That's because Dunphy has the big green guy tattooed on his stomach with the Phanatic's snout being strategically placed over his belly button.
I spoke with Dunphy today to see how he's coping with the change and what it means for the future of his stomach.
"I was scared at first that it was going to be a complete change," Dunphy said. "'This is going to be my luck,' I thought. 'I go viral with the Phanatic on my stomach and then they go and drastically change it.'"
Much to his and the rest of Philly's chagrin, the changes were more subtle. A shorter snout, different shoes, a blue tail, etc
"The only thing that really looks different now from the tattoo is the stars around the eyes," he said.
So how does a guy with so much invested in the Phanatic feel about the new look?
"I'm not too mad at," Dunphy said, adding that he does not plan on altering his Phanatic portion of his tattoo.
"Tattoo is staying the same. I'm adding more stuff around it, color everything. Phanatic is staying as is."
As it should be.
"I can always say it's a throwback," he said.
While Dunphy has no plans to alter his Phanatic tattoo, he did tease a big change coming to his artwork as a whole.
"I've got a big new addition planned but I'm keeping that on the DL," he told us.
Keeping it close to his chest, if you will.
Phanatic Tattoo Guy was terrified by new-look Phanatic originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia