As requested, the answers to yesterday's Wizard of Oz trivia questions. Hey, while we're at it, if you want to be a traitor to the Big Quiz Thing, there's another screening here in NYC on Monday, October 12, at the Academy Theater on East 59th Street. Watching this film on the big screen grants the temporary illusion that all is well in the world.
In The Wizard of Oz, what does the Wicked Witch of the West skywrite above the Emerald City?
A: "Surrender, Dorothy." Bold!
What was the original published title of the book commonly called The Wizard of Oz?
A: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, though later editions cut the Wonderful
Four-part question: Wizard of Oz urban legends.
a. The members of BLANK totally made their album to sync up with the movie
b. A depressed actor who played BLANK can be seen hanging himself onscreen
d. That guy from The Beverly Hillbillies had to drop out of playing the Tin Man because he was allergic to BLANK.A: a. Pink Floyd, naturally
b. a Munchkin. Bullshit; it was actually a big bird.
c. "Damn." She actually said "damage," when she's pissed about Toto and threatens to bring a "damage suit."
d. makeup, the silver makeup specifically. This one is true.
In 2004, Bravo counted down “The 100 Scariest Movie Moments.” The two live-action children's movies on the list were The Wizard of Oz and what else?
A: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. That boat ride scene, when the chicken gets its head chopped off, totally freaked me out.
What trademarked name for a dessert comes from a 1939 movie?
A: Munchkins, meaning Dunkin' Donuts. I'm not that keen on this question, since lots of people eat Munchkins for breakfast and not dessert. But it worked for us once upon a time…long ago…somewhere over the rainbow…