When Mrs Teavee faints in Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory, she falls backwards into Grandpa Joe’s arms and then after being dismissed by Wonka, she is thrown to a pair of Oompa Loompas and dragged away. I’ve always wondered, where do they take her? I wanted to know this for a while and was just curious to see if anyone else had theories or ideas.Heres a clip she faints at 3:22


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To the Taffy-Pulling Room.

Earlier in the movie, when Augustus Gloop is sucked up the tube, Wonka tells Mrs. Gloop that the pipe Augustus went up goes to the Fudge Room. He then summons an Oompa Loompa and says:

"Take Mrs. Gloop straight to the Fudge Room, but look sharp, the little boy's liable to get poured into the boiler."

Later, when Violet blows up like a blueberry, Wonka tells the Oompa Loompas to take her to the Juicing Room for squeezing. Mr Beauregard is led away too, immediately following his daughter, so it probably can be assumed that he is being taken to the Juicing Room too to stay with his daughter, like Mrs. Gloop was taken to be with her son.

Veruca Salt is immediately followed down the chute by her father, so Wonka does not actually send him anywhere, but based on where the first two parents were taken, it stands to reason that Mrs. Teevee was being taken with her child to the room in which his condition could be remedied. This location was the Taffy-Pulling Room:

"Fortunately small boys are extremely springy and elastic, so I think we'll put him in my special taffy-pulling machine. That should do the trick. To the Taffy-Pulling Room; you'll find the boy in his mother's purse..."

After she faints, two Oompa Loompas drag her away immediately after the Oompa Loompa with Mike in the purse.

  • Thank you very much! Now from a personal perspective, do you think she’d even be stable / aware enough to stay in the room where the procedure is being done to her son and not have to rest or calm down somewhere?
    – Violet
    Jan 29, 2021 at 20:20
  • Well, that's hard to say. A parent might panic or faint when hearing that her child is to undergo a dangerous, painful procedure, but when faced with the reality of it, I think many parents would surprise themselves and pull it together to be there for their kid. I don't think we see enough of Mrs. Tevee's character to know how she would react. Speaking as a parent myself, I know that my own general squeamishness with medical stuff disappears when my kids are hurt and need help.
    – ruffdove
    Jan 29, 2021 at 20:39

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