There was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe is an English nursery rhyme. First published in 1797, the origin and meaning of the rhyme are unknown, with some speculating a connection between shoes and marriage (with the tradition of a bride casting a shoe before leaving for her honeymoon), while others look for a link to a real person, such as Queen Caroline, who had eight children.
- The Old Woman Who Lives in a Shoe has appeared on Sesame Street on numerous occasions, including a Sesame Street News Flash.
- In a 1991 episode of Sesame Street, a hurricane blows the shoe house onto Big Bird's nest, and the Old Woman, played by Rhea Perlman, and her children soon come to reclaim it.
- In an episode of "Fairytale Detective" on Sesame Street, Miss Marble tried to find the Old Woman's shoe, which was found by a giant who tried it on.
- Bud Luckey created an animated segment for Sesame Street titled "The Old Woman Who Lived in a Nine." (First: Episode 0512)
- One of the books in the Read Along with Elmo series is The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe.
- The Old Woman had so many rhinoceroses that she didn't know what to do in "Big Bird's Ridiculous Rhinoceros Rhymes" in The Sesame Street Treasury Volume 11.