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Bob and Barbara
Residence: Bikini Bottom, Pacific Ocean
Occupation(s): News reporters
Physical appearance
Gender: Female and male
Color: Light green and salmon
Classification: Fish
Series information
First appearance: "The Krusty Sponge"
List of characters

Bob and Barbara are two anchorfish that work for the Bikini Bottom News.


Bob is a tall, light green fish with shiny black hair and a dark orange suit. He is called Phil Preflumster, in "Pineapple Fever."

Barbara is a salmon-colored fish with blonde hair, wearing a green dress. She has black hair in "Model Sponge" and talks very differently. Unlike Bob, her real name has never been revealed.


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 appears in "SpongeHenge," when he is blown 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 appeared 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 soon!" (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

"Tell me how does it feel to be the new face of television."—Barbara

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