Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) was a German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist during the Baroque period.
- "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" In a UK spot of The Muppet Show, aired with episode 514, Rowlf the Dog plays Bach's "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring," but gets interrupted by Beauregard.
- A season one film insert on Sesame Street uses his composition "Gavotte," as performed by the Swingle Singers, during a film about cleaning.
- The opening section of "Toccata and Fugue in D minor" is used over exterior shots of Count von Count's castle in a season 30 sketch.
- The theme song for the Sesame Street segment "Alphabet Chat" features the alphabet sung to Bach's Fugue No. 2 from The Well-Tempered Klavier.
- In a Pretty Great Performances segment, James Galway and the All-Animal Music Chamber Ensemble perform a tune by Johann Sebastian Fox, a spoof of Bach.
- "Minuet in G major" is often misattributed as a Bach composition, but has since been named one by German composer Christian Petzold. Despite this, the piece has been referred to as a Bach composition by Prairie Dawn in a sketch where she and Elmo play a duet of the song (First: Episode 2988). Gordon also acknowledges Bach as composer when he performs the tune on the flute in Episode 3803.