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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
by Roald Dahl
Mike Teavee Timeline and Summary
The last kid to find a Golden Ticket, Mike is a nine-year-old who's obsessed with television. He dresses the part, and when he appears at Mr. Wonka's factory, he's wearing a Lone Ranger windbreaker, and is loaded down with toy pistols. Mike doesn't do much until Chapter 26, in the Television Chocolate Room. Sounds right up Mike's alley. He finds out from Mr. Wonka that you can send chocolate through the television. Then he wants to know if you can send other things through the television, too. Like, say, people? This can't be headed anywhere good. As soon as Mr. Wonka tells Mike that it could be possible, he's off to send himself through the television, which he does. But things don't go quite as planned: Mike comes out the other end totally shrunken. He doesn't care though, as long as he can still watch TV. Mike will be okay, though. Mr. Wonka says he just needs to be stretched out. And indeed he is. In the end, we see Mike once more, and he's so stretched, he's ten feet tall.