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"To Pop a Bubble" is a Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years episode from season 2. In this episode, SpongeBob is determined to find out who popped his new bubble friend.



To Pop a Bubble 043

Bubble Buddy's creation.

SpongeBob and Patrick go shopping at the general store, with Patrick getting a holographic yam and SpongeBob getting some bubble soap. Patrick asks him to make some bubble food, so SpongeBob blows him a sandwich. Patrick is unable to eat it, so SpongeBob decides to make something he deems more fulfilling: friendship. He inflates Camper Bubble Buddy, whom Patrick tries to eat. Bubble Buddy gets blown away by the wind, and SpongeBob chases after him. A frustrated Patrick comments that he should have eaten Bubble Buddy while he had the can.

To Pop a Bubble 110

SpongeBob sees Bubble Buddy's outline on the floor.

SpongeBob saves Bubble Buddy from Larry's javelin throws. He introduces the Frigate campers to Bubble Buddy, who fist bump him. They try to throw the javelin, but their hands are all too slippery, leading to injuries. Larry tries to stab Bubble Buddy with the javelin, but SpongeBob pulls the bubble out of the way just in time. He introduces Bubble Buddy to Squidward, which leaves his clarinet full of soap suds. He goes to pop Bubble Buddy with his clarinet, but SpongeBob escapes. SpongeBob blows a bed for Bubble Buddy next to his and wakes up the next morning to find a soap outline and suds all over the room, to his horror.

To find out who popped Bubble Buddy, SpongeBob sends bubble recordings to everyone he ran into earlier and summons them to the cabin. He accuses Larry first, suspecting that Larry snuck into the cabin at night and popped Bubble Buddy with a javelin. Larry is able to prove that he and his cabinmates were out all night looking for the lost javelins, meaning they are innocent. Next, SpongeBob accuses Patrick of eating Bubble Buddy as a midnight snack. Patrick claims he just tried to pop him, but the bubble was too slippery for him., proving that he could not have done it.

SpongeBob is out of suspects until Sandy comes in, explaining that they need to look at all the clues to solve the mystery. She looks under SpongeBob's bed and comes to the conclusion that he did it. He has a habit of playing pin-the-tale-on-the-sea-mule in his sleep, with all the campers having tails on them. Despairingly, SpongeBob hops onto Bubble Buddy's outline and begins sobbing. He absorbs all the soap, which gathers together in his body and reforms Bubble Buddy. He apologizes and says that Bubble Buddy can pop him to make it up to them, which he does. Popped and on the floor, SpongeBob comments that they finally solved the case and laughs.


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


 ) Production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Conjuring Trick - Tommy Reilly, James Moody [Title card and opening.]
  Rainbow Delights - Magnum Opus [Holographic yam.]
  Jack Tar's Hornpipe - John Leach ["I guess that's why they're so rare."]
  Drum Rolls (D) - Dick Walter [SpongeBob gets ready to blow bubbles.]
  Love Italiano - John Cacavas [Patrick in a giant bubble.]
  Lucky Loofah - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick says he's starving.]
  Bridge Of Stars - Alan Braden [SpongeBob creats Camper Bubble Buddy.]
  Shock (F) - Dave Hewson [Patrick tries to eat Camper Bubble Buddy.]
  Drama Link (O) - Hubert Clifford [Patrick is still hungry.]
  Hgliss & Bell - Nicolas Carr ["Let's go to the canteen!"]
  Dramatic Impact (5) - Ivor Slaney [SpongeBob chases after Camper Bubble Buddy.]
  Cool Reception - Remastered - Jack Beaver ["Stupid bubble!"]
  Dramatic Cue (G) - Ronald Hanmer [SpongeBob still chasing after Camper Bubble Buddy.]
  Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr ["SpongeBro! Incoming!"]
  Sporting Triumph - Ronald Hanmer [The Frigate cabin playing javelin.]
  Tiki March - Lionel Wendling [SpongeBob introduces the Frigate cabin to Camper Bubble Buddy.]
  Whats This Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Huh?"]
  Sporting Triumph - Ronald Hanmer [Javelin lands on Larry's butt.]
  Hercule Poirot - Gerhard Trede ["This soup came out worse than a javelin on the face."]
  Short Drama Cue 8 B - Gregor F. Narholz [Javelin lands inside the kitchen.]
  Sporting Triumph - Ronald Hanmer ["My turn!"]
  Monster Bug [#35] - Gregor F. Narholz [Sea moose eats Craig.]
  Chaos - Cecil Milner ["I think it's time for some bubble popping practice."]
  Chief Taravana - Kapono Beamer [Camper Bubble Buddy and SpongeBob arrive back at their cabin.]
  Squid Clarinet 7 - Brad Carow [Squidward playing clarinet.]
  Say it with a Smile (E) - Dick Walter ["Wait, Mr Tentacles! Don't you want to meet our new friend, Camper Bubble Buddy?"]
  ? [Camper Bubble Buddy plays clarinet.]
  ? - Brad Carow [Squidward's clarinet spewing bubbles.]
  Chaos - Cecil Milner ["Maybe I'll play you a little pop music."]
  Children Box - Leo Nissim [SpongeBob and Camper Bubble Buddy go to bed.]
  Havoc And Destruction - John Hastings ["Dumb bubble."]
  Happy Boy - Jack Shaindlin ["Morning, Patrick!"]
  Dramatic Cue (A) - Ronald Hanmer [Camper Bubble Buddy is missing.]
  Declamatory Chords - Alan Braden [Soap scattered throughout the cabin.]
  Drama Link (O) - Hubert Clifford ["Camper Buddy has been popped!"]
  Kommissar X - Gerhard Trede ["But first, I must gather my suspects."]
  Nabis - Marc-Olivier Dupin [SpongeBob hiding behind the door.]
  Curious Creatures - Norman Dane ["I'm sure you're all wondering why I've gathered you here today."]
  Epic Struggle - Fredric Bayco ["And the popper traitor is here in this cabin!"]
  Chaos - Cecil Milner [SpongeBob accuses Larry of popping Camper Bubble Buddy.]
  Hercule Poirot - Gerhard Trede [Larry tells his side of the story.]
  Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Found one!"]
  Drama Link (B) - Hubert Clifford [SpongeBob accuses Squidward of popping Camper Bubble Buddy.]
  Drama Link (G) - Hubert Clifford [SpongeBob accuses Patrick of popping Camper Bubble Buddy.]
  Drama Trailer - Syd Dale ["We all know that Patrick gets very hungry in the middle of the night..."]
  Short Drama Cue 8 B - Gregor F. Narholz ["...and needs his midnight snack!"]
  Cool Reception - Remastered - Jack Beaver [Start of Patrick's story.]
  Crime And Danger Sign #3 - Hans Conzelmann, Delle Haensch [Patrick tries to pop Camper Bubble Buddy.]
  Drama Link (O) - Hubert Clifford ["These baby soft knobs can't pop anything."]
  Box Melody - Leo Nissim [Shot of Patrick's hands.]
  Martial Crisis - Jack Shaindlin [Sandy searching for clues.]
  Cool Reception - Remastered - Jack Beaver [Sandy accuses SpongeBob of popping Camper Bubble Buddy.]
  Betrayal (A) - Dick Walter [Sandy reveals SpongeBob's habit of playing pin-the-tail-on-the-sea-mule in his sleep.]
  Epic Struggle - Fredric Bayco ["It was me! I popped Bubble Buddy!"]
  Drama Link (O) - Hubert Clifford ["This is a load of barnacles."]
  Starlight Flight - Magnum Opus [Camper Bubble Buddy comes back to life.]
  Lucky Loofah - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["Camper Buddy! You're alive!"]
  Short Drama Cue 8 B - Gregor F. Narholz [Camper Bubble Buddy pops SpongeBob.]
  Lucky Loofah - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Ending.]



  • In Germany, this episode was originally going to premiere on January 23, 2024 at 5:00pm.
  • This episode has a similar plot to "Patty Caper" and "Outhouse Outrage," as all involve a mystery and focus on the characters accusing others with stories of how they committed the crime.

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Kamp Koral Staffel 2 Promo - Ab 22. Januar 2024 (Nick Deutschland)

Names in other languages[]

Language Name Meaning
German Wenn die Seifenblase platzt When the Bubble Bursts