— Harold SquarePants, "A SquarePants Family Vacation"
Harold SquarePants is SpongeBob's father and Margaret's husband. Unlike SpongeBob, who is a squared-off tube sea sponge, Harold and his wife are designed as round sea sponges. Although both SpongeBob and his parents are modeled after real-life species of sea sponges, it has not been explained why they are different kinds.
The decision to have SpongeBob's parents resemble round sea sponges was a reference to SpongeBob's original design.
Harold has a gray mustache and wears a golden glasses with blue lenses. He is light brown with dark brown holes. He wears a white shirt, brown pants, a black and yellow belt, and a tall white hat with a brown stripe. His head, along with his wife's, is much rounder in appearance than SpongeBob's, making them look more like sea sponges, unlike SpongeBob, who is a squared-off tube sponge.
Harold usually seems to be a happy, cheerful fellow who likes to take care of SpongeBob with his wife, Margaret. He can also be a bit protective of his wife, as seen in "New Digs." He does, though, seem to like to spend time by himself, as seen in "BlackJack."
He married Margaret BubbleBottom when he was an adult. They had one child: SpongeBob SquarePants.
According to SpongeBob's thought in the episode "BlackJack," Margaret says "...it's so nice to spend quality time with you in the office all hours of the day," implying that he has or had, at one point, an office job.
He currently lives with Margaret since SpongeBob moved out.
- According to the book Hooray for Dads!, SpongeBob gets his jellyfishing skills from Harold.
- “Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy IV” is the only episode where he is not seen with Margaret.
|Recurring characters (V • E)|
Patchy • Potty • French Narrator • Mermaid Man • Barnacle Boy • Flying Dutchman • King Neptune • Larry the Lobster • Harold SquarePants • Margaret SquarePants • Grandma SquarePants • Realistic Fish Head • Perch Perkins • Bikini Bottomites • Jellyfish
Other recurring characters