Encyclopedia SpongeBobia
Encyclopedia SpongeBobia
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 "Ripped Pants." He shares the same incidental model number with Incidental 37B and is classified as a "hotdog" type incidental.



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 apperences, 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 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.

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.

"Patty Hype"

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

"SpongeGuard on Duty"

He is 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.

"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.

"Driven to Tears"

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

"The Battle of Bikini Bottom"

He appears as one of the many fish reenacting 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 reenacting battles is lame and decides to go knit sweaters with three other fish who were also reenacting the battle.

"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.

"Chum Caverns"

He gets handcuffed to the register by Mr. Krabs where he desperately begs Krabs to let him go.


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.

"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.


He appears as a Russian pet store employee telling SpongeBob they are out of Snail Bites.

"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.

"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.

"Move It or Lose It"

He is the first one to sign the petition to avoid the Chum Bucket being bulldozed.

The Executive Treatment

He is seen at the Krusty Krab as an executive with Incidental 40.

"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.

"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 them sadly tells him that he doesn't know and drops the patty on the floor.

"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.

"Krusty Koncessionaires"

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


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