Now you're gonna get yours, tattletale!
~ The Tattletale Strangler to SpongeBob.
At least I'm safe from that yellow idiot!
~ The Tattletale Strangler's last words while in jail.

The Tattletale Strangler is the main antagonist of the Spongebob episode, SpongeBob Meets the Strangler. He is a green fish who lives in Bikini Bottom and is also a wanted criminal. He is notable for strangling his victims after they rat him out, hence the name. He is first seen littering in the Krusty Krab parking lot and is arrested after Spongebob tells on him, but he escapes, marking Spongebob as his next victim. He pretended to be SpongeBob's bodyguard and tried to strangle SpongeBob many times, but fails because of SpongeBob's location and his blind stupidity (he often located himself in public places and forgot about his birthday/anniversary parties and house key). After being frustrated to no end, the Strangler rips off his fake mustache and reveals his identity, only to run out of Spongebob's house when he doesn't realize who he is and his friends try to throw another party.


The Strangler has been wanted by the police and has a wanted poster. The Strangler became so annoyed by SpongeBob, that he fled from him and eventually ended up in jail again and was apparently happy to be away from SpongeBob. He tells him that he is the Strangler as SpongeBob discovers the truth, but then hears Patrick ask him what he's in for.