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Dirty Bubble

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The Dirty Bubble Wearing an Ice Cream Man Hat & a Bow Tie

Residence: Pacific Ocean
Interests: Being evil
Eating dirt
Occupation(s): Super villain
Physical appearance
Gender: Male
Color: Transparent brown
Eye color: Black
Friends: Man Ray
Barnacle Boy (briefly)
Enemies: Mermaid Man
Barnacle Boy
SpongeBob SquarePants
Patrick Man
The Yellow Avenger
Series information
First appearance: "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy II"
Latest appearance: "Patrick-Man!"
Portrayer: Charles Nelson Reilly (2000-2008)
Tom Kenny (2002; 2010-present)
List of characters

The Dirty Bubble is one of Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy's arch enemies.


His form is that of a giant, transparent, brown, dirty, bubble, hence his name. He has black eyebrows and has a black eye color. He can capture an object by landing over it and sucking it in.

Powers and abilities

Being a bubble, the Dirty Bubble has the ability to float and fly in the air. He also has the ability to trap his enemies inside of his body.


As being a bubble, pointy objects are the Dirty Bubble's sole weakness as they will pop him.


In the episode "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy II," he suddenly appears and attacks Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy, trapping them inside him. When SpongeBob emerges from the diner, having found the Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy theme song on the jukebox, he defeats the Dirty Bubble by popping him with a pencil which he claims was for the Dirty Bubble to sign his autograph with. Dirty Bubble returns (it is unknown how), alongside Man Ray, alive and well, in the episode "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy V." Man Ray has teamed up with him to form an organization called E.V.I.L. (Every Villain Is Lemons). When Barnacle Boy tires of Mermaid Man treating him like a little kid, he joins the two, and commits crimes. In the end, Barnacle Boy returns to the good side, leaving Man Ray and Dirty Bubble disappointed. He is a champion at paddleball, as seen in "Have You Seen This Snail?." He also appears as the main antagonist of the episode, "Patrick-Man" where he was disguised as Mable and even captures SpongeBob. He was defeated by Patrick. His name might be derived from an episode in an old TV show called "The Wild Wild West" with an episode being named "Night of the Deadly Bubble."

Video games

1. The Yellow Avenger - SpongeBob accidentally puts the Dirty Bubble into a washing machine and he splits into multiple Dirty Bubbles. The Dirty Bubble later plans to end the The Yellow Avenger's journey with the machine Jumbo Shrimp used in the third Act. He also plans to hit SpongeBob with other little Dirty Bubbles. This list is incomplete, but you can help Encyclopedia SpongeBobia by expanding it.



  • In "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy II," he was voiced by star, Charles Nelson Reilly. In "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy V," he was voiced by Tom Kenny. In Lights, Camera, Pants!, Charles Nelson Reilly voiced him.
  • In 2007, his first voice actor, Charles Nelson Reilly passed away from complications of pneumonia.
  • At one point, he went to Cancun with the Killer Shrimp, as stated in "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy V."
  • In "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy V," it is shown that the Dirty Bubble can make a human hand with fingers as demonstrating when he pointed into a boat. This may be how he made the "Dirty Bubble Challenge."
Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy (VE)

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