Beetlejuice Wiki

A Very Grimm Fairy Tale is the 51st episode of season 4.



Beetlejuice is threatened into telling the Sappy Faced Ghouls a fairy tale, and they don't want to hear one they already know. But they know them all! BJ finally resorts to inventing a story on the spot, featuring himself, Lydia, Flubbo, and other Neitherworld characters.


  • This episode is based on and named for the fairy tales of The Brothers Grimm.
  • At one point, B.J. plays a parody of Mother Goose named "Mother Beetle-Goose"
  • The parodied fairy tales and nursery rhymes include:
    • Little Dread Riding Hood (Little Red Riding Hood)
    • Moldilocks and the Three Bears (Goldilocks and the Three Bears)
    • Hands-ful and Regret-el (Hansel and Gretel), with Beetlejuice and Lydia portraying the characters, respectively
    • Little Boo Beep (Little Bo Peep), played by Armhold Musclehugger.
    • Little Miss Stuff-It (Little Miss Muffet), played by Flubbo, with Beetlejuice protraying the spider.
    • Old Monster Hubbard (Old Mother Hubbard), played by The Monster Across The Street, with Poopsie protraying OMH's dog, which is pretty obvious.
    • Little Boy van Blow (Little Boy Blue)
    • Baa Baa Black Sheep
    • Humpty Dumpster (Humpty Dumpty)
    • The Crooked Man
    • The House that Jack Built
    • Big Band Wolf (the Big Bad Wolf)
    • Simple Slimin' (Simple Simon)
    • Four and Twenty Blackbeetles baked in a pie (Sing a Song of Sixpence)
  • In the beginning of the episode, Beetlejuice does a parody of the PBS series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood entitled "The Messed-Up Codger's Neighborhood!" He even sings a parody of the show's theme song.
  • Little Boo Peep's ship is named Frightanic, a pun on the famous sunken ship Titanic.
  • The Dish, Spoon, and Cow from Hey Diddle Diddle, the Three Blind Mice, and Old King Cole make cameo appearances.
  • Near the end, Armhold Musclehugger makes references to The Terminator, a famous movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, the actor on whom Armhold was based.
Previous Episode Next Episode
Beetle Geezer Wizard of Ooze