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Wizard of Ooze is the 52nd episode of season 4.



Lydia has a dream which drops her into the plot of The Wizard of Oz. At school, she was asleep during Miss Shannon's lecture on tornadoes. And just like that, a tornado appeared and picked up the school, carrying it to the colorful land of Ooze. In the role of Dorothy, she must follow the yellow brick road to find the titular wizard. The adventure apparently takes place in the Neitherworld, as her dog Toto is Ginger. BJ is the Scarecrow, Jacques is the Bone Woodsman, and the Monster Across the Street is the Lion. Bertha and Prudence the fairy godmothers of the North and South, respectively (taking the role of Glinda), while Claire Brewster is the Wicked Witch of the West. The wizard himself is Barry MeNot, but after the witch and her evil minions defeated, he angrily chases all four of them out of his palace. Afterwards, Lydia realized that her friends had their heart and courage the whole time, except for the gluttonous Beetlejuice who forgot about his brain. Fortunately, Lydia decides that "two out of three ain't bad." The fairy godmothers reappear and instructs Lydia to say the magic words "Ripple dissolve to scene 328", and points out that Ginger could've taught her how to get home, but she called her a spider. Lydia agrees and she clicks her heels three times, repeating the magic words.

Lydia caught herself talking in her sleep and awakens from her sappy dream and finds Beetlejuice in her room, laughing hysterically in her vanity. She asks him how he knows what she dreamed and why it's all still in black and white - at which point, Beetlejuice wakes up and realizes that this is his own dream the whole time.


  • This episode is a spoof of The Wizard of Oz (1939).
  • These are the last appearances of Prudence, Bertha and Claire Brewster.
  • This is the only time when Beetlejuice says his own name.
  • Running gags: Lydia recognizing the people she knows in real life when they are actually the characters in her dream and correcting her name when they address her as "Dorothy".
  • At the beginning of the episode, Lydia's room was in full color, but after she woke up, it's black and white.