Encyclopedia SpongeBobia
Encyclopedia SpongeBobia
Alright, Pinhead, yer time is up.
— Dirty Dan, "Survival of the Idiots"

Dirty Dan is a criminal in Sandy's dream in the episode "Survival of the Idiots." Later, both his and his partner's gravestones are seen in the episode "Shopping List." His name is later seen again in the episode "Handemonium" and The Patrick Star Show episode "I Smell a Pat."


It is suggested that the reason he and Pinhead Larry are criminals is because of tax evasion.[1]

Role in series

SpongeBob SquarePants

"Survival of the Idiots"

Sandy references him in a dream during hibernation as a Texas outlaw, before SpongeBob and Patrick create a game where they would fight over the titles of Pinhead Larry and Dirty Dan. SpongeBob pretends to be him at first, but at the end of the fight, Patrick is titled as Dirty Dan.

"Shopping List"

Both his and his partner's gravestones are seen in this episode.


He is mentioned on some graffiti found on the side of Larry's Gym, reading "Dirty Dan wuz here."

The Patrick Star Show

"I Smell a Pat"

His name is seen on one of Patrick's books.



  1. ^ "Survival of the Idiots." SpongeBob SquarePants. Nickelodeon. March 17, 2001. Television.