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This is a load of barnacles.
— Incidental 42, "Prehibernation Week"

Incidental 42, also known as Incidental PM11, is a fish who debuts in the episode "Ripped Pants." His incidental type is currently unknown.



Incidental 42 is a red-orange fish with beige fins, light yellow eyes, and light olive-green lips who wears a baby blue t-shirt. In his older appearances, he had stumpier proportions, oval shaped eyes, and visible gils on the sides of his head.

Incidental PM11

He is a very tall patty monster with beige fins, olive green lips and eyelids, and slightly twisted eyes.

Role in series

"This is a load of barnacles."

Incidental 42 is one of the most commonly used incidental characters in the series. He has made many notable and speaking roles but has also made many minor non speaking roles in the series as well. He can commonly be seen alongside Incidental 41 in many episodes.

Major roles

"Ripped Pants"

He appears as a customer at the snack bar with Incidental 41. The two fish get angrily annoyed by SpongeBob ripping his pants right in front of them.


Incidental 42 goes to see a movie with Fred at the Reef Cinema, he then later reaches into Fred's pocket and finds money.

"Valentine's Day"

He thanks SpongeBob for giving him a bouquet of flowers for Valentines Day.

"Employee of the Month"

He yells out "Hey, free Krabby Patties!" after the Krusty Krab explodes followed by Krabby Patties falling from the sky.


He is seen at the Krusty Krab with Incidental 23 where they are seen crying during Sandy's song. Incidental 42 wipes his tears with his Krabby Patty and Incidental 23 then takes Incidental 42's Krabby Patty and blows his nose through it.

"Dying for Pie"

SpongeBob shows Squidward to Incidental 42 at the park. Squidward tells him "Hey Frank."

"Imitation Krabs"

He is seen at the Krusty Krab with Incidental 41 when Mr. Krabs steals Incidental 41's straw so he can shoot Plankton out of the Krusty Krab with it.

"Patty Hype"

Incidental 42 is a starving fish who desperately needs some food. However, when Mr. Krabs offers a meal at the Krusty Krab, Incidental 42 refuses, saying that there's no pizzazz. He then continues searching for food, water, and atmosphere. He later appears as part of the angry mob demanding a refund and show Mr. Krabs his pretty patty gave him a glow in the dark tongue.

"Prehibernation Week"

During Sandy's search party Incidental 42 whispers to Incidental 49: "This is a load of barnacles." and Sandy somehow manages to hear him.

"SpongeGuard on Duty"

He informs SpongeBob that Patrick is drowning in Goo Lagoon.

"Just One Bite"

He tosses his Krabby Patty into the garbage due to being too full.

"Club SpongeBob"

Incidental 42 is with Incidental 7 in the Kelp Forest where SpongeBob's clubhouse is seen flying past them. He tells her to make a wish.

"I Had an Accident"

Incidental 42 plays football with Incidental 41.

"Fear of a Krabby Patty"

He tells Mr. Krabs that Plankton has the right to have the Chum Bucket open for 23 hours.

"Have You Seen This Snail?"

He works as a waiter serving food to Gary and Granny.

"Selling Out"

When Mr. Krabs mentions the Krabby Patties are full of garbage, Incidental 42 says "What'd he say? Garbage?" and runs out of the restaurant.

"Krusty Towers"

Incidental 42 comes to the eponymous hotel and orders a double Krabby Patty with no onions and extra pickles. Mr. Krabs explains that customers need to rent a room and order room service if they want a patty. Incidental 42 looks at the time and explains "I only have an hour for lunch."

"Ghost Host"

He appears at a mattress shop with Incidental 6 as the salesman. He tries out a mattress and ends up falling asleep on it. The Flying Dutchman tries to scare him while he was sleeping but he wouldn't wake up. The Dutchman then gives up and leaves but Incidental 42 then gets scared by Incidental 6 right after.


He appears as a Reef Cinema employee with Incidental 41 where he tells Incidental 41 "I told you that movie was terrible" after they see an angry mob chase SpongeBob and Sandy out of the theater.

"Squid Wood"

He is seen dancing with Incidental 41 during Mini Squidward's performance.

"Sing a Song of Patrick"

He calls Incidental 27 "lucky" after seeing his head explode during Twinkle, Twinkle, Patrick Star.

"Mermaid Man vs. SpongeBob"

He is the customer who slaps Incidental 7's patty away due too Plankton brainwashing Mermaid Man that they are evil.

"Pest of the West"

He is the customer who SpongeBob serves a Krabby Patty to at the beginning of the episode where he appears to be disturbed by the way SpongeBob brought his patty out to him.

"Choir Boys"

He is part of the Bikini Bottom Men's Choir.

"Sun Bleached"

He appears as a place fish in the dumpster where he tells Incidental 151 that he will get into Craig Mammalton's party next year.

"The Krabby Kronicle"

Mr. Krabs tries to sell a newspaper to him but he turns it down and says it look boring.

"No Hat for Pat"

He appears as one of the tourists.

"The Inside Job"

SpongeBob bumps into Incidental 42 and Incidental 41 due to Plankton messing with his sight.

"Greasy Buffoons"

He asks SpongeBob if he will eat the grease on a plate that he is holding but SpongeBob tells him it was supposed to go to table 3.

"The Play's the Thing"

Incidental 42 asks Squidward for a Double Krabby meal with extra kelp. Later, Incidental 42 appears in an angry mob that angrily tells Squidward they want their Krabby Patties. Incidental 42 later pays Mr. Krabs to toss Krabby Patties at SpongeBob and Squidward.

"Drive Thru"

He appears as the father of Incidental 102 and Incidental 103 where he drive them to the Krusty Krab and mistakes the hole in a wall as a drive thru, giving Mr. Krabs the idea to add a drive thru to the Krusty Krab.

"Squidward's School for Grown-Ups"

He appears as a waiter at a fancy restaurant.


He and Incidental 107 appear as a pair of cops who arrest Mrs. Puff after they find a note on her from Patrick-Man saying that she is a boat thief.

"Safe Deposit Krabs"

He appears as a security guard at the Bank of Bikini Bottom Bank with Incidental 41 where they constantly keep kicking Mr. Krabs out of the bank.

"SpongeBob LongPants"

He asks SpongeBob for a ticket at the dry cleaners.

"Larry's Gym"

He is one of the gym members.

"Bulletin Board"

He reads PStar7's note about having an empty feeling inside every time he eats at the Krusty Krab.

"Trident Trouble"

He has a bunch of dancing Krabby Patties jump into his mouth.

"Patrick's Coupon"

Patrick bumps into him on the street and accuses him of wanting Patrick's coupon.

"Spot Returns"

He is the first one to buy an amoeba puppy from SpongeBob and Plankton.

"Krabby Patty Creature Feature"

When he sees the secret patties turn everyone into Krabby Patty creatures, Incidental 42 tosses his patty in the trash but PM18 make him eat a part of him self which turns Incidental 42 into a patty monster resembling Incidental PM18.

"Ink Lemonade"

He at first asks Squidward if he is okay after he tries to squirt ink from his nose and then demands him to give him some black lemonade.


When ChefBob asks the audience "Who's hungry?" Incidental 42 can be seen chewing on his arm and he says that he guess he is.

"Gary & Spot"

He is seen as the wedding manager at Marvin's and Alice Wilson's wedding.

"A Place for Pets"

He is first seen at the Krusty Krab with Incidental 41. He then sneaks into the Krusty Krab in a snail costume so he can get a Krabby Patty due to the Krusty Krab currently being a place for pets only.

"Squidward's Sick Daze"

He is seen at the front of the line at the Krusty Krab at the beginning of the episode during Squidward's nightmare.

Major roles in shorts

"Plankton's Color Nullifier"

He is seen at the Krusty Krab with Incidental 49 where Plankton's color nullifier turns him polka dotted.

"Krabby Patty Report"

He is seen with a very large baggy stomach from eating too much Krabby Patties.


  • On YouTube, the first episode in the Bikini Bottom Mysteries series is about Incidental 42. It is about all of the changing names and/or identities that this fish has had throughout the episodes.
  • In the game Nicktoons Freeze Frame Frenzy, Incidental 42's bloated model from "Just One Bite" appears, labeled as "Scooter" in the photo album.
  • This character model has the most different names out of all the generic background characters.
  • Incidental 42 whispering to Incidental 49 "This is a load of barnacles" in "Prehibernation Week" has become a popular meme.
  • He had a feminine voice in "Selling Out."