Ted Sieger’s “Molly Monster” is an animation series about Molly, a happy little monster that lives in Monsterland with her parents and her best friend Edison, a clockwork toy. Without question her parents, and all the other monsters love her unconditionally, while Molly is busy playing and finding out what it takes to be a monster in this monster world. Her attitude isn’t totally monster like, although nobody really minds because they know she’ll grow out of it eventually. Or maybe not, which is just fine as well. If we watch closely, we might learn a bit about ourselves too.
S01:E01 - New Shoes
All monsters wear shoes. Except Molly. When her parents take her to buy shoes, they end up buying a pair for Edison.
S01:E02 - I´m So Sad
Molly is sad and doesn’t know why. The monsters try all sorts of silly tricks to help her. Then her Papa tells her that being sad is okay sometimes, and that cheers her up.
S01:E03 - Ballet Anyone
Molly overcomes her anxiety and perfoms a lovely ballet for her mother’s birthday. She is as a graceful as a flower in a forest of monsters.
S01:E04 - Open Up
Molly is nervous about the dentist. So is Papa, who is going with her. Edison is calm, until they get there. But Molly gets over her fear by helping Papa get over his.
S01:E05 - A Box Full of Suprises
Mollys’ uncles have given her a surprise box as a present. The box is empty so Molly can fill it with her imagination. It is a great present.
S01:E06 - Hot Breath
Molly runs away from home because she doesn’t like brushing her teeth. Everywhere she goes monsters pop up, brushing their teeth. Finally she does too.
S01:E07 - Monstersitting
Mollys’ uncles are coming over to monstersit her and Edison. She ends up putting them to bed instead.
S01:E08 - A Call for Molly
There is a brand new phone in the house and Molly is dying to use it. Even though she isn’t sure how, she still tries it out. After a while she proudly gets the hang of it.
S01:E09 - Molly the Builder
Molly is building a tower while Edison knocks it down again. They start to squabble until the monster chorus comes and helps them out.
S01:E10 - I Dare You
Molly and Edison break Papa’s favourite cup while doing a silly dare. Edison won’t confess but Molly does. But Papa only says that it must be time to get a new one.
S01:E11 - A Dream Come True
Molly gets a present of a book of flowers. She is sad because there are no flowers in monsterland. To cheer her up, the other monsters make a garden around her bed.
S01:E12 - What If
Molly and Edison sit on the bed imagining all kinds of funny and then some scary things. It gets a bit too scary and they decide to stop and let what happens, happen.
S01:E13 - A Night in the Garden
The family are camping out in the garden but Molly is a bit nervous at first. The other monsters join them and by the time they have all said goodnight, she’s fast asleep.
S01:E14 - Swim Swim
Papa teaches Molly to swim but she is shy and doesn’t want to learn. When Edison gets in over his head, Molly plucks up her courage and swims to his rescue.
S01:E15 - Learning to Ride
Molly (wearing her helmet) is being taught by the monsters how to ride her bike. She learns that bike riding is all about balance and confidence.
S01:E16 - Swing
MAMA comes home with a swing in a box for Molly. With Edison’s help they put it together. Their swinging attracts all the monsters who then all want a go.
S01:E17 - Go-Kart
Helped only slightly by handymonster Mama, Molly and Edison build a go-kart. It turns out to be a very special go-kart, one that can’t move but can go anywhere instead.
S01:E18 - Walk
Molly wants to play instead of going for a walk. Papa solves the problem by bringing the toys. Dropping the toys attracts other monsters. They all have a picnic.
S01:E19 - Monsterball
The up-coming monsterball game sounds like monstrous fun, but Molly has to go to bed. Instead, she ends up playing on the team and even scoring a goal. MONSTERS GO!!
S01:E20 - Papa Is Ill
Papa is ill and Molly ministers him with some lovely tea and lots of TMC (Tender Monster Care). But Edison wants some too and they all end up happily sick together.
S01:E21 - Monster Beans
Papa has cooked some monster beans for dinner, with loud and funny results. Molly and Edison try some and their results are just as loud and funny but a lot more dainty.
S01:E22 - Molly´s Shop
Molly sells some homemade chocolate cookies from her shop. Everyone gets one, except her. She is sad until Edison offers her the last soggy half of his.
S01:E23 - Salty Soup
The monster chorus salts the soup Molly is making behind her back. Now it is too salty and they are all hungry. Molly is upset but Papa saves the day with sandwiches.
S01:E24 - Point of View
Edison is bored bored bored and bored. Mollys’ attempts to make him laugh only make him laugh at her. Papa reassures her about herself and Edison stops being silly.
S01:E25 - Supper
The family sit down for a fancy dinner but Molly doesn’t like what’s on the menu; monstercarrots, monsterpeas or monsterzucchini. But there is desert on the menu too!
S01:E26 - Train Trip
Molly and Edison go on a train trip with her uncles on monsterland’s only train. Edison gets over his fear of tunnels and they all enjoy the ride.