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7th Feb '17 9:24:56 AM TheNicestGuy
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* In ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', the NurseryRhyme "Hey Diddle Diddle" is ''de''fractured by way of ExternalRetcon. When tavern patrons in Bree ask Frodo for a song, he sings "The Man in the Moon Stayed Up Too Late". The narration explains that Bilbo wrote the song, but "only a few words of it are now, as a rule, remembered." In this longer version, every element that is complete nonsense in the nursery rhyme gets explanation and context. Because this kind of deadpan humour is a little unusual for ''The Lord of the Rings'', and because of Tokien's scholarly reputation, some readers are left confused as to which is the true original version.
29th Jan '17 1:52:33 AM I_love_dragons
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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' book ''Snips, Snails, and Dragon Tails'' features Jack and the Beanstalk as told by Elan and Little Red Riding Hood as told by Halley.

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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' book ''Snips, Snails, and Dragon Tails'' features Jack and the Beanstalk as told by Elan and Little Red Riding Hood as told by Halley.Haley.
16th Jan '17 4:50:14 AM C105
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* The French comic ''ComicBook/Garulfo'' runs on this, starting with the titular hero, a frog who wants to become human because he idealises mankind. The Princess is a SpoiledBrat, the Ogre is lonely [[spoiler:and never ate children]], and the dragon-hunting Paladin is horribly near-sighted.

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* The French comic ''ComicBook/Garulfo'' ''ComicBook/{{Garulfo}}'' runs on this, starting with the titular hero, a frog who wants to become human because he idealises mankind. The Princess is a SpoiledBrat, the Ogre is lonely [[spoiler:and never ate children]], and the dragon-hunting Paladin is horribly near-sighted.



* The ''WesternAnimation/Yogi'sTreasureHunt'' episode "Snow White and the 7 Treasure Hunters" definitely qualifies.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/Yogi'sTreasureHunt'' ''WesternAnimation/YogisTreasureHunt'' episode "Snow White and the 7 Treasure Hunters" definitely qualifies.
16th Jan '17 4:46:30 AM C105
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* The French comic ''ComicBook/Garulfo'' runs on this, starting with the titular hero, a frog who wants to become human because he idealises mankind. The Princess is a SpoiledBrat, the Ogre is lonely [[spoiler:and never ate children]], and the dragon-hunting Paladin is horribly near-sighted.
12th Jan '17 8:13:29 AM Jeduthun
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What you have here is an example of a Fractured Fairy Tale, a story with [[FairyTaleMotifs all the basic elements]] of a classic FairyTale, but all of them subverted or spoofed, and with [[SettingUpdate modern-day sensibilities and morals]]. May also be a {{parody}} of fairy tales, a {{Deconstruction}} of these tales' settings, morals and sensibilities, or a PerspectiveFlip (for instance, retelling it from the villain's point of view, often suggesting that the better-known version had an UnreliableNarrator).

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What you have here is an example of a Fractured Fairy Tale, a story with [[FairyTaleMotifs all the basic elements]] of a classic FairyTale, but all of them subverted or spoofed, and with [[SettingUpdate modern-day sensibilities and morals]]. May It may also be a {{parody}} of fairy tales, a {{Deconstruction}} of these tales' settings, morals and sensibilities, or a PerspectiveFlip (for instance, retelling it from the villain's point of view, often suggesting that the better-known version had an UnreliableNarrator).
17th Dec '16 1:21:49 PM TropesForever
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* Creator/JimHenson's ''[[Film/TalesFromMuppetlandTheFrogPrince Frog Prince]]'' contains traces of this. ''Series/HeyCinderella!'' very cleanly fits the bill, between the ridiculously over-the-top [[LargeHam hamminess]] of the stepmother, the [[TheDitz dippiness]] of the Prince, the running gag of how bad the fairy godmother is at magic, and Kermit's GenreSavvy nature [[CassandraTruth being ignored]]. Oh, and there's the ball itself, which features a large number of Muppet monsters (and Santa Claus) and basically serves as a precursor to the ballroom dancing sketches from ''Series/TheMuppetShow''.

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* Creator/JimHenson's ''[[Film/TalesFromMuppetlandTheFrogPrince Frog Prince]]'' contains traces of this. ''Series/HeyCinderella!'' ''Film/HeyCinderella!'' very cleanly fits the bill, between the ridiculously over-the-top [[LargeHam hamminess]] of the stepmother, the [[TheDitz dippiness]] of the Prince, the running gag of how bad the fairy godmother is at magic, and Kermit's GenreSavvy nature [[CassandraTruth being ignored]]. Oh, and there's the ball itself, which features a large number of Muppet monsters (and Santa Claus) and basically serves as a precursor to the ballroom dancing sketches from ''Series/TheMuppetShow''.
26th Nov '16 4:34:40 PM FoxBluereaver
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* ''ElChapulinColorado'' did a few of these, the most notable having been [[Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs "Blancanieves y los Siete Churinchurinfunflais".]]
11th Nov '16 2:16:19 AM Veanne
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* ''WebOriginal/LegendyPolskie'' retells several stories TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture.
3rd Nov '16 7:19:07 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/KateDiCamillo's ''The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane'', a character tells a story where the princess, as an animal, ends up killed and stewed because she was unloving.

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* In Creator/KateDiCamillo's ''The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane'', ''Literature/TheMiraculousJourneyOfEdwardTulane'', a character tells a story where the princess, as an animal, ends up killed and stewed because she was unloving.
26th Oct '16 1:24:21 PM Morgenthaler
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* For that matter, GRRM's, ASongOfIceAndFire sometimes strayed into fairy tales that are exactly as twisted as you'd expect in Westeros. Like the story of Falia Flowers, a bastard girl whose family forced her to do chores... until she was swept off her feet by a brutal pirate king who took her as a lover and forced said family to wait on his crew in the nude. Cersei Lannister also has quite a lot in common with Snow White's stepmother, and gets back at her "Snow White" in a deeply disturbing way.

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* For that matter, GRRM's, ASongOfIceAndFire ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' sometimes strayed into fairy tales that are exactly as twisted as you'd expect in Westeros. Like the story of Falia Flowers, a bastard girl whose family forced her to do chores... until she was swept off her feet by a brutal pirate king who took her as a lover and forced said family to wait on his crew in the nude. Cersei Lannister also has quite a lot in common with Snow White's stepmother, and gets back at her "Snow White" in a deeply disturbing way.
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