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|“||We interrupt your laughter at other people's expense to bring you this news flash. The fake inspector has been captured. Here is his picture. If a health inspector comes to your restaurant and he's not this guy, he's real.||”|
The fake health inspector is a criminal who pretended to be a health inspector in order to receive free food. He appears on the news in the episode "Nasty Patty".
The fake health inspector is a large dark tan/brown fish with a 5 o'clock shadow. He also appears to be bald, except for a few short hairs on his head, and he has a visible double chin. He also has a stitched scar on the left side of his face and three moles.
Role in series
He is seen on TV as part of an emergency news broadcast in Bikini Bottom, and he passes through various restaurants posing as a health inspector in order to obtain free food. Mr. Krabs and SpongeBob think that Health Inspector Yellowtail in the Krusty Krab is him.
He is eventually arrested, as announced on the Bikini Bottom News. The announcement shows his picture, telling viewers that "The fake inspector has been captured. If a health inspector comes to your restaurant and he's not this guy, he's real."
He is seen in the "Nasty Patty" segment of the book.