Howard's bassoon is a musical instrument that appears in the episode "New Fish in Town" and belongs to Howard.


The bassoon is a woodwind instrument that is in the double reed family, and has its music usually written in bass and tenor clefs, but occasionally can reach the treble clef as well. It is most commonly found in orchestras, ensembles (wind and chamber), and concert bands.

Howard's particular bassoon is colored metallic blue and has a long row of keys with a curved and silver bocal coming out from the body of the instrument.

Role in episode

When Squidward is having a conversation with Howard, Howard mentions that he plays the bassoon. He and Squidward head inside of his trailer where they perform their own instruments together with Squidward using his clarinet.


List of musical instruments (VE)

ClareyWooden clarinetHoward's bassoonFluteGolden clarinetPearl's saxophone
Slide whistle




BassinetViolinGary's violinThe world's smallest violinSpongeBob's ukuleleNutsy

Percussion and keyboards


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