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"The Googly Artiste" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season 8. In this episode, Patrick's artwork is coveted by everyone in town after an art critic praises it.



Patrick makes "art."

The episode starts at Squidward's house. Squidward is shown pushing what appears to be a sculpture with a sheet over it into his yard. Then, Patrick and SpongeBob call to him and ask if he wants to join them in making arts and crafts. He solemnly says "No," and tells them that he is a true artist and has a hat to prove it. SpongeBob says he weaved a basket, a wallet, and money. Patrick is trying to weave a basket but fails (due to the fact that he kept hammering his finished piece). Squidward walks away bitterly and Patrick becomes upset that he cannot make art like SpongeBob and Squidward. SpongeBob shows Patrick how to make a rock with googly eyes on it. Patrick repeats this process and SpongeBob is very impressed (though his rock had googly eyes all over it instead of two normal eyes). Squidward insults their artwork and soon after, an art critic visits and judges Squidward's work (which is a statue of himself). The art critic says that it is hideous and confiscates Squidward's hat. Then, the art critic judges SpongeBob's art and says it is lame. He then judges Patrick's art and mentions how it was so wonderful and creative. He gives him $500 and Squidward's hat for it. Squidward is angry at this and repeatedly says over and over "I bet he won't sell another" until SpongeBob stops him. After Patrick sells four more rocks, Squidward states that he actually would prefer to go to work and both SpongeBob and Squidward leave to go to the Krusty Krab.

Patrick and Squidward discuss "artistic advice."

Meanwhile, Patrick's artwork becomes so famous that he runs out of rocks, so he tries to find something else to make art with. First, he paints a beautiful scenery of the night sky and says it is lame. Then, he sculpts a man sitting down, thinking and says that it stinks. Patrick goes to the Krusty Krab since it is his lunch time and he orders art advice. Squidward complains that is not on the menu until Patrick points out that it is: Mr. Krabs has put it on the menu for $25. Mr. Krabs tells Squidward to give Patrick art advice. But Squidward does not want to give advice to the artist who upstaged him and only tells him to concentrate on his patty. This gives Patrick the idea to put googly eyes on the patty. His Googly Patty gets famous once the art critic mentions that it is the next big thing. Everyone rushes to the Krusty Krab to get one. When Mr. Krabs hears the sound of cha-ching, he rushes to the cash register and finds no money. He is surprised until he looks up and sees customers pay Patrick for the Patties. He then sees SpongeBob sending Krabby Patties out to Patrick. He pulls SpongeBob and Patrick into his office and demands an explanation and, to his fury, learns that Patrick is ordering Krabby Patties for $3 for his googly art which he then sells for $50. Squidward sneers at them for getting into trouble, but Patrick explains that he was following Squidward's advice. Hearing this, Mr. Krabs realizes this is all Squidward's doing and gets very angry at him. So, Mr. Krabs put good use to Squidward to punish him and get money.

Now, Krabby Patties are served at $50. The fish who orders the patty says it is not expensive. Then, the fish goes to Patrick's stall. Patrick calls his apprentice, which is really Squidward. Squidward adds glue on the fish's patty and Patrick says that Squidward could be an artist one day. Squidward then bursts into tears, as the episode ends.



 ) Production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Coconut Cream Pie Dry - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Title card]
  Tip Toe Through the Seaweed - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["Ah, it's a great day for the art world."]
  Seaweed 2 - Steve Belfer [Arts and crafts]
  Steel Licks 15 - Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick cries]
  Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Now let me see."]
  Great Idea Patrick - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob gets an idea]
  Befuddled - Pat Irwin [SpongeBob makes a rock with googly eyes]
  Deadline - Sam Spence ["I shall make the attempt."]
  Befuddled - Pat Irwin ["Privacy, please."]
  I'm Ready Fanfare - Nicolas Carr ["I've done it!"]
  Brass Moment [#73] - Harry Bluestone [Rock covered in glue and googly eyes]
  Bumbling B - Bernd Gesell [Art critic arrives]
  Circus Parade (A) - Dick Stephen Walter [Venus de Squidward]
  Clumsy B - Bernd Gesell [Art critic praises Patrick's "art"]
  Steel Sting - Jeremy Wakefield ["Well, about, um..."]
  Clowning Around Again - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Patrick selling more "art"]
  Gator - Steve Belfer [Line of people at Patrick's house]
  Armed Attack - Jean Clero ["I'm all out of rocks! What am I going to do now? That was my thing!"]
  Great Idea Patrick - Nicolas Carr [Patrick gets an idea]
  Who Said That - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Patrick throws paint on a canvas]
  Solid Brass 16 A - Marcin Pospieszalski ["Tartar sauce!"]
  Who Said That - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Patrick makes a sculpture]
  Glorious Fin 08 C Maj - Marcin Pospieszalski [Sculpture of The Thinker]
  Glissando Hit 09 C Maj - Marcin Pospieszalski ["That stinks too!"]
  Lopey Sailor's Jig - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Patrick goes to the Krusty Krab]
  Nude Sting - Nicolas Carr [Krabs adds "artistic advice" to the menu]
  Steel Licks 10 - Jeremy Wakefield ["You can borrow mine."]
  Another Krusty Krab Day - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr ["Make yourself comfortable, Mister Patrick! Our artistic consultant will be right with you!"]
  Steel Licks 9 - Jeremy Wakefield ["Why don't you just concentrate on your patty?"]
  Glorious Fin 08 F#Maj - Marcin Pospieszalski ["I know now what I must do!"]
  Busy Finale 07 B Maj - Marcin Pospieszalski [Patrick puts googly eyes on the Krabby Patty]
  Birth of the Krabby Patty - Nicolas Carr [Krabby Patty with googly eyes]
  Film Fanfare (a) - Dick Stephen Walter [Art critic pays Patrick]
  Starlight Revue - Alan Braden [Crowd rushes in the Krusty Krab]
  Krusty Krab Tango - Steve Marston ["Ooh, money!"]
  What's This - Nicolas Carr [Empty cash register]
  Drama Link (D) - Hubert Clifford [Krabs gasps]
  Tension Bits - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Krabs grabs SpongeBob and Patrick]
  Danger Sign - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["It's my art. Uh, I buy Krabby Patties for $3 and I..I sell them for $50."]
  Steel Licks 1 - Jeremy Wakefield ["Ha and ha!"]
  Peg Leg Waltz - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton [Ending]




  • The rock that SpongeBob makes resembles Pete from the episode "Sentimental Sponge," except Pete's eyes were not googly eyes.
  • In the Croatian dub, this episode's title is "Nepoznati Umjetnik," which translates to "The Unknown Artist."

Cultural references


Norma's detached face.

  • When Squidward walks away after Patrick sells more art, SpongeBob's eyelashes disappear.
  • While Harold says "he's so eccentric," Norma's facial features are seen slightly detached from her face (seen right).

Krabby Patty on the Gallery Grub says Krabby Pattie.

  • When Patrick looks at the Krusty Krab menu, Krabby Patty is misspelled as "Krabby Pattie."
  • In the overview of the crowd, Incidental 2 is shown ahead of Norma, but when it cuts to the front of the line, Incidental 2 is gone.
  • In one frame, Incidental 107's mouth is missing.



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