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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
See all credits for this episode.
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 sees a commercial about buying Mr. Magic's magical magic kit and decides to order it, and he places the envelope into the mailbox.

Four to six weeks later, the mailman puts the magic kit in SpongeBob´s mailbox. Meanwhile Squidward is sunbathing and SpongeBob wants to do a card trick for him. While SpongeBob is busy reading the magic book, Squidward gets into a bus and tells the driver to take him anywhere far away from his house. Then Tom and his son drive by. The son is upset because he got pistachio ice cream, but his father can't understand why since that's the flavor he asked for. The ice cream cone is tossed out of the car and lands in Squidward´s chair. The ice cream melted into the shape of Squidward's head. 
Hocus pocus

SpongeBob stops reading the magic book, sees the ice cream cone and comes to the conclusion that he turned Squidward into that ice cream cone! At first he is delighted at the thought that he is a level ten magician, but after some unsuccessful attempts at changing "Squidward" back, he becomes worried. So he puts the "Squidward" cone in the freezer and puts a strawberry cone in too so he'll have company. Then Patrick arrives and while SpongeBob is explaining the situation, Patrick is eating the "Squidward" ice cream cone. Aghast, SpongeBob stops him and they go to see Mr. Magic (the maker of the magic set SpongeBob bought). SpongeBob follows a checker-tiled road to a magic castle and tells the floating fish head (fake Mr. Magic) what he did, and while Mr. Magic is making excuses about why he can't help him, Patrick discovers a fish talking through a microphone. The fish says he can't do magic and only made the kits to earn money. Then SpongeBob becomes hysterical over that he was a fake and Mr. Magic calls security and he and Patrick are thrown out. They return home where SpongeBob is again hysterical over what has just happened. In despair, SpongeBob starts to shout magic words and as he does, Squidward comes home and tosses the melted ice cream away. SpongeBob opens his eyes and, seeing Squidward standing there, believes he has successfully changed him back. He then asks to turn Squidward into something else. Squidward runs away and hops onto a fish's motorcycle. Patrick asks SpongeBob to turn him into a jar of mayonnaise so he can eat himself, 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]
  Chase Cue 1 - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob goes to the post office]
  Steel Licks (a) - Jeremy Wakefield [four to six weeks later...]
  Steel Licks - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob shoved into mailbox]
  Star Premiere - Sammy Burdson, John Charles Fiddy ["Here it is: Mr. Magic's Magical Magic Kit!"]
  Steel Sting (d) - 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 ["But I don't like pistachio!"]
  ? - 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 - 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!"]
  Tympup B - Sammy Burdson, John Charles Fiddy ["Hey, that's it!"]
  Hawaiian Sting - Nicolas Carr ["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?!"]
  ? - 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]
  ? - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob, Patrick kicked out]
  Hawaiian Breeze - Jon Jelmer [SpongeBob crying]
  SpongeBob Theme - Jeremy Wakefield, Sage Guyton ["Squidward, you're back!"]
  ? [motorcycle]
  ? - 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 advisor to the Russian crown who had claimed to be a magician.
  • 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.

Cultural References

  • There are 2 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.


  • 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, 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?
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