Cinderella the Teenage Delinquent
- Modern update of the classic fairy tale as written by Morticia
Addams (Carolyn Jones) on episode No. 42 "Morticia. the Writer"
(11-5-65) on the sitcom THE ADDAMS FAMILY/ABC/1964-66.
Morticia Addams was disappointed with the juvenile delinquents
in classic children's literature especially Hansel and Gretel
for pushing a sweet old lady into the oven; and Goldilocks for
acting so beastly to those three nice bears.
But, in Morticia's opinion, the worst was that Cinderella.
"Imagine! Those two good Samaritans take her off the street and
what does she do? The night they need her most, she runs off in
To rectify the situation, Morticia, with the assistance of
Thing, (who transcribes the story for her) dictated her own
version titled "Cinderella, the Teenager Delinquent."
The new ending read: "As the clock struck twelve, the police
summoned by the kindly stepmother, found Cinderella cowering in
the ashes with the stolen glass slipper and yanked her off to
the pokey...The End."
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