The Princess and the Pea is an ingeniously hilarious and highly entertaining version of Hans Christian Andersen's very short story. After an adventurous journey, meeting a number of rather unusual princesses, Prince Valiant still has not found his bride. So he decides to return to his home kingdom to wait for one to come to him. In the midst of a great storm, Princess Olivia arrives at the castle gate. Suspicious about any princess who turns up in the middle of the night - and soaking wet - the local gypsy plans to give Olivia the "Real Princess Test." She secretly places a small, dried pea under a huge stack of mattresses. If Olivia can feel that one little pea through all those layers of bedding, she is a "Princess of the Truest Princessness," and worthy to marry into the royal family.