William Shakespeare in "Fern and the Case of the Stolen Story"
|Cartoon debut||"Fern and the Case of the Stolen Story"|
|Voiced by||Bruce Dinsmore (s16)|
- Catherine was trying to read Shakespeare when Francine was turning the lights on and off. "Francine Frensky, Superstar"
- Mr. Ratburn remembers his one-man Hamlet puppet show in "Elwood City Turns 100!".
- In the opening of "Kiss and Tell," D.W. appears as Juliet from Shakespeare's famous Romeo and Juliet. D.W. continually waits for Romeo on the balcony, but Prince Charming shows up instead.
- Also in "Kiss and Tell," it is mentioned that Arthur's class is reading Romeo and Juliet. Arthur tells D.W. a bit about the plot, and the book and a picture in it is seen.
- A line from Shakespeare's Hamlet, "To be or not to be.", is referenced in the titles of "To Beat or Not to Beat" and "To Eat or Not to Eat".
- Buster mentions that he has a yam named "Yamlet" in "Prunella the Pack Rat," a reference to Hamlet. Also, when he receives a beet from Prunella, he remarks "To beet or not to beet."
- The episode MacFrensky has a plot line similar to Macbeth, with its name also referencing the play.
- In that same episode, Mr. Ratburn quoted William Shakespeare, saying "truth rolls out, as the Bard says".
- Fern imagines seeing the Bard several times throughout "Fern and the Case of the Stolen Story". He criticizes her work and tells her it's OK to sometimes get writer's block.
- In the opening of Popular Girls, Arthur, Francine, Fern, and Sue Ellen were shown performing MacBeth.
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