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Horace A. Whopper is one of the judges from the Bikini Bottom Court House, replacing the retiring Judge Stickleback. He first appears in the episode "The Krusty Sponge."

He was replaced by Judge Sardine, whose first episode is "Driven to Tears." He also makes an appearance in the episode "Patty Caper."


He is an obese, light olive green fish and has a wig that resembles a 1700s male wig.

Role in series

"The Krusty Sponge"

This is his first time judging, named The People vs. Eugene Krabs, where he is about to deem Mr. Krabs guilty for poisoning his customers until the latter takes note of him using a SpongeBob gavel, to which Horace reveals that he is a huge SpongeBob fan. As a result, Mr. Krabs makes a deal with him: Whopper commands Mr. Krabs to ride the Krusty Sponge Fun Train, after which he can then be seen riding the Krusty Sponge Fun Train operated by Squidward instead, whom he whips repeatedly.

"Patty Caper"

He sentences Mr. Krabs to give away free Krabby Patties all day as punishment for stealing his own formula.


  • He has been a judge in three episodes, while Judge Stickleback is a judge in one episode along with Judge Sardine.
  • His wig is similar to Judge Sardine's.
  • He is named Judge Trout, according to the bailiff, in some episodes.
  • The judge's last name is "Whopper," which is a fishing term for a very large fish, especially one that got away.
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