Hey Diddle Diddle, A Cat and a Fiddle, A Queen of the Night Jumped Over the Moon.
While being chased by the giant serpent creature, Tamino faints (what a courageous prince) and needs to be rescued by the three servants of the Queen of the Night, who were apparently just hanging out around there, waiting to slay some dangerous beast (Probably a hobby of theirs). When he wakes up, he meets Papageno, a bird catcher who told him that it was him who had slayed the serpent-dragon thing. After a whole debacle with the three mysterious Ladies of the Queen, which ends with Papageno having a lock put on his mouth for lying to strangers (reminds me a bit of modern day piercings, which are still without locks, though – maybe an area for improvement in their future designs), the maidens lead him to the Queen of the Night, who randomly appears in the sky, sitting on the moon. First of all, this makes almost no sense. How can the moon, which is more than 200,000 miles away from Earth, casually show up not even a few miles from Tamino? And even if the moon didn’t move, space is a vacuum, so there is absolutely no way the Queen could have even talked to Tamino at all, unless she used a modern-day radio, which isn’t described in the plotline as far as I can tell. He shouldn’t even be talking to her anyway; maybe his mother didn’t tell him not to talk to strangers… But moving all distance logistics away, there’s another point that simply cannot be avoided. As can be seen in several movies, the closer the moon gets to the Earth, the bigger the tides get, so a=b=c, the tides must have been insane that day, or rather, that night. Maybe that’s why the serpent had to leave its river to see what was going on out there… Next time the Queen shows up, they should schedule the world surfing championships…or keep on the lookout for a random tsunami. But look at the bright side; The Queen of the Night appears to be the forerunner of the modern DreamWorks logo.
- Point One:
Tamino Casually Fights A Random Dragon
- Point Two:
Hey Diddle Diddle, A Cat and a Fiddle, A Queen of the Night Jumped Over the Moon
- Point Three:
Love at First Sight… or Love At First Photoshop?
- Point Four:
Tamino Takes Advice From Twelve Year Olds
- Point Five:
Love at First Sight… I Guess?
- Point Six:
Tests and Queens and Confusion, Oh My!
- Point Seven:
Random Things/People Showing Up Out Of Nowhere Cliché… Again
- Point Eight:
Lightning. Just Lightning.