"Ink Lemonade" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season eleven. In this episode, Patrick's lemonade stand is unsuccessful until he gets a secret ingredient from Squidward.
Patrick is outside running a lemonade stand, yelling "Lemonade!" so he can get customers. Squidward comes outside to find Patrick with no customers, because his jugs are just water. Squidward decides to give Patrick old, rotten lemons, which makes his eye red, also causes his first customer to get sick. Eventually, Patrick decides to replace the lemons with the contents of a toy firetruck, however SpongeBob joins in with Patrick and yells in a megaphone, scaring Squidward and spraying ink out of his nose. Patrick finds this liquid and SpongeBob decides to drink it. SpongeBob gets sick at first but eventually finds it delicious. As customers starts to line up for black lemonade, Patrick has to get more ink.
Squidward doesn't want to give anymore ink to Patrick, so Patrick resorts to scaring Squidward, including revealing his inner organs and letting a sea spider named Mildred enter Squidward's house. Squidward sprays a lot of ink out of his nose and Patrick gives the black lemonade to the stand.
Squidward, now paranoid thanks to all of the plans Patrick has done, starts to act crazy. Patrick's final plan is to make a haunted area in front of Squidward's house, causing the now paranoid Squidward to spray lots of ink. Eventually, he runs out of the haunted zone and finds out that SpongeBob and Patrick was using his ink to sell lemonade the whole time. Squidward starts to get upset at Patrick and SpongeBob, however he comes up with a plan - opening his own lemonade stand for himself.
Unfortunately, Squidward is unable to make more lemonade, so he chooses to have a customer scare him in order to get lemonade. Don the Whale does, and Squidward sprays ink like crazy over the customers. Eventually the customers finds out the "source" and pukes in Squidward's house. SpongeBob and Patrick also moved out of the lemonade business to sell cookies. As Squidward eats one of them, SpongeBob and Patrick says they used spider eggs as chips, resulting in Squidward screaming out spiders and spraying ink as the episode ends.
The episode was confirmed by Vincent Waller on January 1, 2018.
‣ Twelfth Street Rag
|( ‣ ) Associated production music|
|( • ) Original music|
|( ◦ ) SpongeBob music|
- Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Title card.]
‣ Stupid Plan - Steve Belfer [Opening.]
‣ Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Just... What are you selling?"]
‣ Cartoon Sting 5 - "Thanks for reminding me why I hate you."
‣ Cartoon Sting 4 - Patrick yells with the megaphone again.
‣ Eight Dramatic Bridges - Ronald Hanmer [Squidward's razor gets stuck in his nose.]
‣ Tension Bits - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Customer pukes up band aid.]
• Hot Steel and Slide Licks (f) - Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick takes the band aid out of customer's tongue.]
‣ Unknown Track 50 - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["I'm gonna be sick! Where can I go?"]
‣ Hot Steel and Slide Licks (VIII) - Jeremy Wakefield [Customer throw up on Squidward's house.]
• Hot Steel and Slide Licks (s) - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward slides and falls.]
‣ Cartoon Sting 7 - Patrick squeezing a fire truck toy into the pitcher.
‣ Pallawatsch - Paul Schwingenschloegl [SpongeBob goes crazy after drinking black lemonade.]
‣ Harp Ding - Nicolas Carr ["That's delicious!"]
‣ Unknown Track 2 - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["What are you selling?"]
‣ Pallawatsch - Paul Schwingenschloegl [Crab lady goes crazy after drinking black lemonade.]
• Hot Steel and Slide Licks (l) - Jeremy Wakefield ["Black lemonade, a unique taste sensation!"]
‣ Fooling Around - Barry Anthony [Patrick goes to get more ink from Squidward.]
‣ ? [Tiny Patrick rings the bell inside Patrick.]
‣ Unknown Track 45 - Nicolas Carr [Patrick gets an idea.]
‣ Drama Link (d) - Hubert Clifford [Patrick tears his skin off.]
‣ Comic Walk - Sidney Torch [Patrick knocks Squidward's door again.]
‣ Terror by Night - Hubert Clifford ["May I borrow a cup of squid squeezings?"]
• Hot Steel and Slide Licks (d) - Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick runs back to the lemonade stand.]
‣ King of the Giants (a) - John Fox, Otto Sieben [Giant spider appears.]
‣ King of the Giants (d) - John Fox, Otto Sieben [Giant spider enters Squidward's house.]
‣ ? [Squidward listening to records.]
‣ Champagne Music - [Optigan sample] [Squidward puts on another record.]
‣ Shock (f) - Dave Hewson ["Ahh! I hate spiders!"]
‣ Unknown Track 36 - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward spraying more ink through his nose.]
• Hot Steel and Slide Licks (a) - Jeremy Wakefield [Long line of customers at the lemonade stand.]
‣ Vernichtung Vergeltung - Gerhard Trede [Squidward is paranoid.]
‣ Spooks - Fredric Bayco [Squidward is at a haunted house themed space.]
‣ Goblin Forest - Ronald Hanmer ["I'm a haunted tablecloth!"]
‣ Musical Box (c) - Dave Hewson [Squidward arrives to another room.]
‣ Dramatic Cue (e) - Ronald Hanmer [Squidward looks frightened to the crib.]
‣ Drama Link - George Van Parys [Squidward screams and sprays more ink.]
‣ Dramatic Cue (e) - Ronald Hanmer [Squidward falls down.]
‣ Sailor's Sting 15 - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr ["The Krusty Krab? How'd I wind up here?"]
‣ Bump in the Night - Fredric Bayco [Newspaper falls on Squidward.]
‣ Fraidy Cat - Fredric Bayco [Conveyor belt rides Squidward inside the Krusty Krab.]
‣ Dramatic Cue (a) - Ronald Hanmer [Squidward screams and sprays more ink.]
‣ Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr [Patrick controlling the Squidward puppet.]
‣ Dramatic Cue (h) - Ronald Hanmer [Squidward runs outside the haunted house themed space.]
‣ Ooh-Er! - Fredric Bayco ["Squidward, if you wanna buy some black lemonade you'll have to get in the back of the line."]
‣ Nude Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Black lemonade?"]
‣ Slippery Sid - Roger Roger [Squidward takes away SpongeBob's and Patrick's lemonade stand and makes his own stand.]
‣ Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr [Don the Whale sees the pitcher empty.]
‣ Long-Legged Beasties - Fredric Bayco [Squidward tries to spray ink from his nose but he can't.]
‣ Sponge Monger - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward sprays ink to the long line.]
• Hot Steel and Slide Licks (f) - Jeremy Wakefield ["Oh, is that what black lemonade is?"]
‣ From the Dead - Ronald Hanmer [Everyone runs to Squidward's house to throw up.]
‣ Hawaiian Slide - Nicolas Carr, Jeremy Wakefield ["I don't get it."]
‣ Twelfth Street Rag - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob and Patrick show Squidward homemade cookies.]
‣ Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr [Giant spider reappears.]
‣ Shock (f) - Dave Hewson [Squidward screams and sprays more ink and spits out little spiders.]
- As of July 31, 2018, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB) gives this episode a rating of 4.9/10 based on 140 ratings by users. TV.com users give this episode a rating of 0.0/10 based on 0 votes.
- Formerly, this episode, along with "My Leg!," had the lowest IMDb rating of any SpongeBob SquarePants episode, with scores around 2.8/10.
- Vincent Waller despite this states that "[It would] raise a lot of hackles. But [it] is a great episode that will be enjoyed for years and years..."
- In the scene where Squidward first enters the creepy nursery, there is a picture of the big red bug that the Flying Dutchman turned into in "Ghost Host."
- This is the first episode since “The Fish Bowl" where Patrick is the main antagonist.
- Patrick having a band-aid and no armpit hair in his armpits may be a reference to when he ripped his armpit hair out in "Sun Bleached".
- According to Kaz on Facebook, cartoon liberties were taken because Squidward is actually an octopus, and since a real-life one inks from its bottom (as Squidward does in episodes such as "Giant Squidward" and "The Check-Up" as well as The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water), he "didn't want to look like he was pooping. [They]'ve also had him ink from his head in the past. [They] have the lord's permission to change nature for a gag."
- This is the second episode where Patrick sells lemonade, the first being "The Great Patty Caper."
- Running gags:
- People throwing up in Squidward's house.
- Squidward spraying ink out of his nose.
- Someone shouting at someone else with a megaphone.
- The title is a reference to pink lemonade.
- The title has the relative colors from the game "Bendy and the Ink Machine".
- Nick.com displays this episode as "Ink Lemonaded."
- SpongeBob and Patrick were supposed to sell lemonade like they said, but they're just seen giving it away for free. It is possible that they used the wrong word, considering the two aren't very smart.