Written by Gail Farrelly
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Sunday, 4 July 2010

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Maybe the big bad wolf doesn't need a makeover, but Little Red does!

Commuters at Grand Central Station in New York City yesterday were startled to see Little Red Riding Hood holding a press conference at the information desk. She wants the world to know that she's getting a makeover.

Wearing her trusty hooded red cape over a white dress, she carried a basket of flowers as she told the crowd that it was definitely time for a change. "I look like my own grandma," she complained, continuing, "even the big bad wolf is sick of my outfit."

What gave her the spark to seek change, she said, was seeing Wonder Woman get a whole new look. "If she can adapt to the 21st century, so can I," said the spunky Little Red.

She reported that her handlers were first taking her to the world famous Elizabeth Arden RED Door Salon and Spa for a full day of beauty treatments. Then on to Saks Fifth Avenue for a new wardrobe, including (among other things) a Donna Karan tube dress, Kate Spade purse, and Jimmy Choo stilettos.

In related news, The Spoof has learned that other beloved characters are following Ms. Riding Hood's example: Minnie Mouse is moving on from the big bow in her hair, the gloves, and the polka dot dresses; Goldilocks has decided to become a brunette; and, in the most amazing development of all, Superman is shopping around for a stylist to help him replace the dated look of his tight tights, boots, and cape.

Stay tuned.

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