If you were looking for the article about the song, then see Thumbs Song.

"Two Thumbs Down" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season nine. In this episode, SpongeBob loses the use of his thumbs.



At SpongeBob's house, SpongeBob and Patrick engage in a thumb war and SpongeBob wins. He gives Patrick a thumbs up, making him feel good. He then goes to work at the Krusty Krab and gives some customers thumbs up. He gives Mr. Krabs a thumbs up and Squidward two thumbs up. He later talks to Sandy on the street and gives her the thumbs up as well. Sandy asks SpongeBob if he feels like he is using the thumbs up too much, but he says "no" and goes to cross the street, giving everyone a thumbs up. However, after he does that for a long time, people get creeped out.

He does another one and breaks both his thumbs. He goes to the hospital and Dr. Manfish tells him he cannot say for certain if he will be able to use his thumbs again. He goes to the Krusty Krab where he cannot cook Krabby Patties anymore due to his injury. Mr. Krabs then puts Patrick as fry cook until SpongeBob can cook again. SpongeBob is upset and walks through Bikini Bottomites using their thumbs. He then mopes around his house. Sandy finds him and tells him he needs to find a purpose in life again.

Thumbs Broken

SpongeBob then mends his thumbs through training and goes to the Krusty Krab where Patrick has taken his job. They then have another thumb war to determine who gets the job. SpongeBob wins and gets his job back happily.


Vincent Waller confirmed the episode on Twitter on October 10, 2015.[1]



 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Jovial Pirate's Jig - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Title card]
  Sword Fight - Sam Fonteyn [Opening.]
  ? ["Thanks, SpongeBob, that means a lot."]
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr ["Giving someone a thumbs up feels great!"]
  The Krusty Krab Jig - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr ["Boy, these Krabby Patties are delicious."]
  Fantasy Princess [#52] - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["That thumbs up really touched my heart."]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (z) - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob walks away.]
  Daily Chores Jig - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Krabs asks if SpongeBob counted the cups.]
  ? ["Yes, sir!"]
  Another Krusty Krab Day - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr ["Do you have one of your precious thumbs up for me?"]
  ? [Two thumbs up.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (b) - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob goes back to the kitchen.]
  Rip Tide - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob gives Sandy two thumbs up.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (q) - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob leaves Sandy.]
  Jungle Baby - Hans Ehrlinger [SpongeBob giving everyone thumbs up.]
  Sword Fight - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [SpongeBob's thumbs break.]
  Soapy Organ - Hiram Titus [SpongeBob in the hospital.]
  Jovial Pirate's Jig - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob trying to take the spatula.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (h) - Jeremy Wakefield ["I'm sorry, son."]
  Clowning Around Again - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Patrick enters the kitchen.]
  Sad Sailor Waltz - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr ["Patrick, I'm glad it's you."]
  Thumbs Song - Kaz Prapuolenis, Eban Schletter [Original composition.]
  Crazy Mind - Harry Lubin [Sandy visits SpongeBob.]
  Fates [#61] - Gregor Narholz ["Don't give up, SpongeBob!"]
  Giant Steps - Ramon Codas ["Enough sitting around feeling sorry for myself."]
  Sailor's Sting 22 - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Patrick cooking patties.]
  Unknown Track 59 - "The job's taken."
  Sword Fight - Sam Fonteyn ["Thumb war."]
  Sword Fight Alt. End - Sam Fonteyn [SpongeBob wins the thumb war.]
  Another Best Day Ever - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Ending.]




Cultural references

  • The video game controller SpongeBob uses borrows elements from the SNES controller (multicolored buttons) and the PlayStation controller (overall shape and layout of the analog sticks and D-Pad).


  • The red parachutes on the thumbs that showed when SpongeBob fell down with his broken thumbs are already burned in the next scene.
  • The mother and the baby on the bench appear during the "Thumbs Song," but they disappear when they zoom out and show the Thumb Con convention.
  • There is a scene where SpongeBob is shown walking outside of Bikini Bottom. Then the next scene shows him immediately walking to his pineapple house, which is located in Bikini Bottom.



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