"Shanghaied" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season two. In this episode, Squidward, Patrick and SpongeBob board the Flying Dutchman's Ship.

Characters

Synopsis

Patchy prologue

At his home in Encino, California, Patchy the Pirate tells the audience that they will be watching his favorite episode, "Shanghaied," but Potty shoots him out of a cannon.

"Shanghaied"

One morning, SpongeBob starts his morning off by opening a box of Kelpo for breakfast, featuring "one of eight essential prizes inside." He pours out the whole box and searches, but cannot find any prize. Suddenly, a giant anchor crashes into SpongeBob's house, which SpongeBob naïvely believes it to be a "baby" that came from the sky. He then alerts Squidward, who explains that it is merely a giant anchor while Patrick comes up and has the same stupid conclusion of the anchor being a baby. Squidward ceases their idiotic talk and tells them to get lost on the anchor. Suddenly, the anchor shifts, crashing into Squidward's house as well. An annoyed Squidward begins climbing the anchor's rope to complain to the owner about dropping his anchor in the wrong place, with SpongeBob and Patrick following behind him.

SpongeBob and his friends on board the Dutchman's ship.

They find out that the anchor was dropped from the Flying Dutchman's ship. As the trio investigates the ship, the Flying Dutchman emerges from his cabin, terrifying Squidward. Unperturbed and oblivious, SpongeBob tells the Dutchman of Squidward's intentions to complain to him, earning Squidward a scorching. The Dutchman prepares to do the same to SpongeBob and Patrick, and they attempt to jump overboard, but land back on the ship every time they try. The Dutchman explains to them that for setting foot on his ghost ship, they shall be forced to work as his ghostly crew for all eternity.

Spaghetti in the fly of despair

Squidward proceeds to complain about this, so the annoyed Dutchman tosses him into the Fly of Despair, a zipper-like portal leading to a chaotic dimension. Watching their screaming friend disappear in the unknown realm, SpongeBob and Patrick are frightened into submission, help the Dutchman in his quest to terrorize the citizens of Bikini Bottom. However, the pair's idea of terror proves incompatible with the Dutchman's, so the ghost reveals that they won’t be his crew. SpongeBob asks if they will be released, but the Dutchman states his true nature of informing them that they will be eaten as their reward. Locked in their room, SpongeBob and Patrick's only avenue of escape is the dreaded "perfume department." Surviving this ordeal, they manage to steal the Flying Dutchman's dining sock, which they overheard that he cannot eat without.

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The Flying Dutchman catches the two as they try to escape. However, he is unable to hurt them without damaging his sock. Therefore, SpongeBob and the Dutchman begin fighting over the sock until the elastic threatens to give. The Flying Dutchman decides to grant them three wishes in exchange for the sock's safe return. Patrick wishes he knew about this earlier, thus setting the clock back one minute and using up the first wish. Although initially irritated, SpongeBob, in his excitement, wishes that Squidward was with them. Squidward, who managed to pass through the Fly of Despair and arrive safely home, is immediately transported back to the Dutchman's ship, in which the two see he is still alive, realizing that he escaped from the Fly of Despair. The trio begin arguing over who shall get the last wish, until the Dutchman uses his method of choice to decide.

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SpongeBob is chosen to receive the last wish, and so he defeats the Flying Dutchman by wishing that he turns into a vegetarian. Pronto, he does as punishment for his true colors and SpongeBob and the others are transported in front of a familiar-looking pineapple, but before they could celebrate the Flying Dutchman's defeat, they soon realize they themselves have been turned into fruit and are chased by the Flying Dutchman who is now a hippie around his ship that is now a hippie van with a sail.

Patchy epilogue

Patchy returns to greet the audience. After a totally random outburst in which he tells the audience to walk the plank, he announces that they are going to read a fan letter. Unfortunately, Potty shows up, adorned with a burning fuse from an evidently unplanned explosives stunt. Potty and Patchy are blown up and Patchy decides to sign off the show.

Running gags

  • Squidward keeps getting burned by the Flying Dutchman.
  • When SpongeBob and Patrick jump from the ship and land back, the Flying Dutchman says, "Welcome back."
  • SpongeBob saying, "You're good" while the ship breaks as they drive through the rocks.
  • SpongeBob and Patrick failing to scare people.
  • Someone wishes something, and The Flying Dutchman still eats him along with the others (except in SpongeBob's ending).

Production

Promotional picture for the special

Development/Deleted scenes

The episode is 15 minutes long, longer than an average length of a short but shorter than a 22-minute episode. The episode was later featured on the Sea Stories VHS and DVD releases, after being shown on television. The Sea Stories DVD release featured all three endings (see below).

When this episode was first aired, segments with Patchy the Pirate were shown to announce a poll that was held that lets viewers decide between three possible endings to the episode, with a different character receiving the final wish in each end.

After the commercial break, Patchy introduced the two alternate endings that were shown before SpongeBob's ending.

Patrick: He wishes that he had gum that never lost its flavor, and thus, they are eaten by the Flying Dutchman, begging him to let them out.

Squidward: He wishes that he had never met SpongeBob and Patrick. They get eaten and are still introducing themselves in the Dutchman's belly.

Patchy then states that if the viewer watches the episode "Land Lubin' style" (as a rerun), Nickelodeon will only play the voted ending. He also calls the viewer an official big-time decision-maker and a video of monkeys playing instruments is shown. Patchy says not to let it go to the viewer's head and signs off.

Since then, the Patchy voting footage has never aired again. The Patchy segments without the voting mentions are called "Patchy's Pick" which was shown on The Complete 2nd Season DVD, and the footage with the voting was shown on The First 100 Episodes DVD eight years later.

In all future airings of this episode, only the SpongeBob ending is shown. The episode is paired with "Gary Takes a Bath," which is shorter than a regular 11-minute episode.

Art

Music (Version 1)

 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Epic Adventure (b) - Ron Goodwin ["You Wish" intro]
  Oyster Girls - Robert Alexander White ["Patchy's Pick" intro]
  'Er Indoors - Johnny Hawksworth [Patchy gets shot out of a cannon]
  A Pirate's Life for Me (a) - Ron Goodwin ["Shanghaied" title card]
  Hawaiian Hula - Terry Day [SpongeBob having breakfast]
  Dramatic Cue (a) - Ronald Hanmer [giant anchor lands in SpongeBob's house]
  Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Squidward, the sky had a baby!"]
  Steel Licks 8 - Jeremy Wakefield [climbing anchor rope]
  The Haunted Castle - Paddy Kingsland [SpongeBob sees a ship]
  Finders Creepers - Paddy Kingsland ["All right, who owns this crate?"]
  Malleus Mallificarum (a) - Dave Hewson [Flying Dutchman appears]
  In the Crypt - Dave Hewson ["I am the Flying Dutchman!"]
  The Tip Top Polka/The Cliff Polka - Chelmsford Folk Band [Squidward's nervous]
  Dramatic Cue (b) - Ronald Hanmer [SpongeBob and Patrick scream]
  Dramatic Cue (d) - Ronald Hanmer [Squidward zapped]
  The Pirate's Waltz - Robert Alexander White [Dutchman reads ghost rules]
  Drunken Sailor (b) - Robin Jeffrey, Tim Laycock ["You're part of my crew now."]
  The Creature (a) - Gregor F. Narholz [fly of despair]
  Bobby Shaftoe - Brian Peters [ghost mop]
  The Haunted Castle - Paddy Kingsland ["What a night be this."]
  Wargames Linking Section (g) - Keith Mansfield [SpongeBob has to find the first victim]
  Next - Chris Goulstone [big tough guy]
  Playing with Toys - John Charles Fiddy [little kid]
  Call to Destiny (a) - Ron Goodwin ["Moving behind the rocks!"]
  House of Horror - W. Merrick Farran [The kid approaches the rock the Dutchman is hiding behind]
  Steel Licks 1 - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob, Patrick trying to act scary]
  The Girl I Left Behind Me - Brian Peters [Dutchman scaring more people]
  Dombummel - Gerhard Trede [ice skating]
  Blow the Man Down (b) - Robert Alexander White [Dutchman says he's gonna eat SpongeBob and Patrick]
  Dramatic Cue (d) - Ronald Hanmer [they scream]
  Dramatic Cue (b) - Ronald Hanmer [perfume department]
  Perfume Dept - Eban Schletter [perfume sprayed in their faces]
  The Dreadnought Tea Clipper (b) - Tim Laycock, Robert Alexander White [dining sock]
  Dramatic Impact 3 - Ivor Slaney [Dutchman screams]
  Dramatic Cue (c) - Ronald Hanmer ["Give me back my sock!"]
  The Rake Hornpipe - Robert Alexander White [Dutchman gives them three wishes]
  The Creature (a) - Gregor F. Narholz [Squidward exits the fly of despair]
  Hawaiian Link (a) - Richard Myhill ["Squidward, you're back!"]
  Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob realizes he used the second wish]
  Bell Hop (a) - John Shakespeare [voting time]
  Er Indoors - Johnny Hawksworth [Patchy answering phones (version with phone number only)]
  Bell Hop (a) - John Shakespeare ["Ahoy, children! I'm back!"]
  Unease - Dick Stephen Walter ["That's you, Patrick. Make your wish."]
  Unknown Track 88 - Nicolas Carr ["Uh..."]
  Drama Link (d) - Hubert Clifford ["That's not gonna do it! Think harder!"]
  Drama Link (b) - Hubert Clifford [Patrick tries to think of what to wish for.]
  ? [The Flying Dutchman grants Patrick his wish.]
  Idea Sting - Nicolas Carr [Patrick's wish is granted.]
  Puka A - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick wishes for gum.]
  Speaking Guitar - Gerhard Narholz [Patchy introduces Squidward's ending]
  ? [Squidward's wish granted]
  Idea Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Hi there, I don't believe we've met."]
  The Beast Within - Paddy Kingsland ["Now that introductions are out of the way, it's time for dinner."]
  Hawaiian Cocktail - Richard Myhill [Squidward's ending]
  Build Up - Robert Sharples ["And now, the moment you've all been waiting for."]
  Big Show Theme - Robert Sharples ["Well, what do you know? The winner is, SpongeBob!"]
  Dramatic Cue (e) - Ronald Hanmer ["Now think, SpongeBob!"]
  Sitar Gliss (b) - Harbhajan Singh [Dutchman becomes a vegetarian]
  Steel Licks 7 - Jeremy Wakefield ["Hooray! We're home!"]
  Jungle Baby - Hans Ehrlinger [Fruit in a blender]
  Horlepiep - Jan Rap [ending]

Music (Version 2)

 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Oyster Girls - Robert Alexander White ["Patchy's Pick" intro]
  'Er Indoors - Johnny Hawksworth [Patchy gets shot out of a cannon]
  A Pirate's Life for Me (a) - Ron Goodwin ["Shanghaied" title card]
  Hawaiian Hula - Terry Day [SpongeBob having breakfast]
  Dramatic Cue (a) - Ronald Hanmer [giant anchor lands in SpongeBob's house]
  Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Squidward, the sky had a baby!"]
  Steel Licks 8 - Jeremy Wakefield [climbing anchor rope]
  The Haunted Castle - Paddy Kingsland [SpongeBob sees a ship]
  Finders Creepers - Paddy Kingsland ["All right, who owns this crate?"]
  Malleus Mallificarum (a) - Dave Hewson [Flying Dutchman appears]
  In the Crypt - Dave Hewson ["I am the Flying Dutchman!"]
  The Tip Top Polka/The Cliff Polka - Chelmsford Folk Band [Squidward's nervous]
  Dramatic Cue (b) - Ronald Hanmer [SpongeBob and Patrick scream]
  Dramatic Cue (d) - Ronald Hanmer [Squidward zapped]
  The Pirate's Waltz - Robert Alexander White [Dutchman reads ghost rules]
  Drunken Sailor (b) - Robin Jeffrey, Tim Laycock ["You're part of my crew now."]
  The Creature (a) - Gregor F. Narholz [fly of despair]
  Bobby Shaftoe - Brian Peters [ghost mop]
  The Haunted Castle - Paddy Kingsland ["What a night be this."]
  Wargames Linking Section (g) - Keith Mansfield [SpongeBob has to find the first victim]
  Next - Chris Goulstone [big tough guy]
  Playing with Toys - John Charles Fiddy [little kid]
  Call to Destiny (a) - Ron Goodwin ["Moving behind the rocks!"]
  House of Horror - W. Merrick Farran [Dutchman begins to scare a little kid]
  Steel Licks 1 - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob, Patrick trying to act scary]
  The Girl I Left Behind Me - Brian Peters [Dutchman scaring more people]
  Dombummel - Gerhard Trede [ice skating]
  Blow the Man Down (b) - Robert Alexander White [Dutchman says he's gonna eat SpongeBob and Patrick]
  Dramatic Cue (d) - Ronald Hanmer [they scream]
  Dramatic Cue (b) - Ronald Hanmer [perfume department]
  Perfume Dept - Eban Schletter [perfume sprayed in their faces]
  The Dreadnought Tea Clipper (b) - Tim Laycock, Robert Alexander White [dining sock]
  Dramatic Impact 3 - Ivor Slaney [Dutchman screams]
  Dramatic Cue (c) - Ronald Hanmer ["Give me back my sock!"]
  The Rake Hornpipe - Robert Alexander White [Dutchman gives them three wishes]
  The Creature (a) - Gregor F. Narholz [Squidward exits the fly of despair]
  Hawaiian Link (a) - Richard Myhill ["Squidward, you're back!"]
  Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob realizes he used the second wish]
  Dramatic Cue (e) - Ronald Hanmer ["Now think, SpongeBob!"]
  Sitar Gliss (b) - Harbhajan Singh [Dutchman becomes a vegetarian]
  Steel Licks 7 - Jeremy Wakefield ["Hooray! We're home!"]
  Jungle Baby - Hans Ehrlinger [Fruit in a blender]
  Horlepiep - Jan Rap [Ending]

Release

Trivia

Original Airing/First 100 Episodes Release

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  • This episode has two titles: "You Wish" and "Shanghaied." The original Patchy segments were called "SpongeBob's You Wish Spectacular Special," with "You Wish" appearing within the beginning segment, and on the Season 2 DVD box set, the episode itself is listed as "You Wish/Shanghaied."
  • The original airing of the episode has the full length of over 22 minutes and 50 seconds.
  • This is the only episode with three endings. However, the alternate endings are only shown on the original American TV airing on March 9, 2001, TV airings in Latin America, the Sea Stories DVD, and The First 100 Episodes DVD, and both alternate endings have the Flying Dutchman eating SpongeBob, Patrick, and Squidward.
  • On The First 100 Episodes DVD release of this episode, the title card bearing the number to call and vote now reads "Yikes matey! Original 800 number as aired has been retired to Davy Jones' locker!" The original phone number was 1-800-624-4094.

"Yikes Matey! Original 800 Number As Aired Has Been Retired to Davey Jones' Locker!"

  • The Patchy voting sequences are no longer played on the air. The commercial break warnings from the original airing were also removed, including on the VHS/DVD releases.

General

Original phone number in the original airing.

  • Two games based on this episode can be played at Nick.com. They are Dutchman's Dash and Ship O Ghouls.
  • This is the first 16-minute episode.
  • This was Frank Weiss' first episode as an animation director.
  • On the Sea Stories DVD and on the March 10, 2001/July 26, 2003 airings, the episode is featured without Patchy and Potty, and with them on the two other releases.
  • After the March 10 airing, it did not air again on Nickelodeon due to its sister episode not airing during the time until 2003.
    • However the episode re-aired on Nicktoons back in 2002 with its sister episode.
  • The Flying Dutchman can apparently open inter-dimensional portals, such as the entrance into a human perfume department that SpongeBob and Patrick use to escape and the Fly of Despair that Squidward is thrown into.
  • Patchy's voting sequences of Squidward and Patrick winning were never released in English, but both sequences were broadcast in Spanish on Mexican channel Canal 5.[1][2]
    • As a result, all endings have aired at least twice and are randomly chosen each time the episode airs in reruns on TV in Latin America.
  • The manner in which the Flying Dutchman chooses who gets the last wish gives Patrick the greatest chance of winning, as he receives one point of the finger for every point both SpongeBob and Squidward get.
  • On the March 11, 2017 airing, same day as the 2017 Kids' Choice Awards, at the episode's ending John Cena punches the screen sending the pieces to fly down and one-piece transitions to the KCA crowd. If one were to listen closely, the episode ends as normal.
  • The Flying Dutchman was first mentioned to wear a sock in "Your Shoe's Untied."
  • The Flying Dutchman mentions his mother in this episode. However, his mom only makes one physical appearance in SpongeBob Comics No. 43 with the comic strip called Mommy Dearest.
  • The Flying Dutchman's ship is featured in the PC version of Lights, Camera, Pants! It even features the ice skates in SpongeBob and Patrick's bunk room from this episode.
  • The title refers to shanghaiing, the use of coercive techniques such as violence, threats, or kidnapping to force men into joining a ship's crew.
  • The Complete 2nd Season DVD contains an audio commentary on this episode.
  • In the audio commentary for this episode, it is revealed that the perfume department was filmed at a Macy's. Macy's West gives a special thanks credit along with Nickelodeon's The Amanda Show.
  • Squidward was in the Fly of Despair for about 7 minutes of the episode.
  • SpongeBob and Patrick’s plan to flee the ship was flawed, due to it already being established that they would be unable to escape.
  • This is one of a few episodes with a graphically animated sequence.
  • Excluding the Patchy segments, this episode is 13 minutes long.
  • Spaghetti can be seen in the background during the second scene of Squidward in the "Fly of Despair."
  • The part where Patrick continuously yells "Leedle Leedle Leedle Lee" has become an internet phenomenon.
  • After SpongeBob is chosen to get the last wish, Squidward knows that they are about to be eaten, even though he wasn't present when SpongeBob and Patrick were informed.
    • The Flying Dutchman is feared by many sea creatures, so Squidward could've realistically guessed that he is about to eat them.
      • Also, before SpongeBob wishes for the Flying Dutchman to be a vegetarian, he is seen holding a fork and knife, which proves that he is going to eat them.
  • When SpongeBob and Patrick return to their cabin on the ship after their scaring spree, their ice skates, which they used during their final "scare," are hanging on the wall.
  • Because of alteration between the original airing and the reruns and The Complete 2nd Season release, the scenes in the latter versions are cut down and some are redubbed to act as simple introductions to the cartoon.
  • In the French dub, the episode is called "Le Hollandais Volant", which translates to "The Flying Dutchman." However, "Shanghaied" was also translated as "Shanghai Tada."
  • In the Croatian dub, the episode name is "Loši Mornari," which translates to "bad sailors."
    • Also, it is sometimes called "Jednooki Bira," which translates to "Patchy Chooses."
  • This is the first episode that did not pair with its sister episode when it first aired in the US.
  • Irony: When the Flying Dutchman records himself talking, he says he was going to eat SpongeBob and Patrick tomorrow. However, in each of the endings (including the alternatives), the Dutchman eats them about five-six minutes later after he says this.
    • In SpongeBob's ending, Squidward says "We're about to get eaten. What can you wish for to make it so we don't get eaten." However, Squidward couldn't have known that, considering he was not there when the Dutchman mentioned he was going to eat SpongeBob and Patrick.
  • This is the only episode where "Horlepiep" plays, but neither Mrs. Puff nor her boating school appear.
  • This marks the first "Dramatic Cue B," "Drunken Sailor (b)," "The Dreadnought Tea Clipper (b)," and "Drama Link (b)" (Patrick's ending only).
  • The viewer chosen ending with SpongeBob is the only ending that doesn't end with SpongeBob, Patrick, and Squidward getting eaten.
  • Squidward believes in ghosts here, but didn't in "Ghost Host." This means that that episode takes place before this one.

Cultural references

  • The scene where the Flying Dutchman's head turns 360 degrees around is a reference to the 1973 horror film The Exorcist.
  • The Fly of Despair is a parody of the Pit of Despair.

Errors

  • When Patchy is sent flying by a cannon and crashes into a house, bubbles are seen as the house sinks like a boat. However, this happens above land, where there is no water.
    • This same error occurs throughout the treedome scenes in "Wormy."
  • When Squidward first grabs the anchor's rope, it is much thicker than when the group actually begins climbing.
  • When Squidward is shown angrily ringing the Dutchman's doorbell, the bell appears to have been inverted horizontally, facing the wrong way on the wall.
  • As the Flying Dutchman picks the recipient of the last wish, his finger moves to SpongeBob before the final selection. However, in the viewer-chosen ending with SpongeBob, the Flying Dutchman then points to Squidward, skipping Patrick. In Squidward's ending, the finger points to SpongeBob twice before ending with Squidward. It leaves only Patrick's ending as matching the order of the previous scene, going from SpongeBob to Patrick to Squidward and ending on Patrick.
  • At the beginning of the episode, it is morning. However, when SpongeBob, Patrick, and Squidward get on the ship, it is the night, as it is for the rest of the episode.
  • When SpongeBob first finds someone to scare, the sound of rushed feet-pattering can be heard just before the Flying Dutchman comes into the shot; However, the Dutchman does not have feet.
  • When Patrick steers the Dutchman's ship "behind the rocks," obviously, he is behind the steering wheel. But when the ship comes out of the rocks all scratched up, Patrick is standing next to SpongeBob on the opposite side of the ship, and no one is shown at the wheel.
  • In the SpongeBob ending, when Squidward is pointing, his arm disappears for a few frames.
  • At one point while Squidward falls through the Fly of Despair, two of his four legs are missing.

The cable is missing.

  • In the SpongeBob ending when the Flying Dutchman says «Fruit prevents scurvy» there is the blender cable. At the next shot, the cable has disappeared.
  • In the current aired version of this episode, Patchy's lips sometimes don't match with what he is saying. This is because, in the current rerun version of the episode, some scenes are edited down and dubbed over with new dialogue recorded for Tom Kenny, due to the originally aired version being a contest where people were able to select one of the three alternate endings 'live' by calling an on-screen number, which is no longer in service.

Nickelodeon logo is missing

  • On the July 26, 2017 airing on Nickelodeon Poland, the Nickelodeon logo was missing. However, the age rating was still shown.[citation needed]


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