A Pair Of Ruby Slippers

January 30, 2008

Clicking Her Heels

Filed under: MACMP — author @ 8:43 pm

the_wizard_of_oz-617.jpgDorothy: Goodbye, Tinman. Oh, don’t cry! You’ll rust so dreadfully. Here’s your oil can.
Tin Woodsman: Now I know I’ve got a heart, ’cause it’s breaking…
Dorothy: Goodbye, Lion. I know it isn’t right, but I’m going to miss the way you used to hollar for help before you found your courage.
Cowardly Lion: I never would’ve found it if it hadn’t been for you…
Dorothy: [to Scarecrow] I think I’m going to miss you most of all.

Next weekend I won’t be sat at this desk either doing or trying to avoid doing my homework. It will be finished, over. The last 15 months have been amazing, interesting, tough, long, short, exhausting and an education. As well as the work stuff (ref rest of this blog) these are some of the things that have happened.

I started this course with a 1 year old daughter and a 4 year old son, she could barely talk and he couldn’t write, she had daily naps and they both went to bed at 7pm. I now have a three year old daughter who doesn’t stop talking and my son, who can now swim and ride a bike, turns 6 next week. She no longer naps and he goes to bed around 8:30. To all of you who thought I was NUTS doing this when they were so young, as they say on bad American soaps…. “You do the math”!

During these 15 months I visited Corsica, Versailles, Disney Paris and The Kent Vineyards. I have booked trips to The Jura, Italy and Madeira. I went from blonde to brunette, put on 7lbs and lost 6 again. I Ran the furthest I have ever done and even went running with my husband for the first time, ever. I changed teams, changed cars and changed my mind about just about everything, twice. With a few friends, I won quiz night and then had to run the quiz night. I have re-connected with some old friends and neglected some newer ones. We have bought 3 new ipods.

I have shed a few tears and threatened to quit over at least two assignments and had my arse kicked into shape each time by my husband. I have written 21,073 words in 31 posts on this blog and 39,343 words in other assignments.

I have felt guilty about spending money on this course, spending time in the evenings doing this course and spending time in the evenings trying not to do this course. I also felt guilty about not dropping my son to his theatre class as I was doing my homework, asking my gorgeous work friends for yet MORE feedback and for not thanking everyone enough for all the above.

Lots of things have happened, much has changed. The one constant has been my Toto. Thank you x

Dorothy: Oh, but anyway, Toto, we’re home. Home! And this is my room, and you’re all here. And I’m not gonna leave here ever, ever again, because I love you all, and – oh, Auntie Em – there’s no place like home!

 

(me a drama queen? Oh please)


28 Comments »

  1. we’re glad you’re back but the funny thing about 15 month journeys is, I expect, it gets under your skin, or in your shoes

    in a way we’ve all traveled with you and stasis just doesn’t feel likely or appealing, let’s rest a day or two and then plan the tricky business of an equally engrossing sequel? Let’s not get liminal! (see, we’ve learned new words too)

    We are very proud of you, always have been, and admire beyond words your work ethic and incredible results, we do love an opportunity to boast!

    Toto and tots xxxx

    Comment by toto — January 31, 2008 @ 8:50 am | Reply

  2. Hi, my name is Deb and I will be guiding you through the next part of your tour of Greenbelt. You’re probably tired from all the walking so come sit down in the living room… Hey I was looking for somethig silly but couldn’t get the picture to go with the comment. Well done on your journey X x Tam

    Comment by princess tam tam — March 5, 2008 @ 10:07 pm | Reply

  3. Dorothy: Oh,will you help me? Can you help me?

    Glinda: You don’t need to be helped any longer. You’ve always had the power to go back to Kansas.

    Dorothy: I have?

    Scarecrow: Then why didn’t you tell her before?

    Glinda: Because she wouldn’t have believed me. She had to learn it for herself.

    Tin Man: What have you learned, Dorothy?

    Dorothy: Well, I think that it wasn’t enough just to wanna see Uncle Henry and Auntie Em. And it’s that if I ever go looking for my heart’s desire again I won’t look any further than my own backyard. Because if it isn’t there I never really lost it to begin with. Is that right?

    Glinda: That’s all it is.

    Scarecrow: But that’s so easy. I should’ve thought of it for you.

    Tin Man: I should’ve felt it in my heart.

    Glinda: No, she had to learn it for herself. Now those magic slippers will take you home in two seconds.

    Dorothy: Oh, Toto too?

    Glinda: Toto,too.

    Dorothy: Oh, now?

    Glinda: Whenever you wish.

    Dorothy: Oh, dear that’s too wonderful to be true. Oh, it’s gonna be so hard to say goodbye I love you all too. [turns to Tin Man] Goodbye Tin Man. Oh, don’t cry you’ll rust so dreadfully. Here here’s your oilcan. [kisses him on the cheek] Goodbye.

    Tin Man: [saying goodbye to Dorothy] Now I know I’ve got a heart, ’cause it’s breaking.

    Dorothy: [kisses the Cowardly Lion on the cheek] Goodbye Lion. I know it isn’t right, but I’m gonna miss the way you used to holler for help before you found your courage.

    Cowardly Lion: Well, I never would’ve found it if it hadn’t been for you.

    Dorothy: [turns to scarecrow and hugs him] You are my first friend. I think I’ll miss you most of all. [walks away]

    Glinda: Are you ready now?

    Dorothy: Yes. Say goodbye, Toto. Yes, I’m ready now.

    Glinda: Then close your eyes and tap your heels together three times.

    Dorothy: [clicks her heels] There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home.

    Auntie Em: Wake up, honey.

    Dorothy: [mumbles there's no place like home]

    Auntie Em: Dorothy. Dorothy, dear it’s Auntie Em darling.

    Dorothy: Oh, Auntie Em it’s you. [hugs Auntie Em]

    Professor Marvel: Hello, there! Anybody home? Well, I just dropped by because I heard the little girl got caught in the big. Well, she seems alright now.

    Uncle Henry: Yes, she got quite a bump on the head and we kinda thought for a minute there she was gonna leave us.

    Dorothy: But I did leave you, Uncle Henry. That’s just the trouble and I tried to get back for days and days.

    Auntie Em: There there lie quiet now. You just had a bad dream.

    Hunk: Remember me, your old pal Hunk?

    Hickory: Me Hickory?

    Zeke: You couldn’t forget my face could you?

    Dorothy: No. But it wasn’t a dream it was a place. And you, and you, and you,and you were there. But you couldn’t have been could you?

    Auntie Em: Well, we dream lots of silly things when we.

    Dorothy: No, Auntie Em. This was a real truly live place. I remember some of it wasn’t very nice but most of it was beautiful. And just the same is all I kept saying is “I wanna go home.” And they sent me home. Doesn’t anybody believe me?

    Uncle Henry: Of course we believe you, Dorothy.

    Dorothy: Oh, but anyway Toto we’re home. Home. And this is my room and you’re all here and I’m not gonna leave here ever ever again because I love you all. And oh, Auntie Em there’s no place like home. [hugs Auntie Em]

    Narrator: The End.

    Comment by Dasie — May 28, 2009 @ 11:46 pm | Reply

  4. That was some lines from the classic movie The Wizard of Oz.

    Comment by Dasie — May 28, 2009 @ 11:50 pm | Reply

  5. Dorothy: [runs with Scarecrow, Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion away from the witch]

    Cowardly Lion: Where do we go now?

    Scarecrow: This way, come on!

    Narrator: The Wicked Witch of the West appears.

    Wicked Witch of the West: [cackles] Well, ring around the rosey a pocketful of spears. Thought you’d be pretty foxy didn’t you? Well, the last to go will see the first three go before her and her mangy little dog too! [reaches up into the fire] How about a little fire, Scarecrow? [tosses the fire onto Scarecrow]

    Dorothy: [gets a bucket of water]

    Wicked Witch of the West: Don’t throw that water!

    Dorothy: [throws water on the witch]

    Wicked Witch of the West: Ahhh! You cursed brat look what you’ve done! I’m melting! Melting! Oh, what a world what a world! Who would’ve thought a good little girl like you could destroy my beautiful wickedness?! Oh, look out! Look out! I’m going!

    Captain of the Winkie Guards: She’s dead. You’ve killed her.

    Dorothy: I didn’t mean to kill her. Really I didn’t. It’s just that he was on fire.

    Captain of the Winkie Guards: Hail to Dorothy! The wicked witch is dead!

    Winkies: Hail! Hail to Dorothy! The wicked witch is dead!

    Dorothy: The broom? May we have it?

    Captain of the Winkie Guards: Please and take it with you. [hands Dorothy and her friends the broom]

    Dorothy: Oh, thank you so much. Now we can go back to the wizard and tell him the wicked witch is dead.

    Narrator: They all start singing Ding Dong the Witch is Dead.

    Comment by Dasie — May 29, 2009 @ 6:30 pm | Reply

  6. Dorothy, Tin Man, & Cowardly Lion: Go away?

    Scarecrow: Looks like we came a long way for nothing.

    Dorothy: [crying] And I was so happy I thought I was on my way home.

    Tin Man: Don’t cry, Dorothy, we’re gonna get you to the Wizard.

    Scarecrow: We certainly are.

    Dorothy: [crying] Auntie Em is so good to me and I never appreciated it, running away and hurting her feelings. Professor Marvel said she was sick. She may be dying and it’s all my fault. I’ll never forgive myself never never never. Oh.

    Scarecrow: [dries Dorothy's tears and hugs her] Aw, Dorothy, it’s okay. Right, guys?

    Tin Man & Cowardly Lion: Right, Scarecrow. [they hug Dorothy]

    Comment by Dasie — June 4, 2009 @ 11:56 pm | Reply

  7. Elphaba: Oh, for god’s sake, Dorothy,shut up!

    Scarecrow: Look, Elphaba, we may have dated over the years but you can’t treat my friends like this!

    Dorothy: That’s right, Elphaba.

    Elphaba: [sets Scarecrow on fire for revenge] What’s the matter, Scarecrow? Don’t you wanna be my old flame?

    Dorothy: Leave him alone! Can’t you see he’s terrified?!

    Elphaba: You stay outta this miss mouth or I’ll get you eventually! Meanwhile watch your friend go up into flames.

    Dorothy: No! I won’t let you! [throws water on Elphaba]

    Elphaba: [melts]

    Scarecrow: You saved me, Dorothy. Thank you. [hugs her]

    Tin Man: [joins Scarecrow in hugging Dorothy]

    Cowardly Lion: [joins Tin Man & Scarecrow in hugging Dorothy]

    Comment by Dasie — June 8, 2009 @ 6:18 pm | Reply

  8. Dorothy: [to Cowardly Lion] Wow, come on.

    Cowardly Lion: [singing] Yeah, it’s sad believe me, missy. When you’re born to be a sissy without the vim and verve. But I could change my prowess be a lion not a mou-ess if I only had the nerve. I’m afraid there’s no denying I’m just a dandelion a fate I don’t deserve. I’d be brave as a blizzard.

    Tin Man: [singing] I’d be gentle as a lizard.

    Scarecrow: [singing] I’d be clever as a gizzard.

    Dorothy: [singing] If the Wizard is a wizard who will serve.

    Scarecrow: [singing] Then I’m sure to get a brain.

    Tin Man: [singing] A heart.

    Dorothy: [singing] A home.

    Cowardly Lion: [singing] The nerve.

    Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, & the Cowardly Lion: [singing] Oh, we’re off to see the Wizard the wonderful Wizard of Oz. We hear he is a wiz of a wiz if ever a wiz there was. If ever a wiz there was the Wizard of Oz is one because because because. Because of the wonderful things he does. We’re off to see the Wizard the wonderful Wizard of Oz.

    Narrator: Stay tuned for the next part of The Wizard of Oz.

    Comment by Dasie — June 13, 2009 @ 4:07 pm | Reply

  9. Dorothy: [runs to her friends to hug them]

    Narrator: There she was stuck in Oz forever. Fearing that she would never see her beloved Auntie Em and Uncle Henry again. Dorothy suddenly turned and was surprised to see Glinda, the Good Witch of the North who told her, “You’ve always had the power to go back to Kansas. Simply by using your Ruby Slippers and clicking your heels together three times.” Then Dorothy realized once she did that she would be leaving her three new friends forever. Everyone was very sad.

    Tin Man: Now I know I’ve got a heart, ’cause it’s breaking.

    Dorothy: [skates with Tin Man to the instrumental version of his solo, "If I Only Had A Heart."]

    Cowardly Lion: You know I never would’ve found my courage if it hadn’t been for you. [picks Dorothy up and swings her around]

    Narrator: Then Dorothy realizes she will miss the Scarecrow most of all.

    Dorothy: [skates with Scarecrow to the instrumental version of his solo, "If I Only Had A Brain]

    MGM Studios: Somewhere over the rainbow. [continues while Dorothy is skating while holding Toto]

    Comment by Dasie — June 13, 2009 @ 6:20 pm | Reply

  10. Lines from The Wizard of Oz final scene.

    Comment by Dasie — June 13, 2009 @ 6:22 pm | Reply

  11. Dorothy: Auntie Em, really? Do you know what Miss Gulch said she was gonna do to Toto? She said she was gonna.

    Auntie Em: Dorothy, dear stop imagining things. You always get yourself into a fret over nothing. Now you just help us out today and find yourself a place where you won’t get into any trouble. [runs off]

    Dorothy: [starts singing] Somewhere over the rainbow way up high. There’s a land that I heard of once in a lullaby. Somewhere over the rainbow skies are blue and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true. Someday I wish upon a star and wake up where the clouds are far behind me. Where troubles melt like lemon drops away above the chimney tops that’s where you’ll find me. Somewhere over the rainbow blue birds fly. Birds fly over the rainbow. Why then, oh, why can’t I? [smiles] If happy little blue birds fly beyond the rainbow why oh, why can’t I? [grabs Toto and runs into the house]

    Comment by Dasie — June 22, 2009 @ 1:45 am | Reply

  12. Dorothy: Oh, now I’ll never get home.

    Cowardly Lion: Stay with us then, Dorothy, we all love you. We don’t want you to go. [starts crying]

    Dorothy: That’s very kind of you but this could never be like Kansas. Auntie Em must have stopped wondering what happened to me by now. Oh, Scarecrow, what am I gonna do?

    Scarecrow: Look! Here’s someone who can help you.

    Dorothy: Oh, will you help me? Can you help me?

    Glinda: You don’t need to be helped any longer. You’ve always had the power to go back to Kansas.

    Dorothy: I have?

    Scarecrow: Then why didn’t you tell her before?

    Glinda: Because she wouldn’t have believed me. She had to learn it for herself.

    Tin Man: What have you learned, Dorothy?

    Dorothy: Well, I think that it wasn’t enough just to wanna see Uncle Henry and Auntie Em and it’s that if I ever go looking for my heart’s desire again I won’t look any further than my own backyard. Because if it isn’t there I never really lost it to begin with, is that right?

    Glinda: That’s all it is.

    Scarecrow: But that’s so easy. I should’ve thought of it for you.

    Tin Man: I should’ve felt it in my heart.

    Glinda: No, she had to learn it for herself. Now those magic slippers will take you home in two seconds.

    Dorothy: Oh, Toto, too?

    Glinda: Toto, too.

    Dorothy: Oh, now?

    Glinda: Whenever you wish.

    Dorothy: Oh, dear that’s too wonderful to be true. Oh, it’s gonna be so hard to say goodbye I love you all too. Goodbye, Tin Man, oh, don’t cry. You’ll rust so dreadfully. Here here’s your oilcan. [kisses Tin Man on the cheek] Goodbye.

    Tin Man: [saying goodbye to Dorothy] Now I know I’ve got a heart ’cause it’s breaking.

    Dorothy: Goodbye, Lion, I know it isn’t right, but I’m gonna miss the way you used to holler for help before you found your courage.

    Cowardly Lion: Well, I never would’ve found it if it hadn’t been for you.

    Dorothy: [hugs Scarecrow] I think I’ll miss you most of all.

    Glinda: Are you ready now?

    Dorothy: Yes. Say goodbye, Toto. Yes, I’m ready now.

    Glinda: Then close your eyes and tap your heels together three times.

    Dorothy: [closes her eyes and clicks her heels] There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home.

    Auntie Em: Wake up, honey.

    Dorothy: [mumbles there's no place like home]

    Comment by Dasie — July 14, 2009 @ 4:24 pm | Reply

  13. Dorothy & Scarecrow: Go away?

    Scarecrow: Looks like we came a long way for nothing.

    Dorothy: [crying] And I was so happy. I thought I was on my way home.

    Tin Man: Don’t cry, Dorothy, we’re gonna get you the Wizard.

    Scarecrow: We certainly are.

    Dorothy: [crying] Auntie Em is so good to me and I never appreciated it. Running away and hurting her feelings. Professor Marvel said she was sick. She may be dying and it’s all my fault. I’ll never forgive myself. Never never never. Oh.

    That’s when Dorothy was crying.

    Comment by Dasie — July 17, 2009 @ 7:09 pm | Reply

  14. Dorothy: I don’t like this forest. It’s dark and creepy!

    Scarecrow: Of course I don’t know but I think it’ll get darker before it gets lighter.

    Dorothy: Do you suppose we’ll meet any wild animals?

    Tin Man: We might.

    Scarecrow: Animals that eat straw?

    Tin Man: Some. But mostly lions, tigers, and bears.

    Dorothy: Lions?

    Scarecrow: And tigers?

    Tin Man: And bears?

    Dorothy: Lions, tigers, and bears! Oh, my!

    Dorothy, Scarecrow, & Tin Man: Lions, tigers, and bears. [repeat the line]

    Cowardly Lion: I’ll get you anyway, Pee-Wee. [tries to chase Toto]

    Dorothy: [slaps the Cowardly Lion on the nose] Shame on you!

    Cowardly Lion: [crying] What did you do that for? I didn’t bite him!

    Dorothy: No. But you tried to. It’s bad enough picking on a straw man but when you go around picking on poor little dogs!

    Cowardly Lion: [crying] Well, you didn’t have to go and hit me, did ya? Is my nose bleeding?

    Dorothy: Well, of course not. My goodness what a fuss you’re making! Why, you’re nothing but a great big coward!

    Cowardly Lion: [crying] You’re right I am a coward. I haven’t any courage at all I even scare myself. Look at the circles under my eyes I haven’t slept in weeks!

    Tin Man: Why don’t you try counting sheep?

    Cowardly Lion: That doesn’t do any good! I’m afraid of ‘em!

    Scarecrow: Oh, that’s too bad. [to Dorothy] Don’t you think the Wizard would help him too?

    Dorothy: I don’t see why not. Why don’t you come along with us? We’re on our way to see the Wizard now to get him a heart.

    Tin Man: And him a brain.

    Dorothy: I’m sure he could give you some courage.

    Cowardly Lion: [crying] Wouldn’t you feel degraded to be seen in the company of a Cowardly Lion? I would.

    Dorothy: No, of course not. [reaches into her pocket and grabs a tissue to dry the Cowardly Lion's eyes]

    Cowardly Lion: [crying] Gee that’s awfully nice of you. My life has been simply unbearable.

    Dorothy: [drying the Cowardly Lion's eyes] Oh, well, it’s alright now. The Wizard will fix everything.

    Cowardly Lion: It’s been in me so long. I just gotta tell you how I feel.

    Dorothy: Wow. Come on.

    Cowardly Lion: [singing] Yeah, it’s sad believe me missy when you’re born to be a sissy without the vim and verve. But I could show my prowess be a lion not a mou-ess if I only had the nerve. I’m afraid there’s no denying I’m just a dandelion a fate I don’t deserve. I’d be brave as a blizzard.

    Tin Man: [singing] I’d be gentle as a lizard.

    Scarecrow: [singing] I’d be clever as a gizzard.

    Dorothy: [singing] If the Wizard is a Wizard who will serve.

    Scarecrow: [singing] Then I’m sure to get a brain.

    Tin Man: [singing] A heart.

    Dorothy: [singing] A home.

    Cowardly Lion: [singing] The nerve.

    Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, & Cowardly Lion: [singing] Oh, we’re off to see the Wizard the wonderful Wizard of Oz. We hear he is a wiz of a wiz if ever a wiz there was. If ever a wiz there was the Wizard of Oz is one because because because. Because of the wonderful things he does. We’re off to see the Wizard the wonderful Wizard of Oz.

    Comment by Dasie — July 21, 2009 @ 2:59 pm | Reply

  15. Dorothy: Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore. [looks around] We must be over the rainbow!

    Glinda: [arrives]

    Dorothy: Now I know we’re not in Kansas.

    Glinda: Are you a good witch or a bad witch?

    Dorothy: Who? Me? I’m not a witch at all. I’m Dorothy Gale from Kansas.

    Glinda: Oh, well, is that the witch? [points to Toto]

    Dorothy: Toto? Toto’s my dog.

    Glinda: [laughs] I’m a little muddled. The munchkins called me because a new witch has just dropped a house on the Wicked Witch of the East. And there’s the house and here you are. And that’s all that’s left of the Wicked Witch of the East. And so what the munchkins wanna know is are you a good witch or a bad witch?

    Dorothy: But I already told you I’m not a witch at all. Witches are old and ugly!

    Munchkins: [laughs]

    Dorothy: What was that?

    Glinda: The munchkins. They’re laughing because I am a witch. I’m Glinda, the witch of the North.

    Dorothy: You are? Well, I beg your pardon but I’ve never heard of a beautiful witch before.

    Glinda: Only bad witches are ugly. The munchkins are happy because you have freed them from the Wicked Witch of the East.

    Dorothy: Oh, but if you please, what are munchkins?

    Glinda: The little people who live in this land. It’s Munchkinland and you are their national heroine my dear. It’s alright you may come out and thank her. [singing] Come out, come out wherever you are and meet the young lady who fell from a star. She fell from the sky. She fell very far and Kansas she says is the name of the star.

    Munchkins: [singing] Kansas she says is the name of the star.

    Glinda: [singing] She brings you good news or haven’t you heard. When she fell outta Kansas miracle occured.

    Dorothy: [singing] It really was no miracle what happened was just this. The wind began to switch the house to pitch and suddenly the hinges started to unhitch. Just then the witch to satisfy an itch went flying on her broomstick thumbing for a hitch.

    Munchkins: [singing] And oh, what happened then was rich. The house began to pitch the kitchen took a slitch. It landed on the wicked witch in the middle of a ditch which was not a healthy situation for the wicked witch. The house began to pitch the kitchen took a slitch. It landed on the wicked witch in the middle of a ditch which was not a healthy situation for the wicked witch who began to twitch and was reduced to just a stitch of what was once the wicked witch. We thank you very sweetly for doing it so neatly. You killed her so completely that we thank you very sweetly. [gives Dorothy flowers]

    Glinda: Let the joyus news be spread. The wicked old witch at last is dead.

    Munchkins: [singing]

    Mayor munchkin: [singing] As mayor of Munchkin city in the county of the land of Oz. I welcome you most regally.

    Munchkin: [singing]But we’ve got to verify it legally. To see.

    Mayor munchkin: [singing] To see.

    Munchkin: [singing] If she.

    Mayor munchkin: [singing] If she.

    Munchkins: [singing] Is morally ethically. Spiritually physically. Undeniably and unreliably dead.

    Coroner: [singing] As coroner I must aver I thoroughly examined her and she’s not only merely dead she’s really most sincerely dead.

    Mayor munchkin: [singing] This is a day of independence for all the munchkins and their descendants. Yes, let the joyus news be spread the wicked old witch at last is dead.

    Munchkins: [singing]

    Lullaby League: [singing] We represent the lullaby league the lullaby league the lullaby league. And in the name of the lullaby league we wish to welcome you to Munchkinland.

    Lollipop Guild: [singing] We represent the lollipop guild. The lollipop guild. The lollipop guild. And in the name of the lollipop guild we wish to welcome you to Munchkinland. [gives Dorothy a lollipop]

    Munchkins: [singing] We welcome you to Munchkinland la-la-la la. La-la-la la.

    Mayor munchkin: [singing]

    Munchkins: And we will glorify your name.

    Wicked Witch of the West: [arrives]

    Dorothy: I thought you said she was dead.

    Glinda: That was her sister, the Wicked Witch of the East. This is the Wicked Witch of the West. She’s worse than the other one was.

    Wicked Witch of the West: Who killed my sister? Who killed the witch of the East? Was it you?

    Dorothy: No. No, it was an accident. I didn’t mean to kill anybody.

    Wicked Witch of the West: Well, my little pretty I can cause accidents too.

    Glinda: Are you forgetting the Ruby Slippers?

    Wicked Witch of the West: The slippers? Yes, the slippers. [tries to get the slippers but can't] They’re gone! The Ruby Slippers! What have you done with them? Give them back to me or I’ll.

    Glinda: It’s too late. There they are and there they’ll stay. [points to Dorothy's feet]

    Wicked Witch of the West: Give me back my slippers! I’m the only one who knows how to use them! They’re no use to you! Give them back to me! Give them back!

    Glinda: [to Dorothy] Keep tight inside of them. Their magic must be very powerful or she wouldn’t want them so badly.

    Wicked Witch of the West: You stay outta this, Glinda! Or I’ll fix you as well!

    Glinda: [laughs] Oh, rubbish! You have no power here! Be gone! Before somebody drops a house on you too!

    Wicked Witch of the West: Very well. I’ll bide my time. And as for you my fine lady. True I can’t attend you here and now as I’d like but just try to stay outta my way. Just try! I’ll get you my pretty and your little dog too. [cackles and then leaves]

    Comment by Dasie — July 23, 2009 @ 2:57 pm | Reply

  16. Scarecrow: Did ya hear that? He’ll announce us at once. I’ve as good as got my brain.

    Tin Man: I can barely hear my heart beating.

    Dorothy: I’ll be home in time for supper.

    Cowardly Lion: In another hour I’ll be king of the forest. Long live the king. [singing] If I were king of the forest not queen not duke not prince. My regal robes of the forest would be satin not cotton not chintz. I’d command each thing be it fish or fowl with a woof and a woof. And a royal growl. As I click my heel all the trees would kneel and the mountains bow. And the bulls kowtow. And the sparrow would take wing if I if I were king. Each rabbit would show respect to me. The chipmunks genuflect to me though my tail would lash I would show compash for every underling if I if I were king. Just king.

    Tin Man: [breaks flower pot and turns it into a crown]

    Cowardly Lion: [singing] Monarch of all I survey. Monarch. Of all I survey.

    Comment by Dasie — July 28, 2009 @ 12:06 am | Reply

  17. Wicked Witch of the West: [cackles] Well, ring around the rosy a pocket full of spears! Thought you’d be pretty foxy, didn’t you? Well, the last to go will see the first three go before her and her mangy little dog too! [puts broom up into the fire] How ’bout a little fire, Scarecrow? [tosses it on Scarecrow]

    Dorothy: [throws water on the Wicked Witch of the West]

    Wicked Witch of the West: [starts to melt] You cursed brat! Look what you done! I’m melting! Melting! Oh, what a world! What a world! Who would’ve thought a good little girl like you could destroy my beautiful wickedness?! Oh, look out! Look out! I’m going! [melts away]

    Winkie General: She’s dead. You’ve killed her.

    Dorothy: I didn’t mean to kill her. Really I didn’t. It’s just that he was on fire.

    Winkie General: Hail to Dorothy. The wicked witch is dead! Hail! Hail to Dorothy! The wicked witch is dead!

    Dorothy: [smiles] The broom. May we have it?

    Winkie General: Please and take it with you. [gives Dorothy and her friends the broom]

    Dorothy: Oh, thank you so much! [to her friends] Now we can go back to the wizard and tell him the wicked witch is dead!

    Narrator: They return to the Emerald City.

    Comment by Dasie — July 28, 2009 @ 11:13 pm | Reply

  18. Dorothy: Auntie Em, really, do you know what Miss Gulch said she was gonna do to Toto? She said she would.

    Auntie Em: Dorothy, dear, stop imagining things. You always get yourself into a fret over nothing. Now yoy just help us out today and find yourself a place where you won’t get into any trouble.

    Dorothy: Some place where there isn’t any trouble. Do you suppose there is such a place, Toto? There must be. It’s not a place you can get to by a boat or a train. It’s far, far away. Behind the moon, beyond the rain. [singing] Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high. There’s a land that I heard of once in a lullaby. Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true. Someday, I’ll wish upon a star and wake up where the clouds are far behind. Where troubles melt like lemon drops away above the chimney tops. That’s where you’ll find me. Somewhere over the rainbow, blue birds fly. Birds fly over the rainbow why then oh why can’t I? If happy little blue birds fly beyond the rainbow why oh why can’t I?

    Comment by Dasie — October 7, 2009 @ 8:05 pm | Reply

  19. Scarecrow: You see, I can’t even scare a crow. They come from miles around just to eat in my field and laugh in my face. Oh, I’m a failure because I haven’t got a brain.

    Dorothy: Well, what would you do with a brain if you had one?

    Scarecrow: Do? Why if I had a brain I could. [singing] I could wile away the hours, conferring with the flowers, consulting with the rain, and my head I’d be scratching while my thoughts were busy hatching if I only had a brain. I’d unravel every riddle for any individdle in trouble or in pain.

    Dorothy: [singing] With the thoughts you’d be thinking, you could be another Lincoln if you only had a brain.

    Scarecrow: [singing] Oh, I could tell you why the ocean’s near the shore. I could think of things I never thunk before and then I’d sit and think some more. I would not be just a nothing my head all full of stuffing, my heart all full of pain. I would dance and be merry life would be a ding-a-derry if I only had a brain. [falls down] Whoa!

    Dorothy: [claps] Wonderful. Why if our scarecrow back in Kansas could do that, the crows would be scared to pieces.

    Scarecrow: They would?

    Dorothy: Mm-Hmm.

    Scarecrow: Where’s Kansas?

    Dorothy: That’s where I live and I wanna get back there so badly, I’m going all the way to the Emerald City to ask the Wizard of Oz to help me.

    Scarecrow: You’re going to see the wizard?

    Dorothy: Mm-Hmm.

    Scarecrow: Do you think if I went with you the wizard would give me some brains?

    Dorothy: I couldn’t say. But even if he didn’t you’d be no worse off than you are now.

    Scarecrow: Yes, that’s true.

    Dorothy: But, maybe you’d better not. I’ve got a witch mad at me and you might get into trouble.

    Scarecrow: Witch? I’m not afraid of a witch. I’m not afraid of anything! Except a lighted match. [points to the straw on his arm]

    Dorothy: I don’t blame you for that.

    Scarecrow: But I’d face a whole box full ‘em for the chance of getting some brains. Look, I won’t be any trouble because I don’t eat a thing and I won’t try to manage things because I can’t think. Won’t you take me with you?

    Dorothy: Why of course I will.

    Scarerow: Hurray! We’re off to see the wizard!

    Dorothy: Whoa, you’re not starting off very well.

    Scarecrow: Well, I’ll try. Really I will.

    Dorothy: To Oz?

    Scarecrow: To Oz!

    Dorothy & Scarecrow: [singing] We’re off to see the Wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz. We hear he is a wiz of a wiz if ever a wiz there was. If ever a wiz there was, the Wizard of Oz is one because because because because, because of the wonderful things he does. We’re off to see the Wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz.

    Narrator: Off they go together down the yellow brick road.

    Comment by Dasie — December 31, 2009 @ 2:33 am | Reply

  20. Dorothy: [to the Tin Man] My goodness, how did you ever get like this?

    Tin Man: Well, about a year ago I was chopping that tree when suddenly it began to rain and right in the middle of a chop, I rusted solid. I’ve been that way ever since.

    Dorothy: Well, you’re perfect now.

    Tin Man: Perfect? Bang on my chest if you think I’m perfect. Go ahead bang on it!

    Dorothy: [bangs on the Tin Man's chest]

    Scarecrow: Beautiful! What an echo.

    Tin Man: It’s empty. The tinsmith forgot to give me a heart.

    Dorothy & Scarecrow: No heart?

    Tin Man: No heart. All hollow. [singing] When a man’s an empty kettle, he should be on his mettle and yet I’m torn apart. Just because I’m presuming that I could be kinda human if I only had a heart. I’d be tender, I’d be gentle an awful sentimental, regarding love and art. I’d be friends with the sparrows and the boy who shoots the arrows if I only had a heart. Picture me a balcony, above the voice sings low.

    Juliet: Wherefore art thou, Romeo?

    Tin Man: [singing] I hear a beat, how sweet. Just to register emotion, jealousy, devotion, and really feel the part. I could stay young and chipper, and I’d lock it with a zipper if I only had a heart. [starts dancing until his knee stiffens]

    Dorothy: [oils the Tin Man's knee]

    Tin Man: [starts dancing and falls down]

    Dorothy: Oh, are you alright?

    Tin Man: Afraid I’m a little rusty yeah.

    Dorothy: Oh, dear that was wonderful. You know, we were just wondering why you couldn’t come with us to the Emerald City to ask the Wizard of Oz for a heart.

    Tin Man: Suppose the Wizard wouldn’t give me one when we got there.

    Dorothy: Oh, but he will. He must. We’ve come such a long way already.

    Wicked Witch of the West: [cackles] You call that long? Why, you’ve just begun. Helping the little lady along, are you my fine gentlemen? Well, stay away from her or I’ll stuff a mattress with you! And you, I’ll use you for a beehive. Here, Scarecrow, wanna play ball? [cackles and exits]

    Scarecrow: I’m not afraid of her! I’ll see you get safely to the Wizard now whether I get a brain or not. Stuff a mattress with me, ha!

    Tin Man: I’ll see you reach the Wizard whether I get a heart or not. Beehive bah. Let her try and make a beehive outta me!

    Dorothy: Oh, you’re the best friends anybody ever had. And it’s funny, but, I feel as if I’ve known you all the time, but, I couldn’t have, could I?

    Scarecrow: I don’t see how. You weren’t around when I was stuffed and sewn together, were you?

    Tin Man: I was standing there rusting for the longest time.

    Dorothy: Still, I wish I could remember but I guess it doesn’t matter anyway. We know each other now, don’t we?

    Scarecrow: That’s right.

    Tin Man: We do.

    Dorothy: To Oz?

    Scarecrow & Tin Man: To Oz!

    Comment by Dasie — December 31, 2009 @ 7:57 pm | Reply

  21. Dorothy: [runs with her friends away from the witch]

    Cowardly Lion: [timidly] Where do we go now?

    Scarecrow: This way, come on!

    Narrator: The Wicked Witch of the West appears.

    Wicked Witch of the West: [cackles] Well, ring around the rosy, a pocket full of spheres. Thought you’d be pretty foxy, didn’t ya? Well, the last to go will see the first three go before her and her mangy little dog too! [sticks her broom up into the fire] How ’bout a little fire, Scarecrow?

    Scarecrow: No! Help, I’m burning!

    Dorothy: [grabs a bucket of water]

    Wicked Witch of the West: Don’t throw that water!

    Dorothy: [throws the water on the Wicked Witch of the West]

    Wicked Witch of the West: [starts to melt] You cursed brat! Look what you’ve done! I’m melting! Melting! Oh, what a world! What a world! Who would’ve thought a good little girl like you could destroy my beautiful wickedness? Oh, look out! Look out! I’m going! [melts]

    Winkie General: She’s dead. You’ve killed her.

    Dorothy: I didn’t mean to kill her. Really I didn’t. It’s just that he was on fire.

    Winkie General: Hail to Dorothy the wicked witch is dead. Hail, hail to Dorothy the wicked witch is dead!

    Dorothy: [smiles] The broom. May we have it?

    Winkie General: Please and take it with you.

    Dorothy: Oh, thank you so much! Now we can go back to the Wizard and tell him the wicked with is dead.

    Narrator: They all say “the wicked witch is dead” and they go to the Wizard.

    Comment by Dasie — January 2, 2010 @ 6:00 pm | Reply

  22. Dorothy: Well, come on.

    Cowardly Lion: [singing] Yeah, it’s sad believe me, missy, when you’re born to be a sissy without the vim and verve. But I could show my prowess, be a lion, not a mouse if I only had the nerve. I’m afraid there’s no denying, I’m just a dandelion a fate I don’t deserve. I’d be brave as a blizzard.

    Tin Man: [singing] I’d be gentle as a lizard.

    Scarecrow: [singing] I’d be clever a a gizzard.

    Dorothy: [singing] If the Wizard is a wizard who will serve.

    Scarecrow: [singing] Then I’m sure to get a brain.

    Tin Man: [singing] A heart.

    Dorothy: [singing] A home.

    Cowardly Lion: [singing] The nerve.

    Comment by Dasie — April 1, 2010 @ 7:16 pm | Reply

  23. Dorothy: Auntie Em, really, do you know what Miss Gulch said she was gonna do to Toto? She said she was gonna…….

    Auntie Em: Dorothy, stop imagining things. You always get yourself into a fret over nothing. Now you just help us out today and find yourself a place where you won’t get into any trouble. *goes into the house*

    Dorothy: Someplace where there isn’t any trouble. Do you suppose there is such a place, Toto? There must me. It’s not a place you can get to by a boat or a train. It’s far, far away, behind the moon, beyond the rain. *singing* Somewhere over the rainbow way up high. There’s a land that I heard of once in a lullaby. Somewhere over the rainbow skies are blue and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true. Someday I’ll wish upon a star and wake up where the clouds are far behind me. Where troubles melt like lemon drops away above the chimney tops, that’s where you’ll find me. Somewhere over the rainbow blue birds fly. Birds fly over the rainbow, why then, oh, why can’t I? If happy little blue birds fly beyond the rainbow, why, oh, why can’t I? *grabs Toto and runs into the house*

    Comment by Dasie — June 9, 2011 @ 3:06 pm | Reply

  24. Dorothy: *to the Tin Man* My Goodness, how did you ever get like this?

    Tin Man: Well, about a year ago, I was chopping that tree when suddenly it began to rain. And right in the middle of a chop, I rusted solid. I’ve been that way ever since.

    Dorothy: Well, you’re perfect now.

    Tin Man: Perfect? Bang on my chest if you think I’m perfect. Go ahead, bang on it.

    Dorothy: *bangs on the Tin Man’s chest*

    Scarecrow: Beautiful! What an echo!

    Tin Man: It’s empty. The tinsmith forgot to give me a heart.

    Dorothy & Scarecrow: No heart?

    Tin Man: No heart. All hollow. *singing* When a man’s an empty kettle, he should be on his mettle and yet I’m torn apart. Just because I’m presuming that I could be kind of human if I only had a heart. I’d be tender, I’d be gentle, and awful sentimental regarding love and art. I’d be friends with the sparrows and the boy who shoots the arrows if I only had a heart. Picture me a balcony, above a voice sings low.

    Juliet: Wherefore art thou, Romeo?

    Tin Man: *singing* I hear a beat, how sweet. Just to register emotion, jealously, devotion, and really feel the part. I could stay young and chipper and I’d lock it with a zipper if I only had a heart. *starts dancing until his knee stiffens*

    Dorothy: *oils the Tin Man’s knee*

    Tin Man: *starts dancing again and then falls down*

    Dorothy: Oh, oh, are you alright?

    Tin Man: I’m afraid I’m a little bit rusty yeah.

    Dorothy: *oils the Tin Man’s arm* Oh, dear, that was wonderful. You know, we were just wondering why you couldn’t come with us to the Emerald City to ask the Wizard of Oz for a heart.

    Tin Man: Suppose the Wizard wouldn’t give me one when we got there.

    Dorothy: Oh, but he will. He must. We’ve come such a long way already.

    Wicked Witch of the West: *cackles* You call that long? Why you’ve just begun. Helping the little lady along, are you my fine gentlemen? Well, stay away from her or I’ll stuff a mattress with you! And you, I’ll use you for a beehive. Here, Scarecrow, wanna play ball? *cackles and exits*

    Scarecrow: I’m not afraid of her. I’ll see you get safely to the Wizard now whether I get a brain or not. Stuff a mattress with me ha!

    Tin Man: I’ll see you reach the Wizard whether I get a heart or not. Beehive bah! Let her try and make a beehive out of me!

    Dorothy: Oh, you’re the best friends anybody ever had. And it’s funny, but I feel as if I’ve known you all the time, but I couldn’t have, could I?

    Scarecrow: I don’t see how. You weren’t around when I was stuffed and sewn together, were you?

    Tin Man: I was standing over there rusting for the longest time.

    Dorothy: Still I wish I could remember, but I guess it doesn’t matter anyway. We know each other now, don’t we?

    Scarecrow: That’s right.

    Tin Man: We do.

    Dorothy: To Oz?

    Tin Man & Scarecrow: To Oz!

    Dorothy, Scarecrow, & Tin Man: *singing* We’re off to see the Wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz. We hear he is a Wiz of a Wiz if ever a Wiz there was. If ever a Wiz there was, the Wizard of Oz is one because, because, because, because of the wonderful things he does. We’re off to see the Wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz.

    Comment by Dasie — August 16, 2011 @ 1:35 am | Reply

  25. Dorothy: Auntie Em, really. Do you know what Miss Gulch said she was going to do to Toto? She said she was going to…………

    Auntie Em: Dorothy, dear, stop imagining things. You always get yourself into a threat over nothing. Now you just help us out today and find yourself a place where you won’t get into any trouble. (walks into the house)

    Dorothy: Someplace where there isn’t any trouble. Do you suppose there is such a place, Toto? There must be. It’s not a place you can get to by a boat or a train. It’s far, far away. Behind the moon, beyond the rain. (sings) Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high. There’s a land that I heard of once in a lullaby. Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue. And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true. Someday I’ll wish upon a star and wake up where the clouds are far behind me. Where troubles melt like lemon drops, away above the chimney tops. That’s where you’ll find me. Somewhere over the rainbow, blue birds fly. Birds fly over the rainbow, why then, oh, why can’t I? If happy little blue birds fly beyond the rainbow, why oh, why can’t I?

    Comment by Dasie — September 7, 2012 @ 4:04 pm | Reply

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