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Elephant Matriarch (Character)
from Dumbo (1941)

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Dumbo (1941)
[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.

Elephant Matriarch: Out of my way, assassin!

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.

Fidgity Elephant: Can you bear it? When she doused the ringmaster, I just thought I'd die!
Giddy: Well personally, *I* think she went a bit too far.
Elephant Matriarch: After all, one musn't forget one is a lady.
Fidgity Elephant: Oh, you're right, dear.
Giddy: Oh, well, I suppose that's mother love.

Ringmaster: Ladies and gentlemen, you have now seen the impossible accomplished in front of your faces. Seven jungle giants, each weighing not one ounce less than 4,500 pounds.
Elephant Matriarch: [over the ringmaster's announcement] That windbag! Why doesn't he come to the point?
Ringmaster: And now, I present to you the world's smallest little elephant, who will spring from this springboard in one spring to the top of the pyramid, waving his little flag for the grand climax! Ladies and gentlemen, I give you... Dumbo!

Elephant Matriarch: Take your foot out of my eye... clumsy ox!

[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]

Timothy Q. Mouse: [watches as Dumbo looks at the elephants with their backs on him, then walks away sadly] How do ya like that? They're givin' him the cold shoulder. Poor little guy. There he goes, without a friend in the world. Nobody to turn to.
[he gets up and marches toward the other elephants]
Timothy Q. Mouse: Ah, I'll do somethin' about this!
[as soon as one elephant sees him, the others shriek like crazy and run in all directions and soon all cover their faces]
Timothy Q. Mouse: So you like pickin' on little guys, huh? Well, why don't you pick on me?
Elephant Matriarch: [backs away in fear] Don't!
Timothy Q. Mouse: [he whistles through his finger, which scares one elephant, then wiggles his nose, which scares another] A proud race. Overstuffed *hay* bags!
[one elephant breaks a ladder rung, and Timothy walks away, chuckling. The other elephants watch him apprehensively, but he soon turns around and scares them one last time by turning himself into a pirate]
Timothy Q. Mouse: Boo!
[the elephants shriek one last time, and he chuckles again]
Timothy Q. Mouse: They're still afraid of a mouse! Oh-ho, boy! Wait'll I tell the little guy!