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--> Leave him alone! You [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Big! Fat! BULLY!]]

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--> Leave him alone! You [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Big! Fat! BULLY!]]BULLY!]]
* The Trunchbull's show-stopping...eh, workout number "The Smell of Rebellion" definitely counts as one. She puts the kids through insane choreography involving landing mats and vaults, then uses InsaneTrollLogic to get one of them to call her "mad," then punishes them even more for it...[[CrossesTheLineTwice all to the music of Tim Minchin.]] If you're not head-banging by the end of the song, they're doing it wrong.


* Matilda's final victory over the Trunchbull.



* Nigel refuses to let the Trunchbull bully him when she teaches Miss Honey's students. He answers all her questions correctly, while standing on one leg as per her punishment for arriving to class with dirty hands, and points out everyone in the class can spell "Difficulty". Miss Honey can only warn him not to mouth off to the Trunchbull so much.
* The whole class stands up for Matilda when she points out she was too far from Miss Trunchbull's water jug to knock it over, using ExactWords to show she wasn't lying. (She knocked it over, using psychic powers.) They all protest that Matilda didn't move at all, and the Trunchbull is forced to back off.
* Unlike in the movie, Matilda proves that she did knock over the water glass, by recreating it for Miss Honey. Miss Honey is so fascinated that she wants to help Matilda by practicing. It's not until Matilda learns that Miss Honey needs help -- to get her house and inheritance back -- that she decides to train on her own.
* Matilda's final victory over the Trunchbull.



** Untintentionally, she tricked Mr Wormwood into saying his INeverSaidItWasPoison response:

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** Untintentionally, Unintentionally, during the film with the same exchange she tricked Mr Mr. Wormwood into saying his INeverSaidItWasPoison response:



* Amanda Thripp gets one as an EstablishingCharacterMoment, to boot. The Trunchbull corners her on the playground for wearing pigtails. The lady eventually tosses her over the fence for saying "but". Does Amanda freak out, the way Lavender and Hortensia do about getting cornered by the Tronchbull? ''No.'' She stands her ground and defends her pigtails because her mom likes them. Then after getting tossed over the fence, she picks some flowers to give to Miss Honey while crash-landing, stands up, shakes the dirt off her overalls, and waves to the students. Now ''that'' is BadassBystander!



** Similarly, Matilda, followed by her fellow students, standing up and cheering for Bruce when he shows signs of giving up, continuing to support him even as the Trunchbull screams for quiet. It's their encouragement that give Bruce the strength he needs to polish off the whole cake, even licking the platter!

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** Similarly, Matilda, followed by her fellow students, standing up and cheering for Bruce when he shows signs of giving up, continuing to support him even as the Trunchbull screams for quiet. It's their encouragement that give gives Bruce the strength he needs to polish off the whole cake, even licking the platter!platter!
* Lavender putting the newt in Miss Trunchbull's glass as revenge for the Trunchbull locking up Matilda in the Chokey. Then with some signals, she conveys to Miss Honey where Matilda is and is relieved when seeing her best friend busted out of the IronMaiden thanks to their teacher.
* Likewise, Matilda refuses to give up Lavender. Unlike in the book where she genuinely had no idea, Matilda was studying the newt with Bruce and the others before class. Matilda stands her ground but says the truth that she didn't put the newt into the water jug. Later, Lavender thanks her for not telling. Matilda smiles and says, "Best friends never tell."

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** Mr Wormwood's INeverSaidItWasPoison response:

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** Untintentionally, she tricked Mr Wormwood's Wormwood into saying his INeverSaidItWasPoison response:


* Miss Honey also thinks on her feet when she and Matilda are trapped in Trunchbull's house, picking up a shotput and throwing it around the room to distract Trunchbull from going after Matilda. Later on she tries to save Matilda from getting busted by claiming she was the one who messed around in Trunchbull's house.




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* It's also pretty awesome that the epilogue states Miss Honey became principal of the school, and had it expanded into a high school because the children didn't want to leave.

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* Despite her DarkAndTroubledPast with Trunchbull's abuse, Miss Honey '''never''' let it twist her into anyone but the sweet, kindly teacher she is today. The narrator even comments that like any good teacher, she never lets her issues affect either her teaching or her relationship with the students.


* During the two-times tables class discussion, Miss Honey explains that eventually they'd be able to multiply any numbers, whether it was 2 x 7 which the class answers correctly as 14, or 13 x 379, which most of the class is amused by, but Matilda, in about one second, answers 4927, shocking everyone, especially after Miss Honey multiplies it by hand and determines she was correct.
* Bruce (the fat kid) [[MundaneMadeAwesome eats a whole cake]] (the ''size of a fat kid''). [[ItMakesSenseInContext This is a triumph of the human spirit]] and not only do the other kids cheer him on, but you will also be tempted to follow suit.
** It's even more awesome when Trunchbull smashes the glass platter over his head. While that is a bad thing to do to a kid it gives two more awesome points for Bruce: 1. Being that he is durable enough to take a heavy glass platter over the head with nothing short of a loud belch. 2. It gives Bruce the satisfaction that the aforementioned action meant he got to Trunchbull showing us a glimpse of her VillainousBreakdown.
** Similarly, Matilda, followed by her fellow students, standing up and cheering for Bruce when he shows signs of giving up, continuing to support him even as the Trunchbull screams for quiet. It's their encouragement that give Bruce the strength he needs to polish off the whole cake, even licking the platter!
* Miss Honey also gets a slight one when she finally stands up to the Trunchbull.
-->'''Miss Honey''': I am ''not'' seven years old anymore, Aunt Trunchbull!


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* During the two-times tables class discussion, Miss Honey explains that eventually they'd be able to multiply any numbers, whether it was 2 x 7 which the class answers correctly as 14, or 13 x 379, which most of the class is amused by, but Matilda, in about one second, answers 4927, shocking everyone, especially after Miss Honey multiplies it by hand and determines she was correct.
* Bruce (the fat kid) [[MundaneMadeAwesome eats a whole cake]] (the ''size of a fat kid''). [[ItMakesSenseInContext This is a triumph of the human spirit]] and not only do the other kids cheer him on, but you will also be tempted to follow suit.
** It's even more awesome when Trunchbull smashes the glass platter over his head. While that is a bad thing to do to a kid it gives two more awesome points for Bruce: 1. Being that he is durable enough to take a heavy glass platter over the head with nothing short of a loud belch. 2. It gives Bruce the satisfaction that the aforementioned action meant he got to Trunchbull showing us a glimpse of her VillainousBreakdown.
** Similarly, Matilda, followed by her fellow students, standing up and cheering for Bruce when he shows signs of giving up, continuing to support him even as the Trunchbull screams for quiet. It's their encouragement that give Bruce the strength he needs to polish off the whole cake, even licking the platter!
* Miss Honey also gets a slight one when she finally stands up to the Trunchbull.
-->'''Miss Honey''': I am ''not'' seven years old anymore, Aunt Trunchbull!


* "The School Song" sequence where two dancers would climb on the school gates as alphabet blocks are inserted through the holes and they adeptly climb on them [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyHbPBW3B90 on lyrical cue.]]

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* "The School Song" sequence where two dancers would climb on the school gates as alphabet blocks are inserted through the holes and they adeptly climb on them [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyHbPBW3B90 on lyrical cue.]]


--> '''Miss Honey''': *extremely serious* Because she's a spectacularly wonderful child, and I love her!

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--> '''Miss Honey''': *extremely serious* *sincerely* Because she's a spectacularly wonderful child, and I love her!


* Trunchbull ''really chewing out'' Harry Wormwood over the car he sold her at the start of her house rampage. [[note]]"....shove it up your bazooga!", indeed![[/note]]

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* Trunchbull ''really chewing out'' Harry Wormwood over the car he sold her at the start of her house rampage. [[note]]"....shove it up your bazooga!", bazooka!", indeed![[/note]]



* Miss Honey's method of teaching 5 year old children to spell "difficulty" is pretty cool.

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* Miss Honey's method of teaching 5 eight year old children to spell "difficulty" is pretty cool.


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* Miss Honey also gets a slight one when she [[spoiler: finally stands up to the Trunchbull]].
-->'''Miss Honey''': I am ''not'' seven years old anymore, [[spoiler: Aunt Trunchbull]]!

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* Miss Honey also gets a slight one when she [[spoiler: finally stands up to the Trunchbull]].
Trunchbull.
-->'''Miss Honey''': I am ''not'' seven years old anymore, [[spoiler: Aunt Trunchbull]]!Trunchbull!



* Matilda's class [[spoiler: standing up to the Trunchbull]] by ''misspelling words.''

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* Matilda's class [[spoiler: standing up to the Trunchbull]] Trunchbull by ''misspelling words.''


* "The School Song" sequence in the musical where two dancers would climb on the school gates as alphabet blocks are inserted through the holes and they adeptly climb on them [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyHbPBW3B90 on lyrical cue.]]
* Matilda's class [[spoiler: standing up to the Trunchbull]] in the musical. By ''misspelling words.''
* In the musical, Matilda rallies the students to cover up the Trunchbull's latest victim with their coats, then tells the headmistress that the boy suffers from narcolepsy, and therefore couldn't be guilty of the (imagined) crime. Not only does this show Matilda using her cleverness to help others, but the fact that the rest of the kids are willing to go along with the charade foreshadows the "strength in numbers" message of the musical as a whole.
* Also in the musical: the choreography of "School Song" is a ''triumph''.
* Again from the musical, Matilda standing up to Ms. Trunchbull during gym class when she starts tormenting a young boy.

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* "The School Song" sequence in the musical where two dancers would climb on the school gates as alphabet blocks are inserted through the holes and they adeptly climb on them [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyHbPBW3B90 on lyrical cue.]]
* Matilda's class [[spoiler: standing up to the Trunchbull]] in the musical. By by ''misspelling words.''
* In the musical, Matilda rallies rallying the students to cover up the Trunchbull's latest victim with their coats, then tells telling the headmistress that the boy suffers from narcolepsy, and therefore couldn't be guilty of the (imagined) crime. Not only does this show Matilda using her cleverness to help others, but the fact that the rest of the kids are willing to go along with the charade foreshadows the "strength in numbers" message of the musical as a whole.
* Also in the musical: the choreography of "School Song" is a ''triumph''.
* Again from the musical,
Matilda standing up to Ms. Trunchbull during gym class when she starts tormenting a young boy.


* Matilda gets a bit of one when she calls out her dad on his monstrous sham of a used-car-lot....and the glued-on-hat prank she plays after he berates her for calling him out.
* Trunchbull ''really chewing out'' Harry Wormwood over the car he sold her at the start of her house rampage. [[note]]"....shove it up your bazooga!", indeed![[/note]]
* The Feds likely got this when they nailed the Wormwoods in Guam.
* "The School Song" sequence in the musical where two dancers would climb on the school gates as alphabet blocks are inserted through the holes and they adeptly climb on them [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyHbPBW3B90 on lyrical cue.]]

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* Matilda gets a bit of one when she calls out her dad on his monstrous sham of a used-car-lot....and the glued-on-hat prank she plays after he berates her for calling him out.
* Trunchbull ''really chewing out'' Harry Wormwood over the car he sold her at the start of her house rampage. [[note]]"....shove it up your bazooga!", indeed![[/note]]
* The Feds likely got this when they nailed the Wormwoods in Guam.
* "The School Song" sequence in the musical where two dancers would climb on the school gates as alphabet blocks are inserted through the holes and they adeptly climb on them [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyHbPBW3B90 on lyrical cue.]]
!!The book



** Miss Honey also gets one in both the book and the film when she calls Mr. Wormwood out for considering some stupid TV show (in the book, it was a soap opera; in the movie, it was a televised boxing match) more important than his daughter.
** And again when Matilda's dad makes disparaging comments about college-educated people and Miss Honey points out that educated people have a place in the world (if, Heaven forbid, Matilda's dad had a heart attack, the doctor that cared for him would have been college-educated or, if Matilda's dad was sued for selling faulty cars, his lawyer would have been college-educated).

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** * Miss Honey also gets one in both the book and the film when she calls Mr. Wormwood out for considering some stupid TV show (in the book, it was a soap opera; in the movie, it was a televised boxing match) more important than his daughter.
** * And again when Matilda's dad makes disparaging comments about college-educated people and Miss Honey points out that educated people have a place in the world (if, Heaven forbid, Matilda's dad had a heart attack, the doctor that cared for him would have been college-educated or, if Matilda's dad was sued for selling faulty cars, his lawyer would have been college-educated).



* Matilda's class [[spoiler: standing up to the Trunchbull]] in the musical. By ''misspelling words.''

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!!The movie
* Matilda's class [[spoiler: standing up to Matilda gets a bit of one when she calls out her dad on his monstrous sham of a used-car-lot....and the Trunchbull]] in glued-on-hat prank she plays after he berates her for calling him out.
* Trunchbull ''really chewing out'' Harry Wormwood over
the musical. By ''misspelling words.''car he sold her at the start of her house rampage. [[note]]"....shove it up your bazooga!", indeed![[/note]]
* The Feds likely got this when they nailed the Wormwoods in Guam.


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!!The musical
* "The School Song" sequence in the musical where two dancers would climb on the school gates as alphabet blocks are inserted through the holes and they adeptly climb on them [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyHbPBW3B90 on lyrical cue.]]
* Matilda's class [[spoiler: standing up to the Trunchbull]] in the musical. By ''misspelling words.''


* Also in the musical: the choreography of "School Song" is a ''triumph''.

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* Also in the musical: the choreography of "School Song" is a ''triumph''.''triumph''.
* Again from the musical, Matilda standing up to Ms. Trunchbull during gym class when she starts tormenting a young boy.
--> Leave him alone! You [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Big! Fat! BULLY!]]


* In the musical, Matilda rallies the students to cover up the Trunchbull's latest victim with their coats, then tells the headmistress that the boy suffers from narcolepsy, and therefore couldn't be guilty of the (imagined) crime. Not only does this show Matilda using her cleverness to help others, but the fact that the rest of the kids are willing to go along with the charade foreshadows the "strength in numbers" message of the musical as a whole.

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* In the musical, Matilda rallies the students to cover up the Trunchbull's latest victim with their coats, then tells the headmistress that the boy suffers from narcolepsy, and therefore couldn't be guilty of the (imagined) crime. Not only does this show Matilda using her cleverness to help others, but the fact that the rest of the kids are willing to go along with the charade foreshadows the "strength in numbers" message of the musical as a whole.whole.
* Also in the musical: the choreography of "School Song" is a ''triumph''.

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