Talk:Scarecrow (Oz)

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I have made extensive revisions to this article as part of an effort of mine to upgrade and improve the articles for Oz characters. The old article was basically only about the character as he appears in the classic books. I have added information about the subsequent movie as well as the modern revisionist works. --MatthewUND 05:18, 7 May 2005 (UTC)


I do feel that a picture of the character is needed to fully satisfy my thirst for blood (oops! I mean my curiosity). This can be taken from the article about Ray Bolger. I would do it myself if I only knew how. //
signed: Maximilian Cunt, the Great Albatros - december 28 2005 22.07 (GMT+1)

Done. —Josiah Rowe (talkcontribs) 07:05, 29 December 2005 (UTC)

In Depth[edit]

The Scarecrow is not as superficial as he seems. He's part of a long tradition that portrays farmers as stupid hicks---see the TV show "Beverly Hillbillies" for a more recent example. I added in the scholarly literature on the topic. 17:05, 31 December 2005 (UTC)

What you say is true and valuable, but we should make sure that this article focuses on the character of the Scarecrow. I removed some info that's more relevant to other characters. Since I don't know very much about the scholarly works you added to the References section, perhaps you could have a look to see which of them have citations that actually have information about the interpretation of the Scarecrow as representing the farmers of America, and remove the ones that are about other political aspects of The Wizard of Oz? Thanks. —Josiah Rowe (talkcontribs) 18:29, 31 December 2005 (UTC)

McFarlane toy removed[edit]

I've removed the following from the article:

In Todd McFarlane's action figure line "The Twisted Land of Oz", the scarecrow figure is a human skin stuffed with straw being attacked by zombie crows. In the accompanying story, this is punishment for a past life, where he operated on the brains of "patients" with a rusty scythe.

I don't think that this toy line is sufficiently notable to merit inclusion in the article for the Scarecrow, and have already asked if there are any objections at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Oz and Talk:McFarlane Toys. If anyone has evidence that this toy line and its accompanying story were particularly noteworthy (e.g. coverage in mainstream media), it can be restored. —Josiah Rowe (talkcontribs) 19:34, 14 July 2007 (UTC)

Last Appearance[edit]

I'm not personally sure what the last appearance should be, but I don't think "Right now like Dorthey!" is what belongs here. Prior to this, as of this revision: , it was simply "arguable". I would think it should probably be changed back to that (not necessarily a straight revert, due to other changes since), and am doing so. --Umrguy42 02:49, 15 November 2007 (UTC)

more Pythagorean theorem errors[edit]

I recall the Scarecrow referring to the SQUARE ROOT when SQUARE was intended. The correct theorem is that the sum of the squares of the lengths of the 2 right-triangle legs is equal to the square of the length of the hypotenuse. (Understood that the units are consistent.) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:23, 25 September 2013 (UTC)

I have to disagree with the inclusion of the Wicked "Scarecrow" character. Wicked is not set in the OZ universe, the Scarecrow is a entirely different character. Wulfy95113 (talk) 20:29, 4 November 2016 (UTC)