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Trivia 4 Carrots in Cinema/TV/Music Part Two

Trivia 1 lists the many and weird interesting facts about carrots.

Trivia 2 which gives examples of the carrot in the Arts and Sciences together with some fascinating "rock art" discovered by Brian Lee in America. Here you will also find the famous icy sparks microwave effect explained, and examples of carrot tattoos.  Carrots can make antifreeze and see if carrots could unlock the mysteries of the universe!
Were Carrots the first step in cloning?  and so much more .........

Trivia 3 concentrates on Carrots in Literature, Poetry and Quotations.

Trivia 4 starts to register the carrot in Films and Television.

Trivia 5 - Even More "one liner" trivia items!.

Fine Art works containing depictions of Carrots are now on a separate page. Click here to go there.


Carrots have been mentioned and used in many films and tv series, here are several located by the World Carrot Museum.  If you know of more please let us know:.

Lost in Space, Captain Carrot, Carrotblanca (Bugs Bunny), The Carrot Seed


Lost in Space 

Tybo The Carrot Man from Lost in SpaceNo carrot web sight can be complete, however, without a link to the 1960's television series episode of "Lost in Space" where Dr. Smith is attacked by a giant carrot. Millions of American children feared carrots after this episode was broadcast...and also ran around the house waving their arms shouting "Moisture! Moisture! I need moisture!" whenever they were thirsty!  - (from the episode The Great Vegetable Rebellion - On another planet) Dr. Smith plucks a flower, arousing accusations of murder from a giant, talking carrot, who plans to punish the Robinsons by turning them into plants.

Tybo - An intelligent carrot creature ( played by Stanley Adams) who accused Dr. Smith (Jonathan Harris) of murdering plants when he picked some flowers for the robot's birthday celebration on the February 28, 1968 episode "The Great Vegetable Rebellion" on the sci-fi adventure Lost In Space(CBS/1965-68). For his actions, Tybo sentences Dr. Smith to be turned into a plant. Shades of celery stalks! Then Tybo imprisons the other members of the Robinson family space expedition inside a greenhouse force field in preparation for their own flora and fauna transmutation.

Of course, everybody escapes the hothouse. In the end, John Robinson (Guy Williams) offers Tybo some water to drink, thus calling a truce of sorts between the animal and vegetable kingdom.

Trivia note: In 1997, TV Guide named "The Great Vegetable Rebellion" episode (written by Peter Packer) one of the greatest TV episodes of all times. The episode brought awareness that all living things feel pain and that maybe we should be a bit more open-minded to the issues of other species. Stanley Adams who played Tybo is also remembered for his role as a swindling space trader ("Wanna buy a Tribble?") in the classic Star Trek episode "Trouble with Tribbles."

For more information about this cult tv series click here


MUSIC

Carrot Revolution for String Quartet by Gabriella Smith

About this piece for two violins, one viola and cello.

About this Piece "I wrote Carrot Revolution in 2015 for my friends the Aizuri Quartet. It was commissioned by the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia for their exhibition The Order of Things, in which they commissioned three visual artists and myself to respond to Dr. Barnes’ distinctive “ensembles,” the unique ways in which he arranged his acquired paintings along with metal objects, furniture, and pottery, juxtaposing them in ways that bring out their similarities and differences in shape, color, and texture. While walking around the Barnes, looking for inspiration for this string quartet, I suddenly remembered a Cézanne quote I’d heard years ago (though which I later learned was misattributed to him): “The day will come when a single, freshly observed carrot will start a revolution.” And I knew immediately that my piece would be called Carrot Revolution.

I envisioned the piece as a celebration of that spirit of fresh observation and of new ways of looking at old things, such as the string quartet – a 250-year-old genre – as well as some of my even older musical influences (Bach, Perotin, Gregorian chant, Georgian folk songs, and Celtic fiddle tunes). The piece is a patchwork of my wildly contrasting influences and full of weird, unexpected juxtapositions and intersecting planes of sound, inspired by the way Barnes’ ensembles show old works in new contexts and draw connections between things we don’t think of as being related."

Listen here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puZCQJzTy90


Busy Bodies 1944  - The Three Stooges 

The boys are restaurant owners. In an attempt to pay off their business debts, they take a job putting up posters. Noticing that the posters are advertising a cow milking contest that pays $100 to the winner, Moe and Larry decide that Curly is now in the contest. After attempting to get some practice on a bull, Curly faces the reigning champ in a "milk-off," with Moe and Larry inside a cow-suit supplying Curly with the milk. 

As "Busy Buddies'" story goes - Through some really hilarious circumstances at the Jive Cafe, the Three Stooges end up at the Carrot County Fair where (that's right) Curly becomes "K.O. Bossy" and he's now all set to start milking a cow (for the $100 prize money).


Captain Carrot

Captain Carrot (real name Roger Rodney Rabbit) is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe, an anthropomorphic rabbit.

Captain Carrot is a superhero who lives on the other dimensional world of Earth-C, an alternate Earth populated by sentient animals.

His first appearance was in The New Teen Titans #16 (February 1982).

At the beginning of the Captain Carrot series, he was referred to as "Roger Rabbit"; later in the series, "Rodney Rabbit" was usually used, to avoid legal issues involving the literary (and later film) character Roger Rabbit.
 

Read more about this DC Comic Book here.

Carrotblanca from Warner Bros youtube video here - https://youtu.be/5NVX3U1thto

Daddy Day Care starring Eddie Murphy who fights his colleague who wears a giant a carrot suit. youtube clip here - https://youtu.be/K7tjFE6QMcE  Image below right - Romana carrot collector with the actual movie prop.

Carrotablance, Warner Bros cartoon, directed by Douglas McCarthy,  Produced by Timothy Cahill & Julie McNally, Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures carrotablanca video cover - carrotsdaddy care care costume
Release date(s) August 25, 1995, Running time 8 min.

Douglas McCarthy; Writing credits Tim Cahill (story) & Julie McNally Cahill (story)

Genre: Comedy / Family / Short / Animation (more)

Tagline: The Suspense...The Intrigue...The Carrots!

Plot Outline: A spoof of the classic film Casablanca (1942),the film to which it is both a parody and an homage starring Warner Bros.' Looney Tunes characters.

Cast: Joe Alaskey as Sylvester and Daffy Duck.
Bob Bergen as Tweety.
Greg Burson as Bugs Bunny, Foghorn Leghorn and Pepe Le Pew.
Maurice LaMarche as Yosemite Sam.
Tress MacNeille as Penelope Pussycat.


Greatest carrot moment in the history of movies?

In Gone with the Wind, when Scarlett rips a carrot from the earth and says, "...As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again."

Featured in "Compressed Hare" - Jones/1961

Shoot em up 2007 -  In this movie the hero snacks on raw carrots and also uses them as a weapon in several deadly ways. It's worth a viewing as long as you take the movie in the "tongue  in cheek" spirit in which its meant.

 Stars:Clive Owen, Monica Bellucci and Paul Giamatti

 

The Royle Family Christmas 2008 - Denise and Dave cook carrots

Wallace and Gromit Curse of the Were Rabbit October 2005

In Frank Capra’s 1934

Oscar-winning comedy, It Happened One Night,

Clark Gable nervously munches on carrots.

Reina Zanahoria (1977) (Queen Carrot)
Directed by
Gonzalo Suárez

Writing credits
Mónica Pastrana
Gonzalo Suárez
Genre: Comedy

Le Roi Carotte (King Carrot)  - Jacques Offenbach (1819 - 1880)
"Opérette-féerie", comic opera (three acts - eleven tableaux). Théâtre de la Gaîté, Paris, January, 1872. 19th century.

 I. a. in front of an inn, outside the city-wall b. a room inside a tower c. the royal palace, or its garden

II. a. the wizard Quiribibi's study b. the ruins of Pompeii c. Pompeii before its destruction d. the royal palace e. the realm of insects III. a. the royal palace b. a market-square c. the royal palace.


14 Carrot Rabbit (1952)
Directed by Friz Freleng

Writing credits Warren Foster (story)

Genre: Family / Animation / Short / Comedy (more)

Plot Summary: Bugs goes a little crazy whenever he's standing close to gold, and the trait intrigues claim-jumping Klondike miner Chillicothe (Yosemite) Sam.

Full cartoon on youtube here.


The Great Carrot-Train Robbery (1969)
Directed by
Robert McKimson

Writing credits
Cal Howard (story)   Full cartoon on youtube here.

Genre: Crime / Family / Animation / Short / Comedy (more)

Plot Summary: Bunny and Claude are still at their carrot caper. This time, they rob a train as the Sheriff is once again called out to stop them.


Poil de Carotte (Carrot Head) 1932 - a French Film

The absolute worst sub-titles notwithstanding, this is a great film because visually the story is clearly told (it is a remake of a silent picture by the same director). And because there is the sweetest pastorale quality about the filming of this picture, like Babe, the pig who-would-be sheepdog. The adult actors deliver an inspired reading; trained in classical theater they were also successful on the stage at the time. The boy who plays Carrot-top (or Carrot-head if you prefer) was discovered walking on the Champs-Elysée. Harry Baur, Catherine Fonteney, and Robert Lynen are superb in the story of a boy devastated by an abusive mother and a distant father. The film shows the fragile, yet resilient childhood world of the boy by employing numerous and ingenious imagery suggesting dreams and fear of the dark.


The Carrot Seed (Ruth Krauss’ Book)

To listen to the full MP3 version of this great Carrot Tale click here.

(5mb download)

 

 

Little Boy:

Oh Carrots grow from carrot seeds
I’ll plant a seed and grow it
I’ll water it, I’ll pull the weeds
Carrots grow from carrot seeds
Father:

Father’s know a lot of things
Little boys don’t know
So don’t be disappointed
If your carrot does not grow
Mom:

Mothers know a lot of things
Little boys don’t know
So don’t be disappointed
If your carrot does not grow
Brother

Nyaaah. It won’t come up
Nyaaah. It won’t come up
Nyaaah. It won’t come up
Your carrot won’t come up

 

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