Roseanne

Season 3 Episode 25

The Pied Piper of Lanford

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Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM May 14, 1991 on ABC
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The Pied Piper of Lanford
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Dan and Roseanne commit to opening a motorcycle shop with a free-spirited old friend who gets cold feet at the last minute.

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  • An old friend Ziggy comes to town.

    7.0
    For all the events of the episode, all I want to talk about in this review is the title - The Pied Piper of Lanford. I don't get it.



    Presumably, the title is an allusion to The Grimm Brothers' Pied Piper of Lanford, and the Pied Piper is Ziggy. But I don't get the connection.



    - "Pied" is an archaic term for "motley." But Ziggy was anything except motley.



    - The Pied Piper of Hamelin attracted his victims through charms. But Ziggy lives a loner life, hardly caring whom he attracts.



    - The Pied Piper deals with death, perhaps the plagues of the day. The episode Pied Piper of Hamelin never deals with a death topic.



    I get the feeling that the title-writers presented Ziggy as the ultimate free-spirit, and that the pied piper legend has been perverted to be the legend of a similar free spirit.moreless
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