The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

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It plays these songs...

Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead
performed by Abe Dinovitch, Betty Rome, Billie Burke, Billy Bletcher, Bud Linn, Carol Tevis, Delos Jewkes, Jon Dodson, Judy Garland, Ken Darby, Lois Clements, Nick Angelo, Pinto Colvig, Rad Robinson, Robert Bradford, Virgil Johanson, and Zari Elmassian

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This Song is played in The Wizard of Oz
This song, appropriately plays after everyone learns that Dorothy killed the Wicked Witch of the East.

Follow the Yellow Brick Road
performed by Abe Dinovitch, Betty Rome, Billy Bletcher, Carol Tevis, Delos Jewkes, Lois Clements, Nick Angelo, Pinto Colvig, Robert Bradford, Virgil Johanson, and Zari Elmassian; composed by Harold Arlen; written by

This Song is played in The Wizard of Oz
This song is sung by the Munchkins after Dorothy arrives in Oz.

It is based on these books...

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
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part of The Wizard of Oz

This Book is the basis of The Wizard of Oz

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It is shown on these movies...

Girl, Interrupted

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This Movie shows The Wizard of Oz
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It inspired these movies...

Oz the Great and Powerful

This Movie is inspired by The Wizard of Oz
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It is referred to by these movies...

Bad Santa
part of Bad Santa

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This Movie refers to The Wizard of Oz
While fighting, Willie tells Marcus that he is going to be late for his "Wizard of Oz Candy Bar Guild". Marcus has to correct his mistake and tell him it's the Lollipop Guild.
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Clueless

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This Movie refers to The Wizard of Oz
Murray tells Cher that the guy she's interested in is "a disco-dancing Oscar Wilde-reading Streisand-ticket-holding friend of Dorothy. He's gay."
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Lymelife

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This Movie refers to The Wizard of Oz
Scott mentions several times throughout the film that his mother is like Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz.
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Marvel's The Avengers
part of Captain America (Chris Evans), Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), and The Avengers

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This Movie refers to The Wizard of Oz
Captain America is excited when he understands the "flying monkeys" reference by Nick Fury and Thor doesn't. Rogers was born before WWII, so he doesn't get many pop culture references, but The Wizard of Oz was released in 1939.

Sex and the City 2
part of Sex and the City

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This Movie refers to The Wizard of Oz
The quote, "I don't think we're in Kansas anymore" is a paraphrase of a quote from The Wizard of Oz.

Step Brothers

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This Movie refers to The Wizard of Oz
Step Brothers mentions the scene where the flying monkeys pull apart the Scarecrow
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It is referred to by these television series...

Oz

This Television Series refers to The Wizard of Oz
There are multiple references to this film and/or the books including Oz (as an abbreviation for Oswald State Correctional Facility), the tagline, "It's no place like home", and Emerald City.
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It is parodied by these television episodes...

Tripping the Rift:
Season:  1  / Episode:  1 
God is Our Pilot

This Television Episode parodies The Wizard of Oz
When Chode and Gus travel back in time to the big bang, their ship lands on God, killing him. God's toes are shown curling up in the same manner as the Wicked Witch of the East after Dorothy's house lands on her.

It is referred to by these television episodes...

Oz:
Season:  1  / Episode:  8 
A Game Of Checkers

This Television Episode refers to The Wizard of Oz
Augustus makes references to The Wizard of Oz, and the line, "There's no place like home".

Ray Donovan:
Season:  5  / Episode:  1 
Abby

This Television Episode refers to The Wizard of Oz

Futurama:
Season:  4  / Episode:  3 
Anthology of Interest II

This Television Episode refers to The Wizard of Oz
Leela's "what if" story is a parody of The Wizard of Oz.

Mad Love:
Season:  1  / Episode:  7 
Baby, You Can Drive My Car

This Television Episode refers to The Wizard of Oz
Larry says he is like the great and powerful Oz, from 'The Wizard of Oz'.

The Simpsons:
Season:  2  / Episode:  10 
Bart Gets Hit by a Car

This Television Episode refers to The Wizard of Oz
When Bart wakes up from his out-of-body experience, he says, "I did go away, Mom! I was miles and miles and miles away, writhing in agony in the pits of Hell! And you were there! And you and you and you," a reference to the 1939 film adaptation of The Wizard of Oz, when Dorothy awakens from her slumber.

The Simpsons:
Season:  2  / Episode:  16 
Bart's Dog Gets an F

This Television Episode refers to The Wizard of Oz
dog obedience school has different categories named after famous dogs, one of which is Toto, the dog from the film "The Wizard of Oz".

How I Met Your Mother:
Season:  6  / Episode:  10 
Blitzgiving

This Television Episode refers to The Wizard of Oz
Marshall and Ted talk about a time when they listened to Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon while watching The Wizard of Oz over "sandwiches". The event is a reference to Dark Side of the Rainbow. They did it again by playing "Weird Al" Yankovic's Greatest Hits and watching Apocalypse Now.

Orange is the New Black:
Season:  1  / Episode:  10 
Bora Bora Bora

This Television Episode refers to The Wizard of Oz
When Pennsatucky is holding her prayer meeting, performing faith healings, Janae tells her that she's just like 'The Wizard of Oz' - all show but there's nothing behind the curtain.

Raising Hope:
Season:  2  / Episode:  8 
Bro-gurt

This Television Episode refers to The Wizard of Oz
Rubin, the man in charge of the National Invention Convention Extravaganza, is found to be the man behind the curtain, pretending to be Andrew Dice Clay (the celebrity everyone thinks is in charge of the Invention Convention). When Hope pulls back the green curtain, exposing Rubin, he tells Burt that he has a brain, coming up with the idea of Bro-gurt. Rubin tells Virginia that she has a heart, and Andrew has courage. Hope is shown to be wearing a pair of sparkling Ruby red shoes - making her Dorothy. At the end, Maw Maw walks into the auditorium, wearing a witch costume, with Barney's invention Face-amole, the green guacamole that doubles as a food and a facial treatment, on her face, shouting, "My ice cream! It's melting! It's melting!".

The Newsroom:
Season:  1  / Episode:  6 
Bullies

This Television Episode refers to The Wizard of Oz
One of the usernames of the people who wrote offensive comments was "Surrender Dorothy" which is the message the the Wicked Witch wrote in the sky in this movie.

Orange is the New Black:
Season:  4  / Episode:  10 
Bunny, Skull, Bunny, Skull

This Television Episode refers to The Wizard of Oz
Everyone is complaining about Taystee's movie night selection, 'The Wiz'. Crazy Eyes says that she loves 'The Wiz', especially the part when Glinda the good witch comes floating in on her bubble with her white skin. Taystee tells Crazy Eyes that she's talking about "the white people version of 'The Wiz' - 'The Wizard of Oz'".

Rescue Me:
Season:  1  / Episode:  7 
Butterfly

This Television Episode refers to The Wizard of Oz
Tommy asks why Billy doesn't want to help with the deck, and Billy simply answers "Because". His answer to why, he just answers, "Because because". Tommy replies, "What are we, in the land of Oz all of a sudden?" This is a reference to the lyrics of "We're Off to See the Wizard" from the film.

Justified:
Season:  3  / Episode:  12 
Coalition

This Television Episode refers to The Wizard of Oz

Community:
Season:  3  / Episode:  12 
Contemporary Impressionists

This Television Episode refers to The Wizard of Oz
One of the impersonators plays Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz.

The Simpsons:
Season:  22  / Episode:  9 
Donnie Fatso

This Television Episode refers to The Wizard of Oz
Moe takes Homer someplace private to tell him about a guy he knows who fixes things. Each room he enters isn't private enough, till he takes Homer through a tiny door, that leads to a stage, where they find themselves in the middle of The Wizard of Oz play.

Community:
Season:  2  / Episode:  6 
Epidemiology

This Television Episode refers to The Wizard of Oz
Shirley dresses up as Glenda the Good Witch from the Wizard of Oz, but no one can figure out who she is supposed to be.

Wilfred:
Season:  1  / Episode:  3 
Fear

This Television Episode refers to The Wizard of Oz
Wilfred and Ryan are playing the game, "Kill-Screw-Marry". Wilfred says he would screw Toto, marry Lassie and kill Marmaduke.

Lost:
Season:  3  / Episode:  8 
Flashes Before Your Eyes

This Television Episode refers to The Wizard of Oz
The man who is crushed by the falling scaffolding was wearing red shoes similar to how the Wicked Witch of the East was crushed in her shoes when Dorothy arrives.

The King of Queens:
Season:  4  / Episode:  13 
Food Fight

This Television Episode refers to The Wizard of Oz
Arthur tells Carrie that Spence recommended a movie about a girl in Kansas who goes to a magical land. Carrie can't believe that her father has never seen 'The Wizard of Oz'. Arthur then tells Carrie that he has invited Spence and his girlfriend Becky over, to watch the movie with him.

House of Lies:
Season:  5  / Episode:  2 
Game Theory

This Television Episode refers to The Wizard of Oz

Trailer Park Boys:
Season:  5  / Episode:  1 
Give Peace a Chance

This Television Episode refers to The Wizard of Oz
The Wizard of Oz / Dark Side of the Moon mashup is mentioned

My Name Is Earl:
Season:  2  / Episode:  18 
Guess Who's Coming Out of Joy

This Television Episode refers to The Wizard of Oz
When Crab Man tells Joy he wishes they could have normal dates, instead of just sex in the walk-in freezer, Joy tells him, "Click your heels three times Dorothy and maybe the house with the midgets will fall on my husband.". Crab Man corrects Joy that the "midgets" didn't live in the house, but that they lived in Oz.

Entourage:
Season:  7  / Episode:  6 
Hair

This Television Episode refers to The Wizard of Oz
Turtle tells the guys his embarrassing story of the previous night when he finally "closed the deal" with Alex. He was freaked out when he discovered that she was totally hairless. Drama tells Turtle to think of it like peeling back the curtain to reveal the land of Oz.

The Office:
Season:  2  / Episode:  5 
Halloween

This Television Episode refers to The Wizard of Oz
It is Halloween, and everyone in the office is dressed in costumes. Kelly is dressed as Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz.

Family Guy:
Season:  12  / Episode:  16 
Herpe the Love Sore

This Television Episode refers to The Wizard of Oz
The Cowardly Lion is seen at a Cowards Anonymous meeting

Family Guy:
Season:  2  / Episode:  2 
Holy Crap

This Television Episode refers to The Wizard of Oz
Acting as The Wizard, Peter gives advice to The Scarecrow, The Tin Man, and Kristy McNichol (instead of the Cowardly Lion)

The Cleveland Show:
Season:  4  / Episode:  7 
Hustle 'N' Bros

This Television Episode refers to The Wizard of Oz
In the tailor's shop, Robert hustles Cleveland. After Cleveland leaves the shop, Robert looks into his crystal ball, laughing an evil laugh as he watches Cleveland, dressed as Dorothy from 'The Wizard of Oz', skipping down the road.

Family Guy:
Season:  1  / Episode:  2 
I Never Met the Dead Man

This Television Episode refers to The Wizard of Oz
Suffering from lack of TV, Peter has a dream about the Wizard of Oz

Rescue Me:
Season:  1  / Episode:  3 
Kansas

This Television Episode refers to The Wizard of Oz
After Tommy discovers that Janet is looking in to moving to Kansas, Tommy tells Jimmy that Kansas sucks, saying he's seen 'The Wizard of Oz', as proof to how terrible it is to live in Kansas.

Mad Men:
Season:  1  / Episode:  2 
Ladies Room

This Television Episode refers to The Wizard of Oz

Modern Family:
Season:  3  / Episode:  17 
Leap Day

This Television Episode refers to The Wizard of Oz
Mitchell is trying to make up for Cam's previous leap day birthday by throwing him a party based on Cam's favorite movie, The Wizard of Oz.

The Simpsons:
Season:  6  / Episode:  2 
Lisa's Rival

This Television Episode refers to The Wizard of Oz
Homer's line "Oh what a world!" when the sugar melts is the same line used by Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz, when she melts.

Scrubs:
Season:  5  / Episode:  7 
My Way Home

This Television Episode refers to The Wizard of Oz
There are numerous references to the characters and plot of The Wizard of Oz in this episode.

Ray Donovan:
Season:  1  / Episode:  7 
New Birthday

This Television Episode refers to The Wizard of Oz
Connor makes fun of Bridget for wanting to audition for the school's musical, Steampunk Wizard of Oz.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine:
Season:  3  / Episode:  1 
New Captain

This Television Episode refers to The Wizard of Oz
Holt is surprised to see Wuntch at his new job in public relations. He tells her that he thought she would still be crushed under a house in Munchkinland.

How I Met Your Mother:
Season:  1  / Episode:  5 
Okay Awesome

This Television Episode refers to The Wizard of Oz
Ted calls Barney "Tin Man," because of his shiny silver shirt, referencing The Wizard of Oz.

The Office:
Season:  8  / Episode:  7 
Pam's Replacement

This Television Episode refers to The Wizard of Oz
Jim, Pam and Dwight go to a pharmacy to use the blood pressure machine in order for Dwight to test his homemade lie detector test out on Jim. An elderly man is waiting to use the blood pressure machine, and tells the group that they have to share it. Once the elderly man is finished, he announces that he has a new heart, to which Dwight replies, "Do you really, Tin Man?".

Derek:
Season:  1  / Episode:  1 
Pilot

This Television Episode refers to The Wizard of Oz
Hannah suspects that Tom, Annie's grandson, is gay, so she asks Derek to ask Tom what his favorite TV shows and movies are. Tom, knowing what Derek is up to, says that 'Glee' is his favourite TV show and 'The Wizard of Oz' is his favorite movie.

Family Guy:
Season:  10  / Episode:  6 
Thanksgiving

This Television Episode refers to The Wizard of Oz
Peter reminds Meg of the time she found out her gynecologist didn't finish medical school. Meg's doctor is shown to be the Cowardly Lion, accompanied in the exam room by the Tin Man and the Scarecrow trying to help him find courage to examine Meg.

Dead Like Me:
Season:  1  / Episode:  11 
The Bicycle Thief

This Television Episode refers to The Wizard of Oz
Daisy says that she once had Dorothy's bike from The Wizard of Oz.

The Simpsons:
Season:  22  / Episode:  13 
The Blue and the Gray

This Television Episode refers to The Wizard of Oz
When Marge makes her way to the bar where Homer is acting as Moe's wingman, she gets caught up in various events that cause her to look like a witch. There are several references to 'The Wizard of Oz' in this scene including a flying monkey and the music played when the witch travels to get Dorothy and her little dog too.

The Simpsons:
Season:  21  / Episode:  13 
The Color Yellow

This Television Episode refers to The Wizard of Oz
The opening scene of The Simpsons shows Principle Skinner's mother, riding a bicycle while the music from The Wizard of Oz plays briefly.

Mad Men:
Season:  1  / Episode:  8 
The Hobo Code

This Television Episode refers to The Wizard of Oz
After Don partakes in smoking marijuana with Midge and her friends, Midge asks how he feels. Don tells her he feels like Dorothy, and that everything has just turned to color.

Lost:
Season:  3  / Episode:  20 
The Man Behind the Curtain

This Television Episode refers to The Wizard of Oz
The title of this episode is a reference to this film. John also says to Ben, "You're the man behind the curtain. You're the Wizard of Oz."

The Middle:
Season:  3  / Episode:  9 
The Play

This Television Episode refers to The Wizard of Oz
Frankie and Sue are both in the local theater's production of 'The Wizard of Oz'.

House:
Season:  4  / Episode:  2 
The Right Stuff

This Television Episode refers to The Wizard of Oz
House wants to use the hypothetical patient, Jack Haley, who was the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz.

Family Guy:
Season:  2  / Episode:  19 
The Story on Page One

This Television Episode refers to The Wizard of Oz
When the Griffin family goes to see the dean, at the receptionist desk a man says, "No one sees the dean, not nobody, not no how!" A reference to the film The Wizard of Oz. Later in the episode, Peter tells Luke Perry that the Pink Floyd album The Dark Side of the Moon synchronizes with The Wizard of Oz, which is often regarded as Dark Side of the Rainbow.

Family Guy:
Season:  13  / Episode:  9 
This Little Piggy

This Television Episode refers to The Wizard of Oz
When Stewie graduates to the "Purple room" in preschool, he tells his family that the feeling he has must be what the Tin Man felt when he finally received his heart.

The Simpsons:
Season:  21  / Episode:  9 
Thursdays with Abie

This Television Episode refers to The Wizard of Oz
The opening scenes of The Simpsons is a parody of the Wicked Witch of the West flying by.

Homeland:
Season:  3  / Episode:  1 
Tin Man Is Down

This Television Episode refers to The Wizard of Oz
The code names given to the targets in the bold assassination plot are character names from the film 'The Wizard of Oz'.

New Girl:
Season:  1  / Episode:  22 
Tomatoes

This Television Episode refers to The Wizard of Oz
After Nick is frustrated with his tomato garden, and the crows that are eating his plants, he brings his homemade scarecrow in to the apartment where he angrily stuffs it in the trash. When Winston sees Nick beating the garbage scarecrow with a stick, he asks Nick if this is Martin Scorsese's version of 'The Wizard of Oz'.

Bob's Burgers:
Season:  1  / Episode:  13 
Torpedo

This Television Episode refers to The Wizard of Oz
Mr. Fischoeder shows Bob the behind-the-scenes reason that Torpedo pitches so well, keeping the baseball crowd entertained. Mr. Fishodor tells Bob that the ball games are fixed, but the people don't want to know about it. They don't want to look behind the curtain.

My Name Is Earl:
Season:  2  / Episode:  1 
Very Bad Things

This Television Episode refers to The Wizard of Oz
After Joy runs out on her surprise birthday party, Randy takes a balloon, sucks out some of the helium and sings "We represent the Lollipop Guild, the Lollipop Guild, the Lollipop Guild" a song from The Wizard of Oz.

The Simpsons:
Season:  13  / Episode:  16 
Weekend at Burnsie's

This Television Episode refers to The Wizard of Oz

The Office:
Season:  3  / Episode:  21 
Women's Appreciation

This Television Episode refers to The Wizard of Oz
At the end of the episode, Michael recaps his deep appreciation for women - especially the women in his office. He tells the camera what he wishes for each of them. He wishes for Pam to have courage, Kelly to have a brain and Angela to have a heart.

It is referred to by these television commercials...

Apple TV Commercial

This Television Commercial refers to The Wizard of Oz

AT&T and DirecTV Commercial

This Television Commercial refers to The Wizard of Oz

Bad Santa 2 Commercial

This Television Commercial refers to The Wizard of Oz
Willy mentions the land of Oz in reference to Marcus
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Chips Ahoy! Commercial

This Television Commercial refers to The Wizard of Oz
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Comcast Xfinity Commercial

This Television Commercial refers to The Wizard of Oz

eBay Commercial

This Television Commercial refers to The Wizard of Oz
One of the ebay items in this commercial is a sparkling, ruby handbag, just like the ruby slippers shown in the brief clip from the film 'The Wizard of Oz'.
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HP TouchPad Commercial

This Television Commercial refers to The Wizard of Oz
Clips from this movie are seen that show Dorothy in her red slippers and the Wicked Witch of the West. It should be noted that there are plans for Lea Michele to play Dorothy in an upcoming animated version of The Wizard of Oz.

M&S and Marks & Spencer Commercial

This Television Commercial refers to The Wizard of Oz

McDonald's Commercial

This Television Commercial refers to The Wizard of Oz
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Nike+ FuelBand Commercial

This Television Commercial refers to The Wizard of Oz
The Scarecrow, Tin Man, Dorothy, and The Lion are shown skipping down the Yellow Brick Road.

Pepsi Mini Cans Commercial - Little Cans, Epic Satisfaction!

This Television Commercial refers to The Wizard of Oz
The line "We're not in Kansas anymore" is from the film, 'The Wizard of Oz'.

Twizzlers Commercial

This Television Commercial refers to The Wizard of Oz
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It is related to these musicals...

Wicked
composed by Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman

This Musical is related to The Wizard of Oz

It is referred to by these books...

Twilight
written by
part of Twilight

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This Book refers to The Wizard of Oz

Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
written by

This Book refers to The Wizard of Oz
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West is a parallel story to that of The Wizard of Oz.

It contains music from these albums...

Dark Side of the Moon
performed by Pink Floyd

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This Album is the soundtrack of The Wizard of Oz
It is said there is a synchronicity between the Dark Side of the Moon and The Wizard of Oz when the album is played while turning the sound off on the movie. This connection is typically called "Dark Side of the Rainbow" or "The Dark Side of Oz".

It inspired these albums...

Eldorado
performed by Electric Light Orchestra

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This Album is inspired by The Wizard of Oz
The album cover for Eldorado is an image from The Wizard of Oz where the Wicked Witch of the West tries to get the Ruby Slippers.

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