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LovingBeagles

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Never, Never, Never
« on: April 21, 2013, 05:26:59 pm »
I recently found out that, apparently, this episode is supposed to be a parody/reference to the Shakespeare play King Lear...someone gives away all of something to see who truly loves him/her.

I haven't read this particular Shakespeare play (only A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo & Juliet, and Hamlet)...but I was wondering if you noticed similarities.

I was wondering why in the world the title was "Never, Never, Never"...it seemed sort of random, but are these three words also mentioned prominently in King Lear?

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Re: Never, Never, Never
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2013, 08:50:42 pm »
King Lear? That's awfully random, and it's not as well known as Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, or Hamlet. I don't know anything about King Lear. Can you give any more examples of similarities? Oh, and I've only seen "Never, Never, Never" once. Season 12 wasn't one of my favorite seasons.
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Re: Never, Never, Never
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2013, 12:01:46 pm »
There was a parody of MacBeth. I believe it was called MacFrensky. Buster also had a yam called Yamlet and did that skull holding speech holding up his using the yam which is a Hamlet thing. The skull was from poor Yorik in Shakespeare so it's kind of mixed up but it seemed to work well at the time.