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Television Appearances

Penny Crayon

Penny Crayon
  In the episode Silly Daydream, Penny is bored of reading about Greek mythology at school and draws the White Rabbit inside her desk. As always, her magic drawing comes to life, and the White Rabbit leads Penny and her friend Dennis through a tunnel in the desk to the Mad Hatter's tea party. When a drink of fizzy lemonade makes Penny grow taller than the trees, she meets Poseidon, Orion, Bellerophon and Pegasus.
Arthur

Arthur
  In the episode Arthur and the Big Riddle, Arthur is aprehensive about appearing on a game show and has a confusing dream, in which he falls through a break in the clouds into Riddleland, where everything is a riddle. He meets the twins, Tibble Dee and Tibble Dum, who are all thumbs, and is offered some T.
  Alice is also referenced in the episodes Buster Makes the Grade and I'm a Poet.
Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables
  Several years before their anime series of Alice, Nippon Animation adapted L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables into a 50-episode serial as part of their long-running Sunday night fixture, World Masterpiece Theater.

  No doubt partially due to Anne being part of Japan's national school curriculum, this version follows the source material with meticulous attention to detail, one of the few deviations being the thematic inclusion of Alice in Wonderland. After Diana lends her copy of the book to Anne on their first meeting, the story is repeatedly referenced, seemingly as a symbol of their shared childhood happiness.

  Perhaps this decision was inspired by Mark Twain's famous description of Anne as "the dearest and most lovable child in fiction since the immortal Alice."

The Muppet Show

The Muppet Show
  15-year-old Brooke Shields guest stars in the Muppets' farcical performance of Alice, with Jim Henson's fantastic puppets in all of the other roles, and delightful songs featuring lyrics such as "don't be surprised if you meet Captain Hook, 'cause our version won't always follow the book".

  According to Statler and Waldorf (in Tweedle garb), the spectacle is enough to leave "Lewis Carroll turning over in his grave", but in truth, this lighthearted tribute displays great respect and affection for the book.
The Muppet Show
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

Sabrina the Teenage Witch
  In the episode Sabrina in Wonderland, Sabrina wants to know what makes Aaron tick, so she casts a spell to create his personal pocket watch. However, when the watch is stolen by Salem's rabbit friend, Sabrina chases him into a Wonderland full of familiar faces, where she learns a few home truths about herself.
The Dumping Ground

The Dumping Ground
  The hour-long Christmas special episode from 2013, Jody in Wonderland, cleverly employs Wonderland and its inhabitants as the backdrop for Jody's torment as she faces the dilemma of making a witness statement against her criminal brother.

  Jam-packed with visual effects and musical sequences, this production features some of the best costumes and make-up ever used to depict Carroll's characters on screen.
The Dumping Ground
The Simpsons


The Simpsons   Alice has been referenced many times during the two-decade run of The Simpsons. Mr Burns has been known to quote expressions from Jabberwocky, you might remember Troy McLure from driver's ed film "Alice's Adventures through the Windshield Glass" and Lisa chases a white rabbit to a mysterious fortune teller. Alice and the Hatter make a brief appearance in the episode Summer of 4 Ft. 2, when Lisa tries to resist entering a library, while in Moe Baby Blues, Maggie gives Moe a copy of Alice to read.

  In a 1995 Simpsons comic, Lisa finds herself in Wordland, one of the cleverest parodies of Alice ever created. She attends a T party, explores a giant crossword puzzle and meets the Scrabble tiles, who threaten to "disemvowel" her.

Lisa in Wordland
Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo

Scooby in Wonderland
  In the episode Scooby in Wonderland, Shaggy reads Alice as a bedtime story for Scrappy and Scooby, who dreams he is Alice and Scrappy is the White Rabbit. They encounter spooky trees, a bubble-blowing caterpillar, a giant Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter (whose design is very similar to that in Hanna-Barbera's previous adaptation in 1966) and the Queen of Hearts. Strangely, many of the characters seem to want to eat Scooby and Shaggy.
The Two Ronnies

The Two Ronnies
  In one of the sketches for their 1985 Christmas special, Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett portray several inhabitants of Wonderland at the Mad Hatter's Christmas dinner, where they are joined by not one, but six Alices. The Two Ronnies chose this sequence to close their final show in 2005, after working together for 35 years. This final show, The Two Ronnies Sketchbook, aired two months after Barker passed away.
The Two Ronnies
Star Trek

Star Trek
  In the episode Shore Leave, the crew of the Enterprise visit a mysterious planet, the sole purpose of which is to provide recreation for space travellers. There they meet Alice and the White Rabbit.

  Later, in the animated episode Once Upon a Planet, the crew return to the same planet, this time encountering the Queen of Hearts.

White Rabbit Watch!


  Keep an eye out for the White Rabbit, as he has been known to pop up on various TV shows. Write in with your sightings.

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