— Fred's signature catchphrase
Fred, also known as Incidental 1, Incidental 1ISH, Incidental F1, 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.
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 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 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. In his older appearances, he was originally colored greenish brown with a dark tan dorsal fin. His bow tie and belt were colored purplish-red. His suit had violet front flaps and he had white cuffs.
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 one of 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 hardly had at least one major or speaking role in almost every episode that he appears in. While he mostly appears as his normal brown colored variant, he has also commonly appeared as his blue colored variant in many episodes as well. He also has an "F" incidental variant known as Incidental F1 that makes a fair amount of appearances throughout the series among other "F" Incidentals. 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 was firstly designed to be a Krusty Krab customer.
He and Incidental 3 are seen driving on a four way crossroad where they both stop in front of each other when SpongeBob zooms through the crossroad.
He is seen as a pedestrian with a cane during SpongeBob's boating exam where SpongeBob helps him walk across the street faster in 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 and Incidental 18 look at Mr. Krabs with shocked expressions when they see him freak out.
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 run away 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 receiving 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 an 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 later appears as a Scotsman where he receives a plaid colored Pretty Patty that reminds him of home. He later reveals that the plaid patty gave him a plaid colored body under his kilt.
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!" He later asks Squidward dressed as Santa Claus where his present is.
He appears as one of Kevin C. Cucumber's biggest fans in the ditch.
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 is later seen saying "Hey class is over" during the riot when he sees the clock.
He is one of the students that mistake Squidward's art class for their cooking class.
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 later asks Mr. Krabs if someone would be willing to go after the Alaskan Bull Worm.
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 later goes after SpongeBob's new clapping hat at the end of the episode.
He tells SpongeBob to sign a napkin to his tail fin after he asks him for a napkin. He was also part of the angry mob demanding Krabby Patties from SpongeBob.
He is shown to be one of Squilliam's friends. SpongeBob puts soup up his armpit while he eats at the Krusty Krab.
He is seen as an excavator driver dumping Junior's dirty diapers into a dump truck.
He appears talking to Incidental 6 at SpongeBob's party.
He buys chocolate to help his wife grow a beard.
He first watches SpongeBob on a kite with Incidental 7 and Incidental 37B. He then mocks SpongeBob because of his dream of flying. He later appears as part of the angry mob stating that SpongeBob owes them favors. He then collects SpongeBob's pants after they get popped by Old Man Jenkins and is then seen at SpongeBob's pants' funeral.
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. Fred also notices that her hat that she was wearing is gone, which was stolen by Mr. Krabs.
He sells SpongeBob Le Spatula, which he gives up everything he owns, including his clothes, to buy.
He is seen at Kelpshake being disturbed by Mr. Krabs' fake sneezing. He is later seen receiving a Kelpshake from the Kelpshake cashier and then runs over the tile floor that Plankton was hiding under.
Mini Squidward dances on his and Incidental 48's table. Fred also tells Squidward that he has no talent after he dances in front of the customers.
He is seen murmuring when SpongeBob says the show isn't over.
He is seen in a boatmobile grumbling at SpongeBob for driving the wrong way.
He appears at the frozen Krusty Krab with Incidental 37B when he tells the other customers "Let's get out of here."
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.
When Gene Scallop notes that the inside of the Krusty Krab smells like the rear end of a goat, he and Incidental 37B sniff inside the Krusty Krab together and a goat noise can be heard while they are doing so.
He leads an angry mob against SpongeBob and Patrick due to Patrick's awful song. He also claims that SpongeBob and Patrick's "new song" was not that bad compared to Patrick's old song after hearing it.
He appears as a customer at Fancy! where SpongeBob swipes a Krabby Patty from his fork.
He appears as a tailor where he designs pants with many pockets for Mr. Krabs during "Mr. Krabs' song."
He is seen running from the teenagers throwing ketchup filled balloons.
He is one of the prisoners at Inferno Island.
He is one of the cowboys that eye SpongeBuck SquarePants while he was walking down Dead Eye Gulch. He then appears at the Krusty Kantina singing "Dead Eye" with Pecos Patrick. He lastly is seen watching SpongeBuck during his showdown with Dead Eye Plankton.
He appears as one of the red soldiers filling their cannon with soap. He also appears as a battle re-enactor where SpongeBob steals his red soldier uniform.
He appears as an actor on the hospital T.V. that SpongeBob was watching, portraying a doctor with Incidental 22 as a nurse.
He checks out Mr. Krabs' movie theater with Incidental 42 where they shortly leave along with everyone else when they find out the movie is really a flip book.
He is the person who says that Squidward's the real composer which causes the audience to chant "Squidward!"
He is seen complaining when Squidward rises himself with a slide whistle and later 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 accidentally 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 acknowledges SpongeBob's screaming coming from the kitchen when he discovers that the secret ingredient is missing.
He enters his snail in the pet show who later attacks him like the other pets during Gary's pet riot.
He is seen as part of the Bikini Bottom Men's Choir.
He is seen being served by Quincy at the bank before SpongeBob arrives to him next.
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.
He and Incidental 45 become amazed by watching Patrick flopping down when he puts a Krusty Krab hat on.
SpongeBob steps on his head in order to get through the long line at the Krusty Krab. He also appears during Squidward's flashback of him falling asleep on duty standing in front of the register.
He is seen paying Mr. Krabs five dollars so he can watch King Neptune eat.
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 and Incidental 73 watch SpongeBob and Patrick fight at the Krusty Krab.
He accidentally drives a bunch of pebbles into Squidward's face at the beginning of the episode.
He appears as an employee for Buxton during "Give Jellyfish Fields a Chance." He then appears as the conductor for the Shelly Superhighway parade chorus. He lastly appears as Ben Blenny's camera man during his news report.
He appears as a prisoner in the Man Rayopolis timeline.
He appears as one of the choir boys in the boatmobile.
He is seen enjoys a drink at the Krusty Krab until the lights get turned off in order to prepare for Squidward's play, which causes him to slip and fall.
He is one of the police officers who were ordered to keep Rrarrg captive and later run him out of town.
He appears as the cover model for SpongeBob's Gratitude Magazine. He later appears as a customer at the Krusty Krab where Squidward complains to him about his foot tapping.
He is seen as one of the prisoners Patrick accidentally frees with his karate chop.
He appears as one of the fish who cut in front of SpongeBob at the bus stop line.
He gets disturbed by SpongeBob spitting on his face from singing "Musical Doodle" at the Krusty Krab.
SpongeBob leaps on top of his head while entering the Krusty Krab.
He is seen riding a roller coaster at the beginning of the episode. He also appears as the camera man for Perch Perkins news report.
He appears in the back of the line at the Flabby Patty Shack where Plankton attempts to cut in front of him by pretending to be a food critic, but he just ignores Plankton, causing his plan to fail. Mr. Krabs and SpongeBob then appear right behind him where they try to talk about their plan to break into the Flabby Patty Shack, but Fred stares at them so Mr. Krabs decides to talk to SpongeBob in private away from Fred. He then pretends to wait in line behind Fred before SpongeBob yells that the fish hooks are coming.
He appears as Perch Perkins' camera man during his report on the race. He also appears sleeping on his chair in front of his T.V. while Squidward was live on Perch's news report.
He is seen purchasing Patrick's new art at the Krusty Krab.
He runs over to SpongeBob and Mr. Krabs after he smells Mr. Krabs' Krabby Patty.
He attends the tour at the Bikini Bottom Mint that SpongeBob and Mr. Krabs were attending.
SpongeBob tosses his and Incidental 9's Krabby Patties onto their plates.
Squidward is seen taking his and his family's order at the end of the episode.
A crazed Squidward slams himself onto his and Incidental 49's table and whacks the two of them away.
He pays Mr. Krabs admission at the end of the episode to see the Fiasco.
His Jellien clone is seen pointing and hissing at Incidental 37B with Squidward's Jellien clone and Incidental 105's Jellien clone at the Krusty Krab. His Jellien clone later checks out SpongeBob and Sandy while they are disguised as Jellien clones.
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.
He is seen riding the roller coaster that plunges into the ground while SpongeBob and Patrick walk to the Ferris Wheel. He is later seen in the bumper boat ride where Incidental 36 aggressively yells at him to move over even though he was unable to due to there being too many boats in the ride.
Mr. Krabs tosses a Krabby Patty right onto his face and he claims that he didn't order a "face patty." He then demands a refund which causes all the other customers to demand refunds as well.
He and Incidental 107 sit beside Mrs. Puff at the Demolition Derby where she shoves him aside lightly when she arrives to her spot. She later angrily shoves him off to the ground when she left her spot to get revenge on SpongeBob.
He appears at the Krusty Krab with Incidental 107 where they become amazed by SpongeBob's horn playing and then become amazed when the bun seed counting contest is revealed. He is also the first customer to guess how many seeds are in the jar and he guesses three.
He is seen as a groom at the Chum Bucket taking a selfie of him, Squidward, and his wife. He later appears where Squidward serves him and the Curly-haired lady their Chum Fricassee before Grandma Tentacles arrives. He lastly appears during the riot where he tosses a trash can onto a table claiming that he has had it and he isn't going to take it anymore.
Patrick pulls on Fred's face thinking that he was wearing a disguise.
SpongeBob tries to change baby Squidward's diaper on his and Incidental 48's table but Fred tells them that they are trying to eat here.
SpongeBob lands a Krabby Patty onto his and Incidental 42's table.
He is one of the prisoners that help Plankton steal the Krabby Patty secret formula at the Krusty Krab.
He is part of the jet ski pyramid that collapses when Patrick runs into it with a goo bubble.
He is seen angrily walking out of the Krusty Krab while Squidward brings SpongeBob back to the restaurant.
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 is seen as one of the impatient customers forming a line at the Krusty Krab.
He is seen watching Patrick on the street with amazement.
He freaks out when he hears Squidward say that SpongeBob is in the toilet.
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.
He is seen as an idiot taking a shower while walking at the same time.
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 Ella 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 Teen 15 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.
He can be heard yelling "My leg" while Mrs. Puff looks at the destruction of Bikini Bottom from her window.
He is seen helping form a pyramid when the Bikini Bottomites try to escape Q.T.-π for the first time. He is also seen near the top of the larger pyramid where SpongeBob steps on top of his head while climbing to the top.
Major roles in movies
His eyes catch on fire and he gets a sunburn when he sees King Neptune's bald spot.
He is heard yelling "My leg!" offscreen after Mr. Krabs tosses the stone Krabby Patty top bun aside. He is also featured as one of the marching characters in the end credits.
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.
He is one of the soldiers that help Patrick return to normal size.
He appears at Famous Zed's Brain Buffet where a zombified Incidental 6 feasts on his brain which causes him to yell "My brain!"
Major roles in games
Employee of the Month
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.
He appears as a salesgrouper at the market, where Squidward buys a super expensive top-of-the-line racing seahorse from him.
His normal variant, suit wearing variant, and workout uniform variant appears as suspects in the game.
- 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, leaving Incidentals 1A, 1B, and 1C currently unknown.
- Fred is known to have some well known memes.
- The "My Leg!" running gag has arguably become Fred's most popular meme.
- Aside from his famous "My leg!" Meme, the scene from The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie where Fred yells "My eyes!" from looking at King Neptune's bald head has also became a well known meme known as "My Eyes!"
- The face Fred's blue variant makes in "Something Smells" after he smells SpongeBob's rancid breath has become a popular meme known as "DEUUEAUGH!"
- The "My Leg!" running gag has arguably become Fred's most popular meme.
- He can briefly be heard with a feminine voice in "Truth or Square" when SpongeBob steps on his head while getting through the lone line at the Krusty Krab.
- Fred is currently the character with the most voice actors, which is 11.
- His tailfin is mentioned by him in "As Seen on TV" as well as shown on both Nautical Nonsense and Nautical Nonsense and Sponge Buddies but is shown to be absent in "The String."