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17 Things You Probably Didn't Know About "The Wizard Of Oz"

Jello-colored horses and political allegories aside, here are some incredible facts about one of the most epic films of all time.

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4. Judy Garland couldn't stop giggling while filming the scene in which Dorothy slaps the Cowardly Lion. The director, Victor Fleming, took her aside and slapped her. She returned to the set and filmed the scene in one take.

Garland can still be seen laughing in between the lines "Well, of course not" and "My, what a fuss you're making." (GIFed above.)


13. The Scarecrow was unable to say the correct Pythagorean Theorem (right after he got his brains), so after multiple attempts, the director simply selected the best take and used it.

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