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Orin J. Ruffy, also known as The Butler, is a fish who works in a train. He appears in the episode "The Great Patty Caper" and the short "What if the Mystery Ended This Way...?" He is voiced by Dee Bradley Baker.


Orin J. Ruffy is a tall, light orange fish with a dark red-orange dorsal fin. He wears a suit resembling a butler's, though he insists that he is not really one. The suit itself is blue with purple lines going down his pants. He wears a white undershirt with a purple tie. He also wears a blue hat and black shoes. In his true appearance, he has black hair and wrinkles.

Role in series

"The Great Patty Caper"

Ruffy is a suspect in the theft of the key to the Krabby Patty recipe vault. He frequently states that he is not a butler. When the key goes missing, he is searched by a tough cop. Nothing suspicious is found at first, but when he is frisked, the policeman finds that he was wearing a mask, and is, in fact, a criminal who stole $75,000 worth of ham sandwiches.


  • Orin J. Ruffy is a pun of orange roughy, a type of fish.
  • Him being suspected of stealing the key is based on the gag "the butler did it." However, even though he is not a butler and he did not steal the key, he was still a criminal on the run for stealing $75,000 worth of ham sandwiches.
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