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* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: The Wicked Witch of the West melts quite graphically. And she's the witch closest to Miss Piggy's normal personality.
** Some would argue Glinda is the closest to Miss Piggy...she is the only one to like Kermit....

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* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: The Wicked Witch of the West melts quite graphically. And she's the witch closest to Miss Piggy's normal personality.\n** Some would argue Glinda is the closest to Miss Piggy...she is the only one to like Kermit....


* LostInImitation: Averted. Unlike most Wizard of Oz films after the release of [[Film/TheWizardOfOz the classic film]], this film depends far more on the original book, including several things that the original film did not (such as the monkey-controlling hat, the four witches and Dorothy's shoes being silver instead of ruby).


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* TruerToTheText: Unlike most Wizard of Oz films after the release of [[Film/TheWizardOfOz the classic film]], this film depends far more on the original book, including several things that the original film did not (such as the monkey-controlling hat, the four witches and Dorothy's shoes being silver instead of ruby).


* AbsenteeActor: An in-universe example. According to behind the scenes footage, Rowlf the Dog was going to be in the movie but he got hit by a car in Acapulco, breaking his tail.

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* AbsenteeActor: An in-universe example. According to behind the scenes footage, Rowlf the Dog was going to be in the movie but he got hit by a car in Acapulco, breaking his tail. He does appear at the very end, however.
** This is the only post-Series/MuppetsTonight production not to feature Bobo the Bear.


* ConspicuousCG: Actually invoked, when the gang goes to see the Wizard for the first time.

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* OutSick: The reason why the witch sends the Flying Monkeys instead of the Angry Bees is because the bees have stomach flu.


** Kermit, Gonzo, and Fozzie previously played the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion, respectively, in the ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies'' episode "By The Book".

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** Kermit, Gonzo, and Fozzie previously played the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion, respectively, in the ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies'' ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies1984'' episode "By The Book".


* BrattyTeenageNiece: Dorothy starts off as this. She gets better, though.

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* BrattyTeenageNiece: BrattyTeenageDaughter: Dorothy starts off as this. She gets better, though.


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* MythologyGag: Kermit, Gonzo and Fozzie previously played the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion in an episode of ''Muppet Babies'' and the TV special, ''The Muppets Go to the Movies''.

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* AdultFear: Uncle Henry and Aunt Em saw their niece and their house fly off into oblivion, so understandably, they thought she was dead for the past several days she was in Oz.


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* BrattyTeenageNiece: Dorothy starts off as this. She gets better, though.


'''''The Muppets' Wizard of Oz''''' is a 2005 MadeForTVMovie adaption of ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'', with Franchise/TheMuppets. Staring Music/{{Ashanti}} as Dorothy Gale, Kermit as the Scarecrow, The Great Gonzo as the Tin Man (here called Tin Thing), Fozzie Bear as The Cowardly Lion, Pepe the Prawn as Toto, and Miss Piggy as the witches of the East, North (Tattypoo), West, and South (Glinda). Despite many changes to suit the Muppet cast, it is actually more faithful to the book in some places than [[Film/TheWizardOfOz the classic film]].

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'''''The ''The Muppets' Wizard of Oz''''' Oz'' is a 2005 MadeForTVMovie adaption of ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'', with Franchise/TheMuppets. Staring Music/{{Ashanti}} as Dorothy Gale, Kermit as the Scarecrow, The Great Gonzo as the Tin Man (here called Tin Thing), Fozzie Bear as The Cowardly Lion, Pepe the Prawn as Toto, and Miss Piggy as the witches of the East, North (Tattypoo), West, and South (Glinda). Despite many changes to suit the Muppet cast, it is actually more faithful to the book in some places than [[Film/TheWizardOfOz the classic film]].


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* CastingGag
** Gonzo and Fozzie dressed as the Tin Man and Cowardly Lion, respectively, in the 1981 TV special ''The Muppets Go to the Movies'', when they joined Miss Piggy (dressed as Dorothy) and Scooter (as the Scarecrow) for a medley of songs from ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''.
** Kermit, Gonzo, and Fozzie previously played the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion, respectively, in the ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies'' episode "By The Book".

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* AdoptTheFood: The reason for Toto being a prawn instead of a dog is explained as Dorothy not being allowed a dog, so she rescued a prawn from the diner.

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* DiesDifferentlyInAdaptation: Whereas she was splashed with water in the original book and movie, the Wicked Witch of the West is kicked into a tub full of water here. It even gets established that bottle water won't kill her. If only one her mooks didn't finish filling the tub up using a hose.

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* TheBurlesqueOfVenus: The Wicked Witch of the West keeps her own version of Botticelli's painting hanging in her lair, with herself posing as Venus and one of her flying monkeys in place of Zephyr and his assistant.


* RideOfTheValkyries: As they fly to confront Dorothy, Toto, the Scarecrow, the Tin Thing, and the Cowardly Lion, the Flying Monkeys begin singing this, much to the Wicked Witch of the West's annoyance.

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* AccidentalRhyme: Pepe says "rats in hats" at one point.
-->'''Pepe''': "Hey, that rhymes. I'm a poet and didn't realize I had such a capability."


* YouLookFamiliar: This isn't the first time Jeffrey Tambor (the Wizard) and David Alan Grier (Uncle Henry) were involved with the Muppets before. Jeffrey Tambor was previously the main antagonist in ''MuppetsFromSpace'', whereas David Alan Grier was an in-universe stage manager in the ''Series/SesameStreet'' special ''[[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Elmopalooza Elmopalooza]]'', and later appeared as Aladdin on ''Series/SesameStreet''.

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* YouLookFamiliar: This isn't the first time Jeffrey Tambor (the Wizard) and David Alan Grier (Uncle Henry) were involved with the Muppets before. Jeffrey Tambor was previously the main antagonist in ''MuppetsFromSpace'', ''Film/MuppetsFromSpace'', whereas David Alan Grier was an in-universe stage manager in the ''Series/SesameStreet'' special ''[[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Elmopalooza Elmopalooza]]'', and later appeared as Aladdin on ''Series/SesameStreet''.

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