I'll get you, Nicole, and your little dog too!

I got a blank look. Apparently my nine-year-old niece has never seen The Wizard of Oz. I told my brother that he was a bad father.

Is he? Is Oz out of date?

No and no. It still holds up, but I wouldn’t necessarily expect a nine year old to have watched it, with all the other stuff that’s out there. Now, if she were 20 and had never seen it, then I’d be a little wary.

I never liked OZ, even as a kid.

They used to show it ever Easter.

Bah, Oz scared the crap out of me as a kid. Not because of the witch, but because of the angry talking trees, and the fact that there was always movement in the background.

And the monkeys.

Yeah she might be too sensitive for it at 9. I bet I didn’t see it until I was a bit older too.

My step-grandma didn’t see it until she was in her 70s. But she was raised Amish then was busy seeing the world after she left the order, so I give her a pass on it.

And the hanged munchkin :wink:

I dunno, I haven’t shown it to my 6-yo, and she has seen *Labyrinth *, Nightmare Before Christmas and Princess Bride (but got rapidly bored at Star Wars :eek:

Maybe. But if she hasn’t been traumatized by The Wizard of Oz by now, she’s falling behind. She should have already moved on to the boat ride in Willy Wonka and Mufasa’s death in The Lion King.

Judging by the near-constant stream of people who think it’s clever (clever!) to list three related nouns and then add “Oh, My!,” I guess not. That’s the out-of-date part. It was out of date seventy years ago. Knock it off.

yes! and no.

ok, obviously i don’t really think he’s a bad father from that information, but she’s 9 and has never see it? oz is so immersed in our culture i don’t see how it can be out of date. my opinion is affected by my own upbringing, though. i don’t remember my first viewing of oz. i don’t remember ever having not seen it. i do know that i loved it immediately and without complication, and i can’t imagine my childhood without it.

i do have my one part that freaks me out, too. it’s when dorothy sees aunt em and everyone else fly past her window, and miss gulch shows up and turns into the wicked witch flying on her broomstick. i still cover my eyes.

If the Detroit Lions were hosting the Chicago Bears at Ford Field, and on the same day, the Tigers were playing in Comerica Park, you’d have…c’mon, everybody say it with me.

I wonder how long it will be before Tim Burton makes a really bad version of Oz.

My daughter saw it at three, and was so impressed she (a) insisted on watching it again, and (b) decided to dress up as Dorothy for Halloween, complete with blue checkered dress and sparkly red slippers and a little dog too.

That might be interesting to hear what new music Danny Elfman would come up with for a film like that.

Those darn Amish, always rushing into things :smiley:

At this point, I’d speed the process along with Bambi’s mother and Old Yeller.

My daughter first watched it two years ago, when she was 6, and she loved it.

That damn tornado (sorry, “cyclone”) STILL scares me to pieces! One of the most frightening things I have ever seen on film.

Aren’t you like, not really an official American if you haven’t seen it?

I think it’s a requirement for voting, right?

If you don’t get the reference “I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore” then you’re a filthy communist!

“Tinker to Evers to Chance”…?