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— Fred, various episodes
Fred is a greenish-brown fish (sometimes blue, gray or light purple) who was the first of the generic background character models to appear in the series. He first appears in the episode "  Reef Blower" and is best known for screaming " My leg!" in painful situations.
In most episodes, he appears as a greenish-brown- colored fish with light tan fins and black eyes. He wears brown pants and a black belt with a gold-colored belt buckle.
His character model appears lavender in "
The Sponge Who Could Fly" and blue in numerous other episodes (e.g. " Something Smells").
His first appearance is the episode "Reef Blower." However, he is barely seen in the episode, as he is in a
boat as SpongeBob zooms past him. He's most often seen dining at the Krusty Krab. He was one of the first two background characters, and Harry was the other.
Fred's name is revealed in the episode "
Patty Hype," where he is advertising the Shell Shack's talking and singing dog.
He is famous for the running gag in which he screams his catchphrase,
"My leg!", when something such as an explosion takes place. He first says it in the episode " Boating School."
He is seen screaming this phrase out loud in "
Arrgh!" when Mr. Krabs throws him out of the Krusty Krab by his legs.
Fred is seen in "
Something Smells" as a blue fish. He is also famous for his quote, "DEUUEAUGH!," which has become a popular internet meme.
One of his more notable appearances was in "
Jellyfish Hunter." He sang the song " Hey All You People" after trying a Jelly Patty.
A Pal for Gary," Fred is seen buying a nudibranch with his son, Monroe Timmy.
Fred appears in "
Face Freeze!" as the main character of Mr. Krabs' story of the eponymous condition.
, Fred's "My leg!" is heard after Mr. Krabs throws aside the top bun of the stone The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Krabby Patty.
"Amazing.", — Fred in " Jellyfish Hunter."
"Hey, Tom!", — Fred in " Patty Hype."
"Rev up those fryers, 'cause I'm sure hungry for one- HELP! HELP! MY LEG!", — Fred in " Arrgh!."
"Oh, dang , — Fred in " Nematodes." Home Sweet Pineapple."
"Thanks for the lies, Mr. Fairy Tale!Let's go waste our time somewhere else!", — Fred in " Christmas Who?."
"Monster Krabby Patty?!", — Fred in " All That Glitters."
"But let's not forget about the real composer, , — Fred in " Squidward Tentacles!" Suction Cup Symphony."
"Hey, all you people!", — Fred in " Jellyfish Hunter."
"I've got to tell someone about this!", — Fred in " Jellyfish Hunter."
"To my tail fin.", — Fred in " As Seen On TV."
"Are you kidding me?", — Fred in " For Here or to Go."
Let's get out of here!, —Fred
[Episode reference needed] "My leg!"— Fred in multiple episodes
"My eyes!", — Fred in " The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie."
"Not at all boy! [sniffs] DEUUEAUGH!", — Fred in " Something Smells."
"Well I guess I won't be eating those.", — Fred in " No Nose Knows."
"Hey everyone, the talking dog at the Shell Shack is SINGING! Come on!", — Fred in " Patty Hype."
"You will soon injure your legs?", — Fred in " Lame and Fortune."
"Hey, where's santa?", — Fred in " Christmas Who?."
SpongeBob has been the cause of Fred yelling "My leg!" more than any other character. The other characters who have done so are Patrick, Mr. Krabs, Pearl, and Plankton (in a dream).
In " The Sponge Who Could Fly," he seems to wear the same clothes as SpongeBob, but only without the red necktie.
Strangely, in some episodes Fred can be heard saying "My leg!" even though it doesn’t seem like his leg would get hurt in some situations, like in " Walking Small" when sand gets in everyone’s eyes.
Additionally, in " Arrgh!," when Mr. Krabs throws Fred out of the restaurant, he yells it before he even hits the ground.
This has become popular amongst fans.