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"No Nose Knows" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season 6. In this episode, Patrick gets to experience the wonders of smelling with a new nose.



In the beginning of the episode, Squidward gets home from the grocery store and finds SpongeBob and Patrick hiding in his flowers. Patrick wishes to smell the flowers, but Squidward points out that he has no nose, much to his dismay. SpongeBob suggests he should have a nose implanted on his face, and so they go to a plastic surgery clinic known as Noses 'n Things.

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Patrick testing out a nose.

After the surgery, Patrick removes the bandages on his nose and is thrilled. He goes around town smelling several nice things such as perfume, pastries, freshly cut grass and deodorant. However, he soon comes across some rotten onion rings and is repulsed by the smell. Patrick runs home, but upon realizing how terrible his own house smells, decides to completely disinfect the place. After 2 days (48 hours), SpongeBob comes by and Patrick's nose picks up another bad scent. He traces it to Squidward's imported cheese and destroys it with a rocket gun.

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Patrick is seen throwing away Squidward's cheese.

Patrick then goes and plugs up SpongeBob's sweaty holes as he is working out, stocks the Krusty Krab with scented candles and air freshener (chasing away all the customers), and sprays Sandy with air freshener. Fed up, the gang decides to have a meeting where they contemplate punishing Patrick via physical harm. SpongeBob stops them from doing so and tells them that it is not Patrick's fault: it is his new nose that is causing him to act like this. He suggests using something that smells so terrible, it will get rid of Patrick's nose.

They bring a huge ball of garbage to Patrick's door, which causes his nose to shrivel up and disintegrate. Replying that he just wanted to be able to smell just like they can, Patrick runs away crying over the loss of his nose. At the funeral, SpongeBob feels quite regretful for getting rid of Patrick's nose, and Sandy agrees, but Squidward remains unconcerned, declaring that at least Patrick will leave them alone, leading to Patrick saying "I heard that!" with large ears, as the episode ends.



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Promotional art[]


 ) Production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Tentacally Speaking - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Title card]
  A Jolly Jaunt (a) - Dick Stephen Walter [Squidward comes home]
  Nude Sting - Nicolas Carr [Squidward screams]
  Boring Morning - Nicolas Carr, Steve Marston [Squidward tells SpongeBob to find his own flowers to sniff]
  Dramatic Impact (2) - Ivor Slaney [Patrick realizes he doesn't have a nose]
  Drowsey Reef - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick's sad]
  Steel Licks 35 - Jeremy Wakefield ["I got it... right here!"]
  Steel Licks 37 - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob and Patrick run out of Squidward's house]
  Drama Link (D) - Hubert Clifford [Hermit crab]
  Hawaiian Link (B) - Richard Myhill ["I guess I'll always be a noseless freak."]
  Alekoki - Kapono Beamer [SpongeBob tries to make Patrick feel better about his abnormality]
  Another New Idea Harp Ding - Nicolas Carr ["I can do that?"]
  Happy Choo Choo (a) - Otto Sieben [Wall of noses]
  WFL Parade Snare Drum - Nicolas Carr ["All right, Patrick, let's unveil the new schnoze!"]
  Transformer Malfuction - Nicolas Carr ["Wait, stop, careful, SpongeBob!"]
  Tension Bits - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick tearing off the bandages]
  Parting of the Clouds Sting - Nicolas Carr ["There it is, Patrick!"]
  Steel Licks 40 - Jeremy Wakefield ["Well, I've got to go to work now."]
  Whats This Sting - Nicolas Carr [Patrick smells something]
  Fantasy Princess [#50] - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["Pastries? I never knew they smelled so good!"]
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr [Patrick sighs]
  Hawaiian Beauty - Lionel Wendling [Patrick smelling things]
  New Vibe Hits - Nicolas Carr ["What is that horrible smell?"]
  Drama Link (B) - Hubert Clifford [Patrick screams]
  The Jitters - Raymond C. Jones [Dumpster]
  From the Dead - Ronald Hanmer [Patrick runs home]
  Steel Licks 47 - Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick sits down]
  House of Horror - W. Merrick Farran ["Bad smells are all around me!"]
  Sea Battle [#48] - John Fox [Patrick cleans his house]
  Fighting Legions (a) - Gregor F. Narholz [48 hours later]
  Heavy Fight - Gerhard Trede ["Oh, the smells! They're everywhere!"]
  Steel Licks 22 - Jeremy Wakefield [imported cheese]
  Battle March Link (a) - Keith Mansfield ["This is inexcusable! Yuck!"]
  Death and Destruction 1 - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["It's rotten garbage now."]
  Steel Licks 18 - Jeremy Wakefield ["That was my cheese."]
  The Creature (b) - Gregor F. Narholz ["That smell again!"]
  Steve's March - Sam Spence [SpongeBob lifting weights]
  Goofy Conversation 2 - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Patrick plugs SpongeBob's pores]
  Alien Spacecraft A - Gregor F. Narholz ["Smells like... something greasy."]
  The Tip Top Polka/The Cliff Polka - Chelmsford Folk Band [Krusty Krab exterior]
  Wild Panic - Gregor F. Narholz [Patrick puts scented candles on all the tables]
  Prologue of a Drama #9 - Hans Conzelmann, Delle Haensch [customers leaving]
  What Shall We Do with the Drunken Sailor? - Okko Bekker ["Why, I got a good mind to..."]
  Dramatic Impact (3) - Ivor Slaney [Sandy's tail]
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr ["Take a bath, fleabag!"]
  The Dreadnought Tea Clipper (B) - Tim Laycock, Robert Alexander White ["I've asked ye all here because we all face a similar problem."]
  Tension Bits - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["Let's give him what for!"]
  SpongeBob Flashback Vibes - Nicolas Carr [Thought bubble]
  Wargames Linking Section (f) - Keith Mansfield ["Not now, boy!"]
  Armies on the Move - Richard Myhill ["It's the new nose that has betrayed us."]
  Imminent Action [#11] - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [giant ball of garbage]
  Footsteps of Horror - W. Merrick Farran [Patrick's nose shrivels up]
  Steel Licks 70 - Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick's nose disintegrates]
  Steel Licks 78 - Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick runs away crying]
  Funeral Parlor Organ - Nicolas Carr [Grave of Patrick's nose]
  Thoughts of Summer - Philippe Pares ["All Patrick wanted was to be like the rest of us."]
  Nude Sting - Nicolas Carr [Patrick with huge ears]




No Nose Knows credits
  • The blue Fred fish who says, "Well, I guess I won't be eating those," is voiced by Dean Kovanda who has only been credited once for this episode.
  • The smells that bother Patrick are:
    • Rotten onion rings
    • Garbage bin
    • The smell of his house
    • Squidward's cheese
    • SpongeBob's sweaty holes
    • The smell of the Krusty Krab
    • Sandy
    • The garbage ball
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  • When rolling the garbage ball to Patrick, SpongeBob and his friends wear hazmat suits similar to the fish from the HAZMAT Unit that first appear in the episode "Best Frenemies."
  • The end of this episode indicates that Patrick never had ears before undergoing plastic surgery to get them. However, in "Bummer Vacation," he is shown to actually have an ear.
  • Mr. Krabs' nose sensitivity is mentioned for the first time.
  • This is the first episode where Grandma SquarePants is mentioned, but does not appear.
  • This is the second episode in which Patrick is called "Pinhead." The first was "Survival of the Idiots" when SpongeBob calls him "Pinhead Larry."
    • However, this time it is Squidward who calls him it.
  • This is the second episode where all of SpongeBob's holes get plugged up with corks by Patrick. The first was "Suds."

Cultural references[]

  • This episode's title comes from the tongue-twister "No nose knows snow like a snowman's nose knows."


  • Fred's lips are out of sync when he says, "Well, I guess I won't be eating those..."
  • When Fred first appears at the Bikini Bottom Bakery and is blue, he has a feminine voice, voiced by Carolyn Lawrence, when Patrick sees his donuts. When the same blue Fred appears inside the Krusty Krab later in the episode, he has a deeper, masculine voice, voiced by Clancy Brown.
  • After Patrick sprays air freshener on Sandy underwater, she chokes, even though she is wearing her air helmet.
  • The SpongeBob in the mind bubble says, "Come on, SpongeBob, be a man!" However, SpongeBob says, "Come on, SquarePants, be a man!" instead of "SpongeBob" when he exercises.
  • Characters have little differences in height next to each other in different shots.