Larry the Lobster Guide

SpongeBob SquarePants is a Nickelodeon original animated program. The premise is set in an area under the sea called “Bikini Bottom.” The program follows the daily lives of many sea creatures as they go on with their day.

SpongeBob is a cartoon that never fails to entertain me, even as an adult. Every day, there is something new going on in Bikini Bottom. The program always keeps you entertained, whether it’s Larry doing bodybuilding, SpongeBob making Krabby Patties, or Sandy creating a new invention.

The best part? There are 248 episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants and three movies! This means you see your favorite characters goof around for an extended period. Moreover, there is some very cool SpongeBob merchandise, which you can check out here.

Among many funny characters in SpongeBob, I will discuss my all-time favorite, the charismatic bodybuilder Larry, the Lobster. Larry is the Bikini Bottom lobster version of Arnold Schwarzenegger.

larry the lobster's first appearance

Bottom Line Upfront

Larry the Lobster is a recurring supporting character in the cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants. Larry is a bodybuilder and is most commonly seen in Goo Lagoon, where he spends his day as a lifeguard saving, you guessed it, fishes under the sea from drowning! He makes his debut in the episode “Ripped Pants.”

Larry the Lobster Key Information

  • Full Name: Larry T. Lobster
  • Birth Place: Bikini Bottom
  • Age: 25
  • Gender: Male
  • Interests: Lifeguarding, weight lifting, volleyball, visiting the tanning salon, ladies
  • First Appearance: Ripped Pants
  • Voice Actor: Mr. Lawrence
  • Current Occupation: Lifeguard
  • Species: Lobster
  • Siblings: None
  • Fears: The Flying Dutchman


Larry is a lobster with a muscular physique. He only wears shorts which are also a part of his lifeguard uniform. Larry is often seen wearing green shorts with an orange design or blue shorts with white flowers.

When Larry is trying to woo the ladies or flex his lifesaving skills, he shows off his muscles by applying pressure, making them appear bigger and bulkier.

larry and spongebob

About Larry

Larry works as a lifeguard and is very passionate about his job. His muscles aren’t just for showing off, though; he has never let a person drown while on lifeguard duty. He is one of the strongest characters in the series, and his strength is only second to the spacesuit-wearing underwater squirrel, Sandy.

Larry is often praised and idolized by the people around him because he is a reliable person who wins people’s hearts by saving or entertaining them with his brawniness.

Larry’s suggested parents were introduced in the episode “SpongeGuard on Duty.” But these parents were not lobsters; they were two older adults. Upon meeting them, Larry kicked them from the beach because of their old age. It doesn’t sound nice, but it was for their safety.

Although Larry is very popular in Bikini Bottom, he lost to Patrick Star when he ran against him for the presidency in the event called “Patrick for President,” which took place on President Day in the US. In only one week, 100% of the people voted for Patrick as President.

This shows that Larry may be famous in Bikini Bottom, but Patrick is the only real star in our world. In the end, it was found that the event wasn’t a real competition between the two characters but rather an advertisement for episodes focused on Patrick for a week.


Larry has a charismatic and friendly personality, allowing him to be friends with everyone.

Larry is a gym freak who loves to participate in weightlifting competitions and his biggest fan seeing how he can spend hours looking at himself in the mirror. This is shown when the Flying Dutchman appears behind him to scare him, only to be ignored by Larry, who keeps talking about his body while looking at himself in the mirror.

Being the only lifeguard at Goo Lagoon, Larry is full of hubris about his profession, as this makes him the only savior of drowning people. His appreciation for each life saved further fuels his passion for his job.

Although Larry is mainly in a good mood, he can get into a foul mood if he is insulted or put at risk, as seen in the episodes “Squid Plus One” and “Bubble Buddy,” where he becomes furious with certain characters.

Larry likes to enjoy his life and live it to the fullest. For that reason, he is often willing to take risks if it can amuse him.

Due to Larry’s arrogance, he sometimes looks down on physically weaker characters such as SpongeBob and Patrick, as seen in the episode “A Life in a Day,” where he calls both of them cowards.

larry the lobster

Trivia and Fun Facts

Larry’s Low Appearance

Larry appeared in “Plankton’s Good Eye” in 2011 in a non-speaking cameo. After this, the next time he appeared in an episode was again a non-speaking cameo in “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water,” meaning there were episodes for four years with no appearance of Larry.

Larry’s Inconsistent Model Design

Like other side characters in the program, Larry has an inconsistent model design. Due to this, Larry’s back and the color of his shorts differ in episodes.

As seen in the episode “A Life in a Day” and after, Larry’s shorts are blue and white, whereas, in other episodes, his shorts are brown-orange.

In “Neptune’s Spatula,” Larry has white stripes on his back. However, in “Appointment TV,” he is seen adorning brown-orange stripes again.

Larry’s Armpit Odor

In the episode “Roller Cowards,” Larry revealed that he sometimes has a bad armpit odor. This results from the “adrenaline” rush in his body when his blood is pumping.

Larry the Lobster Quotes

“You guys wanna go lift some weights?

Larry said this in his first appearance in SpongeBob, in season 1, episode 5. The audience was introduced to Larry for the first time, and this dialogue showed the audience that he loves weightlifting. It was also evident in the same episode that Larry and Sandy have a good friendship due to their similar physical prowess.

“Last time I saw a moon that big, it was in a locker room”

Larry said this quote in season 10, episode 215a, called “Feral Friends.” Larry was peacefully doing weightlifting and eating cake when he suddenly saw a huge, green moon in front of him. Surprised and curious, Larry passed this remark about the moon.

“Livin’ like Larry.”

Larry spoke this quote in the episode “A Life in a Day,” which is episode number 216a from season 6. Larry is a showoff, and he loves getting attention from people. In this episode, SpongeBob and Patrick are having a typical happy day at the beach while everyone else is building sand castles and sunbathing until Larry arrives and rides all over the beach on his scooter.

Everyone gawks at Larry with wishful eyes upon which he tells them they can also enjoy life by taking risks and living their lives on the edge like him.

a life in a day

Main Relationships

Sandy Cheeks

The friendship of Larry and Sandy is one of my favorite ones in the program. Larry and Sandy are excellent friends, mainly because of their shared interest in sports and bodybuilding; together, they bring out the best in each other by being supportive and competitive.

In the episode “Ripped Pants,” Larry and Sandy compete against each other in a round of weightlifting. Since Sandy and Larry are the two strongest characters in the program, they often participate in competitions together, such as the Anchor Toss competition in “MuscleBob BuffPants.” Larry values Sandy as a friend. This is shown when he, along with others, throws a Texas-themed party for Sandy in the episode “Texas” so she doesn’t leave. I believe that Larry’s closest friend in SpongeBob SquarePants is Sandy.

larry and sandy

SpongeBob Squarepants

Larry met SpongeBob for the first time in the episode “SpongeBob on Duty.” Larry has a positive first impression of SpongeBob as he thinks the drop of ice cream on his face is sunscreen. Larry is on good terms with SpongeBob. Although they are not very close friends, As implied in the episode “Pet or Pests,” Larry asks SpongeBob if he knows him, and SpongeBob replies that he probably doesn’t.

The friendship between SpongeBob and Larry is shown in the episode “Larry’s Gym,” where Larry opens a gym and trains SpongeBob to become muscular. However, Larry becomes too busy with paperwork and cannot work out. Hence, he becomes fat and has a pot belly. Then, SpongeBob successfully trains Larry to become fit again. In the end, they hug each other in a moment of brotherly comradeship.

larry and spongebob friends


Larry and Squidward interact with each other from the ninth season onward in the episode “Squid Plus One.” Squidward wants to make a new friend and develops a friendship with Larry. All is going well until Squidward mocks Larry for liking protein shakes, upon which Larry becomes infuriated and beats Squidward. Their first meeting isn’t good, but in the later episodes, their friendship is re-established.

larry and squidward


Patrick’s opinion towards Larry changes throughout the series. In the starting episodes, Patrick doesn’t like Larry, starts idolizing him, and later becomes his acquaintance.

According to the episode “SpongeGaurd on Duty,” Patrick dislikes Larry because he doesn’t admire Life Guards and finds them useless. Assuming that all they do is put on sunscreen, flex their bodies, and whistle. However, Larry later saves Patrick from drowning and decides to teach swimming to Patrick. In the episode “A Life in a Day,” Patrick admires Larry and tries to live his life with risks like him, only to put himself in danger by performing a risky stunt and later getting saved by Larry.

In the episode “You Don’t Know Sponge,” Patrick upsets SpongeBob, and to make it up to him, he goes gift shopping for SpongeBob with Larry. Although Patrick had good intentions at heart, this makes Spongebob believe that Patrick had already replaced him with Larry.

patrick and larry


Similar to Squidward, Mr. Krabs‘ first interaction with Larry is from the ninth season onward from the “Larry’s Gym” episode. Mr. Krabs trains at Larry’s new Gym and mocks him when he gains weight, causing Larry to become self-conscious.

In the episode “The Check-up,” Larry helps Mr. Krabs pass his physical test. Moreover, in “the episode “Larry, The Floor Manager,” Mr. Krabs entrusts Larry with the job of manager for Krusty Krabs while he is on vacation.

This shows that Larry and Mr. Krabs have a more professional relationship than a friendship.

larry and krab

Larry’s Appearances

Season 1

  • #2b “Ripped Pants”
  • #8a “Sandy’s Rocket”
  • #11a “MuscleBob BuffPants”
  • #18a “Texas
  • #18b “Walking Small”
  • #19b “Neptune’s Spatula”

Season 2

  • #23b “Bubble Buddy”
  • #25b “Patty Hype”
  • #27a “Prehibernation Week”
  • #33a “Shanghaied.”
  • #35b “Band Geeks”

Season 3

  • #41b “SpongeGaurd on Duty”
  • #45a “Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy IV”
  • #51 “Party Pooper Pants”
  • #59 “The Sponge Who Could Fly”
  • #60a “SpongeBob Meets the Strangler”

Season 4

  • #64b “Good Neighbors”
  • #68b “SquidBob TentaclePants”
  • #70b “Ghost Host”
  • #75b “That’s No Lady

Season 5

  • #86a “Roller Cowards”

Season 6

  • #106b “A Life in a Day”
  • #109b “The Krabby Kronicle”
  • #111 “SpongeBob SquarePants vs. The Big One”
  • #118a “Pet or Pests”
  • #121a “Sand Castles in the Sand”
  • #123-124 “Truth or Square”

Season 7

  • #127a “Tentacle-Vision”
  • #129a “Someone’s in the Kitchen with Sandy”
  • #134 “SpongeBob’s Last Stand”
  • #146b “The Abrasive Side”
  • #149a “You Don’t Know Sponge”

Season 8

  • #154a “Drive-Thru”
  • #154b “The Hot Shot”
  • #156 “Frozen Face-Off”
  • #157a “Squidward’s School for Grown-Ups”
  • #158 “Sweet and Sour Squid”
  • #159 “A SquarePants Family Vacations”
  • 163b “Plankton’s Good Eye”

Season 9

  • #191a “Squid Plus One”
  • #193b “What’s Eating Patrick?”
  • #195b “Larry’s Gym”

Season 10

  • #209a “SpongeBob’s Place”
  • #209b “Plankton Gets the Boot”
  • #210b “Burst Your Bubble”
  • #212b “Sportz?”
  • #214b “Out of the Picture”
  • #215a “Feral Friends”

Season 11

  • #217b “The Check-up”
  • #219b “Larry the Floor Manager”
  • #220 “The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom”
  • #225a “Cuddle E. Hugs”
  • #227b “Old Man Patrick”
  • #238a “Appointment TV”
  • #241a “Squirrel Jelly”

Season 12

  • #243a “The Nitwitting”
  • #249a “Sandy’s Nutty Nieces”
  • #251a “Shell Games”
  • #254-255 “SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout’’
  • #257a “Handemonium”
  • #261a “Lighthouse Louie”
  • #267b “Dream Hoppers”

Season 13

  • #268a “A Place for Pets”
  • #268b “Lockdown for Love”

Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years”

  • #1 “The Jellyfish Kid”
  • #2b “Tag, You’re It”
  • #3a “Quest For Tire”
  • #3b “Cabin of Curiosities”
  • #4b “Kitchen Sponge”
  • #6a “Midnight Snack Attack”
  • #7a “What About Meep?”
  • #8a “Pat’s A Li’l Sinker”
  • #11a “Wise Kraken”
  • #12a “The Ho! Ho! Horror!”
  • #13 “Are you Afraid of the Dork?”

The Patrick Star Show

  • #8 Terror at 20,000 Leagues”

Movies Appearances

  • #F1 “The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie”
  • #F2 “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water”
  • #F3 “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run”

larry has a dinner


Question: Who is Larry the Lobsters’ Girlfriend?

Answer: The British animated series “Larry the Lobster Show”, which focuses on the life of Larry in Bikini Bottom, shows that Larry’s girlfriend is Tina. Tina is a pink Anglerfish.

Question: Why is Larry red?

Answer: According to the episode “Band Geeks”, Larry is red because he has consumed too many tanning pills.

Question: How Strong is Larry the Lobster?

Answer: Larry is one of the two strongest characters in SpongeBob Squarepants. Larry is so powerful that he can throw a life ring high and fast enough to catch up with a giant bolt shot thrown from a huge crossbow. He also threw a big anchor in the Anchor Toss competition, which reached 210 yards.

lagoon goo

Last Words for Larry the Lobster

Larry the Lobster is one of many entertaining characters in SpongeBob SquarePants. His competitive nature has often encouraged other show characters to train harder, and his can-do attitude can also inspire others.

Larry is helpful and is always there for others. He loves the attention he gets. After all, who wouldn’t mind receiving attention for something they worked so hard for? Having a lobster who’s a “gym freak” in the series is definitely fun to watch.

Many people tend to forget about Larry, but this article reminds you to remember him as a strong and friendly Lobster who saves those in need.

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