3 Times ‘Little Women’ Made a Cameo in Modern Television

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3 Times ‘Little Women’ Made a Cameo in Modern Television

Even fictional characters have a love of Little Women.

Beyond being tailored into movies, musicals and mini-series, Louisa May Alcott’s novel Little Women has made a number of cameos in fashionable tv.

On Tuesday, Sony Picture was set to launch the trailer for the newest movie adaptation of Little Women, that includes an all-star forged, together with Meryl Streep, Emma Watson, Laura Dern and Saoirse Ronan. The movie’s launch, which is scheduled for Christmas, comes greater than 150 years after Alcott’s novel was printed.

Set throughout the Civil War, the novel chronicles the lives of the March household, particularly the 4 daughters, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. An speedy success, the novel is extensively considered one of the crucial beloved of all time and its affect is widespread.

Along with being made into a number of movies, Little Women has been referenced in a number of fashionable tv collection. Caution, a few of these references include spoilers.

Downton Abbey

In the primary season of Downton Abbey, Cora Crawley, portrayed by Elizabeth McGovern, expressed a sentiment that many moms of daughters may most likely discover to be correct.

“No one ever warns you about bringing up daughters,” Cora tells her maid Sarah O’Brien. “You think it’s going to be like ‘Little Women’ instead they’re at each other’s throats from dawn until dusk.”

3 Times 'Little Women' Made a Cameo in Modern Television
“Little Women” has been referenced in a number of tv exhibits, together with PBS’ “Downton Abbey.” Carnival Productions


In “The One Where Monica and Richard are Just Friends,” Friends‘ characters Rachel Green, performed by Jennifer Anniston, and Joey Tribiani, performed by Matt LeBlanc, change their favourite books. This leaves Joey studying Little Women and giving the world just a few memorable quotes, equivalent to when he thought Jo was a boy and Laurie was a lady.

Then, after Joey ruins The Shining for Rachel, she spoils the ebook for Joey, telling him that Beth dies. She takes it again in order to not damage the primary ebook Joey has learn that did not star Jack Nicholson and later suggests they put the ebook within the freezer, Joey’s coping mechanism when he reads about Beth’s loss of life.


During the second season of Girls, Ray Ploshansky, performed by Alex Karpovsky, asks Hannah Horvath, portrayed by Lena Dunham, to return his copy of Little Women. However, Hannah informs him that she left it at her ex-boyfriend’s home, which bothers Ray as a result of his Godmother gave it to him together with a be aware as to the way it associated to his life.

Ray’s girlfriend, Shoshanna, performed by Zosia Mamet, raised the query as to how hid Godmother thought it associated to his life and requested if she thought he was extra of a Marmee or an Amy. Ray explains he would possible be a Marmee however would not know as a result of he by no means learn it after which Hannah affords her personal opinion.

“Firstly, you are not a Marmee, you are most likely the dad who dies of influenza on the conflict,” Hannah says.

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