Encyclopedia SpongeBobia
Encyclopedia SpongeBobia
This is the page about a specific construction worker. For other uses, see Construction worker (disambiguation).
Hey, a penny!
— Worker fish, "Boss for a Day"

The worker fish[1] is a character who first appears in the episode "As Seen on TV."


He is an overweight light orange fish with mustard yellow fins and lips, and small eyes that have very pale yellow sclera and black pupils. He wears a faded blue sweater, indigo pants, and black shoes.

He wears dark overalls instead of his usual pants in some episodes.

Role in series

"As Seen on TV"

He makes a far-distance cameo holding three sticks at the beginning of the episode when the Bikini Bottomites are recording a TV advertisement for the Krusty Krab.

"Skill Crane"

He is one of the construction workers surrounding Squidward at the end of the episode.

"Le Big Switch"

He and the short construction worker take all of the fake fancy decorations out of the Krusty Krab, as well as every piece of furniture. He and the underbite worker get possession of Squidward after Mr. Krabs sells him.

"Stanley S. SquarePants"

When SpongeBob introduces his cousin Stanley to Squidward, he rapidly takes everything from his house into the Bikini Bottom Movers truck. Then Squidward hops in the cabin, revealing the driver is the worker fish. The two then leave.


He arrives at SpongeBob's house when Squidward calls animal control, where he tries to take away SpongeBob's sanctuary of snails.

"Pat the Horse"

He appears on the cover of the book You Can Be Anything.

"Boss for a Day"

He is seen trying to lift a piano with a rope, but when he notices the penny that Mr. Krabs was going after, he lets go of the rope and starts going after the penny, causing the piano to fall right onto Mr. Krabs and severely injure him.