A trio of Whatnot Hobos appear in the 2011 film The Muppets. They join Hobo Joe in the audience for the Muppets Telethon at the Muppet Theater. They were also seen in the reprise of the song "Life's a Happy Song", hailing Jack Black as the hobo king while various human hobos carry him off.
Their performers include Bill Barretta (the green hobo), Tyler Bunch (the blue) and Bruce Lanoil (the peach). The green and the blue hobos bear resemblance to the patterns used in FAO Schwarz's Whatnot Workshop Kits. The hobos also appeared in Muppets Most Wanted, witnessing the wedding with Hobo Joe.