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Not to be confused with Dr. Gill Gilliam.
Not to be confused with Unnamed purple doctor.
Not to be confused with Doctor.

The Purple Doctorfish is a character who first appears in the episode "I Was a Teenage Gary." He is usually the doctor seen when there are medical situations in episodes.


He is a purple fish who wears a white buttoned coat and glasses.


The Doctorfish is a medical doctor who works at the Bikini Bottom hospital. In addition to being a doctor, he is also a veterinarian, as revealed in "I Was a Teenage Gary," "Shellback Shenanigans," and "Pineapple Invasion." He first appeared in "I Was a Teenage Gary." He is also the dentist in Bikini Bottom, as seen in "Mid-Life Crustacean." He is voiced by Rodger Bumpass.


His name has yet to be revealed, although it is uncertain if he is the same fish as the orange Dr. Gill Gilliam. The character Perch Perkins also appears both purple and orange, and he was also revealed to be the same fish.


He first appeared in "I Was a Teenage Gary," where he told SpongeBob that in order to cure Gary, he must inject him with Snail Plasma because he was "too squeamish."

He later appeared in "Suds," where he assigned treatment to SpongeBob when he had the "suds."

In "Squid's Day Off," he helped get Mr. Krabs' arms back on him after they fell off.

He made a brief appearance in "Band Geeks," thinking that there was a dying animal on Squidward's premises.

In "The Bully," he told Flats the Flounder that he was in the hospital and that SpongeBob had performed CPR on him for five hours straight.

In "No Weenies Allowed," he recommended that SpongeBob go to the Weenie Hut General Hospital, rather than the hospital he was in.

He does not like to be touched by those who have food poisoning, such that Mr. Krabs had in "Born Again Krabs."

He performed 20 hour-surgery on SpongeBob's butt by repairing it with staples and glue in "I Had an Accident."

He later appeared in "The Lost Mattress," where he told SpongeBob, Patrick, and Squidward to retrieve Mr. Krabs' money after he fell into a "cash-coma."

He made a brief cameo in "SquidBob TentaclePants," where he told a woman that she had given birth to a healthy baby, only to have the fused SpongeBob and Squidward to teleport in the baby's place as he shows it to the woman.

In "The Two Faces of Squidward," he performed Squidward's operation. He was paranoid with SpongeBob's interruptions during the final stages of the operation.

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  • He had red arms in "I Was a Teenage Gary," which was his first appearance.
  • He appeared as a mini LEGO figure in the LEGO Bikini Bottom Hospital set.
  • He is voiced by Dee Bradley Baker in "The Two Faces of Squidward."
  • His voice appears to be based on Dr. Hibbert from The Simpsons.

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