Quote of the day: NPR's Peter Sagal

What has Hollywood done to Whoville?

Published April 4, 2008 10:03PM (EDT)

"In a new subplot added by the filmmakers, the mayor of Whoville has 96 daughters. He has one son. Guess who gets all his attention? Guess who saves the day? Go ahead, think about it, I'll wait ... Boys get to save the world, and girls get to stand there and say, I knew you could do it. How did they know he could do it? Maybe because they watched every other movie ever made?"

-- Peter Sagal, father of three daughters and host of National Public Radio's "Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me," in a commentary on NPR about the new big-screen adaptation of "Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!"

By Katharine Mieszkowski

Katharine Mieszkowski is a senior writer for Salon.

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