"Welcome to the Bikini Bottom Triangle" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season seven. In this episode, SpongeBob and his pals get trapped in the Bikini Bottom Triangle.




One night in Bikini Bottom, a mysterious fog appears and the voices of mermaids are heard singing. That morning, SpongeBob realises his alarm clock, Gary's shell, Squidward's clarinet, Patrick's cuff links, and Mr. Krabs are missing. While investigating, SpongeBob, Squidward, and Patrick are sucked into the triangle. They find Mr. Krabs, who tells them that he loves all the piles of "resellable stuff." He realizes that Pearl is left alone at the Krusty Krab with all his money, but she gets transported to the triangle too.


Patrick and the Mermaids

Pearl and Squidward relax, Mr. Krabs looks for change, and SpongeBob and Patrick look for the mermaids. The mermaid quintet only knows how to "surround themselves with cool new stuff" whenever they feel like. They call SpongeBob's dilemma "TNOP" (totally not our problem). SpongeBob tries to leave with Patrick but the latter is love-struck and decides to stay with the ladies.

SpongeBob leaves and quickly says upon return, "Unfortunately, I was unable to get the information from the aauugh," and being noticeably wounded by the Triangle, he simply collapses and is dead. Mr. Krabs realizes SpongeBob desperately needs a Krabby Patty. He finds one close by and feeds it to SpongeBob, who becomes alive and well. He then wonders who makes that Krabby Patty. Suspecting that Plankton might have stolen the formula, Mr. Krabs intends on getting back to the Krusty Krab as soon as possible.


Pearl and the Mermaids

The whole group goes to the mermaids, but they are again refusing to help. Not bothered, Pearl tells her father that she wants to go to the mall, as the confused mermaids questioned this concept. Pearl explains what a mall is and the amazed mermaids want to go too. Once Mr. Krabs remarks on this, SpongeBob has an idea and hypothesizes that if the mermaids sing their song backwards, it will also reverse the effects of the vacuum. With this, the mermaids begin to sing backwards and this causes everyone to get sucked back to Bikini Bottom along with the items. Pearl and her new mermaid friends run to the mall while everyone else looks into the pile to find all of their missing things. While everyone is reclaiming their property, Mr. Krabs wants to see whether Plankton is actually trying to steal the formula again. He finds the old sailor fish Charles who SpongeBob met earlier, cooking the Patties on the grill. It is revealed he decided to help out the restaurant while the staff were gone and has caught Plankton in a jar as he was trying to steal the formula himself. Mr. Krabs is relieved to know that his recipe was safe and sound. Patrick then finds his cuff links and puts it on his tuxedo. He leaves out and says to the driver "Home, Reginald" and then steps inside the limo and drives off.

SpongeBob tells Patrick he dropped his cummerbund as the episode ends.




 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music
  Out of the Crypt - Harry Lubin [Title card]

  Unknown Track 84 - Opening
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr [the next morning]
  Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Hey, where's my alarm clock?"]
  Dramatic Bridge 1 - Phil Green [Gary's shell missing]
  Jovial Pirates Jig - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [at the Krusty Krab]
  ? ["Reporting for duty, Mr. Krabs."]
  Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr [Krabs' office is empty]
  Sailor's Sting 6 - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob looking for Mr. Krabs]
  The Great White - Gregor F. Narholz [sea captain talks about Bikini Bottom Triangle]
  Unknown Track 84 - Mermaids' song
  Drama Link (g) - Hubert Clifford [SpongeBob and Squidward scream as they ascend]
  Steel Sting (f) - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward in a gumball machine]
  Steel Sting (a) - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob eating gumball]
  The Great White - Gregor F. Narholz [SpongeBob and Squidward in the Bikini Bottom Triangle]
  Blue Tide - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["Mr. Krabs is gone."]
  Hawaiian Beauty - Lionel Wendling [Krabs being massaged]
  Befuddled Gent - Phil Green [Krabs explains]
  Unknown Track 84 - Mermaids' song again
  From the Dead - Ronald Hanmer [Avalanche of stuff]
  Steel Link (b) - Jeremy Wakefield ["Patrick!"]
  Woe is Me! - Richard Myhill ["Oh, me sweet little girl, all alone..."]
  Lovely Scenery (c) - Mladen Franko ["...with me cash register!"]
  Tipsy Turvy - Phil Green ["Get me out of this trash heap!"]
  Marvellous Singers - Marc Durst [mermaids revealed]
  Unknown Track 84 - Mermaids start to sing
  Lite Conversation - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["Um, can I help you?"]
  Harpsichord Classical Bits - Barry Anthony ["Little one? How dare you, sir."]
  Hawaiian Cocktail - Richard Myhill [SpongeBob passes out]
  Harpsichord Classical Bits - Barry Anthony [Dime falls into Krabs' pants]
  Hawaiian Cocktail - Richard Myhill ["SpongeBob? SpongeBob, boy-o! SpongeBob, can you hear me?"]
  Dramatic Impact 5 - Ivor Slaney ["Your Krabby Patty meter's on empty!"]
  Unknown Track 84 - Mermaids' song again
  Harp Ding - Nicolas Carr ["...Krabby Patty!"]
  Unknown Track 37 - Nicolas Carr [fanfare]
  Unknown Track 50 - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["Wait a minute, I didn't make that Krabby Patty!"]
  Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr ["So... how do we get out of here?"]
  Daily Chores Jig - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr ["Well, I think you don't know how to talk to the ladies."]
  Steel Licks (d) - Jeremy Wakefield ["So there's really no way out of this place?"]
  Befuddled Gent - Phil Green [Pearl explains what a mall is]
  Unknown Track 84 - Mermaids' song backwards
  Grass Skirt Chase - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [vacuum reversed]
  Magic Potion 1 [#95] - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [Pearl and mermaids go to the mall]
  Hawaiian Party - Peter Dennis ["Hello, miserable life, I'm back."]
  Attack - Anthony Hymas [Krabs goes into the kitchen]
  Salty Krab Jig - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [sea captain cooking patties]
  Curtain-Raiser - Alan Braden [Patrick finds his cufflinks]



  • As of June 18, 2019, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB) gives this episode a rating of 7.2/10 based on 152 ratings by users.[1] users give this episode a rating of 8.4/10 based on 132 votes.[2]



Patchy's Dispatchy - Mermaids

Patchy's story

Cultural references


140b - Welcome to the Bikini Bottom Triangle (454) error

Mr. Krabs' red sleeve

  • When Mr. Krabs said, "So it must have been that rotten pipsqueak, Plankton," his left sleeve turned red for at a split second.
  • After SpongeBob finds Mr. Krabs, they go to the vacuum.
    • Before the things came out, Mr. Krabs had only a towel on. When he popped out of the things, he has clothes.
  • Charles says, "And poof! Your cuff links are gone. Never to return!" to SpongeBob, instead of to Patrick.
  • When Pearl is working at the Krusty Krab, Patrick is heard speaking in the background but he isn't seen.
  • SpongeBob forgot to look for Gary's shell and his alarm clock.
    • Squidward also forgot to look for his clarinet, too.
  • When Mr. Krabs was worried about Pearl being alone with his cash register, it can be seen next to him.

Running gags

  • Patrick keeps on asking about his cuff links.


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