On Sam and Friends, Henson's earliest television program, the Muppet characters lip-synched to a Mel Blanc recording of "Money".
Henson began performing the song for variety-show appearances in the mid-60s, including on The Mike Douglas Show and The Tonight Show in 1966. In these sketches, the Muppet character (either Tommy or Rowlf the Dog) would grab various props, including a wallet, a piggy bank, and a bank bag.
Dr. Teeth performed the song in episode 106 of The Muppet Show, jamming on a piano while extolling the virtues of money. At the end, Dr. Teeth yanks a slot machine-style lever on the side of his piano, which pays off.