Sandra Olivia "Sandy" Cheeks is a character in the series SpongeBob SquarePants and is voiced by Carolyn Lawrence. She is a squirrel native to Texas, and the fact of her being a land animal is often pointed out. She is friends with Patrick, Squidward, and SpongeBob.
Sandy, a major character in many of the early episodes of the series, has seen her role somewhat reduced to occasional appearances in subsequent seasons, although almost always as a major character in the episodes in which she does appear. However, in some more recent episodes, Sandy seems to be more of a major character, and has large roles in the episodes in which she appears.
Sandy is an intelligent, scientific, bipedal anthropomorphic squirrel who resides in Bikini Bottom and is featured as a close friend of SpongeBob SquarePants. She is from Texas and it is for this reason that she is seen speaking in a Southern accent, and is proud of her home state which is frequently brought up throughout the course of the series. She has been shown to possess a number of tough, tomboyish character traits and interests; she is skilled at karate and frequently enjoys practicing it with SpongeBob, she is shown to be an excellent bodybuilder, is a rodeo champion, and possesses extraordinary scientific skills and can construct complex inventions. She must wear a spacesuit when underwater with a helmet in order to breathe, and vice versa when SpongeBob, Patrick, or any other sea creatures visit her tree-dome. Albeit Sandy is normally portrayed as kind, helpful, and understanding, she has been shown to possess a vindictive side too. She once threatened to lasso SpongeBob and Patrick for poking fun at Texas in one episode, and in another she attacked Patrick and stuffed him into her trombone for inadvertently kicking her during band class.
Sandy is, despite being one of the strongest characters in the show, relatively small. Sandy has a long neck and a large head. Being a squirrel, she is covered entirely with fur. The fur is mostly brown, but there is a patch of light tan fur on her torso. In the episode "Survival of the Idiots," she has a patch of dark tan fur on her chest. Later in the episode, all her fur was shaved off. Possibly because of this, she wears a fur pelt in "Someone's in the Kitchen With Sandy"; although, she has real fur in subsequent episodes. As a "land creature", she must wear a suit and a special helmet, resembling a spacesuit, to breathe and live underwater. In the first season, Sandy's tail was not visible when she wore her spacesuit. But in the following seasons, Sandy's tail would be shown sticking out of the suit through a small hole in the back. In the episode "Sandy, SpongeBob, and the Worm", her tail is eaten by an Alaskan bull worm, but she recovers it and ties it back on. Under the space suit and when she is out of the water, she almost always wears a purple and green bikini swimsuit and a short skirt. Her suit has a lever which flushes out any water that's in her helmet. This often happens when she cries.
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