"Growth Spout" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season seven. In this episode, Pearl goes through her growth spout.



Mr. Krabs is about to brush his teeth, when suddenly a gray cork is pushed in his bathroom wall and the toothpaste cap falls off of the sink. Pearl calls for help, and when Mr. Krabs goes upstairs, he can see her growing rapidly. Pearl needs food because she is, as it seems, going through a growth spurt. He finds the fridge, brings it upstairs, and Pearl eats the entire fridge, but it isn't enough.

After Pearl threatens to eat Mr. Krabs' money, Krabs then sneaks into Mrs. Puff's vegetable garden and steals all of her peanut worms, thinking they are peanuts, to feed Pearl, but realizes they are not peanuts when they start spitting up on him. Mr. Krabs tries to escape but Mrs. Puff hits the fence piece Mr. Krabs is on with a crowbar, sending Mr. Krabs flying away from her.

He then looks in Patrick's house for food and finds nothing but inedible food made out of sand. It then crumples. Mr. Krabs finds Patrick sleeping in his cereal bowl and steals it. After feeding it to Pearl, she still wants more food.

Mr. Krabs then goes into
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Squidward's house, steals all of his food, and feeds it to Pearl, but she still yells for more.

He goes to SpongeBob's house and is about to get some food when SpongeBob notices. Squidward then comes in and explains that Mr. Krabs is a food thief. He is about to call the cops until Mr. Krabs gives him his gold tooth and Squidward walks out of the house.

Mr. Krabs cries and tells SpongeBob that he wants to feed his daughter.

Later, at the Krusty Krab, SpongeBob makes a Krabby Patty that tastes like a million. Pearl stops growing and SpongeBob tells Mr. Krabs that love was the secret ingredient. Mr. Krabs laughs and then stops soon realizing that SpongeBob was right.



 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  The Twin Sisters - Chelmsford Folk Band [Title card.]
  My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean - Nicolas Carr [The opening.]
  ? [Mr. Krabs smells his breath.]
  Steel Sting - Jeremy Wakefield ["Blarney stone, that's a horrible reek!"]
  My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean - Nicolas Carr [Mr. Krabs brushes his teeth.]
  ? [Something crashes through the wall.]
  Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr [Mr. Krabs stops]
  Goofy Conversation - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["That's strange."]
  Dramatic Cue (e) - Ronald Hanmer [Pearl yelling.]
  King of the Giants (d) - John Fox, Otto Sieben [Pearl growing.]
  Goofy Conversation - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Pearl eats the whole refrigerator.]
  ? [rimshot]
  Goofy Conversation -  Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["I searched the entire house."]
  Mission Improbable - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Mr. Krabs looking for food.]
  Sword Fight - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [Peanut worms spitting at Mr. Krabs.]
  What? - Sven Perner ["Who's there?"]
  Sponge Monger - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Mr. Krabs runs to Patrick's rock]
  Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr [Mr. Krabs opens Patrick's refrigerator.]
  Harp Ding - Nicolas Carr ["Jackpot!"]
  Cartoon Sting 2 - Mr. Krabs only finds food made of sand.
  Synopsis - Frank Harlow ["There, there, my darling."]
  Lovely Scenery (c) - Mladen Franko ["We'll make sure he never walks again!"]
  Bikini Bottom Police - Nicolas Carr [cops]
  Sponge Monger - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Mr. Krabs runs by]
  Slinky Panther Pants - Nicolas Carr [Mr. Krabs takes all of Squidward's food.]
  Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr [Cop notices Mr. Krabs.]
  The Pollywog Strut - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["What's with the sack?"]
  Police Car - Sam Spence [Police siren goes off.]
  The Drunken Sailor - Mr. Krabs is dropped off at his house.
  King of the Giants (c) - John Fox, Otto Sieben [Mr. Krabs feeds Pearl]
  Terror - Alan Braden ["More!"]
  Steel Licks (b) - Jeremy Wakefield ["I was afraid you were gonna say that."]
  The Drunken Sailor - Mr. Krabs climbs a hill.
  Parting of the Clouds - Nicolas Carr [Mr. Krabs sees SpongeBob's house.]
  Drama Link (f) - Hubert Clifford ["I wasn't stealing food!"]
  Fates [#61] - Gregor F. Narholz ["SpongeBob, I'm sorry! I had no other choice!"]
  Steel Licks (a) - Jeremy Wakefield ["Just give me one minute to change."]
  Steel Licks - Jeremy Wakefield ["Good idea, SpongeBob."]
  Comic Walk - Sidney Torch [Squidward enters.]
  Steel Licks (d) - Jeremy Wakefield [Mr. Krabs cries.]
  Hello Sailor (b) - Richard Myhill [SpongeBob suggests taking Pearl to the Krusty Krab.]
  Dirgey - Nicolas Carr, Steve Marston [Pearl moaning.]
  Nude Sting - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob feeds Pearl a Krabby Patty.]
  Wahini Wobble - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [The ending.]



  • As of August 19, 2016, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB) gives this episode a rating of 5/10 based on 123 ratings by users.[1] users give this episode a rating of 7.2/10 based on 146 votes.[2]


  • At the beginning, Mr. Krabs says "growth spout," but at the end, when he is talking to SpongeBob, he says "growth spurt," like it should be said.
  • There are 16 whales on the title card.
  • This is the fourth episode in which Squidward's house comes to life. The first is "The Secret Box," the second is "Good Neighbors," and the third is "Funny Pants."
  • As seen in "Bossy Boots" and "Whale of a Birthday," Pearl actually hates Krabby Patties, but in this episode, she willingly eats one. It is likely that this episode takes place after those two.
  • This episode had a rerun with "Gullible Pants."
  • SpongeBob only appears in the final two scenes of this episode, making it his fifth-shortest span of screentime in an episode, following "Rise and Shine," "New Leaf," "Plankton's Army," and "Mall Girl Pearl."
  • This is the second episode where a character has been able to sense that something is going on in real life while they are sleeping (in this case, it is Mrs. Puff while Mr. Krabs loots her vegetable garden). The first is Mr. Krabs in "Krabs à la Mode" when Plankton touches the Krusty Krab thermostat.
  • This episode takes place in October because of Officer John saying to Mr. Krabs, who claims that he is practicing to be Santa Claus, "Be seeing you in a couple of months."
    • This also means that this episode takes place after "Christmas Who?" because they know who Santa is.
  • This episode marks the first time that the APM track Terror plays.
  • This episode marks the last time that The Twin Sisters plays.

Cultural references


  • When Mr. Krabs runs in front of the policeman, their vehicle has only three tires instead of four.
  • When Mr. Krabs spots SpongeBob's pineapple, Squidward's and Patrick's houses are absent from the scene.
  • In the beginning, Pearl's fin grows. However, when a full-bodied version of her is seen, she is normal before the growth spout happens.
  • Pearl's feet grow up at the start of the episode. However, she is seen wearing her boots at the Krusty Krab.
  • When Mr. Krabs says "I'm coming, princess!" when he runs out the door, Pearl's fin leaves the bathroom.
  • When the police leave Mrs. Puff's house, the peanut worms are gone.