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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.

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SpongeBob removes the bells.

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.

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Patrick fights Harry the Health Hazard.

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. Hearing this, Patrick finally stops to question this and his father reveals he misinterpreted the sound as they actually 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.


This episode was storyboarded on March 2019.

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




 ) Production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Hawaiian Misadventures B - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Title card]
  Galley Cooks Shanty 2 - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob hears a bell at the Krusty Krab]
  Whats This Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Hmm? Oh... Hello?"]
  Happy Holiday Cheer Alt End - Hiram Titus, Nicolas Carr ["It sounds like... sleigh bells! Is that you, Santa Claus?"]
  Ringo Sting - Nicolas Carr ["I can still hear the rin... go."]
  Comic Drumdrops - Nicolas Carr [Rimshot]
  Down in Davie 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 21A - 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]
  FlexTone Gong Hits - Nicolas Carr [Tom starts drooling]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 38A - Jeremy Wakefield ["And a pocket for my saliva!"]
  The Donut Dilema w Triangle - Nicolas Carr [Krabs lets SpongeBob ring the big bell]
  Uneasy Sleep - Wolf Droysen [The big bell starts ringing in Bikini Bottom]
  Horror Upon Horror - Wilfred Josephs [Bikini Bottom citizens hear the big bell]
  FlexTone Gong Hits - Nicolas Carr [Cop gets hypnotized and starts drooling]
  Horror Upon Horror - Wilfred Josephs [Bikini Bottom citiziens hear the big bell]
  Drunken Sailor Solo Accordion-2 - Nicolas Carr [The Krusty Krab is full of customers]
  Bloodbath - Frederick Charrison [Patrick gets a big tantrum]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 34A - Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick's tantrum is over]
  SpongeBob Flashback Vibes - Nicolas Carr [Flashback to Patrick's childhood]
  Sneaking Around - Peter Challis, Marc Teitler [Patrick having a tantrum as a child]
  SpongeBob Flashback Vibes - Nicolas Carr [Flashback of Patrick's childhood ends]
  March Of The Heroes - Ronald Hanmer [SpongeBob engages to silence all the bells in Bikini Bottom]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 12E - Jeremy Wakefield ["There goes a dear darling dude."]
  Tip Toe Jig 2 - 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."]
  Don't Eat the Pufferfish - Nicolas Carr [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]
  Mounting Metal Mayhem - Nicolas Carr [Krabs accompanies Patrick to the boxing ring]
  Zombie (a) - Jez Miller [West One Music] [Patrick gets a big tantrum after hearing a boxing bell]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 27B - Jeremy Wakefield ["Well folks, I think it looks like the fight's over."]
  FlexTone Gong Hits - Nicolas Carr [Patrick hears the boxing bell again]
  Greenhorn Rag 2 - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick throws a tantrum and kicks Krabs out of the boxing stadium]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 5E - Jeremy Wakefield [Transition to next scene]
  Another Krusty Krab Day - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Patrick with his boxing trophy]
  Greenhorn Rag Remix - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick hears a button of the cash register]
  Sneaking Around - Peter Challis, Marc Teitler [Patrick's parents show up]
  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]




Patrick's Tantrum available on SpongeBob Season 12 on iTunes

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

Patrick's Tantrum available on SpongeBob Season 12 on Amazon Prime Video

"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.

  • This episode was originally set to premiere on July 9, 2021 in the United States at 6:45 PM.[2] However, the listing was changed and got replaced with the premiere of "Pat the Dog." Amazon Prime Video[3] and American iTunes[4] failed to hear this update and ended up releasing this episode on July 10, 2021, one day after the planned American airdate. It also did not get taken down by Nickelodeon.
    • This episode was also released on a few other streaming services through video on demand during July 2021.
  • This episode was paired up with "Goofy Scoopers" during the original American airing, but has since been re-airing with "Plankton's Intern."[5]
  • This episode marks the first appearance of Incidental 33 since the season 2 episode "Patty Hype," as well as the first appearance of Incidental 111 since "Prehibernation Week" in season 2, the first physical appearance of Incidental 99 since "Neptune's Spatula" in season 1, and the first physical appearance of Herb and Margie since "I'm with Stupid" in season 2.
  • Harry the Health Hazard has the NFPA 704, also known as "Safety Square" or "Fire Diamond," as a belt buckle.
  • This is the first episode where Mrs. Puff's house appears without Mrs. Puff.
  • This is the last episode Tom Yasumi solely directed the animation on. The last episode that he worked on overall would be "Dream Hoppers" in which he co-directed the animation on alongside Alan Smart.
  • Clips for this episode were viewable online for a long while prior to the episode's official US broadcast:
    • A clip from this episode was released in "Top 5 Funniest Moments from New Episodes" video on the official Nick Poland Facebook account on November 22, 2020.[6] Russia and Asia Facebook account on November 24,[7][8] Hungary on November 29,[9] Turkey on December 20,[10] and France on January 2, 2021.[11]
    • A clip from this episode was released in "SpongeBob's Top 5 Superpowers" on the official Nick Poland and Latin America Facebook account on March 18, 2021,[12][13] SpongeBob Italia on March 20,[14] Nick Australia on March 28,[15] and the Nickelodeon UK YouTube channel on April 17.[16]
    • A clip from this episode was posted on Nickelodeon Arabia's Instagram account on September 29, 2021.[17]
    • A clip from this episode was used for a promo for "Plankton's Intern."[18]
    • A clip from this episode was used for a 2021 Summer promo.[19]
    • Clips from this episode were used in promos for "Pat Hearts Squid"[20] and The Patrick Star Show.[21]
      • This is likely due to the fact that it was intended to air on the same date, before being switched out with "Pat the Dog" later on.
    • A full clip from this episode was uploaded by the SpongeBob SquarePants Official YouTube channel on July 29, 2021.[22] and on Nickelodeon's official Facebook account on September 6.[23]
    • A clip from this episode was used for the Bullying Prevention Month promo on Nickelodeon USA.[24]
  • When Patrick is holding up a crowbar, his "z" brows appear.

Episode references[]

Cultural references[]

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Superman reference.

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"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.
  • When SpongeBob says "Through the power of friendship!" as well as during his short monologue, his superhero outfit resembles 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 1482 novel, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame.


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"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.
  • Some of the fishes' pupils are missing when they ran out of the Krusty Krab.
Patrick's Tantrum credits

Bubble Bass is mistakenly credited.

  • Bubble Bass is listed in the end credits, but he does not physically appear in the actual episode. However, his name is mentioned. This likely indicates he was intended to make a physical appearance in a scene cut from the episode.



  1. ^ https://twitter.com/VincentWaller72/status/1144975599636627456
  2. ^ https://animesuperhero.com/forums/threads/july-2021-nick-premieres.5790978/
  3. ^ https://www.amazon.com/Nitwitting-Ballad-Filthy-Muck/dp/B07MWDHV55/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=spongebob+squarepants+season+12&qid=1634377091&s=instant-video&sr=1-1
  4. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/tv-season/spongebob-squarepants-season-12/id1448407279
  5. ^ Nickstory - February 25, 2022
  6. ^ https://www.facebook.com/nickelodeonpolska/videos/679707496067666/?__so__=channel_tab&__rv__=all_videos_card
  7. ^ https://fb.watch/2sW0zdUo9p/
  8. ^ https://www.facebook.com/nickasia/videos/all-the-funny-moments-from-new-spongebob-episodes-top-5-l-spongebob/392007905316453/
  9. ^ https://www.facebook.com/NickelodeonHungary/videos/3961008360594251/?__so__=channel_tab&__rv__=all_videos_card
  10. ^ https://www.facebook.com/nickelodeonturkey/videos/196510002138774/?__so__=channel_tab&__rv__=all_videos_card
  11. ^ https://www.facebook.com/bobleponge/videos/vb.92090744645/849401968966679/?type=3&theater
  12. ^ https://www.facebook.com/nickelodeonpolska/videos/133506342030556/?__so__=channel_tab&__rv__=all_videos_card
  13. ^ https://m.facebook.com/bobesponja/videos/los-superpoderes-de-bob-esponja-top-5-bob-esponja/127140209351466/?__tn__=-R
  14. ^ https://www.facebook.com/SpongebobItalia/videos/348248379854801/
  15. ^ https://www.facebook.com/NickelodeonAustralia/videos/vb.135093393232756/719896295343160/?type=3&theater
  16. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZixYt8jmIeU
  17. ^ https://www.instagram.com/p/CUZSbGdNbee/?hl=en
  18. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXPrAhPlMoQ
  19. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxt2cf0zfWE
  20. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7XKY9KrBPs&t=8s
  21. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xlc8xcb6-vg
  22. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQwknXIdzfo
  23. ^ https://m.facebook.com/watch/?v=891587421442714&_rdr
  24. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjjQC8akUVM