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"Good Ol' Whatshisname" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from Season 5. In this episode, SpongeBob and Squidward compete in a contest to learn the names of all the Krusty Krab customers to win a prize.



"Thanks, SpongeBob!"

In the beginning of the episode, Mr. Krabs puts SpongeBob against Squidward in a work contest, telling them there will be a prize. He shows them a brochure for a cruise vacation, which Squidward desperately wants to win. The contest is to name all the customers in the Krusty Krab. Somehow, SpongeBob knows everyone's name, and Squidward is confused by this, so he asks SpongeBob why this is so. SpongeBob then reveals he has a book with everybody's name in it. Squidward then swipes the book and says the names in the book.

He told Mr. Krabs that he has more points than SpongeBob. Mr. Krabs admits that he didn't tally the scores, so he claims that they both were neck and neck to the winner and that whoever gets the last customer's name is the winner. After a struggle of trying to remember, Squidward then pushes SpongeBob out of the way and asks the fish his name. However, the man appears to simply respond "What's it to ya?"

"It's my ridiculous name! What Zit Tooya!"

After three attempts to find out his name, Squidward snatches his wallet and runs. He attracts a cop, who chases him because he ran a stop sign, and more so after he realizes he stole a wallet too. Squidward then makes it on top of the roof and after a tug-of-war for the wallet, Squidward manages to get his driver's license, which reads "Mr. What Zit Tooya." He is then arrested and imprisoned for 10 years.

Mr. Krabs and SpongeBob visit Squidward in jail to give him his "prize," which is revealed to be the brochure itself, not the actual vacation. After maniacally tearing the brochure, Squidward is relieved that he gets peace and quiet for the next ten years until he sees Patrick is his cellmate. He offers to play Parcheesi with Squidward, and Squidward literally falls apart in depression, as the episode ends.



 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  SpongeBob Theme II - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Title card]
  The Tip Top Polka/The Cliff Polka - Chelmsford Folk Band [opening]
  Holiday Dream - Max Mahlmann ["A tropical getaway?!"]
  Comic Walk - Sidney Torch [SpongeBob knows all the customers' names]
  The Pollywog Strut - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [book of customer names]
  Steel Licks 8 - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward goes from table to table saying all the customers' names]
  Steel Licks 9 - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward goes to Susie's table]
  Tympup A - Sammy Burdson, John Charles Fiddy ["You ruined my food with your sweat, you nitwit!"]
  Keel Row - Brian Peters [Krabs points out the mystery customer]
  Goofy Conversation - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Squidward tries to find out the mystery customer's name]
  Grass Skirt Chase - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward steals the customer's wallet]
  Sponge Monger - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Customer and policeman chasing Squidward]
  Blood in the Gutter - Laurie Johnson ["Freeze, thief!"]
  Nude Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Mr. What Zit Tooya?"]
  Steel Licks 3 - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward is arrested]
  Jailhouse Blues - Nicolas Carr [Squidward in jail]
  Hello Blues - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [ending]




  • This episode was available on the Bikini Bottom Adventures DVD, released on June 5, 2007, a month and a half before it aired on American television.
  • There are sixteen question marks on the title card.
  • Mr. Krabs reads a magazine named Maximizing Profit (Maximizing Prophet), as revealed in this episode, to get more wealthy and live a perfect life with money.
  • This episode reveals the most names of the Bikini Bottomites.
  • There seem to be about four people with the name "Jess."
  • When Squidward steals the customer's wallet, the beginning of "Grass Skirt Chase" plays, only to transition into "Sponge Monger." This previously happened in "Mrs. Puff, You're Fired."
  • Ironies:
    • If all this time What Zit Tooya was his real name, then he had no reason to scream his name to Squidward brutally as if he was actually insulting him.
    • Squidward could've told another police officer or guard that the cop littered, this would've likely reduced Squidward's sentence or they would've let him go. Also, the cop would've been punished for littering.
  • Mr. Krabs may have faced legal charges himself for committing fraud.
  • The ending of this episode is very similar to the ending of "SpongeBob Meets the Strangler," where both episodes end with someone believing they're safe from SpongeBob while in prison until they find Patrick in the same prison cell as them.
  • The quote "Finally, the moment of truth!" and the laugh that Squidward makes would later appear in the online game Reef Rumble.
  • This is the first episode to use "SpongeBob Theme II" as title card music.
  • This is the first episode where Squidward gets arrested. The second is "Professor Squidward."
  • This is the third time Patrick goes to jail; he also goes for stealing a balloon in "Life of Crime" and supposedly being the Tattletale Strangler in "SpongeBob Meets the Strangler."
    • This time, it is unknown why he is in prison.
  • This is the last episode to play the APM track "Holiday Dream."
  • In the Croatian dub, this episode is called "Kako se ono zovem?," which translates to "What's my name again?"

Cultural references

  • In his daydream, Squidward is seen playing Parcheesi, an Indian game that resembles Trouble.


Dani Michaeli credited on a Nickelodeon USA airing.

Dani Michaeli credited on a Nicktoons USA airing.

Richard Pursel is credited on all DVD releases and international non-US airings.

  • On all DVD releases and international non-US airings, Richard Pursel is credited as one of the 3 writers instead of Dani Michaeli. According to Dani Michaeli's Twitter account, he wrote the outline for this episode.[2] Richard Pursel stated that Dani Michaeli was actually the writer of this episode, and not him.[3] He also stated that this could possibly be due to a production error. This episode was first made available on the Bikini Bottom Adventures DVD released on June 5, 2007 with the error, one month before it aired on American television.[4] This mistake was corrected before Nickelodeon premiered this episode in the United States, and all subsequent American reruns on Nicktoons, digital releases, and streaming services use the corrected credits.[5]
  • When Mr. Krabs talks to SpongeBob and Squidward, one of his hands is missing.
  • The Chum Bucket is missing when Squidward kicks out SpongeBob across from the Krusty Krab.
  • Halbert's name is mentioned even though he does not appear in this episode.
  • Despite the Bikini Bottom police being against littering, the cop littered by dropping his doughnut on the sidewalk before chasing Squidward.
  • When Mr. What Zit Tooya's wallet rips open, his license begins falling to the ground. When it cuts to Squidward, the license is seen falling forward into his hands above the ground.
  • Despite Mr. What Zit Tooya having visible hair, his license says that he has no hair.

31 days instead of 30.

  • The November calendar had 31 days in this episode, even though November only has 30 days.

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  • The closing credits of this episode contains many errors:
    • The episode title is mistakenly listed as "Good Old Whatshisname" in the closing credits instead of "Good Ol' Whatshisname."
    • An unnamed character, "Male fish #1" is in the closing credits despite all of the speaking male fish in this episode being named.
    • Thaddeus is listed in the credits, despite not speaking in the episode. In addition, his name is misspelled as "Thadeus."
    • A character called Sally is in the closing credits.
    • A character called Dale is in the closing credits.
    • An unnamed character, "Old man" is listed in the closing credits, even though there are no male old fish in this episode, let alone speaking ones.
    • Squidward is listed twice, once under Rodger Bumpass who is his actual voice actor and the second time under Bill Fagerbakke.
    • Patrick who appears speaking at the end of this episode is missing from the closing credits.
    • Rodger Bumpass' name is misspelled as "Roger Bumpass."
    • Mr. What Zit Tooya's name is misspelled as "What's it to ya."



Nickelodeon Split Screen Credits (July 27, 2007)


Nickelodeon Split Screen Credits (August 3, 2007)