* AngstWhatAngst: Averted in the movie in that Dorothy is deeply upset to be lost in a MagicalLand. The fact that her distress is listed below under {{Wangst}} makes this a good example of why this trope exists -- to quote the page: "...it isn't fun for those real children to read about people like themselves screaming in terror as their lives fall apart, so the fictional children don't."
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The very...uninhibited celebration of the slaves upon gaining their freedom when [[ItWasHisSled Evilene is killed]]. The slaves being misshapen trolls who literally peel off their skins to reveal human bodies underneath is bizarre enough on its own, but why would they be wearing...maize-colored underwear, and why do [[ManInABikini the guys' undies look disturbingly like loincloths]]? It doesn't advance the plot, it doesn't correspond to anything in previous incarnations of ''TheWizardOfOz'', and any potential {{Fanservice}} is blunted by its utter inexplicability and the filmmakers' jaw-dropping decision to [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids insert a big underwear dance into a G-rated film]]!
** To be fair, it is symbolic. Black people celebrating freedom from slavery? Freedom from being thought of as less than human (the troll costumes resemble blackface minstrels)? Freedom in acknowledging that Black is Beautiful, and that they should be proud of what they are?
** And also to be fair, the G rating back then didn't mean [[{{Flanderization}} what it means today]].
* EarWorm: Many of the songs, but "Ease on Down the Road", "Everybody Rejoice (Brand New Day)", "You Can't Win", "Slide Some Oil to Me" and "Don't Nobody Bring Me No Bad News" are the standouts.
** In some of the songs cut for the film retelling, there is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sto2wpwbM-k the Tornado Ballet]]
* EndingFatigue: After Evillene is killed, there's not much story left to tell in both versions, but it still takes several songs to get to the end either way.
* FridgeLogic: Dorothy repeatedly [[FailingATaxi Fails a Taxi]], who don't take black passengers. But if everyone in Oz is black, then who do the taxis drive around?
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: The Emerald City is represented by the World Trade Center in the movie.
** During the second season of ''Series/{{American Idol}}'', during the movie theme week, one of the contestants sung "You Can't Win" as their choice which didn't agree with the judges. In the following elimination round, he was knocked out of the running.
* MostAnnoyingSound: In the movie, the Tin Man can be brought to tears by the memory of his fourth wife Teeny, or as he tends to put it, "TEEEEEEENY, TEEEEEEEENY, TEEEEEEEEENY, TEEEEEEEENY, TEEEEEEEEENY..."
* NightmareFuel: The subway scene, from the growing puppets to the living pillars.
* VindicatedByHistory: The film is viewed a bit more positively nowadays (especially among the black community), to the point where it has become something of a {{cult classic}}. Though there's still plenty of people that view it as a bad film, you're just as likely to find people that like it and defend it.
* {{Wangst}}: Don't do a DrinkingGame of how many times Dorothy sobs piteously. You'll be passed out after 30 minutes.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: Oz features hookers, an opium den, and a (mostly) clothing-optional musical number.
* TheWoobie: Arguably The Scarecrow who starts out being tortured by the crows and is similarly abused throughout the movie. Being played by a 19-year-old Michael Jackson helped.
** At the end, the Wiz (aka failed New Jersey politician Herman Smith) reveals he lives a lonely, fearful life, and begs Dorothy and her friends not to leave:
--->'''The Wiz:''' "''Please''…please don't…don't go. I li...I live here all alone…in terror…that someone will find out that I'm a fraud. Please…just stay with me a little while and talk. You can talk to me crazy…call me names…"