He is from a fictional country Yakistonia. He is not prominent in the show until the Disney version. In the Disney Christmas episode, he thinks Christmas is Halloween, and Halloween is Easter, so he gets his holidays mixed up. He was known for his bizarre cultural greetings and other traditions. For instance, when greeting someone he would place his hand under his armpit and make "fart noise" gestures, while continually saying "Shwooba, shwooba, shwooba!". At one point, he gave Doug a jar of fresh Yakistonian air as a gift.