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Interview with Red Riding Hood and the Three Little Pigs

Red Riding Hood as a child

Red Riding Hood as a child

Interview with Red Riding Hood and the Three Little Pigs

Did you know that the Big Bad Wolf in the ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ fairy tale is the very same mean, merciless wolf who terrorized the ‘Three Little Pigs’ ? How do I know? Red and the Pigs told me so. Here is what I learned.

It was the end of the day and I was checking my email. The office door opened and there stood a beautiful young woman dressed in a bright red outfit with a red cape and attached red hoodie. I rubbed my eyes. It couldn’t be. But it was. Red Riding Hood herself accompanied by three little half-dressed pigs.

me – Come in, come in. What brings you to my humble office?

Red Riding Hood – Humble, shmumble, isn’t that an antique Louis XVI desk?

me – Yes, I picked it up for a song at a yard sale.

One of the half-dressed pigs – Which song was it?

me – That’s just an expression.

Mickey Rooney with Ava Gardner, the first of his eight wives

Mickey Rooney with Ava Gardner, the first of his eight wives

 the Piper and  the Fiddler

the Piper and the Fiddler

the Donald

the Donald

Red Riding Hood – We know you have been conversing with friends of ours, Cinderella, Snow White, Mickey . . .

me – . . . Mouse?

Red Riding Hood – No, Mickey Rooney. He’s just about our age. (All four laugh heartily) Just kidding.

Anyway, we wanted to give you information to set the record straight. There have been so many confusing versions of our stories.

I would like you to meet my piggy friends – the Piper, the Fiddler, and the Donald.

me(Surprised) The Donald? Is it possible? Naw, it can't be. Nice to meet you all. Please, make yourself comfortable. Tell me your story. I’m all ears.

the Piper – No, you aren’t. Your ears aren’t even as big as mine.

me – It’s just an expression.

The Facts

Red Riding Hood – My original name is Red Cap or Rotkäppchen from the Grimm Brothers fairy tale. Had to change it to Red Riding Hood. Folks were always asking me to carry their bags. (Giggles)

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My loving grandmother made me a cloak with a hood out of red velvet. It was called a riding hood and I loved it so much I wore it all the time. That’s how I got my name. But my friends call me Red for short.


the Fiddler – You’re not so short – you are taller than me!

Red – It’s just an expression. One day my mother asked me to take some snacks to my grandmother who lived by herself in a small house in the woods about a league (mile and a half) from our village. Grandma wasn’t feeling well so I was anxious to visit her. My mother warned me not to stray from the path and not to talk to strangers.

Big Bad Wolf disguised as peddler

Big Bad Wolf disguised as peddler


The Big Bad Wolf and The Three Little Pigs

the Donald – Your mother was a smart cookie.

the Piper – How can her mother be a cookie?

me – It's just an expression.

Red – While I was walking through the woods, I met the Wolf. I didn’t know he was wicked so I wasn’t afraid of him.

But he was limping and walking as if in pain.

the Donald – Of course he was in pain – he was the same Wolf who tried to huff and puff and blow our houses down.

Look at these videos and you will see exactly what happened.

Walt Disney Silly Symphony 1933

Merrie Melodies 1943

House of Straw

House of Straw

House of Sticks

House of Sticks

House of Bricks

House of Bricks

The Big Bad Wolf and Red Riding Hood

me – What a coincidence, Red! You encountered the very same big bad wolf who destroyed two of your piggy friends’ houses and tried to eat them.

Red – Yes, but I knew nothing of all this and being so young and naïve I trusted Mr. Wolf.

He asked where I was going, and I explained I was visiting my grandmother and where she lived.

me – That vile wolf was probably thinking what a nice tender young mouthful you would make. In addition to your grandma.

Red – He was pretty sneaky. I wandered off the path to gather some beautiful flowers to bring to my grandma. While I was picking them, the big, bad wolf ran ahead of me to get to her house before I arrived.

me – What happened when you got to her cabin?

Red – I walked in and my grandma was in bed with her nightcap pulled down over her face. I couldn’t see her too well because the curtains had been closed. I said to her, ‘Oh, grandma, what big eyes you have!’

the Piper – And the wolf said, 'All the better to see you with, my child.’

Red – Right. And I said, 'But, grandma, what big ears you have!'

the Fiddler – And the wolf said, 'All the better to hear you, my dear.'

Red – Correct. And I said, 'But, grandmother, what big teeth you have!' And that dastardly wolf said, 'All the better to eat you with!'


me – Did he really swallow you whole like he did your grandma in the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tale?

Red – Of course not. How could he swallow a whole person? I wasn’t Jonah and he was a wolf, not a whale. He jumped out of the bed. I screamed! Really loud. And a woodcutter who was passing by heard me. He burst into the room brandishing a big, sharp axe.

me – Did he kill the wolf?

Red – Not in my story! The wolf was so frightened he jumped out the window and ran away never to return. I learned later he had been so traumatized that he became a vegetarian.

me – What happened to your grandma?

Red – We heard her snoring. She had fallen asleep in the closet where the wolf had hidden her.

Little Red Riding Hood interpreted by Japanese school children

The Big Bad Wolf

The Big Bad Wolf

Red Riding Hood bringing Grandma basket of snacks and bottle of wine

Red Riding Hood bringing Grandma basket of snacks and bottle of wine

Red Riding Hood Trivia

In 1990, two school districts in the state of California banned the book. "Little Red Riding Hood." because one of its illustrations showed Red carrying a bottle of wine in her basket. Horrors!

Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm

Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm

Few brothers are as close as Jacob and Wilhelm, the Brothers Grimm. Born 13 months apart, they were always together. Even when Wilhelm married his wife, Henrette, Jacob continued to live with them. They both studied law and both taught as professors at the University of Berlin. Both brothers became experts in German folktales, history and language.

Grimm Brothers Fairy Tale

me – I do like your version, Red, the Grimm brothers original story is very scary. Would you like to share the grim details?

Red – If you like. In the Grimm version, rewind to where the wolf says, 'All the better to eat you with!'

He has already eaten my grandmother whole. Now he swallows me for dessert. As a result, he was so full that he hit the sack, fell into a deep sleep and began to snore loudly.

the Piper – How could he hit a sack?

me – It’s just an expression.

Red – The woodcutter is passing the house and thinks, ‘The old woman is snoring so loudly, I better check to see if she wants anything.' He enters the cabin and sees the wolf sleeping soundly in the bed.

Just before he swings the axe to kill the wolf, it occurs to him that the beast may have devoured my grandmother, and that perhaps she might still be saved. So he carefully cuts open the stomach of the sleeping wolf.

the Fiddler – This story really is scary.

me – You can say that again.

the Fiddler – This story really is scary.

Red – You don’t have to repeat it. It’s just an expression. After just a few snips, I spring out of the wolf’s stomach unhurt. And my grandmother came out alive, too.

The woodcutter and I quickly fetched large stones to fill the wolf's stomach. When he awoke, he tried to run away, but the stones were so heavy that he collapsed, ‘bought the farm,’ and fell dead on the spot.

the Piper – What farm did he buy?

me – It’s just an expression.

Red – We all celebrated and ate the snacks I had brought. The woodcutter kept the wolf’s pelt and escorted me home. And I learned an important lesson: "Always listen to your mother's advice."

me – Thank you all for your visit but It’s getting late, we better call it a day.

the Fiddler – What day should we call it?

Red – Never mind, it’s just an expression! Thanks for listening, drbj. See you later, alligator.

All Three Pigs (trembling) – ALLIGATOR!!! Where? Where?

me – Don't be frightened, it's just an expression!

© Copyright BJ Rakow, Ph.D. 2012. All rights reserved. Author, "Much of What You Know about Job Search Just Ain't So"

Readers of my book say it enabled them to write a dynamic resume and cover letter, network effectively, interview professionally, and negotiate salary assertively. Includes a must-read chapter for older workers.

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Comments for Red Riding Hood and the Three Little Pigs

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on May 06, 2013:

How nice to see you here, peachpurple. Love your name. Thanks for the visit and finding the interview awesome. Looking for more? Click on my profile and you will find 40+ interviews with dead celebrities. You might like to start with 'Interview with Dracula,' or 'Jack the Ripper,' or 'Channing Tatum' or 'Mickey Mouse,' etc. etc.

peachy from Home Sweet Home on May 06, 2013:

great hub, my friend. Awesome interview you had. Anymore? Caught me hood... hook?

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on March 22, 2013:

And you, my dear lex123, are to be commended for your greater than average perception. Love those comments.

lex123 on March 21, 2013:

An awesome interview and great imagination.

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on December 10, 2012:

Thank you, Audrey, come back any time. Red and the Pigs send their regards.

Audrey Howitt from California on December 10, 2012:

This is so very delightful!

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on October 07, 2012:

So you were tickled pink to read this interview, Maria? Well, I am pleased as punch and as de-lighted as a flashlight with a dead battery - just two expressions. Although I admit the flashlight one was a bit of a stretch.

Seriously though, which I hardly ever am, I'm delighted you enjoyed Red with a 'tude (love that). Loved the UP and FAB, too, m'dear.

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on October 07, 2012:

What an awesome comment, Colin, that my 'interview series is the stuff of hub legends and is the best long running series in hub history and beyond.' I do appreciate your posting it in FB with a link. But I already knew you are the best!

Has Lake Erie frozen over yet?

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on October 07, 2012:

Hi, Linda. Thank you for the gracious comments and loving my 'it's just an expression' response. It was fun for me, too, to think of those trite sayings and how an incredibly naïve listener might react.

So happy that the old cartoons brought back pleasant childhood memories for you. They did for me, too.

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on October 07, 2012:

So happy, Martie, that I delighted you with my version of Red and her three piggy friends. Yes, crying wolf seldom produces effective results. Better just to find a woodcutter to dispatch it (him).

I knew that Red was originally called Rooikappie but blonde? That was news to me. Guess I should have known after realizing how powerful she could be.

Thanks, for stopping by, m'dear, the Up and the amusing.

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on October 07, 2012:

Hi, Rosemary, I knew you would appreciate the 'it's only an expression' addition. As well as finally learning the truth about Red.

As far as the complaint by the school district administrators about wine in Red's basket, obviously they have nothing better to do like educating our young.

Thanks you for the visit, having fun and voting up, m'luv.

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on October 07, 2012:

Hi, acaetnna - delighted you found this awesome (twice) and will never see them in quite the same way again. Thank you for the Up and the button-pressing, m'dear.

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on October 07, 2012:

So sorry, Kelly, that you got coffee stains on your zebra bathrobe - probably your favorite one - from reading this first thing in the morning. I do apologize.

Thanks for loving the figures of speech and the Donald reference - I knew you would.

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on October 07, 2012:

So happy, John, I was able to put a much needed smile on your face. You must know that your comments: 'brilliantly witty as only you can do it,' put an even larger grin on mine. And thanks for the Up, too.

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on October 07, 2012:

Hi, Stacy. Thanks for appreciating my 'it's just an expression' narrative. You are so right. We use these funny expressions often without really thinking how they might appear to someone not familiar with them nor the English language.

Thanks for loving my interviews, but you may want to re-think reading the Grimm Brothers original tales - they were very macabre, especially for young readers. You might want to read my three interviews with Cinderella, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs that are not quite as grim as Grimm.

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on October 07, 2012:

Hi, Coge, thank for enjoying this funny interview and the photos as well. Love the job well done commendation and the Up vote, too, of course. Appreciate your taking the time to stop by knowing how much time you take to compile your fact- and statistic-filled movie hubs.

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on October 07, 2012:

Hi, b. I had no idea how many fans Little Red has accumulated, but delighted you are one of them and enjoyed this 'fun-filled' interview.

Thanks, m'luv, for finding everything on this page a treat to read and look at. And thanks for all the Votes. Hope all is well in your new Florida digs and you accomplished the move without losing precious Snoopy . . . or Lover Man!

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on October 07, 2012:

Hi, barb - what a lovely comment - stupendous, brilliant, imaginative and creative - all is one paragraph. You are not a rookie, believe me.

I appreciate your appreciation of my interview technique - 'capturing a sense of reality within fantasy.' You do say the nicest things.

Yes, the Brothers Grimm were indeed grim in their original tales, but the stories have stood the test of time and are passed on by each new generation.

Thanks for the visit - the pleasure of sharing has been all mine.

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on October 07, 2012:

To barbsbitsnpieces, b. Malin, Cogerson, barbergirl28, John Sarkis, RealHousewife, acaetnna, Rosemay50, MartieCoetser, Minnetonka Twin, and Epigramman:

Dear Hubbuddies, please excuse my not responding to your generous comments sooner. I do appreciate hearing from you all and have commented individually below. Mea culpa, mea culpa!

Maria Jordan from Jeffersonville PA on October 05, 2012:


I was tickled pink to read this insightful interview...Just an expression.

Especially enjoyed red with a tude. Love your approach. UP & FAB.

Hugs, Maria

acaetnna from Guildford on July 09, 2012:

Wow awesome - great hub as always!

epigramman on July 01, 2012:

..your interview series is the stuff of hub legends and in my opinion is the best long running series in hub history and beyond so I will post this beauty in my FB music cinema group with a link back here and wish you a Happy Canada day from - near the end now at lake erie time 11:49pm

Linda Rogers from Minnesota on June 07, 2012:

You are so incredibly creative and witty. I just loved loved your response of "it's just an expression." Your pictures of the old cartoons really brought back memories of my childhood. Those cartoons in our day were the best.

Martie Coetser from South Africa on June 06, 2012:

drbj, you just never fail to delight me with your fantastic sense of humor. You are the best!

I am not going to cry wolf. I’ve done it too often with no avail. I’ll rather tackle him by the horn and show him where David buried his carrot…

Did you know Red Cap (Rooikappie) was a blond? She had tried her best to keep the wolf from the door… and that while she was just as lonely and ravenous as he was, gnawing at her vitals. Eventually she threw her grandmother to the wolf and his pals and committed suicide. Of course she did not tell you – she is blond…

Voted up and very amusing :)

Rosemary Sadler from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand on June 05, 2012:

Its about time someone got the true handle on these fairytales. There are so many rumours going around, it was good to finally find out about the truth. :)

Loved the way you continuously included the 'It only and expression'

Had to laugh at the trivia, now what sort of minds would believe that to be wine and not bottled water?

Had fun reading this one Doc voting up

acaetnna from Guildford on June 05, 2012:

Wow this was awesome. I shall never rread these fsiry tales in the same light again! What shall I say to the young children in my charge?! Deary me! Voting up and pressing your buttons again!

Kelly Umphenour from St. Louis, MO on June 01, 2012:

Remind me NOT to read your articles first thing in the I've got coffee stains on my zebra bathrobe:) lol

The Donald! Haha. You are so clever - I love how you mixed those figures of speech in with the story:)

John Sarkis from Winter Haven, FL on May 31, 2012:

Hi drbj, brilliantly witty as only you can do it. ...funny! You put a much needed smile on my face.

Voted up and away


Stacy Harris from Hemet, Ca on May 31, 2012:

I love how you kept using "it's just an expression" It struck me as weird that we say these things and never really think twice about how weird it might sound to other people. I love your interviews. I must say, I have never actually read the Grimm fairytales. My husband really likes them and keeps saying I should read them. Keep these up and I might be running to the library soon to see if I can find them! :) Funny hub - I learn so much about the characters from you! :)

UltimateMovieRankings from Virginia on May 31, 2012:

I really enjoyed reading your very funny interview....job well done. You also picked out some winning photos as well as they greatly enhanced the hub. Voted up and very interesting.

b. Malin on May 30, 2012:

And who didn't Love LRWH. You've once again, given us a Fun filled Hub Interview. You really Topped yourself with this one Drbj. Aside from that, those Videos and pictures...Well Everything on this page was such a Treat to read, look at...Wow all my Votes to you my Friend!

Barbara Anne Helberg from Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio, USA on May 30, 2012:

drbj...Wow, this is stupendous!

Epigramman said you were brilliant, and I just found that out! You have great imagination and creativity. I'm still finding my way around the site as a less-than-one-year contributor, so excuse my rookie-ness!

I used the self-interview to promote some of my work, but it never really occurred to me to use the interview like you have. You really capture a sense of reality within fantasy!

I also enjoyed the sidebar on the Brothers Grimm, who did, indeed, live up to their moniker in their work!

Fairy tales have made comebacks in different forms of entertainment for many years, which speaks to their appeal and timeless messages. Thanks for sharing your extraordinary form!!

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on May 29, 2012:

Delighted, Ruby, that I could provide an interview with one of your favorite childhood fairy tale protagonists. Red thanks you, too, for liking her version better.

Yes, Ava Gardner was a stunning actress and Mickey was lucky to be married to her for a little over a year. Then along came Sinatra. Easy to see why he was so enamored.

Happy you enjoyed the funny videos and thank you for your extraordinary comments. Cheers backatcha, m'luv.

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on May 29, 2012:

Good to see you here, JR. You always enjoy reading wbat I write? What a coincidence! I always enjoy reading what you comment. Thanks for looking forward to my interviews and your gracious comments.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on May 29, 2012:

I'm running late, but it's never too late to read one more of your funny interviews. Little Red Riding Hood is one of my favorite childhood fairy tales. I like your version better. Ava Gardner was so beautiful, Mickey Rooney got lucky. ( It's just an expression ) I read that she was the only woman Sinatra ever loved. You are so clever and witty. I loved the videos. Thank you..You make Hubpages a fun place to hang out...Cheers my friend..

JRocco on May 29, 2012:

Excellent interview once again. Always enjoy reading what you write here. I look forward to all your interviews. Thumbs up again. Your the best.

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on May 27, 2012:

It's true, Amy, that the fairy tales compiled by the Brothers Grimm generally had cruel and gruesome endings. But in most cases these tales were collected from unwritten stories handed down from much earlier generations by word of mouth. If told in prime time television today, these tales would frighten more than educate.

That's one of the reasons I decided to write some of these stories in a more genteel and less macabre fashion. Scaring a child is not an appropriate way to teach a lesson.

Your most gracious comments touch me, m'dear, because you have perceived almost precisely what my motives are for choosing a format of dialogue to display my message. It's fun for me to write so I like to think it is also fun to read.

And speaking of fun to read, that is exactly how I feel about your outstanding, laudatory comments. Praise works for me every time. I'm particularly fond of 'figments of a brilliant imagination.'

It is my sincere pleasure to give you 'something interesting to think about in a fun, entertaining way.' Thank you, Amy. BTW, I voted your comments UP! :)

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on May 27, 2012:

I had forgotten, Alastar, but you are right. Ava hailed from North Carolina, too. And Mickey must have been even more talented than I knew to have won her hand in marriage. At least for awhile.

Thank you for your gracious comments - it's nice to be named an 'ultimate interviewer.' Red thanks you, too, for finding her version 'cool.'

The actress, Amanda Seifert, portrays a very beautiful Red Riding Hood but I thought the film hackneyed and trite. Just my opinion.

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on May 27, 2012:

Preferring my versions of famous fairy tales to the originals, Alicia, wins you the Commenter Award of the Day.

Yes, the Wolf realized the errors of his previous ways and satisfies his hunger now with beefSTEAK tomatoes and GOATcheese.

Thank you, m'dear for finding this both funny and enjoyable.

Amy Becherer from St. Louis, MO on May 27, 2012:

Selfishly, I always think the latest author of the "best sellers" are the generation of geniuses. Yet, it is apparent that thinking ahead of the times and "out of the box" has always been a part of true art. The Brothers Grimm were scholars and linguists with a dark side. Their fairytales, although written for children (so the story goes) seems more directed at "not for prime time" parents. Even today, with exposure to the daily horrors of the news, special effects that can curl your hair courtesy of TV and the movie theater, I still can't stomach the graphic imagination in a Grimm's tale all in one sitting.

Your extraordinary talent, drbj, for cleverly getting to the heart of the matter, using humor, substance, illustrations, wrapped in a conversational format, allows me to lose myself in your art. The characters seem real and at the end of the trail, I have to remind myself they are contrived cartoons...the figments of a brilliant imagination.

Your pieces, drbj, always inspire fantastic comments, too. I tend to take things literally, and had to read Austinstar's interpretive, well-educated comment twice for a whole new spin on Red Riding Hood. I feel that the finest writing inspires food for thought and you, drbj, are the master. Thank you for always giving me something interesting to think about in such a fun, entertaining way.

Alastar Packer from North Carolina on May 27, 2012:

How about that adorable scamp Mickey Rooney still with us drbj. And Ava just might be a distant relative here; she was from eastern N.C. you know, not too far from the maternal farm as the crow flies. Apologize for the digression. What an enjoyable way to greet Sunday morning with a little red riding hood and three piggie visit to the ultimate in interviewers- drbj! And how cool to finally get the inside story with Red Ridings take on the incident at grandmas house. It is better. That Amanda Seifert looks very wolf edible so she better watch out. Anyway, another awesome interview from you drbj!

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on May 26, 2012:

I much prefer your versions of famous fairy tales to the originals, drbj! Being an animal lover, I was very glad that the wolf in this version of Little Red Riding Hood didn't swallow Red or her grandmother and also survived and became a vegetarian. Thank you for yet another funny and enjoyable hub!

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on May 26, 2012:

Hi, Feline. Thanks for loving the interview. You are on the mark - the little pigs were rather naïve but they are fast learners. So you 'wolfed down the details,' How clever you are, m'luv.

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on May 26, 2012:

Hi, teaches. Thanks for enjoying Red's story of adventure. Interesting how all of a sudden fairy tales are big in Hollywood. First a fantasy film of Red, now two films featuring the story of Snow White. Delighted you had fun with the read and loved the photos.

Feline Prophet on May 26, 2012:

Those poor little pigs have a lot to learn! Loved the interview as usual, drbj....just wolfed down the details! :D

Dianna Mendez on May 26, 2012:

Another great adventure for Red! I am fascinated by all the fairy tales coming out this summer and hope to see her character involved in some way. Great story and it was a fun read. Love your photo add ons.

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on May 26, 2012:

You are so right, Red Elf. Grimm's fairy tales and others are often much too gruesome and scary to repeat to our children in their original format. It's difficult to extol a virtue when you are frightening the reader.

And as you cited, I would not be surprised if Bosch was inspired by some of Hans Christian Andersen's graphic stories.

So you loved the sidekicks to pieces, you'll forgive the expression? Then my admiration for you is deep as a river and high as a mountain (more expressions). Thank you, for the Up, awesome and sharing. You rock, m'dear.

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on May 26, 2012:

Hi, Paradise. I agree, the pigs are the prfect foils for Red and the Wolf. Thanks for enjoying this and laughing all the way. Love your 'great writing' comment and your LMAO. I think I may have started something with this 'just an expression' phrase. It was fun though.

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on May 26, 2012:

Hi, suziecat. I won't tell the Donald piggy about the snicker. I thought it was funny but he's so sensitive he might not appreciate it. Happy this was such fun and thanks for the visit, m'dear.

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on May 26, 2012:

So happy, Hilary, that Red is one of your favorite-of- all-time fairy tale characters. I just had to include Mickey Rooney since I have always loved his work with Judy Garland in those old, very old, musicals.

Thanks for finding it delightful, loving the classic illustrations, and the uppppp rating. Who could ask for anything more?

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on May 26, 2012:

Sorry, Will, that the pigs and Red do not especially appeal to you. But the wolf? He has none of the fine qualities found in the splendid protagonist of your series, 'The Wolf.'

Thank you for your kind comments and the Up and across the board. It's always my pleasure to have you stop by.

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on May 26, 2012:

Hi, izettle. The recent 'Red Riding Hood' movie with Amanda Seifert was more of a horror slash fantasy film than a children's fairy tale. So the film coming next month, 'Snow White and the Huntsman,' a dark fantasy, should be right up your alley, too. It stars Charlize Thereon, one of my favorite actresses.

Delighted you have been entertained by my interview hubs and that the dialogue I write for the characters meets with your approval. Having a niche is good. :)

RedElf from Canada on May 26, 2012:

Another first for the doctor! I have always found the Grimm's fairy tales to be quite scary - perhaps a virtue in cautionary tales - certainly not as graphic as some of Hans Christian's - his story, "The Girl Who Trod on a Loaf" and its illustrations were the stuff of Hieronymus Bosch's worst nightmares.

Loved the sidekicks to pieces (just an expression) :D

Up, awesome, and shared.

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on May 26, 2012:

What a sweetheart, you are, Gus. Thank you for passing this on to friends with funnybones, the best kind of friends to have. An interview with a Redneck? Hmmmmm. I'll have to ponder on that but will probably come up with something and I'll let you know posthaste. Wouldn't want you to miss it. :)

Paradise7 from Upstate New York on May 26, 2012:

The pigs are the perfect sidekicks. Great writing, I really enjoyed this, laughing all the way. LMAO! (Just an expression.)

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on May 26, 2012:

You are so right, Wayne, we never know what really may be going on in the fairy tale hood. And in the Grimm brothers' tales, life was very twisted and cruel.

I'm curious, how do the pigs remind you of you? I can visualize the Donald perhaps, but not the Fifer. Oh, wait, the Fiddler maybe because of your musical ability with the guitar.

Yes, the pigs were not as cruel as the story might lead you to believe. But they did teach that Big Bad Wolf a lesson. Temporarily.

If I had thought of it, I would have used your maxim, too: 'it's all in a day's work.' Then again, I probably will. Thanks for loving this. :)

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on May 26, 2012:

Hi, Mary. Well, m'dear, if your comment is almost identical with that of Docmo's, then you. too, are the greatest and perhaps my newest BFF.

Funny that you asked who I may interview next and then answered your own question correctly. I haven't a clue. My muse is unpredictable. Probably on vacation in Puerto Rico. When do you plan to visit there again?

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on May 26, 2012:

How nice to meet you, KoffeeKlatch Gals. Delighted you found me. Especially since you found this a wonderful interview and are still laughing. My kind of fan.

If you can, do take a look at my other interviews with Cinderella, Snow White, Mickey Mouse and the Seven Dwarfs.

Thank you, too, for the Up, funny, interesting and awesome. Have a pleasant weekend.

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on May 26, 2012:

Thank you, Don, for the 'great stuff' comment. I have heard of the book you mentioned but have not yet purchased it. Now that I know it concerns fairy tales, I'll have to look it up. Thank you for your visit and for sharing this with your followers. You ARE a prince!

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on May 26, 2012:

What a treat to read your laudable, praiseworthy approbation of my interviews, Docmo. 'Sheer bliss,' my friend? What joy! When I read your commendable comments, you make my day (a maxim I treasure almost as much as 'it's just an expression').

Delighted that you appreciate my humor (?), dialogue and sly commentary. But then it takes one to know one - right? Please do catch up with my other 25 interviews - and let me know your thoughts.

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on May 26, 2012:

What a pleasure, ishwaryaa, learning that you enjoyed this 'fun' interview so much. Yes, I do possess the supernatural gift of interviewing dead celebrities, weird animals, and fairy tale personalities.

Thank you for appreciating my insertions of "It's just an expression." Wasn't certain if anyone but me would find it humorous. Thank you also for the well-done, pressing all the buttons, and the Up.

I anticipate writing more interviews of fairy tale and other characters, but don't ask me which. I'll just have to wait and see who stumbles in the door.

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on May 26, 2012:

Delighted to learn, christopher, that Little Red Riding Hood was always your favourite fairy story. Happy that I could help you to become better acquainted with her.

You are spot on in your comment: Red and the three pigs got along uncommonly well. After all, they shared the same hungry, vicious villain. Thanks for dropping by.

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on May 26, 2012:

Thank you for your prompt arrival, Lela. Interesting conclusion about Red's story being a metaphor for a woman's menses. What a creative group you were. I have also read learned papers describing her travails as a parallel to a loss of virginity.

But the Grimm brothers appeared to see their fairy tale, as grim as it was, as emphasising the importance of little children obeying their parents.

Of course, you would never have known of the three little pigs involvement. They hired a PR agency recommended by the Donald.

suziecat7 from Asheville, NC on May 26, 2012:

A pig named the Donald. (snicker) This was such fun - thanks!

Hillary from Atlanta, GA on May 26, 2012:

Great interview with one of my favorite all time characters. How and why you worked in Mickey Rooney and Ava Gardner I'll never know, but it was delightful. Love those classic illustrations too! Thanks. rated uppppp.

WillStarr from Phoenix, Arizona on May 26, 2012:

I think I like the wolf better than Red. And those pigs! Yuck!

Up and across the board, as always for one of your splendid interviews!

L Izett from The Great Northwest on May 26, 2012:

drbj~ I happen to love the latest Red Riding Hood movie- that is right up my alley. I can't wait for the dark tale of Snow White coming out soon.

As usual you have entertained me here. These interview hubs of yours are great- definitely your niche! You have a voice for each of your interviewees and it's truly how I imagine it would be.

Gustave Kilthau from USA on May 26, 2012:

Good Doctor bj - This one is what I would call a "passon," and for that purpose I have saved its URL to send along to those friends who are not our HubPages neighbors but whose funnybones are dear to me and to the rest of humanity.

Next thing you know, you'll be interviewing a Redneck. That one I have to see. Don't let me miss it.

Gus :-)))

Wayne Brown from Texas on May 26, 2012:

Gee Doc, seems the "Hood" led a rather twisted the expression goes. The pigs remind me of me! LOL! I suppose the part about the pigs cooking the wolf in a hot cauldron was simply hearsay as well. Oh well, it's all in a day's work...but that's just an expression. Loved it! WB

Mary Hyatt from Florida on May 26, 2012:

The comment I was going to make is almost identical with Docmo's. You are the greatest!. What a sense of humor. Wonder who you will interview next?? You probably don't even know yet, right?? I'll be watching....

Susan Hazelton from Northern New York on May 26, 2012:

I'm still laughing. What a wonderful interview. How much fun it is to see fairy tale characters brought to lif. Up, funny, interesting and awesome.

Don A. Hoglund from Wisconsin Rapids on May 26, 2012:

This is great stuff.Of the many books I have accumulated and not read yet is on called "Once Upon A Crime" edited by Ed Gorman and Martin H Greenberg. It contains fairy tales retold by mystery writers.Sharing your hub with my followers.

Mohan Kumar from UK on May 26, 2012:

An.. The pleasure of reading another drbj interviews - this time deconstructing fairy tales- is sheer bliss. You are a master of this genre- your sense of humor, your sly social commentary and your handle on the dialogue are absolutely ace. I have to catch up with more! A master at work. 'nuff said.

Ishwaryaa Dhandapani from Chennai, India on May 26, 2012:

Another fun interview from you - this time Red Riding Hood and three pigs! I enjoyed this interview a lot! You are blessed with this gift of interviewing famous personalities, animated and fairytale characters! "It's just an expression" added humour to this smart interview! Well-done!

Thanks for SHARING. Funny, Awesome and Interesting. Voted up.

P.S. Please write more hubs based on your interviews with many other famous fairytale characters - I enjoyed them immensely!

Christopher Antony Meade from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom on May 25, 2012:

Little Red Red Riding Hood was always my favourite fairy story. It's nice to be allowed to become better acquainted with it its heroine. It makes sense for her to have known the pigs. They would have had a lot to talk about together.

Lela from Somewhere near the heart of Texas on May 25, 2012:

I did a paper on LRRH in college. We came to the conclusion that it was a metaphor for a woman's menses. Strange conclusion, right?

I never heard of the three little pigs being involved in that story, especially Donald Pig.

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