Bubble Bass is an obese bass who first appeared in "Pickles" as an antagonist. He was completely absent for the next 12 years of the show, but made a small cameo in season 8 and officially returned to the series as a recurring character starting with the second half of season 9.
Bubble Bass seems to be a stereotypically rude character. He is an obese, olive green-skinned bass who wears a light orange tank top, orange-brown pants, and black glasses. His lips and other parts of his body are olive-green, while his stomach is a lighter green. He has a bit of speech impediment and breathes very deeply.
His skin is brown, his tank top is white, and his pants are blue.
Like what he is based off, Bubble Bass is unmannerly, selfish and rude, in that he lied to SpongeBob about the pickles missing from his burger to destroy his confidence and get free food. Aside from this, he also promised to give SpongeBob and Patrick free lunches if they helped pack his things, only to make them do all the work and selfishly eat the free lunches he ordered for them at the end in front of them, displaying no regard to their honest effort.
He has also shown signs of being cowardly, lazy, and lacking responsibility for his actions. At the end of "Pickles," he runs out of the Krusty Krab in fear of the restaurant reprimanding him for deception. In "Moving Bubble Bass," his laziness and selfishness is further shown when he pretends to be injured so as to have an excuse to not help pack up his stuff. In fact, the only reason he moved out in the first place was so he didn't have to do chores.
Abilities and talents
Hiding things under his tongue: Bubble Bass hid the pickles under his tongue, which drove SpongeBob insane. Bubble Bass also hid a woman's car keys.
Lying: Bubble Bass is able to lie really well, tricking SpongeBob and Patrick.
Strength: Bubble Bass has been shown to be very physically strong. He was able to throw Squidward around like a ragdoll and push away an entire crowd of people with no effort.
Bubble Bass places a complicated order, which SpongeBob serves. However, Bubble Bass claims that SpongeBob forgot the pickles, so SpongeBob goes into a state of shock and takes time off of work, claiming he has forgotten how to make Krabby Patties altogether.
However, SpongeBob later gets his confidence back and resumes his role as a fry cook at the Krusty Krab when Bubble Bass returns once again. Again, he orders a Krabby Patty from SpongeBob with pickles, which the latter delivers, only to hear Bubble Bass claim that there are still no pickles and tells SpongeBob that he has failed again. However, SpongeBob realizes that Bubble Bass had been hiding the pickles underneath his tongue the entire time from both Krabby Patties to avoid paying for them and to make SpongeBob look bad, and exposes Bubble Bass of his true colors.
At the mercy of the angry customers, Bubble Bass escapes before they can punish him by running away.
Bubble Bass makes a minor appearance in this episode when he accidentally plops himself on top of Plankton, essentially smashing him. Bubble Bass gives a mean smile and squishes Plankton with his buttocks when SpongeBob asks him to move. He eventually leaves when SpongeBob throws popcorn in his direction.
At the end of the episode, he confuses Plankton for a jelly bean and chases him about his hand when he starts running for his life.
Bubble Bass makes a cameo when SpongeBob gets tricked by Squidward and runs into his buttocks, making a large square indent. It should be noted that Bubble Bass' physical appearance in this episode is not the same as it usually is; instead of being dark olive-green, he is mauve.
Bubble Bass appears briefly in this episode when he falls out of a window as a result of his house burning and crushes Plankton again. He is also seen when SpongeBob gives Plankton the "great big hug."
Bubble Bass supports "P-Star 7," claiming he is a "true hero for our troubled times." He also writes a message on the bulletin board under the name of "HandsomeLad42" and mocks SpongeBob after he receives an insulting message from P-Star7.
Later in the episode, Bubble Bass himself gets an insulting message from P-Star7 and gets into a fight with Squidward.
Bubble Bass is holding the line up in the Krusty Krab by ordering a large and very strange order, which causes Mr. Krabs to angrily shove a Krabby Patty into his mouth and tell him to order what's on the menu.
Later in the episode, when the Krusty Krab is transformed into a gym, he squishes Squidward by accident while complaining about the protein power shake's taste.
Even later, he is seen eating sand when the camera pans to all the hungry customers.
Near the episode's end, he helps SpongeBob and the other customers turn the Krusty Krab back to normal.
Bubble Bass, confronting a zombie Mr. Krabs at night, unaware of his condition, thinks he is wearing a costume and eats the real pickles on his "fake" costume, causing him to transform into a Double Triple Bossy Deluxe.
He is later seen in the Chum Bucket moments after him and the rest of the Bikini Bottomites are cured of the infection from the tainted meat and goes with others to the Krusty Krab to celebrate the town being saved.
Squidward confronts him about stealing his clarinet as earlier in the episode Bubble Bass gets annoyed by Squidward. After Squidward confronts him and he denies it, him and SpongeBob have a fight with action figures in which SpongeBob won and Bubble Bass ultimately lost.
Bubble Bass is the main antagonist in this episode, he is annoyed at living with his mother and decides to move out so he doesn’t have to do any chores. Pretending to be injured so he doesn't have to help, SpongeBob and Patrick move his stuff to his grandmother's home. He then displays his antagonistic nature at the end, as he ate the free lunches that he promised SpongeBob and Patrick.
However, he gets his comeuppance when the two yell at him and leave him. Then, his mother is revealed to have been packed in the box. She accuses him of doing this and stuffs him in the same box as she wheels him around, intentionally crashing into things as payback for her being stuffed in a box even though he protests his innocence in the act.
When Mr. Krabs is selling SpongeBob merchandise, Bubble Bass approaches him and asks how much Patrick is, thinking he is a standee. Mr. Krabs offers him twenty dollars, but Bubble Bass rips off Patrick's arm and says that he is damaged. Mr. Krabs then offers him ten dollars, and Bubble Bass accepts.
In his first appearance, Bubble Bass and SpongeBob were initially enemies and despised each other. However, in recent appearances, SpongeBob seems to be more friendly towards him. SpongeBob and Patrick even help move Bubble Bass out of his mom's house in the episode "Moving Bubble Bass," until they realized that Bubble Bass was manipulating them and had them do all the work.
Despite hating SpongeBob, Bubble Bass helps him get the Krusty Krab turned back to normal in "Larry the Floor Manager."
In "SpongeBob's Big Birthday Blowout," Bubble Bass helps Sandy and the others decorate SpongeBob's house for his birthday party. After he returns, SpongeBob finds the house destroyed and everyone asleep from the party planning. Nevertheless, SpongeBob is excited that his family and friends would do so much for him. SpongeBob deems Bubble Bass and the others wonderful friends and how he is grateful to have them. When Patchy the Pirate arrives and sings the birthday song, Bubble Bass along with everyone else wakes up and properly celebrates a happy birthday to SpongeBob.
Bubble Bass and Patrick have had no interaction prior to Bubble Bass’ official return to the show. Patrick and SpongeBob even help move Bubble Bass out of his mom's house in the episode "Moving Bubble Bass." However, Bubble Bass was manipulating the pair and had them do all the hard work in exchange for free food. After Bubble Bass revealed he ate the food, Patrick yelled at him for his selfishness, scaring Bubble Bass.
In the first level, SpongeBob and Beautiful Gorgeous travel to Bikini Bottom where they find Bubble Bass eating Krabby Patties right before he gets transformed into a giant minion of the Morphoids. Bubble Bass later heads to the Krusty Krab, forcing SpongeBob and Beautiful Gorgeous to follow. They arrive at the Chum Bucket and rescue Gary. Jimmy and Plankton later arrive at the theater to only find Patrick and Squidward trapped.
SpongeBob and Traloc later arrive at the Krusty Krab and fight a monstrous-sized Bubble Bass who demands more and more Krabby Patties, noting that SpongeBob has supposedly forgotten the pickles.
Finally, he is defeated, returning Bikini Bottom normal once more.