Saturday, November 30, 2019

Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz: Wingmen No More

Frankand Lyman botch up another attempt to steal the Ruby Slippers, so Wilhelmina punishes them by removing their wings! And the wings attach themselves to the first creatures they come across—the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion! So while they learn to fly, Frank and Lyman have to watch them flying aroundwith their wings, and Duce and Cosmo have to do whatever Wilhelmina wants as her new flying monkey flunkeys. (Their first task? Get her broom regripped!) Frank can see only one way out of this predicament—ask Dorothy for help! Dorothy enlists the Wizard's aid, but it takes him a few tries to replace the broom (in midflight under Duce and Cosmo's noses) with a plunger. Needless to say, Wilhelmina is not happy. Frank and Lyman then show up with the broom, get back in Wilhelmina's good graces (and get Duce and Cosmo fired), and get their wings back. After a quick trip out of the castle to save the plunging, wingless Scarecrow and Lion, everything is back to normal—except now Frank and Lyman owe favors to both Dorothy and Wilhelmina.

This was definitely a fun one—deliberately. Lots of hijinks and jokes flying in this one. When it opens with Frank and Lyman getting stuck in magic glue (with the usual problems that happen in that situation in cartoons) and includes the Cowardly Lion flying because of wings on his hindquarters and the Wizard zapping up a piece of cake after saying a trick would be one, you know it's not going to be a terribly serious episode, even for this show.

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