Kelpo is a brand of cereal that appears in many episodes, beginning with "Karate Choppers."
- 1 Description
- 2 Role in series
- 2.1 "Karate Choppers"
- 2.2 "Prehibernation Week"
- 2.3 "Shanghaied"
- 2.4 "Artist Unknown"
- 2.5 "The Bully"
- 2.6 "Rock-a-Bye Bivalve"
- 2.7 "Ghost Host"
- 2.8 "Bummer Vacation"
- 2.9 "Waiting"
- 2.10 "Goo Goo Gas"
- 2.11 "Gone"
- 2.12 "Growth Spout"
- 2.13 "Sentimental Sponge"
- 2.14 "Bubble Buddy Returns"
- 2.15 "Gary's New Toy"
- 2.16 "Larry's Gym"
- 2.17 "Krusty Kleaners"
- 2.18 "The Nitwitting"
- 2.19 "Stormy Weather"
- 3 Role in video games
- 4 Role in SpongeBob's Book of Excuses
- 5 Trivia
It is packaged in a small, light yellow box that depicts an image of a piece of kelp with a face, named Kelpy. The cereal's name is written at the top in dark blue, capitalized text, and also reads "with one of 8 essential prizes inside!" on an orange burst effect. There are squiggly lines on the side of the box, along with a blue square.
The cereal itself is average pale yellow chunks.
Role in series
A fish tries to pass a box of Kelpo off as SpongeBob.
SpongeBob hides inside a box of Kelpo at the dump after being driven away by Squidward.
SpongeBob is seen eating a bowl of Kelpo while Flats punches him.
It appears as one of the foods on Patrick's table that he eats for breakfast.
SpongeBob pours himself a bowl of Kelpo only to find that the Flying Dutchman replaced it with eyeballs in an attempt to scare him.
SpongeBob is seen eating a bowl of Kelpo for breakfast during his getting-ready montage.
The brand has its most important appearance in this episode. SpongeBob needs to collect 99 box tops from Kelpo boxes before eating all the cereal to obtain a free toy in the mail.
A box of Kelpo can partially be seen on the shelf at Barg'N-Mart, albeit with its distinguishing features diminished.
SpongeBob uses a box of Kelpo as his body to make his inanimate clone as he impersonates Squidward.
Mr. Krabs tries looking for a substantial amount of food in Bikini Bottom to feed to Pearl while she is having a growth spurt. He breaks into Patrick's house at night and steals his bowl of Kelpo while he is sleeping.
SpongeBob gathers many Kelpy toys and their wrappers, along with many other items and keeps them at his house, refusing to throw them away.
SpongeBob is seen eating a bowl of Kelpo for breakfast at the beginning.
SpongeBob tries to eat a bowl of Kelpo, but then discovers that Gary ate the bottom of the bowl, puncturing a hole through it.
Larry tells SpongeBob to do some crunches, but he takes it literally and crunches on Kelpo.
A box of Kelpo is seen on the counter of the kitchen in the office.
A Kelpo truck is briefly seen.
Role in video games
Some Kelpo boxes appear on top of the refrigerator in SpongeBob's house. There is also a large billboard on top of a building in Downtown Bikini Bottom advertising Kelpo.
Kelpo boxes appear a health collectible. Throughout each level, treasures chests appear which can only be opened by having a character perform a ground slam on them. Opening a treasure chest rewards the player(s) with Kelpo boxes which will give any of the players some extra health if they lost any.
Role in SpongeBob's Book of Excuses
The 3rd excuse for "I don't have my homework" is "Pearl spilled Kelpo on it."
- In "Karate Choppers," the cereal is shown to contain kelp. However, in other episodes, it is shown to be ordinary cereal.
- "More Feeling" is the only short where it appears.
- SpongeBob seems to have a whole collection of Kelpo toys, as seen in "Sentimental Sponge," where he is shown gathering several Kelpy toys.
- Season 10 is the only season where it does not appear.
- In "SpongeBob's Director's Commentary" for the level "Paparazzi Patrick!," SpongeBob says that Patrick's final project for photography class was a framed photograph of a box of Kelpo cereal.
- A cereal with the same name is seen on Patrick's breakfast table in "Rock-a-Bye Bivalve," but the box differs in appearance from its usual featuring and does not depict the brand's mascot, Kelpy.
- In "Shanghaied," the box says one can get one of eight essential prizes inside, but in "Sentimental Sponge," SpongeBob only has one type of prize in his collection.