PatrickStar is SpongeBob's best friend as well as one of his neighbors. He is a naive and overweight pink sea star. Patrick is quite overweight due to his laziness as well as his enjoyment of eating ice cream, Krabby Patties, Triple Gooberberry Sunrises, Krusty Combos, and many other kinds of junk food and inedible sources.
He lives under a brown rock in the underwater city of Bikini Bottom. SpongeBob and Squidward are his neighbors. Both Patrick and SpongeBob bother Squidward, though they do not like to do it and they do it unknowingly and have good intentions.
Patrick also has an older sister named Sam Star. Her first mentioning is in "Something Smells," but in that episode, he claims he doesn't have a sister. She makes her debut in "Big Sister Sam."
Patrick's portrayal is pleasant, overweight, lazy, unmannerly, naive, and generally ignorant. He lives under a rock on 120 Conch Street. Unlike most of the other main characters of the series, Patrick lacks a nose. Because of this, he generally cannot smell (such as in "Something Smells," in which SpongeBob has bad breath). However, in "The Battle of Bikini Bottom," Patrick is able to grow a nose through sheer force of will; however, in "No Nose Knows," Patrick receives a nose through plastic surgery. He goes through many noses. However, when Patrick tries to get rid of every bad smell, SpongeBob, Squidward, Mr. Krabs, and Sandy deform Patrick's nose by building a giant ball of trash and sewage. In season 1, due to unsteady animation, his eyebrows were thin, and in the shape of a couple of M's. The flowers on his pants are also dark purple instead of light. In the beginning in season 2, his eyebrows were slightly thicker and shaped like the letter Z. Patrick is shown to have either a full set of teeth, a single tooth, or sometimes none at all.
In some episodes, Patrick has trouble with even the most rudimentary tasks and displays little common sense or intelligence. His memory can be appalling and he can forget how to do the most instinctual of actions, such as eating or how to fall over. He once forgot that he ate a chocolate bar the second after he ate it in "Life of Crime."
In other times, he can appear almost so brilliant that it surprises the other characters, and is prone to fits of temporary intelligence, which confuses the other characters. Squidward once asked Patrick "Just how dumb are you?," to which Patrick replied, "It varies." In earlier episodes, Patrick appeared to be somewhat more intelligent, often making profound comments and often being very articulate, such as when he, having messed up Mr. Krabs' first dollar with SpongeBob, complained about the fact that his first dollar is just an ordinary dollar and he should replace it with another ordinary dollar, though he forgets about it at the end and ends up buying a candy bar, much to SpongeBob's dismay.
Patrick seems to detect malice and sarcasm more easily than SpongeBob, indicating that he is more attentive or emotionally connected than other characters. He also displays witty banter at times and often can be sarcastic. He is generally well-intentioned but often inadvertently causes trouble, for both himself and also his friends, such as in "Patrick-Man!" when he gets Mrs. Puff arrested and trashes the Krusty Krab, although he also ended up saving the Krusty Krab from the Dirty Bubble.
Patrick is a chubby, pink starfish. He usually wears lime green pants with lavender flowers on them that look similar to the ones in the sky. The first movie reveals that he has Goofy Goober underwear, which he wore for three years straight. He changed out of them upon becoming a "man." When sleeping alone, he normally just wears plain underwear, but when he has company, he wears lavender pajamas with pale green flowers on them, along with a matching nightcap. This is most likely done to make the episode more appropriate.
He has a pointy head along with thick eyebrows. He can occasionally have a one-tooth overbite. He is somewhat obese due to his love of Krabby Patties, ice cream, donuts, and many other junk foods. He has pink skin with red dots across his body.
Patrick is well known for his dimwitted, naive, and lazy nature. He wants to spend time being happy and laying around his rock and lacks common sense. He is overweight, mainly due to his obsession with junk food, such as ice cream and Krabby Patties, and many others. His lack of common sense often means that he is incapable of doing things right, as explained when he was briefly employed at the Krusty Krab when trying to earn an award in "Big Pink Loser."
Despite this, he still wants to help his friends, even if he doesn't do it right. He enjoys nothing more than spending time with SpongeBob, and will always turn to him when things don't seem right or when he wants to show off something that he thinks he succeeds in, even though he rarely does if ever.
Despite being a friend of SpongeBob, he has done some villainous acts that affect one or more of the Bikini Bottomites, including SpongeBob himself. This is a list of episodes where he had a villainous role:
"Suds" - Patrick impersonates a doctor in an attempt to cure SpongeBob of the suds but doesn't help matters.
"Life of Crime"- He and SpongeBob steal a balloon. However, considering that it was National Free Balloon Day, this act can't realistically be branded on Patrick's antagonistic side. He also accuses SpongeBob of eating his chocolate bar, even though he ate his earlier.
"Dumped" - This is one of his most villainous roles yet. He bluntly keeps Gary away from SpongeBob even though the latter is trying hard to get Gary back; Patrick ignores the signs that SpongeBob wants Gary back and doesn't pay attention to the fact that SpongeBob is heartbroken.
"Band Geeks" - He starts a fight against Sandy for no reason.
"I'm with Stupid" - He and SpongeBob pretended that the latter is stupid to make him look smarter in front of his parents, but he started milking the moment and started treating SpongeBob like dirt, ruthlessly insulting him, causing his best friend to scream at the top of his voice and run away.
"Stuck in the Wringer" - He cripples SpongeBob and shows no sympathy for him, rather he just shows his selfish side. The Bikini Bottomites then scold SpongeBob for yelling at Patrick despite his selfishness.
"Pet Sitter Pat" - Patrick causes serious harm to Gary, shoots a running hose at him in an attempt to get him to bathe, chases him down with and almost kills him with a flamethrower, and comments that although he found none, he is about to dry Gary off with salt (which can kill snails). The fact that Patrick and Gary are related (cousins) aggravates this role of antagonism.
"The Fish Bowl" - He is put in charge by Sandy during her behavioral experiment. However, as the experiment gets further, Patrick gets carried away with being in charge and selfishly takes advantage of his own privileges and of SpongeBob by making him do whatever he tells him to do. However, unlike other episodes where he shows no remorse for his wrongdoings, Patrick later sees the error of his ways and starts to regret his actions.
Abilities and talents
Patrick, although mentally weak and naive, has many skills, such as:
Dancing: Patrick once jazz-danced with SpongeBob in "Squidtastic Voyage" and wanted to go square-dancing with Squidward in "Just One Bite," but Squidward didn't want to do it, which made Patrick feel sad.
Disguising: In "That's No Lady," Patrick stays in disguise as "Patricia" for a long time. He takes off the suit, embarrassing Squidward. Squidward said he had to go to the bathroom and take a shower but the Krusty Krab does not have showers (He was probably talking about a shower at his house or simply making an excuse to leave out of embarrassment).
Seahorse riding: In "Dunces and Dragons," Patrick does not know how to ride a seahorse; however, in "A Life in a Day," he can do it, it is likely that he learned how to ride over time.
CPR administration: In "Naughty Nautical Neighbors," Patrick shows the ability to utilize CPR as he uses it to save Squidward after he nearly chokes on a fork (while laughing at SpongeBob and Patrick fight).
Survival Skills: In "To Save a Squirrel," he and SpongeBob nearly eat each other to survive. He also made earmuffs out of his own belly button lint so they could play without Sandy harassing them in "Survival of the Idiots." He also made warm clothing out of her fur.
Jellyfishing: Patrick sometimes forgets how to jellyfish, however once reminded, he does it particularly well.
Eating: In "Pressure," Patrick ate a Krabby Double Deluxe in one bite. Not only that, but Patrick is shown to have an enormous appetite and can swallow large foods in one bite, having eaten an entire table of food in "Rock-a-Bye-Bivalve." He was able to eat 1,000 Krabby Patties in 5 minutes, which is seen in "What's Eating Patrick?"
Doing absolutely nothing: In "Stanley S. SquarePants," Patrick showed SpongeBob and Stanley on the art of doing nothing, and in "The Pink Purloiner," he did nothing for 8 hours straight, while SpongeBob was spying on him. In "Big Pink Loser," he even gets an award for "doing absolutely nothing longer than anyone else."
Staring: Patrick is good at staring with SpongeBob in their Staring Contest Game in various episodes.
Karate Chopping: In "Karate Star," Patrick is a skilled karate "genius" at chopping. However, his hand started to go out of control and he cut it off, regenerating his limbs like SpongeBob in "Graveyard Shift."
Performing anything dangerous: In "A Life in a Day," Patrick wanted to "live like Larry" by torturing himself in life-threatening skills. He soon gave up on this lifestyle.
Regeneration: In "Karate Star," he went completely crazy and ripped his arm off which a new Patrick grew from. Once he explained to SpongeBob starfish regenerate their arms, they were both fine with it.
"SpongeGuard on Duty": He and SpongeBob nearly drown in Goo Lagoon (even though it is impossible for fish to drown).
"I Had an Accident": Flies right into a mountain, electrocuted in the face by a jellyfish, and (along with SpongeBob and Sandy) attacked by a gorilla.
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie: He and SpongeBob almost died when the heat lamp dries them out, but the sprinklers revive them, along with the other Bikini Bottomites fished and murdered by the fishermen.
Sam was lost at sea when she and Patrick were children. He did not see her again until the episode "Big Sister Sam."
Patrick met SpongeBob when they were children.
When he was an adult, he moved out and rented a rock house eventually to own it. He lives next door to Squidward.
At some point, Patrick went to community college with Flats the Flounder, although he forgets what he studied there.
One day, when his neighbor Squidward was gardening, a pineapple fell from a ship into the ocean, landing on Squidward's garden creating the pineapple house. Meanwhile, SpongeBob was looking for a house of his own; when all hope seemed lost, SpongeBob and Patty (the real estate lady) saw the pineapple house's creation and Patty said: "I forgot about that one." SpongeBob bought it. To this day, they have been neighbors.
Patrick literally lives under a rock, at 120 Conch Street, two doors down from his best friend, right next to Squidward and 400-yards away from the Krusty Krab. His ID licenses show his address, one from "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III" and "Driven to Tears." The home's exterior is featureless, apart from a small yellow weather vane, which has fallen off on numerous occasions. In some episodes, the rock has nothing under it, but in some, you can see his house, like in "Patrick's Staycation," "The Donut of Shame," "No Nose Knows," and other episodes. It is possible that he makes his own furniture, as shown in "I'm with Stupid," but he is too lazy to make it sometimes, explaining the different states of his house.
Sometimes, Patrick sleeps on the ceiling of his rock, although far more often he sleeps in a regular bed. Patrick spends much of his day sleeping under his rock. There are many inconsistencies in the depictions of his house due to the nature of the cartoon and utility treatment of backgrounds: In one episode, his house's depiction is nothing but a bed and a chest of drawers, yet in others, he appears to have a kitchen and a living room. In addition, certain episodes tend to depict the surface below the rock to be completely flat, while in others there is a considerable amount of depth below it. Patrick claims to have built the house himself. In "New Fish in Town," he puts his front yard up for rent. In some episodes, particularly the original series, he only has a tv and a chair in his house.
As Nickelodeon said of Patrick's house in a commercial bumper: "What's really beneath this famous rock? The home of Patrick Star. While the outside never changes, a closer look inside reveals that Patrick's house is never set in stone. Sometimes, there's just sand. Other times, there's a small den. Occasionally, there's a large master bedroom. And there's the Multi-Room Complex featuring an eat-in kitchen, arched doorways, and a hi-def TV. Rock on!"
He is the father of Patrick and Sam and Margie's husband. He is the son of Billy Bob Star and Maw Tucket. He is also the uncle of Gary and Ed, Sluggo's brother, Patrick Revere's great grand nephew, a great-grandson of King Amoeba and Queen Mildew, a grandson of Yorick and Princess Tulsa, the grand nephew of Prince Dingus and Prince Callous, Carl's first cousin 1x removed, Cletus' nephew, Patron's ancestor, and a descendant of Pecos Patrick, Primitive Star, and Patar. He made his debut in the episode "I'm with Stupid," when he and Margie went to visit Patrick for Starfish Day. It was then revealed on a family tree in the episode "Rule of Dumb," that his name is Herb. Herb, like his wife, is quite overweight. He has a large walrus mustache and he is pink, just like the rest of the Star family. His pants are the same as Patrick's but his top has a slightly lighter color of purple with green stars. Thomas F. Wilson voices Herb.
Gary is Sluggo's son, the cousin of Patrick, Sam, and Ed, and a nephew of Herb and Margie. He’s also a grandson of Billy Bob Star and Maw Tucket, Patrick Revere's great great grand nephew, a great great grandson of King Amoeba and Queen Mildew, a great-grandson of Yorick and Princess Tulsa, a great grand nephew of Prince Callous and Prince Dingus, Carl's first cousin 2x removed, Cletus' grand nephew, and a descendant of Pecos Patrick, Primitive Star, Patar, and possibly Prehistoric Gary. He was also ironically Patrick's pet for a short while in "Dumped," but Gary only wanted a cookie in his cousin's pocket.
Other family members
Sam Star - Patrick's older long-lost sister who appeared in Big Sister Sam. Patrick said he did not have a sister in Something Smells, but this may have been because he forgot about her. Sam is known to be somewhat affectionate towards Patrick, calling him "wittle brubber" and beating up Squidward and SpongeBob if she thinks they have bothered him. She is also Herb and Margie's daughter, a cousin of Gary and Ed, the granddaughter of Billy Bob Star and Maw Tucket, Patrick Revere's great great grand niece, the great great granddaughter of King Amoeba and Queen Mildew, the great-granddaughter of Yorick and Princess Tulsa, the great grandniece of Prince Callous and Prince Dingus, Carl's first cousin 2× removed, Cletus' grand-niece, and a descendant of Pecos Patrick, Primitive Star, and Patar.
Sluggo - Gary's father, the uncle of Patrick, Sam, and Ed, Herb Star's brother, Margie's brother-in-law, and a son of Billy Bob and Maw Tucket. He was seen in "Rule of Dumb". He is also Margie's brother-in-law, a son of Billy Bob and Maw Tucket, Patrick Revere's great grand nephew, a great-grandson of King Amoeba and Queen Mildew, the grandson of Yorick and Princess Tulsa, the grand nephew of Prince Callous and Prince Dingus, Carl's first cousin 1x removed, Cletus' nephew, and a descendant of Pecos Patrick, Primitive Star, and Patar.
Billy Bob Star - the father of Sluggo and Herb. His wife is Maw Tucket. He is the grandfather of Patrick, Gary, Sam, and Ed. He is also Margie's father-in-law, Patrick Revere's grand nephew, Cletus' brother, and a descendant of Pecos Patrick, Primitive Star, and Patar.
Maw Tucket - The mother of Sluggo and Herb. Her husband is Billy Bob. She is the grandmother of Patrick, Gary, Sam, and Ed. She is also Margie's mother-in-law, the granddaughter of King Amoeba and Queen Mildew, the daughter of Yorick and Princess Tulsa, the niece of Prince Callous and Prince Dingus, Carl's cousin, and Cletus' sister-in-law.
Yorick - Maw Tucket's father and Princess Tulsa's husband. He was the great-grandfather of Patrick, Gary, Sam, and Ed. He was also a son-in-law of King Amoeba and Queen Mildew, Prince Callous' brother-in-law, Carl's uncle, the grandfather of Sluggo and Herb, and Patar's ancestor.
Princess Tulsa - Maw Tucket's mother and Yorick's wife. She was the great-grandmother of Patrick, Gary, Sam, and Ed. She was also the daughter of King Amoeba and Queen Mildew, Prince Callous' sister, Prince Dingus' sister-in-law, Carl's aunt, the grandmother of Sluggo and Herb, and Patar's ancestor.
Prince Callous - Princess Tulsa's brother and the son of Amoeba and Mildew. He was a great-granduncle of Patrick, Gary, Sam, and Ed. He was also Prince Dingus' husband, Carl's father or step-father, and a grand-uncle of Sluggo and Herb.
Prince Dingus - Princess Tulsa's brother-in-law and a son-in-law of Amoeba and Mildew. He was a great-granduncle of Patrick, Gary, Sam, and Ed. He was also Prince Callous' husband, Carl's father or step-father, and a grand-uncle of Sluggo and Herb.
Carl - Princess Tulsa and Yorick's nephew and the grandson of Amoeba and Mildew. He is the first cousin 2x removed of Patrick, Gary, Sam, and Ed. He is also the son of Prince Callous and Prince Dingus, Maw Tucket's cousin, and the first cousin 1× removed of Herb and Sluggo.
King Amoeba - The father of Princes Tulsa and Prince Callous and the husband of Queen Mildew. He was the great-great-grandfather of Patrick, Gary, Sam, and Ed. He was also the father-in-law of Yorick and Prince Dingus, the grandfather of Maw Tucket and Carl, the great-grandfather of Sluggo and Herb, and Patron's ancestor.
Queen Mildew - The mother of Princes Tulsa and Prince Callous and the wife of King Amoeba. She was the great-great-grandmother of Patrick, Gary, Sam, and Ed. She was also the mother-in-law of Yorick and Prince Dingus, the grandmother of Maw Tucket and Carl, the great-grandmother of Sluggo and Herb, and Patron's ancestor.
Ed - The cousin of Patrick. He only appeared in the end of the Story Reader book The Never-Ending Stay. He stayed in Bikini Bottom for 14 weeks. He is also the nephew of Herb and Margie.
Patrick Revere - The great-great-granduncle of Patrick, Sam, Gary, and Ed, who warned Bikini Bottom about the mollusks. He was also the grand uncle of Billy Bob and Cletus and the great grand uncle of Herb and Sluggo.
Pecos Patrick Star - An ancestor of Patrick, Sam, Gary, Ed, Cletus, Herb, Sluggo, Patron, and Billy Bob, who lived in Dead Eye Gulch at the time of SpongeBuck. His name is an obvious parody of the folktale, "Pecos Bill". He was also the descendant of Patar and Primitive Star.
Primitive Star - The distant primate-like ancestor of Patrick, Sam, Gary, Ed, Cletus, Herb, Sluggo, Patron, Billy Bob, Pecos Patrick, and Patar, who encountered Squidward while he traveling through time.
Patar - The prehistoric ancestor of Patrick, Sam, Gary, Ed, Cletus, Herb, Sluggo, Patron, Billy Bob, and Pecos Patrick, who discovered fire along with Squog and Spongegar. He is also a descendant of Primitive Star.
Cletus Star - The grand uncle of Patrick, Gary, Sam, and Ed, who said the famous quote "Let not your heart walk away from you, must your mind grow legs and follow it." However, he was later arrested in a freedom march and never seen again. He was also Billy Bob's brother, Maw Tucket's brother-in-law, the uncle of Sluggo and Herb, and a descendant of Pecos Patrick, Primitive Star, and Patar.
Patrick has had many jobs. However, he is not very good at any of them. He is currently unemployed. These are the ones he usually had:
Krusty Krab Worker: This is the main job Patrick usually tries to get, and he sometimes succeeds. In the episodes:
Arrgh!: He was hired for a few short moments until being instantly fired by an annoyed Mr. Krabs.
Big Pink Loser: He swept dust all the time, spilled dishes on purpose, and tried to open a jar of jam (which he successfully did, much to his joy). He was also the cashier and phone answerer, though to no avail.
Parallel Universe Glass (presumably already invented) (The regular universe SpongeBob believed it to be a real invention, the Parallel Universe SpongeBob says, with a Ukrainian accent, that he thought it was a pretty good idea.)
An alternate Patrick exists in the universe seen in the shorts "What if SpongeBob was Gone." Without SpongeBob, he cannot jellyfish properly, implying that SpongeBob may have taught Patrick to jellyfish.
SpongeBob and Patrick have been best friends since they were born. They have spent a large majority of their life together and are very close to one another. Patrick cares about SpongeBob very much as shown in a multitude of episodes. He often tries to give SpongeBob the best advice he has even if it's very illogical. He also is shown to go to great lengths for SpongeBob such as trying to make SpongeBob his "trophy" just so that he and SpongeBob could be together again. He also shows great sorrow when not around SpongeBob, which he has mentioned frequently. He even followed SpongeBob to the bitter end on their journey to Shell City. Though he has been on bad terms with SpongeBob many times throughout the series, they always come back together as best friends.
Patrick, along with SpongeBob, often annoys Squidward, although he thinks he is one of his best friends, Squidward doesn't reciprocate the "friendship." Unlike SpongeBob, Patrick had actually noticed that Squidward didn't like them but was incorrectly assured by SpongeBob they were his friends. Squidward, for the most part, thinks Patrick is annoying and dumb, even worse than SpongeBob. He has sometimes got along with Squidward though, such as "Naughty Nautical Neighbors" and "Band Geeks," although they only last for short amounts of time as Squidward regularly shows his contempt for Patrick or the latter gains the sense to be annoyed with Squidward like in "Wishing You Well." Despite that, Squidward has defended Patrick as shown when he quickly stopped Mr. Krabs from scamming a naive Patrick of his ice cream coupon in "Patrick's Coupon."
Patrick and Sandy have an unusual friendship. When they are seen with SpongeBob, they tend to get along very well. However, Sandy has numerously been annoyed by Patrick's utter stupidity and on occasion has threatened to attack Patrick as shown in "Texas" and "Survival of the Idiots."
His relationship with Mr. Krabs is a complex one, for the most part, Mr. Krabs thinks Patrick is too dumb to be bothered with, although he sometimes takes him as an employee and occasionally acts as a father figure towards him (as seen in "Sailor Mouth" and "Hooky"). Usually, when Patrick acts as an employee for Mr. Krabs, it doesn't end well, as when in "Big Pink Loser" when he was a disaster of an employee, or "Restraining SpongeBob" when he was so much worse than SpongeBob as a middleman, Squidward actually replaced SpongeBob with Patrick on the Restraining Order.
Patrick and Plankton have only interacted a few times, but the times they did interact Plankton often despised his idiocy. In the episode "Chum Bucket Supreme," Patrick helps Plankton gets customers by creating a slogan.
Patrick and Mr s. Puff barely interacts but when they do, Patrick often shows a dislike for her. In the episode "New Student Starfish" he calls her "A big fat meanie. " In the episode "[Patrick-Man!]]" he gets her arrested because he thought she was trying to break into someone's car.
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In the 2014Kids' Choice Awards, Patrick was nominated under "Favorite animal sidekick." In the end, Patrick was the most voted and won. Patrick also has been ranked as #1 on the "Dumbest Animated TV Characters."