Air date: May 21, 2010
Title: Shrek 4
Summary: After all of his adventures, Shrek (Mike Myers) has become a domesticated family ogre. Instead of scaring villagers away as he used to, Shrek agrees to autograph pitchforks. Longing for the days when he felt like a “real ogre”, Shrek is tricked into signing a pact with the smooth-talking deal maker, Rumpelstiltskin (Walt Dohrn). Shrek couldn’t resist the offer; all he wanted was a day off to relax, to be a real ogre again. However, after signing the contract, Shrek discovers he has been tricked.
Shrek finds himself in a twisted, alternate version of Far Far Away, where Rumpelstiltskin is now king (because King Harold and Queen Lillian were originally going to give him the kingdom in exchange for him ending Fiona’s curse, but refused after getting news that Shrek had rescued Fiona); ogres are hunted to near-extinction; Donkey (Eddie Murphy) has never met Shrek, is forced into cart-pulling duty and fears him; Gingy (Conrad Vernon) is a gladiator fighting animal crackers; Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas) doesn’t know Shrek and has become fat and lazy; and Fiona (Cameron Diaz) is an inexplicably hunted ogre who never met (and can’t stand) Shrek, and has become the leader of a band of other hunted ogres. Also Artie Pendragon (Justin Timberlake) has been forced to abdicate the throne for Rumpelstiltskin to become king.
But even though all seems lost, there’s still hope – if Shrek shares “True Love’s Kiss” with Fiona by the sunrise of the next day, the contract he signed will be rendered null and void and the original timeline will be restored. However, Rumplestiltskin will do anything to stop Shrek and solidify his power that he now has.