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"The Beardsman" is a Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years episode from season 2. In this episode, wilderness expert Paul Grunion visits the camp.



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SpongeBob is surprised that Patrick stole the beard

The camp is visited by a rugged woodsman named Paul Grunion, who fights an attacking sea bear and pulls off many impressive feats with his beard, to the campers' amazement. Tired from his trip to camp, he pitches a tent and takes a nap, and SpongeBob and Patrick sneak in. They found out he took his beard off, and run away when they suspect him starting to wake up. Patrick takes the beard with them, and while SpongeBob wants to return it, they each take turns using the beard's powers. Patrick tries making a campfire with the beard, but he ends up burning it, and he and SpongeBob ruin the beard while putting out the fire.

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Paul grows his beard back

Paul wakes up and is no longer as strong because he does not have his beard. SpongeBob and Patrick see how sad he is without it and try to help him grow a new beard. However, their attempts fail, and Paul no longer feels respected by the campers. SpongeBob gives a speech to everyone that they need to believe Paul can grow his beard back, convincing him and causing him to grow it back. This leaves the campers with beards just like his as well. Paul thanks them, and SpongeBob, Patrick, and Sandy say goodbye as he leaves camp.


This episode was confirmed on January 13, 2023.[6]


 ) Production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Sugarcane - Remastered - Tommy Reilly [Title card and opening.]
  Stealth and Capture - Wilfred Burns [Sea bear appears.]
  The Creature (c) - Gregor F. Narholz [Sea bear attacks the camp.]
  American Odyssey (A) - Graham Preskett [Paul Grunion appears.]
  Yorkshire Relish - Reginald King ["His beard is the coolest!"]
  Brahms Lullaby - Curtis Schwartz [Paul Grunion sleeping.]
  Pioneer Suite: Prayer - Douglas Wood [Patrick holding Paul's beard.]
  Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr ["That's weird."]
  Say it with a Smile (A) - Dick Walter ["You don't sleep with a beard on."]
  Sneeky - Gregor F. Narholz ["Oh no, he's waking up!"]
  Dramatic Impact (5) - Ivor Slaney ["Patrick! You took his beard!?"]
  Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr ["But don't you wanna try it out first?"]
  Independence (A) - Graham Preskett [SpongeBob and Patrick playing with Paul's beard.]
  Fierce Fight - Gerhard Trede [Beard on fire.]
  Straight From Hell [#81] - Gregor F. Narholz [SpongeBob and Patrick put out the fire.]
  Harp Ding Sting - Nicolas Carr ["We did it buddy!"]
  Funeral March - Otto Sieben [Beard coughing.]
  Dramatic Impact (6) - Ivor Slaney [Beard disintegrates.]
  Droopy - Arthur Wilkinson ["Don't worry buddy, I have a plan."]
  Tricks and Traps - James McConnel [Paul wakes up with Patrick's pants on his face.]
  ? [Sea bunny beats up Paul.]
  Danger Lurks - C Bartholdy ["Wait a minute, this isn't my beard!"]
  Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr [Sandy calls SpongeBob and Patrick.]
  Another Spring - Tommy Reilly, James Moody ["That beard was the source of all my wilderness powers!"]
  Horror Cue 5 C - Gregor F. Narholz [Close-up of Paul's chin.]
  Another Spring - Tommy Reilly, James Moody [SpongeBob, Patrick, and Paul crying.]
  Busy Life - Cedric King-Palmer [SpongeBob and Patrick try to grow Paul a new beard.]
  Funeral March - Otto Sieben ["I knew I couldn't grow a beard."]
  Comic Walk - Sidney Torch ["Still no beard, he's useless."]
  Funeral March - Otto Sieben ["The only thing I'm good for is being a doormat."]
  Beauty Queen - Tommy Reilly, James Moody ["Poor Paul Grunion, he really doesn't believe in himself."]
  First In Command - Gregor F. Narholz [SpongeBob tells everyone to believe.]
  American Odyssey (A) - Graham Preskett [Ending.]



  • In Germany, this episode was originally going to premiere on January 25, 2024 at 5:00pm.
    • It was replaced with a rerun of "Snail Mail."[7]
      • After that, it was pushed back to premiere on January 28, 2024 at 5:00pm, but it was pulled again.[8]
        • It was replaced with a rerun of "The Jelly Life."[9]
          • It was pushed back once again to premiere on February 12, 2024 at 5:00pm, but it was pulled for a third time.[10]
            • If the episode was not pulled, its debut would coincide with the American premiere of "Squidiot Box."

Cultural references[]

  • Paul Grunion's name is a parody of Paul Bunyan, a giant lumberjack and folk hero in American and Canadian folklore.

Names in other languages[]

Language Name Meaning
German Der Bartsmann The Beardsman


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