Phil Collins first appeared in the South Park episode "Timmy 2000", in which the winner of the Battle of the Bands gets to open for Collins' concert. Collins, who in the episode is always seen clutching an Oscar, is upset with The Lords of The Underworld because of the way they use Timmy in their band. He successfully breaks up the band by convincing Skyler that Timmy is stealing his thunder. He allows Skyler's new solo band (Reach for the Skyler) to perform at his concert. After the kids are taken off Ritalin at the festival, Collins is promptly booed off stage. While The Lords of The Underworld begin playing, he is thrown around in the audience and his Oscar is shoved up his ass.
At the concert, Collins sings a parody of "You'll Be in My Heart," as the creators' revenge for "Blame Canada" from South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut losing the Oscar to Collins - the reason being that, while Stone and Parker were prepared to lose the Academy Award for Best Original Song, they were not prepared to lose it to Phil Collins.
Collins later returned in the episode "200" as one of the celebrities suing the town. He and Jared Fogle were sent by Tom Cruise to pick up Muhammad, but they were killed when their limo was blown up by Ginger Kids.