Charmed

Once Upon a Time

Season 3, Ep 3, Aired 10/19/00
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  • Episode Description
  • With Piper growing more concerned that Leo will never return, Prue and Phoebe try to save a little girl and a fairy princess from evil Trolls. When Prue and Phoebe need Piper's help, her concern with Leo causes a spell to backfire, placing the girl in danger.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Shannen Doherty

    Prudence 'Prue' Halliwell

  • Holly Marie Combs

    Piper Halliwell

  • Alyssa Milano

    Phoebe Halliwell

  • Brian Krause (I)

    Leo Wyatt

  • Julian McMahon

    Cole Turner

  • Fan Reviews (19)
  • Once Upon a Time

    By TrueTvWatcher, Apr 12, 2012

  • Piper shows no respect to her Elders and the little girl with the troll problem...

    By iltarion, Feb 16, 2011

  • The Kids Aren't Alright...

    By MovieMark, Jun 24, 2008

  • Never Act with Animals or Kids #4

    By maxpower03, Jul 30, 2005

  • Teehee - I laughed a lot

    By xmxfreakxmx, Apr 08, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (35)

    • Cole: Can I use the bathroom? Phoebe: Number one, or number two? Prue (giggling): He needs to make a poopie! Cole: Excuse me?

    • Leo: They had forbidden me from ever seeing you again. But now... I don't know what you said or did, but they said you showed great courage and great faith. Enough to make them reconsider. Phoebe: Does that mean you guys could get married now? (Prue gives her a bump) What? I wanna know. Leo: Not yet. It means they're giving us a chance to prove we can make it work. Phoebe: What do you mean, like probation?

    • Phoebe (to Piper): You are being a big, big, big, extra, extra, double big jerk right now!

    • Cole: Course we could always have dinner instead. Phoebe: Are you asking me out, counsellor? Cole: Guilty.

    • Piper (about the Elders): Why are they doing this to us? It's like destroying lives is how they amuse themselves. Prue: Piper, watch what you say. Piper: Why? What are they gonna do to me? They couldn't hurt me more than they already have.

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    Notes (3)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Bylo - nebylo (Once Upon a Time) France: Il ├ętait une fois... (Once upon a time...)

    • For this episode, Rachel David (Kate) was nominated for the 2001 Young Artist Award for "Best Performance in a TV Drama Series-Guest Starring Young Actress".

    • This episode scored 5.4 million viewers.

    Trivia (13)

    • When Piper is in the parking lot of P3, she falls into a perfectly circular light shining from the light post. The light fixture was not circular and also the light shining onto the asphalt would not have a sharp defined shape.

    • Phoebe was going to go get Kate's jacket but her parents left without it.

    • When Cole transforms in the attic, one sees only his face and it stays on the same height during the entire transformation, yet in later episodes one can see that Cole's demonic form is at least a head higher than his human form.

    • TRIVIA: This episode features Paul Van Dyk's song Tell Me Why.

    • TRIVIA: This episode reveals that Prue was born in 1971 (but the month/day was not mentioned), Piper was born August 7, 1973 and Phoebe was born November 2, 1975.

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    Allusions (2)

    • Piper (in total exasperation with her sisters, to Phoebe): Go home and reverse the spell, Tinkerbell.
      This is a reference to the novel Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie, and was later turned into numerous films and musicals. Tinkerbell was the fairy that was Peter Pan's sidekick.

    • Title: Once Upon a Time
      This is a reference to the commonly used in fairy tales phrase "Once upon a time, in a land far far away...".

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