|“||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 Squarepants episode, "SpongeBob Meets the Strangler". He is a serial killer who strangles his victims after they rat him out who targets Spongebob.
The Strangler is first seen littering in the Krusty Krab parking lot and is arrested after Spongebob tells on him. The police then tell Spongebob of how Strangler will kill anyone who tells on him, as Spongebob witnesses him making threats in the back seat of the back seat of the police car. As Spongebob and the police officers turn around, they realize that the Strangler has escaped, and the police subsequently abandon Spongebob. After numerous failed attempts to get a bodyguard to protect him from the Strangler, the Strangler himself, wearing a fake mustache, gets Spongebob to hire him. Strangler then 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 attempts to run away from Spongebob, but is followed by him to no end, eventually ending up in a jail cell. Strangler then willingly stays in prison, thankful to be away from Spongebob, only for Patrick, who is also in the cell, to ask him what he's in for.