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Sesame Street season three


The Sesame Street version of Goldilocks, with her nemesis, Baby Bear.


Kermit directing the undirectable Goldilocks.


Goldilocks and the Three Grouches

Three bears

The Sesame Street Players production of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.




Goldilocks and the Three Spatulas, as referenced by Rizzo on Muppet Babies in 2020.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears is a classic fairy tale in which a young girl, Goldilocks, goes for a walk and arrives at the home of three bears, who have gone for a walk while their porridge cools off. Goldilocks tastes each bowl of porridge, and finds that one is too hot, one is too cold, and one is just right. She sits in the bears' chairs, and sleeps in their beds. The bears then come home to find the intruder.

This story has been referenced in a number of Henson productions, most prominently on Sesame Street where Baby Bear, Papa Bear, Mama Bear, and Goldilocks have taken up residence since the 1990s. In Episode 4066, with the addition of Curly Bear to the family, Baby Bear teamed up with Telly Monster to create a new version of the traditional story that includes four bears instead of three. In Episode 4120, Baby Bear writes another version of the story that has the three bears in outer space, receiving creative input from Elmo, Zoe, and Big Bird.


  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears were the focus of two sketches aired during season three of Sesame Street. In one sketch, she helps the bears find out how many they are. (First: Episode 0277) In another sketch, she teaches them about big, bigger and biggest. (First: Episode 0284)
  • In a Kermit sketch on Sesame Street, he attempts to direct a scene from the fairy tale, but he is having problems with both the stage hand and Goldilocks, who has problems showing the feelings surprise and fear.
  • In episode 518 of The Muppet Show, during the story of "Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves", due to budget the number of thieves is reduced to three, portrayed by Fozzie Bear and two other bears, an obvious reference to this story, made more obvious when a Muppet Goldilocks shows up.
  • The Sesame Street Dictionary also features pictorial representations of the actual three bears from the sketches.
  • The story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears was also the inspiration for an Unstable Fables release.
  • The Sesame Street 1, 2, 3 Storybook featured a story called "Goldie-Snuffle and the Three Bears", in which Big Bird met Goldie-Snuffle and took her to the home of the seven bears, who weren't home when they visited. Although they were gone, Goldie-Snuffle ate all of the bears' spaghetti and slept in their beds (she was big enough to sleep on all beds at once). However, when Big Bird told Goldie-Snuffle that the bears were about to come home, she realized that it was time for her nap, and although she was sleeping on the bears' beds, she went home to take a nap before the bears went inside. The story was later reprinted in The Sesame Street Library Volume 7 and The Sesame Street Treasury Volume 7.

See also[]


  • Linda Bove played Goldilocks in Sign Me a Story (1987 video)
  • David Alan Grier voiced Dudley Bear in the Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child episode (1997)
  • John Lithgow played Goldilocks's father in the Faerie Tale Theatre episode (1984)
  • Raven-Symone voiced Goldilocks in the Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child episode (1997)
  • Lou Rawls voiced a bat in the Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child episode (1997)
  • Ben Vereen voiced a snake in the Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child episode (1997)
  • Ed Waterstreet played Papa Bear in Sign Me a Story (1987 video)
  • Alfre Woodard voiced Winsome Bear in the Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child episode (1997)
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