Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre

Season 6 Episode 3

The Dancing Princesses

Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Nov 14, 1987 on Showtime



  • Trivia

    • Murphy Dunne, The Steward, was the piano player in The Blues Brothers movie (1980) after Paul Schaeffer couldn't play because of contractual obligations.

    • Max Wright, who played Prince Heinrick, played Willie Tanner, host to ALF.

  • Quotes

    • The Soldier: One man's turnip is another man's treat.

      The Soldier: One man's gift is another man's reward.

      The Soldier: One man's insult is another man's compliment.

    • Coretta and Dinetta: Who'd've thought that our shoes would give us away?

    • The King: They think they can fool me.
      The Cobbler: You're right; there is mischief afoot, sire. (giggles at his own pun)

    • Princesses: Good morning. Father.
      The King: Don't 'good morning' me; I demand to know why these dance slippers(gasps from the princesses at the sight) are worn through!

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • "Good King Wenceslas! Where's my arm?": the line refers to King Wenceslas, the Duke of Bohemia from 922 AD to 929 AD. There is a carol sung at Christmas about him too.