A live Macaw figures prominently in the Fraggle Rock episode "Gone, But Not Forgotten." The bird is one of several exotic avians who were let loose in a petstore truck accident. Doc finds him, injured and amnesiac ("Who am I?") on the doorstep of his workshop.
Sprocket becomes fast friends with the bird, feeding him and enjoying the parrot's "Very good doggie" praise. The bird also greets the tinkerer with a cheerful "What's up, Doc?" Sprocket is reluctant to part with his feathered friend. Once the macaw is returned, however, he gives Sprocket a friendly telephone call from Goldberg's Pet Store.