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More like, belongs in the trash!
 
— Monty P. Moneybags, "Artist Unknown"
Character

Monty P. Moneybags is a world-famous art collector, who first appears in the episode "Artist Unknown," and then makes two cameo appearances in the episodes "Insecurity Guards," and "SpongeBob's Big Birthday Blowout."

Description

He is a short stubby fish with a mustache, light salmon colored skin, and faded purple lips. He wears a light yellow and orange checkered jacket, a dark blue tie, brown pants, and black shoes. There is a small light green flower on his jacket. Apparently, he does not wear socks.

Role in series

"Artist Unknown"

Monty P. Moneybags enters Squidward's art class to find art for his art collection. However, he only happens to humiliate and demean Squidward along the way, until he sees a glorious statue that was actually built by SpongeBob. He promises to give Squidward fame, fortune, and basically anything he can imagine, only for the statue to be destroyed. He thinks Squidward can prepare a new one, and leaves Squidward alone, as Squidward scrambles to find SpongeBob.

He later appears during Squidward's rampage. Squidward, thinking that the mess he made looks terrible, quits and leaves the janitor responsible. Moneybags, seeing an even more glorious statue in its place, dubs the janitor the greatest artist who ever lived.

"Insecurity Guards"

Monty later reappears in this episode as one of the tourists in the Bikini Bottom Museum of Everything.

"SpongeBob's Big Birthday Blowout"

Monty appears as one of the many guests at SpongeBob's surprise birthday party.

Trivia

  • His first and middle names are a reference to Monty Python.
  • In a close-up shot in "Insecurity Guards," Monty is mistakenly colored light turquoise, though he has his correct orange color in the previous shot.
  • There was an 18-year gap between his debut in "Artist Unknown" and return in "Insecurity Guards."
  • In some concept art for the video game Lights, Camera, Pants! it shows that Monty P. Moneybags may have had Gill Hammerstein's role, before getting replaced.
    • If that were the case, this could have been Monty P. Moneybags' first, and only, appearance in a video game.
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