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"Patrick's Tantrum" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season 12. In this episode, Patrick goes into a destructive fit whenever he hears a bell, so his friends help him in their own ways.



The episode begins at the Krusty Krab with SpongeBob serving a Krabby Patty, thinking a customer has ordered one, by hearing a ringing sound. He checks the bell near him, the telephone, the fireplace, and inside him, only to still hear ringing. As he is about to run out of the Krusty Krab, Mr. Krabs catches him and tells him that the ringing he was hearing was coming from a small bell that he uses to bring in customers.

Mr. Krabs uses the bell on several customers, including Incidental 6, in which he then drools on the table in wanting another Krabby Patty. When SpongeBob asks to ring the bell, Mr. Krabs offers him to ring the big bell from the roof. The bell's ring results in people all over Bikini Bottom drooling for Krabby Patties and heading towards the Krusty Krab.

As the customers are enjoying their Krabby Patties, Patrick suddenly bursts into the restaurant and throws a tantrum on the floors, causing the customers to leave. SpongeBob calms Patrick down by rubbing jelly on him. When asked what he recently remembers, Patrick gives a flashback to an experience he had as a kid, in which his parents ring a bell to get Patrick to take a bath. In the flashback, he cries out of not wanting one. After the flashback ends, SpongeBob proclaims that he will silence every bell in town, as he smashes through the Krusty Krab roof.

Mr. Krabs decides to use Patrick's tantrums to his advantage by encouraging him to participate in a fighting match against Harry the Health Hazard for $1 million. While Mr. Krabs and Patrick watch on at the stadium, SpongeBob deactivates more ringing bells across Bikini Bottom. Back at the stadium, Mr. Krabs puts Patrick in the arena for the match. A bell rings to signal the start of the match, which results in Patrick going crazy. While in his rampage, Patrick, unintentionally, actually fights Harry and ends up hurting him. After Harry is defeated, Mr. Krabs uses jelly to calm Patrick down. Just when the fight is declared over, another bell rings, which results in Patrick throwing Mr. Krabs out of the stadium with another tantrum.

Back at the Krusty Krab, SpongeBob is seen wearily walking into the restaurant, with Patrick having won a trophy for winning the fight. Meanwhile, Mr. Krabs is about to put the money he won into the cash register, but a ring goes off when he presses the button, which results in Patrick going crazy again. He ends up destroying the restaurant and rips up Mr. Krabs' money. Patrick's parents come in and praise him for the result of the fight. SpongeBob tells them about how ringing a bell has affected Patrick, but they say they have never used a bell, and actually have squeezed a rubber duck to get him to take his bath. Patrick squeezing the duck causes him to have a tantrum again, as the episode ends.

Running gags

  • Whenever a bell rings, Patrick has a tantrum.
  • Ringing bells and SpongeBob destroying some of the bells.
  • Patrick eating posters.


The episode was confirmed by Vincent Waller on June 29, 2019.[1]



 ) Production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  SpongeBob Theme II - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Title card]
  Galley Cooks Shanty 3 - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob hears a bell at the Krusty Krab]
  What's This - Nicolas Carr ["Hmm? Oh... Hello?"]
  Happy Holiday Cheer - Hiram Titus, Nicolas Carr ["It sounds like... sleigh bells! Is that you, Santa Claus?"]
  ? [(Revolution-esque track) "I can still hear the rin... go."]
  ? - Nicolas Carr [Rimshot]
  Down in Davey Jones Locker - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob's eyes get inside his ears]
  Drama Link (F) - Hubert Clifford ["Uh... This is serious."]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 16C - Jeremy Wakefield ["Sorry, Mr. Krabs, but I've got to see an ear doctor. I've been hearing a ringing in my ears all week."]
  Daily Chores Jig - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Krabs tells SpongeBob he's been ringing the bell all week to attract customers to the Krusty Krab]
  Uneasy Sleep - Wolf Droysen [Tom wants to eat another Krabby Patty as Krabs rings the bell close to him]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 39 - Jeremy Wakefield ["And a pocket for my saliva!"]
  The Donut Dilema (With Triangle) - Nicolas Carr [Krabs lets SpongeBob ring the big bell of the Krusty Krab]
  Uneasy Sleep - Wolf Droysen [The big bell starts ringing in Bikini Bottom]
  Horror Upon Horror - Wilfred Josephs [Bikini Bottom citizens hear the big bell, get hungry and go to the Krusty Krab]
  Drunken Sailor Solo Accordion-2 - Nicolas Carr [The Krusty Krab is full of customers]
  Bloodbath - Frederick Charrison [Patrick gets a big tantrum at the Krusty Krab and makes every customer leave]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 6C - Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick's tantrum is over]
  Flashback - Nicolas Carr [Flashback to Patrick's childhood]
  Sneaking Around - Peter Challis, Marc Teitler [Patrick having a tantrum as a child when his dad ringed a bell for his bath]
  Flashback - Nicolas Carr [Flashback of Patrick's childhood ends]
  March Of The Heroes - Ronald Hanmer [SpongeBob engages to silence all the bells in Bikini Bottom for Patrick]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 30 - Jeremy Wakefield ["There goes a dear darling dude."]
  Tip Toe Jig - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Krabs proposes Patrick an idea to get money]
  Sponge Crusher - Nicolas Carr ["One million dollars to the challenger that can beat Harry the Health Hazzard in simply fighting."]
  ? [Harry the Health Hazzard defeats a challenger at the boxing stadium]
  In a Minor Mood Jig - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Krabs gives Patrick some posters to eat]
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr [Transition to next scene]
  March Of The Heroes - Ronald Hanmer [SpongeBob getting rid of all the bells in Bikini Bottom for Patrick]
  Mounting Metal Mayhem - Nicolas Carr [Krabs accompanies Patrick to the boxing ring]
  Zombie - Jez Miller [West One Music] [Patrick gets a big tantrum after hearing a boxing bell at the ring and defeats Harry the Health Hazzard]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 36B - Jeremy Wakefield ["Well folks, I think it looks like the fight's over."]
  Greenhorn Rag Remix - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick hears the boxing bell again and kicks Krabs out of the boxing stadium]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 26B - Jeremy Wakefield [Transition to next scene]
  Another Krusty Krab Day - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Patrick with his boxing trophy at the Krusty Krab]
  Greenhorn Rag Remix - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick hears a button of the cash register and gets another big tantrum at the Krusty Krab]
  Sneaking Around - Peter Challis, Marc Teitler [Patrick's parents show up at the Krusty Krab and tell they never ringed a bell for Patrick's bath]
  Happy Sack Shanty - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Patrick gets his childhood's rubber duck]
  Greenhorn Rag Remix - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick squeezes his rubber duck and gets another big tantrum at the Krusty Krab]




"Patrick's Tantrum" is available on Season 12 on American iTunes.

"Patrick's Tantrum" is available on Season 12 on Amazon Prime Video.

"Patrick's Tantrum" made available through on Dish Network OnDemand.

"Patrick's Tantrum" made available through on Verizon Fios OnDemand.

Cultural references

Superman reference.

"I can still hear the ring... go."

  • The plot of this episode references the classical conditioning experiment by Ivan Pavlov.
    • The plot of this episode also references the 1934 short Punch Drunks.
  • After SpongeBob gets covered in black goo after looking up the chimney, he gains a mop-top hairstyle and says, "I can still hear the ring... go" in a Liverpudlian accent. The look and the accent allude to The Beatles' earlier years. The track that plays during SpongeBob's line has almost the exact melody as the intro of "Revolution." The line also references Ringo Starr's name.
  • In one scene, SpongeBob is dressed like Superman.
  • The Redemption Military is an allusion to The Salvation Army.
  • One of the lady fish insults Mr. Krabs by calling him "Quasiboto," a parody of Quasimodo from The Hunchback of Notre-Dame.


"Hazard" is misspelled.

  • There are posters on the doors of the arena that read "Harry the Health Hazard." However, the word "Hazard" is misspelled as "Hazzard" with an extra Z added in.
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  • Bubble Bass is listed in the end credits, but he does not physically appear in the actual episode. However, his name is mentioned.



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