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"A Cabin in the Kelp" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season twelve. In this episode, the Gal Pals take Pearl to a cabin in the woods for a weekend of silly pranks.

Characters

Synopsis

Outside Mrs. Puff's Boating School, the Gal Pals - Sandy, Karen, and Mrs. Puff - are preparing for a camping trip and load their trailer, then attach it to a boat. Pearl, the newest member, plans to prank them by having SpongeBob scare them. When Pearl arrives, Sandy puts her backpack, which has SpongeBob in it, in the trailer.

The Gal Pals start driving and sing a song. They run over a pothole and the trailer disconnects from the boat, crashing in a pit of mud. SpongeBob is able to get out before the trailer sinks, and he finds a lucky peanut.

At the cabin, Sandy notices that the trailer has disconnected. Pearl is sad about losing her backpack, but Karen says that they can buy a new one. The Gal Pals quickly redecorate the abandoned cabin, and Pearl leaves to call SpongeBob. She advises him to "follow the trees" to find the cabin, and he runs into the woods.

At night, the Gal Pals are sitting around a campfire. Sandy gives Pearl a necklace, and she, Karen, and Mrs. Puff tell her a scary story about the former fourth Gal Pal to whom the necklace belongs, Flibberty Gibbet, who is still roaming around in the woods for revenge after an argument. Pearl is scared and throws away the necklace, and the other Gal Pals start laughing at her, having successfully pranked her. Pearl laughs as a hand grabs the necklace from the floor.

After a noise, Mrs. Puff and Sandy explain that the story of Flibberty Gibbet was actually true. Pearl thinks the noise is SpongeBob, who is still lost. Karen plans for all four of them to jump out and scare SpongeBob. A monster then appears, and they run into the cabin and plan to escape.

SpongeBob appears at the cabin and is grabbed by the monster. The Gal Pals run in to save him, only to find that the monster is actually a saleslady selling pinecones on sticks. Flibberty Gibbet appears, not intending any harm to the Gal Pals, and they get scared and run away. SpongeBob chases after them with his lucky peanut.

Production

The episode was confirmed by Vincent Waller on June 29, 2019.[1]

Music

 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music
  Coconut Cream Pie - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Title card]

  ? ["Gal Pals! Yeah!"]
  A Fishy Conversation - Barry Anthony [Karen greases Mrs. Puff's boat engine with a Krabby Patty]
  Unknown Track 80 - Mrs. Puff's boat and trailer get "hitched"
  Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Hmm, I wonder what's keeping our newest Gal Pal."]
  Surf Happy Fun (Underscore) - Billy Lincoln [Superfly Audio] [Pearl walking down the road with SpongeBob on her backpack]
  ? ["Gal Pals! Yeah!"]
  Pigmy March - Cedric Palmer [Gal Pals' luggage gets put in the trailer]
  Gal Pal Song - Eban Schletter, Kaz Prapuolenis [Gal Pals sing this while they drive the boat]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (k) - Jeremy Wakefield [Moose snail crosses the road]
  Pigmy March - Cedric Palmer [Gal Pals continue driving the boat]
  Humorous Conversation - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Pearl laughs maniacally]
  Dramatic Cue (c) - Ronald Hanmer [Trailer unhooks from the boat and rolls down into the woods' mud ditch]
  Space Horizons - Wolf Helling [SpongeBob exits the trailer]
  Down in Davy Jones' Locker - Nicolas Carr [Trailer sinks in the mud ditch]
  Unknown Track 100 - "Hey, a peanut! A lucky peanut!"
  ? ["I'M GONNA SURVIVE!!"]
  Unknown Track 54 - Nicolas Carr ["I can't eat this peanut. You're my lucky peanut."]
  ? ["I'VE GOT A LUCKY PEANUT!!"]
  Boy Scout - Harold Smart [Gal Pals arrive at the woods cabin]
  Comedy Punctuations and Bridges 3 - Fredric Bayco ["Oh no, my backpack!"]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (V) - Jeremy Wakefield ["This is the worst thing that could ever happen!"]
  Comedy Punctuations and Bridges 3 - Fredric Bayco ["Aww, there, there, sweetie. It's just a backpack, we can buy you a new one."]
  Death Clock E - Dick De Benedictis ["She must be psychic."]
  Comedy Punctuations and Bridges 3 - Fredric Bayco [Sandy opens the door of the cabin]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (X) - Jeremy Wakefield ["Allright, gals, let's not just hang here like mama's washing! Time to gussy up the place!"]
  Buying Spree - William Loose [Cabin reformed by Gal Pals]
  Comedy Punctuations and Bridges 3 - Fredric Bayco [Pearl phones SpongeBob outside the cabin]
  Unknown Track 105 - SpongeBob swinging on the woods vines
  A Casual Conversation - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [SpongeBob talking with Pearl by the phone]
  Hawaiian Breeze - Jon Jelmer [Gal Pals drinking kelp cocoa around the campfire at night]
  Long Legged Beasties - Fredric Bayco ["t's time to initiate our newest member!"]
  Victory Chords - [ProjectSAM Symphobia Colours: Animator] [Pearl's necklace shines]
  Long Legged Beasties - Fredric Bayco ["You are now a Gal Pal."]
  Dramatic Impact 6 - Ivor Slaney [Sandy shushes Mrs. Puff]
  House of Horror - William Farran [Sandy explains Pearl who Flibberty Gibbet is/Sandy, Karen and Mrs. Puff tell Pearl that Flibberty Gibbet ran off into the woods and she's still waiting there for revenge]
  Five Dramatic Bridges B - Kurt Rehfeld [Pearl sees Flibberty Gibbet's name at the back of her necklace and throws away]
  Long Legged Beasties - Fredric Bayco [Sandy, Karen and Mrs. Puff laugh]
  House of Horror - William Farran [Saleslady's hand takes Pearl's necklace and makes noises in the woods]
  Clumsy C - Bernd Gesell [SpongeBob continues following trees in the woods]
  Cool Reception - Jack Beaver ["So, SpongeBob thinks he can prank us, huh?"]
  Fooling Around - Barry Anthony [Gal Pals pretend to scare SpongeBob hiding behind a tree]
  House of Horror - William Farran [Saleslady shows up angry making Gal Pals thinking she's Flibberty Gibbet]
  Who Said That - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [SpongeBob pops out screaming]
  Murder Scene - Alan Wynn [Saleslady's hand grabs SpongeBob into the cabin]
  ? ["Gal Pals..."]
  Another Underwater Conversation - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Saleslady showing SpongeBob pine cones on a stick]
  Slipping and Sliding Stooges - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Flibberty Gibbet appears making Gal Pals run away]
  ? ["Gal Pals!"]

Trivia

General

  • When this episode first aired, it was paired up with "The Ghost of Plankton."[citation needed]
  • This is the first episode to use part 1 of House of Horror since "Yeti Krabs."
  • This is the second time that Karen, Sandy, and Mrs. Puff form their friend group, the Gal Pals, after "Girls' Night Out."
    • Pearl becomes the newest Gal Pal, making her the only non-adult member.
  • This is the second episode that Karen appears but Plankton does not. The first was "Mall Girl Pearl."
  • In this episode, they credit Kristen Morrison as a storyboard artist, when usually they credit the storyboard director.
  • This is the second episode where Michelle Bryan is the only animator, with the first being "My Two Krabses."
  • This is the fourth episode in which Pearl appears, but Mr. Krabs does not. The first was "Tunnel of Glove," the second was "Patnocchio," and the third was "Goons on the Moon."

Cultural references

  • While swinging on a vine, SpongeBob shouts "I am SpongeZan of the brine apes!" This is a parody of Tarzan, lord of the apes.
  • The episode's title is a parody of the film The Cabin in the Woods.

References

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