Encyclopedia SpongeBobia
Encyclopedia SpongeBobia
This is the page about an incidental that was named Charlie. For other uses, see Charlie (disambiguation).
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 trying to pass off a banana for SpongeBob, "Prehibernation Week"

Incidental 23,[2][3] also known as Incidental F7,[4] 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.

Incidental F7

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's model sheet of his medieval variant from "Dunces and Dragons."

Incidental 23 is a somewhat commonly used incidental character. He makes several non-speaking roles as well as speaking roles. He also has an "F" Incidental variant known as Incidental F7 that has made a few appearances throughout the series. He was firstly designed to be a beachgoer.

Major roles

"Ripped Pants"

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


He and Incidental 31 spit their food out before all the customers freak out from hearing Mr. Krabs saying he doesn't want SpongeBob sneezing all over his food.


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 was one of the customers at the Krusty Krab that constantly made fun of SpongeBob getting kisses from his grandma with Squidward. He also makes fun of SpongeBob with a long insult acknowledging his infantile habits before the other customers cut him off for going on. He is also seen with Squidward at the end of the episode laughing at SpongeBob's crying at Grandma SquarePants' house.

"Prehibernation Week"

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

"No Free Rides"

He is seen celebrating Incidental 73's birthday in Mrs. Puff's fantasy, where they eventually get run over by SpongeBob.

"Squirrel Jokes"

He is seen at the nightly event called Komedy Krab he was also heard whispers "What?" after hearing SpongeBob's goldfish joke.

"Artist Unknown"

He is one of the students that mistake Squidward's art class for their cooking class.

"The Bully"

He is one of the fish that beat up Incidental 85 after they believe that he was the one threatening to kick SpongeBob's butt.

"Doing Time"

He appears as a rock collector with Incidental 107 where he tosses SpongeBob and Patrick disguised as rocks into their truck.

"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."

"Selling Out"

He is seen receiving his change from the Krabby O'Monday's automated cash register.

"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.

"Pest of the West"

He appears as one of the cowboys at the Krusty Kantina singing "Dead Eye" with Pecos Patrick.

"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.

"Back to the Past"

He appears as a prisoner in the Man Rayopolis timeline.

"Karate Star"

He is seen as one of the prisoners Patrick accidentally frees with his karate chop.

"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.


He is one of the prisoners that help Plankton steal the Krabby Patty secret formula at the Krusty Krab.

"Lost in Bikini Bottom"

He appears as one of three tough-looking fish that take over the old abandoned sofa that SpongeBob uses as a landmark.

"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 restaurant 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. Patrick licks a spot of food off of his face and Incidental 23 disgustingly tells him thanks.

"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.

"Upturn Girls"

Incidental F7 is seen getting tipped over with Incidental F8 from the smell of Narlene's perfume while Incidental 23 can be seen being disturbed by the stench with man inc hat.

"Say Awww!"

He is seen helping form a pyramid when the Bikini Bottomites try to escape Q.T.-π for the first time.


Incidental 23's female variant.

  • He is one of the few incidentals that has had a gender swap variant.