the candlestick-maker

the candlestick-maker

Religion: not determined yet

Name: the candlestick-maker

Other Names: the candlestick maker; three men in a tub; three maids in a tub; three fools in a tub; unnamed candlestick maker; the Candlemaker

Classification: supporting character supporting character  

Publisher(s): John Ebers and Co.; William Blackwood

First Appearance: The Christmas Box (1798): "Rub-a-dub-dub"

Creators: T. Crofton Croker

Number of Appearances: 6

   Comic Book Appearances: 1

   TV, Film Appearances: 4

   Prose/Text Book/Story Appearances: 1

Teams/Affiliations: three men in a tub

Allies: the butcher, the baker

Occupation: candlestick maker

Nation: England, United Kingdom

Race: white

Gender: both male and female

Earlier versions of the nursery rhyme referred to "three maids in a tub" instead of "three men in a tub," but the professions were the same: "the butcher, the baker, the candle-stick maker."

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This character is in the following 18 stories which have been indexed by this website:
The Big Over Easy (2005) (mentioned)
The Butcher, the Baker, the Ice Cream Maker (1955)
The Candlemaker (1957)
The Case Against Jill (2010)
The Christmas Box (1798): "Rub-a-dub-dub"
The Court Jester (1955) (mentioned)
Greedy Humpty Dumpty (1936)
Hey-Hey Fever (1935)
King Cole's Party (1987)
Little Boo-Peep (1953)
Matilda (1996) (mentioned)
Morocco (1930) (mentioned)
Mother Goose Goes Hollywood (1938)
Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme (1990)
Off to See the Wizard - Season 1, Episode 6 (13 Oct. 1967): "Who's Afraid of Mother Goose?"
Rhyme Time (2012)
Super Why! - Season 1, Episode 57 (7 Oct. 2009): "The Story of Mother Goose"
WordGirl - Season 1, Episode 22 (13 Oct. 2008): "The Handsome Panther/The Butcher, the Baker, and the Candlestick Maker"

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