The Lawrence Welk Show was a musical variety show that ran from 1955 to 1982 on a number of stations (originally local LA station KTLA, followed by ABC and finally syndicated). Hosted by band leader Lawrence Welk, the show featured a number of musical and dance acts.
- In episode 2834 of Sesame Street, The Count leads his All-Bat Band at Birdland's "Open Stage Night." The baton-wielding Count reacts to the applause saying, "Thank you, thank you! Wonderful, wonderful!," in a manner directly mimicking that of Welk's.
- Robin Williams does an impression of Welk using a stick in a Sesame Street insert. (EKA: Episode 2835)
- Two different pairs of Anything Muppets used on Sesame Street (in "Grover's Monster Workout Video" and Happy Healthy Monsters) are named Bobby and Sissy, named after the dance team of Bobby Burgess and Cissy King featured on The Lawrence Welk Show.