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"Toy Store of Doom" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season 6. In this episode, SpongeBob and Patrick are locked in a toy store after closing.



SpongeBob and Patrick are very bored and have nothing to do. SpongeBob walks over to a toy chest and starts rummaging through it, but does not find anything that interests him or Patrick. It is then revealed that they are in Squidward's house, and he kicks them out.

They then begin walking outside, trying to find something to do. While they are walking, they notice some billboards that begin to introduce something. They follow the signs to a newly opened store called Toy Barrel. At first, it is not there, which makes the two of them cry. It appears soon afterward, courtesy of a crane. The construction worker throws Patrick inside, and SpongeBob throws himself inside as well.

"It's a man-tu! You can tell because it has extra support."

SpongeBob and Patrick spend the entire day singing songs and playing with the toys, and SpongeBob was in a mantu. all the while annoying an employee. Later, it comes to their disappointment that the Toy Barrel will be closing for the night. Not wanting to leave the store, Patrick formulates a plan to hide in the dollhouses. When the security guard checks the toy store during the night, Patrick and SpongeBob go undiscovered.

After revealing themselves, the two realize they have the whole store to themselves. They become jolly until the lights suddenly turn off, which scares the duo. They begin searching for a source of light until Patrick remembers he has a flashlight trapped inside his head. The light begins to shine from Patrick's eyes until it quickly burns out.

The two of them then become scared as they imagine the toys to be hideous creatures. They then see a shadowy figure walking towards them, which frightens them further. SpongeBob decides they need to fight back against this supposed threat.

"Nothing can stop it!"

They enter the ladies restroom and dress up like soldiers, preparing to fight the shadow. This does them no good, however, as they are still too scared to fight. As the figure approaches, they realize it was just a little wind-up robot Patrick had been playing with earlier. Patrick decides to wind up the toy again, and as it starts walking, the two get frightened and run out of the store.

Upon exiting the Toy Barrel, they tell the children waiting outside not to go in due to the horrors that await them inside. They are then made aware that the toy store is just opening up for the morning. The episode ends with Patrick rushing back inside while exclaiming his love for toys.



 ) Production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Horror House of Wax Retro 2 - Nicolas Carr, Ron Wasserman [title card]
  Drowsy Reef - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [opening]
  Life on the Wild Side - Sam Spence [Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy action figures]
  The Mob - Sam Spence ["Ew, Barnacle Boy's all chewed up."]
  Steel Licks 1 - Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick chewed them up]
  Tympup A - Sammy Burdson, John Charles Fiddy [Squidward notices SpongeBob and Patrick are in his house]
  Steel Licks 6 - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward kicks them out]
  Solo Steel 3 - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob and Patrick bored]
  Banners Victorious - Ronald Hanmer [helicopter drops billboard]
  Parting of the Clouds - Nicolas Carr ["Oooh... boy!"]
  Gala Premiere - Laurie Johnson [more billboards]
  New Vibe Hits 2007 - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob and Patrick wonder where the toy store is]
  Fates [#62] - Gregor Narholz [SpongeBob and Patrick crying]
  Hawaiian Cocktail - Richard Myhill ["What are you crying about?"]
  Tension Bits - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [construction worker throws Patrick into the toy store]
  World of Fantasy - Gregor Narholz [inside the store]
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr [several song-filled hours later...]
  Disneyland - Sam Fonteyn [SpongeBob in a tutu]
  Careless March - Marc Dall'Anese [store closes]
  Goofy Conversation Continued - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["What part of never don't you understand?"]
  Bubble Popping Boys - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [SpongeBob and Patrick hiding in a dollhouse/Patrick takes SpongeBob out of dollhouse]
  Cream Pie - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["Oh, this is so awesome!"]
  Murder in Mind [#45] - Ronald Hanmer [lights turned off]
  Vibraphone, "I've Been Hypnotized!" - Sound Ideas [flashlight in Patrick's brain]
  Horror House of Wax Retro 2 - Nicolas Carr, Ron Wasserman [SpongeBob and Patrick afraid of the toys]
  Slide Whistle Stooges - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob and Patrick skating]
  Horror House of Wax Retro 2 - Nicolas Carr, Ron Wasserman [they hide in a gumball machine]
  The Assignment - Gregor Narholz [SpongeBob and Patrick gearing up/SpongeBob and Patrick blowing bubbles at the toy]
  House Of Horror [#10.5] - William Merrick Farran ["Nothing can stop it!"]
  What's This - Nicolas Carr [they stop crying]
  Steel Sting - Jeremy Wakefield [they sigh]
  Footsteps of Horror - William Farran ["Patrick, don't!"]
  Disneyland - Sam Fonteyn [toy store opens]
  Horror House of Wax Retro 2 - Nicolas Carr, Ron Wasserman [SpongeBob and Patrick run out]
  Slide Whistle Stooges - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [ending]



"I love when hilarity and disturbing creepiness mingle. This one is like an episode of Night Gallery starring SpongeBob and Patrick, directed by Rob Zombie!"
  • "Toy Store of Doom" was ranked #6 during the SpongeBob's Top 100 event in the UK and Ireland from June 4-8, 2012.



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  • The title card background is briefly seen within this episode, albeit darker.
  • Near the beginning, SpongeBob takes a doll out that says, "Mama." This is the same doll that Plankton packs in a suitcase in "Walking Small," where it says, "Mama" as well.
    • This is also the same one that Mr. Krabs has in his doll-a-rama in "Wet Painters."
  • The ditty that Squidward sings out of getting out of the shower is the same one he sings in the shower in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.
  • When SpongeBob greets Squidward as he is walking out of the bathroom, there is a golf iron to his right, which is not really a toy but sport equipment.
  • In the original script, when SpongeBob and Patrick run away from the toy robot, they bump into a shelf and bubble soap spills in their faces, which is why their eyes are burning when they leave the store. That scene was cut from the final version of the episode, and they simply just run away before it cuts outside.
  • Patrick says he accidentally got a flashlight in his ear; however, he does not have ears.
    • However, it is possible that his ears are just not visible because his body parts are also shown to be inconsistent in some episodes, such as in "Rock-a-Bye Bivalve," when he is able to smell Junior despite not having a nose.
  • This is the third episode where SpongeBob is revealed to be afraid of the dark. The first was "Graveyard Shift," and the second was "Night Light."
  • There are two online games based on this episode. They are called Toy Store Trial and Toy Barrel Peril, based on a memory game and attacking the toys, respectively.
  • Irony: SpongeBob and Patrick were scared of the toy robot, but Patrick was able to pick up the robot and wind it back up without any signs of fear.
  • In the Croatian dub, the episode name is "Ukleta Trgovina Igračaka" or "Haunted Toy Store."
  • This episode premiered on Saint Patrick's Day of 2009.
  • This is the last episode to date where "The Mob" track is heard because it has since been replaced with "Bikini Bottom Police."

Cultural references

  • In one scene, in the background there are shelves lined with pyramids with eyes, a reference to the All-Seeing Eye. It is also a reference to "Cephalopod Lodge" and it doesn't have connections with Illuminati which is also case with "Cephalopod Lodge".


SpongeBob's eyelashes error.

  • When Patrick talks to SpongeBob about the toys coming after them, SpongeBob's eyelashes are missing.
  • When SpongeBob and Patrick wear their armor, SpongeBob's eyes are much lighter blue than usual.