|Interests||Marine biology, filmmaking|
|Voiced by||Tom Kenny|
The French Narrator is frequently heard at the beginnings and ends of episodes, setting up the scene. He is a scuba diver with a French accent who studies the inhabitants of Bikini Bottom. The narrator is normally not seen in person, but has made rare physical appearances (in the episodes "No Free Rides" and "Feral Friends").
He is based on Jacques Cousteau, a marine researcher and one of SpongeBob creator Stephen Hillenburg's idols. Jacques Cousteau's son, Jean-Michel Cousteau, made a guest appearance in a special feature on The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie DVD, talking about the real-life species that inspired the characters on SpongeBob.