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This is the page about the Kamp Koral episode. For other uses, see Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy (disambiguation).

"Mermaid Men and Barnacle Boys" is a Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years episode from season 2. In this episode, the Dinghy and Pontoon cabins go head-to-head in a series of superhero challenges.



SpongeBob and Patrick oversleep and are late to buy comic books, and rush to the store. Although they only find lame comics at first, Patrick spins the rack around and finds an issue of Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy. They buy it and enjoy it, wishing that the fun would never end. The two dress up as the superheroes themselves and go around camp looking for villains. They pretend Perch's watchtower is a cheese monster and cut its legs down. Next, they hear a camper drowning in the lake, and when they catch up to him, Bubble Bass and Kevin show up also dressed as Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy. SpongeBob and Bubble Bass argue over their portrayals of Mermaid Man, and agree to a contest to see who is better.

Sandy tests them by unleashing "Dr. Fun," who is Elwood in a supervillain suit, into the general store, and seeing who can stop him. SpongeBob and Patrick end up fighting against Barnacle Boy and Kevin with the store's items, ignoring Elwood, who steals the money. As Elwood does an evil laugh, he attracts the various creatures of the forest to invade the camp. Sandy apologizes for making the suit work, saying it is not in her nature to not make things function properly. She, SpongeBob, Patrick, Kevin, and Bubble Bass all run away, unable to deal with the animals.

Noticing the trouble, Mr. Krabs uses the conch signal to summon the real Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy. Barnacle Boy throws a waterball that stops Elwood's mind control powers, and Mermaid Man uses his animal communication to return them to the forest. They bid the campers farewell with some advice to follow their parents. Elwood still enjoyed his crimes and does another evil laugh, with the members of E.V.I.L. watching. Impressed, Man Ray comments that Elwood has potential.


This episode was confirmed on January 13, 2023.[6]


 ) Production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  The Mob - Sam Spence [Title card and opening.]
  Gala Performance - Laurie Johnson ["Ahhh! Comic book day!"]
  Man, Go Man! - Ralph Dollimore [SpongeBob and Patrick run to the camp store.]
  ? [Lando the Land Lad comic.]
  Another Spring - Tommy Reilly, James Moody ["Only the duds are left."]
  A Pirate's Life For Me (A) - Ron Goodwin [SpongeBob finds the last Mermaid Man comic.]
  The Lineman - Sam Spence [SpongeBob and Patrick reading the comic.]
  Beauty Queen - Tommy Reilly, James Moody ["Wow, that was amazing."]
  Hgliss & Bell - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob gets an idea.]
  Hercule Poirot - Gerhard Trede ["You thinking what I'm about to think?"]
  Big City Sidewalks - Sam Spence [SpongeBob and Patrick dressed as Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy.]
  Mecanissimo - Vladimir Cosma [SpongeBob and Patrick patrolling the camp.]
  Crime And Danger Sign #3 - Hans Conzelmann, Delle Haensch [Stilted stilton cheesing the city/Patrick sawing the watch tower.]
  Dignity - Peter Yorke [SpongeBob and Patrick hear a cry for help/SpongeBob, Patrick, Bubble Bass, and Kevin arrive at the scene.]
  The Mob - Sam Spence [Bubble Bass and Kevin laughing at SpongeBob and Patrick's costumes.]
  Dramatic Impact (6) - Ivor Slaney ["Leaping lather, no!"]
  The Mob - Sam Spence ["The real Mermaid Man would never laugh at anyone."]
  Alpine Echoes - Tommy Reilly, James Moody ["Hey there, just a reminder..."]
  Dramatic Cue (B) - Ronald Hanmer ["I know we'd help that citizen!"]
  Drama Link (D) - Hubert Clifford [SpongeBob, Patrick, Bubble Bass, and Kevin rip a camper's skin off.]
  Comic Walk - Sidney Torch ["Thanks for nothing, super morons!"]
  Idea Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Hmmm, interesting."]
  The Mob - Sam Spence [SpongeBob challenges Bubble Bass and Kevin to a contest.]
  Superfriends Wipe - Nicolas Carr [Transition to next scene.]
  Big Ed's March - Sam Spence ["In order to figure out who's the best Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy, I'm gonna put you to the test!"]
  Kommissar X - Gerhard Trede [Elwood enters the camp store dressed as Dr. Fun.]
  Witty Fellow - Gerhard Trede [Elwood tries to rob the store.]
  Hit and Run - Sam Spence [SpongeBob, Patrick, Bubble Bass, and Kevin fighting each other in the store.]
  Target - Hans Ehrlinger [Elwood steals the tip jar.]
  Night On Bare Mountain - Modest Mussorgsky, Fiachra Trench [Elwood hypnotizes a bunch of clams.]
  Clumsy A - Bernd Gesell ["Well, y'all blew that one."]
  Dignity - Peter Yorke ["The city's in trouble!"]
  City Of Evil - John Scott [Animals wreaking havoc.]
  Night On Bare Mountain - Modest Mussorgsky, Fiachra Trench [Urchins swarming.]
  Tuba Fun - Dick Walter ["Elwood has actual superpowers!?"]
  Panic Patrol - Kenny Graham [Kevin gets pantsed by sea bunnies.]
  Crime Scene - Frederick Charrosin ["Time to use a privilege shared only by presidents, police commissioners, and summer camp masters.]
  Hgliss & Bell - Nicolas Carr ["The Mermaid Man conch signal!"]
  The Lineman - Sam Spence [Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy appear.]
  Mighty Ocean - Ronald Hanmer [Animals return to the forest.]
  Gunning for Danger - Syd Dale ["Mermaid Man! How can we ever repay you?"]
  Stool Pigeon - Kenny Graham ["That was fun!"]
  Zelle 503 - Gerhard Trede [Ending.]



Mermaid Men and the Boys

"Mermaid Men and the Boys."

  • In Germany, this episode was originally going to premiere on January 31, 2024 at 5:00pm.
  • On the Paramount Press Express, this episode is mistakenly listed as "Mermaid Men and the Boys."
  • This episode uses 2D animation at the end when 2D Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy appear, thanks to Mr. Krabs, and a close-up of the villains in the E.V.I.L. lair.
    • The E.V.I.L. lair appears to be art directed by Marta Knudsen, an art director for The Patrick Star Show.

Episode references[]

  • The letters on the comic Elwood reads, and his superhero suit, are colored like the ones that appear during the F.U.N. Song in "F.U.N."
  • Perch is reading Jelly from the Jam Lagoon, a comic SpongeBob owns in "The Jelly Life."

Cultural references[]

  • The lame comics that SpongeBob refuses to buy include Gasper the Gregarious Ghost, a parody of Casper the Friendly Ghost, and Underwhoops by Klamz, a parody of Underworld by Kaz.



Kamp Koral Staffel 2 Promo - Ab 22. Januar 2024 (Nick Deutschland)

Names in other languages[]

Language Name Meaning
German Meerjungfraumänner und Blaubarschbuben Mermaid Men and Barnacle Boys


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