Jim Crow Quotes in Dumbo (1941)


Jim Crow Quotes:

  • Timothy Q. Mouse: Now I wonder how we ever got up in that tree, anyway?

    [looks back toward the tree, the branches now snapped]

    Timothy Q. Mouse: Now, let's see - elephants can't climb trees, can they? Nah, nah, that's ridiculous. Would they jump up? Mm-mmm. Too high.

    Jim Crow: Hey there, son. Maybe y'all flew up.

    Timothy Q. Mouse: Maybe we flew up. Yeah, maybe we...

    [suddenly shouts ecstatically]

    Timothy Q. Mouse: That's it! Dumbo! You flew! Boy, am I stupid. Why didn't I think of this before? Your ears! Just look at 'em, Dumbo! Why, they're poifect wings! The very things that held ya down are gonna carry ya up, and up, and up!

    [excitedly, but softly to himself]

    Timothy Q. Mouse: I can see it all now...

    [shouts ecstatically once again]

    Timothy Q. Mouse: "Dumbo! The ninth wonder of the universe! The world's only flyin' elephant!"

  • [last lines]

    Jim Crow: [as Dumbo rides off on the train] Boy, I wish I'd have got his autograph.

    Crow: Here, man, I've got his autograph.

    Jim Crow: Well, so long, glamour boy!

  • Crow #1: Why, he flies just like an eagle.

    Crow #2: Better than an airplane.

    Jim Crow: Brother, now I've seen everything!

  • Jim Crow: Quiet, gentlemen. The Reverend Rodent is gonna ad-dress you.

  • Jim Crow: [singing] I seen a peanut stand /And heard a rubber band /I've seen a needle that winked its eye / But I been done seen about everything / When I see an elephant fly.

  • Crow #1: Well, looky here, looky here.

    Crow #2: My, my. Why, this is most irreg-lar.

    Crow #3: [rubbing his eyes] Well, I just can't believe my eyes.

    Crow #1: They ain't dead, is they?

    Crow #4: No. Dead people don't snore... or do they?

    Jim Crow: [all the crows whisper until he flies down, then gestures for them to move aside] Uh, what's all the ruckus? C'mon, step aside, brother.

    [pacing the branch]

    Jim Crow: Uh, what's cookin' 'round here? C'mon, what's the good news? What's fryin', boys?

    Crow #1: Just look down there, brother.

    Crow #4: And prepare yourself for a shock.

  • [Timothy wakes up to find Jim Crow staring him in the face]

    Timothy Q. Mouse: [sleepily] Ohhhhhhhh! All those pink elephants.

    Jim Crow: Ah! Pink elephants? Mm-mmm!

    [Crows laugh]

    Timothy Q. Mouse: What's so funny? What're you boys doin' down here, anyway?

    Jim Crow: What're we doing *down* here? Well, hear him talk!

    Timothy Q. Mouse: [grudgingly, as he tries to get back to sleep] Ah, fly up a tree where you belong.

    [More laughter as Jim Crow puffs a circle of smoke around Timothy]

    Jim Crow: Now look here, Brother Rat...

    Timothy Q. Mouse: [suddenly standing up, then staring Jim straight in the face] Brother Rat? Now listen! I ain't your brother, and I ain't no rat, see?

    Jim Crow: Uh-uh. And I suppose you and no elephant ain't up in no tree, either.

    Timothy Q. Mouse: No! No, me in no tree and I'm no... What? Tree?

    [he and Jim look up, then down to see that they really are up a tree]

    Timothy Q. Mouse: [gasps, then squeals as he hides in Dumbo's trunk] Dumbo.

    [rushes to Dumbo's eyes]

    Timothy Q. Mouse: Dumbo. Wake up. Wake up, Dumbo!


    Timothy Q. Mouse: Don't look now, but I think we're up in a tree!

  • Timothy Q. Mouse: [after the reprise of "When I See an Elephant Fly", when Dumbo, Timothy, and all the crows land on a telephone wire] Dumbo, I knew you could do it! Wait'll we get to the big town!

    Jim Crow: Boy, them city folks is sure in for a surprise!

    [all laugh]

  • Jim Crow: [after taking his first look at Dumbo and Timothy sleeping in their tree] Ha! Well, hush my beak!

    Crow #3: Go ahead. Wake 'em up, brother.

    Crow #1: Yeah, find out what they're doin' up here.

    Crow #2: Yeah.

    Crow #4: And ask 'em what they want.

    Jim Crow: [shoving them all aside] Okay boys, leave it to me.

  • Jim Crow: [as Timothy and Dumbo walk away sadly] Hey brother, now wa-wa-wait a minute. You don't hafta leave feelin' like that. We done seen the light. You boys is okay.

    Timothy Q. Mouse: Please. You've done enough.

    Jim Crow: But we's all fixin' to 'hep ya. Ain't that the truth, boys?

    [the other crows fly down, all agreeing happily]

    Jim Crow: You wanna make the elephant fly, don't ya? Well, you gotta use a lot of 'chology. You know, *psy*-chology. Now here's what you do. First, you'll uh...

    Jim Crow: [all the crows whisper]

    Jim Crow: And then right after that, you'll uh...

    [whispers continue]

    Jim Crow: [plucks a feather from the youngest crow's tail; he yelps] Use the magic feather. Catch on?

    Timothy Q. Mouse: [accepting the feather] The magic feather?

    [smiles, now getting the secret, then winks as he gives Jim an elbow in the wing]

    Timothy Q. Mouse: Yeah! I gotcha.

    [rushes joyfully to Dumbo, then places the feather at the end of his trunk]

    Timothy Q. Mouse: Dumbo! Look! Have I got it! The magic feather! Now you can fly!

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