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Bobo the Bear is a Muppet bear, who debuted on Muppets Tonight as the jovial but bumbling security guard at the KMUP TV studio. He was featured prominently in the episode featuring guest star Cindy Crawford, in which Bobo fell in love with Crawford and made a number of clumsy attempts to woo her. Ernst Stavros Grouper insisted that Bobo changes his name to "Whitley Nibbles the Television Elf." In another episode, Bobo claimed his name was "Bizzo the Bat," in order to scam Rizzo out of food.

Bobo later appeared on Statler and Waldorf: From the Balcony at movies.com, where he was seen auditioning for Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. Bobo performed parodies of Star Wars characters such as Yoda: "'Careful you must be when sensing the future!' Geez, what is this guy, dyslexic or something?"

He also appeared in "The Muppets on Muppets," a bonus feature on The Muppet Show: Season Two. Where he says his favorite place to visit is New Zealand.

Other appearances include portraying an airport security guard in A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa (working alongside Frank Meany), being one of the Wicked Witch's henchmen in The Muppets' Wizard of Oz, and starring in a series of videos on Disney Xtreme Digital called "Better Living with Bobo," where he is paired with Beauregard.

In The Muppets, Bobo serves a similar function to his appearances in Muppets from Space and Letters to Santa, as the well-meaning, suit-clad assistant to the antagonist. In this case, Bobo is the "less-helpful-than-you-might-wish assistant" to Tex Richman, with Bobo and Uncle Deadly apparently having gone to work for Richman after the Muppets broke up in the early 2000s.

Behind the scenes

The Bobo puppet originally debuted as one of the bears that hibernated with Fozzie Bear in The Muppets Take Manhattan (where he was performed by Jerry Nelson). The puppet was slightly altered when it was used as Bobo. Also prior to becoming Bobo, the bear puppet would also be used in a promotional photo for the unproduced series W.I.L.D., as well as Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree, and in one of the Muppet Time recurring sketches, Frog Scouts, as a customer who buys all the cookies from them.

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Cancelled projects: America's Next MuppetMuppets Live Another Day

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The Muppet Christmas Carol: ScroogeRoom in Your HeartGood King WenceslasOne More Sleep 'til ChristmasMarley and MarleyChairman of the BoardFozziwig's PartyWhen Love is GoneIt Feels Like ChristmasChristmas ScatBless Us AllThankful HeartWhen Love Is Found
Muppet Treasure Island: Treasure IslandShiver My TimbersSomething BetterSailing for AdventureCabin FeverBoom ShakalakaLove Led Us HereLove PowerLove Led Us Here
Muppet Treasure Island (Sing-Alongs): There Was an Old PirateI'm a RockReal PirateLet the Good Shine Out
The Muppets' Wizard of Oz: KansasWhen I'm With YouNap TimeThe Witch Is in the HouseCalling All MunchkinsGood Life
A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa: Delivering ChristmasIt's All About HeartI Wish I Could Be Santa ClausMy Best Christmas Yet
The Muppets: The Muppet Show ThemeLife's a Happy SongPictures in My HeadMe and Julio Down by the SchoolyardWe Built This CityMe PartyLet's Talk About MeMan or MuppetSmells Like Teen SpiritForget YouThe Whistling Caruso
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Muppets Haunted Mansion: Rest in PeaceLife HereafterTie the Knot TangoDancing in the Moonlight

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The Muppets
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