Bob is an anchorfish that work for the Bikini Bottom News.
It is a tall, light green fish with shiny black hair and a dark orange suit. He is called Phil Preflumster, in "Pineapple Fever."
Bob alongside Barbara made their debut in the episode "The Krusty Sponge," where they worked alongside Gene Scallop, on the day the Krusty Krab had a critic's review. Bob appears in "SpongeHenge," when he is blown away by the wind. Bob appears in "WhoBob WhatPants?" when he is in a helicopter, giving an overview of Bikini Bottom. Bob tries to get a review of Squidward's class in "Professor Squidward," thinking he was Squilliam Fancyson. Bob appears again in "Back to the Past." Bob appeared with Barbara in "The Clash of Triton," since it is revealed in commercials that the city is in a crisis due to SpongeBob.
- "You're welcome, Gene"
- "And it doesn't look like it will stop anytime soon!" (Gets blown away by wind)
- "It makes for a much better scoop!
- "Thank you Barbara!" — Bob to Barbara