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Say Andy, you gotta try these patties. They're delicious.
— Carl, "SpongeBob's Place"

Carl is a rookie health inspector from the episode "SpongeBob's Place." He works with Andy Yellowtail to shut down the eponymous restaurant for breaking city health laws. He also makes a cameo previously in "What Ever Happened to SpongeBob?"


He is a short fish who wears a blue tie, a light blue shirt, and reddish-brown pants. He works for the Bikini Bottom Department of Health and appears to be inexperienced at his job, as he does not care if he is not doing it properly.

Role in series

"SpongeBob's Place"

Squidward calls the health department to file a complaint against SpongeBob's Place, prompting him to come the next day.

Carl and Health Inspector Yellowtail arrive at the restaurant near the end, as it is illegal to sell food inside pineapples. However, Carl does not care about city health codes and eats a Krabby Patty from SpongeBob's Place, prompting Yellowtail to toss the patty and remind him about the laws. Carl scornfully walks off, falsely stating that Yellowtail is not the boss of him.

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Part of Think Happy - The Year of the Sponge

Characters: The Bubble Poppin' BoysCheeseHead BrownPantsSandy's RobotMr. and Mrs. DollarLight purple sound effect fishLight yellow sound effect fish

Objects BubblesSponge-Tracker

Locations: New Kelp CityEatTruck StopGames We PlayGas Station

Shorts: What if SpongeBob Was Gone? (Mr. Krabs)What if SpongeBob Was Gone? (Patrick)What if SpongeBob Was Gone? (Gary)What if SpongeBob Was Gone? (Sandy)

Miscellaneous: DVDBookMy Name is CheeseHead bookFor The Love of Bubbles bookOnline gameTheme songMobile game