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"Bubble Bass's Tab" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season twelve. 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.



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


 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Ahoy Landlubbers - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Title card]
  Galley Cooks Shanty - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Opening]
  Harpsichord Classical Bits - Barry Anthony [Bubble Bass speaks]
  Galley Cooks Shanty - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Squidward sighs]
  Harpsichord Classical Bits - Barry Anthony [Bubble Bass continues speaking]
  Galley Cooks Shanty - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Krabs pops out of the donut]
  What's This - Nicolas Carr [Bubble Bass reaches for a coin]
  ? [Close up of board game]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 5 - Jeremy Wakefield [Bubble Bass runs off]
  Galley Cooks Shanty - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Bubble Bass speaks through drive thru]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 16 - Jeremy Wakefield [Krabs yells]
  Animation Antics - Dick Walter [Bubble Bass taunts Krabs]
  Drama Link (f) - Hubert Clifford [Bubble Bass runs away]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 10 - Jeremy Wakefield [Krabs makes SpongeBob and Squidward give the tab to Bubble Bass]
  Fooling Around - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [SpongeBob snaps]
  Crime and Danger Sign #10 - Hans Conzelmann, Delle Haensch [Squidward enters the house]
  Mini Mischief - Johnny Pearson [SpongeBob gets excited]
  ? [Board game]
  A Simple Conversation - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["Okay, Bubble Bass."]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 22 - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward climbs down the ladder]
  This Space For Hire - Sam Fonteyn [Pan across room]
  Dunces and Dragons - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Castle shot]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks - Jeremy Wakefield [Back to the basement]
  Tavern Tales - David Snell [Bubble Bass on boxes]
  ? [Squidward starts walking]
  ? [SpongeBob grabs wooden sword]
  Uh Oh Flutter-Eyed - [ProjectSAM Symphobia Colours: Animator] [Boxes collapse]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 31 - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward climbs down the ladder]
  Dramatic Cue (d) - Ronald Hanmer [SpongeBob screams]
  A Simple Conversation - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Squidward pulls out mattress]
  Tavern Tales - David Snell [SpongeBob hugs the Bubble Bass head]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 1 - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward rubbing his nose]
  Fiesta Mexicana - Dennis Farnon [SpongeBob and Squidward enter the arena]
  Tension Bits - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, and Jeremy Wakefield ["Mama Bubble Bass?!"]
  Battle March Link (f) - Keith Mansfield [Bubble Bass' mom snarls like a bull]
  Fiesta Mexicana - Dennis Farnon [Bubble Bass' mom with red eyes]
  SpongeBob Theme II - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, and Jeremy Wakefield [Bubble Bass' mom charges]
  ? [Squidward and Bubble Bass' mom dancing tango]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 16 - Jeremy Wakefield [Bubble Bass' mom leaves]
  Dramatic Cue (e) - Ronald Hanmer [Bubble Bass cries]
  Dunces and Dragons - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Squidward coming down from rope]
  ? [Squidward in a cardboard horse]
  Thrust and Parry - John Hawkins [Squidward and Bubble Bass charge at each other]
  Tavern Tales - David Snell [Bubble Bass defeated]
  Another Krusty Krab Day 3 - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Bubble Bass working at the Krusty Krab]
  Daily Chores Jig - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [customers in Krabs' office]
  Nude Sting - Nicolas Carr [Krabs drops his jaw in shock]
  Pinapple Luau - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Bubble Bass getting food]
  ? [Ending]



  • 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.
  • This is the second episode with Bubble Bass' name in the title. The first is "Moving Bubble Bass."
  • A scene from this episode was shown in a YTV promo on Saturday, March 21, 2020.[2]
  • This is Mama Bass' second physical appearance in the series, as she is only heard in "Swamp Mates."
  • This is the second episode in season 12 to focus on Bubble Bass. The first is "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."

Cultural references


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Incorrectly colored Bubble Bass

  • 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.
  • When Bubble Bass starts taunting Mr. Krabs, he is colored incorrectly.
  • In the Hebrew dub, Incidental 104's line are cut by mistake.
  • While SpongeBob and Squidward dancing to salsa, the part of SpongeBob's pants turns yellow for a frame.


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