PERFORMER David Rudman
DEBUT 1989

Dr. Flippin is a seal doctor who appears in episode 2638 of Sesame Street. Despite his profession, his facial hair makes him resemble a walrus.

Telly is left to watch Wolfgang the Seal while Bob runs downtown. Wolfgang soon becomes unwell, so Telly calls Dr. Flippin, Wolfgang's doctor. Dr. Flippin gives Wolfgang a check-up and concludes he's merely depressed, not sick. Wolfgang's condition improves when Bob returns, happy to see him.