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"SpongeHenge" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season five. In this episode, SpongeBob's holes make music in the wind, attracting jellyfish.

Characters

Synopsis

The legendary story starts with a harsh and powerful windstorm in Bikini Bottom. Nat and Shubie were leaving the diner, and their bag of leftovers flew into SpongeBob's bedroom window and hit him in the face, causing him to look out the window. As he does so, the wind gets into his pores and makes music, attracting the jellyfish.

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"There he is. Ready for work."

The next morning, SpongeBob tries to go to work, but the jellyfish swarm him, wanting to play. Eventually, Mr. Krabs is forced to bring him in with a fishing rod, and as SpongeBob goes to make Krabby Patties, the window abruptly opens. As the breeze blows through SpongeBob's pores and produces the melodious tune once again, the jellyfish chase him.

Still being pursued by the swarm of jellyfish, SpongeBob runs to hide in Patrick's house; however, a jellyfish enters and stings Patrick, making him throw SpongeBob out. Finally, the wind stops, but the jellyfish then begin to sting SpongeBob, forcing him to take refuge in a cave.

With that, he starts building a stone replica of himself to alleviate his days of solitude. Later, the storm is still there, and SpongeBob had grown a beard and finished the replica. He gives his inanimate companion tea with sugar cubes and talks to it about how the jellyfish keep bothering him due to the music produced when the wind blows through his holes. Then, SpongeBob has an idea to carve a stone replica of himself.

SpongeBob carries the stone replica of himself outside of the cave, but the jellyfish end up hating the music produced by the replica. SpongeBob comes to the realization that bigger stones can produce bigger and better music.

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After a while, SpongeBob finishes the giant stone replicas and pushes them into the middle of Jellyfish Fields, forming a circle. Said circle full of SpongeBob statues is now known as "SpongeHenge." The breeze blowing through the pores of the giant statues creates beautiful and harmonious music, which the jellyfish love. SpongeBob is overjoyed that he will never worry about the jellyfish ever again, and he is finally able to go back to work. Unfortunately, he discovers that the Krusty Krab is now deserted and sinking into the ground. SpongeBob now realizes how much time the jellyfish made him waste and cries out in despair.

Three thousand years later, a race of strange cyborgs have appeared in Jellyfish Fields. "SpongeHenge" has become a major tourist attraction with many tourists taking pictures of the sight. The cyborgs wonder who made the statues and why they were made. The only clue was that the melodious sound the wind makes as it enters the giant pores of the statues entertains and attracts jellyfish.

Production

Music

 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Dancing the Hula - Kapono Beamer [Title card]
  Haunted House [#27] - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [Windstorm]
  Twilight Zone [#23] - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["No! Why, dear Neptune?!"]
  Weird Bridge - Roger Roger [The bag of food is blown to SpongeBob's house]
  Horror Chords (a) - Paddy Kingsland [Food breaks through SpongeBob's window]
  Steel Licks 2 - Jeremy Wakefield ["Mm-hmm, goulash."]
  Spongehenge - Nicolas Carr, Steve Marston [Wind whistles through SpongeBob's pores/Jellyfish comes to SpongeBob's pores]
  Hawaiian Link (b) - Richard Myhill ["My shift's over."]
  Spongehenge - Nicolas Carr, Steve Marston ["Quite a wind this morning, eh, jelly?"]
  Skipping to School - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Jellyfish stop SpongeBob from going to work]
  Dingles Regatta - Brian Peters [SpongeBob calls Mr. Krabs]
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr ["Aye-aye, sir."]
  The Tip Top Polka/The Cliff Polka - Chelmsford Folk Band [SpongeBob is at work]
  Spongehenge - Nicolas Carr, Steve Marston [Wind whistles through SpongeBob's pores]
  On Fire - Gregor Narholz [The Krusty Krab is blown away]
  Bikini Bottom News Theme - Nicolas Carr [Patrick watches the news on TV]
  Seaweed - Steve Belfer ["Heh-heh... fishy go bye-bye."]
  Bikini Bottom News Theme - Nicolas Carr ["And that's the way it is in your world today."]
  Seaweed - Steve Belfer ["Boring!"]
  On Fire - Gregor Narholz ["I need a place to hide from those jellyfish."]
  Spongehenge - Nicolas Carr, Steve Marston [Wind whistles through SpongeBob's pores]
  Drama Link (d) - Hubert Clifford [SpongeBob gets stung by the jellyfish]
  From the Dead - Ronald Hanmer [SpongeBob hides in a cave]
  Footsteps of Horror - William Farran ["Where it's safe... and quiet... and dark."]
  Steel Sting - Jeremy Wakefield [Later]
  Wooden Bear - Gil Flat, Tony Tape, Florian Voelxen [Stone sculpture of SpongeBob]
  What's This - Nicolas Carr ["Yeah, I'm at a loss too."]
  Spongehenge - Nicolas Carr, Steve Marston [Wind whistles through SpongeBob's statues' pores]
  Great Idea Patrick - Nicolas Carr ["Of course, buddy. Brilliant idea!"]
  Spongehenge - Nicolas Carr, Steve Marston [Wind whistles through SpongeBob's statues' pores/Wind whistles through SpongeBob's pores]
  Unease - Dick Stephen Walter ["Hmm, I created one stone SpongeBob..."]
  Outrage - Peter Yorke [SpongeBob makes more statues]
  Spongehenge - Nicolas Carr, Steve Marston ["Okay, that should do 'er."/Wind whistles through statues' pores]
  Steel Licks 8 - Jeremy Wakefield ["Krusty Krab, here I come!"]
  Orchestrated Devices C - Raymond C. Jones [The Krusty Krab is covered in sand]
  Tymp 2001 - Nicolas Carr [3000 years later]
  Cosmos Adventure - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Cyborg in Jellyfish Fields]
  Spongehenge - Nicolas Carr, Steve Marston [Ending]

Release

Trivia

General

  • The title card background for this episode is similar to that of "The Two Faces of Squidward," its sister episode.
  • In the very beginning of the episode, two fish argue about who is the ruler of the sea: Neptune or Poseidon. In actuality they are both right: the Romans called him Neptune and the Greeks called him Poseidon.
  • Incidental 45 does not believe in King Neptune in this episode, but she later does in "The Clash of Triton."
  • At the beginning of the episode, SpongeBob's house is shown to have three windows.
  • Irony: SpongeBob could've plugged up his holes so that they wouldn't make music.
  • The man in the moon was played by Paul Tibbitt while the man in the sun was played by Dee Bradley Baker.
  • When SpongeBob tries to dial the phone he says, "My fingers are too big for the buttons." He says exactly the same thing in "Suds" when he tries to do the same thing.
  • Kelp cream is a parody of whipped cream.
  • The "Later" time card has a similar background to the "3 Days Later" time card in "I Was a Teenage Gary."
    • Coincidentally, that time card from "I Was a Teenage Gary" is the first ever time card.
  • According to this episode and "Jellyfish Jam," jellyfish like good music and become aggravated by bad music.
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Math.

  • SpongeBob shows his intellect in math and strength when he calculates the dimensions the statues should be and when he pushes the statues, respectively.
  • The Krusty Krab was buried when the wind tore off nearly the whole building.
  • When SpongeBob returns to Bikini Bottom, he finds the Krusty Krab buried in sand; although, it was blown away by the wind previously.
    • It could be possible the wind blew the Krusty Krab back to its original location.
  • At first, the large statues each make their own musical note, but later, every statue makes a mix of notes. The best explanation is that the wind changes, making a new passageway for different notes.
  • This is the second episode where SpongeBob has been in the jellyfish cave. The first is "Nature Pants."
  • In the German dub, this episode is called "Die SteinBobs," which translates to "The StoneBobs."
  • In the Indonesian version of this episode, the epilogue scene featuring Aliens is cut for unknown reasons. However, in Nick Asia Indonesian Dub there is no cut.

Cultural references

  • When Patrick is watching the news, the anchorwoman says, "And that's the way it is in your world today." This is a reference to Walter Cronkite's signature sign-off.
  • The scene where SpongeBob is in a cave, hiding from the jellyfish and making a stone companion, is a reference to the 2000 movie Cast Away.
  • When the Krusty Krab is buried in the sand, it is a reference to the ending of the 1968 movie Planet of the Apes when Taylor, having survived and escaped imprisonment, wanders along a coastline in search of shelter. He finds a partially destroyed Statue of Liberty buried in the sand and finally realizes what planet he is on. In addition, SpongeBob's hair and beard are strikingly similar to Charlton Heston's in the same movie.
  • The name "SpongeHenge" and the numerous stone statues of SpongeBob are parodies of Stonehenge, an attraction in England.
    • The cyborg-aliens do not know why the stone statues of SpongeBob were made and they only know that it attracts jellyfish, similar to Stonehenge because people do not why they were made and the only clue that the sun sets over the Stonehenge.

Errors

SpongeBob's white eye mistake in SpongeHenge

The white eye.

  • When SpongeBob is outside of his house, making music and laughs, one of his blue eyes turns white for a split second.
  • If SpongeBob pushed that many phone buttons simultaneously, he would have to press something else to start over.
  • When SpongeBob dials on the phone, his hands are too big, but when Mr. Krabs uses a fishing rod, his hands go back to normal size.

Video

Nickelodeon (Partial) Commercial Breaks (November 23, 2007)

Nickelodeon (Partial) Commercial Breaks (November 23, 2007)

Awards and nominations for SpongeBob SquarePants (VE)

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Best Sound Editing in Television Animation – Music

Nominees: Stephen Hillenburg, Donna Castricone, Nicholas R. Jennings, Alan Smart, Peter Burns, Doug Lawrence, Derek Drymon, Alex Gordon, Donna Grillo, Jennie Monica, Krandal Crews, Jim Leber, Justin Brinsfield, Tony Ostyn, Nicolas Carr (for "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy"/"Pickles;" 2000)Nicolas Carr (for "Fools in April"/"Neptune's Spatula" in 2001; for "Jellyfish Hunter"/"The Fry Cook Games" in 2002; for "Wet Painters"/"Krusty Krab Training Video" in 2003; for "The Great Snail Race"/"Mid-Life Crustacean" in 2004) • Jimmy Lifton, D.J. Lynch, Jeff Hutchins, Tony Ostyn and Paulette Lifton (for "Mid-Life Crustacean;" 2004)

Best Sound Editing in Television Animation – Sound

Nominees: Nicolas Carr (for "Karate Choppers;" 2000) • Andrea Anderson, Jimmy Lifton, Monette Holderer, D.J. Lynch, Vincent Gutisetti, Jeff Hutchins and Gabriel Rosas (for "Rock Bottom"/"Arrgh!;" 2001)

Best Sound Editing in Television – Animation

Nominees: Timothy J. Borquez, Jeff Hutchins and Daisuke Sawa (for "The Secret Box"/"Band Geeks;" 2002)

Best Sound Editing in Television Animation

Nominees: Jimmy Lifton, Jeff Hutchins, Tony Ostyn and Chris Gresham (for "Nasty Patty"/"Idiot Box;" 2012)

Best Sound Editing in Television: Animated

Nominees: Jimmy Lifton, Nicolas Carr, D.J. Lynch, Jeff Hutchins, Tony Ostyn, Chris Gresham and Paulette Lifton (for "Pranks a Lot"/"SpongeBob Meets the Strangler;" 2005) • Vincent Gutisetti, Jimmy Lifton, Nicolas Carr, Monique Reymond, D.J. Lynch, Mark Howlett, Jeff Hutchins, Aran Tanchum, Mishelle Smith and Paulette Lifton (for "Have You Seen This Snail?;" 2006)Nicolas Carr, Mishelle Fordham, Monette Becktold, Jeff Hutchins, Timothy J. Borquez, Tom Syslo, Jason Stiff, Tony Orozco and Kimberlee Vanek (for "SpongeHenge;" 2008)

Best Sound Editing: Television Animation

Nominees: : Chiho Oyamada Carr, Nicolas Carr, Mishelle Fordham, Daisuke Sawa, Monette Becktold, Jeff Hutchins, Timothy J. Borquez, Tom Syslo, Eric Freeman, Dan Cubert, Lawrence Reyes, Jason Stiff, Tony Orozco and Kimberlee Vanek (for "Suction Cup Symphony;" 2009) • Chino Oyamada Carr, Nicolas Carr, Mishelle Fordham, Monette Becktold, Jeff Hutchins, Timothy J. Borquez, Eric Freeman, Tom Syslo, Keith Dickens, Jason Stiff, Sergio Silva, Tony Orozco and Kimberlee Vanek (for "SpongeBob SquarePants vs. The Big One;" 2010)

Best Sound Editing – Sound Effects, Foley, Dialogue and ADR Animation in Television

Nominees: Devon Bowman, Justin Brinsfield, Nicolas Carr, Andrea Anderson, Mishelle Fordham, Monette Becktold, Jeff Hutchins, Eric Freeman, Tony Orozco and Danny Tchibinda (for "Gary's New Toy;" 2013) • Mishelle Fordham, Monette Becktold, Jeff Hutchins, Timothy J. Borquez, Tom Syslo, Eric Freeman, Bobby Crew, Keith Dickens, Gabriel Rossas and Tony Orozco (for "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!;" 2013)

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