May 18, 2017
Labyrinth (1986) (part 2 of 4)
Sarah trots down to the labyrinth, trying to find the entrance. Here she encounters Hoggle (sometimes mistakenly called “Hogwart” by the other characters), a charming little fellow who’s busy taking a leak into a wading pool. Then he starts spraying fairies with some kind of noxious chemical. All in all, Hoggle’s kind of an amalgamation of everyone’s grossest relatives, shrunk down into awesome troll form.
Sarah tries to help one of the fairies, but it bites her, so she throws it down on the ground. Ah, there’s that killer instinct.
She asks Hoggle where the door to the labyrinth is. He admonishes her to ask the right questions, at which point Sarah asks, “How do I get into the labyrinth?” Hoggle points theatrically to a set of wooden gates that open at his command. So, how was “Where’s the door?” not the right question, dude? Technically, gates are doorways, right?
Whatever. Hoggle insults Sarah, and tells her not to take things for granted, and then promptly goes away.