Mother Goose, leads the gaggle in a musical gander at the pedagogical values of old nursery rhymes. When a school administrator tries to ban Mother Goose books from classrooms because he ... See full summary »

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Scarecrow / Tin Man / Wizard of Oz (voice)
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Cowardly Lion / Toto (voice)
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Dorothy Gale (voice)
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Jack
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William H. Berry
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Three Men in a Tub
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Three Men in a Tub
Peter Gennaro ...
Jack B. Nimble
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The Old Lady Who Lived in a Shoe
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Three Men in a Tub
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The Pieman
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Simon the Pieman
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Wee Willie Winkie
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Mother Goose
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Simple Simon
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Mother Goose, leads the gaggle in a musical gander at the pedagogical values of old nursery rhymes. When a school administrator tries to ban Mother Goose books from classrooms because he feels the characters set poor examples. Mother Goose herself appears and turns him into a child. She then takes him through her stories to meet the characters, proving they are not so bad. The musical score is by the composers of the Broadway play, 1776. This was nominated for an Emmy Award. Written by Dr. Mark Hill

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13 October 1967 (USA)  »

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I wish I could see this childhood favorite again.
11 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this when I was like 8 and 9. It was about a District Attoney played by Fred Clark, who died shortly after this film aired, who decides that Mother Goose is a bad influence on our nation's youth and is prosecuting into baning Mother Goose from our country. Mother Goose then appears and changes him back into a child and then sends him off to Mother Gooseland where he meets and interacts with all the characters and stories. All the mother Goose characters are played by stars, but the only ones I remember are the 3 Stooges, Moe, Larry, And Curly Joe who play the 3 men in a tub. We also see all the guest stars as real people at the beginning at the trial where they are mad at Fred Clark for what he is doing.

This aired as a 2 part episode of the '60's ABC series Off To See The Wizard which featured classic MGM family films cut to two parts with wraparound animation of Dorothy, Toto, The Wizard, The Scarcrow, Tin man, and Cowardly Lion. This aired twice and then a year later as a movie in syndication. But I haven't seen it since.


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