Oct. 23, 2011
Returning Series
60 min.
ABC TV Network

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Once Upon a Time » Season 3
Once Upon a Time - 03x16 It's Not Easy Being Green

3x16 It's Not Easy Being Green

4.61/5 (38 votes)
First Aired: Apr. 06, 2014 on ABC
Summary: Zelena challenges her half-sister Regina to a magical duel, well aware that with Gold on her side, she's unbeatable. Meanwhile, in the past Zelena seeks out her past and goes to the Wizard of Oz, who tells her everything she needs to know.

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Main Characters in this Episode

Guest Stars

Mary Margaret Blanchard played by Ginnifer Goodwin
Regina Mills played by Lana Parrilla
Evil Queen played by Lana Parrilla
David Nolan played by Josh Dallas
Belle French played by Emilie de Ravin
Captain Killian 'Hook' Jones played by Colin O'Donoghue
Neal Cassidy played by Michael Raymond-James
Rumplestiltskin played by Robert Carlyle

Episode Quotes

Captain Hook: I know you're hurting, Swan, but there are better ways to grieve Baelfire's death then letting anger overcome you.
Emma Swan: Let me guess. Rum?
Captain Hook: Never hurts.
David Nolan: And you're sure Cora never said anything about her?
Regina Mills: I think I would remember if my mother told me she had a love child with a scarecrow.


  • Although in the classic movie they were ruby, in the original story and in Once Upon A Time the slippers that take Dorothy home are silver. Another production based on the story of The Wizard Of Oz, the Broadway musical The Wiz, also features silver slippers, but another famous Broadway spinoff, Wicked (which is based on a book and tells the story of The Wicked Witch), the slippers are Ruby.
  • The title of the episode is a reference to a song from The Muppets.
  • At 22:31 Rumplestiltskin says "Ding Dong" when Zelena uses her evil magic to find him. This is a reference to the song 'Ding song the witch is dead' from the wizard of Oz
  • When the Wizard bestows Zelena with the shoes they are silver, versus ruby like in the 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz", which is actually accurate to the L. Frank Baum book "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" that the 1939 film was based on. The shoes were changed to ruby from silver in the 1939 film by MGM chief Louis B. Mayer when he realized that the Technicolor production would benefit.
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