Encyclopedia SpongeBobia
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My leg!
— Fred, various episodes

Fred[3] Rechid[4] is a background fish best known for screaming "My leg!" in painful situations.

He wears brown pants and he is normally greenish-brown, but has also been colored blue, gray, and lavender.

He first appears or debuted in the episode called "Reef Blower," and his catchphrase is first used in "Boating School." He is featured prominently in the episode "My Leg!"


In most episodes, he appears as a greenish-brown-colored fish with light tan fins and black eyes.

He wears brown pants and a black belt with a gold belt buckle.

He occasionally appears wearing a white collared shirt in episodes such as "Squilliam Returns" and "The Sponge Who Could Fly."

His character model appears lavender in "The Sponge Who Could Fly" and blue in numerous other episodes (e.g. "Something Smells").

Although the sclera of his eyes are usually white, but they are yellow in "The Inmates of Summer."


His first appearance is the episode "Reef Blower." However, he is barely seen in the episode, as he is in a boat as SpongeBob zooms past him.

He's the most often seen dining at the Krusty Krab. He was one of the first two background characters seen in "Reef Blower," with Harry being the other guy.

Fred's name is revealed in the episode "Patty Hype," where he is advertising the Shell Shack's talking and singing dog.

He is famous for the running gag in which he screams his catchphrase, "My leg!", when something such as an explosion takes place. He first says it in the episode "Boating School."

He is seen screaming this phrase out loud in "Arrgh!" when Mr. Krabs throws him out of the Krusty Krab by his legs. This is one of the more well-known "My leg!" instances.

Fred is seen in "Something Smells" as a blue fish. He is also famous for his quote, "Deuueaugh!," which has become a popular internet meme.

One of his more notable appearances was in "Jellyfish Hunter." He sang the song "Hey All You People" after trying a Jelly Patty.

In "A Pal for Gary," Fred is seen buying a nudibranch with his son, Monroe Timmy.

Fred appears in "Face Freeze!" as the main character of Mr. Krabs' story of the eponymous condition.

In The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, Fred's "My leg!" is heard after Mr. Krabs throws aside the top bun of the stone Krabby Patty.

In Tutor Sauce he appears blue and is seen eating a "Krabby Patty" but just stale buns. He then has to pay extra for "emotional patties."

He is the protagonist in the episode "My Leg!" where he tries not to hurt his leg in the risk of getting it placed by a robotic leg. SpongeBob then 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 Bazooka  (a nurse he is secretly in love with). So SpongeBob helps Fred by doing many dangerous attempts to purposely hurt his leg, but they just keep failing. When Fred finally ended up in the hospital (after getting run over by the ambulance twice), he sings the song "My Leg is in Love " to show Nurse Bazooka how much he loves her. She enjoys the song and the two end up dating. This episode is Fred's biggest role yet. 



  • SpongeBob has been the cause of Fred yelling "My leg!" more than any other character.
  • In "The Sponge Who Could Fly," he seems to wear the same clothes as SpongeBob, only without the red necktie.
  • Strangely, some episodes feature Fred saying "My leg!" during situations in which his leg is clearly unharmed. For example, he says it in "Walking Small" when sand gets in everyone's eyes.
    • Additionally, in "Arrgh!," when Mr. Krabs throws Fred out of the restaurant, he yells it before he even hits the ground.

Fred's bio in Sponge Star Patrick Pants

  • His biography in Sponge Star Patrick Pants acknowledges his status as an internet meme due to his "deuueaugh" line from "Something Smells."
  • The "My leg!" gag has the most running gag appearances in any episode.


  1. ^ "Christmas Who?." SpongeBob SquarePants. Nickelodeon. DATE. Television.
  2. ^ "A Pal for Gary." SpongeBob SquarePants. Nickelodeon. January 2, 2010. Television.
  3. ^ "Patty Hype." SpongeBob SquarePants. Nickelodeon. DATE. Television.
  4. ^ This is Norma's last name, which is Fred's wife.