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Pineapple Fever

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Episode Information
Season №: 6
Episode №: 125a
Airdate: June 2, 2009
Sister episode(s): "Chum Caverns"
Writer(s): Aaron Springer
Derek Iversen
Supervising Producer: Paul Tibbitt
Storyboard: Aaron Springer
Animation: Tom Yasumi
Creative: Vincent Waller
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Previous: "Truth or Square"
Next: "Chum Caverns"
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"Pineapple Fever" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season six. In this episode, Squidward is stuck indoors with SpongeBob and Patrick during a storm.



SpongeBob wakes up one morning and takes out his jellyfishing net. SpongeBob then walks out of the door and talks to Patrick. While talking, Patrick suggests they look at the weather first. The weatherman, Phil Preflester, says that there will be a terrible storm. SpongeBob and Patrick hear this, so they start covering the windows and front door with wooden boards. Squidward hears this, so he bursts into SpongeBob's house. SpongeBob and Patrick tell him there will be a storm, but Squidward does not believe them. He walks away, but then lightning strikes him and he walks back into SpongeBob's house. The three then start playing games like Tic Tac Toe, but they say you need to play rock, paper, scissors to see who goes first, and they all do paper. Later, they play with a jigsaw puzzle, and Patrick has to put the last piece of the puzzle, but it is too hard for him and he eventually becomes older by 30 years per second. Squidward says it can only go one place, but SpongeBob said that was cheating.

Squidward then comes up with a game called "Boundaries" where Squidward would stay on his side of the boundary and SpongeBob and Patrick could not cross a line he drew. When Squidward gets on his side, he realizes that he's starving. He then finds a bag of food, but it's snail food. He tries to get downstairs to the fridge, but SpongeBob in border guard uniform, will not let Squidward cross. Squidward then runs to the fridge, and takes all the food.

However, SpongeBob leaps on him, and they bump into Patrick. Then, SpongeBob, Squidward, and Patrick are all scrambling for food. Squidward then thinks that the storm stopped, and he runs out of SpongeBob's house and falls off SpongeBob's house, which was on top of a tornado.

I can turn into a skyscraper!

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 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Hawaiian Trax - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [title card]
  Hawaiian Sting 3 - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [opening]
  Bikini Bottom News Theme - Nicolas Carr [weather on TV]
  Seaweed - Steve Belfer ["This seems like a strange time to start decorating."]
  Steel Sting - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob stepped on a nail]
  Fruity Flute - Harry Bluestone [Squidward tweezing his eyebrows]
  ? - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward accidentally rips some skin off]
  Steel Licks - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward angry]
  Cartoon Sting 1 - Gerhard Narholz ["I guess Squidward's not part of nature."]
  Steel Licks - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward struck by lightning]
  A Jolly Jaunt (a) - Dick Stephen Walter [SpongeBob lights a candle]
  Wooden Bear - Gil Flat, Tony Tape, Florian Voelxen [playing tic-tac-toe]
  High Hazard - Philippe Pares [Patrick struggling to complete a jigsaw puzzle]
  Drama Sting - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["Go, Patrick, go!"]
  Comic Walk - Sidney Torch ["I told you creatures I was trying to take a nap over here!"]
  Steel Licks (b) - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward struck by lightning again]
  Will He, Won't He? - David Lindup ["It's a game called Boundaries."]
  ? - Nicolas Carr ["I have a question."]
  ? ["I... brought some!"]
  Steel Licks - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward goes into SpongeBob's room]
  Tricks and Traps - James McConnel [Squidward's hungry]
  Cartoon Sting 4 - Gerhard Narholz [SpongeBob as a border guard]
  Chase Cue 1 - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward runs downstairs to get food and SpongeBob chases him]
  Chase Cue 2 - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob, Patrick, and Squidward start to act like animals]
  Fates - Gregor F. Narholz ["Is one little storm all it takes to turn us into complete animals?"]
  Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Hey, did you hear that?"]
  Hawaiian Trax - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [ending]



  • Patrick said he was aging 30 years per second, making him 180 years old. However, after the scene cuts to Squidward being hit by lightning, he becomes young again.
  • This is the third time SpongeBob plays rock-paper-scissors. The second was in the episode "Blackened Sponge," when he played with Jack M. Crazyfish, and the first was in the episode "Frankendoodle" when he played with Patrick.
  • This is the second time an underwater tornado appears. The first was in "Pizza Delivery."
  • During the chase scene when SpongeBob got on Squidward, the background repeats itself.
    • Then again, they were just running around the room.
    • This scene is similar to the scene from "Ugh" where they fight for the fire.
  • The title card is similar, if not the same, as "Squid's Visit" and "Home Sweet Pineapple."
  • This episode is paired with "Chum Caverns," but Comcast says "Shell Shocked" instead.
  • Running Gag: Squidward being struck by lightning.

Cultural references

  • The title to this episode is a reference to the term cabin fever, a claustrophobic reaction to being shut in a small place with nothing to do for a long time.


  • The light from the candle affected Squidward and Patrick by flickering with the lighting. However, the light flicker did not affect SpongeBob.
  • The cover of the Tic-Tac-Toe rules book SpongeBob was reading had it's title on the right side of the book. It should really be the left.

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