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The Clyde Frog Show

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The Clyde Frog Show
Title Screen
StarringClyde Frog
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes28
Running time3 to 6 minutes
Production company(s)Mississippi Authority for Educational Television (MAETV)
Original networkPBS
Original releaseMarch 13, 1974 (1974-03-13) –
February 25, 1976 (1976-02-25)
External links
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The Clyde Frog Show (stylized on-air as the CLYDE FROG show) is a television program for children in the 1970s. It was produced by the Mississippi Authority for Educational Television (MAETV). In the show, puppets, most notably the title character, taught children about self-esteem, feelings, and attitudes. The program's entire run consisted of 28 episodes. Clyde Frog, however, originally appeared in another MAETV program entitled About Safety, in which puppets were used to convey messages about safety and first aid. About Safety ran for 47 episodes. The shows were quite successful, and MAETV syndicated the programs; thus, they were seen throughout the United States.[1]

Educational goals[edit]

The Mississippi Public Broadcasting School Resource Guide summarizes the goals of The Clyde Frog Show: "This series is designed to help elementary children understand and better cope with their own feelings and attitudes. Each program contains a dramatization of typical events in the life of a child followed by a talk show segment. All of the puppet characters in the stories appear in the talk show to discuss their feelings."

By grade level, the specific goals are: Kindergarten: Explain healthy ways in which feelings may be expressed. Define individual responsibility and its relationship to one's self, family and community. First grade: Identify factors that contribute to individuality. Identify the importance of expressing emotions in a healthy way. Define individual responsibility and its relationship to one's self, family, and community. Second grade: Explain the importance of positive interpersonal relationships.


There are 28 episodes total, each 3 to 6 minutes long. The episodes, as grouped roughly by subject into 10 groups by MAETV, are:

  1. Big and Little
  2. What Am I Good At?
  3. Boys/Girls Are Supposed To...
  4. It Hurts to Be Left Out
  5. What's So Funny?
  6. Mysteries
  7. Being Scared
  8. Clyde Stays Up Late
  9. Dr. Frog's Birthday Present
  10. Sincere Camera
  11. All By Myself
  12. Keeping up with your Stuff
  13. Cooperating
  14. Look What I Can Do!
  15. Can't Do It Yet
  16. Worrying
  17. Friends
  18. Doing Things Right
  19. Clyde's Dinner Party
  20. Making Decisions
  21. Doing What You Think Is Right
  22. Why Am I Punished?
  23. Suzy's Test
  24. Max's Story
  25. Mrs. Mulch's Story
  26. When Your Friend Moves Away
  27. End-of-the-Year Blues
  28. Clyde's Favorite Toy
  29. Putting It All Together

In popular culture[edit]

  • The character Clyde Frog has been featured in several episodes of South Park as a favorite stuffed toy of Eric Cartman, serving as a way to help Cartman get ideas on his own. The toy was "killed" in the 2011 episode "1%".[2]
  • The character Clyde Frog has being featured in several episodes of The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius as a Sheen's favorite stuffed toy, serving as a way to help Sheen get ideas on his own.



  • "MPB School Resource Guide" (PDF). 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2007-06-24.