Painty the Pirate, also referred to as Captain, is a painting of a pirate head with a parrot which appears at the beginning of all the episodes, 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 also makes appearances in the episodes "Your Shoe's Untied" and "Wet Painters" (although he only appears as an inanimate painting). He has a patch over his left eye, an orange jacket, a skull-and-crossbones hat, and of course a parrot on his left shoulder. He is voiced by Patrick Pinney in most appearances except "Truth or Square?," in the "rejected" theme songs (Squidward Tentacles, Patrick Star, and Eugene H. Krabs).