— Fred's signature catchphrase
Fred also known as Incidental 1, Incidental F1, Incidental 1D, Incidental 1ISH, and Dude #1, is a fish who first appears in the episode "Reef Blower" while his production order debut was in "Squeaky Boots." He is classified as a "hotdog" type incidental.
- 1 Names
- 2 Description
- 3 Role in series
- 4 Major roles
- 4.1 "Boating School"
- 4.2 "Home Sweet Pineapple"
- 4.3 "Culture Shock"
- 4.4 "F.U.N."
- 4.5 "The Chaperone"
- 4.6 "Karate Choppers"
- 4.7 "Sleepy Time"
- 4.8 "Arrgh!"
- 4.9 "Walking Small"
- 4.10 "Hooky"
- 4.11 "Something Smells"
- 4.12 "Bossy Boots"
- 4.13 "Patty Hype"
- 4.14 "Prehibernation Week"
- 4.15 "Christmas Who?"
- 4.16 "Squirrel Jokes"
- 4.17 "Band Geeks"
- 4.18 "Jellyfish Hunter"
- 4.19 "Squid on Strike"
- 4.20 "Sandy, SpongeBob, and the Worm"
- 4.21 "My Pretty Seahorse"
- 4.22 "Doing Time"
- 4.23 "Snowball Effect"
- 4.24 "One Krabs Trash"
- 4.25 "As Seen on TV"
- 4.26 "Squilliam Returns"
- 4.27 "Party Pooper Pants"
- 4.28 "Chocolate with Nuts"
- 4.29 "The Sponge Who Could Fly"
- 4.30 "Pranks a Lot"
- 4.31 "Have You Seen This Snail?"
- 4.32 "Enemy In-Law"
- 4.33 "Karate Island"
- 4.34 "All That Glitters"
- 4.35 "Driven to Tears"
- 4.36 "Squid Wood"
- 4.37 "Slimy Dancing"
- 4.38 "Sing a Song of Patrick"
- 4.39 "The Inmates of Summer"
- 4.40 "Pest of the West"
- 4.41 "The Battle of Bikini Bottom"
- 4.42 "Suction Cup Symphony"
- 4.43 "Slide Whistle Stooges"
- 4.44 "Sun Bleached"
- 4.45 "No Nose Knows"
- 4.46 "Grooming Gary"
- 4.47 "Choir Boys"
- 4.48 "Shuffleboarding"
- 4.49 "Professor Squidward"
- 4.50 "Pet or Pests"
- 4.51 "Gullible Pants"
- 4.52 "The Inside Job"
- 4.53 "Model Sponge"
- 4.54 "A Pal for Gary"
- 4.55 "SpongeBob's Last Stand"
- 4.56 "The Monster Who Came to Bikini Bottom"
- 4.57 "Earworm"
- 4.58 "Big Sister Sam"
- 4.59 "The Googly Artiste"
- 4.60 "Face Freeze!"
- 4.61 "Patrick-Man!"
- 4.62 "Séance Shméance"
- 4.63 "Tutor Sauce"
- 4.64 "Pull Up a Barrel"
- 4.65 "The Fish Bowl"
- 4.66 "Married to Money"
- 4.67 "Two Thumbs Down"
- 4.68 "Whirly Brains"
- 4.69 "Mimic Madness"
- 4.70 "Burst Your Bubble"
- 4.71 "Trident Trouble"
- 4.72 "The Getaway"
- 4.73 "Cave Dwelling Sponge"
- 4.74 "Larry the Floor Manager"
- 4.75 "Cuddle E. Hugs"
- 4.76 "Grandmum's the Word"
- 4.77 "My Leg!"
- 4.78 "Shopping List"
- 4.79 "ChefBob"
- 4.80 "Call the Cops"
- 4.81 "The String"
- 4.82 "The Krusty Slammer"
- 4.83 "Gary's Got Legs"
- 4.84 "King Plankton"
- 4.85 "One Trick Sponge"
- 4.86 "SpongeBob's Big Birthday Blowout"
- 4.87 "SpongeBob's Bad Habit"
- 4.88 "Squid's on a Bus"
- 4.89 "Krusty Koncessionaires"
- 4.90 "A Place for Pets"
- 4.91 "Squidward's Sick Daze"
- 5 Major roles in movies
- 6 Major roles in The Patrick Star Show
- 7 Major roles in games
- 8 Trivia
- 9 References
He has been nameless through most appearances throughout seasons 1 to 10, but in "Patty Hype," he was named Fred, and in Season 11, the crew re-adapted the name and has been named Fred most frequently. He has had other names, however, such as:
- In SpongeBob SquarePants Trading Card Game, he was named Hank Halibut and also Troutenheimer.
- In "Big Sister Sam," he was named Clint.
He is a brown fish with light tan fins and black eyes. He wears brown pants and a black belt with a gold belt buckle. He also has visible nostrils.
He is pale green with a yellow-green dorsal fin. He lacks nostrils and wears a black suit over a white dress shirt along with black pants and a purple bowtie and belt. He was originally colored dark brown like his normal variant.
He is colored teal with gray fins and wears thick round glasses with olive green lenses.
He wears the Empty Head Society fez with a propeller on top and his left eye appears to be bigger than his right one.
He is a 3D video game model of Fred's blue variant. He lacks his belt and his 3 lines on his chin.
Although Fred is an incidental, he has shown to have a consistent personality ever since his big appearance in "My Leg!" Before "My Leg!", his personality was often inconsistent and differed from other episodes. He appears to be a generally kind and somewhat normal person that is also usually prone to accidents that end up getting him injured, in most cases his legs get injured and he shouts out "My leg!" when this happens. He also does appear to have a small annoyance with SpongeBob but he still appears to consider him as a friend despite the number of times SpongeBob was responsible for getting him injured. He also enjoys being at the hospital so he can be near Nurse Daisy Bazooka, a nurse that he has a crush on.
Role in series
Fred is arguably the most commonly used incidental character in the series. Throughout the series he has commonly had minor speaking roles or has made brief appearances as a background character along with the other incidental characters. He has been heard yelling "My leg!" in many episodes, usually during dangerous events. He appears as the main protagonist of the episode "My Leg!," which mainly focuses on him throughout the episode. He has made many more prominent roles in the series ever since "My Leg!" and has had a consistent personality and voice ever since.
He is seen as a pedestrian with a cane during SpongeBob's boating exam where SpongeBob helps him walk across the street faster I. order to continue his exam.
His boatmobile is eaten by nematodes, which causes him to say "Naw, dang nematodes!" while he still appears to be driving in the air.
He buys a tomato from Mr. Krabs' salad bar to throw at Squidward.
Duplicates of him appear at the Krusty Krab as customers where they all get briefly injured by Pearl's meltdown. Mr. Krabs later asks all the Freds if they would be interested in taking Pearl to the prom, the Freds however all runaway in fear.
He is seen at the Krusty Krab trying to shoo a fly away from his table. SpongeBob imagines him as Sandy and beats Fred up by crashing him right through the floor, causing him to yell "My leg!" He later appears near the end of the episode where he was the second customer recieving a Krabby Patty from SpongeBob and Sandy after Incidental 37B.
He appears in Plankton's dream along with Incidental 37A and Incidental 93 where the three of them first glare at Plankton right after he shrinks to his normal size. Fred then steps on Plankton, causing him to wake up from his dream.
He is seen walking into the Krusty Krab telling SpongeBob and Mr. Krabs to rev up their fryers so that they can make him a Krabby Patty. But Mr. Krabs tosses him out of the Krusty Krab so that he can continue playing SpongeBob and Patrick's board game. He is also heard yelling "My leg!" right before Mr. Krabs tosses him away.
He can be heard yelling "My leg!" when SpongeBob dusts a extremely sandy towel at all the beachgoers.
After Mr. Krabs tells him that he saw the hooks, Fred offers him a mint.
SpongeBob tells him that he hopes his ugliness won't be a distraction to him, and he replies, "Not at all, boy." However, he smells SpongeBob's bad breath and runs away.
He and Incidental 6 go to the Shell Shack to see a talking dog. His name was revealed in this episode.
He joins Sandy to search for SpongeBob where he is seen putting a poster of SpongeBob on a pole.
He and the other townspeople wait for Santa Claus all night, but by morning he is angry that Santa has not come and tells SpongeBob "Thanks for the lies Mr. Fairytale!"
On day two of band practice, he and Incidental 106 pose as two flag twirlers at the front of their parade. Squidward tells the two to twirl their flags faster causing them to propel into the sky and crash into a blimp, making it explode. He was later still seen in the band after this event.
He is the first one to try SpongeBob's "Krabby Patty with Jellyfish Jelly," and sings a song proclaiming how he loves it. He later tells Mr. Krabs that he will come back to the Krusty Krab everyday for the rest of his life, giving Krabs the idea to put Jelly Patties on the menu.
He is shown to be listening to Squidward's speech where Squidward yells right in front of his face, causing his eyeballs to zoom to the back of his head.
He is seen in the Krusty Krab claiming the Alaskan Bull Worm ate his wheelbarrow.
He is heard yelling "I'm so hungry!" while all the other customers complain about where their food is. He and Incidental 7 later spit out their food in disgust when they hear Mystery the Seahorse was in the Krusty Krab kitchen.
He is seen working as a janitor at Shady Shoals Rest Home.
He yells "Hey!" at Ms. Puff while being covered with snow after she blows the snow all over him.
He bids $1,000,000 for the soda drink hat.
He tells SpongeBob to sign a napkin to his tail fin after he asked for a napkin.
He is shown to be one of Squilliam's friends. SpongeBob puts soup up his armpit while he eats at the Krusty Krab.
His 1D variant and Incidental 115 were invited to SpongeBob's house party. When Fred remembers SpongeBob at kindergarten, he tell Incidental 115 that they are moving again. However he was still seen at SpongeBob's party later in the episode.
He buys chocolate to help his wife grow a beard.
He mocks SpongeBob for trying to fly.
He is seen during the montage of frightened citizens yelling "Ghost!" while SpongeBob and Patrick pose as ghosts.
He and Incidental 41 attend a funeral where they pay respects to a woman who died.
He sells SpongeBob an extremely expensive spatula, which he gives up everything he owns, including his clothes, to buy. He is also seen in this episode saying "Monster Krabby Patty?!"
Fred tells Squidward that he has no talent after he dances in front of the customers.
He is shown to fall asleep during Squidward's performance and wakes up to realize that everyone is gone but comes back when cramps are mistaken for a dance.
He leads an angry mob against SpongeBob and Patrick due to Patrick's awful song.
He is one of the prisoners in Inferno Island.
He is seen reenacting the Battle of Bikini Bottom where SpongeBob removes his uniform to wear.
He is the person who says that Squidward's the real composer which causes the audience to chant "Squidward!"
He appears in the hospital where Incidental 49 as a nurse does CPR on him.
He is seen with tanned skin at Craig Mammalton's tan party where he sarcastically tells SpongeBob "Nice job." after his pale sun bleached skin was accidently revealed at the party.
He is seen at a table with Incidental 41 with a plate of pastries. He claims that he won't be eating them anymore when Patrick smells them and rubs his face into them. He later appears at the Krusty Krab where he runs out of the restaurant when Patrick places scented candles at all the tables.
He enters his snail in the pet show.
He is seen as part of the Bikini Bottom Men's Choir.
He is heard yelling "My leg!" when the Bikini Bottom Jail explodes.
He sits next to Squidward during Squilliam's performance where he tells Squidward how amazing he was, much to Squidward's annoyance. He later appears as a cameraman with Bob interviewing Squidward posing as Squilliam.
He works as a garbage man with Incidental 119 where they find SpongeBob covered in slime from a Spotted Glistening Meadow Worm. Fred claims that the worms are worth a fortune causing Mr. Krabs to come up with the idea to sell the baby worms to people.
Fred says that he going to leave the Krusty Krab as soon as he finishes his Krabby Patty after the Krusty Krab gets covered in garbage.
After Plankton makes SpongeBob blind, he delivers him a Krabby Patty made out of two sponges, hair, mop thread, and soap.
He makes a deposit from the bank where SpongeBob chops his money into the shape of a Krabby Patty.
He is the camera man for the local news.
He is one of the police officers who were ordered to run Rrarrg out of town.
He is annoyed by SpongeBob singing Musical Doodle at the Krusty Krab.
He is seen playing horseshoe toss with Incidental 41. He was named Clint in this episode.
He is seen purchasing Patrick's new art at the Krusty Krab.
He is the main character in Mr. Krabs' story of the face freeze where he constantly sticks his tongue out at various citizens. His face then froze when he sticks his tongue out for the 444th time. His tongue then dries out and falls off many months later.
Patrick pulls on Fred's face thinking that he was wearing a disguise.
He tells Squidward that the Krabby Patty he received is entirely made out of buns.
He is seen in Mr. Krabs story as part of the Pirate queen's pirate crew.
He and Incidental 23 throw Sandy off the bus due to being annoyed by her science experiment.
He is seen on the street where he flicks off his eye booger, causing SpongeBob to give him two thumbs up. His thumbs become damaged after this event.
Fred tells his son, Incidental 16, not to get a Whirly Brain.
He is imitated by SpongeBob during his Who Am I? song. He is called Freddy in this episode.
He is seen driving a bubble boat and scolds Mrs. Puff for crashing into him with her boatmobile.
He is seen yelling "FOOD! FOOD! FOOD!" and eats SpongeBob's comic.
He is seen at the Krusty Krab where he bites into a Krabby Patty with a motor part in it that was made by Spongy Spongy. This causes his teeth to shatter.
He is seen at the Krusty Krab ordering a Krabby Patty until he gets put on a treadmill and slides off of it. He then yells "My leg!"
He was seen slithering like a worm on Cuddle E. Hugs' fur and is later eaten by him.
He appears in Lily Plankton's dream. He can be heard yelling "My leg!" when all the Bottomites attack each other for a Krabby Patty.
His first major appearance. He tries not to hurt his leg at the risk of getting it replaced by a robotic leg. SpongeBob tries to keep Fred's leg out of harm's way until he finally reveals that he likes to be in the hospital so he can be with Nurse Daisy Bazooka. SpongeBob tries to help Fred by attempting to purposely hurt his leg, but they just keep failing. When Fred finally ends up in the hospital, he sings the song "My Leg Is In Love!" to show Nurse Bazooka how much he loves her.
First appears in a boat with Plankton hiding in the tire. He then gets thrown into a trap door at the Krusty Krab by Mr. Krabs, and screams "My leg!"
After Mr. Krabs tells SpongeBob to break a leg on his performance, Fred holds his leg up and yells "My leg!"
Fred's leg was seen in the evidence room at the Bikini Bottom Police Department. Fred can be heard yelling "My leg!" offscreen during this event.
His pants are stripped from him by SpongeBob pulling the string. He first yells "My leg!" and then yells "Of my pants!"
He is strangled by an inmate at the Krusty Slammer. He has also appeared as an inmate himself in a few scenes in this episode.
Fred yells "His legs" after Gary attacks several people with his legs at the snail park.
When SpongeBob passes him and Jennifer at a table, Fred asks her about the child they were planning to have, and they agree to forget about it.
SpongeBob comes to Fred's house asking him if he wants to see his magic trick. Fred asks SpongeBob if his trick has something to do with his leg and SpongeBob says it has nothing to do with his leg. Fred then tells SpongeBob that he is washing his thighs tonight and he accidentally slams the door on his leg and yells out "My leg!"
Plankton ties his leg up and forces him to say "My Leg." Fred later joins in with the main characters in the end of the episode singing SpongeBob's birthday song with Patchy the Pirate.
SpongeBob chews on Fred's nails, causing him to yell "My nails!"
Patrick runs over his leg on the bus while he and SpongeBob pretend to be a cat and a dog, which made him scream, "My Leg!"
He is seen at the Low Tides concert where he demands a Krabby Patty. SpongeBob then shoots two patties into his eyes and Fred then thanks him for the patties.
He decides to sneak into the Krusty Krab in a clam costume after Mr. Krabs decided to make the Krusty Krab a place for pets to eat at only.
He appears at the beginning of the episode during Squidward's nightmare where he suddenly appears from the ceiling and asked Squidward why his father doesn't love him.
Major roles in movies
His eyes caught on fire and he got a sunburn when he saw King Neptune's bald spot.
He is heard yelling “My leg!” offscreen after Mr. Krabs tosses the stone Krabby Patty top bun aside.
Major roles in The Patrick Star Show
He appears in the "Noir-Sense" short where he is confronted by two thugs who threaten to do harmful things to his leg while Fred constantly exclaims "My Leg!" to them.
He appears as a mechanic at the gas station where he gets a golf ball shot into his cup of coffee.
A zombified Incidental 6 feasts on his brain which causes him to yell “My brain!”
Major roles in games
He appears as the cashier at the jewelry store in downtown Bikini Bottom where if SpongeBob speaks to him and compliments on how nice his store looks, he will give SpongeBob a tape as a reward.
- The "My leg!" gag is the most common running gag of the series.
- He, Scooter, Sandals, and Old Man Walker are currently the only incidentals with confirmed names.
- Fred has four alternate models with his fourth one, Incidental 1D, currently being the only known one so far.