How was the Wizard of Oz inked

Why add "in color" when referring to "Wizard of Oz"?

In episode 3 of Season 4 of Episodes, Matt takes Beverly to a Golden Globe gift party. As she enters she says (write from memory):

It's like in Wizard of Oz . In color .

Since adding "in color," she must have been referring to the movie, not the book. What I don't understand is why she added it in the first place, since the most famous adaptation from 1939 is actually in color (and is distinguished by the use of Technicolor) and all later adaptations are obviously in color too.

I seriously doubt she was referring to previous black and white adjustments because they were short animations, silent films, and so on.

What I think is the most plausible is that she was as a child Wizard of Oz on a black and white TV and later in color, and that's why she distinguishes it (as if they were two different films). I also think this could be an English phrase used to highlight these kind of film-related analogies.

Could someone confirm my hypothesis or provide some other explanation?


Just a note: none of the books were titled "The Wizard of Oz".


She doesn't say that. She says :

It's like the Wizard of Oz turns into color.

The Wizard of Oz from 1939 starts in black and white and changes color when Dororthy reaches Oz. Beverly basically says that she is now in Oz, an amazing and colorful wonderland compared to the dreary world outside.

Chanandler bong

That makes a lot of sense :-) @BCdotWEB Thanks, I was trying to find the script.


Oh man - when "color tv" was the special effect. It's so humble!


Not all wizards of Oz are colored only the parts that take place in Oz .

Everything that happens while Dorothy is still in Kansas is shot in black and white. This was done, of course, to underline how colorful and magical the Land of Oz is compared to real Kansas.

All Oz sequences were filmed in three-stripe Technicolor. The opening and closing credits as well as the Kansas sequences were shot in black and white and colored in a sepia tone process. (Source: Wikipedia)

So if you have the colored Emphasize part, they are talking explicitly about the part Dorothy spends in Oz, not the parts she is in on the farm in Kansas.