It has been suggested that Scooter be renamed to Scooter the dude. The reason given was: "Scooter" and "the dude" are both confirmed names for Incidental 38.
— Scooter the dude, various episodes
- 1 Names
- 2 Description
- 3 Role in series
- 4 Major roles
- 4.1 "Ripped Pants"
- 4.2 "MuscleBob BuffPants"
- 4.3 "Walking Small"
- 4.4 "Hooky"
- 4.5 "Bubble Buddy"
- 4.6 "Squirrel Jokes"
- 4.7 "SpongeGuard on Duty"
- 4.8 "My Pretty Seahorse"
- 4.9 "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy IV"
- 4.10 "Party Pooper Pants"
- 4.11 "Wigstruck"
- 4.12 "Born to Be Wild"
- 4.13 "Sand Castles in the Sand"
- 4.14 "Shell Shocked"
- 4.15 "Sponge-Cano!"
- 4.16 "Lost in Bikini Bottom"
- 4.17 "The Executive Treatment"
- 4.18 "Goodbye, Krabby Patty?"
- 4.19 "Don't Feed the Clowns"
- 4.20 "Krusty Koncessionaires"
- 5 Major roles in other media
- 6 Trivia
- 7 References
- Incidental 38 has two confirmed names, "Scooter" and "the dude." The name "Scooter" was used in "Party Pooper Pants," The Essential Guide, SpongeBob Rocks!, What Were You Shrinking?, and Plankton Rising. It is also used by his original voice actor, Carlos Alazraqui. The name "the dude" was listed under Incidental 38's model on the original incidental model sheet.
- In "The Executive Treatment," his name was Marv.
He is a lavender-purple fish with light purple fins and legs and light green lips. He wears teal swim trunks with a floral design. In his earlier appearances, his swim trunks were colored dark pink.
He wears olive green earmuffs with white cushions, a striped olive green sweater, blue shorts, and knee high brown boots.
He has the same model as Fish I with the only differences being his yellow skin, light pink lips, and orange fins. He also wears an army green camper hat, a brown jacket, army green shorts, and brown boots.
Role in series
Scooter is a somewhat commonly used incidental character. Although he was a lot more used in the first four seasons where he was usually given a groovy personality and had a consistent high pitched shaky voice, he also commonly spoke super lingo. Ever since Season 5 and onwards, he has made much less notable roles and his voice and personality are now inconsistent much like most of the other incidental characters.
He is seen as a big supporter of SpongeBob's ripped pants jokes by constantly laughing at him and complimenting him afterwards. However, after SpongeBob pretends to drown, Scooter says "Dude..." sadly and walks away.
A dark teal variant of him first approaches SpongeBob and asks him if he can borrow his metal detector because his broke. SpongeBob kindly allowed him to use it but Plankton tells SpongeBob to be more assertive towards him by telling him to take a hike. SpongeBob misunderstands Plankton and asks Scooter if he would like to take a hike with him. Plankton then tells SpongeBob to tell Scooter to go fall in a ditch. SpongeBob then points to an open ditch for Scooter to search in, Scooter finds buried treasure and thanks SpongeBob for helloing him do so. Plankton then tells SpongeBob to tell Scooter he will use karate on him and tie him in a knot. SpongeBob mishears Plankton and tells Scooter that he will offer to tie his shoe, but Scooter points to his feet and claims that he is wearing sandals. He then later appears crying due to have broken his surfboard in half. SpongeBob then morphs into a surfboard so Scooter can surf on him instead. After Scooter finishes surfing with SpongeBob, a crowd of fish come up and cheer for him while Scooter thanks SpongeBob for helping him.
Mr. Krabs uses him as an example of what would happen if someone went near the hooks by grabbing the back of his swim trunks and giving him a wedgie.
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 from the high tide.
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.
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.
He says "Hey, SpongeDude!" as he runs up to SpongeBob. SpongeBob panics and shrinks Scooter with Mermaid Man's utility belt.
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.
He appears as an employee at the Reef Cinema where he allows SpongeBob and Sandy to enter the theater and then laughs at SpongeBob's wig when they go inside. He later appears as a movie theater attendant where he suggests everyone to start a riot towards SpongeBob and Sandy.
He mocks SpongeBob and Patrick while they were pretending to be a biker gang.
He is seen playing volleyball with Larry the Lobster and other fish and asks SpongeBob and Patrick to return their ball after they accidentally hit it towards them. He later appears at Goo Lagoon with Incidental 47 where he get frightened by SpongeBob and Patrick's sand war. He then grabs Incidental 47 and flees away.
He makes a joke to Squidward about walking too fast. He later reminds Squidward about calling the pipe under his house stupid while the Bikini Bottomites carry him to the volcano.
He is seen with Incidental 40 and Incidental 23 when SpongeBob comes across looking for the formerly abandoned couch that they were currently sitting on. He and Incidental 23 then congratulate Incidental 40 after he has agreed to give him a ride to the Krusty Krab.
He appears as a businessman. He befriends Patrick and mistakes him for another businessperson. However Patrick later gets him fired by marking him with several stamps during the montage.
He is getting an autograph from Patrick Star and later after the Frozen Krabby Patties is discovered to contain sand he vomits into his Snail's litter box.
He, Incidental 6, and Incidental 45 decide to buy hotdogs from Incidental C1 after he has taken over the abandoned hot dog cart. Incidental C1 then shoots mustard into their mouths and hotdogs into their eyes by mistake. The three fish then freak out and run away.
He asks SpongeBob to toss a Krabby Patty up to him. SpongeBob does so but Scooter then tells him there is no mustard on his patty. SpongeBob then shoots mustard onto the patty and Scooter thanks him.
Major roles in other media
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.
He appears as a clinic worker.
- He, Fred, Old Man Walker, and Sandals are currently the only incidentals with confirmed names.
- However unlike them, Scooter has two confirmed names while the three of them each have only one confirmed name.
- He has no speaking roles in seasons 5, 8, and 10.