Perch Perkins is a purple fish that wears a dark purple coat with a purplish-black wig and headphones. In some episodes and Nicktoons MLB, Perch is colored light orange with a red coat.
Perch made his first appearance in "Ripped Pants" as a commentator.
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Perch Perkins: Hello, Bikini Bottom! Perch Perkins here, coming to you live from in the front of The Krusty Krab restaurant, for years the only place to get a delicious and mouthwatering Krabby Patty. Until today, that is. That's right, folks. Longtime owner Mr. Krabs is opening a new restaurant called The Krusty Krab 2. First of all, congratulations, Mr. Krabs. [Krabs has a big grin on his face]
Mr. Krabs: "Hello. I like money."
Perch Perkins: "What inspired you to build a second Krusty Krab right next door to the original?"
Perch Perkins: [cuts to Perch Perkins in the post-apocalyptic street of Bikini Bottom]"Perch Perkins reporting live from Downtown Bikini...[ducks from a boat being thrown at a building]...Bottom. Complete chaos here today as out town attempts to deal with a sudden and complete shortage of Krabby Patties. [the building falls down] Whoa! Events here have this reporter wondering, What is the secret ingredient in Krabby Patties, anyway?!"
Fish: "It's love! The secret ingredient is love!" [swings a flail at the camera, Sandy's TV shuts off]
Perch Perkins: [cuts to a BREAKING NEWS logo] "We interrupt this program for an important announcement. [Cuts to Perch Perkins standing in Bikini Bottom which is filled with people running around and yelling] Bikini bottom's literally is in a total spread of chaos tonight."
[Guy punches him down]
Perch Perkins: "We... go now to News sea chopper 7. Wassup?"
[Scene cuts to News man in sea chopper 7]
News man: "Not looking too good up here, Perch. The Krusty Krab is going outrageous. Customers are in a rage til they aren't getting their Krabby Patty."