Billy the Bear is a brown bear who debuted in episode 301 of The Muppet Show. He appeared when the Swedish Chef broadcast from the forest in episode 401 (performed by Richard Hunt), but didn't get his name until episode 412 (performed by Dave Goelz), where he won a Fred Award for Best Bear Comedian.
- The Muppet Show
- Episode 301: Kris Kristofferson & Rita Coolidge
- Episode 302: Leo Sayer "When I Need You"
- Episode 304: Gilda Radner "Lullaby of Broadway"
- Episode 401: John Denver (performed by Richard Hunt)
- Episode 412: Phyllis George (performed by Dave Goelz)
- Episode 502: Loretta Swit (performed by Jerry Nelson) "Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens"
- Episode 503: Joan Baez (performed by Richard Hunt) "Man Smart, Critter Smarter"
- Episode 518: Marty Feldman (performed by Brian Muehl)
- Episode 519: Chris Langham
- The Muppet Movie (the "Rainbow Connection" finale)
- Rocky Mountain Holiday (with taxidermy eyes; Statler and Waldorf nickname the bear, referred to as female, "Big Angry")
- A Muppet Family Christmas
- The Jim Henson Hour
- The Animal Show
- Mopatop's Shop
- The Muppets Look at TV (as Boogaloo Bear)