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"Hello Bikini Bottom!" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season 8. In this episode, Mr. Krabs takes over as band manager for SpongeBob and Squidward.



Act 1

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The episode starts with Squidward deciding to play his clarinet. SpongeBob overhears him and decides to join him by playing his ukulele. They both play back and forth until Squidward blows his clarinet out of his mouth, then tells SpongeBob that he will never play with him. A stylish fish claps for them liking SpongeBob and Squidward's performance and Squidward asks who the fish is. The fish introduces himself as Colonel Carper. Colonel says that he wants to be SpongeBob and Squidward's band manager and that they will make a lot of money.

However, Mr. Krabs overhears money being involved and forcefully makes himself SpongeBob and Squidward's band manager. He even manages to steal tips from Carper on what a band needs: A tour bus, venue, sound equipment, and roadies. Mr. Krabs steals Mrs. Puff's busmobile and drives back to the Krusty Krab, then he takes off his speaker, checking off both having a tour bus and sound equipment. At the moment, all he needs is a roadie, in which, he sees Patrick entering the Krusty Krab holding a boat and makes him the roadie.

Mr. Krabs, Squidward, SpongeBob, and Patrick all travel to a building that hosts the appearance of Ned and the Needlefish. Mr. Krabs meets up with Colonel Carper again, and Carper explains how much better he is doing. He then blasts on Mr. Krabs for having poor sound equipment and a roadie. He also manages to even blow up Mr. Krabs' sound equipment by telling him his service will be free.

In the next scene, when Squidward is playing his clarinet on the microphone, Mr. Krabs' "sound equipment" explodes. Carper then breaks down laughing, not knowing Mr. Krabs was stealing his sound equipment from behind him. Mr. Krabs then drives the gang to their first gig: a supermarket. Squidward complains about the place they are playing at and demands Mr. Krabs to drive back to the Krusty Krab. Mr. Krabs says it is impossible because he sold the Krusty Krab to a Pawn Shop, much to SpongeBob's dismay. Even Squidward thinks that was a bad idea. Plankton is seen walking past the Pawn Shop and spots the Krusty Krab. He then runs home going to get his money.

Squidward and SpongeBob finally begin to play at the supermarket, and all of the other customers even start using food items to play along with the beat as well. Once Squidward and SpongeBob stop playing, all of the customers leave, which Squidward dislikes. The Supermarket Manager then bills Mr. Krabs for playing at his supermarket. Mr. Krabs then takes the gang to the Shady Lanes Assisted Living Facility retirement home, and he manages to convince Squidward to play there. However, every time that SpongeBob and Squidward play, an elderly fish keeps yelling out "Too loud!," even if SpongeBob and Squidward are not playing. The next gig ends up at a child's birthday party and the act finishes after the gig ended soon when a kid playing a game sticks Squidward.

Act 2

Electronics Outhouse.

Act 2 begins as Mr. Krabs drives to the next destination. Squidward says that if the next gig is anything like the others, he will quit. When Mr. Krabs stops at the Electronics Outhouse, Squidward attempts to leave off the bus, but Mr. Krabs slams the door on his face, saying that it is not their next gig. Mr. Krabs, SpongeBob, and Squidward all look toward a large crowd heading toward a stadium, and Mr. Krabs says that is their next gig (which says "Ned and the Needlefish Today!"). Mr. Krabs drops off SpongeBob, Squidward, and Patrick and goes back to the "Next Town" sign and starts to do work on it. It turns out that he made it redirect Ned and the Needlefish to the Electronics Outhouse, in which, the band drives to with Ned thinking that they really have gone downhill.

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Meanwhile, SpongeBob and Squidward are preparing to perform for the crowd. The curtains open up, and the entire crowd is cheering. However, Squidward notices they are chanting for Ned and the Needlefish, but SpongeBob thinks that the crowd is cheering for them instead. As the lights turn on, the crowd notices that they are not Ned and the Needlefish. Squidward says that they know what they came for and he and SpongeBob start playing, but the crowd (with Harold actually giving the signal) begins to chase them off the stage. As the duo are being chased away, Ned and the Needlefish are performing at the Electronics Outhouse. Bert asks Ned about something, but Ned tells him that one of his band members could help him instead. Back at the stadium, Colonel Carper returns, and he is furious at Mr. Krabs for stealing his sound equipment and for driving Ned and the Needlefish off course.

Carper tells Mr. Krabs that he is suing him for everything he has got and has his roadies take back his sound equipment and even tag "Losers" on Mr. Krabs' tour bus. Mr. Krabs is highly depressed as he drives again, with Squidward saying things have gotten worse. Mr. Krabs breaks down in tears and ends up driving off a cliff with the bus tumbling many times but only suffering a flat tire. Mr. Krabs asks for Patrick to put up the spare, but Patrick ended up eating it (which Squidward actually guessed correctly). SpongeBob pulls out a small bag of tires telling Patrick he would have given him one. Squidward gets fed up with everything, not even caring if Mr. Krabs goes broke and decides to walk off but walks into a series of cacti along the way. SpongeBob tries to convince Squidward to stay, but he will not budge and walks off into the sunset.

SpongeBob then starts to sing about not giving up and eventually, Squidward turns back around, and he and SpongeBob play for the final time on top of the bus. They notice a crowd cheering with Mr. Krabs in shock; however, Patrick says that they are only cheering for the rare meteor shower that was going on. Mr. Krabs then sets up an admission stand to have people pay to see the meteor shower and makes all of his money back.

Unfortunately for Mr. Krabs, there is a long line of fish waiting to get paid back from Mr. Krabs, which includes Mrs. Puff, the Supermarket Manager, and even Colonel Carper. Carper asks for the rest of Mr. Krabs' money for using his equipment, causing him to lose profits from the Needlefish show, damages to his property, and the rest just because he wants it. Mr. Krabs, of course, refuses. Carper then has his roadies dump all of Mr. Krabs' money into his pants, then drops him onto the ground. Mr. Krabs, along with SpongeBob, is outside the Pawn Shop and is sad that he will never get his Krusty Krab back. Fortunately for him, SpongeBob offers Mr. Krabs a piggy bank of Gary's college fund, which he grabs without hesitation and he buys back the Krusty Krab and puts it on his boat. Mr. Krabs drives off with SpongeBob. Plankton arrives shortly after with a wagon of money, wanting to buy the Krusty Krab. However, the Pawn Shop Owner tells Plankton that he just sold it but has a taco stand instead. Plankton looks on with a shocked look on his face, closing the episode.

Running gags

  • An elderly fish saying "Too loud!" constantly in the middle of the episode when Squidward and SpongeBob are doing a musical performance.
  • Squidward walking into a cactus.




 ) Production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Clownfish Capers - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Title card.]
  Hello Bikini Bottom Clarinet - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Squidward playing clarinet.]
  Hello Bikini Bottom Ukulele - Sage Guyton [SpongeBob accompanies on ukulele.]
  It's High Time We Went on Tour - Sean Charmatz, Eban Schletter
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr ["We got a tour to put on!"]
  Grass Skirt Chase - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Krabs drives Mrs. Puff's bus to the Krusty Krab.]
  Harp! - Nicolas Carr ["Roadie... check."]
  Wig Struck - Nicolas Carr ["Here we are, boys!"]
  Skipping to School - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["Where do I put this?"]
  Wig Struck - Nicolas Carr [Ned and the Needlefish.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 17A - Jeremy Wakefield [Colonel Carper laughs.]
  Who Said That - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["We have a tour bus, sound equipment, a roadie..."]
  Mounting Metal Mayhem - Nicolas Carr [Krabs screams at the roadies.]
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr ["Deal!"]
  ? - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Squidward starts playing.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 1A - Jeremy Wakefield [Speaker blows up.]
  Wig Struck - Nicolas Carr [Wall of speakers.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 5A - Jeremy Wakefield [Krabs steals Carper's speakers.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 15 - Jeremy Wakefield ["We're performing at a supermarket?"]
  Dramatic Impact (3) - Ivor Slaney ["The Krusty Krab's not there anymore?!"]
  Shanty Dirge - Nicolas Carr, Steve Marston ["Me heart aches when I think of me old girl..."]
  Nude Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Hopping hamburger stands!"]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 6A - Jeremy Wakefield ["Quit your worrying back there."]
  Hello Bikini Bottom or Supermarket Blitz - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Barry Anthony [SpongeBob and Squidward playing.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 13A - Jeremy Wakefield ["Thank you very much."]
  Tympup A - Sammy Burdson, John Charles Fiddy [Bill.]
  Aloha Lui Lui - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Retirement home.]
  Too Loud - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Barry Anthony [SpongeBob and Squidward start playing.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 2B - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob and Squidward back away.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 10 - Jeremy Wakefield ["Too loud!"]
  Big Top in 4 - Brad Carow [Birthday party.]
  Solo Steel and Vibes - Jeremy Wakefield, Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob and Patrick asleep.]
  Silly Bob Conversation 2 - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Now Entering Next Town.]
  A Simple Conversation 1 - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Mr. Krabs drives to the stadium/Mr. Krabs changes the direction of the concert.]
  Ned and the Needlefish - Nicolas Carr [Ned and the Needlefish tour bus approaches.]
  ? - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Barry Anthony [Squidward and SpongeBob start playing.]
  From the Dead - Ronald Hanmer ["Chase 'em off stage!"]
  Needlefish Band Practice - Nicolas Carr [Ned and the Needlefish playing at the electronics store.]
  Wig Struck - Nicolas Carr ["Thanks."]
  Clowning Around Again Short - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Carper confronts Mr. Krabs.]
  Clowning Around - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Carper angry at Krabs.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 19 - Jeremy Wakefield ["Losers" painted on the side of the bus.]
  Dramatic Bridge 4 - Phil Green [Crowd going wild.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 8B - Jeremy Wakefield [Krabs cries.]
  Cloak And Dagger [#69] - Phil Green [Bus goes over a cliff.]
  Clowning Around Again - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Patrick ate the spare tire.]
  Epic Tragedy - Gerhard Trede [Krabs cries that he doesn't have any money.]
  Humorous Conversation - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Squidward walks into a cactus.]
  Never Give Up - Sean Charmatz, Eban Schletter
  Solo Harp [#60.06] - Harry Bluestone [Meteor shower.]
  Jovial Pirate's Jig - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Admission booth.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 27A - Jeremy Wakefield ["Get Paid Back From Mr. Krabs" Line.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 3D - Jeremy Wakefield [Mr. Krabs pays back everyone their money.]
  Sponge Crusher - Nicolas Carr [Collecting time.]
  Sad Sack Shanty - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Krabs crying at pawn shop.]
  Bikini Bottom Bound - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Ending.]




Cultural references


  • When Plankton first arrives at the Pawn Shop a second time, ready to buy the Krusty Krab, he has a red wagon with money with him. After the owner tells Plankton he already sold it, the wagon disappears. Plankton simply moves a few inches in front of the wagon.
  • When Incidental 46 plays a bread loaf like an accordion, her bikini top is missing.
  • SpongeBob throws his ukulele down in the beginning of the song, but when the camera zooms out, the ukulele is nowhere to be found.