Season 3 Episode 3

Once Upon a Time

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Oct 19, 2000 on The WB

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  • Never Act with Animals or Kids #4

    And they wonder why Shannen called Charmed childish after she left the show?? I found it difficult to watch this episode as it was probably the most mind-numbingly awful episode EVER!

    Once Upon a Time has Prue and Phoebe turning themselves into their child selves so they can rescue a young girl and her pet fairy princess from a group of demonic trolls.

    The most embarrassing moments from this episode are when Phoebe and Prue start acting like children, which Alyssa and Shannen believe they can put across by putting on lame, phoney accents and acting like they've just been pumped full of novocaine. The whole troll storyline is pathetic. Alyssa Milano is particularly irritating throughout the episode, putting on a baby-talk voice even more extreme than normal, something which makes you want to take a shower with a toaster oven.

    Like Magic Hour, do the writers think we would be interested about some 8 year old at the mercy of some bad special effects trolls? Piper's storyline is the only thing keeping Charmed alive. You really feel sorry for her and Holly Marie Combs works wonders with some awful material.

    Director: Joel J Feigenbaum
    Writer: Krista Vernoff
    Rating: F