Larry the Lobster
|Larry the Lobster|
|First Appearence:||Ripped Pants|
|Voiced by:||Doug Lawrence|
Larry the Lobster is a minor recurring character who is in several episodes. He is a lobster who usually hangs out at Goo Lagoon. He also works there as a lifeguard as seen on episode SpongeGuard on Duty. He is a minor/recurring character. It was proven in "Band Geeks" that he is red because he has taken too many tanning pills. He is always at Goo Lagoon and has many friends. He is also the head of the lifesavers and is a weightlifting and swimming champion, which makes SpongeBob jealous in "Ripped Pants." Larry's first appearance was in "Ripped Pants" and he makes several appearances afterwards, usually in the background. He is not to be confused with the snails Larry Luciano or Lary.
Larry often seems to be arrogant and inconsiderate. He is happy at times and is always proud to save the Bikini Bottom citizens from trouble in Goo Lagoon. In the episode, Party Pooper Pants he likes to party. Because of his friendly and nice attitude, Larry doesn't really have any enemies, but in the episode Bubble Buddy, The Bubble Buddy was accused of criticizing Larry and some of his friends, saying that they had 'Bubble Butts'. In the end of A Life in a Day, it seems as if SpongeBob is his new enemy.
Larry is a buff lobster who works out to get his physique good. Because of his charming looks, he attracts many female creatures. Larry is an average height because he is much taller than most of his friends, except Don the Whale who is the same size. Larry would have originally been blue because real lobsters are blue lobsters and are only red when they are cooked. He has blue Speedos and sunscreen on his nose when he is a lifeguard. In later episodes, his tail is more shown and he wears more green in his shorts. He was shrunk in the episode: Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy IV, thus making him even smaller then Plankton.
In the episode: SpongeGuard on Duty, it is revealed that he loves to go to the tanning salon. He also says that he loves being with the girls and being a great lifeguard. In the episode Shanghaied, it is revealed he likes to run while listening or playing to music. This is backed up because in the episode: Band Geeks he joined Squidward's band to beat Squilliam Fancyson. In some episodes, it is shown that Larry likes volleyball and is good at it too. It was revealed in A Life in a Day that Larry likes to live life to the fullest and be a daredevil but that ended after SpongeBob and Patrick got him ripped to shreds at Ripper's Reef.
 Loves & Fears
At times Larry can be scared like in the episodes Shanghaied, he gets scared by the Flying Dutchman. Also in SpongeBob Meets the Strangler he is very afraid to see the TattleTale Strangler. In the episode: That's No Lady, he was attracted to Patricia: Patrick in disguise... Also, in SpongeGuard on Duty, he has some dates. He loves to ride scary amusement park rides, like in Roller Cowards, where he makes SpongeBob and Patrick smell him. He also has a fear of his beachers getting ripped to shreds in Ripper's Reef, and SpongeBob and Patrick get Larry ripped to shreds in the process, in A Life in a Day. It is also very possible that he is in love with Sandy, after Ripped Pants.
- It was revealed in the episode Band Geeks, Larry almost died because his heart failed from a drug called "Tanning pills" and that "Some Guy In an Ambulance" saved him.
- Larry is the only known crustacean who is not a crab or shrimp.
- Larry is the lifeguard of Goo Lagoon, however a different lifeguard appeared in Bubble Buddy, Ripped Pants, A Life in a Day, and Sand Castles in the Sand.
- Larry has had a few appearances in the Video Games Employee of the Month, Revenge of the Flying Dutchman, The Yellow avenger, The Movie Game, Lights, Camera, Pants! (as a non-playable) and Battle for Bikini Bottom.
- In a few episodes-- namely A Life in a Day and Pet or Pests-- Larry completely forgot who SpongeBob was. This probably means that Larry has a bad memory (or these episodes occur before they met and Ripped Pants, but this is highly unlikely). A more plausible explanation is that he is so minor of a character that the writers do not remember he has met SpongeBob.
- It is revealed in the episode SpongeGuard on Duty that Old Man Jenkins is Larry's dad and Mable is his mom.
- He is very similar to the guys on Jersey Shore.
- It is impossible to get tanned when you are red.