I'll take a Double Triple Bossy Deluxe on a raft, four by four, animal-style, extra shingles with a shimmy and a squeeze, light axle grease, make it cry, burn it, and let it swim.
— Bubble Bass, "Pickles"

Bubble Bass[3] is an obese bass who first appears in the episode "Pickles." He makes a few other appearances in season 1 and makes a comeback in the season 8 episode "Plankton's Good Eye."

He later makes numerous appearances in season 9 and season 10 onward and becomes a recurring background character by that point. He also makes cameo appearances in The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water and has a second major appearance in the season 11 episode "Squid Noir." He is the main antagonist for the first time since "Pickles" in the season 11 episode "Moving Bubble Bass."


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.


Bubble Bass is an unmannerly, selfish, rude person, in that he lies to SpongeBob about the pickles missing from his burger to destroy his confidence. Aside from this, he also promised to give SpongeBob and Patrick free lunches if they helped clean his mother's houses, only to selfishly eat the burgers he ordered for them at the end, 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 clean his mom's house.

Abilities and talents

  • Hiding things under his tongue: Bubble Bass hid the pickles under his tongue, which drove SpongeBob insane. He 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.

"Fools in April"

his skin is mauve, his tank top is white, and his pants are blue.


His mauve version.



Bubble Bass places a complicated order, which SpongeBob serves. However, Bubble Bass claims that SpongeBob forgot the pickles, which makes SpongeBob go into a state of shock and take 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 no pickles yet again 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 and 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 cowardly.


Bubble Bass makes a minor appearance in this episode when he accidentally plops himself on top of Plankton, essentially smashing him. When SpongeBob asks him to move, Bubble Bass gives a mean smile and squishes Plankton with his buttocks. 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.

"Fools in April"

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.

"Plankton's Good Eye"

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."

"Goodbye, Krabby Patty?"

Bubble Bass makes a minor appearance in when Patrick signs his butt.

"Whirly Brains"

He is seen walking across the street while eating ice cream. However, as he is walking, the kid's Whirly Brain flies into his butt while SpongeBob and Patrick's Whirly Brains fly above him.

"Bulletin Board"

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.

"Larry the Floor Manager"

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.

"Krabby Patty Creature Feature"

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.

"Squid Noir"

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.

"Moving Bubble Bass"

Bubble Bass is the main antagonist in this episode, he is annoyed at living with his mother and decides to move out. Pretending to be injured so he doesn't have to help SpongeBob and Patrick move his stuff to his grandmother's home. He is then seen acting evil 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 as he gloats but 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.

"High Sea Diving"

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.

"Thank Gosh It's Monday"

Bubble Bass can be seen participating in the crowd singing in the "Thank Gosh It's Monday" music video.

He also makes cameos in The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, "Larry's Gym," "Trident Trouble," "SpongeBob's Place," "Stuck on the Roof," "Bottle Burglars," "My Leg!", "ChefBob, "Goons on the Moon," "The Grill is Gone," and "The String."

Character relationships


In his first appearance, Bubble Bass and SpongeBob were initially rivals 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". Bubble Bass was manipulating them and had them do all the work.

Despite despising SpongeBob, Bubble Bass helps him get the Krusty Krab turned back to normal in "Larry the Floor Manager."


They had no interaction but seem familiar with each other. 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.

Video games

Legend of the Lost Spatula

Bubble Bass appears as one of the enemies.

Lights, Camera, Pants!

Bubble Bass is the judge for the waiter role at the Krusty Krab.

SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis

Bubble Bass was mentioned by Patrick.

SpongeBob SquarePants featuring Nicktoons: Globs of Doom

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.

Bikini Bottom Brawlers

Bubble Bass on Bass Vegas sign

Bubble Bass appears on the Bass Vegas sign.


  • "I hear SquarePants is back." —"Pickles"
  • "I'll take a double triple bossy deluxe, on a raft, four by four animal style, extra shingles with a shimmy and a squeeze, light axle grease, make it cry, burn it and let it swim.
  • "And...there's my ride." —"Pickles"
  • "I hear talk you make a mean Krabby Patty." —"Pickles"
  • "You may not like what P-Star7 has to say, but you have to agree that he keeps it "real". He's a true hero for our troubled times." —"Bulletin Board"
  • "His vituperative hyperbole has certainly diminished your credibility." —"Bulletin Board"
  • "You're right. I should have put it on the bulletin board instead." —"Bulletin Board"
  • "Oh, sure you are. P-Star7 has your number alright." —"Bulletin Board"
  • "Yes, I will have a quad patty, with a sprinkling of Himalayan salt, smoked paprika, and micro greens." —"Larry the Floor Manager"
  • "I would like my patties be-cheesed, but not just any cheese will do. Have you any aged "how-uda?"" —"Larry the Floor Manager"
  • "Really, Krabs? Is this some kind of new promotional gimmick? Surely, you can do better than this, Eugene. I mean, (takes out a pickle from Mr. Krabs' patty body) you even wasted real pickles on this cheap costume? (eats the pickle) Pretty insulting, if you ask me." —"Krabby Patty Creature Feature"
  • "You, will remove that subpar woodwind from the premises, ere I smash its reed!" —"Squid Noir"
  • "Oh, yes, about that. I'm afraid I was waiting for you so long that I...ATE THEM!" —"Moving Bubble Bass"
  • "Well, you pulled it off, Bubble Bass. And you didn't even have to flick a fin." —"Moving Bubble Bass"


  • Judging from how Bubble Bass and SpongeBob look and talk to each other in "Pickles" and when Bubble Bass is squishing Plankton in "F.U.N.," it is evident that SpongeBob and Bubble Bass shared a rivalry years ago.
  • Bubble Bass didn't appear for 12 years after the first season until he was seen in the season 8 episode "Plankton's Good Eye."
  • In "Plankton's Good Eye," Bubble Bass' voice is higher pitched although he is still voiced by the same voice actor.
  • Bubble Bass is voiced by Ikuko Tani, a woman, in the Japanese dub.


  1. ^ Moving Bubble Bass/transcript
  2. ^ Moving Bubble Bass/transcript
  3. ^ "Pickles." SpongeBob SquarePants. Nickelodeon. August 21, 1999. Television.
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