Follow the Yellow Brick Road Giveaway Hop

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I don’t know about you, but I can’t see that phrase “Follow the Yellow Brick Road” without hearing the song in my head. So if I’ve given you an earworm, sorry not sorry.

But the movie The Wizard of Oz is one of those stories that has passed from being “just a story” to being a part of the commonly understood cultural zeitgeist. If you mention the ruby red slippers, EVERYBODY knows what you mean. Or the Wicked Witch of the West. Or Toto. Or flying monkeys. Or my personal favorite after a long trip, “There’s no place like home!”

I remember being scared of the Wicked Witch and her flying monkeys the first time I saw the movie, on television in the early 1960s. But the moment when the film switches form black and white to color is one of those perfect “Aha!” moments that lives in childhood memories. There’s a cartoon I remember that does the reverse, I think it’s a Roadrunner cartoon, where he races past a sign that reads “Technicolor Ends Here” and then the cartoon switches to black and white. Equally indelible, but I had never seen it again until researching this post and “voila!” there it was on YouTube and it’s Lucky Ducky not Roadrunner. Memory is both fickle and tricksy.

So what do you remember about going “off to see the Wizard”? Answer in the rafflecopter for your choice of either a $10 Amazon Gift Card or a $10 Book.

But speaking of cartoons, as Porky Pig (and occasionally Bugs Bunny used to say, “That’s All Folks!”

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127 thoughts on “Follow the Yellow Brick Road Giveaway Hop

  1. I was in a Wizard of Oz play when I was in grade school and I think of the tinman (as that is the character I played).

  2. It used to only come on Thanksgiving on CBS when I was a kid – I couldn’t wait to watch it every year.

  3. The first thing I think about is my childhood and having to wait all year before it would come back on the television

  4. I think of the awesomely scary wicked witch of the west and how she terrified me as a child,now I just think she’s great.

  5. The ruby red slippers! followed closely by the scene in which the witch melts down (both of those really impressed me as a kid – for diff reasons, obviously!)

  6. I guess it would be the music – I’m probably like most people that knows the movie and not the books, so whether it’s Ding dong the witch is dead or follow the yellow brick road, it’s always the music from the movie for me.

  7. I don’t think we even owned a color tv when I first saw the movie, so the big transition was lost on me. As wondrous as it was (and still is), I found most of it utterly terrifying at the time–the tornado, the witch, the lion, the trees, the monkeys, the soldiers! Shudder! So, the Wicked Witch of the West is what I think of first.

  8. I think of my aunt because she collects anything and everything Wizard of Oz. Last year for Christmas, I made her a shadowbox full of Wizard of Oz things!

  9. I always think of Dorothy saying goodbye to the scarecrow and how she tells him she will miss him the most. Always made me cry!

  10. I think about the ruby slippers and how excited I am to be going to see Chasing Rainbows a new musical about Judy Garland at the Papermill Playhouse next weekend.

  11. I think if flying monkeys… and I think how useful having flying monkeys to do your work would be. Or minions… wouldn’t it be cool? Get more stuff done.

    Mishelle G

  12. I think of my childhood and when it came on once a year and you can bet I watched it well in to my adulthood. Now I have the DVD

  13. Growing up, The Orpheum Theater in my town hosted a summer movie series, and they always showed The Wizard of Oz. It’s one of my favorite movies, so we always went. It was SUCH a cool experience. The entire crowd would say all the lines together, sing the songs, and cheer when the house smashes the Wicked Witch.

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