This is the page about the song. For other uses, see Ripped Pants (disambiguation).

"Ripped Pants" is a song featured in the episode of the same name. It is sung by SpongeBob, Jennifer Millie, Dexter Blubbuns, and Frank the Whale. The song was written by Peter Strauss and writer Paul Tibbitt. Strauss provides the singing voice of SpongeBob after the first verse. The song's melody borrows heavily from "Be True to Your School" by The Beach Boys.


SpongeBob: When I ripped [rips underwear] my pants,
I thought that I had everybody on my side,
But I went and blew it all sky high;
And now, she won't even spare a passing glance,
All just because I -- ripped my pants.
Millie, Dexter and Frank: When Big Larry came 'round just to put him down,
SpongeBob turned into a clown;
And no girl ever wants to dance
With a fool who went and -- ripped his pants!
SpongeBob: I know I shouldn't mope around; I shouldn't curse,
But the pain feels so much worse.
Cause windin' up with no one is a lot less fun
Than a burn from the sun...
Millie and Dexter: ...Or sand in your buuuuns!
SpongeBob: Now I learned a lesson I won't soon forget,
So listen and you won't regret:
"Be true to yourself; don't miss your chance,
And you won't end up like the...
Everyone: ...fool who ripped his pants!"


  • This is the first song where SpongeBob sings with a completely different voice (Peter Strauss) than his normal one. The second song is "Sweet Victory" (David Glen Eisley) and the third is "Dear Friend" (Teresa Parente).
  • In some overseas airings of "Ripped Pants," the episode would end when the concert was just beginning. This causes most of this song to be skipped.
  • SpongeBob's first line is removed in the album version (SpongeBob's Greatest Hits).
  • In certain dubs of this song, SpongeBob sings with his normal voice.
Music (VTE)

Original Theme HighlightsThe SpongeBob SquarePants MovieThe Yellow AlbumThe Best Day EverSpongeBob's Greatest HitsIt's a SpongeBob Christmas!Music from The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of WaterThe SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

Theme SongA Day Like ThisA Mining We Will GoAhhhhAll You Need is FriendsThe Alphabet SongAttitude of GratitudeBack in EncinoBarnacles!Beats by BobBeautiful DreamerBee Line for the Tree LineThe Best Day EverBikini BottomBikini Bottom - Rock BottomBossy BootsThe Bubble SongCampfire Song SongCha-ChingThe ChefBob SongChristmas Eve JittersChristmas Is MineClarinet WizardDead EyeDoing the SpongeDoin' the Krabby PattyDear FriendDon't Be a Jerk (It's Christmas)Down the WellThe Dragon is HereElectric ZooEverybody Loves the SpongeEmployee of the MonthFishin' for MoneyFrozen Krabby Patty SongFueling the BusThe F.U.N. SongGary Come HomeGive It All You GotGive Jellyfish Fields a ChanceGood-Bye, AtlantisGoofy Goober RockGoofy Goober SongThis Grill is Not a HomeHappy Birthday, Squidward!He's FlyingHe's Our Mermaid ManHey All You PeopleHey, Mean Mr. BossmanHigh Seas ChantIt's High Time We Went on TourHo Ho HoedownHot FruitcakeI Can't Keep My Eyes Off of YouI Hate PeopleI Wrote ThisIdiot FriendsIf I Could Talk to MoneyI Will Trap SantaI Love Krabby PattiesIf Only I Could Join YouThe Jellyfishing SongJust a KidKrabby Patty Jingle (song)Kung Fu RockThe Krusty Krab PizzaLivin' in the Sunlight, Lovin' in the MoonlightLoop de LoopMeatball, MeatballMr. Krabs' SongMusical DoodleThe Mustard SongMy Leg Is In Love!My Tighty WhiteysNever Give UpNow That We're MenOcean ManOh, Krusty KrabOh, My KarenPlankton's SongPatrick StarPretty Ribbons and BowsPrehibernation (song)Prince Paul's Bubble PartyPlankton Jams the SignalRidin' the HookRipped PantsRubber Hose RagRap BattleThe Road SongSandy's SongSailing Over The Dogger BankSanta Has His Eye on MeSanta Won't Let You DownSnowflakesSo Long, Bikini BottomSpongeBob and Patrick Confront the Psychic Wall of EnergyThe SpongeBob History SongSpongeBob ScaredyPantsSquidward's SongSquidward's Tiki LandSqueeze MeSuperiorSurreptitiously MineSurfin' SummerSandy SquirrelSquidward's BackThe Suction Cup SymphonySweet VictoryScurvy Ain't For the Likes of MeThat's the RodeoThank Gosh It's MondayThumbs SongTeamworkTogetherThey'll Soon DiscoverTruth or Square Theme SongsTexasThat's What Friends DoUnder My RockUnderwater SunThe Very First ChristmasWe've Got ScurvyWhen Worlds CollideWhere's GaryWe're the Ghouls of the Briny DeepWet, Wet ChristmasWho Am I?Who Wants to Race Me?You Will Obey!You Better SwimYou're Old

Short Songs
4-PlyAyCookie, Wookie, Teddy BearIt's All About You GirlIndoorsFor He's A Jolly Good RookieSquidly's 7 SongsBirthday Song for SquidwardBikini Bottom National AnthemI'm PatrickOff to WorkWe're Gonna Be PiratesPearl's Me DaughterThe Striped Sweater SongBest Friends Forever RingSanta's Coming TonightBrush, Brush, Brush My TeethWelcome Home, SandyLife on the PrairieEat at The Krusty KrabLaundry Song

Associated production music