But the door is locked and the only way out is through the...perfume department. [points to a room full of perfume and customers]

The perfume department is a store that SpongeBob and Patrick go through in an attempt to escape the Flying Dutchman's ship in the episode "Shanghaied" and the ride SpongeBob SquarePants 4-D: The Great Jelly Rescue!



The perfume department is a large mall venue located in the Flying Dutchman's ship. The store contains humans, many of whom attempt to assault SpongeBob and Patrick with various perfumes.

Role in the episode

When Patrick wants to escape the Flying Dutchman's ship, SpongeBob points out that the perfume department is the only way out. The store's employees are very hostile, and will go as far as removing unwary travelers' protective equipment to spray them with their noxious gases. SpongeBob and Patrick narrowly manage to survive the onslaught.


  • In the audio commentary, it is mentioned that this scene was shot in a Macy's store.
  • Unlike most locations, the perfume department is shot in live action as SpongeBob and Patrick run through it.
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