A Toucan is seen in the Sesame Street song "Let's Lay an Egg", sitting with a parrot and singing about her egg-laying abilities.

The toucan appeared on the show as early as Episode 1576 (1981), as a resident of the Windy Hill bird sanctuary. Here, the puppet is performed by Brian Muehl and has simple taxidermy eyes.

By the early 1990s, the puppet was refurbished with Muppet eyes and a tongue, as seen in "We Are All Earthlings" (both the original version and the remake) and other segments, including a scene in Elmo Saves Christmas