Tapey[citation needed] is a tapeworm who used to live in SpongeBuck's stomach. He appears in the episode "Pest of the West."


Tapey looks similar to the Earworm, except he has a higher head, is taller, is light purple and violet, and has dark purple stripes. He wears a long sweater and a black hat.

Role in episode

While in the Krusty Kantina, SpongeBuck drinks milk and Tapey's home in SpongeBuck's stomach becomes flooded with it, almost drowning him in milk. Before he gets drowned, Tapey is seen reading a newspaper on a chair with the lamp being on beside him.


  • In the back of the Tapey's home, there was a sign that read "Home Sweet Home."
  • He is a parody of an actual tapeworm.


Worms (VE)

Alaskan Bull WormBaby wormsBlackJack's guard wormEarwormGuard wormJKK-9 UnitKenneyMipsey and PipseyMr. DoodlesMrs. SquigglesMrs. WormsleyNematodesPeanut wormsPricklesRexSnookiemsSpotted Glistening Meadow WormTapeyWorm from AppleworldWorm hogsWormy

Pest of the West (VE)

Characters: SpongeBuck SquarePantsPecos PatrickDead Eye PlanktonHopalong SquidwardPappy KrabsPolene PuffTalking skullsTapeyPatrick RevereRosie Cheeks

Locations: Dead Eye GulchKrusty KantinaDead Eye Funeral Parlor and Ice Cream ParlorDead Eye Jail

Shorts: Sea Horse Riding Made EasySpurskateSaloon Door SorrowsYokel to Tough Guy

Miscellaneous: DVDBookGameSpurskate (sport)

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