Kermit Bow Biters

Bow Biters are plastic clips made by Brookside Enterprises in the late 1980s that can be tied into sneaker laces to help keep shoes tied. The clip has a character's face on the front that "bites" the knot when the laces are tied into the character's mouth.

Brookside made a set of Muppet Bow Biters in 1988, featuring Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Animal and Rowlf the Dog. Brookside followed in 1989 with a set of Muppet Lace Faces -- little Kermit and Miss Piggy heads that could be attached to the ends of shoelaces.

In 1991, Brookside produced a set of Sesame Street Bow Biters, featuring Bert and Ernie, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, and Elmo. The set was re-released in 1997, after the company was renamed Bow Biters International, and re-released again by Moto Concepts in 2005.

In 1991, Brookside also partnered with novelty watchmaker Sesame Street watches (Nelsonic) to offer a Big Bird digital watch packaged with Bert and Ernie Bow Biters.