Spat is an average silver spatula who shines quite a bit. There are three holes in the flipping area and the handle is a soft black material. Spat can withstand burning heat, meaning it is made of quite strong material. Spat does not have any buttons or added contraptions but it always gets the job done, mainly flipping Krabby Patties. It is broken by a Monster Krabby Patty.
When the doctor recommends that SpongeBob gets a replacement spatula, he buys (with all his money) a new intelligent spatula named "Le Spatula." Dissatisfied with the food sold at the Krusty Krab, the new spatula runs away. Afterward, SpongeBob returns to the hospital to check on Spat. SpongeBob assumes that Spat died at first, however he is looking at the wrong spatula. The doctor points out that Spat is actually in the infirmary. Due to SpongeBob's betrayal of Spat when he purchased Le Spatula, Spat rejects SpongeBob. When SpongeBob goes back to work, Spat forgives SpongeBob and comes back to him. For the next Monster Krabby Patty, SpongeBob breaks his arms.
Spat is in most episodes when SpongeBob is working at the Krusty Krab, although Spat's name is not revealed until "All That Glitters." SpongeBob uses Spat in the SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis video game to flip objects and gates. In the first episode, "Help Wanted," there is a much more sophisticated Hydro-dynamic Spatula that SpongeBob buys at the Barg'N-Mart. Spat and SpongeBob have been through a lot in the series as it is shown in the flashback in "All That Glitters": getting things from under the couch, flipping Krabby Patties, flipping SpongeBob to get a tan, loving each other, bonding, playing Ping-Pong, and scratching SpongeBob's back. It is revealed that an evil pirate attacks SpongeBob, and "Spat" saves his life. The pirate's sword goes right inside "Spat"'s middle oval hole, and SpongeBob swings the pirate over a cliff, ultimately defeating him. At the end of the episode, it turns out that the spatula is actually a different spatula and Spat is not broken.
In the episode "Bossy Boots," SpongeBob has Spat for his spatula although at the beginning of the episode he asks Mr. Krabs if the new spatulas are at the Krusty Krab. This means that Spat may not have been there and serve as SpongeBob's spatula the whole time.
Spat sometimes is shown totally flat, without the 3 holes.
In "The Curse of Bikini Bottom," SpongeBob (who is a ghost) goes through objects and is unable to hold anything. He actually "kills" Spat by splitting him in half, and SpongeBob tries to use Spat's ghost to flip patties, but Spat's ghost form phased through the patties, which let them burn to a crisp on the grill. Either Spat came back to life when SpongeBob did, or SpongeBob got a new spatula.