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"Rodeo Daze" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season 7. In this episode, SpongeBob and the Bikini Bottomites travel to Texas to save Sandy from a rodeo.



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Sandy singing "That's a Rodeo."

When SpongeBob and Patrick are having a staring contest, suddenly a bottle falls from above and gets stuck in SpongeBob's forehead. It is addressed to Sandy, so they go to her house. They don't know how to open Sandy's door, so the use the book How to Open Things and see that Sandy's door needs to be twisted to the left side. Sandy karate-chops the door open, and starts hitting SpongeBob and Patrick until her chops knock the letter out of the bottle.

Sandy reads the letter and says it is from her twin brother, Randy; the rodeo is in town and she has to go to Texas to defend her title. SpongeBob and Patrick then start guessing what her title was for, which she claims is the rodeo. SpongeBob asks what a rodeo is, and then Sandy breaks into a song explaining its concept.

As she sings, SpongeBob and Patrick thought it was dangerous to fight that rodeo. She ends the song by telling them about rodeo clowns that make people laugh when they're feeling sad, and SpongeBob is horrified by this. As a result, he tries to stop her from dangerous rodeos, but Sandy must go. Sandy's suit transforms into a rocket and she goes to Texas. SpongeBob tries to persuade Patrick into helping save Sandy, but Patrick is too incompetent to cooperate.

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SpongeBob captured by the bullfrog.

SpongeBob tries to tell everyone that they must help her, but they refuse, so he captures them in Superb Bubbles while they're sleeping. When they wake up, they're in SpongeBob's house. Squidward gets upset and walks out the door, but falls as the pineapple is in a bubble. Everyone else walks out too and falls. They arrive in Texas to see Sandy riding a bullfrog. SpongeBob calls out to her, and she falls off, losing the rodeo. The bullfrog jumps at the bubble and it pops, then Sandy has to save SpongeBob from the frog.

Although Sandy does so, she is also furious at SpongeBob for ruining her winning streak and tells him to leave the rodeo to her next time, with SpongeBob replying, "Aw, nuts!"


This episode was added to the US Copyright Office on January 15, 2010, along with its sister, "A Day Without Tears," and "Summer Job."[1]




 ) Production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Rodeodaze - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Title card]
  Nautical Trilogy - Robert Farnon [Pan over ocean floor]
  Drama Link (D) - Hubert Clifford [Narrator screams]
  Goofy Conversation - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Staring contest]
  Who Said That- Jolly Good Fellow 2 - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["Hark, Patrick, do you hear something?"]
  New Vibe Hits - Nicolas Carr [Letter for Sandy]
  Skipping to School - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [How To Open Things]
  In a Karate Mood 2 - Nicolas Carr ["Trying a ninja sneak attack?"]
  Nude Sting - Nicolas Carr [Patrick lands on SpongeBob]
  Down in Davie Jones Locker - Nicolas Carr ["Do you mind?"]
  Steel Licks 22 - Jeremy Wakefield ["Get out of my suit!"]
  Tiki Rapido - Lionel Wendling [Sandy reads the letter]
  Steel Licks 64 - Jeremy Wakefield ["Is your championship title for jellyfishing?"]
  Wacky Gongs and Theramin - Nicolas Carr ["Karate"?/"Perhaps the science fair, then."]
  New Vibe Hits - Nicolas Carr ["Ro-de-o?"]
  Rodeo Song - Steven Banks, Luke Brookshier, Eban Schletter [Sandy singing]
  Open Prairie - Larry Hochman [Sandy's suit turns into a rocket]
  Befuddled Gent - Phil Green ["I'm in-diff-er-ent."]
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr ["Patrick?"]
  Spongemonger - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick running away]
  Poor Ol Sod Shanty - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [At the Krusty Krab]
  I Need a Hero - Nicolas Carr ["I need to find someone with compassion."]
  Murder in Mind [#47] - Ronald Hanmer ["Oh, Squidward, Sandy is in terrible trouble!"]
  Cocksure Capers - Phil Green [Squidward climbs through his back window]
  Goofy Conversation Continued - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Plankton taking a bomb to the Krusty Krab]
  Goofy Conversation 2 - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [SpongeBob packing his clothes]
  Mission Improbable - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [SpongeBob blows a bubble]
  Queen's Aloha Oe C - Queen Lili'uokalani, Kapono Beamer [SpongeBob capturing everyone inside bubbles]
  Editor's Falling Over (B) - Dick Stephen Walter [Everyone wakes up]
  Drama Link (B) - Hubert Clifford ["Sandy's in trouble, and I need all of your help to save her."]
  Nude Sting - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob's house inside a giant bubble]
  Tension Bits - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Everyone tries to leave]
  Rodeo Rascals - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Ending]



  • "Rodeo Daze" was ranked #79 during the SpongeBob's Top 100 event in the UK and Ireland from June 4-8, 2012.



  • This episode was paired up with "Gary in Love" during its first airing in the Secret Crush Weekend event, but has since been re-airing with "The Play's the Thing."[2]
  • This is the third episode about stereotypical western culture. The first is "Texas" and the second is "Pest of the West."
  • When the bubble is popped in the middle of the rodeo by the bullfrog, the live-action version of Sandy is seen for the second time since "Pressure"; of Mr. Krabs for the third time after "Pressure" and "Wishing You Well"; and of SpongeBob and Patrick for the fifth time after "Tea at the Treedome," "Suds," "Pressure," and The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.
  • SpongeBob is shown as a kitchen sponge, Patrick is shown as a real starfish, Mr. Krabs is shown as a real crab, Sandy is shown as a real squirrel, Gary is shown as a real land snail, and the Bikini Bottomites as several types of different fish.
  • Patrick's book How to Open Things is said to be a film. Patrick tells SpongeBob he has not seen the movie, while SpongeBob has seen the movie and not read the book.
  • This episode reveals that Sandy has a twin brother named Randy.
  • This is the second episode where a land snail appears. The first was "Dumped."
  • There are two scenes in this episode that feature photos of real animals. The first is when Sandy is singing about rodeos and cows are singing along with her, and the second is when everyone arrives in Texas.
  • This is the second episode in which Sandy sings a song about Texas. The first is "Texas."
  • The plot of this episode is similar to those of "Texas" and "Chimps Ahoy," as both episodes involve SpongeBob not wanting Sandy Cheeks to go to Texas. Unlike "Texas," Patrick does not want Sandy to go to the Texas.

Dub facts[]

  • In the title card of the Dutch dub, after SpongeBob translates the title card. Squidward corrects the pronunciation of the word "Rodeo" in Dutch, reminding SpongeBob that his pronunciation was in English.

Translation of what they’re saying:

  • SpongeBob: [translates the title card] Rodeo Daze [pronounces "Rodeo" in English].
  • Squidward: No, Sponge. It’s Rodeo [pronounces it in Dutch]. Rodeo [pronounces it in English] is English.
  • SpongeBob: [Laughs]
  • In the Indonesian dub, Gary does not make a sound in the entire episode.

Cultural references[]


  • After SpongeBob says, "It's not opening," there is a white spot that flashes for a split second under his right arm.
  • When Squidward walks to get out of SpongeBob's house in the bubble, he has his pajamas on but when he falls in the bubble, he has his typical clothes on.
    • In the exact same scene Squidward's sleep mask disappears.
  • When the bullfrog goes to hit SpongeBob and the others, Gary is not in the bubble.
  • Patrick tells SpongeBob to twist the door to the left, and the latter said he is twisting to the right. However, he actually does twist to the left and it does not open.
  • When SpongeBob blows a super bubble at Squidward's house, his right window is open, but in a few scenes later, his right window is closed.
  • When Mr. Krabs is in SpongeBob's house, he has his night gown on but when he falls in the bubble, he has his normal clothes on.
  • When all of the bubbles pop and everyone falls out, Phil can briefly be seen without his purple clothes on in the pile of fish.
  • Gary is among the people leaving SpongeBob's house even though he actually lives there.
  • When the bullfrog pops the bubble and everyone falls out, Squidward disappears even though he was in the bubble next to SpongeBob.



SpongeBob SquarePants 'That's a Rodeo' Music Video Nickelodeon UK