He first appeared in the 1971 TV special The Frog Prince as a henchman for Taminella Grinderfall to try and devour Robin the Frog whole.
Sweetums then went on to become one of the stars of The Muppet Show. He had little appearances in some of the show's episodes but sang and danced with some of the guest stars.
Sweetums also appeared in most of the Muppets' feature films. In the The Muppet Movie, Sweetums used to be a car jack who was treated very badly by Mad Man Mooney (Milton Berle). After Jack drops the price of a car for Kermit and his friends, the ogre hears about Hollywood and decides to follow the Muppets there. He tries to catch up to them and finally caught up to them in the end.
In the opening of The Great Muppet Caper, Sweetums sang a line in "Hey a Movie!"
In Muppet Treasure Island, Sweetums is one of the mutineers who sides with Long John Silver in the search for the treasure, until he reforms when he saves Kermit the Frog/Captain Abraham Smollet and Sam the Eagle/Samuel Arrow from the pirates; revealing that he loves them the same way John Silver loves Jim Hawkins.
In the Muppet's Wizard of Oz, Sweetums is one of the Flying Monkeys (controlled, of course) working for the Wicked Witch of the West.
Sweetums appears during the showing of Muppet*Vision 3D in Walt Disney World's Hollywood Studios, carrying a flashlight and walking up and down the aisles of the theater, looking for Bean Bunny.
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