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I Heart Dancing
General
Season №: 7
Episode №: 127b
Airdate: July 19, 2009
Sister episode(s): "Tentacle-Vision"
Credits
Writer(s): Casey Alexander
Zeus Cervas
Doug Lawrence
Supervising Producer: Paul Tibbitt
Storyboard: Casey Alexander
Zeus Cervas
Animation: Tom Yasumi
Creative: Vincent Waller
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Chronology
Previous: "Tentacle-Vision"
Next: "Growth Spout"
List of episodes

"I ♥ Dancing" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season seven. In this episode, Squidward tries to sabotage SpongeBob's dancing audition.

Characters

Synopsis

One morning, Squidward is walking to work with SpongeBob, who is dancing. Squidward is annoyed by the dancing. When Squidward asks SpongeBob, "Where's the music?" SpongeBob replies, "in my mind!" SpongeBob plays some music from his head, the music considered to be from title screens. When they are at work, SpongeBob does dance routines while he is giving people their orders. He happens to be giving an order to a dance searcher and she thinks he has talent, so she gives SpongeBob a card for the dance auditions. Squidward hears and he gets jealous that SpongeBob was invited and he wasn't, so he hatches an evil plan, to make SpongeBob work so hard so that he'll collapse from exhaustion so he can take SpongeBob's audition. To Squidward's annoyance, SpongeBob seems to dance better than he does. Frustrated, Squidward has SpongeBob perform a series of moves that SpongeBob can't perform correctly, and he tells them to keep practicing and not stop no matter what ("Remember, don't stop until you get it right!") SpongeBob continues practicing through the night while Squidward rests, leaving him feeling exhausted the next morning. But Squidward, determined to make SpongeBob collapse, only pushes harder. After many hours of practice and yelling from Squidward, SpongeBob, at the end of his rope, finally performs the moves right. However, Squidward forces him to do it again. SpongeBob attempts the move again, but he is so tired he finally stops and falls asleep, collapsing to the ground in the process. Squidward heads to the audition. He passes, and he ends up with the prize: being in Squilliam Fancyson's play. Squidward is upset that he is being taught by his rival. He was supposed to do the same thing SpongeBob does from the beginning, and Squilliam does the same talking to Squidward just like what he did to SpongeBob. Squidward is left crestfallen while Patrick and SpongeBob, apparently all recovered from his exhaustion.

Production

Music

 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Old Hilo March - Kapono Beamer [title card]
  Cartoon Sting 1 - Gerhard Narholz ["The coast looks clear."]
  Twelfth Street Rag - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["Hi, Squidward!"]
  Surfing Sponge - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [brain music #1]
  Ruckus in the Henhouse - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [brain music #2]
  Chum Bucket Rhumba - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [brain music #3]
  ? - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob dancing while making Krabby Patties]
  Harp Ding - Nicolas Carr ["Really? You like my dancing?"]
  Gorgeous Girl - Kurt Schick [talent agent invites SpongeBob to a dance audition]
  Steel Link (b) - Jeremy Wakefield ["I gotta practice as much as I can."]
  Comic Walk - Nicolas Carr [Squidward gets an idea]
  ? - Nicolas Carr [transition to next scene]
  Cartoon Sting 4 - Gerhard Narholz [Squidward tells SpongeBob to run to the top of Oyster Peak]
  The Nutcracker: Waltz of the Flowers - Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky [ribbon dancing]
  Steel Sting (c) - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward stomping on the ribbon]
  Gala Premiere - Laurie Johnson [Squidward's cane routine]
  Vaudeville Show - Larry Hochman [SpongeBob's cane routine]
  Comic Walk - Sidney Torch ["We are gonna keep working on your routine until you get it right!"]
  Blue Danube Waltz - Johann Strauss Jr ["And a-one... and a-two... and... aha!"]
  Hawaiian Link (b) - Richard Myhill [the next morning]
  Steel Licks (a) - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward goes to check on SpongeBob's progress]
  Blue Danube Waltz - Johann Strauss Jr [SpongeBob still practicing]
  Steel Licks (b) - Jeremy Wakefield ["Oh, come on now, after all I've done for you?"]
  The Nutcracker: Russian Dance - Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky [montage of Squidward overworking SpongeBob]
  Blue Danube Waltz - Johann Strauss Jr ["And a-one... and a-two..."]
  Steel Sting - Jeremy Wakefield ["I'm still not convinced."]
  Blue Danube Waltz - Johann Strauss Jr ["And a-one... and a-two..."]
  Hawaiian Sting 9 - ? [SpongeBob falls asleep]
  Bubbly Wubbly Huggly - Nicolas Carr [dance auditions]
  Tympup A - Sammy Burdson, John Charles Fiddy ["You're out."]
  Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr ["SpongeBob?"]
  ? - Nicolas Carr [Squidward appears]
  Sylvia: Pizzicati - Leo Clement Delibes [Squidward auditions]
  Curtain-Raiser - Alan Braden ["Congratulations! You got the gig."]
  Tympup B - Sammy Burdson, John Charles Fiddy [Squidward stammering]
  Hawaiian Sting - Nicolas Carr [Squidward stammering]
  Chum Bucket Rhumba - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [ending]
             

Release

Trivia

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  • In "Slimy Dancing," SpongeBob is portrayed as a terrible dancer, but in this episode, he is a wonderful dancer. His moves must have improved since then.
  • This episode was set to premiere with "Single Cell Anniversary" but aired by itself.
  • This is the second appearance of a Krusty Krab pizza. The first was in "Pizza Delivery."
  • This is the first episode that Doug Lawrence wrote since the episode "Procrastination."
  • It is possible that SpongeBob set Squidward up as revenge due to the fact that despite he was completely exhausted he was seen sitting in the crowd along with Patrick with a bag of popcorn after Squidward won the competition as well as the fact that Squilliam's dance moves were the same ones SpongeBob did at the beginning of the episode.
  • In the ribbon dancing scene, SpongeBob shaped the ribbon into a helicopter, a T-Rex and a mermaid. Squidward spits his tea (but it's brown, it's actually hot cocoa) when SpongeBob shapes the ribbon.
  • In the beginning of the episode, the coast is clear but when Squidward tries to get to the Krusty Krab, SpongeBob appeared. When Squidward tries to run away, SpongeBob quickly dances in front of him badly. Remember: SpongeBob's running speed is x4 while Squidward's running speed is x2. So that's why SpongeBob chases Squidward quickly.
  • While SpongeBob dances to serve the customers, Billy gets a Krusty Combo, a giant pizza and a knight's armor.
  • SpongeBob has a bamboo cane, a top hat and a red bowtie. Squidward also got the same.

Cultural References

  • The Popular phrase "Who put you on the planet? Augh" Comes from a man Dancing "Spirit of the truth Scroll Dance" Saying exactly the same phrase defending his dancing 1:32, this clip can be viewed here This can be compared to both SpongeBob's and Squilliam's situation here This has gotten much popularity, and a famous phrase from the show.
  • SpongeBob does Michael Jackson's moonwalk on the treadmill, and other times in the episode. This episode possibly can be a tribute to Michael Jackson's death on June 252009 when this episode was still being made.
  • The episode's title card is similar to the popular t-shirt slogan "I♥NY".
  • The 1963 hit song Surfin Bird by the "The Trashmen" is heard.
  • Squidward's line Good night sweet prince is reference to Shakespearian play {Hamlet.

Errors

  • SpongeBob's brain landed on his butt, not his head.
  • Before SpongeBob serves the customers, the tray with Krabby Patties crashed on Squidward.
  • Squidward and SpongeBob walk right to go to work instead of left like in most previous episodes. ("My Pretty Seahorse", "Krusty Towers", and more)
  • When SpongeBob is turning the dial on his brain, he twists his wrist two times which would make his wrist break. But he is an invertebrate so it wouldn't break as easy.
  • When SpongeBob is in the air, flipping, the Krabby Patty stays on the plate, despite defying gravity.
  • The red bow tie that SpongeBob had on during his cane routine is there when Squidward yells at him. The red bow tie disappears when Squidward gives his one word answer.
  • The neckline on Squidward's leotard kept changing at the end of the episode.
  • When the high class talent agent finished saying "you'll be dancing in Squilliam's show." you can hear Sandy's foot step in the background.
  • The high class talent agent does not have pockets or a purse, yet she manages to keep a large phone and a dance audition ticket with her at The Krusty Krab.
  • There are at least three of the same portrait of Squidward hung on Squidward's wall. The background of those pictures also changes from purple to green a few times. 

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