Fuzzy Acorns is a karate instructor who appears in the episode "The Way of the Sponge."


He is a faded brown land creature with light gray hair tied into two ponytails and wears a white karate gi (karate uniform) with a black belt. He has a sheered tail with faded red hair and large, dark gray eyebrows. He wears a red-orange headband and his eyes are not visible. His appearance is similar to Master Udon.

Role in episode

He is Sandy's instructor and known as "The World's Meanest Karate Instructor," according to SpongeBob. At first, Fuzzy believed that SpongeBob didn't have what it takes to be a master karate warrior and harshly called him a "sorry excuse for a student." However, he changed his mind and realized how wrong he was when he saw the impressive skills SpongeBob demonstrated at the Krusty Krab. It is also shown that he has trained himself to breathe for hours without air. Fuzzy is the owner of the "Blacker Belt," but later gives it to Sandy.

Near the end of the episode, he loses his air and puts on an air helmet.


  • Fuzzy Acorns may be a reference to Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, which premiered around the same time as "The Way of the Sponge." He even calls SpongeBob a "kung fu charlatan."
  • In the episode, Fuzzy is never referred to as a squirrel, but his last name is Acorns.
  • He might be a spoof of Fuzzy Lumpkins from The Powerpuff Girls.
  • Fuzzy has three different colors of hair on his body, which include faded red, light gray, and dark gray.