No Rhyme or Reason for how or why she knows these spells.
Hey, she only said it. There’s no proof that’s the ACTUAL words yet. You jumped the gun.
How did she survive panel 3?
Because in panel #3, the sword is swinging just barely over her head (not down on her head). It’s so close, though, that you can see the blade severing some hairs!
It does really look like it is going to kill her… But I think you’re right
Thank you for this page Scott, this by far has to be my favorite page of the entire story so far. You just made my morning
quick, what’s Tigrish for “friend?”
If that’s right then I’ll know the word for “unfriending”:
Hee hee… I’m laughing at all the references… although I can’t remember what movie (because I know it wasn’t a book) that the second one is from… but I KNOW it’s very familiar!
Or is that from “Minnie the Moocher” as sung by Cab Calloway?
Yes, I’ve asked Google.
It’s also at the start of this Weird Al song.
They’re from the kid’s show Pee-Wee’s Playhouse in the late 80s. Jambi the Genie would say them when he granted a wish.
DINGDINGDING!!! And we have a winner!!
It would make sense as The Dreamlanders encounter Human Children, and not Human adults, though on occasion parents do let Children see things that they aren’t supposed to see. I remember Jambi and Peewee’s playhouse fondly from when I was a kid, now I tried to go back and watch some episodes on youtube and just shook my head. Truely the world is different through the eyes of a child. I also was subjected to Army of Darkness at a young age. Klatuu Brada Nikto! And I suspect there aren’t to Many kids out there that wouldn’t know Expecto Patronum!
“Klaatu Barada Nikto” is from the original version of the movie “The Day The Earth Stood Still”. It was what the heroine said to the robot Gort after Klaatu was mortally wounded and taken into police custody.
Didn’t Klaatu say it to Gort also in the original film? (It’s been ages since I’ve seen it… no excuse really since I own it)
Preferred when it was referenced in Army of Darkness.
Minnie the Moocher, from “The Blues Brothers” was “Hidy hidy hay, Hidy hidy ho”
I keep thinking it’s familiar too. I THINK it was a WWII, south pacific, naval, ?Hawaii? movie, maybe with Carry Grant in it.
Minnie The Moocher was “Hidey, hidey, hidey hi! Ho-dee, ho-dee, ho-dee ho!”
Yep… you’re right. My mistake.
I wasn’t trying to be rude – sorry if it came off that way. As a vocalist myself, I have a thing for correct song lyrics.
According to wikipedia, Cab recorded that in 1931 and it was first featured in a Betty Boop cartoon in 1932. First movie he performed it in was “Rhythm and Blues Revue” in 1955. I thought it might have also been in “Stormy Weather”, but IMDB proved me wrong there.
Are you talking about this song?:
The second one is from Pee-Wee’s Playhouse. It was a Saturday morning show for kids in the 90’s. It is what the genie head said when you summoned him……I believe.
Seems like someone as quick and nimble as Felicity wouldn’t have much trouble out manuvering a couple of animated statues anyway.
Could someone enlighten me? The only reference I catch is Harry Potter’s Expecto patronum.
The last one is from Army of Darkness, the second one I know from a song, but somebody has already posted saying it is from an 80’s kiddies’ show.
Klaatu barada nikto was a phrase used in the 1951 sci-fi classic The Day the Earth Stood Still. It was also used in Bruce Campbell’s horror spoof Army of Darkness.
Exactly. Everyone else is referring to this movie when they use Klaatu barada nikto. Vintage nerdisms FTW!
Hasa Diga Eebowai?
BAHAHAHAHA!!! Is it bad that I feel like such a winner for actually recognizing (and correctly placing) those references? I’m sure it actually classifies me as a nerd, but that’s what makes me a winner, right?
You and me both, dear.
Not a nerd, just an ‘old’ kid…
Don’t worry, I got them, too. Although, perhaps that IS cause to worry haha.
She must have heard a lot of passwords from visiting kids.
That’s what I was thinking!
I giggled all the way through! XD
Love it. Felicity probably heard those spells from little kids visiting Dreamland!
I didn’t think of that! Though it would be quite the kid today who would know klaatu barada nikto.
Winner page!!!! I can see millions of readers smiling as they read this one.
LOL! Nice one! XD
Oh, yes!!! *pounding the desk as i laughed* =)
At least she got the last one right.
no she didnt that last one is from army of darkness (sequel to Evil Dead 2)
oops i mean the day the earth stood still…wrong movie right actor
oh final mistake it was in BOTH MOVIES. shit…
She still hasn’t rolled high enough on her thievery check.
Weren’t those “spells” listed in the previous comments?
IDDQD, kitty, IDDQD!
Scott as for Felicity knowing these phrases , she and Alex must have talked about what things are like on Earth and Alex being the nerd he is, would have mentioned quite a few of those phrases.
Actually, Alex isn’t the nerd; Dan is. It’s possible Alex would still know the first two (due to Harry Potter being such a huge thing these days, and Pee Wee’s Playhouse being a kids show that might have still been running when Alex was a kid), but the last one? I’d be really surprised if he’d even ever heard that phrase before.
“Thunder, thunder, thunder, thundercats, Hoooooo!”
Maybe Felicity should say it backwards like Zatanna,you know: “Stone statues vanish!” would sound like; “!hsinav setutats neotS.”
I’m actually surprised she hasn’t resorted to “Abracadabra!”, “Ala-Kazam!” or “Presto Chango!” yet.
If she says “By the power of Greyskull” next, coffee will be sprayed everywhere.
It’s a shame you didn’t include “Bibbidi bobbidi boo!” That’s one she could have learned from Nicole when she was younger.
Lol, I kept hoping she’d say “Bah weep grana, weep ninni bah?”
Can’t believe no one said ” Open Sesame.” And the pun on “Mellon” was great.
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