Orin J. Ruffy, also known as The Butler, is a fish who works in a train. He appears in the episode "The Great Patty Caper" and the short "What if the Mystery Ended This Way...?" He is voiced by Dee Bradley Baker.


Orin J. Ruffy is a tall, light orange fish with a dark red-orange dorsal fin. He wears a suit resembling a butler's (though he insists that he isn't really one). The suit itself is blue with purple lines going down his pants. He wears a white undershirt with a purple tie. He also wears a blue hat and black shoes. In his true appearance, he has black hair and wrinkles.


"The Great Patty Caper"

Ruffy was a suspect in the theft of the key to the Krabby Patty recipe vault. He frequently states that he is not a butler. When the key went missing, he is searched by a tough cop. Nothing suspicious was found at first, but when he is frisked, the policeman finds that he was wearing a mask, and is, in fact, a criminal who stole $75,000 worth of ham sandwiches.

"What if the Mystery Ended This Way...?"

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  • "I am not a butler!"
  • "I don't even have the butler accent!"


  • Orin J. Ruffy is a pun of Orange Roughy, a type of fish.
  • His being suspected of stealing the key is based on the gag "the butler did it." However, even though he is not a butler, and he did not steal the key, he was still a criminal on the run (for stealing $75,000 worth of ham sandwiches).



Title Role(s) in episode
Season 7
"The Great Patty Caper" (tr) Debut; minor


Title Role(s) in episode
"What if the Mystery Ended This Way...?" (tr) Major