When I was a kid, and the original "Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory (1971)" was on TV, it was EXCITING. It was exciting, it seemed, when any movie from the big screen FINALLY made it onto TV. It took ages for a movie to get from cinema to television, and sometimes my parents let me stay up to watch the ENTIRE MOVIE, which might mean staying up till 10 or 11.
Now check out this scene:
OMG! DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN THE FAT KID GOT SUCKED UP THE TUBE?!?
When I was a kid, that part HORRIFIED me. It completely freaked me out. I'm pleased to say that it's STILL freaking kids out.
Recently this movie was on tv and my kids were watching it (I was out blowing money and missed all the fun). It was bad enough when the girl turned into the giant blueberry, but when Augustus Gloop fell into the chocolate river and got sucked up the tube, my kids thought it was horrific. Ella was so freaked she immediately wanted to go to bed.
So, The Man decided to use this to his advantage and gave them a small sermon on how the bad kids in the movie didn't FOLLOW THE RULES, and if you DON'T FOLLOW THE RULES, sometimes BAD THINGS HAPPEN.
They drank all this up like wide-eyed little sponges.
So, when they were at their grandparents' recently, The Man asked Ella what happens when you don't follow the rules:
Ella: "YOU GET SUCKED!!!"
That's right people: you get SUCKED--right up the TUBE OF LIFE!
They're not convinced Augustus Gloop made it out alright.
Neither was I!!!
Tell me if that movie made an impact on YOU