Benjamin Franklin is seen as a drawing (which comes to life to demonstrate about his famous experiment with electricity involving the key and the kite during a lightning storm) on a blackboard during Pumbaa's history teaching session to an owl student.
Benjamin Franklin is one of the hosts of the attraction alongside Mark Twain.
He provides an optimistic contrast to Twain's cynicism. Additionally, he appears in a scene with Thomas Jefferson as he works on writing the Declaration of Independence.
In backstory materials for the film, Ben Franklin is one of many historical figures said to be part of the Keepers of the Journal, having first encountered the Shepherd's Journal during his visits to Versailles in 1788.
Benjamin Franklin is alluded to when a young Jack Sparrow reminisces about teaching a young boy named "Benny" a certain trick involving a kite and a key.
Floyd Pepper portrayed Franklin in I Love Liberty. The Muppet Magazine Summer 1987 issue includes an illustrated Franklin in the comic story, "Star Cluck." Gonzo appears in the Muppet Book of Friendship dressed as Franklin, to compliment on one of the founding father's famous quotes. George the Janitor played Benjamin Franklin in the Great Moments in Elvis History sketch from Muppets Tonight episode 101. Dr. Bunsen Honeydew appeared as "Bunsen "Ben" Franklin" in Great Muppets in American History. Baby Scooter appeared as "Scootermin Franklin" in the Muppet Babies episode "This Old Nursery".