Painty the Pirate, also referred to as Captain, is a painting of a pirate's head with a parrot, who appears at the beginning of the show's opening sequence and sings the "SpongeBob SquarePants Theme Song."
His painted mouth is replaced by a live-action mouth, giving him the appearance of talking. The real lips in the painting are the lips of Stephen Hillenburg, the show's creator.
He has a black patch over his left eye, an orange jacket, green eyes, a white shirt, a black skull-and-crossbones hat, and of course, a green parrot on his left shoulder.
If counting the intro, Painty has appeared in every episode, except for some of the specials which don't start with the theme song. He appears in the second movie, but not first one.