The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a children's novel written by L. Frank Baum. It was John Connor's favorite book growing up as a child. Sarah Connor would often read the book to him in Spanish when he was young.


  • Sarah sometimes refers to Cameron Phillips as "Tin Miss". This is a reference to the Tin Man, a character in the book that is made of metal and has no heart.
  • The last name "Baum" used by John, Sarah, Cameron, and Derek Reese is drawn from the name of the book author, L. Frank Baum.
  • Cameron picked the book out for Marty Bedell's book report, stating that it was John's favorite. Marty later reads it aloud to Sarah, who takes over when the story reaches a scary moment.


Sarah: You all put back together, Tin Man?
Cameron: Tin Man?
Sarah: You ready to go?
Cameron: (with a straight face and no hint of sarcasm) Thank you for explaining.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, "Gnothi Seauton"

Cameron: (touches John on the neck briefly, then leaves room to talk to Sarah) John has a high level of stress.
Sarah: Genetics are a bitch.
Cameron: I did a brief analysis. Surface skin temperature high. Salinity high. Pulse abnormal.
Sarah: That's cuz the kid snuck out when we were gone. Won't look me in the eye, his shoes are wet with grass. Don't have to be a Tin Man to figure that one out. Just a Mom.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, "Gnothi Seauton"

Cameron: I know what the Tin Man is. He needed a heart. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, written by L Frank Baum in 1900, first published in...
Sarah: (interrupting) I know all about the Wizard of Oz. When John was little, I um... (smiling)
Cameron: (interrupting) You read it to him over and over again. In Spanish. (Sarah looks up in surprise) He never told you, but it was one his favorite things that you did. He used to talk about it a lot.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, "Gnothi Seauton"

Marty: My teacher doesn't like us to pick books that have been made into movies. She thinks we'll just cheat and watch the movie instead.
Sarah: You'd be in big trouble if you did. The movie is pretty different than the book.
Marty: Really? How?
Sarah: Well, the slippers aren't ruby. They're silver. And there are two good witches, not one. And Dorothy's not 16, she's nearer your age. Smart and brave.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, "Goodbye to All That"

Marty: "The emerald city was soon left far behind. As they advanced, the ground became rougher and hillier. For there were no farms nor houses in this country of the west. Before night, Dorothy, and Toto, and the lion lay down upon the grass and fell asleep, with the woodman and the scarecrow keeping watch. Now, the wicked witch had but one eye. Yet she could see everywhere. She saw Dorothy lying asleep, with her friends all about her."
Marty: "The wicked witch looked out with her one eye. She said to the king crow, 'Fly at once to those strangers. Peck out their eyes. Tear them to pieces.' The wild crows flew in one great flock, toward Dorothy and her companions. When the little girl saw them coming, she was afraid."
Marty: "The scarecrow stood up, and stretched out his arms."
Marty: "The witch got into a terrible rage. She couldn't understand how all her plans to destroy the strangers had failed. There was only one way left to destroy Dorothy and her friends."
Sarah: Want me to read for awhile? "The sky darkened and a low rumbling sound was heard in the air. There was a rushing of many wings, a great chattering and laughing, and the sun came out of the dark sky to show the witch surrounded by a crowd of monkeys. 'Go to the strangers and destroy them all,' said the wicked witch. But Dorothy they did not harm at all. Carefully and gently, they lifted Dorothy in their arms and carried her to the witch."
Sarah: "The witch looked into the child's eyes and saw how simple the soul behind them was, and that she did not know of her wonderful power. The witch said to Dorothy, 'Come with me; for if you do not, I will make an end of you.' The little girl grew angry. 'You are a wicked creature!' She cried. In her anger, she picked up a bucket of water that stood near and dashed it over the witch, wetting her from head to foot. The witch gave a cry of fear. As Dorothy looked in wonder, the witch began to shrink away. 'See what you have done!' The witch screamed. 'I shall melt away.' With these words, she fell into a melted shapeless mass. The wicked witch had come to an end. Being at last free to do as she chose, Dorothy ran, no longer a prisoner in a strange land."
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, "Goodbye to All That"


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