Encyclopedia SpongeBobia


Encyclopedia SpongeBobia
Encyclopedia SpongeBobia
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"SpongeBob's Last Stand" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season 7. In this episode, Jellyfish Fields is threatened by the construction of a highway built by Plankton.



Act 1[]

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The episode begins at Jellyfish Fields, SpongeBob then takes a moment to realize how lucky he and Patrick are to be among the jellyfish. They take the time to pay tribute and sing "The Jellyfishing Song." Patrick then notices a large billboard and points it out to SpongeBob. They read the sign and find out that the Shelly Superhighway is going to be built over Jellyfish Fields, so SpongeBob goes into town alone, trying to stop the destruction of Jellyfish Fields.

However, no one listened to him, so SpongeBob is forced to go to work in a sad mood. He explains to Mr. Krabs why he was sad and his boss offers to help him. SpongeBob is happy at first that Mr. Krabs would help him stop the Shelly Superhighway, but is shocked when Mr. Krabs reveals that he is actually supporting the construction of the highway, as he believed that it will get him more customers. However, Krabs soon turned against the project when SpongeBob checks the blueprints and discover that Plankton is the founder of this highway and that his plan was to build over the Krusty Krab to run them out of business. The ending of the highway leads to the Chum Bucket to steal all the customers that Mr. Krabs once had.

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"I know what a freedom march is."

The two then confront Plankton about this, but he informs them that the whole town as already approved the highway, including Mr. Krabs who was unaware of Plankton's plan at the time, and it was impossible for him to stop it by now. SpongeBob and Patrick then pass out flyers and sing "Give Jellyfish Fields a Chance," trying to get Bikini Bottom to save Jellyfish Fields. They find out that people are on the highway's side when they are pelted with their own flyers. Nat then tells SpongeBob and Patrick that the highway is what everyone wants by crushing the tambourine that Patrick was playing as part of the song.

The police then come and control the riot, arresting SpongeBob and Patrick because the former did not have a license on his sitar (in reality, it was actually because they were resisting the highway project). The police then throw them out in the middle of nowhere. During this time, Patrick remembers what his Great-uncle Cletus said before he was arrested during a Freedom March and urges them to continue to support Jellyfish Fields.

After they are abandoned, they think a parade would get people to go down with the highway, but as soon as they are brainstorming, a parade for the highway passes by, followed by Plankton with a paver to build the highway. SpongeBob tries to stop him, only to be crushed by the paver while Patrick plays the trumpet. As the highway is paved, all the life is sucked out of Jellyfish Fields as well, causing all of the jellyfish to retreat.

Act 2[]

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"Tell me I'm dreaming."

The scene then cuts to a severely polluted and trashed Bikini Bottom with the Shelly Superhighway forming a concrete arch over the Krusty Krab. SpongeBob, Squidward, and Mr. Krabs are in the Krusty Krab, which is out of business like Plankton planned. Realizing he can't stay in business anymore, Mr. Krabs says that he will initiate "Plan Z-niner niner," which involves him giving away the formula to Plankton and closing the Krusty Krab forever. Squidward is delighted that he no longer has to work at the Krusty Krab. However, the jellyfish soon attack and destroy Bikini Bottom with vengeful rage, causing the Bikini Bottomites to panic.

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"Stop the madness!"

Just as Mr. Krabs is about to sell the formula to Plankton, the jellyfish invade the Chum Bucket, causing Mr. Krabs to flee as Plankton is grabbed and stung by the angry jellyfish. The jellyfish continue to attack the city for three days and news broadcast this coverage about it until one of the fish starts unnecessarily waving at his relatives, much to the reporter's annoyance. Seeing an opportunity, SpongeBob uses this chance to convince the Bikini Bottomites to destroy the highway and restore Jellyfish Fields through a news broadcast. Everyone still opposes until SpongeBob asks if they were kidding, which they confirm. Soon, SpongeBob rides Plankton's paver in an attempt to demolish the highway, but it does not budge. A severely stung, but still standing, Plankton appears and gloats that his highway is indestructible. However, the Bikini Bottomites turn against Plankton and help SpongeBob by pushing the paver, giving them enough momentum to unpave the highway and restore Jellyfish Fields. Panicked, Plankton tries to stop it, but is crushed by the paver. As SpongeBob and the Bikini Bottomites destroy the highway, the cement columns around the Krusty Krab turn to dust.

The Krusty Krab is back in business and the episode ends with the Bikini Bottomites in Jellyfish Fields singing "The Jellyfishing Song." The Jellyfish Fields is now instantly restored to its natural statement, as the episode ends.


This episode was first added to the United States Copyright Catalog on October 9, 2009,[3] and would be re-added on February 22, 2010[4] and April 1, 2010[5] for the second and third time (with the third being on a 0.5 inch Betacam videocassette.)

Around January 2010, Waller rough sketched press art for the Legends special episodes, as well as one for "SpongeBob's Last Stand."[6]


Press art[]

  • Rough sketched by Vincent Waller,[6] cleaned up by Kenny Pittinger, Peter Benett, and Brad Vandergrift.[7]


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Promotional artwork for the episode, showing SpongeBob, protesting to save the Jellyfish Fields.

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Promotional artwork for the episode.

Nickelodeon officially announced the episode on a press release on April 5, 2010. According to the network, "SpongeBob and Patrick learn the 'Shelly Super Highway' is coming to Bikini Bottom - right through Jellyfish Fields! They must find a way to galvanize their neighbors, or it could be the end for Jellyfish Fields forever."[8]


 ) Production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Wahini Wobble Faster - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Title card]
  Solo Steel 2 - Jeremy Wakefield [Opening]
  You're Nice - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Mr. Ranger opens Jellyfish Fields]
  Grand Pastures [#33] - Harry Bluestone [SpongeBob and Patrick go jellyfishing]
  New Country [#41] - Harry Bluestone ["You like it here so much you feel yourself being moved to a song?"]
  New Country [#48] - Harry Bluestone ["Let's just start with the song."]
  Pitch Pipe - Nicolas Carr
  Jellyfishing - Aaron Springer, Eban Schletter
  New Vibe Hits - Nicolas Carr [Big sign]
  Apprehensive 2 - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["Superhighway?!"/"So what you're saying is, that if they go though with their plans..."]
  Command Post 2 - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [SpongeBob vows to stop Shelly Superhighway from being built]
  Self Surf New Mix No Ld Gtr - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Larry lifts weights]
  Aloha Oé - Hans Haider, Queen Lili'uokalani [Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy at Shady Shoals]
  Pell-Mell - Sam Spence ["Apathy!"]
  Comedic Conversation - Nicolas Carr, Steve Marston ["I'm sorry, SpongeBob."]
  Steel Licks 18 - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob falls apart]
  Sad Sack Shanty - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [At the Krusty Krab]
  Hgliss & Bell - Nicolas Carr ["Really, Mr. Krabs?"]
  FlexTone Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Uh, you're not talking about the Shelly Superhighway, are ya?"]
  Drama Link (D) - Hubert Clifford [SpongeBob screams]
  Salty Krab Jig - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Mr. Krabs explains why he is in favor of the highway being built]
  Danger HQ - Norman Dane [SpongeBob reveals the highway plan]
  Wargames Linking Section (g) - Keith Mansfield ["Plan approved by Sheldon Plankton Enterprises."]
  Steel Licks 22 - Jeremy Wakefield ["Think this piece will get the point across?"]
  Goofy Conversation Continued - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Mr. Krabs and SpongeBob approach Plankton]
  Goofy Conversation Continued Thin Mix - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["We both know you've been up to no good."]
  SpongeBob Flashback Vibes - Nicolas Carr [start of flashback]
  Stately Brass & Strings - Steve Marston [Town hall meeting]
  SpongeBob Flashback Vibes - Nicolas Carr [end of flashback]
  Zelle 501 - Gerhard Trede ["Now if you'll excuse me, I've got superhighway preparations to be attending to."]
  In a Minor Mood Jig - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr ["Well, I'm gonna do the only thing I can do when me character is tested by insurmountable odds."]
  Triumphant Transition - Steve Marston [SpongeBob says he is not giving up]
  Darting Around - Harry Bluestone [SpongeBob and Patrick give out flyers]
  Give Jellyfish Fields a Chance - Aaron Springer, Eban Schletter
  New Vibe Hits - Nicolas Carr ["Hey, wait a minute."]
  Steel Licks 1 - Jeremy Wakefield ["This is one of our flyers."]
  Dramatic End [#49] - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["I'll tell you what it means!"]
  Bikini Bottom Police - Nicolas Carr [Cops arrive]
  Dramatic Impact (6) - Ivor Slaney [SpongeBob and Patrick get arrested.]
  Psycadelic Man - Nicolas Carr ["Let not your heart walk away from you..."]
  Dramatic Cue (E) - Ronald Hanmer [SpongeBob and Patrick are left on the edge of nowhere/"They left us in the middle of nowhere."]
  Steel Licks 18 - Jeremy Wakefield ["Now Entering Nowhere"]
  Sandys Threat - Nicolas Carr [Rain cloud is above SpongeBob and Patrick]
  Steel Licks 33 - Jeremy Wakefield [Still raining]
  Final Summit A - Mladen Franko ["I'm not ready to give up just yet!"]
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr ["Oh, a parade!"]
  Super Highway March - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Shelly Superhighway parade]
  Who Said That- Jolly Good Fellow 2 - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [People murmuring / Everyone sings]
  Super Highway March - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Plankton paves over Jellyfish Fields]
  Blazing Baloney Western - Nicolas Carr ["I won't let you do it, Plankton!"]
  Super Highway March - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Parade music]
  Here They Come - Colin O'Malley [Plankton paves over Jellyfish Fields]
  Super Highway March - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Parade music]
  Spritely Sprite [#67] - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [The highway is finished]
  Poor Ol Sod Shanty - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Concrete arch over Krusty Krab]
  Hgliss & Bell - Nicolas Carr [Fax machine]
  Shanty Dirge - Nicolas Carr, Steve Marston ["Mr. Krabs, what are you saying?"]
  International Intrigue - Joe Sherman ["It's time to active Plan Zed-Dash-Niner-Niner."]
  Dramatic Impact (6) - Ivor Slaney ["Zed-Dash-Niner-Niner?!"]
  Imminent Action [#11] - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [Mr. Krabs tries to explain]
  Drama Link (E) - Hubert Clifford ["I'm selling the Krabby Patty formula to Plankton!"]
  Drama Link (O) - Hubert Clifford ["Tell me that I'm dreaming."]
  Background Blues - Otto Sieben [Karen massages Plankton]
  Sad Sack Shanty - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Mr. Krabs is at the door]
  New Vibe Hits - Nicolas Carr [Plankton hears something]
  Death And Destruction 1 - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [Jellyfish invade the Chum Bucket]
  Blue Tide - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob is sad]
  Death And Destruction 1 - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [Jellyfish invade Bikini Bottom]
  Bikini Bottom News Theme - Nicolas Carr [News on TV]
  Drama Link (F) - Hubert Clifford [Jellyfish chase SpongeBob]
  International Law - Peter Yorke ["Stop the madness!"]
  New Vibe Hits - Nicolas Carr ["You're kidding, right?"]
  The Adventurers - Paddy Kingsland [SpongeBob tries to destroy the highway]
  Battle March Link (a) - Keith Mansfield ["Good effort, SpongeDope!"]
  I'm Ready Fanfare - Nicolas Carr ["Larry Lobster!"]
  Sports and Games - Gerhard Narholz ["Sandy Squirrel! Mrs. Puff! Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy! Patrick!"]
  The Silver Blade - Ilona Sekacz [Everyone helps SpongeBob destroy the highway]
  Parting of the Clouds Sting - Nicolas Carr [choir]
  Jellyfishing - Aaron Springer, Eban Schletter




  • Derek Iversen stated in his interview that the original storyline for the episode was completely different, including references to Rip Van Vinkle and the choking dust cloud enveloping Bikini Bottom.[9]
  • Behind the scenes recording sessions for this episode were shown in the documentary Square Roots: The Story of SpongeBob SquarePants.
  • This is the first episode to be copyrighted in 2010, although it was previously added to the copyright catalog in 2009.
  • One of the signs seen in the episode reappears in "Welcome to the Bikini Bottom Triangle" and "Lighthouse Louie."
  • This is the first half hour special of season 7.
  • The first episode to play Super Highway March.
  • This episode is declared as the SpongeBob Earth Day Special.
  • It is clear at the end of the episode "The Great Patty Caper" that the Shelly Superhighway is intact.
  • This episode had an online game featured on SpongeBob.com, which also helped Nickelodeon's The Big Help: an organization/movement about people playing on an online game, who would do events/things to save the environment and biodiversity in real life, in order to get points in their game; also, the Big Help was promoted by various Nickelodeon stars, like Miranda Cosgrove, among others.[citation needed]
  • This is the first episode to be premiered simulcast in the United States, Canada, and overseas (except Hispanic America) on the same date. In this case, the 2010 Earth Day.
  • This is the final episode to use the 2008 Nickelodeon lightbulb logo at the end of the credits.
  • A clip from this episode was used in Nick bumpers in 2011.[10]
  • This episode was available on the SpongeBob's Last Stand DVD, released on March 16, 2010, one month before it premiered on television.
  • The parade includes flower girls, a marching band, a float with clowns and models, a fish with long legs, conjoined twins, a Santa fish on a limo, old folks being whipped by the wrestlers from "Krusty Krushers," a bagpipe band, a giant cat float, a choir, rock stars, and Plankton in a bulldozer.
  • This is the second episode where Sandy has fleas. The first is "A Flea in Her Dome."
  • Sandy has real fur in this episode. She would not have been relieved by scratching if she wore a pelt.
  • This episode premiered after a three-hour Long SpongeBob Jellyfish Earth Day Marathon.
  • During the song "Give Jellyfish Fields a Chance," many references are made to past episodes.
  • When the crowd throws trash at SpongeBob and Patrick, fish skeletons are seen.
    • However, most of the Bikini Bottomites are fish.
  • In the online game Super Brawl, there is a stage based on this episode.
  • After the Shelly Superhighway is built, a shot of the Krusty Krab is shown.
    • Notice the graffiti on the concrete in front of the Krusty Krab.
    • Later, a different shot is seen, and the graffiti is notably different.
  • When SpongeBob gets in the way of Plankton's steamroller, he is wearing an outfit similar to what he wears in "Band Geeks."
    • However, when he gets run over, he is in his underwear.
  • On the highway supports around the Krusty Krab is a range of different writing and drawings.
  • The choir from "Choir Boys" and "A Day Without Tears" is seen again.
  • Plankton breaks the fourth wall when he says, "Observe in this conveniently timed flashback."
  • The title card pops up through the Shelly Superhighway.
  • On the highway supports around the Krusty Krab is a range of different writing and drawings. One is a drawing of Squidward. Another says "Paul," possibly an allusion to Paul Tibbitt.
  • When Patrick uses supposedly intelligent language to discuss the consequences of the highway, he uses the word "specie" as a singular for "species." The singular is actually "species."
  • Plankton reveals he's been stealing Mr. Krabs' mail for the last five years.
  • SpongeBob illegally drives a bulldozer as he does not have a license.
  • The area after the highway was built looks similar to the other side of the county line from The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.
  • This episode is one of two episodes in season 7 to use the Crowd Scream sound effect, the other being "Whelk Attack."
  • A clip of this episode was used in an announcement commercial informing viewers that Viacom was going off the air from DirecTV back in July of 2012.[11]
  • The hippies suits from this episode reappear in the season 11 episode "There's a Sponge in My Soup."
  • This is the last episode to play the track "Background Blues."
  • Squidward doesn't walk from the crowd until he is shown in the end.

Episode references[]

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SpongeBob's Last Stand character error

Some of the characters' eyes are slightly off, SpongeBob's shoes are slightly cut off, and Barnacle Boy's right pupil is missing.

  • In the final scene, before the camera zooms out, there are four errors:
    • Shortly before SpongeBob enters the crowd, Larry the Lobster's pants are black.
    • Barnacle Boy's pupils are missing.
    • Some of the characters' eyes are slightly off for a brief moment.
    • SpongeBob's shoes are also slightly cut off.
  • When SpongeBob and Patrick are abandoned by the police, SpongeBob loses his shoes.
    • Before the rain falls on them, SpongeBob has his shoes and shirt's sleeve on. Afterwards, he does not have them anymore.
  • After SpongeBob says, "It's working, Patrick! They're booing the highway," the booing stops from the M&E track, but the crowd's lips are seen, still booing.
  • In the first scene with Ben Flenny, he wears shoes, but in the second, when Bill appears, the reporter is not wearing shoes.
  • Before Mr. Krabs says that he likes saying "Aye," the fish next to him is yellow, but when he says it, the fish is green.
  • Right before the commercial break, the rainwater spreads, but afterwards becomes a circular puddle.
  • SpongeBob refers to Sandy as "Sandy Squirrel," even though her last name is "Cheeks."