Gary's shell is worn by Gary in SpongeBob SquarePants. It appears many times throughout.


It is pink with a red swirl and purple dots. In "Frozen Face-Off", it is revealed that he lives in the shell when he feels cold and decides to go in there to warm up. It's also known to store various items.

Role in series

"Your Shoe's Untied"

Gary plays the song "Loop de Loop" on his record player under his shell.

"Gary Takes a Bath"

SpongeBob accidentally throws Gary at the wall and then his shell breaks.

"The Great Snail Race"

The shell explodes after Gary's head gasket blows.

"Karate Island"

SpongeBob enters Gary's shell to clean it.

"What Ever Happened to SpongeBob?"

When SpongeBob hugs Gary, he squeezes him too hard and his shell breaks. Also, when he disappears, Gary overeats, causing his shell to break.

"Penny Foolish"

Mr. Krabs looks for a penny in Gary's shell.

"Grooming Gary"

He tries to get away from SpongeBob so he doesn't need to go to the pet show. SpongeBob even uses the shell.

"Porous Pockets"

SpongeBob looks in Gary's shell to find some money.

"To SquarePants or Not to SquarePants"

SpongeBob removes Gary's shell to clean it in the washing machine, exposing his underwear.

"Shell Shocked"

SpongeBob tries to get Gary a new shell.

"Welcome to the Bikini Bottom Triangle"

Gary's shell disappears in the Bikini Bottom Triangle.


SpongeBob uses Gary's record player under his shell to play "Musical Doodle."

"Shellback Shenanigans"

Gary gets a fake shell, giving his real one to Plankton.

"A Friendly Game"

One of the objects used on one of the holes includes Gary's shell.

"Frozen Face-Off"

When Gary is feeling cold, he goes in his shell to warm up.

"Pineapple Invasion"

Plankton enters Gary's shell to look for the formula.
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