— Scooter, various episodes

Scooter[1] (Incidental 38)[2] is a surfer fish. Along with Larry the Lobster, he is a common attendee of Goo Lagoon. He is easily identified by his high-pitched, shaky voice and commonly speaking surfer lingo.

He first appears in the episode "Ripped Pants" and is most commonly voiced by Carlos Alazraqui. He was a prominent recurring character in the first three seasons, but from the fourth season onward, Alazraqui has been mostly absent from the show. Scooter's roles and voice have been mostly inconsistent since then.


Scooter's bio in The Essential Guide

Scooter in What Were You Shrinking?

Scooter in SpongeBob Rocks!


He is a lavender-purple fish with light purple fins and legs and light green lips. He typically wears light blue swim trunks with a floral design.

Role in series

"Ripped Pants"

He is seen as a big supporter of SpongeBob's ripped pants jokes. However, after SpongeBob pretends to drown, Scooter says "Dude..." sadly and walks away.

"Boating School"

Although he doesn't appear in this episode, a fish with his pallette makes a cameo at Mrs. Puff's Boating School.

"MuscleBob BuffPants"

He directs Sandy to where SpongeBob is.


He is seen at Sandy's party.

"Walking Small"

He breaks his surfing board and SpongeBob helps him by making himself a surf board.

"Neptune's Spatula"

He makes multiple cameos throughout the episode.


Mr. Krabs uses him as an example of what would happen if someone went near the hooks.

"Something Smells"

He makes multiple cameos throughout the episode.

"Bubble Buddy"

He drowns offscreen in the high tide after SpongeBob and Bubble Buddy bury him. Later in the episode, he is shown to have turned into an angel.

"Patty Hype"

He makes a cameo buying Pretty Patties.

"Prehibernation Week"

He is seen looking for SpongeBob along with several other fish.

"Squirrel Jokes"

He makes fun of Sandy along with his friends.

"Band Geeks"

He is seen as a member Squidward's band.

"SpongeGuard on Duty"

He gets hit on the head repeatedly by Incidental 24 while at Goo Lagoon. Later, he is seen when SpongeBob gives out free ice cream and is seen going surfing when SpongeBob wraps do not cross tape around. After SpongeBob tells everyone that Goo Lagoon is closed, Scooter tells SpongeBob that he and other beach goers like Larry the Lobster.

"My Pretty Seahorse"

Scooter walks with Incidental 37B when he spots Mystery outside of the Krusty Krab. Thinking that she is a newly-installed kiddie ride, he tries to find the coin slot only to be sent flying by Mystery kicking him.

"Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy IV"

He says "Hey, SpongeDude!" as he runs up to SpongeBob. SpongeBob panics and shrinks Scooter with Mermaid Man's utility belt.

"Party Pooper Pants"

He reads his card to Squidward which says 'What came first?: the oyster or the pearl?'. He asks Squidward to take the side of the pearl, but Squidward walks saying that reading cards are lame.

"SpongeBob Meets the Strangler"

He makes several cameos at SpongeBob's numerous parties.

"Good Neighbors"

He is seen as part of the angry mob who shows up at Squidward's house after it went on a destructive rampage in Bikini Bottom.

"SquidBob TentaclePants"

He is seen at Squidward's concert.

"Whale of a Birthday"

He is seen at the Krusty Krab.


He suggests to start a riot.

"Born to Be Wild"

He makes fun of SpongeBob and Patrick.

"Sing a Song of Patrick"

He is seen covering his ears to prevent himself from listening to Patrick's horrible song.

"The Two Faces of Squidward"

He is seen admiring Squidward's handsomeness.

"Banned in Bikini Bottom"

He is seen at the Secret Krusty Krab.

"Suction Cup Symphony"

He is seen at the Bikini Bottom Symphony Orchestra.

"A Life in a Day"

He is watching Larry the Lobster do daredevil stunts.

"Sun Bleached"

He is seen with tanned skin.

"Giant Squidward"

He makes a cameo in crowd tying up Squidward.

"No Nose Knows"

He is driven out of the Krusty Krab by Patrick.

"Sand Castles in the Sand"

He is seen playing Volleyball.

"Shell Shocked"

He appears in a commercial to promote Angry Jack's Shell Emporium.


He makes a joke to Squidward about walking too fast.


He is seen at the Krusty Krab.

"The Way of the Sponge"

He is seen at the Krusty Krab.

"Karen 2.0"

He is seen multiple times at the Krusty Krab.

"Demolition Doofus"

He is seen in the crowd.

"Move It or Lose It"

He is seen signing Plankton's petition to not bulldoze the Chum Bucket.

"Squid Baby"

He makes a cameo at the Krusty Krab.

"Bumper to Bumper"

He is seen driving.


He makes a cameo as a security guard.

"It Came from Goo Lagoon"

He is seen at Goo Lagoon.

"Safe Deposit Krabs"

He is at the Grand Opening of Bank of Bikini Bottom Bank.

"Kenny the Cat"

He is seen in the street cheering for Kenny.

"SpongeBob You're Fired"

He makes a cameo a outside the Krusty Krab waiting line.

"Lost in Bikini Bottom"

He is sitting on a couch with Incidental 40 and Incidental 23, when SpongeBob comes across looking for

"The Executive Treatment"

He appears as a businessman. He befriends Patrick and mistakes him for another businessperson.


He is seen giving SpongeBob a snail.

"What's Eating Patrick?"

He is seen in the Krusty Krab and later cheers Patrick in training for the eating contest, but jeers for Oswald McNulty.

"The Sewers of Bikini Bottom"

He is seen at Krusty Krab Stadium.

"Larry's Gym"

He is seen at the Grand Opening of Larry's Gym.

"Married to Money"

He is running out of the Krusty Krab due there being several Sea bears inside.

"Goodbye, Krabby Patty?"

He is getting an autograph from Patrick Star and later after the Frozen Krabby Patties is discovered to contain Sandy he vomits in the his Snail's litter box.

"Bulletin Board"

He is seen multiple times at the Krusty Krab.


Cameos in the crowd throughout the episode.

"Cuddle E. Hugs"

He plays with Cuddle E. Hugs.

Role in other media

SpongeBob Rocks!

He is a devoted fan of SpongeBob, Patrick, and Sandy's rock band "Tidal Wave." He wears a wave-themed shirt and visits the band backstage at the Poseidome Colosseum. There, he asks them where their drums and guitars are, and they tell Scooter that they will use seashells instead.


  • On the sheet of incidental characters, Scooter is one of the few characters with a label other than his model number. He is labeled as "The Dude."


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