Oh! Hi. I'm Patchy the Pirate, president of the SpongeBob SquarePants fan club!
— Patchy introducing himself, "Christmas Who?"

Patchy the Pirate is a pirate who appears in many SpongeBob SquarePants specials and major events as the "host" of them. He is the president of the SpongeBob SquarePants Fan Club and is portrayed by SpongeBob's voice actor, Tom Kenny.

He resides in a small home in Encino, California. His bedroom is filled with SpongeBob-themed items such as plush toys, collectibles, bedspreads, and pillows. He also wears SpongeBob underwear. He co-hosts specials with his pet parrot, Potty, a string puppet whose strings are clearly shown and is known for being poorly controlled by the puppeteer. They tend to not get along, such as in "Ugh," where they fight over whether prehistory or the future is better. His next door neighbor, an elderly woman named Mrs. Johnson, has been known to help him out and is shown to be a motherly figure to him and Potty. Patchy says he became president of the Fan Club by electing himself and accepting graciously.

Patchy is an intentional stereotypical pirate character. He has an eye patch and hook, which he frequently switches between eyes and hands, respectively. Patchy also has a black beard and wears a hat and other pirate accessories. In "The Sponge Who Could Fly," it is inferred that he must remove his hook and peg leg in order to take a shower. Patchy even has a spare foot, for when he goes outside. He is able to recover from virtually any injury, such as being shot out of cannon and being bit by a dinosaur.

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Patchy with his pipe.


The live-action segments featuring Patchy and Potty typically appear at the beginning and end of the show, as well as immediately before or after commercial breaks. A logo sequence featuring Patchy appears at the start of "Have You Seen This Snail?," "Pest of the West," and "What Ever Happened to SpongeBob?," identifying the episode as "a SpongeBob SquarePants special." Often, these segments will reflect the theme of the SpongeBob episode; in "Ugh," Patchy attempts to host the show in a prehistoric setting but is invaded by Potty's futuristic technology, and in "Friend or Foe," Patchy and Potty work in a fast food restaurant where they end up becoming enemies.

Other times, Patchy does things to seem more natural reflecting the episode. In "Christmas Who?," he was getting ready for Christmas. In the first airing of "Shanghaied," he hosted a voting contest in which the viewers got to pick the ending, via the phone or the internet. After the voting ended, it got changed to "Patchy's Pick," where he announces the episodes name, and opens fan mail. In "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!," he and Potty steal a mail truck delivering letters to Santa, and end up getting lost. In "Truth or Square," he tries to find some celebrities for his "10th Anniversary of SpongeBob" special, an event that was happening at the time.

Apart from special episodes themselves, Patchy has appeared in several Nickelodeon special events. Leading up to the premiere of "Have You Seen This Snail?," Patchy and Tony Hawk look for Gary by following a slime trail. Patchy ended up on Friday Night Slimetime, while Tony ended up in Times Square. Patchy hosted the Best Day Ever marathon on a boat in New York City harbor. In his opinion, Chicago is the best city ever. While hosting the marathon, he played chess with his teddy bear (and lost), read magazines (including one about Jessica Alba), and wrote in his diary with a seahorse pen. He also revealed that he had an extreme childhood fear of seahorses, and thereby was frightened by his pen. He also read books, drank hot cocoa, and ate cookies. He later fell asleep at midnight, and missed #85, "Shell of a Man." He is still asleep after this episode, with his hook in his mouth. In the middle of the night, Patchy woke up to announce #61, "Suds" and came up the excuse that he was "resting his eyes." However, he was mumbling and stumbling over his words in the process as a sign that he was half-asleep and, ironically, skipped numbers 62-73. After that he went back to sleep and did not fully wake up until after #43, "Nature Pants," when his alarm clock rang at 8 a.m. He had Pirate Flakes cereal and Orange Juice for breakfast. He also got a back massage, and told the viewers about the Empire State Building. Patchy hosted the Z to A countdown from the Bahamas starting at 5:00 p.m. on November 12, 2007. It was revealed that he cannot swim, but he still went through with an underwater talk show to present "Atlantis SquarePantis." In The Ultimate SpongeBob SpongeBash, Patchy is the DJ at the "party."

Patchy the Pirate in "Big Time Rush."

Patchy also appeared in the Big Time Rush special, "Big Time Beach Party," searching for his family's lost treasure. It is revealed that Patchy is a big fan of Big Time Rush, revealed behind the scenes of "Big Time Beach Party."

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  • "Hey, kids, I hope you enjoyed the show, because it's time for you to walk the plank!"
  • "Well, if it isn't my less than amusing sidekick, Potty the Parrot."
  • "Get me out of here, you scurvy bird!"
  • "Ahoy! It's a SpongeBob SquarePants Special!"
  • "And my instructional video series, only $29.95 ($40.00 value) 
  • "Get off my lawn!"


  • He is the only major live-action character in the series.
  • Patchy had his beard as a kid. 
  • Patchy is currently the only character in the franchise to guest appear in another series.
  • In "Truth or Square," Patchy doesn't have a peg leg and actually has two legs. After a few appearances of Patchy, the cast realized how hard using the peg-leg was for Tom Kenny and just let him walk on two legs.
  • Patchy owns a lot of SpongeBob comic books, which are obviously based on actual comics.
  • According to an issue of Nickelodeon Magazine, Patchy admires pirates like Captain Jack Sparrow, Captain Hook, and more.
  • Patchy once got to the dumpster of Krusty Krab, as the words "Patchy was here" can be seen on it in "Sailor Mouth."
  • When the gorilla was throwing food at him in "Friend or Foe," you can hear Patchy say "I have a tomato allergy."
  • In more recent specials, Patchy isn't featured.
  • Patchy has a hook hand very much like Captain Hook from the Disney film, Peter Pan.
  • In the current aired version of "Shanghaied," Patchy's lips sometimes don't match with what he is saying. This is because, in the current rerun version of the episode, some scenes are edited down and dubbed over, due to the originally aired version being a contest where people were able to select one of the three alternate endings 'live' by calling an on-screen number, which is no longer in service.
  • He also has a 8-track tape called "Frampton Comes Alive." It breaks during a traffic when he tries to put on some music. But the tape breaks. Later, it gets fixed until it breaks once again.
  • In the Croatian dub, his name is "Jednooki Pirat," which translates to "One-Eyed Pirate."
  • Patchy makes an appearance in the Big Time Rush episode "Big Time Beach Party."
  • It is revealed in "Feral Friends" that Patchy knows the French narrator.
    • Coincidentally both characters are played by Tom Kenny.
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



Atlantis SquarePantis (VE)

Characters:Lord Royal HighnessAtlantean citizensCaptain of the Sea Ship AtlantisKnowledge MachineAtlantean RobotsRobot touristsRed AtlanteanYellow AtlanteanAtlantean royal guardNandoSpongeBob hallucinationAggressive Case of the SnifflesOrange GuardBubble SpongeBobVultureDave (cave)Ghostly piratesGermsNorbluck 5Pedal-throwing robotMagenta thugPale anakiwa thugLight brown thugBlue thugGreen jellyfishGhost jellyfishBlack jellyfishMagma jellyfishDiamond JellyfishSteel JellyfishBrown tall fishPurple tug fishPontifexGigantic JellyfishRoyal Guard CommanderJelly StingerLawrence WhelkJohnny

Locations:AtlantisMuseum of AtlantisMuDriving You Nuts!SpongeBob's pineapple gardenMuSquirrel Museum of NutsSquirrel CityWhelk-MartJellyfish FieldsEncinoGasMusic StationNickelodeon Animation StudioBikini Bottom MuseumAtlantis PalacePlankton's DenAtlantis ParkAtlantis CliffsAtlantis SuburbsBikini BottomKelp ForestShip GraveyardThe Escape RouteThe Bubble RoomThe Art RoomThe Science RoomThe Armoury Room

Objects:Plankton's tankAtlantean amuletSea Ship AtlantisOldest living bubbleBlue jewelRed jewelGolden spatulaSheet musicMelody ShellsToolkitSpeed BoostersHooksAtlantis bubblesBubble Collector 2000Frampton Comes AliveSquidward tikiCanned BreadAnchor ArmsLeverTackTime ClockNut LauncherPaper clipConveyor beltsTreadmillYellow AnchorCombJellyfish netPink StarfishAnchorSquidward's clarinetGearSpongeBob StatuePatrick StatueSquidward StatueSandy StatueMr. Krabs Statue

Songs: The Bubble SongFueling the BusMr. Krabs' songSandy's songSquidward's songPlankton's SongGood-Bye, AtlantisBack in Encino

Shorts: Are We There Yet?Beware Flying JellyfishDocumenting Our Road Trip

Miscellaneous: DVDBookVideo gameMobile gameOnline gameAtlantis unofficial songSpongeBob's Director's CommentaryMy Trip to Atlantis - by SpongeBob SquarePantsSpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis SquareOffInside the SpongeBob Animation StudiosBehind the PantisBlitz GamesAltronSpongeBob Z-A CountdownPaparazzi ParadeSwapBob SpareFaceSea-Bay

WhoBob WhatPants (VE)
Part of Think Happy - The Year of the Sponge

Characters: The Bubble Poppin' BoysCheeseHead BrownPantsSandy's RobotMr. and Mrs. DollarLight purple sound effect fishLight yellow sound effect fishDark blue Bubble Poppin' Boy

Objects BubblesSponge-TrackerBest Friends Forever halvesHair sprayGreen Bubble Poppin Boy's HairComb

Locations: New Kelp CityEatTruck StopGames We PlayGas StationN.K.C. Bank

Shorts: What if SpongeBob Was Gone? (Mr. Krabs)What if SpongeBob Was Gone? (Patrick)What if SpongeBob Was Gone? (Gary)What if SpongeBob Was Gone? (Sandy)

Miscellaneous: DVDBookMy Name is CheeseHead bookFor The Love of Bubbles bookOnline gameTheme songMobile game

Pest of the West (VE)

Characters: SpongeBuck SquarePantsPecos PatrickDead Eye PlanktonHopalong TentaclesMr. KrabsMrs. Puff

Locations: Dead Eye GulchKrusty KantinaOld Dead Tree HillBoot HillDead Eye Funeral Parlor and Ice Cream ParlorDead Eye BankDead Eye BootsDead Eye General StoreDead Eye JailDead Eye GroceryDead Eye ButcherDead Eye Hardware

Shorts: Sea Horse Riding Made EasySpurskateSaloon Door SorrowsYokel to Tough Guy

Miscellaneous: DVDBookGameSpurskate (sport)

SpongeBob's Truth or Square (VE)

Characters and actors: Painty the PirateRicky GervaisPatchy's momDevil PottyAngel PottyRosario DawsonEddie DeezenTriumph, the Insult Comic DogDr. KrabsLeBron JamesTina FeyWill FerrellOctopus cashierCamerafishBoom microphone operatorCraig FergusonRobin WilliamsThe 3 Point FowlThe Guy on the PennyThe QueenP!nkSir QuentinMr. TinderCameramanDirectorMimeOld sailorGoldfishWhaleTalking flowersNot SpongeBobWedding officiantLive-action whaleBlackbeardTenderizerPlanktoBotDemento BotSquidBotWee Yellow BotNosferatuSanta Claus

Locations: Krusty Krab122 Conch StreetSpongeBob's housePatrick Star's houseNickelodeon Animation StudioKrusty Krab freezer

Songs: A Day Like ThisKrabby Patty JingleRubber Hose RagWe've Got ScurvyOh, Krusty KrabBeautiful DreamerRejected theme songs

Objects: Regular tikiHover tikiExplosive tikiWater tikiHint tikiStone tikiJellyfish netBubblesBaby jellyfishSandy's iced tea glassMagic Conch shellHeart-shaped acornMopHot dogGolden spatulaSnellie's pet carrierSoda drinking hatWooden clarinetSquidward's paintsBellybutton lint earmuffsMermaid Man's beltAquaphoneMermaid Man & Barnacle Boy's ring boxKrabby PattyOpen 24 Hours signMr. Krabs' first dollarPatrick's alarm clockKarate gearVolcano SaucePicnic basketMr. Krabs' first dimeKrusty Towers BellFriendship ringRecipe for a Krabby PattyWalkie-talkieRolodexSquidward tikiHappiness object

Shorts: BalloonsJuice ManTrafficThe Outfit

Miscellaneous: DVDVideo gameOnline gamePC gameThe Great Escape bookGood Times!Burger King toys

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    • if youre asking who plays as him he is played by Tom Kenny.
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