Encyclopedia SpongeBobia


Encyclopedia SpongeBobia
Encyclopedia SpongeBobia
If you were looking for the article about the episode, then see "Squidferatu."
If you were looking for the article about Nosferatu's son, then see Kidferatu.

Nosferatu (real name Count Orlok) is a character who first appears in the episode "Graveyard Shift." He is also a recurring character in SpongeBob SquarePants and The Patrick Star Show. He also appears in the Nintendo DS version of the video game SpongeBob's Truth or Square. Nosferatu is a vampire from the titular 1922 film, and is an employee of the Krusty Krab who works as the night shift manager.


He’s a vampire who wears black attire, has long nails, pointy ears, and sharp teeth. In "The Night Patty," he's shown wearing a black and white version of the Krusty Krab employee hat.

Role in series[]

SpongeBob SquarePants[]

"Graveyard Shift"[]

Nosferatu is responsible for the light flickering at the Krusty Krab, which confuses and scares SpongeBob and Squidward, as the lights flickering is one of the signs of the hash-slinging slasher/Richard's arrival.

"The Night Patty"[]

Nosferatu hides in the cooler during the night shift and is the boss there. He approves SpongeBob to be a fry cook for the night shift by drinking his blood using a straw.

"A Place for Pets"[]

Nosferatu briefly appears during the song "Pets Are People Too" when he is gifted a sea bat.

"Captain Pipsqueak"[]

Nosferatu tries out for E.V.I.L., and is seen reading a script book in his coffin. He later goes onstage to present himself and gets zapped by Man Ray, who thinks that being a mime is his evil power.


Squidward receives a huge sack of mail for Nosferatu by mistake. Nosferatu then invites Squidward and SpongeBob to stay overnight because of what Slappy says.

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"Slappy Daze"[]

Nosferatu has a stuffy nose and every time he sneezes he turns into a bat. In the end, Nosferatu gets a flea collar from Slappy and then pats Slappy on his head. Slappy tells Nosferatu that he is his best friend, and then carries him to the bike who turns into a bat when he flies to the castle.

The Patrick Star Show[]

"Patrick's Got a Zoo Loose"[]

He appears as a guest on The Patrick Show! Patrick looks at his strong sunscreen, and then thanks him for stopping by. He advertises his one-man play and jumps in a coffin, while Slappy drives away.

"The Starry Awards"[]

Nosferatu appears as a candidate for the "Best Bite" category, but loses to Slappy Laszlo. Later, when Patrick does a memorial service, Nosferatu is listed among those who have passed away.

Role in video games[]

SpongeBob's Truth or Square[]

He appears in the "Buns-a-Blazin'" mini-game in the Nintendo DS version.

Role in shorts[]

"SpongeBob 360°"[]

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  • In fact, in the film Nosferatu, the character's name is actually Count Orlok, not Nosferatu like he is called in the franchise.
    • The word nosferatu supposedly is an obscure and archaic Romanian term for "vampire." Its origin and etymology is unknown with several proposals: one possible etymology is old Romanian nesuferitu ("the offensive one" or "the insufferable one"); another is Greek nosophoros meaning "plague carrier."
  • "The Night Patty" marks the first time Nosferatu's full body is shown in SpongeBob SquarePants.
    • His appearance in this episode also marks his first in-series episode appearance in 17 years.
  • He replaced Floorboard Harry in the final draft of "Graveyard Shift."
  • He is one of the few live-action characters to have an animated form after the death of Max Schreck, his original actor.
  • Nosferatu is a land-based character, like Sandy Cheeks and Kenny the Cat. Unlike them, he doesn't need an air helmet. Being a vampire, Nosferatu is an undead creature and therefore doesn't need to breathe.
  • In "Captain Pipsqueak," he was animated in Adobe Animate Flash.