Not in Kansas Anymore
"Where are we?" Asked the Black Knight in Infinity Crusade #1. "Don't look like Kansas to me, Toto," replied Multiple Man. Marvel writers take note: I hereby swear I will hunt down and kill the next one of you who quotes that hackneyed line from The Wizard of Oz.
In Thor Corps #1, Thunderstrike said, "There's an old cliche about not being in Kansas anymore that's too corny for even me to use!" Whew. Close call... that was written by the Chief himself.A Stock Phrase referencing The Wizard of Oz, used to express the realization that the character is in a completely unfamiliar (or indeed otherwordly) place. The original quote was "Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore." But it is sometimes misquoted as "I don't think we're in Kansas anymore, Toto." Saying this to a person from Kansas is a good way to get a boot in the ass. If the characters have actually found themselves in a parody or plot reference to The Wizard of Oz, then they're Off to See the Wizard.
— Marvel Year in Review 1993
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- InuYasha: In the English dub, Kagome says something to this effect (actually mentioning Kansas) after she climbs out of the Bone Eater's Well. She's talking to herself, however.
- In Digimon Tamers (or the English dub at least), when the Main Characters travel from Japan to the Digital World, Terriermon says, "You're not in Kansai anymore, y'know."
- The Wizard of Oz: The Trope Namer. As Dorothy, who is originally from Kansas, sets foot for the first time into the colorful and Magical Land of Oz with her dog Toto, the quote given above (the original) is something of an understatement. When Glinda shows up in her magic bubble, this only confirms things for her: "Now I know we're not in Kansas!"
- The Matrix: Just before the red pill taken by Neo kicks in, Cypher warns him "Buckle your seatbelt, Dorothy, 'cause Kansas is going bye-bye!"
- Avatar: Colonel Quaritch warns the newly arrived soldiers "You are not in Kansas anymore!"
- Honey, I Shrunk the Kids:
Amy: I don't think we're in Kansas anymore, Toto.Nick: I don't think we're in the food chain anymore, Dorothy.
- Little Shop of Horrors, when Audrey meets Audrey II:
Audrey: "Am I dreaming?"
Audrey II: "No, and you ain't in Kansas, neither."
- Swamp Thing:
Alice: "I don't know where we are Toto, but it sure isn't Kansas. "
- Nanny Ogg says "I don't think we're in Lancre any more, Greebo" in Witches Abroad. After a farmhouse drops on her head.
- In the second Artemis Fowl, Root tells Artemis this after he asks whether Root is good cop or bad cop.
The commander loved quoting "The Wizard of Oz". Three of his cousins were in the movie.
- Literature: Parodied in one of S.P. Somtow's stories about a world where the Roman Empire survives to the 20th century and interacts with
Red IndiansNative Americans. At some point one of the Romans says something like "All things considered in toto, I don't think we're in —— anymore."
- Not in Kansas Anymore: A Curious Tale of How Magic is Transforming America is a book by Christine Wicker.
- We're not in Kansas Anymore: Strategies for Retiring Rich in a Totally Changed World is a book by Walter Updegrave.
Live Action TV
- The Dukes of Hazzard: One of the standout episodes of the entire series, Season 7's "Cool Hands, Bo and Luke," has that episode's villian, Col. Claubourne (a man who was seeking to destroy avowed enemy Boss Hogg) give the Duke boys a dressing down before telling them, "You're not in Hazzard anymore!" ... implying that, unlike Hazzard County's lax law enforcement, the Osage County Sheriff's Department is effective in upholding the law and will work quickly to deter lawbreaking, and that things will be much different from now on. (Of course, that's Claybourne being a hypocryte ... he's the top lawbreaker in the county.)
- Stargate SG-1: In episode Solitudes: "What's the bad news, 'cause unless they've redecorated the Gate room, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore."
- In the episode 2001, the team ends up on an agrarian planet. Jack's reply is "Just when you think you're not in Kansas anymore, it turns out you are."
- Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: Aisha goes to find her piece of the Zeo Crystal and ends up in Africa. She sees a lion, and says "I don't think I'm in Angel Grove anymore."
- The first episode of 90210 is titled We're not in Kansas anymore.
- In The Pretender episode "Road Trip", Jarod sets Miss Parker and her posse following a chain of clues that begins with a yellow brick with GPS co-ordinates written on it. As they approach the location of the co-ordinates (which turns out to be a scarecrow with the next location clue), Broots looks up from the GPS to announce that they've just crossed a state line and aren't in Kansas any more.
- In an episode of MythBusters, they were testing hurricane myths, and built a scale house to put in front of a giant hurricane wind machine. Adam Savage quipped, "Oh, we are so not in Kansas anymore."
- In the Supernatural episode "What Is And What Should Never Be" (S02, Ep20), Dean can't resist saying this when he finds the warehouse that is in Joliet, Illinois, while still in the djinn induced simulation of Lawrence, Kansas.
- In the Smallville episode "Apocalypse", Clark Kent time travels back to Krypton, but loses his powers due to the red sun. Brainiac beats him up and mocks him by saying, "You're not in Kansas anymore."
- In the Eureka episode "Lost" (Season 5 Episode 1), Zane Donovan declares "Well, we're definitely not in Kansas anymore" when putting the foot on Titan
- In the Bones episode "The Witch in the Wardrobe" (Season 5 Episode 20), Jack Hodgins says "We aren't in Kansas anymore" after discovering what it appears to be the corpse of a witch with red shoes
- Referenced in Big Country's song "We're Not in Kansas", a song by a Scottish band lamenting the state of the USA.
- The entire premise of Jo Dee Messina's 1996 top 10 hit "You're Not in Kansas Anymore" – a California woman and her boyfriend, who had never been outside of Kansas.
- From "Tijuana Jail" on Gilby Clarke's solo debut ''Pawnshop Guitars":
"He smiled and said 'Senor, you're not in Texas anymore'
- The Far Side has one with two fleas walking through a bleak landscape and saying "I don't think we're on Toto anymore."
- Vultraz in BIONICLE:
- Quoted almost to the letter by Cortex in Crash Nitro Kart.
- Strangely enough, used in The Legend of Spyro.
- In Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, the action begins in the country of Azad, and enters a magic area that leads to a magic well that increases his life-bar when he drinks from it; upon entering, he says "I don't think I'm in Azad anymore."
- In Dreamfall: The Longest Journey, Zoe said this after entering an alternate world.
- "Not in Kansas Anymore: a supercut", a montage of not-in-Kansas moments from 58 films and television series.
- Mocked in Courage The Cowardly Dog, where most of the main happenings are in Kansas.
- The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3: When a human family in winds up in the Mushroom Kingdom.
Father: We're sure not in Kansas anymore! Maybe we're in Iowa.
- Lampshaded and subverted in JLA Adventures: Trapped In Time, when The Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg travel back in time to Smallville at the moment when the Kents found the infant Kal-El:
Cyborg: I was just about to say "We're not in Kansas anymore", but this is the one time that doesn't work.
- In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012), Raphael says the line when the Kraangs have the turtles surrounded at TCRI. Mikey's response:
I thought we were in New York? (Raph smacks him upside the head)