Tapey, also known as SpongeBuck's tapeworm, is a worm that used to live in SpongeBuck's stomach. He appears in the episode "Pest of the West."


Tapey looks similar to the Earworm, except he has a higher head, is taller, is light purple and violet, and has dark purple stripes. He wears a long sweater and a black hat.

Role in episode

While in the Krusty Kantina, SpongeBuck drinks milk and Tapey's home (SpongeBuck's stomach) fills with it, almost drowning him in milk. Before he gets drowned in milk, Tapey is seen reading a newspaper on a chair with the lamp being on beside him.


  • In the back of the Tapey's home, there was a sign that read "Home Sweet Home."
  • He is a parody to an actual tapeworm.
Worms (VE)

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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

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