Carter is Howard Tubman's elderly, doddering butler seen in "The Tubmans of Porksmith" and "Boarshead Revisited" sketches on Muppets Tonight. Carter also appeared in Muppets from Space, as a resident of the Muppet Boarding House. He makes a cameo in Muppets Most Wanted.
The puppet was later recycled as Faversham, Miss Piggy's butler, in an appearance on Donna's Day. The puppet's design appears to have be a reworked from an old lady puppet that was used as part of Geri and the Atrics on The Muppet Show.
An illustrated version of the character made a brief cameo in issue #4 of Muppet Snow White.