May 21st, 2005


Thoughts on the Muppets Wizard of Oz

• Ashanti’s all huffy because she wants to blow off work for an audition. Hey, girlfriend, your predecessor ran away to save the life of her dog, okay?
• Hey cool: the Munchkins/rats are all wearing blue. Someone read the book!
“I’m about to take a long walk; let me put on these high-heeled, pointy-toed shoes!” OK, she does bitch about the shoes later.
• “We all have issues, but we’re dealing with them.”—No you aren’t, you’re going to the Wizard for a quick fix!
• Bunsen! Beaker! Yay!
• Hmm, the CGI Wizard is kinda cheesy.
• “Are you any relation to Frank Oz?”—Hee!
• Upon seeing the “Mountains of Death” where the West Witch lives—Since when has Mordor been a suburb of Oz?
• Points for having the Flying Monkeys sing the Ride of the Valkyries.
Omigod, they tore off Kermit’s arms!!!
• Kermit tells Quentin Tarantino his first pitch is too violent for a family movie—Dude, you were just in a scene where they ripped your arms off!!!
• Penguins!
• “What freaky land do we visit now? Tomorrowland, Adventureland, Canada...”
• The gaping hole in the premise: How is it that Ashanti didn’t recognize Kermit et al in Oz?