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This is the page about the Season 1 episode. For other uses, see Home Sweet Pineapple (disambiguation).

"Home Sweet Pineapple" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season 1. In this episode, SpongeBob's pineapple is consumed by nematodes, leaving him homeless.




As the episode begins, a crowd of hungry nematodes arrive in Bikini Bottom early in the morning. They eat through a variety of items, such as coral and a boatmobile being driven by Fred as it is moving. They then make their way to SpongeBob's pineapple house. They pull out straws and start eating and drinking his house. Meanwhile, SpongeBob and Gary are inside, sleeping, as everything starts to shrink. SpongeBob and Gary wake up and rush into the living room as SpongeBob calls Squidward on the phone, and Squidward asks if it is time for SpongeBob to ruin his day. Then Patrick gets up asking, "Is it already time to ruin Squid's day?" before rushing over elegantly dressed. When Squidward sees that there is nothing left of SpongeBob's house save what seems to be small pebble, he starts elatedly saying goodbye to SpongeBob, but throws a party inside his house, with confetti and streamers flying out of his front windows. Now that the house is no longer there, SpongeBob says that he will have to move back in with his mom and dad. However, Patrick convinces SpongeBob to build a new house.

Later, SpongeBob and Patrick attempt to build another pineapple house, but it ends up being a scale model, meaning SpongeBob has no choice but to move away, until Patrick offers to allow SpongeBob and Gary to stay at his house. When SpongeBob and Gary try to sleep, Patrick hogs his rock, which he and SpongeBob are using as a blanket, and they get into a tug-of-war. Not only does Patrick snore so loud that SpongeBob put corks in his ears, but he also begins drooling in his sleep. SpongeBob absorbs the drool and waddles over to Patrick to put a giant cork inside his mouth. Later, Patrick has dreams that spiders are attacking him, and hits SpongeBob repeatedly with the rock, crushing him. SpongeBob decides to sleep far away from Patrick, but when Patrick has another nightmare, he sleep-runs to where SpongeBob is and pounds him with his rock some more before heading back to where he was and going back to sleep the way he normally does.

SpongeBob gives up sleeping at Patrick's house and goes to sleep at Squidward's. SpongeBob asks Squidward for a glass of water, and Squidward, who is still half-asleep, brings him one. When they say goodnight to each other, Squidward realizes that SpongeBob is sleeping at his house, and angrily kicks Gary and SpongeBob out, leaving both of them without a place to stay for the rest of the night.

The pineapple on a plant.

The next day, Squidward gets up early so he can see SpongeBob move back with his parents. When SpongeBob's parents arrive, Patrick begins crying hysterically and attempts to drag SpongeBob's family's car to a stop while Squidward starts dancing and singing. SpongeBob buries the pebble from the beginning of the episode where his house used to be because it holds too many memories. He begins to tear up, and one tear falls on the spot where the pebble was planted. However, the "pebble" is actually a seed, and SpongeBob's tear waters the pineapple seed, which creates a massive vine. This vine sprouts a new pineapple house identical to the previous one, drops it on top of Squidward, and retreats underground. SpongeBob is happy his house came back as he, his parents, and Patrick rush over to go inside to find everything back to where it belongs. Just before the episode closes, SpongeBob then goes over to tell Squidward, who is underneath the floor, that his house is back forever, much to the cephalopod's chagrin.






 ) Production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Sunshine in Hawaii - Max Mahlmann [Title card.]
  Me for You - George Callert [Opening.]
  Unpreventable - Gregor F. Narholz [SpongeBob's house shrinking.]
  Me for You - George Callert [Nematodes burp.]
  Hawaiian Farewell - George Elliott [SpongeBob's house is gone.]
  Buenos Aires B - Norman Candler [Squidward throws a party.]
  Gator - Steve Belfer [Patrick suggests building a new house.]
  Orchestral Flourish 4 [#37.03] - Gregor F. Narholz [Fanfare.]
  Sunshine in Hawaii - Max Mahlmann [Building montage.]
  Hawaiian Link (B) - Richard Myhill ["Tartar sauce!"]
  Queen's Aloha Oe B - Kapono Beamer, Queen Lili'uokalani [Patrick suggests living with him.]
  South Sea Island Lullaby - George Elliott [Patrick gets back to sleep.]
  Lullaby - David Farnon [SpongeBob asks Squidward if he can sleep at his house.]
  Honolulu March - Hans Haider [The next morning.]
  South Pacific Island II - Victor Cavini [SpongeBob's parents arrive.]
  Good Bye Samba A - Ben Nabor [Squidward dancing/everyone celebrating the return of SpongeBob's house.]



  • "Home Sweet Pineapple" was ranked #87 during the Best Day Ever event from November 9–10, 2006.



  • When the sped-up part of SpongeBob calling Squidward is slowed down, he says, "...and the walls are closing in on me, Squidward. Gary is terrified too."
  • This episode hints at SpongeBob and Patrick's awareness of their annoyance towards Squidward, as Patrick says, "Is it time already to ruin Squid's day?"
    • Or at least that Patrick is aware. SpongeBob, on the other hand, may not be aware, as, in the later episode "Squidville," he says, "We haven't improved Squidward's day yet."
  • It is shown that Patrick has a hole in his home under the rock at the beginning of the episode, as do previous and future episodes, but when SpongeBob spends the night, it is shown that under the rock is just leveled ground and Patrick uses the rock as a blanket.
  • It is also shown that Patrick owns a tuxedo and top hat.
  • When SpongeBob and Patrick are fighting over who has the rock, Gary, who is on the top of the rock, disappears. He could have went down when SpongeBob and Patrick kept fighting over the rock.
  • It is revealed that Patrick has a fear of spiders, also known as arachnophobia. In reality, arachnophobia is one of the most common fears among humans.
  • The shot where Squidward suddenly opens his bloodshot eyes has become an internet meme.

Squidward's eyes wide open.

Cultural references

  • This episode's title is a pun of the phrase "home sweet home."


  • When SpongeBob sits upon his bed, the back disappears.

SpongeBob's visible eyelashes mistakes.

  • When SpongeBob decides to call Squidward for help, he blinks his eyes, but his eyelashes are still seen for a split second.
    • The same error occurs later in the episode when he asks Squidward permission to spend the foreseeable future at his house.

      SpongeBob's visible eyelashes mistake again.

  • When SpongeBob says, "I guess I'll have to move back with my mom and dad," Patrick's mouth goes missing for a split second. When SpongeBob is stamping planks with green and red paint, his eyes, pupils and all, are shown to make a green indent on the wood despite not being colored.
  • When SpongeBob is shivering, he is missing about three of his teeth, then a second later he goes back to having just two buck teeth again.
  • When SpongeBob is shivering, the red line under his mouth is gone for a split second.

Patrick's missing mouth.

  • Before Squidward returns to bed after giving SpongeBob a glass of water, the pillow is square, only fit for one person, but when Squidward goes to bed with SpongeBob, the pillow is now suddenly rectangular and wide enough for two people.
  • When SpongeBob waits for his parents, he carries his luggage even though his house and furniture were still gone.
  • Near the end of the episode, SpongeBob wears his hat when he is going to plant the seed. Yet, when he plants the seed, his face is seen in close-up, but without the hat. After planting it, the hat reappears.
  • When Squidward is saying goodbye to SpongeBob, he is taller than usual.



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