The character was performed by Jim Henson in most instances, but Frank Oz performed him in "Good Morning Starshine," and Caroll Spinney performed him in a skit where Kermit the Frog gives a lecture on hair.
The character was usually seen in inserts, but he appeared in a street scene in Episode 0006 as the father to a reddish-magenta boy, performing the song "Brotherhood of Man" with a family of Anything Muppets. He was also seen in some early season closings, holding up the Sesame Street and CTW signs.
The puppet is reworked from the early Grump (used in The Ed Sullivan Show sketches and the Sesame Street Pitch Reel), dressed in a shaggy brown beard and a pair of glasses. In some skits, his glasses were replaced with eyes.
|Picture||Theme / First||Description|
|"Good Morning Starshine"
|Bob sings "Good Morning Starshine" to a Reddish-Magenta Anything Muppet girl, then is joined by a group of hippies.|
|"Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"
|A little Anything Muppet girl begins to sing "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" until a rowdy group of hippies (led by the bearded hippie) come in on the chorus.|
|Bob dresses up three Anything Muppets (Fat Blue, Pumpkin, and Purple), who scoot off to their submarine and sing "Yellow Submarine", where they party with other Muppets (including the hippie, Beautiful Day Monster, and Cookie Monster).
|Kermit's hair lecture
|Kermit gives out a lecture about hair, and the hippie shows off his beard as an example.|
|"Before and After"
|As a part of "Silly Song Time," the hippie leads a group of wild Anything Muppets in a song about the opposites.|
|Backward and Foward Lecture
|The hippie is among a group of wild background Muppets (including the original Grover) who assist a Hot Pink AM boy in demonstrating "backward" and "forward." The hippie "awws" when the boy calls for no more.|
|First and Last
|The hippie leads a group of monsters (all previously seen on The Ed Sullivan Show) in a game where they march in a line and then switch direction.