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"Fungus Among Us"

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General
Season №: 5
Episode №: 83c
Airdate: September 29, 2007
Sister episode(s): "Rise and Shine"
"Waiting"
Credits
Writer(s): Casey Alexander
Zeus Cervas
Richard Pursel
Supervising Producer: Paul Tibbitt
Storyboard: Casey Alexander
Zeus Cervas
Animation: Tom Yasumi
Technical: Vincent Waller
See all credits for this episode.
Chronology
Previous: "Waiting"
Next: "Spy Buddies"
List of episodes

"Fungus Among Us" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season five. In this episode, SpongeBob spreads an itchy fungus around Bikini Bottom.

Characters

Synopsis

SpongeBob is asleep, and Gary has no food, so Gary wakes up SpongeBob. SpongeBob attempts to feed Gary, but the food is disgusting to Gary. Instead, Gary would rather eat some contagious sea fungus on the floor, which SpongeBob considers rude. SpongeBob tries to clean up the ick, but gets it on himself. He tries to clean it off, but it only spreads. He also tries not to scratch it because it is itchy, yet he still itches. At the Krusty Krab, he flicks off some contagious sea fungus on his nose, but it grows on the wall and grows back and bigger on him. He tries scraping it off his arm into the trash, but the same thing happens. Squidward sees SpongeBob in his state and calls the SWAT team. When the team is carrying SpongeBob away in a cage, some contagious sea fungus flies off of him and lands on Squidward's head. After Squidward itches it, when giving a Krabby Patty to Old Man Jenkins, it gets onto him. Meanwhile, the SWAT team has SpongeBob quarantined in his house with a bubble around him with the contagious sea fungus having taken a turn for the worse. Patrick comes in and pops SpongeBob's bubble, but blows another one around SpongeBob. Back at the Krusty Krab, the contagious sea fungus is spreading like crazy! It is all over the food, and the customers get infected. SpongeBob arrives in his bubble, having taken another turn for the worse. The health inspector snaps at Mr. Krabs for thinking everyone was healthy, and everyone prepares to attack SpongeBob for spreading the contagious sea fungus. SpongeBob cries icky tears that get on everybody in the Krusty Krab when the bubble pops. Gary then arrives licking the contagious sea fungus off of Mr. Krabs. The episode ends with Gary "de-icking" the Bikini Bottomites for $5.00 to Mr. Krabs' profit.

Production

Music

 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Happy Sponge Chase Vibes - Nicolas Carr [title card]
  Koleh Koleh - Coy Pereira [opening]
  ? [drum roll]
  ? [organic snail food]
  Steel Sting (c) - Jeremy Wakefield ["Oh, company!"]
  Goofy Conversation - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [green fungus on SpongeBob's head]
  Housewives Choice - Harry Bluestone [SpongeBob taking a shower]
  The Jitters - Raymond C. Jones ["ITCH!!!"]
  The Tip Top Polka/The Cliff Polka - Chelmsford Folk Band [at the Krusty Krab]
  Graveyard - Johnny Pearson [fungus grows on SpongeBob's arms]
  The Tip Top Polka/The Cliff Polka - Chelmsford Folk Band [SpongeBob puts on rubber gloves]
  Drama Link (d) - Hubert Clifford [SpongeBob itching]
  Tomfoolery - David Snell ["Oh, hi, Squidward."]
  Drama Link (f) - Hubert Clifford [Squidward screams]
  Dramatic Cue (e) - Ronald Hanmer ["Help me..."]
  Command Post 1 - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [Squidward calls SWAT team]
  The Escape - John Scott [SpongeBob put in a cage]
  House of Horror - W. Merrick Farran [Squidward gets infected]
  Keel Row - Brian Peters ["Here's your change, sir."]
  Orchestrated Devices C - Raymond C. Jones ["What was that?"]
  Twilight Zone - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [SpongeBob in a protective bubble]
  Lonely Stranger - Laurie Johnson [SpongeBob breathing heavily]
  Gator - Steve Belfer [Patrick enters]
  Zelle 504 - Gerhard Trede [Patrick blows another bubble]
  Hawaiian Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Patrick, you're a genius!"]
  The Rake Hornpipe - Robert Alexander White [Squidward spreads fungus to customers]
  Wild Eyes - Ronald Hanmer [Squidward screams]
  The Dreadnought Tea Clipper (b) - Tim Laycock, Robert Alexander White ["What's all the commotion about?"]
  Death of the Alien 1 - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [SpongeBob returns]
  Rescue - Cecil Milner [everyone attacks SpongeBob]
  Hawaiian Sting 7 - Kapono Beamer [Gary slithers into dumpster]
  Dramatic Impact 6 - Ivor Slaney [SpongeBob's bubble bursts]
  Chief Taravana - Kapono Beamer [Gary eating fungus]
  Hawaiian Pussycat - George de Fretes [ending]

Reception

  • This is considered one of the worst episodes because of how disgusting the fungus was. On PIEGUYRULZ's video of "Every Season 5 episode reviewed, he called this the most appropriate episode to call it "ScumBob."

Release

Trivia

Timeline
Timecards
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  • The title card background is similar to "Sandy's Rocket," but it has a blue background instead of a red background.
  • There are many different health inspectors as seen in "Nasty Patty," this episode, and "The Krabby Kronicle."
  • The Ick is acctually a real disease that effects fish.

Cultural References

  • This episode's title comes from "Fungus Amongus," which is the 1995 debut album of the band Incubus.
  • The way SpongeBob's house is covered in plastic is similar to E.T.

Errors

  • Gary appears in the Bubble when SpongeBob and Patrick are in SpongeBob's House but when they are in the Krusty Krab, Gary also appears there.

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