History Literature / MrsPiggleWiggle

14th Aug '16 7:19:25 AM Morgenthaler
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** HeyItsThatGuy: [[Series/{{AllInTheFamily}} Jean Stapleton]] as Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, [[Creator/ChristopherLloyd Christopher Lloyd]] as Grandpa Moohead, Ed Begley Jr. and [[Creator/JoanCusack Joan Cusack]] as Mr. and Mrs. Bean, and [[Film/{{TheShining}} Shelley]] [[Series/{{FaerieTaleTheatre}} Duvall]] both as the series' executive producer and as Potsy Piggle-Wiggle.
6th Aug '16 3:12:43 PM Pamina
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** HeyItsThatGuy!: [[Series/{{AllInTheFamily}} Jean Stapleton]] as Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, [[Creator/ChristopherLloyd Christopher Lloyd]] as Grandpa Moohead, Ed Begley Jr. and [[Creator/JoanCusack Joan Cusack]] as Mr. and Mrs. Bean, and [[Film/{{TheShining}} Shelley]] [[Series/{{FaerieTaleTheatre}} Duvall]] both as the series' executive producer and as Potsy Piggle-Wiggle.

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** HeyItsThatGuy!: HeyItsThatGuy: [[Series/{{AllInTheFamily}} Jean Stapleton]] as Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, [[Creator/ChristopherLloyd Christopher Lloyd]] as Grandpa Moohead, Ed Begley Jr. and [[Creator/JoanCusack Joan Cusack]] as Mr. and Mrs. Bean, and [[Film/{{TheShining}} Shelley]] [[Series/{{FaerieTaleTheatre}} Duvall]] both as the series' executive producer and as Potsy Piggle-Wiggle.
6th Aug '16 3:10:26 PM Pamina
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** CanonForeigner: Pete the Delivery Man, fussy law officer Norbert Wainwright, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's grown daughter Potsy, and Howard the Hat-Tree, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's [[PlantPerson talking tree]] roommate whose branches carry magic hats that Provide Mrs. P. with her cures. The kids and their parents also have mostly different names than their book counterparts.

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** CanonForeigner: Pete the Delivery Man, fussy law officer Norbert Wainwright, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's grown daughter Potsy, and Howard the Hat-Tree, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's [[PlantPerson talking tree]] roommate whose branches carry magic hats that Provide provide Mrs. P. with her cures. The kids and their parents also have mostly different names than their book counterparts.
6th Aug '16 3:10:26 PM Pamina
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6th Aug '16 3:09:45 PM Pamina
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** CanonForeigner: Pete the Delivery Man, fussy law officer Norbert Wainwright, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's grown daughter Potsy, and Howard the Hat-Tree, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's [[PlantPerson talking tree]] roommate whose branches carry magic hats that Provide Mrs. P. with her cures. The kids and their parents also have mostly different names than their book counterparts.



** HeyItsThatGuy!: [[Series/{{AllInTheFamily}} Jean Stapleton]] as Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, [[Creator/ChristopherLloyd]] as Grandpa Moohead, Ed Begley Jr. and [[Creator/JoanCusack]] as Mr. and Mrs. Bean, and [[Film/{{TheShining}} Shelley]] [[Series/{{FaerieTaleTheatre}} Duvall]] both as the series' executive producer and as Potsy Piggle-Wiggle.

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** HeyItsThatGuy!: [[Series/{{AllInTheFamily}} Jean Stapleton]] as Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, [[Creator/ChristopherLloyd]] [[Creator/ChristopherLloyd Christopher Lloyd]] as Grandpa Moohead, Ed Begley Jr. and [[Creator/JoanCusack]] [[Creator/JoanCusack Joan Cusack]] as Mr. and Mrs. Bean, and [[Film/{{TheShining}} Shelley]] [[Series/{{FaerieTaleTheatre}} Duvall]] both as the series' executive producer and as Potsy Piggle-Wiggle.Piggle-Wiggle.
** SparedByTheAdaptation: Mr. Piggle-Wiggle isn't dead in this version, just away at sea most of the time, and occasionally makes appearances.
6th Aug '16 3:01:23 PM Pamina
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!!The TV series has examples of:
** PragmaticAdaptation: The books' [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters loads and loads of kids with bad habits]] are reduced to a small regular cast who repeatedly need cures.
** HeyItsThatGuy!: [[Series/{{AllInTheFamily}} Jean Stapleton]] as Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, [[Creator/ChristopherLloyd]] as Grandpa Moohead, Ed Begley Jr. and [[Creator/JoanCusack]] as Mr. and Mrs. Bean, and [[Film/{{TheShining}} Shelley]] [[Series/{{FaerieTaleTheatre}} Duvall]] both as the series' executive producer and as Potsy Piggle-Wiggle.
6th Aug '16 2:40:36 PM Pamina
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In 1994 the books were adapted into a short-lived TV series starring Jean Stapleton in the title role.
28th May '16 10:06:49 PM HeroGal2347
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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: The cure for children who want to stay up all night is just to ''let them.'' The children end up discovering that it's annoying to be tired all the time during the day, and then when they fall asleep at a movie première they'd been looking forward to for ages, that's the last straw.
28th May '16 10:05:55 PM HeroGal2347
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* WantingIsBetterThanHaving: The cure for children who want to stay up all night is just to ''let them.'' The children end up discovering that it's annoying to be tired all the time during the day, and then when they fall asleep at a movie première they'd been looking forward to for ages, that's the last straw.
28th May '16 9:49:59 PM dotchan
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* MeaningfulName: ''Dick'' Thompson in "The Selfish Boy Cure", at least before his redemption.
* MessyPig: Inverted. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle has a pig named Lester. He doesn't speak, but he does help kids with bad table manners by setting a good example. He's clean, tidy, and smart.



* HomemadeSweaterFromHell: Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle always accepts hand-made gifts from the children (sweaters, cookies, etc.) no matter how awfully made or tacky with genuine joy and gratitude.



* MeaningfulName: ''Dick'' Thompson in "The Selfish Boy Cure", at least before his redemption.
* MessyPig: Inverted. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle has a pig named Lester. He doesn't speak, but he does help kids with bad table manners by setting a good example. He's clean, tidy, and smart.



** In one case, where constantly interrupting children are given magical powder that makes them fall silent whenever they begin to interrupt, they point out that their parents interrupt all the time too. They all take the powder.

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** In one case, where constantly interrupting children are given magical powder that makes them fall silent whenever they begin to interrupt, they point out that their parents interrupt all the time too. They all take the powder.powder and HilarityEnsues.
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