Wizard Of Oz Original Script

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Wizard of Oz original script

The Gale Farm

Barnyard Scene


Devorah: She isn't coming yet, Toto. Did she hurt you? She tried to, didn't she? Come on. We'll go tell Uncle Henry and Auntie Mem. Come on, Toto.

Devorah : Aunt Em! Aunt Em! Aunt Em!

Aunt Em: Fifty-seven, fifty-eight.

Devorah: Just listen to what Miss Gulch did to Toto! She

Aunt Em: Devorah, please! We're trying to count:Fifty - eith -

Devorah: Oh, but Aunt Em, she hit him

Uncle Henry: Don't bother us now, honey. You see, this old incubator's gone bad and we're likely to lose a lot of our chicks.

Devorah: Oh - oh, the poor little things. Oh, but Aunt Em, Miss Gulch hit Toto right over the back with a rake just because she says he gets in her garden and chases her nasty old cat every day!

Aunt Em: Seventy - Devorah, please!

Devorah: Oh, but he doesn't do it every day - just once or twice a week. And he can't catch her old cat, anyway! And now she says he's going to get the -

Aunt Em: Devorah! We're busy!

Devorah: Oh - all right.

Zeke: How's she coming?

Hunk: Take it easy

Hunk: Ow! You got my finger!

Zeke: Why don't you get your finger out of the way!

Hickory: There you are.

Hunk: Right on my finger!

Zeke: It's a lucky thing it wasn't your head.

Devorah: Zeke, what am Igoing to do about Miss Gulch? Just because Toto chases her old cat

Zeke: Listen honey, I got them hogs to get in.

Hunt: Now lookit, Devorah, you ain't using your head about Miss Gulch.

You'd think you didn't have any brains at all.

Devorah: I have so got brains!

Hunk: Well, why don't you use them? When you come home, don't go by Miss Gulch's place then Toto won't get in her garden and you won't get in no trouble. See?

Devorah: Oh, Hunk, you just won't listen, that's all.

Hunk: Well, your head ain't made of straw, you know.

Zeke: Soo-ee! Get in there before Imake a dime bank out of you!

Listen Kid, are you going to let that Old Gulch heifer try and buffalo you?

She ain't nothing to be afraid of. Have a little courage, that's all.

Devorah: I'm not afraid of her.

Zeke: Then the next time she squawks, walk right up to her and spit in her eye. That's what I'd do.

Devorah: Oh! Oh! Oh, Zeke! Zeke! Zeke, get me out of here! Help! Oh!

Hickory: Are you all right, Devorah?

Devorah: Yes, I'm all right. Oh. I fell in and and Zeke - Why, Zeke, you - you're just as scared as I am!

Hunk: What's the matter, gonna let a little old pig make a coward out of you?

Hickory: Look at you, Zeke - you're just as white -

Aunt Em: Here, here, what's all this jabber-wapping when there's work to be done?

I know three shiftless farm hands that'll be out of a job before they know it!

Hickory: Well, Devorah was walking along the -

Aunt Em: I saw you tinkering with that contraption, Hickory. Now, you and Hunk get back to that wagon!

Hickory: All right, Mrs. Gale. But some day they're going to erect a statue to me in this town, and -

Aunt Em: Well, don't start posing for it now. Here, here - can't work on an empty stomach. Have some crullers.

Hunk: Gosh, Mrs. Gale.

Aunt Em: Just fried.

Hickory: Thanks.

Hunk: Swell.

Zeke: You see, Devorah topped into the - the -

Aunt Em: It's no place for Devorah about a pigsty! Now you go feed those hogs before

they worry themselves into anemia!

Zeke: Yes, Ma'am.

Devorah: Aunti Em, really - do you know what Miss Gulch said she was going to do to Toto?

She said she was going to -

Aunt Em: Now, Devorah, dear, stop imagining things. You always get yourself into a fret over nothing.

Devorah: Well -

Aunt Em: Now, you just help us out today and find yourself a place where you won't get into any trouble.

Devorah: Some place where there isn't any trouble. Do you suppose there is such a place, Toto? There must be. Not a place you can get to by a boat or a train.

It's far, far away - behind the moon - beyond the rain -

(Over The Rainbow)

Somewhere, over the rainbow, way up high.

There's a land that Iheard 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, bluebirds fly.

Birds fly over the rainbow,

Why then - oh, why can't I?

If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow,

Why, oh, why can't I?


The Gale Farm

Farm HouseScene


Miss Gulch: Mr. Gale,

Uncle Henry: Howdy, Miss Gulch.

Miss Gulch: I want to see you and your wife right away, about Devorah.

Uncle Henry: Devorah? Well, what has Devorah done?

Miss Gulch: What's she done? I'm all but lame from the bite on my leg!

Uncle Henry: You mean she bit you?

Miss Gulch: No, her dog!

Uncle Henry: Oh, she bit her dog, eh?

Miss Gulch: No!

Miss Gulch: That dog's a menace to the community. I'm taking him to the Sheriff and make sure

he's destroyed.

Devorah: Destroyed? Toto? Oh, you can't! You mustn't! Auntie Mem! Uncle Henry! You won't let her, will you?

Uncle Henry: Of course, we won't. Will will Em?

Devorah: Oh, please, Aunt Em? Toto didn't mean to. He didn't know he was doing anything

wrong. I'm the one that ought to be punished. Ilet him go in her garden. You can send me to bed wihtout supper

Miss Gulch: If you don't hand over that dog, I'll bring a damage suit that'll take your whole farm!

There's a law protecting folks against dogs that bite!

Aunt Em: How would it be if she keeps him tied up? He's really gentle - with gentle people, that is.

Miss Gulch Well, that's for the Sheriff to decide. Here's his order allowing me to take him.

Unless you want to go against the law.

Uncle Henry: Uh - yes

AuntEm: Now, we can't go against the law, Devorah. I'm afraid poor Toto will have to go.

Miss Gulch: Now you're seeing reason.

Devorah: No -

Miss Gulch: Here's what I'm taking him in - so he can't attack me again.

Devorah: No, no, no! I won't let you take him! You go away! Ooooh, I'll bite you myself!

Aunt Em: Devorah!

Devorah: Oh, you wicked old witch! Uncle Henry, Auntie Mem, don't let 'em take Toto!

Don't let her take him - please!

Miss Gulch: I've got an order! Let me have him!

Devorah: Stop her!

Aunt Em: Put him in the basket, Henry.

Miss Gulch: The idea!

Devorah: Don't, Uncle Henry. Oh, Toto!

Aunt Em: Almira Gulch, just because you own half the county doesn't mean you have the power to run the rest of us!

For twenty-three years I've been dying to tell you what I thought of you!

And now - well, being a Christian woman, I can't say it!

Devorah: Toto, darling! Oh, I've got you back!You came back! Oh, I'm so glad! Toto.

Oh, they'll be coming back for you in a minute. We've got to get away! We've got to run away.

Professor Marvel's Wagon



Professor: Well, well, well! House guests, huh? Ha ha ha ha! And who might you be?

No, no, now don't tell me.

Let's see. You're travelling in disguise. No, that's not right.

You're - you're going on a visit. No, I'm wrong.

You're, you're - running away.

Devorah: How did you guess?

Professor: Ha ha! Professor Marvel never guesses. He knows! Ha ha! Now, why

are you running away?

Devorah: Why -

Professor: No, no, now don't tell me. They - they don't understand you at home.

They don't appreciate you.

You want to see other lands, big cities, big mountains, big oceans.

Ha ha!

Devorah: Why, it's just like you could read what was inside of me.

Professor: Yes.

Devorah: Oh, Toto, that's not polite! We haven't been asked yet.

Professor: Ha, ha, ha! He's perfectly welcome! Ha ha! As one dog to another, huh? Ha ha ha! Here now, let's see. Where were we?

Devorah: Oh please, Professor, why can't we go with you and see all the

Crowned Heads of Europe?

Professor: Do you know any? Oh, you mean the thing. Yes. Well, I - I never do

anything without consulting my crystal first.

Let's go inside here. We'll - just come along. I'll show you.

That's right. Here, sit right down here. That's it. Ha ha! This - this is the

same genuine, magic, authentic crystal used by the priests of Isis and Osiris in the days of the Pharaohs of Egypt, in which Cleopatra first saw the approach of Julius Caesar and Mark Antony - and - and so on and so on.

Now, you - you'd better close your eyes, my child, for a moment - in order

to be better in tune with the infinite.

We - we can't do these things without reaching out into the ....infinite.

Yes, that's - that's right. Now you can open them. We'll gaze into the crystal.

Ah, what's this I see?

A house with a picket fence - and a barn with a weather vane of a - a- running horse.

Devorah: That's our farm!

Professor: Oh, yes. There's - there's - there's a woman. She's - she's wearing a - a - polka-dot dress.

Her face is careworn.

Devorah: That's Aunt Em.

Professor: Yes. Her - her name is Emily.

Devorah: That's right. What's she doing?

Professor: Well, I - I can't see. Why, she's crying.

Devorah: Oh.

Professor: Someone has hurt her. Someone has just about broken her heart.

Devorah: Me?

Professor: Well, it's - it's someone she loves very much; someone she's been very kind to; someone she's taken care of in sickness.

Devorah: I had the measles once - and she stayed right by me every minute.

Professor: Uh huh

Devorah: What's she doing now?

Professor: Yes, she's - what's this? Why, she's putting her hand on her heart!

She's - she's dropping down on the bed!

Devorah: Oh, no! No!

Professor: Well, that's all. The crystal's gone dark.

Devorah: Oh, you ..... you don't suppose she could really be sick, do you? Oh! Oh, I've

got to go home right away!

Professor: But, what's this? Ithought you were going along with me!

Devorah: Oh, no! No, Ihave to get to her right away! Come on, Toto! Come on!

Come on!

Goodbye, Professor Marvel, and thanks a lot!

Professor: Better get under cover, Sylvester! There's a storm blowin! - a whopper, to speak in the vernacular of the peasantry!

Poor little kid. I hope she gets home all right.


The Gale Farm

Cyclone Scene


Uncle Henry: Hurry up and get them horses loose! Find Hickory! Hickory!

Hickory! Doggone it! Hickory.

Zeke: It's a twister! It's a twister!!

Aunt Em: Devorah! Devorah!

Uncle Henry: Come on, everybody in the storm cellar!

Aunt Em: Henry! Henry! I can't find Devorah! She's somewhere out in the storm!

Devorah! Devorah!

Devorah : Auntie Mem! Auntie Mem! Auntie Mem!

Auntie Mem! Come and let me in!

Auntie Mem!

We must be up inside the cyclone!

Oh, Miss Gulch!!

Miss Gulch: Ah, ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!!!!

Devorah: Oh!


Devorah's Arrival in Oz Scene


Devorah: Toto, Ihave a feeling we're not in Israel anymore! We must be over the rainbow!

Now I - I know we're not in Israel!

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

Devorah: Who, me! I - I'm not a witch at all. I'm Devorah Gale, from Israel.

Glinda: Oh! Well, is that the Witch?

Devorah: Who, Toto? Toto's my dog.

Glinda: Well, 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 want to know is - are you a good witch or a bad witch?

Devorah: But I've already told you, I'm not a witch at all. Witches are old and ugly. What was that?

Glinda: The Munchkins. They're laughing because Iam a witch. I'm Glinda, the Witch of the North.

Devorah: You are! I beg your pardon! But I've never heard of a beautiful witch before.

Glinda: Only bad witches are ugly.

Glinda: The Munchkins are happy because you have freed them from the Wicked Witch of the East.

Devorah: 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 all right - you may all come out and thank her.

( Munchkinland )

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 Israel, she says, is the name of the star.

Israel, she says, is the name of the star.

She brings you good news. Or haven't you heard? When she fell out of Israel

A miracle occurred.

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.

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.

(* = repeated)

... Who began to twitch and was reduced to just a stitch of what was once the Wicked Witch.

Munchkin #1: We thank you very sweetly, for doing it so neatly.

Munchkin #2: You've killed her so completely, that we thank you very sweetly.

Glinda: Let the joyous news be spread, The Wicked Old Witch at last is dead!

( Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead! )

Ding Dong! The Witch is dead. Which old Witch? The Wicked Witch!

Ding Dong! The Wicked Witch is dead.

Wake up - sleepy head, rub your eyes, get out of bed.

Wake up, the Wicked Witch is dead. She's gone where the goblins go,

Below - below - below. Yo-ho, let's open up and sing and ring the bells out.

Ding Dong' the merry-oh, sing it high, sing it low.

Let them know

The Wicked Witch is dead!

Mayor: As Mayor of the Munchkin City, In the County of the Land of Oz, Iwelcome you most regally.

Barrister: But we've got to verify it legally, to see

Mayor: To see?

Barrister: If she

Mayor : If she?

Barrister: Is morally, ethic'lly

Father No.1: Spiritually, physically

Father No. 2: Positively, absolutely

Munchkins: Undeniably and reliably Dead

Coroner: As Coroner Imust aver, Ithoroughly examined her. And she's not only merely dead, she's really most sincerely dead.

Mayor: Then this is a day of Independence For all the Munchkins and their descendants

Barrister: If any.

Mayor: Yes, let the joyous news be spread The wicked Old Witch at last id dead!

(Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead! )

Ding Dong! The Witch is dead. Which old Witch? The Wicked Witch!

Ding Dong! The Wicked Witch is dead.

Wake up - sleepy head, rub your eyes, get out of bed.

Wake up, the Wicked Witch is dead. She's gone where the goblins go,

Below - below - below. Yo-ho, let's open up and sing and ring the bells out.

Ding Dong' the merry-oh, sing it high, sing it low.

Let them know

The Wicked Witch is dead!


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Devorah's Arrival in Oz Scene


(Lullaby League/Lollypop Guild )

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.

We represent the Lollypop Guild, The Lollypop Guild, The Lollypop Guild

And in the name of the Lollypop Guild,

We wish to welcome you to Muchkinland.

We welcome you to Munchkinland, Tra la la la la la la

From now on you'll be history.

You'll be history, you'll be history, you'll be history.

And we will glorify your name.

You will be a bust, be a bust, be a bust

In the Hall of Fame!

Devorah: I thought you said she was dead.

Glinda: That was her sister - the Wicked Witch of the jEast. This is the Wicked Witch of the West.

And she's worse than the other one was.

Wicked Witch

Who killed my sister? Who killed the Witch of the East? Was it you?

Devorah: No, no. It was an accident. I didn't mean to kill anybody.

Wicked Witch: Well, my little pretty, I can cause accidents too!

Glinda: Aren't you forgetting the ruby slippers?

Wicked Witch: The slippers - yes!

The slippers! 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!

Devorah: Oh!

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

Give them back to me. Give them back!

Glinda: Keep tight inside them. Their magic must be very powerful or she wouldn't want them so badly.

Wicked Witch: You stay out of this, Glinda, or I'll fix you as well!

Glinda: Oh, rubbish! You have no power here. Be gone before somebody drops a house on you, too!

Wicked Witch: Very well, I'll bide my time - and as for you, my fine lady. It's true Ican't attend to you here and now as I'd like,

but just try to stay out of my way - just try! I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too!

Glinda: It's all right. You can get up. She's gone. It's all right. You can all get up. Pooh - what a smell of sulfur!

I'm afraid you've made rather a bad enemy of the Wicked Witch of the West. The sooner you get out of Oz

altogether, the safer you'll sleep, my dear.

Devorah: Oh, I'd give anything to get of Oz altogether, but - which is the way back to Israel?

I can't go the way I came. No, that's true.

The only person who might know would be the great and wonderful Wizard of Oz himself.

Devorah: The Wizard of Oz? Is he good or is he wicked?

Glinda: Oh, very good, but very mysterious. He lives in the Emerald City and that's a long journey from here.

Did you bring your broomstick with you?

Devorah: No, I'm afraid Ididn't.

Glinda: Well, then, you'll have to walk. The Munchkins will see you safely to the border of Munchkinland.

And remember, never let those ruby slippers off your feet for a moment,

or you will be at the mercy of the Wicked Witch of theWest.

Devorah: But - how do I start for the Emerald City?

Glinda : It's always best to start a the beginning - and all you do is follow the

Yellow Brick Road

Devorah: But - what happens if I

Glinda : Just follow the

Yellow Brick Road

Munchkins: Goodbye, Goodbye!

Devorah: My! People come and go so quickly here!Follow the

Yellow Brick Road
. Follow the
Yellow Brick Road

Mayor: Follow the

Yellow Brick Road

First Munchkin: Follow the

Yellow Brick Road

Woman: Follow the

Yellow Brick Road

Barrister: Follow the

Yellow Brick Road

( We're Off To See The Wizard )

[Follow the

Yellow Brick Road

Follow the

Yellow Brick Road
. Follow the
Yellow Brick Road

Follow, follow, follow, follow,

Follow the

Yellow Brick Road

Follow the Yellow Brick, Follow the Yellow Brick,

Follow the

Yellow Brick Road

You're off to see the Wizard, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

You'll find he is a whiz of a Wiz! If ever a Wiz! there was.

If ever oh ever a Wiz! there was The Wizard of Oz is one because,

Because, because, because, because, because.

Because of the wonderful things he does.

You're off to see the Wizard. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Devorah: Follow the

Yellow Brick Road
? Follow the Yellow Brick...?

Well, now which way do we go?

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On the

Yellow Brick Road

Devorah meets the Scarecrow


Devorah: Follow the

Yellow Brick Road
? Follow the Yellow Brick...? Well, now which way do we go?

Scarecrow: Pardon me. That was is a very nice way.

Devorah: Who said that?......Don't be silly, Toto. Scarecrows don't talk.

Scarecrow: It's pleasant down that way, too.

Devorah: That's funny. Wasn't he pointing the other way?

Scarecrow: Of course, people do go both ways!

Devorah: Why - you did say something. didn't you?

Are you doing that on purpose, or can't you make up your mind?

Scarecrow: That's the trouble. Ican't make up my mind. Ihaven't got a brain, only straw.

Devorah: Well, how can you talk if you haven't got a brain?

Scarecrow: I don't know. But some people without brains do an awful lot of talking, don't they?

Devorah: Yes, Iguess you're right.

Well, we haven't really met properly, have we?

Scarecrow: Why no.

Devorah: How do you do?

Scarecrow: How do you do?

Devorah: Very well, thank you.

Scarecrow: Oh, I'm not feeling at all well. You see, it's very tedious being stuck up here all day long with a pole up your back.

Devorah: Oh, dear - that must be terribly uncomfortable. Can't you get down?

Scarecrow: Down? No, you see, I'm - well, I'm

Devorah: Oh, wel, here - let me help you.

Scarecrow: Oh, that's very kind of you - very kind.

Devorah: Oh, dear - Idon't quite see how Ican

Scarecrow: Of course, I'm not bright about doing things, but if you'll just bend the nail down in back, maybe I'll slip off and

Devorah: Oh......yes.

Scarecrow: Ohhhhh!

Whoops! There goes some more of me again!

Devorah: Oh. Does it hurt you?

Scarecrow: Oh, no. Ijust keep picking it up and putting it back in again. My! It's good to be free!

Devorah: Ohhhh!

Scarecrow: Did Iscare you?

Devorah: No, no I - I just thought you hurt yourself.

Scarecrow: But Ididn't scare you?

Devorah: No, of course not.

Scarecrow: I didn't think so.

Boo!Scat! Boo!

You see, Ican't even scare a crow. They come from miles around just to eat in my field and - and laugh in my face. Oh, I'm a failure, because Ihaven't got a brain!

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

Scarecrow: Do? Why, if Ihad a brain, I could -

(If I Only Had a Brain)

Icould while away the hours, conferrin' with the flowers

Consultin' with the rain.

And my head I'd be scratchin' while my thoughts were busy hatchin'

If Ionly had a brain.

I'd unravel every riddle for any individ'le,

In trouble or in pain.

With the thoughts you'll be thinkin' you could be another Lincoln

If you only had a brain.

Oh, Icould tell you why the ocean's near the shore.

I could think of things Inever thunk before.

And then I'd sit, and think some more.

I would not be just a nothin' my head all full of stuffin'

My heart all full of pain.

I would dance and be merry, life would be a ding-a-derry,

If Ionly had a brain.

Devorah: Ohh!

Wonderful! Why, if our scarecrow back in Israel could do that, the crows'd be scared to pieces!

Scarecrow: They would?

Devorah: Yes

Scarecrow: Where's Israel?

Devorah: That's where Ilive. And Iwant to get back there so badly, I'm going all the way to the Emeralk City

to get the Wizard of Oz to help me.

Scarecrow: You're going to see a Wizard?

Devorah: Um-hmm

Scarecrow: Do you think if I went wtih you this Wizard would give me some brains?

Devorah: Icouldn't say. But even if he didn't you'd be no worse off than you are now.

Scarecrow: Yes, that's true.

Devorah: But maybe you'd better not. I've got a Witch mad at me, and you might get into trouble.

Scarecrow: Witch?Huh! I'm not afraid of Witch! I'm not afraid of anything - oh, secept a lighted match.

Devorah: Idon't blame you for that.

Scarecrow: But I'd face a whole box full of them for the chance of getting some brains. Look - Iwon't be any trouble, because Idon't eat a thing, and Iwon't try to manage things, because Ican't think. Won't you take me with you?

Devorah: Of course, I will.

Scarecrow: Hooray! We're off to see a Wizard!

Devorah: Oh - well, you're not starting out very well.

Scarecrow: Oh, I'll try!Really, I will.

Devorah: To Oz?

Scarecrow: To Oz!

(We're Off To See The Wizard)

We're off to see the Wizard, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

You'll find he is a whiz of a Wiz! If ever a Wiz! there was.

If ever oh ever a Wiz! there was The Wizard of Oz is one because,

Because, because, because, because, because.

Because of the wonderful things he does.

We're off to see the Wizard. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

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On the

Yellow Brick Road

Devorah and the Scarecrow meet the Tin Man


Devorah: Oh, apples!Oh - look!Oh!


Tree: What do you think you're doing?

Devorah: We've been walking a long way, and Iwas hungry and - did you say - something?

First Tree: She was hungry!

Second Tree: She was hungry!

First Tree: Well, how would you like to have someone come along and pick something off of you?

Devorah: Oh dear!Ikeep forgetting I'm not in Israel.

Scarecrow: Come along, Devorah - you don't want any of those apples. Hmm!

First Tree: Are you hinting my apples aren't what they ought to be?

Scarecrow: Oh, no! It's just that she doesn't like little green worms!

First Tree: Oh, you!

Scarecrow: I'll show you how to get apples

Hooray!Iguess that did it!Help yourself.

Devorah: Why, it's a man!A man made out of tin!

Scarecrow: What?

Devorah: Yes, Oh - look!

Tin Man: Oil can!Oil can!

Devorah: Did you say something?

Tin Man: Oil can!

Devorah: He said Oil can.

Scarecrow: Oil can what?

Devorah: Oil can?Oh!

Tin Man: Ahhh!

Devorah: Here it is! Where do you want oiled first?

Tin Man: My mouth - my mouth!.

Scarecrow: He said his mouth! The other side!

Devorah: Yes - there.

Tin Man: Me - e, me - e-, My- mmm-my, my, my, my goodness. Ican talk again!

Oh - oil my arms, please - oil my elbows. Oh!Oh!

Devorah: Here.

Tin Man: Oh! Oh!

Devorah: Oh.

Tin Man: Oh! Oh!

Devorah: Oh.

Tin Man: Oh!

Devorah: Did that hurt?

Tin Man: No, it feels wonderful. I've held that axe up for ages. Oh!

Devorah: Oh, goodness! How did you ever get like this?

Tin Man: Oh - well, about a year ago, I was chopping that tree when suddenly it

began to rain.

Devorah: Oh!

Tin Man: And right in the middle of a chop, I - I rusted solid. And I've been that way ever since. Oh.

Devorah: Well, you're perfect now.

Tin Man My - my neck. My - my neck. Perfect? Oh - bang on my chest if you

think I'm perfect. Go ahead - bang on it!

Scarecrow: Beautiful! What an echo!

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

Devorah and Scarecrow: No Heart?!

Tin Man: No heart!

Devorah: Oh.

Tin Man

All hollow.

(If I Only Had a Heart)

When a man's an empty kettle he should be on his mettle,

And yet I'm torn apart.

Just because I'm presumin' that I could be kind-a-human,

If Ionly had 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 boys who shoots the arrows

If I only had a heart.

Picture me - a balcony. Above a voice sings low.

Wherefore art thou, Romeo? I hear a beat....

How sweet.

Just to register emotion, jealousy - devotion,

And really feel the part.

Icould stay young and chipper and I'd lock it with a zipper,

If Ionly had a heart.

Devorah: Oh, oh

Tin Man: Oh.

Devorah: ...oh, oh, oh, are you all right?

Tin Man: I'm afraid I'm a little rusty yet. Oh.

Devorah: 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: Well, suppose the Wizard wouldn't give me one when we got there?

Devorah: Oh, but he will! He must! We've come such a long way already.

Wicked Witch: 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 bee-hive!

Here, Scarecrow! Want to play ball?

Scarecrow: Oh! Look out! Oh, I'm burning! I'm burning! Oh!

I'm not afraid of her. I'll see you get safely to the Wizard now, whether Iget a brain or not! Stuff a mattress with me - hah!

Tin Man: I'll see you reach the Wizard, whether I get a heart or not.Bee-hive - bah!

Let her try and make a bee-hive out of me!

Devorah: Oh, you're the best friends anybody ever hd. And it's funny, but I

feel as if I'd 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: And I was standing over there rusting for the longest time.

Devorah: Still, I wish Icould remember. But Iguess it doesn't matter anyway.

We know each other now, don't we?

Scarecrow: That's right!

Tin Man: We do.

Scarecrow: To Oz?

Tin Man: To Oz!

( We're Off To See The Wizard )

[Follow the

Yellow Brick Road

We're off to see the Wizard, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

You'll find he is a whiz of a Wiz! If ever a Wiz! there was.

If ever oh ever a Wiz! There was The Wizard of Oz is one because,

Because, because, because, because, because.

Because of the wonderful things he does.

We're off to see the Wizard. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

On the

Yellow Brick Road

Devorah, the Scarecrow, and the Tin Man meet the Lion


Devorah: I don't like this forest! It's - it's dark and creepy!

Scarecrow: Of course, I don't know, but Ithink it'll get darker before it gets lighter.

Devorah: Do - do you suppose we'll meet any wild animals?

Tin Man: Mmmm - we might.

Devorah: Oh -

Scarecrow: Animals that - that eat straw?

Tin Man: A - some - but mostly lions and tigers and bears.

Devorah: Lions!

Scarecrow: And tigers!

Tin Man: And bears!

Devorah: Oh! Lions, and tigers and bears! Oh, - my -

Devorah, Scarecrow, Tin Man: Lions and tigers and bears!

Devorah: Oh My!

Scarecrow: Oh, look!

Devorah: Oh!

Lion: Hah! Put 'em up! Put 'em - up! Which one of you first? I'll fight you both together, if you want.

I'll fight ya' with one paw tied behind my back! I'll fight ya' standin' on one foot!

I'll fight ya' with my eyes closed. Oh, pullin' an axe on me, eh?Sneakin' up on me, eh? Why!

Tin Man: Here - here. Go away and let us alone.

Lion: Oh, scared, huh? Afraid, huh?

Hah! How long can you stay fresh in that can?Come on, get up and fight,

you shivering junk yard! Put your hands up, you lop-sided bag of hay!

Scarecrow: Now that's getting personal, Lion.

Tin Man: Yes, get up and teach him a lesson.

Scarecrow: Well, what's wrong with you teachin' him?

Tin Man: A - well - well, Ihardly know him.

Lion: Well, I'll get you anyway, Pee Wee.

Devorah: Oh!Shame on you!

Lion: What did you do that for?Ididn't bite him.

Devorah: No, but you tried to.

It's bad enough picking on a straw man, but when you go around picking on poor little dogs.

Lion: Well, you didn't have to go and hit me, did you? Is my nose bleeding'?

Devorah: Well, of course not. My goodness, what a fuss you're making!

Well, naturally when you go around picking on things weaker than you are - why, you're nothing but a great big coward!

Lion: You're right, I am a coward! I haven't any courage at all. Ieven scare myself. Look at the circles under my eyes.

Ihaven't slept in weeks.

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

Lion: That doesn't do any good - I'm afraid of 'em.

Scarecrow: Oh, that's too bad. Don't you think the Wizard could help him, too?

Devorah: 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.

Devorah: I'm sure he could give you some courage.

Lion: Well, wouldn't you feel degraded to be seen in the company of a cowardly lion?Iwould.

Devorah: No, of course not!

Lion: Gee, that - that's awfully nice of you. My life has been simply unbearable.

Devorah: Oh, well, it's all right now. The Wizard'll fix everything.

Lion: It - it's been in me so long Ijust gotta tell you how Ifeel

(If I Only Had the Nerve)

Yeh, it's sad, believe me, Missy, When you're born to be a sissy

Without the vim and verve.

But Icould show my prowess, be a lion not a mou-ess

If I only had the nerve.

I'm afraid there's no denyin' I'm just a dandelion,

A fate Idon't deserve.

I'd be brave as a blizzard....

I'd be gentle as a lizard....

I'd be clever as a gizzard....

If the Wizard is a Wizard who will serve.

Then I'm sure to get a brain, a heart, a home, the nerve!

(We're Off To See The Wizard)

[Follow the

Yellow Brick Road

We're off to see the Wizard, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

You'll find he is a whiz of a Wiz! If ever a Wiz! there was.

If ever oh ever a Wiz! there was The Wizard of Oz is one because,

Because, because, because, because, because.

Because of the wonderful things he does.

We're off to see the Wizard. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

On the

Yellow Brick Road

The Wicked Witch casts her spell on the Four


Wicked Witch: A-hah! So, you won't take warning, eh? All the worse for you, then!I'll take care of you now instead of later!

Hah!When I gain those ruby slippers, my power will be the greatest in Oz! And now, my beauties!

Something with poison in it, Ithink. With poison in it, but attractive to the eye and soothing to the smell!

Poppies!Poppies! Poppies will put them to sleep.

Sleep - now they'll sleep.

Devorah: There's Emerald City!Oh, we're almost there at last!At last!

It's beautiful, isn't it? Just like Iknew it would be. He really must be a wonderful Wizard to live in a city like that!

Lion: Well, come on, then. What are we waiting for?

Scarecrow: Nothing!Let's run!

Devorah: Yes, let's run!

Scarecrow: Come on - come on!

Tin Man: Hurry! Hurry!

Scarecrow: Oh, look! Come on!

Tin Man: It's wonderful!The Emerald City!

Devorah: Oh - oh - what's happening? What is it? I can't run any more. I'm so sleepy.

Scarecrow: Here, give us your hands and we'll pull you along.

Devorah: Oh no, please. Ihave to rest for just a minute. Toto...where's Toto?

Scarecrow: Oh, you can't rest now. We're nearly there.

Don't cry - you'll rust yourself again!

Lion: Come to think of it, forty winks wouldn't be bad.

Scarecrow: Don't you start it, too!

Tin Man: No! We ought to try and carry Devorah.

Scarecrow: Idon't think Icould, but we could try.

Tin Man: Let's

Scarecrow: Yes.

Tin Man: Oh - now look at him! This is terrible!

Scarecrow: Here, Tin Man - help me.

Tin Man: Oh!

Scarecrow: Uh. Oh, this is terrible!Ican't budge her an inch! This is a spell, this is!

Tin Man: It's the Wicked Witch!What'll we do? HELP! HELP!

Scarecrow: It's no use screaming at a time like this. Nobody will hear you! HELP!

HELP! HELP! Help! It's snowing!

No, it isn't! Yes, it is!Oh, maybe that'll help!Oh, but it couldn't help!

It does help! Devorah, you're waking up!

Devorah: Oh, Oh.

Lion: Ah - ah. Unusual weather we're having, ain't it?

Devorah: Look, he's rusted again!Oh, give me the oil can, quick!Oh!

Scarecrow: Here! Oil him.

Devorah: Oh.

Lion: He is rusted.

Devorah: Here.

Lion: Here.

Devorah: Oil him!

Lion: Oil him!

Devorah: Quick....!

Wicked Witch: Oh, Curses! Curses! Somebody always helps that girl! But shoes or no shoes,

I'm still great enough to conquer her. And woe to those who try to stop me!

Devorah: Come on, let's get out of here. Look - Emerald City is closer and prettier than ever!

(Optimistic Voices)

You're out of the woods, You're out of the dark, You're out of the night.

Step into the sun, Step into the light.

Keep straight ahead for the most glorious place

On the Face of the Earth or the sky.

Hold onto your breath, Hold onto your heart, Hold onto your hope.

March up to the gate and bid it open - open.


At the end of the

Yellow Brick Road

The four arrive at The Emerald City - OZ

Scene with the Doorman


Doorman: Who rang that bell?

All Four: We did!

Doorman: Can't your read?

Scarecrow: Read what?

Doorman: The notice!

All Four: What notice?

Doorman: It's on the door as plain as the nose on my face! It's a - Oh - oh - oh.

All Four: Bell out of order - please knock.

Doorman: Well, that's more like it. Now, state your business.

All Four: We want to see the Wizard.

Doorman: Oh - oh - the Wizard? A - but nobody can see the great Oz! Nobody's ever seen the Great Oz! Even I've never seen him!

Devorah: Well then, how do you know there is one?

Doorman: Because - he's a b - I - Oh - you're wasting my time!

Devorah: Oh - Oh, please. Please, sir. I've got to see the Wizard. The Good Witch of the North sent me.

Doorman: Prove it!

Scarecrow: She's wearing the ruby slippers she gave her!

Doorman: Oh - so she is! Well, bust my buttons! Why didn't you say that in the first place?That's a horse of a different color! Come on in!

In the Emerald City

Cabby and Groom/Polish


Cabby: Cabby! Cabby! Just what you're looking for! Take you any place in the City, we does!

Devorah: Well, would you take us to see the Wizard?

Cabby: The Wizard? The Wizard! I - I - Well, yes, - of course, but first I'll take you to a little place where you can tidy u a bit - what?

Devorah: Oh, thank you so much. We've been gone such a long time, and we feel so mess- What kind of a horse is that?

I've never seen a horse like that before!

Cabby: No - and never will again, I fancy. There's only one of him, and he's it. He's the Horse of a Different Color, you've heard tell about.

(Merry Old Land Of Oz)

Ha - ha - ha, Ho - ho - ho - And a couple of tra - la - las

That's how we laugh the day away, In the Merry Old Land of Oz!

Bzz - bzz - bzz, Chirp - chirp - chirp - And a couple of La - di - das

That's how the crickets crick all day, In the Merry Old Land of Oz!

We get up at twelve and start to work at one.

Take an hour for lunch and then at two we're done.

Jolly good fun!

Ha - ha - ha, Ho - ho - ho - And a couple of tra - la - las

That's how we laugh the day away, In the Merry Old Land of Oz!

Pat, pat here, Pat, pat there, and a couple of brand new straws.

That's how we keep you young and fair In the Merry Old Land of Oz!

Rub, rub here, Rub, rub there, Whether you're tin or brass

That's how we keep you in repair In the Merry Old Land of Oz!

We can make a dimple smile out of a frown.

Can you even dye my eyes to match my gown? Uh-huh!

Jolly Old town!

Clip, clip here, Clip, clip there, We give the roughest claws.

That certain air of savoir faire, In the Merry Old Land of Oz!

Ha - ha - ha - Ho - ho - ho - Ho - ho - ho - ho -

That's how we laugh the day away In the Merry Old Land of Oz!

Ha - ha - ha, Ho - ho - ho - Ha - ha - ha -ha - ha

That's how we laugh the day away, In the Merry Old Land of Oz!


Lion: Who's her?Who's her?

Devorah: It's the Witch! She's followed us here!

Two Oz Women: Devorah? Who's Devorah? The Wizard will explain it!

Man of Oz: To the Wizard! To the Wizard!

Devorah: Whatever shall we do?

Scarecrow: Well, we'd better hurry if we're going to see the Wizard!

Doorman: Here - here! Everything is all right. Stop that now - just - Every - it's all right! Everything is all right!

The Great and Powerful Oz has got matters well in hand - I hope - and so you can all go home!

And there's nothing to worry about.

Get out of here now - go on! Go on home, and I - I- Go home.

Devorah: If you please, sir. We want to see the Wizard right away. All - four of us.

Doorman: Order are - Nobody can see the Great Oz! Not nobody - not nohow!

Devorah: Oh, but - but please. It's very important.

Lion: And - and Igot a permanent just for the occasion.

Doorman: Not nobody - not nohow!

Scarecrow: But she's Devorah!

Doorman: The Witch's Devorah? Well - that makes a difference. Just wait here - I'll announce you at once!

Scarecrow: Did you hear that?He'll announce us at once! I've as good as got my brain!

TinMan: I can fairly hear my heart beating!

Devorah: I'll be home in time for super!

Lion: In another hour I'll be King of the Forest. Long live the King!

(If IWere King Of The Forest)

If Iwere 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 - woof.

As I'd 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!

Monarch of all Isurvey -- Mo--na-a-a--a-arch Of all Isurvey!


Devorah: Your Majesty, If you were King, you wouldn't be afraid of anything?

Lion: Not nobody, not nohow!

Tin Man: Not even a rhinocerous?

Lion: Imposserous!

Devorah: How about a hippopotamus?

Lion: Why, I'd trash him from top to bottomamus!

Devorah: Supposin' you met an elephant?

Lion: I'd wrap him up in cellophant!

Scarecrow: What if it were a brontosaurus?

Lion: I'd show him who was King of the Forest!

All Four: How?

Lion: How?

Courage! What makes a King out of a slave?

Courage!What makes the flag on the mast to wave?

Courage!What makes the elephant charge his tusk, in the misty mist or the dusky dusk?

What makes the muskrat guard his musk?

Courage! What makes the sphinx the seventh wonder?

Courage!What makes the dawn come up like thunder?

Courage!What makes the Hottentot so hot? What puts the "ape" in apricot? What have they got that Iain't got?

All Four: Courage!

Lion: You can say that again, Huh?

Doorman: Go home! The Wizard says go away!

All Four: Go away?

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In the Emerald City

The Four come before the Wizard!


Devorah: Oh -

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

Tin Man: Don't cry, Devorah. We're going to get you to the Wizard.

Scarecrow: We certainly are.

Devorah: Auntie Mem was so good to me, and Inever appreciated it. Running away - and hurting her feelings.

Professor Marvel said she was sick. She may be dying and - and it's all my fault.

I'll never forgive myself!Never - never - never!

Doorman: Please don't cry any more. I'll get you into the Wizard somehow. Come on. Ihad an Aunt Em myself once!

Lion: Wait a minute, fellows Iwas just thinkin' - Ireally don't want to see the Wizard this much. Ibetter wait for you outside.

Scarecrow: What's the matter?

Tin Man: Oh, he's just scared again.

Devorah: Don't you know the Wizard's going to give you some courage?

Lion: I'd be too scared to ask him for it.

Devorah: Oh - well then, we'll ask him for you.

Lion: I'd sooner wait outside.

Devorah: Why?Why?

Lion: Because I'm still scared!

Devorah: Oh, come on.

Lion: OHHH!

Scarecrow: What happened!

Lion: Somebody pulled my tail!

Scarecrow: Oh, you did it yourself!

Lion: I - Oh -

Scarecrow: Here. Come on.

Wizard: Come forward!

Lion: Tell me when it's over! Oh, look at that!Look at that!Oh - oohhh - hhhh! Iwant to go home!

Wizard: Iam Oz, the Great and Powerful! Who are you? Who are you?

Devorah: I - If you please, I - I am Devorah - the small and meek. We've come to ask you -

Wizard: Silence!

Devorah: Oh! Ohhh - Jiminy Crickets!

Wizard: The Great an Powerful Oz knows why you have come. Step forward, Tin Man!

Tin Man: Ohhhhh!

Wizard: You dare to come to me for a heart, do you? You clinking, clanking, clattering collection of caliginous junk!

TinMan: Ohh--yes - yes, sir - Y-Yes, Your Honor. You see, a while back, we were walking down the

Yellow Brick Road
, and -

Wizard: Quiet!

TinMan: Ohhhhh!

Wizard: And you, Scarecrow, have the affrontery to ask for a brain - you billowing bale of bovine fodder!

Scarecrow: Y-Yes - Yes, Your Honor - Imean, Your Excellency - I- I mean - Your Wizardry!

Wizard: Enough! Uhh - and you - Lion!!


Devorah: Oh - oh - oh! You ought to be ashamed of yourself - frightening him like that, when he came to you for help!

Wizard: Silence!Whippersnapper! The beneficient Oz has every intention of granting your requests!

Lion: What's that?What'd he say?

Devorah: Oh, come one.

Lion: Huh? What'd he say -

Wizard: But first, you must prove yourselves worthy by performing a very small task. Bring me the broomstick of the Witch of the West.

TinMan: B-B-B-B-But if we do that, we'll have to kill her to get it!

Wizard: Bring me her broomstick and I'll grant your requestss....Now go!

Lion: But - but what if she kills us first?

Wizard: I said - GO!!

Lion: Ohhhhh!!


In the Haunted Forest

The Four travel to the Witch's Castle!


Lion: I'd turn back if Iwere you.

Ohhhhh, noo, ohhhhh-no!

Scarecrow: I believe there're spooks around here.

Tin Man: That's ridiculous! Spooks!That's silly.

Lion: But don't you believe in spooks?

TinMan: No. Why only - oh!

Devorah: Oh! Oh, Tin Man!

Oh - oh -

Scarecrow: Oh - are you - are you all right?

Lion: I do believe in spooks. Ido believe in spooks. I do - Ido - I do - Ido - I do believe in spooks. I do believe in spooks!

Ido - I do - Ido!

Wicked Witch: You'll believe in more than that before I'm finished with you. Take your army to the Haunted Forest,

and bring me that girl and her dog.Do as you like with the others, but Iwant her alive and unharmed!

They'll give you no trouble. Ipromise you that. I've sent a little insect on ahead to take the fight out of them.

Take special care of those ruby slippers. Iwant those most of all. Now, fly! fly! fly! Bring me that girl and her slippers!

Fly! Fly! Fly.

Tin Man: Go 'way now!

Scarecrow: Help! Help!

Devorah: Oh - oh - Oh!

Scarecrow: Help! Help! Help! Help!

TinMan: Oh, well, what happened to you?

Scarecrow: They tore my legs off, and they threw them over there! Then they took my chest out and they threw it over there!

Tin Man: Well, that's you all over!

Lion: They sure knocked the stuffings out of you, didn't they?

Scarecrow: Don't stand there talking!Put me together! We've got to find Devorah!

Tin Man: Now, let's see.

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In the Witch's Castle

Devorah is prisoner!


Wicked Witch: What a nice little dog. And you, my dear. What an unexpected pleasure. It's so kind of you to visit me in my loneliness.

Devorah: What are you going to do with my dog! Give him back to me!

Wicked Witch: All in good time, my little pretty - all in good time.

Devorah: Oh, please give me back my dog!

Wicked Witch: Certainly - certainly - when you give me those slippers.

Devorah: But the Good Witch of the North told me not to.

Wicked Witch: Very well. Throw that basket in the river and drown him.

Devorah: No! No - No! Here, you can have your old slippers - but give me Toto!

Wicked Witch: That's a good little girl. I knew you'd see reason!

Ohhhhh! Ohhhhhhh!

Devorah: I'm sorry, I didn't do it. Can I still have my dog?

Wicked Witch: No! Fool that I am. I should have remembered - those slippers will never come off, as long as you're alive.

But that's not what's worrying me. It's how to do it. These things must be done delicately...or you hurt the spell!

Devorah: Run, Toto - run!

Wicked Witch: Catch him, you fool!

Devorah: Run, Toto, run!

Run, Toto, run! He got away! He got away!

Wicked Witch: Ohhh! Which is more than you will! Drat you and your dog! You've been more trouble to me than you're worth,

one way and another - but it'll soon be over now!

Wicked Witch: Do you see that? That's how much longer you've got to be alive! And it isn't long, my pretty - it isn't long!

I can't wait forever to get those shoes!

Devorah: I'm frightened, I'm frightened, Auntie Mem - I'm frightened!

Aunt Em: Devorah - Devorah - where are you? It's me - it's Auntie Mem. We're trying to find you! Where are you?

Devorah: I - I'm here in Oz, Auntie Mem! I'm locked in the Witch's castle......and I'm trying to get home to you, Auntie Mem!

Oh, Auntie Mem, don't go away! I'm frightened! Come back! Come back!

Wicked Witch: Auntie Mem - Auntie Mem - come back! I'll give you Auntie Mem, my pretty!!

In the Witch's Castle

The rescue!


Tin Man: Look! There's Toto! Where'd he come from?

Scarecrow: Why, don't you see? He's come to take us to Devorah.

Tin Man: Oh -

Scarecrow: Come on, fellows!

Lion: Oh, I - I - I hope my strength holds out.

Tin Man: I hope your tail holds out.

Lion: What's that! What's that?

Scarecrow: Devorah's in that awful place!

Tin Man: Oh, I hate to think of her in there. We've got to get her out!

Scarecrow: Don't cry now. We haven't got the oil can with us and you've been squeaking enough as it is.

Lion: Who's them? Who's them?



Winkies: Ooo - eeeee - hoo! Yooo - ho! Ooo - eeeee - hoo! Yooo - ho!


Scarecrow: I've got a plan how to get in there.

Lion: Fine. He's got a plan.

Scarecrow: And you're going to lead us.

Lion: Yeah. Me?

Scarecrow: Yes, you.

Lion: I - I - I - I - gotta get her out'a there?

Scarecrow: That's right.

Lion: All right, I'll go in there for Devorah - Wicked Witch or no Wicked Witch - guards or no guards - I'll tear 'em apart.

Ohhh! I may not come out alive but I'm going in there. There's only one thing I want you fellas to do.

Tin Man and Scarecrow: What's that?

Lion: Talk me out of it.

Tin Man: No, you don't

Scarecrow: Oh, no!

Lion: No? Now, wait a minute.

Tin Man: You don't neither -

Scarecrow: Up!

Lion: Now?

Scarecrow: Come on, I've got another idea

Lion: Do - do you think it'll be polite - dropping in like this?

Tin Man: Come on - come on.

Where do we go now?

Lion: Yeah.

Scarecrow: There!

Wait! We'd better make sure. Devorah, are you in there?

Lion: It's us!

Devorah: Yes, it's me! She's locked me in!

Lion: Listen, fellas. It's her. We gotta get her out! Open this door!

Devorah: Oh , hurry! Please hurry! The hourglass is almost empty!

Tin Man: Stand back.

Devorah: Oh - oh - oh, Toto! Toto!

Lion: Did they hurtcha?

Devorah: Lion - I knew you'd come!

Tin Man: Devorah!

Devorah: I knew you would!

Scarecrow: Hurry, we've got no time to lose!

Wicked Witch: Going so soon? I wouldn't hear of it. Why, my little party's just beginning.

Lion: Trapped! Trapped like mice - er - rats!

Wicked Witch: That's right. Don't hurt them right away. We'll let them think about it for a little first.

Seize them! Seize them! Seize them! There they go! Ah! Now we've got them! Half you go this way - half you go that way!

Hurry! Hurry!

Lion: Where do we go now?

Scarecrow: This way - come on!

Back! Back!

Wicked Witch: Well! Ring around the Rosey! 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 your mangy little dog, too!

How about a little fire, Scarecrow? Huh?

Scarecrow: No! No! No! No! Help! I'm burning! I'm burning! I'm burning!

Wicked Witch: No, don't throw that water! Ohhhhh! You cursed brat! Look what you've done! I'm melting! Melting!

Oh, what a world! What a world! Who would have thought a good little girl like you could destroy my beautiful wickedness?

Ohhhhh! Look out! Look out! I'm going. Ohhhhh - Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Leader of Winkies: She's - she's dead. You've killed her.

Devorah: I didn't mean to kill her - really I didn't. It's - it's just that he was on fire!

Leader of Winkies: Hail to Devorah! The Wicked Witch is dead!

Winkies: Hail! Hail to Devorah! The Wicked Witch is dead!

Devorah: The broom! May we have it?

Leader of Winkies: Please. And take it with you.

Devorah: Oh, thank you so much! Now we can go back to the Wizard and tell him the Wicked Witch is dead!

Winkies: The Wicked Witch is dead!

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Back to The Wizard

The four meet the Real Wizard!


Wizard: Can Ibelieve my eyes? Why have you come back?

Devorah: Please, sir. We've done what you told us. We've brought you the

broomstick of the Wicked Witch of the Mid-West.We melted her.

Wizard: Oh - you liquidated her, eh? Very resourceful!

Devorah: Yes, sir. So we'd like you to keep your promise to us - if you please, sir.

Wizard: Not so fast!Not so fast!I'll have to give the matter a little thought!Go

away and come back tomorrow!

Devorah: Tomorrow! Oh, but Iwant to go home now!

Tin Man: You've had plenty of time already!

Lion: Yeah!

Wizard: Do not arouse the wrath of the Great and Powerful Oz! Isaid come

back tomorrow!

Devorah: If you were really great and powerful, you'd keep your promises!

Wizard: Do you presume to criticize the Great Oz? You ungrateful creatures!

Think yourselves lucky that I'm giving you

an audience tomorrow, instead of twenty years from now! Oh! The

Great Oz has spoken!

Oh! Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain. The Great, Powerful

-- has spoken --

Devorah: Who are you?

Wizard: Well, I - I - I am the Great and Powerful - Wizard of Oz.

Devorah: You are?

Wizard: Uh -

Devorah: Idon't believe you!

Wizard: No, I'm afraid it's true. There's no other Wizard except me.

Scarecrow: You golem!

Lion: Yeah!

Wizard: Yes - that's exactly so - I'm a golem.

Devorah: Oh - you're a very bad man!

Wizard: Oh, no, my dear. I - I'm a very good man. I'm just a very bad Wizard.

Scarecrow: What about the Tfilah that you promised the Tin Man?

Wizard: Well, I -

Scarecrow: And the Mitzvot you promised Lion?

Wizard: Well, I -

Tin Man andLion: And Scarecrow's Torah?

Wizard: Why, anybody can learn Torah. That's a very common commodity.

Back where Icome from we have yeshivot - seats of great learning - where men and women go to become great Talmidei Chachamim. And when they come out, they think deep thoughts, and with no more brains than you have. But - they have one thing you haven't got - smicha! Therefore, by virtue of the authority vested in me by Yeshivat Bnei Akiva, Ihereby confer upon you the honorary R.B.A. degree.

Scarecrow: R.B.A.?

Wizard: Yeah - that - that's a Rav Bnei Akiva!

Scarecrow: Moshe gave the Torah to Yehoshua who gave it to the Zkenim who gave it to the Neviim who gave it to Anshei Kneset HaGdolah who gave to the Tanaim who gave it to the Amoraim who gave it to the Savoraim who gave it the Geonim who gave it to the Rishonim who gave it to the Achronim.

Oh, joy! Rapture! I've know Torah! How can Iever thank you enough?

Wizard: Well, you can't! As for you my fine friend, you are a victim of disorganized thinking. You are under the unfortunate delusion that Mitzvot cant be done in our advancing world, that they interfere with your practical life. Back where Icome from we have men who are called Tzadikim. Once a year they take out their lulavim and etrogim and parade down the streets of Beachwood on their way to shul. And they have no more capacity for mitzvot than you have. But - they have one thing

that you haven't got: Kipot!! Therefore, for meritorious conduct, extraordinary valor, conspicuous bravery against wicked witches, I award you this Kipa Srugah. (And well worry about the Brit Milah later.)

Lion: Oh - oh, shucks, folks - I'm speechless!

Wizard: As for you, my galvanized friend - you want to learn Tfilah! But its something that you have to do everyday and get better at.

TinMan: But I - I still want to do it.

Wizard: Back where Icome from there are men who do nothing all day but daven. They are called philerphilerphiluh,good-daveners and their hearts are no bigger than yours, but they have one thing you haven't got! A siddur! Therefore, in consideration of your kindness, Itake pleasure at this time in presenting you with a small token of our esteem and affection. And remember, my spiritual friend, that your tfilah is not judged by the words, but by your kavanah.

Tin Man: Oh, Oh, the Stone Edition Artscroll! With Hebrew, and English translation! And Tfilah liShlom HaMedinah!

Lion: Read - read what my kippah says! Aryeh is embroidered into it!

Devorah: Oh - oh they're all wonderful.

Scarecrow: Hey, what about Devorah?

Tin Man: Yeah, what about Devorah?

Lion: Yeah.

Wizard: A -

Lion: Devorah next!

Wizard: Yes, Devorah. A -

Devorah: Oh, Idon't think there's anything in that black bag for me.

Wizard: Well - you force me into a cataclysmic decision. The only way to get

Devorah back to Israel is for me to take her there myself!

Devorah: Oh!Oh, will you? Could you? Oh! Oh, but are you a clever enough wizard to manage it?

Wizard: Child, you cut me to the quick! I'm an old Israel man myself, born and bred - in the heart of the Middle Eastern wilderness, premier Tzahal Veteran, only one day, while performing spectacular feats unfortunate phenomena occurred - the F-16 failed to return to the base.

Lion: It did!

Devorah: Weren't you frightened?

Wizard: Frightened? You are talking to a man who has laughed in the face of death, sneered at doom, chuckled at catastrophe! I was petrified. Then suddenly I lost vertigo and control of the F-16 and parachuted down into the heart of this noble city where Iwas instantaneously acclaimed Oz, the first Wizard deluxe.

Devorah: Ahhhh!

Wizard: Times being what they were, Iaccepted the job, meanwhile restoring my beloved jet. Aha! And in that jet, my dear Devorah, you and I will return to the Land of Milk and Honey!

Leaving the Emerald City

The Wizard and Devorah bid farewell!


Wizard: This is positively the finest exhibition ever to be shown.....well, be that as it may. I, your Wizard, am about to embark on a hazardous and technically unexplainable journey into the outer stratosphere. To confer, converse and otherwise hob-nob with my brother wizards. And Ihereby decree that until what time, if any, that Ireturn, the Scarecrow by virtue of his Torah knowledge, shall rule in my stead, assisted by the Tin Man, by virtue of his magnificent connection to Hashem, and the Lion by virtue of his Mitzvot! Obey them as you would me. Thank You.

Devorah: (toto misses the jet)Oh, Toto - come back! Toto! Toto! Oh, don't go without me! I'll be right back! (Dorothy gets off) Toto!

TinMan: Stop that dog!

Wizard: This is a highly irregular procedure! This is absolutely unprecedented!

Tin Man: Help!Help! The jets taking off!!

Scarecrow: Oh, dont worry, its Delta! It wont take off on time!

Wizard: My exit is ruined!! Goodbye folks!!

Devorah: Oh! Come back! I don't know how it works!

People of Oz: Goodbye! Goodbye! Goodbye! (Jet takes off)

Devorah: Oh, now I'll never get home!

Lion: Stay with us, then, Devorah. We all love you. We don't want you to go.

Devorah: Oh, that's very kind of you, but this could never be like Israel. Auntie mem must have stopped wondering what happened to me by now. Oh, Scarecrow, what am I going to do?

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

Devorah: 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 Israel.

Devorah: 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, Devorah?

Devorah: Well, I- I think that it - that it wasn't enough just to want to see Uncle Henry and Auntie Mem. And that it's that - if Iever go looking for my heart's desire again, I know that its Israel, that thats my home, and that Inever really lost it to begin with. That aliyah has been what I was looking for all along. Is that right?

Glinda: That's all it is!

Scarecrow: But that's so easy!Ishould have thought of it for you.

Tin Man: Ishould have felt it in my heart.

Glinda: No. She had to find it out for herself. Now those magic slippers will take you home in two seconds!

Devorah: Oh! Toto, too?

Glinda: Toto, too.

Devorah: Oh, now?

Glinda: Whenever you wish.

Devorah: Oh, dear, that's too wonderful to be true!Oh, it's - it's going to be so hard to say goodbye. I love you all, too.

Goodbye Tin Man. Oh, don't cry. You rust so dreadfully. Here, here's your oil can. Goodbye.

Tin Man: Oh, Devorah, I will miss you.

Devorah: (turns to Lion)Oh. Goodbye, Lion. You know, Im going to miss you all very much.

Lion: Well, I would never've learned mitzvot if it hadn't been for you.

Devorah: I think I'll miss you most of all.

Glinda: Are you ready now?

Devorah: Yes. Say goodbye, Toto. Yes, I'm ready now.

Glinda: Then close your eyes and tap your heels together three times. And think to yourself.

'There's no place like home. There's no place like home.'

Devorah and Glinda: 'There's no place like home. There's no place like home.'

Devorah: 'There's no place like home. There's no place like home. There's no place like home.'


Waking up in The Kibbutz

Devorah returns to the Farm!


Devorah: 'There's no place like home. There's no place like home. There's no place....'

Aunt Em: Wake up, chamudah

Devorah: There's no place like home. There's no place like home. No place.....

Aunt Em: Devorah. Devorah, dear, It's Aunt Mem, darling.

Devorah: Oh, Auntie Mem, it's you!

Aunt Em: Yes, darling.

Professor: Hello, there! Anybody home?I - just dropped by because Iheard the little girl got caught in the big - Well - she seems all right now.

Uncle Chaim: Yes. She got quite a bump on the head. We kind of thought there for a minute she was gonna leave us.

Professor: Oh.

Devorah: But Idid leave you, Uncle Chaim. That's just the trouble. And Itried to get back for days and days.

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

Devorah: No.

Hunk: Sure. Remember me, your old pal, Tzviki?

Devorah: Oh.

Hickory: And me, Shuki?

Zevik: You couldn't forget my face, could you?

Devorah: No. But it wasn't a dream. It was a place. And (pointing to each) you - and you - and you - and you were there.

Professor: Oh!

Devorah: But you couldn't have been, could you? (confused)

Aunt Mem: Oh, we dream lots of silly things when we -

Devorah: No, Aunt Mem, this was a real, truly live place. And Iremember that some of it wasn't very nice - but most of it was beautiful. But it wasnt Israel.But just the same, all Ikept saying to everybody was, 'I want to go home!' And they sent me home, to our kibbutz, to Israel! Doesn't anybody believe me?

Uncle Chaim: Of course we believe you, Devorah.

Devorah: Oh, but anyway, Toto, we're home! Home! And this is my room - and you're all here! And I'm not going to leave here ever, ever again, because Ilove you all!

And - Oh, Auntie Mem, there's no place like home!! And no place like Israel!!


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