A walkie-talkie is a two-way radio transceiver used for communicating from far distances. It first appears in the episode "Boating School."
It is a blue transceiver that has an antenna and a red button on the side. It has a speaker and a light blue clam on it. In several episodes, the clam is lavender. In "Safe Deposit Krabs," the walkie-talkie is gray rather than blue.
Role in series
Patrick uses walkie-talkies to help SpongeBob cheat on Mrs. Puff's driving test. He puts one in SpongeBob's head and hides the antenna with a cowboy hat. At the end of the episode, SpongeBob reveals the antenna to Mrs. Puff and admits that he cheated.
The walkie-talkie is used by SpongeBob and Patrick to communicate within a far distance and for Patrick to keep SpongeBob updated on the open window maniac.
SpongeBob and Patrick use walkie-talkies to inform Mr. Krabs about Plankton's whereabouts.
Patrick takes it out so that the group can call Sandy. However, when they call, Sandy thinks Squidward stole the walkie-talkie. Patrick then thinks Sandy is trapped in the walkie-talkie and destroys it.
Officer John uses a walkie-talkie to alert another officer that Mr. Krabs has entered the Bank of Bikini Bottom Bank. The walkie-talkie is colored gray in this episode.
SpongeBob, Squidward, and Mr. Krabs use walkie-talkies while they wait for "P-Star7" to enter the Krusty Krab.
The purple trash inspector uses a walkie-talkie to communicate with his fellow inspectors.
- In "Truth or Square," Patrick thinks the walkie-talkie is a box.