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"SpongeBob in RandomLand" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season twelve. In this episode, SpongeBob and Squidward take a delivery to a dreaded town where the laws of logic no longer apply.

Characters

Synopsis

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Ever the cheapskate, Mr. Krabs sends his employees on a delivery.

The episode starts at the Krusty Krab, where Squidward asks SpongeBob to answer the Krusty Krab phone since he is busy looking at himself in the mirror. SpongeBob misses the phone when he is jumping to it, and hits Squidward while doing so. Squidward answers the phone, but tells the caller that they don't deliver to RandomLand. Mr. Krabs comes to Squidward, where he tells Mr. Krabs that the place is crazy and no delivery fish has returned from there. However, Mr. Krabs forces SpongeBob and Squidward to go to to RandomLand since he wants to take their money.

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SpongeBob and Squidward deliver to RandomLand.

SpongeBob and Squidward are walking in the middle of Bikini Bottom, where SpongeBob does random walking until eventually he disappears. Squidward gets happy at being free of him and starts dancing himself, but he ends up disappearing too. The two employees spawn in RandomLand where they go through a series of random areas until they finally land on the ground. SpongeBob and Squidward see each other in their random forms, and then go back to normal. They walk into a room where they go into a small door which leads them into an egg which a creature spits out, causing the egg to hatch and free SpongeBob and Squidward.

The two see the lost delivery boys mentioned earlier, and after that, the funny lady, a female citizen who floats, wants to take the Krusty Krab meal. However, SpongeBob tells her that the meal is for the person who ordered it but they can call the Krusty Krab if they want a meal. Squidward asks SpongeBob the address, which is 86 Screwball St. They go there, but the lady who lives there acts very weird and asks them if the Krabby Patties can be dunked inside her cocoa like her marshmallows. SpongeBob eats one, but they break his teeth due to how hard they are. Squidward proceeds to lend him a tooth brush.

SpongeBob and Squidward encounter an upside-down house, which SpongeBob enters, but Squidward doesn't as he is busy talking to a female squid that appears on a sign. SpongeBob encounters the owner of the upside-down house, who mistakes SpongeBob as someone looking to buy the house. Right after, the funny lady steals the bag from SpongeBob, leading to SpongeBob and Squidward chasing her in various random ways. SpongeBob demands the funny lady return the meal, but the funny lady doesn't like his manners, and wants him to knock. Some puzzle piece people form a door, which SpongeBob knocks. The funny lady opens it and takes the bag but leaves the Krabby Patty out, and then disappears.

A bunch of doors appear in front of SpongeBob and Squidward. Squidward opens 3 of them, one with disfigured versions of SpongeBob, Patrick, and Squidward, another with a very ugly version of Squidward, and the last being of Squidward's bedroom, only for Red Mist Squidward to appear. In the U.S. cut version, the last door shows a baby version of Squidward pooping. SpongeBob sees someone who appears to be Mr. Krabs, so he and Squidward travel through the many random doors before they end up back at the Krusty Krab.

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The customer is angry at not getting his order.

They thank their supposed boss for leading them back but he is revealed to actually be Rodger, a RandomLand citizen who turned out to be the customer that wanted to complain about his lack of delivery. Happy to know he is the customer, SpongeBob then gives him the patty and Rodger happily eats it and leaves. However, Mr. Krabs is upset and cries because he has to hand the patty in for free, due to the rule. He is so frustrated that he bashes on the cash register but accidentally presses the button that sends him flying through the wall, as punishment for him sending his employees on a dangerous goose chase.

Afterwards, the funny lady appears and pops the bag, turning the screen white, and then the worm appears and shows "The End" on its teeth.

Production

The episode was confirmed by Kaz on June 25, 2019 while posting on Facebook.[1]

A piece of behind the scenes work was revealed in this video.

Music

 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music
  ? [Title card]

  The Rake Hornpipe - Robert White [Opening at the Krusty Krab]
  Jingle Bells B - Sammy Burdson, John Fiddy [SpongeBob comes out of the freezer]
  Acrobats and Clowns A - Alfi Kabiljo [SpongeBob slipping with ice on his feet while he tries to take the phone]
  Lonely Heart's Club A - David Bell, Otto Sieben [Squidward answers the phone]
  High Destiny - Laurie Johnson [Krabs comes out from under the boat]
  Salty Krab Jig - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Squidward tells Krabs they don't deliver anything to RandomLand]
  Tales from the Swamp (d) - Ron Goodwin ["...Where the laws of nature change randomly, and the people are all cuckoo..."]
  Jingle Bells B - Sammy Burdson, John Fiddy [SpongeBob comes out from behind the chalkboard]
  Salty Krab Jig - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr ["...Don't mean The Krusty Krab won't attempt to take their money!"]
  Jingle Bells B - Sammy Burdson, John Fiddy [SpongeBob skating and making snow falling at the Krusty Krab]
  Sunshine Whistle March C - Niels Holland, H C Mylla ["The delivery will be made and the mission will be accomplished, sir!"]
  Box Melody - Leo Nissim ["How do I get to RandomLand?"]
  Tales from the Swamp (d) - Ron Goodwin ["No one really knows, you just walk around... randomly."]
  Bright and Active - Dieter Reith [SpongeBob walking randomly around the Krusty Krab]
  Lonely Heart's Club A - David Bell, Otto Sieben ["That idiot's getting lost for sure."]
  Scary Chase - Alan Wynn [Squidward panicking]
  Lonely Heart's Club A - David Bell, Otto Sieben [Krabs throwns out Squidward from the Krusty Krab]
  Bright and Active - Dieter Reith [SpongeBob walking randomly through Bikini Bottom]
  Shock (f) - Dave Hewson [SpongeBob disappears]
  Melodrama - Eric Spear ["SpongeBob has disappeared! What ever will I do?"]
  Moloka'i Nui A - Kapono Beamer [Squidward dancing happily]
  ? [Squidward appears in RandomLand]
  ? - Ego Plum [SpongeBob and Squidward sliding down the mountain]
  ? ["Good Neptune, you're hideous!"]
  Washing Machine - Jean-Jacques Perrey [SpongeBob and Squidward walking through RandomLand]
  ? [Tire bird lays an egg with SpongeBob and Squidward inside]
  ? [Lost delivery boys are shown]
  Unknown Track 110 - "This delivery is property of the Krusty Krab, until it is in the hands of the person who ordered it!"
  Cocktail Lounge - Dick Walter [Lady creature eats the phone]
  ? [Squidward's face full of lady creature's slime]
  Evil Wizard B - Udi Harpaz ["Why don't we just arbitrarily knock on doors?!"]
  ? [SpongeBob and Squidward enter at Screwball Street]
  ? [SpongeBob and Squidward find an upside down house]
  Cocktail Lounge - Dick Walter [Lady Squidward appears on the paper]
  Elbbow Inihaw - Ego Plum [SpongeBob meets the owner of the upside down house and the lady creature takes the delivery]
  Cocktail Lounge - Dick Walter [Lady Squidward puckers lips]
  The Great White (g) - Gregor Narholz [SpongeBob's head pops out from the paper]
  Death Clock E - Dick De Benedictis ["The bag has been snatched!"]
  ? [SpongeBob and Squidward chasing the lady creature]
  ? ["Uh, these drumsticks are harder to walk on than high heels."]
  Striptease A - Peter Fallowell ["Oh, it's all about balance."]
  ? ["I order you to return that delivery to the Krusty Krab!"]
  ? - Ego Plum [Puzzle pieces form a door]
  Drama Link (o) - Hubert Clifford ["But what about the patty?"]
  Red Mist Cue - Ego Plum [Wall of doors appear in front of SpongeBob and Squidward]
  Epilog - Gerhard Trede ["This place is a nightmare! No one's ever returned!"]
  Salty Krab Jig - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob sees Krabs opening one of the doors]
  ? - Ego Plum [SpongeBob and Squidward chasing Krabs]
  Hello Sailor (b) - Richard Myhill [SpongeBob and Squidward return to the Krusty Krab]
  ? - Ego Plum [Rodger came to the Krusty Krab to complain about the delay of his delivery]
  Far Away from Home - Rudolf Angerer [Krabs crying]
  ? [Ending]

Trivia

General

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  • The character designs for RandomLand SpongeBob, RandomLand Squidward, and RandomLand Patrick in this episode were also used in the comic strip SpongeBob in Patrick the Ride from Nickelodeon Magazine. Both the comic strip and this episode were written by Kaz.[2]
  • The Krusty Krab policy says "If it's late, it's FREE!" in this episode, even though it said "money back guarantee" in "Pickles."
  • SpongeBob imitates Mr. Krabs as he did in to "Mimic Madness." and "Boss for a Day."
  • SpongeBob refers to the Krusty Krab as the Krabby Krust while in an upside-down house, which is a reference to "Lost in Bikini Bottom."
  • "Cocktail Lounge" plays for the first time since "Penny Foolish," from back in season 6.
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Note the K=az2 above Krabs' claw

  • The writer of the episode, Kaz, appears as the live-action man whose hair is cut like a lawn.[3]
  • Kaz's name is also included in the episode. When Mr. Krabs is talking about the craziness of RandomLand, one of the many equations seen on the blackboard is "K=az2."
    • A similar thing happened in "The Getaway," where Kaz' name was referenced as paying a compliment to the writer. Kaz wrote that episode as well.
  • The title card is similar to those of "The Card" and "Life Insurance."
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The most popular image associated with "Red Mist"

  • In the scene where a wall of doors appear in front of SpongeBob and Squidward, the latter opens a door above him to reveal what looks like a copy of his bedroom. However, the room quickly turns into static, and a Squidward head with red eyes and bleeding black mascara flashes onscreen (Red Mist Squidward). The head is likely a reference to Squidward's Suicide - also known as "Red Mist" - a popular Internet horror story based on SpongeBob, which involves Squidward committing suicide and having red mist eyes.
    • In the UK version of the episode, the scene was cut out. In response to the censorship, Adam Paloian said "It's actually kind of fun that it got censored."[4]
      SpongeBob In RandomLand UK Deleted Scene

      SpongeBob In RandomLand UK Deleted Scene

    • However, the scene was cut in the United States in November 2019, being replaced by Baby Squidward. According to Vincent Waller on Twitter, it due to a Standards and Practices issue.[5]
      SpongeBob In RandomLand US Deleted Scene (Goodbye Red Mist)

      SpongeBob In RandomLand US Deleted Scene (Goodbye Red Mist)

    • When this episode premiered in France, Wallonia, and Israel, this scene was left uncensored.
    • In Greece, the Baby Squidward scene was applied, with the audio taken from the Red Mist one.
    • In South Korea, the Baby Squidward scene was applied normally.
  • This and "SpongeBob's Bad Habit" are the highest viewed 11-minute episodes of season 12.
  • Although Patrick does not appear in this episode, his RandomLand counterpart makes a cameo in this episode.
  • Coincidentally, this episode, "SpongeBob's Big Birthday Blowout," and "SpongeBob's Bad Habit" all start with SpongeBob's name in the title in addition to following each other in production order, marking this as the only instance in the series where three episodes in production order start with the same character's name.
  • According to Adam Paloian, this episode is mainly a tribute to Kaz's artwork.

Cultural references

  • The title, as well as the plot, is a reference to the 1865 book Alice in Wonderland and 1951 film by Walt Disney.
  • One of the pictures on Krabs' blackboard is a wormhole, referencing the wormhole theory and how wormholes could theoretically be used to travel through space.
  • The background art for RandomLand looks like a mix of Salvador Dalí's painting The Persistence of Memory, and Bob Clampett's art style.
  • The bathing female has a tattoo on her leg that resembles Goofy from the Mickey Mouse series.
  • According to storyboard artist Adam Paloian, the second variation of Squidward during the door scene is a reference to the works of Basil Wolverton, an artist known for his detailed grotesques of bizarre or misshapen people.[6]
  • The fused man and woman creature resembles a yin-yang.
  • The dinosaurs during the chase sequence were modeled after the real-life punk band The Ramones.

Errors

  • When SpongeBob is talking to Rodger, Squidward's forehead wrinkles disappear for one frame.
  • When Squidward says “The neighborhood must be affecting my speech” His neck and body are disconnected.

Running Gags

  • Someone getting ejected by the cash register.

Videos

References

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