Princess Tutu Abridged Episode 3
Season 1, Episode 3
Air date 12/28/2008
Length 10:59
Created by TutuOnAbridger
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Summary[edit | edit source]

In which there are many Sweeny Todd allusions, Fakir and Rue begin their passionate affair, and Duck discovers exactly why it sucks to be her.

Cast[edit | edit source]

  • Elf -- Duck/Tutu, Pike
  • Blade -- Rue, Liliae
  • Walker -- Mytho, Hunger, Paranoia
  • Runen -- Fakir, Drosselmeyer
  • Doodle -- Edel
  • Taslin -- Narrator, Ebine

Music[edit | edit source]

(0:00 - 0:20)Introduction- Princess Tutu OST+ 

[Opening - "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'" by the Scissor Sisters]

(0:38 - 1:20) Little Overture - Pyotr Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker Suite

(1:27 - 1:36) Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy - Pyotr Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker Suite

(1:43 - 2:07) Aquarium - Camille Saint-Saëns, Carnival of the Animals

(2:57 - 3:10) Edel's Organ - Princess Tutu OST++

(3:49 - 4:07) Arabesque - Robert Schumann

(4:27 - 5:16) Little Overture - Pyotr Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker Suite

(5:21 - 5:50) Funny Ahiru/Mr. Cat - Princess Tutu OST+

(5:53 - 6:40) Carmen Aragonaise - Georges Bizet

(7:11 - 7:41) Chinese Dance - Pyotr Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker Suite

(8:06 - 8:48) Chrysalis - Princess Tutu OST+

(8:51 - 9:07) Panorama - Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Sleeping Beauty

(9:08 - 9:23) Overture - Stephen Sondheim, Sweeny Todd

(9:24 - 10:07) Panorama - Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Sleeping Beauty

(10:20 - 10:45) Aquarium - Camille Saint-Saëns, Carnival of the Animals

[Closing - "Caramelldansen" by Caramell]

(10:52 - 10:56) Aquarium - Camille Saint-Saëns, Carnival of the Animals

+ Mix of Little Overture - Pyotr Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker Suite
++ Mix of Music of the Automatica - Arthur Saint-Leon, Coppelia

References[edit | edit source]

(0:00) The story for this episode is "The Ballad of Sweeny Todd" from Stephen Sondheim's musical.

(0:45) Pike's line is a reference to the anime Dragon Ball Z.

(3:42) Edel's line and the subsequent picture of the fish are a reference to Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog by Joss Whedon.

(5:30) Duck's line mentions the Nobel Prize in Medicine in response to finding the cure for HIV/AIDS.

(6:10 - END) Ebine's alternate characterization is a parody of Mrs. Loveitt from Stephen Sondheim's musical Sweeny Todd.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This is the first episode where Taslin has played someone other than the narrator, as she happened to be home from college during the recording session.
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