"Gator" was composed by Steve Belfer. It is most commonly used as a theme for Patrick, but also quite frequently used for SpongeBob and Squidward. The main instruments being played in all three versions include various guitars.


Version 1

The traditional slower version, played in the key of A Minor.


  • 4a. "Naughty Nautical Neighbors" - Squidward sends SpongeBob and Patrick fake and mean bubble messages.
  • 5a. "Pizza Delivery" - SpongeBob checks the vehicle inspection.
  • 9a. "Nature Pants" - SpongeBob imitates a jellyfish.
  • 9b. "Opposite Day" - SpongeBob pretends to be Squidward and talks to the real estate agent; "What kind of fool do you take me for?"
  • 10a. "Culture Shock" - "Okay, I get it."
  • 11b. "Squidward the Unfriendly Ghost" - SpongeBob and Patrick toss a shell back and forth; SpongeBob and Patrick put Squidward to rest.
  • 12b. "Employee of the Month" - "SpongeBob! What are you doing here?" "You can't win that award if you don't get up for work!" (SpongeBob smashes the clock and he and Squidward argue about the award).
  • 13b. "I Was a Teenage Gary" - Squidward attempts to give Gary the snail plasma.
  • 15b. "Suds" - SpongeBob is disguised as Patrick's house which fails.
  • 16a. "Valentine's Day" - Patrick tries to guess what his present is; SpongeBob and the other fish try to get Patrick to turn around.
  • 18b. "Walking Small" - "Um, excuse me, sir, you're sitting on my body, which is also my face..."
  • 23b. "Bubble Buddy" - SpongeBob introduces Bubble Buddy to Squidward.
  • 27b. "Life of Crime" - "I don't know, what do you wanna do today?"
  • 64b. "Good Neighbors" - The ending.
  • 73b. "Once Bitten" - Squidward tells SpongeBob to keep Gary off of his property.
  • 74b. "Wigstruck" - Patrick eats part of the wig.
  • 77b. "Rule of Dumb" - Patrick tries to eat the crown.
  • 78a. "Born to Be Wild" - SpongeBob warns Patrick about the biker gang.
  • 79a. "The Pink Purloiner" - "Patrick, I'm the Scary Mustache Guy!"
  • 80a. "Best Day Ever" - Patrick is shown jellyfishing; SpongeBob gives Patrick his old net; Patrick uses SpongeBob's new net.
  • 80b. "The Gift of Gum" - Patrick rolls Gummy to SpongeBob's house.
  • 81. "Friend or Foe" - "Your burgers are even worse than Stinky's!"
  • 83a. "Rise and Shine" - Patrick sees his alarm clock ringing.
  • 83c. "Fungus Among Us" - Patrick enters SpongeBob's house.
  • 85a. "New Digs" - "Thanks, SpongeBob!"
  • 86a. "Roller Cowards" - "One more time!"
  • 86b. "Bucket Sweet Bucket" - SpongeBob shows Plankton the new window.
  • 87b. "Breath of Fresh Squidward" - Patrick enters the Krusty Krab with an "Employee of the Month" cake.
  • 88c. "Slimy Dancing" - The trophy gets awarded to Patrick.
  • 89b. "Sing a Song of Patrick" - Back at home, SpongeBob is ready to hear Patrick's song.
  • 90b. "The Donut of Shame" - Patrick tries to take the donut.
  • 93b. "Pat No Pay" - Patrick mops the bathroom; Patrick eats the hand soap.
  • 97b. "The Battle of Bikini Bottom" - SpongeBob flashbacks about Patrick doing unsanitary things.
  • 98. "What Ever Happened to SpongeBob?" - "Oh, I knew I'd find you, buddy!"
  • 104b. "Gone" - SpongeBob imitates Patrick.
  • 107a. "Giant Squidward" - SpongeBob squirts different parts of Squidward's body.
  • 111. "SpongeBob SquarePants vs. The Big One" - Patrick emerges from the water.
  • 112b. "Choir Boys" - SpongeBob rides a unicycle.
  • 113a. "Krusty Krushers" - SpongeBob and Patrick are blindfolded.
  • 117a. "Shuffleboarding" - Patrick pretends to shuffleboard.
  • 119b. "Overbooked" - "You finally made it."
  • 121a. "Sand Castles in the Sand" - "I can assure you that was not cool."
  • 126. "The Clash of Triton" - SpongeBob calls Patrick.
  • 140a. "The Monster Who Came to Bikini Bottom" - Patrick and Raarg play coral ring toss. (High pitched)
  • 144a. "That Sinking Feeling" - The opening, SpongeBob and Patrick run back and forth to their houses, annoying Squidward. (High pitched)
  • 145a. "Buried in Time" - "Pretzel Pals!"
  • 145b. "Enchanted Tiki Dreams" - SpongeBob and Patrick play "Buddy Toss." (High pitched)
  • 160a. "Patrick's Staycation" - Squidward yells at Patrick. (Low pitched)
  • 164b. "Pet Sitter Pat" - SpongeBob asks Patrick to take care of Gary. (Low pitched)
  • 166a. "Bubble Troubles" - SpongeBob and Patrick go to Sandy's house. (Low pitched)
  • 172b. "Glove World R.I.P." - SpongeBob and Patrick chain themselves to the gates; The ending. (Low pitched)
  • 184a. "Jailbreak!" - SpongeBob appears as a jailguard. (Low pitched)
  • 185. "It Came from Goo Lagoon" - "Good thing I keep a spare set of hands."; Patrick patting the Giant Goo and making SpongeGlob and talk.)
  • 191a. "Squid Plus One" - SpongeBob playing with the jump rope. (Low pitched)
  • 192b. "Pull Up a Barrel" - SpongeBob plays with the toy train. (Low pitched)
  • 193a. "Sanctuary!" - Patrick disguises himself as a snail. (Low pitched)
  • 202b. "Snail Mail" - A scythe salesman is revealed. (High pitched)
  • 205a. "Whirly Brains" - SpongeBob tries to open Patrick's head; "It's just me, Patrick."; Propeller attached to SpongeBob's brain; SpongeBob and Patrick playing with their brains near the jewelry store.
  • 206b. "Code Yellow" - Montage of Squidward's different noses. (High pitched)
  • 208a. "Snooze You Lose" - SpongeBob drinks soda, then burps. (High pitched)
  • 210a. "Life Insurance" - Squidward comes outside while SpongeBob and Patrick are hitting each other with pillows; Squidward gives Patrick a rake; "I'm losing my footing!"; "Yay, life insurance!" (High pitched)
  • 210b. "Burst Your Bubble" - SpongeBob is the teacher of the bubble boating school. (High pitched)
  • 211b. "Trident Trouble" - "Behold this idiot and beware, for trident trouble comes!" (High pitched)
  • 212b. "Sportz?" - Squidward's garden gets ruined by SpongeBob and Patrick. (High pitched)
  • 213a. "The Getaway" - SpongeBob waiting for Stickyfins at the car. (High pitched)
  • 219a. "Man Ray Returns" - Squidward says he is going on vacation. (High pitched)
  • 224b. "Scavenger Pants" - "Ooh, the Loch Ness Monster!" (High pitched)
  • 228a. "Fun-Sized Friends" - SpongeBob and Patrick running around Squidward's house making noise (High pitched); Ending (High pitched).
  • 229b. "Moving Bubble Bass" - SpongeBob and Patrick running around. (High pitched)
  • 230a. "High Sea Diving" - SpongeBob building a ladder out of garbage. (High pitched)


Version 2

A faster version, played in the key of C Major.

Version 3

Similar to Version 2, but with two parts of Version 2 playing at different times simultaneously.

  • 4b. "Boating School" - "I do have an antenna under my hat!"
  • 13a. "Scaredy Pants" - The ending.
  • 45b. "Doing Time" - SpongeBob and Patrick are disguised as rocks.
  • 65b. "Funny Pants" - The next day, when SpongeBob is still laughing.
  • 203b. "Salsa Imbecilicus" - Sandy sees citizens acting like idiots; Mr. Krabs throws money around.