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Rapunzel ["Rapuntsēru" (Japanese: ラプンツェル)] is the 29th episode of Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics. It's about the titular Girl in the Tower, her parents, her My Beloved Smother "Aunt" alias the Witch, and a red-headed Prince who visits her and makes her his girlfriend...

Tropes used in this episode include :

  • Adaptational Jerkass: Rapunzel's mother pretty much threw a huge tantrum at her husband to get him to go for the herbs she craved.
  • Adaptational Villainy: The Witch is even more of an asshole than in other versions, taking Rapunzel away from her parents right after she was born and not when she's twelve. When she finds out that her teenaged "daughter" has a boyfriend, she beats her up on screen with her cane and then personally throws the Prince off the window.
  • The Blacksmith: Rapunzel's father is the blacksmith of the village, and is seen working in his shop at the very start of the episode..
  • Elegant Classical Musician: Instead of singing, Rapunzel plays the lyre
  • Eyes Always Closed: The Prince has these after the Witch throws him off the tower's window and lands face-first on the thorns. When Rapunzel sheds her Swiss Army Tears and heals him, he opens them again.
  • Fiery Redhead: Averted, the Prince has red hair but isn't Hot-Blooded
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: The animators pretty much stated on screen that Rapunzel and the Prince's relationship was both romantic AND sexual. One scene has the Prince and Rapunzel getting out of bed together as he must run off before Mother Gothel finds him in her "daughter's" room - completely dressed, but still. The existence of the Prince and Rapunzel's kid confirms this deal.
  • Lap Pillow: Subverted in the pic above: a kneeling Rapunzel is leaning her head on the arm of the armchair the Prince sits on, though the pose is simlar to the one the trope depicts.
  • Law of Inverse Fertility: Inverted in this specific case. As soon as the Witch leaves with baby Rapunzel, her parents have three other children and raise them normally.
  • Pragmatic Adaptation: Rapunzel only has one kid here, surely to save up on animation. 
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Rapunzel looks a lot like her mother, only with blonde hair (her mom's a brunette). Her and the Prince's son looks a lot like both of his parents. 
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