What were you thinking, man? We're trying to run a business here! We can't leave patients out on the sidewalk!
— Administrator Flotsam, "The Lost Mattress"

Administrator Flotsam[1] is an administrator fish for the Bikini Bottom Hospital who first appears in the episode "The Lost Mattress."


He is a pale turquoise fish with dark turquoise lips. He wears a light gray suit with a red tie and a pair of black shoes. As of "The Ballad of Filthy Muck," he now wears a small gray fedora with a black ribbon on it. In "Burst Your Bubble," he is olive green, and he wears a red shirt and teal pants.

Role in series

"The Lost Mattress"

He appears telling the actor to move Mr. Krabs off of the sidewalk, while he is in his "cash coma."

SpongeBob SquigglePants

He makes a cameo in the nanogame Three to Go, where he is one of the customers who Squidward needs to serve.

"Burst Your Bubble"

He is one of the many Bikini Bottomites wanting and receiving Bubble boats.

"The Getaway"

He appears when he is about to eat a steak but has it stolen by Stickyfins Whiting.

"The Ballad of Filthy Muck"

He appears in a bathroom stall at the Krusty Krab. When Mr. Krabs sniffs the stall and leaves, Administrator Flotsam shrugs and says "Can't please everyone."

"The Krusty Bucket"

He appears again in a bathroom stall at the Krusty Krab. He panics when Mr. Krabs and Plankton fight in the stall next to him, and he runs out screaming when the stalls break down.

"Dirty Bubble Returns"

He once again appears in the Krusty Krab bathroom, where he gets dunked into the toilet by the Dirty Bubble.


  • Administrator Flotsam is named after the maritime term "flotsam and jetsam;" flotsam is the cargo and parts of a ship that float in the sea after a wreck.
  • He is known to constantly be in the Krusty Krab bathroom in his most recent appearances.


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