* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: There supposedly exists a poem version of the story where Bluebeard is a regular man, the bride is very selfish, and the room is merely an empty room for Bluebeard to gather his thoughts. The bride, not being able to bear the thought of her husband keeping secrets from her, opens the room, and when Bluebeard finds out, he merely divorces her.
** This is almost certainly referring to the Edna St. Vincent Millay sonnet "Bluebeard" ([[http://www.bartleby.com/131/23.html here]]).
** There is also an absolutely hilarious [[EasternEuropeanAnimation Soviet cartoon]] called "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pVX32r6RFM The Very Blue Beard]]" in which the Bluebeard gets to tell his own side of the story to a detective. One wife was fashion obsessed, the other health obsessed, the third believed in an open relationship - well, sorry, love, that's the way it turned out.
* CrowningMomentOfFunny: The CatherineBreillat movie version has the story being recounted by two little girls. When they get to the part where the girl in the story marries Bluebeard, they argue, because they don't seem to understand what marriage entails. The younger girl at first insists that it entails the wife being cooked and eaten by the husband, than claims that it's something involving an ogress, than claims that it means that the husband and wife become homosexuals.
* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: In "Mr. Fox", the bride keeps her head even when finding her husband-to-be's TortureCellar, watching him kill another woman, and having said woman's severed hand fall in her lap. She keeps the hand, bides her time, and chooses to confront Mr. Fox about it at breakfast, when the rest of her family is with them. Instead of directly accusing him, she poses the whole scenario as a dream she had, which Mr. Fox responds with by saying he's glad it isn't true. Before he can run, she shouts that it ''is'' true, and she shows the woman's hand as evidence. And then her brothers and suitors stand up and kill Mr. Fox before he can escape.
* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: Some versions (including Fitcher's Bird) give the moral "It's ok to betray someone's trust as long as you aren't caught."
** Perrault ends his story with the moral that a woman sticking her nose in her husband's affairs will ruin a perfectly good marriage - even if said affairs include murdering countless women.