Aesop's fable was called "The Lion and the Aardvark", but the fable never did feature an aardvark.
Narrator: The piper looked a lot like Boris Badenov, but as usual, our trusting friends failed to suspect a thing.
Boris: Please. The world needs trusting people.
Narrator: It does?
Boris: Otherwise, who could us villains cheat?
Aesop: The Hoot Owl didn't really give a hoot.