Welcome to the A to Z blogging challenge! All month long we'll be creating posts for each letter of the alphabet according to a theme. Click here to see the list of participating blogs.
My theme is Memorable Characters featuring characters from books, movies, and TV.
From: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
Known For: skinnyness, quest to defeat headless horseman
While I enjoy Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow with Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, and Christopher Walken, (and there are many other versions), this ode to Ichabod comes from the recent TV adaptation Sleepy Hollow which debuted last fall on Fox. The show satisfies a scratch I didn't know I was itching for. Ichabod rises from his grave after the headless horseman makes an appearance in the modern age, and eventually partners with Lt. Abbie Mills who is investigating the death of her partner. The series combines supernatural elements, history (well, National Treasure-level history), and mystery in a really fun caper. Ichabod is perplexed by taxes levied on baked goods (sales tax on doughnuts), amazed that pistols can shoot more than one bullet before reloading, and spooked by technology in general. The show works in just enough fish-out-of-water elements for comic relief without going overboard.
Which is your favorite version of Ichabod?
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