"Girls' Night Out" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from Season 11. In this episode, Sandy wants to spend a night in the city with Karen and Mrs. Puff, so the ladies can let off some steam.



The episode begins with Sandy calling Mrs. Puff and Karen to tell them that she had lived as an amoeba for a week, and because of that, she wants to celebrate by having a night out with them. They meet at a cafe and have fun, until Mrs. Puff and Karen talk about how SpongeBob and Plankton respectively are extremely annoying to them. This prompts the three of them to prank the two.

They first prank Plankton into thinking Mr. Krabs is giving him the formula by using a disguise. When Plankton is fooled, he goes to the Krusty Krab to obtain the formula. However, this causes an alarm at the Krusty Krab to sound off and the real Mr. Krabs arrives at the restaurant. The two take out their weapons and start fighting each other, while the three girls laugh outside the Krusty Krab.

The girls prank SpongeBob next by putting on a virtual reality helmet on him which makes him think he got his driver's license and gets to ride a free boat, despite actually being a shopping cart. The prank starts off well, but when Mrs. Puff gets too crazy about it and smashes the cart with SpongeBob in it, he starts riding off into Bikini Bottom. The three chase SpongeBob until they crash into a dead end and land onto the ground.

SpongeBob takes off the headset and realizes that he has been pranked. However, since he loves pranks, he puts the headset back on and continues thinking he is driving. The episode ends with the girls as amoebas to relax, only for SpongeBob, Plankton and Mr. Krabs to arrive, ruining their relaxation.

Running gags

  • Karen saying "Gal Pals."
  • SpongeBob shouting, "Tell her (Sandy) I said hi!"
  • Sandy becoming a microscopic organism.
  • Karen saying "Er" in her version of Mr. Krabs' voice.


The episode was confirmed by Vincent Waller on March 29, 2018.[1]



 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Earl's Revenge - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Title card]
  In Texas Tonight - Jean-Jacques Perrey [Sandy as an amoeba capturing amoebas on the microscope]
  Mutations (c) [#55] - Trevor Duncan [Sandy reverts back to her normal form]
{OM-nonarticle|s|Surprized|Nicolas Carr|"Holy osmosis! I lived as an amoeba for a whole week!"}}   Hot Steel and Slide Licks 10 - Jeremy Wakefield [Sandy calls to the Chum Bucket]
  A Simple Conversation 1 - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Sandy starts talking Karen/Sandy tells Karen to meet with her at the corner café at night]
  Horlepiep - Jan Rap [SpongeBob on boating exam at Mrs. Puff's boating school]
  A Jolly Jaunt (a) - Dick Walter [Sandy calls Mrs. Puff to meet with her and Sandy at the corner café at night]
  A Jolly Jaunt (d) - Dick Walter [Mrs. Puff closes boating school]
  Kitsch Comedy - Peter Jeffries [Sandy, Karen and Mrs. Puff at the corner café at night]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 8 - Jeremy Wakefield [Karen and Mrs. Puff crying]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 17 - Jeremy Wakefield [Karen and Mrs. Puff join hands with Sandy.]
  Gal Pals Logo - Nicolas Carr ["Gal Pals" graphic on Karen's screen]
  Hiding Place - Marc Dall'Anese [Mrs. Puff and Sandy disguised as Mr. Krabs outside the Chum Bucket]
  Happy Crusty Crew - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Fake Mr. Krabs tells Plankton he's gonna give the Krabby Patty secret formula at the Krusty Krab]
  Tiptoe Footsteps - [ProjectSAM Symphobia Colours: Animator] [Plankton runs off]
  Tricks and Traps - James McConnel ["I think he bought it."]
  Phrases 2 - [ProjectSAM Symphobia Colours: Animator] [Plankton goes to the Krusty Krab]
  Tricks and Traps - James McConnel [Plankton enters the Krusty Krab]
  Punctuations - Ralph Dollimore [Mr. Krabs arrives at the Krusty Krab]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 16 - Jeremy Wakefield [Karen, Mrs. Puff and Sandy laughing]
  Gal Pals Logo - Nicolas Carr ["Gal pals!"]
  Punctuations - Ralph Dollimore [Plankton gets launched]
  Sneaky Factor - Billie Fingers, Andrew Johnson, Bruce Fingers [Extreme Music] [Sandy and Mrs. Puff take SpongeBob out of his house while he's sleeping]
  Quirky Tension B - John Epping [SpongeBob sees the mailman on his door through the virtual reality helmet]
  Kitsch Twist - Harold Geller, Desmond Champ [SpongeBob drives a boat through the virtual reality helmet]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 22 - Jeremy Wakefield ["Maybe it's about time we let SpongeBob in on the joke."]
  Sponge Monger - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob driving the shopping cart down the road]
  Gal Pals Logo - Nicolas Carr ["Gal Pals" graphic on Karen's screen again]
  Sponge Monger - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Boats crashing as SpongeBob drives the shopping cart]
  Gal Pals Logo - Nicolas Carr ["Gal Pals" graphic on Karen's screen again]
  Sponge Monger - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Mrs. Puff saves SpongeBob]
  Phrases 3 - [ProjectSAM Symphobia Colours: Animator] [SpongeBob sees a cloud through the virtual reality helmet]
  Syncy Winky - [ProjectSAM Symphobia Colours: Animator] [SpongeBob sees Mrs. Puff]
  Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Mrs. Puff?"]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 2 - Jeremy Wakefield ["You guys played a prank on me, huh?"]
  Cream Pie - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["Mrs. Puff saved my life! Now I will stay by your side forever!"]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 20 - Jeremy Wakefield ["I know somewhere where we can finish our ladies night in peace."]
  Kitsch Comedy - Peter Jeffries [Sandy, Mrs. Puff and Karen as amoebas in Sandy's microscope]
  Sponge Monger - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob, Krabs and Plankton appear as amoebas in Sandy's microscope]
  Gal Pals Logo - Nicolas Carr ["Gal pals!"]




  • Pearl is the only major female main character who does not appear in this episode. However, she becomes part of the Gal Pals group in a later episode called "A Cabin in the Kelp."
  • During the Best Buddies Week event, this episode was paired with "Mermaid Pants."
  • This and "Karen's Virus" are the first episodes to premiere on a day that daylight saving time ends in the United States.
    • Ironically, Karen plays a major role in both episodes.
  • When this episode premiered, it was paired up with "Karen's Virus."
  • This episode, alongside a couple of episodes, were leaked in Turkey before its Turkish premiere in a Turkish satellite television provider's (Digiturk) streaming service called beIN CONNECT in January 2019.
  • Karen confirms in this episode that she and Plankton have been married for 26 years.
  • When Mrs. Puff puffs up after she crashed, she has her deep voice just like in Season 1.
  • This is the episode that finally finished the track, "Sponge Monger" after 17 years of its first playing.
  • When Karen slaps her screen in embarrassment because of how the Gal Pals' prank on Plankton almost failed, the screen of Eugene is able to match with her expression and tone. Also, Plankton is not able to tell the difference between the real Eugene and the Gal Pals' costume of him.
  • This episode is the same title as the song "Girl's Night Out," sung by Miley Cyrus in 2009.

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Cultural references

BBC Video reference.

  • Karen's Gal Pals screen looks similar to the BBC Video logo from the 1980s.


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"Vincent Wailer."

  • In the French dub, Bob Jaques' name is misspelled as Bob Jacques in the opening credits.[2]
  • When Mrs. Puff is ranting about SpongeBob, she says "He doesn't know the first thing about driving a car," when in reality they are boats, not cars.
    • Furthermore, SpongeBob does know everything about boats, he just gets nervous when taking the actual driving test.
  • There is no possible way for SpongeBob, Eugene and Plankton to shrink down to the size of an amoeba to fit in Sandy's telescope if Sandy never told them how. This was never mentioned nor explained.



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