If you were looking for the article about the story, then see The Ugly Barnacle.

The Ugly Barnacle is a fictional character that was mentioned by Patrick Star, during a story (seen below) he told to SpongeBob SquarePants to cheer him up in the episode "Something Smells."


When SpongeBob was feeling upset due to the fact he thought he was ugly, Patrick told him the story of the ugly barnacle. It is as follows:

Patrick: Once there was an ugly barnacle. He was so ugly that everyone died. The end.

It didn't end up helping SpongeBob at all and made him more upset with himself.


  • The Ugly Barnacle has become a popular quote and meme on the internet.