The two had met when Jackson played the scarecrow in the movie version of The Wiz, whose musical score Jones had arranged.
And, like the scarecrow, I'm glad you found a bit of your brain.
It would be like if after the 40th pipe in Flappy Bird was a scarecrow.
There, the beloved characters would emerge: the Cowardly Lion singing about courage and the scarecrow dancing with the crows.
There's no Judy Garland songs, no scarecrow, no Tin Man, no Cowardly Lion.
"Ah; that proves you have a Kind Heart," remarked the scarecrow, approvingly.
"Let us carry it back to the Emerald City," suggested the scarecrow.
Then he extended them as far as he could reach toward our travelers and found he could almost touch the scarecrow—but not quite.
But he was not the kind of scarecrow they would have dared to jeer at openly.
But at last it was ready and packed into an old hat box belonging to Mops, the scarecrow's cook.
1550s, from scare (v.) + crow (n.). Earliest reference is to a person employed to scare birds. Meaning "device of straw and cloth in grotesque resemblance of a man, set up in a grain field or garden to frighten crows," is implied by 1580s; hence "gaunt, ridiculous person" (1590s). The older name for such a thing was shewel. Shoy-hoy apparently is another old word for a straw-stuffed scarecrow (Cobbett began using it as a political insult in 1819 and others picked it up; OED defines it as "one who scares away birds from a sown field," and says it is imitative of their cry).