In the Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, after an Oompa Loompa takes Mike Teavee (inside his Mother's Purse) to the Taffy Pulling Room, Mrs. Teavee faints and then two Oompa Loompas drag her away. Two Questions:

  1. Why did she faint?

  2. Where did the Oompa Loompas take her?

1 Answer 1


She faints after hearing Willy Wonka's suggestion for fixing Mike's height:

WONKA: So I think we'll put him in my special taffy-pulling machine. That should do the trick.

MIKE (in the purse): I'm warning you, Mom; there's a nail file in here . . .

MRS. TEEVEE: Taffy . . .

WONKA: (to an Oompa Loompa) To the taffy-pulling room.
You'll find the boy in his mother's purse. But be extremely careful.

MIKE (in the purse): (on "You'll") If you don't let me out, I'll [smear your lipstick]*** all over everything.

MRS. TEEVEE: (losing it) T-t-taffy pull-- (as the Oompa Loompa whispers to Willy Wonka) Oh, what's he saying?

(Mike continues to protest.)***

WONKA: (to the Oompa Loompa) No, no, I won't hold you responsible.

(Mrs. Teevee faints backwards into Grandpa Joe's arms.)
From wonkadotcom

She faints after hearing Wonka's response, which suggests that the taffy-pulling might now work - with disastrous consequences, as he says he won't hold the Oompa Loompa responsible if anything goes wrong. This suggestion that something could go wrong frightened her enough that she fainted.

What the Oompa Loompa actually whispered is covered in a different question:

What does this Oompa Loompa whisper to Wonka in the T.V. Room?

It also contains a link to a video showing this scene (unfortunately, a low-quality version):

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