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Prehibernation Week

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Prehibernation Week
Season №: 2
Episode №: 27a
Airdate: May 5, 2001
Sister episode(s): "Life of Crime"
Guest(s): Pantera as musical preformer of Prehibernation
Writer(s): Aaron Springer
C.H. Greenblatt
Merriwether Williams
Storyboard Artist(s): C.H. Greenblatt
Main: Aaron Springer
Animation: Edgar Larrazábal
Creative: Derek Drymon
See all credits for this episode.
Previous: "Squidville"
Next: "Life of Crime"
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"Prehibernation Week" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season two. In this episode, Sandy and SpongeBob play extreme sporting games.



Prehibernation weeks

At Sandy's Treedome, Sandy has a lot of work to do, and SpongeBob is helping her rake the leaves. She is fretting and worrying, and SpongeBob asks her why. She explains that she is going into hibernation in a week, and have to get their work done quickly, so they can have as much play time as possible. SpongeBob promises to commit all the time he has not already given to Mr. Krabs to her. However, their activities, which include sandboarding, trying to knock each other off the top of the "Sea Needle", "Extreme Jacks", and "Find the Hay in the Needlestack", prove extremely dangerous, and SpongeBob, being not as tough as Sandy, can barely avoid getting killed, and, at one point is reduced to a literal puddle. He goes into hiding to escape from her, and Sandy, worrying for his safety, forces everyone in Bikini Bottom to form a search party for SpongeBob. Sandy has them search in dangerous places such as sulfur fields and a poison sea urchin cove, and after days of searching with no success, the people decide to hide from Sandy as well. Still frantic, Sandy now starts literally destroying the city while looking for SpongeBob. The people, who are hiding under Patrick's Rock, discover that SpongeBob is under the rock too and throw him out for Sandy to find. Sandy is relieved to see him and gives SpongeBob a bone-crushing hug. She says that they have just enough time to go "atom smashing" before she hibernates, but SpongeBob finally explains to her that she is hurting him. While he does so, he realizes that Sandy has fallen asleep, and the relieved SpongeBob then falls asleep as well. Patrick, eating an ice cream and carrying a grocery bag, appears and sees the people under his rock, exclaiming "Who are you people?!" as the episode ends. Template:Section-Expand



 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Prehibernation - Pantera [title card]
  Real Western Steel - Bobby Black [opening]
  Harry's Back - Hans Ehrlinger ["I is 100% ma-male."]
  Real Western Steel - Bobby Black ["Enough chitter-chatter, SpongeBob!"]
  Prehibernation - Pantera [Sand Mountain]
  Rococo Rondo - Tedeusz Rozycki ["Uh... I can explain."]
  Prehibernation - Pantera ["I'm hotter than a hickory-smoked sausage!"]
  Hawaiian Link (b) - Richard Myhill [later...]
  ? [SpongeBob dragging himself home]
  Prehibernation - Pantera [SpongeBob launched out of bed]
  Holiday Playtime - Cedric King-Palmer [bike ride]
  Prehibernation - Pantera [the industrial park]
  Prehibernation - Pantera [Extreme Jacks]
  ? - Nicolas Carr ["Wait a minute, I gotta talk my way out of this."]
  Prehibernation - Pantera [hay in the needle stack]
  Danger Zone - Mike Sunderland ["SpongeBob's tie!"]
  Gruesome - The Surfdusters [search party]
  Death Trap - Gregor F. Narholz [Sandy looking for SpongeBob]
  Rococo Rondo - Tedeusz Rozycki ["Uh, I can explain."]
  ? ["SpongeBob?"]
  Real Western Steel - Bobby Black [Sandy hugs SpongeBob]
  Prehibernation - Pantera ["Sandy, wait!"]
  Stack of Leis - Kapono Beamer ["I just can't take the games!"]
  Aloha Oe - ? [Sandy asleep]


  • "Prehibernation Week" was ranked #28 during the Best Day Ever event on November 9–10, 2006.


  • Monday
    • December 14 to December 21
  • The scene where SpongeBob and Sandy are playing "hay in the needle stack" is the title card of Bubble Troubles.
  • In Hebrew, the episode is called "מחפשים את ספוגבוב", which means "Looking for SpongeBob"
  • The "industrial park" setting resembles some of the settings seen in "A Life in a Day".
  • This the second episode to have a comedy drummer gag. The first was in Culture Shock, the third was in Krab Borg, and the fourth was in "Rock-a-Bye Bivalve".
  • The running gag in this episode is a guy having random things happening to him, usually just saying "Uh... I can't explain..."
  • This is the second episode that SpongeBob says "This squirrel's trying to kill me". The first was "MuscleBob BuffPants".
  • SpongeBob says "Yeah" after jumping off a mountain the same way he does in a later episode, "Wet Painters."
  • Patrick's line of "Who are you people?!" would later be used by him in "I'm with Stupid".
    • This line has also become an internet meme.
  • SpongeBob breaks the fourth wall by noticing the heavy metal music.
  • The big green fish which Sandy thought was a moist cave was most likely an elephant fish.

Cultural References

  • The game "find the hay in the needle stack" is a switch on "find the needle in the hay stack".
  • The "Sea Needle" is a parody of the Space Needle in Seattle.


  • When Sandy goes over to paint her fence, the green bikini she wears underneath her skirt is gone.
  • Even though Sandy paints entirely over SpongeBob's water helmet with white paint, his eyes are still visible.
  • Throughout the entire episode, Sandy's acorn is black rather than its usual color.
  • When SpongeBob and Sandy are in the industrial park, they jump over a metal jaw that is chomping rocks. Sandy and SpongeBob successfully jump over the machine and, although they went flying forward, in the next scene, they are seen falling straight down. This wouldn't make sense due to them going over a ramp.
  • There were two Nats once. One went into the three-eyed sea elephant and one standing near Sandy.
  • When Sandy busts into the Krusty Krab, she points to Frank, the muscular fish, saying that him and whoevers in his side is on Alpha team. However, Frank screams "Gold team rules!".

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