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Goldilocks ruins nursery rhymes
Air date October 20, 2005
Season Season 36 (2005)
Written by Belinda Ward
Sponsors Y, 5
Releases Online Streaming


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN Healthy Moment: Gordon talks about how children should be physically active by running, skipping, or dance. At that moment, the Elephant comes by and asks Gordon if he wants to dance with him.

SCENE Alan finishes making curds and whey and brings it to Little Miss Muffet, sitting on her tuffet in the courtyard. Just then, in a "Nursery Rhyme News" story, Prairie Dawn reports on Little Miss Muffet's unfolding nursery rhyme, building up the spider who will sit down beside her.

SCENE, cont'd Before Little Miss Muffet can finish her rhyme, Goldilocks comes by, wanting to try something new since the three bears have been occupied with Curly Bear. Noticing the curds and whey, Goldilocks starts eating it and then knocks Miss Muffet off her tuffet. Goldilocks adopts the nursery rhyme as her own, even going so far as reciting the rhyme with her name replacing Miss Muffet's. Prairie points out that "Goldilocks" doesn't rhyme with "tuffet," to which Goldilocks shrugs "Eh, poetic license." Miss Muffet cries and says she's going to tell Mother Goose on her. Finally, the spider appears and, upon seeing Goldilocks, is frightened away himself. Prairie Dawn changes over to another nursery rhyme in progress.

SCENE, cont'd Prairie Dawn arrives at the scene of Little Jack Horner's nursery rhyme, where he's about to stick his thumb into his Christmas pie. Just as before, the rhyme is invaded by Goldilocks, who takes Jack's pie and pulls out the plum. Goldilocks again recites the rhyme with her name replacing Jack's, which makes him burst out bawling. Prairie Dawn signs off, telling the viewer to stay tuned for further nursery rhyme developments.

SCENE, cont'd In Big Bird's nest, Big Bird reads the "Little Miss Muffet" nursery rhyme to Baby Bear, when Little Jack Horner and Miss Muffet rush in looking for Mother Goose. They explain that Goldilocks has been causing trouble and sing their woes in the "Nursery Rhyme Bully Blues." Baby Bear urges them to be assertive and take back their nursery rhymes. Inspired, Miss Muffet and Jack Horner go off to find Goldilocks.

SCENE, cont'd Back at the courtyard, Goldilocks asks Alan for more curds and whey, and another Christmas pie. Miss Muffet and Jack Horner arrive and demand Goldilocks to give them back their nursery rhyme items. Goldilocks replies that she's already eaten them, and is ordering more for "her" nursery rhymes. Miss Muffet and Jack Horner relay their problems to Alan, who suggests telling Goldilocks how they feel.
SCENE, cont'd Miss Muffet and Jack Horner express to Goldilocks how sad they felt when she took their nursery rhymes, and they ask her how she would feel if the same thing happened to her. Goldilocks apologies for her actions and gives them back their nursery rhymes.

SCENE, cont'd In a "Nursery Rhyme News" update, Prairie Dawn reports on Miss Muffet and Jack Horner returning to their normal nursery rhymes. Goldilocks comes back and offers the two a bowl of porridge that belongs to Baby Bear, who promptly rushes out and orders her to give it back. Baby Bear is briefly taken aback when Goldilocks graciously apologizes and returns him his porridge. Prairie Dawn ends her report by saying "My, that porridge looks good!" and asks Baby Bear for a bite.
Animation Tyrone Traction Jackson plays basketball with Margarita, in spite of her reluctance.
Muppets The Letter of the Day Games: Y
Cookie Monster finds a yo-yo, a yam, and Prairie Dawn yawning in one minute.
Film Y, Y, The Letter Y: kids form Y with their bodies.
(First: Episode 3988)
Muppets / Celebrity Norah Jones sings "Don't Know Y" with Elmo.
(First: Episode 4081)
Animation A Y is drawn out with drawing tools and then cut out.
(First: Episode 4055)
Muppets Journey to Ernie
Nursery Rhyme Land
(First: Episode 4057)

Muppets While Ernie is away visiting the Count, Bert has the place all to himself... or so he thinks! A group of sheep burst into the room and proceed to sing him a song ("Bert's Blanket") about how his blanket was made (with a flashback scene where Ernie is portrayed as a farmer). Bert then corrects them on the actual production phase.
(First: Episode 2391)


Muppets / Film Global Grover: Grover returns from having attended school somewhere in Africa. The Elephant has never been to school, so Grover shows him a film about a girl as she prepares to go to school. (First: Episode 2658) After the film, Grover has written the word "boy" on a chalkboard and drawn a picture of a boy. The elephant shows what he has learned by jumping, creating general havoc.
(First: Episode 4031)

Film The Number of the Day: A remake of the Number Song Series brings forth 5.
(First: Episode 4087)
Cartoon A girl's mom can dribble 5 balls.
(First: Episode 3448)
Cartoon Suzie Kabloozie: Judge #5
(First: Episode 3876)
Animation Jerry Nelson sings "Two Pretty Flowers."
(First: Episode 3151)
Muppets Elmo's World: Bugs
(First: Episode 3917)
Insert The Adventures of Trash Gordon
Chapter 842
Planet Wormhole-5: Trash Gordon combats a gang of worms by reading them to sleep from a book of his own adventures.


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