Sesame Street
The Big Bad Wolf takes Goldilocks' place
Air date May 11, 2000
Season Season 31 (2000)
Written by Christine Ferraro
Sponsors M, 16
Syndication 123 Sesame Street
PBS Sprout


Picture Segment Description

SCENE 1 Bob is about to read Elmo and some kids the story of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears," when Baby Bear alerts them that Goldilocks is on vacation. When he suggests the story of The Three Little Pigs instead, the Big Bad Wolf objects because the pigs are busy too. Baby Bear suggests that maybe Big Bad could be Goldilocks today, and they seem to like the idea. They go off to prepare for the story.

Cartoon In an homage to the musical cartoons of the 1930s, Cab Callowmouse hosts the "Mother Goose Jamboree" at night in a bookstore.
(First: Episode 3653)

Muppets A rooster comedian is yanked off stage, and vaudeville team Big Bird and Snuffy introduce the letter of the day ...
(First: Episode 3885)
Film The letter M dances at the beach.
(First: Episode 3636)
Animation M for monkey, mouse and macaw.
(First: Episode 3807)
Animation The letter M appears on buildings.
(First: Episode 3385)
SCENE 2 The Three Bears give Big Bad a blonde wig, and Baby Bear goes off to alert Bob that he can start reading now. The Three Bears act out the story as Bob reads it, but Big Bad blows down the door instead of walking through it. He can't help huffing and puffing - he's a wolf!
Cartoon Is no one afraid of The Big Bad Wolf? (new music added)
(EKA: Episode 2405)
Song "You Don't Have to Be a Grizzly" explains that kids and animals can like the same foods.
(First: Episode 3398)
SCENE 3 Bob continues reading the story as the bears and the wolf act it out - but Big Bad huffs and puffs on the porridge to cool it down, wrecking their kitchen in the process. The bears decide to skip to the next part, and Baby Bear goes off to tell Bob again.
Song Joe Raposo sings "Everybody Eats."
Re-filmed version
(First: Episode 2855)

Muppets A magician attempts a suspension act, which fails. Big Bird and Snuffy then come back out to introduce the number of the day ...
(First: Episode 3859)
Cartoon Number creatures #16
(First: Episode 2755)
Muppets The Martians discover a sparkly number 16.
(First: Episode 3387)
Animation Sixteen TV sets are counted.
(First: Episode 2850)
SCENE 4 Bob doesn't think the Big Bad Wolf is right for the role of Goldilocks, but Baby Bear thinks there won't be any more huffing and puffing, so Bob continues the story from the chair scene onward. But lo and behold, the wolf blows the chairs down!
Just then, the real Goldilocks enters, and Baby Bear is VERY happy to see her. She becomes offended when she realizes he was doing their story without her, and storms off.
Animation Cats appear in the clouds as Vivaldi music plays.
(First: Episode 3634)
Muppets The rooster comedian bombs again, so Big Bird and Snuffy introduce an alphabet segment ...
(First: Episode 3871)
Muppets / Celebrity Ernie and Rubber Duckie recite the alphabet with Christopher Reeve.
(First: Episode 3911)
SCENE 5 Baby Bear tells Elmo, Bob and the kids to sit tight as he chases after Goldilocks, begging for her forgiveness. Just then, the wolf hands in his wig to Baby Bear, but Goldilocks is still mad. He tells her he understands, and gives her a sincere apology, adding that she's his friend. She is finally convinced to join the story, and Bob is ready to read it ... just as soon as the Three Bears' house gets cleaned up.
Cartoon Suzie Kabloozie and her cat Feff pretend to be each other.
Artist: Mo Willems
(First: Episode 3727)
Film Two girls sing "Miss Mary M" as they clap.
(First: Episode 3297)
Animation Pencil box M / m
(First: Episode 3077)

SCENE 6 The house is finally clean, and Bob starts the story over, from the part when Goldilocks enters. She acts out the story as it was meant to be heard, and Baby Bear goes home on his cue.
Animation Abstract count to 16
(First: Episode 2822)
Film Kid mural painting #16
(First: Episode 3625)
Cartoon A little boy asks his big brother questions about what happens at school. (new music added)
Artist: John Korty
(First: Episode 1877)

SCENE 7 Bob continues reading the story, which is acted out flawlessly, though Baby Bear is more optimistic than usual - too happy to chase Goldilocks away like he usually does. When it's over, the Big Bad Wolf begs to hear the story again because he's still out of work.
Muppets Elmo's World: Balls
(First: Episode 3786)
SCENE 8 Bob finishes reading the story to the wolf, and announces the sponsors, which the wolf blows away.

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