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Meep. Meep.
— Anchovies, Various episodes

Anchovies are a large group of fish that have a variety of looks, but are normally thin. Their heads make up half of their bodies, with their eyes being at the very top of their heads. They mainly speak in "meep"s.


Some of them appear to go to Bikini Bottom High School, where they are loved and adored by teenage girls. The most well known anchovies are Lenny and Mable-Monica. Other known anchovies include a nerdy anchovy named Billy Fishkins, a handsome anchovy named Brian Flounder, and an overrated anchovy named Octavius Rex, whom Pearl once dated and is nicknamed "Long, Tan, and Handsome," even though the latter does not apply very well.

They usually only say "meep" and rarely use English. Some of them are in the Jelly Spotters, where they annoy Kevin C. Cucumber, often by repeating a weˈ sound in the episode "I'm Your Biggest Fanatic." They first appear in the pilot episode "Help Wanted," where they flood and almost completely destroy the Krusty Krab.

They appear in Bikini Bottom often as citizens, but appear in the episodes "Help Wanted," "The Play's the Thing," and "Accidents Will Happen" in large, ravenous groups that will stop at nothing. They are known to attack if not pleased. They are often background characters, but in some episodes they have more major roles. Some of them like Krabby Patties. In the episode "Help Wanted," they all go to the Krusty Krab to eat Krabby Patties.

Communication system

The language of anchovies is very unique. They usually only say "meep," except for the episode "I'm Your Biggest Fanatic," where they are able to say a few other things. Some anchovies are able to talk normally, however. For example, Mable and her husband Lenny are anchovies who are able to speak normally instead of only saying "meep."

Known anchovies


Blue anchovy model


Brown anchovy model


No, Kevin, no, he's a geek.
Meep-meep. Kevin's a genius.
One jellyfish. Meep. In the net.
Two jellyfish. Meep. In the net.
Wha wha whaaaaa.
Hahahahaha, vigorous test, meep-meep.
Mommy. Help. Blanky. Help. Mommy.
Meep, meep! Meep, meep! Aah, meep meep! Meep meep! Meep meep!
Meep, save us!
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