The Octopus is the aquatic mollusk most frequently seen in Muppet productions. They share a phylum and class with squid. Unlike bears or frogs, these appearances often involve only a single octopus, as opposed to a group.
The Muppet Show
- Episode 312: James Coco - "Octopus' Garden"
- Episode 411: Lola Falana - Herbie the One-Octopus Band performs, Miss Piggy karate chops him.
- Episode 416: Jonathan Winters - An octopus attacks "Bear on Patrol"
- Episode 505: James Coburn - Three octopuses are attacked by Animal after playing an instrumental version of "Temptation." One of them is thrown into Statler and Waldorf's Box. Statler tries to get him out, but Waldorf jokes that the octopus is a family man because he has a wife and squids. To this, Statler and the octopus have Waldorf fall from the balcony. Later on, Waldorf's thrown off again when he jokes that his seat has been "octo-pied." At the end, the octopus has the two hecklers tied and gagged in his arms as he shouts out "More! More!" to which the latter try to protest "No! No! in muffled tones.
- A cartoon octopus in "Jazz #8" seen in Episode 0016
- A cartoon to the song "Octopus One-Man Band" in Episode 0004
- A cartoon seen in Episode 1446
- An octopus sings "Octopus' Garden" with a green diver, a blue fish and a yodeling clam
- An octopus sings "Octopus Blues" on Born to Add, also seen in Episode 2221
- A dark purple octopus appears on Season 40 during the "Sounds of the Street" segments, and stuck on Jake Gyllenhaal's head, as well as tap dancing.
- That same dark purple octopus is seen "clinging" to Jude Law in Episode 4216.
- A light purple octopus, dubbed the "Bagels and Locktopus", appears in Episode 4620.
- The Ed Sullivan Show - "Octopus' Garden"
- Octavia, pet of Count von Count in The Sesame Street Pet Show
- Octavia Octopus, Ernie's swimming teacher in The Sesame Street Treasury Volume 9
- An octopus can be seen in the Jim Henson Hour episode Oceans
- An octopus provides his guitar skills for the music video for Animal's Wipe Out
- Otto the Octopus in Muppet Sing Alongs: It's Not Easy Being Green
- The Animal Show - Episode 113: Owl & Octopus
- Ernie and Bert imagine a purple octopus in Sesame Street 4-D Movie Magic
- Orville H. Octopus is an (imaginary) purple octopus in the Muppet Babies reboot.