Wednesday, February 1, 2012

AS SEEN ON TV: THE FAIRY GODMOTHER

 THE FAIRY GODMOTHER

AS SEEN IN:
'Once Upon A Time'

AS PLAYED BY:
Catherine Lough Haggquist

TV DIMENSION:
The Literary Universe

STATUS:
Deceased

ADAPTED BY:
Madame d'Aulnoy & Charles Perrault

From Wikipedia:
In fairy tales, a fairy godmother is a fairy with magical powers who acts as a mentor or parent to someone, in the role that an actual godparent was expected to play in many societies. In Perrault's "Cinderella", he concludes the tale with the cynical moral that no personal advantages will suffice without proper connections. The fairy godmother is a special case of the donor.

Actual fairy godmothers are rare in fairy tales, but became familiar figures because of the popularity of the literary fairy tales of Madame d'Aulnoy and other pr├ęcieuses, and Charles Perrault. Many other supernatural patrons feature in fairy tales; these include various kinds of animals and the spirit of a dead mother. The fairy godmother has her roots in the figures of the Fates; this is especially clear in "Sleeping Beauty", where they decree her fate, and are associated with spinning.

Cinderella's Fairy Godmother never made the dimensional crossing into Earth Prime-Time because Rumpelstiltskin blowed her up. Blowed her up real good!

But the true magic in that scene was this - how and why did the fire container move from the left of Cinderella to her right?

Oh... and the televersion of a No-Prize to whoever can figure out why the Fairy Godmother is featured today......

BCnU!


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