Prissy Quotes in Dumbo (1941)


Prissy Quotes:

  • [after the pyramid accident]

    Elephant Matriarch: Oh, I never thought I'd live to see the big top fall.

    Giddy: Because of that Dumbo, I never *can* show my face there again.

    Fidgity Elephant: Oh, look at my beautiful tail!

    Elephant Matriarch: I just like to spank the daylights out of him, I...

    [she raises her trunk from her cast, but the pain stops her, and she groans as she lowers her trunk back into the cast]

    Prissy: Oh, that won't be necessary, dearie. They fixed him good.

    Elephant Matriarch: What do you mean?

    Giddy: What did they do?

    Fidgity Elephant: Did they beat him?

    Giddy: What is it, Darling?

    Fidgity Elephant: Tell us!

    Elephant Matriarch: Come, come, I demand to know!

    Prissy: Oh, well... they've gone and made him... oh, dear, I just can't say it.

    Elephant Matriarch: Out with it!

    Prissy: Made him a clown.

    Fidgity Elephant: A clown?

    Giddy: No!

    Prissy: Yes!

    Elephant Matriarch: Oh, the shame of it. Let us take the solemn vow.

    [all the elephants raise their trunks]

    Elephant Matriarch: From now on, he is no longer an elephant.

    [they touch trunks together]

  • Giddy: Gaining a little weight, aren't you, honey?

    Prissy: You're no cream puff yourself, dearie.

    Elephant Matriarch: Quiet up there! Tend to your work, girls.

  • [Dumbo's ears are revealed, and the other elephants gasp]

    Elephant Matriarch: Is it possible?

    Giddy: Isn't there some mistake?

    Prissy: Just look at those... those... E-A-R-S.

    Fidgity Elephant: Those what? Oh, ears!

    [Takes one of Dumbo's ears]

    Fidgity Elephant: Oh, these! Aren't they funny?


    Fidgity Elephant: [Mrs. Jumbo slaps her on the trunk, while the others gasp in terror]

    Prissy: What a temper!

    Fidgity Elephant: What did I do? Tell me, did I say anything?

    Elephant Matriarch: A perfectly harmless remark.

    Fidgity Elephant: I said they're funny looking, they *are* funny!

    Prissy: They certainly are.

    Giddy: After all, who cares about her precious little Jumbo?

    Prissy: Jumbo? You mean Dumbo.

    Elephant Matriarch: Dumbo!

    [All laugh]

  • Prissy: Girls, girls! Listen! Have I got a trunk full of dirt.

  • Prissy: Well, frankly, I wouldn't eat at the same bale of hay with him.

  • Ringmaster: Ladies and gentlemen! We will now present for your entertainment the most stupendous, magnificent, super-colossal spectacle! On this tiny, little, insignificant ball, we will construct for you a pyramid! Not of wood, not of stone...

    Prissy: To hear him talk, you'd think he was going to do it.

    Elephant Matriarch: The stuffed shirt!

    Ringmaster: ...pyramid, of ponderous, pulsating, pulchritudinous pachyderms! I give you the elephants.

  • Prissy: Mammy, here's Miss Scarlett's vittles.

    Scarlett: You can take it all back to the kitchen; I won't eat a bite.

    Mammy: Yes'm you is, you's gonna eat every mouthful of this.

    Scarlett: No... I'm... NOT.

  • Prissy: Lawzy, we got to have a doctor. I don't know nothin' 'bout birthin' babies.

  • Scarlett: Go! Go!

    [She whips the horse many times, and it falls down dead]

    Prissy: It's dead! It's dead!

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