Monday, December 17, 2018

Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz: A Cut Above the Rest

While showing the gang how to play marbles, Dorothy unleashes Ozma's chaos stone, which, well, cause a lot of chaos! While recovering them, Ozma tells Dorothy that she's hosting a royal ball. Never having been to a ball, Dorothy is worried. Plus, she has to wear something. So, all this happens:

(Yes, I'm cheating by including this clip. Plus, more Patchwork Girl!) Dorothy and the dress keep spinning around, many times on her head, and causing chaos, and both Dorothy and the Patchwork Girl are afraid they've ruined the whole event. Things look especially worrisome when events throw Baroness Bunchausen and Duchess Doofus together, but they end up bonding over the cheese bread their encounter creates. The chaos stones are discovered, Dorothy ditches the dress and acts like her regular self (good thing she had her gingham on underneath!), and Frank and Lyman slink away.

This was a fun one, in that we see a bunch of people from around Oz, and get hints of what else they've mined from the books, even if Baroness Bunchausen of Bunbury isn't an actual bun like she would have been in The Emerald City of Oz. And King Glum of Merryland? Inspired! Despite the dress and the chaos stones, Dorothy's sweet self wins out in the end, and helps improve relations in Oz as well. Which is exactly what we'd expect from any version of Dorothy, right?

1 comment:

Erica Olivera said...

For the past couple of days, I've been watching episodes after chewing a CBD gummy. I'm more into them (as in making fewer jokes and inappropriate sexual references). Who knew?🤣