History YMMV / TheWizardOfOz

13th Jan '18 9:50:50 AM dsneybuf
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: The popularity of the Cowardly Lion cannot be understated. Fans loved Bert Lahr's wonderfully hammy performance and his [[IAmSong "If I Were King of the Forest"]] solo (plus, he was the only protagonist other than Dorothy to have an additional song.)
** The Wicked Witch of The West is a memorable (and scary) villain to the point where she is often considered one of the greatest villains of '''all time''' and received her [[Theatre/{{Wicked}} own prequel/spinoff play.]] In addition, fans appreciate that Margaret Hamilton, a lifelong schoolteacher, [[MeanCharacterNiceActor was the total opposite in real life of her performance.]] Her sister, The Wicked Witch of the East, is also this to a lesser degree.
** [[PunchClockVillain The Palace Guards]], especially the ones who protect the outside of the witch's castle, for some given their catchy chant and in spite of [[OneSceneWonder their limited screen time.]]

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: The popularity of the Cowardly Lion cannot be understated. Fans loved Bert Lahr's wonderfully hammy performance and his [[IAmSong "If I Were King of the Forest"]] solo (plus, he was the only protagonist other than Dorothy to have an additional song.)
** The Wicked Witch of The West is a memorable (and scary) villain to the point where she is often considered one of the greatest villains of '''all time''' and received her [[Theatre/{{Wicked}} own prequel/spinoff play.]] In addition, fans appreciate that Margaret Hamilton, a lifelong schoolteacher, [[MeanCharacterNiceActor was the total opposite in real life of her performance.]] Her sister, The Wicked Witch of the East, is also this to a lesser degree.
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[[PunchClockVillain The Palace Guards]], especially the ones who protect the outside of the witch's castle, for some given their catchy chant and in spite of [[OneSceneWonder their limited screen time.]]
3rd Oct '17 9:25:49 AM Wanderwolf
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*** [[FridgeLogic You have to clean the floors sometimes]] -- [[ShoutOut which is why that bucket was there in the book]].
29th Sep '17 8:06:08 AM ClintEastwood
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** The film failed to receive any acting nominations for Judy Garland in Lead Actress, Margaret Hamilton in Supporting Actress, or Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, or Jack Haley in Supporting Actor.

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** The film failed to receive any acting nominations for Judy Garland Creator/JudyGarland in Lead Actress, Margaret Hamilton in Supporting Actress, or Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, or Jack Haley in Supporting Actor.



* BeamMeUpScotty: The Wicked Witch is often misquoted as shouting, "Fly, my pretties!" as she sends out her army of flying monkeys, though she never refers to them as "my pretties".
** The line "I don't think we're in Kansas anymore!" is a misquote of Dorothy's line in ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''. The actual quote is "Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."
** Dorothy (nor anyone else) does not say "It's a twister, Auntie Em". One of the farm hands, Hunk (the "real life" counterpart of the Scarecrow) does say "It's a twister! It's a twister!"
*** Although in ''Film/{{Airplane}}'', Stephen Stucker as Johnny says (while tangling himself in phone cords) "Auntie Em! Toto! It's a Twister! It's a Twister!"
** Speaking of the Scarecrow, some people think it was the Tin Man who misstated the Pythagorean Theorem instead of him. Also, when most people quote said line, they leave out the part where the Scarecrow says "Oh joy! Rapture! I've got a brain! How can I ever thank you enough?".
** Nowhere in the script are the Winged Monkeys ever called the Flying Monkeys. Although, the advertisements have used the term since at least [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNugTWHnSfw 1949]].
** Glinda tells Dorothy to "tap" her heels together in the actual film, with "knock" being used in the actual book. Theatre/TheWiz popularized it to be "click your heels..."



* DesignatedHero:
** There is sometimes a criticism about Glinda the Good Witch. When the Wicked Witch of the West shows up to claim her now dead sister's magic shoes, she gives them to Dorothy, who was just some random girl who showed up instead of, say, hiding them from her, and this is to assume that [=WWotW=] wanted them for some sinister, magic purpose. After she essentially forced a random teenage girl into a tug-of-war between two witches for seemingly no reason, she sent Dorothy to talk to the wizard. When she gets there, the wizard tells them that they need to take the witch's broom before he'll do anything for them. As it was pointed out, they'd need to kill her to do this. After they kill the witch and come back with her broom, the wizard's method of getting Dorothy back to Kansas fails (sort of) and she's left with no way to get home. This is until Glinda shows up and tells Dorothy that ''at any point'' she could have just used the slippers to wish herself back. When she's rightfully asked why she didn't tell Dorothy this, Glinda attempts to {{handwave}} the issue by saying she wouldn't have believed her. Except, yes, she would have. Dorothy is in a dangerous world with witches and the way out is on her feet. Considering how acid-trippy the place was, would there be ''anything'' you wouldn't believe at that point?
** There is even a [[http://www.cracked.com/article_18881_5-reasons-greatest-movie-villain-ever-good-witch.html?wa_user1=5&wa_user2=Movies+%26+TV&wa_user3=article&wa_user4=recommended Cracked article]] detailing how she is the best villain in film history, as well as a ''Series/MadTV'' skit in which Dorothy has a far more realistic reaction--utter outrage--to Glinda's actions.
*** Note that this ''only'' applies to the movie. The book's Glinda doesn't appear until the very end, and the Witch of the North has no idea what the slippers actually do. Movie-Glinda was a CompositeCharacter of the two.



* LGBTFanbase: The film, like Judy Garland's work in general, has long enjoyed a huge following among gay men. Or, rather, [[UnusualEuphemism Friends of Dorothy]].

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* LGBTFanbase: The film, like Judy Garland's Creator/JudyGarland's work in general, has long enjoyed a huge following among gay men. Or, rather, [[UnusualEuphemism Friends of Dorothy]].
19th Sep '17 8:14:15 PM TheJayman49
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** Glinda saying that [[BeautyEqualsGoodness only the bad witches are ugly]] can rub off audiences the wrong way in this day and age where many Hollywood productions have been catching flak for constantly making villainous characters deformed or straight-up ugly.
14th Sep '17 1:18:23 PM dsneybuf
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** News of a 2013 3D theatrical and Blu-Ray re-release caused a massive stir amongst Cinaphiles over whether this is {{s|eriousBusiness}}acrilege, toned down by the fact that the Blu-Ray comes with a 2D disc. However, Warner had previously experimented with showing ''The Wizard of Oz'' in 3D, as a 2009 tourist attraction -- except, this experiment only applied the treatment to nine minutes' worth of random clips.

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** News of a 2013 3D theatrical and Blu-Ray re-release caused a massive stir amongst Cinaphiles over whether this is {{s|eriousBusiness}}acrilege, toned down by the fact that the Blu-Ray comes with a 2D disc. However, Warner had previously experimented with showing ''The Wizard of Oz'' in 3D, as a 2009 "4D" tourist attraction -- except, this experiment attraction only applied the treatment to nine about 10 minutes' worth of random clips.
14th Sep '17 1:17:11 PM dsneybuf
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** News of a 2013 3D re-release caused a massive stir amongst Cinaphiles over whether this is {{s|eriousBusiness}}acrilege.


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** News of a 2013 3D theatrical and Blu-Ray re-release caused a massive stir amongst Cinaphiles over whether this is {{s|eriousBusiness}}acrilege, toned down by the fact that the Blu-Ray comes with a 2D disc. However, Warner had previously experimented with showing ''The Wizard of Oz'' in 3D, as a 2009 tourist attraction -- except, this experiment only applied the treatment to nine minutes' worth of random clips.
10th Sep '17 10:15:34 AM Erin582
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** The guard's Oeo chant. Bonus points for not really meaning anything.

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** The guard's Oeo chant. Bonus points for not really meaning anything. [[note]]Technically; there is a long-standing belief that may have some truth to it that given [[UsefulNotes/TheGreatDepression the era that the film was made]], they're in fact chanting "All we own, we own!"[[/note]]


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* EnsembleDarkhorse: The popularity of the Cowardly Lion cannot be understated. Fans loved Bert Lahr's wonderfully hammy performance and his [[IAmSong "If I Were King of the Forest"]] solo (plus, he was the only protagonist other than Dorothy to have an additional song.)
** The Wicked Witch of The West is a memorable (and scary) villain to the point where she is often considered one of the greatest villains of '''all time''' and received her [[Theatre/{{Wicked}} own prequel/spinoff play.]] In addition, fans appreciate that Margaret Hamilton, a lifelong schoolteacher, [[MeanCharacterNiceActor was the total opposite in real life of her performance.]] Her sister, The Wicked Witch of the East, is also this to a lesser degree.
** [[PunchClockVillain The Palace Guards]], especially the ones who protect the outside of the witch's castle, for some given their catchy chant and in spite of [[OneSceneWonder their limited screen time.]]
10th Sep '17 1:20:49 AM maxwellsilver
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** There's a strong argument to be made that Dorothy is an entitled little brat, and to some extent so are all of her companions. First, they walk right into the Emerald City, and demand a personal audience with their Head of State, and act as if they've been wrong when they're denied one (...it's not like sovereign rulers have a lot on their plate or anything...), with the expectation that the Wizard will be willing to solve their personal problems. Also, at the end of the movie, Dorothy flips again not because she's being denied her chance to go home, but because SHE'S BEEN TOLD TO WAIT ONE DAY!

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** There's a strong argument to be made that Dorothy is an entitled little brat, and to some extent so are all of her companions. First, they walk right into the Emerald City, and demand a personal audience with their Head of State, and act as if they've been wrong wronged when they're denied one (...it's not like sovereign rulers have a lot on their plate or anything...), with the expectation that the Wizard will be willing to solve their personal problems. Also, at the end of the movie, Dorothy flips again not because she's being denied her chance to go home, but because SHE'S BEEN TOLD TO WAIT ONE DAY!
18th Jul '17 4:26:53 PM piraml
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** Just before our heroes are attacked by the flying monkeys, Scarecrow can be seen clumsily carrying a revolver. It's almost his only conduct consistent with not having a brain.

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** Just before our heroes are attacked by the flying monkeys, Scarecrow can be seen clumsily carrying a revolver. It's almost his only conduct consistent with not having a brain.
29th May '17 2:10:16 PM MJTrooper
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* FirstInstallmentWins: Thanks to most adaptions being based on the first book only, you might be hard pressed to find people who are aware that there are other books.



* SequelDisplacement: Thanks to most adaptions been of the first book only you might be hard pressed to find people who are aware that there are other books.
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