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"Mustard O' Mine" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season eleven. In this episode, when the Krusty Krab runs out of mustard, Mr. Krabs sends SpongeBob, Patrick, and Squidward to dig up some more.



The episode starts with SpongeBob spraying mustard for the customers, including spraying a mustard man for Nancy Suzy Fish. Eventually, SpongeBob runs out and attempts to get more. However, the cabinet for mustard only has Mr. Krabs, who gets upset for running out of mustard and demands SpongeBob, Squidward (and Patrick) to go to the Mustard Mines to get more mustard. However, Walter Haddock warns them that the mines is a dangerous place and states that whoever went into the mines never got out (although Walter himself is still alive).

At the mines, Squidward has SpongeBob and Patrick follow him as they sing a song while erratically bouncing around in the cave, eventually causing rocks to block the entrance. Squidward is angry with them for trapping them as they realize their fault and Patrick freaks out before he faints, but SpongeBob and Squidward awakes him up with a Krabby Patty. Squidward tends to Patrick who excitedly asks for mustard on the patty and an annoyed Squidward drops him on his head and walks on top of him because of his idiocy.

As they continue in the mines, the trio only find diamonds, gold, and soon a telephone. Mr. Krabs calls the payphone as SpongeBob answers and tells him that the customers has gone wild for the lack of mustard. Squidward then mines through a wall and finds a subway to the condiment mines.

After SpongeBob finally strikes mustard, the trio is now happy and starts to dance and sing yet another song. However, Walter comes back saying that the mustard will eventually blow upwards and then corks up the mustard and beats up Squidward as SpongeBob and Patrick foolishly believe that this was the point. Patrick then fights back Walter, and his head hurts Walter's hand and sends Patrick flying around until he lands on the cork. Patrick is stupidly disappointed in hurting Walter and thinks he lost before his landing causes the mustard to start to erupt. While Walter freaks out as he escapes but then rides on an escalator, SpongeBob tries to continue blocking the mustard from erupting. Mr. Krabs calls again, still wanting mustard as the customers are now angry.

Eventually, the mustard erupts like a geyser and fills the Krusty Krab. The episode ends with the real mummy asking for relish on his Krabby Patty.


The episode was confirmed by Vincent Waller on January 23, 2018.[1]


Mustard O'Mine Rough

Mustard O'Mine Rough

Mustard O'Mine final

Mustard O'Mine final


 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Listen to the Mockingbird - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Title card]
  Sailor's Sting 22 - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob makes mustard sculptures.]
  Exotic Sting - Nicolas Carr [Mustard jug is empty.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (h) - Jeremy Wakefield [The customers groan.]
  Earl's Revenge - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob goes to the kitchen to get more mustard.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob gasps.]
  In a Minor Mood Jig - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Krabs orders SpongeBob and Squidward to go to the mustard mines.]
  Gator - Steve Belfer [Patrick eating mustard.]
  Misty Menace - Max Saunders [Prospector warns that the mustard mine is cursed.]
  Tales from the Swamp (c) - Ron Goodwin ["The mummy's curse!"]
  Misty Menace - Max Saunders ["There's no such thing as mummies."]
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr [Photo of prospector's mother.]
  Terror by Night - Hubert Clifford ["I've been in that mine. No one that enters gets out alive."]
  Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Hmm."]
  Dramatic Cue (h) - Ronald Hanmer ["AAAH! His foot's gone!"]
  Hippo Bird - Arthur Wilkinson [SpongeBob, Patrick and Squidward outside the mustard mine.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (v) - Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick puts his brain on Squidward's shirt.]
  A Mining We Will Go - Kaz Prapuolenis [SpongeBob and Patrick sing this.]
  A-Hunting We Will Go - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Background music to "A Mining We Will Go"]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (k) - Jeremy Wakefield [Rocks fall, trapping SpongeBob, Patrick and Squidward inside the mine.]
  Six Powerful Cues (d) - Wilfred Burns [Patrick panics.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (f) - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward sighs.]
  Buck Jump - Cedric Palmer [SpongeBob makes a Krabby Patty and Squidward feeds Patrick with him.]
  Fates - Gregor Narholz ["Squidward, I-I need..."]
  Nude Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Why do I even bother?"]
  The Great White - Gregor Narholz [SpongeBob, Patrick and Squidward discover a deep mine shaft.]
  For a Lonely Girl - Norman Candler [SpongeBob, Patrick and Squidward take the mechanical escalator.]
  ? [Rimshot.]
  For a Lonely Girl - Norman Candler [They arrive down.]
  Fraidy Cat - Fredric Bayco [SpongeBob and Patrick find gold and diamonds in the mine, while Squidward finds sand.]
  For a Lonely Girl - Norman Candler [Kid goes up the mechanical escalator.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (x) - Jeremy Wakefield ["Uh, what was that?"]
  Four More Comical Cuts - Ronald Hanmer [SpongeBob finds a telephone and gets a call from Mr. Krabs.]
  Eight Comical Cuts - Ronald Hanmer [SpongeBob finds a telephone and gets a call from Mr. Krabs.]
  Sculpture - Georges Behar [Squidward discovers a train station.]
  SpongeBob Theme II - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward runs to take the train in which SpongeBob and Patrick are.]
  Eight Comical Cuts - Ronald Hanmer [SpongeBob and Patrick get off the train.]
  Perky Puppet - Alan Perry [SpongeBob, Patrick and Squidward mining condiments.]
  Harps and Bells - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob finds mustard.]
  Unknown Track 38 - SpongeBob smiles.
  The Mustard Song - Kaz Prapuolenis [SpongeBob, Patrick and Squidward sings this.]
  Listen to the Mockingbird - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Background music to "The Mustard Song"]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (s) - Jeremy Wakefield [Pickaxe disintegrates.]
  Ripped Hide - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob and Squidward use Patrick's head.]
  Six Powerful Cues (f) - Wilfred Burns [Prospector reappears and plugs up the hole.]
  Who Said That - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Prospector says there's no curse.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (VI) - Jeremy Wakefield ["Mystery solved!"]
  Who Said That - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Prospector explains why they shouldn't unplug the hole.]
  M'Wanna - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["Oh, no curse, no mummy, and no mustard."]
  Grass Skirt Chase - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["Put your fists down."]
  Four Evil Men (c) - Trevor Duncan [Ground rumbles and breaks apart.]
  For a Lonely Girl - Norman Candler [Prospector goes up the mechanical escalator.]
  Four Evil Men (c) - Trevor Duncan [Floor still rumbling.]
  William Tell Overture - Gioacchino Rossini ["Where's me mustard?!"]
  Slide Whistle Stooges 2 - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [The ending]




Cultural references

  • This episode contains several possible references to The Three Stooges:
    • The music over the title card is the popular song "Listen to the Mocking Bird," which was played in the opening credits of the early Stooge shorts. Later, when SpongeBob strikes mustard, he, Patrick and Squidward gleefully sing to the tune of it.
    • When SpongeBob and Patrick are first shown venturing into the mines, they sing to the tune of the folk song "A-Hunting We Will Go." This was normally sung by the Stooges when engaging in some task or going on an adventure.
  • The two escalators in the Mustard Mines are a reference to the two escalators in the state of Wyoming.


  • It is not possible that so much pressure can be contained by a relatively thin layer of rock.
  • After the prospector leaves, all the mustard that was on Patrick is gone.
  • When Mr. Krabs asks SpongeBob if he used up all the mustard, in the background, a tube of mustard is shown next to mayo.

Running gags

  • When someone gets on the escalator, they become calm.


SpongeBob-"A Mining We Will Go!” Song

SpongeBob-"A Mining We Will Go!” Song

SpongeBob SquarePants - Gold Dust Nickelodeon

SpongeBob SquarePants - Gold Dust Nickelodeon


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