That's not a typo in the header.
My Chromecast is telling me that it's -26C, which is like -15F i think (I know. It shows both). The thermostat in my store is showing that it's too cold to give a reading. So obviously I'm just going to curl up next to a space heater (because customers? HA!) and read a chapter of this book. Considering that the title of this chapter is "Good-by Violet," I bet you that this is the chapter when Charlie drinks the flying potion. Haha, no.
Honestly, though, the 1971 film lifted this scene straight from the book. Added details include Grandpa Joe calling one of the girls a "nitwit" and Gene Wilder seemed less anxious than Book Wonka. (And the consolidation of parents. I suppose it would be rather confusing to have four more adult actors running around, when neither really served much individual purpose.
Violet's lips are described and I'm kind of horrified. I mean, she obviously can't help what her lips look like.
Little Charlie Bucket was staring at her absolutely spellbound, watching her huge rubbery lips as they pressed and unpressed with the chewing, and Grandpa Joe stood beside him, gaping at the girl.
Though she could control the fact that one should not just put random gum in their mouth.
Take a lesson from Santa, Violet.
Violet obviously doesn't listen, chews the gum, is encouraged by her father. Until she starts turning blue and her father immediately changes course yelling at her to spit it out. We know this story. She is a giant blueberry, with hands and feet and a head. Wonka sends her off to be juiced. The oompa loompas show up, wheel her off, and sing a song.
ONE HUNDRED Oompa Loompas show up to sing. Who is manning their posts in the factory? PRODUCTIVITY, people! Is this the first time that they have been allowed in the inventing room? So for years Wonka is like "no, stay away, I only need you to experiment on," until this day, when they have a routine memorized ... oh, i read it wrong. The one hundred oompa loompas that are singing are still outside on the boat.
The song is about how repulsive it is to see a "brat" chewing gum, and a lady named Mrs Bigelow, who chewed everything, including her boyfriend's nose, linoleum, and her own tongue. Sounds like the next person on "My strange addiction" to be honest.
There are now
three four children left: Charlie, Grandpa Joe, Mike TeaVe, and Veruca Salt. I do so love Veruca, but I don't think falling on some trash is a worse punishment than what Violet and Mike have to live with. I also wonder if it's just the actress from 1971 who popularized the role. Granted, we never did see her in anything else. Did anyone from the film (other than Gene Wilder) have other roles?