DEBUT 1973

Officer Krupky was a wall-eyed, bumbling "Muppet Keystone cop" who appeared on Sesame Street during the 1970s. He shares his name with the policeman from West Side Story, with a tiny spelling change.

The character appeared in Episode 0441, helping Big Bird find Mr. Snuffleupagus.

For Episode 0581, Joseph A. Bailey wrote a piece for the character where he looks for Maria. Bailey visited the set to see the taping of the segment and instead, Krupky was replaced by his Muppeteer, Frank Oz, as a human police officer.[1]

In Episode 1703, Krupky's handcuffs are used in a game by Bob that results in his becoming physically bonded to Big Bird throughout the episode.


  1. Bailey, Joseph. Memoirs of a Muppets Writer, pages 189-191

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