The Fly of Despair is a dimensional rift seen in the episode "Shanghaied." The Flying Dutchman can summon it via a zipper.



Known creatures in the Fly of Despair

  • Lavender blue-gilled creature with horns
  • Giant green snake in a skull
  • Pink-headed monster with a brain vessel on its head
  • One-eyed purple clam
  • Blue eyeball creature
  • Gray-headed monster with green mermaid body and bat wings
  • Red and blue lines with yellow balls
  • Red zombie with blue hair and yellow glowing eyes
  • Giant purple eyeball
  • Blue creature with a yellow eye, but without a pupil
  • Skeletons (original airing)
  • Spaghetti and meatballs

Role in episode

The Flying Dutchman sends Squidward through the Fly of Despair to suffer a long and horrifying fall as punishment. This display also scared SpongeBob and Patrick into complying with the Dutchman as they didn't want to go back. Near the end, Squidward crashes through his roof into his bedroom. However, before Squidward can enjoy his time back home, he gets teleported back to the Flying Dutchman's ship after SpongeBob and Patrick wish him back.