Little Miss Muffet Frank Oz
PERFORMER various
DEBUT 1971
PATTERN Large Lavender Live Hand

Little Miss Muffet is the titular character in the Little Miss Muffet nursery rhyme who has made several notable appearances on Sesame Street.

She appeared in a Season 3 sketch, preparing for a theatrical performance of the poem, and becomes increasingly frustrated by her Fat Blue co-star's costume problems. She's also taken aback when director Lance addresses her as "lady." She was performed here by Frank Oz and made out of the Large Lavender Live Hand Anything Muppet.

In later appearances, Miss Muffet has often appeared as a Lavender Anything Muppet, and has gone through many performers over the years.

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Performer: Jerry Nelson Little Miss Muffet was the subject of a Sesame Street News Flash interview by roving reporter Kermit the Frog. (First: Episode 0601) Miss Muffet herself is unaware of the traditions of her nursery rhyme, preferring to sit on a water bed instead of a tuffet, and eating crunchy granola rather than curds and whey (which she thinks is yucky). She is also unfazed by the fearful looking spider, who ends up chasing Kermit away instead.

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Performer: Camille Bonora In Episode 2587, Telly Monster becomes acquainted with Miss Muffet, who goes by her first name "Annabelle" and speaks with a British accent. They both laugh when Bob arrives in his costume, but when Telly reveals that Bob is supposed to be dressed as a spider, Miss Muffet screams and runs off.

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Performer: Kathryn Mullen Gina reads "Little Miss Muffet and the Spider: The Continuing Story" in an insert. (First: Episode 2833) The story begins like the rhyme usually does, but it keeps going as Miss Muffet is continually frightened by the spider wherever she goes. Gina suggests to Miss Muffet that instead of running away, she befriend the spider, who turns out to be nice.

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Performer: Fran Brill Telly gives a Monster on the Spot report on Miss Muffet's recent marriage in Episode 3055. She weds to Frank Malone and changes her name to Ms. Muffet-Malone. They change the nursery rhyme to accommodate her new name, replacing the tuffet with a throne (as a rhyme for Malone), but still ending with the spider.

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Performer: Alice Dinnean Big Bird presents a reenactment of the rhyme in Episode 3670. Little Miss Muffet shows, but Stanley the spider is on vacation. Mr. Snuffleupagus and Elmo try out for the role of the spider, but neither of them frighten Miss Muffet.

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Performer: Stephanie D'Abruzzo Little Miss Muffet appears as one of the many literary patrons of Planet Storybook in the video Let's Eat!: Funny Food Songs. Grover the waiter confesses that there's currently no food in the kitchen, so the two of them order out for pizza. In the post-credits scene, they are seen enjoying their pizza, much to the shock of a starved Mr. Johnson.

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Performer: Jennifer Barnhart[1] In Episode 4098, an unoccupied Goldilocks (also Jennifer Barnhart) decides to take over Miss Muffet's nursery rhyme, pushing her out of the tuffet and devouring her curds and whey. Prairie Dawn covers the story as Little Jack Horner also becomes a victim of Goldilocks' nursery rhyme thievery. Miss Muffet and Jack bring their woes to Big Bird and Baby Bear, belting out the "Nursery Rhyme Bully Blues."

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Performer: Stephanie D'Abruzzo Little Miss Muffet appears in Episode 4523 to perform her famous nursery rhyme, but she starts to feel anxious about the impending arrival of the spider. Alan tries to help her feel less afraid, while Big Bird suggests that Mother Goose (Tina Fey) compose a new rhyme. She eventually relents, changing the story to have Miss Muffet and the spider play instead.

Miss Muffet reappears in Episode 4803 to act out her rhyme, read again by Mother Goose (Kate McKinnon).

Sources

  1. Personal communication by Anthony T.
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