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* One episode of ComicStrip/USAcres had [[InkSuitActor Aloysius]] [[Creator/KevinMeaney Pig]] asking the cast to do some of these. Towards the end, they get back at Aloysius by making up a rhyme about him.

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* One episode of ComicStrip/USAcres ''ComicStrip/USAcres'' from ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' had [[InkSuitActor Aloysius]] [[Creator/KevinMeaney Pig]] Aloysius Pig asking the cast to do some of these.these. This turns out to be easier said than done, as every nursery rhyme they try has offensive things in them. Towards the end, they get back at Aloysius by making up a rhyme about him.


* The 1938 WesternAnimation/{{Silly Symphon|ies}}y short ''Mother Goose Goes Hollywood'' is a series of nursery rhymes with [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed celebrity caricatures]] in the main roles.

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* The 1938 WesternAnimation/{{Silly Symphon|ies}}y short ''Mother Goose Goes Hollywood'' "WesternAnimation/MotherGooseGoesHollywood" is a series of nursery rhymes with [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed celebrity caricatures]] in the main roles.



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* In ''Series/TheNoddyShop'', a fairy tale book based on a nursery rhyme will sometimes be read by the characters, with a modern version of the rhyme being played over it based on the episode's moral. For example, in "Lost and Found", [[http://web.archive.org/web/20010127001600/http://www.pbs.org/kids/noddy/theater/activities/s104.html a version of Little Bo Peep]] is shown in which Bo Peep and her sheep decide to split up to become famous, but then realize that it would be better if they did an act together.


* Creator/AgathaChristie titled several novels after nursery rhymes. In ''A Pocket Full of Rye'', and more famously ''And Then There Were None'', victims are murdered in the manner of a nursery rhyme.

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* Creator/AgathaChristie titled several novels after nursery rhymes. In ''A Pocket Full of Rye'', and more famously ''And Then There Were None'', victims are murdered in the manner of a nursery rhyme. {{Lampshaded}} in ''Five Little Pigs'', in which Poirot is downright irritated that the list of suspects is reminding him of a nursery rhyme ''again''.


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* The 1938 [[WesternAnimation/SillySymphonies Silly Symphony]] short ''Mother Goose Goes Hollywood'' is a series of nursery rhymes with [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed celebrity caricatures]] in the main roles.

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* The 1938 [[WesternAnimation/SillySymphonies Silly Symphony]] WesternAnimation/{{Silly Symphon|ies}}y short ''Mother Goose Goes Hollywood'' is a series of nursery rhymes with [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed celebrity caricatures]] in the main roles.roles.
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* In Creator/DevonMonk's Literature/AllieBeckstrom novel ''Magic to the Bone'', Allie uses "Miss Mary Mack" as her mantra

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* In Creator/DevonMonk's Literature/AllieBeckstrom novel ''Magic to the Bone'', ''Literature/MagicToTheBone'', Allie uses "Miss Mary Mack" as her mantra
mantra.


* One episode of ComicStrip/USAcres had [[InkSuitActor Aloysius]] [[Creator/KevinMeaney Pig]] asking the cast to do some of these. Towards the end, they make up their own nursery rhyme about Aloysius.

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* One episode of ComicStrip/USAcres had [[InkSuitActor Aloysius]] [[Creator/KevinMeaney Pig]] asking the cast to do some of these. Towards the end, they make get back at Aloysius by making up their own nursery a rhyme about Aloysius.him.
* The 1938 [[WesternAnimation/SillySymphonies Silly Symphony]] short ''Mother Goose Goes Hollywood'' is a series of nursery rhymes with [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed celebrity caricatures]] in the main roles.


--> And when she came back, she found 'em all a-loffeing[[note]]laughing uproarously[[/note]]

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--> And when she came back, she found 'em all a-loffeing[[note]]laughing uproarously[[/note]]
uproariously[[/note]]



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* ''Series/MotherGooseTreasury'' might as well be Nursery Rhyme: The Show. It is all about the title character's interaction with Nursery Rhyme characters.


* Mrs. Wren in JohnCWright's ''Chronicles of Chaos'' makes use of rhymes as enchantments. Taffy ap Cyrmu, in the same work, takes his name from one: "Taffy was a Welshman, Taffy was a thief."

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* Mrs. Wren in JohnCWright's Creator/JohnCWright's ''Chronicles of Chaos'' makes use of rhymes as enchantments. Taffy ap Cyrmu, in the same work, takes his name from one: "Taffy was a Welshman, Taffy was a thief."


* DCComics supervillain Solomon Grundy is named after a nursery rhyme; "Solomon Grundy, born on a Monday..."

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* DCComics Creator/DCComics supervillain Solomon Grundy is named after a nursery rhyme; "Solomon Grundy, born on a Monday..."


Modern lore often attributes macabre and horrifying "origin stories" to nursery rhymes; the most widespread possibly being that "Ring Around the Rosy" is a song about [[TheBlackDeath the plague]]. These assertions are UrbanLegends. The origins of most nursery rhymes are simply not known, but it's quite obvious that most of them are nonsense rhymes that never made much sense. NewerThanTheyThink also often applies to this, with people sometimes attributing much older meanings to nursery rhymes that are much more recent ("Pop Goes The Weasel" for example is thought to only be about 150 years old).

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Modern lore often attributes macabre and horrifying "origin stories" to nursery rhymes; the most widespread possibly being that "Ring Around the Rosy" is a song about [[TheBlackDeath the plague]]. These assertions are UrbanLegends. While that particular example is most likely {{Urban Legend|s}}, debate continues for others. The origins of most nursery rhymes are simply not known, but it's quite obvious that most of them and many are in all likelyhood nonsense rhymes that never made much sense. There are, however, more firmly rooted examples demonstrating that this can be TruthInTelevision. "There was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe", for instance:

--> There was an old woman who lived in a shoe.
--> She had so many children, she didn't know what to do;
--> She gave them some broth without any bread;
--> Then whipped them all soundly and put them to bed.

Not only is the rhyme itself openly dark, but its second printed appearance[[note]] in 1797, the first printed appearance being in 1794, with predating references indicating that it existed as oral tradition long before that.[[/note]] documents an additional, even darker and stranger couplet. Its wording hints at a Shakespearean-era origin, and bolsters a suspicion among folklorists that it has a lost political or allegorical meaning as well:

--> Then out went th' old woman to bespeak 'em a coffin,
--> And when she came back, she found 'em all a-loffeing[[note]]laughing uproarously[[/note]]

NewerThanTheyThink also often applies to this, with people sometimes attributing much older meanings to nursery rhymes that are much more recent ("Pop Goes The Weasel" for example is thought to only be about 150 years old).
old).


Modern lore often attributes macabre and horrifying "origin stories" to nursery rhymes; the most widespread possibly being that "Ring Around the Rosy" is a song about [[TheBlackDeath the plague]]. Debate continues on to what extent this and other such interpretations are {{Urban Legend|s}}. The origins of most nursery rhymes are simply not known, and many are in all likelyhood nonsense rhymes that never made much sense, but there are also firmly established examples demonstrating that this can be TruthInTelevision. For instance, children in the US are often familiar with a little ditty about [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lizzie_Borden Lizzie Borden]]:

--> ''Lizzie Borden took an axe''
--> ''And gave her mother forty whacks.''
--> ''When she saw what she had done,''
--> ''She gave her father forty-one.''

NewerThanTheyThink also often applies to this, with people sometimes attributing much older meanings to nursery rhymes that are much more recent ("Pop Goes The Weasel" for example is thought to only be about 150 years old).

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Modern lore often attributes macabre and horrifying "origin stories" to nursery rhymes; the most widespread possibly being that "Ring Around the Rosy" is a song about [[TheBlackDeath the plague]]. Debate continues on to what extent this and other such interpretations These assertions are {{Urban Legend|s}}. UrbanLegends. The origins of most nursery rhymes are simply not known, and many but it's quite obvious that most of them are in all likelyhood nonsense rhymes that never made much sense, but there are also firmly established examples demonstrating that this can be TruthInTelevision. For instance, children in the US are often familiar with a little ditty about [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lizzie_Borden Lizzie Borden]]:

--> ''Lizzie Borden took an axe''
--> ''And gave her mother forty whacks.''
--> ''When she saw what she had done,''
--> ''She gave her father forty-one.''

sense. NewerThanTheyThink also often applies to this, with people sometimes attributing much older meanings to nursery rhymes that are much more recent ("Pop Goes The Weasel" for example is thought to only be about 150 years old).



* Several nursey rhyme characters appear in ''{{ComicBook/Fables}}'' and even more in the spinoff ''JackOfFables''.

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* Several nursey nursery rhyme characters appear in ''{{ComicBook/Fables}}'' and even more in the spinoff ''JackOfFables''.


Modern hearsay lore often attributes macabre and horrifying "origin stories" to nursery rhymes; the most widespread possibly being that "Ring Around the Rosy" is a song about [[TheBlackDeath the plague]]. These assertions are UrbanLegends. The origins of most nursery rhymes are simply not known, but it's quite obvious that most of them are nonsense rhymes that never made much sense. NewerThanTheyThink also often applies to this, with people sometimes attributing much older meanings to nursery rhymes that are much more recent ("Pop Goes The Weasel" for example is thought to only be about 150 years old).

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Modern hearsay lore often attributes macabre and horrifying "origin stories" to nursery rhymes; the most widespread possibly being that "Ring Around the Rosy" is a song about [[TheBlackDeath the plague]]. These assertions Debate continues on to what extent this and other such interpretations are UrbanLegends. {{Urban Legend|s}}. The origins of most nursery rhymes are simply not known, but it's quite obvious that most of them and many are in all likelyhood nonsense rhymes that never made much sense. sense, but there are also firmly established examples demonstrating that this can be TruthInTelevision. For instance, children in the US are often familiar with a little ditty about [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lizzie_Borden Lizzie Borden]]:

--> ''Lizzie Borden took an axe''
--> ''And gave her mother forty whacks.''
--> ''When she saw what she had done,''
--> ''She gave her father forty-one.''

NewerThanTheyThink also often applies to this, with people sometimes attributing much older meanings to nursery rhymes that are much more recent ("Pop Goes The Weasel" for example is thought to only be about 150 years old).


* Jack Spratt of Jasper Fforde's ''NurseryCrime'' books is himself a nursery rhyme figure and runs across several others. (Though his ambit includes {{Fairy Tale}}s as well.)

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* Jack Spratt of Jasper Fforde's ''NurseryCrime'' ''Literature/NurseryCrime'' books is himself a nursery rhyme figure and runs across several others. (Though his ambit includes {{Fairy Tale}}s as well.)

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