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Goldilocks
The Sesame Street version of Goldilocks, with her nemesis, Baby Bear.
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Kermit directing the undirectable Goldilocks.
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Goldilocks and the Three Grouches
Three bears
The Sesame Street Players production of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
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Goldie-Snuffle.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears is a classic fairy tale in which a young girl, Goldilocks, goes for a walk and arrives at the home of three bears, who have gone for a walk while their porridge cools off. Goldilocks tastes each bowl of porridge, and finds that one is too hot, one is too cold, and one is just right. She sits in the bears' chairs, and sleeps in their beds. The bears then come home to find the intruder.

This story has been referenced in a number of Henson productions. The Sesame Street characters of Baby Bear, Papa Bear, Mama Bear, and Goldilocks are all based off of the characters from the story. This fact has led to a few variations of the story, such as in Episode 4066, in which Beaby Bear and Telly Monster decide to write a new version of the story, making it have four bears instead of three and including Baby Bear's newer sister, Curly Bear, and Episode 4087, in which Baby Bear tells Telly about what happened during the bears walk.

References

  • In a Kermit sketch on Sesame Street, he attempts to direct a scene from the fairy tale, but he is having problems with both the stage hand and Goldilocks, who has problems showing the feelings surprise and fear.
  • In episode 518 of The Muppet Show, during the story of "Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves", due to budget the number of thieves is reduced to three, portrayed by Fozzie Bear and two other bears, an obvious reference to this story, made more obvious when a Muppet Goldilocks shows up.
  • The Sesame Street Dictionary also features pictorial representations of the actual three bears from the sketches.
  • The story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears was also the inspiration for an Unstable Fables release.
  • The Sesame Street 1, 2, 3 Storybook featured a story called "Goldie-Snuffle and the Three Bears", in which Big Bird met Goldie-Snuffle and took her to the home of the seven bears, who weren't home when they visited. Although they were gone, Goldie-Snuffle ate all of the bears' spaghetti and slept in their beds (she was big enough to sleep on all beds at once). However, when Big Bird told Goldie-Snuffle that the bears were about to come home, she realized that it was time for her nap, and although she was sleeping on the bears' beds, she went home to take a nap before the bears went inside. The story was later reprinted in The Sesame Street Library Volume 7 and The Sesame Street Treasury Volume 7.

See also

Connections

  • John Lithgow appeared in the "Faerie Tale Theatre" episode.
  • Raven-Symone voiced Goldlilocks in the Jamaican-twisted episode adaption of the book from "Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child".
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