Encyclopedia SpongeBobia
Encyclopedia SpongeBobia
Not to be confused with Incidental 37B or Incidental 106.
How long are you gonna keep us standing here?
— Incidental 37A, "As Seen on TV"

Incidental 37A[3], also known as Incidental B37[4], is a fish who first appears in the episode "Ripped Pants." He shares the same incidental model number with Incidental 37B and is classified as a "hotdog" type incidental.



Back view of Incidental 37A's older model sheet, with the purple sunscreen on his nose.

He is a grayish-brown fish with black eyes and gray lips. He wears light green shorts with a dark green flower design, which are similar to Patrick's. In his older appearances, he had a purple dollop of sunscreen on his nose.

Incidental B37

He wears a dark gray suit and pants over a white dress shirt with a dark red necktie. He also has purplish-blue lines on his fins.

Role in series

Incidental 37A drowning

Incidental 37A's model sheet of his medieval variant from "Dunces and Dragons"

Incidental 37A is a very commonly used incidental character. He makes many notable appearances as well as minor appearances. He makes his most major appearance in "What's Eating Patrick?" as a child with Ted as his father. He is seen with Incidental 37B in many episodes. He was firstly designed to be a beachgoer playing volleyball against SpongeBob, Sandy, and Larry the Lobster.

Major roles

"Ripped Pants"

He is seen on a volleyball team with Incidental 37B and Incidental 46 where Larry the Lobster manages to easily beat the three of them in a single hit.

"Sleepy Time"

He appears in Plankton's dream where he glares at Plankton with Fred and Incidental 93 after he shrinks.

"Walking Small"

He serves SpongeBob as a volleyball at the end of the episode.

"Patty Hype"

He claims that his face turned purple from eating a Pretty Patty.

"I'm Your Biggest Fanatic"

He appears as one of Kevin C. Cucumber's biggest fans in the ditch.

"The Smoking Peanut"

He is seen using the soda machine at the Bikini Bottom Zoo near the beginning of the episode.

"Jellyfish Hunter"

He and Incidental 4 look at each other during Fred's song. Fred is later seen putting jelly on his Krabby Patty.

"The Fry Cook Games"

He appears as a Fry Cook Games competitor doing a somersault from bouncing on a jelly cube.

"SpongeGuard on Duty"

He, Scooter, and Sandals are first seen asking Larry the Lobster how the tubage is, and Larry tells them it's gnarly. He also appears as one of Incidental 14's friends that happily lift SpongeBob into the air. He is then seen drowning in Goo Lagoon for reading and swimming at the same time. Larry the Lobster then rescues him from drowning and he then claims to never read and swim again.

"As Seen on TV"

He appears as the leader of the angry mob at the Krusty Krab who are acting impatient about not having their orders ready. SpongeBob notices the green striped sweater that he is wearing and sings the Sweater Song for him, much to his annoyance.

"Krabby Land"

He is seen at the playground as a kid swinging with Incidental 48KID.

"Pranks a Lot"

He is a surfer as seen in this episode, where he is scared off by SpongeBob and Patrick invisibly acting as ghosts and falls off his surfboard.

"Bummer Vacation"

He orders a Krabby Patty from Squidward while SpongeBob pretends to be Patrick in the kitchen.

"Driven to Tears"

He faints with Fred and Incidental 6 after the announcer tells Patrick that men will want to be like him.

"Roller Cowards"

He appears in SpongeBob's nightmare at Glove World! ordering cotton candy from Weenie 1, but the two of them then turn into monsters glaring at SpongeBob and Patrick.

"The Krusty Sponge"

He is one of the customers who gets poisoned by the Spongy Patties and also appears in the jury of poisoned fish that find Mr. Krabs guilty.

"Goo Goo Gas"

He runs past the bathroom door when Squidward was about to exit it.

"Picture Day"

He appears as one of the teenagers throwing ketchup filled balloons.

"Mermaid Man vs. SpongeBob"

He appears as one of the kids who attack Squidward at the child birthday party and later appears as one of the kids tossing Squidward out the Krusty Krab window.

"The Battle of Bikini Bottom"

He appears as one of the many fish re-enacting the Battle of Bikini Bottom. SpongeBob and Patrick walk up to him and ask him if the other members at the battle are his friends and he tells him that he pretty much hates everyone at the battle. He later at the end of the episode decides that re-enacting battles is lame and decides to go knit sweaters with three other fish who were also re-enacting the battle.

"The Two Faces of Squidward"

When handsome Squidward walks out of his house, he claims that he wants his shirt and was later seen fighting over a piece of Squidward's shirt with Incidental 36 until he notices handsome Squidward's clarinet playing.

"Suction Cup Symphony"

After Incidental 45 claims that SpongeBob was awesome during Squidward's performance, he tells her not to forget about Patrick.

"Not Normal"

Squidward happily gives him a Krabby Patty after three weeks of SpongeBob being normal.

"Boating Buddies"

He tells Mrs. Puff that he was sent to Boating School for speeding. Mrs. Puff tells him "very good" for sharing it with her. He then replies that there is nothing good about it and Mrs. Puff tries to tell him what she really meant and he tells her that he already knows what she meant and pouts.

"The Krabby Kronicle"

He is seen receiving his food from Squidward when Mr. Krabs enters the Krusty Krab.

"SpongeBob SquarePants vs. The Big One"

Sandy sits beside him at the beach and tells him that she will never find SpongeBob and Patrick. He then asks her if one of them is a little square dude with buck teeth. Sandy accuses him of being some kind of mind-reader and he then annoyingly points over to SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward, and Mr. Krabs who have just returned to the beach.

"Professor Squidward"

He appears as a student in Squilliam Fancyson's music class where Squidward impersonates him. When SpongeBob and Patrick accidentally call Squidward by his real name, Incidental 37A claims that he knew he was a fake from the first minute.

"Gullible Pants"

He is one of the Krusty Krab customers that was cornered by SpongeBob's dancing.

"Sand Castles in the Sand"

Patrick runs over him and Incidental 46 while playing frisbee with SpongeBob.


He appears as the leader of SpongeBob's fans during a badminton game against Sandy and Incidental 108. He later tells the story of Incidental 108 constantly skipping boating school and now lives the lonely life of a criminal.

"Truth or Square"

SpongeBob delivers a plate of Krabby Patties to him, Incidental 48, and Incidental 107 while rolling on the Krabby Patty secret formula.

"Chum Caverns"

He gets handcuffed to the register by Mr. Krabs where he desperately begs Krabs to let him go, and later when everyone gets trapped inside the Krusty Krab underground, he claims that at least they are trapped in a good restaurant.

"Stuck in the Wringer"

He is seen stealing Mr. Krabs' money after SpongeBob trips on the cash register.

"Squidward in Clarinetland"

He is one of the fish that was trying to collect Incidental 14's loose change until he and the other fish trying to collect the change gets scared away by Mr. Krabs.

"SpongeBob's Last Stand"

He interrupts Ben Blenny's new report while the jellyfish destroy Bikini Bottom and says hello to everyone he knows on television.

"Welcome to the Bikini Bottom Triangle"

He claims Incidental 24 from the pile of stuff that were originally from the Bikini Bottom Triangle.

"Hide and Then What Happens?"

He watches SpongeBob rise from the Goo Lagoon from inside Sandy's submarine.

"The Masterpiece"

He and Incidental 37B appear as employees at the Sea Chicken Shack where the two of them kick SpongeBob out of the restaurant.

"Whelk Attack"

He is seen running from a sea whelk with Incidental 27 until the whelk devours him.

"Krusty Dogs"

Squidward tries to fool him by making him think that Krusty Dogs caused him stomach pain.

"The Other Patty"

He smells the Flabby Patties from the Flabby Patty Shack at the Krusty Krab and literally disappears.

"The Hot Shot"

He is one of the students at Mrs. Puff's Boating School that cheers for the arrival of Tony Fast Sr. and Tony Fast Jr. as well as watching Tony Fast Jr. drive himself and later help SpongeBob drive.

"Sweet and Sour Squid"

He runs out of the Krusty Krab from hearing Squidward's bad clarinet playing and later appears sunbathing with Incidental 46 until they get disturbed by Squidward's bad clarinet playing.

"The Googly Artiste"

He, Incidental 48, and Sandals claim that they would like to buy a piece of Patrick's art after seeing Ted buy one himself. He is then seen purchasing a piece of Patrick's art from him after Incidental 107 buys one.

"Ghoul Fools"

He runs out of the Krusty Krab after Ted calls SpongeBob and Patrick insane.

"Bubble Buddy Returns"

He slips and falls on Shiny Bubble's soapy trail and later cheers and runs around when Shiny Bubble released a rain of money from the cash register.

"Restraining SpongeBob"

He walks into the Krusty Krab with a fish berry pie for his grandmother, only for Squidward to get tossed into it and puff up due to being allergic to fish berries.


He and Incidental 42 become amazed by the Fiasco when Squidward announces it.

"Free Samples"

He gets food poisoning from trying a Krabby Patty made out of chum by Plankton.

"Face Freeze!"

He runs away from SpongeBob and Patrick at Goo Lagoon when they rise from under the lagoon.

"Glove World R.I.P."

He is one of the fish in the roller coaster that crashes into SpongeBob's house at the beginning of the episode. He is also one of the fish that fall off of a roller coaster and lands onto the glove pole. He happily claims that he landed safely until the other fish on the roller coaster land on him and they all then fall off the pole.


Squidward appears taking his order after Mr. Krabs sends him back to the register. He later appears where he laughs when Mr. Krabs tosses a Krabby Patty at his and Incidental 37B's faces where they both laugh at each other when it happens.


He looks at SpongeBob when he yells out that Gary the Snail is making a scene. He later appears as a Russian pet store employee telling SpongeBob they are out of Snail Bites.

"Move It or Lose It"

He is the first one to sign the petition to avoid the Chum Bucket being bulldozed, where he signs his name as Tuck Tucker.

"Squid Baby"

He gets disturbed by the smell of baby Squidward's dirty diaper.

"It Came from Goo Lagoon"

He is seen angrily demanding Mr. Krabs to give up the Krabby Patty secret formula to Plankton with Incidental 41 and Incidental 48 by just saying "yeah" three times after they finish their sentences when Plankton threatens to pop the giant goo bubble.

"SpongeBob You're Fired"

After Mr. Krabs fires SpongeBob, Incidental 37A walks up to SpongeBob and asks him if the Krabby Patty that he is holding is for him. SpongeBob then sadly tells him that he doesn't know and drops the patty on the floor.

"Tutor Sauce"

He is seen driving his boatmobile down a one-way street where he crashes into the Krusty Krab due to SpongeBob driving the opposite way.

The Executive Treatment

Incidental B37 is seen at the Krusty Krab as an executive with Incidental 40's "B"/"BM" variant.

"What's Eating Patrick?"

His most major role. He appears as a child with an injured foot with Ted as his father. He meets Patrick while he is training for the eating competition. He tells Patrick that he hurt his foot on the playground. He and his father watch the competition, and he tells Patrick that he believes in him to finish the Krabby Patty-eating contest. Patrick takes his advice and continues to eat. Patrick then wins the contest due to the boy's advice. Later in the episode, he breaks his other foot when the eating contest belt hits him.

"The Sewers of Bikini Bottom"

He is briefly seen flushing a toilet at the Krusty Krab Stadium.

"Bulletin Board"

He reads PStar7's note on the bulletin board claiming that one of his eyes is larger than the other one. He then reveals to have one abnormally large eyeball.

"SpongeBob's Place"

He arrives at SpongeBob's house as Incidental BM37 when he smells the Krabby Patties SpongeBob made at his house.


He is one of the fish that the Chum Bucket glove squeezes out of the bus.

"Krusty Koncessionaires"

He is seen at the Low Tides concert being carried by the audience along with Incidental 84.

"Food PBFFT! Truck"

Mr. Krabs sees him standing outside of the Krusty Krab and asks him why he doesn't want a Krabby Patty. He claims the restaurant is too far away and a food truck drives by and gets him food instead. This prompts Mr. Krabs to have SpongeBob and Squidward drive a food truck around Bikini Bottom.

Major roles in The Patrick Star Show

"Pearl Wants to Be a Star"

He is part of the audience that watches Patrick and Pearl perform on Patrick's show throughout the entire episode.

Major roles in shorts

"Juice Man"

He appears as one of the kids that become amazed by seeing Incidental 67 hanging out with SpongeBob as "Juice Man."


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  2. ^ Treats!
  3. ^ Incidental model sheet 2
  4. ^ SpongeBob's Place storyboard