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Bear on Patrol was a recurring sketch on The Muppet Show featuring Fozzie as Patrol Bear and Link Hogthrob as his Police Chief. These sketches ran from 1978-1981. Bear on Patrol was also adapted in comic form on The Muppets' comic strip, and even later in The Muppet Show Comic Book Issue #3 - Gonzo's Story.


The Muppet Show Season 3

Picture Theme Episode Description
Impersonating an Officer Episode 318: Leslie Uggams Patrol Bear has arrested a pig who does impressions of police officers. The Chief is too busy typing a report to see that Patrol Bear accidentally locked himself in the cell instead of the criminal. And when Patrol Bear says that he's locked in, the Chief thinks that the criminal is just doing an impression of Patrol Bear.
Assaulting an Officer Episode 321: Roger Miller Patrol Bear arrests a pig who assaulted him, and the assailant gives the Chief visual details of the assault.
Bullets Barker Episode 322: Roy Rogers & Dale Evans Patrol Bear is a deputy, and the Chief is a sheriff--whom Bullets Barker is after.

The Muppet Show Season 4

Picture Theme Episode Description
Prairie Dogs Episode 402: Crystal Gayle Patrol Bear tries to arrest the Prairie Dog Glee Club for stealing everything from a barber shop.
Macho Man Episode 405: Victor Borge Patrol Bear attempts to stop a gang fight between the pigs (led by Link) and the chickens.
Liza O'Shaugnessy Episode 414: Liza Minnelli Patrol Bear has been assigned to help solve a murder mystery.
Octopus Episode 416: Jonathan Winters Patrol Bear is being attacked by an octopus he arrested for pickpocketing.

The Muppet Show Season 5

Picture Theme Episode Description
Banananose Moldenado Episode 505: James Coburn A man with a banana for a nose is arrested.
Car Prisoner Episode 510: Jean-Pierre Rampal Patrol Bear arrests a car, ZZXKL, for double parking. But Patrol Bear and the Chief can't understand his honking so they bring in Gonzo to interpret.
Outnumbered Episode 514: Mac Davis Patrol Bear arrests Beaker, who has been making funny noises in public. A Beaker clone appears as his attorney.
Handcuff Salesman Episode 524: Roger Moore The Chief is expecting a toupee, which Patrol Bear mistakes for a Frisbee. A handcuff salesman comes in to sell them some handcuffs. Patrol Bear and the Chief get handcuffed together and then robbed.

Additional Sketches (Non-Muppet Show)

Picture Theme Episode Description
Bear on Patrol: Special Produce Unit The Muppets Kitchen with Cat Cora
Episode 2
In the episode "Breakfast Isn't Just For Breakfast Anymore," Patrol Bear has an elderly lady identify the vegetable that she's looking for.

See also

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