"Shuffleboarding" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season six. In this episode, SpongeBob and Patrick pretend to be their heroes at a shuffleboarding contest, but get sidetracked on the way home.



Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy are watching TV in Shady Shoals Rest Home, when SpongeBob and Patrick suddenly appear and wake them up. Mermaid Man attacks SpongeBob with the "Mermarang," thinking he is a supervillain. In the resulting incident (caused by SpongeBob and Patrick), Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy are injured and sent to the hospital.

While SpongeBob and Patrick go to the hospital to visit them, Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy receive a call from the police commissioner, telling them that they will be celebrity guest contestants at the Bikini Bottom shuffleboarding competition. They are unable to attend in their condition, but SpongeBob then says both he and Patrick are certified Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy impersonators. They are given rings which produce rubber Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy costumes, and are told to immediately return them after the tournament. Also Barnacle Boy tells them not to do anything else.

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After they win the shuffleboarding contest, they go to return the costumes, but Patrick convinces SpongeBob that if they do not save the town from evil, no one will. They begin throwing everyone they see in jail for completely unjustified reasons (including throwing away a Krabby Patty, chewing gum too loudly, and being "too old"). Eventually, they have arrested nearly everyone in Bikini Bottom, and decide to return the costumes. However, they see Man Ray entering a laundromat, and despite the fact that he is doing absolutely nothing wrong, they follow him in and arrest him after a fight scene, involving throwing Man Ray's head in the dryer, causing it to shrink. The jail is now so full of people that it literally explodes, causing people to fall down from the sky.
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The jail exploding.

SpongeBob and Patrick return the costumes, and Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy leave the hospital, but are confronted by an angry mob of the people who SpongeBob and Patrick wrongfully arrested, who start chasing them and SpongeBob and Patrick confuse them for fans.



 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music
  Clownfish Capers - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [title card]

  Life on the Wild Side - Sam Spence [opening]
  Hawaiian Link (b) - Richard Myhill [Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy fall asleep/After the NAP! card]
  Skipping to School - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob and Patrick appear]
  Dramatic Impact 5 - Ivor Slaney [Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy scream]
  Arizona Fanfare - Jack Shaindlin [Mermarang]
  Steel Sting - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob hit with Mermarang]
  Unknown Track 45 - Nicolas Carr ["It's so awesome!"]
  Drama Link (g) - Hubert Clifford ["Keep on your guard, Barnacle Boy."]
  Alekoki - Kapono Beamer ["Those aren't supervillains."]
  Police Car - Sam Spence [PANIC!]
  The Lineman - Sam Spence [runaway Mermarang]
  Police Car - Sam Spence [SpongeBob and Patrick land on Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy]
  Unknown Track 99 - "Hi... how you feeling?"
  Cartoon Sting 1 - Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy in the hospital
  The Mob - Sam Spence [Mermaphone rings/Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy talking to the commissioner]
  Hello Blues - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["Patrick and I can do it, Mermaid Man!"]
  ? [BLING!]
  Arizona Fanfare - Jack Shaindlin [rings]
  Deadline - Sam Spence [SpongeBob and Patrick in costume]
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr ["Shuffleboarding, shuffleboarding, shuffleboarding!"]
  Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob stops]
  Gator - Steve Belfer ["Out of the way, Gramps!"]
  Nude Sting - Nicolas Carr [Patrick's trophy]
  Deadline - Sam Spence [SpongeBob remembers what Barnacle Boy said]
  Dramatic Impact 5 - Ivor Slaney ["Patrick, stop!"]
  Seaweed - Steve Belfer ["For Neptune's sake, SpongeBob!"]
  ? [kiddy ride]
  Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Their mommies?"]
  Steel Link (b) - Jeremy Wakefield ["No! We are! Let's take 'em to the slammer!"]
  People's Court - Alan Stanley Tew [kids locked up]
  Noodly Shenanigans - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [warden throws away a Krabby Patty]
  Cellar Search - Philippe Pares [SpongeBob screams]
  Steel Licks - Jeremy Wakefield ["I'm full."]
  People's Court - Alan Stanley Tew [warden locked up]
  The Lineman - Sam Spence [SpongeBob and Patrick throwing people in jail]
  Tympup A - Sammy Burdson, John Fiddy [SpongeBob sees Man Ray]
  Zelle 503 - Gerhard Trede [Man Ray enters the laundry shop]
  Guaracha Senorita - Heidi Pehofer [Man Ray doing laundry]
  Hit and Run - Sam Spence [SpongeBob attacks Man Ray]
  Steel Sting (b) - Jeremy Wakefield [Man Ray's shrunken head]
  Tension Bits - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [jail explodes]
  Steel Sting (e) - Jeremy Wakefield [back at the hospital]
  Wahini Wobble - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [costumes returned]
  Slide Whistle Song - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [ending]



  • As of June 18, 2019, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB) gives this episode a rating of 5.7/10 based on 237 ratings by users.[1] users give this episode a rating of 7.0/10 based on 119 votes.[2]



  • Although this episode premiered in 2009, it was made in 2008 according to the credits.
  • When this episode premiered, it was paired with Slide Whistle Stooges.
  • The title card is similar to those of "Artist Unknown" and "Spongicus," except it is in gold.
  • The title of this episode is called "Shuffleboarding," yet no shuffle-boarding is shown in this episode.
  • Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy break the fourth wall when they introduce themselves to the audience.
  • SpongeBob and Patrick are certified Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy impersonators.
  • The second half of this episode is similar to "Hall Monitor."
  • Reasons for the people being fake-arrested:
    • Riding a store electric horse
      • They thought the kids were loitering.
    • Throwing out and wasting a Krabby Patty
      • This affects SpongeBob's dramatically, since he worked really hard making those Krabby Patties.
    • Chewing too loud
      • Patrick should just tell him to just stop chewing his gum so loudly.
    • Shoes untied
      • SpongeBob should have just reminded him to tie his shoe or helped him.
    • Being too old
      • The old lady should just be in a retirement home instead of jail.
    • Being a (retired) villain
      • They arrested him for being a retired villain.
    • Being friends with a villain
      • Mable was friends with Man Ray and they had no reason for arresting her.
  • Granny from "Have You Seen This Snail?" makes a cameo appearance in this episode, where she is arrested for being "too old."
  • This episode is similar to "Sandy's Rocket" as SpongeBob and Patrick capture people and lock them up in both episodes.
  • "My leg!:" The jail explodes and all the Bikini Bottomites fall down.
  • This was the first episode to premiere in 2009.
  • This episode premiered three years after "Dunces and Dragons" premiered in Australia.
  • During a tribute to Ernest Borgnine, this episode was skipped for unknown reasons.


  • In the opening credits, Derek Iversen's name was spelled as Derek iversen with a lowercase i.

Incorrect translation

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  • When SpongeBob is turning the dryer to the "Shrink" setting, his arm is colored orange instead of yellow.
  • As SpongeBob and Patrick walk away from the prison, just as it is about to explode, they suddenly disappear out of the screen, rather than gradually disappear, like in other episodes.
  • If one looks closely, when the people fall down, a fish with red pants disappears after landing on the ground.
  • When the citizens and Man Ray chase after Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy at first, the sky is blue, but later as the episode ends, it is sunset.


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