Big, meaty, claws!
— Incidental 40, Band Geeks

Incidental 40 is one of the show's incidental characters. He first appears in the episode "Ripped Pants."



He is usually a cyan fish with a dark blue dorsal fin. On the sides of his head, there are light reddish-purple spots. He has light salmon lips and black eyes. He is also shown with sharp teeth in earlier appearances.

In his early appearances, he doesn't wear any clothes. In later episodes, he usually wears a white shirt with a red speedo.

Role in series

"Ripped Pants"

He is seen eating a burger at the snack bar, and SpongeBob tells him that "ripped pants" would go good with a burger, much to his annoyance.

"Hall Monitor"

He attends boating school and then goes home seen in his boatmobile.

"Sleepy Time"

He appears in Plankton's dream.

"Valentine's Day"

He is seen with Incidental 49 at the Valentine's Day carnival.

"Walking Small"

SpongeBob gets sand in his eyes while waving a beach towel at all the beachgoers.

"Fools in April"

He is seen inside SpongeBob's house.

"Neptune's Spatula"

He is seen at the Fry Cook Museum.


He says that his Krabby Patty tastes like a fried boot after SpongeBob takes a break and leaves Squidward with the cooking.

"Your Shoe's Untied"

He claims that he is definitely leaving the Krusty Krab when he sees Mr. Krabs underwear showing.

"Bubble Buddy"

He impatiently waits for Bubble Buddy to come out of the public toilet.

"Band Geeks"

He insults Mr. Krabs by referring to his "big meaty claws" which starts an argument between the two and eventually starts an argument with everyone in the band.

"Graveyard Shift"

He asks Squidward for some ketchup while he was telling SpongeBob the story of the Hash-slinging slasher.

"The Fry Cook Games"

He is seen opening the Fry Cook Games by lighting a torch on a giant hamburger. A breeze blows off his torch at his first attempt. He successfully lights the burger on fire the second time, only for him to somehow get caught on fire himself.

"Just One Bite"

He orders a King-Size Ultra Krabby Supreme on a stick with a bottle of mayonnaise.

"License to Milkshake"

He orders a milkshake at the Krusty Krab, however he became unsatisfied with his shake due to it being too hard and solid. After SpongeBob graduates from the Milkshake Academy, he gets another milkshake and claims it is the best one he ever had.

"High Sea Diving"

He attempts to sacrifice Incidental 104 after the Bikini Bottomites believe they have upset King Neptune.

"SpongeBob's Big Birthday Blowout"

He tries to eat some of SpongeBob's birthday cake along with Grubby Grouper, but Sandy yanks the cake out of their mouths.


Incidental 151 asks him for a toy, but he tells him he already has one of those toys at home. He then freaks out when he realizes that he was really referring to the Chum Bucket glove.


  • His "Big, meaty claws!" line from "Band Geeks" has become an internet meme.
  • In "Breakin'," two Incidental 40s appear at the same time.
  •  Episode 3 of Bikini Bottom Mysteries is centered on him.
  • In "Slimy Dancing" and "Pat Hearts Squid," he is mistakenly shown without eyebrows.
  • He appears as a prisoner in "Jailbreak!"


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