SpongeBob SquarePants


on ESB
Add New Page
Comments47 Share
Arrow Left
Arrow Right
Episode Information [edit]
Season №: 2
Episode №: 29b
Airdate: March 5, 2001
Running time: 11 minutes
Sister episode(s): "Survival of the Idiots"
Writer(s): Paul Tibbitt
Walt Dohrn
Merriwether Williams
Storyboard Artist(s): Caleb Meurer
Main: Paul Tibbitt
Walt Dohrn
Storyboard: Carson Kugler
Animation: Andrew Overtoom
Creative: Derek Drymon
See all credits for this episode.
Previous: "Survival of the Idiots"
Next: "No Free Rides"
List of episodes

"Dumped" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season two. In this episode, SpongeBob is jealous that Gary wants to spend time with Patrick.



SpongeBob introduces Gary to Patrick by playing tag, and they then decide to have a sleepover together. The next morning, Gary apparently does not want to leave Patrick, who concludes that Gary wants to be with him and claims him as his own pet. SpongeBob refuses to believe this, but when Gary is left with the choice of who to be his owner, Gary chooses Patrick. SpongeBob is heartbroken, and out of jealousy, he attempts to find a new pet to show to Gary that he does not need him.

At first, he gets Rex, a worm. SpongeBob goes up to Patrick and Gary (who do not appear to know he is there) and after introducing Rex starts listing all the reasons why worms are better than snails. Rex, however, immediately abandons him and leaves on a bus. Next, he gets Lary, a wild snail. SpongeBob tells Lary that Gary will not be mentioned in the house, and uses Gary's bowl for Lary (with the G crossed out). Lary, however, acts viciously hostile toward him and is presumably kicked out.

Later, Patrick and Gary come to SpongeBob's house to do his laundry, resulting in the former and latter getting into an argument. While this happens, Gary crawls into the washing machine after Patrick's pants. SpongeBob and Patrick inspect this, and Patrick initially thinks that Gary only liked him because of his pants. SpongeBob, however, realizes that Gary just wanted the cookie in Patrick's pocket. As SpongeBob and Gary, now reunited, go outside for a walk, a heartbroken and defeated Patrick stares after them and shouts, "Gary? I thought what we had was special!"



 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Daytime Drama 59/29 - Geoff Bastow [title card]
  Nostalgic Hawaii - Jan Rap [opening]
  On the Beach - Kapono Beamer [Gary is attracted to Patrick]
  ? - Nicolas Carr ["Gary?"]
  On the Beach - Kapono Beamer [Patrick brushing his teeth]
  Moloka'i Nui (a) - Kapono Beamer [the next day]
  Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob confused]
  Harp Ding - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob gets an idea]
  Cold Fear - Dick Stephen Walter ["I closed the window on my head!"]
  Seaweed - Steve Belfer ["Gary, you stop this foolishness right now."]
  Daytime Drama 59/29 - Geoff Bastow [Gary stays with Patrick]
  Me for You - George Callert [SpongeBob's pet worm]
  Tomfoolery - David Snell [Larry the snail]
  Paradise Isle - Jan Rap [SpongeBob misses Gary]
  Torn Apart - Mike Sunderland [laundry]
  Daytime Drama 59/29 - Geoff Bastow [SpongeBob begs Gary to come back]
  Daytime Drama [#12] - Geoff Bastow ["I'm sorry, SpongeBob, but Gary's with me now."]
  Melancholy Tears - Mike Sunderland ["Face it, SpongeBob, you're only hurting yourself."]
  Sunny Samoa - Jan Rap [Gary just wanted the cookie in Patrick's pocket]
  Daytime Drama [#13] - Geoff Bastow [ending]



  • As of June 11, 2016, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB) gives this episode a rating of 8.8/10 based on 237 ratings by users.[1] users give this episode a 8.9/10 based on 163 votes.[2]
  • "Survival of the Idiots" was ranked #34 during the Best Day Ever event on November 9–10, 2006.


  • This is the first time SpongeBob says "Gary the snail!" to Gary in the series.
  • When the camera zooms in on SpongeBob thinking, Patrick is saying "Blah, Blah, Blah" in the background. When the camera zooms out Patrick is speaking normally again, but when SpongeBob leaves Patrick's rock, he says "Blah, Blah, Blah" again.
  • This is the second episode to show Patrick as the main antagonist, the first time was in "Big Pink Loser."
  • This is the second time Spongebob wears the Green Robe. The first time where he wears the Green Robe was "Jellyfish Jam."
  • SpongeBob, in a throwaway joke, reveals that he has another pet snail, "Jerry," a photo-realistic land snail.
  • This is the second time Gary the Snail stays with Patrick. The first was in "Home Sweet Pineapple."
  • SpongeBob reminds Gary that he took care of him when his eyeballs were sore. Closed-captions alternate between "sore" and "tore" in different airings.
  • A smaller version of SpongeBob's wringer can be seen when Patrick is placing his basket of clothes on the table.
  • In the beginning, SpongeBob is playing tag with Gary. When he runs up his house, an extra window is seen next to the upstairs window. The extra window reappears at the beginning of the scene where SpongeBob introduces Rex.
  • Rex, SpongeBob's pet worm leaves on a bus. In early airings, this bus had obvious jellyfishers on it. If it stayed this way permanently, then it would make this the final episode to feature a bus full of jellyfishers.
  • Lary made an appearance in "Lights, Camera, Pants!" as Sneaky Hermit's pet.
  • The face SpongeBob makes when he says "Who's a good boy?!" to Rex can be seen on various SpongeBob licensed products, including the newer packages of Kraft SpongeBob SquarePants Macaroni and Cheese. It is accompanied by the slogan, "grin and square it!"
  • Rex is similar to Mr. Krabs' pet, Mr. Doodles.
  • This is the first episode in which Gary leaves SpongeBob. The second was "Have You Seen This Snail?"
  • The scene of SpongeBob's wide, sad eyes has been featured in SpongeBob Bootleg Tape creepypasta, with no mouth and bloodshot eyes.
  • This is the first appearance of SpongeBob's laundry room. It later appears in "To SquarePants or Not to SquarePants." However, it looks different in that episode than in this episode.
  • This is the second time where Squidward Tentacles does not appear in both segments.
  • On the Tide And Seek DVD, there is additional music playing when SpongeBob first welcomes Lary into his home.


Dumped 10

Green Sleeve

  • When SpongeBob carries Gary away from Patrick, it zooms in on Gary, and his sleeve is green instead of white.
    • Gary's spots are also larger than usual in that scene.
  • When SpongeBob gets Larry, he states that Gary's name "will not be mentioned in this household." The next morning, SpongeBob mentions Gary's name.
  • When SpongeBob's alarm goes off, he does not press the button to make it stop, the alarm magically stops by itself.
  • At dinner time, SpongeBob gives Lary the Snail a food bowl that clearly spells his name with one R. However, in the credits, Lary's name is mistakenly spelled as "Larry" with two R's instead of one.


Wikipedia logo This page uses content from Wikipedia (originalauthors). Both Encyclopedia SpongeBobia and Wikipedia are licensed under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported license.

Start a Discussion Discussions about Dumped

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.