Bob and Barbara are two anchorfish that work for the Bikini Bottom News. They both made their debut in the episode "The Krusty Sponge," where they worked alongside Gene Scallop, on the day the Krusty Krab had a critic's review. Squidward Tentacles calls Barbara Tacky. Bob is a tall green fish with shiny black hair and an orange suit. He is called Phil Preflsemester, in "Pineapple Fever." Barbara is a mauve fish with blonde hair, wearing a purple dress. She has black hair in "Model Sponge" and talks very differently. Bob appears in "SpongeHenge," when he is blew away by the wind. Bob appears in "WhoBob WhatPants?" when he is in a helicopter, giving an overview of Bikini Bottom. Bob tries to get a review of Squidward's class in Professor Squidward, thinking he was Squilliam Fancyson. Bob appears again in "Back to the Past." They both may appear in "The Clash of Triton," since it is revealed in commercials that the city is in a crisis due to SpongeBob.
"And there were no survivors."—Barbara
"You're welcome, Gene"—Bob
"And it doesn't look like it will stop anytime sooon!" (Gets blown away by wind)--Bob
"It makes for a much better scoop!"—Bob
"We're here with the new face of television: SpongeBob SquarePants!"—Barbara
"Thank you, Bob! Thank you Barbara"—Both