Dr. Phil van Neuter is the host of "Tales from the Vet," a recurring sketch on Muppets Tonight. He is a Live-Hand Muppet who is usually
Dr. Phil van Neuter
accompanied by his assistant, Mulch.

In Episode 104, it's revealed that van Neuter is married to Mulch’s sister, the "beautiful" Composta Heap. Later, in episode 208, Dr. Phil finds out that Zelda Rose is his mother.

Dr. Van Neuter also appeared as a villainous neurosurgeon in Muppets from Space and was also one of the Muppets who guest starred on Family Feud in 2001. He also appeared at Muppetfest, apparently by accident, and Brian Henson performed him there, having a conversation with Dr. Bunsen Honeydew.

Dr. Van Neuter's hands were often performed by Bill Barretta.


  • Muppets Tonight
    • Episode 102: Garth Brooks
    • Episode 103: Billy Crystal
    • Episode 104: John Goodman
    • Episode 201: The Artist Formerly Known as Prince
    • Episode 202: Rick Moranis
    • Episode 203: Heather Locklear
    • Episode 208: The Cameo Show
    • Episode 212: Johnny Fiama Leaves Home
  • Muppets From Space
  • MuppetFest
  • Family Feud
  • Tales of a Sixth-Grade Muppet: Clash of the Class Clowns (Cameo on web page)

Video Game AppearancesEdit

  •  Muppet RaceMania (Muppets From Space boss battle)
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