During his brief appearance, Phil is portrayed with light skin, blue fins, and purple shorts. He also has tears in his yellow eyes for almost his entire appearance.
In SpongeBob's dream, he appears as a customer who purchased a Krabby Patty. However, there is no cheese on the patty, causing mayhem. Phil is trapped inside the Krusty Krab with heavy police action surrounding the scene. SpongeBob arrives at the scene to save the day and carefully places a slice of cheese on the Krabby Patty. Within the dream, Phil is revealed to have a wife and two children. It is unknown if he is a real fish who lives in Bikini Bottom, or if he only exists in SpongeBob's dream.