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I'm Your Biggest Fanatic
Season №: 2
Episode №: 30b
Airdate: March 7, 2001
Running time: 11 minutes
Sister episode(s): "No Free Rides"
Writer(s): Jay Lender
William Reiss
Doug Lawrence
Storyboard Artist(s): William Reiss
Storyboard: Jay Lender
Animation: Sean Dempsey
Creative: Derek Drymon
See all credits for this episode.
Previous: "No Free Rides"
Next: "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III"
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"I'm Your Biggest Fanatic" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season two. In this episode, SpongeBob attempts to join the Jellyspotters.



SpongeBob and Patrick are enjoying the Biannual Jellyfish Convention. Patrick touches every display in sight (such as the sting on Dr. Manowars' face caused by Big Lenny), much to the dismay of the security guard. SpongeBob spots the "Jelly Spotters," the world's premiere jellyfish enthusiast club, whose membership consists entirely of Anchovies, except for their leader Kevin the Sea Cucumber. SpongeBob continuously tries to get Kevin's attention, and Kevin tells him to do things that could seriously harm him (such as punching his face with a glove and jumping off a building), which he actually does. Realizing that he'll do anything for him, he asks SpongeBob if he wants to join the Jelly Spotters, to which he excitedly says yes. Kevin tells him that he must first pass a "rigorous test," intending to get him hurt.

Kevin's first test for SpongeBob is to catch a jellyfish, which immediately flies into SpongeBob's net. Kevin smacks it out, and it stings him. He says to catch two jellyfish, and two jellyfish fly into SpongeBob's net. Kevin then says 20 jellyfish, and then 18 jellyfish fly into SpongeBob's net. Angry, Kevin kicks the net, making all the jellyfish sting him. Kevin continues to give SpongeBob many more "tests," all of which he passes effortlessly, with Kevin getting stung each time as a result. Eventually, Kevin is covered in stings and extremely frustrated that SpongeBob is passing everything with ease and that he is getting stung and SpongeBob is not hurt at all. He tells him that the final test is to catch a Queen Jellyfish. Then he ties him to a post, gives him a whistle that produces a "Queen Jellyfish call," which produces the sound "loser," and leaves him there.

Hey Look it's Kevin!

Hey look, everybody! Kevin's back! We love you Kevin!

SpongeBob is very tired and prepared to give up. He tries to tell Kevin that the call isn't working, but finds that he is gone. Suddenly, a Queen Jellyfish appears above SpongeBob and begins chasing him. Eventually, the queen corners him at the edge of a cliff, where it is revealed that it is a robot controlled by Kevin and the anchovies, who reveals his true intentions to SpongeBob and shows him several other people at the bottom of the pit below, who were his former "biggest fans." Before he can force SpongeBob off the cliff, however, a King Jellyfish appears and falls in love with the Queen Jellyfish. He tries to kiss her, and they all start running away. Soon, the Queen Jellyfish crashes into a billboard, destroying it. When the King Jellyfish sees this, he becomes angry and chases down SpongeBob, Kevin, and the anchovies, eventually cornering them in a cave. Kevin panics, and admits that he has no actual expertise in dealing with jellyfish (because he was just in it for the fashion). SpongeBob is the only person brave enough to confront him and blows a giant pie bubble, which the King Jellyfish takes and leaves. Kevin asks how he was able to do it. SpongeBob simply answers "Everyone loves pie!". The anchovies congratulate SpongeBob for saving them all, but Kevin says that SpongeBob is still not in the club because he did not catch a queen jellyfish. The anchovies think that SpongeBob is a more worthy leader than Kevin, and tear off his hat, giving it to SpongeBob as a "crown." SpongeBob replies that he didn't know it was a hat, and Kevin weakly replies that it wasn't.

SpongeBob tells Patrick about his experience and reveals that he turned the Jelly Spotters' offer down. Patrick says that he's glad SpongeBob learned his lesson and that hero worship is unhealthy. He then walks off, ironically dragging his own hero, Jeffrey Jellyfish, who is tied up in a wagon.



 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Earl's Revenge - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [title card]
  Candy Floss - Peter Dennis [opening]
  Awakening Memories - Paul Fenoulhet [The Jellyspotters]
  Witty Fellow - Gerhard Trede [Kevin answering questions]
  Comic Walk - Sidney Torch ["Look, I won't let the guy join the club."]
  Harp Ding - Nicolas Carr ["I'd love it!"]
  Alex on the Road - Steven Simmons [driving through Jellyfish Fields]
  Me for You - George Callert [SpongeBob passing Kevin's tests]
  Earl's Revenge - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [montage of Kevin getting stung]
  Tomfoolery - David Snell [catching a queen jellyfish]
  The Great White - Gregor F. Narholz [queen jellyfish appears]
  Action Cut (a) - Gregor F. Narholz [Kevin's gone]
  Killer on the Run (a) - Gregor F. Narholz [queen jellyfish chases SpongeBob]
  Witty Fellow - Gerhard Trede [Kevin inside robot jellyfish]
  Rule Britannia (a) - Dick Stephen Walter [king jellyfish appears]
  Good Bye Samba (a) - Ben Nabor ["Kissy face!"]
  Killer on the Run (a) - Gregor F. Narholz [Jellyspotters hide in a cave]
  Steel Licks (d) - Jeremy Wakefield ["It's hopeless! We're trapped!"]
  Triumphant Return 1 - Gregor F. Narholz [SpongeBob blows a pie-shaped bubble]
  Witty Fellow - Gerhard Trede [Kevin's scalp ripped off]
  Candy Floss - Peter Dennis [ending]



  • As of August 11, 2015, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB) gives this episode a rating of 8.5/10 based on 167 ratings by users.[1] users give this episode a 8.6/10 based on 143 votes.[2]


  • Big Lenny appears in SpongeBob SquarePants: Operation Krabby Patty PC game as an enemy in the jellyfishing level.
  • Fred can be seen in the bottom of the pit with one of his legs bent out of shape, possibly referencing his frequent "My leg!" line.
  • Both of the gloves SpongeBob uses to punch himself were reused in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie video game.
  • Running Gags:
    • Patrick touching stuff, with the security guard telling him not to.
    • One of the anchovies saying, "Wah, wah, waaah" after Kevin gets stung, and Kevin getting shocked by jellyfishes.
  • Lists of tests Kevin gave to SpongeBob:
    • Catch a jellyfish
    • Catch two jellyfish
    • Catch twenty jellyfish
    • Allow jellyfish to eat jelly off your face
    • Catch a jellyfish blindfolded
    • Catch a jellyfish while standing on your head
    • Catch a queen jellyfish
    • Six other tests
  • This episode may take place between the events of "I Was a Teenage Gary," as SpongeBob and Patrick went out of town to go to a jellyfish convention (in a bus full of jellyfishers,) and weren't seen anywhere else other than Jellyfish Fields. However, It might not as the convention in the previous episode is annual, and this one is bi-annual.
  • If this takes place between the events of "I Was a Teenage Gary," then this is the only episode not to have any part in Bikini Bottom.
  • A statue of Kevin can be seen in the consoles version of Nicktoons Unite!
  • There are "Kevin's Ointment" billboards are seen throughout the episode and they are also seen in a few SpongeBob SquarePants video games.
  • This episode takes place after Battle for Bikini Bottom because SpongeBob seems a little less nervous about the King Jellyfish in this episode than in that game. Also, King Jellyfish does not seem to remember SpongeBob in that game.
  • SpongeBob states that he has never seen a Queen Jellyfish before that means that this episode takes place before "Jellyfishing."
  • This episode reveals that there is more than one Queen Jellyfish. It is possible that there is one for every species of Jellyfish.
  • This episode premiered on Rik Mayall's 43rd birthday.
  • This is the fourth time where Squidward Tentacles does not appear in both segments. Eugene H. Krabs and Sandy Cheeks also don't appear in both segments.

Cultural references

  • Dr. Manowar was said to be the only person who was stung by Big Lenny and lived. This could be a reference to J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series in which Harry was the only known person to survive a killing curse.
  • Manowar is a spoof of the Portuguese Man o' War (an invertebrate that is similar to a jellyfish).
  • SpongeBob's obsessive need to repeat "Hi Kevin" during the convention is in direct correlation to episode "Little Debbie" of The Wonder Years in which Debbie Pfeiffer, Paul's sister, follows around Kevin Arnold saying "Hi Kevin" using the same mannerisms and dreamy tone of voice.
  • SpongeBob's mention of touching the hem of Kevin's pocket protector is a reference to the Bible ("A desperate woman brushed the hem of Christ's cloak to heal her disease." - Luke 8:43-48)
  • A banner in the background of the convention says, "Got Stung?," a reference to the former "Got Milk?" campaign (now called "milklife.")
  • When Patrick thought Kevin was a pickle instead of a cucumber, it may have been a reference to VeggieTales when they thought Larry was a pickle instead of a cucumber.


  • In some recent airings, the title card was not shown.
    • Instead it fades from black to the opening credits after the commercial break.
    • This error was fixed by March 16, 2016.
  • During the opening credits, when credited as "storyboard artist," he is credited as Williams Reiss, but back to William Reiss without one of the "S" in the "written by" section of the credits.
  • During the end credits, when Sirena Irwin's name is shown, her last name is accidentally spelled Irwn.
  • Kevin said that he doesn't use bamboo for the jellyfish nets. However, he and the anchovies were using bamboo nets when they were in Jellyfish Fields.
  • After Kevin and the anchovies laugh at SpongeBob in one scene, Kevin's voice changes.
  • After Kevin was stung by twenty jellyfish, one anchovy saying "wah, wah, waaah," was heard, but none of the five anchovies accompanying Kevin were opening their mouths.
  • In one shot, the sky is red (due to the sunset at Bikini Atoll), but in next shot underwater, the sky is blue.
Hey Look it's Kevin!

Why are there stranded citizens at the bottom?

  • When SpongeBob looks at the bottom of the cliff grass is seen but when he looks down again there is another edge and people stranded at the bottom.
    • Also, SpongeBob's socks are missing the blue stripe on it during that scene.
    • These people could be others that wanted to join the jelly spotters and were not smart enough to stop before the cliff which SpongeBob had stopped at. As a result they got trapped at the bottom of the cliff.
  • When the Queen Jellyfish hits the billboard and crashes, there is jelly coming out of the bottom, despite the fact that it is a robot.
  • After Kevin's crown is stung, one anchovy's eyes disappear when the jellyfish swims by it.


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