Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead in Sex and the City

Hello to everyone!

I’m going to tell you about my favourite American television sit-com created by Darren Star and produced by HBO. It’s called Sex and the City.

Sex and the City
I know, this picture is not from the sit-com. It’s from the movie. But I do not care. I love its backlighting and Sarah Jessica Parker’s sparkle. Photo © New Line Cinema Productions

Familiar with it? And did you know The Wonderful Wizard of Oz written by L. Frank Baum was a part of it? Well, yes, it was. Let’s remember it.

It happend in Season 5 Episode 6 when one of those amazing characters Charlotte York, portrayed by actress Kristin Davis, was divorcing Trey MacDougal, the one and only man she could ever marry – at least she thought so.

She divorced him “due to irreconcilable differences regarding having children and his dependent relationship with his mother”. But the divorce wasn’t that easy.

A Wicked Witch Called Bunny

For Trey’s mother, Bunny, it meant a battle. As Charlotte wanted to divorce her beloved son, she didn’t want to give her or leave her anything that belongs to Trey or his family – not even a Park Avenue apartment that was Trey’s gift to Charlotte!

Bunny acted as a wicked witch, but her own son’s telegram said to give Charlotte everything she wants, and stopped Bunny’s wicked acting. That’s why Charlotte’s lawyer, Harry Goldenblatt, said after divorce: “Ding dong! The witch is dead.”

Sex and the City
Harry: “Ding dong! The witch is dead.”

And that’s actually what I’m talking about. “Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead” is one of those gorgeous songs in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz that was based on The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. (Read more about Oz books here.)

The song celebrates “the death of the Wicked Witch of the East when Dorothy’s house is dropped on her by a tornado”. And finally, here is the whole transcription of the scene from Sex and the City. Have fun and gorgeous (almost spring) time!

Sex and the City, Season 5 Episode 6

Created by Darren Star
Produced by HBO

Monday morning, Harry Goldenblatt did his best to make sure Bunny didn’t hop all over Charlotte.
Allan: Mrs. MacDougal is willing to offer her son’s collection of mint-condition silver Buffalo coins.
Harry: Could we get off the coin collection? She’s not going to settle for coin collection.
Allan: According to the pre-nup…
Charlotte: This is ridiculous. Trey gave me that apartment.
Bunny: She gave him her word. Till death do them part.
Charlotte: Bunny, if you have something to say to me…
Bunny: Fine. I shall.
Allan: I strongly recommend…
Bunny: Allan, hush. You, my dear, took a vow. And when things didn’t go your way, you simply broke that vow. I come from a generation of women that valued marriage. We believed in “for better or for worse”. Not “for better, or until the road gets rocky”. When I think of the heartache and shame you caused my dear boy… I’m amazed that you could even come here and look me in the face.
Charlotte couldn’t fight any more. It seemed to her she’d been fighting for this marriage forever.
Bunny: Be advised, young lady, I’m more than prepared to go to court.
Allan: It’s the coin collection. Take it or leave it.
Harry: Just hold on. Apparently, our office received a telegram from Scotland from Dr. MacDougal. Shall I read it?
Bunny: By all means.
Harry: “Charlotte York was a wonderful wife. Stop. She did nothing wrong. Stop. Give her everything she wants. Stop. Seriously, mother. Stop.”
That’s the thing about reviews. Sometimes, when you least expect it, you get a rave.
Allan: Just the apartment.
Harry: I’ll have papers drawn up, so Mrs. MacDougal can transfer the deed.
Even though things had gotten ugly, Charlotte didn’t want them to end that way.
Charlotte: I’m sorry things didn’t work out better for all of us.
Charlotte realized there was no such thing as a fairy-tale divorce either.
Harry: “Ding dong, the witch is dead.”

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