Steve L. writes: "Is it me -- or there some weird kind of Willy Wonka sync going on with this election cycle? A lot of people think Trump looks like an orange Oompa-Loompa, and I just noticed that Hillary Clinton dresses like the girl that is turned into a giant blue berry --- violet beauregarde."
In the remake the new Violet Beauregarde is a blonde like Hillary.
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If you think about it Willy Wonka is very Similar to Pied Piper Myth ---- a Mysterious character who lures children with Candy, instead of a pipe. Also, the ChildCatcher (screenplay by Roald Dahl) is kind of Pied Piper character as well --- leading children into danger.
The Child Catcher did not appear in Ian Fleming's novel, but was created by Roald Dahl, who wrote the screenplay for the film. The Child Catcher's song, Kiddy Widdy Winkies, was created for the 2002 stage version which enjoyed a smash hit run at the London Palladium, before going on tour.
Originally played by ballet dancer Sir Robert Helpmann in the 1967 film, the character has been voted the scariest children's villain and came in at No.37 in Channel 4's 100 Scariest Movie Moments.
Christopher follows the likes of Richard O'Brien, Paul O'Grady and Boyzone star Stephen Gateley in the stage role.
"I'm still getting into my stride so I can't say exactly how I'll be playing him, but I can say that's he's thoroughly nasty with no redeeming features," says Christopher. "The Child Catcher is everyone's worst fear, I spoke to someone the other day who she said she'd never really recovered from watching him in the film as a child.
"I once played Abanaza in panto and I got letters from parents saying You should tone it down, you've terrorised my child.' But children love being terrified, we all do."
The Child Catcher works for villainous Baron Bomburst but Christopher reckons he has ulterior motives. "I've been wondering what the Child Catcher actually does to these children once he's caught them. He makes them vanish, there's no trace of them. I think he eats them."
Well, I wouldn't put it past him. He's a horrible but fascinating creature, the kind that only Roald Dahl could create.
"He reminds me of Nosferatu, a sinister, pale, wiry figure hiding in the dark," says Christopher. "In the film he was a Pied Piper figure. He lures children into his wagon by tempting them with sweets so I suppose they're not too scared initially. Although realistically, I don't think any child would go anywhere near him, especially in this day and age."
TRICKSTERS AND THE TRICKSTER GOD
TRICKSTERS AND THE TRICKSTER GOD
By Wayne Bush
TRICKED BY THE LIGHT: TRICKSTERS AND THE TRICKSTER GOD
PETER PIPER who picked a peck of pickled peppers, a pepper is of the piper genus
THE PIED PIPER tricked the townspeople and led all the children into a giant rock or mountain and is where we get the phrase "pay the piper"
Pink Floyd has THE PIPER AT THE GATES OF DAWN
Stairway to Heaven which starts out with a flute says The piper's calling you to join him, the tune will come to you at last where all are one and one is all and to be a rock and not to roll
Beatles Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - Sgt Pepper taught the band to play, Youre such a lovely audience we like to take you home with us
DR PEPPER - I'm a pepper, youre a pepper wouldnt you like to be a pepper too?
Pepsi slogan-- join the Pepsi Generation
"Piper At the Gates of the Dawn" and "Pay the Devil" lyrics by van morrison insinuate the piper is the devil
The trickster Willy Wonka the wizard or the magician had a flute, had a chocolate factory and all the kids/bad eggs would disappear/die thru pipes in his factory.
Finally, the Doctor Who TV show had an episode named Moonbase where a cyberman named The Piper, whose base was on the moon, would come to take a man when he was dying, fit him with a metal headpiece and alter or "convert" him. and "convert" him. The Piper had a wand he used as a weapon.