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jiminy cricket

A minced oath for "Jesus Christ," expressing surprise, shock, or astonishment. Jiminy cricket, the bill for that dinner is nearly $200! We won the lottery? Jiminy cricket, that's amazing news!
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Led by his "conscience," Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio goes off to school and is involved in one adventure after another as he tries to become a real boy.
Stories were told by Jiminy Cricket, aka Ivan Limon, a local librarian, in his bright green costume, who told tall tales amongst the trees to children.
When we did Pinocchio, the professional actor playing Jiminy Cricket broke his ankle two days before it opened.
Mickey Mouse and Jiminy Cricket were your main hosts for the evening but it was the fantastic array of costumes and acrobatic and elegant performances of the ice-skating performers that were the real stars of the show.
He looked fearsome enough outside the ring, but when he got into character as Conscience, I felt like Pinnochio's insect-sized guilty conscience Jiminy Cricket in comparison.
If you need help differentiating Roberto Benigni's live-action version of ``Pinocchio'' with the 1940 Disney animated classic, here's a hint: Jiminy Cricket dies.
He sat there mesmerized in a dark theater, like children have for more than 60 years - falling in love with a little critter named Jiminy Cricket.
After reading the first version of Pinocchio, Disney didn't think audiences would warm to the puppet who keeps telling lies, so he invented the character of Jiminy Cricket to play his conscience.
If they do it will be a major achievement considering they are run by Norwegian deadwood, typified by the bizarre Jiminy Cricket manager who looks like he sleeps on the Embankment with a radio stuck to his ear listening to how other teams are getting on.
The Art of Disney: Friendship stamps feature several world-famous friends: Goofy, Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck; Bambi and Thumper; Simba and his father, Mufasa; and Jiminy Cricket and Pinocchio.
Mascot Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio's conscience in the Disney version of the story, came along.
In Pinocchio, there's Jiminy Cricket, the grasshopper with the topper who acts as woodentop's conscience.
Narrated by Jiminy Cricket, the show is several times the size of "Fantasy in the Sky," the park's previous show which debuted in 1975.