If you were looking for the article about the episode, then see My Leg!.
If you were looking for the article about the song, then see My Leg Is In Love!.
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Sample from "Arrgh!"

"My leg!" is a stock sound effect voiced by Mr. Lawrence that consists of the titular exclamation and is mostly associated with the character Fred. The effect has been used throughout SpongeBob SquarePants as a running gag akin to the famous Wilhelm scream. The season 11 episode "My Leg!" pays homage to the gag.

List of instances

Season 1

Season 2

Season 3

Season 5

  • "Boat Smarts" - Heard after SpongeBob runs over some boaters.
  • "Mermaid Man vs. SpongeBob" – Heard faintly as Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy are destroying the Shady Shoals Rest Home.

Season 6

Season 8

Season 9

Season 10

Season 11

  • "Larry the Floor Manager" — Fred falls off the treadmill.
  • "Pat the Horse" — A kid says "My little leg" when he crashes to the ground after Pat the Horse tosses him off and after the kid gets run over by Pat the Horse.
  • "Grandmum's the Word" — Everyone fighting for the Krabby Patty.
  • "My Leg!" — Most of the episode, with 73 mentions of just "leg" and 43 of those being "My leg":
    • 12 are heard in the compilation at the start of the episode.
    • 6 while the doctor cuts off Fred's cast.
    • The flashback to where Fred gets his leg run over by SpongeBob's toy freight train.
    • Any time "My leg," "Your leg," "His leg" or "Fred's leg" is heard, it is spoken in a loud and exaggerated way.
    • Patrick says this twice when showing Spongebob his leg after having a few bites taken out of it.
    • SpongeBob accidentally hits the convict's foot.
    • Tom gains SpongeBob's leg to replace his missing robotic leg.
    • SpongeBob says this after his leg grows back.
    • 8 are heard in the My Leg! song.
    • Fred's leg snaps off at the ending.
  • "Shopping List" — Fred screams this as the Krusty Krab floor turns to its other side, revealing a shopping cart containing a bag full of the real secret ingredients.
  • "ChefBob" — Fred screams this when Mr. Krabs told SpongeBob to break a leg during his cooking show. Krabs then responds to it, yelling, "Shut up, Fred!"


The SpongeBob Musical

  • When the Electric Skates gives Squidward a list of demands, the list is so long that it unravels and crashes into the orchestra pit causing chaos among the musicians, one of whom spouts this classic sound bite.

Related gags

"My eyes!"

  • "Something Smells" — When SpongeBob asks a passing fish in a boat through the windshield if he's "ugly", the stench of SpongeBob's breath burns his face causing him to scream "My eyes! My eyes!" before he loses control and comes to a stop only to spontaneously combust after throwing SpongeBob off.
  • "Best Frenemies" - Plankton gets sprayed with cleaning material in the Kelpshake restaurant.
  • The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie — Both times King Neptune has the paper bag taken off his head, everyone screams "Bald! Bald! Bald!" multiple times, followed by Fred screaming "My eyes!" Later in the movie during the final confrontation with Dennis, SpongeBob once again tries to beg for mercy using bubbles as his next offer, but the liquid bubble soap in his wand goes flying straight into Dennis's face making him exclaim "My eyes!" as he covers them, though throwing SpongeBob behind him in the process.
  • The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water — After Plankton introduces himself as "Plank-Ton", he flips Burger Beard's ship over and pokes his head into one of the opened windows, and as he scans for Burger Beard the pirate captain shoots a bottle of mustard in his face forcing him to drop the ship as he exclaims "My eye! My eye!"


  • Oddly in Seasons 9 and above the voice is different than the rest of the series barring "Culture Shock", "The Chaperone" and "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy IV", heard more as a direct saying instead of a sound effect.
    • The gag was used in Season 1 the most times out of any other Season, with a total of 9 times in the nine episodes that had it.
    • It was never used in Seasons 4 or 7.
  • There's even an episode of Season 11 of the same name.
    • As stated above and true to its name, the "My Leg!" episode obviously uses "My leg!" more times than the rest of the series, movies and musical combined, with a grand total of 43.
  • The sound effect appeared in the CatDog episode "Vexed of Kin".
  • In the 2006 film ”The Pink Panther”, when the main character, Inspector Clouseau, accidentally rolls a rather large globe off its stand and it goes down the stairs, the background voice of a man is heard exclaiming “My leg! It’s got my leg!”