Shirley Temple (1928-2014) was a famous American actress, singer and dancer, best know for her films produced when she was a child. Her best known films include Heidi and Curly Top.
- Elke Sommer performs the song "Animal Crackers in My Soup" from the film Curly Top in episode 319 of The Muppet Show. Originally singing it as a cutesy girl with child-like decorations, Kermit has her update the song for their audience. When making it a sultry ballad doesn't work, they perform it with weird creatures.
- In Don't Eat the Pictures, while looking for the Temple of Dendor, Snuffy remarks that the only temple he's ever seen is Shirley Temple.
- In a 1983 episode of Sesame Street, Big Bird and Snuffy are seen returning home from a Shirley Temple movie.
- A clip of Shirley Temple appears in the Muppet Babies episode "Muppets Not Included."