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It Came from Goo Lagoon

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It Came From Goo Lagoon
Season №: 9
Episode №: 185
Airdate: February 17, 2014 (United States) November 12, 2015 (Canada)
Writer(s): Marc Ceccarelli
Luke Brookshier
Derek Iversen
Mr. Lawrence
Supervising Producer: Paul Tibbitt
Storyboard: Marc Ceccarelli
Luke Brookshier
Animation: Alan Smart
Tom Yasumi
Creative: Vincent Waller
See all credits for this episode.
Previous: "Evil Spatula"
Next: "Safe Deposit Krabs"
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"It Came from Goo Lagoon" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season nine. In this episode, a giant super goo bubble has formed over Goo Lagoon, scaring Bikini Bottom!.



It is a typical day at Goo Lagoon and SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick Star are having fun. Suddenly, large purple volcanic Mucus Bubbles, also known as "Super Bubbles" arise out of the lagoon. They came out of a crack at the bottom of the lagoon. Two bubbles approach SpongeBob and Patrick while they are about to drown at sea. They bounce the goo bubbles like a ball on seawater, accidentally hitting fish swimming with a floater, a surfer, and a cheerleading-style posed fishes. Meanwhile, Sheldon (Plankton) tries to sell his chum from a wheelbarrow when Squidward smashes him with an umbrella. SpongeBob and Patrick use their Mucus Bubbles to likewise bounce and smash Squidward Tentacles and his belongings.Plankton thinks that it is Karma and he notices that SpongeBob and Patrick are bouncing the goo bubble like a ball. He doesn't know what it is and tries to ask Squidward but Squidward leaves him and angrily scolds SpongeBob and Patrick.Just as SpongeBob and Patrick were going to use the goo bubbles to bounce like a ball, Sandy  approaches them. Sandy Cheeks tries to explain to SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward, the Bikini Bottomites, and Plankton, that the bubbles are dangerous. She says that they are safe when stable, but if unstable, it can coat all of Bikini Bottom in a poisonous goo. Plankton hears this and builds a machine to find a bubble large enough to destroy the entire city, as most are rather small. Then he goes under the water in a ship to find the crack where the bubbles are coming from.

Meanwhile, more bubbles begin to arise from the lagoon, and the Bikini Bottomites begin to use the bubbles, although Sandy said it was dangerous. SpongeBob and Patrick continue to use the goo as bouncy balls. Squidward begins to use the goo as a hairdo.
Spongebob and Patrick Goo 3

SpongeBob and Patrick are excited for the beach.

The other citizens continue to use it for their own purposes as well. Perch Perkins begins to report for the Bikini Bottom News with Johnny. He states how the gooey Mucus Bubbles are popular at Goo Lagoon. While on the air, Sandy, now going partly insane with her theory, says how the bubbles were dangerous again. Everybody still thinks she is wrong, but soon she will be right. Plankton continues on his quest to find the ultimate Mucus Bubble in his ship. He is set to find the crack at any cost. Soon, he finds it. Plankton, as well as Karen, widen the crack, and unleash the largest Mucus Bubble. It rises out of Goo Lagoon, and everybody now agrees with Sandy.

The trio examine the bubble, and realize it is dangerous. They need to stop it with supplies from Sandy's Treedome SpongeBob, Patrick, and Sandy proceed to her treedome. However, Patrick gets sweeped into the bubble, controlled by Plankton. The duo gets into Sandy's submarine at her treedome, then proceeds to save Patrick. They soon find the giant bubble and they tell Patrick to get in the Submarine but Patrick refuses, so they send down a crane to grab Patrick, who is sitting on the goo. Patrick is grabbed into the submarine, and then the three prepare themselves to stop the bubble. They soon discover that Plankton is controlling the bubble, after they see his ship. The recently reformed trio pursuit Plankton around the bubble. They oddly catch him seemingly easily. Sadly, Plankton outsmarts the trio and sends them off the bubble. He also destroys Sandy's submarine. The trio then pursue the bubble on foot through downtown Bikini Bottom. They end up at the Krusty Krab. SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy, many Bikini Bottomites, and Mr. Krabs confront Plankton and the bubble in front of the Krusty Krab and Chum Bucket. Then, they attempt to send the bubble away, and foil Plankton's plan. Their attempts are failures, however. Plankton then demands the Krabby Patty formula or else he will pop the bubble, and coat the entire city in a poisonous goo. Left with a choice of giving up the formula or being chased by an angry mob, Mr. Krabs reluctantly surrenders and gives him the "formula". Plankton outsmarts them again, and pops the bubble anyway. The city is now covered in a poisonous goo. Plankton proceeds to read the "formula " on his ship. It reads, "The Only Ingredient Is... T.N.T."! He realizes the formula is fake while the T.N.T explodes, ruining his plan. Mr. Krabs, covered in goo, thinks everything is back to normal. Sandy corrects him, with the fact that everyone and everything in Bikini Bottom is covered in goo, and says that it is a "disaster." Mr. Krabs makes a plan to clean everybody. He uses soap bubbles to clean everybody and everything in town, while still making a profit.



 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Out of the Crypt - Harry Lubin [title card]
  Aloha Eo - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [opening]
  Some Things To Know About Monsters - Eban Schletter, Jill Sobule ["For deadly danger creeps their way..."]
  The Creature A - Gregor Narholz ["...and it came from Goo Lagoon!"]
  Surf Happy Fun - Billy Lincoln [pan over beach]
  Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob wonders why they're not sinking]
  Planet Xz-3 - Gregor Narholz [SpongeBob and Patrick sitting on goo bubbles]
  Sponge Monger - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob and Patrick bouncing]
  Cartoon Sting 4 - Gerhard Narholz [Plankton selling chum]
  Sponge Monger - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob, Patrick fall from the sky, smashing into Squidward]
  Planet Xz-3 - Gregor Narholz [robot emerges from Goo Lagoon]
  ? - Stop! Those bubbles are dangerous!
  Planet Surface - Gregor Narholz [Sandy explains]
  Break In - Harry Lubin [That rodent's right!]
  Tower of Evil - Jane Antonia Cornish [rocket takes off]
  Cartoon Sting 1 - Gerhard Narholz [SpongeBob and Patrick playing with goo bubbles]
  Dramatic Encounter - Gregor Narholz ["You have been warned!"]
  Beach Party (Billy Lincoln Version) - Billy Lincoln [volleyball]
  Bikini Bottom News Theme - Nicolas Carr [news on TV]
  Surfing Sponge - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Perch Perkins interviews SpongeBob, Patrick]
  Crazy Mind - Harry Lubin ["Super goo is evil!"]
  Surfing Sponge - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Perch takes the microphone back]
  Crime Capers - Carlo Giacco ["I can't find this thing anywhere."]
  Tower of Evil - Jane Antonia Cornish [Karen cuts the ship's power]
  Psycho Killer - Harry Lubin ["YES!!"]
  Twilight Zone - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["Giant goo bubble!"]
  Bikini Bottom News Theme - Nicolas Carr [Perch Perkins interviews Sandy]
  Tension Bits - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [No, Patrick, don't!]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (e) - Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick bounces back causing him to crash into SpongeBob]
  ? - analyzing goo sample
  ? - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob and Patrick makes a painting made of goo]
  Gator - Steve Belfer [SpongeBob grows another set of arms]
  Assault - Geoff Love, Ken Thorne, Phil Green [rumbling]
  Agitation Bridge 5 - Phil Green ["Run like heck!"]
  Bikini Bottom News Theme - Nicolas Carr [Well, there you have it.]
  Agitation - Phil Green [everyone running from the bubble]
  Tales from the Swamp (a) - Ron Goodwin [bubble floating away with Patrick]
  Terror Hunt - Phil Green ["Now what do we do?"]
  Adventure Fanfare 1 - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["Squidward, it's an emergency!"]
  Steel Sting (Original Version) - Jeremy Wakefield [goo drips on Squidward]
  Assault - Geoff Love, Ken Thorne, Phil Green [Patrick screaming]
  Gator - Steve Belfer [Patrick playing with goo]
  Rescue - Cecil Milner [Hold on, Patrick!]
  Here Comes the Bride - Richard Wagner [wedding]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (m) - Jeremy Wakefield ["Help me, my beloved."]
  Armed Attack - Jean Clero [goo dripping on townspeople]
  Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr ["That's weird."]
  Victim 5 - Harry Lubin [Plankton pushing the goo bubble]
  Sponge Runaway - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Sandy's submarine chases Plankton]
  Rodeo Rascals - Sandy lassos Plankton
  Creeping Up 29 - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [That's right, come to papa.]
  Death of the Alien 2 - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["Retreat! Retreat!"]
  Nude Sting - Sammy Burdson, John Charles Fiddy ["Good thing we landed on SpongeBob."]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (h) - Jeremy Wakefield ["My sub!"]
  Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Tough guy? Bubble?"]
  Harp Ding - Nicolas Carr ["Eureka!"]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (c) - Jeremy Wakefield ["That's your answer for everything."]
  Red Alert - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["Hello down there, Krabs!"]
  No Fear OL - Udi Harpaz ["Hold it right there, mister."]
  Ruthless Killer - Phil Green ["Get him!"]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (b) - Jeremy Wakefield [bubble giant steps on Patrick]
  Tower of Evil - Jane Antonia Cornish [bubble giant lifts goo bubble]
  Blue Danube Waltz - Johann Strauss Jr [goo bubble floats into space]
  Terror - Alan Braden ["Oh no, he's coming back!"]
  Dramatic Encounter - Gregor Narholz [everyone screams]
  Unsettled Menace - Phil Green ["Give me that formula or I'll destroy the town!"]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (n) - Jeremy Wakefield ["But I don't wanna!"]
  Sailor's Sting 15 (2) - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr ["Okay, I'll do it."]
  Dream Date - Emil Cadkin, Phil Green, William Loose ["I can't believe it!"]
  Unsettled Menace - Phil Green ["This bubble, that is!"]
  Rescue - Cecil Milner [goo bubble bursts]
  Cartoon Sting 5 - Gerhard Narholz [TNT stick]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (k) - Jeremy Wakefield ["Ow."]
  Bikini Bottom Bound - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Krabs laughs]
  Sailor's Sting 4 - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [ending]



  • This episode is the first SpongeBob special of Season 9. It is also the first SpongeBob special to be produced in high definition.
  • The episode aired in Greece on June 27, 2013 before airing in the U.S.A.
  • A clip of this episode was shown in Nickelodeon commercials.
  • The title card is similar to the title font of "Planet of the Jellyfish" and "Evil Spatula."
  • The mucus bubbles in this episode are purple, despite the title card background making it seem like they would be green.
  • Sandy's Submarine from "Bubble Troubles" appears again and is also destroyed.
    • It was also damaged/destroyed in that episode.
  • This is the first double-length episode to be produced in widescreen.
  • Plankton sells chum from a cart in this episode, like how he sold chum from a box in "Drive Thru."
  • All of the main characters, except Gary, appear in this episode.
  • SpongeBob, and Patrick run back and forth from the water similar to how they ran back and forth from their houses in "That Sinking Feeling."
  • In the promotion, this episode was called "SpongeBob Vs. The Goo."
    • On Nickelodeon's TV schedule, it also refers to this name.
  • In a promo for this episode, a version of the song Can Can is played.
  • This is the third appearance of the moon, close up. The first two are "Sandy's Rocket," and "Mooncation."
    • When Sandy, and SpongeBob re-entered Earth's atmosphere in "Mooncation," Sandy had to make sure they didn't burn up. Yet Plankton went right up, and came down fast, and never burned up.
  • This is the first episode to air in 2014.
  • A sneak peak preview of the new Nickelodeon animated show, Breadwinners, aired after this episode.
  • Plankton successfully steals the Krabby Patty formula, although it's a joke version of the formula where the only ingredient is TNT, a powerful explosive.
  • This is the third time Mr. Krabs has tricked Plankton with a fake formula. The first time was "Plankton's Army," and the second episode is "New Leaf."
  • Patrick, once again, had a nose.
  • In the end, everybody gets cleaned. This is similar to the de-icking in "Fungus Among Us."
  • This episode may be before "SpongeGuard on Duty" because SpongeBob and Patrick do not know how to swim.
  • When Patrick got hoisted up away from SpongeBlob, he says "Goodbye SpongeBlob." A similar line occurred in "Don't Look Now."
  • At one point Patrick pulled his arm off and it didn't grow back. Normally the limbs of a starfish do grow back. Patrick's limbs in the episode "Karate Star" did grow back however.
    • It took a long time to grow back in that episode, so it is probably that it would have taken too much time to wait in the episode.
  • This is the second time that Plankton has both been seen at and was planning to sell chum at Goo Lagoon. The first time was in "Walking Small."
  • The Tanning Mirror seen in this episode is different to the one seen in "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy." Also, in both episodes, Squidward was the one that used it.
  • In May 24, 2014, It Came from Goo Lagoon has a playable version with The Goo From Goo Lagoon Game.
  • The Lifeguard wears similar shorts as Patrick regularly wears.
  • This episode premiered 13 years after the premiere of "Wormy" and "Patty Hype" and five years after "Cephalopod Lodge" premiered.
  • This episode premiered in Germany four years after "The Yellow Avenger" was released on PC.

Cultural references

  • The title is a reference to 1953 movie, "It Came From Outer Space" and Dweeb's "It Came From Outer Space" Album.
  • Patrick's "toupee" bears a resemblance to Elvis Presley's hair.


  • When the Super Goo bubble is shown between the Krusty Krab and the Chum Bucket, the path leading from the Chum Bucket to the road is missing.
  • Both Patrick and SpongeBob's clothes change from their swim outfits to there normal outfits without it being shown.
  • When Bill jumped in the trash can, he was dirty and then turned blue.
  • When SpongeBob and Patrick are bouncing on the lagoon right before they hit Nat, SpongeBob is shown and then Patrick shown ahead of him, but when SpongeBob bounces over Nat and when Patrick hit Nat, Patrick is behind SpongeBob.
  • The button on Sandy's suit that opened up the projector was placed between the top of the zipper and the zipper itself.


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