It is a beige condiment that is often used on seafood in real life.
"Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy"
It comes in a white jar with a light blue label on it that reads the condiment's name in dark red letters.
It comes in a light blue jar that has a yellow label on it that reads the condiment's name in capital red letters, and the lid is pale red.
It comes in a light blue jar that has a teal label on it that reads the condiment's name in light red letters.
Role in series
Beginning with "Naughty Nautical Neighbors," the condiment's name has frequently been used as a euphemism for curse words whenever something bad happens to a character.
Tartar sauce first physically appears in this episode, where a commercial for it is shown on the Shady Shoals Rest Home TV.
"Back to the Past"
SpongeBob goes to refill a bottle of tartar sauce. He looks into a large bucket of the condiment, but it is empty. It eventually gets re-used and becomes the Krusty Krab time capsule.
Mr. Krabs uses this sauce as one of the traps that he put into his Krabby Patties for Plankton.
A robot called "Tar-Tar" appears as an enemy in the game and has a machine that shoots the sauce at the player.
Plankton unloads a large container of tartar sauce from his airplane, which spills all over the Krusty Krab.
- In season 7, tartar sauce becomes the main subject in two episodes.
- Coincidentally, both episodes also involve the subject of time.
- The title of the season 9 episode "Tutor Sauce" is a pun on tartar sauce.
- Nicolas Carr named one of his self-owned music publishing company Tartar Sauce Tunes.
- This produce is also used as an interjection.
- Tartar sauce on Wikipedia