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The Flying Dutchman is a character in SpongeBob SquarePants, voiced by Brian Doyle-Murray. He is a pirate ghost who haunts Bikini Bottom and other locations around it and is either a friend or minor enemy to SpongeBob and Patrick. The reason the Flying Dutchman haunts the seven seas is that when he died, the people made him a manakin in a window display. He haunts because they never put him to rest.
He can tie all kinds of knots except he doesn't know how to tie shoes. The Flying Dutchman wears a sock for good luck. He calls it his " Lucky Sock".