Sesame Street
Little Miss Muffet's tuffet
Air date March 31, 1994
Season Season 25 (1993-1994)
Written by Luis Santeiro
Sponsors B, P, 4


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Big Bird tells the viewer to stick around and find out what it's like to sit on a tuffet.

SCENE 1 Telly and Rosita observe Ruthie applying a cushion to Little Miss Muffet's tuffet in an effort to make it more comfortable. She tests it out by calling in the spider to sit on it; the entire thing comes apart within a second.
Animation Stop-motion: a bunny tries to make a bench with blocks, but needs a chick's help.
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Animation B for bounce, break, blue, boat
(First: Episode 3061)
Muppets The Beetles perform "Letter B."
(First: Episode 1495)
Cartoon B for bathtub, ball, boat, boot, boomerang, brush and bison
(First: Episode 3154)
Film Parts of a clown are shown in close-up as kids guess what it is.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0428)
Cartoon Aliens vacation on Earth for an afternoon, but they litter.
(First: Episode 3141)
SCENE 2 Ruthie sends the monsters to the Fix-It Shop with the tuffet. Upon their arrival, they find the door is locked and a sign reading "Milk" is hung in the doorway. As they call for Maria, Little Miss Muffet happens by on her way to Finders Keepers. The monsters stall her by convincing her to get a glass of milk at Hooper's Store.
Cartoon A brief animation of pouring milk in a glass, coupled with the word milk.
(First: Episode 3012)
Film Footage of kids playing professions, alternating with footage of analogous real-life jobs.
(First: Episode 2811)
Cartoon A boy builds a house out of blocks, and when the girl builds a Victorian house, the boy calls her a copycat.
(First: Episode 0780)
Muppets Cookie Monster is about to eat a cookie, when a sad-looking girl approaches and stares at him. He tries to eat the cookie, but can't do it. He breaks the cookie in half and shares the cookie with the girl. He eats his half of the cookie. When the girl eats her half, she eats it just like Cookie Monster.
(First: Episode 0623)
Song "Down Below the Street" with 14 Karat Soul
(First: Episode 2556)
Cartoon What kind of print does a hand make?
(First: Episode 0776)

SCENE 3 Miss Muffet exits Hooper's and starts her walk to Finders Keepers. Telly and Rosita frantically explain their situation to Gina, who clarifies that the "Milk" sign should belong to Hooper's for their milk machine (Maria got it mixed up with her own "CLOSED" sign). Maria enters the store and Rosita stays to get the tuffet fixed, while Telly rushes out to stall Miss Muffet.
Cartoon Hortense counts four ants.
Artist: Michael Sporn
(First: Episode 2501)
Muppets Four Anything Muppet cheerleaders give four big cheers for the number 4.
(First: Episode 0132)
Film Four kids dance in a colorblock grid.
(First: Episode 3149)
Muppets Grover recites a poem about a bubble.
(First: Episode 3155)
Film / Animation Circles of all kinds are displayed as funky rap music plays.
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Animation Wooden shapes group themselves by color, then regroup by shape, then assemble themselves into a rocket ship.
Film Miles lives in Kuwait, and sometimes plays taiko drums at the park.
(First: Episode 3196)
Animation "Let's Count Penguins"
Artist: Jane Aaron
(First: Episode 3147)
SCENE 4 Miss Muffet is about to enter Finders Keepers, when Telly stops her and begs her to help him practice the alphabet. She relents and helps him out, then stays to do it again.
Cartoon "Alphabet Imagination": A female voice quickly recites the alphabet followed by a male voice narrating each letter in a series of psychedelic vignettes.
(First: Episode 0345)
Film A Caucasian boy narrates a film of himself hanging out with his African American friend Jamal.
(First: Episode 2787)
Cartoon A man appears out of a yo-yo string and narrates two poems about over, under, around, and through: one about a fish swimming around the wreck of the good ship Mary Lou, and another about a worm who eats through the center of an apple.
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1389)
Animation A child draws a picture of a dog, who goes over and under.
(First: Episode 3147)
Muppets The Count sings about the things hands can do.
(First: Episode 3002)
Animation P for Pyramid
(First: Episode 2061)
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit goes to Peter Piper's Pickled Peppers Patch to interview Peter Piper, but he only gets to meet other members of his family, whose names all begin with a common letter. At the end, Peter Piper's cousin states that Peter Piper is in Portland pressing pants.
(First: Episode 1342)
Cartoon P for Planet
(First: Episode 2008)
SCENE 5 Telly now stalls Miss Muffet by getting her to count to 40 with him.
Cartoon A vaudeville act of two SAME people (voiced by Daws Butler and Bob Arbogast) ends when one of them falls off the stage.
(First: Episode 0778)
Muppets / Celebrity Robin Williams and a robin observe how similar they are. Afterwards, the robin sings "Lullaby of Birdland."
(First: Episode 2848)
Animation A chair (voice of Martin P. Robinson) keeps bumping into things, until he finds his glasses. "See ya later!"
(First: Episode 1981)
Song Jerry Nelson sings "Salt, My Salt."
(First: Episode 2909)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie and Bert play "The Feelings Game" -- much to Bert's chagrin.
(First: Episode 2356)
Animation Dancing pepper pattern - which one comes next?
(First: Episode 3079)

SCENE 6 Miss Muffet has had enough of Telly's shenanigans and goes into the store. Ruthie tries to stall a bit more, when Rosita finally returns with the fix-up tuffet. Miss Muffet enjoys the new cushion, until the spider appears. She runs out, frightened, and forgets to take the tuffet with her.

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