Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Who does Eeyore think he is?

We were watching "Winnie the Pooh" the other day when it sparked an interesting discussion:

Doughie, "Mom, why did Eeyore give Piglet's house away? Did he own it?"

Me, "Well, I am not sure. I don't think he owned it....."

Doughie, "That is so rude!! It was Piglet's home! Piglet needs a house too...just as much as Owl!"

Me, "You have a point....never thought about it....At least Piglet gets to be a hero!"

Doughie (snorts) "A hero? Who wants to be a hero? I would rather have a house!"

She has a point...Yet again, another Disney classic has been changed for me forever. Instead of thinking of "Winnie the Pooh" as the somewhat boring classic about animals, I will now think of it as the tale where a grumpy donkey evicts a shy and stuttering pig (for no reason) to give it to a pompous owl. Interesting......one more illusion gone!

Word to the wise: During these economic times, if Eeyore is standing at your door, don't let the SOB in! :D

What do you think? Was Eeyore within his rights?


2busy said...

I don't like eeyore anymore. He is just a wolfe in donkey's clothing...What a jack @!!

William said...

"Hip Hip Hooray for the Piglet and the Pooh! Hip Hip Hooray we salute you!"

That episode of Winnie the Pooh always bothered me. It frustrated me that Eeyore was so proud of himself and even more that Piglet just gave in the whole thing. Owl was the most irritating of all; he might have avoided the disaster altogether if he had shut up for half a second to do some sort of preventative maintenance on his home... but NOOOOO!

It's amazing what sorts of conversations you can get caught up in on the interweb. :P

Dellp said...

Leave it to a kid to cut through the crap and get right to the heart of the matter.

I just always though that Eeyore was a sad sap in desperate need of and antidepressant, and all along, he is simply Disney's version of a homewrecker!

Who'da thunk it?