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Say Andy, you gotta try these patties. They're delicious.
— Carl, "SpongeBob's Place"

Carl is a background fish who appeared as cameos in the episodes "I'm Your Biggest Fanatic," "What Ever Happened to SpongeBob?," and "Jolly Lodgers," as well as the online game Bikini Bottom Blaster. His biggest role is in the episode "SpongeBob's Place," where he is a rookie health inspector working with Andy Yellowtail to shut down the eponymous restaurant for breaking city health laws.


He is a short fish who wears a blue tie, a light blue shirt, and reddish-brown pants (blue pants in "What Ever Happened to SpongeBob?"). He works for the Bikini Bottom Department of Health and appears to be inexperienced at his job, as he does not care if he is not doing it properly.

Role in series

"I'm Your Biggest Fanatic"

He is one of the various people at the Biannual Jellyfish Convention, and is part of the crowd of people surrounding the Jellyspotters.

"What Ever Happened to SpongeBob?"

He appears in New Kelp City as one of the people waiting outside of Games We Play, and gets scared when CheeseHead BrownPants blows a bubble. After CheeseHead defeats The Bubble Poppin' Boys, Carl is one of the citizens that celebrates by blowing bubbles, and he later attends CheeseHead's speech after he becomes mayor.

Bikini Bottom Blaster

He is one of several customers that SpongeBob can deliver food to.

"SpongeBob's Place"

Squidward calls the health department to file a complaint against SpongeBob's Place, prompting him to come the next day.

Carl and Health Inspector Yellowtail arrive at the restaurant near the end, as it is illegal to sell food inside pineapples. However, Carl does not care about city health codes and eats a Krabby Patty from SpongeBob's Place, prompting Yellowtail to toss the patty and remind him about the laws. Carl scornfully walks off, falsely stating that Yellowtail is not the boss of him.

"Jolly Lodgers"

He is one of the many jellyfishing fans who travels to Hotel Halibut for the 36th Annual Jelly-fisher Convention.

WhoBob WhatPants (VE)
Part of Think Happy - The Year of the Sponge

Characters: The Bubble Poppin' BoysCheeseHead BrownPantsSandy's RobotLight purple sound effect fishLight yellow sound effect fish

Objects Bubbles

Locations: New Kelp CityN.K.C. Bank

Shorts: What if SpongeBob Was Gone? (Mr. Krabs)What if SpongeBob Was Gone? (Patrick)What if SpongeBob Was Gone? (Gary)What if SpongeBob Was Gone? (Sandy)

Miscellaneous: DVDBookMy Name is CheeseHead bookFor The Love of Bubbles bookOnline gameTheme songBest Bikini Bottom Stories Ever!Happiness to Go!On the Road AgainSpongeBob SquarePants Special Collection, Vol. 2From the Beginning, Pt.1SpongeShortsSpongeBob SquarePants Vol. 8Big Hits: Volume 1From the Beginning, Pt.2Triple Pack 1Season 5 Volume 2The Complete Fifth SeasonThe Best 200 Episodes EverThe First 100 Episodes

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