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Little Miss Muffet Frank Oz.jpg
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.

Other appearances

Little Miss Muffet, as seen in a Sesame Street News Flash.

"Ms. Muffet" begins her nursery rhyme anew with her husband Frank Malone in Episode 3055.

Miss Muffet shares a pizza with Grover in the closing scene of Let's Eat!: Funny Food Songs.

Goldilocks interferes with Miss Muffet's nursery rhyme in Episode 4098.

  • Episode 2587: Telly finds Little Miss Muffet (Bonora) sitting on a tuffet near the Fix-It Shop. Here, Muffet goes by the 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.
  • Episode 2683: After Old MacDonald and his animals have considered living in the city, Bob and Gina wonder who will show up next. On cue, Miss Muffet (Bonora) visits Hooper's Store for some curds and whey. She is instantly scared away when a spider drops down in front of her.
  • "Little Miss Muffet and the Spider: The Continuing Story" (First: Episode 2833): Gina reads a continuation of the rhyme which has Miss Muffet (Kathryn Mullen) constantly 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.
  • Episode 3055: Monster on the Spot reporter Telly covers the recent marriage of Miss Muffet (Fran Brill) and Frank Malone. The nursery rhyme is changed to accommodate her new name, Ms. Muffet-Malone, but still ends with the spider.
  • Episode 3245: In an edition of "As the World Takes Turns," Gina helps Little Miss Muffet (Bonora) and the spider take turns sitting on the tuffet.
  • Episode 3670: Big Bird presents a reenactment of the rhyme. Little Miss Muffet (Brill) 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.
  • Episode 4523: Miss Muffet (D'Abruzzo) appears to perform her 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.
  • Episode 4803: Miss Muffet (D'Abruzzo) act outs her story, as part of a special reading of nursery rhymes by Mother Goose (Kate McKinnon).

Sources

  1. ↑ Personal communication by Anthony T.
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