If you were looking for the article about the episode, then see Fiasco!.
If you were looking for the article about the art, then see Fiasco (art).

Fiasco is a famous artist that appears in the episodes "Fiasco!," "Are You Happy Now?," "Life Insurance," and "Surf N' Turf."


Fiasco is an old, tall, faded blue fish. He has brownish-gray, thinning hair. He also wears clothes including a jacket on top of a white shirt, cargo pants and black shoes.



Fiasco appears as a somewhat major character in this episode. He is first seen in the Krusty Krab squirting ketchup and mustard together on a plate then leaves for almost the rest of the episode. Fiasco isn't seen again until the end of the episode when he is moved by Patrick's stomach art. He then stated that he will 'never paint again.'

"Are You Happy Now?"

Fiasco is seen briefly at the Art Museum, and is called being a 'performance artist.' He 'critiques' Squidward's sculpture by saying: 'Squid... Ward... Go towards... The light... Of my flamethrower!' He then melts it with his flamethrower due to his disliking of it.

"Life Insurance"

Fiasco is seen painting a wall. Squidward runs through the 'wall,' making a hole in it, but Fiasco thinks the painting is perfect with a hole in it. However, SpongeBob and Patrick also run through the painting. Fiasco hates the painting with three holes in it.

"Surf N' Turf

Fiasco is seen painting a picture of Sandy and Mr. Krabs on an easel in Sandy's treedome. SpongeBob then takes it away from him, much to the painter's dismay.


  • Fiasco is a parody of the famous artist Pablo Picasso.
  • Fiasco's art style is a reference to Jackson Pollock's abstract paintings.
  • Fiasco is one of the few non-main characters to have an episode named after him. Others include Bubble Buddy and Wormy.
  • In his debut episode, Fiasco stated that he will 'never paint again.' However, he is seen painting a portrait of a wall in "Life Insurance." The episode most likely takes place before "Fiasco!"
  • He may not appear in an episode after "Life Insurance" again, at least for a long time, according to Vincent Waller.[1] However, he turned up again in "Surf n' Turf."


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