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"Hiccup Plague" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season twelve. In this episode, no one in Bikini Bottom is safe from a case of contagious hiccups.



The episode was confirmed by Vincent Waller on June 29, 2019.[2]


 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Porous Pursuit - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Title card]
  Even More Comical Cuts 1-5 - Ronald Hanmer [Opening with two kids inside a treehouse/One kid drinks a can of Fizz Bomb Cola]
  ? [Both kids eat spicy kelp chips and burp]
  Dramatic Episode 2 - Kurt Rehfeld [Kids decide to release the hiccup bubble]
  Apples and Pears - Bruce Campbell [Hiccup bubble starts affecting SpongeBob]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 23 - Jeremy Wakefield [Transition to next scene]
  Another Krusty Krab Day - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob hiccuping at the Krusty Krab]
  Coffee Beans - Georges Cugaro [SpongeBob trying to make Krabby Patties]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 15 - Jeremy Wakefield [Krabs sighs]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 5 - Jeremy Wakefield [0 days without nonsense]
  Fraidy Cat - Fredric Bayco [Krabs tries to stop SpongeBob's hiccup]
  Dramatic Cue (d) - Ronald Hanmer [SpongeBob screams]
  What's This - Nicolas Carr ["Huh?"]
  Fraidy Cat - Fredric Bayco [SpongeBob continues hiccuping]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 4 - Jeremy Wakefield [Krabs leaves SpongeBob]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 40 - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob sees that he stopped hiccuping]
  Drunken Sailor Solo Accordion-2 - Nicolas Carr [Krabs hiccuping]
  Galley Cooks Shanty - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Mrs. Puff talking with Krabs]
  Unknown Track 100 - Krabs notices his hiccups are gone
  Saucy Organ - Ernst Lindemann [Mrs. Puff starts hiccuping]
  Slippery Sid - Roger Roger [Mrs. Puff runs to the bathroom to drink water]
  Comedy Punctuations and Bridges 3 - Fredric Bayco [Mrs. Puff is cured]
  ? [Pearl starts hiccupping]
  Comedy Punctuations and Bridges 3 - Fredric Bayco [Pearl gets angry]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 17 - Jeremy Wakefield [Pearl stops hiccuping]
  ? [?]
  Comedy Punctuations and Bridges 3 - Fredric Bayco [Jellyfishes catch the hiccups and pass them to Bubble Bass]
  Uh Oh Flutter-Eyed - [ProjectSAM Symphobia Colours: Animator] [Bubble Bass sneezes his drink onto his comic book]
  Laughter Muted Trumpet - [ProjectSAM Symphobia Colours: Animator] [Bubble Bass complains]
  Bluegrass Banjo - Johnny Largo [Optigan sample] [Old Man Jenkins warns Bubble Bass about the hiccup]
  The Creature (a) - Gregor Narholz [Bubble Bass screams]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 1 - Jeremy Wakefield [?]
  Bikini Bottom News Theme - Nicolas Carr [News on TV]
  The Creature (a) - Gregor Narholz [Bubble Bass talking on TV]
  Down in Davy Jones' Locker - Nicolas Carr [Hiccup bubble goes through Perch Perkins' microphone]
  Evil Mind 3 - Dick De Benedictis [Hiccup bubble floats to the Chum Bucket through cables]
  Bridge 3 - Wilfred Burns [Karen sneezes, releasing the hiccup bubble]
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr [Plankton gets launched away]
  Even More Comical Cuts 1-5 - Ronald Hanmer [Plankton's hiccups are gone]
  Eight Dramatic Bridges - Ronald Hanmer [Patrick panics]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 15 - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward scolds Patrick]
  Comedy Punctuations and Bridges 4 - Fredric Bayco [Squidward starts hiccuping/He runs away/Pearl, Mrs. Puff and Bubble Bass see him hiccupping]
  Eight Dramatic Bridges - Ronald Hanmer [Pearl, Mrs. Puff, and Bubble Bass run away]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 11 - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward lying on the ground]
  Six Comedy Episodes 5 - Ronald Hanmer [SpongeBob hugs Squidward to get the hiccup bubble out of him]
  Dignity - Peter Yorke [SpongeBob starts hiccupping again]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 5 - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward runs away happily]
  Defeat - Keith Nichols ["Bye-bye, Squidward. Bye-bye, Bikini Bottom."]
  Comedy Punctuations and Bridges 4 - Fredric Bayco [Two kids laughing behind a rock]
  M'Wanna - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob still hiccuping]
  Dramatic Cue (h) - Ronald Hanmer [SpongeBob falls]
  Comedy Punctuations and Bridges 4 - Fredric Bayco [?]
  Unknown Track 112 - Sandy takes SpongeBob to her treedome
  Bridge 3 - Wilfred Burns [Sandy discovers the hiccup bubble inside SpongeBob's body]
  Drunken Sailor Solo Accordion - Nicolas Carr [?]
  A Haunting We Will Go - Ronald Hanmer [Krabs puts on a werewolf mask to frighten SpongeBob]
  Shock Horror (a) - Dick Walter [SpongeBob screams]
  Terror - Alan Braden [Krabs screams]
  Porous Pursuit - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob tries to get the hiccup bubble out]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 1 - Jeremy Wakefield [?]
  Long Legged Beasties - Fredric Bayco [Sandy tickles SpongeBob]
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr [Everybody cheers]
  Alone and Lost - Norman Dane [Hiccup bubble returns to the kids' treehouse]
  Porous Pursuit - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Ending]



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  • In the French dub, the title for this episode is "Épidémie De Hoquet," which translates to "Hiccup Epidemic."
  • The final frame from this episode was revealed by mistake at the end of the premiere of "Lighthouse Louie" in the UK and Ireland airing.
  • The treehouse shown in the episode looks similar to SpongeBob's clubhouse from "Club SpongeBob."
  • Hiccups were previously a plot point of the comic Hiccup And Away!, featured in the comic book Comic Crazy! and centered around SpongeBob getting the hiccups.
  • The English title card was accidentally revealed on the official SpongeBob SquarePants account on Instagram.[3]
  • Bubble Bass still has the pickles under his tongue since he did in "Pickles."
  • This is the first episode in which Bubble Bass and Mrs. Puff are seen inside Sandy's Teedome wearing water helmets.
  • This is the first episode to use "Porous Pursuit" as a title card music.
  • Pearl and Mr. Krabs wear water helmets in Sandy's treedome, even though they do not need them to breathe since they are saltwater animals.

Cultural references


  • The closing credits mistakenly call this episode "Hiccup Plaque."
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Mrs. Puff's missing spots

  • In one scene, Mrs. Puff's spots are missing.

Pearl's "P" missing

  • In one scene, Pearl's "P" on her shirt is missing.


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