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This is the page about the season 2 episode. For other uses, see DoodleBob (disambiguation).
If you were looking for the article about the puppet version of this episode, then see Frankendoodle: Puppet Edition!.

"Frankendoodle" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season 2. In this episode, SpongeBob creates the evil DoodleBob.



As the episode begins on the ocean's surface, an artist in a rowboat sketches feverishly. Unfortunately, his pencil slips from his hand and falls into the sea. While screaming "NO!", the French Narrator states the first rule of the artist at sea: "Always bring a spare pencil."

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"Aww, look at him. Ain't he a doll?"

Down on the ocean floor, SpongeBob and Patrick are playing "Rock-Paper-Scissors" using bubbles when the pencil suddenly lands in between them. SpongeBob and Patrick, at first terrified of the large artifact, start to doodle with it. They soon come to discover that whatever they draw with the pencil is brought to life, and thus dub it the "magic pencil."

SpongeBob soon draws "DoodleBob," a sketch version of himself intended to fool Squidward. However, DoodleBob beats Squidward up and steals the magic pencil, going off to wreak havoc across the seascape. SpongeBob eventually turns the tide of battle and uses the pencil's eraser to rub out DoodleBob.

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Unbeknownst to SpongeBob and Patrick, a lone arm remains, and in the night it steals the pencil back from SpongeBob and redraws its body. DoodleBob then attempts to erase SpongeBob, and during the struggle, the pencil is snapped in half. DoodleBob has the eraser and SpongeBob has the point. However, DoodleBob sharpens his half and SpongeBob accidentally flicks his pencil out of the window at Squidward's head. DoodleBob corners SpongeBob in front of a bookshelf, but steps on a sheet of paper and finds his foot absorbed into it.

Seizing his chance, SpongeBob closes DoodleBob in a book, in which the doodle is finally happy. The page with DoodleBob is then framed on a wall. Patrick arrives and listens to SpongeBob's musings on the nature of his doppelgänger, taking SpongeBob's photograph for the doodle. Knowing it's too dangerous in the wrong hands, they decide to send the magic pencil back from where it came, shooting it back up to the distraught artist.

With his drawing instrument returned, the artist excitedly prepares to begin a new masterpiece, but when the pencil meets the canvas, the lead snaps. Because of this, the French Narrator concludes by stating the second rule of the artist at sea: "Always bring a pencil sharpener." as the artist screams "NO!".




 ) Production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Arnold Is Back 1 - Gregor F. Narholz [Title card]
  Une Nuit au Cabaret - Victor Cavini [Artist at sea]
  Dramatic Cue (E) - Ronald Hanmer [Pencil dropped into sea]
  Dancing The Hula - Kapono Beamer [SpongeBob and Patrick blowing bubbles]
  Dramatic Cue (D) - Ronald Hanmer [Pencil lands]
  Dangerous C - Mladen Franko [They run around screaming]
  Stealth by Night - Jack Coles ["What is that thing, SpongeBob?"]
  Tomfoolery - David Snell [Drawing giant pictures]
  Glissando (c) - Richard Myhill, Skaila Kanga ["We found a magic pencil!"]
  Tomfoolery - David Snell [Magic mustache.]
  Thats It ! - Nicolas Carr ["Hair!"]
  Comic Walk - Sidney Torch [More drawings]
  Idea Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Wait, I've got another idea."]
  Comic Walk - Sidney Torch [SpongeBob draws a doodle of himself]
  Death Trap [#25] - Gregor F. Narholz [Doodle beats up Squidward]
  Stepping into Danger - Mike Sunderland [Poorly drawn pineapple]
  Dramatic Impact (2) - Ivor Slaney [SpongeBob and Patrick fall down a hole]
  Stealth by Night - Jack Coles [Doodle babbling]
  Arnold Is Back 1 - Gregor F. Narholz [Wrench lands on Patrick's head]
  Frankenstein's Niece A - Gregor F. Narholz [Doodle runs off]
  Finger of Fear - Fredric Bayco ["He's putting down the pencil."]
  Battle at Sea - Johnny Pearson [SpongeBob erasing doodle]
  Frankenstein's Niece A - Gregor F. Narholz [Doodle's arm crawls out]
  Solo Steel 2 - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob in bed]
  Zelle 501 - Gerhard Trede [Arm sneaks into SpongeBob's house]
  King Kong Coming [#33] - Gregor F. Narholz [Doodle reappears]
  Spongemonger - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Doodle chases SpongeBob]
  Ready for Combat [#2.02] - Gregor F. Narholz ["It looks like this is a draw."]
  Flight In Panic 1 [#10] - Gregor F. Narholz [Doodle sharpens pencil]
  Frankenstein's Niece A - Gregor F. Narholz [SpongeBob scared]
  Harp Punctuations [#86.03] - Robert Farnon [Doodle's leg gets stuck to the paper]
  Dramatic Cue (D) - Ronald Hanmer [SpongeBob gets an idea]
  Glissando (g) - Skaila Kanga, Richard Myhill [Doodle smiles]
  Hawaiian Link (B) - Richard Myhill [The next day]
  Lonely Stranger - Laurie Johnson ["He was just a two-dimensional creature..."]
  Fancytale - Gregor F. Narholz [Pencil launched back to surface]
  Une Nuit au Cabaret - Victor Cavini [Ending]



"SpongeBob creates an evil doodle of himself with a magic pencil he finds. I actually feel sorry for the 'monster' when he has to be erased. Another semi-creepy one! Producer Paul Tibbett[sic] does Frankendoodle's[sic] voice."



  • This is the first episode for a few things:
  • The artist at sea is Doug Lawrence, one of the main writers on the show and the voice actor of Plankton, Fred, Potty the Parrot (starting from "Feral Friends"), Earl Cheeks, and Larry the Lobster.
  • The pencil shown in the live-action version is longer while the animated version is shorter.
  • Patrick's question on whether it is DoodleBob's birthday can actually be answered in the affirmative, as it is still the day of DoodleBob's creation.
  • This episode was paired up with other episodes during certain marathons:
  • Even though DoodleBob speaks total gibberish, at one point he is heard speaking English when he says, "You doodle! Me SpongeBob!"
  • Foreshadowing: While playing Rock-Paper-Scissors with bubbles, SpongeBob asks why Patrick always chooses paper. It is later revealed that paper is the solution to defeat DoodleBob.
  • Squid Doodle's grumbling was reused from "Welcome to the Chum Bucket," where the mutant patty created by SpongeBob comes to life and makes the same grumbling noises.
    • Coincidentally, they are both sister episodes.
    • Ironically they were both voiced by Rodger Bumpass.
  • The scene where DoodleBob throws a drawing of a bowling ball at Patrick was later seen in the video game Nicktoons Movin'.
  • According to The Ultimate SpongeBob SpongeBash marathon's Celebrity Favorites, Tony Hawk rated this as his favorite SpongeBob SquarePants episode.
  • There is an online game based on this episode called SpongeBob SquarePants Saves Bikini Bottom.
  • There are four books based on this episode, called Don't Pencil Me In!, Stick Together!, DoodleBob, and ScribbleBob DoodlePants!
  • There is a fanmade PC game based on this episode, titled DoodleBob and the Magic Pencil, where DoodleBob is depicted as a heroic doodle who foils Plankton's plan to conquer the world with doodles.
  • There's a sequel to this episode named "Doodle Dimension."
  • The scene where DoodleBob repeatedly slams Squidward to the ground was later reused in "Squidiot Box."
  • Patrick in this episode has spawned a ton of popular memes on the internet including:
    • "Where's the leak, ma'am?"
    • Patrick wishing DoodleBob a happy birthday and getting hit on the head with a rock and saying, "You're welcome."
    • Patrick saying "Finland!" after DoodleBob throws a bowling ball at him as a bowling pin with a strike. He later references this quote by saying it again (while in pain) in "Accidents Will Happen."
  • "Good night, sweet prince" is said again by Squidward in "I ♥ Dancing."
  • The "Rock-Paper-Scissors" scene was made into a tie-breaker minigame/audition for Lights, Camera, Pants!.

Dub facts[]

  • In different countries, there are dialogue changes for the "Finland!" joke.
    • In the Russian dub, this joke was changed. SpongeBob says, "Where are you, Patrick?" and Patrick says, "In Finland!"
    • In the French dub, SpongeBob asks to Patrick "Did you get hurt?," while Patrick says "No, not at all."
    • In the Arabic dub, SpongeBob asks "Are you ok?," and Patrick replies "I'm not ok."
    • In the Filipino, Italian, Korean, Thai, Chinese (Cantonese/Mainland China), and Japanese dubs, Patrick says, "Strike!" rather than "Finland!"
    • In the Hebrew dub, Patrick says, "Sweden!" rather than "Finland!"
    • In the Serbian dub, Patrick says, "Happy Birthday! (срећан рођендан)" rather than "Finland!
    • In the German dub, Patrick says, "All Nine! (Allen neune)" rather than "Finland!"
    • In the Taiwanese Mandarin dub, Patrick says, "才怪!" which colloquially means "Yeah, right!"

Cultural references[]



Miscaptialized as "Storyboard directed by"

  • In the opening credits, the label "storyboard directed by" is miscapitalized as "Storyboard directed by." The labels in the opening credits are usually noncapitalized.
  • The pencil sinks to the bottom of the sea instead of floating on water despite the fact that it is made of wood.
  • While the pencil is falling towards Bikini Bottom, SpongeBob and Patrick are playing Rock-Paper-Scissors with bubbles. However, when the pencil crashes into the sea floor, the bubble blowers and bubble fluid are gone.
  • When SpongeBob and Patrick panic at the sight of the pencil, they panic and run around. But every time SpongeBob runs off-screen, he runs to the right side of the screen, then when he reappears, he is at the left side. Same thing happens with Patrick, except he runs to the left side and then reappears at the right side.
  • SpongeBob and Patrick ring Squidward's doorbell. When DoodleBob goes up to Squidward, he has no doorbell.
  • In the shot in which Squidward slams his door, the monocle that fell off of him disappears.
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SpongeBob and Patrick glitched through a frame.

  • After DoodleBob draws a hole in front of his house, SpongeBob and Patrick glitch into the frame.
  • When Doodlebob draws the bowling ball and is about to throw it his right tooth becomes black for a frame then turns back to white when he actually throws the bowling ball
  • During the part where SpongeBob and Patrick are watching DoodleBob, SpongeBob's belt is missing. After Patrick says, "That stupid tie!" and SpongeBob clears his throat, Patrick says, "Oh, but it looks good on you SpongeBob," and then SpongeBob and Patrick both gasp when they see what DoodleBob is doing. As they gasp, SpongeBob's belt appears for a second and then disappears again.
  • DoodleBob has three fingers at first, but when his hand enters SpongeBob's bedroom and takes the pencil, he has four fingers instead of three. After he redraws himself, he has three fingers again.
  • When SpongeBob and DoodleBob are in SpongeBob's living room, in the initial shot of the TV, the images next to it are just shots of barren landscape. In the next shot, they are images of Patrick, SpongeBob, and the pineapple respectively. In the third shot, they are just solid colors. In the fourth shot, they go back to the images of Patrick, SpongeBob, and the pineapple. In the fifth shot, they go back to the solid colors. This back and forth happens two more times. The final shots of the photos are Patrick, SpongeBob, and the pineapple.
  • When SpongeBob breaks the pencil, it is snapped in half, but after DoodleBob points SpongeBob with it after SpongeBob accidentally throws his half, the pencil is its regular length.
  • When SpongeBob accidentally throws his half of the pencil out the window, Squidward cries out "Hey!" However, his house is actually on the opposite side of where the window is.
    • It could be that Squidward was (for some reason) standing at exactly the place where the pencil fell.
  • The piece of paper that DoodleBob was stuck to disappears once he is trapped into the notebook.
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The side of SpongeBob's belt is missing

  • When SpongeBob tapes the pencil together, the two halves fit perfectly even though one half is sharpened and has an eraser at the other end.
  • When SpongeBob hides behind the door, DoodleBob erases it and SpongeBob's butt, but when SpongeBob says "Be careful with that thing, who knows what will happen," the door is back.
  • When SpongeBob realizes how to defeat DoodleBob, he says "Paper!", his mouth opens but does not move.
  • When Patrick says "Where's the leak, ma'am?" the side of SpongeBob's belt disappears.
  • When and after SpongeBob says "See what I mean, Patrick". He looks straight in front of him instead of looking at Patrick
  • When DoodleBob's house is first shown, it has no interior and is see through. But when DoodleBob draws a bowling ball, the interior of the house is visible.



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