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Friend of Dorothy (Words, Sayings, and Slogans)

"Yeah, you told me to go see the Wizard and ask him for some guts."
"Well, did you?"
"Yeah. He said to let you know you're the only sheriff in America who he considers a true friend of Dorothy."

Ah, The Wizard of Oz — a movie whose witches and flying monkeys scared the pants off of generations of children. In this 1939 musical that was considered to be the height of special effects at the time, Dorothy, a young girl from Kansas, is transported to a magical land by a wicked tornado. She joins forces with three Oz locals, and they travel to see the all-powerful Wizard for help — a trip Lamb suggested Wallace makes for some chutzpah. Throughout the journey, the foursome grow closer, and the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Lion all become friends of Dorothy.

However, "Friend of Dorothy" can have multiple meanings. In addition to being a friend of Dorothy like Wallace is a friend of Veronica, the phrase refers to a group of men who stereotypically like musicals. While living on Stereotype Island, said man watches movies starring Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand, decorates his tastefully furnished hut, and shops for bargains at Banana Republic. Meanwhile, his female neighbor changes the oil in her Subaru, TiVos Ellen, and shops for flannel shirts with tastefully ripped sleeves. A bone to pick, though, Wallace/Wizard — statistics show that Lamb probably isn't the only Sheriff Garland in the States. One in 10, W/W! One in 10!

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