This is the page about Johnny Elaine. For other uses, see Johnny (disambiguation).

Johnny[1] Elaine[2][3] is the realistic fish head who frequently announces/hosts various news reports and other events in Bikini Bottom. He also sings in the SpongeBob SquarePants theme song. His name is revealed in the video game Battle for Bikini Bottom, where he is the announcer for the main boss fights. He makes his first in-series appearance in the episode "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy II."

He is voiced by Doug Lawrence, except in "Suction Cup Symphony," where Tom Kenny voices him, and in "No Free Rides," where Dee Bradley Baker voices him.

Role in series

Johnny has also been the announcer at other events, such as the 21st Fry Cook Games. He was the narrator of the King of Karate video in "Karate Island," the narrator of the championship "boxing" games, and voiced the loudspeaker at the Bikini Bottom Zoo in "The Smoking Peanut." In addition to announcing events in Bikini Bottom, Johnny also serves as a news anchor for the Bikini Bottom News. Most of the news reports he gives are about disasters in the town, such as in "Wormy," where he warns the town about the "monster," in "Nasty Patty," where he reports the warning of a man who pretends to be a Health Inspector to obtain free food, and in "Mutiny on the Krusty," where he reports that a rip current is running towards Bikini Bottom and all citizens are advised to lock in their homes. He also appears in the episode "Safe Deposit Krabs," where he announces the opening of the Bank of Bikini Bottom Bank.

The only times where he has ever interacted with the main characters (as he usually only appears on a screen) are in "No Free Rides" and "Procrastination." Both of these instances were during dream and fantasy sequences.

His voice is often heard when he himself is not shown, so it is uncertain if he is speaking during these instances, as in "No Free Rides" and "Suction Cup Symphony," his voice is different from his usual one.

He also appears during the theme song, when the line "Then drop on the deck and flop like a fish" is sung.

Role in video games


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Revenge of the Flying Dutchman

He appeared in the into of the GBA version.

Battle for Bikini Bottom

In the video game Battle for Bikini Bottom, Johnny regularly appears when the player is in a boss battle at the Posidome, Industrial Park, and the Chum Bucket lab.

Creature from the Krusty Krab

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  • "Then drop on the deck and flop like a fish!"
  • ”I’m a realistic fish head, and it’s a beautiful day here in Bikini Bottom!”


  • In the episode "The Fry Cook Games," he actually mentions that he is a realistic fish head, thus breaking the fourth wall.
  • He is one of Bikini Bottom's best-known reporters, along with Perch Perkins.
  • When he is reporting news when it is snowy in Bikini Bottom, he can be seen wearing a snow hat.


  1. ^ Battle for Bikini Bottom
  2. ^ "The Great Patty Caper." SpongeBob SquarePants. Nickelodeon. DATE. Television.
  3. ^ "Frozen Face-Off." SpongeBob SquarePants. Nickelodeon. DATE. Television.
Characters (VE)


SpongeBobPatrickSandySquidwardMr. KrabsPlanktonGary


Mrs. PuffPearlKarenMermaid ManBarnacle BoyLarry the LobsterSquilliam FancysonJohnny ElaineFlying DutchmanPatchy the PiratePotty the ParrotKing NeptunePainty the Pirate

Major Background

Bubble BassFredHaroldNat PetersonOld Man JenkinsSandalsTomNorma Rechid