Encyclopedia SpongeBobia
Encyclopedia SpongeBobia

Ned and the Needlefish are a popular music group, with Ned as the band leader. They appear in the episodes "Wigstruck" and "Hello Bikini Bottom!" as well as the online game How Well Do You Know SpongeBob SquarePants?



Ned is kind, but he got aggravated when the Needlefish played with his wig. The Needlefish seem quite playful but Ned is more serious about their work.

The band was about to break up when they arrived at Bigshot Records due to Ned being bald. Without his powdered wig, he had no respect.

After he found his wig again, all was well and the band went on to sell many hit records.

Role in series


When Ned shows his band the wig, they question whether it is a wig or a pile of toilet paper. One of the band members takes it off to try it on, thus revealing Ned's baldness. They play Hot Potato, and eventually, the wig falls out of the window of the bus. Ned later goes to Bigshot Records and gets kicked out of the band due to his baldness.

Afterward, he walks around Bikini Bottom in shame and gets slammed in his face by his missing wig that SpongeBob abandoned. Ned then rejoins the band and sells a hit record.

Later on, people start wearing Ned's wig, due to the sudden rise in popularity.

"Hello Bikini Bottom!"

Ned and the Needlefish seen in "Hello Bikini Bottom!"

Ned and the Needlefish's fame seems to have continued over time since they were last seen in "Wigstruck." They play in Bikini Bottom before they head out far to play at a bigger stadium. However, Mr. Krabs switches the signs, which makes Ned and the Needlefish head toward a run-down store.

One of the members thinks they have gone downhill but decide to play anyway. Ned seems to have lost his earlier hang-up about being bald, as he wears no wig or hat here.


  • In both episodes, Ned has a different manager. That means the original manager canceled their contract between the episodes.
  • Two of the members appear in "Walking the Plankton."