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"One Trick Sponge" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season twelve. In this episode, SpongeBob learns a new trick, but can't find an audience to show it to.



The episode was confirmed by Vincent Waller on June 28, 2019.[2]


 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music
  ? - Ego Plum [Title card]

  Happy Holiday - Anthony Spurgin [Opening]
  ? - Ego Plum [SpongeBob showing Squidward his magic trick]
  Tricks and Traps - James McConnel [SpongeBob showing Squidward his magic trick]
  Woe is Me! - Richard Myhill [SpongeBob crying after Squidward doesn't care about his magic trick]
  Main Street - Alec Gould [Mrs. Puff examinating a driver]
  In Pursuit - Alan Wynn [Mrs. Puff sees SpongeBob running towards her]
  ? [Mrs. Puff runs away from SpongeBob]
  ? - Ego Plum [SpongeBob tells Mrs. Puff to pay attention to his magic tricks]
  Tricks and Traps - James McConnel [SpongeBob tells Mrs. Puff to pay attention to his magic tricks]
  La Muette De Portici - Daniel Auber [SpongeBob falls and lands in Sandy's treedome]
  Happy Holiday - Anthony Spurgin [SpongeBob enters Sandy's treedome]
  Scary Chase - Alan Wynn [SpongeBob screams after seeing Sandy without her head]
  Parallel Dimension - Gregor Narholz [Sandy tells SpongeBob where her head is]
  Lost John - Jerry Burnham, Stephen Wade, Saul Broudy [Sandy's head is in the swamps]
  Happy Holiday - Anthony Spurgin [SpongeBob runs to Mr. Krabs' house]
  The Great White (g) - Gregor Narholz [SpongeBob shows Krabs his cards]
  The Krusty Krab Jig - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Krabs hopes it's a coin trick]
  Happy Holiday - Anthony Spurgin [SpongeBob goes to Fred's house]
  Tabu - Daryl Griffith [SpongeBob goes sadly to the kelp forest]
  ? - Ego Plum [SpongeBob does his magic trick to his "audience"]
  Happy Holiday - Anthony Spurgin [Patrick congrats SpongeBob for his magic trick]
  ? - Ego Plum [Ending]



  • This is the fifth episode to be six minutes long. The first is "Gary Takes a Bath," the second is "The Bad Guy Club for Villains," the third is "Don't Wake Patrick," and the fourth is "The String."
  • This is the first 6-minute episode of season 12. The second is "Breakin'" and the third is "Dream Hoppers."
  • The card people have similar arms to SpongeBob.
  • "My leg!:" Fred accidentally chops his leg off with the door, screaming this.
  • This episode takes place simultaneously with its sister, "Swamp Mates," because Sandy searches for something in the swamp while Patrick and Bubble Bass are there.

Cultural references

  • The episode's title is a reference to the phrase "one-trick pony," which refers to someone or something with only one special talent or area of expertise.
  • The card people are similar to the card army from Alice in Wonderland.
  • The costume that SpongeBob was wearing during his trick resembles the Easter Bunny, though it is also a reference to the bunny suit from "Party Pooper Pants."
  • SpongeBob refers to himself as "The Great Spongedini," which is a reference to Harry Houdini, a famous magician.


  • During the zoom-out of Roger driving with Mrs. Puff, Mrs. Puff's lipstick is red instead of pink.
  • When SpongeBob goes to Fred's house, the direction he moves would mean that Fred's house is opposite from Mr. Krabs' house. However, in a later shot, Mr. Krabs' house is nowhere to be seen, and is replaced with a kelp forest.
  • When SpongeBob starts walking away from Fred's house, he is holding playing cards. However, when the camera angle changes, he is no longer holding cards.


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