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Blackened Sponge
Season №: 5
Episode №: 94a
Airdate: August 3, 2007
Sister episode(s): "Mermaid Man vs. SpongeBob"
Writer(s): Greg Miller
Aaron Springer
Eric Shaw
Supervising Producer: Paul Tibbitt
Storyboard: Greg Miller
Aaron Springer
Animation: Tom Yasumi
Creative: Vincent Waller
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Previous: "BlackJack"
Next: "Mermaid Man vs. SpongeBob"
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"Blackened Sponge" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season five. In this episode, SpongeBob gives himself a black eye.



SpongeBob has a dream where he has to save someone from being tied up on railroad tracks until he sees a fish named Jack M. Crazyfish. It was a nightmare and SpongeBob loses the battle. His dreams disturb Gary's sleep all night. When SpongeBob goes to his bathroom to brush his teeth, he cannot open his toothpaste, so he uses a wrench to open it. But he accidentally gets the wrench stuck in his eye lid, he gets a hideous black eye from the accident. Whenever people notice SpongeBob's black eye (For example, Sandy and Patrick), he tells them that he was fighting Jack M. Crazyfish (Who he thought was actually fake), and he got the black eye from doing that. Later, when Jack M. Crazyfish arrives at the Krusty Krab and says he is looking for SpongeBob, the customers tell Crazyfish the story SpongeBob said. SpongeBob was very afraid and wanted to tell him the truth, so he went back home and gets the wrench and the toothpaste. SpongeBob demonstrates it to Jack M. Crazyfish what really happened to him. SpongeBob then got a second black eye. Jack M. Crazyfish tells him that he just came to the Krusty Krab because he has heard that SpongeBob makes great Krabby Patties, and he is hungry for one. SpongeBob then served him delicious Krabby Patties but because he had two black eyes he could not see very well. The patties then went flying to Jack M. Crazyfish. Jack M. Crazyfish gets mad and challenges SpongeBob to a game of rock, paper, and scissors. SpongeBob won the first time but he did not know that Jack M. Crazyfish cheated on him.

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 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Wahini Wobble - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [title card]
  Galloping Gertie - Sam Fonteyn [opening]
  Dirty Work at the Crossroads - Sam Fonteyn [woman tied to railroad tracks]
  Rescued - Keith Nichols ["There, there, you're safe now."]
  Villains and Vampires (a) - Sam Fonteyn [Jack M. Crazyfish]
  Runaway Piano - Trevor Bastow [rock-paper-scissors]
  Spot 1 - Trevor Bastow [train approaching]
  Goofy Conversation - Gerhard Narholz, Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [SpongeBob wakes up]
  Editor's Falling Over (c) - Dick Stephen Walter [toothpaste cap flies everywhere]
  Editor's Falling Over (f) - Dick Stephen Walter [Cap hits SpongeBob in her eye]
  Editor's Falling Over (a) - Dick Stephen Walter [SpongeBob falls over backwards]
  Steel Link (a) - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob looks in the mirror]
  Editor's Falling Over (g) - Dick Stephen Walter [SpongeBob slips on the toothpaste cap]
  Hawaiian Cocktail - Richard Myhill [SpongeBob with a black eye]
  Mission Improbable - Gerhard Trede [SpongeBob wearing sunglasses]
  Drama Link (d) - Hubert Clifford [Patrick appears]
  Steel Licks (d) - Jeremy Wakefield ["SpongeBob, your eye!"]
  The Stalking - Trevor Bastow ["It was... Jack M. Crazyfish!"]
  Blood in the Gutter - Laurie Johnson [SpongeBob says he beat up Crazyfish]
  Steel Licks (a) - Jeremy Wakefield ["That is exactly what I mean, Patrick!"]
  Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr ["What the...?"]
  American Odyssey (a) - Graham D.H. Preskett [sea cow crossing]
  Steel Licks (b) - Jeremy Wakefield [Sandy sees SpongeBob's black eye]
  Tomfoolery - David Snell [SpongeBob says he got it in a fight]
  Dramatic Impact 6 - Ivor Slaney ["He was the notorious outlaw, Jack M. Crazyfish!"]
  Slinky Panther Pants - "I was walking home from work, alone, when all of a sudden..."
  Towerstreet 17 (#4) - Gerhard Narholz ["...Crazyfish sprung up out of nowhere!"]
  West Point - Larry Hochman ["He ran all the way home, leaving behind a pool of tears."]
  Witty Fellow - Gerhard Trede [straw jabs SpongeBob in the eye]
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr ["Adios!"]
  The Tip Top Polka/The Cliff Polka - Chelmsford Folk Band [exterior of Krusty Krab]
  The Mob (Sam Spence) - Sam Spence [SpongeBob enters]
  Moving Target - Dick Stephen Walter ["I'm talking to you, Grandma!"]
  Unease - Dick Stephen Walter ["I suppose you're wondering how I got this black eye."]
  Man from the Ministry - Harry Bluestone ["...a shining trophy of my glorious triumph over the forces of evil."]
  Twelfth Street Rag (Prerecorded Version) - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob begins his story]
  Dr. Death - Trevor Bastow [wanton cry of distress]
  Steel Sting (Original Version) - Jeremy Wakefield [after SpongeBob's story]
  Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Wait a second."]
  Dramatic Impact 1 - Ivor Slaney [Crazyfish enters Krusty Krab]
  Fates - Gregor F. Narholz ["Please don't skin me alive!"]
  Grass Skirt Chase - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob showing how he got the black eye]
  Steel Licks (a) - Jeremy Wakefield [Crazyfish just wanted a Krabby Patty]
  The Tip Top Polka/The Cliff Polka - Chelmsford Folk Band [SpongeBob serving Crazyfish]
  Captain Lenoe's - Michael Arthur, Colin Cater, Mick Graves, The Folk Players, Sarah Graves, Simon Ritchie [ending]



  • SpongeBob tells Sandy he got the black eye in a fight with Jack M. Crazyfish (the summary before the story). Then he told the story, but he said that he got the black eye by "miscalculating the trajectory of the cup, and the straw jabbing him in the eye" and not from the fight with Crazyfish.
  • Manatees make their only appearance in this episode. They act like cattle.
  • The music when SpongeBob tries to open the toothpaste is not the usual Hawaiian guitar, but has a harpsichord, and a bassoon.
  • This is the first time Jack M. Crazyfish has appeared in an episode. The second was "20,000 Patties Under the Sea," only to make a cameo appearance with a different voice, and similar personality.
  • In SpongeBob's bathroom, when he turns muscular and tries to open the toothpaste, the bubbles by his hand stop moving for a moment.
  • In Welsh, the episode is called "Llygad Ddu" which means "Black eye" in English.
  • While SpongeBob was getting his wrench to pry open his toothpaste, his feet squeaked, despite that he was not wearing his shoes.
  • In SpongeBob's bathroom, when it shows the toothpaste cap bouncing off everything, one of the things it bounces off of is the wringer, later seen in "Stuck in the Wringer."
  • This is the third time SpongeBob is shown with a black eye. The first two were "No Weenies Allowed" and "Krabby Land." He will once again have a black eye in "Stuck in the Wringer."
  • Jack M. Crazyfish has the same voice as Professor Calamitous on The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius.
  • It is strange how nobody realized he was lying especially because of the major discontinuity between his stories, you would think at least two people would figure it out, then again maybe none of the characters were anywhere near each other even off screen.
  • One of SpongeBob's Jack M. Crazyfish stories is strikingly similar to an archetypical western (the one where the lady fish is tied to railroad tracks).
  • This was Greg Miller's only episode as writer and storyboard director.
  • Technically, in a way, there is a such thing as a pain gland. They're called nerves.
  • SpongeBob's story changes with each retelling.
  • Mr. Krabs's skin turned lighter like in "Help Wanted" when he said he is right.
  • During the telling of his story in the Krusty Krab, SpongeBob said, "I emerged from my fruit-shaped bungalow fresh as a bee" but we have seen from numerous episodes that his house has more than one floor so it cannot be considered a bungalow.
  • This is the third time SpongeBob is shown as muscular, although in "MuscleBob BuffPants," the muscles are inflatable. The second time was in "The Fry Cook Games."
  • In real life, a black eye due to eye injury would have "black" around the eye, not on the eyelids.
    • Although, they might have done it like this since a circle around the eye might have been hard to see in some cases.
  • 60 feet would be about 4-6 stories high, or the length of a bowling lane.
  • All of the main characters appear in this episode except Plankton.

Cultural references

  • SpongeBob uses Krust toothpaste, obviously a parody of Crest toothpaste.


  • When SpongeBob spilled mustard on Jack M. Crazyfish's shirt, the mustard was still there. After they were playing rock-paper-scissors, the mustard is gone.
  • When the screen shows a close up of the clam, it says KRYSTY KRAB and not KRUSTY KRAB. This error was also used in "Grandpappy the Pirate."
  • When SpongeBob tells his story to Sandy, in the prologue, SpongeBob doesn't wear a hat. But, when Jack M. Crazyfish is crying when his wig is falling, SpongeBob is wearing a Krusty Krab hat, but there is no anchor in that hat. When SpongeBob drinks the tears, he doesn't wear a hat.

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