Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle

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  • TV-Y
  • 1994
  • 1 Season
  • 7.1  (54)

This 1994 television series is based on a series of children's stories written in 1947 by Betty MacDonald. The Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle series originally premiered on the Showtime cable channel as a half-hour children's bedtime series. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle is a little old lady who lives in a neighborhood filled with ill-mannered children. When the parents of these children become desperate for help, they come to Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle for cures to fix the bad habits of their children. But Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's cures are not just good parenting advice; Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle has a box full of magical potions left to her by her husband. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle uses these potions to cure a variety of ill behaviors that trap the kids of the neighborhood in sticky situations. For example, in one episode, a neighborhood boy doesn't pick up his toys for months, and his room gets so messy that he becomes trapped inside. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle gives his parents a Won't-Pick-Up-His-Toys potion to help the boy out of the situation. In another episode, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle uses a special potion called the Interrupting Cure to help the parents of a boy who constantly interrupts people while they are speaking. This potion is a powder that the parents can blow on the boy's face when he interrupts someone. The powder makes the boy mute until the other person finishes speaking. Each episode focuses on one child and one cure, with the cures ranging from the common to the fantastical. New developments in computer animation during the nineties help bring Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's magical cures to life on screen in each episode. The series stars Jean Stapleton, Cerita Monet Bicklemann, and Christopher Lloyd as three of the neighborhood kids. Shelley Duvall created the series and stars in the show as Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle. Shelley Duvall also created Faerie Tale Theatre, Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories, and many other popular children's bedtime series in the nineties.

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The Selfishness Cure
13. The Selfishness Cure
October 11, 1994
Potsi (Shelley Duvall) tries to come up with a cure for Melissa Bean's selfishness.
The Won't Pick Up the Toys Cure
12. The Won't Pick Up the Toys Cure
October 4, 1994
Pergola Winsproggle learns to put her toys away.
The Tiny Bite Takers Cure
11. The Tiny Bite Takers Cure
September 27, 1994
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle (Jean Stapleton) has a proven remedy to cure Fetlock Winsproggle of his slow eating habits. With James Whitmore and Shelley Duvall.
The Show-off Cure
10. The Show-off Cure
September 20, 1994
Fetlock Moohead learns not to be such a showoff.
The Tattletale Cure
9. The Tattletale Cure
September 13, 1994
Pergola Winsproggle and Norbert Wainwright spread a tattletale conspiracy around town.
The Fraidy Cat Cure
8. The Fraidy Cat Cure
September 6, 1994
Egbert is convinced that there are scary robbers in his closet. With Christopher Lloyd.
The Chores Cure
7. The Chores Cure
July 27, 1994
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle (Jean Stapleton) concocts a brilliant plan for getting reluctant children to do their chores.
The Radish Cure
6. The Radish Cure
July 19, 1994
A 10-year-old tomboy refuses to take a bath until she has collected enough topsoil for a radish garden. With Ed Begley Jr. and Joan Cusack.
The Crybaby Cure
5. The Crybaby Cure
July 12, 1994
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle (Jean Stapleton) has the perfect remedy for a constantly crying Pergola Winsproggle. With James Whitmore.
The Never Go To Bedders Cure
4. The Never Go To Bedders Cure
June 28, 1994
Potsi (Shelley Duvall) finds herself in charge of children who refuse to go to sleep.
The Snooty Snippety Answer Backer Cure
3. The Snooty Snippety Answer Backer Cure
June 21, 1994
A sixth-grader's comments hurt the feelings of nearly everyone she knows. With Jean Stapleton.
The Not Truthful Cure
2. The Not Truthful Cure
June 7, 1994
A lying Egbert Moohead is given a special backpack for storing his "imaginative'' tales. With Christopher Lloyd.
The Pet Forgetters Cure
1. The Pet Forgetters Cure
May 30, 1994
Charlie's pet parrot sheds his feathers over his owner's neglect. With Joan Cusack and Ed Begley Jr.
Description

This 1994 television series is based on a series of children's stories written in 1947 by Betty MacDonald. The Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle series originally premiered on the Showtime cable channel as a half-hour children's bedtime series. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle is a little old lady who lives in a neighborhood filled with ill-mannered children. When the parents of these children become desperate for help, they come to Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle for cures to fix the bad habits of their children. But Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's cures are not just good parenting advice; Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle has a box full of magical potions left to her by her husband. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle uses these potions to cure a variety of ill behaviors that trap the kids of the neighborhood in sticky situations.

For example, in one episode, a neighborhood boy doesn't pick up his toys for months, and his room gets so messy that he becomes trapped inside. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle gives his parents a Won't-Pick-Up-His-Toys potion to help the boy out of the situation. In another episode, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle uses a special potion called the Interrupting Cure to help the parents of a boy who constantly interrupts people while they are speaking. This potion is a powder that the parents can blow on the boy's face when he interrupts someone. The powder makes the boy mute until the other person finishes speaking.

Each episode focuses on one child and one cure, with the cures ranging from the common to the fantastical. New developments in computer animation during the nineties help bring Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's magical cures to life on screen in each episode.

The series stars Jean Stapleton, Cerita Monet Bicklemann, and Christopher Lloyd as three of the neighborhood kids. Shelley Duvall created the series and stars in the show as Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle. Shelley Duvall also created Faerie Tale Theatre, Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories, and many other popular children's bedtime series in the nineties.

  • Premiere Date
    May 30, 1994
  • IMDB Rating
    7.1  (54)