Faerie Tale Theatre (1982–1987)
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The Tale of the Frog Prince 

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A spoiled, selfish princess's fate becomes entwined with a zany and witty frog with a secret past.

Director:

Eric Idle

Writer:

Eric Idle
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Shelley Duvall ... Herself - Host
Robin Williams ... The Frog / Prince Robin
Teri Garr ... Princess
Rene Auberjonois ... King Ulrich
Candy Clark ... Queen Gwynneth / Candy
Roberta Maxwell ... Queen Beatrice / Griselda
Michael Richards ... King Geoffrey
Donovan Scott ... Hendrix / The French Chef
Charlie Dell ... The Page
Van Dyke Parks ... The Musician
Harry Benson Harry Benson ... The Grandfather Clock
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Eric Idle ... Narrator
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Storyline

A spoiled, selfish princess's fate becomes entwined with a zany and witty frog with a secret past.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 1982 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The sets, costumes and overall visual style were inspired by the works of illustrator Maxfield Parrish. See more »

Goofs

Candy (the princess' lady's maid) wears eyeglasses in the lounging-in-the-garden scene, but neglects to do so in all others. See more »

Quotes

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Host: For centuries story tellers have spun their tales of magic and enchantment for the young at heart. Some are funny, some are scary and some romantic. So sit back, relax and meet a princess who finds happiness by keeping her promise to a frog. Robin Williams and Teri Garr in 'The Frog Prince'. Ribbit!
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Alternate Versions

The DVD version has a shorter credits crawl than earlier versions such as the laserdisc, with a different copyright notice at the end. Since this was the first episode, it's possible there were multiple versions while the format was settled. See more »

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Version of The Frog Prince (1988) See more »

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24 December 2018 | by popculturethoughtsSee all my reviews

The first episode of Shelley Duvall's beloved children's show establishes the overall aesthetic and humor that would follow with the subsequent episodes, and, in the process, make a vivid impression on a generation of young children growing up in the 1980s. Here, Robin Williams and Teri Garr (not to mention a pre-"Seinfeld" Michael Richards) seem to be having the time of their lives acting out the titular fairy tale, and the whole episode is a pleasure to re-visit after so many years.


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