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If you were looking for the article about Carl from Patrick's family, then see Carl (Patrick's family).
Now, Squidward, you wouldn't want to have to talk to Human Resources, would you?
— Carl, "Selling Out"

Carl was the manager of Krabby O'Monday's and the main antagonist in the episode "Selling Out." He later cameos in the episode "Mall Girl Pearl." He also appears in "Sanitation Insanity," "Krusty Koncessionaires," The Patrick Star Show episode "Klopnodian Heritage Festival," and the online game Bikini Bottom Mysteries Search.


Carl is a light green fish with mustard-yellow fins, pale green lips and a big fat belly. He is usually cross-eyed and smiling. He wears big light blue glasses, a tight lavender shirt with a purple and pink tie, tight brown pants with a dark brown belt, and black and white shoes. He also has a name tag on his shirt.

Role in series

"Selling Out"

Carl becomes the new manager of Krabby O'Monday's shortly after Mr. Krabs retires. He quickly gives Squidward and SpongeBob their new uniforms and employee manuals, and then tells them to be at work first thing tomorrow.

Later, Squidward is upsetting a child with a lousy Krabby O'Monday's birthday song. Because of this, Carl confronts him and tells him to have sincere service with a smile, or he will be turned over to Human Resources. This causes Squidward to act happy and work faster.

Later, Mr. Krabs returns to Krabby O'Monday's because he is bored of retirement. He goes to clean a table, which Squidward kindly asks him to do. Mr. Krabs asks Squidward why he is so happy, and Squidward whispers "They're watching us." Mr. Krabs gets confused and says Carl is a "real pain in the hindquarters," catching the sinister manager's attention. Squidward, afraid to get caught by Carl, tries to show Mr. Krabs a message he wrote that reads "Help me!" in his employee handbook. Mr. Krabs reads it out loud, just when Carl shows up. Carl asks what they are doing and Squidward fibs and says he is showing Mr. Krabs article 24, section 3 of his employee handbook to Eugene.

Carl believes him as he quotes a rule in article 24, "Cut the chatter, pick up a platter", commending Squidward. Squidward runs off. Mr. Krabs, confused, asks Carl what he has done to Squidward. Carl slowly backs up into Human Resources and says "The less you know Eugene, the better."

Later, Mr. Krabs discovers that Krabby O'Monday's was using synthetic Krabby Patties. He clogs the machine with an automated cash register and starts scaring the customers away by revealing to them the contents of the synthetic patties. This angers Carl, who tells him he is in violation with his contract. This makes Mr. Krabs angrier, and he starts destroying the Krabby O'Monday's.

Carl then calls up Howard Blandy and tells him "Code red, free thinker." Blandy arrives shortly, but soon, the clogged synthetic machine explodes, causing Carl to be swept away by the synthetic sludge. He then asks if he will still get a raise while being swept away.

"Mall Girl Pearl"

He makes two cameos in the Bikini Bottom Mall. He is first seen walking in front of the Bangles and Dangles store and is seen again inside the food court when Nocturna asks if Pearl got a job.

"Sanitation Insanity"

Carl can be seen buying a boatmobile at Boats, but the boatmobiles for sale get ran over by SpongeBob and Squidward's garbage truck.

"Krusty Koncessionaires"

He appears in Squidward's dreams. He has no eyebrows in this appearance.


Carl Greenblatt credited for voicing Carl in "Selling Out."

Tom Kenny credited for voicing Carl (listed as Stage Manager) in "Krusty Koncessionaires."

  • His design is based on his original voice actor, C.H. Greenblatt, whose first name is also Carl.
  • He ran the Krabby O'Monday's under strict management. He works under Howard Blandy.
  • In "Krusty Koncessionaires," Carl the Manager is voiced by Tom Kenny instead of C.H. Greenblatt, who originally voiced him in "Selling Out."