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"Pineapple RV" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season 12. In this episode, SpongeBob and Patrick turn the pineapple into a mobile home to take Squidward on the road trip he deserves.



In the beginning of the episode, Squidward goes to his RV so he can go to Porpoise Peak to see the warbling water lily. SpongeBob and Patrick see him, and they want to come with him on his trip. However, Patrick grabs the ramp from the RV, causing it to roll down the road and get crushed by a giant anchor and then explode.

"SpongeBob, why is your house... driving on the road?!"

Squidward is upset that he cannot see the water lily and goes home. SpongeBob and Patrick feel bad for him, so they turn SpongeBob's house into an RV. Squidward has a dream about seeing two water lilies with SpongeBob and Patrick's faces as the flower. Squidward wakes up to realize he is in SpongeBob's RV and that they are on the road.

They eventually reach Porpoise Peak and Squidward comes out to see the warbling water lily. As a big crowd of people also come to see the water lily, Patrick digs the plant out and gives it to Squidward. The flower rots because of this, and the crowd attacks Squidward, as they think he caused it to rot.

Squidward gets the idea to take the RV and leave SpongeBob and Patrick behind at Porpoise Peak, just to get rid of them. However, he gets worried about them as he is driving, and heads back to see if they are alright. Squidward hears screams from a cave, and he attacks a sea bear, as he thinks it is hurting SpongeBob and Patrick.

It turns out the sea bears were friendly to the two, and they then maul Squidward. The three head back home, and SpongeBob gives Squidward the water lily. Overjoyed, Squidward plays the clarinet, which makes SpongeBob and Patrick run away, as the episode ends.


The episode was confirmed by Vincent Waller on December 17, 2018.[2]



 ) Production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Dancing The Hula - Kapono Beamer [Title card]
  Seaweed 2 - Steve Belfer [SpongeBob and Patrick appear under Squidward's RV]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 4 - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob gets tangled with Squidward]
  Stupid Plan-No Bass - Steve Belfer [Squidward tells SpongeBob and Patrick to stop ruining his vacation]
  Galley Cooks Shanty 3 - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Old Man Walker covering Squidward at the Krusty Krab]
  Ballet Elegante - Albert Ketelbey [Squidward tells SpongeBob and Patrick he's going to Porpoise Peak]
  Down in Davey Jones Locker - Nicolas Carr ["And I'm going alone."]
  I Have an Idea - Nicolas Carr ["I know!"]
  Hello Blues - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob and Patrick pack Squidward's stuff on the top of the RV]
  Charivari Clowns - Daniel Jean Jeannin [Squidward's RV runs off down the road]
  Circus Parade (B) - Dick Walter [The RV is destroyed]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 39 - Jeremy Wakefield ["You can buff that out."]
  Tiptoe Footsteps - [ProjectSAM Symphobia Colours: Animator] [Squidward babbles in anger]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 8A - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward goes back depressed to his house]
  Got It! - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob gets an idea]
  A Simple Conversation 1 - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Squidward goes to bed angrily]
  Ballet Elegante - Albert Ketelbey [Squidward dreams he's at Porpoise Peak]
  Increase B - Dick De Benedictis [SpongeBob and Patrick appear laughing inside the Lily]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 34 - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward wakes up]
  Dramatic Cue (A) - Ronald Hanmer [Squidward screams after seeing SpongeBob and Patrick around his bed]
  Fooling Around 2 - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Squidward about to leave SpongeBob's house]
  Sponge Monger - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward realizes the house is a moving RV]
  Rip Tide - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob serves pancakes for breakfast]
  Tentically Speaking - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick gives Gary a break of driving the RV]
  Porous Pursuit - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick driving wildly]
  Blue Danube Waltz - Johann Strauss Sr [RV flies through the sky and lands in Porpoise Peak]
  Ballet Elegante - Albert Ketelbey [Squidward sees the Warbling Water Lily]
  What's This - Nicolas Carr [The Lily disappears]
  Breathing Underwater - Nicolas Carr [Squidward holds the Lily on his hands]
  Breathing Underwater Short - Nicolas Carr [Lily opens itself]
  Gracious Mood For Clarinet - Otto Sieben [The Lily starts playing clarinet music and dies]
  House Of Horror - William Farran [Everyone gasps]
  Tension Bits - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Everyone beats up Squidward and buries him]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 17B - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward emerges as a flower]
  ? - Nicolas Carr [Squidward gets off the ground angrily]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 13A - Jeremy Wakefield ["Well, that's one more vacation down the drain."]
  A Short Fishy Conversation - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["We better go before we go, if you know what I mean-o."]
  Silly Bob Conversation 2 - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Squidward drives away from SpongeBob and Patrick]
  A Simple Conversation 1 - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Squidward turns back]
  Sea Weird - Steve Belfer [SpongeBob and Patrick see the RV is gone]
  Oh My Neptune! - Nicolas Carr [Sea bears in front of Patrick]
  Dramatic Cue (C) - Ronald Hanmer [Squidward parks nervously]
  Dramatic Cue (B) - Ronald Hanmer [Squidward enters a cave after hearing the screams]
  Solo Steel and Vibes - Jeremy Wakefield, Nicolas Carr [Sea bears were having a tickle fight with SpongeBob and Patrick]
  Sponge Monger - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Sea bears attack Squidward violently]
  You're Nice - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob, Patrick and Squidward come back to Bikini Bottom]
  I'm a Flower - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob reveals he picked up the Warbling Water Lily]
  Ballet Elegante - Albert Ketelbey [SpongeBob waters it]
  Gracious Mood For Clarinet - Otto Sieben [The Lily playing the clarinet again]
  ? - Brad Carow, Nicolas Carr [Squidward playing the clarinet to the Lily's sounds]




  • The title card is similar to those of "Home Sweet Pineapple," "Squid's Visit," "Pineapple Fever," and "Home Sweet Rubble," except in widescreen.
  • This episode was paired up with "Boss for a Day" during the American premiere, but since it has been re-airing with "The Krusty Slammer."
    • Ironically, both episodes have to do with a character trying to cheer another character up.
    • These episodes premiered on July 17, 2020 to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the official series premiere.
    • Both episodes preceded the live-action Nickelodeon special, Cake My Day.
  • This episode aired in many countries before its American premiere but most were unannounced.
  • This is the most-leaked episode of the series,
  • In Portugal, this episode was released during November 27, 2019 on Nick Play, but for unknown reasons, it has been not aired in Spain because there was no Nick Play Spain at that time.
    • Nick Play Spain was launched in 2020, but it only includes the first 9 seasons.
  • According to Vincent Waller on Twitter, this was the final episode to be fully finished before Stephen Hillenburg's death.[3]
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  • The license plate on SpongeBob's RV says, "IM-RDY," just like it does in "No Free Rides" and "Sharks vs. Pods."
  • In the every title card ever video post on the official SpongeBob SquarePants account on Instagram, the title card for this episode was skipped.[4]
  • Whenever Squidward slams down his suitcase on SpongeBob, SpongeBob appears to have Squidward's spare shirt on, which is a callback to SpongeBob wearing Squidward's shirt at the end of "The Paper."
  • A clip of the episode was shown in a YTV promo during the spring of 2019.[5]
    • Another clip from this episode was used for promoting new episodes in Nickelodeon Wallonia in the spring of 2019, however this episode did not air.[6]
    • A clip of this episode was shown during Nick's "So Much Summertime" song in 2019, although it did not air in that summer.[7]
    • A clip was used to promote Nick Israel's Twitter on July 23, 2019.[8]
      • In addition, a clip of the RV crossing an old wooden bridge was used in a video about Tom Kenny on the SpongeBob SquarePants Official YouTube channel on March 12, 2020.[9]
  • This was the fourth episode to premiere at least a year after its sister episode. The first was "Gary Takes a Bath," the second was "Goo Goo Gas," and third was "Yeti Krabs."
  • This is the first episode since " A Life in a Day" to use "Dancing The Hula" as title card music.
  • Squidward breaks the fourth wall by looking at the viewer when he says "Well, I'm a monster."
  • Before this episode premiered on July 17, 2020 on Nickelodeon, it was accidentally released on Amazon Prime Video on January 1, 2020, until it got taken down a few minutes later.
    • This is the fourth time that an episode was released by Amazon and later got taken down by Nickelodeon. The first was "Surf N' Turf," and the second and third times were "Jolly Lodgers" and "Biddy Sitting."
      • Additionally, the episode was released on several digital platforms on July 14, 2020, three days before airing on American television.
    • Xfinity also lists this episode's airdate as January 1, 2020, the date that was accidentally released on Amazon.
  • The episode's premise was going to be a season 1 episode where SpongeBob and Squidward go on a road trip, but it was later scrapped and turned into "Pizza Delivery." This story took 19 years to re-enter development.
  • SpongeBob's house was previously mobile in "Chatterbox Gary."
  • Despite SpongeBob saying that Mr. Krabs has not given him any vacations (save for Squidward, whose place is taken by Old Man Walker), SpongeBob is not at work.
  • This episode is one of the rare times where SpongeBob finds one of Squidward's songs terrible.
  • Auto Snail is a play on word of Auto Pilot.
  • This is the first appearance of the sea bears since "The Clam Whisperer."
  • In the Hebrew dub, the episode's name "טריילר אננס," which translates to "Pineapple Trailer."
  • As of this episode, the sky has a different tone when it is dawn or when it is about to get dark.
  • On Nick.com, the title is misspelled as "Pineappe RV."[10]
  • This is the second episode in which Squidward gets planted. The first is "Bunny Hunt."

Cultural References

  • The scenes where Squidward tries to see the water lily bloom but ends up failing due to SpongeBob and Patrick is similar and is a reference to the movie Dennis the Menace, specifically, the scene where Mr. Wilson's watches a rare plant bloom in the first time in 40 years.


SpongeBob's missing eyelashes and transparent hand.

  • When SpongeBob and Patrick are gently gliding down, SpongeBob's eyelashes are missing.
    • In the same scene, his hand is transparent for a frame.

Patrick's missing mouth.

  • During the scene where Patrick falls from Squidward's RV, his mouth disappears for a frame.
  • When Squidward says, "We gotta get off this road!," his mouth is out of sync with the animation.
  • In the French dub, Vincent Waller's last name is misspelled as Vincent Wailer.[11]
  • When Squidward wonders why SpongeBob's house is on the road, Gary is nowhere to be seen, but after Patrick tells him it is snail piloted, he's driving.