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Jim Henson's Mother Goose Stories was a children's show that first aired in 1990. In it, live children acted alongside puppets. The characters' looks were inspired by the illustrations in Frank L. Baum's Mother Goose in Prose. The titular Mother Goose had three goslings and told them the stories behind various nursery rhymes. Some of the stories were taken from Baum's book, while others were written for the show.

Disney
1 Season, 50 Episodes
August 28, 1990
Children
8.9/10
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Mother Goose Stories Full Episode Guide

  • A butcher, a baker and a candlestickmaker set sail to find adventure. But when a storm blows up, they are saved by a rotten potato.

  • Jackie the scarecrow is employed to scare the crows. But, instead, they come to the farm to hear him sing.

  • When a shooting star comes down to Earth, Stella gets her wish, but it doesn't turn out as she expected.

  • Lost, alone in the big dark forest, Jenny must show the wolves how bad she can be.

  • Tommy's pastime is going fishing in a ditch. But the ditch is owned by Mr. Mean who tries to stop the fishermouse.

  • The land is filled with dread for there's a giant on the loose who grinds up bones to make his bread. Can he be made a friend?

  • The King is always working and he never has time to play, until one night he goes to bed and bumps his head.

  • Nicholas wants a real pony more than anything. Will he win the contest and the pony?

  • Peter's passion for his pumpkin patch poses problems for his wife until their son provides the answer: they can grow themselves a house!

  • The Queen is in her chamber. All she wants to eat is cheese supplied each day by Ellen's dairy. Why won't the Queen come out?

  • Hickety Pickety is a hen who lays nine eggs and sometimes ten. But when the truth is revealed, the other hens get a boost.

  • The Queen of hearts baked some tarts, all on a summer's day because the King of Clubs is coming, but a knave steals them away!

  • Jack and Jill go up the hill to fetch a pail of water. But when they tumble down there's a very large fire-breathing surprise at the bottom.

  • No moon in the sky? Why? Gilbert Filbert and Rufus the dog make an amazing discovery and take a night trip to Norwich.

  • Children must be in bed by eight o'clock and so must Wee Willie Winkie. But why is he late one night and can his mother find him in time?

  • Who will win the pot of gold by jumping over the Great Candle of the Glimmers? Many try, but can Jack B. Nimble succeed where others have failed?

  • Monsieur Le Pat-A-Cake is the finest baker in town. When he is asked to bake a cake for the King's birthday, disaster strikes and he has to ask for help from his assistants.

  • The Grand Old Duke marches to the top of the hill only to find his castle has been taken over. But his faithful servant Youngblood has a plan.

  • The school rule says "no pets!" But Woolworth the lamb has his own ideas!

  • Evelyn the wicked witch is turning all the people in the kingdom into animals and only the man in green, Hector Protector, can save the day. Can he do it in time?

  • When Eensy Weensy Spider is washed down the water spout, he's washed right down the drain and into the long-lost cavern where two explorers are trapped. Can he climb back up to save them all?

  • When Mother Hubbard goes to fetch her poor dog a bone, the cupboard is bare! Can Sherlock Hubbard track down the thief or the bone?

  • Wrigley Squiggley is unhappy being the only straight person in the crooked land until he discovers that he can do something that makes him very special.

  • Two little dicky birds sitting on the palace wall would like to become royal dicky birds. Will the Princess have them?

  • Eenie, Meenie, Minie and Khan the tiger are all in Mr. Mo's circus. When Khan runs away, he's soon caught and invited to come back to the circus.

  • Little Bobby tries to write a song that tells a story, but he's stuck on the first line: "Hey Diddle Diddle." Then his cat inspires a crazy tale, but only after getting caught up in a fiddle.

  • When Eensy Weensy Spider is washed down the water spout, he's washed right down the drain and into the long-lost cavern where two explorers are trapped. Can he climb back up to save them all?

  • Old King Cole was a merry old soul before he wore a crown. Then a touch of luck made him King and happiness ruled the land.

  • Lost, alone in the big dark forest, Jenny must show the wolves how bad she can be.

  • Boy Blue is asleep while he should be at work. When the Squire comes round, he's angry for the sheep are in the meadow and the cow is in the corn. But there's a good reason why Boy Blue can't stay awake.

  • Old King Cole was a merry old soul before he wore a crown. Then a touch of luck made him King and happiness ruled the land.

  • It's the day of the King's coronation and everyone's going to town. Young Gilligren sets off with sixpence to make himself rich. But he spends the money and is left with only blackbirds which, by chance, are just what's needed at the palace.

  • Miss Muffet was rich. She had maids to do this, she had maids to do that, and a nurse called Nurse Holloweg. But when they wouldn't let her do what she wanted, she ran off but got such a fright, it made her run right back again.

  • Two little dicky birds sitting on the palace wall would like to become royal dicky birds. Will the Princess have them?

  • Jack is working in the forest when he hears some urgent cries. It's a traveller who has fallen in a bog. Is it too late for Jack to rescue him or can he save the day and earn himself one of his grandmother's Christmas pies?

  • Jackie the scarecrow is employed to scare the crows. But, instead, they come to the farm to hear him sing.

  • The school rule says "no pets!" But Woolworth the lamb has his own ideas!

  • Little Bo Peep thinks she knows about sheep. She has only to take them to graze. But her sheep give her trouble, they're off on the double, and it becomes one of those days.

  • It's the day of the King's coronation and everyone's going to town. Young Gilligren sets off with sixpence to make himself rich. But he spends the money and is left with only blackbirds which, by chance, are just what's needed at the palace.

  • A slice of bread and butter is a feast to Tommy Tucker for he hasn't any money to buy food. But he has to sing a song for it and singing isn't easy for a boy who's never tried.

  • The King lets Prince Lilimond rule for a day, but the Chamberlain fears the worst. For the Prince vows to share all the kingdom's gold with the poor and the town fills with beggars, some rich and some poor.

  • The Queen of hearts baked some tarts, all on a summer's day because the King of Clubs is coming-but a knave steals them away!

  • Monsieur Le Pat-A-Cake is the finest baker in town. When he is asked to bake a cake for the King's birthday, disaster strikes and he has to ask for help from his assistants.

  • Two bags full is a lot of wool for any sheep to grow. But Baa Baa has a special reason to grow at least one more. Can she do it?

  • The Queen is in her chamber. All she wants to eat is cheese supplied each day by Ellen's dairy. Why won't the Queen come out?

  • A prince needs a riddle to baffle the King so he can marry his beloved princess. But he can't think of one until an egg comes along and an idea is hatched.

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