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"FarmerBob" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season 12. In this episode, SpongeBob and Patrick work a day on Old Man Jenkins' farm, much to his dismay.



In the beginning of the episode, Mr. Krabs makes SpongeBob work for Old Man Jenkins at his farm so he can pay his grocery bill. He also sends Patrick to help SpongeBob do his chores.

Their tasks are to get eggs from oysters, feed the worm hogs, milk Ol' Bessy, and harvest Old Man Jenkins' field of kelp. They finish all these chores and after they get off the tractor due to finishing the last chore, SpongeBob and Patrick get excited for the barn dance.

However, the tractor is still running and crashes into the barn. In order to still have a barn dance, SpongeBob and Patrick raise a baby barn to a grown-up. After that, they have the barn dance, until some aliens arrive due to seeing an invitation made by the tractor on the crop field.

They hangout for a while until they have to leave to destroy the universe. Mr. Krabs arrives to pick SpongeBob and Patrick up, and as they are driving, they get abducted by a UFO, as the episode ends.

Running gags

  • SpongeBob saying, "Oh boy!"
  • Patrick showing off his licenses.
  • Old Man Jenkins' tractor causing destruction.


The episode was confirmed by Vincent Waller on August 7, 2018.[1]



 ) Production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Hillbilly Party - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Title card]
  Another Krusty Krab Day 3 - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Krabs waiting for SpongeBob in his boat]
  Blue Acres - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Krabs and SpongeBob arrive at Old Man Jenkins' farm]
  Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Huh? Potatoes?"]
  Seaweed 2 - Steve Belfer [Patrick appears eating potatoes in the sack]
  Nude Sting - Nicolas Carr [Closeup of SpongeBob and Patrick's certified fools badges]
  Bikini Bottom Hillbillies - Nicolas Carr [Old Man Jenkins' barn and grain silo dancing]
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr [Transition to next scene]
  Skipping to Hillbilly School - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Old Man Jenkins teaches SpongeBob and Patrick how to get eggs from oysters]
  Grass Skirt Chase - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick trying to open an oyster's mouth with a crowbar]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 16 - Jeremy Wakefield [Oysters laugh and spit eggs at SpongeBob and Patrick]
  Skipping to Hillbilly School - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["Why, you ain't gathered up a single egg!"]
  Comical Shots - Nicolas Carr [Rimshot]
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr [Transition to next scene]
  Hillbilly Home - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob feeding worm hogs]
  Dramatic Cue (A) - Ronald Hanmer [Little worm hog chewing on SpongeBob]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 2B - Jeremy Wakefield [Little worm hog burps SpongeBob's clothes]
  ? [SpongeBob trying to milk the jellyfish cow]
  Hillbilly Hoot - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["Your final chore is harvesting my kelp patch."]
  Hillbilly Tension Build - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Huge field full of kelp is shown]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 22 - Jeremy Wakefield ["Driver's license, fishing license..."]
  Shotgun Wedding - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["Marriage license."]
  Hillbilly Dual - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick driving the tractor]
  Greenhorn Rag - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Jellybee appears and Patrick panics]
  Hillbilly Chase - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick throws SpongeBob out of the tractor]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 14 - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob is all tied up]
  ? [Rimshot]
  Enter The Hillbillies - Nicolas Carr ["Oh, boy! Our chores are all done."]
  Oh My Neptune! - Nicolas Carr [Tractor destroys the barn]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 8 - Jeremy Wakefield ["How can we have a barn dance with no barn?"]
  Feeling Happy - Alan Perry [SpongeBob and Patrick growing the barn]
  Mazel Tov A - Nainita Desai, Malcom Laws [Old Man Jenkins' barn mitzvah is finished]
  Hillbilly Hoot - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Transition to next scene]
  Chiho O's Disco - Nicolas Carr [Disco music at the barn mitzvah]
  Drama Link (B) - Hubert Clifford [Ground rumbles]
  Welcome to the Future - UFO appears and drops an outhouse
  ? [Alien walks out of the outhouse]
  Hillbilly Party - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Aliens playing music]
  In Search of Alien Life - Nicolas Carr [Alien shows the crop circle invitation]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 1A - Jeremy Wakefield ["I have a crop circle license too."]
  Hillbilly Party - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Aliens leave Old Man Jenkins' farm]
  Hillbilly Home - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Krabs comes to pick SpongeBob and Patrick]
  Ahoy Landlubbers - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob telling Krabs what they did at the farm]
  Alien Spacecraft A - Gregor Narholz [UFO abducts Krabs' boat]




  • This is the only season 12 episode to premiere in 2018.
    • This is also the only episode from season 12 to premiere during Stephen Hillenburg's lifetime.
  • This episode was originally titled "The Farm."[2]
  • When this episode first aired, it was paired up with "Surf N' Turf," an episode from season 11, but since it has been re-airing with "Gary & Spot".[3]
    • Both episodes premiered on Remembrance Day.
    • This also makes this the only season 12 episode to be paired with a season 11 episode.
  • This is the first episode to use "Hillbilly Party" as the title card music since "Trenchbillies."
    • Coincidentally, both episodes use wood as the title card text and feature hillbilly-type characters.
  • The storyboard director credit is used again starting with this episode.
    • Also, starting with this episode, Marc Ceccarelli and Vincent Waller are now credited as co-executive producers instead of supervising producers.
  • This is the second episode in which Patrick is shown to have a driving license. The first is "Driven to Tears."
    • This episode also reveals, aside from having a driver's license, Patrick also has licenses for fishing, marriage, tractors, and crop circles.
  • This is the sixth episode where the German dub version has the exact same title card as the English version. The first episode is "Plankton!," the second is "F.U.N.," the third is "Texas," the fourth is "Club SpongeBob," and the fifth is "Patrick-Man!"

Episode references

  • The pictures on SpongeBob and Patrick's badges are a reference to their poses from "Mid-Life Crustacean."

Cultural references

American Gothic reference.


  • When SpongeBob feeds the small worm hog, he is outside of the fenced area, but in the next scene, he is inside the area.
  • In an exterior nighttime shot of the barn, when the tractor drives by and everyone is dancing, the characters dancing is not looped correctly.
  • At the beginning of the episode, the Krusty Krab is right next to Old Man Jenkins' farm, but it is much further away at the end of the episode.

SpongeBob's tie is missing.

  • When Mr. Krabs throws a bag of potatoes at SpongeBob, his tie and eyelashes is missing.
  • When the first farm alien comes out, in the outhouse behind him, the other farm aliens are absent.
  • After Patrick stops the tractor, it is not seen or heard mowing for anymore of the episode until the farm alien mentions it.

His eyes are gone.

  • When SpongeBob throws the baseball at Patrick, his eyes disappear for a frame.



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