Encyclopedia SpongeBobia
Encyclopedia SpongeBobia
Not to be confused with Incidental 31, the mortician, or the Purple judge.
Uh... here he is! Hey, can I go home now?
— Incidental 23, "Prehibernation Week"

Incidental 23[2][3] is a fish who first appears in the episode "Ripped Pants." He is classified as a "weirdo" type incidental.



He is a large light turquoise fish who wears red-orange shorts. He has blue lips, blue arms and legs, and a blue fin. In his debut, "Ripped Pants," the sclera of his eyes were originally a darker shade of blue.

"F" Incidental

He wears a dark gray suit and darker gray pants. He also wears a white dress shirt with a black bowtie under his suit.

Role in series


Incidental 23 is a somewhat commonly used incidental character. He makes several non-speaking roles as well as speaking roles.

Major roles

"Ripped Pants"

She is part of the audience that constantly cheers for Larry the Lobster and Sandy's weightlifting in many shots.


He appears at the Krusty Krab with Incidental 42 where they both cry while hearing Sandy's Texas Song. After Incidental 42 uses his Krabby Patty to wipe his tears away like a tissue, Incidental 23 takes his patty and blows his nose into it.

"Walking Small"

He randomly sits right on SpongeBob's face for no reason. Plankton then tells him to be assertive and command him to get off but SpongeBob just asks him nicely. He later gets off and just walks away.

"Grandma's Kisses"

He starts making fun of SpongeBob with a long insult acknowledging his infantile habits before the other customers cut him off for going on.

"Prehibernation Week"

He tries to pass a banana off as SpongeBob to Sandy, but she does not buy it.

Doing Time

He appears as a rock collector with Incidental 107.

"Krabs vs. Plankton"

When Plankton slips where SpongeBob mops, he tells Incidental 41 there should be a wet floor sign there. To which Incidental 41 replies "Yeah, if that were me who slipped, I'd sue old man Krabs for all he's got." Plankton questions if it includes the Krabby Patty secret formula to which Incidental 23 replies "of course."

"Hocus Pocus"

He stars in a commercial to help promote Mr. Magic's Magical Kit where he is portrayed as a boring person who later becomes a wizard with the help of the Magical Kit.

"Born to Be Wild"

While the customers at the Krusty Krab panic about the Mild Ones, he suddenly arrives holding a stack of napkins and questions why everyone is freaking out.

"The Inmates of Summer"

He is shown to be a prisoner at Inferno Island where Incidental 106 tells him the idea of sneaking away from the island on a boat SpongeBob and Patrick were making.

"To SquarePants or Not to SquarePants"

He tries to order a Krabby Combo but Squidward does not let him. He then tries to order a Double Krabby Patty but SpongeBob does not let him either. He finally tries to order a Triple Krabby Patty with cheese and SpongeBob tells him that he thinks he had too many of those, causing him to get angrily offended and leave.

"The Masterpiece"

He is seen as a marathon runner in the Sea Chicken Shack where SpongeBob tells Mr. Krabs that he smells like a tuna bathed in algae after running a marathon, which offends him.

"Lost in Bikini Bottom"

He appears as one of three tough-looking fish drinking soda and spots an abandoned sofa along with Scooter and Incidental 40.

"The Fish Bowl"

He talks with Fred and Amanda's mother on the bus and gets angry with Sandy when he finds out that she was eavesdropping on their conversation.

"SpongeBob's Place"

He was one of the customers who wanted to change the name of the Krusty Krab to "SpongeBob's Place" and he is seen unamused when Krabs tries to get the customer to keep the resturaunt named "Krusty Krab."

"My Leg!"

He appears as a magician splitting Fred's leg apart during the montage in the beginning of the episode.

"The Nitwitting"

He tosses a quarter into a bowl of soup that got replaced by a parking meter by the Empty Head Society and later appears when SpongeBob says that he forgot how to sit and Incidental 23 walks by and tells him that he is "Obviously not the sharpest tool in the—the tool thing."

"SpongeBob's Big Birthday Blowout"

He is seen as a part of Rube's tour to the surface world with SpongeBob and Patrick.

Boss for a Day

He complains about his table being too wobbly from Incidental 151 bouncing on it so SpongeBob tapes Incidental 151 to a chair.