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Trivia: Faerie Tale Theatre
  • Actor Allusion: In The Boy Who Left Home to Find Out About the Shivers Christopher Lee (at the time, most famous for playing Dracula) play's Dracula's son Vladimer, complete with a scene where he rises from a coffin in a haunted castle.
    • Edie McClurg, who played one of the mean girls in Carrie, which is often viewed as a horror retelling of Cinderella, plays one of Cinderella's stepsisters.
  • All-Star Cast: The concept of the show arose from Duvall, during the Popeye shoot, musing on what it would be like if her co-star Robin Williams played the Frog Prince. The very first episode was indeed, "The Tale of the Frog Prince", with Williams as the title character and the witch who placed him under the curse in the first place, and Teri Garr as the princess. From there, every episode has at least a name performer in the lead, and usually a substantial contigent of A and B-list stars in the supporting roles.
  • The Danza: Robin Williams as "Prince Robin".
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: Yes, that is indeed Louise Sawyer as Beauty in "Beauty and the Beast", Mufasa as the Genie in "Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp", Cora Crawley as Snow White in "Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs", Princess Leia as "Thumbelina", and Superman as the Prince in "Sleeping Beauty", just to name a few!
  • Missing Episode
    • The Clip Show that followed on from the first run of shows didn't appear on video or appear in the show's rerun rotation until the second complete series DVD release.
    • "The Boy Who Left Home to Find Out About the Shivers", after its initial CBS/FOX release on VHS, wasn't made available again until the DVD releases began at the Turn of the Millennium.
  • Real-Life Relative: Mary Steenburgen played the title role in "Little Red Riding Hood", with then-husband Malcolm McDowell as an Alex-like Big Bad Wolf.
  • What Could Have Been: David Bowie was cast as the title character in "The Pied Piper of Hamelin", but scheduling conflicts led to Eric Idle taking over the part — resulting in an effective Playing Against Type dramatic performance for the comic actor. (Idle previously wrote, directed, and narrated "The Tale of the Frog Prince", one of the lightest episodes of the series; by comparison, "Pied Piper" is one of the darkest.)

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