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'Madeline and the Giants is the tenth episode of Madeline's Seventh Season.

The Episode was written by Betty G. Birney and John Lasseter and directed by D.B. Sweeney and features Mickey Rooney reprising the role of Dr. Cohn. The Song, "One size fits all" composed by Robert Lopez with Lyrics by Frank Oz, features caricatures of Silent and Talkie Film and Radio Comedians including Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy, W.C. Fields, Abbott and Costello, Ben Turpin, Mack Swain, Chester Conklin, Harry Langdon, Ford Sterling, The Marx Brothers, The Three Stooges, Andy Clyde, Harold Lloyd, Red Skelton, Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, Mabel Normand, Milton Berle, Edgar Bergan, Snub Pollard, Charley Chase, Edna Purviance, Zasu Pitts, Shemp Howard, Joe Besser, Ethel Merman, Marrie Dressler, Vernon Dent, Bud Jaminson, Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Joe E. Brown, Cary Grant, Billy Bevan, Ed Wynn, Eddie Cantor, Jimmy Durante, Helen Hayes, Jack Norton, Wheeler & Woosley, Joe Penner, Hugh Herbert, Jack Benny, Fred Allen, Porter Hall, Al Bridge, Curly Joe DeRita, Alan Carney, Wally Brown, Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Buddy Ebsen, Bert Lahr, William Powell, Ned Sparks, Wallace Beery, Henry Fonda, Jerry Calonna, The Ritz Brothers, Slim Summerville, Irvin S. Cobb, Edward Arnold, William Demarest, Eddie Bracken, Betty Hutton, William S. Hart and Martha Raye, in which they all first appeared in Madeline in Hollywood.

The Episode won a Humanitas Prize for Children's Animation Category, Mickey Rooney won an Emmy Award for Best Voice Over Performance and D.B. Sweeney won an Annie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Directing in an Animated Television Production.

Plot

The Girls go out for their Check ups with Dr. Cohn. He check their bodies, tongues, noses, reflexes and their weights. When Dr. Cohn check their heights, Sylvie's is two inches, Yvette's is one inch and Madeline's was just one half inch.

Production

Betty G. Birney and John Lasseter both came up with the idea of Madeline and the Girls having troubles with their heights and sizes. Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein pitched the Dream Sequence where Madeline is tiny and the Girls are giants. "Average is boring" was written by David X. Cohen. "Too Tall" was written by Jeff Martin. The Line "Like us" was written by then-current Staff Writer and Co-Producer Ned Goldreyer. D.B. Sweeney wrote lines including "I am sure. It is too short!", "Will i ever grow again?", "I do" and "What in Blazes are you talking about?!".

Script

Narrator: In an Old House in Paris, that was covered with Vines

Mr. Zoingpler: What is wrong with being average?

Chloe: Who wants to be just like everyone else?

Madeline and Sylvie: I do.

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