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Hocus Pocus
Season №: 4
Episode №: 76b
Airdate: January 15, 2007
Sister episode(s): "The Thing"
Writer(s): Casey Alexander
Chris Mitchell
Steven Banks
Supervising Producer: Paul Tibbitt
Storyboard: Casey Alexander
Chris Mitchell
Animation: Alan Smart
Technical: Vincent Waller
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Previous: "The Thing"
Next: "Driven to Tears"
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"Hocus Pocus" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season four. In this episode, SpongeBob thinks he turned Squidward into an ice cream cone.



SpongeBob is preparing popcorn for himself and Gary. The popcorn flies into his living room, and he settles down to watch television, when a commercial comes on for a magic kit, which SpongeBob decides to order.

Four to six weeks later, SpongeBob receives the kit in the mail and decides to show Squidward his skills in the magical arts. He tries to demonstrate a card trick to Squidward, but Squidward heads out of town on a bus passing by. Meanwhile, a boat passing by hits a crack and a kid's pistachio ice cream flies onto Squidward's chair. Because of this, SpongeBob thinks he has turned Squidward into the ice cream, and promises him that he will still be able to live a normal life.

Some time later, at Goo Lagoon, SpongeBob notices 'Squidward' is melting, so he rushes him home and puts him in the freezer. Patrick shows up, and SpongeBob explains what has happened to him. Patrick attempts to eat 'Squidward', but the ice cream cone melts. Just then, SpongeBob realizes that Mr. Magic can help them, so him and Patrick pay him a visit. The floating fish head tells them that he cannot help SpongeBob, and Patrick notices a leg sticking out from behind a curtain. Behind the curtain, a fish is talking into a microphone, and saying exactly what Mr. Magic is saying. The fish claims he is technically Mr. Magic, but he cannot help SpongeBob. SpongeBob is angry because of this, and exclaims loudly that his faith in the magical arts is ruined, before Mr. Magic gets security to kick him and Patrick out.

Back in the neighborhood, SpongeBob is still grieving, when Squidward shows up, making SpongeBob believe he really is magic. Squidward then runs away, yet again. Patrick asks SpongeBob to turn him into a jar of mayonnaise, SpongeBob does so, and amazingly, it works!


Deleted Scene

The original ending of this episode had SpongeBob and Patrick brutally assaulting Mr. Magic and Squidward shows up to stop them. This was deleted due to an extreme level of violence. This scene was never made nor was it aired on television.


 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Happy Sponge Chase Vibes - Nicolas Carr [title card]
  You're Nice - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob making popcorn]
  The Two Ronnies - Alan Stanley Tew [TV show]
  Fly by Night - Montague Ewing [Mr. Magic commercial]
  Grass Skirt Chase - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob goes to the post office]
  Steel Licks (a) - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob shoved into mailbox]
  Star Premiere - Sammy Burdson, John Charles Fiddy ["Here it is: Mr. Magic's Magical Magic Kit!"]
  Steel Sting (h) - Jeremy Wakefield ["Look at all this!"]
  Whisky Sour - Robert Mersey [plays on radio]
  Seaweed - Steve Belfer [SpongeBob's card trick]
  Hey Buddy - Nino Nardini [SpongeBob juggling]
  Slippery Sid - Roger Roger ["I don't like pistachio!"]
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr [ice cream cone lands on Squidward's chair]
  Dramatic Cue (e) - Ronald Hanmer ["My simple card trick has turned you into an ice cream cone!"]
  Circus Flourish C - Daniel Janin ["I am a level ten wizard!"]
  Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Presto!"]
  Steel Sting (Original Version) - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob gasps]
  Drama Link (e) - Hubert Clifford [SpongeBob trying to change Squidward back]
  Steel Licks (d) - Jeremy Wakefield ["Oh, I am so sorry, Squidward."]
  Hula Festival - George Elliott [SpongeBob and "Squidward" at the movies]
  Rescue - Cecil Milner [ice cream starting to melt]
  Trombone Cha Cha - Don Lusher ["Hey, Squidward, I got something for ya."]
  Toy Soldiers - Ron Aspery ["I promise to stand by as an eternal guard over my buddy."]
  Steel Licks (d) - Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick appears]
  Dramatic Cue (d) - Ronald Hanmer [Patrick licking the ice cream cone]
  Wooden Bear - Gil Flat, Tony Tape, Florian Voelxen [ice cream melts]
  Dramatic Cue (h) - Ronald Hanmer [SpongeBob screams]
  Dramatic Cue (f) - Ronald Hanmer ["Patrick, Squidward has melted!"]
  Nude Sting - Sammy Burdson, John Charles Fiddy ["Hey, that's it!"]
  Harp Ding - Nicolas Carr [Mr. Magic's address]
  Fairies (a) - John Fox, Otto Sieben [brown tile road]
  The Quest (a) - Will Schaefer ["ENTER!"]
  The Haunted Castle - Paddy Kingsland ["Who dares to see Mr. Magic?!"]
  Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr [melted ice cream in jar]
  Furtive Footsteps - Paddy Kingsland ["Have you ever thought of a different hobby?"]
  Goofy Conversation - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Mr. Magic's a fake]
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob, Patrick kicked out]
  Hawaiian Breeze - Jon Jelmer [SpongeBob crying]
  SpongeBob Theme (Version 2) - Jeremy Wakefield, Sage Guyton ["Squidward, you're back!"]
  Born to the Dumb - motorcycle
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr [ending]



  • 4 to 6 weeks later
  • When SpongeBob opens the box with the magic supplies, he takes out the beard and exclaims, "Beard of Rasputin" This is a reference to Grigori Rasputin, the adviser to the Russian crown who had claimed to be a magician.
  • This marks the first appearance of Mr. Magic and the Bikini Bottom Post Office.
  • This episode is probably set before "InSPONGEiac" because at the end of this episode, SpongeBob says that his faith in the magical arts has been ruined, and in "InSPONGEiac," Patrick tries to send SpongeBob to sleep by using magic, and SpongeBob does not believe it can work and tells Patrick to 'get serious'.
  • It is revealed the short blue fish with a red swimming suit's name is Charlie.
  • In Brazil, this episode is called "Conversa Fiada," meaning "Idle Talk." Perhaps one of the names that is more differentiated of the English name.
  • The things that SpongeBob get from the Mr. Magic's magical magic kit is the book of spells, wand of whimsy, beard of Rasputin and all important license to practice magic.
  • This episode premiered on Andrea Martin's 60th birthday and five years after SuperSponge was released in Australia.

Cultural references

  • There are two references to The Wizard of Oz:
    • When Horace B. Magic says "Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain."
    • The Brown Tile Road is a parody of the Yellow Brick Road.
  • When SpongeBob was popping popcorn, the popcorn is a reference to Jiffy Pop and other stove cooked popcorn.
  • This is named after the 1993 movie of the same title.


  • When the "tough fish" slid on the pistachio, SpongeBob got it and put the pistachio back together to get the foot trail away. In the following scene, the pistachio still has the foot trail.
  • When SpongeBob put the pink ice cream in with the pistachio ice cream, you can see it has a foot trail to the right, but when Patrick takes it out, it goes to the left.
  • When Patrick finds the curtain leading to Horace, there is a piece of wood sticking out through the curtain that leads Patrick to open the curtain. However, once the curtain is opened, the elongated piece of wood disappears.
  • When SpongeBob checks out the Magic Kit, his socks are missing.
  • When Squidward the bus arrived at the bus stop the first time, Dennis walked out. Why would anyone get off of the bus if it was just SpongeBob, Patrick, and Squidward's Houses?
  • When SpongeBob is about to turn Squidward to ice cream, Patrick's cheeks are far out from his mouth. 
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