Friday, November 8, 2013

William Shatner's Twisted Tale Toons (NOT for kids!)

Seems like everyone is hopping on the dark-side-of-fairy-tales wagon. These are... definitely twisted. I'm alerting fairy tale folk, mainly because people throughout social media are loving these! Alternately they're disgusted. They feel as if Mr. Shatner, gave in to the media parody of himself and let his "dirty old man" out for air. (Can you tell which category I fall into?)

Admittedly, the site and videos DO say "not for children" (thank goodness) because it would be easy to confuse these with kids videos if you weren't paying attention. It's a narrator-told set of animated fairy tale shorts, which, at first glance, look quite benign, but they don't remain that way.
Somehow, William Shatner sounds more elegant than your average dirty minded old man, but that doesn't mean he's any less of one. Here, his take on a classic tends to veer off script quite a bit, and by the time he's referring to Red Riding Hood as "Riddled Tit Groin Hole" you may wonder about your sanity. (ToplessRobot)
Here's GOLDILOCKS (aka an anagram that says something I'm not going to type here):
See? Don't say you weren't warned. So far there are retellings of Goldilocks and Red Riding Hood available for viewing, while we can soon expect to see Shatner's version of Rumpelstiltskin, Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty. Yay?

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