Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) was a German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist during the Baroque period.
In a UK spot of The Muppet Show, aired with episode 514, Rowlf the Dog plays Bach's "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring," but gets interrupted by Beauregard.
In Episodes 0001 and 0011 of Sesame Street, his composition "Gavotte" is performed by the Swingle Singers, during a film about cleaning.
In Episode 2988, Prairie Dawn on piano and Elmo on violin try to play "Minuet in G major". The same skit was seen on the Sesamstrasse episodes 2032 and 2324.
During the street story in Episode 3803, Gordon practices and plays the "Minuet in G major" on the flute.
The theme song for the Sesame Street segment "Alphabet Chat" features the alphabet sung to Bach's Fugue No. 2 from The Well-Tempered Klavier.
In a Pretty Great Performances segment, James Galway and the All-Animal Music Chamber Ensemble perform a tune by Johann Sebastian Fox, a spoof of Bach.