Encyclopedia SpongeBobia


Encyclopedia SpongeBobia
Encyclopedia SpongeBobia
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"SpongeBob LongPants" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season 9. In this episode, SpongeBob's personality changes when he starts wearing long pants.



In the beginning of the episode, SpongeBob is first seen looking at billboard announcing a Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy movie reboot. He then starts to shiver due to the cold breeze, replying that he has cold knees. Suddenly, a salesman drives up and tells SpongeBob that he should buy long pants. SpongeBob, after thinking it over, decides to try on the long pants. When he does, the salesman tells him that he looks more mature with the pants. SpongeBob does not believe it at first, but does after Patrick walks by referring to him as "man." SpongeBob, pleased by the results, pays for the long pants and the salesman walks off.

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SpongeBob LongPants.

SpongeBob then heads to the Krusty Krab, where he shows off his long pants to all of the customers, who are amazed by his looks. Even Mr. Krabs does not recognize SpongeBob at first until he gets a closer look at him. SpongeBob shows off his new long pants to Mr. Krabs, and he decides to let SpongeBob use the cash register while putting Squidward in the kitchen. However, after Mr. Krabs sees that SpongeBob is not able to run the register properly, he decides to have him greet the customers instead. SpongeBob greets the pleased customers, but soon decides not to do it anymore after getting ketchup on his long pants due to a messy eater. SpongeBob then decides he is too good for the Krusty Krab, and he decides to quit, and leaves.

In town, SpongeBob shows off his maturity by paying for a bill, but stops at the dry cleaners after a boatmobile gets water on him. A little later, SpongeBob decides to take the driver's test, and despite causing massive damage to other boats, the driving instructor decides to give SpongeBob his driver's license due to him wearing long pants and the blood flowing to the instructor's head (much to Mrs. Puff's horror). SpongeBob soon gets a job at Fancy!, where the customers are impressed by his hospitality and long pants. When one of customers asks for his name, SpongeBob refers to himself as "SpongeRobert." The fancy customer then invites SpongeBob to a party, which he gladly follows him to.

SpongeBob is now at a party that he was not really expecting. SpongeBob notices a sign outside with the premiere of the Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy movie reboot and asks the others if they could go and see the movie. However, the fancy fish recommends seeing a movie called The Table.

At the movie, SpongeBob is bored of it and notices Squidward after he yells at him. Squidward is then kicked out of the movie theater due to being too loud, and SpongeBob follows him out. Squidward angrily goes home, and Sandy, Patrick, and Mr. Krabs appear. Sandy asks if SpongeBob is going to see the Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy movie. The fancy fish invite SpongeBob to drink coffee and watch the nightly news, but SpongeBob declines, saying he would rather see the Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy movie and that he works at the Krusty Krab.

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SpongeBob tries to get rid of his long pants.

The fancy fish then leaves SpongeBob after realizing he is a fraud, and Sandy gives SpongeBob his ticket to get into the movie. Everybody else heads inside, but the ticket man will not let SpongeBob head inside because all long pants are not allowed in this theater which is against the house rules for a movie rated. Realizing that only short pants allowed in there, SpongeBob tries to take them off, but is unsuccessful and starts to breakdown in tears. Mr. Krabs heads back out, saying he cannot watch the movie due to the crying, and SpongeBob tells him that he wants his short pants back. Mr. Krabs then cuts off SpongeBob's legs, who is able to grow them back and is pleased that his pants are short again.

Mr. Krabs expects SpongeBob to be back on the grill tomorrow morning and even gives him a chance to cook outside. SpongeBob says he is able to drive to work now, but the driving instructor appears and rips up the license due to him not wearing long pants anymore. Mrs. Puff then calms down, glad that whatever happened is over, as the episode ends.


This episode, along with its sister were added to the US Copyright Office on February 4, 2016.[2]


Character design[]

  • Designed by Dave Cunningham.[3]

Background design[]

  • Designed by Kimberly Knoll.[1]



 ) Production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  SpongeBob Comic Tag 2 - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Title card]
  Arizona Fanfare - Jack Shaindlin ["Wow, another Mermaid Man reboot."]
  Shop O Rama - Nicolas Carr, Fabian Fernandez [Salesman offers SpongeBob long pants.]
  The Donut Dilema - Nicolas Carr [Salesman compliments SpongeBob.]
  Shop O Rama - Nicolas Carr, Fabian Fernandez [SpongeBob pays.]
  Movin' Along - Sam Spence [SpongeBob enters at the Krusty Krab.]
  Samba Whistle - Nicolas Carr
  Another Krusty Krab Day - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Krabs tells SpongeBob to run the register.]
  Nude Sting - Nicolas Carr [Krabs throws Squidward into the kitchen.]
  The Frycook's Jig - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Squidward cooking patties.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 7A - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward grumbles.]
  Gala Performance - Laurie Johnson [SpongeBob greeting customers.]
  Bell Accent - Nicolas Carr [Overlays "Gala Performance"]
  Agitation [#29] - Phil Green [Customers eating messily.]
  Agitation Bridge 5 - Phil Green [SpongeBob's pants get stained.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 34D - Jeremy Wakefield ["Nothing like that, Mr. Krabs."]
  Brave Legend - Larry Hochman ["Time for me to move on."]
  Movin' Along - Sam Spence [SpongeBob walking on the streets/At the dry cleaning.]
  Samba Whistle - Nicolas Carr
  Busy Schedule - Cyril Watters [Old lady passes driving test.]
  Broadway Bustle - Leslie Manson [SpongeBob takes driving test.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 22D - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob gets his license.]
  Dramatic Encounter - Gregor Narholz ["Lock your doors, bar your windows, it's the end of the world!"]
  A Fishy Conversation - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Help wanted at fancy restaurant.]
  String Quartete for Harpsichord - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob is invited to a party.]
  Lounging and Fine Dining No Vibes - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [At the party.]
  Arizona Fanfare - Jack Shaindlin ["Hey, what's that?"]
  Lounging and Fine Dining No Vibes - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["Hey, guys, I've got an idea!"]
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr ["It's called 'The Table.'"]
  The Table 2D - Steve Marston [At the movie.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 21C - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward exits the theater.]
  Goofy Conversation Continued - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["SpongeRobert, are you coming?"]
  Birth of the Krabby Patty - Nicolas Carr ["I actually work there!"]
  Goofy Conversation Continued - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Fishes leave SpongeBob.]
  Bell Tree Gliss - Nicolas Carr ["I got you a ticket just in case!"]
  Carrol Chimes - Nicolas Carr ["I got you a ticket just in case!"]
  MM & BB Action Theme Title Card - Nicolas Carr, Michael Bolger, Pat Irwin [Everyone going to the Mermaid Man movie.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 18 - Jeremy Wakefield ["SpongeBob is forbidden to go to the Mermaid Man movie with his long pants."]
  Grass Skirt Chase - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob trying to remove his long pants.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 40B - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob cries.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks 31F - Jeremy Wakefield [Krabs snip SpongeBob's pants.]
  Uku Bye Layly - Nicolas Carr, Fabian Fernandez, Jeremy Wakefield [Ending.]




SpongeBob LongPants Kaz Prapuolenis version

Kaz Prapuolenis version.

SpongeBob LongPants Kaz version

Kaz version.

  • Kaz is credited as his full name, Kaz Prapuolenis, in the opening credits on USA airings, digital versions, and streaming releases. This is the only episode in which he has been credited with his surname. However, his name is shortened to Kaz on the DVD releases and international non-US airings (except for Central and Eastern Europe) of this episode.
    • Additionally, instead of saying, "producer" in Jennie Monica's credit, it says, "produced by." This is the first episode to do that.
  • The long pants have three differences from SpongeBob's normal pants: the long pants have longer legs, no belt buckle, and have a zipper.
  • Mrs. Puff has many rations in her house, one of which is flour. However, it is spelled "flower."
  • This is the second episode where SpongeBob finds and wears another pair of pants. The first was "To SquarePants or Not to SquarePants."
  • This is the second episode in the series where SpongeBob is referred to as "Robert." The first was "Patrick SmartPants."
  • This is the third episode where SpongeBob willingly quits/resigns working at the Krusty Krab. The first was "Nature Pants," and the second was "Patty Hype."

Cultural references[]

  • The Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy movie title The Dark Tide Rises is a parody to the Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises.
  • The art film The Table references artist Andy Warhol's films such as Empire, Eat, and Sleep, which solely feature one object or activity being shown for hours.


  • In the opening credits, the label "storyboard supervisor" is listed as "storyboard Supervisor," with the capital S in "Supervisor."
  • After SpongeBob's leg grew back, his legs was darker for that scene.
  • When SpongeBob runs the cash register, Squidward is wearing a chef's hat and apron. But when Mr. Krabs calls Squidward a meanie for his work, he is wearing his Krusty Krab employee hat and the apron is missing.



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