[to SpongeBob] Do you kiss your mother with that mouth?!
— Janitor, "Sailor Mouth"

The janitor[1] is a fish who is a common background character in the series. His character model is first used as the chrome spray painter in "SB-129," and he makes his first official appearance in "Big Pink Loser."


He is an olive-green fish with dark purple lips and light purple dorsal fins. He wears faded-blue overalls, an orange shirt, and a small orange hat. He appears to have two jobs; as a delivery fish in "Big Pink Loser" and as a garbage fish in "Sailor Mouth" and "Artist Unknown." He appears in multiple other episodes doing other jobs.

In the book Just Say "Please!", he is revealed to be the janitor at Pearl's school.

Role in series

"Big Pink Loser"

He can be seen delivering SpongeBob a truckload of trophies, causing Patrick to feel jealous.

Later in the episode, he mistakes SpongeBob as Patrick and delivers the latter's trophy to SpongeBob. However under closer examination SpongeBob reveals that the trophy is supposed to be delivered to Patrick.

"Sailor Mouth"

While he is taking out the trash, he overhears SpongeBob use of a new word. He is appalled and calls SpongeBob out for using profanity, asking if he kisses his mother with that mouth.

"Artist Unknown"

When Squidward was introducing his works, he showed Bold and Brash. After Monty P. Moneybags makes a joke about it belonging in the trash, he literally throws away the painting.

He is mistaken by Monty as the creator of Squidward's accidental statue, as Squidward gave him his beret, at the end of the episode. Monty says that he is the greatest artist ever.

"Club SpongeBob"

He appears as the co-pilot of a damaged airplane. He and Scooter drop the plane's load of picnic supplies to avoid crashing.

"SpongeBob's Last Stand"

He appears in the crowd at Jellyfish Fields.

"The Clam Whisperer"

He is seen eating a Krabby Patty at the Krusty Krab.

"No Pictures Please"

He appears in the crowd that gathers around Patrick's house.

"The Krusty Sponge"

He sits with Sandals at the Krusty Krab and sees the latter is sick from eating one of the Spongy Patties. Taking a bite of it, he is disgusted and confronts Mr. Krabs on selling a rip off of a krabby patty before he receives food poisoning. It is revealed he is a cop, he soon arrests the shocked Mr. Krabs after it turns out he sold rotten patties to customers who all got sick from them. During Mr. Krabs' trial, he is seen in the jury who declare Mr. Krabs guilty.


  • "Do you kiss your mother with that mouth?!" —"Sailor Mouth"


  • The model number for the janitor is "119."[2]


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