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"Scavenger Pants" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season eleven. In this episode, Squidward sends SpongeBob and Patrick on an increasingly difficult scavenger hunt to get them out of his hair.



The episode begins with SpongeBob and Patrick fooling around in Squidward's house, much to Squidward's dismay. When SpongeBob mentions the word scavenge while looking for food, Squidward comes up with the idea to make the two go on a scavenger hunt so he can get them out of his hair.

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SpongeBob and Patrick bring a sand tornado into Squidward's house.

He first tasks the two to obtain a desert sandwich, with them bringing one. However, they actually brought a witch who can make desert sandwiches. After the desert sandwich the witch makes hurts Squidward, he tasks the two to obtain a Boxing Begonia. They succeed at this, but it turns out the Begonia actually knows how to box and defeats Squidward in a boxing match.

After several attempts to send SpongeBob and Patrick to scavenger hunts to get them out of his hair, he eventually makes them try to find his brother, despite him not existing. The two try to find him for 6 months until eventually finding out from Squidward's mother that Squidward never had a brother. As a result, SpongeBob and Patrick getting adopted by Squidward's mother so they can officially say that they found Squidward's brother. The episode ends with Mrs. Tentacles, Squidward, SpongeBob, and Patrick having a family picture taken, much to Squidward's annoyance.


The episode was confirmed by Vincent Waller on August 9, 2017.[1]



 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Kalua Jubalee - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Title card.]
  Nutcracker-Dance of the Reed Flutes - Fiachra Trench, Peter Tchaikovsky [Squidward dancing while music is played on the turntable.]
  ? [SpongeBob and Patrick dancing while music is played on the turntable.]
  Light Conversation 1 - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [SpongeBob and Patrick are bored.]
  Harp Ding - Nicolas Carr [Squidward gets an idea.]
  Light Conversation 1 - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["Would you like to play scavenger hunt?"]
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr ["Scavenger hunt?"]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 10 - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob takes dictionary out of his head.]
  Fresh as a Daisy - George French [Squidward tells SpongeBob and Patrick to find the rare desert sandwich.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 22 - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward pushes SpongeBob and Patrick out of his house.]
  Unknown Track 96 - Goodlands.
  ? - Nicolas Carr [Badlands.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 26 - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob and Patrick's mouths opened.]
  Patchy's Parched Blues - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob and Patrick crawling across the dessert.]
  Drama Link - George Van Parys [Tornado approaches SpongeBob and Patrick.]
  Nutcracker-Dance of the Reed Flutes - Fiachra Trench, Peter Tchaikovsky [Squidward dancing again.]
  Tower of Evil - Magnum Opus [Tornado at Squidward's house.]
  Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Witch?"]
  Tricks and Traps - James McConnel [Witch laughs.]
  Circus Parade (b) - Dick Walter [Witch makes a sandwich.]
  Tricks and Traps - James McConnel ["Oh, looks pretty good."]
  Terror - Alan Braden [Sandwich attacks Squidward.]
  Hawaiian Solo Steel - Jeremy Wakefield [Sandwich locked up in Squidward's fridge.]
  Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Hmm..."]
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr [Squidward sees a picture of a flower.]
  Tricks and Traps - James McConnel ["Your next item is the boxing begonia."]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 5 - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob and Patrick run through Squidward's door.]
  Mission to Save Earth - Gregor F. Narholz [SpongeBob and Patrick see the trench in front of them.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 15 - Jeremy Wakefield ["Thanks, Patrick!"]
  Drama Link (d) - Hubert Clifford [Patrick falls.]
  Dramatic Cue (c) - Ronald Hanmer [SpongeBob and Patrick fall into the trench.]
  Dramatic Cue (e) - Ronald Hanmer ["Found it!"]
  Nutcracker-Dance of the Reed Flutes - Fiachra Trench, Peter Tchaikovsky [Squidward dancing again.]
  Nude Sting - Nicolas Carr ["WHAT?!"]
  Harps and Bells - Nicolas Carr ["Boxing begonia? It's beautiful!"]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 16 - Jeremy Wakefield [Boxing begonia punches Squidward.]
  Hit It - Jack Shaindlin [Patrick and SpongeBob as boxing commentators.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 9 - Jeremy Wakefield ["How do you keep finding everything?"]
  Unknown Track 58 - "You have to keep your skull numb."
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 1 - Jeremy Wakefield ["We're numbskulls!"]
  Drama Link (c) - Hubert Clifford ["Find the Loch Ness Monster and bring him back alive!"]
  Seaweed - Steve Belfer ["Ooh, the Loch Ness Monster!"]
  Cut and Thrust - Derrick Mason ["They'll never find it, and if they do, it'll eat them!"]
  Tricks and Traps - James McConnel [Couch falls on Squidward.]
  Balmoral Highlanders - Frankie Hepburn, Austin Ince [SpongeBob and Patrick boating through the Loch Ness.]
  The Great Western Jig - Douglas Pincock [SpongeBob playing bagpipes.]
  Dramatic Encounter - Gregor F. Narholz [SpongeBob and Patrick see the Loch Ness Monster.]
  Harpsichord Classical Bits - Barry Anthony [Squidward playing the clarinet.]
  Hippomania - John Fox, Mac Prindy [SpongeBob and Patrick are back at Squidward's house.]
  King of the Giants (c) - John Fox, Otto Sieben [Squidward sees the Loch Ness Monster.]
  Hippomania - John Fox, Mac Prindy ["How did you find it?"]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 38 - Jeremy Wakefield [One very long digestive tract later...]
  A Fishy Conversation - Barry Anthony ["Give us another one! Give us another one!"]
  Dramatic Episode 2 - Kurt Rehfeld ["Brother..."]
  A Fishy Conversation - Barry Anthony ["Just one more!"]
  Drowsy Reef - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["If only you could find my long lost brother."]
  A Fishy Conversation - Barry Anthony ["Come on, Patrick. We've got some extreme scavenging to do."]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 10 - Jeremy Wakefield ["I'm free!"]
  12th Street Rag 3 with Bass - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob and Patrick looking for Squidward's brother.]
  Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr [6 months later...]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 8 - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob and Patrick still looking for Squidward's brother.]
  Spindlelegs - Cedric Palmer [Mrs. Tentacles' house.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 6 - Jeremy Wakefield [" Aw, that's so sad."]
  Slippery Sid - Roger Roger [SpongeBob has a brainstorm.]
  I Hate People - Kaz Prapuolenis, Rodger Bumpass, Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward dancing in SpongeBob's house.]
  Skipping to School - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["Squidward, we found your brother."]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 26 - Jeremy Wakefield ["What are you morons talking about?"]
  Spindlelegs - Cedric Palmer [Mrs. Tentacles tells Squidward she adopted SpongeBob and Patrick.]
  Greenhorn Rag - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward's head explodes.]
  Holiday Playtime - Cedric Palmer [Ending.]




  • This episode was confirmed exactly 3 months before it premiered.
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Surprised SpongeBob and Patrick

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Dried SpongeBob

  • This episode makes a few references to The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.
    • SpongeBob and Patrick make their "surprised" faces when they first see the Badlands.
    • The trench is very similar to the trench from the movie.
    • SpongeBob's voice when he's dried out is just like what it sounded like when the Cyclops dries him out with a lamp.
  • This was Luke Brookshier's first episode for season 11, his first episode since "SpongeBob You're Fired," and his first as a solo writer as well.
  • It is revealed that the reason Squidward doesn't have a brother or sister is that his mother thought Squidward was enough.
  • The song "I Hate People" from "SpongeBob's Place" returns in this episode, but instead of Squidward singing it, he plays along on his clarinet.
  • The real Mariana Trench is the deepest part of the world's oceans, with a maximum depth of 36,070 ft (10,994 meters) below sea level. In this episode, the Mariana Trench is treated more like an extremely deep canyon.
  • The Russian title for this episode is "Ищи, пока не найдешь," which translates to "Search it until you find it."
  • The Italian title for this episode is "Il Fratello di Squiddy," which translates to "The brother of Squidward." However, Squidward sends SpongeBob and Patrick to search for his "brother" only near the end of the episode.

Cultural references

  • The episode references the book/movie 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by having the Badlands be 20,000 leagues away.
    • This is the second episode to reference 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, the first being "20,000 Patties Under the Sea," in which in that case it's referenced in the title.
  • The Mariana Trench is a real life trench in the Pacific Ocean, and it is classified as the deepest part of the world's oceans.


Surprised SpongeBob Goof
  • When SpongeBob and Patrick react to the Badlands, SpongeBob's teeth are missing.
  • It would be impossible for Mrs. Tentacles to legally adopt SpongeBob and Patrick because they are legal adults.
    • Also, SpongeBob and Patrick already have their own parents.
    • This technically doesn't really count, as according to Vincent Waller on Twitter, this show is non-continuing episodic.[citation needed]
  • When SpongeBob opens the door and smashes Squidward and his clarinet, his clarinet is missing by the time he frees himself.
  • When Squidward was spinning the globe multiple times, the Philippines and Japan from the world globe are missing.
  • When Spongebob and Patrick are searching for Squidward's "brother," one of Spongebob's shoes is missing.
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His arms and robe are sticking out

  • When Squidward took his robe off while dancing, his hands are still visible on the robe.

Running gags

  • SpongeBob and Patrick successfully finding the things Squidward asks them for.


SpongeBob SquarePants - Sand Witch Nickelodeon

SpongeBob SquarePants - Sand Witch Nickelodeon

"Scavenger Pants" Animatic SpongeBob SquarePants Nick Animation

"Scavenger Pants" Animatic SpongeBob SquarePants Nick Animation


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