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"What About Meep?" is a Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years episode from season 1. In this episode, when an unsatisfied anchovy strays from his kind, SpongeBob and Patrick must help him find his true identity.



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The episode opens with a narrated introduction leading to the barge cabin, also known as the anchovy cabin. The anchovies are shown during everything together, including waking up, playing baseball, taking showers, and swimming. At lunch, however, one of the anchovies sees what is being served, and noticeably says "moop," creating loud gasps from the other campers. Plankton at first questions this difference, but the anchovy still requests the other lunch. The other anchovies are confused at Chovy's differences and soon leave him.

Inside their cabin, the anchovies, now in puppet animation, sing the "Meep Song," in which Chovy's "moops" contrast from the rest of the anchovies' "meeps." After the song, Chovy sadly leaves the other anchovies and goes around the camp. SpongeBob is seen painting the outhouse, and Chovy soon talks to him and Patrick. SpongeBob listens to Chovy's problem, saying that he is tired of being a copy of the other anchovies and wants his own identity, but is unsure of which one he wants. SpongeBob and Patrick agree to help him.

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Now inside SpongeBob and Patrick's cabin, SpongeBob shows Chovy a scrapbook of the different personalities that he had, with some photos of Patrick also being shown in the book. Chovy soon imitates both SpongeBob and Patrick, as well as Squidward when he barges out of his room. SpongeBob grabs Squidward's clarinet as one of his attempts to help Chovy. Sandy soon arrives and Chovy gets a part of her personality, even going inside her air helmet, but is soon flushed out due to him needing water.

SpongeBob and Patrick next take Chovy to Larry for weight-lifting, but this ends up not working out either. He also goes to Plankton to get an attempt at the chef personality, but Plankton ends up serving him as an anchovy pizza. Photos of Chovy with other campers are shown on a view finder, including Bubble Bass, Mr. Krabs, Pearl, and Mrs. Puff, all of which being unsuccessful.

Chovy is later seen sadly walking away from SpongeBob and Patrick, but stops by a mop, and uses it as a wig, now being satisfied. He returns to the barge cabin, and the other anchovies follow suit, all now wearing mops. The other anchovies leave the cabin, while Chovy gets rid of the mop wig and says the normal "meep." The screen zooms out from the cabin, with the narrator saying the message of it's sometimes good to just be "meep," as the end card is shown on the view finder.


Promotional art[]

KK107 promo

light mode SpongeBob vs. dark mode EmoBob


Prop design[]

Asset design[]

  • "BaseballFieldA" asset designed by George Nachev, other designers are unknown.

Environmental design[]

  • Modeling and rigging by Julio Vega.[5]

Production notes[]

Marie Dal Porto:

  • Dal Porto "was so excited that my first prop design was for one of my favorite Kamp Koral episodes: "What About Meep?" I’ve learned so much more since this, but it’s still nice to look back."[2]


 ) Production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Mirabelle - Tommy Reilly, James Moody [Opening.]
  Drummers and Fifers - Roger Roger [Anchovies wake up.]
  Variety Link (D) - Dick Walter [Anchoves hit a home run.]
  Great Moments - Gregor F. Narholz ["Whooo, doggie! That's in the weeds!"]
  World Champions - Harry Rabinowitz [Anchovies run around the bases.]
  Hawaiian Steel Stings 12 - Jeremy Wakefield [Anchovies trample Patrick.]
  World Champions - Harry Rabinowitz [The scoreboard flies away.]
  Tuba Fun - Dick Walter [Anchovies taking showers.]
  The Nutcracker - Waltz Of The Flowers - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky [Anchovies swimming.]
  Saucy Jack - Tommy Reilly, James Moody [At lunch.]
  Tense Moments - Alan Wynn [Chovy sees the lunch being served.]
  Dramatic Impact (6) - Ivor Slaney [Campers gasp.]
  ? ["Don't you mean "meep"?"]
  Meep Song - Eban Schletter [Anchovies sing this.]
  Beauty Queen - Tommy Reilly, James Moody [Chovy is sad.]
  Night Out - Tommy Reilly, James Moody [Patrick comes out of the outhouse.]
  Happiness Castle - Maurice Courpalay [SpongeBob understands Chovy's problem.]
  Jack Tar's Hornpipe - John Leach ["Alright, I'll help too!"]
  Time After Time - Paul Gerard [Chovy acting like Patrick.]
  Shooting The Rapids - Tommy Reilly, James Moody [Chovy laughs like SpongeBob.]
  Clumsy B - Bernd Gesell [Squidward yells at them.]
  Squid Clarinet27 - Brad Carow [Squidward plays the clarinet.]
  Squiddy G Solo - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Chovy plays the clarinet.]
  Western Square - Otto Sieben [Sandy comes in.]
  Turkey In The Straw 3 - Stephen Wade, Saul Broudy, Zan Mc Leod, Samuel Morgan [Line dancing.]
  Steel Licks 31 - Jeremy Wakefield ["Isn't."]
  Presenting Sport - Roger Barsotti [Chovy tries to lift weights.]
  Hawaiian Steel Stings 31 - Jeremy Wakefield [Chovy is sad again.]
  Musette Madeleine - Roland Kovac [Chovy tries be a chef.]
  Morning Commute - Ronald Hanmer [Chovy looking through a view finder.]
  Another Spring - Tommy Reilly, James Moody ["Aww, we've tried everything."]
  ? [Chovy finds a mop.]
  Everlasting G - Gregor F. Narholz [He wears it as a wig.]
  ? [One anchovy headbangs.]
  ? [Another anchovy puts on a mop.]
  Miss World (C) - Tony Kinsey [And so does another one.]
  Drummers and Fifers - Roger Roger [Anchovies wearing mops.]
  Mirabelle - Tommy Reilly, James Moody [Ending.]




  • One photo depicts an emo SpongeBob, which is a reference to Emo SpongeBob, an internet meme that originated in the late 2000s.
    • Another photo is very similar to the stock image of SpongeBob from the first movie poster and its adaptations.

Episode references[]

Cultural references[]

  • The song in the puppets scene is a direct parody of the song "Mah Na Mah Na" from Henson-created material, including Sesame Street and The Muppet Show, and were given traditional Muppet eyes, rather than those with eye highlights on CGI scenes.