YMMV / Witches Abroad

  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: The witches run into Gollum early in their quest, before Granny hits him with an oar. This is never mentioned again.
  • Fridge Brilliance: Once it's established by the Tiffany Aching books that a witch cannot work her magic purely for her own benefit without succumbing to bad karma and/or cackling, Lilith's conduct makes more sense: by claiming she's giving others a "happy ending", she rationalizes her own power-mongering as being for somebody else's benefit, not her own. They don't get a say in the matter.
    • Another one; during the parody of The Wizard of Oz, Lilith tries to kill Nanny Ogg by dropping a house on her. Nanny survives, despite the fact that dropping a house on a witch is supposed to kill them, at least according to Lilith. This is actually another case of Lilith being Wrong Genre Savvy; the house is supposed to kill the wicked witch...and Nanny Ogg is a good witch. Lilith, of course, doesn't realize that she herself is the actual bad witch.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The idea of a dictatorship presented as a warped version of Disney World and an evil fairy godmother predicts the plots of the first two Shrek films (although the first one has been around for a while), and now Disney's actually made a movie set in New Orleans.
    • Featuring a Baron Samedi look-alike and a voodoo witch who sees the future in her gumbo pot.
      • And the Samedi character kills another character (who is also a small animal) simply by stepping on him.
    • Greebo always wanted to be ginger.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Lily crosses it when she transforms the footmen into beetles and then treads on them—in-universe trope, as this seriously shocks the witches, who follow Thou Shalt Not Kill.
    • Made worse when one remembers their earlier conversations about their respective lunches. One of them is so recently married that his wife is still packing pieces of the wedding cake in with his.
    • And, ahem, that whole Big Bad Wolf thing.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Lily's eventual fate: trapped in an endless maze of mirrors, unable to get out until she finds the 'real' reflection. There's no question she deserved it, but it's a bit chilling.
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