Veruca Salt Lives – Little Girl Demands Real Live Unicorn

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shutterstock_20483456I know everyone hated the Veruca Salt character in Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory – but I loved her. She was just so perfectly, obliviously obnoxious. I want a party with roomfuls of laughter, Ten thousand tons of ice cream,  And if I don’t get the things I am after,  I’m going to screeeeeeeeeEEEEEEEEAM. Come on. How great would it be to be able to act like this and actually get the stuff that you want? Well Veruca Salt lives on in a little girl who demands a “real, live unicorn.”

Okay, so children throwing tantrums demanding things really isn’t that cute. But this little girl is just so original. When I was her age I was asking for things like dolls and cookies. She’s really going for it with the “real live unicorn” thing. And she also believes a unicorn will be able to grant her wishes. So she wants a unicorn/genie. I’m pretty sure I want one of those, too.

I think one of the best parts of childhood is believing in all kinds of super-magical things – like unicorns, genies and Santa. I know it’s a little disconcerting to watch a parent tape a child having a tantrum, but to this mom’s credit, she does explain that “we can’t always get what we want.” She’s not a sucker like Veruca’s dad.

I don’t have a problem with a video like this existing. I can’t wait for the argument that her future employer might not like her affinity for unicorns, though.

(photo: Oksanika/