Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre - Season 4

Showtime (ended 1987)




Episode Guide

  • The Emperor's New Clothes

    Theres a sucker born every minute -- as two con men ( Art Carney and Alan Arkin) find as they ride into a seaside empire ruledby the vainest emperor going. The duo set up a scheme to rob the emperor of his jewels and robes! -- as they come peddling a magical cloth that any person who is truly stupid cannot see! A humorous comedy with a great moral for the entire family.

  • Puss 'n Boots
    Puss 'n Boots
    Episode 6
    The amusing story about a millers son who inherits a cat-- not just any cat, a cat who insists on wearing peoples clothing.But all the money is not wasted-- Puss has a plan to get his master (Ben Vereen) married to the lovely Princess Lovinia-- the only thing standing in the way is the evil ogre. Puss proves that cats are clever in this funny adaption of the Perrault story!moreless
  • Cinderella
    Episode 5
    Cinderella is once again helped to the ball by her fairygodmother ( this time played by the hilarious Jean Stapleton) as the story of Cinderella unfolds and how she loses her glass slipper-- this one has an amusing twist at the end -- that shows even fairy godmothers are vindictive.
  • Grimm Party
    Grimm Party
    Episode 4
    Although not an actual Faerie Tale, this was very fun. It was a party with all the actors and actresses that made a contribution of their talents to lovely Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre. They talk about their experiences as some of the most beloved Faerie Tale characters. Jean Stapleton also talks about how she was in more episodes of Faerie Tale Theatre more than anybody else besides Shelley Duvall herself. Stapleton appeared as the fairy godmother in Cinderella and the Giant's Wife in Jack and the Beanstalk. Unfortunately, this exclusive party was never released on video, but only time can tell...moreless
  • The Pied Piper of Hamelin
    Eric Idle plays a wandering piper who is hired by a selfish mayor to rid his town of rats. The piper is good to his word and leads the rats to a watery grave.However when he asks for payment the mayor reniggs, thus causing the piper tp play his pipe for an alternate result -- this time leading all the children out of Hamelin never to be seen again.moreless
  • The Snow Queen
    The Snow Queen
    Episode 2
    Gerda and Kay have been best friends forever. When a goblin, who controls the problems in the universe eyes them, he showers a sinister snow over Kay, forces him to see the worst in everyone he loves. Kay and Gerda get in an argument over whether the Snow Queen exists and after Kay slips from a rooftop, he meets her and she takes him to her palace to save him from the goblin's spell. In an endless search for Kay, Gerda encounters talking trees, a theif and the Lady of Summer(the Snow Queen's sister). Soon, Gerda is under the spell of the Lady of Summer and realizes she must save Kay. In the end, they learn a valuble lesson in friendship.moreless
  • The Three Little Pigs
    If you work hard you can overcome the most formidable obstacles. Thats the morale of this most popular of fairy tales. Billy Crystal and Valerie Perrine are in trouble when they come up against Big Bad Wolf Jeff Goldblum. Billys older brothers just miss ending up on the wolfs plate by the hair of there chiny chin chins when he blows there houses of straw and sticks away. Billy the more practical pig, takes his time and constructs his house out of sturdy brick. when the cigar chompping wolf arrives- he huffs and puffs but cant blow Billys house down.moreless