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"Dirty Bubble Returns" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season twelve. In this episode, the newly reformed "Clean Bubble" takes a dishwashing job at the Krusty Krab, where he is tempted by the grime.



The episode was confirmed by Vincent Waller on March 23, 2019.[1]


 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Breakout - Syd Dale [Title card]
  Bikini Bottom News Theme - Nicolas Carr [Opening]
  Agent X - Stephen Duro [Dirty Bubble at Bikini Bottom Power Plant.]
  Bikini Bottom News Theme - Nicolas Carr ["Will the grime of this evil soap globe wash over our fair city?"]
  Agent X - Stephen Duro [Dirty Bubble threatens to eat Perch Perkins.]
  Big Julie - Kenny Graham [Reformed Dirty Bubble released from jail.]
  Perky Puppet - Alan Perry ["Stay clean or you'll get mean."]
  Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr ["The Krusty Krab?"]
  ? [Mr. Krabs hires the Clean Bubble.]
  Horror-Scope - Ronald Hanmer [Shot of dirty dishes.]
  ? ["Couldn't I just work the cash register or something?"]
  Horror-Scope - Ronald Hanmer [Clean Bubble sees the dirty dishes.]
  Frankenstein's Niece A - Gregor Narholz [SpongeBob exits the freezer.]
  Sailor's Sting 28 - SpongeBob puts frozen patties on the grill.
  Evil Atmosphere - Clive Richardson [Clean Bubble nervously washing dishes.]
  ? [Dish sparkles.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (l) - Jeremy Wakefield ["Hey, I did it."]
  Five More Comical Cuts - Ronald Hanmer [Clean Bubble cleans dishes and becomes the Dirty Bubble again.]
  Horror-Scope - Ronald Hanmer [SpongeBob screams.]
  Parting of the Clouds - Nicolas Carr [Dirty Bubble becomes Clean Bubble again.]
  Holiday Jaunt - Kurt Rehfeld ["A supervillain intervention!"]
  ? [Mr. Krabs shows Clean Bubble dirty toilets.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (f) - Jeremy Wakefield ["Oh, sacré pee-you!"]
  Krusty Krab Tango - Steve Marston ["Okay, he's gone."]
  ? [Clean Bubble staring into toilet.]
  Breakout - Syd Dale [Dirty Bubble jumps from stall to stall.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (l) - Jeremy Wakefield ["Thanks for keeping me clean, SpongeBob!"]
  Sure Man - Ronald Shaw [Comic book.]
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr [Transition to next scene.]
  Jolly Little Roger - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Clean Bubble serves a tray of Krabby Patties.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (f) - Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick tosses belly button lint at Clean Bubble.]
  Tearaway - Ralph Dollimore [Clean Bubble becomes Dirty Bubble yet again and escapes.]
  Dramatic Impact 6 - Ivor Slaney ["Uh-oh..."]
  Bikini Bottom News Theme - Nicolas Carr [News report.]
  Fresh as a Daisy - George French [Kids playing in mud puddle.]
  The Escape - John Scott [Dirty Bubble sucks up mud puddle.]
  The Drunken Sailor - Nicolas Carr [At the buccaneer.]
  ? [Dirty Bubble cleans up a pirate.]
  A Jolly Jaunt (a) - Dick Walter ["'s time to have tea and cakes."]
  The Escape - John Scott [Dirty Bubble cleans building.]
  Harp Ding - Nicolas Carr [Building sparkles.]
  Variety Link (d) - Dick Walter ["Yay!"]
  Tearaway - Ralph Dollimore [Dirty Bubble destroys building.]
  ? [At Poseidon Elementary.]
  Hit and Run - Ralph Dollimore [Dirty Bubble wipes off teacher's face.]
  Bikini Bottom News Theme - Nicolas Carr [Breaking news.]
  Invasion - Alfred Ralston [Dirty Bubble wipes Perch Perkins' face.]
  ? [SpongeBob attacks Dirty Bubble with hose.]
  Charivari Clowns - Daniel Jean Jeannin [SpongeBob swims inside Dirty Bubble and absorbs him.]
  Four More Comical Cuts - Ronald Hanmer [Tiny Dirty Bubble comes out of SpongeBob's mouth.]
  Hot Fuzz 04 095 E - Steve Sechi/Big Fish Audio [Police arrive.]
  Feeling Happy - Alan Perry ["Everytime I wash dishes, I'll think of you."]
  Comedy Punctuations and Bridges 4 - Fredric Bayco ["It was a dirty job, but somebody had to do it."]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (e) - Jeremy Wakefield [Everyone laughs.]
  Tentically Speaking - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Ending.]



  • An image of this episode was accidentally released on an Israeli TV provider's VOD platform sometime in late August 2019.[2] It is currently unknown what provider it is.
  • This episode was accidentally released on Amazon Video on July 29, 2019. It was taken down a few minutes later.
  • The episode was released again on the Dutch and Canadian versions of Amazon Video on September 21, 2019. It was removed on September 29, 2019.
  • An image of this episode was accidentally released on the Nick app on September 15, 2019.


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