WATCH: James Franco Makes Like Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne In 'Oz The Great & Powerful' Bubble Clip

Frank DiGiacomo

Yes, this clip of Glinda The Good Witch (Michelle Williams) and a pre-wizard Oz (James Franco) traveling to the Emerald City by bubble in the Sam Raimi-directed Oz the Great and Powerful is pretty phantasmagorical, but let's give credit where credit is due:  Do you, um, realize that Flaming Lips' frontman Wayne Coyne has been traveling by bubble since at least 2006 — and he don't need no stinkin' computer-generated assistance.

Oz The Great And Powerful Flaming Lips
Oz The Great And Powerful Flaming Lips

For those with short memories (and those who were 'shrooming at Lollapalooza in 2006 when the Lips took the stage), here are a couple of video clips that will enable avid fans of traveling by bubble to analyze and compare and contrast the stumble-step techniques of Franco and Coyne as they each take a spin. After watching both, I'm sure you will agree with me that all of the R&D money that went into the Segway should have been invested in bubble travel.

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