The Woodsman is the deus ex machina hero in the tale of "Little Red Riding Hood". As a woodsman, he cuts down trees, but isn't particularly careful when running around a room with his axe. In Sesame Street adaptations, he has been known to have difficulty showing up in the story on time.
On one occasion, the Woodsman chopped down the maple tree in front of Granny's house -- a particular favorite of the Big Bad Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood, an act which brings the two together to exact revenge on the Woodsman. (First: Episode 0621)