Encyclopedia SpongeBobia
Encyclopedia SpongeBobia
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Walter the Waiter is a character who first appears in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie book and later in the movie of the same name. He works as a bartender at Goofy Goober's Ice Cream Party Boat.


Walter as a kid.

He is a dark green fish who wears a pink-striped uniform, a white apron with a red bow-tie, brown pants, and black shoes. He also wears a peanut and a boater hat on his head. As a kid he is shown to also have short black hair and a small sky blue dorsal fin. It is unknown if he still currently has hair for he has not been seen without his peanut helmet as an adult.


He seems to have an attitude very similar to Squidward. He does not seem to enjoy his job and seems tired while working there. He also finds SpongeBob and Patrick annoying because of how inconsiderate and childish they act when eating the sundaes. Though he does appear to enjoy working with children as shown in “Enemies à la Mode” and was shown to be quite friendly and thoughtful as a kid in the episode as well.

Role in series

Walter the waiter is currently a semi recurring character in the series. He is an employee at Goofy Goober's Ice Cream Party Boat. He has remained absent in the series since his debut in the movie but makes a comeback in “Patnocchio.”

Roles in movies

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

He serves several Triple Gooberberry Sunrises to SpongeBob and Patrick while getting excess ice cream drippings spat at him in the process. He later wakes SpongeBob and Patrick up the next morning and tells them to leave.

Roles in the main show


Walter appears when Patnocchio and Plankton walk into Goofy Goober's Ice Cream Party Boat. Both Patnocchio and Plankton wreck the place and the waiter at first cheers them on. Later, Patnocchio and Plankton destroy many ice cream dispensers, which all gets on him and looks like a snowman. He looks down at both Patnocchio and Plankton and has burning ice cream in his eyes. He then kicks both Patnocchio and Plankton out of the restaurant.

The Goofy Newbie

He appears in the employee presentation video that Patrick had to watch on his first day.

Roles in The Patrick Star Show

“Enemies à la Mode”

He appears as the driver for the Goofy Goobers Ice Cream Boat truck where he is seen happily giving ice cream to children until Patrick appears and makes him remember when Patrick's ice cream obsession traumatized him when they were kids. He tries to avoid Patrick throughout the episode until the end when Patrick finally gets ahold of his truck and drives away in it. Walter then goes after Patrick and his stolen truck.

Roles in games

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (video game)

He appears as an enemy, and his broom that he used to clean up in the movie is his weapon.