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1A CGI trilogy from the Jim Henson Company, featuring three separate stories that irrelevantly and unfaithfully retell classic fairytales and fables. ˛˛Besides taking place in [[TheVerse the same fairytale world]], the individual stories are all linked by [[AnAesop the common theme of family and getting along peacefully in spite of differences]]. ˛˛----˛!!The entire series provides examples of: ˛˛* AnAesop: Appropriately enough. Importance of family and understanding/acceptance of differences are the main running themes.˛* BigBad:˛** 3 Pigs and a Baby: Big Boss Wolf acts as this [[spoiler:until that role shifts to Wolfowitz]].˛** Goldilocks and the 3 Bears: Jay is close to being a BigBad as well as a HateSink˛* BreakingTheFourthWall: In "Three Pigs and a Baby" Big Boss Wolf turns to the viewer and tells them "You're the audience!" He also tells Musical Comedy Wolf "We don't have the budget to make this a musical!"˛** In "Tortoise Vs. Hare", The stork announcers, Bob and Rex, stand outside the tortoise and hare homes, and speak to the viewer about "the new tortoise and hare team."˛** In "The Goldilocks and the Three Bears Show", Jay Weasel declares that Goldilock's fixed win in the talent show will be "the greatest upset since the tortoise took down the hare!" He then faces the viewer and adds "Which, by the way, is available now on DVD!"˛* CarnivoreConfusion: Oh, don't even get us ''started.'' ˛* FracturedFairyTale: In case [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the title of the series]] didn't tip you off. ˛* FurryConfusion ˛* GroinAttack: Several.˛** 3 Pigs and a Baby has two: First, Musical Comedy Wolf punches a punching bag dummy, which recoils and smacks him in the crotch. Later, Big Boss Wolf gets nailed hard by Dr. Wolfowitz's tail once in the final fight. ˛** In Tortoise Vs Hare, a stick figure lands on his crotch during a video for the race. ˛* HypocriticalHumor ˛** Mason Pig objects to "garbage" like candy bars before chowing down on a ''rusty tin can.'' ˛** Chad the frog scoffs at how "uncouth" the bears' sloppy housekeeping is before slurping up a fly and leaving a huge spot of spit in its wake. ˛* InterspeciesAdoption:˛** 3 Pigs and a Baby: has the three pigs adopt Lucky.˛** Goldilocks and the 3 Bears: has Goldilocks adopted by the three bears.˛* InterspeciesRomance ˛** 3 Pigs and a Baby: Lucky openly flirts with the girl pigs in his school on occasion. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] since he was [[ObliviousAdoption raised as]] [[LikeParentLikeSpouse a pig]] in an all-pig town. Subverted later when he becomes infatuated with Teen Girl Wolf upon first sight.˛*** While it doesn't go anywhere, Hamlet openly calls Teen Girl Wolf "hot".˛** Tortoise vs. Hare ''seems'' to have this between Butch Hare and Crystal Tortoise. (See YMMV page.)˛** Finally, in Goldilocks and the 3 Bears: Young brown bear Junior has a love interest in the form of polar bear Inga. And Goldilocks mentions that she "once had a thing for a kodiac named Teddy." ˛* LionsAndTigersAndHumansOhMy: With the introduction of [[TokenHuman Goldilocks]]. ˛* ShoutOut: Several. ˛* TheVerse: The plots of each story don't really have anything to do with each other outside of the characters sharing the same world.˛** Several characters appear across the stories, making either cameo or background appearances.˛* TinyGuyHugeGirl: Lucky is smitten with Teen Girl Wolf, and Junior (eventually) falls for Inga; Both girls are about a head taller then they are.˛----˛!!''3 Pigs and a Baby'' provides examples of: ˛˛* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Lucky is bullied at school for being a "freak", from his first day well into his teen years. ˛* AmbiguouslyGay: Prissy NeatFreak Richard Pig walks the line sometimes. ˛* BigEater: Lucky, being a growing teenage boy ''and'' a wolf, is often frustrated about there being no food in the whole kitchen; but that's because he ''ate'' everything in the whole kitchen.˛* BullyingADragon: The bullies at Pigville academy harass Lucky all the way into his teens, despite the fact that he's noticeably taller then they are by then. Once Lucky becomes aware of his wolf heritage, he quickly puts them in their place.˛* CardCarryingVillain: Dr. Wolfowitz, who sports a tag reading "Evil Scientist". ˛* CloudCuckoolander: Sandy ˛* DoorstopBaby: Lucky, as part of a nefarious plan. ˛* DotingParent: Richard is this at times. ˛* EmoTeen: PlayedForLaughs with Lucky sometimes. ˛--> '''Smooth Cool''': "You lost?" ˛--> '''Lucky''': "Yeah... Lost in this city, in this lonely universe. Lost ''deep down in my soul... !''" ˛--> '''Smooth Cool''': (AsideGlance) "I had to ask..." ˛* EvilIsHammy: "Dr. Wolfowitz, must you always make such a dramatic entrance?"˛* ExtremeOmnivore: The pigs are more or less this fairytale world's living garbage disposals. ˛* [[HasTwoMommies Has Three Daddies]]: Lucky ˛* IDidntTellYouBecauseYoudBeUnhappy: A young Lucky refrains from telling his dads that he was bullied all day on his first day of school to keep them from worrying. ˛* MadScientist: Dr. Wolfowitz. ˛* MeaningfulName: When the pigs first find the cub on their doorstep: ˛--> '''Richard''': (to the baby) "Oh, you're so lucky you found this house!" ˛--> '''Sandy''': "Hey, that's it, bro! We'll call him ''Lucky.''" ˛** ThemeNaming: All the wolves (excluding [[OddNameOut Wolfowitz]]) have descriptive labels such as Big Boss Wolf, Smooth Cool Wolf, [[WideEyedIdealist Wide-Eyed]] [[{{Pacifist}} Pacifist]] Wolf... ˛*** [[AndZoidberg "Don't forget Musical Comedy Wolf!"]] ˛** Then there's a more subtle example concerning the brick-house pig being named Mason, which literally means "bricklayer". ˛* NewAgeRetroHippie: Sandy has shades of this.˛* NiceGuy: Sandy is the nice guy of the three.˛* ObliviousAdoption: Again, Lucky, almost to the point of parody. ˛--> '''Lucky''': "I wish... I wish you'd never [[ArtisticLicenseBiology given birth to me!]]"˛* OrganAutonomy: Wolfowitz's tail seems to have a mind of it's own, constantly tapping him on the shoulder, [[spoiler:and doing the bulk of the fighting against Big Boss Wolf during the climax]].˛* OverprotectiveDad: Richard takes on this role.˛* PaperThinDisguise: Two wolves are sent to spy on the pigs and Lucky. One hides in a garbage can, while the other just stands around with a mailbox on his head. The pigs never notice them, not even when Mason goes to get the mail and almost yanks off the wolf's nose.˛* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Teen Girl Wolf to the Wolf Pack. ˛* StuffedIntoALocker: The school bullies do this to Lucky and his best friend Hamlet. After Lucky finds out he's a wolf, he pays them back in kind.˛* SuperOCD: Richard. Subverted concerning [[ExtremeOmnivore what he eats]] and [[BigEater how he eats it]]. He ''is'' a [[AnimalStereotypes pig]], after all. ˛* SurferDude: Sandy ˛* TeamDad: While all three pigs are "Dad" to Lucky, Mason plays this disciplinary role a lot moreso than the other two. ˛* TeamMom: Richard. Jon Cryer, [[WordOfGod who voices him]], even says that "[[LampshadeHanging He sort of makes himself 'the Mommy Pig']], just because he worries the most." ˛* TeensAreMonsters: ˛--> '''Mason:''' "It's like there's a huge, hairy beast living in our house, with forage fangs and claws like garden shears!" ˛--> '''Richard:''' "Hel-''looo?'' Teenagers!" ˛* TinkleInTheEye: Lucky pees on the pigs while getting his diaper changed in one scene.˛* ToughLove: As mentioned, Mason is far sterner and stricter with Lucky than either of his brothers; at one point, he even proposes sending him to "''[[BoardingSchoolOfHorrors Sergeant Slaughter's School]]'' ''[[MilitarySchool for Wayward Pigs]].''" ˛* WrongSideOfTheTracks: There's a literal set of tracks serving as a boundary line between the pigs' city and the wolves'.˛* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Lucky. Photos show that it was brown when he was younger, so [[JustifiedTrope it's a dye job]]. ˛----˛!!''Tortoise vs. Hare'' provides examples of: ˛˛* {{Adorkable}}: While he generally plays StraightMan to everyone else, nature-nerd Butch definitely has his endearingly dorky moments. ˛* BerserkButton: Just ''hearing'' the words "slow and steady" sends Murray Hare into comical conniptions. ˛* DarkHorseVictory: And victory goes to TEAM MOLE! ... Wait, what... ? ˛* DoesntTrustThoseGuys: "Oh, Dad was right! Never trust a tortoise!" ˛* EarlyBirdCameo: A literal bird example with the pelican, Jorje, who doesn't have a major speaking role until the next film. ˛* FollowInMyFootsteps: Both Walter Tortoise and Murray Hare want this of their kids Crystal and Butch, respectively. ˛* GenkiGirl: Crystal Tortoise ˛* HonestJohnsDealership: Murray is properly introduced at his job in a used-car lot trying to sell a "Top Secret Spy Car" (an ugly, beat-up scrap of metal on wheels) to an elderly lady. ˛* LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain: On a snowy night, Murray has to resort to holding Walter to keep the latter from freezing to death. The next morning, they immediately agree that it never happened.˛* MisplacedWildlife: Lake Infinity has [[ThreateningShark sharks]] and octopi.˛* OnlySaneMan: Butch. And Crystal to a somewhat [[GenkiGirl lesser extent]]. ˛* TheRival: Murray and Walter both view the other as this. ˛* RivalsTeamUp ˛* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: Butch and Crystal.˛* [[WhenYouComingHomeDad When You Coming Home, Dad?]]: Murray misses Butch's science fair to work at his car dealership. ˛** His wife is worse, being a {{Workaholic}} real-estate agent who ''[[MarriedToTheJob never]]'' [[MarriedToTheJob takes off her headset]]. ˛----˛!!''Goldilocks and the 3 Bears'' provides examples of: ˛˛* AcquiredSituationalNarcissism: All three bears experience this, while it's a [[CharacterDevelopment completely different case]] [[LovableAlphaBitch with Goldilocks]]. ˛* AllGuysWantCheerleaders: Junior Bear starts out mooning hopelessly over Misty Brown. But later, when she suddenly takes a liking to him for his fame, he comes to realize that "Misty's not nearly as cute [[AlphaBitch once you get to know her.]]" ˛* AlphaBitch: Surprisingly, Goldilocks is actually a subversion (see below). Misty Brown, on the other hand, is a straight example with absolutely ''no'' redeeming qualities personality-wise. ˛* BumblingDad: Mac Bear˛* ButtMonkey: The bears' neighbour, Chad Frog. His [[ThePreciousPreciousCar car]] is constantly getting damaged or dirty.˛* CelebrityIsOverrated: The Bears eventually come to this conclusion. ˛* CuteButCacophonic: When the petite, pink-clad little blonde [[SpoiledBrat doesn't get her way]], her irate, demanding shrieks can literally crack glass. ˛* DumbBlonde: Goldilocks, who initially doesn't even know [[BookDumb what books are!]]˛* FunWithAcronyms: The Garbage (Gossip, Allegations, Rumors, and Baloney About Generally Everyone) Show.˛* GirlfriendInCanada: Eddie the goose claims to have one. [[BlatantLies And a supermodel, at that!]] ˛* HappilyMarried: Mac and Ruby Bear ˛* HeterosexualLifePartners: Junior and Eddie, back since they were toddlers apparently. ˛* LovableAlphaBitch: Goldilocks becomes this over time. ˛* {{Malaproper}}: Mac. ˛* MisterMuffykins: Goldilocks' [[KillerRabbit growling]], [[SurroundedByIdiots long-suffering]] little poodle, [[UnfortunateNames Doodie]]. ˛* [[NoodlePeople Noodle Person]]: Goldilocks, being a parody of [[TeenIdol Teen Idols]] and their associated tropes.˛* ParentalAbandonment: Goldilocks. She spent her thirteenth birthday alone.˛* RomanticFalseLead: Misty to Inga, for Junior.˛* ShoutOut: The talent show judge, [[Series/AmericanIdol Simon Owl]].˛** The opening of the reality show resembles the opening of ''Series/TheRealWorld''. ˛* TokenHuman: Goldilocks ˛* WorkingClassPeopleAreMorons: Mac, the fishmonger, is definitely not the sharpest tool in the shed.˛----


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