A-List Celebrities Get Creepy Makeovers For An '80s Children's Show
Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre featured live-action portrayals of popular fairy tales, or "faerie tales" if you're feeling nasty. It was hosted by an actress whose name we can't remember, and featured a variety of big-name celebrity guests, like Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges, and Helen Mirren, all playing to little children who almost certainly didn't recognize or care about them. Although in retrospect, what child of the '80s wasn't obsessed with Burgess Meredith?
Showtime"I'm gonna tell ya, Thumbelina! You had the talent to become a good fighter, but instead of that, you became a leg-breaker!"
The show was charming enough, but its community theater vibes meant that some of our generation's most famous actors were thrown into costumes that look like they were assembled out of garage sale pickings. Here's Jeff Goldblum as a wolf that's neither big nor bad, because it's difficult to be intimidated by a homeless furry:
ShowtimeYou'd still hit it.