Tomatoes are a common ingredient used on a Krabby Patty. They first appear in the episode " Help Wanted."
They are red, circular fruits with a green stem.
Role in series
The audience throws tomatoes at
Squidward during his Krusty Krab talent show performance.
SpongeBob sadly removes all the contents of a Krabby Patty save for the lettuce and tomato, turning it into a salad and serving it to two customers, who also appear to be disappointed.
One of the fish actors for Squidward's version of the
Krusty Krab Commercial is seen wearing a tomato costume.
SpongeBob pulls out a tomato from his filing cabinet during the training video.
Mr. Krabs uses a blue-painted tomato for his nose while posing as Krabby the Clown.
Pearl and her friends throw tomatoes at Girly Teengirl, thinking she is SpongeBob in disguise (even though she is just a teenage female sponge who happened to discover the party).
The audience throws tomatoes at both SpongeBob and Squidward during their performance.
Squidward gets a tomato thrown at him.
Bikini Bottomites throw tomatoes at Squidward for reading SpongeBob's diary.
Squidward throws a tomato from his vegetable garden out of anger towards SpongeBob and
Patrick intruding it.
King Neptune's trident that makes the lettuce and tomatoes come to life and cut themselves up into pieces.
After Mr. Krabs takes away all of their things they had, the prisoners get mad at him and begin to throw tomatoes at Krabs. The customers begin to leave the restaurant after they get tomatoes thrown on them.
Squidward gets tomatoes thrown at him in three episodes.
In the bonus mystery on episode 8 of Bikini Bottom Mysteries the detective wonders how they get tomatoes when they are usually found on dry land.