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"Bubble Bass's Tab" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from Season 12. In this episode, Bubble Bass doesn't pay his tab after ordering food at the Krusty Krab, so Mr. Krabs sends SpongeBob and Squidward to his house to try and make him pay.


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The episode starts off at the Krusty Krab, with Bubble Bass ordering food to add on his tab. Then Mr. Krabs tells Bubble Bass that he gets no more food until he pays his tab. Bubble Bass tosses a coin, which Mr. Krabs takes, Bubble Bass tries to negotiate in another way and invites Mr. Krabs to a friendly game of three deadly challenges of a tabulation game (of the castles), SpongeBob is excited by the idea, but Mr. Krabs rejects the board game and hits it, causing Bubble Bass to flee. Squidward says that Bubble Bass is gone because, in his own words, they would never see that stinky nerd again, a voice is heard through the self-service speaker saying that he wants 50 krabby patties with extra pickles and that is serious. Those in your account. This voice is from Bass, SpongeBob is about to give him the Krabby Patties, but Mr. Krabs finds out, Bubble Bass provokes Mr. Krabs by dancing with him at the self-service window, a car whistles at him, bass (causing Run away), Mr. Krabs tells Squidward and Spongebob to find Bubble Bass and force him to pay his bill. On the way to Bubble Bass's house, Squidward opens a door to Bubble Bass's House, which SpongeBob is surprised and praises. saying that it is very strong, already in the house, SpongeBob and Squidward decide to look for Bubble Bass but they cannot, SpongeBob is surprised and praises him saying that He is very strong, already in the house, SpongeBob and Squidward decide to look for Robalo but they can't, so they decide to break the furniture of Bubble Bass' house, Bubble Bass tells them to stop of destroying his mother's furniture, and they can settle as the main things for the Basement, SpongeBob and Squidward are already in the basement, they search again, SpongeBob finds a hatch and it opens, Bubble Bass tells them that if they want that I pay, they need to play the 3 deadly challenges, SpongeBob looks for that game and, upon finding it, tells Bubble Bass that they will play his game. The two enter the hatch and realize that there is a real version of The 3 Deadly Challenges (made of boxes). The first challenge begins: both get the Robalo and decides to challenge him to a duel, Squidward tries to strike a blow and he hit the Robalo, but his belly blocks the attack, as boxes collapse and SpongeBob and Squidward fall, checked if the bass that Lula Molusco tried to attack, it was not the real bass, but a doll (made of sofa cushions and the sleeping bag of Bubble Snook's mother), Bubble Snook begins to insult them in a way after SpongeBob does the same, starts the second challenge: Fight a bull, both go to the Duel Arena, find a box and a red scarf, the box starts making strange children (like a bull), Bubble Bass' mother comes out of the box and age like a bull (because Bubble Snook told her mother that the furniture in the house was SpongeBob and Squidward), the two try to hide in it.

The episode ends by showing Bubble Bass cleaning up the Krusty Krab to pay his tab and Squidward and SpongeBob dancing with joy.


The episode was confirmed by Vincent Waller on June 29, 2019.[3]


 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Ahoy Landlubbers - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Title card]
  Galley Cooks Shanty - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Opening at the Krusty Krab]
  Harpsichord Classical Bits - Barry Anthony [Bubble Bass complains about his delivery]
  Galley Cooks Shanty - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Squidward adds a deep sea donut to Bubble Bass's delivery]
  Harpsichord Classical Bits - Barry Anthony [Bubble Bass tells Squidward to put his delivery's tab on his account]
  Galley Cooks Shanty - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr ["Oh no, you don't! No more food for you untill you pay your tab!"]
  What's This - Nicolas Carr [Bubble Bass searches for a coin in his pockets]
  Galley Cooks Shanty - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Krabs takes Bubble Bass's coin]
  French Horn Rips - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Closeup of Three Deadly Challenges]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 5 - Jeremy Wakefield [Bubble Bass leaves nervously the Krusty Krab]
  Galley Cooks Shanty - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Bubble Bass asks more food through Krusty Krab's drive thru]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 16 - Jeremy Wakefield ["BUBBLE BASS!!!"]
  Animation Antics - Dick Walter [Bubble Bass teases Krabs through Krusty Krab's drive thru]
  Drama Link (F) - Hubert Clifford [Bubble Bass gets scared by the horn and runs away from the Krusty Krab]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 10 - Jeremy Wakefield [Krabs orders SpongeBob and Squidward to make Bubble Bass collect his tab]
  Fooling Around 2 - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [SpongeBob and Squidward arrive at Bubble Bass's mother's house]
  Crime And Danger Sign #10 - Hans Conzelmann, Delle Haensch [SpongeBob and Squidward enter Bubble Bass's mother's house]
  Crime And Danger Sign #2 - Hans Conzelmann, Delle Haensch [Bubble Bass tells SpongeBob and Squidward he's gonna pay the tab if they play Three Deadly Challenges]
  Mini Mischief - Johnny Pearson [SpongeBob looking for Three Deadly Challenges inside his body full of board games]
  French Horn Rips - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr ["The Three Deadly Challenges!"]
  A Simple Conversation 1 - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["Okay, Bubble Bass! We accept the challenge!"]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 22 - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward goes down the ladder to Bubble Bass's basement]
  This Space For Hire - Sam Fonteyn [Bubble Bass's basement is poorly decorated as a medieval castle]
  Dunces and Dragons - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [SpongeBob imagines Bubble Bass's basement as a real medieval castle]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 14 - Jeremy Wakefield ["It's a dump!"]
  Tavern Tales - David Snell [Bubble Bass climbed on a mountain of boxes as a medieval knight]
  In Ancient Times - Francis Shaw [SpongeBob explains Squidward how to win in Three Deadly Challenges]
  ? [SpongeBob and Squidward take cardboard swords and run onto Bubble Bass]
  Uh Oh Flutter-Eyed - [ProjectSAM Symphobia Colours: Animator] [Mountain of boxes falls down along with SpongeBob, Squidward and "Bubble Bass"]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 33 - Jeremy Wakefield ["Tock! You lose!"]
  Dramatic Cue (D) - Ronald Hanmer ["AAAAH! We decapitated him!"]
  A Simple Conversation 1 - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Squidward discovers Bubble Bass made a dummy of himself]
  Tavern Tales - David Snell [Bubble Bass and SpongeBob exchange insults at each other]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 1 - Jeremy Wakefield ["Out of interity insult."]
  Fiesta Mexicana - Dennis Farnon [SpongeBob and Squidward enter in a bullring imitation to do the next challenge]
  Tension Bits - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["Bubble Bass's mom!!!"]
  Battle March Link (6) - Keith Mansfield ["He tricked us. What do we do?"]
  Fiesta Mexicana - Dennis Farnon ["And that's my cook tablecloth!"]
  SpongeBob Theme II - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Bubble Bass's mom beats up SpongeBob and Squidward]
  ? - Big Fish Audio [Bubble Bass's mom and Squidward dancing tango]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 16 - Jeremy Wakefield ["Gotta run, I'm late for the bake sale! Call me!"]
  Dramatic Cue (E) - Ronald Hanmer ["WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY??!!"]
  Dunces and Dragons - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Fanfare is played]
  The Royal Hunt - John Leach [Squidward imagines himself as a medieval knight before facing up Bubble Bass/?]
  Thrust And Parry - John Hawkins [Squidward and Bubble Bass face each other and Bubble Bass gets defeated]
  Tavern Tales - David Snell [Bubble Bass tells SpongeBob and Squidward he's broke]
  Another Krusty Krab Day 3 - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Bubble Bass working at the Krusty Krab while he annoys customers]
  Daily Chores Jig - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Customers get annoyed at Bubble Bass and give Krabs money to pay his tab]
  Nude Sting - Nicolas Carr [Krabs gets shocked]
  A Pinapple Luau Faster - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Bubble Bass getting food again without paying it]
  ? - Big Fish Audio [Bubble Bass's mom and Squidward dancing tango again at the Krusty Krab]




  • This episode was released on The Complete Twelfth Season DVD on January 12, 2021, before airing on American television.
  • The plot of the episode is similar to "Pat No Pay," as both involve a character not paying for their food at the Krusty Krab and being punished to make up for not doing so.
  • The scene with SpongeBob and Squidward doing the salsa was added as an AR sticker to the Nick Screens Up app in April 2020.[citation needed]
  • This is the second episode with Bubble Bass' name in the title. The first is "Moving Bubble Bass."
  • A clip of SpongeBob of Squidward doing the salsa was shown in a YTV promo on Saturday, March 21, 2020.[4]
    • Eight months later, Nickelodeon uses the exact same clip for a Mr. Krabs marathon including a new episode of It's Pony![5]
  • A clip from this episode was released in "Top 5 Funniest Moments from New Episodes" video on official Nick Russia and Asia Facebook account on November 24, 2020. [6][7]
  • This is Mama Bass' second physical appearance in the series, as she is only heard in "Swamp Mates." Her first physical appearance is in "Moving Bubble Bass."
  • Coincidentally, both this episode and its sister involve Mr. Krabs having SpongeBob and Squidward do something for his own benefit.
  • Innuendo: Bubble Bass shows his board game by checking his pants to pull it out.
  • This is the second episode in season 12 to focus on Bubble Bass. The first being "Swamp Mates."
  • This is the fifth episode which has a drive-thru seen at the Krusty Krab. The first was in "Driven to Tears," the second was in "Drive Thru," the third was in The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, and the fourth was in "Drive Happy."

SpongeBob's collection of board games.

Cultural references

  • "Game of Strife" alludes to The Game of Life.
  • "Chutes and Bladders" alludes to Chutes and Ladders.
    • Coincidentally, "Eels and Escalators" is also a reference to Chutes and Ladders, so SpongeBob seems to have two similar games.


Dee Bradley Baker is uncredited

  • In the closing credits, Dee Bradley Baker who voices Bubble Bass is uncredited.
  • The episode's title card once again misspells Bubble Bass' name as "BubbleBass," lacking a space between the words.
    • Additionally, this episode should be called "Bubble Bass' Tab" because his last name ends with an "s," making the additional "s" after the apostrophe grammatically incorrect.
  • In the Hebrew dub, Incidental 104's line are cut by mistake.

SpongeBob's pants' cuff is miscolored yellow

  • While SpongeBob and Squidward dancing to tango, the part of SpongeBob's pants' cuff turns yellow for a frame.
  • When Bubble Bass mocks Mr. Krabs, his lips are briefly miscolored orange.
  • In one scene when Mr. Krabs gives Bubble Bass the bill to pay, there's a line on the back of his shell.


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