A set of Muppet bagpipes were to have been eaten by Angus MacGregor in a segment of Muppet Sports on episode 415 of The Muppet Show, until it was discovered that the bagpipes, "one of the deadliest creatures known to man," were still alive. The birdlike bagpipes also later appeared in episode 520, where they were performed by Jerry Nelson.
Bagpipes as Instrument
- Gonzo performs "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" on a set of bagpipes while sitting on a flagpole, which is toppled by a chewing beaver in episode 217 of The Muppet Show.
- A Scotsman plays "Aquarela do Brasil" on his bagpipes in episode 317. When the bagpipes begin to play on their own, the Scotsman shoots them dead.
- Uncle Traveling Matt sends a postcard to his nephew Gobo describing how he had observed a Silly Creature strangling a monster (actually a real Scotsman playing a set of bagpipes) in the UK version of Episode 118 of Fraggle Rock.