Sandy Cheeks | SpongeBob SquarePants

Sandy Cheeks is one of the main characters of the SpongeBob Squarepants franchise. She is a 36-year-old scientist and a karate-loving American squirrel who lives in a climate-controlled Treedome to keep her dry in Bikini Bottom. Sandy Cheeks’ age can’t slow down her fun-loving personality.

Sandy squirrel sand surfing down Sand Mountain

Sandy Cheeks Highlights

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Sandy and her twin brother Randy were born in Houston. Their parents are Ma and Pa Cheeks, and they have an older sister named Rosy. Sandy is proud of her birthplace and always longs to visit the land where she was born.

To breathe underwater, she wears a white suit with a big glass helmet equipped with oxygen. Since she originally came from the state of Texas, she has a Southern accent and cowgirl character.

Sandy Cheeks showing her karate kicks

Sandy Cheeks Personality and Characteristics

Sandy has an outgoing and active personality. Her big Texas accent and personality shine in every episode. The intensity of Sandy’s love of extreme rodeos and karate is also shown in her kindness toward SpongeBob and his friends.

SpongeBob SquarePant character and Sandy are very close friends along with Patrick Star. In earlier episodes, Sandy is very caring for SpongeBob and would go all out to support him in times of need. They often do karate together.

Sandy Cheeks from SpongeBob was created as a strong fictional character because she appears crazy and competitive in the later episodes. Although some hope for a romance between SpongeBob and Sandy, this will not work since SpongeBob is genderless.

Sandy Cheeks and SpongeBob SquarePants laying in the sand watching the clouds

Sandy from SpongeBob is undoubtedly one of the most compelling characters in the SpongeBob franchise, but the biggest question remains unanswered. What is an intelligent and cute-looking squirrel doing in Bikini Bottom befriending SpongeBob Square Pants and Patrick Star?

She loves and misses the Lone Star State of Texas, where she came from but still lives under the sea. To begin with, Sandy arrived at Bikini Bottom to study the different creatures of the sea in their natural habitat.

However, she continues to call Bikini Bottom her home for thirteen long seasons of the franchise. She has already made many groundbreaking inventions and indeed now has more than enough knowledge about pretty much everything of life underwater.

Sandy Cheeks gets a science book delivery

The answer to this mind-boggling question can be found in Season 4’s episode, “Chimps Ahoy.” In this episode, Sandy was visited by her Chimpanzee bosses to see her inventions’ progress personally.

As it turned out, Sandy is being funded by Dr. Marmalade, Lord Reginald, and Professor Percy to invent a device that will be useful for Chimpanzees.

For 117 years, the Chimps have been looking for a device to peel their bananas. Surprisingly, the Nutcracker that she created can be used to peel bananas. The visit did not start well, but it ended with the Chimpanzees being overly satisfied.

Sandy from SpongeBob sprays a tree with acorn spray

The Chimpanzee bosses were more than just satisfied with Sandy’s work; they offered her 20 more years of employment contract and a sizeable pay raise.

Aside from the opportunity to continuously occupy her amazing Treedome and resume her friendship with SpongeBob, Sandy accepted the extended contract because she is a dedicated scientist.

Along with her Chimpanzee bosses, Sandy is also a servant of science. Her passion is to observe, experiment, and invent to improve life. And the best thing about it is that she can continue pursuing while embarking on fun adventures with our favorite sponge.

Sandy battling SpongeBob at the top of Sea Needle

Sandy Cheeks Physical Appearance

Sandy is a brown animated squirrel who wears a white space suit with a large clear glass helmet over her head to breathe underwater, which also resembles a white diving suit. Her white suit has a yellow patch with an acorn logo and gray boots with a red dot. Her glass helmet has a pink flower with five petals on the top.

Sandy usually wears a purple bikini when she isn’t in her white space suit. She often appears in her purple bikini while safe inside her treedome.

Sandy SpongeBob relaxing in her treedome and purple bikini

Sandy Cheeks Strengths and Abilities

Karate – Sandy loves practicing karate and is the most advanced at mastering the skill of all the characters in Bikini Bottom. 

Guitar/Singing – Sandy brought her guitar skills from the great state of Texas and is even featured as the Band Geeks lead guitarist. 

Science – Sandy Cheeks is a brilliant scientist and marine biologist who carries out multiple experiments throughout the series. She also is shown to be a creative inventor in several episodes who is excellent at math. 

Sandy meditating in her purple bikini insider her treedome

Lasso – Sandy’s weapon of choice is her lasso when karate kicks and punches are out of reach. Sandy ties up whoever she aims for in the snap of a finger. Sandy can even use her lasso to glide. 

Sandboarding – Sandy’s love of extreme sports includes sandboarding on Sand Mountain and Moon-Crater Boarding.

Jellfyfishing – Sandy is a Jellyfisher in her free time with many other characters from Bikini Bottom.  

Cooking – Sandy is well known for her Nutty Butter recipe and is even hired by Mr. Krab to perform chef stunts with SpongeBob. 

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Films, Shows, and Video Game Appearances

SpongeBob SquarePants – Season 1

  • Tea at the Treedome  
  • Ripped Pants
  •  Sandy’s Rocket
  •  Nature Pants 
  •  Culture Shock  
  •  MuscleBob BuffPants   
  •  Squidward the Unfriendly Ghost   
  •  Scaredy Pants   
  •  Karate Choppers   
  •  Sleepy Time  
  •  Suds  
  •  Valentine’s Day   
  •  Texas   
  •  Fools in April   

SpongeBob SquarePants – Season 2

  •  Bubble Buddy   
  •  Wormy  
  •  Prehibernation Week   
  •  Life of Crime   
  •  Christmas Who?   
  •  Survival of the Idiots   
  •  Squirrel Jokes   
  •  Pressure   
  •  The Smoking Peanut   
  •  Band Geeks   
  •  Procrastination  
  •  Sandy, SpongeBob, and the Worm   
Sandy Cheeks Treedome in Bikini Bottom

SpongeBob SquarePants – Season 3

  •  Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy IV   
  •  No Weenies Allowed   
  •  Party Pooper Pants   
  •  Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy V   
  •  The Great Snail Race   
  •  I Had an Accident   
  •  SpongeBob Meets the Strangler   
  •  Pranks a Lot  

SpongeBob SquarePants – Season 4

  •  Funny Pants   
  •  Dunces and Dragons  
  •  Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy VI: The Motion Picture   
  •  Patrick SmartPants   
  •  SquidBob TentaclePants   
  •  Chimps Ahoy   
  •  Karate Island   
  •  Wishing You Well   
  •  Wigstruck   
  •  Squidtastic Voyage   
  •  Best Day Ever   
  •  The Gift of Gum   

SpongeBob SquarePants – Season 5

  •  Waiting   
  •  Spy Buddies   
  •  To Love a Patty   
  •  SpongeBob vs. The Patty Gadget   
  •  A Flea in Her Dome  
  •  Atlantis SquarePantis   
  •  Blackened Sponge   
  •  To Save a Squirrel   
  •  Pest of the West   
  •  What Ever Happened to SpongeBob?  
  •  Stanley S. SquarePants  
SpongeBob Sandy raking leaves in her treedome

SpongeBob SquarePants – Season 6

  •  Gone   
  •  No Nose Knows  
  •  Patty Caper  
  •  The Krabby Kronicle   
  •  SpongeBob SquarePants vs. The Big One 
  •  Ditchin’  
  •  To SquarePants or Not to SquarePants  
  •  Overbooked   
  •  Single Cell Anniversary  
  •  Truth or Square  

SpongeBob SquarePants – Season 7

  •  Tentacle-Vision   
  •  Someone’s in the Kitchen with Sandy   
  •  Yours, Mine and Mine   
  •  SpongeBob’s Last Stand   
  •  Rodeo Daze   
  •  The Abrasive Side   
  •  Earworm   
  •  Hide and Then What Happens?   
  •  Whelk Attack  
  •  You Don’t Know Sponge  
  •  Perfect Chemistry  

SpongeBob SquarePants – Season 8

  •  Frozen Face-Off   
  •  Oral Report  
  •  Sweet and Sour Squid  
  •  A SquarePants Family Vacation   
  •  Walking the Plankton   
  •  Mooncation  
  •  Mr. Krabs Takes a Vacation  
  •  Ghoul Fools  
  •  Plankton’s Good Eye  
  •  House Sittin’ for Sandy  
  •  Bubble Troubles  
  •  The Way of the Sponge  
  •  The Krabby Patty That Ate Bikini Bottom   
  •  Planet of the Jellyfish  
  •  Home Sweet Rubble   
  •  Face Freeze!  
  •  It’s a SpongeBob Christmas!   
Sandy, SpongeBob, and Patrick eating hamburgers in Sandy's treedome

SpongeBob SquarePants – Season 9

  •  Squirrel Record   
  •  Squid Defense   
  •  It Came from Goo Lagoon   
  •  Kenny the Cat   
  •  SpongeBob You’re Fired   
  •  Lost in Bikini Bottom   
  •  What’s Eating Patrick?   
  •  Patrick! The Game  
  •  The Sewers of Bikini Bottom   
  •  SpongeBob LongPants   
  •  The Fish Bowl  
  •  Two Thumbs Down   
  •  Sandy’s Nutmare   
  •  Snail Mail   
  •  Salsa Imbecilicus   

SpongeBob SquarePants – Season 10

  •  Whirly Brains   
  •  Mimic Madness   
  •  Sportz?   
  •  Feral Friends   

SpongeBob SquarePants – Season 11

  •  The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom   
  •  No Pictures Please   
  •  Stuck on the Roof   
  •  Krabby Patty Creature Feature   
  •  Cuddle E. Hugs   
  •  Pat the Horse   
  •  Chatterbox Gary   
  •  Doodle Dimension  
  •  High Sea Diving   
  •  Shopping List  
  •  Plankton Paranoia   
  •  Surf N’ Turf   
  •  Goons on the Moon   
  •  Appointment TV   
  •  Girls’ Night Out   
  •  Squirrel Jelly   
  •  The String   
SpongeBob Sandy Cheeks dressed as a Cowboy singing with three cows

SpongeBob SquarePants – Season 12

  •  Gary & Spot  
  •  The Nitwitting   
  •  One Trick Sponge   
  •  Sandy’s Nutty Nieces   
  •  SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout   
  •  SpongeBob’s Bad Habit   
  •  Hiccup Plague   
  •  A Cabin in the Kelp   

SpongeBob SquarePants – Season 13

  •  A Place for Pets   
  •  Goofy Scoopers  
  •  There Will Be Grease   
  •  Say Awww!  

Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years – Season 1

  •  The Jellyfish Kid   
  •  Sugar Squeeze   
  •  Tag, You’re It   
  •  Quest for Tire  
  •  Cabin of Curiosities   
  •  In Search of Camp Noodist   
  •  Kitchen Sponge   
  •  The Treasure of Kamp Koral   
  •  Camper Gary   
  •  Midnight Snack Attack   
  •  Hot Pearl-tato   
  •  What About Meep?   
  •  Pat’s A Li’l Sinker   
  •  Squisery   
  •  Game Night   
  •  Gimme a News Break   
  •  Wise Kraken   
  •  Squatch Swap   
  •  The Ho! Ho! Horror!  
  •  Are You Afraid of the Dork?   
SpongeBob visiting Sandy Cheeks sky surfing in her dreams

The Patrick Star Show – Season 1

  •  Pat-a-thon   
  •  Mid-Season Finale   


  •  Flowers for Sandy   
  •  Documenting Our Road Trip   
  •  Saloon Door Sorrows  
  •  What if SpongeBob Was Gone? (Sandy)  
  •  Balloons  
  •  Sandy’s Vacation in Ruins   
  •  Movie Etiquette  


  •  The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie  
  •  The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water 
  •  The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run 
Sandy watching Gary perform the spoken word

Video Games

  • Battle for Bikini Bottom (Playable Character)
  • Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehrdrated (Playable Character)
  • Operation Kraby Patty (Playable Character)
  • SuperSponge
  • Revenge of the Flying Dutchman
  • Employee of the Month
  • The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie video game
  • Lights, Camera, Pants! (Playable Character)
  • The Yellow Avenger
  • Creature from the Krusty Krab
  • SpongeBob’s Atlantis SquarePants (Playable Character)
  • SpongeBob’s Truth or Square
  • SpongeBob’s Boating Bash (Playable Character)
  • Plankton’s Robotic Revenge (Playable Character)
  • SpongeBob HeroPants (Playable Character)
  • Nicktoons Freeze Frame Frenzy
  • Nicktoons Unitel
  • Nicktoons: Battle for Volcano Island (Playable Character)
  • Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots
  • Nicktoons: Android Invasion
  • Nicktoons MLB (Playable Character)
  • Nickelodeon Kart Racers (Playable Character)
  • Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2: Grand Prix (Playable Character)
  • Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl (Playable Character)
Sandy from SpongeBob with a foam mustache from her cafe drink

Sandy Cheeks Trivia and Fun Facts 

  • Sandy’s full name is Sandra Jennifer Olivia Cheeks. 
  • Sandy’s birthday is November 17th. 
  • Carolyn Lawrence is the voice talent of Sandy Cheeks. 
  • Sandy introduces the Christmas holiday to Bikini Bottom in the episode “Christmas Who?”
  • Animator Stephen Hillenburg created the SpongeBob SquarePants tv show.
  • The next SpongeBob spinoff movie, Saving Bikini Bottom, is said to be a Sandy Cheeks movie and set to be directed by Liza Johnson with screenwriters Tom J Stern and Kaz.
Sandy Cheeks on SpongeBob shopping

Sandy Cheeks Quotes

“I’m going to give that legless fiend what-fer, and there’s nothing you can say that’s gonna stop me.”
Sandy Cheeks
“SpongeBob, don’t you worry about me. I can take care of myself. After all, who’s the strongest critter in Bikini Bottom?”
Sandy Cheeks
“And who saves your yellow backside from certain destruction on a regular basis?”
Sandy Cheeks
“Boy, that critter put up some sort of fight, but as you can see, I’m from Texas, and no worm is a match for me. I even found my tail!”
Sandy Cheeks
“Oh, this is the tongue, and the whole thing is the worm. RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!”
Sandy Cheeks
“Well, I don’t know nothin’ about Alaska, but looky here. Back in Texas, I wrangled bulls, and I wrangled worms. As far as I’m concerned, doing both together just saves rope.”
Sandy Cheeks
“I like you, SpongeBob. We could be tighter than bark on a tree!”
Sandy Cheeks
“I’ll be faster than a wood chip chipin on a woodpecker. I’m gonna get you, Dirty Dan.”
Sandy Cheeks
“He always folds his clothes before running around in the NUDE! Something TERRIBLE must of happened to him!”
Sandy Cheeks
“That wasn’t funny, SpongeBob. You had me worried sick.”
Sandy Cheeks
“Doggone it!”
Sandy Cheeks
“You’re mince meat!”
Sandy Cheeks
Sandy Cheeks
“SpongeBob! Where are you?!”
Sandy Cheeks
“Why don’t you say that to my behind, that is, if you can catch it.”
Sandy Cheeks
“Stupidity isn’t a virus, but it sure is spreading like one.”
Sandy Cheeks
“Shoot! Looks like a twister hit this place!”
Sandy Cheeks
“I’m hotter than a hickory-smoked sausage!”
Sandy Cheeks
“Don’t you have to be stupid somewhere else?”
Sandy Cheeks
“You’re about as ugly as homemade soup!”
Sandy Cheeks
“You’re nothing but pure evil…just like newspaper comics.”
Sandy Cheeks
“Don’t you dare take the name of Texas in vain!”
Sandy Cheeks
“I’ll be there faster than a bare-foot jackrabbit on a hot, greasy griddle in the middle of August!”
Sandy Cheeks
“You’re gonna be wearing an iron lung when I’m through with you, Pinhead!”
Sandy Cheeks
“I don’t know why, but I think I’ll kick SpongeBob’s butt tomorrow.”
Sandy Cheeks
“This dome is made of the strongest polyurethane. That’s just a fancy word for plastic. Ain’t that just the bee’s knees?”
Sandy Cheeks
“Well, I gotta admit, that’d slow me down, but I’m still going for it!”
Sandy Cheeks

Get to know the rest of the SpongeBob cast, like Gary, PearlPlankton, and the top SpongeBob villains. Learn more about Sandy from SpongeBob on the official SpongeBob Universe YouTube channel.

Brandon Crombar

Brandon Crombar

Editor In Chief / Founder

Brandon is an animation enthusiast and animated film critic. He has been writing about animation since 2013 to celebrate animated movies, characters, and songs. His favorite animated movies include Finding Nemo, Aladdin, and The Lion King.


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