The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

by L. Frank Baum, 1900

       Next morning the Scarecrow said to his friends:
       "Congratulate me. I am going to Oz to get my brains at last. When I return
I shall be as other men are."
       "I have always liked you as you were," said Dorothy simply.
       "It is kind of you to like a Scarecrow," he replied. "But surely you will think more
of me when you hear the splendid thoughts my new brain is going to turn out."
Then he said good-bye to them all in a cheerful voice and went to the Throne Room,
where he rapped upon the door.
       "Come in," said Oz.
       The Scarecrow went in and found the little man sitting down by the window,
engaged in deep thought.
       "I have come for my brains," remarked the Scarecrow, a little uneasily.
       "Oh, yes; sit down in that chair, please," replied Oz. "You must excuse me for taking
your head off, but I shall have to do it in order to put your brains in their proper place."
       "That's all right," said the Scarecrow. "You are quite welcome to take my head off,
as long as it will be a better one when you put it on again."
       So the Wizard unfastened his head and emptied out the straw. Then he entered the
back room and took up a measure of bran, which he mixed with a great many pins and
needles. Having shaken them together thoroughly, he filled the top of the Scarecrow's
head with the mixture and stuffed the rest of the space with straw, to hold it in place.
       When he had fastened the Scarecrow's head on his body again he said to him, "Hereafter
you will be a great man, for I have given you a lot of bran-new brains."
       The Scarecrow was both pleased and proud at the fulfillment of his greatest wish, and
having thanked Oz warmly he went back to his friends.
       Dorothy looked at him curiously. His head was quite bulged out at the top with brains.
"How do you feel?" she asked.
       "I feel wise indeed," he answered earnestly. "When I get used to my brains I shall
know everything."

The Wizard Of Oz -- Movie Script

Noel Langley
Florence Ryerson
and Edgar Allen Woolf

Cutting Continuity Script Taken From Printer's Dupe Last revised March 15, 1939

SCARECROW:      You promised us real things -- a real...

CS - Wizard - shooting past the Scarecrow at right - the Wizard reacts to
their demands - starts to speak -

SCARECROW:      ...brain!

TIN MAN o.s. :       A real heart!

LION:                      Real courage. That's what we want.

WIZARD:                You do? boys, you're aiming low. You not
                                only surprise, but you grieve me.

MS -- The Wizard speaks to Tin Man, Dorothy, Lion and the Scarecrow -- the
Wizard becomes eloquent -- steps closer to the Scarecrow --

WIZARD:                Why, anybody can have a brain. That's a
                                very mediocre commodity. Every pusillanimous
                                creature that crawls on the earth -- or
                                slinks through slimy seas has a brain!

MCU -- Wizard -- shooting past the Scarecrow at right --

WIZARD:                From the rock-bound coast of Maine to the
                                Sun.... oh - oh, no -- -- ah - Well, be
                                that as it may. Back where I come from we
                                have universities, seats of great learning
                                -- where men go to become great thinkers.
                                And when they come out, they think deep
                                thoughts -- and with no more brains than
                                you have.... But! They have one thing you
                                haven't got! A diploma!

MS -- The Wizard reaches back and obtains several diplomas -- selecting
one and presents it to the Scarecrow as Dorothy, Tin Man and the Lion look
on --

WIZARD:                Therefore, by virtue of the authority
                                vested in me by the Universitatus
                                Committeeatum e plurbis unum, I hereby
                                confer upon you the honorary degree of Th.D.

SCARECROW:      Th.D.?

MCU -- Wizard -- shooting past the Scarecrow at right --

WIZARD:                Yeah -- that...that's Dr. of Thinkology!

CU -- The Scarecrow recites the Pythagoras Theorem -- reacts with joy --

SCARECROW:      The sum of the square roots of any two
                                sides of an isosceles triangle is equal to
                                the square root of the remaining side. Oh
                                joy, rapture! I've got a brain!

The Blind Men and the Elephant
Five Weeks in a Balloon
The first man I saw
"Faster, Faster!"
Perfection can't be rushed
The man higher up