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Question on Political Correctness
What is the original ending to Peter and the Wolf?

NPR just performed it and said they took the wolf to the ZOO.

It might just be that I haven't heard the entirety since my youth, but I don't remember a zoo ever being involved.


mood: curious curious
music: Peter and the Wolf

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havoknkaos From: havoknkaos Date: September 13th, 2002 06:52 pm (UTC) (link)
yep. They capture the wolf and take his ass to the zoo.

Kids point and laugh, mothers tell thier children "that could have been you, y'know".

abandyn From: abandyn Date: September 13th, 2002 09:13 pm (UTC) (link)

Yep; it's the zoo with you!

"Please don't shoot. You don't need to. We've caught the wolf; let's take him to the zoo."

That's how I remember it. A web search bears it out too; even the version narrated by David Bowie. However, it is very possible you heard a different version. In the original by Sergei Prokofiev, the poor wolf is indeed taken to the zoo. :(

For the complete story, try this link:

Peter and the Wolf
lost_angel From: lost_angel Date: September 13th, 2002 10:15 pm (UTC) (link)
Wow, you guys. Thank you for the info. I honestly had no idea. I didn't remember anything about a zoo at all.

But I believe you. Heh, go figure. Political correctness is older than the last generation or so.
maxine From: maxine Date: September 14th, 2002 09:58 am (UTC) (link)

maybe my parents were just mean but...

when they use to tell me the story they always shot the wolf in the end.
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