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Quotes for
The Ringmaster (Character)
from Dumbo (1941)

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Dumbo (1941)
Timothy Q. Mouse: You know, Dumbo, we'd better get an idea. Not just any idea. Somethin' colossal. Like uh...
Ringmaster: Have I got an idea! What an idea!
Timothy Q. Mouse: Huh. He never had an idea in his life.
Ringmaster: Just visualize: One elephant climbs up on top of another elephant, until finally, all seventeen elephants have constructed an enormous pyramid of pachyderms! I step out. I blow the whistle. The trumpets are trumpeting...
Timothy Q. Mouse: [smiling earnestly] Yeah!
Ringmaster: And now, comes the climax!
Joe: Yeah, what is the climax?
Ringmaster: [chuckles] I don't know.
Timothy Q. Mouse: I knew he never had nothin'.
Ringmaster: [getting into bed] Maybe it comes to me in a vision while I dream. Good night, Joe.
Joe: Good night, boss.

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.

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!

[Casey Jr. is about to leave the circus' winter quarters]
Ringmaster: All aboard! All aboard!
Casey Jr.: All aboard! Let's go!

Timothy Q. Mouse: [shift-shapes into a ghostly figure next to the ringmaster's ear with just his eyes showing, utters mysteriously] I... am the voice of your subconscious mind. Your inspiration. Nowwwwwwww - concentrate!
Ringmaster: [loud snore, as Timothy scurries under the sheets]
Timothy Q. Mouse: [sticking his hand out at first, then revealing his face entirely] Remember? Your pyramid of elephants are standin' in the ring, waitin' for a climax!
Ringmaster: Climax...
Timothy Q. Mouse: [mysteriously] You are now getting that climax.
Ringmaster: Climax...
Timothy Q. Mouse: [rushes to the ringmaster's ear, almost whispering, suddenly concerned] How's the reception? Comin' through okay?
Ringmaster: [snores mutteringly]
Timothy Q. Mouse: [smiles] Good!
[uncovers himself]
Timothy Q. Mouse: Suddenly, from the sidelines, comes your climax.
Ringmaster: Climax...
Timothy Q. Mouse: Gallopin' across the arena.
Ringmaster: Arena...
Timothy Q. Mouse: [hops on the ringmaster's hat brim, then dangles from it, yelling into the ringmaster's ear] He jumps from a springboard, to a platform, at the very pinnacle of your pyramid, and he waves a flag, for a glorious finish!
Ringmaster: Finish?
Timothy Q. Mouse: [whispering again at first, then yelling once more] And who is your climax? The little elephant with the big ears! The world's mightiest midget mastodon: Dumbo!
Ringmaster: [snores as Timothy scurries away] What?
Timothy Q. Mouse: Dumbo.
Ringmaster: Dumbo.
Timothy Q. Mouse: [softer] Dumbo.
Ringmaster: Dumbo!
Timothy Q. Mouse: [almost inaudibly] Dumbo.
Ringmaster: [awake] Dumbo! I got it! I got it!