|SpongeBob SquarePants character|
|First appearance||"Help Wanted" (May 1, 1999)|
|Portrayed by||Bill Fagerbakke|
|Address:||120 Conch Street, Bikini Bottom, Pacific Ocean|
|Aliases:||Patricia, The Elastic Waistband, King Patrick, Mr. Dr. Professor Patrick, The Pink Patty|
|'Family & Friends'|
Margie (mother) Sam (Half Sister) Gary The Snail (cousin) Sluggo (uncle) Billy Bob (grandfather) Maw Titter (grandmother) Shriek (great-grandfather) Tulsa (great-grandmother) Callows (great-granduncle) Dingus (great-granduncle) Carl (great-granduncle) Amoeba (great-great grandfather) Mildew (great-great grandmother) Ed (cousin) Patrick Revere (great-great-great granduncle) Pecos Patrick (ancestor) Prehistoric Gary (ancestor) Pole (wife, only in The Krabby Kronicle) *Scroll down for details*
|Friends:||SpongeBob SquarePants (best friend forever)
Squidward Tentacles (sometimes) Eugene H. Krabs Sandy Cheeks Gary the Snail Sheldon J. Plankton (sometimes) Mrs. Puff Larry the Lobster Mermaid Man Barnacle Boy Mindy King Neptune Flying Dutchman Wormy Flats the Flounder Jeffrey The Jellyfish (to his dismay) Other Bikini Bottom people
|Employer:||Mr. Krabs (in various episodes)|
|Education:||Bikini Bottom Elementary School
Mrs. Puff's Boating School (briefly)
|Awards:||"Doing absolutely nothing longer than anyone else" award
The Bikini Bottom Dance-A-Thon
|First appearance:||"Help Wanted"|
|'List of characters'|
Patrick Star is the deuteragonist of the Nickelodeon animated comedy series SpongeBob SquarePants, created by Stephen Hillenburg and voiced by Bill Fagerbakke. Patrick's most significant character trait is his lack of common sense, which sometimes makes him a negative influence on his best friend, SpongeBob SquarePants. Patrick is the third most recurring character on the show, appearing in 253 episodes, behind Squidward's 270 and SpongeBob's 305, although he is almost more well-known than Squidward.
SpongeBob SquarePants creator Stephen Hillenburg began creating cartoons and caricatures of tide pool-dwelling sea life, including starfishes, while teaching marine biology at the Orange County Marine Institute in Dana Point, California, from 1984 to 1987. The idea for giving Patrick a limited intelligence was due to the fact that real sea stars do not have a brain in their body.  PersonalityPatrick star adaption as street painting.Patrick is portrayed as fat, lazy, unmannered, unintelligent, and generally ignorant. Unlike most of the other main characters, Patrick lacks a nose. Because of this, he generally cannot smell (such as in "Something Smells" in which SpongeBob has halitosis). However, in the episode, "No Nose Knows", Patrick receives a nose through plastic surgery. However, when Patrick tries to get rid of every bad smell, SpongeBob,Squidward, Mr. Krabs, and Sandy deform Patrick's nose by building a giant ball of trash and sewage. In Season 1, due to unsteady animation, his eyebrows were thin and in the shape of a couple of M's. Beginning in Season 2, his eyebrows were slightly thicker and shaped like Z's. In several episodes Patrick is shown to variously have a full set of teeth, a single tooth, and sometimes none at all.
Patrick's intelligence is generally low, although it varies from episode to episode. In some episodes, Patrick has trouble with even the most rudimentary tasks and displays little common sense or intelligence. Other times he can appear almost brilliant, and is prone to fits of temporary intelligence which confuse the other characters. In the episode "Tentacle Vision", Squidward asks Patrick "Just how stupid are you?" to which Patrick replies "It varies". In earlier episodes, Patrick appeared to be somewhat more intelligent, often making profound comments and often being very articulate.
Patrick seems to detect malice and sarcasm more easily than SpongeBob, indicating that he is more attentive or emotionally connected than other characters. He is generally well intentioned but often inadvertently causes trouble both for himself and also his friends.
In "Rule of Dumb", Patrick was discovered to be of royal blood and briefly reigned as King of Bikini Bottom. The true heir to the throne turned out to be Gary The Snail, who is revealed to be Patrick's cousin.
Patrick has no steady occupation and spends most of his time sleeping, watching television, or playing with his best friend SpongeBob SquarePants. When he tries to find work he is shown to have little skill or common sense; for example in "Big Pink Loser", he struggles with simple tasks such as sweeping or opening a jar. His skill is portrayed as doing nothing as shown in "Stanley S. SquarePants" and "Big Pink Loser", in the latter he wins a trophy for "doing absolutely nothing longer than anyone else". In the episode "Sing a Song of Patrick", Patrick takes advantage of a mail-in offer to have a song written by him recorded by a professional band. The song was so horrible that the band died (the lead singer having stated "We're gonna do this even if it kills us", which it did). Due to the use of different animation techniques during Season 1, Patrick appears to about one shade darker pink than subsequent seasons (the difference is also evident in SpongeBob's color, which a visibly paler shade of yellow during the same episodes). Some episodes where he is darker are Bubblestand, Arg, Rock Bottom, Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy.
Patrick is a career journeyman who is mostly unemployed throughout the course of the series. At times he holds various short-term jobs (much like the character Kramer on the show, Seinfeld) as the storyline of each episode requires. Patrick has worked for the Krusty Krab a total of eight times.
- Quack doctor - Suds, The Splinter
- Krusty Krab employee (temporary) - Arrgh!, Big Pink Loser, That's No Lady, Pat No Pay, Bummer Vacation, No Hat For Pat
- Pirate - Arrgh!, Grandpappy the Pirate
- Barnacle Boy cosplayer - Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy
- Flying Dutchman's minion - Shanghaied
- Chocolate Bar salesman - Chocolate with Nuts
- Drummer - Band Geeks, Krabby Road
- Pretty Patties Co-Owner - Patty Hype
- Bank robber- Doing Time
- Chum Bucket employee, athlete - Fry Cook Games
- The Elastic Waistband - Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III
- Joust player, knight, warrior - Dunces and Dragons
- Boating school student - New Student Starfish, Driven to Tears
- King - Rule of Dumb
- Camera operator - Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy VI: The Motion Picture, Tentacle Vision
- Undercover Spy - Spy Buddies
- Gladiator - Spongicus
- Barnacle Boy impersonator - Shuffleboarding
- Wrestler - Krusty Krushers
- Orchestral performer - Suction Cup Symphony
- Good Neighbor club member - Good Neighbors
- Feather Friends club member - Cephalopod Lodge
Due to his lack of intelligence, Patrick often gives advice to SpongeBob that's usually impractical or dangerous, and often gets them both into trouble. Despite his innocence, he has also been a criminal several times in the series. Patrick has been referred to as "The Pink Menace", and appears as that character in several SpongeBob video games. Patrick is generally well intended but often ends up in trouble simply out of ignorance. In the episode "Sailor Mouth", Patrick and SpongeBob read graffiti on a dumpster and Patrick explains that it's merely "fancy talk". They walk around swearing all day before learning the writing is actually "bad words."
Patrick lives under a rock, literally, on 120 Conch Street, two doors down from his best friend, right next to Squidward and 400-yards away from the Krusty Krab. His address is shown on his ID licenses, one from Mermaidman and Barnacleboy III and Driven to Tears. The home's exterior is featureless, apart from a small yellow weather vane, which is shown falling off on numerous occasions.
Patrick is sometimes shown to sleep on the ceiling in hos rock, although far more often he is shown sleeping in a traditional bed. Patrick spends much of his day sleeping under his rock. There are many inconsistencies in the depictions of his house due to the nature of the cartoon and utility treatment of backgrounds: in one episode, his house is depicted to be nothing but a bed and a chest of drawers, yet in others he appears to have a kitchen and a living room. Also, certain episodes tend to depict the surface below the rock to be completely flat, while in others there is a considerable amount of depth below it. Patrick claims to have built the house himself. In New kish in town he rents his front yard.
As Nickelodeon says of Patrick's house in a commercial bumper: "What's really beneath this famous rock? The home of Patrick Star. While the outside never changes, a closer look inside reveals that Patrick's house is never set in stone. Sometimes, there's just sand. Other times, there's a small den. Occasionally, there's a large master bedroom. And there's the Multi-Room Complex featuring an eat-in kitchen, arched doorways, and a hi-def TV. Rock on!"
Similar to SpongeBob's super-human abilities of shape shifting, duplication, invulnerability, and regeneration,
- Flight and Strength: Patrick possess superpowers such as flight and great strength (not superhuman, as anything Patrick lifts is not very large he doesn't even display super-starfish strength as starfishes are naturally very strong, on the lines of being able to open a clam that is still living and has powerful jaw muscles) .
- Sun-ray Walking: Patrick was able to climb up a ray of sunshine to reach the sun, which he mistook for a light bulb, and runs back down with his behind on fire.
- Limb Regeneration: As seen in Karate Star, Patrick can regenerate lost limbs.
- Patrick has a degree of superhuman durability, though not as great as SpongeBob's.
- Patrick may have bad luck on using machines, as many were broken and went haywire by him:
- Telepathy: He was shown to have telepathic abilities..
- Pain: He is able to sustain a lot of pain.
Patrick also is shown to live through events that would normally kill or injure someone:
- He was still alive after he ate a piece of explosive chewing gum that blew his head off.
- Plankton's "recorder" exploded when Patrick wore the headphones that suck brains into the "recorder".
- SpongeBob and Patrick were coming to a house which is the residence of a purple fish, Patrick was "focusing" on the fish by extending his eye balls from his head to close to the fish's head, he controls his eyes back and forth.
- SpongeBob and Patrick both lived when the tape recorder krabby patty exploded inside of Patrick's pants, and later on in the episode they both lived again when Patrick pressed the self destruct button in the car they where in.
- Regeneration and False Muscles: He has the ability to regenerate limbs, and grow false muscles.
- Patrick is also able to eat a Deluxe Krabby Patty in one bite.
- He can talk when he is tuna
Tea at the Treedome: He and SpongeBob shrivel up from lack of water.
Texas: Savagely attacked by an enraged Sandy.
Neptune's Spatula: Shocked several times by King Neptune and eventually reduced to ashes. He is revived soon afterward.
Hooky: Caught by a fishing hook and ends up in a tuna can.
Pressure: He, SpongeBob, Squidward, and Mr. Krabs are nearly eaten by seagulls.
Survival of the Idiots: He and SpongeBob are savagely mauled by Sandy for disturbing her during hibernation.
Sandy, SpongeBob, and the Worm: He and most of Bikini Bottom's citizens are crushed by the giant worm.
SpongeGuard on Duty: He and SpongeBob nearly drown in Goo Lagoon.
I Had an Accident: Flies right into a mountain, electrocuted in the face by a jellyfish, and (along with Sandy) attacked by a gorilla.
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie: He and SpongeBob die when the heat lamp dries them out, only to be revived by the sprinklers.
Patrick SmartPants: Falls off a cliff twice in the episode.
Krusty Towers: He, SpongeBob, Squidward, and Mr. Krabs are nearly killed in the Krusty Towers' destruction.
Born to Be Wild: Jumps off a plane and lands on a rocket.
Spy Buddies: He, SpongeBob, and Plankton are almost killed by lasers that destroy the Chum Bucket.
Breath of Fresh Squidward: Gets electrocuted by touching SpongeBob's hand while the electric fence shocks him and Squidward.
Sun Bleached: He, SpongeBob, and several Bikini Bottomites are disintegrated by the burning lights.
SpongeBob vs. The Big One: He, SpongeBob, Squidward, and Mr. Krabs are nearly killed by the Big One.
Krusty Krushers: He and SpongeBob are brutally beaten by the two wrestlers throughout the episode.
Sand Castles in the Sand: He and SpongeBob are nearly killed in the collision of their planes.
No Hat for Pat: Gets severely injured from constantly falling on his face. He later falls into a bucket of sea urchins, only to land on Squidward.
Whelk Attack: He and most of Bikini Bottom gets eaten by a giant whelk.
Frozen Face Off: Frozen in a block of ice.
Herb and Margie Star, Patrick's parents. Herb Star is Patrick's father and Margie's husband. He is the son of Billy Bob Star and Maw Titter. He made is debut in the episode, "I'm with Stupid", when he and Margie went to visit Patrick for Starfish Day. It was then revealed on a family tree in the episode, "Rule of Dumb" that his name is Herb. Herb, like his wife, is quite overweight. He has a large walrus mustache and he also is pink, just like the rest of the Star family. His pants are the same as Patrick's but his top has a slightly lighter color of purple with green stars. Herb is voiced by Thomas F. Wilson. Possibly. In "I'm with Stupid", Janet and Marty both claimed themselves to be Patrick's parents, but they later claimed "Oh, right. We don't have a son" not making them his parents but as dumb as Patrick is. Margie and Herb are Patrick's real parents. ===Herb StarEdit===
- Patrick's dad who is voiced by Thomas F. Wilson.
- Patrick's mother who is voiced by Lori Alan.
- Garald Betram The Snail II (better known as just "Gary") is Sluggo's son and Patrick's cousin and Herb and Margie's nephew.
- Sam Star - Patrick's older long-lost sister who appeared in Big Sister Sam. Patrick said he didn't have a sister in Something Smells, but this may have been because he forgot about her.
- Sluggo the Leech - Gary's father and Patrick's uncle and Herb Star's brother, he was seen in Dunces and Dragons and Rule of Dumb.
- Billy Bob Star - Sluggo and Herb's father. His wife is Maw Titter. He is Patrick and Gary's grandfather.
- Maw Titter - Sluggo and Herb's mother. Her husband is Billy Bob. She is Patrick and Gary's grandmother.
- Shriek - Maw Titter's father and Princess Tulsa's husband. He is the great-grandfather of Patrick and Gary.
- Princess Tulsa - Maw Titter's mother and Yorick's wife. She is the great-grandmother of Patrick and Gary.
- Prince Callows - Princess Tulsa's brother, a son of Amoeba and Mildew. He is Patrick and Gary's great-granduncle.
- Prince Dingus - Princess Tulsa's other brother, a son of Amoeba and Mildew. He is Patrick and Gary's great-granduncle.
- Carl - Princess Tulsa's other brother, a son of Amoeba and Mildew. He is Patrick and Gary's great-granduncle.
- King Amoeba - Princes Tulsa's, Prince Callows's, Carl's, and Prince Dingus's father and the husband of Queen Mildew. He is Patrick and Gary's great-great-grandfather.
- Queen Mildew - Princess Tulsa's, Prince Callows's, Carl's, and Prince Dingus's mother and the wife of King Amoeba. She is Patrick and Gary's great-great-grandmother.
- Ed Star - Patrick's cousin. He only appeared in the end of the Story Reader book The Never-Ending Stay. He stayed in Bikini Bottom for 14 weeks.
- Patrick Revere - Patrick's great-great-great-granduncle who warned Bikini Bottom about the mollusks.
- Pecos Patrick Star - an ancestor of Patrick who lived in Dead Eye Gulch at the time of SpongeBuck, and his name is an obvious parody of the folktale, "Pecos Bill".
- Prehistoric Gary - Gary's ancestor, comes before the Sluggo the Leech, seen in "Ugh"
- Marty and Janet - Patrick's fake father (Marty) and mother (Janet).
An alternate Patrick exists in the universe seen in the shorts What if SpongeBob was Gone. Without SpongeBob, he cannot jellyfish properly implying that SpongeBob may have taught Patrick to jellyfish.
SpongeBob is Patrick's best friend. Squidward is his friend, but only to his dismay.
- He can fly as in "The Sponge Who Could Fly".
- In the iCarly special Best Frenemies Nathan said that what if Patrick and Sandy would be together leaving Spongebob like Sam and Freddie, however, Patrick is seen rarely hangs out with Sandy alone but with no romantic feelings because Patrick knows that Sandy belongs to Spongebob.
- His lifelong dream is to defeat the Giant Monkey Men and save the 9th Dimension in the episode: (Big Pink Loser).
- Patrick is a good driver, unlike SpongeBob.
- At SpongeBob.com, it reveals his attention span is .02 seconds.
- It is revealed in The Bully that he went to community college.
- It is revealed in Rule of Dumb that he is related to Gary.
- Every time Patrick sees mermaids he falls in love with them as in Welcome To The Bikini Bottom Triangle and in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie meaning that he loves mermaids.
- In Something Smells, Patrick says he doesn't have a sister. However, it was later revealed that he does have a sister.
- Like SpongeBob, Patrick wears pajamas instead of his usual underwear whenever he has a visitor or is at a sleepover (usually with SpongeBob or Squidward), possibly to make the episode more appropriate.
- When he appears in Season 1, he appears to be talking new sentences with new word which shows that he's smart. However in Season 6 or 7, he's dumber than Season 1. Maybe it is his single tooth that debuted in Season 3 (Compare "Tea at the Treedome" with "No Hat for Pat").
- Patrick can be very smart or say intellectual sentences at times, but it mostly happens when he is unaware of what he just said.
- When Patrick thinks, his brain releases foul smelling steam.
- His brain seems to not function as well or as fast as a normal brain, therefore making him become stupid.
- Patrick's favorite color is Aquamarine.
- Patrick has an innie bellybutton.
- He is very similar to Ed from Ed, Edd n Eddy. Both characters are considered lumpy and dimwitted.
- Patrick is dumber than Spongebob, but has occasionally pointed out signs of knowledge which SpongeBob lacks. An example is in Jellyfishing, where he suggests to SpongeBob that Squidward doesn't like them (which is true). However, SpongeBob tells him otherwise.
- In Sing a Song of Patrick, Patrick doesn't know how to use a pencil.
- In Sentimental Sponge, He was so depressed that Spongebob throwing his old stuffs. He teaches to SpongeBob to complicated to himself. But this is the main reason why Squidward calls the police.
- Patrick is assumed, by many, to be slightly older than SpongeBob or the same age as him.
- He made a cameo in the Devon and Trenton episode Who Are You People?!?!, when he is seen at the bar. A few seconds later, he is gone. Also, his eyes change from green to teal. His pants are also purple with green flowers.
- In some episodes, Patrick has brown eyes instead of blue or they have no Iris.
- Mostly Throughout the Seasons, his stomach growls whenever he's hungry.