Patrick Star (born February 26, 1986) is a character in the Nickelodeon animated television comedy SpongeBob SquarePants, voiced by Bill Fagerbakke. Patrick is an overweight pink sea star who lives under a rock and is SpongeBob’s best friend. Like his best friend, he tends to be extremely gullible and clueless (even to SpongeBob’s intentions), but remains a very loyal friend.
Very little is known of Patrick's education, however, it is mentioned in the episode "The Bully" that Patrick attended college with Flats the Flounder. In lesser education, Patrick attends Mrs. Puff's Boating School in the episodes, "New Student Starfish" and "Driven to Tears". However, this was only because he was lonely and wanted to be with Spongebob. Patrick is actually quite talented in driving a boatmobile, as shown in "Driven to Tears". In "Sing a Song of Patrick", Patrick mentions his gym teacher. In "Naughty Nautical Neighbors" and "Squidward the Unfriendly Ghost", Patrick is shown to be able to administer C.P.R. Throughout the series, Patrick has had brief and random moments of intelligence on several occasions, which are often meant to be intentionally out of character for him. For example, in "Squidtastic Voyage", when they are trapped inside of Squidward's body, Patrick suggests capturing the CO2 in the ballast tanks, refiring the engine, and riding the shockwave out. When Sandy says that they will go through with his plan, Patrick, forgetting what he had just said, asks, "What plan?" In "Frankendoodle", Patrick accurately criticizes SpongeBob's crude drawing of a jellyfish, implying an aptitude for art, and in "Patty Caper", he creates an abstract and surprisingly lifelike sketch of Squidward, further supporting this. In the episode Chimps Ahoy, Patrick was able to invent a portal to a parallel universe. This was his smartest side yet, although SpongeBob said it was just a mirror. Based on this information, he may have taken art, medical, and/or physics, this may show hints that Patrick has autism.
Patrick has never had a long-standing occupation. However, he has had various jobs, mostly at the Krusty Krab. He has worked there a total of seven times: In the episodes "Arrgh!," "Big Pink Loser," "Squilliam Returns," "That's No Lady," "Bummer Vacation", "Banned in Bikini Bottom", and "Pat No Pay".
Patrick has also worked at the Chum Bucket three times. The first was in "The Fry Cook Games", in which he takes the job in order to be able to compete in the Fry Cook Games. The audience was at first fooled into thinking an enormous fish would be the competitor, when in reality he was only carrying the real contestant, Patrick Star (a parody of a scene in the film Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls). In a later episode, "Chum Bucket Supreme", Patrick becomes the slogan manager for the Chum Bucket and creates the catchphrase "CHUM IS FUM". The third is Bucket Sweet Bucket when Patrick, Spongebob (even Squidward) become in charge of redecorating the chum bucket. but they mess up with everything, and finally get everything off the Krusty Krab, and reconstruct it on top of the Chum Bucket. In Rule of Dumb, Patrick was discovered to be of royal blood and briefly reigned as King of Bikini Bottom. However, this was a mistake, and the true heir to the throne was Gary (who is also revealed to be Patrick's cousin).
In the episode "Sing a Song of Patrick," Patrick takes advantage of a mail-in offer to have a song written by him recorded by a professional band. The song was so horrible that the band died.
ResidencePatrick lives under a rock, literally, on 120 Conch Street, two doors down from his best friend, right next to Squidward and 400-yards away from the Krusty Krab. The home's exterior is featureless, apart from a small yellow weather vane, which is shown falling off on numerous occasions.
Patrick is sometimes shown to sleep on the ceiling, although far more often he is shown sleeping in a traditional bed. Patrick spends much of his day sleeping under his rock. There are many inconsistencies in the depictions of his house due to the nature of the cartoon and utility treatment of backgrounds: in one episode, his house is depicted to be nothing but a bed and a chest of drawers, yet in others he appears to have a kitchen and a living room. Also, certain episodes tend to depict the surface below the rock to be completely flat, while in others there is a considerable amount of depth below it. Patrick claims to have built the house himself.
As Nickelodeon says of Patrick's house in a commercial bumper: "What's really beneath this famous rock? The home of Patrick Star. While the outside never changes, a closer look inside reveals that Patrick's house is never set in stone. Sometimes, there's just sand. Other times, there's a small den. Occasionally, there's a large master bedroom. And there's the Multi-Room Complex featuring an eat-in kitchen, arched doorways, and a hi-def TV. Rock on!"
Although he is unintelligent and is usually carefree, magnanimous, and generally detached, Patrick has demonstrated a cold, shrewd, even sociopathic side at times.
In the episode "I'm with Stupid", SpongeBob volunteered to act stupid around Patrick's parents in an attempt to improve their opinion of Patrick. However, Patrick takes the act to far, to the point where he actually begins to believe that SpongeBob is that stupid. All the teasing and embarrassment from Patrick and his supposed "parents" eventually proves too much for SpongeBob, who runs away screaming and crashes through the wall of his house.
After SpongeBob fails to produce a gift for Patrick on "Valentine's Day" (which was in reality due to scallops attacking and stalling Sandy's chocolate balloon, which was his intended gift), he concludes that SpongeBob must hate him (especially after finding out that SpongeBob gave gifts to everyone else, including somebody he had just met that morning) and goes on a violent rampage throughout the carnival, eventually cornering everyone (including Spongebob and all the innocent bystanders) at the end of the boardwalk, seemingly with the intention of killing them. Once Sandy shows up and Patrick realizes that SpongeBob has indeed gotten him a gift, his anger is forgotten.
In the episode "Nature Pants" when SpongeBob decides to live away from home, a hurt and crazed Patrick attempts to capture him and keep him in a jar on his mantle. When SpongeBob escapes by jumping into the jellyfish hive, Patrick gives up, snaps his net in half, and walks home crying.
In the episode "Rock-a-Bye Bivalve", Patrick fails to do his fair share of work in taking care of the baby scallop, claiming that he is too tired from work. Each night, he promises to assume responsibility for the baby the following night, but repeatedly fails to do so. When Spongebob finds out that "work" consists of Patrick watching TV under his rock, he is furious. Patrick finally realizes the error of his ways when Spongebob shows him the obscene amount of diapers that he has to change.
In the episode "Driven to Tears", he attends Mrs. Puff's boating school, suspecting that Mrs. Puff was setting up SpongeBob's tests so he would constantly flunk, and passes almost effortlessly. Afterward, he rubs his license in SpongeBob's face every chance he gets, calling himself a "driving genius" (despite having ran red lights and made dangerous U-turns), and when SpongeBob finally gets sick of it and destroys his license, Patrick is arrested for littering and sentenced to prison time (which would never happen in real life). However, Spongebob confesses to the "crime" and takes Patrick's place in jail. The two friends reconcile when SpongeBob is released from prison.
In the episode "Rule of Dumb", Patrick is crowned King of Bikini Bottom and acts in a ruthless, despotic manner, thinking he has the right to take and use whatever he wants, regardless of what harm it brings to others, to the point of out and outright stealing. After weeks of ruining everyone's lives for his own personal gain, Patrick goes too far by hiring a construction crew to move Squidward's house in order to set up a Ferris wheel. Squidward starts a revolt against Patrick among the townspeople, and Patrick begins planning to kill (or so it seems) Squidward in order to show his power, even scaring SpongeBob away at this point. When Patrick looks into the mirror and sees a monstrous version of him, he becomes horrified by what he has become, decides that friendship is more important than power, and happily abdicates the throne when it is discovered that he is not the true king.
Similar to SpongeBob's super-human abilities of shape shifting, duplication, invulnerability, and regeneration, Patrick has, in various episodes, shown to possess superpowers such as flight ("The Sponge Who Could Fly", "A Life in the Day")
and great strength (not superhuman, as anything Patrick lifts is not very large, as Patrick is only 6.5 inches tall, and anything he picks up CAN'T be anything large enough to produce credible weight to a human. He doesn't even display super-starfish strength as starfishes are naturally very strong, on the lines of being able to open a clam that is still living and has powerful jaw muscles) ("The Battle of Bikini Bottom", "Suds", "Nature Pants", "Gift of Gum", "Valentines Day", and many others). In "Night Light", Patrick was able to climb up a ray of sunshine to reach the sun, which he mistook for a light bulb, and runs back down with his behind on fire. In "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy V", Patrick becomes "The Elastic Waistband" (A parody of Plastic Man), gaining the ability to stretch his body to incredible lengths, as part of Mermaid Man's International Justice League of Super Acquaintances . Patrick may have bad luck on using machines, as many were broken and went haywire by him:
In The Breath of Fresh Squidward: He broke Squidward's electric fence in the end by joining SpongeBob and Squidward in their shock, which Patrick thought they are dancing.
In Sandy's Rocket: His net gun went haywire until SpongeBob shot him.
In Krabby Road: Plankton's "recorder" exploded when Patrick wore the headphones that suck brains into the "recorder".
Patrick is a very chubby starfish, therefore he also has a pointy cone-shaped cranium (he was known as pinhead Larry by Spongebob in the episode Survival of the Idiots). He also has dots all over his pink skin. His dress code is to wear light green pants with purple flowers, he also hardly ever wears a shirt. He doesn't have a nose, except for the episodes Battle of Bikini Bottom, and No Nose Knows. He also one time took off one of the dots on his pink skin and put it where his nose should be. Episode Appearances: List of Patrick Star's Appearances
Patrick is Spongebob's best friend. They have been friends ever since they were born. When they were kids, they lived next door (now only being separated by Squidward's house) they do everything together, except for work. Then Patrick gets lonely and goes to the Krusty Krab to see Spongebob. Squidward dislikes their friendship and is always trying to get them mad at each other, such as in "Naughty Nautical Neighbors where he blew a voice bubble to Patrick, pretending to be Spongebob, saying he hates him.
There has been multiple time where it is shown the Spongebob and Patrick may have feelings for each other, though Tom Kenny doubted that. Some include "Valentine's Day" "Hooky" "Wormy" "Shanghaied" "Frankendoodle" "The Secret Box" "Idiot Box" and many more, even though its not true.
In the episode The Krabby Kronicle he married a lamppost.
List of Episodes where Patrick cries
Cried because SpongeBob cheated.
|Home Sweet Pineapple||Cried because he lost SpongeBob and he was moving away.|
|Hall Monitor||Cried because he committed the Life of Crime. (When he only dropped an ice cream)|
|Opposite Day||Cried because his friend doesn't like him anymore. (SpongeBob was only joking)|
|Valentine's Day||Cried because he thought his friend was in his present.|
|Arrgh!||He and SpongeBob cried because they didn't become of Mr. Krabs' crews.|
|Texas||He and SpongeBob started to cry at the middle of the song and wouldn't stop until the end of the song.|
|Waiting||Because He Thinks He Broke Spongebob's Toy.|
He is upset that SpongeBob is going with the jellyfish.
Patrick's parents are first shown in "I'm With Stupid", although only at the end. A couple named Janet and Marty, presumed to be his parents, appear throughout the episode, but are at the end revealed to be confused imposters.
In "SB-129", "Patron", a distant descendant of Patrick with multiple heads, is shown in the future, and a savagely primitive ancestor of his is shown in prehistoric times. In contrast, Patar, the caveman version of Patrick seen in "Ugh" is distinctly different from the one in SB-129, being more evolved and similar to the present day Patrick in behavior.
"Hold it right there, DadMom AngryPants."
"I thought what we had was special!"
"SpongeBob, you can't expect my normal garden-variety brand of stupidity. I like to mix it up, keep you on your toes."
"Is mayonnaise an instrument?"
"It may be stupid, but it's also dumb."
"Dumb people are just blissfully unaware of how dumb they are."
"C'mon you know! I wumbo, you wumbo, he/she/me wumbo. Wumbo, wumboing, we'll have the wumbo, wumborama, wumbology, the study of wumbo! It's first grade, SpongeBob."
"Sandy's a girl?"
"Which one of you flat-foots stole my lollipop?"
"Careful SpongeBob, careful SpongeBob, careful SpongeBob, CAREFUL SPONGEBOB!"
"I don't get it."
"Fat guys get hungry, right?"
"Just like a genie!"
"Never trust a genie."
"Our new president is a genius!"
"I have to put on my teeth and brush my pants!"
"WELL HOW RUDE OF SOME PEOPLE!"
"LOOK AT IT!"
"I play a mean belly."
"I'm so cold, I'm shivering."
"The inner machinations of my mind are an enigma."
"Who you callin' pinhead?"
"Whoever's the owner of the white Sedan, you left your lights on."
"He was so ugly, that everyone died."
"I have some choice words for him. Like you, and are, and a jerk!"
"I can't see my forehead."
"I love you."
"No! This is Patrick!"
"And that's when I punch him right?"
"I DEFY YOU, HEARTMAN!"
"May I take your hat, sir? MAY I TAKE YOUR HAT, SIR? May I take your hat, sir?"
"HEART ON STICK MUST DIE!"
"Firmly grasp it.... Firmly grasp it... FIRMLY GRASP IT!"
- He appeared the most on Season 5.
- He can fly.
- If he had a full head of hair all the time it would be the color black.
- In "Pressure", he didn't know Sandy's gender so that that means he thought Sandy was a male.
- He and Spongebob invented The Automatic Back Scratcher, Hair Comber, Nose Picker, and Ukulele Tuner 9000.
- He is afraid of Glovy.
- He and Gary are cousins.
- He married a pole.
- He created a parallel universe.
- He can eat a Krabby Double Deluxe in one bite.
- Many people think he isn't smart, he really is sometimes. For example, in the episode Squidtastic Voyage, he suggested a plan to get to the reed in Squidward's throat.
|Characters (V • E)|
Patchy • Potty • French Narrator • Mermaid Man • Barnacle Boy • Flying Dutchman • King Neptune • Larry the Lobster • Harold SquarePants • Margaret SquarePants • Grandma SquarePants • Realistic Fish Head • Perch Perkins • Bikini Bottomites • Jellyfish