This is a list of background characters, sorted by their incidental model numbers. SpongeBob SquarePants has a large amount of background characters, who are identified by the artists and animators by individual model numbers. Many of the background characters' model numbers are included on storyboards and animatics. Many of them are also listed on sheets as tweeted by Vincent Waller. Some characters were removed from the sheets, mainly between the third and fourth seasons.


Model number Image Name(s) Debut
001 001Fred Fred / Clint "Reef Blower"
002 2Archie Archie "Ripped Pants"
003 3Harry Harry "Reef Blower"
004 4Francis Francis "Ripped Pants"
005 5John John "Ripped Pants"
006 6Tom Tom "Ripped Pants"
007 7NancySuzyFish Nancy Suzy Fish "Ripped Pants"
008 8TinaFran Tina Fran "Ripped Pants"
009 9HenryBart Henry-Bart "Ripped Pants"
010 10Franco Franco "Ripped Pants"
011 11Sheila(Squidina) Sheila "Squeaky Boots"
012 12VeraFishbowl Vera Fishbowl "Hall Monitor"
013 13MedleyFishbowl Medley Fishbowl "Ripped Pants"
014 14Evelyn Evelyn "Ripped Pants"
015 15Mevis Mevis "Ripped Pants"
016 16Buddy Buddy "Ripped Pants"
017 17Perry Perry "Ripped Pants"
018 18Horace Horace "Ripped Pants"
019 Unnamed black-haired fish Black-haired beachgoer "Ripped Pants"
020 20Sheldon Sheldon "Ripped Pants"
021 Halbert Halbert "Pickles"
022 22JenniferMillie Jennifer Millie "Ripped Pants"
023 23Charlie Charlie "Ripped Pants"
024 Frank the Goldfish Frank "Ripped Pants"
025 25Joe Joe "Boating School"
026 26Paramedic Paramedic "Boating School"
027 27JimmyGus Jimmy Gus "Ripped Pants"
028 28Phil Phil "Ripped Pants"
029 29Molly Molly "Ripped Pants"
030 30BlueAnchovy Blue anchovy "Help Wanted"
030A 30ABrownAnchovy Brown anchovy "Help Wanted"
031 31Clay Clay "Ripped Pants"
032 32DontheWhale Don the Whale "Ripped Pants"
033 Innocent Girl Incidental 33 "Sandy's Rocket"
034 Unknown
035 Skinny fish Skinny fish "Ripped Pants"
036 36Harold(Red) Harold "Ripped Pants"
037A 37AGus Gus "Hall Monitor"
037B 37BMartin Martin "Ripped Pants"
038 38Scooter(TheDude) Scooter "Ripped Pants"
039 Lou Lou "Ripped Pants"
040 Unknown Harold Bill Reginald "Ripped Pants"
041 Unknown Nat Peterson "Ripped Pants"
042 Dave-Frank Dave "F.U.N."
043 Unknown
044 Unknown
045 45Shubie Shubie "Ripped Pants"
046 46NazzMimi Nazz-Mimi "Ripped Pants"
047 47Sadie Sadie "Ripped Pants"
048 48AbigailMarge Abigail-Marge "Ripped Pants"
049 49NormaRechid Norma Rechid "Ripped Pants"
049A 49aPattyRechid Patty Rechid "Opposite Day"
050-059 Unknown
060 60NathielWaters Nathiel Waters "Pickles"
061 Unnamed crab Little crab "Pickles"
062 Ivy Ivy "Pickles"
063 63MarthaSmith Martha Smith "Pickles"
064 64Thaddeus Thaddeus "Pickles"
065 65Billy(Lime) Billy "Pickles"
066 Catfish customer Catfish customer "Suds"
067 67Harv Harv "Pickles"
068 68LloydRich Lloyd-Rich "Pickles"
069 Cara Cara "Pickles"
070 Pickles spongebob's fan SpongeBob's fan "Pickles"
071 I71Normal Olive fish "Pickles"
072 Unknown
073 73Paco Paco "Pickles"
074-079 Unknown
080 80OldCoot Old coot fish "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy"
081 81Sylvester Sylvester "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy"
082 82Mable Mable "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy"
083 83OldManJenkins(fat) Old Man Jenkins "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy"
084 84Mable(Gray) Mable "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy"
085 85Lonnie Lonnie "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy"
086 86OldManJenkins(wheelchair) Old Man Jenkins (wheelchair) "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy"
087 87Mary Mary "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy"
088 or 089 193a - Sanctuary! (205) Elderly shark "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy"
088 or 089 Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy Gallery (34) Orange senior "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy"
090 90Richard Richard "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy"
091 91OldManJenkins(blue) Old Man Jenkins (blue) "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy"
092 92Dennis Dennis "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy"
093 93MissShell Miss Shell "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy"
094 94Norma(Edna) Norma "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy"
95-101 Valentine's Day 119 Carnival crowd "Valentine's Day"
102 102Girl Girl "Valentine's Day"
103 103Monroe Monroe "Valentine's Day"
104 104DebbieRechid Debbie Rechid "Valentine's Day"
105 105Frank Frank "Valentine's Day"
106 106Ivy Ivy "Valentine's Day"
107 Frankie Billy Frankie Billy "Valentine's Day"
108 Dale Dale "Valentine's Day"
109-113 Smell childrenscream Fish children "Valentine's Day"
114 114Lenny Lenny "Something Smells"
115 115MableMonica Mable-Monica "F.U.N."
116 Purple Docterfish stock art Purple Doctorfish "I Was a Teenage Gary"
117 Unknown
118 Officer Johnson Officer Johnson "Hall Monitor"
119 119Janitor Janitor "SB-129"
120-149 Unknown
150 150Girl Girl "Krabby Land"
151 151Tyler Tyler "I'm Your Biggest Fanatic"
152 Dc2queq-6abff397-1b16-4f17-ae2f-8357cfef3880 Taylor Fishbowl "Patty Hype"
153 Susie rechid Susie Rechid "The Smoking Peanut"
154 Norton model pose Norton "Something Smells"
155 Frank (Lifegaurd) Frank "Ripped Pants"
156 Sandals transparent Sandals "Patty Hype"
157 157BusinessAnchovies Business anchovies Help Wanted
158 Billy(Brown) Billy "Prehibernation Week"


  • 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").
  • Several of the original incidental characters were removed from the model sheets after the third season. Their numbers are known from storyboards. Specifically, numbers 33, 35, 61, 62, 70, and 71 are known from the storyboards of "Christmas Who?."


These incidental model sheets were uploaded by Vincent Waller to his Twitter on February 8, 2018.

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