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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Casting for the Revival of “The Wizard of Oz”


A fellow blogger (I Should Be Laughing) posts the best editorial/political cartons of the week every Sunday morning.  This week, one cartoonist referenced the musical The Wizard of Oz to portray the President as the visage of the all-powerful Wizard, while the actual man behind the curtain was revealed to be Vladimir Putin.  We couldn’t agree more with this casting choice, but we got to wonder who might fill the other roles in this revival.  We humbly submit these suggestions:

Dorothy: Nancy Pelosi

Scarecrow: Kellyanne Conway

Tin Man: Rush Limbaugh

Cowardly Lion: Mitch McConnell

Wicked Witch of the West: Ann Coulter

Toto:  Robert Mueller

Sadly, the President himself did not make the final cut.  His unconvincing rendition of If I Only Had A Brain at the open call auditions did not wow the Arteejee editorial board. 

Break a leg everyone!

(Thank you for reading.  If we only had a functional democracy…)

8 Comments:

Blogger Bob said...

Oh, Mitch as the Cowardly Lion is epic casting!

January 20, 2019 at 3:36 PM  
Blogger Debra She Who Seeks said...

You should work in Casting!

January 20, 2019 at 5:25 PM  
Blogger Deedles said...

To bad Super Orange didn't make the cut! That song suits him so well. He doesn't have a brain, a heart or courage, but maybe he'll have a new home surrounded by walls.

January 20, 2019 at 5:45 PM  
Blogger Ur-spo said...

I think I will pass on this version.

January 20, 2019 at 11:20 PM  
Blogger Raybeard said...

If it's a remake involving a certain (though unseen) personage, maybe it ought to be entitled 'The Whizz' - which you may have to think about a bit laterally to get my point.

January 21, 2019 at 2:26 AM  
Anonymous Old Lurker said...

Your casting is not yet complete. Who will play the flying monkeys? The poor Wicked Witch of the East, so unjustly crushed to death by that cursed brat Dorothy?

January 21, 2019 at 5:22 AM  
Blogger todd gunther said...

Thank you, Bob. That was the easiest one to cast.

Thank you, Debra, but I doubt I could do it every day.

Thank you Deedles. I dare say Herr Orange would insist on playing all three parts since he "thinks" he's that good.

Truth be told, I'll pass on this version, too, Spo.

Yes, I get it. Thank you, Raybeard.

We'll raid Actors Equity for union scale actors to be the monkeys. The Wicked Witch of the East could be portrayed by a couple of mannequin legs sporting the ruby red slippers.

January 21, 2019 at 6:12 AM  
Blogger DCAja said...

this is great!

March 21, 2019 at 6:30 AM  

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