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A complete list of deleted or edited scenes from SpongeBob SquarePants episodes. A deleted scene is any scene that has been cut out of either an episode from the storyboard version, cut out in International airings, or has been cut out from the episode in airing after the original airing.

Season 1

  • "Help Wanted" - In the original 1997 version of the pilot, there was a different opening with fast-paced action sequence music and colorful paintings of SpongeBob. It was replaced with the famous theme song after the episode's first airing on May 1, 1999.
    • The credits for the 1997 version also had several differences. The cast listing misspelled Rodger Bumpass's name as "Roger" and Bill Fagerbakke's name as "Fabberbakke." Additionally, Tom Kenny was listed twice (first for SpongeBob, and again for Narrator and Sub Driver).
    • In the storyboard, the scene in which SpongeBob wakes up and greets Gary originally showed Gary taking a bite from a cactus, in reference to garden snails' tendency to feed on succulent plants. The 2007 book Not Just Cartoons: Nicktoons! features a page from the original storyboard that includes this scene.
  • "Reef Blower" - Originally, the episode was originally supposed to have dialogue, but studio's audio equipment wasn't working properly, so they had to improvise and cut out all voice acting lines for the episode.
Tea At The TreeDome
  • "Tea at the Treedome" - There was an original title card with different background and font color. It has never been shown on TV.


  • "Plankton!" - According to the audio commentary, Squidward was originally going to be naked when SpongeBob breaks into his house. He wears his pajamas in the final episode.
  • "Pizza Delivery" - Early production images reveal that scenes featuring the Krusty Krab's clock and a neon sign signaling the restaurant being either opened or closed were cut. [1]


Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy Cherry Pie
  • "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy" - There is an unused water-colored painting of a pie that was supposed to be used in this episode, but it was cut for unknown reasons.


F.U.N. Storyboard 15
  • "F.U.N." - In the storyboard version, Plankton asks "So what happens after we shoot 'em?" and pretends to fire his net like a gun, saying "Blam! Blam!" SpongeBob responds "You don't shoot 'em!"[2] In the finished episode, the word "shoot" was changed to "eat" and Plankton doesn't fire his net.


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  • "Scaredy Pants" - When the Flying Dutchman pulls off SpongeBob's costume, there was originally a close-up of SpongeBob's face.[1]


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  • "Sleepy Time" - As shown in an early production image, a background of Pearl's bedroom was created for a scene in the episode. The scene featuring her room was cut, and the background was never used.


  • "Suds" - An unused animation cel of Doctor Patrick holding a suitcase of medical supplies has been discovered on eBay.[1]
  • "The Paper" - In very early storyboarding stages, the episode's climax was originally going to be that Squidward's stack of belongings comes to life and SpongeBob has to defeat it with the piece of paper.[3]
  • "Arrgh!" - The storyboard features a cut scene. Right after SpongeBob says, "Hey! Mr. Krabs is getting all sweaty again!" there was going to be a vision of Mr. Krabs sitting atop and sniffing a pile of treasure.[4]
  • "Texas" - In the scene where SpongeBob doesn't want Sandy to leave before following her to the bus, there were several frames of SpongeBob swelling up and turning red in anticipation that got cut. Several cels and sketches have appeared on eBay. Twitter user LarryInc64 attempted to recreate the scene using the material found.[5]


  • Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy II - The Krabby Patty statues of Mermaid and Barnacle Boy at first used a more grotesque painting. There were also three backgrounds of a scene where a jewelry store gets robbed, as well the First Nautical Bank and a low shot of a building.[1]

Season 2

  • "Something Smells" - Two lines were messed up. SpongeBob says "I just don't get it" to the building instead of "Hi, building," and Patrick says, "I don't either." It can still be seen on all DVD releases and the Nautical Nonsense VHS. Also, the audio commentary says that Squidward had a deleted line at the end of the episode: "Ugly and smell, two for one." The commentary also reveals that the episode was originally going to start out with SpongeBob going out to buy every gallon of ice cream in town and not knowing the brand of ice cream he buys is onion, then getting bad breath from eating it.
  • "Grandma's Kisses" - The sideburns were originally mustaches in the storyboard version. Also revealed in the storyboard is a deleted scene of SpongeBob and Patrick eating cookies together at the end.
  • "Prehibernation Week" - According to the audio commentary, when Sandy rakes the leaves, she makes a big symbol for "girl power," but it was changed to Texas. She also originally did a whole dance routine when stepping on the leaves, but it had to be cut for time. There was also an alternate ending: instead of SpongeBob laughing when he sees Sandy begin her hibernation, he says "Why I oughta!"
  • "Life of Crime" - There was originally going to be a sequence of SpongeBob and Patrick playing a game involving many sharp objects with the balloon. This was changed to SpongeBob and Patrick thinking about all the fun they could have with the balloon, then it popping.[6]
  • "Christmas Who?" - On The Complete 2nd Season, Patchy's line at the beginning of the second half of the episode, "It's about time you got back! Now I can finish me story!" is cut due to there being no commercials on the DVD. The scene is still intact on the Christmas DVD. Three scenes and lines in the storyboard version were deleted as well.
    • Squidward (as Santa) gives the first girl a plant resembling himself instead of a wrench.
    • While waiting in line for Santa (as Squidward), Mr. Krabs says "And don't forget about me pony!"
    • After Squidward gives the first girl the gift, SpongeBob says "I told ya he was real!" enthusiastically.
  • "Survival of the Idiots" - According to the audio commentary, Sandy's bed was hanging from the ceiling (like a hammock), and there was more saliva.
  • "Pressure" - SpongeBob would stick his tongue through his holes after asking Sandy what she can do. Jay Lender comments that there is a chance that this scene may be from "Sandy, SpongeBob, and the Worm."[7]
  • "Shanghaied" - In the original airing, viewers could pick who would get the last wish at the end of the episode. All subsequent airings only show SpongeBob's ending.
  • "Welcome to the Chum Bucket" - According to the audio commentary, there was a scene where Plankton takes out SpongeBob's brain before putting it in the robot.


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Spongebob Squarepants Procrastination Deleted Scene-0

  • "Procrastination" - SpongeBob says "Gee, this is harder than I thought." SpongeBob looks out the window and sees a carnival with Squidward sunbathing, jellyfish playing tennis, Gary blowing a horn and riding on a beach ball, and Patrick rubbing sunscreen on Sandy and yelling, "C'mon, SpongeBob!" SpongeBob then slides down the window and says, "It should be against the law to have to write an essay on such a super sailorific, sunshiny day. Oh, but I must press onward! Because with this pencil, and the completion of this essay, I'll be one step closer to my driver's license!" A live-action drag race is shown. A car hits a wall, tumbles, and gets back up, then cuts back to SpongeBob. He then says, "This'll be no problemo. I've got plenty of time. It's only six o'clock! Okay, okay, here we go." He struggles to write, then moves his chair back and forth. Then, he says, "I know, I just gotta get a little blood pumpin' in the own noodle! How about some calisthenics?" and recites "hup hoo" while doing calisthenics.
  • "Sailor Mouth" - According to the audio commentary, it was planned to have a scene that had SpongeBob saying "Go (dolphin noise) yourself" followed by Patrick saying "(dolphin noise) you too!" during the Eels and Escalators Game.
  • "Artist Unknown" - Bold and Brash was originally going to appear more like a fish, as revealed in a production sketch.[8]

Season 3

  • "SpongeGuard on Duty" - The storyboard featured on the SpongeGuard on Duty DVD reveals a few scenes that were changed in the final cut:
    • The two children playing inside a killer whale were originally shown playing inside a crocodile.
    • SpongeBob turning onto his back was originally him flipping into the air.
    • When SpongeBob says "Patrick isn't drowning!" the camera zooms on him at a dramatic angle.
Just One Bite Cut Scene

Just One Bite Cut Scene

  • "Just One Bite" - When Squidward awakes from his dream about marrying a Krabby Patty, he wakes up and he says, "I have got to get my hands on a Krabby Patty and no one's gonna stop me!" and runs past SpongeBob's house on tiptoes. When he's at the Krusty Krab, he says, "There it is, unguarded! All I have to do is...wait. It's too easy. There must be some kind of... security? This is our burglar alarm? A bucket of water? Ha-ha!" He kicks the door open and spills a bucket of liquid, then comments, "That was too easy!" He sniffs the liquid and realizes, "Hey, this isn't water. This is... gas!" A robot arm drops a lit match into the gas, resulting in a huge explosion. Squidward enters the kitchen, setting off another burglar alarm. The kitchen bursts into flames for a few seconds. Then, he walks over to the Patty Vault. Later airings have Squidward say, "There it is!" and cut to the interior of Krusty Krab with the camera zooming in through the window to the Patty Vault. Squidward approaches it as he did in the original version. The rest of the episode goes normally. Reports of the scene being deleted were as early as January 2002, a mere three months after the episode originally aired.[9] Initially, explanations for the removal were thought to be either to respect the victims of September 11, 2001, which occurred less than a month before the episode aired, or to prevent children from attempting to use and/or ignite gas. Current show runner Vincent Waller has confirmed in a statement on Twitter that the removal of the scene was ultimately due to Nickelodeon being against the idea of a gag involving a match and gasoline.[10] The edited version is included on the Tales from the Deep, The Complete 3rd Season, 10 Happiest Moments, and The First 100 Episodes DVDs. However, the VideoNow versions still have this scene intact.
Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy IV storyboard
  • "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy IV" - An interview with Sam Henderson on SpongeBuddy Mania claimed there was originally going to be a scene involving the Bikini Bottomites characters smashing furniture and writing graffiti inside SpongeBob's head.[11] After SpongeBob says that he doesn't think "wumbo" is a real word, Patrick would originally threaten/ "Are you saying I don't have any of the ENGLISH?"[12]
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  • "Doing Time" - There was going to be a scene where Mrs. Puff's dad would appear, as his name is still listed in the credits for said episode.


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  • "Snowball Effect" - There was going to be a scene of Squidward entering a snowman dungeon he made and saying "I'll bring them to my snow dungeon and extract their valuable secrets." This scene did not make it past the storyboard.


  • "Squilliam Returns" - An interview with Sam Henderson revealed there was going to be a scene that has baby Squilliam walking while Squidward is only learning to crawl. Then, in high school, Squidward only gives his date a single flower, but Squilliam appears with a bouquet of flowers and an enormous box of chocolates.[11]
  • "Wet Painters" - In the storyboard version featured on the Sponge for Hire DVD, SpongeBob says, "I dedicate this crash to my best friend Squidward!"[13]
  • "Party Pooper Pants" - In the original version of this episode, the French Narrator has two scenes in-between a commercial break:
    • Narrator: That includes you folks, SpongeBob's House Party will be right back after these messages. [fades out and back in] [Patchy is shown dancing and a guy in a submarine outfit walks towards the camera] Ahoy there! Welcome back to SpongeBob's House Party!
      • These scenes were cut from the Bikini Bottom Bash! VHS tape and DVD releases because there are no commercials on the DVD/VHS. These deleted scenes can viewed here. Also, in the storyboard version featured on the Tales from the Deep DVD, the guests leave after SpongeBob unlocks the door when he gets back from the stony lonesome.
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  • "Ugh" - The French Narrator saying, "Stay tuned to SpongeBob B.C.," Patchy getting hit with a big rock, and the French Narrator saying, "They discovered fire. How long are they gonna take to mess it up? Let's see" are all cut from The Complete 3rd Season and The First 100 Episodes DVDs due to there being no commercials. These are still intact on the SpongeBob Goes Prehistoric DVD and VHS. It can also be found on the Nick Picks Volume 1 DVD.
  • "The Camping Episode" - A deleted scene has Squidward lay down and find a rock under his blanket, then insist that it's "all part of the roughing-it experience." He then snaps in half. This joke was cut for time.[15] There was originally a second "bum bum bum" in the Campfire Song Song, which would cause Squidward's brain to fly out.[16]
  • "The Sponge Who Could Fly" - There is a deleted scene in the storyboard version featured on the Lost at Sea DVD that has Patchy ripping off a SpongeBob band-aid when destroying his SpongeBob stuff, although he isn't seen putting it back on in reverse. There is another one where Patchy goes inside of a store while following the map to the lost episode. In the original version of this episode, right after SpongeBob lands in a feather delivery truck and says, "I guess I spoke too soon," there is a scene right before a commercial break with the French Narrator saying, "Will SpongeBob learn to fly? Stay tuned." This scene was cut from the DVD releases because there are no commercials on the DVD. However, this deleted scene is still intact on the Lost at Sea VHS tape. This deleted scene can viewed here.

Season 4

  • "Have You Seen This Snail?" - The original plot idea for this episode involved Granny fattening Gary up to eat him, but that was changed due to it being too dark.[17] As such, she had an axe in the original cut that was replaced with a tray of cookies.[18] According to the storyboard version, SpongeBob was originally going to visit Squidward's house and ask him if he could help give him a hand with carrying snail food.
  • "Dunces and Dragons" - In the animatic version featured on disc two of the Season 4 Volume 1 DVD, SpongeBob and Patrick make sure they are okay after falling out of the sky. This deleted scene can be viewed here. Another deleted scene involves a SpongeBob Doppelganger.
  • "Ghost Host" - As shown in the storyboard[19], there are several deleted scenes.
    • The Flying Dutchman does a finger trick to SpongeBob after turning into various monsters.
    • After the customer in the mattress store wakes up, he says "Oh?! It's you. You gave me quite a start" to the manager.
    • Before the party scene, the storyboard shows the Flying Dutchman laying in a pile of junk and sleeping. SpongeBob clears his throat to get the Dutchman's attention, causing the Dutchman to wake up and say "Breakfast? I'd like four fried eggs and three double Krabby Patties." SpongeBob then brings out a plate of steamed coral, asking "How about a healthy serving of steamed coral instead?" The Dutchman asks "Why, do ya think I'm getting a little paunchy?" SpongeBob replies "I'm on the outside lookin' in, man." The Flying Dutchman proceeds to take the steamed coral ("Alright, alright, gimme that thing!") and sniff it, then pushes it away in disgust. SpongeBob then says he has to go to work, but that he knows the Dutchman will scare the pants off of someone. The Flying Dutchman mumbles "Yeah, sure," and when SpongeBob asks what he said, he says in a louder voice, "I'll get right on that." SpongeBob then leaves work, and the two say goodbye to each other. Immediately after, the Dutchman grabs the phone, and calls his friend Ralph to have a party, which then leads up to the party scene.
    • When everyone at the party leaves, Susie asks the Dutchman "Will I see you again?" The Dutchman then says "When you least expect it, baby!" proceeded by SpongeBob slamming the door.
    • Immediately after the aforementioned deleted scene with Susie, SpongeBob goes over his agreements with the Dutchman's residence inside his house, followed by the Dutchman licking SpongeBob's finger.
    • When the Flying Dutchman cries after watching the video, SpongeBob comes up to comfort him and says "I know, buddy, I know...," followed by the Dutchman rocking back and forth.
    • After the old lady walks away, SpongeBob comes up and asks the Dutchman what happened. The Dutchman sadly says he probably doesn't have it in him anymore, which causes SpongeBob to grab his beard and yell "NONSENSE!" and pep talk the Dutchman that he still has it in him.
    • Originally, before they head up to the gym, SpongeBob tells the Dutchman, "Dutchie! I think we found your next victim!"
    • Before Squidward goes to pamper his face, he says "Thank goodness for days off work... now I can get back to what's really important... me!" Then, when he comes to his make-up brush, he says "Ah, the beauty of man foundation. Does wonders for a squid like me. Not that I need it!"
    • Squidward was originally going to say "Get a hold of yourself, Squidward" before saying "There's n-n-no such things as ghosts."
    • After Squidward says "No! That's impossible!" it shows the Flying Dutchman still doing the finger trick while Squidward says "NOOOO!" before running off.
All That Glitters - Storyboard
  • "All That Glitters" - According to the storyboard, after Mr. Krabs says "Go before I lose all me customers," he cries a tear drop saying "Me money." Squidward asks "What happened?" and Mr. Krabs replies "I don't know."


Season 5

  • "Friend or Foe" - In the animatic version featured on the Friend or Foe? DVD, there is a deleted scene where after SpongeBob squirts Plankton with ketchup and mustard, he says "Curses!" There is a second deleted scene of the formula flying through the air before the glass shatters. These deleted scenes can viewed here.
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  • "Spy Buddies" - According to the audio commentary, instead of Plankton finding SpongeBob and Patrick when they fall into the Chum Bucket, SpongeBob and Patrick were going to see an dispute between Plankton and Karen, which featured Plankton not wanting to go to Karen's Mother-in-law (a car alarm that only says "Stay away from the vehicle")'s house.
  • "New Digs" - According to the audio commentary, there was going to be a scene where Gary either was shown being milked or the aftermath of being milked for the snail milk featured in this episode.
  • "To Love a Patty" - Originally, during the "I Can't Keep My Eyes Off of You" song, there was going to be a scene where SpongeBob, in his underwear, is in his bed with Patty as revealed in the animatic version featured on the To Love a Patty DVD.
  • "Breath of Fresh Squidward" - There was originally a scene involving a mother fish talking to her sister. It was most likely removed in the final cut because of the mother talking to her daughter about her life and her baby were irrelevant to the plot. This can be seen on the animatic version featured on the Bikini Bottom Adventures DVD. Four more scenes (or lines) were also revealed in the animatic as well.
    • After SpongeBob says he and Patrick sneak into Squidward's house every morning, he says "...with our best friend, Squidward."
    • After Mr. Krabs hears that Squidward is selling free hats, he said "Did somebody say free... in my restaurant?!" and runs out of his office. In the final cut, he only says "Did somebody say free?" suspiciously.
    • SpongeBob screams after finding out that Squidward made Krabby Patties.
    • SpongeBob says "What are you gonna do? Cry, Mr. Squidward Tentacles, or should I say, Squidjerk Losercles?" to Squidward before getting electrocuted.
  • "Money Talks" - According to the audio commentary, after Mr. Krabs is granted his power to talk to money, he wakes up in his bed and finds a nickel in his belly button. It was originally going to be located in his butt.
  • "Goo Goo Gas" - Originally, in the scene where Plankton sits on the bench and watches the baby, Plankton would take a baby bottle a few times and then kidnap the baby. The baby's mother would then walk up to the stroller and ask where her baby went. It was heavily implied in the audio commentary that Sadie was not going to be the baby's mother, so it was later cut.
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  • "Atlantis SquarePantis" - There was going to be a scene of Patrick eating the world's oldest bubble. On Amazon Video, the Patchy the Pirate segments are cut.
  • "What Ever Happened to SpongeBob?" - Many deleted scenes can be found in the animatic version featured on the SpongeBob's WhoBob WhatPants? DVD.
    • Before Patrick calls SpongeBob an idiot boy, he says that he has to make a second cake for his mother.
    • After SpongeBob destroys Sandy's robot, Sandy shows SpongeBob the robot's broken head and tells him to get out.
    • When SpongeBob moves away, oysters can be heard yelling.
    • After getting a lump on his head, SpongeBob says, "I better not hit my head again. That might cause a concussion."
    • After the people of New Kelp City run away, SpongeBob asks "What's wrong with blowing bubbles?" and blows one.
  • "Banned in Bikini Bottom" - According to the audio commentary, there was originally a scene in which Pearl sang a song at the Secret Krusty Krab.
  • "The Two Faces of Squidward" - According to the audio commentary, the thing that causes Squidward to get a broken face was a truck.

Season 6

Nautical Novice deleted scene
  • "Nautical Novice" - In the storyboard version, the episode opens with Mrs. Puff giving her class an acronym to remember: CALAMITY, standing for "Calm And Lively Awareness Makes Impervious Trip (for) You."
  • "To SquarePants or Not to SquarePants" - According to the storyboard version, when SpongeBob fills out an application and is confused about what the word "felony" meant, there is a deleted line of SpongeBob saying "Oh, I'm convicted of that all the time!"
  • "SpongeBob SquarePants vs. The Big One" - In some countries, including Poland, they use an alternate title card that reads "SpongeBob SquarePants and the Big Wave." In some other countries, including Latvia, Ukraine, Australia, and Germany, they use an alternate title card that reads "The Secret of Kahuna Laguna."
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  • "Truth or Square" - The extended version of the episode, which includes many additional scenes, is currently only available on DVD based on this episode, Season 6 Volume 1 and The Complete Sixth Season DVDs. The additional scenes were not shown in most international airings. There is also a "Stuck in the Freezer" title card that can be seen in many countries, including Latin America and Brazil.
  • "Pineapple Fever" - According to the script found in the August 2009 Nickelodeon Magazine, the episode was originally going to end with the tornado stopping and the house falling on Squidward.
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  • "The Clash of Triton" - This episode was originally called "Neptune's Party," and a title card for "Neptune's Party" was even made before it was changed to "The Clash of Triton."[20]


Season 7

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  • "Gramma's Secret Recipe" - There are two versions of this episode. One has an animation error where Plankton's Grandma still has hair after Plankton steals it from her, and another where she actually has her hair off and the animation error fixed. Version two appeared in later Nickelodeon USA reruns and the Season 7 DVD and can still be seen on Nicktoons USA, while version one can be seen in other countries outside the USA as like Israel, Croatia, and Germany.


Season 8

  • "Frozen Face-Off" - A piece of production art implies that at one point, Squidward was going to show off his Russian winter clothes.
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SpongeBob SquarePants - Cruise Life Nickelodeon

  • "Mooncation" - The credits for this episode feature an unknown character called "Sorry" who would have been played by Tom Kenny. This character was scrapped for unknown reasons.
  • "Bubble Buddy Returns" - SpongeBob was originally going to see Ernest Borgnine's face in Squidward's cupboard and exclaim "Borgnine!"[21]
  • "Demolition Doofus" - In the storyboard, after SpongeBob goes down the rail, the other skaters say "Dude!"
  • "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!" - The Patchy segments were cut in the CBS airing. There are also various differences between the storyboard version and final cut of the episode:
    • In the storyboard, the road at the beginning of the episode, is just a road with some mountains in the background. In the final version, the road is on the side of a mountain, then the turn.
    • In the storyboard, when Patchy stops and introduces his situation, the shot is through the windshield and he is wearing a mailman's hat. In the final version, he looks out of the truck, leaves the truck, and goes to the back of the truck. He is also wearing his normal pirate hat.
    • In the storyboard, since Patchy does not leave the truck, the mailman is shown in the back of the truck. He looks different than in the final version. In the final version, since Patchy does not have the mailman hat right away, he switches his and the mailman's hat when he shows the mailman.
    • In the storyboard, Potty looks like he is standing on the top part of the seat. In the final version, he is sitting on the top part of a seat.
    • In the storyboard, Patchy looks at Potty. In the final version, he gets back in the truck at looks at the camera when he talks to Potty.
    • In the storyboard, Potty looks angry at Patchy for getting the directions wrong. In the final version, Potty just looks surprised.
    • In the final version, it shows the outside of the truck when Patchy sings the directions. In the storyboard, it shows Patchy.
    • In the storyboard, it shows Potty jumping when he sings the directions. In the final version, he is sitting and then the exterior of the truck is shown again.
    • In the storyboard, when the scene stops spinning, the truck is tilted to the left. In the final version, it is tilted to the right.
    • In the storyboard, the Bikini Bottom sign in on the right and does not have any writing on it. In the final version, the sign is on the left and does have writing on it.
    • When Conch Street is shown, it is at a different angle in storyboard and the final version.
    • When SpongeBob is in bed, he is at a different angle in storyboard and the final version. Gary and the Christmas decorations are also not in the scene in the storyboard, but are in the final version.
    • In the storyboard, when SpongeBob wakes up, he stands up on the bed. In the final version, he does not.
    • In the storyboard, when SpongeBob takes out the lights, he is upside down. In the final version, he is right side up.
    • In the storyboard, SpongeBob lassos the lights on his house. In the final version, he runs on the house and then lassos the lights on his house.
    • In the storyboard, when SpongeBob is done stringing the lights, he is on the right side of his house. In the final version he is on the left side.
    • In the storyboard, SpongeBob runs on his house to get to the left side. In the final version, he just floats down.
    • In the storyboard, SpongeBob had to plug the lights in. In the final version, they just turn on when he is done.
    • Squidward had more major movements in the storyboard of the scene where he is hanging up lights than in the final version.
    • In the final version of the scene with the first Santa trap, Patrick is wearing a scarf. In the storyboard, he is not.
    • In the storyboard of the part where Santa shows up at Patrick's rock, only his head is shown. In the final version, his upper body is shown.
    • In the storyboard, the cookie in Patrick's trap does not have a string on it. In the final version, it does.
    • In the storyboard, after the cookie is shown, Patrick is holding a string. In the final version, he is not.
    • In the storyboard, when Sandy is first shown, the Christmas Analyzer is smaller than in the final version and she is wearing a lab coat. In the final version, she is not wearing a lab coat.
    • In the storyboard, SpongeBob's entrance into the treedome is shown. In the final version, it is not.
    • In the storyboard, Mr. Krabs is next to a tree when he is first shown. In the final version, he near a table.
    • In the storyboard, SpongeBob spins around the front of the tree and ends up in front of Mr. Krabs on the left of the tree. In the final version, he does not do this.
    • In the storyboard, when Mr. Krabs explains why he loves Christmas, his whole body is shown. In the final version, only the upper half of his body is shown.
    • In the storyboard, after Mr. Krabs says, "The more you give, the more I get," presents appear. In the final version, they do not.
    • In the storyboard, the Chum Bucket's frozen dining area is shown before the lab. In the final version, just the lab is shown.
    • In the storyboard, when Plankton says, "...his eye on me," he is shown alone on the stool. In the final version, he is next to a machine.
    • In the storyboard, when Plankton shows the list of naughty deeds, he is leaning to the right. The list is also less detailed than in the final version. In the final version, he is leaning to the left.
    • In the storyboard, Plankton's stocking has his name on it. In the final version, it does not.
    • In the storyboard, the paper with Jerktonium on it is already on the periodic table. It is on the left side of the slide and it is nailed on it. Plankton uses a pointer to point it out. In the final version, he sticks the post-it note paper on the right side of the slide.
    • In the storyboard, Jerktonium looks like a floating rock. In the final version, it looks like a crystal.
    • When Plankton says, "The Fruitcake," in the final version, an image of a fruitcake appears. In the storyboard, it does not.
    • When Plankton says, "Once ingested no one can help turning into the biggest, creepiest, meanest jerk ever," in the final version, he is walking around. In the storyboard, he is looking at the Jerktonium.
    • In the storyboard, when Plankton is about to remove the Jerktonium, Karen gives Plankton the pliers. In the final version, he just has the pliers.
    • The Jerkmaker-9000 looks different in the storyboard and final version.
    • In the storyboard, the first piece of fruit cake is square-shaped. In the final version, it is bread-shaped.
    • In the storyboard, when Plankton asks how SpongeBob's dander is and SpongeBob replies, he still has some of the second piece of fruit cake left. In the final version, he has eaten it all and gets a third piece.
    • In the storyboard, there is only one key to the Jerkmaker-9000. In the final version, there are two.
    • I*n the storyboard, the carolers look different than in the final version.
    • In the storyboard, the Jerkmaker-9000 is leaning away from the carolers. In the final version, it is leaning towards them.
    • In the storyboard, SpongeBob is behind the parade. In the final version, he is on a hill, watching it.
    • The parade is different in the storyboard than it is in the final version.
    • In the storyboard, SpongeBob's parents were planned to appear during the song Don't Be a Jerk (It's Christmas) when SpongeBob sings "It's the time for family and holly and turkey." However, in the final version they are replaced with SpongeBob's friends.

Season 9

License to Milkshake storyboard
  • "License to Milkshake" - In the storyboard, while Captain Frostymug falls, he makes a beard out of whipped cream. He also has a red beard instead of a gray beard.
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  • "Lost in Bikini Bottom" - The pay phone was different in the final version than it was in the storyboard version. The original title for this episode was "The Shortcut."[22]


  • "Sanctuary!" - This episode's working title was "One Snail Sponge."[23]
  • "What's Eating Patrick?" - In the storyboard version, in the scene where Patrick is starting training, when the scene enters Patrick's mouth to show his taste buds, it shows his mouth and then the taste buds. In the final version, it shows Patrick's tongue instead of his mouth.
  • "Larry's Gym" - In the storyboard version, Larry says that the only thing worse than donuts is ground glass and then smashes a glass cup in a fish's mouth.[24]

Season 10

  • "Whirly Brains" - According to the rough storyboard, there's a transition that got changed in the final cut. Originally, the box the Whirly Brains came in appeared on SpongeBob's TV, the camera zooms into the screen, and then we fade to the box on SpongeBob's lawn. It was replaced with the usual bubble wipe for unknown reasons. Also, Squidward originally had a nose warmer on him while bathing. In the German dub, the title card is mistakenly cut.
  • "Mermaid Pants" - The original title for this episode was "Mermaid Pants and Barnacle Star." For unknown reasons, it was shortened later on. Some sources list it by the original title.
  • "Unreal Estate" - According to an animatic posted by Vincent Waller, Squidward's painting Bold and Brash was supposed to reappear in this episode.[25]
  • "Code Yellow" - In the rough storyboard version, when Squidward and SpongeBob talk about noses, SpongeBob daydreams a nose working at the Krusty Krab when Squidward says "nose job."[26] This never made it into the final episode because it was time consuming.[27] Squidward's noses originally included a red nose, a female hairstyle, his head being replaced by a robot, and a human nose. The storyboard had scenes of the nurse giving Squidward anesthesia.
  • "Mimic Madness" - There are multiple changes between the rough and final versions. In the rough storyboard version, when Sandy and Plankton are playing chess and SpongeBob mimics them, Karen laughs so hard that her head falls off.[28]
    • Also in the rough storyboard is a scene where, after imitating Tom, SpongeBob imitates a customer trying to order; the customer laughs and pulls on his cheeks.
  • "Life Insurance" - In the rough storyboard version, instead of falling down the stairs at the beginning of the episode, SpongeBob would do his morning routine while the advertisement for life insurance played on his TV, and eventually, the advertiser's foot would come out of the TV and trip SpongeBob to get his attention. Fiasco would angrily rip up his painting after SpongeBob and Patrick run through it.[29]
  • "The Incredible Shrinking Sponge" - In the storyboard of this episode, SpongeBob lands in mustard after burning his feet on the grill. However, in the actual episode, he lands in ketchup instead of mustard. Whether this was intentional or an error is unknown.
  • "Out of the Picture" - In the UK, the scene where the art appraiser mimes hanging himself to demonstrate to Mr. Krabs what "out of the picture" means is removed, possibly due to references of suicide or death.[30]
  • "Feral Friends" - According to the rough storyboard, there is a deleted scene. Plankton waits for Karen to bring him dinner, but Neptune's Moon turns him into a feral copepod. When Karen brings his food over, she mistakes feral Plankton for a bug and swats him away.[31]

Season 11

  • "Cave Dwelling Sponge" - The rough storyboard contains a few scenes that were taken out of the episode.[32]
    • Patrick's tongue gets wrapped around multiple different rocks, instead of just one.
    • Spongy Spongy tries to bite Gary and licks his slime.
    • While in the sink, Spongy Spongy eats soap.
    • When SpongeBob is taken to prison, he blows bubbles with his fellow prisoners before he goes to speak with Mr. Krabs.
    • After punching SpongeBob, Spongy Spongy shakes SpongeBob's hand.
  • "Spin the Bottle" - In the rough storyboard version, SpongeBob fills the bottle with water and drinks from it. It was likely cut to save time.[33]
  • "No Pictures Please" - The rough storyboard contains multiple scenes that were cut from the episode.[34]
    • Patrick puts the glove on his head after slapping the fish.
    • In the storyboard, Patrick's neck is caught in the window. In the finished version, it is only Patrick's face.
    • Patrick kicks a can after seeing the bus for the first time.
    • The Tram's Travels tour guide is less enthusiastic.
    • The tour guide hat has the word "GUIDE" on it.
    • The Tram's Travels tour guide cuts in line and bangs on the bathroom door.
    • In the finished version, Patrick pulls down a mirror on the bus. In the storyboard, it is already there.
    • Patrick's tour guide hat shines after he sees it in the mirror.
    • Rube's shirt has flowers on it in the storyboard.
    • The Tram's Travels tour guide curls into a ball and falls over, instead of exploding.
    • After Patrick kisses the stone, his head comes off and flies into the trash can. In the finished version, his neck stretches out, but is still attached to his body.
    • During the hole scene, in the finished version, Patrick holds a flashlight. In the storyboard, he does not.
    • In the storyboard, Patrick eats the ice cream cone with his mouth. In the finished version, he eats it with his stomach.
    • Patrick and Rube visit a park. Patrick sees a fish sitting on a bench and reading a book, then takes his toupee off. The fish runs off, covering his head with the book, and Patrick puts the toupee on top of his tour guide hat.
    • While Rube is falling, Patrick hands him a parachute.
    • In the storyboard, SpongeBob's mouth is closed while he sleeps. In the finished version, SpongeBob snores.
    • In the storyboard, Plankton is crushed by the pole Patrick set in front of the Krusty Krab. In the finished version, he is run over by an old fish in a wheelchair.
    • In the storyboard, Patrick flushes soda cans down the toilet. In the finished version, he flushes toilet paper.
    • Patrick is about to clog the toilet again, but Mr. Krabs throws him out before he can flush the soda cans down.
    • In the storyboard, Ol' Ribeye has pupils. In the finished version, his eyes are hollow.
    • In the storyboard, a gravestone reads "FEMALE ZOMBIE." In the finished version, it reads "ZZZ."
    • The post office is not seen in the storyboard.
    • In the storyboard, Patrick hits Ol' Ribeye on the head a few times to make him collapse. In the finished version, he collapses from hitting Patrick's rock.
    • The Tram's Travels tour guide takes his hat back from Patrick. Patrick takes it back after Rube disappears.
    • An alarm clock is left behind after Rube disappears.
  • "Stuck on the Roof" - The rough storyboard contains multiple scenes that were cut from the episode.[35]
    • SpongeBob rings the bell to get Squidward's attention.
    • In the storyboard, SpongeBob reaches up the chimney with both hands. In the finished version, he only uses one hand.
    • After Squidward's skin is burned off, he tosses it around in his hands as the Krusty Krab fills with smoke.
    • There is a panning shot of multiple Bikini Bottomites, including Squidward, who is getting his face stitched back on while sitting in an ambulance.
    • SpongeBob hugs and kisses some smoke.
    • SpongeBob jumps on the top of the chimney before cranking his hand down.
    • SpongeBob reaches out for the patty after dropping it.
    • After the Krabby Patty lands, a fish faints, and Mr. Krabs covers the patty with a tarp.
    • Mr. Krabs shakes the ladder while trying to get SpongeBob down.
    • Sandy's extendo-boots are identical to her normal ones.
    • Sandy wears an astronaut suit while above land.
    • In the storyboard, Sandy kicks a fish. In the finished version, she kicks Squidward.
    • In the storyboard, Patrick climbs up the ladder to get on the roof. In the finished version, he bounces off a rubber duck.
    • Patrick stretches before stepping off the roof.
    • During the transition from day to night, two boatmobiles are seen driving away.
    • In the storyboard, Squidward's dinner is a shrimp tail-shaped cornucopia. In the finished version, his dinner is Krabby Newburg.
    • SpongeBob's hand cramp is more destructive in the storyboard.
    • The cornucopia is flung around Squidward's neck as he tries to exit through the door, knocking him out.
    • Squidward sees SpongeBob on the roof, then angrily shuts his curtains.
    • The building montage is different in the storyboard.
    • SpongeBob's wood bed is less sturdy, and he uses cardboard for a blanket instead of wood.
    • SpongeBob's grill is bought to him on a wooden platform.
    • The second construction montage is different, and uses some recycled animation from the first one.
    • SpongeBob rings the bell, then realizes that Squidward isn't there.
    • In the storyboard, the napkins are roll-shaped. In the finished version, they are triangle-shaped.
    • A fish chews on Squidward's arm.
    • The parachute patties look different in the storyboard.
    • A fish pulls out a table and eats their Krabby Patty on it.
    • Fred has no teeth.
    • Squidward is seen putting up and adjusting a painting.
    • SpongeBob's eyes are red after he builds another Krusty Krab.
    • A whistle sounds, which signals the end of SpongeBob's shift.
  • "The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom" - The stop-motion models of Mrs. Puff and Pearl from "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!" were originally going to appear, but their scenes had to be cut from the final episode for time.[36]
  • "Krabby Patty Creature Feature" - In the storyboards, the Secret Patties are purple instead of orange. And when SpongeBob screams and opens his heart, there is no blood in the episode but in the storyboard there is blood.[37]
  • "My Leg!" - The rough storyboards had many scenes that were changed or deleted.[38]
    • During the montage at the start of the episode, Bubble Bass has a scene where he eats while driving, and runs over Fred's leg.
    • The scene where Fred's leg was run over by a mobility scooter was going to be set at the Recreation Center, and would have featured Jim and the purple wrestler in a wrestling match.
    • Nurse Bazooka's nametag read "Daisy" in the storyboard.
    • The "My Leg!" song was different from the present version, as Fred and the other patients stay in their beds as Fred sings the song.
  • "Ink Lemonade" - In the rough storyboard, there is a deleted scene where SpongeBob is talking to Crab Lady, and she looks like a crab instead of a fish. She was remodeled as a fish in the final storyboard because the walking animation would look better.[39]
  • "Mustard O' Mine" - SpongeBob, Squidward, and Patrick were originally going to ride a snail camel. They would melt in the sun and be spit out by the snail.[40][41]
  • "Shopping List" - The rough storyboards reveal several scenes being changed or deleted.[42]
    • When SpongeBob pats Matilda, it acts like a dog, happily shaking its propeller like a tail. Matilda is shaped like a normal submarine instead of an acorn.
    • When SpongeBob starts to suffocate inside Matilda, Plankton is shown drying up and trying to breathe.
    • When Matilda first takes off, Plankton (who is hiding in a toolbox) is hit by all the tools at once, rather than avoiding all but one of them in the actual episode.
    • SpongeBob and Sandy travel to the Kelp Forest to gather long-grained seaweed, a plant that releases extremely poisonous spores if pulled out of the ground. They safely harvest the seaweed, but Plankton doesn't, and he is poisoned by the spores and swells up.
  • "Whale Watching" - In the original storyboard, Sadie looked more like a mermaid-whale hybrid doll.[43]
  • "Patnocchio" - In the rough storyboard, Karen the Computer Fairy starts telling the story outside the Chum Bucket.[44]
  • "Karen's Virus" - Karen was originally going to visit the Krusty Krab and sneeze radiation on the customers.[45][46]

Season 12

  • "The Nitwitting" - There was originally going to be a scene of SpongeBob doing a silly dance.[47]

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

There is a deleted scene included on the DVD and Blu-ray that can be found in the Animatics feature. The deleted scene shows SpongeBob and Patrick meeting Sandy on land. It had probably been cut because of Patrick vomiting many times. In the same deleted scene, Shell City is actually a city and is
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Deleted scene with Mr. Krabs appearing in SpongeBob's room.

where Sandy constantly gets pursued all over the place by squirrel exterminators in black suits. She also mentions that there are buses that arrive here and Bikini Bottom. Also, during SpongeBob's awakening in The Goofy Goober Party Boat, he asks for a "double fudge spinny." This line was rejected from the film, but was still used in the Ice Cream Dreams book which is loosely based on the ice cream sequence in the movie. There is also a deleted scene where Mr. Krabs appears in SpongeBob's room with the "MANAGER" hat. This was cut due to save time, or that the team thought the ending was a bit dull.
The Spongebob Squarepants Movie Deleted Scenes

The Spongebob Squarepants Movie Deleted Scenes

However, the deleted scene of meeting Sandy on the surface was later recycled into the 2nd movie when SpongeBob and friends are surprised by Sandy's superhero ability of being a giant real life squirrel named "The Rodent." It was cut to either avoid confusion or surprise everyone in the 2nd movie that this deleted character would end up in the second movie. In the first teaser trailer Gary is shown enjoying taking a bath with SpongeBob as the latter plays with his water toys. It was cut to save time.

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

Some scenes that were shown in the trailers and TV spots that did not end up in the final film include:

  • A cameo appearance by Saul Hudson as a street musician.
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Deleted scene of SpongeBob flying in the sky

  • SpongeBob flying in the sky.
  • A shot of Mr. Superawesomeness' (Patrick's) pants ripping off revealing his underwear with him saying, "Nothin' to see here."
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The Spongebob Movie Sponge out of water. Deleted scene

  • A shot of SpongeBob saying, "Maybe you should get that checked out" cutting to reveal Patrick has a hole in his head saying, "Why?" this was removed for unknown reasons, possibly because of a plot hole as his head is fully functional several seconds prior.
  • Sour Note plays his clarinet and makes farting noises.
  • Burger-Beard throws a 6-pack can holder at Sour Note and he gets tangled by it.
  • Beach girl holding a 3 scoops ice cream cone.
  • SpongeBob and friends singing "Thank Gosh It's Monday."
  • A line of SpongeBob on the surface saying "Clean it up just clean it up."
  • Burger-Beard explains that the Magic Book's powers can only be activated by having the Krabby Patty formula. However, that idea was scrapped. Now things can come true by re-writing the story even without the formula.
  • In one version of the scene where Patrick (not as Mr. Superawesomeness) eats the ice cream, it is on a beach, not in the kid's hand.
  • A scene of Burger-Beard the Pirate in his ship, telling his seagulls a story about him when he was younger. This was probably cut to save time.
  • SpongeBob and Plankton time-traveling to the Mesozoic era, where they encounter Patrickosaurus and Squidasaurus Rex. This scene was taken out of the movie, but was instead put in the video game, as our heroes encounter both dinosaurs. This was either cut to save time or to surprise everyone when Patrick returns to the present with the Squidasaurus Rex.
    • Another time traveling scene had SpongeBob and Plankton visit Bikini Bottom, but the citizens are robots. But it was cut for unknown reasons possibly to save time or it would not make sense since the future of Bikini Bottom would be a wasteland.
  • One part shows Mr. Krabs serving Nasty Patties to the customers. This was cut because it would not look pretty if a customer actually ate one after all these years.
  • A car chase scene with SpongeBob and Plankton and ends with SpongeBob receiving an F- from Mrs. Puff after crashing. This was cut for unknown reasons.
  • A montage of Mr. Krabs thoroughly cleaning SpongeBob's brain, similar to "Brainwashing," this was cut to save time.
  • Plankton telling SpongeBob to make Krabby Patties by using his muscles at the Taco Haüs. This was scrapped and instead replaced with SpongeBob, Plankton, and Karen building a time machine with using stuff inside Taco Haüs.

The SpongeBob Movie: It's a Wonderful Sponge

  • According to Vincent Waller the plot was originally about space cats, but it was scrapped for unknown reasons.
  • Some animatics we're uploaded to YouTube without dialogue, which included:
    • One of the scenes included SpongeBob jumping out of a helicopter before the space cats chase him and the rest of the gang into a house. SpongeBob (who is human sized unlike most times he's on the surface) teams up with a kid and stops the cats using water.
    • Another animatic included the space cats on ships talking. Since there's no dialogue no one knows the context of the scene.
    • There was also a shot where SpongeBob, Patrick and Sandy are talking in the treedome. Sandy's working on a vehicle, Patrick digs out a worm for unknown reasons, then SpongeBob get's excited running up the dome. Just like the space cats animatic the contexts for this scene is unknown.
    • The last deleted scene discovered featured SpongeBob and Gary in a dolphin spaceship leading a cat ship into a black hole. SpongeBob and Gary then remember the good times they've had before heading towards it.

Scenes cut internationally

Airings of episodes in other countries occasionally cut out scenes, sometimes due to different cultural standards or simple editing mistakes.

  • "Help Wanted" - The scene where SpongeBob serves up Krabby Patties to the angry anchovies while Tiny Tim sings "Livin' in the Sunlight, Lovin' in the Moonlight" was cut in Italy for unknown reasons.
  • "Ripped Pants" - In some overseas airings of this episode, including Italy, the episode would end when the concert was just beginning.
  • "Jellyfishing" - In early Polish airings, the scene where Patrick jams the net through Squidward's bandaged hand was cut, because it was deemed too violent.
  • "Naughty Nautical Neighbors" - In early Polish airings, the scene where Squidward chokes on the fork is cut due to its violent content.
  • "Pizza Delivery" - At the end of the episode, Squidward's line "Oh, my aching tentacles!" was cut in some countries by mistake (due to the screen going black when the line is said). It is also cut on the Nicktoons Collection Volume One Game Boy Advance cartridge. It is still intact on the DVD releases. Sometime in 2013, it was also deleted from Polish and Greek airings.
  • "Jellyfish Jam" - In early Polish airings, the scene where SpongeBob does the jellyfish dance was cut. This was likely done to prevent epileptic or photosensitive children from suffering seizures due to the quick flashing lights and stroboscopic effects.
  • "Hooky" - In the early Polish, UK, Norwegian airings, the scene where Patrick eats the cheese off the hook, and has all hooks in his mouth was cut due to reckless behavior.
  • "Wormy" - The That's What Friends Do song was cut in Italy.
  • "Welcome to the Chum Bucket" - In early Italian airings, "This Grill is Not a Home" is cut.
  • "Band Geeks" - In the Persian and Italian dubs, "Sweet Victory" is cut.

References

  1. ^ a b c d Lost Media Wiki
  2. ^ Sherm Cohen's website
  3. ^ Jay Lender on Twitter
  4. ^ Sherm Cohen on Deviantart
  5. ^ LarryInc64 on Twitter
  6. ^ Jay Lender on Twitter
  7. ^ Jay Lender on Twitter
  8. ^ Adam Paloian on Twitter
  9. ^ https://www.toonzone.net/forums/threads/spongebob-squarepants-edited.2883111/
  10. ^ Vincent Waller on Twitter
  11. ^ a b https://www.sbmania.net/interviews.php?id=5
  12. ^ Jay Lender on Twitter
  13. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfMKiGxA6NU&index=203
  14. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KncgbpA41PU
  15. ^ Jay Lender on Twitter
  16. ^ Jay Lender on Twitter
  17. ^ Vincent Waller on Twitter
  18. ^ Vincent Waller on Twitter
  19. ^ http://zeuscervas.prosite.com/187620/1988079/gallery/spongebob-ghost-host
  20. ^ Vincent Waller on Twitter
  21. ^ http://www.mascarina.com/portfolio-item/spongebob/
  22. ^ Vincent Waller on Twitter
  23. ^ https://twitter.com/MancieRaines/status/655094780485988352
  24. ^ Larry's Gym#Art
  25. ^ Unreal Estate Rough Storyboard
  26. ^ Code Yellow Rough Storyboard
  27. ^ In response to a comment asking why it was cut, Vincent Waller said "Any edits were for time, rather than content."
  28. ^ Mimic Madness Rough Storyboard
  29. ^ Life Insurance Rough Storyboard
  30. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fy0YjeZDLwM
  31. ^ Feral Friends Rough Storyboard
  32. ^ Cave Dwelling Sponge Rough Storyboard
  33. ^ Spin the Bottle Rough Storyboard
  34. ^ No Pictures Please Rough Storyboard
  35. ^ Stuck on the Roof Rough Storyboard
  36. ^ Vincent Waller on Twitter
  37. ^ Krabby Patty Creature Feature Rough Storyboard
  38. ^ My Leg! Rough Storyboard
  39. ^ Ink Lemonade Rough Storyboard
  40. ^ Adam Paloian on Twitter
  41. ^ Adam Paloian on Twitter
  42. ^ Shopping List Part 1
  43. ^ Whale Watching Rough Storyboard
  44. ^ Patnocchio Rough Storyboard
  45. ^ Adam Paloian on Twitter
  46. ^ Adam Paloian on Twitter
  47. ^ https://twitter.com/crazybaloney/status/1084614527549915136

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