Hello, Bikini Bottom, Perch Perkins here!

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."[1]


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 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.

"Once Bitten"

He reports on the Mad Snail Disease outbreak, where he interviews Squidward and Incidental 105 and then tells the Bikini Bottomites they are all doomed thanks to Gary.

"It Came from Goo Lagoon"

He is seen 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.

"Frozen Face-Off"

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.

"Chum Fricassee"

He promotes the Le Chum Bucket.

"Plankton Retires"

Perch and the Bikini Bottom News interview Plankton about his evil scheme to steal the Krabby Patty secret formula.

"Cave Dwelling Sponge"

He is the narrator of the episode. He narrates a story about the caveman Spongy Spongy causing a rampage in the town, which causes SpongeBob to get put in jail for no reason.

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run

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.



Recurring characters (VE)

Supporting cast

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

Other recurring characters

Betsy KrabsBubble BassBurger BeardDirty BubbleHansMan RayMrs. TentaclesOld Man JenkinsRubeShelleySpotSquilliam Fancyson

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (VE)

Characters: Princess MindyDennisDavid HasselhoffCyclopsPerch PerkinsSquireRoyal crown polisherGoofy GooberWalter the WaiterFloyd and LloydBoat jackerVictorDJTwinsFrogfishIce cream ladyMr. WhiskersGiant eelTrench monstersMaximusAlexander Clam BellShell City creaturesPhilFishermanThe PiratesCaptain Bart the PirateMERVFoggerFlingerJesterBiologistDollyDr. Lumbar LouieOctavioPopperRobed fishTurretSpinnerSlammerCharles Winthorp

Locations: Krusty Krab 2PlanktopolisGoofy Goober's Ice Cream Party BoatShell CityThe County LineGasThug TugIce cream (location)King Neptune's castleSurf

Objects: King Neptune's crownMagical bag of windsThe tear of the Goofy GoobersPlan ZHair in a CanChum Bucket bucket helmetNitroManliness pointsGoober dollarsGoober MealGoofy Goober guitarGoofy Goober tokensIce blockSpawnerSonic Wave Guitar ringsToothy ToothpasteTreasure chestTriple Gooberberry Sunrise

Songs: Goofy Goober SongNow That We're MenGoofy Goober RockOcean ManSpongeBob and Patrick Confront the Psychic Wall of EnergyJust a KidThe Best Day Ever

Shorts: Pants-CassoWatch MeAround the WorldInterview with CarlosWatch

Miscellaneous: DVDVHSUMD videoBlu-rayBookVideo game3D gameCine-Manga bookMagazineRoad Trip in 3-D!Ice-Cream DreamsTrouble at the Krusty Krab!Bubble Blowers, Beware!Are We There Yet?I'm Ready!Shell City, Here We Come!Bring on the Rock!Hold Your Sea Horses!SoundtrackBest Day Ever marathonPromo CDNASCAR raceMovies & TV CollectionNickelodeon Splat Pack!Quad Pack: Volume 1Double Feature Volume 13 Movie Pack3 Movie Pack Volume 2Nickelodeon 6-Movie CollectionThe SpongeBob Movie Double PackSpongeBob Double FeatureThe SpongeBob SquarePants Double FeatureKids Double PackThe SpongeBob Movie Collection DVDThe SpongeBob Movie Collection Blu-RayThe SpongeBob 3-Movie CollectionLimited Edition 2 DVD Box SetReally Big Box SetSpongeBob StarPantsSpongeBob Z-A CountdownThe Absorbing Tale Behind The SpongeBob SquarePants MovieInside the Pineapple with David HasselhoffCase of the Sponge "Bob"

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