TV Fact #250 – July 1st, 2015:

“Faerie Tale Theatre” (1982-1987) was created by actress Shelley Duvall who began conception of the show while filming 1980’s “Popeye”, where she played the character Olive Oyl. Reportedly, Duvall asked her co-star, actor Robin Williams who played alongside her as the lead character Popeye, his opinion on “The Frog Prince”, a fairy tale she was reading during production. And, wouldn’t you know it, Williams would later star in the pilot episode of the series, “The Tale of the Frog Prince”. So good friends, a good fairy tale, and a little effort literally made a dream come true. Once upon a time…

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