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  • Freud Was Right: Not part of the original baggage, but in modern times it's become popular to give this premise a sexual overtone. Especially in Italy, where the word for "pea" can be used to say "penis".
  • Fridge Logic: If the girl is SO sensitive that even a pea through 20 mattresses will leave her bruised in the morning, how did she get far enough in the storm to even make it to the prince's castle in the first place? Shouldn't she have arrived a broken and bloody half-dead mess from the rain? (For that matter, how is she gonna have kids?)
    • It didn't leave her bruised, it was just that she could feel it period. Doesn't help the childbirth fact, but so long as it was just a moderate storm, the kind you wanted not to spend the night in, it shouldn't have been terribly damaging.
  • Values Dissonance: One would think that a much better demonstration of good character would be not to complain about your sleeping arrangements after being freely offered shelter in another person's house.
    • No one said she must be good person. The task is made for SpoiledBrats
    • The Live Action TV version featured in Faerie Tale Theatre attempted to "civilize" the morning conversation. She was being polite at first and denied the sleepless night when questioned, until challenged to tell the truth, and then she spilled the beans in a more woobieish fashion (especially considering that this version also showed exactly what she went through that night).
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