Papa Bear appeared as early as Season 25, and as revealed in Episode 3881, he works at the honey factory. In episode 3906, Papa Bear invented a perpetual porridge machine. In season 45, Papa Bear received a slight redesign; his eyebrows were made more diagonal, showing more of his eyes.
According to Elmo's World: Happy Holidays!, Papa Bear and his family are Jewish.
- Sesame Street
- "Don't Forget to Watch the Movie"
- Sesame Street Goes to the Doctor
- Elmo's Musical Adventure: Peter and the Wolf
- Elmo's World: Happy Holidays!
- Elmo's Christmas Countdown
- Food for Thought
- Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas
- Spring Fever (2001)
- Good Night, Tucked in Tight (2007)
- Have Yourself a Furry Little Christmas (2007)
- Elmo's Christmas Countdown (2008)
- My Big Book of Firsts (2009)