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This page lists Once Upon a Time and Once Upon a Time in Wonderland's references to various fairytales, legends, literature myths and folktales.

Once Upon a Time


"Snow Falls"

"The Price of Gold"

  • Henry drops one of his shoes on a step when rushing up the stairs. ("Cinderella")
  • When Sean got Alexandra's shoes, he says that he is not sure if they will fit. Ashley Boyd answers they are perfect. It reminds the original fairytale, when they are looking for the owner of the glass shoe. ("Cinderella")

"Desperate Souls"

  • Hordor and Rumplestiltskin mockingly guess Rumplestiltskin's name to be Spindleshanks, Threadwhistle and Hobblefoot, names guessed by the Miller's daughter in the original story. ("Rumpelstiltskin")

"Fruit of the Poisonous Tree"

"What Happened to Frederick"


"Hat Trick"

"The Stable Boy"

"The Return"

"An Apple Red as Blood"

"A Land Without Magic"


"We Are Both"

"Lady of the Lake"

"The Crocodile"

"The Doctor"


"Into the Deep"

"In the Name of the Brother"


"Selfless, Brave and True"

"Second Star to the Right"

"Lost Girl"

"Quite a Common Fairy"

"Good Form"

  • "Second Star to the Right" is mentioned. (Peter Pan)

"New York City Serenade"

"It's Not Easy Being Green"

"Bleeding Through"

"The Apprentice (Episode)"

  • Emma found the book, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll beside Will in the library. ("Alice's Adventures in Wonderland")
  • After Emma slides on the ice, the car radio host takes a request from Rip van Wrinkle, who is looking for a classic song to wake up to. This is a reference to the American story of the same name. Rip van Wrinkle previously appeared in a deleted scene in "Nasty Habits". ("Rip van Wrinkle")

"The Snow Queen (Episode)"

  • According to Emma, the language which Belle translated for her is Elvish, a fictional language invented by J.R.R. Tolkien, author of the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings. ("Lord of the Rings")
  • This episode rendition focuses on the Snow Queen fairytale focusing on the Snow Queen. It also features Gerda from that same fairytale. ("The Snow Queen")

"Operation Mongoose Part 2"

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland

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