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"Biddy Sitting" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season 12. In this episode, SpongeBob and Patrick are victims of a hoax and end up babysitting a grumpy old woman who tries to escape by all means.



SpongeBob and Patrick start a babysitting business, and a woman calls them down to babysit her kids. They successfully take care of her kids and start going around town, trying to find more people who need babysitting help.

An old woman asks SpongeBob and Patrick to help babysit her baby, and when they accept, she runs off happily. When they go inside, they realize the supposed baby is extremely ugly and can talk, but they still treat her like a regular baby and name her Baby Prunes.

The two feed, play, and put Baby Prunes to bed, and afterwards, SpongeBob goes into the bathroom. In there, he finally realizes that Baby Prunes is actually an extremely old woman, after spotting her last 137th birthday card. Unfortunately, a sleepy Patrick accidentally lets her run free due to him thinking she is a dog, before SpongeBob can tell him that she is not a baby. The two get worried and try looking for her, only to end up in a sewing circle, where the old women in there spit on their cloth and rub it on them.

Meanwhile, Baby Prunes is doing extreme sports and activities, until eventually, SpongeBob and Patrick reach her again. They are happy to see her again, but Baby Prunes is mad at them for treating her like a baby and beats them up. This makes Baby Prunes tired and fall asleep, and the episode ends with the pair walking into the distance with Baby Prunes in her wheelchair.


The episode was confirmed by Vincent Waller on June 29, 2019.[4]


 ) Production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Riverboat Rumpas - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Title card]
  Tentically Speaking - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Opening]
  Toy Piano - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Squidward dressed as a baby]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 2B - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward spits out the pacifier]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 10 - Jeremy Wakefield ["No one in their right mind would ever hire you as babysitters!"]
  Domestic Chores - Joseph Engleman [Mother hires SpongeBob and Patrick as her babies' babysitters]
  Daisy Chain - Harold Smart [Babies crawling around the house]
  Karate Action - Nicolas Carr [Patrick pulls out a pair of feeding bottles in chain]
  Kiddy Kappers - Harry Breuer, Jean-Jacques Perrey [Montage of SpongeBob and Patrick babysitting]
  Little Garden - Johnny Hawksworth [Mother comes back home and pays SpongeBob and Patrick]
  Boy Scout - Harold Smart [Mary tells SpongeBob and Patrick to babysit her "baby"]
  Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob and Patrick shrug]
  Danse Comique - Kenny Graham [SpongeBob and Patrick looking for the "baby"]
  Trap Door - David Lindup [Mary's baby is actually her mother]
  Tom Fool - Van Phillips [Mary's mother discovers SpongeBob and Patrick]
  Jailhouse Blues - Nicolas Carr [Patrick playing harmonica]
  Breakout - Syd Dale [SpongeBob and Patrick escape from the jail made of construction blocks]
  Happy-Go-Lucky - Ernest Tomlinson [SpongeBob and Patrick put Mary's mother in a cradle]
  Silly Bob Conversation 2 - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [She escapes]
  Trap Door - David Lindup ["137th birthday?!"]
  Five More Comical Cuts - Ronald Hanmer ["Uh? Is that a puppy I hear?"/"What is it, puppy? You wanna go out?"]
  Happy Links 6-9 - Paul Fenoulhet [Mary's mother escapes from the house]
  Eight Dramatic Bridges - Ronald Hanmer ["Patrick, she's not a baby!"]
  Grass Skirt Chase - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["That was no puppy, that was an old lady!"]
  Happy Links 6-9 - Paul Fenoulhet [Old ladies sewing at nursing home]
  Breakout - Syd Dale [SpongeBob and Patrick enter the nursing home]
  Horror-Scope - Ronald Hanmer [Old ladies put saliva in their handkerchiefs]
  Eight Dramatic Bridges - Ronald Hanmer [Old ladies with salivated handkerchiefs]
  Monster Wave Full Mix - Nicolas Carr, Fabian Fernandez, James King [Mary's mother doing extreme activities]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 21 - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob and Patrick still looking for Mary's mother]
  Boxing Greats #2 - Jack Shaindlin [SpongeBob and Patrick discover her at the boxing stadium]
  Aquarium - Eric Gemsa, Bernard Rabaud [Mary's mother falling asleep]
  Aloha Lui Lui - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Mary's mother falls asleep]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 1I - Jeremy Wakefield ["No, that's me."]
  ? - Nicolas Carr [Ending]




  • Before this episode premiered on February 8, 2020, Amazon accidentally released it on July 31, 2019, alongside with its sister episode "Jolly Lodgers" until it was taken down by Nickelodeon a few days later.
    • This is the third time in a row that an episode was released by Amazon until it got taken down by Nickelodeon. The first was "Surf N' Turf" and the second was "Jolly Lodgers."
  • The track "Toy Piano" returns since it was playing in "Pet Sitter Pat."
  • The title is a pun on "babysitting," referencing the babysitting theme of the episode and the elderly woman's irritability.
  • The title card music is the same one heard when Mr. Krabs showed his frozen Krabby Patties commercial to Don Grouper in "Goodbye, Krabby Patty?"
  • This episode was paired up with "Who R Zoo?" during the original American airing, but has since been re-airing with "Jolly Lodgers."
    • Ironically, both of these episodes are about SpongeBob and Patrick making their own business.
    • Both episodes also use the track "Happy-Go-Lucky."
  • Promos claimed that this episode was going to air first, however the unveiled episode that was pairing aired first while this aired second.
  • This episode marks the second major appearance of Mary's mother since "Chocolate with Nuts."
    • Also, both episodes are written by Kaz.
  • This is the second episode where Old Man Jenkins' barn appears without Old Man Jenkins. The first was "High Sea Diving."
  • Some of the surfers from "SpongeBob SquarePants vs. The Big One" briefly reappear in this episode when they are surfing on lava out of a volcano.
  • This episode reveals that Mary's mother is at least 137 years old.
  • Not counting Baby Squidward from "SpongeBob in RandomLand," this is the third episode in which Squidward is seen as a baby. The first was "Goo Goo Gas," and the second was "Squid Baby."
    • Although, unlike those two, he is only dressed like one in this episode rather than becoming one.
  • This episode was originally going to premiere in Australia and New Zealand on February 15, 2020, but got delayed to February 22 to coincide with the Best Besties Ever event.[citation needed]


First there were eight babies.

Now there are only six.

  • SpongeBob and Patrick were assigned to babysit eight babies. In the montage of them babysitting, there are six.

Her house is on the other side of Conch Street.

  • When the mother called SpongeBob and Patrick to babysit, her house was in front of Conch Street, yet in other episodes, there is no house in front of the street.