Over the course of the series, Sandy is shown to be a keen athlete and bodybuilder. When she isn't lifting weights or practising karate, Sandy will bring SpongeBob along on one of her thrill-seeking adventures underwater, dressed in her air-filled deep-water suit (similar to a space suit). Sandy otherwise wears a two-piece purple bikini (with a chartreuse bottom) when inside her treedome.
Sandy is very small and thin. She has a large poufy tail, long neck and large head. Her entire body is covered with thick brown fur. Ironically, in one episode, her fur is fake.
Relationship with SpongeBob
It is a popular idea among fans of the series that Sandy and SpongeBob are in a romantic relationship, and several episodes have frequently been highlighted as proof of this within the series:
- Tea at the Treedome - Romantic music plays in flashbacks of Sandy.
- Valentines Day - Sandy gives SpongeBob a heart-shaped acorn as a present and tells him that she is "nuts" for him.
- Ripped Pants - SpongeBob sings a song about his friendship with Sandy that includes romantic lyrics.
- Squirrel Jokes - In which Sandy hugs SpongeBob and later signs a letter to him with a heart.
- Sandy, SpongeBob and the Worm - SpongeBob tries almost everything to stop Sandy from attacking a giant worm, saying that he can't allow Sandy to get killed.
- Pre-Hibernation Week - Sandy becomes particularly clingy to SpongeBob during her last week of hibernation and literally tears Bikini Bottom apart when SpongeBob goes missing.
- Flowers for Sandy - In which SpongeBob gives Sandy a bouquet of flowers with a note addressed to: "The smartest, prettiest squirrel in Bikini Bottom".
- WhoBob WhatPants? - Sandy breaks down in tears on hearing that SpongeBob has left Bikini Bottom.
- Someone's in the Kitchen with Sandy - SpongeBob calls Sandy a "special friend" when greeting her in the Krusty Krab resteraunt.
However, this claim has been challenged, following claims by the show's creators that SpongeBob is asexual, but the pairing remains popular among fans. Several annuals have also officially confirmed that SpongeBob does hold feelings for Sandy, but do not state whether these feelings are returned.
A trailer for Truth or Square, which was released on November 6, 2009, features footage of Sandy and SpongeBob getting married, further hinting at a relationship between them.
- Apsley, B. (ed.) SpongeBob SquarePants Annual 2005 London: Egmont Books Ltd, Pg. 11
- Apsley, B. (ed.) SpongeBob SquarePants Annual 2007 London: Egmont Books Ltd, Pg. 14
- Sandy Cheeks at Wikipedia