Cupid, the Roman god of love, is traditionally depicted as a winged child whose magic arrows cause their targets to fall in love with the next person that they gaze upon. In Greek Mythology, he is known as Eros.
In episode 105 of Muppets Tonight, Cupid shoots Bobo with his magic arrow (he needs a crossbow; Bobo is a bear after all) and makes him fall in love with Cindy Crawford. Later, he accidentally shoots Sal Minella, who falls in love with Johnny Fiama.
When Cupid hits someone with his arrow, little Heart-Shaped Butterflies appear and sing "I Wanna Be Loved By You." In order to reverse the effects of his spell, however, he needs to drop something heavy on the victim's head.
- Ernie appears as Cupid (in a pose made famous by Raphael Sanzio's painting "The Sistine Madonna") in The Sesame Street Postcard Book.
- Grover is depicted as Cupid on the cover of Grover, Messenger of Love and serves a similar matchmaking role in the story.
- Baby Animal appeared as Cupid, or at least as a cherub, in the Muppet Babies episode "Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Dark?," although the costume could only be seen very briefly in only a few shots.
- After Nanny teaches Gonzo about the naked cherub in her scrapbook, Baby Gonzo takes on the role of Cupid in the Muppet Babies episode "My Muppet Valentine."