— 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 in The Essential Guide

Scooter's bio in The Essential Guide

Scooter in What Were You Shrinking

Scooter in What Were You Shrinking?

Scooter in SpongeBob Rocks!

Scooter in SpongeBob Rocks!



Scooter's model

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.

In his first few appearances, he wore lavender and yellow swim trunks. In some of "Walking Small," he is green with red swim trunks and sandals. Since the end of "Walking Small," he has changed back to his normal design.

In "Friend or Foe," he briefly appears with Incidental 36's red-orange color scheme. In The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, he is blue with green swim trunks.

Role in series

He is voiced by Carlos Alazraqui in most episodes, but is voiced by Clancy Brown in the episode "Wigstruck," and Dee Bradley Baker in "Sponge-Cano!" Most of the time, he is very happy and supportive to SpongeBob and laughs in approval.

"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"

He 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 borad 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 dies and turns into an angel when he drowns in the high tide. In later episodes, he is somehow alive.

"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 bonked 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"

He thinks that Mr. Krabs put in a kiddie ride when he sees Mystery, but when he tries to find the coin slot gets kicked and injured.

"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 for destroying the 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.


He makes a joke to Squidward about walking too fast.


He is seen at the Krusty Krab.

"The Executive Treatment"

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

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.


  • In "Bubble Buddy," he supposedly dies and appears as an angel. Due to the show's lack of flowing continuity between episodes, this does not affect any other stories, and he is seen alive in every season afterward.
    • This was covered in the sixth video of the non-canonical web series Bikini Bottom Mysteries. The video was titled "Scooter’s Haunting Secret" and discussed possible theories as to how he came back to life.
  • His appearance is similar to Sandals.
  • On the sheet of incidental characters compiled by Vincent Waller, Scooter is one of the few characters with a label other than his model number. Waller labeled him as "The Dude."


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