— Perch Perkins, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
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 in 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," after which his orange model is used interchangeably with his purple one; Dave Cunningham explained on July 16, 2020, "We bounce back-and-forth between colors. There was never any decision made; just two different colors for no reason at all. There is no rhyme or reason to it. Sometimes we have him orange, sometimes we have him purple."
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.
From "Once Bitten" until "Squid Plus One," Perch was always colored light orange with a reddish-brown coat and a purple tie. This color scheme is also used interchangeably with the purple one in various episodes. In the book Ice-Cream Dreams and The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie game, Perch is colored green. He also wears a white undershirt and a red tie, and has dark purple lips.
Role in series
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
Perch interviews Mr. Krabs about the opening of the Krusty Krab 2 while Plankton is jealous that Perch is interviewing Mr. Krabs. He later interviews Plankton when he starts selling Krabby Patties at the Chum Bucket with a free bucket helmet offer.
Johnny Elaine and Perch Perkins announce on the news that a sled race is occurring in Bikini Bottom with the prize being one million dollars and that all of Bikini Bottom has entered.
He promotes the Le Chum Bucket.
He is reporting from Atlantic City about SpongeBob and Patrick's execution and Kelpy G's performance. He is also seen in the near beginning of the film, eating a Krabby Patty at the Krusty Krab.
- An unidentified voice actor also voices him in the PC version of The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie video game.
|Recurring 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
Other recurring characters