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===Characters ===
 
===Characters ===
 
*{{Link|SpongeBob SquarePants}}
 
*{{Link|SpongeBob SquarePants}}
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==Synopsis==
 
==Synopsis==
Out in [[Jellyfish Fields]], SpongeBob is happily [[Jellyfishing (sport)|jellyfishing]]. Suddenly, he spots a squirrel in an astronaut suit wrestling with a giant clam. He takes out his field guidebook, and identifies her as a "land squirrel." Believing her to be in trouble after seeing the clam trap her in his mouth, SpongeBob goes to wrestle the clam himself. The squirrel manages to escape the clam, but SpongeBob ends up inside it. The squirrel then rescues SpongeBob and kicks the clam out of sight. SpongeBob introduces himself, and the squirrel says that her name is Sandy.
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The episode begins with SpongeBob jellyfishing, only to stumble upon a land squirrel fighting a clam. He attempts to save her, but she saves herself just before the clam eats SpongeBob. After the squirrel saves SpongeBob, the two greet each other and start bonding. Afterwards, Sandy tells SpongeBob to come over to her [[Sandy's treedome|treedome]] for milk and cookies, and gives him a map of where her treedome is.
 
SpongeBob inquires about the [[Sandy's air helmet|helmet]] she wears, and Sandy tells him that it's her air helmet and needs it to breathe. SpongeBob says that he loves the air, and the pleasantly surprised Sandy invites him to her [[Sandy's treedome|treedome]] for [[tea]] and cookies. After bidding Sandy farewell, SpongeBob quickly runs over to his best friend, Patrick, and asks him to explain what air is. Patrick tells him that "putting on airs" is fancy talk, and that holding his pinky finger high above him will make SpongeBob fancy as well.
 
[[File:001c - Tea at the Treedome (247).jpg|thumb|"Pinky out"]]
 
When SpongeBob arrives at Sandy's treedome the next day, he goes into the entryway with a bouquet of flowers and his pinky aloft. While waiting to be let in, he notices too late that the water inside has been drained. He panics and tries to tell Sandy of the lack of water before taking in the full scope of the air-filled dome. Sandy, sans air helmet, remarks that this environment is quite natural for her, and asks if he has any problem with it. SpongeBob bucks up and lets her lead the way inside, though he struggles to breathe.
 
 
Sandy gives him a tour of her treedome, showing him that among other things, she has an oak tree and a birdbath. During her explanation, SpongeBob quickly sneaks over to the birdbath and soaks up its water, much to the bathing bird's displeasure. Patrick knocks on the dome and holds up his pinky to remind SpongeBob of what to do, though SpongeBob has physical difficulty following through.
 
   
Sitting at a picnic table under the tree, SpongeBob gives Sandy the flowers. Sandy is very pleased but has trouble prying them from SpongeBob's dry and brittle fingers. She asks SpongeBob if he needs anything, and he weakly replies, "Water would be nice," though Sandy takes this to mean a vase for the flowers and heads off. SpongeBob seizes his chance to flee, but can't pry open the door. Remembering Sandy's kind words and Patrick's advice, SpongeBob hoists his pinky high and disavows his need for water.
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[[File:Tea at the Treedome 074.png|thumb|left|260px|"Pinky out"]]
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SpongeBob goes to Patrick to tell him about what he went through. When Patrick hears from SpongeBob that Sandy was talking about the air, he thinks that it is fancy talk, and that he needs to be fancy by putting his pinky out. The next day, SpongeBob arrives to Sandy's home, but when he goes inside, he realizes the treedome is entirely filled with air. SpongeBob starts having trouble breathing, but won't admit this to Sandy.
   
SpongeBob arrives back at the table, just in time to see Sandy place the flowers in a vase filled with ice water. Sandy asks SpongeBob to tell her about himself, remarking that being a "sea critter" must be fascinating. However, SpongeBob fails to say anything until the oven dings and Sandy goes to get the refreshments.
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As Sandy is showing her house, SpongeBob attempts to use a birdbath to absorb water, only for the bird to get angry. Patrick reminds him to put his pinky out, and SpongeBob also brings flowers for Sandy. SpongeBob asks Sandy for water when she asks if he needs anything, but misinterprets this as needing a vase with water inside for the flowers. When Sandy leaves, SpongeBob desperately wants to get out of the treedome, but before he gets out, he gets enough optimism to continue staying the treedome despite the lack of water.
[[File:Tea at the Treedome 55.jpg|thumb|"I don't need it..."]]
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[[File:Tea at the Treedome 130.png|thumb|260px|"I don't need it..."]]
SpongeBob, locked in a mental battle for control, stares at the vase of water, the ice cubes floating within it, and the condensation forming on the vase's surface. Finally, he succumbs to his primal urge and guzzles the water down, runs for the door and declares that he is a quitter. Patrick, thinking SpongeBob is being shy around Sandy, quickly enters the dome and tries to convince him to stay. However, Patrick soon sees for himself the effects of a water-less environment. The two struggle to escape the dome and are unsuccessful.
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Sandy comes back with the water vase for the flowers, and starts talking to SpongeBob again. When the oven inside her treedome goes on, Sandy leaves again. SpongeBob starts wondering if he needs the water in the vase, repeatedly telling himself he doesn't need it, but eventually decides that he does need it. SpongeBob drinks all the water and tries to go outside again, only for Patrick to come inside and prevent him from doing so. He says that everything will be fine, but as he walks stays inside the treedome, he starts choking due to the lack of water.
   
When Sandy comes back, she shrieks as she finds both Patrick and SpongeBob dried up on the grass. She helps them by giving them water-filled helmets and mentions that if they needed water, they should have just asked. Sandy offers a toast to her new friends, but SpongeBob and Patrick are unable to drink the tea from their glasses due to wearing water helmets. Sandy remedies this by placing the tea bags directly into the helmets, allowing SpongeBob and Patrick to drink the tea-filled water with their pinky fingers held high as the episode ends.
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The two attempt to get out, and when Sandy comes to them with some tea and cookies, the two have dried up. Sandy brings water helmets for them so they can survive in the treedome. The episode ends with the three happily drinking some tea.
   
 
==Production==
 
==Production==
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===Music===
 
===Music===
{{MLegend}}{{APM|m|Moloka'i Nui (a)|Kapono Beamer|Title card.}}
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{{MLegend}}
{{APM|s|SpongeBob Closing Theme|Steve Belfer, Nicolas Carr|The opening.}}
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{{APM|m|Moloka'i Nui A|Kapono Beamer|Title Card}}
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{{OM|SpongeBob Closing Theme|Steve Belfer, Nicolas Carr|The opening.}}
 
{{APM|o|On Fire|Gregor F. Narholz|Sandy fights a giant clam.}}
 
{{APM|o|On Fire|Gregor F. Narholz|Sandy fights a giant clam.}}
{{APM|d|Death Trap|Gregor F. Narholz|The clam attacks Sandy.}}
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{{APM|d|Death Trap [#27.02]|Gregor F. Narholz|The clam attacks Sandy.}}
 
{{APM|c|Charge||"Hold on, little squirrel."}}
 
{{APM|c|Charge||"Hold on, little squirrel."}}
 
{{APM|a|The Adventure Begins|Jonathan Neal|"You have fought well, giant clam."/SpongeBob continues trying to open the clam.}}
 
{{APM|a|The Adventure Begins|Jonathan Neal|"You have fought well, giant clam."/SpongeBob continues trying to open the clam.}}
{{APM|w|Wild Panic 30|Gregor F. Narholz|"Your shell is mine!"}}
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{{APM|w|Wild Panic [#39]|Gregor F. Narholz|"Your shell is mine!"}}
 
{{APM|r|Return of the Surfin' Headhunters|The Mel-Tones|"Hold on there, little square dude."}}
 
{{APM|r|Return of the Surfin' Headhunters|The Mel-Tones|"Hold on there, little square dude."}}
 
{{APM|m|Moloka'i Nui A|Kapono Beamer|Sandy introduces herself to SpongeBob.}}
 
{{APM|m|Moloka'i Nui A|Kapono Beamer|Sandy introduces herself to SpongeBob.}}
{{APM|h|Heroes Win|Gregor F. Narholz|"Oh, yeah? Watch this!"}}
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{{APM|h|Heroes Win [#34]|Gregor F. Narholz|"Oh, yeah? Watch this!"}}
{{APM|t|Twelfth Street Rag|Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield|Sandy invites SpongeBob over to her treedome for tea and cookies.}}
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{{OM|12th Street Rag Revisited|Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield|Sandy invites SpongeBob over to her treedome for tea and cookies.}}
 
{{APM|c|Cocktail Lounge|Dick Stephen Walter|"That's just fancy talk."}}
 
{{APM|c|Cocktail Lounge|Dick Stephen Walter|"That's just fancy talk."}}
 
{{APM|a|Armed Attack 1|Mladen Franko|SpongeBob bangs on Sandy's door.}}
 
{{APM|a|Armed Attack 1|Mladen Franko|SpongeBob bangs on Sandy's door.}}
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{{APM|c|Cocktail Lounge|Dick Stephen Walter|"When in doubt, pinky out."}}
 
{{APM|c|Cocktail Lounge|Dick Stephen Walter|"When in doubt, pinky out."}}
 
{{APM|t|Tribute to the King|Gregor F. Narholz|"I don't need water! Water's for quitters!"}}
 
{{APM|t|Tribute to the King|Gregor F. Narholz|"I don't need water! Water's for quitters!"}}
{{APM|a|Action Cut (a)|Gregor F. Narholz|"I don't need it... I don't need it..."}}
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{{APM|a|Action Cut A|Gregor F. Narholz|"I don't need it... I don't need it..."}}
 
{{APM|k|Kung Fu Saturdays|The Mel-Tones|"I need it!"}}
 
{{APM|k|Kung Fu Saturdays|The Mel-Tones|"I need it!"}}
 
{{APM|d|Dramatic Cue (h)|Ronald Hanmer|Sandy sees that SpongeBob and Patrick are dried up.}}
 
{{APM|d|Dramatic Cue (h)|Ronald Hanmer|Sandy sees that SpongeBob and Patrick are dried up.}}
{{APM|y|You're Nice|Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield|The ending.}}
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{{OM|You're Nice|Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield|The ending.}}
   
 
===Release===
 
===Release===
*This episode is available on the [[Tales from the Deep]], [[10 Happiest Moments]], [[The Complete 1st Season|Complete 1st Season]], [[The Complete First Season|Complete First Season]], [[The First 100 Episodes|First 100 Episodes]], and [[Tea at the Treedome (DVD)|Tea at the Treedome]] DVDs.
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*This episode is available on the [[Tales from the Deep]], [[The Complete 1st Season|Complete 1st Season]], [[The 1st Season: Volume 1]], [[Tea at the Treedome (DVD)|Tea at the Treedome]], [[Sportingly Sandy]], [[10 Happiest Moments]], [[The First 100 Episodes|First 100 Episodes]], [[SpongeBob SquarePants, iSponge Offer Pack]], SpongeBob SquarePants Vol. 1, [[The Complete First Season]], [[From the Beginning, Pt.1]], [[The First & Second Seasons]], [[Movies & TV Collection]], and [[The Best 200 Episodes Ever]] DVDs.
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*This episode is available on the [[Deep Sea Sillies]] and [[Tales from the Deep (VHS)|Tales from the Deep]] VHS tapes.
   
 
===Reception===
 
===Reception===
 
*{{Rank|Tea at the Treedome|BDE=97}}
 
*{{Rank|Tea at the Treedome|BDE=97}}
*This episode is #17 on [[Tom Kenny]]'s Top 20 on {{W|iTunes}}.
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*In "Superstuffed Nicktoons Weekend", which shows the "Top 100 Greatest Moments in Nicktoon History", it was ranked #46 in the countdown.
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*This episode is number 17 on [[The Tom Kenny Collection]] on {{W|iTunes}} and Amazon.com. His description says:
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:"This one introduced Sandy (Carolyn Lawrence). Nick Jennings' painting of crusty, dried out SpongeBob is classic. Also, Patrick's exhorting SpongeBob to keep his "pinky up," oblivious to the fact that SpongeBob is freaking out."
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
[[File:Tea At The TreeDome.jpg|thumb|Original title card]]
 
 
===General===
 
===General===
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[[File:Tea At The TreeDome.jpg|thumb|260px|Original title card]]
 
*An original title card with a different background and font colors can be found on the ''[[SuperSponge]]'' asset discs. It is the only title card on the discs that does not match its final version. It was never used in the episode or shown on TV.
 
*An original title card with a different background and font colors can be found on the ''[[SuperSponge]]'' asset discs. It is the only title card on the discs that does not match its final version. It was never used in the episode or shown on TV.
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**The old title card had a version excluding "Tea at" that was used in ''[[The SpongeBob Musical: Live on Stage!]]''.
 
[[File:Tea at the Treedome Edgar version.png|thumb|260px|Edgar Larrazabal version]]
 
[[File:Tea at the Treedome Edgar version.png|thumb|260px|Edgar Larrazabal version]]
 
*On the original airing, the Tales from the Deep DVD and the Deep Sea Sillies VHS releases of this episode, [[Edgar Larrazábal]] was credited as the animation director instead of [[Tom Yasumi]]. This also happens in early reruns.<ref>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMm7yphDIpQ&t=11s</ref>
 
*On the original airing, the Tales from the Deep DVD and the Deep Sea Sillies VHS releases of this episode, [[Edgar Larrazábal]] was credited as the animation director instead of [[Tom Yasumi]]. This also happens in early reruns.<ref>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMm7yphDIpQ&t=11s</ref>
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**This is also Yasumi's first episode credited as an animation director.
 
[[File:Tea at the Treedome Tom version.png|thumb|260px|Tom Yasumi version]]
 
[[File:Tea at the Treedome Tom version.png|thumb|260px|Tom Yasumi version]]
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*This was the first segment produced for {{link|season 1}} (production code #101), after the [[Help Wanted|pilot]], which was produced before a season was ordered.
 
*This episode marks the debut of Sandy Cheeks.
 
*This episode marks the debut of Sandy Cheeks.
*When Sandy and SpongeBob meet, Sandy's tail is missing.
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*This is the first episode to use [[List of original music|original music]].
**Sandy's tail is missing throughout [[List of season 1 episodes|the first season]] when she is in her water protection suit, but every season onward has her tail shown even with her suit on.
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*The scene that shows SpongeBob completely dehydrated from lack of water and tempting not to take the water from the flower vase and eventually saying "I need it!" has become a popular internet meme.
*When Sandy says "There's the cookies!" the bell that dings is loud enough as if it was sitting on the picnic table.
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*This is the first episode where SpongeBob and Patrick are shown to dehydrate without water and turn into a live-action sponge and sea star.
*The scene that shows SpongeBob completely dried up from lack of water and tempting not to take the water from the flower vase and eventually saying "I need it!" has become a popular internet meme.
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**Likewise, this is the first episode to feature live-action.
*This is the first episode where SpongeBob and Patrick are shown to dry up without water (and turn into a live-action sponge & sea star).
 
 
*The water helmets have two openings in this episode.
 
*The water helmets have two openings in this episode.
 
**In episodes following this one, there is only one opening.
 
**In episodes following this one, there is only one opening.
***The second opening reappears in "[[What Ever Happened to SpongeBob?]]," so that SpongeBob can have out water come out of his helmet and damage [[Sandy's robot (What Ever Happened to SpongeBob?)|Sandy's robot]].
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**The second opening reappears in "[[What Ever Happened to SpongeBob?]]," so that SpongeBob can have out water come out of his helmet and damage [[Sandy's robot (What Ever Happened to SpongeBob?)|Sandy's robot]].
 
*'''Irony:''' Sandy tells SpongeBob that if he wanted water, he should have asked, even though SpongeBob did tell Sandy he wanted water.
 
*'''Irony:''' Sandy tells SpongeBob that if he wanted water, he should have asked, even though SpongeBob did tell Sandy he wanted water.
*Sandy and Patrick are never introduced to each other on-screen in this episode.
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*This is the first episode to use an under angle (the shot of the drain in the Treedome entrance).
*This is the first episode to be a third-episode segment in a 22-minute block.
 
**The next time this happened was in the {{Link|season 5}} episode "[[Fungus Among Us]]."
 
*This is the first episode to use an under angle.
 
 
**It would not be used again until the {{Link|season 9}} special "[[It Came from Goo Lagoon]]."
 
**It would not be used again until the {{Link|season 9}} special "[[It Came from Goo Lagoon]]."
 
*This is one of the few episodes to have the second door in Sandy's treedome be used.
 
*This is one of the few episodes to have the second door in Sandy's treedome be used.
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**A storyboard image also appears on the chapter 1 title page of the book.
 
**A storyboard image also appears on the chapter 1 title page of the book.
 
*This is the first episode that [[Doug Lawrence]] worked on.
 
*This is the first episode that [[Doug Lawrence]] worked on.
*In the Croatian dub, this episode is called "Čaj na svježem zraku," which translates to "Tea on the fresh air."
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*The title of this episode is different in other dubs of the show.
*In the French dub, this episode is called "Asphyxies en chaîne," which translates to "Suffocated by string."
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**In [[Spužva Bob Skockani|the Croatian dub]], this episode is called "Čaj na svježem zraku," which translates to "Tea on the fresh air."
*In the Greek dub, this episode is called "Τσάι Στο Θόλο του Δέντρου," which translates to "Tea At the tree's Canopy."
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**In [[Bob l'éponge|the French dub]], this episode is called "Asphyxies en chaîne," which translates to "Suffocated by string."
*In the Brazilian Portuguese dub, this episode is called "Chá em terra firme," which translates to "Tea on dry land."
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**In [[Μπομπ Σφουγγαράκης|the Greek dub]], this episode is called "Τσάι Στο Θόλο του Δέντρου," which translates to "Tea At the tree's Canopy."
*In Indonesia, instead of saying "I need it!," SpongeBob says "I need water!"
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**In [[Bob Esponja Calça Quadrada|the Brazilian Portuguese dub]], this episode is called "Chá em terra firme," which translates to "Tea on dry land."
*Sandy reveals that SpongeBob is the first sea creature to enter her treedome.
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*In Indonesia, instead of saying, "I need it!," SpongeBob says "I need water!"
*This is the first episode to use the APM tracks "[[You're Nice]]" and "[[Moloka'i Nui (a)]]" and play the "[[SpongeBob Closing Theme]]" outside of the ending credits.
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*This is the first episode to use the tracks "[[You're Nice]]," "[[12th Street Rag Revisited]]," "[[Moloka'i Nui (a)]]," and "[[Hawaiian Cocktail]]," and play the "[[SpongeBob Closing Theme]]" outside of the ending credits.
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*In this episode, SpongeBob and Sandy meet as adults; however, in the ''[[Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years]]'' spinoff, they meet as children.
   
 
===Errors===
 
===Errors===
 
*When SpongeBob puts his binoculars away, his teeth turn yellow for one frame.
 
*When SpongeBob puts his binoculars away, his teeth turn yellow for one frame.
**This error also occurs in "[[Stormy Weather]]" and "[[The Inside Job]]."
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[[File:Tea at the Treedome Error.png|thumb|260px|SpongeBob's yellow teeth.]]
[[File:Tea at the Treedome Error.png|thumb|SpongeBob's yellow teeth.]]
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*When Sandy and SpongeBob meet, Sandy's tail is missing.
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**Sandy's tail is missing throughout [[List of season 1 episodes|the first season]] when she is in her water protection suit, but every season onward has her tail shown even with her suit on.
 
*When Patrick tells SpongeBob how to be fancy, he lifts his right-hand pinky finger up. From the front view, the pinky is shown on the left side. From the back view, it is shown on the left side instead of the right and looks like SpongeBob is holding up one of his middle fingers instead of his pinky.
 
*When Patrick tells SpongeBob how to be fancy, he lifts his right-hand pinky finger up. From the front view, the pinky is shown on the left side. From the back view, it is shown on the left side instead of the right and looks like SpongeBob is holding up one of his middle fingers instead of his pinky.
 
*The red light on Sandy's front door where the water gets drained is not there when SpongeBob and Patrick first walk up to the treedome.
 
*The red light on Sandy's front door where the water gets drained is not there when SpongeBob and Patrick first walk up to the treedome.
 
*When SpongeBob tries to sneak away to Sandy's birdbath, his sunken-in eyes return to normal until after Sandy leaves.
 
*When SpongeBob tries to sneak away to Sandy's birdbath, his sunken-in eyes return to normal until after Sandy leaves.
*The ice cubes in the vase should not be floating and sinking up and down.[[File:Tea_at_the_Treedome_66.jpg|thumb|Spongebob and Patrick are dried up without clothes.]]
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*The ice cubes in the vase should not be floating and sinking up and down.[[File:Tea at the Treedome 66.jpg|thumb|260px|SpongeBob and Patrick are dehydrated without clothes.]]
 
*When Patrick tries to open the door to get out, and SpongeBob jumps on his back, his eyes are small dots, but when he falls underneath Patrick, his eyes are back to their original color.
 
*When Patrick tries to open the door to get out, and SpongeBob jumps on his back, his eyes are small dots, but when he falls underneath Patrick, his eyes are back to their original color.
*In the scene where Sandy finds SpongeBob and Patrick dried up, if one goes frame by frame, she lifts up the plate to drop it before a shocked expression is seen on her face.
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*In the scene where Sandy finds SpongeBob and Patrick dehydrated, if one goes frame by frame, she lifts up the plate to drop it before a shocked expression is seen on her face.
*SpongeBob and Patrick dry up at the same time, even though Patrick was only there for about a minute.
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*SpongeBob and Patrick dehydrate at the same time, even though Patrick was only there for about a minute.
   
 
===Running Gags===
 
===Running Gags===
 
*Patrick constantly telling SpongeBob to hold up his pinky finger, all just to be fancy.
 
*Patrick constantly telling SpongeBob to hold up his pinky finger, all just to be fancy.
==Videos==
 
[[File:SpongeBob SquarePants Help Wanted Reef Blower Tea at the Treedome|thumb|center|335px]]
 
[[File:Rare SpongeBob Promo (May 3,1999)|thumb|center|335px|Promo]]
 
[[File:WHAT KIND OF PLACE IS THIS?!|thumb|center|335 px]]
 
 
 
   
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==Video==
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[[File:Rare SpongeBob Promo (May 3,1999)|thumb|center|450px|Promo]]
   
 
==References==
 
==References==
{{Reflist}}[[de:Experten (Episode)]]
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[[es:Tomemos el Té]]
 
[[es:Tomemos el Té]]
 
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[[pt-br:Chá em Terra Firme]]
 
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[[zh:我的好朋友]]

Latest revision as of 21:13, June 3, 2020

If you were looking for the article about the book, then see Tea at the Treedome (book).
If you were looking for the article about the DVD, then see Tea at the Treedome (DVD).

"Tea at the Treedome" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season one. In this episode, SpongeBob meets Sandy Cheeks.

Characters Edit

SynopsisEdit

The episode begins with SpongeBob jellyfishing, only to stumble upon a land squirrel fighting a clam. He attempts to save her, but she saves herself just before the clam eats SpongeBob. After the squirrel saves SpongeBob, the two greet each other and start bonding. Afterwards, Sandy tells SpongeBob to come over to her treedome for milk and cookies, and gives him a map of where her treedome is.

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"Pinky out"

SpongeBob goes to Patrick to tell him about what he went through. When Patrick hears from SpongeBob that Sandy was talking about the air, he thinks that it is fancy talk, and that he needs to be fancy by putting his pinky out. The next day, SpongeBob arrives to Sandy's home, but when he goes inside, he realizes the treedome is entirely filled with air. SpongeBob starts having trouble breathing, but won't admit this to Sandy.

As Sandy is showing her house, SpongeBob attempts to use a birdbath to absorb water, only for the bird to get angry. Patrick reminds him to put his pinky out, and SpongeBob also brings flowers for Sandy. SpongeBob asks Sandy for water when she asks if he needs anything, but misinterprets this as needing a vase with water inside for the flowers. When Sandy leaves, SpongeBob desperately wants to get out of the treedome, but before he gets out, he gets enough optimism to continue staying the treedome despite the lack of water.

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"I don't need it..."

Sandy comes back with the water vase for the flowers, and starts talking to SpongeBob again. When the oven inside her treedome goes on, Sandy leaves again. SpongeBob starts wondering if he needs the water in the vase, repeatedly telling himself he doesn't need it, but eventually decides that he does need it. SpongeBob drinks all the water and tries to go outside again, only for Patrick to come inside and prevent him from doing so. He says that everything will be fine, but as he walks stays inside the treedome, he starts choking due to the lack of water.

The two attempt to get out, and when Sandy comes to them with some tea and cookies, the two have dried up. Sandy brings water helmets for them so they can survive in the treedome. The episode ends with the three happily drinking some tea.

ProductionEdit

ArtEdit

MusicEdit

 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Moloka'i Nui A - Kapono Beamer [Title Card]
  SpongeBob Closing Theme - Steve Belfer, Nicolas Carr [The opening.]
  On Fire - Gregor F. Narholz [Sandy fights a giant clam.]
  Death Trap [#27.02] - Gregor F. Narholz [The clam attacks Sandy.]
  Charge - ? ["Hold on, little squirrel."]
  The Adventure Begins - Jonathan Neal ["You have fought well, giant clam."/SpongeBob continues trying to open the clam.]
  Wild Panic [#39] - Gregor F. Narholz ["Your shell is mine!"]
  Return of the Surfin' Headhunters - The Mel-Tones ["Hold on there, little square dude."]
  Moloka'i Nui A - Kapono Beamer [Sandy introduces herself to SpongeBob.]
  Heroes Win [#34] - Gregor F. Narholz ["Oh, yeah? Watch this!"]
  12th Street Rag Revisited - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Sandy invites SpongeBob over to her treedome for tea and cookies.]
  Cocktail Lounge - Dick Stephen Walter ["That's just fancy talk."]
  Armed Attack 1 - Mladen Franko [SpongeBob bangs on Sandy's door.]
  Merlins Hill - Jennifer Jones [Harp music is heard.]
  Aloha - Dick Stephen Walter ["Course there's no water."]
  Hawaiian Cocktail - Richard Myhill [Sandy gives SpongeBob a tour.]
  Hippo's in my Bath - Richard Myhill ["Pinky, pinky!"]
  Dead March 2 - Frederic Chopin, Alfred Kluten ["I brought you some flowers."]
  Encirclement - Jean Clero ["I gotta get out of here!"]
  Merlins Hill - Jennifer Jones ["I like you, SpongeBob."]
  Encirclement - Jean Clero [SpongeBob struggles to open the door.]
  Cocktail Lounge - Dick Stephen Walter ["When in doubt, pinky out."]
  Tribute to the King - Gregor F. Narholz ["I don't need water! Water's for quitters!"]
  Action Cut A - Gregor F. Narholz ["I don't need it... I don't need it..."]
  Kung Fu Saturdays - The Mel-Tones ["I need it!"]
  Dramatic Cue (h) - Ronald Hanmer [Sandy sees that SpongeBob and Patrick are dried up.]
  You're Nice - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [The ending.]

ReleaseEdit

ReceptionEdit

  • "Tea at the Treedome" was ranked #97 during the Best Day Ever event on November 9–10, 2006.
  • In "Superstuffed Nicktoons Weekend", which shows the "Top 100 Greatest Moments in Nicktoon History", it was ranked #46 in the countdown.
  • This episode is number 17 on The Tom Kenny Collection on iTunes and Amazon.com. His description says:
"This one introduced Sandy (Carolyn Lawrence). Nick Jennings' painting of crusty, dried out SpongeBob is classic. Also, Patrick's exhorting SpongeBob to keep his "pinky up," oblivious to the fact that SpongeBob is freaking out."

TriviaEdit

GeneralEdit

Tea At The TreeDome

Original title card

  • An original title card with a different background and font colors can be found on the SuperSponge asset discs. It is the only title card on the discs that does not match its final version. It was never used in the episode or shown on TV.
Tea at the Treedome Edgar version

Edgar Larrazabal version

  • On the original airing, the Tales from the Deep DVD and the Deep Sea Sillies VHS releases of this episode, Edgar Larrazábal was credited as the animation director instead of Tom Yasumi. This also happens in early reruns.[2]
    • This is also Yasumi's first episode credited as an animation director.
Tea at the Treedome Tom version

Tom Yasumi version

  • This was the first segment produced for season 1 (production code #101), after the pilot, which was produced before a season was ordered.
  • This episode marks the debut of Sandy Cheeks.
  • This is the first episode to use original music.
  • The scene that shows SpongeBob completely dehydrated from lack of water and tempting not to take the water from the flower vase and eventually saying "I need it!" has become a popular internet meme.
  • This is the first episode where SpongeBob and Patrick are shown to dehydrate without water and turn into a live-action sponge and sea star.
    • Likewise, this is the first episode to feature live-action.
  • The water helmets have two openings in this episode.
  • Irony: Sandy tells SpongeBob that if he wanted water, he should have asked, even though SpongeBob did tell Sandy he wanted water.
  • This is the first episode to use an under angle (the shot of the drain in the Treedome entrance).
  • This is one of the few episodes to have the second door in Sandy's treedome be used.
    • In most of the rest of the series, it is just the door that is on the outside of the dome that is used, even though both doors still exist.
  • An image of SpongeBob starting to dry out is shown on the protective case of The SpongeBob SquarePants Experience: A Deep Dive into the World of Bikini Bottom.
    • A storyboard image also appears on the chapter 1 title page of the book.
  • This is the first episode that Doug Lawrence worked on.
  • The title of this episode is different in other dubs of the show.
    • In the Croatian dub, this episode is called "Čaj na svježem zraku," which translates to "Tea on the fresh air."
    • In the French dub, this episode is called "Asphyxies en chaîne," which translates to "Suffocated by string."
    • In the Greek dub, this episode is called "Τσάι Στο Θόλο του Δέντρου," which translates to "Tea At the tree's Canopy."
    • In the Brazilian Portuguese dub, this episode is called "Chá em terra firme," which translates to "Tea on dry land."
  • In Indonesia, instead of saying, "I need it!," SpongeBob says "I need water!"
  • This is the first episode to use the tracks "You're Nice," "12th Street Rag Revisited," "Moloka'i Nui (a)," and "Hawaiian Cocktail," and play the "SpongeBob Closing Theme" outside of the ending credits.
  • In this episode, SpongeBob and Sandy meet as adults; however, in the Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years spinoff, they meet as children.

ErrorsEdit

  • When SpongeBob puts his binoculars away, his teeth turn yellow for one frame.
Tea at the Treedome Error

SpongeBob's yellow teeth.

  • When Sandy and SpongeBob meet, Sandy's tail is missing.
    • Sandy's tail is missing throughout the first season when she is in her water protection suit, but every season onward has her tail shown even with her suit on.
  • When Patrick tells SpongeBob how to be fancy, he lifts his right-hand pinky finger up. From the front view, the pinky is shown on the left side. From the back view, it is shown on the left side instead of the right and looks like SpongeBob is holding up one of his middle fingers instead of his pinky.
  • The red light on Sandy's front door where the water gets drained is not there when SpongeBob and Patrick first walk up to the treedome.
  • When SpongeBob tries to sneak away to Sandy's birdbath, his sunken-in eyes return to normal until after Sandy leaves.
  • The ice cubes in the vase should not be floating and sinking up and down.
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    SpongeBob and Patrick are dehydrated without clothes.

  • When Patrick tries to open the door to get out, and SpongeBob jumps on his back, his eyes are small dots, but when he falls underneath Patrick, his eyes are back to their original color.
  • In the scene where Sandy finds SpongeBob and Patrick dehydrated, if one goes frame by frame, she lifts up the plate to drop it before a shocked expression is seen on her face.
  • SpongeBob and Patrick dehydrate at the same time, even though Patrick was only there for about a minute.

Running GagsEdit

  • Patrick constantly telling SpongeBob to hold up his pinky finger, all just to be fancy.

VideoEdit

Rare SpongeBob Promo (May 3,1999)

Rare SpongeBob Promo (May 3,1999)

Promo

ReferencesEdit

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