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Bear on Patrol is a recurring sketch on The Muppet Show featuring Fozzie as Patrol Bear and Link Hogthrob as his Police Chief. These sketches ran from the third to final season of The Muppet Show.

Merchandise for Patrol Bear includes an action figure manufactured by Palisades Toys, and a figure in the third series of Muppet Minimates.


The Muppet Show Season 3

Picture Theme / Episode Description
Impersonating an Officer
Episode 318: Leslie Uggams
Patrol Bear has arrested a pig who does impressions of police officers. The Chief is too busy typing a report to see that Patrol Bear accidentally locked himself in the cell instead of the criminal. And when Patrol Bear says that he's locked in, the Chief thinks that the criminal is just doing an impression of Patrol Bear.
Assaulting an Officer
Episode 321: Roger Miller
Patrol Bear arrests a pig who assaulted him, and the assailant gives the Chief visual details of the assault.
Bullets Barker
Episode 322: Roy Rogers & Dale Evans
Patrol Bear is a deputy, and the Chief is a sheriff--whom Bullets Barker is after.

The Muppet Show Season 4

Picture Theme / Episode Description
Patrol Prairie
Prairie Dogs
Episode 402: Crystal Gayle
Patrol Bear tries to arrest the Prairie Dog Glee Club for stealing everything from a barber shop.
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Macho Man
Episode 405: Victor Borge
Patrol Bear attempts to stop a gang fight between the pigs (led by Link) and the chickens.
Liza O'Shaugnessy
Episode 414: Liza Minnelli
Patrol Bear has been assigned to help solve a murder mystery.
Episode 416: Jonathan Winters
Patrol Bear is being attacked by an octopus he arrested for pickpocketing.

The Muppet Show Season 5

Picture Theme / Episode Description
Banananose Moldenado
Episode 505: James Coburn
A man with a banana for a nose is arrested.
Car Prisoner
Episode 510: Jean-Pierre Rampal
Patrol Bear arrests a car, ZZXKL, for double parking. But Patrol Bear and the Chief can't understand his honking so they bring in Gonzo to interpret.
Episode 514: Mac Davis
Patrol Bear arrests Beaker, who has been making funny noises in public. A Beaker clone appears as his attorney.
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Episode 517: Hal Linden
Dressed in his Police Chief uniform for Bear on Patrol, Link is having a fit over everyone's act being cancelled. Piggy gives him a smack and tells him to grow up since it's only for one show. Link reciprocates the advice to guest Hal Linden (sans smack).
Handcuff Salesman
Episode 524: Roger Moore
The Chief is expecting a toupee, which Patrol Bear mistakes for a Frisbee. A handcuff salesman comes in to sell them some handcuffs. Patrol Bear and the Chief get handcuffed together and then robbed.

Other Sketches

Picture Theme / Episode Description
Nov 27 1981
The Muppets (comic strip)
November 27, 1981
Patrol Bear prompts Beauregard to explain his loitering in a joke lifted from The Muppet Show episode 517.
Bear on Patrol - comic Meet the Muppets
Meet the Muppets
Gonzo's Story
Patrol Bear and the Chief respond to a tip as to the whereabouts of The Masked Phantom.
Bear on Patrol: Special Produce Unit
The Muppets Kitchen with Cat Cora
In the episode "Breakfast Isn't Just For Breakfast Anymore," Patrol Bear has an elderly lady identify the vegetable that she's looking for.

See also