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Encyclopedia SpongeBobia

In addition to the ten main characters, SpongeBob SquarePants has over 300[1] background characters. They are identified by the artists and animators with individual model numbers. These model numbers correspond to when the characters were designed in production. The following is a list of background characters, sorted by their model numbers.

"Squeaky Boots," the second episode made for season 1 in production order (code #102), was the first produced episode to feature incidental characters. As a result, the first row of incidentals (incidentals 1-11) were all first designed for "Squeaky Boots." Although Incidental 18 and Incidental 21 were also featured in "Squeaky Boots" as well.

Some characters, such as Incidental 35 and Incidental 70, were cut from the model sheets during revisions in season 2, only to reappear in later season 13 episodes. Several incidentals with later numbers appear in episodes before others with earlier numbers; this is due both to many SpongeBob episodes being worked on at the same time, like most animated series, and to numbers not necessarily being assigned in order of appearance, as with Rock Bottomites from season 1 having later numbers than an out-of-appearance-order assortment of characters from up through season 11.

A layout featuring most of the regular incidental characters, the most commonly used incidentals in the series.

Regular Incidentals

These Incidentals have no prefix letter, and they are the most commonly used background characters in the whole series. They also each have their own incidental type with the currently known types being Hotdog, Weirdo, Inbetween, Elderly, 17th Century Fish, and Deep Sea. A few incidentals (Fred (Incidental 1), Incidental 24, Incidental 30, Incidental 41, Incidental 49, Incidental 64, and Incidental 118) also have at least one alternate model that has a single letter as its' suffix for their model number, with the first alternate model's suffix being labeled with an "A" and the next alternate models being labeled with their following respective letters in alphabetical order.

Number Image Debut (production order) Type
Incidental 1 (Fred) Fred (Incidental 1).png "Squeaky Boots" Hotdog
Incidentals 1A-1C Unknown
Incidental 1D Screen Shot 2021-06-29 at 12.16.55 AM.png "Party Pooper Pants" Hotdog
Incidental 2 Incidental -2.png "Squeaky Boots" Weirdo
Incidental 3 Incidental 3.png "Squeaky Boots" Hotdog
Incidental 4 Incidental 4.png "Squeaky Boots" Inbetween
Incidental 5 Incidental 5.png "Squeaky Boots" Hotdog
Incidental 6 INC 6 new colors model pose.jpg "Squeaky Boots" Inbetween
Incidental 7 Incidental 7.jpeg "Squeaky Boots" Hotdog
Incidental 8 Incidental 8.png "Squeaky Boots" Hotdog
Incidental 9 Incidental 9.png "Squeaky Boots" Inbetween
Incidental 10 Incidental 10.jpg "Squeaky Boots" Inbetween
Incidental 11 Incidental Character Models 1~3.jpg "Squeaky Boots" Weirdo
Incidental 12 Incidental Character Models 1~4.jpg "Ripped Pants" Inbetween
Incidental 13 Incidental Character Models 1~5.jpg "Ripped Pants" Inbetween
Incidental 14 Incidental Character Models 1~6.jpg "Ripped Pants" Inbetween
Incidental 15 Incidental Character Models 1~7.jpg "Ripped Pants" Weirdo
Incidental 16 INC 16 new colors model pose.jpg "Ripped Pants" Weirdo
Incidental 17 Incidental Character Models 1~8.1.jpg "Ripped Pants" Inbetween
Incidental 18 Incidental Character Models 1~9.jpg "Squeaky Boots" Weirdo
Incidental 19 Female fish.png "Ripped Pants" Unknown
Incidental 20 Incidental Character Models 1~10.jpg "Ripped Pants" Weirdo
Incidental 21 Incidental Character Models 1~11.jpg "Squeaky Boots" Hotdog
Incidental 22 Incidental Character Models 1~12.jpg "Ripped Pants" Weirdo
Incidental 23 Incidental Character Models 1~12.1.jpg "Ripped Pants" Weirdo
Incidental 24 INC 24 new colors model pose.jpg "Ripped Pants" Unknown
Incidental 24A Whale shark's model pose.png "Ripped Pants" Unknown
Incidental 24B Incidental 24B.jpg "Say Awww!" Unknown
Incidental 24C Incidental 24C.jpg "Say Awww!" (storyboard only) Unknown
Incidental 25 INC 25 new colors model pose.jpg "Boating School" Unknown
Incidental 26 INC 26 new colors model pose.jpg "Boating School" Unknown
Incidental 27 INC 27 new colors model pose.jpg "Boating School" Hotdog
Incidental 28 Incidental 28 Character Model.jpg "Hall Monitor" Weirdo
Incidental 29 Incidental 29 Character Model.jpg "Ripped Pants" Weirdo (likely)
Incidental 30 Incidental 30 Character Model.jpg "Help Wanted" Inbetween
Incidental 30A INC 30A tank-top model pose.jpg "Help Wanted" Inbetween
Incidental 31 Incidental 31 Character Model.jpg "Ripped Pants" Inbetween
Incidental 32 Incidental 32 Character Model.jpg "Ripped Pants" Unknown
Incidental 33 Incidental 33 model pose.jpg "Sandy's Rocket" Unknown
Incidental 34 Far-distance fish.jpg "Ripped Pants" Unknown
Incidental 35 Incidental 35 model pose.jpg "Ripped Pants" Unknown
Incidental 36 INC 36 new model pose.png "Ripped Pants" Unknown
Incidental 37A Incidental 37A Character Model.jpg "Ripped Pants" Hotdog
Incidental 37B Incidental 37B Character Model.jpg "Ripped Pants" Hotdog
Incidental 38 (Scooter) Scooter new model pose.jpg "Ripped Pants" Unknown
Incidental 39 Incidental 39 Character Model.jpg "Ripped Pants" Unknown
Incidental 40 Incidental 40 Character Model.jpg "Ripped Pants" Hotdog
Incidental 41 ​​​​​Incidental 41 Character Model.jpg "Ripped Pants" Unknown
Incidental 41A ​​​​​Medieval 41a.png "Dunces and Dragons" Unknown
Incidental 42 Incidental 42 Character Model.jpg "Ripped Pants" Unknown
Incidentals 43-44 Unknown
Incidental 45 Incidental 45 Character Model.jpg "Ripped Pants" Unknown
Incidental 46 Incidental 46 Character Model.jpg "Ripped Pants" Unknown
Incidental 47 Incidental 47 Character Model.jpg "Ripped Pants" Unknown
Incidental 48 Incidental 48 Character Model.jpg "Ripped Pants" Unknown
Incidental 49 Incidental 49 Character Model.jpg "Ripped Pants" Unknown
Incidental 49A 364BBBB7-1617-45CF-9FAB-D68717DDB0EB.jpg "Opposite Day" Unknown
Incidentals 50-59 Unknown
Incidental 60 Incidental 60 Character Model.jpg "Pickles" Unknown
Incidental 61 Unnamed crab.png "Pickles" Unknown
Incidental 62 Inc 62.png "Pickles" Unknown
Incidental 63 Incidental 63 Character Model.jpg "Pickles" Unknown
Incidental 64 Incidental 64 Character Model.jpg "Pickles" Unknown
Incidental 64A Incidental 64A.jpg "Dunces and Dragons" (unused model sheet only) Unknown
Incidental 65 Incidental 65 Character Model.jpg "Pickles" Unknown
Incidental 66 Catfish customer.png "Valentine's Day" Unknown
Incidental 67 Incidental 67 Character Model.jpg "Pickles" Unknown
Incidental 68 Incidental 68 Character Model.jpg "Pickles" Unknown
Incidental 69 Incidental 69 Character Model.jpg "Pickles" Unknown
Incidental 70 Inc70.png "Pickles" Unknown
Incidental 71 Inc 71.png "Pickles" Unknown
Incidental 72 Unknown
Incidental 73 Incidental 73 Character Model.jpg "Pickles" Unknown
Incidentals 74-79 Unknown
Incidental 80 Incidental 80 Character Model.jpg "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy" Elderly (likely)
Incidental 81 Incidental 81 Character Model.jpg "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy" Elderly (likely)
Incidental 82 Incidental 82 Character Model.jpg "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy" Elderly (likely)
Incidental 83 (Old Man Walker) Incidental 83 Character Model.jpg "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy" Elderly (likely)
Incidental 84 Incidental 84 Character Model.jpg "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy" Elderly (likely)
Incidental 85 Incidental 85 Character Model.jpg "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy" Elderly (likely)
Incidental 86 INC 86 yellow model pose.jpg "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy" Elderly (likely)
Incidental 87 INC 87 glasses model pose.jpg "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy" Elderly (likely)
Incidental 88 Incidental 88 model pose.jpg "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy" Elderly (likely)
Incidental 89 Incidental 89 model pose.jpg "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy" Elderly (likely)
Incidental 90 Incidental 90 Character Model.jpg "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy" Elderly (likely)
Incidental 91 Incidental 91 Character Model.jpg "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy" Elderly (likely)
Incidental 92 Incidental 92 Character Model.jpg "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy" Elderly (likely)
Incidental 93 Incidental 93 Character Model.jpg "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy" Elderly (likely)
Incidental 94 Incidental 94 Character Model.jpg "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy" Elderly (likely)
Incidental 95 Incidental 95 model pose.jpg "Culture Shock" Unknown
Incidental 96 Incidental 96 model pose.jpg "Valentine's Day" Unknown
Incidental 97 Incidental 97 model pose.jpg "Valentine's Day" Unknown
Incidental 98 Incidental 98 model pose.jpg "Valentine's Day" Unknown
Incidental 99 Incidental 99 model pose.jpg "Valentine's Day" Unknown
Incidental 100 Incidental 100 model pose.jpg "Valentine's Day" Unknown
Incidental 101 Incidental 101 model pose.jpg "Valentine's Day" Unknown
Incidental 102 Incidental 102 Character Model.jpg "Valentine's Day" Unknown
Incidental 103 Incidental 103 Character Model.jpg "Valentine's Day" Unknown
Incidental 104 Incidental 104 Character Model.jpg "Valentine's Day" Unknown
Incidental 105 Incidental 105 Character Model.jpg "Valentine's Day" Unknown
Incidental 106 INC 106 new colors model pose.jpg "Valentine's Day" Unknown
Incidental 107 Incidental 107 Character Model.jpg "Valentine's Day" Unknown
Incidental 108 Incidental 108 Character Model.jpg "Valentine's Day" Unknown
Incidental 109 Incidental 109 model pose.jpg "Valentine's Day" Unknown
Incidental 110 Incidental 110 model pose.jpg "Valentine's Day" Unknown
Incidental 111 Incidental 111 model pose.jpg "Valentine's Day" Unknown
Incidental 112 Brown carnival patron.png "Valentine's Day" Unknown
Incidental 113 Green carnival patron.png "Valentine's Day" Unknown
Incidental 114 INC 114 new colors model pose.jpg "F.U.N." Unknown
Incidental 115 INC 115 new model pose.jpg "F.U.N." Unknown
Incidental 116 INC 116 new model pose.jpg "I Was a Teenage Gary" Unknown
Incidental 117 Inc 117 model pose.jpg "Hello Bikini Bottom!" Unknown
Incidental 118 INC 118 new model pose.jpg "Hall Monitor" Unknown
Incidental 118A INC 118A model pose.jpg "Professor Squidward" Unknown
Incidental 118B Nancy O'Malley.png "Doing Time" Unknown
Incidental 118C INC 118C model pose.png "Chocolate with Nuts" Unknown
Incidental 118D INC 118D model pose.png "No Free Rides" Unknown
Incidental 119 119 new model pose .jpg "SB-129" Unknown
Incidental 120 Indigo fancy fish .jpg "Sleepy Time" 17th Century Fish
Incidental 121 Curious fancy fish .jpg "Sleepy Time" 17th Century Fish
Incidental 122 Dark mint fancy fish.jpg "Sleepy Time" 17th Century Fish
Incidental 123 Jumbo head fancy fish .jpg "Sleepy Time" 17th Century Fish
Incidental 124 Incidental 124.jpg "Sleepy Time" 17th Century Fish
Incidental 125 Beehive fancy fish .jpg "Sleepy Time" 17th Century Fish
Incidental 126 Admiral fancy fish .jpg "Sleepy Time" 17th Century Fish
Incidental 127 Sobbing fancy fish .jpg "Sleepy Time" 17th Century Fish
Incidental 128 Chubby orange fancy fish .jpg "Sleepy Time" 17th Century Fish
Incidental 129 Pink fancy fish.jpg "Sleepy Time" 17th Century Fish
Incidental 130 Cyan fancy fish .jpg "Sleepy Time" 17th Century Fish
Incidental 131 Green wig fancy fish .jpg "Sleepy Time" 17th Century Fish
Incidental 132 Green fancy fish .jpg "Sleepy Time" 17th Century Fish
Incidental 133 Tan fancy fish.jpg "Sleepy Time" 17th Century Fish
Incidental 134 Incidental 134.jpg "Sleepy Time" 17th Century Fish
Incidental 135 Orange fancy fish .jpg "Sleepy Time" 17th Century Fish
Incidental 136 Yellow fancy fish .jpg "Sleepy Time" 17th Century Fish
Incidental 137 Unibrow fancy fish .jpg "Sleepy Time" 17th Century Fish
Incidentals 138-140 Unknown
Incidental 141 Incidental 141 model pose.jpg "Valentine's Day" Unknown
Incidental 142 Incidental 142 model pose.jpg "Valentine's Day" Unknown
Incidental 143 Incidental 143 model pose.jpg "Valentine's Day" Unknown
Incidental 144 Incidental 144 model pose.jpg "Valentine's Day" Unknown
Incidentals 145-149 Unknown
Incidental 150 Incidental 150 Character Model.jpg "Bossy Boots" Unknown
Incidental 151 Incidental 151 Character Model.jpg "I'm Your Biggest Fanatic" Unknown
Incidental 152 Incidental 152 Character Model.jpg "Patty Hype" Unknown
Incidental 153 Incidental 153 Character Model.jpg "The Smoking Peanut" Unknown
Incidental 154 INC 154 new model pose.jpg "Something Smells" Unknown
Incidental 155 Incidental 155 Character Model.jpg "Ripped Pants" Unknown
Incidental 156 (Sandals) Incidental 156 Character Model.jpg "Patty Hype" Unknown
Incidental 157 157 new colors.jpg "F.U.N." Unknown
Incidental 158 Incidental 158 Character Model.jpg "Prehibernation Week" Unknown
Incidental 159 INC 159 new colors model pose.jpg "Roller Cowards" Unknown
Incidental 160 INC 160 new colors model pose.jpg "The Incredible Shrinking Sponge" Unknown
Incidental 161 INC 161 model pose.jpg "The Incredible Shrinking Sponge" Unknown
Incidental 162 INC 162 model pose.jpg "The Incredible Shrinking Sponge" Unknown
Incidental 163 INC 163 model pose.jpg "Old Man Patrick" Unknown
Incidental 164 INC 164 model pose.jpg "The Grill is Gone" Unknown
Incidental 165 Screen Shot 2020-10-05 at 2.30.28 PM.png "Your Shoe's Untied" Unknown
Incidental 166 Purple guy model pose.png "Plankton Paranoia" Unknown
Incidental 167 INC 167 model pose.jpg "Ink Lemonade" Unknown
Incidental 168 INC 168 model pose.jpg "Old Man Patrick" Unknown
Incidental 169 INC 169 model pose.jpg "Pat the Horse" Unknown
Incidental 170 Unknown
Incidental 171 INC 171 model pose.jpg "The Grill is Gone" Unknown
Incidental 172 INC 172 model pose.jpg "High Sea Diving" Unknown
Incidental 173 Screen Shot 2020-10-05 at 10.45.35 AM.png "Call the Cops" Unknown
Incidental 174 INC 174 model pose.jpg "Whale of a Birthday" Unknown
Incidental 175 Incidental 175 Character Model.jpg "High Sea Diving" Elderly (likely)
Incidental 176 Incidental 176 Character Model.jpg "High Sea Diving" Elderly (likely)
Incidental 177 Incidental 178 Character Model.jpg "High Sea Diving" Elderly (likely)
Incidental 178 Incidental 178 model pose.jpg "Good Ol' Whatshisname" Elderly (likely)
Incidental 179 INC 179 model pose.jpg "Old Man Patrick" Elderly (likely)
Incidental 180 Senior 6 model pose.png "Old Man Patrick" Elderly (likely)
Incidental 181 Incidental 181 Character Model.jpg "The Grill is Gone" Elderly (likely)
Incidental 182 Incidental 182 Character Model.jpg "The Grill is Gone" Elderly (likely)
Incidental 183 INC 183 model pose.jpg "The Grill is Gone" Unknown
Incidental 184 INC 184 model pose.jpg "The Grill is Gone"[2] Unknown
Incidental 185 185 model pose.jpg "Shell of a Man" Unknown
Incidental 186 INC 186 model pose.jpg "Treats!" Unknown
Incidental 187 INC 187 model pose.jpg "No Pictures Please" Unknown
Incidental 188 INC 188 model pose.jpg "High Sea Diving" Unknown
Incidental 189 INC 189 model pose.jpg "Graveyard Shift" Unknown
Incidentals 190-199 Unknown
Incidental 200 INC 200 model pose.jpg "Rock Bottom" Deep Sea
Incidental 201 Sawfish model pose.jpg "Rock Bottom" Deep Sea
Incidental 202 INC 202 model pose.jpg "Rock Bottom" Deep Sea
Incidental 203 Unknown
Incidental 204 INC 204 model pose.jpg "Rock Bottom" Deep Sea
Incidental 205 Incidental 205.jpg "Rock Bottom" Deep Sea
Incidental 206 Feeler fish model pose.jpg "Rock Bottom" Deep Sea
Incidentals 207-210 Unknown
Incidental 211 Glow fish model pose.png "Rock Bottom" Deep Sea
Incidental 212 INC 212 model pose.jpg "Rock Bottom" Deep Sea
Incidental 213 Unknown
Incidental 214 Gulper eel model pose.jpg "Rock Bottom" Deep Sea
Incidentals 215-219 Unknown
Incidental 220 Sea toad model pose.jpg "Rock Bottom" Deep Sea
Incidental 221 INC 221 model pose.jpg "Rock Bottom" Deep Sea
Incidental 222 Rock Bottom clerk fish model pose.png "Rock Bottom" Deep Sea

Suffix Incidentals

These incidental characters are alternate models of regular incidentals marked with a suffix behind their model numbers. Instead of their suffix being a single letter, they are a word in all capital letters. Some known examples of these are "KID," "BABY," and "ISH."

Number Image Debut
Incidental 1ISH 001-ish.jpg "The Nitwitting"
Incidental 48KID Incidental 48KID.jpg "Krabby Land"
Incidental 63BABY Baby 63.png "Goo Goo Gas"
Incidental 67KID 67KID full body .jpg "Krabby Land"
Incidental 73KID 73KID model pose.jpg "Krabby Land"
Incidental 91KID 91KID model pose.jpg "Krabby Land"
Incidental 102BABY INC 102BABY model pose.jpg "SpongeBob Meets the Strangler"
Incidental 107BABY Incidental 107BABY.jpg "Goo Goo Gas"

Possible Suffix Incidentals

These character models are likely to be suffix incidentals that end in "KID," "BABY," and "ISH." Once it is revealed whether or not these characters are suffix incidentals, this sub-header can be removed.

Number Image Debut
Incidental 2 (Likely BABY) Baby 2.png "Goo Goo Gas"
Incidental 5 (Likely ISH) Incidental 5ISH.jpg "The Nitwitting"
Incidental 6 (Likely BABY) Incidental 6BABY.jpg "Goo Goo Gas"
Incidental 7 (Likely BABY) Incidental 7BABY.jpg "Goo Goo Gas"
Incidental 22 (Likely ISH) Incidental 22ISH.jpg "The Nitwitting"
Incidental 36 (Likely ISH) Incidental 36ISH.jpg "The Nitwitting"
Incidental 37A (Likely KID) Vlcsnap-2016-04-14-18h03m47s392.png "Krabby Land"
Incidental 37A (Likely ISH) Incidental 37AISH.jpg "The Nitwitting"
Incidental 40 (Likely BABY) Baby 40.jpg "Goo Goo Gas"
Baby 41 (Likely BABY) C00A768A-B32A-41D6-90DB-F2B2B2DCB4BF.jpeg "Goo Goo Gas"
Incidental 47 (Likely BABY) Baby 47.png "Goo Goo Gas"
Incidental 60 (Likely KID) 60 kid.jpg "Whale of a Birthday"
Incidental 64 (Likely BABY) Baby 64.png "Goo Goo Gas"
Incidental 90 (Likely ISH) Incidental 90ISH.jpg "The Nitwitting"
Incidental 92 (Likely ISH) Incidental 92ISH.jpg "The Nitwitting"
Incidental 105 (Likely ISH) Incidental 105ISH.jpg "The Nitwitting"
Incidental 151 (Likely BABY) Incidental 151BABY.jpg "All That Glitters"


"Teen" Incidentals

Main article: "Teen" Incidentals

The "Teen" incidentals are a group of teenage fish that were designed for "The Chaperone." Most of the males (Teens 1-6) are well dressed anchovies with hair and they each have at least one alternate model. Most of the females (Teens 7-15) are usually portrayed as teenage friends of Pearl. Teen B1 and Teen B6 were exclusive to static backgrounds until "Whale of a Birthday." They are normally portrayed as teenagers but they have also been portrayed as adults in many episodes as well. They can also commonly be seen among "F" incidentals as well.

Number Image Debut
Teen 1 Billy Fishkins.png "The Chaperone"
Teen 1A Teen 1A.jpg "The Chaperone"
Teen 2 Teen 2.jpg "The Chaperone"
Teen 2A Tan Bryan.png "The Chaperone"
Teen 3 Frizzy-haired glasses anchovy.jpg "The Chaperone"
Teen 3A Teen 3A.png "The Chaperone"
Teen 4 Teen 4.jpg "The Chaperone"
Teen 4A Teen 4A.png "The Chaperone"
Teen 5 Inc T4.png "The Chaperone"
Teen 5A Gray T4.png "The Chaperone"
Teen 6 Brian Flounder model pose.png "The Chaperone"
Teen 6A Blonde Bryan.jpg "The Chaperone"
Teen 6B Teen 6B.png "The Chaperone"
Teen 7 Teen 7 model pose.jpg "The Chaperone"
Teen 8 Incidental T8 (Gray).png "The Chaperone"
Teen 9 Teen 9.png "The Chaperone"
Teen 10 Teen 10 model pose.jpg "The Chaperone"
Teen 11 Teen 11 new design model pose.jpg "The Chaperone"
Teen 12 Teen 12 model pose.png "The Chaperone"
Teen 13 Yellow dress teen anchovy.png "The Chaperone"
Teen 14 Teen Incidental 8 model pose.png "The Chaperone"
Teen 15 Purple Jennifer model pose.png "The Chaperone"
Teen B1 Orange BBHF.jpg "The Chaperone"
Teen B2 Teen 108.jpg "Whale of a Birthday"
Teen B3 7AF17657-6570-4108-B669-E127A71D44A5.jpg "Whale of a Birthday"
Teen B4 Screen Shot 2020-09-12 at 11.58.22 AM.png "Whale of a Birthday"
Teen B5 Unknown
Teen B6 Screen Shot 2020-09-12 at 11.57.52 AM.png "The Chaperone"
Teen B7 Screen Shot 2020-09-12 at 11.57.20 AM.png "Whale of a Birthday"

"F__" Incidentals

Main article: "F" Incidentals

The "F__" incidentals (likely standing for Fancy) are a group of fancy fish designed for "Culture Shock." Some of these fish are actually regular incidentals but with minor edits and fancy suits (Fred, Incidental 2, Incidental 15, Incidental 23, and Incidental 30A).

Number Image Debut
Incidental F1 Grooming Gary 054~2.png "Culture Shock"
Incidental F2 Incidental F2 model pose.jpg "Culture Shock"
Incidental F3 Grooming Gary 197~2.png "Culture Shock"
Incidental F4 Mrs squiggles owner.jpeg "Culture Shock"
Incidental F5 Professor Squidward 009~2.png "Culture Shock"
Incidental F6 Kenney's owner.png "Culture Shock"
Incidental F7 Fancy Inc23.png "Culture Shock"
Incidental F8 Spiky hair lady 2.png "Culture Shock"
Incidental F9 Lady anchovy.png "Culture Shock"
Incidental F10 Puffy-haired fish.png "Culture Shock"
Incidental F11 Lavender Curly-haired lady.png "Culture Shock"
Incidental F12 Greenish yellow fish wife.png "Culture Shock"
Incidental F13 Small Fancy Blue Fish.png "Culture Shock"
Incidental F14 Professor Squidward 006~2.png "Culture Shock"
Incidental F15 "F" Incidental 15 (new colors).png "Culture Shock"
Incidental F16 Sitting fish.jpg "Culture Shock"
Incidental F17 Grooming Gary 128~2.png "Culture Shock"
Incidental F18 Incidental F18 model pose.png "Culture Shock"
Incidental F19 Out of the Picture 149~3.png "Culture Shock"
Incidental F20 Culture Shock 147~2.png "Culture Shock"
Incidental F21 Frizzy-haired anchovy.png "Culture Shock"
Incidental F22 Purple anchovy.png "Culture Shock"
Incidental F23 29 suit.png "Culture Shock"
Incidental F24 Formal F24.png "Culture Shock"

"Pirate" Incidentals

Main article: "Pirate" Incidentals

A crew made out of four pirates first appear in "Dying for Pie." The third pirate is the captain. An additional group of pirate Incidentals were added to this group for "Grandpappy the Pirate," those are edits of pre-existing character models with new pirate outfits.

Number Image Debut
Pirate 1 Pirate 1.jpg "Dying for Pie"
Pirate 2 Pirate 2.jpg "Dying for Pie"
Pirate 3 Pirate 3.png "Dying for Pie"
Pirate 4 Purple pirate.png "Dying for Pie"
Pirates 5-7 Unknown
Pirate 8 Huge guy (Pirate).jpg "The Fry Cook Games"
Pirate 9 Orange construction worker (Pirate).jpg "No Weenies Allowed"
Pirates 10-11 Unknown
Pirate 12 Purple tough guy (Pirate).jpg "No Weenies Allowed"

Unknown number

These characters are also known to be "Pirate__" incidentals, but it is not known yet which exact number each one of these has. Once every number for these characters is known, this sub-header can be removed.

Number Image Debut
Reg Reg (Pirate Incidental).png "No Weenies Allowed"
Popeye fish Sailor fish (Pirate Incidental).png "No Weenies Allowed"
Bubba fish Viking-Sized Adventures Character Art 4~2.png "No Weenies Allowed"
Greaser fish Construction worker (Pirate Incidental).png "No Weenies Allowed"

"G__" Incidentals

Main article: "G" Incidentals

These incidentals are geek fish that were designed for "I'm Your Biggest Fanatic." They most commonly seen attending conventions or events that have to do with jellyfish or Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy.

Number Image Debut
Incidental G1 Incidental G1.png "I'm Your Biggest Fanatic"
Incidental G2 Jellyfish fan G2.png "I'm Your Biggest Fanatic"
Incidental G3 Incidental G3 normal.png "I'm Your Biggest Fanatic"
Incidental G4 Incidental G4.png "I'm Your Biggest Fanatic"
Incidental G5 Incidental G5.png "I'm Your Biggest Fanatic"
Incidental G6 Jellyfish fan G6.png "I'm Your Biggest Fanatic"
Incidental G7 Incidental G7.png "I'm Your Biggest Fanatic"
Incidental G8 Unknown
Incidental G9 Incidental G9.png "I'm Your Biggest Fanatic"
Incidental G10 Incidental G10.png "I'm Your Biggest Fanatic"
Incidental G11 Incidental G11.png "I'm Your Biggest Fanatic"
Incidental G12 Incidental G12.png "I'm Your Biggest Fanatic"
Incidental G13 IncG13.png "I'm Your Biggest Fanatic"
Incidental G14 Incidental G14.png "I'm Your Biggest Fanatic"
Incidental G15 G15.png "I'm Your Biggest Fanatic"
Incidental G16 Incidental G16.png "I'm Your Biggest Fanatic"
Incidental G17 Incidental G17.png "I'm Your Biggest Fanatic"
Incidental G18 Incidental G18.png "I'm Your Biggest Fanatic"
Incidental G19 Incidental G19.png "I'm Your Biggest Fanatic"

"FP__" Incidentals

Main article: "FP" Incidentals

These female prisoners were designed for "Doing Time" as the inmates alongside Mrs. Puff at the Bikini Bottom Jail. The "FP" very likely stands for female prisoner.

Number Image Debut
Incidental FP1 Turquoise female prisoner.png "Doing Time"
Incidental FP2 Tan female prisoner.png "Doing Time"
Incidental FP3 Green female prisoner.png "Doing Time"
Incidental FP4 Incidental FP4.png "Doing Time"
Incidental FP5 Incidental FP5.png "Doing Time"
Incidental FP6 Purple hair female prisoner.png "Doing Time"
Incidental FP7 Pink female prisoner.png "Doing Time"
Incidental FP8 Blue female prisoner.png "Doing Time"
Incidental FP9 Incidental FP9.png "Doing Time"

"Navy" Incidentals

Main article: "Navy" Incidentals

These incidentals are models of retired Navy members that were designed for "Shell of a Man." There are at least a total of 14 models and only one model number is currently known.

Number Image Debut
Navy 1 and 2 Unknown
Navy 3 Navy 3.jpg "Shell of a Man"
Navy 4-14 Unknown

Unknown number

These characters are also known to be "Navy" incidentals, but it is not known yet which exact number each one of these has. Once every number for these characters is known, this sub-header can be removed.

Number Image Debut
Navy inc Navy Inc .jpg "Shell of a Man"
Tan muscle extra Tan muscle extra.jpg "Shell of a Man"
Cyan muscle extra Cyan muscle extra .jpg "Shell of a Man"
Incidental 185 Incidental 185.png "Shell of a Man"
Umpire fish Unnamed yellow navy-buddy.png "Shell of a Man"
Yellow Navy buddy Yellow navy buddy .jpg "Shell of a Man"
Necktie Navy buddy Necktie Navy buddy .jpg "Shell of a Man"
Bowlcut Navy buddy Bowl cut Navy buddy.jpg "Shell of a Man"
Pink Navy buddy Pink Navy buddy.jpg "Shell of a Man"
Unibrow Navy buddy Unibrow Navy buddy.jpg "Shell of a Man"
Scrawny Navy buddy Scrawny Navy buddy.jpg "Shell of a Man"
Pudgy Navy buddy Pudgy Navy buddy.jpg "Shell of a Man"
Eyebrows Navy buddy Eyebrows Navy buddy .jpg "Shell of a Man"

"K__" Incidentals

Main article: "K" Incidentals

These incidentals first appear in the "Friend or Foe" flashbacks. The "K" very likely stands for kid.

Number Image Debut
Incidental K1 Purple billy bully.png "Friend or Foe"
Incidental K2 IncK2.png "Friend or Foe"
Incidental K3 Tom as a kid.jpg "Friend or Foe"
Incidental K4 IncK4.png "Friend or Foe"
Incidental K5 Anchovy child.png "Friend or Foe"
Incidental K6 IncK6.png "Friend or Foe"

"Ghost" Incidentals

Main article: "Ghost" Incidentals

These ghost Incidentals were made for "Money Talks."

Number Image Debut
Ghost 1 Ghost 1.jpg "Money Talks"
Ghost 2 Ghost 2.jpg "Money Talks"
Ghost 3 Unknown
Ghost 4 Ghost 4.jpg "Money Talks"
Ghost 5 Ghost 5.jpg "Money Talks"
Ghost 6 Ghost 6.jpg "Money Talks"

Unknown number

These characters are also known to be "Ghost" incidentals, but it is not known yet which exact number each one of these has. Once every number for these characters is known, this sub-header can be removed.

Number Image Debut
Skin layer ghost Skin layer ghost.jpg "Money Talks"
Cloud ghost Cloud ghost.jpg "Money Talks"
Blue head ghost Blue head ghost.jpg "Money Talks"
Eagle eel ghost Eagle eel ghost.jpg "Money Talks"

"Judge" Incidentals

Main article: "Judge" Incidentals

These three Dance A Thon judges were designed for "Slimy Dancing." Judge 2 was originally a side character from "Something Smells," but was remodeled to be a "Judge" Incidental. Judge 1 has an alternate model, which is labeled as Angry Jack[3] rather than as a "Judge" Incidental.

Number Image Debut
Judge 1 Male judge model pose.png "Slimy Dancing"
Judge 2 Female judge.png "Slimy Dancing"
Judge 3 Green Brad.png "Slimy Dancing"

"Viking" Incidentals

Main article: Viking Incidentals

These "Viking" incidentals were designed for the episode "Dear Vikings." There are at least 12 viking models.

Number Image Debut
Viking 1 Viking 01.png "Dear Vikings"
Viking 2 Viking 02.png "Dear Vikings"
Viking 3 Viking 03.png "Dear Vikings"
Viking 4 Unknown
Viking 5 Viking 05.png "Dear Vikings"
Viking 6 Viking 06.jpg "Dear Vikings"
Viking 7 Unknown
Viking 8 Viking 08.jpg "Dear Vikings"
Viking 9 Viking 09.jpg "Dear Vikings"
Vikings 10-11 Unknown
Viking 12 Viking 12.png "Dear Vikings"

Unknown number

These characters are also known to be "Viking" incidentals, but it is not known yet which exact number each one of these has. Once every number for these characters is known, this sub-header can be removed.

Number Image Debut
Teal viking Teal viking.png "Dear Vikings"
Purple hairy viking Purple hairy viking.png "Dear Vikings"
Large blue viking Large blue viking.png "Dear Vikings"

"Snail" Incidentals

These are used for the different varieties of sea snails that appear throughout the show. They usually appear in episodes associated with Gary the Snail. Only one model number is currently known.

Number Image Debut
Snail 1 Orange snail 1.png "Grooming Gary"
Snail 2 Female snail 2.png "Shellback Shenanigans"
Snails 3-10 Unknown
Snail 11 Screen Shot 2021-05-22 at 11.19.56 PM.png "Gary in Love"
Snail 12 Unknown
Snail 13 Screen Shot 2021-05-22 at 11.26.52 PM.png "A Day Without Tears"

Unknown number

These sea snails are also known to be "Snail" incidentals, but it is not known yet which exact number each one of these has. Once every number for these snails are known, this sub-header can be removed.

Number Image Debut
Muffsies the Snail Name name name i don't remember snail.png "Grooming Gary"
Fred's snail Victoria the Snail.png "Grooming Gary"
Incidental F9's snail Screen Shot 2021-05-22 at 11.25.59 PM.png "Grooming Gary"
Fancy female snail Screen Shot 2021-05-22 at 11.20.06 PM.png "Grooming Gary"
Chubby snail Chubby snail.jpg "Grooming Gary"
Mustache snail Screen Shot 2021-05-22 at 11.23.43 PM.png "Grooming Gary"
Bucktooth snail Screen Shot 2021-05-22 at 11.20.38 PM.png "Gary in Love"
Black haired snail Screen Shot 2021-05-22 at 11.20.11 PM.png "Gary in Love"
Blue female snail Screen Shot 2021-05-22 at 11.23.20 PM.png "Gary in Love"
Lavender shelled snail Screen Shot 2021-05-22 at 11.20.19 PM.png "Gary in Love"
Teal snail Teal snail.jpg "Gary in Love"
Magenta snail Magenta snail.jpg "Gary in Love"
Bandaged shell snail Bandaged Shell snail.jpg "Gary in Love"
Blonde haired snail Screen Shot 2021-05-22 at 11.22.17 PM.png "Gary in Love"
Sailor snail Sailor snail.jpg "Gary in Love"

"New Old Fish" Incidentals

These elderly fish were designed for "Super Evil Aquatic Villain Team Up is Go!"

Number Image Debut
New Old Fish 1-4 Unknown
New Old Fish 5 New Old Fish 5.png "Super Evil Aquatic Villain Team Up is Go!"

Unknown number

These characters are also known to be "New Old Fish" incidentals, but it is not known yet which exact number each one of these has. Once every number for these characters is known, this sub-header can be removed.

Number Image Debut
Purple old lady Purple old lady.png "Super Evil Aquatic Villain Team Up is Go!"
Sweet old lady Sweet Old Lady.png "Super Evil Aquatic Villain Team Up is Go!"
Incidental 92's dance partner New Old Fish (Incidental 92's dance partner).png "Super Evil Aquatic Villain Team Up is Go!"
Ernest Blindfish's dance partner New Old Fish (Ernesto Blindfish's dance partner).png "Super Evil Aquatic Villain Team Up is Go!"
Elderly octopus New Old Fish (octopus).png "Super Evil Aquatic Villain Team Up is Go!"
Blue elderly fish New Old Fish.png "Super Evil Aquatic Villain Team Up is Go!"

"A__" Incidentals

These Incidentals have only appeared in The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water and the "Thank Gosh It's Monday" short. The "A" likely stands for Apocalyptic.

Main article: "A" Incidentals

Number

Image Debut
Incidental A1 Incidental A1.png The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Incidental A2 The SpongeBob Movie Sponge Out of Water 260~3.png The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Incidental A3 The SpongeBob Movie Sponge Out of Water 819~2.png The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Incidental A4 The SpongeBob Movie Sponge Out of Water 232~2.png The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Incidental A5 20200620 041258.png The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Incidental A6 The SpongeBob Movie Sponge Out of Water 574~4.png The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Incidental A7 20200620 041222.png The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Incidental A8 The SpongeBob Movie Sponge Out of Water 235~3.png The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Incidental A9 Incidental A9.jpg The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Incidental A10 The SpongeBob Movie Sponge Out of Water 235~5.png The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Incidental A11 The SpongeBob Movie Sponge Out of Water 260~6.png The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Incidental A12 20200620 041012.png The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Incidental A13 Incidental A13.png The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Incidental A14 20200620 042309.png The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Incidental A15 20200620 041428.png The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Incidental A16 The SpongeBob Movie Sponge Out of Water 260~5.png The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Incidental A17 20200620 043209.png The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Incidental A18 The SpongeBob Movie Sponge Out of Water 574~2.png The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Incidental A19 The SpongeBob Movie Sponge Out of Water 260~7.png The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Incidental A20 20200620 041100.png The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Incidental A21 Incidental A21.png The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Incidental A22 Incidental A22.png The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Incidental A23 Incidental A11.png The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Incidental A24 The SpongeBob Movie Sponge Out of Water 255~2.png The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Incidental A25 The SpongeBob Movie Sponge Out of Water 820~2.png The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Incidental A26 Incidental A26.png The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Incidental A27 20200620 042214.png The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Incidental A28 The SpongeBob Movie Sponge Out of Water 260~8.png The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Incidental A29 The SpongeBob Movie Sponge Out of Water 260~4.png The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Incidental A30 The SpongeBob Movie Sponge Out of Water 820~3.png The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Incidental A31 20200620 042144.png The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Incidental A32 The SpongeBob Movie Sponge Out of Water 561~3.png The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Incidental A33 Incidental A33.png The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Incidental A34 The SpongeBob Movie Sponge Out of Water 241~4.png The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Incidental A35 The SpongeBob Movie Sponge Out of Water 241~3.png The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Incidental A36 The SpongeBob Movie Sponge Out of Water 235~4.png The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Incidental A37 Incidental A37.png The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Incidental A38 Incidental A38.png The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Incidental A39 Incidental A39.png The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Incidental A40 Incidental A40.png The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Incidental A41 20200620 042045.png The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

Unnumbered Apocalyptic Incidentals

An unnumbered duo of Apocalyptic Incidentals are neither regular Incidentals nor "A__" Incidentals.

Number Image Debut
Poison Fish Poison Fish.png The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Visual Aids Physical Aids.png The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

"B__"/"BM__" Incidentals

These incidentals are executives that were mainly designed for "The Executive Treatment." They are each marked by either a "B" or "BM" as their prefix. Many of them are regular incidentals dressed in business attire. There are currently at least 50 "B"/"BM" incidentals.

Number Image Debut
Incidentals B/BM 1-12

Unknown

Incidental BM13 2018-02-09 18.11.59.jpg "The Executive Treatment"
Incidentals B/BM 14-36

Unknown

Incidental B37 Incidental B37.jpg "Ripped Pants"
Incidentals B/BM 38-40

Unknown

Incidental BM41 Incidental FG4.png "Ripped Pants"
Incidentals B/BM 42-49

Unknown

Incidental BM50 Executive white shirt.png "Can You Spare a Dime?"

Unknown number

These characters are also known to be "B"/"BM" incidentals, but it is not known yet which exact number each one of these has. Once every number for these characters is known, this sub-header can be removed.

Number Image Debut
Incidental 4 B-BM 4.jpg "Squeaky Boots"
Incidental 6 Executive 6.png "Squeaky Boots"
Incidental 27 B-BM 27.jpg "Boating School"
Incidental 38 (Scooter) B-BM Scooter the Dude.jpg "Ripped Pants"
Incidental 40 B-BM 40.jpg "Ripped Pants"
Incidental 45 B-BM 45.jpg "Ripped Pants"
Incidental 49 B-BM 49.jpg "Ripped Pants"
Incidental 60 B-BM 60.jpg "Pickles"
Incidental 64 B-BM 64.jpg "Pickles"
Incidental 67 B-BM 67.jpg "Pickles"
Incidental 106 B-BM 106.jpg "Valentine's Day"
Incidental 107 B-BM 107.jpg "Valentine's Day"
Incidental 114 B-BM 114.jpg "F.U.N."
Jenkins Light purple xecutive.png "The Executive Treatment"
Orange lady executive 2014A54A-3215-4E74-9EF6-2064669965F8.jpg "The Executive Treatment"
Catfish executive Catfish executive .jpg "The Executive Treatment"
Bald executive Bald executive .jpg "The Executive Treatment"
Pink executive Pink executive .jpg "The Executive Treatment"
Lavender executive Lavender executive .jpg "The Executive Treatment"
Light orange executive Orange executive .jpg "The Executive Treatment"

"Doctor" Incidentals

These doctor incidentals were made for "Code Yellow."

Number Image Debut
Incidental D1 IncD-1.png "Code Yellow"
Incidental D2 IncD-2.png "Code Yellow"
Incidental D3 IncD-3.png "Code Yellow"
Incidental D4 IncD-4.png "Code Yellow"
Incidental D5 Unknown
Incidental D6 Doctor 6.png "Code Yellow"
Incidental D7 IncD-7.png "Code Yellow"
Incidental D8 Gray doctor.jpg "Code Yellow"
Incidental D9 IncD-9.png "Code Yellow"
Incidental D10 IncD-10.png "Code Yellow"
Incidental D11 IncD-11.png "Code Yellow"
Incidental D12 IncD-12.png "Code Yellow"
Incidental D13 Fred's Doctor in Code Yellow.jpg "Code Yellow"
Incidental D14 IncD-14.png "Code Yellow"
Incidental D15 IncD-15.png "Code Yellow"
Incidental D16 IncD-16.png "Code Yellow"

"M__" Incidentals

A total of five incidentals whose model numbers start with "M" (possibly standing for musician) appear in "Krusty Katering." They are recycled from other models, just recolored and dressed up with suits. Only three numbers are known: M2, M3, and M4.

Number Image Debut
Incidental 165

(Incidental M1 or M5)

Musician eel.png "Your Shoe's Untied"
Incidental M2 Musician 2.png "Code Yellow"
Incidental M3 Musician 3.png "The Krusty Sponge"
Incidental M4 Musician 4.png "Code Yellow"
Incidental D11

(Incidental M1 or M5)

Lip service lookalike.png "Code Yellow"

"NF__" Incidentals

A total of 7 well dressed fish marked with a "NF" (standing for "New Fancy")[4] made their debut in "Krusty Katering."

Number Image Debut
Incidental NF1 IncNF1.png "Krusty Katering"
Incidental NF2 IncNF2.png "Krusty Katering"
Incidental NF3 IncNF3.png "Krusty Katering"
Incidental NF4 NF4 full body.png "Krusty Katering"
Incidental NF5 IncNF5.png "Krusty Katering"
Incidental NF6 IncNF6.png "Krusty Katering"
Incidental NF7 IncNF7.png "Krusty Katering"

"PM__" Incidentals

A total of 29 Krabby Patty monster Incidentals were created for "Krabby Patty Creature Feature." Some of these are regular Incidentals turned into Krabby Patty monsters.

Main article: "PM" Incidentals
Number Image Debut
Incidental PM1 Krabby Patty Creature Feature 157 (2).png "Krabby Patty Creature Feature"
Incidental PM2 Krabby Patty Creature Feature 148 (2).png "Krabby Patty Creature Feature"
Incidental PM3 Incidental PM3.png "Krabby Patty Creature Feature"
Incidental PM4 Incidental PM4.png "Krabby Patty Creature Feature"
Incidental PM5 Krabby Patty Creature Feature 075 (2).png "Krabby Patty Creature Feature"
Incidental PM6 Krabby Patty Creature Feature 102 (2).png "Krabby Patty Creature Feature"
Incidental PM7 Krabby Patty Creature Feature 130 (2).png "Krabby Patty Creature Feature"
Incidental PM8 Krabby Patty Creature Feature 088 (2).png "Krabby Patty Creature Feature"
Incidental PM9 IPM9.png "Krabby Patty Creature Feature"
Incidental PM10 PM Incidental sheet (2).png "Krabby Patty Creature Feature"
Incidental PM11 Incidental PM10.png "Krabby Patty Creature Feature"
Incidental PM12 Krabby Patty Creature Feature 167 (2).png "Krabby Patty Creature Feature"
Incidental PM13 Krabby Patty Creature Feature 082 (2).png "Krabby Patty Creature Feature"
Incidental PM14 PM Incidental sheet (3).png "Krabby Patty Creature Feature"
Incidental PM15 Krabby Patty Creature Feature 182 (4).png "Krabby Patty Creature Feature"
Incidental PM16 Incidental PM16.png "Krabby Patty Creature Feature"
Incidental PM17 Krabby Patty Creature Feature 082 (3).png "Krabby Patty Creature Feature"
Incidental PM18 Krabby Patty Creature Feature 182 (2).png "Krabby Patty Creature Feature"
Incidental PM19 Krabby Patty Creature Feature 102 (3).png "Krabby Patty Creature Feature"
Incidental PM20 Krabby Patty Creature Feature 182 (3).png "Krabby Patty Creature Feature"
Incidental PM21 Krabby Patty Creature Feature 148 (3).png "Krabby Patty Creature Feature"
Incidental PM22 Krabby Patty Creature Feature 119 (2).png "Krabby Patty Creature Feature"
Incidental PM23 Krabby Patty Creature Feature 150 (2).png "Krabby Patty Creature Feature"
Incidental PM24 PM Incidental sheet (6).png "Krabby Patty Creature Feature"
Incidental PM25 Krabby Patty Creature Feature 179 (2).png "Krabby Patty Creature Feature"
Incidental PM26 PM Incidental sheet (4).png "Krabby Patty Creature Feature"
Incidental PM27 PM Incidental sheet (5).png "Krabby Patty Creature Feature"
Incidental PM28 PM Incidental sheet (7).png "Krabby Patty Creature Feature"
Incidental PM29 PM Incidental sheet (8).png "Krabby Patty Creature Feature"

"C__" Incidentals

Main article: "C" Incidentals

A total of at least 24 clown incidentals were designed for "Don't Feed the Clowns." Some of them did not appear on the episode, leading them to become unused.

Number Image Debut
Incidental C1 Incidental C1.jpg "Don't Feed the Clowns"
Incidental C2 Incidental C2.jpg "Don't Feed the Clowns"
Incidental C3 Incidental C3.jpg "Don't Feed the Clowns"
Incidental C4 Incidental C4.jpg "Don't Feed the Clowns"
Incidental C5 Incidental C5.jpg "Don't Feed the Clowns"
Incidental C6 Incidental C6.jpg "Don't Feed the Clowns"
Incidental C7 Incidental C7.jpg "Don't Feed the Clowns"
Incidental C8 Incidental C8.jpg "Don't Feed the Clowns"
Incidental C9 Incidental C9.png "Don't Feed the Clowns"
Incidental C10 Incidental C10.jpg "Don't Feed the Clowns"
Incidental C11 Incidental C11.jpg "Don't Feed the Clowns"
Incidental C12 Incidental C12.png "Don't Feed the Clowns"
Incidental C13 Incidental C13.jpg "Don't Feed the Clowns"
Incidental C13A Unknown
Incidental C13B Incidental C13B.png "Don't Feed the Clowns"
Incidental C14 Incidental C14.png "Don't Feed the Clowns"
Incidental C15 Incidental C15.png "Don't Feed the Clowns"
Incidental C16 Incidental C16.png "Don't Feed the Clowns"
Incidental C17 Incidental C17.png "Don't Feed the Clowns"
Incidental C18 Incidental C18.jpg "Don't Feed the Clowns"
Incidental C19 Incidental C19.jpg "Don't Feed the Clowns"
Incidental C20 Incidental C20.png "Don't Feed the Clowns"
Incidental C21 Incidental C21.png "Don't Feed the Clowns"
Incidental C22 Incidental C22.png "Don't Feed the Clowns"

"Senior" Incidentals

These elderly fish were designed for "Old Man Patrick."

Number Image Debut
Senior 1 Unknown
Senior 2 Incidental S2.png "Old Man Patrick"
Seniors 3-4 Unknown
Senior 5 INC 179 model pose.jpg "Old Man Patrick"
Senior 6 Senior 6 model pose.png "Old Man Patrick"

Unknown number

These characters are also known to be "Senior" incidentals, but it is not known yet which exact number each one of these has. Once every number for these characters is known, this sub-header can be removed.

Number Image Debut
Short tan senior Short tan senior.png "Old Man Patrick"
Fat gray senior Fat gray senior.png "Old Man Patrick"
Fat blue senior Fat blue senior.png "Old Man Patrick"
Tall green senior Tall green senior.png "Old Man Patrick"
Tall tan senior Tall tan senior.png "Old Man Patrick"

"BB__" Incidentals

These fish children were designed for "Old Man Patrick" for the scene when SpongeBob and the elders go to the arcade. Some of them later appear in Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years.

Number Image Debut
Incidental BB1 INC 163 model pose.jpg "Old Man Patrick"
Incidental BB2 Incidental BB2.png "Old Man Patrick"
Incidental BB3 Old Man Patrick 143~3.png "Old Man Patrick"
Incidental BB4 INC 168 model pose.jpg "Old Man Patrick"
Incidental BB5 Unknown
Incidental BB6 Old Man Patrick 143~4.png "Old Man Patrick"
Incidental BB7 BB7.png "Old Man Patrick"
Incidentals BB8-9 Unknown
Incidental BB10 Old Man Patrick 145~2.png "Old Man Patrick"
Incidental BB11 BB11.png "Old Man Patrick"
Incidental BB12 Unknown
Incidental BB13 The Goofy Newbie 146~5.png "Old Man Patrick"
Incidental BB14 Old Man Patrick 147~4.png "Old Man Patrick"
Incidental BB15 Old Man Patrick 147~2.png "Old Man Patrick"
Incidental BB16 Screen Shot 2021-08-12 at 3.44.22 PM.png "Old Man Patrick"
Incidental BB17 BB17.png "Old Man Patrick"
Incidental BB18 Old Man Patrick 145~5.png "Old Man Patrick"
Incidental BB19 BB19.png "Old Man Patrick"
Incidental BB20 BB20.png "Old Man Patrick"
Incidental BB21 Unknown
Incidental BB22 The Goofy Newbie 012~2.png "Old Man Patrick"
Incidental BB23 Old Man Patrick 182~2.png "Old Man Patrick"

Unknown number

These characters are also known to be "BB" incidentals, but it is not known yet which exact number each one of these has. Once every number for these characters is known, this sub-header can be removed.

Number Image Debut
Mustard-yellow skull shirt boy Mustard-yellow skull shirt boy.png "Old Man Patrick"
Fat olive-green boy Fat olive-green boy.png "Old Man Patrick"
Yellow nerd boy Yellow nerd boy.png "Old Man Patrick"
Purple party hat girl Purple party hat girl.png "Old Man Patrick"
Chubby orange girl Chubby orange girl.png "Old Man Patrick"

"Baby" Incidentals

These three baby fish were designed for "Moving Bubble Bass" as the three babies that SpongeBob and Patrick encounter while moving Bubble Bass's belongings. They are redraws of Incidental 7, Incidental 40, and Incidental 47's baby variants from "Goo Goo Gas." Only one model number is currently known.

Number Image Debut
Baby 2 Lime green baby 40.jpg "Moving Bubble Bass"
Incidental 7 (Baby 1 or 3) Lavender Baby 7.jpg "Moving Bubble Bass"
Incidental 47 (Baby 1 or 3) Cyan baby 47.jpg "Moving Bubble Bass"


"HB__" Incidentals

These hillbilly characters (which is likely what the "HB" stands for) were designed for the Wagon Wheel hoedown sequence in "Karen's Virus." One of them is based on an older model.[5]

Number Image Debut
Incidental HB1 Incidental HB1.jpeg "Karen's Virus"
Incidental HB2 Incidental HB2.jpeg "Karen's Virus"
Incidental HB3 Incidental HB3.jpeg "Karen's Virus"
Incidental HB4 Incidental HB4.jpeg "Karen's Virus"
Incidental HB5 Incidental HB5.jpeg "Karen's Virus"
Incidental HB6 Incidental HB6.jpeg "Karen's Virus"

"EHS__" Incidentals

These fish make up the members of the Empty Head Society in "The Nitwitting." Some of them are recycled from older models.

Number Image Debut
Incidental EHS1 IncEHS1.jpg "The Nitwitting"
Incidental EHS2 IncEHS2.jpg "The Nitwitting"
Incidental EHS3 IncEHS3.jpg "The Nitwitting"
Incidental EHS4 IncEHS4.jpg "The Nitwitting"
Incidental EHS5 IncEHS5.jpg "Walking Small"
Incidental EHS6 IncEHS6.jpg "The Nitwitting"
Incidental EHS7 IncEHS7.jpg "Ripped Pants"
Incidental EHS8 IncEHS8.jpg "The Nitwitting"
Incidental EHS9 IncEHS9.jpg "The Nitwitting"
Incidental EHS10 IncEHS10.jpg "Mutiny on the Krusty"
Incidental EHS11 IncEHM11.jpg "The Nitwitting"
Incidental EHS12 IncEHS12.jpg "The Nitwitting"
Incidental EHS13 IncEHS13.jpg "The Nitwitting"
Incidental EHS14 IncEHS14.jpg "The Nitwitting"
Incidental EHS15 Incidental EHS15.png "The Nitwitting"
Incidental EHS16 Incidental EHS16.png "The Nitwitting"

"CM__" Incidentals

A total of at least 25 of these fish appear in "Mind the Gap." Some of them are recycled from older models, and the "CM" could stand for "Club Member" or "Cool Music."

Number Image Debut
Incidental CM1 Mind the Gap 063~2.png "Mind the Gap"
Incidental CM2 Mind the Gap 060~3.jpg "Mind the Gap"
Incidental CM3 Mind the Gap 184~3.png "Mind the Gap"
Incidental CM4 Mind the Gap 075~3.jpg "Mind the Gap"
Incidental CM5 Incidental CM5.png "Mind the Gap"
Incidental CM6 Mind the Gap 075~2.jpg "Mind the Gap"
Incidental CM7 Incidental CM7.png "Mind the Gap"
Incidental CM8 Mind the Gap 072~2.png "Mind the Gap"
Incidental CM9 Mind the Gap 072~3.png "Mind the Gap"
Incidental CM10 Mind the Gap 061~3.png "Mind the Gap"
Incidental CM11 Mind the Gap 063~3.png "Mind the Gap"
Incidental CM12 Teen 2.jpg "The Chaperone"
Incidental CM13 Incidental CM13.jpg "Sing a Song of Patrick"
Incidental CM14 Mind the Gap 184~2.png "Pickles"
Incidental CM15 RadioDJ.jpg "Krab Borg"
Incidental CM16 Mind the Gap 063~4.png "Culture Shock"
Incidental CM17 Mind the Gap 061~4.png "Mid-Life Crustacean"
Incidental CM18 Flats' dad.png "The Bully"
Incidental CM19 Mind the Gap 060~4.jpg "The Sponge Who Could Fly"
Incidental CM20 INC CM20 full body.png "The Chaperone"
Incidental CM21 Screen Shot 2021-07-06 at 1.34.19 AM.png "The Chaperone"
Incidental CM22 Incidental CM22.png "Goodbye, Krabby Patty?"
Incidental CM23 Incidental CM23.jpg "Sing a Song of Patrick"
Incidental CM24 Mind the Gap 060~2.jpg "Sing a Song of Patrick"
Incidental CM25 Incidental CM25.png "Mind the Gap"

"RL__" Incidentals

At least ten "RL" incidentals were created for "SpongeBob in RandomLand." Only one model number is known.

Number Image Debut
Incidentals RL1-9 Unknown
Incidental RL10

SpongeBob in RandomLand 085~2.png

"SpongeBob in RandomLand"

Unknown number

These characters are known to be "RL" incidentals, but it is not known yet which exact number each one of these has. Once every number for these characters is known, this sub-header can be removed.

Number Image Debut
Man and woman wheel Screen Shot 2021-05-23 at 1.14.38 AM.png "SpongeBob in RandomLand"
Pink slug with wheels Screen Shot 2021-05-23 at 1.14.51 AM.png "SpongeBob in RandomLand"
Tan slimy creature Screen Shot 2021-05-23 at 1.14.58 AM.png "SpongeBob in RandomLand"
Flying eye Screen Shot 2021-05-23 at 1.16.52 AM.png "SpongeBob in RandomLand"
Lever nosed robot Screen Shot 2021-05-23 at 1.15.16 AM.png "SpongeBob in RandomLand"
Skeleton snake Screen Shot 2021-05-23 at 1.15.33 AM.png "SpongeBob in RandomLand"
Blue wheeled creature Screen Shot 2021-05-23 at 1.15.45 AM.png "SpongeBob in RandomLand"
Dancing ladder creature Screen Shot 2021-05-23 at 1.15.56 AM.png "SpongeBob in RandomLand"
Human faced creature Screen Shot 2021-05-23 at 1.16.06 AM.png "SpongeBob in RandomLand"

"FG__" Incidentals

A total of eleven "FG" were made for "The Ghost of Plankton," all of which are recycled from pre-existing models.

Number Image Debut
Incidental FG1 Incidental FG1 model pose.jpg "Pickles"
Incidental FG2 Executive 6.png "Squeaky Boots"
Incidental FG3 Classic Blandy.png "Selling Out"
Incidental FG4 Incidental FG4.png "Ripped Pants"
Incidental FG5 Incidental FG5.png "Pickles"
Incidental FG6 Incidental FG6.png "Opposite Day"
Incidental FG7 Incidental FG7.png "Valentine's Day"
Incidental FG8 What Zit Tooya stock image.png "Good Ol' Whatshisname
Incidental FG9 Teen 2.jpg "The Chaperone"
Incidental FG10 Incidental FG10.png "Squeaky Boots"
Incidental FG11 Incidental FG11.png "Culture Shock"

"Hillfolk" Incidentals

These hillbilly nearwhals were designed for "Something Narwhal This Way Comes." There are no less than 9 "Hillfolk" incidentals.

Number Image Debut
Hillfolks 1-5 Unknown
Hillfolk 6 Hillfolk 6.png "Something Narwhal This Way Comes"
Hillfolk 7 Hillfolk 7.png "Something Narwhal This Way Comes"
Hillfolk 8 Hillfolk 8.png "Something Narwhal This Way Comes"
Hillfolk 9 Hillfolk 9.png "Something Narwhal This Way Comes"

Unknown number

These characters are also known to be "Hillfolk" incidentals, but it is not known yet which exact number each one of these has. Once every number for these characters is known, this sub-header can be removed.

Number Image Debut
Green male nearwhal Green male narwhal.png "Something Narwhal This Way Comes"
Mint male nearwhal Mint male narwhal.png "Something Narwhal This Way Comes"
Yellow male nearwhal Yellow male narwhal.jpg "Something Narwhal This Way Comes"
Tan female nearwhal Tan female narwhal.png "Something Narwhal This Way Comes"
Salmon male nearwhal Salmon male narwhal.png "Something Narwhal This Way Comes"
Lavender female nearwhal Lavender female narwhal.png "Something Narwhal This Way Comes"

"Elf"/"EL__" Incidentals

These elf incidentals were designed as Santa Claus' elves in "SpongeBob's Road to Christmas." There are no less than 20 "Elf"/"EL__" Incidentals.

Number Image Debut
Elf 1 Elf 1.jpg "SpongeBob's Road to Christmas"
Elf 2 Elf 2.jpg "SpongeBob's Road to Christmas"
Elfs 3-5 Unknown
Elf 6 Elf 6.jpg "SpongeBob's Road to Christmas"
Elfs 7-8 Unknown
Elf 9 Elf 9.png "SpongeBob's Road to Christmas"
Elf 10 Elf 10.jpg "SpongeBob's Road to Christmas"
Elf 11 Elf 11.png "SpongeBob's Road to Christmas"
12-17 Unknown
Incidental EL18 Elf 18.png "SpongeBob's Road to Christmas"
Incidental EL19 Elf 19.png "SpongeBob's Road to Christmas"
Incidental EL20 Elf 20.png "SpongeBob's Road to Christmas"

Unknown number

These characters are also known to be "Elf"/"EL__" incidentals, but it is not known yet which exact number each one of these has. Once every number for these characters is known, this sub-header can be removed.

Number Image Debut
Bearded elf Bearded elf.png "SpongeBob's Road to Christmas"
Chubby elf Chubby elf.png "SpongeBob's Road to Christmas"
Eggnog elf Eggnog elf.png "SpongeBob's Road to Christmas"
Brown hair elf Brown-hair elf.png "SpongeBob's Road to Christmas"
Blond buck-toothed elf Blond buck-toothed elf.png "SpongeBob's Road to Christmas"
Pale buck-toothed elf Pale buck-toothed elf.png "SpongeBob's Road to Christmas"
Dark-skinned elf Dark-skinned male elf.png "SpongeBob's Road to Christmas"
Dark-skinned buck-toothed elf Dark-skinned buck-toothed elf.png "SpongeBob's Road to Christmas"
Brunette elf Female brown-hair elf.png "SpongeBob's Road to Christmas"
Female pigtails elf Female pigtails elf.png "SpongeBob's Road to Christmas"

Trivia

  • Most background characters have two models: one for their daytime color palette and another for their nighttime color palette. For example, Fred's palettes are labeled "001-DAY" and "001-NIGHT."
  • According to Jay Lender, several of the original incidental characters were removed from the model sheets during the second season after their models were lost in the shuffle during revisions.[6] As a result, many episodes featuring them in storyboards (such as "Christmas Who?" and "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III") had them replaced with different character models.
    • The numbers for these characters are known from storyboards. Specifically, numbers 33, 35, 61, 62, 70, and 71 are known from the storyboards of "Christmas Who?."
    • It's been proven possible that if a removed incidental has its model retrieved it could return to the show and stay. For example, Incidentals 96 and 97 returned by "Dirty Bubble Returns" and Incidental 33 returned by "Patrick's Tantrum."
  • Fred, Scooter, Old Man Walker, and Sandals are currently the only incidental characters with official confirmed names by the SpongeBob crew. Other characters have been given various names throughout the show, but these are limited to single instances and do not carry over to other episodes.
  • Incidental 30 and Incidental 30A are the first incidental characters to appear in the series, where they appeared in the pilot episode "Help Wanted."

Gallery

Each incidental has a separate character model. At various points in the show's production, the models have been compiled onto model sheets, separate from the Main Model Pack also used by the animators. One sheet for the regular incidentals divided them by their appearances. For example, tall rounded fish were grouped together under a category called "hotdogs."

Another compilation sheet instead lists the characters in order of number. The sheet has gaps for the numbers of removed incidentals, who are incorrectly labeled as "non-existant"[sic]. Vincent Waller uploaded the pages of this sheet to his Twitter account in February 2018, and Adam Paloian uploaded photographed sheets to his Twitter account in April 2019.

The character models for the Rock Bottomites were in the files of the PS1 version of SuperSponge. Adam Paloian uploaded to his Twitter Incidental F4's character model on August 1, 2017, two hillbilly sheets in November 2018, and three Empty Head Society sheets in January 2019.

On October 5, 2020, the official SpongeBob Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram each made a post with two images with the prompt "Which Background Character is Your Favorite?" Surrounding the question in both images are model poses and the numbers for numerous Incidentals, seemingly taken from the most recent version of the model sheet, though Incidentals 3-5 are number-swapped with Incidentals 6-8. There are various differences with Incidentals 6, 16, 24, 25, 26, 27, 30A, 36, 38, 86, 87, 106, 114, 115, 116, 118, 119, 154, 156, and 157.

On December 8, 2020, Adam Paloian posted on Twitter several images of models, including his designs for the "PM" Incidentals, "C" Incidentals and "CM" Incidentals, revealing various unused models at the same time.

Videos

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References

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