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Funny / The Indian in the Cupboard

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Novel Series

  • There are a number, but how Matron passes out, and Patrick's later imitation of it, rank high up there.
  • In the first book, Omri's brother Adiel accuses him of stealing his gym shorts, and they practically get into a fistfight over it. But then:
    "Are these them?" asked a small voice in the background.
    Omri and Adiel turned. Patrick was lifting up a crumpled navy-blue object from behind a radiator.
    Omri felt the anger go out of Adiel.

1995 Film

  • When Boone (who appears to be quite obviously hungover) stumbles out of the titular magic cupboard, unaware that he'd been transported through time and space (and size). After swearing to lay off the hooch several times in a row, he realizes that he's surrounded by giant children.
    "Oh, my dear, sweet lord. I need me a drink."
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  • A mild example, but there's one scene with Little Bear building his longhouse while Omri's away at school, singing in his native language as he works. Suddenly, from offscreen, we hear the sounds of hammering (presumably Omri's father building the skylight that Adiel wanted) and Little Bear suddenly goes quiet, listening. After a few moments, he decides whatever he's hearing isn't a threat to himself and starts singing again.
  • Omri decides to test the cupboard's power by putting a bunch of different figures in it, namely Darth Vader, the T-Rex from Jurassic Park, RoboCop, a Ferengi, and a few others. He turns the key and opens the door, only for his excited expression to change to one of horror when he finds them all fighting. A moment later, they all pause to take in what's going on and look up at him.
    Darth Vader: Halt!

Alternative Title(s): Indian In The Cupboard


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