the cowardly lion

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The Animal Alphabets Fairy Tale Edition continues on.  This week was N for Nutcracker.  Interesting to learn that the original story is a bit darker than the ballet that everyone knows.  In the original story, a princess is cursed by the Rat Queen to turn into a nutcracker doll.  To break the curse, the most handsomest man in the kingdom must find the hardest nut and crack it open with his teeth and must feed it to the princess before her transformation is complete.  However the curse is transferred to the handsome man and he takes her place as a nutcracker doll. No one tells him he would inherit the curse and is banished from the kingdom.  Its so sad

Okay, hold on

So if this is the Wizard of Oz…

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And this is Glynda the Good…

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And we have the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion…

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and this is Dorothy…

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with her little dog too…

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And we have the wicked witch…

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then if the theories are accurate, would that make THIS the flying monkey?

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The Scarecrow and Tin Man from the first stage adaptation of The Wizard of Oz, 1902, Chicago.

L. Frank Baum wrote The Wonderful Wizard of Oz while living in Chicago. As the story goes, while working at the Evening Post across from the Art Institute, Baum was inspired by the statues he saw on Michigan Ave to create the Cowardly Lion.

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The Wiz Live promo screenshots

Airing December 3, 2015 on NBC

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