Not to be confused with Patchy the Pirate, the live-action host of the show.
The Captain (also given the names Painting and Painty) is a painting of a pirate's head with a parrot on his shoulder. He sings the SpongeBob SquarePants theme song during the introduction in every episode. He also appears in the episodes "Your Shoe's Untied" and "Wet Painters". He is voiced by Patrick Pinney. The only episode when his mouth looks different is Your Shoe's Untied
- I be just a painting of a head! (Your Shoe's Untied)
- Are ya ready, kids? (intro)
- In the intro to Christmas Who? and It's a SpongeBob Christmas!, he had a wreath.
- The Captain sings the SpongeBob theme song regularly on every single episode.
- He also appears in a commercial citing that there will be brand new episodes of SpongeBob, and he sings an alternate version of the theme song with different lyrics about the new premieres.
- In Truth or Square, He also sang the 'rejected' theme songs for Squidward, Mr. Krabs, and Patrick.