|A Very Grimm Fairy Tale|
|Episode Number Air Dated||095|
|Date First Aired||November 18, 1991|
|Season Aired||Season 4|
A Very Grimm Fairy Tale is the 51st episode of season 4.
- Beetlejuice (played by Stephen Ouimette)
- Lydia Deetz (played by Alyson Court)
- Bertha (played by Tara Charendoff; now Tara Strong)
- Prudence (played by Paulina Gillis; now Tabitha St. Germain)
- Flubbo & Armhold Musclehugger (played by Keith Knight)
- The Monster Across The Street (played by Len Carlson)
- Poopsie (played by Susan Roman)
Beetlejuice is threatened into telling the Sappy Faced Ghouls a fairy tale, and they don't want to hear one they already know. But they know them all! BJ finally resorts to inventing a story on the spot, featuring himself, Lydia, Flubbo, and other Neitherworld characters.
- This episode is based on and named for the fairy tales of The Brothers Grimm.
- At one point, B.J. plays a parody of Mother Goose named "Mother Beetle-Goose"
- The parodied fairy tales and nursery rhymes include:
- Little Dread Riding Hood (Little Red Riding Hood)
- Moldilocks and the Three Bears (Goldilocks and the Three Bears)
- Hands-ful and Regret-el (Hansel and Gretel), with Beetlejuice and Lydia portraying the characters, respectively
- Little Boo Beep (Little Bo Peep), played by Armhold Musclehugger.
- Little Miss Stuff-It (Little Miss Muffet), played by Flubbo, with Beetlejuice protraying the spider.
- Old Monster Hubbard (Old Mother Hubbard), played by The Monster Across The Street, with Poopsie protraying OMH's dog, which is pretty obvious.
- Little Boy van Blow (Little Boy Blue)
- Baa Baa Black Sheep
- Humpty Dumpster (Humpty Dumpty)
- The Crooked Man
- The House that Jack Built
- Big Band Wolf (the Big Bad Wolf)
- Simple Slimin' (Simple Simon)
- Four and Twenty Blackbeetles baked in a pie (Sing a Song of Sixpence)
- In the beginning of the episode, Beetlejuice does a parody of the PBS series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood entitled "The Messed-Up Codger's Neighborhood!" He even sings a parody of the show's theme song.
- Little Boo Peep's ship is named Frightanic, a pun on the famous sunken ship Titanic.
- The Dish, Spoon, and Cow from Hey Diddle Diddle, the Three Blind Mice, and Old King Cole make cameo appearances.
- Near the end, Armhold Musclehugger makes references to The Terminator, a famous movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, the actor on whom Armhold was based.
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