Faerie Tale Theatre: Season 3, Episode 2

The Princess and the Pea (16 Apr. 1984)

TV Episode  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Family
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.0/10 from 87 users  
Reviews: 2 user

A bored prince realizes he would like a wife. His mother searches through all the kingdoms far and wide for a "suitable" princess. In the meantime, a charming and witty young lady, who ... See full summary »



(teleplay), , 2 more credits »
Watch Episode
0Check in

Watch Now

Free at IMDb


Celebrate IMDb's 25th Anniversary with Photos We Love

IMDb turns a classy 25 on October 17! To celebrate, we put together a gallery of some of our favorite movie, TV, and event photos from the last 25 years.

See the Photos We Love

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 26 titles
created 02 Nov 2012
list image
a list of 921 titles
created 17 Feb 2013
a list of 27 titles
created 20 Jul 2014
a list of 11 titles
created 6 months ago

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: The Princess and the Pea (16 Apr 1984)

The Princess and the Pea (16 Apr 1984) on IMDb 8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Faerie Tale Theatre.
« Previous Episode | 10 of 27 Episodes | Next Episode »





Episode credited cast:
Prince Richard
Princess Alecia
Queen Veronica / Woman in Museum
The Fool / Museum Guard
Pat McCormick ...
King Fredrico / Man in Museum
Charlie Dell ...
Princess Elizabeth
Diane Stilwell ...
Princess Rebecca
Pat Ast ...
Princess #1
Mimi Seaton ...
Princess #2 (as Mimi Seton)
Jane Alden ...
Agricultural Princess
David McCharen ...
Royal Messenger
Daniel Frishman ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Herself - Host


A bored prince realizes he would like a wife. His mother searches through all the kingdoms far and wide for a "suitable" princess. In the meantime, a charming and witty young lady, who claims to be a princess, shows up at the castle doorstep with a sprained ankle and is shown hospitality by the prince and his best friend the Fool. Written by atozcleanrita

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

princess | See All (1) »


See all certifications »




Release Date:

16 April 1984 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Liza Minnelli was pregnant during the production. See more »


Prince Richard: I want something soft and warm, like... a hamster.
The Fool: A hamster?
Prince Richard: Yes, you see, if I had a hamster, I could teach it little tricks like --
The Fool: Ah, Richie, what I think you need is a wife.
Prince Richard: A wife?
The Fool: Yeah.
Prince Richard: Would that be better than a hamster?
The Fool: Much.
See more »


Version of Die Prinzessin auf der Erbse (1918) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

28 September 1999 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

I finally obtained a copy of this extremely witty, wonderfully performed installment of Shelley Duvall's "Faerie Tale Theatre" series. It's great for kids and adults should enjoy it as well. Liza looks dynamite in the period costumes.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Your favorite and least favorite out of the series? musicalfreakgurl
Nightingale.. weirdo blonde music master? KKShimmer
Time For A Remake? justaminutemydearfellow
KOCH FTT Re-Release! sanremo8927
The new Koch Vision boxed set episodes look horrible!!! doctorwily
Awards for Each Episode cinematicpsyche
Discuss The Princess and the Pea (1984) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: