Beauty and the Beast was a television drama, loosely inspired by the famous fairy tale of the same name, which ran from 1987 until 1990. Set in New York City, assistant district attorney Catherine (the beauty) met the lionine Vincent (the beast), Their exploits involved crime and corruption in New York as well as situations in Vincent's underground tunnel world. The series was remade by the CW in 2012 and ran longer than the original.
- In the fifth season Muppet Babies episode "Beauty and the Schnoz," clips from the show were used to illustrate the actual fairy tale during the song "Look a Little Bit Closer."
- Joshua Rudoy played Eric in three episodes