Jack's Big Music Show

Season 1 Episode 1

Little Bad Wolf

Aired Monday 12:00 PM Sep 12, 2005 on Noggin



  • Trivia

    • At the time, Jack's Big Music Show premiere was the highest rated debut in Noggin history.

    • The Little Bad Wolf is played by Eric Jacobson who is also known for puppeteering Sesame Street characters such as Cookie Monster, Bert and Grover as well as Muppet characters such as Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and Animal. Its quite ironic hearing Miss Piggy as a wolf searching for pigs to eat!

    • Direct TV's description of this episode is: "Little Bad Wolf interrupts the band practice of Jack, Daisy and Mel."

    • Laurie Berkner is a musician best known for her work as a children's musical artist. Berkner plays guitar and sings in the Laurie Berkner Band, along with pianist Susie Lampert and bassist Brian Mueller, who is also Berkner's husband. In 2006, Mueller left the band and was replaced by Adam Bernstein.

  • Quotes

    • Jack: What in the name of la-de-da was that?
      Mel: Woof!
      Little Bad Wolf: I'm gonna huff and puff and blow this house down! Ya hooooooooooo!
      (The Little Bad Wolf blows Jack, Mary and Mel and a bunch of things from the clubhouse into a big pile on the floor.)
      Jack: Now cut that blowin' stuff out - will ya?
      Little Bad Wolf: Nope, no can do, thats mah job - blowin' things over.
      Mary: And you are?
      Little Bad Wolf: The Little Bad Wolf, whats it to ya? Yeah, yeah, yeah - I know, your thinkin' where's my brother, the Big Bad Wolf? Well he's on vacation.

  • Notes

    • Jack's mom warns him they have to leave soon for his ping pong lessons.


      Clubhouse Band:
      "Mary Had An Accordion"
      "The Little Bad Wolf Had A Tuba"

      Schwartzman Quartet:
      "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star"

      Laurie Berkner - "My Energy"
      Dirty Sock Funtime Band - "Music Everywhere"

  • Allusions

    • "Mary Had An Accordion" is sung in the style of the nursery rhyme, "Mary Had a Little Lamb". The nursery rhyme was first published as a poem by Sarah Hale on May 24, 1830. The poem was inspired by an actual incident that happened in Sterling, Massachusetts.

    • We meet the Little Bad Wolf who is searching for some pigs. He is the younger brother of the Big Bad Wolf who appears in the fairy tale, The Three Little Pigs. Published versions of this story date back to the late 18th century, but it is thought to be much older.

    • The names Jack, Mary, Mel, and the Schwartzman Quartet are references to characters on The Jack Benny Show (Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Mel Blanc, and the Sportsmen Quartet).