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Not to be confused with SpongeBob SquarePants (character).
Not to be confused with SpongeTron.

SpongeTom is a sea sponge who appears in the episode "Broken Alarm."


He is a sponge whose appearance is very similar to SpongeBob's. However, compared to SpongeBob, he noticeably has a head-like protrusion on the top of his body. His eyes and nose are located on said protrusion; in addition to this, his teeth are larger and his pores are in different spots. His pants, shoes, and socks are identical to SpongeBob's, although he wears a bow tie instead of a necktie. He also appears to have a more faded color scheme.

Role in episode

During the period of time where SpongeBob was incapable of getting to work on time due to his malfunctioning alarm clocks, SpongeTom filled in his position as fry cook. However, when an assisted SpongeBob eventually shows up to work on time, Mr. Krabs says that he no longer needs SpongeTom, leading the latter to get mad and walk away after throwing his spatula on the ground.


  • He is similar to the drifter and Girly Teengirl in that both characters look like SpongeBob, but are not related to him.
  • His name is derived from his voice actor, Tom Kenny.
  • SpongeTom's Krusty Krab employee hat is slightly different from the regular one because the anchor on it is upside down.