SpongeBob SquarePants

Choir Boys

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Episode Information
Season №: 6
Episode №: 112b
Airdate: March 20, 2009
Sister episode(s): "Porous Pockets"
Writer(s): Aaron Springer
Richard Pursel
Supervising Producer: Paul Tibbitt
Storyboard: Aaron Springer
Animation: Andrew Overtoom
Creative: Vincent Waller
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Previous: "Porous Pockets"
Next: "Krusty Krushers"
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"Choir Boys" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season six. In this episode, SpongeBob wants to join the choir that Squidward participates in.



Squidward takes a shower and gets dressed, and prepares to audition for open chair at the Bikini Bottom Men's Chorus. When he steps outside, SpongeBob is lying on the ground, depressed. SpongeBob tells him that the reason he is so sad is that Patrick is out of town for a family reunion, and he needs someone to play with and something to do until Patrick gets back. SpongeBob asks Squidward where he is going, and asks Squidward if he can come with him. Squidward says no. SpongeBob tries to show Squidward he can sing, but Squidward rides off, leaving him in the dust. SpongeBob digs a pothole, and when Squidward falls into it, he tumbles into Jellyfish Fields, where a swarm of jellyfish surround and sting him as SpongeBob takes advantage of his "captive audience". Later, Squidward is back to riding his recumbent bicycle. When he sees he is almost late, he takes a detour through grass, where he is stopped by SpongeBob, who is dressed as a policeman. He gives Squidward a ticket for "reckless frowning" and not listening to him sing. Squidward rips off his moustache, yells at him, ties him to coral with some kelp, and rides off. When Squidward sings "figaro", SpongeBob also sings, generating soundwaves which cause the kelp to fall apart and attract jellyfish, which carry him away.
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♪Figaro! Figaro, Figaro, Fi-ga-ro!♪

Meanwhile, Squidward arrives in time and takes his place. After spending a considerable amount of time clearing his throat, the music begins and he sings along, quite poorly. SpongeBob, carried by jellyfish, comes in, singing. The people find his voice beautiful and give him the open chair, as well as a moustache which he wears. SpongeBob accepts, but only if they find a spot for his "inspiration and great friend", Squidward. They agree. During the concert, SpongeBob sings. Squidward is in charge of turning the pages of his songbook, which he does with a bitter look on his face.



 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Hawaiian Trax - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [title card]
  The Barber of Seville: Largo al Factotum - Gioacchino A. Rossini [opening]
  Wooden Bear - Gil Flat, Tony Tape, Florian Voelxen [Squidward gets out of the shower]
  The Barber of Seville: Largo al Factotum - Gioacchino A. Rossini [photo of Bikini Bottom Men's Choir]
  Steel Link (b) - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward goes outside]
  Cartoon Sting 1 - Gerhard Narholz [SpongeBob lying on the ground]
  Hawaiian Breeze - Jon Jelmer ["My playmate Patrick is away at a family reunion."]
  Cartoon Sting 1 - Gerhard Narholz ["Well, I've got no time for the likes of you."]
  Comic Walk - Nicolas Carr ["Wow!"]
  Steel Sting (a) - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward riding bike]
  ? - Nicolas Carr [Squidward laughs/SpongeBob thinks for a second]
  Gator - Steve Belfer [SpongeBob riding unicycle]
  Steel Licks (a) - Jeremy Wakefield [giant pothole]
  Comic Capers B - Charlie Brissette, Norman Mamey [Squidward lands in Jellyfish Fields]
  Seaweed - Steve Belfer ["What a lucky break!"]
  Steel Licks (b) - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward stung by jellyfish]
  Chase Cue 1 - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["I'm almost late for choir practice!"]
  Dramatic Cue (e) - Ronald Hanmer [SpongeBob as a cop]
  The Mob - Sam Spence [SpongeBob writes Squidward a ticket]
  O Solo Mio Mandolin - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob starts to sing]
  Dramatic Impact 6 - Ivor Slaney [Squidward pulls off SpongeBob's mustache]
  Steel Licks (a) - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward ties SpongeBob to a tree]
  Steel Licks - Jeremy Wakefield [plays after]
  Hawaiian Link (b) - Richard Myhill [Squidward rides off]
  ? [SpongeBob sings]
  ? [choir practice]
  ? [SpongeBob arrives]
  Le Prophete - Coronation March - Giacomo Meyerbeer [everyone cheers]
  Magic Potion 1 - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["A mustache... for me?!"]
  Magic Potion 2 - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["Squidward, look!"]
  Steel Sting - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward sighs]
  ? [Jeopardy-style music]
  ? [" inspiration and great friend, Squidward."]
  ? [ending]



  • The episode is considered one of the worst due to SpongeBob's behavior to Squidward.
  • many people also consider the treatment of Squidward in this episode to be worse than Boating Buddies.


  • Gramma from "Have You Seen This Snail?," plays the piano in this episode. She also appears in "Boating Buddies."
  • Gramma has SpongeBob's voice.
  • When SpongeBob starts to sing the jellyfish come and are very happy and help SpongeBob get out of the kelp Squidward tied around SpongeBob.
  • When this first aired, it paired with "Komputer Overload."
  • SpongeBob says that Patrick went to his family for a reunion.
  • This episode aired in Germany on March 14th. six days before its airdate in the US on March 20th.
  • The second time the talking toilet appears. The first time was "House Fancy."
  • When Squidward's toilet is disappointed, the toilet paper says Squidward "didn't use me yesterday either". This can mean one of three things: Squidward did not go to the bathroom yesterday, that he did not wipe yesterday, or he did not poop yesterday.
  • In this episode and many others, it appears that SpongeBob sings well. However, in the episode "Model Sponge," he sings rather badly.

Cultural References

  • When SpongeBob is singing "Figaro", it is a reference to Adam Sandler's Opera Man on SNL.
  • The song when SpongeBob thinks is similar to Jeopardy's think cue.
  • the plot is very similar to the ICarly episode "Imeet Fred"


  • When SpongeBob is singing at the end of the episode, we see that Squidward has to turn the page for SpongeBob, but he turns the page in the wrong direction.
  • When SpongeBob finished singing, Squidward was behind SpongeBob. When SpongeBob is talking to the people about singing in the choir, Squidward is off to the side.
  • When Squidward went through the seaweed forest, his stings disappear.
  • When Squidward ties SpongeBob to a tree, you see his mouth is covered, but in the next scene, his mouth was somehow freed from the seaweed.

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