I'll take a Double Triple Bossy Deluxe on a raft, four by four, animal-style, extra shingles with a shimmy and a squeeze, light axle grease, make it cry, burn it, and let it swim.
— Bubble Bass, "Pickles"

Bubble Bass[1] is an obese bass who first appears in the episode "Pickles." He makes a few other appearances in season 1 and makes a comeback in the season 8 episode "Plankton's Good Eye." He later makes numerous appearances in season 9 and season 10 onward and has become a recurring background character by that point. He also makes cameo appearances in The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water and has a second major appearance in the season 11 episode "Squid Noir."


He is an obese, olive green-skinned bass who wears a light orange tank top, orangish-brown pants, and black glasses. His lips and other parts of his body are dark green, while his stomach is a lighter green. He has a bit of speech impediment and breathes very deeply.

In "Fools in April," his skin is mauve, his tank top is white, and his pants are blue.


His mauve version.



When SpongeBob finds out he forgot to put pickles in Bubble Bass' Double Triple Bossy Deluxe, he goes into a state of shock and takes time off of work, claiming he has forgotten how to make Krabby Patties altogether.

However, SpongeBob later achieves his confidence back and resumes his role as fry cook at the Krusty Krab when Bubble Bass returns once again. Again, he orders a Krabby Patty from SpongeBob with pickles, which the latter delivers, only to hear Bubble Bass claim that there are no pickles yet again and tells SpongeBob that he has failed again. However, SpongeBob realizes that Bubble Bass had been hiding the pickles underneath his tongue the entire time from both Krabby Patties to avoid paying and make SpongeBob look bad and exposing Bubble Bass of his true colors.

At the mercy of the angry customers, Bubble Bass escapes before they can punish him by calling the police on him for his crime. He immediately runs away like the coward he is just before he is arrested. He also had a woman's car keys under his tongue.


Bubble Bass makes a minor appearance in this episode when he accidentally plops himself on top of Plankton, smashing him. When SpongeBob asks him to move, Bubble Bass gives a mean smile and gets comfortable in his seat. Crunching can be heard as Plankton is smeared and squished by his butt. He eventually leaves when SpongeBob throws popcorn.

At the end of the episode, he confuses Plankton for a jelly bean and chases him about his hand when he starts running.

"Fools in April"

Bubble Bass makes a cameo when SpongeBob gets tricked by Squidward and runs into his buttocks, making a large square indent. It should be noted that Bubble Bass' physical appearance in this episode is not the same as it usually is; instead of being dark olive-green, he is mauve.

"Plankton's Good Eye"

Bubble Bass appears briefly in "Plankton's Good Eye" when he falls out of a window as a result of his house burning and crushes Plankton again. He is also seen when SpongeBob gives Plankton the "great big hug."

"Goodbye, Krabby Patty?"

Bubble Bass makes a minor appearance in "Goodbye, Krabby Patty?" when Patrick signs his butt.

"Whirly Brains"

He is seen walking across the street while eating ice cream. However, as he is walking, the kid's Whirly Brain flies into his butt while SpongeBob and Patrick's Whirly Brains fly above him.

"Bulletin Board"

Bubble Bass supports "P-Star 7," claiming he is a "true hero for our troubled times." He also writes a message on the bulletin board under the name of "HandsomeLad42" and mocks SpongeBob after he receives an insulting message from P-Star7.

Later in the episode, Bubble Bass himself gets an insulting message from P-Star7 and gets into a fight with Squidward.

"Larry the Floor Manager"

Bubble Bass is holding the line up in the Krusty Krab by ordering a large order, which causes Mr. Krabs to angrily shove a Krabby Patty into his mouth.

Later in the epsiode, when the Krusty Krab is transformed into a gym, he squishes Squidward by accident while complaining about the Protein Power Shake's taste.

Even later, he is seen eating sand when the camera pans to all the hungry customers.

Near the episode's end, he helps SpongeBob and the other customers turn the Krusty Krab back to normal.

"Krabby Patty Creature Feature"

Bubble Bass, confronting a zombified Mr. Krabs at night, unaware of his condition, thinks he is wearing a costume and eats the real pickles on his "fake" costume, causing him to transform into a Double Triple Bossy Delue.

He is later seen in the Chum Bucket moments after him and the rest of the Bikini Bottomites are cured of the infection from the tainted meat and goes with others to the Krusty Krab to celebrate the town being saved.

"Thank Gosh It's Monday"

Bubble Bass can be seen participating in the crowd singing in the "Thank Gosh It's Monday" music video.

Bubble Bass also makes cameos in The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, "Larry's Gym," "Trident Trouble," and "SpongeBob's Place."

Video games

SpongeBob SquarePants featuring Nicktoons: Globs of Doom

In the first level, SpongeBob and Beautiful Gorgeous travel to Bikini Bottom where they find Bubble Bass eating Krabby Patties right before he gets transformed into a giant minion of the Morphoids. Bubble Bass later heads to the Krusty Krab forcing SpongeBob and Beautiful Gorgeous to follow. They arrive at the Chum Bucket and rescue Gary. Jimmy and Plankton later arrive at the theater to only find Patrick and Squidward trapped. SpongeBob and Traloc later arrive at the Krusty Krab and fight a monstrous-sized Bubble Bass who demands more and more Krabby Patties, noting that SpongeBob has supposedly forgotten the pickles. Finally, he is defeated, returning Bikini Bottom normal once more.

Legend of the Lost Spatula

Bubble Bass appears as one of the enemies.

Lights, Camera, Pants!

Bubble Bass is the judge for the waiter role at the Krusty Krab.

Bikini Bottom Brawlers

Bubble Bass appears on the Bass Vegas sign.

Bubble Bass on Bass Vegas sign


  • Strength: Bubble Bass has been shown to be very physically strong. He was able to push away an entire crowd of people with no effort.
  • Hiding things under his tongue: Bubble Bass hid the pickles under his tongue. This drove SpongeBob insane. He also hid a woman's car keys.


  • "I hear SquarePants is back." —"Pickles"
  • "I'll take a double triple bossy deluxe, on a raft, four by four animal style, extra shingles with a shimmy and a squeeze, light axle grease, make it cry, burn it, and let it swim.
  • "And...there's my ride." —"Pickles"
  • "I hear talk you make a mean Krabby Patty." —"Pickles"
  • "You may not like what P-Star7 has to say, but you have to agree that he keeps it "real". He's a true hero for our troubled times." —"Bulletin Board"
  • "His vituperative hyperbole has certainly diminished your credibility." —"Bulletin Board"
  • "You're right. I should have put it on the bulletin board instead." —"Bulletin Board"
  • "Oh, sure you are. P-Star7 has your number alright." —"Bulletin Board"
  • "Yes, I will have a quad patty, with a sprinkling of Himalayan salt, smoked paprika, and micro greens." —"Larry the Floor Manager"
  • "I would like my patties be-cheesed, but not just any cheese will do. Have you any aged "how-uda?"" —"Larry the Floor Manager"
  • "Really, Krabs? Is this some kind of new promotional gimmick? Surely, you can do better than this, Eugene. I mean, (takes out a pickle from Mr. Krabs' patty body) you even wasted real pickles on this cheap costume? (eats the pickle) Pretty insulting, if you ask me." —"Krabby Patty Creature Feature"


  • Judging from how Bubble Bass and SpongeBob look and talk to each other in "Pickles" and when Bubble Bass is squishing Plankton in "F.U.N.," it is evident that SpongeBob and Bubble Bass shared something of a rivalry long ago.
  • Bubble Bass didn't appear for 12 years after the first season until he was seen in the season 8 episode "Plankton's Good Eye."
  • For unknown reasons, in "Plankton's Good Eye," Bubble Bass' voice is higher pitched. He also seems kinder and friendlier in the new portrayal.
  • He hides numerous things under his tongue, such as pickles and a fish's car keys.
  • He is voiced by Ikuko Tani, a woman, in the Japanese dub.


  1. ^ "Pickles." SpongeBob SquarePants. Nickelodeon. August 21, 1999. Television.
Characters (VE)


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