"Chocolate? Chocolate! Chocolate! Chocolate!"

Tom is seen right of the fish laughing.

Tom Smith[4] is a Bikini Bottomite who first appears in the episode "Ripped Pants." He is the husband of Martha Smith, though due to the negative continuity of the series he has been shown hanging out with other women. He is shown to be the father of Miss Rechid in "Bubble Buddy" and Monroe's father in "Hocus Pocus."

His skin is regularly olive-green, but it has varied to orange in the episode "Pizza Delivery" and lime-green in "Patty Hype." His name was revealed in the latter episode.

He is heard with a woman's voice in the episodes "Doing Time" and "The Sponge Who Could Fly." He has been voiced by Dee Bradley Baker and Mr. Lawrence. His most famous appearance is in "Chocolate with Nuts" when he starts chasing after SpongeBob and Patrick, trying to buy all of their chocolate bars, screaming "Chocolate!"


At one point, Tom got married to Martha Smith and had a daughter.

In the episode "Friend or Foe," his childhood is reflected in the flashback, where he is one of the customers at Stinky Burgers.


Tom is an olive-green fish who wears a lavender shirt with light-blue shorts and has a solid body. He also has olive green-golden fins and legs. His eyes are quite big and the pupil is small, but the surrounding area of the eye is golden-brown, and he has light tan-salmon lips.

In "Pizza Delivery," he is dark orange with light-orange fins, dark olive-green eyes, light greenish-gray lips, is a little more obese than in his other appearances, and wears a dark-purple shirt and dark-teal shorts.

In "F.U.N.," he is slightly more obese.

In "Patty Hype," he is shown to be a lighter shade of green.

In other appearances, he looks the same as his olive-green look but has a light-green face and has dark olive-green eyes.


Tom lives a good life and he enjoys being married to Martha. He is a recurring patron at the Krusty Krab and enjoys their food.

Despite his general kindness, he can become somewhat insane. In the episode "Chocolate With Nuts," he goes berserk over a sales offer for chocolate and stalks SpongeBob and Patrick in an attempt to purchase all their offerings.

Tom is shown to have an obsessive-compulsive disorder when it comes to the food and beverage industry. In some of his appearances he violently obsesses over food and becomes extremely nitpicky over the most minor inconveniences that his food or drinks have to offer. In "Pizza Delivery," Tom lashes out at SpongeBob for forgetting to bring him his drink (even though he did not order one while on the phone with Mr. Krabs) as an addition to his pizza order, thereafter angrily slamming the door on him. In "Fools in April," Tom panics over SpongeBob allegedly doing something to his drink, although he regains his sanity when it's revealed to be a simple prank of putting in just one ice cube when he actually asked for a couple. In "No Weenies Allowed," Tom berates SpongeBob for accidentally landing his feet in his two bowls of potato salad that took 3 days to make. His violent obsession with food reaches its epitome in "Chocolate with Nuts," where Tom goes berserk over a sales offering of chocolate bars and stalks SpongeBob and Patrick in pursuit of the chocolate.

Tom is shown to have shades of courage, as he is willing to spend the entirety of his money in pursuit of SpongeBob and Patrick's chocolate bar supply.


Tom's house is seen in the episode "Chocolate with Nuts."


Tom receives severe facial injuries when Squidward brutally assaults him with the pizza box toward the end of "Pizza Delivery."

Tom is shown to have suffered a severe buttock injury sometime before or during the events of "I Had an Accident," as he is treated by the "Iron Butt," a device that restrains his buttocks to enforce its safety.

Tom is one of Gary's victims in "Once Bitten," giving him zombie-like side effects in the process.


Tom has held various occupation titles over his vast appearance history.

In "Culture Shock," he is the news reporter cameraman holding the camera next to the news reporter introducing and encouraging Squidward at the Krusty Krab talent show.

In "MuscleBob BuffPants," Tom is the bartender and cashier for the Juice Bar at Goo Lagoon.

In "Mid-Life Crustacean," he is shown as a dentist cleaning SpongeBob's teeth.

In "Pranks a Lot," he is shown as a bus driver.

In "The Lost Mattress," Tom is a mattress salesman at Mattresses & Then Some.

In "Skill Crane," it is revealed that he works at R.A. Penny Pincher Vending Supplies. In "Wigstruck," he is an actor who plays John in the movie My Hair Lady.

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Criminal record

Tom has been arrested at least once, for he is shown at prison in Inferno Island for unknown charges in the episode "The Inmates of Summer."

  • Attempted prison escape: Tom is among the many inmates who attempt to break out of prison in "The Inmates of Summer."
  • Civil disobedience: Tom is shown to join many riots with the other Bottomite fish. In "Bubble Buddy," he and a small group of protesters knock over the lifeguard stand to get back at Bubble Buddy.
  • Stalking: Throughout a majority of "Chocolate with Nuts," Tom manically stalks SpongeBob and Patrick in pursuit of the chocolate bars they're selling.

Role in series

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His most famous appearance, screaming "Chocolate!"

In "Pizza Delivery," Tom is SpongeBob and Squidward's customer to whom they must deliver the Krusty Krab pizza. Once they finally arrive at his house, Tom becomes furious with SpongeBob simply for forgetting to bring him his drink and therefore refuses to eat his pizza, criticizing the Krusty Krab's service. However, he receives his comeuppance when Squidward violently slams the pizza box in his face and force-feeds it to him.

In "Fools in April," Tom is one of SpongeBob's prank victims; Tom requests two ice cubes for his drink, but—as a prank—SpongeBob only puts in one.

In "Bubble Buddy," Tom joins the other Bottomites in attempting to pop Bubble Buddy in retaliation for his misdeeds.

In "Patty Hype," he and Fred neglect the Krusty Krab and instead go to the Shell Shack.

In "No Weenies Allowed," Tom lashes out at SpongeBob for accidentally placing his feet in his family's two bowls of potato salad.

Tom plays his most prominent role yet in "Chocolate with Nuts," where he exhibits a violent obsession with chocolate and chases after SpongeBob and Patrick in pursuit of it.

In "I Had an Accident," Tom is shown to have underwent a severe buttock injury that lead him into a state of hospitalization, as the "Iron Butt" is shown treating him.

Tom appears in "Fear of a Krabby Patty" when SpongeBob screams at all the Krabby Patty hallucinations in sight, with Tom's wife thinking that he did it because Tom's shirt was hideous.

In "Hocus Pocus," he was seen driving with Monroe crying, "I don't like pistachio!" Tom replies tensely, "Then why did you ask for it?"

In "Roller Cowards," Tom is seen standing in line for the bathroom right in front of SpongeBob and Patrick, expressing annoyance toward the duo's antics.

In "Breath of Fresh Squidward," he is shown to have a daughter, and is married to Sadie. When Squidward creepily asks how everything is, Tom answers with "What do you mean?" in a very skeptical tone.

In "The Battle of Bikini Bottom," when Patrick is telling the story of the battle, Tom can be seen as part of the Blue (don't wash hands) Team.


  • "Thanks, I've been dying for one of these." — Tom in "Pizza Delivery."
  • "Where's my drink?" — Tom in "Pizza Delivery."
  • "My drink! My Diet Dr. Kelp?! Don't tell me you forgot my drink!" — Tom in "Pizza Delivery."
  • "How am I supposed to eat this pizza without my drink?!" — Tom in "Pizza Delivery."
  • "Didn't you ever once think of the customer?" — Tom in "Pizza Delivery."
  • "You call yourself a delivery boy? Well, I ain't buying!" — Tom in "Pizza Delivery."
  • "Another one?! Look, I told your little friend I ain't paying for that!" — Tom in "Pizza Delivery."
  • "Yeah, I'm ready to order. I'll have a squeakily-squeak." — Tom in "Squeaky Boots."
  • "What did you do to my drink?!" — Tom in "Fools in April."
  • "You what?!" — Tom in "Fools in April."
  • "Haha, I guess that is pretty funny!" — Tom in "Fools in April."
  • "April Fools, jerk." — Tom in "Fools in April."
  • "He poisoned our water supply, burned our crops, and delivered a plague upon our houses!" — Tom in "Bubble Buddy."
  • "No, but are we going to wait around until he does?" — Tom in "Bubble Buddy."
  • "Pop that bubble!" — Tom in "Bubble Buddy."
  • "Fred! Hey, you wanna eat at the Krusty Krab?" — Tom in "Patty Hype."
  • "Say, what's a dog?" — Tom in "Patty Hype."
  • "Are you open?" — Tom in "Graveyard Shift."
  • "Well fine, if you don't want my money!" — Tom in "Graveyard Shift."
  • "Way to go, buddy. It took us three days to make that potato salad. THREE DAYS!" — Tom in "No Weenies Allowed."
  • "Chocolate? Did you say… Chocolate?!" — Tom in "Chocolate with Nuts."
  • "Finally! I've been trying to catch you boys all day. Now that I've got you right where I want you… (in a calm manner) I'd like to buy all your chocolate." — Tom in "Chocolate with Nuts."
  • "Aw man, it itches." — Tom in "I Had an Accident."
  • "And on your right, if you look, you'll see two naked guys fighting over a can of paint!" — Tom in "Pranks a Lot."
  • "You know, this is the line to the bathroom." — Tom in "Roller Cowards."
  • "[SpongeBob imitating Tom] Whoa, okay. Everybody, come on now. Settle down, time to eat your patties." — Tom in "Mimic Madness."
  • "Wow, that's just like me! [laughs]" — Tom in "Mimic Madness."
  • "[angry] I said eat your patties!" — Tom in "Mimic Madness."
  • "Fish… paste!"

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  • The model number for Tom is "6."[5][6] Specifically, his main model is labeled "006-DAY" on the sheet of incidental characters.[7]
  • Adam Paloian has stated that he likes Tom.[8]


Characters (VE)


SpongeBobPatrickSquidwardMr. KrabsPlanktonKarenSandyMrs. PuffPearlGary


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