Friday, 29 November 2019

Fairy Tale Friday--Fractured Fairy Tales Cinderella Returns

Hello and welcome to Fairy Tale Friday. Are you sitting comfortably? Good. Then I'll begin.

Last week we looked at a version of Cinderella from the Fractured Fairy Tales portion of the The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle. I remember that one very clearly from my childhood, but I was pleasantly surprised to see there was fractured sequel.

Our protagonist (still with her pronounced Jersey accent) is as pretty as a princess, except she isn't a princess. She is merely a commoner. Therefore she is never invited to any of the royal social events.

The fairy godmother (whom you may recall from last week where she was getting people to sell pots and pans) now works for Good Fairy Rentals and offers a "Go to the ball" package. For a mere 100 gold coins Cinderella can get a costume, transportation and entry to the royal ball and for an additional 10 gold coins can marry the prince. This is perfect for Cinderella who hates being a commoner and desires to live in the palace.

In the palace the prince is bemoaning the state of the castle. Upkeep is expensive and the place is falling apart. He wants to stop being a prince and live someplace more common. The only way for him to abdicate is to marry a commoner.

Predictably they meet at the ball--she pretends to be royal as she thinks that is the only way to marry him and he wishes she was a commoner so he could get out of being royalty.

It's like a bizarre version of Gift of the Magi.

She leaves her enormous sized 13 D shoe (it's roomy but comfortable) so he will find it and then come find her, but things do not go as expected.

Plus you get a pun on the word commoner. I do love a pun.

 That's all for this week. Next week we begin to look at musical versions of the story of Cinderella.

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