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Episode Information
Titlecard Something Smells
General
Season №: 2
Episode №: 22a
Airdate: October 26, 2000
Sister episode(s): "Bossy Boots"
Credits
Writer(s): Aaron Springer
C.H. Greenblatt
Merriwether Williams
Storyboard Artist(s): C.H. Greenblatt
Storyboard: Aaron Springer
Animation: Edgar Larrazabal
Creative: Derek Drymon
See all credits for this episode.
Chronology
Previous: "Squid's Day Off"
Next: "Bossy Boots"
List of episodes

"Something Smells" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season two. In this episode, SpongeBob makes a sundae that gives him bad breath.

Characters

Synopsis

SpongeBob is asleep in his bed, then wakes up and realizes that it is Sunday, and therefore decides to have an ice cream "sundae" for breakfast. However, he sees he has no normal ingredients (ice cream, hot fudge etc.), so he creates a "sundae" made from onions, ketchup & peanuts from a nearly dead peanut plant he had been growing in his window. The sundae gives SpongeBob halitosis, which he does not realize. After breakfast, SpongeBob begins his Sunday to-do list that consists of saying "hi" to everyone in town. Everyone in town is disgusted by the smell of SpongeBob's breath, and avoids him. He is very confused by this, and asks Patrick if he notices anything wrong with him. Patrick, not having a nose, is unaffected by his foul breath (though his eyes get cracked after the scent hits him). He suggests that maybe everybody hates his laugh, and after a long and very irritating chuckle; SpongeBob flatly asks his friend if he's kidding. Patrick then comes to the conclusion that SpongeBob is ugly, and then does a "Reflection Test." SpongeBob is shocked by this, and isolates himself in his home.

Later, Patrick visits SpongeBob, who has now become a hermit. Patrick tells SpongeBob "The Ugly Barnacle" story, somewhat thinking it would help (which, of course, it didn't).

Patrick then attempts to teach him to be proud of his ugliness. It works, and SpongeBob's confidence grows, so they go to The Reef at night.

When they go in and sit down, all the fish still avoid SpongeBob. Angered that no one has the nerve to face SpongeBob's so-called ugliness, Patrick goes into a maniacal rage and forces the other viewers to look at SpongeBob. They all panic and run out of the theater, due to SpongeBob's breath. Patrick eventually gets hungry, so they go to get a snack, but no one is at the counter, so SpongeBob gives Patrick some of his sundae. Then Patrick goes to the bathroom.

When a guy runs away from Patrick in the bathroom, he thinks he has caught the "ugly" from SpongeBob. SpongeBob smells Patrick's extremely foul breath, and comes to the realization that they are not ugly, and simply have bad breath from the sundae. Afterwards, the two begin to run around shouting "We stink!" melting down The Reef with their corrosive stench. In the last scene, SpongeBob & Patrick run into Squidward, who is looking at wigs in a window display, and SpongeBob said, "Guess what, Squidward?" and they said "We stink!" Squidward looks confused as SpongeBob and Patrick run away laughing.

Production

Music

 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Dangerous C - Mladen Franko [title card]
  Hawaiian Hula - Terry Day [opening]
  Lonely Violin - Dick Stephen Walter [Gary playing violin]
  Hawaiian Hula - Terry Day [peanut plants]
  On the Beach - Kapono Beamer [SpongeBob has bad breath after finishing the sundae]
  Hawaiian Pussycat - George de Fretes [SpongeBob saying hi to everyone]
  Shock (f) - Dave Hewson [everyone runs away]
  Seaweed - Steve Belfer [SpongeBob finds Patrick sitting on a bench]
  Harry's Back - Hans Ehrlinger ["Maybe it's the way you're dressed."]
  Steel Licks (d) - Jeremy Wakefield [reflection test]
  The Nightmare Begins (a) - John Devereaux [SpongeBob asking people if he's ugly]
  Hawaiian Link (b) - Richard Myhill ["I'm ugly...!"]
  The Last Judgement - Peter Lea-Cox [organ music]
  A Day by the Sea (a) - Dick Stephen Walter [The Ugly Barnacle]
  Hawaiian Cocktail - Richard Myhill [spiraling]
  Me for You - George Callert ["Okay, now, say it."]
  The Land is Ours - Gregor F. Narholz [SpongeBob saying he's ugly and proud]
  Hawaiian Link (a) - Richard Myhill [movie theater exterior]
  Legends of Hollywood (a) - Ron Goodwin ["Pardon me, ugly sponge coming through."]
  Hawaiian Link (b) - Richard Myhill ["I'm not always as confident as I look."]
  On Fire - Gregor F. Narholz ["What is wrong with you people?!"]
  Vibe Link (b) - Richard Myhill ["Oh wait, Patrick, I just remembered."]
  SpongeBob Closing Theme - Steve Belfer, Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob saved some of the sundae]
  ? [inside the bathroom]
  Shock (c) - Dave Hewson ["I caught the ugly!"]
  Hawaiian Breeze - Jon Jelmer [Patrick with a bag over his head]
  Shock (p) - Dave Hewson ["You gave me the ugly!"]
  Seaweed - Steve Belfer [SpongeBob smells Patrick's breath]
  Vibe Link (b) - Richard Myhill ["Sundae..."]
  Hawaiian Link (a) - Richard Myhill ["We're not ugly, we just stink!"]
  Thrift Shop - Kapono Beamer [ending]

Release

Trivia

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  • The Ugly Barnacle story is known as one of Patrick's most famous quotes in the series by fans.
  • SpongeBob refers the ketchup by its true pronunciation rather than what it says on the product label ("catsup").
  • When Patrick holds SpongeBob up and shouts "Look at it!", it has become an internet fad called "Patrick Wants You To Look At It" where a silly, funny or normal object will replace SpongeBob.
  • The shot where Fred is seen screaming, "DEUUEAUGH!!!!"
    DEAUUAGH!!!

    DEUUEAUGH!

    has become a MAJOR YouTube phenomenon. The site includes videos of Fred screaming that for long periods of time, (10 hours, 10 minutes, etc.), and videos of other popular fiction characters imitating the scream. There are also videos of the scream in multiple languages, up to around 15 in a single video.
    • Because of this, this episode is has become fan favorite.
  • This is the 6th time SpongeBob wears glasses. The 1st was "Tea at the Treedome." The 2nd was "Jellyfishing." The 3rd was "Jellyfish Jam." The 4th was "Walking Small." The 5th was "Your Shoe's Untied."
  • After SpongeBob finishes his sundae, he says "You know what they say, Gary...I'm easy like Sunday morning." a reference to the lyrics to The Commodores' "Easy."
  • In all U.S. airings of this episode, SpongeBob walks up to a building and says "Hi, building!" which causes the building to flee from SpongeBob's breath. He goes up to Patrick and says "I just don't get it!" and Patrick says "I don't either."
    • On VHS/DVDs, all Polish & YTV airings, the scene goes:
SpongeBob: (walks up to a building and waves) I just don't get it! (the building flees)
Patrick: (offscreen) I don't, either. (SpongeBob walks up to Patrick; the rest of the scene goes as normal, same lines repeated) (According to the commentary, this was a sound mixing error when the Season 2 DVD was made.)
  • In the DVD commentary, they mention at the end of this episode that Squidward had a deleted line. After SpongeBob and Patrick hug him and run away, he would say "Ugly and smelly, two for one.", but it cut due to the whole screen fading to blank at the end.
  • This is the 1st episode where Patrick is shown to have "Z"s for eyebrows. The 2nd was "Sandy, SpongeBob, and the Worm."
  • For the beginning, the giant calendar that SpongeBob is flung into by his bed from "Boating School" was reused.
  • Running Gag: The police giving a ticket to destroyed cars, tickets meters ,etc. or they destroy it.
  • MY LEG: The marching band gets irritated with the stench of SpongeBob's mouth after they bump into buildings that they got thrown into.

Cultural References

  • The shot with SpongeBob playing the organ is a reference to The Phantom of the Opera.
  • The Ugly Barnacle might be a reference to the Hans Anderson's The Ugly Duckling.
  • Nickelodeon's "Breadwinners" has a episode with a same plot about stinky breath.

Errors

  • When Patrick says "SCREEEEAAAAM!," SpongeBob's face is dripping with spit, but it accidentally drips 2x.
  • When SpongeBob talks to the blue woman in the red dress, the fish in the background change colors from blue to green to red.
  • When Patrick 1st saw SpongeBob in his house playing the organ, he had a mask on. After SpongeBob turn around and Patrick lifted him up, it wasn't shown when SpongeBob took takes off the mask off.
  • When credited as Animation Director, Edgar Larrazabal's last name is misspelled as Larrazabla.
  • At The Reef, SpongeBob and Patrick at 1st sit in the front row. But later, when Patrick lifts SpongeBob, they appear to be in the middle row.
  • As Patrick speaks to SpongeBob about how ugly he got, he mentions that he doesn't have a sister. However, he does, as seen later in "Big Sister Sam."

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