"Don't Look Now" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season nine. In this episode, SpongeBob and Patrick watch a horror movie. However, they are convinced that the villain of the movie is after them.
- SpongeBob SquarePants
- Patrick Star
- Norma Rechid
- Squidward Tentacles
- Cinema Anglerfish (debut)
- Harold "Bill" Reginald
- Nat Peterson
- Debbie Rechid
- Old Man Jenkins
- Jennifer Millie
- Dennis Rechid
- Abigail Marge
- Nathiel Waters
- Martha Smith
- Monroe Timmy
- Billy (purple kid)
- Harv (kid)
- Paco (kid)
- Abigail Marge (kid)
- The Fisherman (silhouette only) (debut)
- Jennifer's boyfriend
- Two boys from the film
- Slasher McGee (debut)
- Gary the Snail
- Billy Fishkins (purple)
SpongeBob and Patrick are at Reef Cinema, going to see the movie Fisherman 4: Attack of the Hook. They meet Squidward, who laughs saying they will not have any sleep after seeing the movie. They both claim they are grown-up men, but Squidward says "Boo" in a monotone voice and scares them effortlessly.
Then, they decide that they both show Squidward that they are not afraid of Fisherman 4: Attack of the Hook. They go and see the movie, and are instantly scared. They try not to look at the movie, but it is over when they open their eyes. They stay for a second showing to try to keep their eyes open, but they fail again. When they get out, they realize that it is midnight, the time when the Fisherman strikes.
They quickly run home, and repeatedly mistake the Fisherman for shadows of harmless beings. They become so frightened that they are too scared to walk to their houses by themselves. Each of them takes turns walking the other home, but they are scared by a harmless noise in which they wake Squidward up. Squidward gets annoyed by this, so he carries them to their houses. Even after they get home, they yell back and forth between their houses, which annoys Squidward even more. Squidward then decides to disguise as the Fisherman to scare SpongeBob and Patrick. He goes on top of his house (dressed like the Fisherman) and hooks Patrick's nose up, who runs screaming into SpongeBob's house while getting his face ripped off by the hook. Patrick runs into SpongeBob's bedroom and scares him because of his ripped out face. He tells SpongeBob about the Fisherman (who is really Squidward), and they become even more scared.
They board up the door to SpongeBob's bedroom, but Squidward enters through the window anyway. SpongeBob and Patrick are scared out of their wits, and exchange each other's underwear so they do not die in their own. While SpongeBob and Patrick are screaming, Squidward's head comes out of his disguise, while laughing, which SpongeBob and Patrick mistake as the Fisherman eating Squidward. They attack Squidward, attempting to save him. They throw him out of the window and Patrick then flings heavy objects on Squidward, leaving him in a coma. An ambulance comes to get Squidward, who is badly injured while SpongeBob and Patrick are glad now that they do not have to worry about the Fisherman anymore.
Then the Fisherman costume rises up and roars, this time without Squidward. SpongeBob, Patrick, and Squidward become scared out of their minds and go in the ambulance with Squidward, only for the Fisherman costume to fall, revealing Gary. The episodes ends with Gary meowing in the Fisherman costume, spinning around inside it and then purring.
|( ‣ ) Associated production music|
|( • ) Original music|
|( ◦ ) SpongeBob music|
‣ Skipping to School - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [The opening.]
‣ Drama Link (d) - Hubert Clifford [SpongeBob and Patrick scream as they run off.]
• Hot Steel and Slide Licks (e) - Jeremy Wakefield [They stop running.]
‣ Cinema Screen 3 - Brian Fahey ["Ooh, the movie's starting!"]
‣ Evil Horror - Harry Lubin [The movie starts.]
‣ Happy Boy - Jack Shaindlin [Kids are playing.]
‣ Creeping Up 29 - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["The fisherman's hook!"]
‣ Enraptured 29 - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [A couple is making out.]
‣ Drama Link (b) - Hubert Clifford [A fish hook comes down.]
‣ The Creature (a) - Gregor F. Narholz ["Goodbye, Margaret!"]
‣ Drama Link (b) - Hubert Clifford ["The fisherman!"]
‣ House of Horror - W. Merrick Farran ["Uh, sorry, sorry, sorry!"/SpongeBob and Patrick scream.]
‣ Hot Steel and Slide Licks - Jeremy Wakefield ["Two hours later."]
‣ Unknown Track 63 - "See if it's safe."
‣ ? [The movie ends.]
‣ Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr [Hawaiian sting.]
‣ ? ["Okay, keep your eyes open."]
‣ Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Hey, my ice cream!"]
‣ Drama Link (o) - Hubert Clifford [Fish cries.]
‣ ? [Patrick holding SpongeBob's eyelids open.]
‣ Unknown Track 63 - SpongeBob and Patrick screaming.
‣ ? - The movie ends again.
‣ Death and Destruction 1 - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [SpongeBob and Patrick run out of the theater.]
• Hot Steel and Slide Licks (V) - Jeremy Wakefield ["...and avoided direct eye contact."]
‣ ? [SpongeBob starts walking Patrick home.]
‣ Unknown Track 63 - Ominous silhouette.
• Hot Steel and Slide Licks (o) - Jeremy Wakefield ["Oh, it's just Slasher McGee."]
‣ Tricks and Traps - James McConnel [Patrick starts walking SpongeBob home.]
‣ Footsteps of Horror - W. Merrick Farran ["The fisherman! Aaah!"]
• Hot Steel and Slide Licks (a) - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob and Patrick run around.]
‣ Cartoon Sting 5 - Squidward walks them home.
‣ Tense Thoughts - Harry Lubin ["They want a fisherman, eh?"]
‣ Unknown Track 65 - Squidward looks through his closet.
‣ The Great White - Gregor F. Narholz [Squidward dressed as fisherman.]
‣ Grass Skirt Chase - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["Maybe this wasn't such a good idea."]
‣ Death of the Alien 2 [#40] - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [Patrick runs up to SpongeBob's bedroom.]
‣ Drama Link (d) - Hubert Clifford ["Aaah, your face!"]
‣ Horror Crash - Harry Lubin [SpongeBob and Patrick scream and run around.]
‣ Death of the Alien 2 [#40] - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["Quick. Block the door."/Barricading the door.]
‣ Drama Link (f) - Hubert Clifford ["Maybe if we don't look at him, he'll go away."]
‣ Dramatic Encounter - Gregor F. Narholz [Squidward appears behind SpongeBob and Patrick.]
‣ Death of the Alien 2 [#40] - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["Well I guess this is the end, old buddy."]
‣ Harp Ding - Nicolas Carr ["Hey, good idea!"]
‣ Hot Steel and Slide Licks (q) - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob and Patrick trade underwear.]
‣ House of Horror - W. Merrick Farran ["He's gonna turn us into fish sticks!"]
‣ Fight! Fight! Fight! (a) - Will Schaefer ["You're going down, fisherman!"]
• Hot Steel and Slide Licks (j) - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward on gurney.]
‣ Footsteps of Horror - W. Merrick Farran [Fisherman costume stands up.]
• Hot Steel and Slide Licks (v) - Jeremy Wakefield [The ending.]
- This episode is available on the It Came from Goo Lagoon, Complete Ninth Season, and Next 100 Episodes DVDs.
- As of June 21, 2019, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB) gives this episode a rating of 8.0/10 based on 157 ratings by users. TV.com users give this episode a rating of 7.6/10 based on 35 votes.
- This episode premiered in Greece on July 1, 2013. However, it premiered in the United States on October 14, 2013 as a Halloween special.
- Although this episode premiered in 2013, it was produced in 2012 according to the credits.
- This episode premiered in Canada on Kevin Michael Richardson's 49th birthday.
- When Squidward is looking for a costume he finds a pink bunny outfit. This could refer to the Kuddly Krab Uniform in "Bossy Boots."
- This marks the first time within the show where Squidward is seen inside the movie theater. However, he has been seen close to it on the outside like in "Something Smells" and "Gone."
- This is the second time Squidward freaked SpongeBob out with a fishing rod and hook. The first time was in "Hooky" when he hooked SpongeBob's pants and underwear.
- This is the second episode to use Straight from Hell as the title card music. The first is "The Krabby Patty That Ate Bikini Bottom."
- This is the third episode where SpongeBob watches a scary movie. The first is "Krab Borg" and the second is "Planet of the Jellyfish."
- This episode marks the third usage of the APM track Fight! Fight! Fight! (a). The first is in "The Great Snail Race" and the second is in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.
- This is the fourth appearance of an anglerfish. The first is "Rock Bottom," the second is The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, and the third is "Trenchbillies."
- This episode was paired up with "A Pal for Gary" on the Massive Monster Mayhem Marathon.
- This episode premiered eight years after "Enemy In-Law" premiered, five years after SpongeBob's WhoBob WhatPants? was released, and one year after "Super Evil Aquatic Villain Team Up is Go!" and "Gary's New Toy" premiered.
- This episode premiered in Greece twelve years after The Good, the Bad, and the Krabby and A Christmas Coral were published and seven years after the SpongeBob DetectivePants: The Case of the Missing Spatula book and The Art Contest: No Cheating Allowed! were published.
- This is the last episode to date where a time card ending in "...later" has no ellipsis.
- Rated S for Scary is a parody/reference to real-life Motion Picture Association of America ratings R and NC-17.
- When SpongeBob and Patrick are about to sit down in their seats for the first time, there is one crowd of fish, but when they sit down and then a wide shot is shown, most of the people in the original crowd have either moved or been replaced.
- After the movie starts, in the scene where Sophie shushes SpongeBob, some of the people around her have moved.
- When Squidward shoots SpongeBob back into his house, SpongeBob's outfit quickly switches from pants to underwear when he lands in the bedroom, and is wearing shoes, but for the rest of the episode, he is barefoot.
- When SpongeBob and Patrick blockade the door, the window is too close to the wall. Also, it is the wrong door, as they blockade the one that goes to SpongeBob's library.
- SpongeBob puts Gary on the pile to shut the door. When Squidward enters through the window, Gary is gone.
- When Patrick drops things onto Squidward, he is on the first floor, although they are on the second floor at first.
- When Patrick throws stuff down on Squidward, the latter can be heard groaning and yelling in pain but his mouth doesn't move.
- Patrick has sharp teeth in this episode, although he has regular teeth in most episodes.