(Beau or Bo) is a Muppet
from The Muppet Show
. He is a back-stage janitor
of indeterminate species. He tries to be helpful, but his dimwitted efforts frequently result in disaster. He first appeared in Episode 310 of The Muppet Show
. His slow wit is often preyed upon by other characters who use him to their own purposes. He has a characteristic blink and often turns to the camera and says, "Right." Bo has superhuman strength
, which is illustrated by his ability to effortlessly lift and carry around objects that are far too heavy to carry, such as an anvil, couch or piano.Beaker
occasionally assists Beauregard with stagehand duties.
Bo appeared on the stage in various sketches and skits, including an appearance in the Veterinarian's Hospital sketch in Episode 501 with Gene Kelly
. Other times, Beauregard appears accidentally on stage during productions, still working on the props until he realizes he is intruding and must either rush out of sight or attempt to blend in with the action.
However, Bo was more comfortable backstage. It was here that a bunch of rats convinced him that he was an honorary rat, so that he would let them eat food out of the refrigerator. To his delight, they even elected him president. When Kermit the Frog
delivered an ultimatum—either the rats go or Beau does—Beau heroically took the burden upon himself, offering to leave. However, Miss Piggy
helped him realize how the rats were taking advantage of him, so he stayed.
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