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Hide and Then What Happens?

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Episode Information
Season №: 7
Episode №: 147a
Airdate: August 9, 2010
Sister episode(s): "Shellback Shenanigans"
Writer(s): Aaron Springer
Dani Michaeli
Supervising Producer: Paul Tibbitt
Storyboard: Aaron Springer
Animation: Andrew Overtoom
Creative: Vincent Waller
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Previous: "Earworm"
Next: "Shellback Shenanigans"
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"Hide and Then What Happens?" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season seven. In this episode, SpongeBob and Patrick's game of hide and seek goes downhill after SpongeBob can't find Patrick anywhere.



SpongeBob says hello to Patrick. They blink at each other for a bit then SpongeBob decides that they should play hide and seek. However, Patrick doesn't know what hide and seek is, so SpongeBob tries to explain to him what hide and seek is, but fails. SpongeBob then does it in a sock puppet version but Patrick still doesn't know how to play. They then start the game anyways, but
Sandy in Hide and Then What Happens?-5

Sandy, do you know where Patrick is hiding?

Patrick quits before SpongeBob finishes counting, and goes to his home. SpongeBob then finishes counting and starts looking for Patrick. He looks for Patrick at Squidward's house, under the Krusty Krab sign, and at Mrs. Puff's Boating School. Then he goes to look for him at Sandy's house. Sandy catches SpongeBob looking for Patrick and she gives him a submarine to look for Patrick. SpongeBob then goes on an adventure in the submarine before running out of fuel in a stormy area. He begins walking and bumps into a sign, welcoming him to a cafe and gift shop called The End Of The World. He goes inside and asks the clerk if he's seen Patrick. The clerk points to a pink starfish and SpongeBob thinks it's Patrick. However, the pink starfish explains that he is Patrick Not-Star

and SpongeBob starts crying because Patrick won at hide and seek. However, Patrick Not-Star explains to SpongeBob that games are about having fun, so SpongeBob cheers up. SpongeBob then walks over to Patrick's rock and leaves him a note saying how he's good at Hide And Seek. At that moment, Patrick comes out of his rock and SpongeBob realizes he was under there the whole time. Patrick then reads the note and thanks SpongeBob. Patrick then tells SpongeBob he has another question and he asks SpongeBob "What's Hide And Seek?"



 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  SpongeBob History Song - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [title card]
  Hello Blues - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [opening]
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr ["What's hide-and-seek?"]
  Goofy Conversation - Gerhard Narholz, Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [SpongeBob's socks on his hands]
  Drowsy Reef - Jeremy Wakefield, Sage Guyton [Patrick cries]
  Lite Conversation - Gerhard Narholz [SpongeBob deciding where to hide]
  Cartoon Sting 3 - Gerhard Narholz [SpongeBob looking for Patrick]
  Steel Sting (b) - Jeremy Wakefield ["This is gonna be harder than I thought."]
  Buccaneers [#6] - Harry Bluestone [SpongeBob running toward Squidward]
  Steel Sting (Original Version) - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward sighs]
  Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr ["What the...?"]
  Dramatic Impact 5 - Ivor Slaney ["Head for the shelter!"]
  New School - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob pulling letters off the Krusty Krab sign]
  Achterhoek Dance (1) - Jan Rap [boating school]
  Sailor's Sting 3 - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr ["I'm trying to lift this boat."]
  Tension Bits - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Mrs. Puff lifts the boat]
  Steel Sting (g) - Jeremy Wakefield [Mrs. Puff panting]
  Steel Licks (Original Version) - Jeremy Wakefield [a burning tire rolls by]
  Apprehensive 2 - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [SpongeBob looking for Patrick at Sandy's house]
  Buccaneer Overture - David Arkenstone [submarine]
  ? - The End of the World Cafe and Gift Shop
  Nude Sting - Sammy Burdson, John Charles Fiddy [Patrick Not-Star]
  Steel Licks (d) - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob cries]
  Harp Ding - Nicolas Carr ["Hey, you're right!"]
  Puka A - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [ending]



  • Patrick is shown not to know how to play hide and seek, but in "Wormy," he already knows how. It's also possible it happened after Wormy because SpongeBob told him they played it dozens of times and he still didn't know what it was. They also played Hide and Seek in "Buried in Time."
  • Patrick was able to show Rrarrg how to play hide and seek in "The Monster Who Came to Bikini Bottom." This must take place before that episode. 
  • SpongeBob is seen taking the letters off the Krusty Krab, but in "Krusty Krab Training Video," Mr. Krabs is seen painting the letters.
  • Some airings have this episode paired with "Tunnel of Glove."
  • During the opening theme song, this is the first episode where the new Nickelodeon logo is seen with the show's logo.
  • When SpongeBob picks up a pink cone-shaped piece of coral from the ground, thinking it's Patrick's head, it's an allusion to the episode, "Patrick SmartPants."
  • This episode was included along with "Shellback Shenanigans" as special features on the "SpongeBob's Runaway Roadtrip," DVD even though the episodes are not from the same season as the other episodes on that are the DVD.


  • It would be impossible for the submarine's windshield to be unscathed after smashing through Sandy's dome due to them supposedly both being made of the same polyurethane material.
  • The submarine could not have moved while in the treedome as there was no water in it.
  • When SpongeBob is looking around and sees Patrick's house, neither Squidward's nor SpongeBob's house is shown.

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