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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.



The episode starts off with SpongeBob dreaming that he is a strong, muscular man who is trying to beat Jack M. Crazyfish at his own game to save the woman tied on the train lines (actually with a game of rock, paper, scissors). SpongeBob eventually jumps in from of the train but just as it is about to hit him he wakes up. Soon after, SpongeBob gives himself a black eye due to an attempt to open up the toothpaste cap. He lies to Patrick, Sandy and the Krusty Krab customers describing that he defeated an outlaw.
Blackened sponge
However, Crazyfish arrives at the Krusty Krab, which makes SpongeBob tell the truth and giving himself another black eye in the process, but Crazyfish just claims he just came to the Krusty Krabs because he heard SpongeBob makes good Krabby Patties. At the end, after accidentally throwing the food into Crazyfish's face, they play a game of rock, paper, scissors (because where Crazyfish comes from it's how they settle arguments).  Crazyfish then cheats in the game to win, as SpongeBob screams "NO!", ending the episode.



 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  ? - 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 - 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 [toothpaste cap flies everywhere]
  Editor's Falling Over (a) - Dick Stephen Walter [cap hits SpongeBob in the eye]
  Steel Link (e) - 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]
  Zelle 504 - Gerhard Trede [SpongeBob wearing sunglasses]
  Drama Link (d) - Hubert Clifford [Patrick appears]
  Steel Link (b) - 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 Link (a) - Jeremy Wakefield ["That is exactly what I mean, Patrick!"]
  Steel Licks - Jeremy Wakefield ["There goes a real hero."]
  Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr ["What the...?"]
  American Odyssey (a) - Graham D.H. Preskett [sea cow crossing]
  Steel Licks - 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!"]
  ? ["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]
  Hawaiian Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Adios!"]
  The Tip Top Polka/The Cliff Polka - Chelmsford Folk Band [exterior of Krusty Krab]
  The Mob - 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 - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob begins his story]
  Dr.Death - Trevor Bastow [wanton cry of distress]
  Steel Sting - Jeremy Wakefield [after SpongeBob's story]
  ? - Nicolas Carr ["Wait a second."]
  Dramatic Impact 1 - Ivor Slaney [Crazyfish enters Krusty Krab]
  Fates - Gregor F. Narholz ["Please don't skin me alive!"]
  Chase Cue 1 - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob showing how he got the black eye]
  Steel Link (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 ["NO!!!"]


  • 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 on 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.
  • In SpongeBob's bathroom when he turns muscular and tries to open the toothpaste, the bubbles by his hand stop moving for a moment.
  • While SpongeBob was getting his wrench to pry open his toothpaste, his feet squeaked, despite that he wasn't 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.
  • In SpongeBob's dream sequence the song "Galloping Gertie" can be heard. It can also be heard on Family Guy when a vaudeville team finishes an act and he says "Play me off, Johnny!"
  • 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 Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius.
  • It's strange how nobody realized he was lying especially because of the major discontinuity between his stories, you'd 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 is an episode where SpongeBob is shown to be extremely weaker than others are: MuscleBob BuffPants, Help Wanted, Employee of the Month, etc.
  • 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's 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 cannot be considered a bungalow.
  • This episode is somewhat similar to BlackJack.
  • This is the third time SpongeBob is show as muscular, although in MuscleBob BuffPants, the muscles are inflatable. The second time is 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.
  • 60 feet would be about 4-6 stories high.

Cultural References

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


  • 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 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.
  • When the screen shows a close up of the clam, it says KRYSTY KRAB and not KRUSTY KRAB.

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