Faerie Tale Theatre (1982–1987)
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The Princess Who Had Never Laughed 

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Episode credited cast:
Ellen Barkin ... Princess Henrietta
Howard Hesseman ... King
Howie Mandel ... Wienerhead Waldo
Barrie Ingham ... Tutor
Mary Woronov ... Governess
Sofia Coppola ... Gwendolyn (as Domino Coppola)
Severn Darden ... Farmer Silas
Jim Staahl ... Barry, the Palace Guard
Michael Tucci ... Lionel
Maurice LaMarche ... Mockingbird Maurice
David McCharen David McCharen ... William the Weird
Jackie Vernon ... Phlegmatic Jack
William Daniels ... Narrator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Achorn ... Town Crier
Danny Rothmuller Danny Rothmuller ... Cellist
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 August 1986 (USA) See more »

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Dolby

Color:

Color
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King: Now go to your room, you ungrateful child, before I get really angry and suspend your library privileges!
Princess Henrietta: Oh, don't I wish!
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11 January 2019 | by popculturethoughtsSee all my reviews

There isn't much to this episode of Shelley Duvall's classic family series beyond the charm of its leads, Ellen Barkin and Howie Mandell. The original fairy tale, collected by Alexander Afanasyev, is pretty lightweight if I remember correctly from childhood, and that threadbare narrative structure is reflected in this version of it. Mind you, the show has had thin episodes before, like "The Emperor's New Clothe," "The Princess and the Pea" and "The Pied Pauper of Hamlin," and the show's writers know exactly how to tackle the project: By heightening the cleverness of the banter among the characters and focusing on physical humor in addition, resulting in a pleasing, witty and entertaining diversion. It's not one of the show's strongest episodes but there's plenty for fans to enjoy.


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