The Willy Muppet is a caricature of Muppet designer Kermit Love. He more closely resembles Love's Sesame Street character Willy. He was originally seen in a season seven edition of "The People in Your Neighborhood," singing to Bob about his job as a hot dog vendor. Frank Oz performed the character here.
A refined version of the caricature was used a few times the following season. In a sketch with Grover, he passes a ONE WAY sign with a food cart. He also appeared in "Bus Stop," waiting for the bus, and during the song "I Love a March."