Often I can be found with my fingers wrapped around a nice steaming hot mug of caramel colored goodness sitting on the couch at my cousin’s house. She usually has a pot of coffee made and a cup sitting on the counter for me before I even come through the door.
After hugs and kisses from her two munchkins, I make my way to the kitchen to pour coffee in my mug, creamer already added. With coffee in hand, I sit on the couch to chat, punctuated by toddler shenanigans that make me laugh. While we discuss random events of time since we last saw each other, a movie plays in the background. Nobody watches it. Not even the munchkins. We’ve all seen it a million times.
What a world! What a world!
Of course, even after seeing it a million times, I can’t seem to conjure up an evil witch as she is “melting, melting!” when I hear this phrase. Instead, I attribute it to, “May the Schwartz be with you!”
Now, as I drink coffee with you, I ponder this line, two repeating sentences uttered by two very different characters.
You ask about the “Schwartz” character. He is from Spaceballs. A spoof on Star Wars and the character who says it is the Yoda inspired role of Yogurt. Don’t worry, not many people know this movie. I love it. It is among the many movies I can quote.
I love the Wizard of Oz as well, but everyone loves it. It’s a classic. So is Spaceballs, a cult classic.
Why does the Wicked Witch and Yogurt both utter these same two repeating lines? Is it awe at the wonders of the world? Surprise at the strength of human resiliency?
It is a thought for another day. I haven’t had enough caffeine yet today.