Patchy the Pirate is a live-action pirate that appears in the hit series: Spongebob Squarepants. He usually appears in his own live action segments during twenty-two or forty-four minute episodes. Patchy is the president of the Spongebob Squarepants fan club, and resides in Encino, California with his parrot, Potty. He has appeared in ten episodes beginning with Christmas Who?. He celebrates Christmas in his segments by baking cookies and reading fan letters, before introducing the episode proper. He is later seen at the end of the special, when Potty chases him around in a attempt to kiss him under the mistletoe. Patchy reappears in Shanghaied, where in the original premiere of the episode, he hosts a voting show in which the viewer could select the ending of the episode. After the original showing, these segments were replaced by short segments where Patchy is blown out of a cannon, and later blown up by Potty's. He would reappear in Party Pooper Pants, in which he throws a house party, but like Spongebob, has problems keeping control of it. In Ugh, Patchy clashes with Potty over which time period is better: the future or the past, ending in peace between the two sides. Patchy would appear once again in The Sponge Who Could Fly, where he desperately searches for the lost episode only to be temporarily disappointed by a walk cycle, before the actual episode begins. In the end of the episode, he tries to rewind the tape, but is engulfed by it. Patchy would not appear in the two Season Four specials, but would reappear in the first episode of Season Five, Friend or Foe. In the episode, he and Potty get jobs at a local burger restaurant. Patchy proves to be a terrible chef, while Potty temporarily shines as assistant manager, causing a rift between the two. They both end up getting fired, after they have a food fight. Patchy later gets lost in Atlantis Squarepants, and wonders about in the desert until Encino returns to full size. In Truth or Square, Patchy attempts to host a 10th Anniversary Spectacular for Spongebob, with various special guests, but angrily leaves upon Spongebob not showing up. He is then eaten by a whale, before dreaming of meeting Spongebob. Patchy would later reappear in It's a Spongebob Christmas!, where he attempts to find Santa Claus in order to tell Santa that he only wants to meet Spongebob for Christmas, but is stopped when Santa tells him he is on the naughty list. Patchy is played by Tom Kenny, whom also voices Gary and Spongebob in the series.
- Patchy also narrated the episode, Spongebob vs. the Patty Gadget, but isn't credited as Patchy.
- Patchy would appear in a Big Time Rush special entitled, Big Time Beach Party , where he looks for lost treasure.
- It has been speculated that the original set used in Patchy's earlier appearances has been discarded as it hasn't appeared in any of Patchy's recent appearances.
- Patchy and Potty were animated during It's a Spongebob Christmas, unlike in their other appearances.
- Patchy has also hosted several Spongebob marathons on Nickelodeon including The Best Day Ever marathon.
- Patchy is briefly seen in Have You Seen this Snail?, Pest of the West, and What Ever Happened to Spongebob, where he only states the episode is a special, but has no segments.