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Faerie Tale Theatre 

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Inspired by an earlier children's series, Shirley Temple's Storybook (1958), Shelley Duvall hosted this series featuring some of the best known actors in Hollywood performing adaptations of... See full summary »
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Complete series cast summary:
Shelley Duvall ...  Herself - Host / ... 17 episodes, 1982-1987
John Achorn ...  Comedian / ... 11 episodes, 1982-1987
Patrick DeSantis Patrick DeSantis ...  Ensemble / ... 9 episodes, 1982-1987
David McCharen David McCharen ...  Alfred / ... 7 episodes, 1984-1987
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Inspired by an earlier children's series, Shirley Temple's Storybook (1958), Shelley Duvall hosted this series featuring some of the best known actors in Hollywood performing adaptations of traditional stories. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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English

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11 September 1982 (USA) See more »

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Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre See more »

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(27 episodes)

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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This series was inspired by an earlier children's television series Shirley Temple's Storybook (1958). See more »

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Some episodes released on DVD by Starmaker II and Koch Vision were edited. See more »

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Referenced in St. Elsewhere: Fairytale Theater (1988) See more »

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Sexual Innuendos, anyone?
11 September 2006 | by slothfrog7See all my reviews

So I used to watch this as a kid, just like all of you, and I loved each and every one of them (my personal favorite being The Dancing Princesses.

I am now a sophomore in college, and when I found out about the DVDs my friend and I bought them.

Now... we watch them for the unbelievably blatant sexual references that we so clearly did not get when we were kids. I mean really...

Examples:

Sleeping Beauty:

"Use your mouth!" ... and then they get to sloppy second A little mini Dr. Ruth in a chest that teaches the king and queen how to have sex??? "Charity Starts.. right here", pointing to her scantily clad self

Rapunzel:

"I want Radishes!" "Are you sure you wouldn't like a nice cucumber instead?" as he leans over in bed

Little Red Riding Hood:

The explanation of carving the wood/chopping it down... I don't even want to describe it.

I know there are more, but I'm tired and have homework to do.

I just wanted to see if we were the only ones who found the sexual nature of this series so entertaining.

That, and the fact that Shelley Duvall was clearly on acid the entire time she made these.


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