The story of a lazy man who falls asleep in the Catskill mountains for twenty years.


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Episode cast overview:
Herself - Host
Brom Dutcher
Derrick Van Bummel
Little Rip
Mayoral Candidate
Peter Vanderdonk
Nicholas Vedder
Will Tussenbrook (as Christopher Penn)
Hendrick Hudson / Narrator
Harpoon Crew Member
Wilma Van Winkle


The story of a lazy man who falls asleep in the Catskill mountains for twenty years.

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23 March 1987 (USA)  »

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Although not the final of Faerie Tale Theatre to air, Rip Van Winkle was the last to finish production. See more »

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doesn't live up to the tale...totally
2 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

I watched this show with my son one night. I rented it thinking it would match up to what the original story is. My son had to be put to bed early because he was either frightened of a scene or just plain bored. If your looking for a good Faerie Tale theatre episode, see the frog prince or aladdin. Rip van Winkle was obviously never at the peek of the series success. But I did think it was, "okay." It doesn't deserve much else.

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