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If you were looking for the article about the episode, then see Kenny the Cat.
If you were looking for the article about the worm, then see Kenney the Worm.
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If you were looking for the article about the crew member, then see Kenny Pittenger.
Character

Kenny the Cat is a character who appears in the episode of the same name and the online game How Well Do You Know SpongeBob SquarePants?.

Description

He has long arms and legs, gray and white fur, a skinny tail with a white tip, yellow eyes with black pupils, and silver eyelids.

Role in episode

In Bikini Bottom, Kenny the Cat is renowned as a celebrity due to his extra-biological ability of holding his breath for large amounts of time. SpongeBob and the greater majority of Bikini Bottom idolize him for his talent.

Later in the episode, in the Krusty Krab bathroom, SpongeBob discovers that Kenny is a fraud, for he uses an oxygen tank to elude his fans of his breathing feats.

At his final autograph signing in the Krusty Krab dining room, Sandy begins to interrogate a pressured Kenny into revealing his secret of using the oxygen tank, revealing to all of his fans that he is, in fact, a fraud.

At the epilogue of the episode, Kenny decides that he should change his personality from eluding people to a more candid approach. SpongeBob decides that he should become "the cat that likes water," only for Sandy to launch him back up to the surface before Kenny thinks of any ideas.

Trivia

Tom and Kenny
  • The name "Kenny" may be a reference to the surname of Tom Kenny, SpongeBob's voice actor.
  • Kenny's appearance is similar to that of Tom from Tom and Jerry. In addition, his appearance is similar to that of the cartoon version of Salem Saberhagen from Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
    • Ironically, combining Tom and Kenny gives one Tom Kenny.
  • Kenny is not sized realistically. He is a cat and should be much larger than a fish and a squirrel. However, he still is somewhat larger than Sandy.
  • He is the first character in the whole series to call SpongeBob simply "Bob."
  • Kenny is not the first mammal character to be able to hold his breath underwater without an air helmet. Fuzzy Acorns from the episode The Way of the Sponge had possessed the ability to go without air for extended periods of time, even better than Kenny.

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