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The 10th Kingdom

Season 1 Episode 1

Part 1

10
Aired Unknown Feb 27, 2000 on NBC
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Thanks to Relish the Troll King, the Evil Queen is once again free, and she has a trap ready for Prince Wendell. Her dog transforms into Prince Wendell and Prince Wendell becomes a dog. While trying to escape, the real Prince Wendell accidentally turns on a magic mirror, and runs away into the 10th Kingdom. Virginia hits him with her bicycle. Feeling bad about hitting a dog, she takes him to work with her. Wolf and Relish, the Troll King's kids are after the real Prince, and they are looking all over New York for him.moreless

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  • Its only the begining of the fairy tale... *spoilers*

    9.1
    I saw this on TV and I also have the movie. I dont know exactly where this part ends though. But the begining is very good and introduces some of the characters. The begining shows you how Prince Wendell became a dog and how two people from the Tenth Kingdom (our world) became a part of this adventure. You are introduced to the Heroine Virgnina and her father Tony. They have a dark past that will later be revealed. You also meet The Troll King and his bumbling/idiotic children. His kids are very annoying at first but get funnier as the story goes on. You also meet the Queen. I cant tell you more of her or I may ruin it! Then there is Wolf. At this point he seems to be a bad guy and someone Virgnina and Wendell need to watch out for. This is only the begining mind you. The story if far from over here. ;)moreless
Daniel Lapaine

Daniel Lapaine

Prince Wendell White

Dawnn Lewis

Dawnn Lewis

Blabberwort the Troll

Dianne Wiest

Dianne Wiest

The Evil Queen/Christine Lewis

Ed O'Neill

Ed O'Neill

Relish The Troll King

Hugh O'Gorman

Hugh O'Gorman

Burly the Troll

Jeremiah Birkett

Jeremiah Birkett

Bluebell the Troll

John Shrapnel

John Shrapnel

Governor of Snow White Memorial Prison

Guest Star

James Carroll Jordan

James Carroll Jordan

Mr. Murray

Guest Star

Dylan Bell

Dylan Bell

Murray Jr.

Guest Star

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  • TRIVIA (12)

    • The episode features song "Night Fever" by the Bee Gees.

    • Throughout the series Wolf scratches his head 34 times.

    • The number 7 is really important here. Virginia was left at age 7 by her mother. Snow White left the castle when Wendell was 7. The 7 dwarves climbed over the 7 hills. In the book it is mentioned it took the gypsies 7 years to catch all the birds. Tony is cursed with 7 years bad luck when he breaks the mirror. When Relish first invades Bean Town he gives Wendell 7 days to come and face him. Anthony and Wendell all have 7 letters in their names. In the dream sequence in the swamp, Anthony is on the phone with Virginia and says that he now has a 7 year old son who he needs her to take care of.

    • Origin of the troll's phrase 'Looky Look': In the original Grimm's Fairy Tale "Cinderella" when the step-sisters try on the glass slipper birds chant to the prince: "Looky, look, look at the shoe that she took. There's blood all over, and the shoe's too small. She's not the bride you met at the ball" .

    • The currency of the 4th Kingdom is: The Wendell; after Prince/King Wendell. Wendells' are available in Gold Coins and Paper Notes.

    • At least as far back as his Grandmother, Snow White, blood members of the House of White all have names beginning with W: Snow White's son's was named Whitney, and Wendell's full name is Wendell Winston Walter White.

    • There are Five Women Who Changed History. They are: "Snow White, Cinderella, Queen Riding Hood, Gretel the Great and The Lady Rapunzel".

    • Whenever Wolf has been stressed, angered, frustrated, etc., he utters a Nine Kingdoms profanity (possibly for wolves only): "Cripes" and "Huff-Puff" or else he just growls.

    • The motto for Tony's failed business investment, the bouncy castle, was: 'Put the bounce back in your life'.

    • Virginia's address in the mini-series is: "Apartment 2006, No. 2, East-81st Street", but in the novel adaption its: "Apartment 17a, No. 2, East-81st Street".

    • Through most of his scenes in the miniseries, Wolf wears clothes suspiciously similar to the pinstripe jacket outfit sported by the Big Bad Wolf in Tex Avery's famous "Red-Hot Riding Hood" cartoons.

    • Tony (John Larroquette) also plays an uncredited role in the series. He is the giant bounding across the transformed New York City in the opening credits.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • (after arriving in New York)
      Burly, the Troll: Sucking elf!
      Bluebell, the Troll: Where are we?
      Burly, the Troll: Wow... Get a look at that...
      Blabberwort, the Troll: This isn't part of the Nine Kingdoms. This is a magical place. Look at all those lights!
      Bluebell, the Troll: They must go through a tone of candles.
      Blabberwort, the Troll: Maybe we should claim this kingdom.
      Burly, the Troll: That's a sensational idea! Let's grab it before someone else does.
      Blabberwort, the Troll: I here by claim this land and all its inhabitants in the name of the Troll reason. Henceforth, it shall be known as... What should we call it?
      Bluebell, the Troll: The 10th Kingdom!
      All: The 10th Kingdom!

    • Evil Queen (after transforming Prince Wendell into a dog): Come, come, Prince Wendell... You don't greet people on all fours, do you?

    • Bluebell, the Troll: I think we might be in her pocket...
      Burly, the Troll: What?
      Bluebell, the Troll: I think she might have shrunk us and put us in a match box in her pocket.
      (They all look around)
      Burly, the Troll: That's ridiculous! You're falling into pieces. Get a grip on yourself! How can we be in a match box, you idiot? Where are all the matches?

    • Wolf (pointing to a picture of Virginia): Is this her? This can't be her!
      Tony: What do you mean?
      Wolf: Oh it's just... Suck on it! What a dreamy-creamy girl!

    • Evil Queen: Well, Your Highness... Just what do you have to say for yourself?
      Dog: Where's my tail gone?

    • Virginia: I've gone crazy. How can I be talking to a dog?
      Prince Wendell: Bark! Bark!
      Virginia: Yes, I have. Don't try to reassure me.

    • Evil Queen: I've turned Prince Wendell into a dog.
      Wolf: Good idea.

    • Evil Queen: I hope you like dogs, Wendell. You're going to spend the rest of your life as one.

    • Wolf: No, no! Rare implies dangerously cooked! When I say "rare" I mean just let it look at the oven in terror then bring it out to me! No fries, no vegetables…just meat!

    • Candy: So, the specials are lamb...
      Wolf: Lamb! Oh, new season's lamb I hope. Young and juicy and frolicking provocatively in the fields. Bouncing up and down with soft, fluffy wool... (gasps) Stop it! Pull yourself together. Some shepherdess not really paying attention to the flock... Probably asleep if I know little girls... Well, I'm not gonna eat her. Not if there's a lamb filet or a nice fat rack of chops! I'm not greedy! Well, I am greedy. I don't know why I just said that. I have a substantial appetite. Born to gorge... that's me.

    • Virginia (voiceover): My name is Virginia and I live on the edge of the forest. Well, kind of. My dad's a janitor, that's how we got to have an apartment on the edge of Central Park. You might think that the fact that I still live with my dad is a bit sad... and you might be right. But... I don't know, I'm all he's got really, and I'm sort of permanently between boyfriends at the moment. So you know... I'm just a waitress at the "Grill on the Park", but one day I'm going to find a partner and open a restaurant of my own. All I need is a good man who's interested in food.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Theme song "Wishing on a Star" performed by Miriam Stockley

      I'm wishing on a star
      To follow where you are
      I'm wishing on a dream
      To follow what it means

      I'm wishing on a star
      To follow where you are
      I'm wishing on a dream
      To follow what it means

      And I wish on all the rainbows that I see
      I wish on all the people who really dream
      And I'm wishing on tomorrow praying never comes
      And I'm wishing on all the loving we've never done

      I never thought I'd see
      A time when you would be
      So far away from home
      So far away from me

      Just think of all the moments that we'd spent
      I just can't let you go from me you were meant
      And I didn't mean to hurt you but I know
      That in the game of love you reap what you sow

      I'm wishing on a star
      To follow where you are
      I'm wishing on a dream
      To follow what it means

      And I wish on all the rainbows that I see
      And I wish on all the people we've ever been
      And I'm hoping on all the days to come and days to go
      And I'm hoping on days of loving you so

      I'm wishing on a star
      I'm wishing on all the rainbows that I see
      I'm wishing on a star
      Star
      Star

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