SpongeBob's alarm clock
Spongebobs alarm clock
Owner: SpongeBob SquarePants
Type: Alarm clock
First appearance: "Help Wanted"
Latest appearance: "Life Insurance"
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SpongeBob's alarm clock is an alarm clock in SpongeBob SquarePants' bedroom that appears in various episodes, starting with "Help Wanted." It going off has become a commonly used sound effect throughout the series.


SpongeBob's alarm clock is an alarm clock that appears to be a repurposed foghorn and is kept on a barrel next to SpongeBob's bed. It also has a clock on the bottom of it and a switch behind said clock to set the time. In some of its appearances, it is depicted with a snooze button.

Role in series

The alarm clock makes numerous appearances throughout the series and is typically heard going off near the start of an episode when SpongeBob wakes up in the morning. It typically blows air near SpongeBob's direction in bed while going off and has transported him to his various destinations after he wakes up, as seen in many episodes (e.g. "Something Smells," "Missing Identity," "Life Insurance").

Despite having seemed to be destroyed near the end of "Pet Sitter Pat" as a result of Patrick and Gary's fight, it is shown to have recovered after this episode.

It shows signs of sentience in "Gary's New Toy" and nearly loses its energy, as evidenced by its coughing from a lack of oxygen due to Gary chewing on it among other things in SpongeBob's house.


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Season 5

Season 6

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Season 9

Season 10


This list is incomplete, but you can help Encyclopedia SpongeBobia by expanding it.


  • In some episodes, SpongeBob has to press a button on the alarm clock to stop it. In other episodes, the alarm clock stops by itself.
  • The sound of this alarm clock is heard when SpongeBob and Patrick blow a bubble of a sailboat in "Bubblestand."
  • SpongeBob's ancestor SpongeGar had a giant purple dinosaur fish wake him up back in prehistoric times.
  • SpongeBob mishears the customers' cheering as the sound of his alarm clock near the end of his dream in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.

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