Howard later served as the Muppet Theater's choreographer, as seen in It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie. In a world in which Kermit was never born, Howard was seen as choreographer of the Electric Mayhem's river dance act. He and Carter also make cameo appearances in Muppets Most Wanted.
He had his first speaking role since 2002 in The Muppets episode, "Because... Love", where he's shown to represent several Muppet music groups (including Geri and the Atrics, Bobby Benson's Baby Band, Marvin Suggs and The Muppaphone, and Mahna Mahna and the Snowths).
The Howard Tubman puppet was first seen as one of the wild boars in Muppet Treasure Island.
He also has his own page in The Muppets Character Encyclopedia
- Howard Tubman film appearance in It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie is owned by NBCUniversal, the other two Muppet movies are owned by Disney (along with the rest of the Muppet franchise).