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Grade 1 Build nonfiction-reading skills with fun articles on seasonal science and social studies topics. Live Chat. Contact Us Frequently Asked Questions. About Us. The "Home" house, without the face, is used as an establishing shot throughout the episodes. Other Thurber cartoons are similarly animated over the course of the series—sometimes in the opening sequence, sometimes later in the episode.
The episode "Cristabel" begins with Monroe lying on top of a cartoon doghouse, a reference to the non-Thurber cartoon character Snoopy. Animation for the series was by DePatie-Freleng Enterprises. Stone played the editor, with whom Monroe is often at odds about the cartoon content. A female writer who appeared in one episode was also loosely based on Dorothy Parker.
Live action adaptations of Thurber's writing are another show staple. For example, "Rally Round the Flag", in which Monroe purchases a very large flag as a gift, is loosely based on a Thurber piece called "There's a Time for Flags". An incident with a policeman in "Cristabel" is an almost verbatim transcription of the Thurber story "The Topaz Cufflinks Mystery". Fables for Our Time is another source, as when John Monroe sees a unicorn in the back yard, a reference to " The Unicorn in the Garden ".
Many of the episode titles are taken from Thurber's Fables for Our Time e. Aside from his obvious resemblance to Thurber himself, John Monroe is based on one of Thurber's characters, who appeared in several short stories including "Mr. The dog Cristabel was named after a dog Thurber gave to his daughter.
Despite the liberal use of "drawings, stories, inspirational pieces and things that go bump in the night by James Thurber" as stated in the opening credits , the show also contains character and story elements that owe little or nothing to Thurber's work. Books of the Week.
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