPotter Aunt Marge]]. (Or [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Darling_Buds_of_May_%28TV_series%29 Ma Larkin]]. Or perhaps [[Series/CallTheMidwife Sister Evangelina]].)
21st Mar '16 4:31:45 PM ParkedCarAnne
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** Matilda's dad is [[Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia Frank Reynolds]], another sleazy character who is an absolute {{Jerkass}} to his children.

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** Matilda's dad is [[Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia Frank Reynolds]], another sleazy character who is an absolute {{Jerkass}} to his children.children (with the only differences being that Dennis and Dee [[AssholeVictim usually do something to deserve it]] and "Dennis and Dee Get a New Dad" reveals that Frank isn't their biological father).
20th Feb '16 1:17:26 AM BronyoftheOctaves
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** Miss Honey is the wife of Lane Pryce in ''Series/MadMen''. She also [[Literature/TheMillenniumSeries moved to Sweden and became a private investigator hunting a killer of women.]]

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** Miss Honey is the wife of Lane Pryce in ''Series/MadMen''. She also [[Literature/TheMillenniumSeries [[Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy moved to Sweden and became a private investigator hunting a killer of women.]]
15th Feb '16 11:09:45 PM PaulA
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* TechnologyMarchesOn: In today's age of cell phones with cameras, Mrs. Trunchbull's violent actions against the children "whom nobody would believe if you would have told them" wouldn't remain a DarkSecret long, as they'd undoubtedly catch these actions and post them to YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and this would prompt a lot of police visits to the school.

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* TechnologyMarchesOn: In today's age of cell phones with cameras, Mrs. Trunchbull's violent actions against the children "whom nobody would believe if you would have told them" wouldn't remain a DarkSecret long, as they'd undoubtedly catch these actions and post them to YouTube, [=YouTube=], Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and this would prompt a lot of police visits to the school.



** Miss Honey is the [[spoiler:widowed]] wife of Lane Pryce in ''Series/MadMen''. She also [[Literature/TheMillenniumSeries moved to Sweden and became a private investigator hunting a killer of women.]]

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** Miss Honey is the [[spoiler:widowed]] wife of Lane Pryce in ''Series/MadMen''. She also [[Literature/TheMillenniumSeries moved to Sweden and became a private investigator hunting a killer of women.]]
15th Feb '16 11:06:56 PM PaulA
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!![[{{Literature/Matilda}} The book]]
* TechnologyMarchesOn: In today's age of cell phones with cameras, Mrs. Trunchbull's violent actions against the children "whom nobody would believe if you would have told them" wouldn't remain a DarkSecret long, as they'd undoubtedly catch these actions and post them to YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and this would prompt a lot of police visits to the school.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: When the book was still in the works, the protagonist was intended to be male, continuing the trend of little-boy protagonists in other Creator/RoaldDahl books.

!![[{{Film/Matilda}} The movie]]



* DawsonCasting: The older children are played by adults and they look it. It seems odd when they show up in Revolting ''Children''.
** Intentionally so: to a five year old on her first day at school, the place is full of intimidating giants who look like [[http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=xzj6gRhDG9wC&lpg=PP1&pg=PA125#v=onepage&q&f=false this]].
** Also Matilda is supposedly a 5 year old. But is played by 9 - 12 year olds. But baring in most of them are OlderThanTheyLook. However original Matilda Kerry Ingram could pass on her own but next to the others not so much.
** A special mention goes to Sophia Kiely who was 12 by the time she left looked nothing like her age. Also she is regarded as one on the best Matilda's
** Heather Tepe, of the Broadway production, is currently a swing for Lavender, Nigel, Amanda, Eric, Alice, and Tommy.
** Beatrice Tulchin, Broadway's original Amanda (who is supposedly near Matilda's age), began the role at 11 1/2 and finished at ''13 1/2''.
** On the 2015 National Tour, 20 year-old Megan [=McGuff=] played 10 year-old Hortensia, who is normally played by child actresses close to the character's age.



* TechnologyMarchesOn: In today's age of cell phones with cameras, Mrs. Trunchbull's violent actions against the children "whom nobody would believe if you would have told them" wouldn't remain a DarkSecret long, as they'd undoubtedly catch these actions and post them to YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and this would prompt a lot of police visits to the school.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Originally, [[Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit Mariska Hargitay]] was supposed to have played Miss Honey, while Creator/RichardDonner was supposed to direct.
** When the book was still in the works, the protagonist was intended to be male, continuing the trend of little-boy protagonists in other Creator/RoaldDahl books.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
**
WhatCouldHaveBeen: Originally, [[Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit Mariska Hargitay]] was supposed to have played Miss Honey, while Creator/RichardDonner was supposed to direct.
direct.

!![[{{Theatre/Matilda}} The musical]]
* DawsonCasting: The older children are played by adults and they look it. It seems odd when they show up in Revolting ''Children''.
** When Intentionally so: to a five year old on her first day at school, the book place is full of intimidating giants who look like [[http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=xzj6gRhDG9wC&lpg=PP1&pg=PA125#v=onepage&q&f=false this]].
** Also Matilda is supposedly a 5 year old. But is played by 9 - 12 year olds. But baring in most of them are OlderThanTheyLook. However original Matilda Kerry Ingram could pass on her own but next to the others not so much.
** A special mention goes to Sophia Kiely who
was still in 12 by the works, time she left looked nothing like her age. Also she is regarded as one on the protagonist was intended to be male, continuing best Matilda's
** Heather Tepe, of
the trend of little-boy protagonists in other Creator/RoaldDahl books.
Broadway production, is currently a swing for Lavender, Nigel, Amanda, Eric, Alice, and Tommy.
** Beatrice Tulchin, Broadway's original Amanda (who is supposedly near Matilda's age), began the role at 11 1/2 and finished at ''13 1/2''.
** On the 2015 National Tour, 20 year-old Megan [=McGuff=] played 10 year-old Hortensia, who is normally played by child actresses close to the character's age.
1st Feb '16 3:53:04 PM fearlessnikki
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* CreatorCameo: The portrait of Magnus, Miss Honey's father, is a portrait of Roald Dahl.
* CreatorInJoke: Miss Honey named her doll 'Liccy Doll'. Roald Dahl's daughter, who was a producer on the film, is called Liccy.


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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Danny De Vito and Rhea Perlman play utterly rotten parents to Matilda. Mara Wilson describes the two of them as lovely people whom she loved working with.
20th Nov '15 10:08:46 PM wolftickets1969
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** Beatrice Tulchin, Broadway's original Amanda (who is about Matilda's age), began the role at 11 1/2 and finished at ''13 1/2''.
** On the 2015 National Tour, 20 year-old Megan [=McGuff=] played 10 year-old Hortensia, who is normally played by actresses close to the character's age.

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** Beatrice Tulchin, Broadway's original Amanda (who is about supposedly near Matilda's age), began the role at 11 1/2 and finished at ''13 1/2''.
** On the 2015 National Tour, 20 year-old Megan [=McGuff=] played 10 year-old Hortensia, who is normally played by child actresses close to the character's age.
2nd Oct '15 3:59:35 PM wolftickets1969
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** On the 2015 National Tour, 20 year-old Megan [=McGuff=] played 10 year-old Hortensia, who is normally played by actresses close to the character's age.
28th Sep '15 7:42:56 AM wolftickets1969
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** Beatrice Tulchin, Broadway's original Amanda (who is about Matilda's age), began the role at 11 1/2 and finished at ''13 1/2''.
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