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"Truth or Square" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season 6. In this episode, during a Krusty Krab anniversary celebration, SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward, and Mr. Krabs accidentally get locked in the freezer.

Characters[]

Synopsis[]

Act 1 (123)[]

Patchy the Pirate is holding a TV Extravaganza and is waiting for SpongeBob to show up to it, but with no reply, he thinks back to all of the time that has passed without SpongeBob giving him a reply. He then sets out to find SpongeBob, and rides his boat to Bikini Atoll.

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SpongeBob getting ready for the eleventy-seventh anniversary.

The animated section of the episode then begins with SpongeBob waking up in the morning with the help of many alarm clocks lined up to the foghorn clock, only to blow out more clocks, thus waking SpongeBob up. He then reveals that it is the eleventy-seventh year anniversary since Mr. Krabs officially opened the Krusty Krab. He then remembered the first time he ate a Krabby Patty, and he apparently loved it, even though he was not born yet when he had it. He prepares himself by getting ready in various wacky ways. While we see SpongeBob's getting ready process, the song "A Day Like This" can be heard. After he finishes getting ready, SpongeBob rushes all the way to the Krusty Krab when he bumps into the customers waiting in line to get into the restaurant, and he knows that he cannot be late for this, so he jumps over the crowd's heads.

As the act ends, SpongeBob arrives at the Krusty Krab where Mr. Krabs reminds them to keep a close eye on all of the doors, and entrances, including the air vents, to make sure that Plankton does not sneak in during the eleventy-seventh year anniversary celebration. Meanwhile, at the Chum Bucket, Plankton spoke with his computer wife, Karen, about how he has been a failure for 50 years of business, while Mr. Krabs has been nothing but successful. In order to redeem himself and finally get his hands on the Krabby Patty secret formula, Plankton decides that he'll sneak into the Krusty Krab while the employees and Mr. Krabs are distracted by the festivities, and steal the formula.

Act 2[]

Back at the live action segments, after Patchy ran off, P!nk and many other celebrities are sat down waiting around for their turn to perform in the extravaganza as promised. P!nk and her band decided it would be a good idea to practice their performance while they wait. They then begin to play the song titled "We've Got Scurvy" to open Act 2.

Returning to Bikini Bottom, Mr. Krabs decides to put SpongeBob in charge of decorating the Krusty Krab. Squidward reminds Mr. Krabs what had happened the other time SpongeBob got to decorate (which then cuts to a flashback of SpongeBob's former decorating failure), but this time he was going to use the resources that he already had in the restaurant including napkins, ketchup, mustard, and inflatable Krabby Patties as balloons. Meanwhile, Patrick had been hired by Mr. Krabs as security. They then went to the freezer to see the ice sculpture SpongeBob had made for the Krabby Patty. After entering the freezer, the door accidentally gets locked behind them, thus trapping them. The four of them decide to bust into the air ducts in an effort to escape.

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"Remember that day?"

While in the air ducts, Mr. Krabs finds a wrapper from an older Patty. Mr. Krabs then had a flashback of an old black and white Krusty Krab commercial. SpongeBob and the gang then go into the Krusty Krab surveillance room. On many monitors, they see that SpongeBob, Patrick, and Squidward's houses were on camera. Mr. Krabs acts as though he doesn't know why there are hidden cameras, although it is heavily referred that he is responsible for them. At that very moment, it's revealed that there are two men recording them from behind as they appear on one of the monitors. Mr. Krabs then suggests that they split up to find a way out. Mr. Krabs goes it alone while the other three stick together. Ultimately they just end up all together again a few moments later. Meanwhile, Plankton had reached the Krusty Krab and was searching through the air ducts to find a way to the formula, but he was having no such luck. Plankton eventually falls right into the duct the gang is in as Act 2 ends there.

Act 3 (124)[]

Act 3 starts off back on the surface, where Patchy sails through the sewers and on to the ocean. After sailing for a while he almost makes it to Bikini Bottom but is stopped short and eaten by a whale.

Back with the gang, SpongeBob remembers the time that Mr. Krabs had first told him the formula. Plankton leans in, in an attempt to find out what the formula is but the Mr. Krabs in the flashback grabs Plankton and throws him down an air duct. After moving further through the air ducts, Squidward remembers the days before SpongeBob lived in Bikini Bottom, but SpongeBob interrupts him to remind him how great it was when he first moved in. Mr. Krabs' wallet then begins going crazy over all of the loose change he isn't earning from the customers waiting in line outside, so Mr. Krabs lets the wallet go so it can get to the money, only to be picked up by an unsuspecting man. Patrick then pulls out a radio transmitter he had taken from Sandy. They then attempt to call Sandy and have her come rescue them but Patrick destroys the transmitter after he thinks that Sandy is trapped inside it. As SpongeBob then remembers the time that he and Sandy got married through a flash-back, only for it to be revealed that the whole thing was just a play.

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SpongeBob and Sandy's play.

Act 4[]

Act 4 opens up by showing Patchy, now stuck in the belly of a whale, where he plays some supposed scenes of SpongeBob before it had first aired, including the Squidward, Patrick, and Mr. Krabs theme songs. His camera suddenly goes haywire which results in the whale sneezing him out, and launching him right back into the studio. He is knocked unconscious and starts dreaming that he is in Bikini Bottom by SpongeBob's Pineapple where he meets the titular sponge himself. He was then knocked out again, this time in his dream. He then wakes up to see the celebrities in the studio who tell him he can see SpongeBob everywhere, and they proceed to knock him unconscious once again (but in a rather fascinated way).

Returning to the gang, at this point, SpongeBob had decided to use all of the gang as a battering ram to break through the air duct. After several tries the gang bust through only to discover that all of the customers were gone due to them waiting too long without getting any food. Mr. Krabs becomes heartbroken and believes the anniversary to be ruined, however, SpongeBob begins to sing the Krusty Krab song, "Oh, Krusty Krab," which brings all of the customers back as they form a circle and start singing with SpongeBob. The Krusty Krab then returns to business and the celebration is ready to begin.

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Mr. Krabs also goes after the customer who had taken his wallet. Meanwhile, Plankton, on the other hand, was discovered by Mr. Krabs and was blown into a balloon after he pleads with him not to launch him. Mr. Krabs then holds the door open for a customer who turns out to be the same one who took his wallet. He then chases after the person after realizing this. SpongeBob wishes the restaurant a happy eleventy-seventh anniversary to finish off the special.

Flashbacks[]

  • Unborn SpongeBob eating his first Krabby Patty
  • SpongeBob's first visit to the Krusty Krab
  • Squidward sleeping on the job
  • Mr. Krabs launching Plankton
  • The times SpongeBob decorates the Krusty Krab
  • The first Krusty Krab commercial
  • Mr. Krabs telling SpongeBob the Krabby Patty Formula
  • Squidward's life before SpongeBob moved to Bikini Bottom
  • SpongeBob moving into Bikini Bottom
  • SpongeBob and Sandy's wedding (which was a play)

Production[]

Scrob

This episode was confirmed on April 28, 2008.[1]

Promotional artwork for the episode Vincent Waller posted character models from this episode on his "Incoherent-Thought" blog on September 4, 2008.[8]

Waller posted a piece of obscured rough press art for this episode on April 7, 2009.[9]

Art[]

Press art[]

  • Rough sketched by Vincent Waller.[9][10]

Model sheets[]

Storyboards[]

Music[]

 ) Production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  SpongeBob SquarePants Theme Song - [cover by Cee-Lo Green] [intro]
  Beautiful Dreamer - Stephen Collins Foster, Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [opening narration]
  Dog Gone - George French [Patchy arrives at Nickelodeon Studios]
  Paper Boy - Harry Lubin ["Hey, kids! Isn't this exciting?"]
  Showtime Fanfare 18 - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [ad for Patchy's TV special]
  Paper Boy - Harry Lubin [Patchy at the studio gate]
  City Swell - Harry Lubin [security guard lets Patchy in]
  Box Office [#76] - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [Patchy asking questions about SpongeBob]
  Carrol Chimes - Nicolas Carr [security guard smiles]
  Happy Sponge Chase Vibes - Nicolas Carr [title card]
  12th St Rag w Bass - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [a bunch of alarm clocks go off]
  SpongeBob Flashback Vibes - Nicolas Carr [start of flashback]
  Screw on the Loose - Tony Lowry [SpongeBob's first visit to the Krusty Krab]
  SpongeBob Flashback Vibes - Nicolas Carr [end of flashback]
  A Day Like This - Kyle McCulloch
  Traffic Control 6 - Harry Lubin [back at Nickelodeon Studios]
  Spooky - Kenny Graham ["Look, Patchy, a Rolodex."]
  Mystery Chime - Nicolas Carr ["That's private property, Patchy."]
  Solo Harp - Harry Bluestone ["That's private property, Patchy."]
  Spooky - Kenny Graham ["Don't listen to him."]
  Solo Harp [#60.06] - Harry Bluestone ["Don't do it, Patchy."]
  Spooky - Kenny Graham ["Come on, do it!"]
  New Vibe Hits - Nicolas Carr [parrots disappear]
  Mystery Chime - Nicolas Carr [parrots disappear]
  Showpizz (a) - Otto Sieben [Patchy calls Rosario Dawson]
  Glamour Party - Michel Gaucher [Patchy calls Triumph the Insult Comic Dog]
  Showpizz (a) - Otto Sieben [Triumph hangs up]
  Earls Revenge - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob going to work]
  Wargames - Keith Mansfield ["It's a perfect opportunity for Plankton to try and steal the formula."]
  Steel Licks 40 - Jeremy Wakefield [eyes grow all over SpongeBob's body]
  Wargames Linking Section (G) - Keith Mansfield ["Study this map. Stay extra vigilant."]
  SpongeBob Flashback Vibes - Nicolas Carr [start of flashback]
  Steel Licks 78 - Jeremy Wakefield [montage of Squidward sleeping on the job]
  SpongeBob Flashback Vibes - Nicolas Carr [end of flashback]
  Deadline - Sam Spence [Patrick hired as a security guard]
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr [Krabs laughs]
  O Makalapua B - Kapono Beamer [Chum Bucket celebrating 50 years of failure]
  Planktons Ballpark Organ 3 - Nicolas Carr [Krabs in a baseball uniform]
  Jubilee Sports - Dennis Berry, Stuart Crombie [launchings]
  Hawaiian Cocktail - Richard Myhill [Plankton launches himself]
  Spooky - Kenny Graham ["Today is the perfect day to steal the recipe."]
  Jolly Good A - Otto Sieben [Patchy calls LeBron James and Tina Fey]
  Happy Choo Choo (a) - Otto Sieben [Patchy calls Will Ferrell]
  Hail to the Chief Rington - Nicolas Carr [ringtone]
  Happy Choo Choo (a) - Otto Sieben [Patchy talking to Will Ferrell]
  Jovial Pirate's Jig - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Krabs raising prices]
  SpongeBob Flashback Vibes - Nicolas Carr [start of flashback]
  OLD 49er Banjo Fiddle. - Nicolas Carr [Western themed decor]
  Disco Feverish - Nicolas Carr [disco theme]
  SpongeBob Flashback Vibes - Nicolas Carr [end of flashback]
  Hgliss & Bell - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob gets an idea]
  Gala Premiere - Laurie Johnson [SpongeBob decorating the Krusty Krab]
  Steel Licks 54 - Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick slams Squidward against the wall]
  Circus Parade (A) - Dick Stephen Walter ["Okay, open your ears."]
  Big Show Theme - Robert Sharples ["I present to you..."]
  FlexTone Sting - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob can't open the freezer]
  MailboxTensionBuild NC2 - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob trying to open the freezer]
  Steel Licks 22 - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward knocked out]
  Christmas Fantasy - Gregor F. Narholz [Krabby Patty ice sculpture]
  Mystery Chime - Nicolas Carr [Krabby Patty ice sculpture]
  Boy Wizard's Teacher - Paul Lawler ["Let's get this thing out of here!"]
  Grass Skirt Chase - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [they get locked in the freezer]
  Horror House Of Wax Retro 3 - Nicolas Carr, Ron Wasserman ["The door!"]
  Tricks and Traps - James McConnel [Krabs and Squidward knocking the door of the freezer/SpongeBob, Patrick, Krabs and Squidward climb into the air duct]
  Steel Licks 43 - Jeremy Wakefield ["Those are three moles and a birthmark."]
  Declamatory Chords - Alan Braden ["It's this way!"]
  Comic Capers B - Charlie Brissette, Norman Mamey [The gang falls down the duct to a wrapper]
  Comic Capers C - Charlie Brissette, Norman Mamey [they hit a dead end]
  New Vibe Hits - Nicolas Carr ["Hey, what's this?"]
  Tiptoe Link 1 [#42] - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["That takes me back to the good old days."]
  Krabby Patty Jingle - Paul Tibbitt, Gary Stockdale
  Unease - Dick Stephen Walter ["I still have nightmares."]
  We Have to Stick Together - Nicolas Carr ["We'll find our way out."]
  Mission Improbable - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Patrick breathing on Squidward's neck]
  Goofy Conversation Continued Thin Mix - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [surveillance room]
  Zelle 501 - Gerhard Trede [Plankton sneaks in]
  Tricks and Traps - James McConnel [crossroad]
  Da Jodel-Rudel - Werner Brueggemann [SpongeBob's lederhosen]
  Tricks and Traps - James McConnel [they hit another dead end]
  The 3 Challenges - Nicolas Carr [they scream as they fall]
  Box Office [#81] - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [Patchy flipping through the Rolodex]
  Add Lib Jig - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Patchy calls Craig Ferguson]
  Playful Bridge 5 - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["Robin Williams...!"]
  Invasion Force [#52] - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [Patchy laughs diabolically]
  At The Zoo - Gerhard Trede [Patchy meets Robin Williams]
  Imminent Action [#11] - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [Robin makes a phone call in the bathroom]
  Dachshund Walk - John Fox, Mac Prindy [Robin leaves the bathroom]
  Furtive Footsteps - Paddy Kingsland [Patchy takes Robin to the green room]
  Vaudeville Show - Larry Hochman [Patchy's guests announced]
  Patchy's Opening Song - Nicolas Carr [Patchy comes on stage]
  Cockney Capers - Ray Davies [Strip Sounds] ["You're looking at the wrong camera!"]
  Cockney Capers 1.3 - Ray Davies [Strip Sounds] ["What are you pointing at me for?"]
  Movie Overture - Larry Hochman [Patchy introduces SpongeBob/Patchy introduces SpongeBob again]
  Tympup A - Sammy Burdson, John Charles Fiddy [Patchy laughs nervously]
  In a Minor Mood Jig - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr ["What?! What do you mean he's not coming?!"]
  Curtains Up - Norman Dane [meanwhile in the green room...]
  Music Hall Dance - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [guests waiting around]
  We've Got Scurvy - Steven Banks, Eban Schletter
  Buccaneer Overture - David Arkenstone [Patchy searches for SpongeBob and gets eaten by a whale]
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr [back at the Krusty Krab]
  High Hazard - Philippe Pares [Plankton falling through the ducts]
  Editor's Falling Over (A) - Dick Stephen Walter ["Thank Neptune that's over."]
  Horror Cue 5 C - Gregor F. Narholz [SpongeBob, Patrick, and Squidward fall on Plankton]
  Monocle And Pocket-Watch - Brian Gulland ["SpongeBob! Why must you always ruin my plans?!"]
  SpongeBob Flashback Vibes - Nicolas Carr [start of flashback]
  Holy Grail - Larry Hochman [flashback to when Krabs told SpongeBob the secret formula]
  Tubular Bells - Nicolas Carr
  African Conflict - Norman Dane [SpongeBob and Krabs in the jungle]
  Cymbal Scrape 1 - Nicolas Carr
  Middle East Mosaic - Gilbert Vinter [SpongeBob and Krabs traveling across the desert]
  African Conflict - Norman Dane [flute trill overlays "Middle East Mosaic"]
  Against All Odds - Paul Lawler [SpongeBob and Krabs in a boat, on a bridge, and climbing a mountain]
  Steel Licks 22 - Jeremy Wakefield ["Quick, get into me office before anyone sees us!"]
  SpongeBob Flashback Vibes - Nicolas Carr [end of flashback]
  Monocle And Pocket-Watch - Brian Gulland ["What?! You went in a circle!"]
  SpongeBob Flashback Vibes - Nicolas Carr [flashback continues]
  Mission Improbable - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["Now remember, you can never tell another living soul."]
  Monocle And Pocket-Watch - Brian Gulland [Plankton's pen is out of ink]
  Steel Licks 54 - Jeremy Wakefield [Plankton falling again]
  Nude Sting - Nicolas Carr [Squidward smiles creepily]
  SpongeBob Flashback Vibes - Nicolas Carr [start of flashback]
  Silver Sparkle - Harry Rabinowitz [the world before SpongeBob]
  SpongeBob Flashback Vibes - Nicolas Carr [start of flashback]
  Tentacally Speaking - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [flashback to when SpongeBob moved in]
  Parting of the Clouds Sting - Nicolas Carr [choir]
  Slide Whistle Stooges 2 No Whistle - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["Hi, neighbor! I'm SpongeBob SquarePants."]
  SpongeBob Flashback Vibes - Nicolas Carr [end of flashback]
  Primitive Force - Raymond C. Jones [huge crowd of people outside Krusty Krab]
  Woe is Me! - Richard Myhill [Krabs pushes his wallet outside]
  Steel Licks 78 - Jeremy Wakefield [someone finds it]
  Credit Card Heaven - Nicolas Carr [shot of radio]
  Goofy Conversation 2 - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["It might be our way out of here."]
  Drama Link (G) - Hubert Clifford ["Sandy's trapped in that box!"]
  Goofy Conversation 2 - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["Remember the day Sandy and I got married?"]
  SpongeBob Flashback Vibes - Nicolas Carr [start of flashback]
  Wedding March - Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Geoff Bastow [start of flashback]
  Dreaming Flowers - Gustav Lange, Gerhard Kanzian, Krassimira Ziegler ["Friends, we have gathered here today to join these two hearts in the bond of love."]
  Wedding March - Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Geoff Bastow [SpongeBob and Sandy "kiss"]
  Noodly Shinanigans - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Wedding gets ruined]
  Sad Sack Shanty - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Patchy inside the whale's belly]
  Untitled Tune - Jack Shaindlin [Rare and Rejected SpongeBob clips]
  SpongeBob SquarePants Theme Song - Derek Drymon, Stephen Hillenburg, Mark Harrison, Blaise Smith [Squidward Tentacles theme song/Patrick Star theme song/Eugene Krabs theme song]
  Rubber Hose Rag - Sean Charmatz, Eban Schletter
  Sword Fight - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [whale sneezes Patchy out]
  Death And Destruction 1 - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [Patchy lands in the green room]
  Patchy's Dream Harp - Nicolas Carr [start of Patchy's dream]
  Closing Theme 2 - Steve Belfer [Patchy dreams about meeting SpongeBob]
  Patchy's Dream Harp - Nicolas Carr [end of Patchy's dream]
  Music Hall Dance - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [Patchy wakes up]
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr [back at the Krusty Krab]
  Pua Paoakalani B - Kapono Beamer, Queen Lili'uokalani ["We didn't even get to celebrate the Krusty Krab's anniversary."]
  Hgliss & Bell - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob gets an idea]
  Sword Fight - Sam Fonteyn [battering ram]
  Sword Fight Alt. End - Sam Fonteyn [they burst through the ducts]
  Captain Lenoe's - The Folk Players [the crowd's gone]
  Hawaiian Link (B) - Richard Myhill [Krabs cries]
  Men of State - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["I spent the whole day with my best friends."]
  Oh, Krusty Krab - Luke Brookshier, Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield
  I'm Ready Fanfare - Nicolas Carr ["In that case, let's get some Krabby Patties!"]
  Noodly Shinanigans - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Plankton takes the formula]
  Captain Lenoe's - The Folk Players [customers rush in]
  New Vibe Hits - Nicolas Carr ["Me Krabby Patty recipe!"]
  Kailua Jubilee - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Krabs blows Plankton up like a balloon]
  Wahini Wobble Faster - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["Allow me to open the door for a valued customer."]
  Beautiful Dreamer - Stephen Collins Foster, Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Closing narration/Ending credits]

Different[]

 ) Production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music
Part 1[]

  SpongeBob SquarePants Theme Song - [cover by Cee-Lo Green] [intro]
  Vaudeville Show - Larry Hochman [Patchy's guests announced]
  Big Band Beat - Johnny Largo [Optigan sample] [Patchy comes on stage]
  Cockney Capers - Ray Davies [Strip Sounds] ["You're looking at the wrong camera!"]
  Cockney Capers 1.3 - Ray Davies [Strip Sounds] ["What are you pointing at me for?"]
  Movie Overture - Larry Hochman [Patchy introduces SpongeBob/Patchy introduces SpongeBob again]
  Tympup A - Sammy Burdson, John Charles Fiddy [Patchy laughs nervously]
  In a Minor Mood Jig - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr ["What?! What do you mean he's not coming?!"]
  Happy Sponge Chase Vibes - Nicolas Carr [title card]
  12th St Rag w Bass - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [a bunch of alarm clocks go off]
  SpongeBob Flashback Vibes - Nicolas Carr [start of flashback]
  Screw on the Loose - Tony Lowry [SpongeBob's first visit to the Krusty Krab]
  SpongeBob Flashback Vibes - Nicolas Carr [end of flashback]
  A Day Like This - Kyle McCulloch
  Earls Revenge - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob going to work]
  Wargames - Keith Mansfield ["It's a perfect opportunity for Plankton to try and steal the formula."]
  Steel Licks 40 - Jeremy Wakefield [eyes grow all over SpongeBob's body]
  Wargames Linking Section (G) - Keith Mansfield ["Study this map. Stay extra vigilant."]
  SpongeBob Flashback Vibes - Nicolas Carr [start of flashback]
  Steel Licks 78 - Jeremy Wakefield [montage of Squidward sleeping on the job]
  SpongeBob Flashback Vibes - Nicolas Carr [end of flashback]
  Deadline - Sam Spence [Patrick hired as a security guard]
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr [Krabs laughs]
  O Makalapua B - Kapono Beamer [Chum Bucket celebrating 50 years of failure]
  Planktons Ballpark Organ 3 - Nicolas Carr [Krabs in a baseball uniform]
  Jubilee Sports - Dennis Berry, Stuart Crombie [launchings]
  Hawaiian Cocktail - Richard Myhill [Plankton launches himself]
  Spooky - Kenny Graham ["Today is the perfect day to steal the recipe."]
  Curtains Up - Norman Dane [meanwhile in the green room...]
  Music Hall Dance - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [guests waiting around]
  We've Got Scurvy - Steven Banks, Eban Schletter
  Jovial Pirate's Jig - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Krabs raising prices]
  SpongeBob Flashback Vibes - Nicolas Carr [start of flashback]
  OLD 49er Banjo Fiddle. - Nicolas Carr [Western themed decor]
  Disco Feverish - Nicolas Carr [disco theme]
  SpongeBob Flashback Vibes - Nicolas Carr [end of flashback]
  Hgliss & Bell - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob gets an idea]
  Gala Premiere - Laurie Johnson [SpongeBob decorating the Krusty Krab]
  Steel Licks 54 - Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick slams Squidward against the wall]
  Circus Parade (A) - Dick Stephen Walter ["Okay, open your ears."]
  Big Show Theme - Robert Sharples ["I present to you..."]
  FlexTone Sting - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob can't open the freezer]
  MailboxTensionBuild NC2 - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob trying to open the freezer]
  Steel Licks 22 - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward knocked out]
  Christmas Fantasy - Gregor F. Narholz [Krabby Patty ice sculpture]
  Mystery Chime - Nicolas Carr [Krabby Patty ice sculpture]
  Boy Wizard's Teacher - Paul Lawler ["Let's get this thing out of here!"]
  Grass Skirt Chase - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [they get locked in the freezer]
  Horror House Of Wax Retro 3 - Ron Wasserman ["The door!"]
  Tricks and Traps - James McConnel [Krabs and Squidward knocking the door of the freezer/SpongeBob, Patrick, Krabs and Squidward climb into the air duct]
  Steel Licks 43 - Jeremy Wakefield ["Those are three moles and a birthmark."]
  Declamatory Chords - Alan Braden ["It's this way!"]
  Comic Capers B - Charlie Brissette, Norman Mamey [The gang falls down the duct to a wrapper]
  Comic Capers C - Charlie Brissette, Norman Mamey [they hit a dead end]
  New Vibe Hits - Nicolas Carr ["Hey, what's this?"]
  Tiptoe Link 1 [#42] - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["That takes me back to the good old days."]
  Krabby Patty Jingle - Paul Tibbitt, Gary Stockdale
  Unease - Dick Stephen Walter ["I still have nightmares."]
  I Need a Hero - Nicolas Carr ["We'll find our way out."]
  Mission Improbable - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Patrick breathing on Squidward's neck]
  Goofy Conversation Continued Thin Mix - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [surveillance room]
  Zelle 501 - Gerhard Trede [Plankton sneaks in]
  Tricks and Traps - James McConnel [crossroad]
  Da Jodel-Rudel - Werner Brueggemann [SpongeBob's lederhosen]
  Tricks and Traps - James McConnel [they hit another dead end]
  The 3 Challenges - Nicolas Carr [they scream as they fall]
  Beautiful Dreamer - Stephen Collins Foster, Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Ending credits]

Part 2[]

  SpongeBob SquarePants Theme Song - [cover by Cee-Lo Green] [intro]
  Happy Sponge Chase Vibes - Nicolas Carr [title card]
  Buccaneer Overture - David Arkenstone [Patchy searches for SpongeBob and gets eaten by a whale]
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr [back at the Krusty Krab]
  High Hazard - Philippe Pares [Plankton falling through the ducts]
  Editor's Falling Over (A) - Dick Stephen Walter ["Thank Neptune that's over."]
  Horror Cue 5 C - Gregor F. Narholz [SpongeBob, Patrick, and Squidward fall on Plankton]
  Monocle And Pocket-Watch - Brian Gulland ["SpongeBob! Why must you always ruin my plans?!"]
  SpongeBob Flashback Vibes - Nicolas Carr [start of flashback]
  Holy Grail - Larry Hochman [flashback to when Krabs told SpongeBob the secret formula]
  Tubular Bells - Nicolas Carr
  African Conflict - Norman Dane [SpongeBob and Krabs in the jungle]
  Cymbal Scrape 1 - Nicolas Carr
  Middle East Mosaic - Gilbert Vinter [SpongeBob and Krabs traveling across the desert]
  African Conflict - Norman Dane [flute trill overlays "Middle East Mosaic"]
  Against All Odds - Paul Lawler [SpongeBob and Krabs in a boat, on a bridge, and climbing a mountain]
  Steel Licks 22 - Jeremy Wakefield ["Quick, get into me office before anyone sees us!"]
  SpongeBob Flashback Vibes - Nicolas Carr [end of flashback]
  Monocle And Pocket-Watch - Brian Gulland ["What?! You went in a circle!"]
  SpongeBob Flashback Vibes - Nicolas Carr [flashback continues]
  Mission Improbable - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["Now remember, you can never tell another living soul."]
  Monocle And Pocket-Watch - Brian Gulland [Plankton's pen is out of ink]
  Steel Licks 54 - Jeremy Wakefield [Plankton falling again]
  Nude Sting - Nicolas Carr [Squidward smiles creepily]
  SpongeBob Flashback Vibes - Nicolas Carr [start of flashback]
  Silver Sparkle - Harry Rabinowitz [the world before SpongeBob]
  SpongeBob Flashback Vibes - Nicolas Carr [start of flashback]
  Tentacally Speaking - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [flashback to when SpongeBob moved in]
  Parting of the Clouds Sting - Nicolas Carr [choir]
  Slide Whistle Stooges 2 No Whistle - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["Hi, neighbor! I'm SpongeBob SquarePants."]
  SpongeBob Flashback Vibes - Nicolas Carr [end of flashback]
  Primitive Force - Raymond C. Jones [huge crowd of people outside Krusty Krab]
  Woe is Me! - Richard Myhill [Krabs pushes his wallet outside]
  Steel Licks 78 - Jeremy Wakefield [someone finds it]
  Credit Card Heaven - Nicolas Carr [shot of radio]
  Goofy Conversation 2 - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["It might be our way out of here."]
  Drama Link (G) - Hubert Clifford ["Sandy's trapped in that box!"]
  Goofy Conversation 2 - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["Remember the day Sandy and I got married?"]
  SpongeBob Flashback Vibes - Nicolas Carr [start of flashback]
  Wedding March - Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Geoff Bastow [start of flashback]
  Dreaming Flowers - Gustav Lange, Gerhard Kanzian, Krassimira Ziegler ["Friends, we have gathered here today to join these two hearts in the bond of love."]
  Wedding March - Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Geoff Bastow [SpongeBob and Sandy "kiss"]
  Noodly Shinanigans - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Wedding gets ruined]
  Sad Sack Shanty - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Patchy inside the whale's belly]
  Untitled Tune - Jack Shaindlin [Rare and Rejected SpongeBob clips]
  SpongeBob SquarePants Theme Song - Derek Drymon, Stephen Hillenburg, Mark Harrison, Blaise Smith [Squidward Tentacles theme song/Patrick Star theme song/Eugene Krabs theme song]
  Rubber Hose Rag - Sean Charmatz, Eban Schletter
  Sword Fight - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [whale sneezes Patchy out]
  Death And Destruction 1 - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [Patchy lands in the green room]
  Patchy's Dream Harp - Nicolas Carr [start of Patchy's dream]
  Closing Theme 2 - Steve Belfer [Patchy dreams about meeting SpongeBob]
  Patchy's Dream Harp - Nicolas Carr [end of Patchy's dream]
  Music Hall Dance - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [Patchy wakes up]
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr [back at the Krusty Krab]
  Pua Paoakalani B - Kapono Beamer, Queen Lili'uokalani ["We didn't even get to celebrate the Krusty Krab's anniversary."]
  Hgliss & Bell - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob gets an idea]
  Sword Fight - Sam Fonteyn [battering ram]
  Sword Fight Alt. End - Sam Fonteyn [they burst through the ducts]
  Captain Lenoe's - The Folk Players [the crowd's gone]
  Hawaiian Link (B) - Richard Myhill [Krabs cries]
  Men of State - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["I spent the whole day with my best friends."]
  Oh, Krusty Krab - Luke Brookshier, Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield
  I'm Ready Fanfare - Nicolas Carr ["In that case, let's get some Krabby Patties!"]
  Noodly Shinanigans - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Plankton takes the formula]
  Captain Lenoe's - The Folk Players [customers rush in]
  New Vibe Hits - Nicolas Carr ["Me Krabby Patty recipe!"]
  Kailua Jubilee - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Krabs blows Plankton up like a balloon]
  Wahini Wobble Faster - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["Allow me to open the door for a valued customer."]
  Beautiful Dreamer - Stephen Collins Foster, Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Ending credits]

Release[]

Trivia[]

General[]

  • This episode went through many name changes: "Anniversary Special,"[1] "10th Anniversary," "The Great Escape," "Stuck in the Freezer," and finally, "Truth or Square."
  • Revealed by an April 2008 episode schedule found on the back of a sketch on Kenny Pittenger's blog, this episode was originally a half-hour special that had the production codes of 193-642 and 193-643. At some point down the line, likely during the middle of 2008, this episode was extended to be an hour long. The episode's production slots were moved to be #645 through #648. Two other 11-minute episodes, "Sand Castles in the Sand" and "Chum Bucket Supreme" were moved to #642 and #643 respectively. An all new episode, "Chum Caverns," took up slot #644.[1]
  • This episode celebrates the 10th anniversary of SpongeBob SquarePants; however, this episode aired on November 6, four months after the series' officially-recognized debut date of July 17, 1999, when "Bubblestand" and "Ripped Pants" premiered. Nickelodeon counts July 17 as the series' premiere rather than May 1, when the pilot episode was previewed.
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Other shows from Nickelodeon reference.

  • At the beginning, when Patchy arrives at the Nickelodeon Animation Studio, a banner for Nick Jr.'s Dora the Explorer can be seen behind him. Also, looking closely, a banner of Aang from Avatar: The Last Airbender can be seen. And looking even closer, Cosmo and Wanda from The Fairly OddParents can be seen for a second.
  • This is the first episode with the 2009-2023 Nickelodeon logo: orange lowercase letters that spell "nick."
    • This logo was adopted on September 28, 2009.
    • Although, the first SpongeBob episode to premiere in the US with the 2009-2023 logo was "The Curse of Bikini Bottom," which aired 13 days before this episode would premiere.
  • A clip of SpongeBob and the customers humming was used during the "Up next" Nickelodeon bumpers in 2009-2011.[11]
  • Will Ferrell also played the bouncer in The Angry Beavers episode, "Bummer of Love." This makes "Truth or Square" Will Ferrell's second Nickelodeon role, with the first Nickelodeon role being the bouncer.
  • The beginning of the episode starts at the Nickelodeon Animation Studio. This marks the second appearance of that studio in SpongeBob SquarePants. The first is in "The Sponge Who Could Fly" which was also at the start of that episode too.
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"Stuck in the Freezer" title card.

  • In Latin America, Spain, and Brazil, the title is "Stuck in the Freezer." If the Russian title is translated, it is also the same.
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German title card.

  • In Germany, the title card is still in 4:3 aspect ratio.
  • This is the third episode to have an alternate theme song. The first is "Christmas Who?" and the second is "What Ever Happened to SpongeBob?"
  • To date, this is the last time the closing credits used music other than the closing theme.
    • To date, this is also the last episode where the closing theme plays outside the end credits.
  • It is revealed that Tina Fey is also a fan of SpongeBob when she says "I'm not much of a singer, but I love SpongeBob" during her phone call with Patchy.
  • This episode marks the first time in the series that stop-motion animation is used.
  • This is the very first special and episode to be produced and broadcast in widescreen (16:9) format to fit on an HDTV.
    • Notable changes for this episode, as a result, is that the bubble transitions have a different sound effect, and the title card cuts to the opening credits instead of fading in.
    • However, the series itself did not switch to widescreen format until season 9.
  • This is the second TV movie of the series. The first is "Atlantis SquarePantis."
  • Squidward's old garden from this episode appears again in "Pat Hearts Squid."
  • This is the first special to count as two episodes (123 and 124). The second is "SpongeBob's Big Birthday Blowout" (254 and 255) and the third is "Kreepaway Kamp" (302 and 303). All of these episodes are anniversary episodes.
  • This is the first episode to have three animation directors.
  • Mrs. Puff is good at playing the "Wedding March" according to SpongeBob's flashback of him and Sandy "getting married."
  • This episode premiered on November 6, 2009, to an audience of 7.7 million viewers, making it the third highest-viewed Nick premiere of 2009, behind "iFight Shelby Marx" and "iQuit iCarly."
  • This episode preceded the series premiere of the Nickelodeon animated series Fanboy & Chum Chum.
  • It is revealed that SpongeBob did not really grow up in Bikini Bottom at all, and Squidward dislikes him so much because his house landed on his garden, which was not even SpongeBob's fault. However, in The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run and Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years, SpongeBob met Squidward, Patrick, Sandy, Mr. Krabs & Plankton during his childhood at Kamp Koral.
  • At the very beginning of the episode, instead of playing his nose as a flute, SpongeBob plays it as a trombone.
  • When they flashback to every time SpongeBob decorated, the two fish at the Krusty Krab are the same.
  • When Patchy drives the boat past the studio, a drawing of Squidward on the wall of the studio can be seen.
  • A few scenes from this episode are used in various "Up next" bumpers from 2009-2012:
    • SpongeBob inflating himself with a hair dryer during "A Day Like This."
    • SpongeBob ribbon dancing in the Krusty Krab.
    • SpongeBob and the customers arm-in-arm swaying back and forth during "Oh, Krusty Krab."
  • The animation of SpongeBob dancing and kicking his legs during "A Day Like This" is used in later promos promoting the SpongeBob and the Clash of Triton event, replacing his animation from the early 2000s.
  • Even though SpongeBob and Sandy's wedding was a play, SpongeBob calls it "...the time [he] and Sandy got married."
  • During the closing credits for this TV movie, instead of the usual theme music, Squidward sings the song "Beautiful Dreamer."
  • This episode, as well as The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, reunite Tom Kenny and Eddie Deezen as they were previously cast together in Dexter's Laboratory.
  • It is revealed that SpongeBob has three moles and a birthmark on his back.
  • The theme song is sung by CeeLo Green.
  • Even though it was just a dream, this is the second TV movie where Patchy meets the real SpongeBob. The first is "Atlantis SquarePantis," which was also a dream in that episode.
    • In "SpongeBob's Big Birthday Blowout," he finally meets SpongeBob in person.
  • Mr. Krabs breaks the fourth wall twice by mentioning flashbacks.
  • This special has three opening parodies, with Patrick, Mr. Krabs, and Squidward replacing SpongeBob. Also, the live-action mouth on the captain changes.
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The former Nickelodeon Animation Studio foot logo.

  • There are three versions of this episode:
    • Version 1: The original American airing of this episode, with a runtime of 51 minutes, excluding commercials. It is the version found on all digital and streaming releases on Amazon Prime Video,[12] Paramount+,[13] and iTunes.[14] This version was also released on The Pilot a Mini-Movie and the Square Shorts DVD. This version used to be available for streaming on Netflix, but was later switched to version 2. This version also has an exclusive closeup shot of the former foot logo on the Nickelodeon Animation Studio.
    • Version 2: An alternate version of this episode, with a runtime of 44 minutes. It is the version that is currently broadcast by Nickelodeon USA (and rarely on Nicktoons USA), was dubbed in every country and is often shown in two parts outside of the USA.
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      Part 1 and part 2 on Netflix.

      This version removes the Patchy scenes at the beginning, as well as Ricky Gervais' intro and epilogue (this version ends with the final zoom out of the Krusty Krab), and the celebrity cameos by Rosario Dawson, LeBron James, Tina Fey, Will Ferrell, Craig Ferguson, and Robin Williams. This version starts with the extravaganza portion, and there are various lines that version 1 does not have. This version was released on the North American/Region 1 Bikini Bottom Bash and SpongeBob SquarePants Triple Pack DVDs. In some reruns, the credits are shown at the ending, along with the normal logo combo at the bottom-right corner.
    • Version 3: The extended version of the episode, with a runtime of 59 minutes. It is the version that was released on the North American/Region 1 versions of the DVD based on this episode, Season 6 Volume 1, Triple Pack 1, The Complete Sixth Season, Big Hits: Volume 1, The Next 100 Episodes, The Best 200 Episodes Ever, and The Fifth & Sixth Seasons DVDs. It is a combination of versions 1 and 2, and it also contains extended material that is not found in either version. The extended version includes a cameo by Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, a short cameo by Eddie Deezen, a scene with Robin Williams in the bathroom, and an extended epilogue, where the narrator compares Patchy to Blackbeard the Pirate.
  • This is the longest episode of the series so far, lasting 59 minutes including the extended version.
    • As such, this episode holds the record for the most amount of characters.
    • It also holds the record for the most amount of APM tracks used.
    • It is also the reason why this episode takes up two production numbers.
    • This special would be 32 minutes long (which is the combined length of 3 standard-length episodes) without the Patchy segments.
  • In the Brazilian version, this episode is called "Bob Esponja entrando numa fria," which translates to "SpongeBob entering a cold." The explanation for this is that "Fria" (Cold) is a Brazilian slang that means "go wrong."[citation needed]
  • This is one of the only episodes in which Mr. Krabs correctly calls Squidward by his first name. Most of the time, he typically calls him "Mr. Squidward."
  • When Plankton mentions "four score and forty fortnights" of failure, this means it has been about 81.5 years since he started trying to get the formula.
  • Mr. Krabs says that Krabby Patties were only a dime in the old days because that was before inflation.
  • The theme song for this episode marks the only time that Painty the Pirate has appeared without his parrot.
  • The book The Great Escape, which is based on this special, was released about two months before this special premiered.
  • In late 2009, Burger King had tie-ins with this special and released a toy line of the show's main characters in block shapes.[15]
  • There is a spiritual sequel to this special called "SpongeBob's Big Birthday Blowout," which premiered on July 12, 2019 for the 20th anniversary.
  • The original trailer for the episode in the United States, written by Erica Ottenberg and edited by Brian Johnson, was the winner of a 2010 silver PromaxBDA Promotion and Marketing award.[16]
  • This was the only episode to reintegrate the title card's background on the Italian dub until the beginning of season 8.[citation needed]
  • This is the first episode where SpongeBob's alarm clock appears alive.
  • This episode marks the third appearance of SpongeBob's wringer. The previous appearances are "Suds" and "Blackened Sponge."
  • The number "eleventy seventh" isn't a real number. This was mainly made for comedy purposes. However, in the Japanese dub, it is translated as 117.[citation needed]
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  • This episode was referenced in "Friendiversary" in SpongeBob's memory book.
  • Frames from this episode was later used in "Friendiversary" when SpongeBob remembers Squidward.


Dub facts[]

  • In the Hebrew dub, Mr. Krabs says "Not Hakol Over Habibi" instead of "Don't make me have a flashback"

This is a reference to the Israeli band Hakol Over Habibi the Hebrew voice actor of Mr. Krabs, Ami Mandelman was part of the band. It also happens in My Two Krabses and in The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run

Episode references[]

Cultural references[]

  • The title is a pun on the game "Truth or Dare."
  • The waterfall Patchy falls down is American Falls, which is part of Niagara Falls.
  • The fake "old" clip of SpongeBob is based on vintage black-and-white cartoons, particularly Disney cartoons from the early 1930s.
  • The name of the song "Rubber Hose Rag" is a reference to rubber hose animation from the 1920s and 1930s.
  • In the extended version, there are some cultural references said when Robin Williams and Patchy the Pirate are walking to the Green Room:
    • After getting introduced to Patchy the Pirate, Robin Williams says, "There's not someone dressed like Popeye, is there?"
    • When he's in the bathroom, Robin Williams says, "I don't know if they're doing a takeoff on Hook, or if..."
    • At one point, Robin Williams says, "This is like a shot from The Raging Bull."
  • Triumph the Insulting Comic Dog suspects Patchy the Pirate is Johnny Depp in disguise. This is due to Depp's role as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Carribean films.
  • "The Scurvy Song" (aka "We've Got Scurvy") briefly makes a reference to P!nk's hit "Get the Party Started."
  • "Oh, Krusty Krab" is a parody of the Christmas song "Oh Christmas Tree."
  • In Squidward's flashback, his flowers saying, "Morning Squidward" are a reference to the flower box flowers from the 1986 TV show Pee-wee's Playhouse.
  • The end credits song "Beautiful Dreamer" is a cover of the second part of "Beautiful Dreamer" by Stephen Foster.

Errors[]

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"Truth or Square" during the Every SpongeBob Ever event on Nicktoons USA in letterboxed full screen. From the February 28, 2021 airing at 9 PM.

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"Truth or Square" on the Bikini Bottom Bash DVD in letterboxed full screen.

  • Although a widescreen/high definition print for this episode exists (as evidenced by broadcasts on Nickelodeon HD and online streaming services like Paramount+), Nicktoons USA airings and the Bikini Bottom Bash DVD release of this episode are shown letterboxed full screen with black bars embedded onto the left and right sides of the screen.
    • It is worth mentioning that a similar error occurs whenever Nicktoons USA and Nickelodeon Canada airs the 3-part special The Fairly OddParents: "Wishology" which premiered in the same year as "Truth or Square." Unlike "Truth or Square," The Fairly OddParents: "Wishology" prints on Nicktoons USA and Nickelodeon Canada are in letterboxed full screen 480p quality.
  • At the beginning, when SpongeBob leaves his house after singing, he bumps into Harold, who is in a line going all the way to the Krusty Krab. SpongeBob declares he cannot be late and jumps on the fishes' heads. The male fish have female voices and the female fish have male voices.
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Color fill-in error.

  • When SpongeBob says, "Are you okay?" in Patchy's dream, the right side of his pants is transparent.
  • When Sandy is in her wedding dress, the patch of tan fur on her torso does not extend to above her chest, as it normally does.
  • When Plankton falls down an air duct and lands in the one that SpongeBob, Patrick, Mr. Krabs, and Squidward are in their last scene in the duct system, that duct is underground, but later in the episode, when Mr. Krabs throws his wallet out through the peephole, and when they escape, the duct is above the ground.
  • When SpongeBob's house comes to life in the 30s-style segment, the chimney disappears.
  • When Patchy is shaking around in the whale, his hand gets slightly cut off.
  • When Squidward points out that Patrick left his TV on, the latter's mouth is red for a couple of seconds. When he replies to Squidward with "Well, duh! I don't wanna miss my shows," his mouth is black again.
  • During the wedding play, when Sandy walks by an anchovy, said anchovy's eyes are gone.
  • When SpongeBob gets to lead Patrick and Squidward down the air vent, in the zoom-in he wears sock guarders. When it pops out of the zoom, they are gone.
  • The alarm clocks towards the beginning says that it is 5:00 P.M.
  • At one point, Mr. Krabs and the rest split up, but after SpongeBob tells Plankton about the first time Krabs told him the Krabby Patty secret formula, Mr. Krabs appears out of nowhere.
  • Also, before Mr. Krabs appears, the gang appears to be sitting in the middle of a hallway in the duct. But once Mr. Krabs appears and is seen flinging Plankton into another air duct, the hallway behind them becomes a closed off wall.
  • In the surveillance room, what is on the TV's changes from shot to shot.
    • The size of the TVs also changes, as well as what tubes are connected to what TVs.
  • When SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward, and Mr. Krabs enter the surveillance room, there is a chair, but when they look at the TV with them on it and also when they look at the cameramen, the chair is gone.
  • In some airings, "P!nk" is spelled as "Pink," without the exclamation point.
  • At the beginning when Patchy is outside of Nickelodeon Studios, because of the wind, his beard is seen beginning to peel off.
  • If the audio is slowed down, it is noticed that the shot heard before SpongeBob hops on the fishes' heads to get to his work goes off before he finishes talking.
  • When SpongeBob, Mr. Krabs, Patrick, and Squidward enter the surveillance room, the order is Mr. Krabs, SpongeBob, Patrick, and Squidward. However, in the scene prior it is Mr. Krabs, SpongeBob, Squidward, and Patrick.
  • In the surveillance room, SpongeBob, Mr. Krabs, Patrick, and Squidward are looking at themselves, looking at themselves. However, the pattern only stops with a screen inside a screen. The screen inside, the screen inside the screen shows nothing.
  • When Robin Williams says that he is alright after Patchy checks on him for the second time, he calls him "Patchy," not "Pagey."
  • When Patchy yells "What?! What do you mean he is not coming!," his hook is on his left hand, but when he leaves the studio, it is on his right hand.
  • When SpongeBob bounces on two female fish, they have male voices.
    • When SpongeBob bounces on Fred, he has a female voice.
  • In the newer Belgian airings, the first part of the episode is aired in the 2:1 aspect ratio instead of being at 16:9.
  • In the French dub, the Krusty Krab is celebrating its 1107th anniversary instead of 117th.
  • In the Filipino dub, the Krusty Krab is celebrating its 107th anniversary instead of 117th.
    • But still, the designs SpongeBob made says "eleventy-seventh" or 117th.
  • In the European Spanish version, the Krusty Krab celebrates its 711th anniversary instead.
  • In the German dub, during the montage of Squidward sleeping at work, his snoring isn't dubbed. It's noticeable when Rodger Bumpass' higher sound is compared with Eberhard Prüter's lower and rumblier one.
  • During the transition from the starting credits to the episode, the wipe is from left to right instead of down to up.
  • In the flashback of the time SpongeBob first visited the Krusty Krab, SpongeBob's mother is pregnant with SpongeBob, but in "Your Shoe's Untied," SpongeBob is shown to have been in an egg before he was born.
  • When SpongeBob sings "Oh Krusty Krab," the path to the Chum Bucket is there, but in the scene at the end, it is not there anymore.
  • On the November 2, 2018 airing, it had split screen credits, and the credits are from "Help Wanted"/"Reef Blower"/"Tea at the Treedome."[17]
  • Some of the international versions of the DVD containing this episode claim to use the extended 59 minute version of the aforementioned episode even though those releases actually use the shortened 44 minute version due to that being the version that was dubbed in every country.
  • In later prints, such as prints on Paramount+, the end credits display Vicacom instead of Viacom.

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Awards and nominations for SpongeBob SquarePants VE

Annie AwardsAnnie Award

Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Female Performer in an Animated Television Production

Voice actors: Mary Jo Catlett as Mrs. Puff (in "No Free Rides," 2001)

Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Male Performer in an Animated Television Production

Voice actors: Tom Kenny as SpongeBob SquarePants (in "Wormy," 2001)

Outstanding Individual Achievement for a Song in an Animated Production

Songwriters: Peter Straus and Paul Tibbitt for "The Very First Christmas" (in "Christmas Who?," 2001)

Directing in an Animated Feature Production

Directors: Stephen Hillenburg (for The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, 2004)

Music in an Animated Feature Production

Composers: Gregor F. Narholz (for The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, 2004)

Best Writing in an Animated Television Production

Writers: C.H. Greenblatt, Paul Tibbitt, Mike Bell, and Tim Hill (for "Fear of a Krabby Patty," 2005)Dani Michaeli, Sean Charmatz, Nate Cash, Luke Brookshier, and Paul Tibbitt (for "Patrick's Staycation," 2011)

Best Voice Acting in an Animated Television Production

Voice actors: Tom Kenny as SpongeBob SquarePants (in "Spy Buddies," 2007)Tom Kenny as SpongeBob SquarePants (in "Truth or Square," 2009)

Direction in an Animated Television Production

Directors: Alan Smart (for "Penny Foolish," 2008)Mark Caballero and Seamus Walsh (for "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!," 2012)

Best Home Entertainment Production

DVDs: SpongeBob vs. The Big One (2009)

Music in a Television Production

Composers: Jeremy Wakefield, Sage Guyton, Nicolas Carr, and Tuck Tucker (2010)

Character Animation in an Animated Television or other Broadcast Venue Production

Animators: Dan Driscoll and Savelen Forrest (for "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!," 2012)

Animated Effects in an Animated Production

Animators: Brice Mallier, Paul Buckley, Brent Droog, Alex Whyte, and Jonathan Freisler (for The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, 2015)

Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production

Voice Actors: Tom Kenny as SpongeBob SquarePants (for The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, 2015)

Best Animated Special Production

Episodes: "SpongeBob's Big Birthday Blowout" (2019)


Miscellaneous

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International Category

Recipients: Stephen Hillenburg and Alan Smart (2007)Paul Tibbitt, Casey Alexander and Zeus Cervas (2012)Marc Ceccarelli, Luke Brookshier and Vincent Waller (2014)


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Special Award

Episodes: "Fear of a Krabby Patty" (2005)

Special Award for a TV Series

Episodes: "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!" (2013)


Artios Awards

Outstanding Achievement in Casting – Animation TV Programming

Nominees: Sarah Noonan (2010)

Outstanding Achievement in Casting – Television Animation

Nominees: Sarah Noonan (2011; 2013)


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Top Television Series

Nominees: Steve Belfer, Nicolas Carr, Derek Drymon, Mark Harrison, Stephen Hillenburg, Pat Irwin, Stephen Marston, Blaise Smith, Barry Anthony Trop and Ron Wasserman (2011-2013)


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BMI Cable Award

Nominees: Michael Bolger, Sage Guyton, Eban Schletter and Jeremy Wakefield (2013)


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Best Youth DVD

DVDs: The Complete 2nd Season (2005)


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Outstanding Achivement - Attraction

Rides: SpongeBob SubPants Adventure (2016)


Promax Awards

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