- Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme
Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme (also Shelly Duvall's Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme or Shelly Duvall's Rock n' Rhymeland) is a 1990 musical TV movie that aired on the Disney Channel starring Shelley Duvall as Little Bo Peep and Dan Gilroy as Gordon Goose, the son of Mother Goose (Jean Stapleton) along with a star-studded supporting cast of various other actors and musicians portraying a wide range of characters, mostly of Mother Goose Nursery rhyme fame. The film deals with the events surrounding Gordon and Little Bo Peep, who, while still trying to find her sheep, goes to Mother Goose's house for help, only to discover her sudden absence. Bo Peep and Gordon search Rhymeland to flush out what has happened to Mother Goose, all the while watching as many Mother Goose characters begin to mysteriously disappear.
Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme
This full and uncut version was released on VHS. Run time: 95 minutes
Shelly Duvall's Rock n' Rhymeland
This was a remixed and shortened version for TV. It contained a differing musical score and a few other scenes were cut. Run time: 77 minutes
Changes for TV Version
Several edits and changes were made to the audio, musical score, and video for the TV edit. A non-comprehensive list of some of these variations appears below:
- Parts of the movie play in a different order:
- Mary Had a Little Lamb
- Little Miss Muffet
- Jack & Jill
- Several scenes were completely cut:
- Mary Quite Contrary complaining about her garden
- Old Mother Hubbard and her diner
- Gordon Rearranging His Wardrobe
- Gordon's remark about summer vacation
- Lady in the shoe telling her many children "wait till your fathers get home," implying she has had many partners
- Introductory Speech for Old King Cole
- On-screen lyrics during the "Gordon Won't You Come Out And Play" dungeon metal band scene are featured with a "bouncing ball" format to follow along.
- Different musical score during the Crooked Man Chase, the Itsy Bitsy Spider scenes, and the Cow Jumped Over the Moon scenes
- Alternative music mix for the Del Rubio Triplets opening "Hop To It"
- Alternative Intro to Bobby Brown's "Three Blind Mice"
- More present and different musical score, with background music playing through most of the film as opposed to various non-musical moments in the uncut version.
- The End Credits: The uncut version features an original song while the made for tv version features a longer version of Little Richards "Party With The King"
Cast of Characters
The film features an all-star cast including:
Actor Role Harry Anderson Peter Piper Brian Bonsall Michael Elayne Boosler Mother Hubbard Bobby Brown Three Blind Mice Shelley Duvall Little Bo Peep Art Garfunkel Georgie Porgie Teri Garr Jill (of Jack and Jill) Dan Gilroy Gordon Goose Woody Harrelson Lou the Lamb (of Mary Had a Little Lamb) Deborah Harry Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe Cyndi Lauper Mary (of Mary Had a Little Lamb) David Leisure Newscaster / Game Show Host Little Richard Old King Cole Neill Gladwin Crooked Man & His Dog, Happy 1 & 2 Stephen Kearney Crooked Man & His Dog, Happy 1 & 2 Howie Mandel Humpty Dumpty Cheech Marin Carnival Barker Van Dyke Parks Minister of Merriment Katey Sagal Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary John Santucci All the King's Men (of Humpty Dumpty) Garry Shandling Jack (of Jack and Jill) Paul Simon Simple Simon Jean Stapleton Mother Goose Brian Setzer Georgie Porgie's House Band Lee Rocker Georgie Porgie's House Band Slim Jim Phantom Georgie Porgie's House Band Ben Vereen Itsy Bitsy Spider Billy Gibbons Three Men in a Tub Dusty Hill (billed as "Joe Hill") Three Men in a Tub Frank Beard Three Men in a Tub Pia Zadora Little Miss Muffet Dan Albert Special Guest Appearance Bob Bolser Special Guest Appearance Stephen Bray Special Guest Appearance Vance Colvig Jr. Special Guest Appearance Charlotte Crossley Special Guest Appearance Paul Daniels Special Guest Appearance Elena Del Rubio Special Guest Appearance Milly Del Rubio Special Guest Appearance Warren DeMartini Special Guest Appearance (metal band musician in dungeon scene) Jennifer Evans Special Guest Appearance Eddie Gilroy Special Guest Appearance Niki Harris (as Niki Haire) Special Guest Appearance Johnny Hayden Special Guest Appearance Seymour Heller Special Guest Appearance William Holden Jr. Special Guest Appearance Randy Jackson Special Guest Appearance Matthew Leslie Special Guest Appearance Peter Leslie Special Guest Appearance Terrence Lindholm Special Guest Appearance Debra Crandle Parson Special Guest Appearance Tim Torrance Special Guest Appearance Dweezil Zappa Special Guest Appearance Disney Channel Premiere Films 1980sTiger Town (1983) · Just Like Mr. Sunny (1983) · Gone Are the Days (1984) · Snow White (1984) · Love Leads the Way (1984) · Lots of Luck (1985) · The Undergrads (1985) · The Caldercott Story (1985) · The Blue Yonder (1985) · Help Wanted: Kids (1986) · Mr. Boogedy (1986) · Disney's Treasure Island (1986) · The Parent Trap II (1986) · Spot Marks the X (1986) · Down the Long Hills (1986) · Fluppy Dogs (1986) · Strange Companions (1987) · Anne of Avonlea: The Continuing Story of Anne of Green Gables (1987) · Not Quite Human (1987) · The Christmas Visitor (1987) · Rock N Roll Mom (1988) · Save the Dog (1988) · The Night Train to Kathmandu (1988) · Ollie Hopnoodle's Haven of Bliss (1988) · A Friendship in Vienna (1988) · Good Old Boy (1988) · Goodbye, Miss 4th of July (1988) · The Parent Trap III (1989) · Not Quite Human II (1989) · The Parent Trap IV: Hawaiian Honeymoon (1989) 1990sLantern Hill (1990) · Chips, the War Dog (1990) · Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme (1990) · Back Home (1990) · The Little Kidnappers (1990) · Back to Hannibal: The Return of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn (1990) · Bejewelled (1991) · Perfect Harmony (1991) · Mark Twain and Me (1991) · Still Not Quite Human (1992) · The Ernest Green Story (1993) · Spies (1993) · Heidi (1993) · On Promised Land (1994) · The Whipping Boy (1994) · The Old Curiosity Shop (1995) · Escape to Witch Mountain (1995) · The Four Diamonds (1995) · The Little Riders (1996) · Nightjohn (1996) · Susie Q (1996) · Wish Upon a Star (1996) · The Paper Brigade (1997) · My Date with the President's Daughter (1998) 2010sHarriet the Spy: Blog Wars (2010) · 16 Wishes (2010) · My Babysitter's a Vampire (2011)
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