Incidental 97[1] is a background character who first appears in the episode "Valentine's Day."


He is a tall male fish with three dark spots above his mouth. He wears a collared shirt and has a thin dorsal fin. His most common color scheme is turquoise with green spots and a purple shirt.

Role in series

"Valentine's Day"

He is a visitor of the Valentine's Day Carnival. He and his wife are on the far left side of the carnival crowd.

"Walking Small"

He is seen in the crowd surrounding Plankton when he is crying on the floor.

"Neptune's Spatula"

He is seen at the Fry Cook Museum and runs away when King Neptune gets mad and announces "This joke has gone far enough!"

"Dying for Pie"

In the original storyboard, SpongeBob introduced Squidward to him. In the final episode, he was replaced with Incidental 114.

"Prehibernation Week"

He appears in the crowd. He turns his head when Incidental 8 falsely claims that SpongeBob is up in the sky.

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

He can be seen at the top right corner in one of the crowd shots when SpongeBob is excited because he through he got the manager job at The Krusty Krab 2.

"Dirty Bubble Returns"

He and his family (the fish woman and Incidental 103) watch as the Dirty Bubble cleans the exterior of their dirty house. They all cheer until it collapses, making them sad. He is yellow in this episode.

"Krusty Koncessionaires"

He appears in the crowd. Like in "Dirty Bubble Returns," he is yellow and paired with the fish woman.


  • 15 years passed between his appearance in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie and his eventual return in "Dirty Bubble Returns."


  1. ^ "Dying for Pie" storyboard
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