Encyclopedia SpongeBobia


Encyclopedia SpongeBobia
Encyclopedia SpongeBobia
If you were looking for the article about the running gag, then see My leg! (running gag).
If you were looking for the article about the song, then see My Leg Is In Love!.

"My Leg!" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season 11. In this episode, once Fred's leg heals up, SpongeBob is determined to keep it out of harm's way.



The episode starts with a TV montage of Fred getting his leg hurt in many ways, including the lighthouse from Mrs. Puff's Boating School. Eventually, the doctor cuts off Fred's cast and says that if he isn't more careful with his leg, he will be forced to have it replaced with a robot's leg, causing the robot that is transplanting its leg, Tom, to beg him not to take his leg.

Outside of the hospital, Fred finds SpongeBob and tells him not to get near his leg, noting a flashback that had his leg run over by a toy train. SpongeBob decides that he should protect his leg unnoticed, so he covers over harm to Fred's leg, including a wood cutter in Fred's workplace, hot coals, and even bashing other people that is near Fred. After Patrick gets a bite taken off a leg from a girl scout, Fred admits that he misses the hospital because he is in love with a nurse. SpongeBob decides to help break Fred's leg for him.

SpongeBob tries many methods to break Fred's leg, including slamming Fred's leg with a hammer, zapping it, and having the Alaskan Bull Worm eat it off to no avail. The last plan is to have Fred's leg run over by a train, however right before Fred's leg gets run over, Tom the robot comes and stops the train, continuing to clamor not to take his leg. SpongeBob takes out his leg and gives it to Tom, making him happy but sent to the hospital. SpongeBob grows back his leg, and because he says "My leg!," the ambulance comes back, but landing and running over Fred's body. Fred finds out that they hit him everywhere except the leg, finally sending Fred to the hospital.

At the hospital, Fred is happy that SpongeBob brought him back to the hospital and calls in his nurse that he's in love with, Nurse Bazooka, about to give a gruesome sponge bath to every patient. However, Fred starts to sing a song in order to show how much he loves Nurse Bazooka. She loves the song and kisses Fred on the cheek repeatedly. The episode ends with a closing transition that snaps off Fred's leg, causing him to scream "My leg!"


The episode was confirmed by Vincent Waller on December 31, 2017.[2]




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 ) Production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Kailua Jubilee - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Title card]
  White Noise - Nicolas Carr [TV static.]
  Dramatic Impact (5) - Ivor Slaney [Fred's leg crushed by a lighthouse.]
  White Noise - Nicolas Carr [TV static.]
  Super Highway March 1 - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Fred's leg crushed by a mobility scooter.]
  White Noise - Nicolas Carr [TV static.]
  Monster Wave no sax - Nicolas Carr, Fabian Fernandez [Fred's legs crushed under weights.]
  White Noise - Nicolas Carr [TV static.]
  Hillbilly Dual - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Fred's leg caught by a hook.]
  White Noise - Nicolas Carr [TV static.]
  Magic Leg - Nicolas Carr [Fred's leg separated in a magic trick.]
  Variety Link (D) - Dick Walter [Fred's leg separated in a magic trick.]
  White Noise - Nicolas Carr [TV static.]
  Tension Bits - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Fred's leg on TV.]
  White Noise - Nicolas Carr [TV static.]
  Tension Bits - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Fred's legs crushed by a steamroller.]
  White Noise - Nicolas Carr [TV static.]
  Tension Bits - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Fred's leg stuck in a garbage disposal.]
  White Noise - Nicolas Carr [TV static.]
  Sleazy Sax - Richard Myhill [Fred wearing a dress on an air vent.]
  White Noise - Nicolas Carr [TV static.]
  Alien Leg - Nicolas Carr [Aliens have Fred's leg.]
  White Noise - Nicolas Carr [TV static.]
  Tension Bits - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Fred's leg getting cut with a knife.]
  White Noise - Nicolas Carr [TV static.]
  Spy Leg - Nicolas Carr [Fred's leg getting cut by a laser.]
  White Noise - Nicolas Carr [TV static.]
  Harp Lick. 1 - Nicolas Carr [Leaf falls on Fred's leg.]
  Tension Bits - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Fred's leg disintegrates.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 7A - Jeremy Wakefield ["Alright."]
  Dramatic Cue (B) - Ronald Hanmer [Doctor pulls out a buzzsaw.]
  The Fruitcake Vendor 2 - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["Feels great! Thanks, doc!"]
  Tales From The Swamp (C) - Ron Goodwin ["A robot leg!"]
  Dramatic Episode 1 - Remastered - Kurt Rehfeld [Robot with missing leg appears.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 29C - Jeremy Wakefield [Fred leaves the room.]
  Hello Blues - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob waiting for Fred outside the hospital.]
  SpongeBob Flashback Vibes - Nicolas Carr [Flashback.]
  Disturbances - Gerhard Trede [Toy train run over Fred's leg.]
  Dramatic Cue (A) - Ronald Hanmer [Ambulance appears and takes Fred.]
  SpongeBob Flashback Vibes - Nicolas Carr [End of flashback.]
  Hello Blues - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Fred ties the balloon to SpongeBob.]
  Got It - Nicolas Carr ["I know!"]
  Grass Skirt Chase - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob trying to protect Fred's leg from danger.]
  Busy Schedule - Cyril Watters [Fred comes back to his job.]
  Triangle and Chime Hit - Nicolas Carr [Overlays "Busy Schedule".]
  They'Re Coming! - Trevor Duncan [Factory blows up.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 12E - Jeremy Wakefield [Wooden boards fall down.]
  Transcendence - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob protecting Fred from walking on hot coals.]
  Lap Steel-spce_01 - Nicolas Carr [Transition to next scene.]
  Not So Secret Service - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob and Patrick surround Fred as secret service agents.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 9B - Jeremy Wakefield ["Fred, you have to listen to me."]
  Dramatic Cue (A) - Ronald Hanmer [Ambulance appears and take Patrick.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 8B - Jeremy Wakefield ["Gee, some guys get all the lucky breaks."]
  Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Why?"]
  Treasures of the Heart - Alan Paul [Fred tells SpongeBob he's in love with a nurse.]
  Comic Drumdrops - Nicolas Carr [Rimshot.]
  Squeeky Toys. SFX - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob tries to break Fred's leg with a toy hammer.]
  You're Nice - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob and Fred at Bikini Bottom Jail.]
  Blackbeard - Sam Fonteyn [Prisoner silently yells "My leg!"]
  optical noise - Nicolas Carr [Overlays "Blackbeard".]
  Dramatic Cue (A) - Ronald Hanmer [Ambulance appears and takes the prisoner.]
  You're Nice - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Fred trying to get his leg hurt.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 29A - Jeremy Wakefield [Fred's leg tied to railroad tracks.]
  Sunshine Express - Jack Coles [Love train approaching to Fred's leg.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 38A - Jeremy Wakefield [Robot's head explodes.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 33 - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob gives his leg to the robot.]
  Dramatic Cue (A) - Ronald Hanmer [Ambulance appears and takes the robot.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 4B - Jeremy Wakefield ["It's no use, SpongeBob."]
  Majic Chimes - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob's leg grows back.]
  Dramatic Cue (A) - Ronald Hanmer [Ambulance falls from the sky and takes SpongeBob.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 23B - Jeremy Wakefield ["My head and torso!"]
  Dramatic Cue (A) - Ronald Hanmer [Ambulance appears and takes Fred.]
  Maui Beach - Hans Haider [Robot, Prisoner, Patrick, Fred, and SpongeBob at the hospital.]
  Hippomania - John Fox, Mac Prindy [Nurse Bazooka appears.]
  My Leg Is In Love! - Doug Lawrence, Eban Schletter [Fred sings this.]




  • This episode was originally supposed to premiere on April 27, 2018, but was pulled due to low ratings.[3][4][5]
  • The title card's background is similar of that to "Squid Wood" and "Patrick's Staycation," but it is widescreen and has glass in front of it.
  • This is Fred's biggest role yet. This is also the third episode that mainly revolves around an incidental character, with "Plankton's Regular" being the first one, which revolved around Incidental 41, and "Don't Feed the Clowns" as the second one, which revolved around Incidental C1.
  • The title is a reference to the My leg! running gag.
  • "My leg!":
    • Twelve are heard in the compilation at the start of the episode.
    • Six while the doctor cuts off Fred's cast.
    • Flashback to where Fred gets his leg run over by SpongeBob's toy freight train.
    • Any time "My leg," "Your leg," "His leg," or "Fred's leg" is heard, it is spoken in a louder exaggerated way, in the same manner as Fred hurts it.
    • Patrick says this twice after showing SpongeBob his leg after having a bite taken off of it.
    • SpongeBob accidentally hits the convict's foot. The word is not said, but instead the word is displayed in a silent card.
    • Tom gains SpongeBob's leg to replace his robotic leg.
    • SpongeBob says this after he grows his leg back.
    • Eight are heard in the "My Leg Is In Love!" song.
    • Fred's leg snaps off at the ending.
    • In total, the word "leg" is said 75 times. 44 of them are "My leg!," 14 "your leg" (counting a possessive), one "your legs," six "his leg," one "robot leg," one "hurt leg," one "chicken leg," one "table leg," one "a little leg," three "Fred's leg," and one "nice legwork."
      • Every time the phrase "My/Your/His/Fred's leg" is said, a character would always scream it in the same intonation as Fred for no reason, even mid-sentence. It was only spoken normally twice.
    • Not counting the title and silent card, the word "leg" is heard 73 times and "My leg!" 43 times.
  • This is the first episode that Fred sings in since "Jellyfish Hunter."
  • The Alaskan Bull Worm from the episode "Sandy, SpongeBob, and the Worm" makes a cameo, where it is much friendlier than usual. It also went through a minor redesign with it being more pinkish.
  • Fred breaks his right leg more than his left leg.

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The song played in this episode is heard.

Episode references[]

  • The beginning of the episode references "Boating School," when SpongeBob crashes his boat into the lighthouse. This was the very first time "My leg!" was said on the show.
  • Dr. Charley Horse can be a minor reference to the episode "Cephalopod Lodge." The reason for this is because he is a squid, and he has a picture of something that looks like a picture of the lodge hanging in his place.
  • The gas mask Patrick is seen wearing in Fred's shoe is the same gas mask he wears in the perfume department in the episode "Shanghaied," except recolored.

Cultural references[]

  • The scene where Fred's dress is being blown upwards alludes to Marilyn Monroe's subway scene from the 1955 film, The Seven Year Itch.
  • The scene where Fred is strapped to a board while his leg is being cut by Dr. Kelpington references the 1964 James Bond film, Goldfinger.
  • Nurse Bazooka standing on an open clam references the painting The Birth of Venus.
  • The scene where Fred walks on hot coal is a reference to firewalking.


  • After Patrick pushes Bubble Bass, Fred's face transitions from shocked to indifference in one frame.
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  • When the doctor shows Fred the robot leg for the first time, the entire leg is held. But when the robot appears, half of his leg is held while the other half is on the robot.
  • In the scene where SpongeBob is a heart, a heart clips through Fred.
  • The only scene where Fred is seen wearing shoes is in the healer scene.
  • After SpongeBob loses his footwear due to getting rid of his previous leg, some of his socks can be seen when his foot is in the cast. Then, when he's dressed as cupid, he's half barefoot again.
  • When Fred looks up and says "I will be there soon, my love," his pupils are brown instead of black.
  • When Tom is given SpongeBob's leg, it is on him, but when it shows him at the hospital, it shows that he has both of his legs instead of one and SpongeBob's leg.