Friday, January 8, 2010

Fun and Games with Jenners- reinventing a fairy tale


Are you ready for Fun and Games with Jenners? We can always count on Jenners to entertain us with her creative games over at Life With A Little One and More. Here are Jenners' guidelines for this game: In this game, the challenge is to retell a fairy tale or nursery rhyme using modern pop culture references. This can be as loosely defined as you want. Perhaps you want to retell the story of Cinderella using the Kardashian sisters. Or how about Little Red Riding Hood featuring Bella and Jacob from Twilight? The possibilities are endless.

Remember the fairy tale about the three billy goats gruff and the grumpy, hungry troll? Here is my attempt to change this fairy tale storyline with a bit of sarcasm thrown in.

The Three Billy Goat Comedians

Once upon a time in a faraway place desperate for witty one liners, there lived three goat comedians who knew how to make a princess blush or a giant giggle as they jumped around the Fairy Tale Comedy Circuit. On one particularly breezy Saturday afternoon, they were happily heading to Jokey Jester's to try and win a pot of gold in an open mike contest. Unfortunately, there was only one way to get to the comedy club. They would have to face the aggressive advances of Trollaphina, the husband hunting drooling troll who guarded the bridge. Poor Trollaphina didn't have the softest approach when meeting potential suitors. She hoped that her bikini body would excite some interest.


The Seinfeld Goat warily approached the bridge as Trollaphina checked him out.

Trollaphina: Hello there, handsome funny man. Do you want to come across my little bridge?"

Seinfeld Goat: Isn't that what a bridge is for?

Trollaphina: I will let you walk on by if you promise to take me to the comedy club as your date. I won't bite. Well maybe after the show. (She snorts a laugh.)

Seinfeld Goat: I can tell that you have a hunger for a more exotic goat than me. I just make observations all day. Wait for the next comedian goat that is coming this way. He's got a flashy smile and two movie deals.

Trollaphina: Well, I do like the idea of starring in a movie. Okay, go over the bridge.

The next goat comedian, Chris Rock Goat, almost falls over when he sees the gyrating Trollaphina.

Trollaphina: Do you like my fancy dance? Wouldn't I be great in your movie?

Chris Rock Goat: Did your Mama hook up with the Big, Bad Wolf? You're one hairy, freaky lady!

Trollaphina: I like how you flirt with me. Take me to the show and I'll let you over my bridge.

Chris Rock Goat: You know my religion won't let me do that whole inter species dating thing. The next comedian coming up the lane is your guy. I heard that he has some out of this world ideas and would love to improv with you on stage. He likes the wild side.

Trollaphina: Oooh! A wild, funny man. That is just my type. Go along over the bridge.

Robin Williams Goat is too busy having a conversation with himself and three other characters that he doesn't notice Trollaphina when she hooks his arm as he gets close to the bridge.

Trollaphina: Your goat friends told me that you would like a wild, earthy girl like me. Let's run away together after the show and hit the road. Sorry, that a little drool just dripped on your arm.

Robin Williams Goat: Whoa, hold on. I think I would rather take my chances with Cinderella's evil stepmother. She at least knows how to groom herself.

Trollaphina: Don't be so mean. Let me give you a smooch and I'll show you that I'm your type.

Robin Williams Goat: (shrugs his shoulders) Okay. I've done worse things.

Trollaphina grabs Robin Williams Goat and plants a huge, slobbering kiss right on him. It turns out that Robin Williams Goat actually started enjoying the kiss. Poor Trollaphina, not used to receiving any real affection, instantly disintegrated into a pile of ashes. Trolls are definitely unlucky in love.

Robin Williams Goat: (steps over the "pile" of Trollaphina) Hey guys wait up! I've got some great new material. I think I'll add a Troll to my personality improvs.


Hope you all enjoyed my little tale today!

32 comments:

♥ Kathy said...

lmao! that was great!

glnroz said...

I rolled out of my chair and hit the floor laughing. Uhhhh, might better throw half of those toadstools away,, lol (just teasing)

Caroline said...

Hilarious! What a tale...like it better than the original!

Heather said...

This is hilarious!! Great job! :)

June Freaking Cleaver said...

I should have guessed by the pic that the troll was a flamer...great post!

Joanne said...

Fun writing prompt, and great take on it here! It's amazing what a prompt can stir up in the imagination. Very cute :)

destrella said...

Fun! Love Jim Carey from In Living Color. :O)

He & Me + 3 said...

You are too funny.

kisatrtle said...

very creative! you alway are good for a laugh. i'm still working on my entry and it is taking way to long

bel said...

Nice! Very cute. (Lulu's class read the original story recently. I liked your version, but I think I'll stick with that one around her.)

T Rex Mom said...

Very funny and creative! Always fun to see what you come up with!

Jenners said...

This was so fun! I love your spin on it ... and now I am forever stuck with the image of Trollaphina and Robin Williams making out! So thanks for that!

This was really creative and fun ... I loved it.

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

Very ammusing, I really enjoyed it. I couldn't remember the story at first, but picked it up at the bridge. Thank you. Take care. Bye.

Susan Fobes said...

Kelly, you are too creative! Trollaphina? LOL!

Good to be a Queen said...

I am still laughing....You are too funny!!!

Vicky said...

You're so clever... you had me laughing as soon as I saw the name Trollaphina! And that Jim Carey photo to go along with it... too funny!!

Michelle said...

You know, I didn't realize how much I missed the days when Robin Williams was funny. *sigh*

Caitlin said...

Oh man- so hilarious! I loved that picture too- HAHA!

Randi said...

Oh this would be such a good project for my students! I was laughing so hard! You really are a good writer, Kelly. I could just see Chris Rock saying, "You're one hairy, freaky lady!"

Valerie said...

Couldn't stop giggling as I read this. Wonderful!

Flory said...

What a great laugh! I thought the same thing about Chris Rock Goat saying, "You're one hairy, freaky lady!"

Great writing prompt Kelly. :)

Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

loved it! you are a funny lady!

Susan Fobes said...

Hey Kelly, I thought I would comment on your comment. My husband and I never laugh with the kids, although I have tried making the kids laugh a time or two and it's a 50-50 proposition-we laugh at the kids secretly during their latest display and after its over. I guess because we can each see ourselves in our kids antics it's pretty amusing. Sort of like a been there-done that kind of thing... Good luck with yours.

Judith Ellis said...

ROTFLMAO!!!! Jim Carey is soooo weird! But I think he's great!

Teresa @ ♥ TOO MANY HEARTBEATS ♥ said...

Thanks for stopping by again. You are such a sweetheart and it means so much to me! I hope you are having a fantastic weekend.

{{HUGS}}

Teresa <><

The Write Girl said...

What a creative twist to an old classic. I can picture the comedians in these rolls. Nicely done.

christy rose said...

LOLOL You are so funny! Of course, you already know that. It is your gift from God. Making people laugh is definitely a gift. Good job Kelly!

G said...

That's funny!

Don said...

Well done. I like Robin Williams going with the flow... and everything works out! (A moral to the story?) An inadvertent theme? (Or... passing the buck works: two out of three times.) Or... be careful what you wish for: you could end up a pile of ash.

;-) Don

Mandy's Life After 30 said...

OMG, I knew that was going to be good as soon as I saw the photo of a young Jim Carrey from In Living Color! Hahahah! Thanks Kelly for the laugh, missed ya!

Becca said...

HA! That is soooo funny!

Gerri said...

That pic of Jim Carrey make me laugh every time I see it.