Faerie Tale Theatre (1982–1987)
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Goldilocks and the Three Bears 

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A spirited young girl disobeys her parents and runs off to the wood for the afternoon. She visits a seemingly empty house, eats from three bowls of porridge, sits in three chairs, wrecking ... See full summary »


Gilbert Cates


Rod Ash, Mark Curtiss





Episode credited cast:
Tatum O'Neal ... Goldilocks
Hoyt Axton ... Forest Ranger
Alex Karras ... Papa Bear
Brandis Kemp ... Mama Bear
Carole King ... Goldilocks' Mother
John Lithgow ... Goldilocks' Father
Donovan Scott ... Cubby Bear
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shelley Duvall ... Herself - Host


A spirited young girl disobeys her parents and runs off to the wood for the afternoon. She visits a seemingly empty house, eats from three bowls of porridge, sits in three chairs, wrecking one, then falls asleep in the littlest bed. When caught, she learns an important lesson about respecting other entities' rights to privacy and another lesson about being truthful. Written by Charles Dill

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Release Date:

9 January 1984 (USA) See more »

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Faerie Tale Theatre See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The backdrop and production design were inspired by the art of famous American artist Norman Rockwell. See more »


Ranger: Actually, this is not a social visit.
Papa Bear: If it's about those stolen picnic baskets, we have nothing to do with that.
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Alternate Versions

A few things were cut from the DVD version, as well as subsequent airings after the VHS/LD release. There was one scene (about 30 seconds) between the mention of the blackberry bushes and the hunt for them, with Bill trying to fix Cubby's chair and mistaking a rolling pin for one of the legs. Also, during the charades game, Bill originally had a line in response to Betty's guess: "Where in gravy did you get Ivanhoe? Nobody says Ivanhoe. Sit down, Ma!" On the other hand, the DVD features a cast list in the end credits not present on the VHS/LD, and although the older writing credit said "written by" with an "and" separating the two names, for some reason the DVD version changes to "teleplay by" with an "&". See more »


References The Yogi Bear Show (1961) See more »

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Goldilocks & The 3 Bears
9 July 2002 | by clob_laneSee all my reviews

GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS from FAERIE TALE THEATRE was a definite low-budget film. The acting was okay, but O'Neal's version of Goldilocks was definitly not half of what I expected. I expected a teenager who was very mischeivious. Tatum O'Neal did deliver some of that, but otherwise, she was pretty dosey! The three bears were good in their roles, as was the Forest Ranger. The thing I found interesting about this episode of the series is that the production design was based on the illustrations of All-American artist Norman Rockwell. He happens to be the inspiration for all of my many artistic talents. My overall rating for this episode is this: 5-" This means that the film succeeded in bring some entertaining moments, as well as its down moments. It means some acting, some of the writing or camera work wasn't as expected. However, the movie did bring a smile to my face, or a scare, whatever suits the movie best. -- Clob

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