Nathaniel "Nat" Peterson is a yellow tan fish with a purple fin who has appeared in various episodes. He has been voiced by both Dee Bradley Baker and Tom Kenny in most episodes and Rodger Bumpass in Greasy Buffoons.

Nat Peterson works at Snail Po Headquarters and a variety of other places. He was also a member of the Bikini Bottom Music Lovers Club. His last name was revealed in the episode Missing Identity when Sadie Rechid mentioned his name. He is friends with Fred, Harold, and DoodlePants (in Drawn to Life: SpongeBob SquarePants Edition). He seems to be with Martha Smith in various episodes. He told DoodlePants helpful advice of how to defeat DoodleBob. In Artist Unknown he is seen saying when Squidward welcomes him to art class "Oh, isn't this cooking?". He also said he was a better artist than Squidward. Nat Peterson once offered Mr. Krabs $100,000 for the soda drinking hat, and was seen hanging out with Squidward's arch rival from high school, Squilliam Fancyson, suggesting that he is wealthy. In Idiot Box, he is seen on a soap opera giving box for a gift.

He was seen baking a cake in the episode, "Mrs. Puff, You're Fired." He is also a bus driver as seen in episodes "Rock Bottom," Hocus Pocus, "The Pink Purloiner," Roller Cowards, "A Flea in Her Dome", and "Nautical Novice". He has a strict no singing policy. In "The Great Snail Race" he sneaks into the announcer's box, only to be caught by Perch Perkins. In "The Battle of Bikini Bottom," he was one of the citizens who reenacted the Battle of Bikini Bottom. In "Suction Cup Symphony", he is shown to be the drummer of the Bikini Bottom Symphony Orchestra. In "The Splinter," Squidward pretends to "squish" him. In Fools in April, he was amused by SpongeBob's prank. Shubie may be his girlfriend/wife as seen in SpongeHenge. Nat was also seen as a Cotton Candy Salesman in Sing a Song of Patrick.

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In the episode "Plankton's Regular", his most notable SpongeBob appearance, he feigns enjoyment of Plankton's Chum in order to fulfill a deal with Karen, Plankton's wife. He is shown to live in a mobile home, and apparently possesses great acting skills, as he manages to fend off SpongeBob's persistent attempts to give him a Krabby Patty. However, one can foresee the ending when Nat is forced to taste Mr. Krabs' Chum and he proclaims that it is the "second foulest thing he has ever tasted." The audience can infer that the foulest thing is actually Plankton's Chum, and Mr. Krabs has thwarted him in that area of food service as well. At the end of the episode, Nat breaks the news to Plankton and cuts off the deal with Karen, returning the money that she had given him to eat at the Chum Bucket. He is last shown being carted off by medical staff members, which he claims will be the third time he will have visited the doctor on account of Plankton's Chum.


  • He has many jobs such as a bus driver and Snail-Po headquarters employee.
  • He appears briefly on a picture in Stanley S. SquarePants but is dark blue.
  • He has many wives: On the episode Fungus Among Us, he dated Martha and on the episode SpongeHenge, In the first scene, he was seen hanging out/dating with Shubie.
  • He was just hired by Karen in the episode Plankton's Regular to eat Plankton's Chum.
  • In some episodes, you can hear him say Huh, What?".
  • In Once Bitten he was a zombie chasing SpongeBob.
  • At the beginning of the episode "Sun Bleached" he turns into bacon by the tan accelerator.
  • He plays somewhat a big role in "Chum Bucket Supreme" and has even a bigger role in "Plankton's Regular" in which in both episodes involves in eating chum.
  • He currently has eaten more chum than anybody.
  • Threw out the show he has had many differnt jobs.

Characters (VE)


SpongeBobPatrickSquidwardMr. KrabsPlanktonKarenSandyMrs. PuffPearlGary


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

Major Background

Bubble BassFredHaroldPeterson Nat TuckerOld Man JenkinsSandalsTomNorma Rechid



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