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Deep-Sea Tales is a 6-in-one book written by many authors. It contains the following episodes: "Tea at the Treedome," "Naughty Nautical Neighbors," "Hall Monitor," "Valentine's Day" (appears under the title The World's Greatest Valentine), "Sandy's Rocket," and a previously published original story, SpongeBob Superstar. It has 336 pages.



Ahoy, mateys!
Here are six absolutely absorbing stories about SpongeBob and all his friends in Bikini Bottom that are sure to tickle your nautical funnybone.
Included in this collection are: Tea at the Treedome
Naughty Nautical Neighbors
Hall Monitor
The World's Greatest Valentine
SpongeBob Superstar
Sandy's Rocket


"Tea at the Treedome"

SpongeBob meets Sandy Cheeks, a Texas squirrel who has a love for karate. After she gets done fighting a giant clam, Sandy invites SpongeBob to her treedome for a spot of tea and cookies.

After he receives the invitation, SpongeBob asks Patrick for advice on how to get to know Sandy better. At the treedome, not realizing it's full of air, SpongeBob tries to get water while Sandy isn't looking. Patrick comes by and tells him that water is for quitters. Soon enough, this drives SpongeBob insane and Patrick comes inside the treedome to help him out.

Both of them end up drying up, and Sandy brings them back to life by making water helmets for them.

"Naughty Nautical Neighbors"

Squidward is making a soufflé one day, and he breaks up SpongeBob and Patrick's friendship by saying things they would not dare say to each other. Then SpongeBob and Patrick get angry at each other and end their friendship. Afterwards, Squidward chokes on a fork while eating his soufflé, but Patrick comes to perform CPR on him to make him be his friend. This slightly angers SpongeBob and he looks up a way to be Squidward's friend.

Later, Squidward invites Patrick and SpongeBob to dinner at his house. During the dinner, SpongeBob and Patrick drink too much club soda and become overweight as a result. Squidward leaves his house to go get some more soda. Inside the tiki, SpongeBob and Patrick are still mad at each other. The two ex-best friends look around the house. SpongeBob hiccups a bubble and Patrick starts laughing while there are bubbles coming out of his mouth. SpongeBob, while steamed at Patrick, cannot help but laugh.

When Squidward comes home, the bubble storm caused by SpongeBob and Patrick makes the house collapse, leaving nothing but rubble. SpongeBob and Patrick tell Squidward that they both are friends again. He angrily sends them away while he stays behind and cleans up, but an extra bubble comes by and pops on the door. The door loses balance and falls on Squidward, breaking his back.

"Hall Monitor"

At Mrs. Puff's Boating School, it is time to select the hall monitor for the day. Mrs. Puff notices that SpongeBob is the only one who has yet to serve as hall monitor. SpongeBob then moves forward, and after desperately attempting to find another candidate, she is forced to give the hall monitor duties to SpongeBob.

After being elected as Boating School Hall Monitor, SpongeBob gives a very long speech, which ends up lasting the entire school day, and also his entire time as the hall monitor. Out of sympathy, Mrs. Puff allows SpongeBob to at least wear his uniform until the next day.

However, SpongeBob goes above and beyond the call of duty and decides to become the hall monitor of the city, with disastrous results. His activities include giving directions to traffic, resulting in a massive pile-up, and attacking a couple in the guise of the "Open Window Maniac," with the intention of showing them the dangers of leaving a house window open.

Later, SpongeBob finds Patrick eating a strawberry ice cream cone, which drips onto the ground and labels him as a criminal. Then, a newspaper boy comes up to SpongeBob and Patrick and gives them newspaper titled "Maniac strikes Bikini Bottom." SpongeBob looks at the newspaper headline alerting about a maniac causing trouble around town without realizing it's himself. SpongeBob suggests they stop this maniac and turns Patrick over a new leaf as a deputy.

They end up getting ice cream twice (Patrick's idea of a scandal) and then decide to split up to find the maniac, communicating using walkie-talkies. Two policemen ask Patrick if he's seen the maniac and show him a picture of SpongeBob, which he at first mistakes for the actual maniac, but fails to recognize as SpongeBob.

Soon, night suddenly falls and Patrick gets frightened. He sees SpongeBob in the distance across the street, who he recognizes as the maniac, but not as SpongeBob.

He alerts SpongeBob to this through his walkie-talkie, and SpongeBob attempts to escape the maniac. Everywhere he goes, Patrick tells him the maniac is there, making SpongeBob believe that the maniac is following him. Eventually, SpongeBob sees a wanted poster for himself and realizes that he is the maniac.

The police arrive to arrest him, but Mrs. Puff appears to explain the situation to them, saying that he is her responsibility. The police interpret this as taking responsibility for the crimes, so she is arrested. She is working with the whole class on their essay while she is being taped on TV until she tells SpongeBob that he needs to see her after class, 6 months from now.

"Valentine's Day" ("The World's Greatest Valentine")

It is Valentine's Day in Bikini Bottom and SpongeBob has a special surprise for Patrick. He visits Sandy's house, so he and Sandy go over the plan on how to surprise Patrick. He runs to Patrick's house, and they both head off to the Valentine's Day Carnival.

On the way to the carnival with the chocolate balloon, Sandy is battling a flock of flying clams to ensure the balloon gets to the carnival safely. SpongeBob, worried, tries his best to stall Patrick until his balloon got there.

On the Ferris wheel, SpongeBob gives him a handshake to calm him. This works for a while, but then Patrick decides to let his anger loose after three people come up to SpongeBob thanking him for the gifts he got them, and one of the passersby asks for the time.

An enraged Patrick throws said passerby away and goes on a rampage throughout the carnival.

The event ends when Patrick wrangles the passerby at the edge of the pier. Angry at the residents, Patrick plans on hurting SpongeBob and the passersby, but he is interrupted when Sandy comes to the carnival with the balloon in the nick of time.

Patrick turns around, and he is very happy with his gift.

"Sandy's Rocket"

Sandy builds a rocket designed to go to the moon. SpongeBob decides to come and begins asking if he can go with him. Sandy hastily approves, and SpongeBob goes to sleep, but Patrick wakes him up, and they decide to go to the rocket themselves. When they reach there, they play with the buttons until one of them hits the Launch button. They are weightless and actually bypass the moon, but then gravity turns itself back on. They arrive from the rocket near Squidward's house, believing that they have reached the moon, when, in fact, they are still in their normal area. Then, they begin zapping SpongeBob's friends, calling them "aliens," and chaos ensues!

SpongeBob SuperStar

SpongeBob shows Patrick a flyer he picked up at the Krusty Krab, which encourages the yellow sponge to be a famous daredevil. Patrick is appalled at the idea, and he and SpongeBob both think of stunts to perform at the audition. At home, SpongeBob watches the Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy marathon, which causes him to completely forget to practice. The next morning, he wakes up realizing this after looking at the news station. SpongeBob gets up from his chair and immediately runs to the Krusty Krab to find a very long line of people who want to perform in the show. Everyone, except SpongeBob, brought their talents, and this encourages SpongeBob to force his way to the front of the line to see Squidward play Solitude in E Minor. This "stunt" immediately bores the director and Squidward becomes offended at what he says. The angered squid storms off while the nearby patrons laugh at him on his way out. SpongeBob signs up and sees Patrick. The director calls upon Patrick, and at first, Patrick forgets what his talent was until his sponge buddy made funny faces that caused him to remember. The director was very appalled at Patrick's ice-cream eating stunt, and this causes everyone to take a break. Sandy Cheeks stops by SpongeBob and Patrick as she auditioned for the position of guest star. SpongeBob makes a little lie, and then he runs into the kitchen to see Mr. Krabs. The sponge begs his boss to use the kitchen, which Mr. Krabs agrees to while counting the money.

It was then time for SpongeBob's audition to begin. The director and his crew all go into the kitchen to watch SpongeBob's stunt. For the kitchen stunt, SpongeBob makes three-hundred Krabby Patties while wearing a blindfold with one hand tied behind his back. The stunt goes on, and SpongeBob is then filled with anxiety which causes him to make the many Krabby Patties inside out. The spectators all laughed, which makes SpongeBob think they were doing it out of jealousy. SpongeBob tries to flip with his left hand, but due to imprecise flipping, the Patties all start flying over the place, causing those nearby to cover their heads. At the end of the stunt, everyone was laughing their heads off. SpongeBob is then introduced to Barry Cuda, the director of the stunt show. Barry makes SpongeBob the next daredevil superstar. A thrilled SpongeBob causes Barry to think of ways to trick him into doing the things he wants. Barry kicks everyone out of the Krusty Krab except for SpongeBob and his friends. The audition was planned to go on the next morning. SpongeBob wakes up the next day energetic, and he runs over to Oyster Bay to see Barry Cuda and his directing crew setting up. Barry goes over to SpongeBob and has his makeup crew give SpongeBob a costume.

The daredevil program begins with SpongeBob diving for a black pearl that was guarded by The Big Kahuna. SpongeBob, thinking it was easy, was then handed a red skateboard that he had to ride over the oyster bed that was buried with twenty electric eels. Before the stunt, SpongeBob cries and is comforted by Barry. The director's urging made SpongeBob's head inflate a little bit. The yellow sponge races down the track, he tried to keep the twenty eels at bay and then he saw the black pearl. The stunt ends with SpongeBob doing several flips in the air and crashing into The Big Kahuna for the black pearl. The production crew rescues SpongeBob, and then Barry runs over to SpongeBob and praises him. The crew surrounds SpongeBob with applause, and this causes the sponge's ego to inflate some more. At Goo Lagoon the next day, SpongeBob was waiting for his next stunt while Mr. Krabs came to visit the born star. SpongeBob refuses the Krabby Patties, which surprises Mr. Krabs. Barry comes to the trailer to get his star ready for the next stunt. SpongeBob loses himself in one of his fantasies and comes to realize that he was on a surfboard. The second stunt begins with SpongeBob surfing on one foot, juggling ten plates, balancing a stack of coral on his head, and a spoon on his nose all at once. It comes to an abrupt end when a huge wave crashes on SpongeBob, sending the things he was balancing flying in different directions. SpongeBob then tries bodysurfing, which wows Barry. The wave crashes SpongeBob, the surfboard, and a lot of water onto the shore.

Barry was very happy about SpongeBob's stunt, which, like the last two times, makes SpongeBob's head swell up and the applause boosted SpongeBob's ego. Barry then calls for Sandy and sets up a karate match between Sandy and SpongeBob. The next scene begins with SpongeBob and Sandy standing on top of two rocks at Rock Falls re-enacting "Karate Choppers." SpongeBob's inflated head flattens Sandy, and this causes her to send him flying and landing between the two rocks. At the end of the scene, Barry was angry at SpongeBob, and Sandy criticizes him for what he did. A bitter SpongeBob replies, and this jeopardizes his friendship with Sandy. Barry praised SpongeBob for the acting and inflates his ego some more. The last stunt featured SpongeBob riding a paddle bike down a huge ramp while being intercepted by jellyfish. One of the jellyfish stings SpongeBob, which makes him lose his balance. The paddle bike SpongeBob was riding plummets into the canyon and SpongeBob lands in a boatmobile. He races through the area while still being chased by the jellyfish. Barry and his crew received stings from the angry jellyfish. Meanwhile, SpongeBob leads the jellyfish to intercepting him on a wild chase through the sets he previously went through, and even into Bikini Bottom. SpongeBob then calls for Barry to play music that pacifies the jellyfish. The stunt ends, and SpongeBob got out of the boat, but he did not receive any applause due to the crew recovering from stings. Later, Patrick invites SpongeBob to eat ice cream with him, but SpongeBob declines, causing Patrick's feelings to become hurt.

The next night, it was time for the premiere of the TV show SpongeBob was auditioning for. All of the stars from Celebrity Sea come to watch SpongeBob in his grand debut. When the title of the special comes on the screen, SpongeBob's eyes bugged out, and the people in the movie theater all roar with laughter. That's because the director tricked SpongeBob and changed the daredevil show into a mockumentary. SpongeBob's ego greatly takes a beating as he hears families inside their houses laughing at the TV special. Morbidly depressed, SpongeBob heads to the Krusty Krab where he feels a glimmer of hope. Inside the Krusty Krab, SpongeBob's best friends were laughing, and when SpongeBob greeted his best friends, no one responded. The yellow sponge goes to talk to his friends, but they all give him the silent treatment. Everyone then laughs, and when SpongeBob joins in, the place fell into complete silence. SpongeBob feels completely defeated for what he did and he heads toward the kitchen and starts crying. Barry angrily calls for SpongeBob and started heading to the Krusty Krab's kitchen. SpongeBob swallows his pride and chastises Barry for what he did. Barry, looking for excuses, whips out his contract. Mr. Krabs decides that the contract Barry wrote was illegal, and SpongeBob apologizes for being obnoxious. Everything is all back to normal.

Book and episode differences

"Tea at the Treedome"

  • In the episode, SpongeBob's field guide is just called Field Guide, while in the book, it's called Barks Junior Field Guide.
  • During the clam wrestling scene in the episode, Sandy says; "Take that, you sorry old clam! Y'all need to learn some manners!" In the book, she says; "Take that! And this! And a mouth of that!"
  • In the book, it is revealed that SpongeBob's pants popped off when he tried to pull the clam's shell open. This did not happen in the episode.
  • In the book, it says that Patrick was wearing blue shorts, while in the episode he's wearing his normal shorts.
  • In the book, SpongeBob picks flowers for Sandy. In the episode, this is not shown; rather, he shows up at Sandy's treedome already having flowers.
  • In the book, SpongeBob asks for water, prompting Sandy to go grab the pitcher of tea. When she returns, he hands her the flowers he brought. She takes them and goes back into the tree to put them in a vase. SpongeBob lunges for the door, but cannot move, and imagines himself opening the door and escaping back into the water. Sandy returns with the flowers. In the episode, Sandy asks if he needs anything, to which he requests water. She goes to the tree to get a vase. SpongeBob stumbles to the door and attempts to open the door, but after remembering what Sandy and Patrick said, he decides that he does not want to give up and sits back down, repeating the phrase "I don't need it" to himself.
  • In the book, it was revealed that SpongeBob was having a dream after he and Patrick passed out due to a lack of water, where he was at a party at Goo Lagoon. This did not happen in the episode.

"Naughty Nautical Neighbors"

  • In the book, Squidward sings in the shower. In the episode, he does not.
  • In the book, Squidward ate some of his soufflé after looking at how completed it was and then boasted about his achievement. This didn't happen in the episode.
  • While arguing with Patrick, SpongeBob says, "Sticks and stones may clog my pores, but names will never hurt me!" with his hands on his hips. This was not in the episode.
  • In the book, Squidward goes to yell at Patrick to wake up after he falls asleep during practice. This was omitted in the episode.
  • In the episode, SpongeBob was wearing a red speedo when he dived into Squidward's back to adjust it into place. In the book, he was wearing his daytime clothing.
  • In the book, SpongeBob's song was three verses long, with the extra line being; "I'm Squidward's very best friend. He doesn't like anyone more than me!" In the episode, it was two verses long.
  • In the episode, when Patrick and SpongeBob argue in Squidward's bathroom, Patrick and SpongeBob both say only one sentence, overlapping each other. The book adds this exchange:
    • Patrick: Oh, yeah? Well, he was my friend first!
      SpongeBob: Patrick, you're just a backbiting, bathtub-filling blob of-
      Patrick: I'm rubber, you're glue, whatever you say bounces off me and sticks to you!
      SpongeBob: Oh, that's really original. Besides, you're such a big blob that everything bounces off you!
  • In the book, SpongeBob was reading A Tale of Two Squiddies (a parody of Charles Dickens's novel A Tale of Two Cities) in his home. In the episode, the book was not named.
  • In the episode, SpongeBob receives an invitation from Squidward to his dinner party. In the book, it is revealed that Squidward's dinner party took place at night and SpongeBob went there after taking a bath and changing his clothes.
  • In the book, SpongeBob and Patrick greedily ate the Krabby Patties that Squidward offered before they drank the soda. In the episode, they only drank soda. However, both of the outcomes resulted in the sponge and starfish being extremely fat.

"Hall Monitor"

  • In the book, shortly before SpongeBob discovers the drop of ice cream on the ground, he thinks about his future as a hall monitor, which was not in the episode.
  • In the episode, SpongeBob and Patrick go buy ice cream only twice. In the book, they buy it seven times. There are also 75 spoons on the ground, which are not in the episode.

"Valentine's Day" (aka The World's Greatest Valentine)

  • After getting SpongeBob's valentine, Squidward sarcastically says, "Why don't you go play in shark-infested waters?". This is not in the episode.
  • In the episode, Mrs. Puff doesn't inflate when she crashed into the fire hydrant. In the book, she does.
  • When guessing what his present is, one of Patrick's guesses is a hot dog that an octopus was eating. This wasn't in the episode.
  • In the book, Incidental 8 is an eel, Incidental 42 is green, and the fish who SpongeBob gave a bike is blue with a yellow dress. In the episode, Incidental 8 is a fish, Incidental 42 is orange, and the fish with a bike is orange with a purple dress.
  • In the book, the scene where Patrick went crazy had more detail, whereas the episode counterpart featured small acts of destruction caused by Patrick.
  • In the book, the crowd awws at Patrick hugging the balloon. In the episode, they don't say anything when he does this.

"Sandy's Rocket"

  • In the book, SpongeBob goes to meet Sandy to show her a new karate move he'd seen on TV. However, in the episode, it is not stated why he came over.
  • In the episode, Sandy does not want SpongeBob to come with her to the moon because of some mishap with a helicopter. In the book, it's because he went with her to find the Lost City of Atlantis. They found it and SpongeBob lost it.
  • In the book, when SpongeBob and Patrick enter the boating school, Mrs. Puff sends SpongeBob to the corner for sneering at her and thinking she's an alien, while in the episode, she does not.
  • In the book, SpongeBob and Patrick find Pearl at the Whale Watchers Mall and captured her using six nets due to her size. She complains that the nets do not go with her outfit. Next, they capture Plankton, who was sneaking into the Krusty Krab to steal a Krabby Patty. Neither of these scenes were in the episode.
  • Near the end of the book, SpongeBob was caught by Sandy after he and Patrick played around with her rocket. However, in the episode counterpart, Sandy was captured and Patrick captured himself. The scene pertaining to the moon was not shown.


  • The director's name, Barry Cuda, who appeared in SpongeBob SuperStar is a portmanteau of the male given name "Barry," and "barracuda," a species of fish.
  • The song Squidward plays on his clarinet in SpongeBob SuperStar is exactly the same song that lulled Patrick to sleep in the episode "Naughty Nautical Neighbors."
  • At the end of the book, there is an advertisement for The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie video game, as well as for the DVD and VHS releases of the film.

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