Perch Perkins is a famous field reporter who works for the Bikini Bottom News. He and the Realistic Fish Head are coworkers and good friends; Perch reports news live on the scene, while the Realistic Fish Head stays in the newsroom and acts as a newsreader.

Perch was first introduced The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, where he has a purple color scheme. He later became a supporting character in the main series. In the show, he debuted in the season 4 episode "Once Bitten." He was recolored orange from this episode until "Squid Plus One" because of a firewall between Nickelodeon and Paramount content. This resulted in elements from the movie, such as Perch's original color scheme, not being able to be used until 2015, when the wall was lifted.[1] Perch's orange model is still able to be used interchangeably with his purple one.


Perch Perkins is usually a purple fish who wears a dark purple coat and silver headphones. He wears a black wig but still appears to have black hair on either sides of his head which means that he is balding rather than being entirely bald[2].

From "Once Bitten" until "Squid Plus One," Perch was always colored light orange with a reddish-brown coat. This color scheme is also used interchangeably with the purple one in various episodes. In the book Ice-Cream Dreams, Perch is colored green. He also wears a white undershirt and a red tie, and has dark purple lips.

Role in series

Perch debuts in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, in which he interviews Mr. Krabs about the opening of the Krusty Krab 2. Plankton is jealous that Perch is interviewing Mr. Krabs. He later interviews Plankton when he sells Krabby Patties.

He is also seen in "It Came from Goo Lagoon" as a reporter asking beach-goers about what they think of all the goo bubbles, as well as asking Sandy to get all the information about the dangerous bubble.


Characters (VE)


SpongeBobPatrickSquidwardMr. KrabsPlanktonKarenSandyMrs. PuffPearlGary


PatchyPottyFrench NarratorMermaid ManBarnacle BoyFlying DutchmanKing NeptuneLarry the LobsterHarold SquarePantsMargaret SquarePantsGrandma SquarePantsRealistic Fish HeadPerch PerkinsBikini BottomitesJellyfish

Major Background

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Songs: Slabby Patty SongSpongeBob SquarePants Theme Song

Objects: Slabby Patty

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