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Horace A. Whopper is one of the judges from the Bikini Bottom Court House, replacing the retiring Judge Stickleback. He is a true SpongeBob fan. He is nicknamed Judge Trout in some episodes, and was replaced by Judge Sardine, whose first episode is "Driven to Tears." He also makes an appearance in the episode "Patty Caper," sentencing Mr. Krabs to sell free Krabby Patties all day.


He is an obese, light olive green fish and has a wig that resembles a 1700s male wig, and also somewhat resembles Ned's wig. He is the second judge of the courthouse, replacing the retiring Stickleback.

Role in series

His first time judging is in "The Krusty Sponge," named The People vs. Eugene Krabs, where Mr. Krabs refuses to give his Krabby Patties for free, Mr. Krabs agreed to give his Krabby Patties for free, Whopper commands Mr. Krabs to ride the Krusty Sponge Fun Train. Whopper can then be seen riding the Krusty Sponge Fun Train operated by Squidward, whom he whips repeatedly.


  • 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.
  • The judge's name may also be a reference to Judge Joseph A. Wapner, a retired former American judge and former TV judge in the reality court show The People's Court.
Characters (VE)


SpongeBobPatrickSquidwardMr. KrabsPlanktonKarenSandyMrs. PuffPearlGary


PatchyPottyFrench NarratorMermaid ManBarnacle BoyFlying DutchmanKing NeptuneLarry the LobsterHarold SquarePantsMargaret SquarePantsGrandma SquarePantsRealistic Fish HeadPerch PerkinsBikini BottomitesJellyfish

Major Background

Bubble BassFredHaroldPeterson Nat TuckerOld Man JenkinsSandalsTomNorma Rechid



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