Perch Perkins is a famous field reporter who works for the Bikini BottomNews. He and Johnny Elaine are coworkers; Perch reports news live on the scene, while Johnny stays in the newsroom and acts as a newsreader. He first appears in the episode "Ripped Pants," as the announcer of the surfing competition at Goo Lagoon.
Perch Perkins is a purple fish that wears a dark purple coat with a purplish-black wig and headphones. In some episodes and Nicktoons MLB, Perch is colored light orange with a reddish-brown coat. He also has a white undershirt and a red tie, and has dark purple lips.
Perch makes his first appearance in "Ripped Pants" as the announcer of the surfing competition at Goo Lagoon. He appears frequently in the show as the news reporter and announcer. He makes an appearance in "MuscleBob BuffPants" as the announcer of the Anchor Toss competition.
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.
"Hello, Bikini Bottom! Perch Perkins here, coming to you live from the front of the Krusty Krab restaurant, for years the only place to get a delicious and mouthwatering Krabby Patty. Until today, that is. That's right, folks. Longtime owner Mr. Krabs is opening a new restaurant called the Krusty Krab 2. First of all, congratulations, Mr. Krabs." —The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
"What inspired you to build a second Krusty Krab right next door to the original?" —The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
"Perch Perkins reporting live from Downtown Bikini... Bottom. Complete chaos here today as out town attempts to deal with a sudden and complete shortage of Krabby Patties. Whoa! Events here have this reporter wondering, What is the secret ingredient in Krabby Patties, anyway?" —The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water