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I Had an Accident

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I Had an Accident
Season №: 3
Episode №: 56b
Airdate: October 4, 2003
Sister episode(s): "Born Again Krabs"
Writer(s): C.H. Greenblatt
Merriwether Williams
Storyboard Artist(s): Chuck Klein
Storyboard: C.H. Greenblatt
Merriwether Williams
Animation: Frank Weiss
Creative: Derek Drymon
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Previous: "Born Again Krabs"
Next: "Krabby Land"
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"I Had an Accident" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season three. In this episode, SpongeBob breaks his butt while sand-sledding.



While sandboarding, SpongeBob does a stunt called, "the grouchy Squidward". While doing this stunt, he almost crashes into a tree. Then, he crashes into the ground butt-first because Sandy says it will hurt less, and is taken to the hospital.

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Dr. Forrest says that it took 20 hours to glue it back together, and that if he has another similar injury, he may end up with an "iron butt", a huge machine on wheels connected to where the butt used to be. SpongeBob goes on "around-the-clock butt patrol", and after seeing many potentially dangerous things outside decides to stay home forever with his three friends, "Chip", "Penny", and "Used Napkin". Sandy and Patrick try to persuade to get SpongeBob to come outside, which are to no avail until they attempt to stage a fake gorilla attack. SpongeBob is unconvinced by this, until an actual (live-action) gorilla appears and attacks them. SpongeBob leaves the safety of his home to save his friends, but is easily defeated by the gorilla. The episode ends with a massive non-sequitur: When SpongeBob asks how a gorilla can exist underwater, the gorilla says "George, they're on to us!" and runs away on George The Zebra. Then, a family who was watching the episode get confused and turn it off. Template:Section-Expand



 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Honolulu March - Hans Haider [title card]
  Full of Beans - Robert Schreier [opening]
  Lovely Scenery C - Mladen Franko ["Look out for that tree!"]
  On Fire - Gregor F. Narholz [SpongeBob falling]
  Hawaiian Link (b) - Richard Myhill [at the hospital]
  Chase Cue 1 - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [butt patrol]
  Country Girl - Beth Anne Clayton, Martyn Laight ["Yeah! Ride 'em, cowboy!"]
  Waddle Cop - David Farnon [SpongeBob says he's never leaving his house again]
  Mama E - George de Fretes ["No, Patrick's right, Sandy."]
  Hawaiian Pussycat - George de Fretes [jellyfishing]
  ? [trying to get SpongeBob to come outside]
  Stack of Leis - Kapono Beamer [SpongeBob filter feeding]
  Leaf Blower - The Blue Hawaiians [Patrick in a gorilla costume]
  Dramatic Cue (h) - Ronald Hanmer ["A real gorilla!"]
  Twelfth Street Rag - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [gorilla attacks Sandy, Patrick]
  Dramatic Climax - Mike Sunderland [SpongeBob nervously opening his door]
  Against the Law (c) - Wilfred William Burns [paper blows onto SpongeBob's face]
  Unpreventable - Gregor F. Narholz [gorilla rips SpongeBob in half]
  Calling All Clowns - David Lindup [ending]


  • "I Had an Accident" was ranked #50 during the Best Day Ever event on November 9–10, 2006.


  • An alternate name for this episode is "Safety Freak SpongeBob". Some television guides, such as Dish Network, still keep this title. It is known on Charter as "Safty Freak".
  • The gorilla is played by Frank Welker and the zebra is played by Dee Bradley Baker.
  • "Sand Mountain" makes its second appearance in this episode, the first being "Pre-Hibernation Week". It also appeared as a level in Battle for Bikini Bottom.
  • This is the first episode to have a "The End". Other episodes with the message include "Wishing You Well", "Banned in Bikini Bottom", and Planet of the Jellyfish.
  • The Portable Gaming System (PGS) Patrick has is similar to a Nintendo Game Boy Color.
  • SpongeBob's fear of danger outside his home is irrational enough to be considered agoraphobia.
  • When Patrick gets stung by the jellyfish, he uses the same scream as he did in Pressure.
  • Spongebob would not need to filter feed as he presumably has food in his house he could eat. However it is possible that he is nearly out of food and will not go outside to get to the grocery store.
  • This was the last episode to premiere in 2003.
  • The title card is similar to Opposite Day and Can You Spare a Dime?
  • This is the final episode to have the music Honolulu March. It wouldn't return until the Season 7 episode, Squidward in Clarinetland.
  • George the Zebra has spots instead of stripes.
  • The woman in the family at the end of the episode is played by Tom Kenny's wife.
  • Harold makes 2 cameos. When he was near SpongeBob and in the 7 mile spanking machine.
  • Squidward appears once at Sand Mountian, Once at 7 mile spanking machine, in his window, and watering his plants.
  • This is the third time SpongeBob splits in half. The first two were Texas and Procrastination.
  • SpongeBob's reclusive actions are similar to Howard Hughes. Although, Howard Hughes never left his house because he was afraid of germs, not injuries.
  • This episode shows a lot of live action characters including the Gorilla, George, and the people who were watching the television.
  • Before the "second Patrick" arrives, the real Patrick in a gorilla suit can be seen dancing similar to the Philippine novelty dance Otso-otso


  • Near the middle of the episode, SpongeBob talks before his mouth moves.
  • SpongeBob's X-ray shows he was taped up with a lot of tape, but the doctor said he put it together with glue.
  • Just before the old person says "I say we take a bath", SpongeBob's socks are missing.
  • After SpongeBob Sang "Indoors", Patrick can be seen crying. However, he disappears as Sandy points to SpongeBob.
  • When SpongeBob uses the 7 in, 23 cm long spatula, The Krusty Krab is to the east of his house, But it is usually to the west.
  • When Patrick and Sandy enter SpongeBob's house, Patrick's right eyebrow flickers red for a fraction of a second.
  • When SpongeBob says "No problem", Penny, Used Napkin and Chip are missing.
  • Squidward is seen calmly watering his plants during the gorilla attack. He would have ran into his house as soon as he saw the gorilla, way before the viewers would even have a chance to see him. Or at least be watching in shock. The writers must have forgotten about the gorilla when thinking of the joke, and decided it was so funny they had to put it in anyway.
  • Before the dust collecting scene his window is circle, but after it is oval-shaped.
  • The Gorilla is slightly see-through.
  • When Patrick is about to hit the sand mountain, his sled disappears.
  • The Krusty Krab is in the wrong direction. It is usually on the left of Spongebob's house not the right.

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