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General
Season №: 5
Episode №: 99b
Airdate: November 23, 2007
Sister episode(s): "The Two Faces of Squidward"
Credits
Writer(s): Casey Alexander
Zeus Cervas
Richard Pursel
Supervising Producer: Paul Tibbitt
Storyboard: Casey Alexander
Zeus Cervas
Animation: Andrew Overtoom
Creative: Vincent Waller
See all credits for this episode.
Chronology
Previous: "The Two Faces of Squidward"
Next: "Banned in Bikini Bottom"
List of episodes

"SpongeHenge" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season five. In this episode, SpongeBob's holes make music in the wind, attracting jellyfish.

Characters

Synopsis

The legendary story starts with a harsh and powerful windstorm in Bikini Bottom. Nat and Shubie were leaving the Diner, and their bag of leftovers flew and hit SpongeBob in the face, causing him to look out the window. As he looks out of the window, the wind gets into his pores and makes music, attracting jellyfish.

The next morning, SpongeBob tries to go to work, but jellyfish swarm him, wanting to play. Eventually, Mr. Krabs is forced to bring him in with a fishing rod, and as SpongeBob goes to make Krabby Patties, the window abruptly opens. As the breeze blows through SpongeBob's pores and produces the melodious tune once again, the jellyfish chase him.

Still being pursued by the swarm of jellyfish, SpongeBob runs to hide in Patrick’s house; however, a jellyfish enters and stings Patrick, making him throw SpongeBob out. Finally, the wind stops, but the jellyfish then begin to sting SpongeBob, forcing him to take refuge in a cave. With that, he starts building a stone replica of himself to alleviate his days of solitude. After a decade, the storm is still there, and SpongeBob had grown a beard and finished the replica. He gives his inanimate companion tea and sugar and talks to it about how the jellyfish keep bothering him due to the music produced when wind blows through his holes. Then, SpongeBob has an idea!

SpongeBob carries the stone replica of himself outside the cave, but the jellyfish end up hating the music produced by the replica. SpongeBob is now worried that he will never be able to go back to Bikini Bottom again. He goes back to the cave, but finally realizes that bigger stones can produce better and louder music than himself.

After a while, SpongeBob finishes the giant stone replicas and pushes them into the middle of Jellyfish Fields, forming a circle. The circle full of SpongeBob statues is now known as "SpongeHenge".

The breeze blowing through the pores of the giant statues creates beautiful and harmonious music, which the jellyfish love. SpongeBob is overjoyed that he will never worry about the jellyfish ever again, and he is finally able to go to work after ten long years. Unfortunately, he discovers that the Krusty Krab has been engulfed in sand because of the windstorm. SpongeBob now realizes how much time the jellyfish made him waste and yells out “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!” It is unknown what happens next to SpongeBob, but "SpongeHenge" continues to live on.

In the Future

Three thousand years from now, a race of strange cyborgs (presumably of alien origin) have appeared in Jellyfish Fields. "SpongeHenge" has become a major tourist attraction with many tourists taking pictures of the sight. The cyborgs wonder who made the statues and why they were made. The only clue was that the melodious sound the wind makes as it enters the giant pores of the statues entertains and attracts jellyfish.

Production

Music

 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Dancing the Hula - Kapono Beamer [title card]
  Haunted House - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [windstorm]
  Twilight Zone - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["NO!!! Why, dear Neptune?!"]
  Weird Bridge - Roger Roger [food blown to SpongeBob's house]
  Steel Link (b) - Jeremy Wakefield ["Mm-hmm, goulash."]
  SpongeHenge - Nicolas Carr, Steve Marston [wind whistles through SpongeBob's pores]
  Hawaiian Link (b) - Richard Myhill ["My shift's over."]
  SpongeHenge - Nicolas Carr, Steve Marston ["Quite a wind this morning, eh, jelly?"]
  Hawaiian Sting 1 - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [jellyfish stopping SpongeBob from going to work]
  Dingle's Regatta - Brian Peters [SpongeBob calls Mr. Krabs]
  Hawaiian Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Aye-aye, sir."]
  The Tip Top Polka/The Cliff Polka - Chelmsford Folk Band [SpongeBob at work]
  SpongeHenge - Nicolas Carr, Steve Marston [wind whistles through SpongeBob's pores]
  On Fire - Gregor F. Narholz [Krusty Krab blown away]
  Bikini Bottom News Theme - Nicolas Carr [Patrick watching news on TV]
  Gator - Steve Belfer ["Heh-heh... fishy go bye-bye."]
  Bikini Bottom News Theme - Nicolas Carr ["And that's the way it is in your world today."]
  Gator - Steve Belfer ["Boring!"]
  On Fire - Gregor F. Narholz ["I need a place to hide from those jellyfish."]
  SpongeHenge - Nicolas Carr, Steve Marston [wind whistles through SpongeBob's pores]
  Drama Link (d) - Hubert Clifford [SpongeBob stung by jellyfish]
  From the Dead - Ronald Hanmer [SpongeBob hides in a cave]
  Footsteps of Horror - W. Merrick Farran ["Where it's safe... and quiet... and dark."]
  Steel Sting - Jeremy Wakefield [later]
  Wooden Bear - Gil Flat, Tony Tape, Florian Voelxen [stone sculpture of SpongeBob]
  Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Yeah, I'm at a loss too."]
  Harp Ding - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob gets an idea]
  SpongeHenge - Nicolas Carr, Steve Marston [wind whistles through SpongeBob's pores]
  Unease - Dick Stephen Walter ["Hmm, I created one stone SpongeBob..."]
  Outrage - Peter Yorke [SpongeBob making more statues]
  ? ["Okay, that should do 'er."]
  SpongeHenge - Nicolas Carr, Steve Marston [wind whistling through statues' pores]
  Steel Licks (a) - Jeremy Wakefield ["Krusty Krab, here I come!"]
  Orchestrated Devices C - Raymond C. Jones [Krusty Krab covered in sand]
  ? [3000 years later]
  SpongeHenge - Nicolas Carr, Steve Marston [ending]

Release

Trivia

Timeline
Timecards
  • Later
  • 3000 Years Later
  • This episode was set to premiere with "20,000 Patties Under the Sea," but aired with "The Two Faces of Squidward" instead.
    SpongeBob Calculus Math

    Calculus Math

  • In the German version of this episode, the episode is called Die SteinBobs, which means "The StoneBobs."
  • As for who was right in the Neptune/Poseidon debate seen in the very beginning, they were both right. The Romans called him Neptune, and the Greeks called him Poseidon.
  • This episode aired on the first day as part of Nick's Nonstop Five at Five.
  • SpongeBob says that in all his years of fry cooking he has never been late, which is a reference to a second season episode, "The Secret Box," but he was a minute late in "New Digs," two minutes late in Hooky (from the very first season), thirteen and a half minutes late in "Blackened Sponge," fifteen minutes late in "Have You Seen This Snail?," and three hours late in "Pet or Pests," which implies this and "The Secret Box" takes place before those episodes. Either that, or SpongeBob has bad memory (which is quite unusual considering his young age).
  • The math SpongeBob did on the chalkboard was calculus.
  • The man in the moon was played by Paul Tibbitt while the man in the sun was played by Dee Bradley Baker. Alternatively, they are based off the Baby Sun from The Teletubbies.
  • The future in this episode may be set in 5007, since it is set three thousand years later, while in SB-129, it was set two thousand years later. It is possible that the chrome-based civilization from SB-129 reformed, collapsed, or never made the Jellyfish Fields chrome.
    • However, SpongeTron clearly stated that "Everything is chrome in the future!"
  • When SpongeBob is in the cave, he sees rocks that he calls "sedentary". He probably meant "sedimentary", though the rock wasn't really layered anyway. However, he may have been talking about how the rocks do not move.
  • The Krusty Krab was buried when the wind tore off the whole building (except the floor boards).
  • The background on the title card looks like the outside of Squidward's house.
  • With this episode and "Jellyfish Jam," it becomes apparent that jellyfish like good music and become aggravated by bad music (like Squidward's clarinet playing).
  • SpongeBob shows his intellect in math and strength when he calculates the dimensions the statues should be and when he pushes the statues, respectively.
  • At first, the large statues each make their own musical note, but later, every statue makes a mix of notes. The best explanation is that the wind changes, making a new passageway for different notes.
  • The background is similar to "The Two Faces of Squidward," the sister episode.
  • One of the time cards shown is this episode reads "3000 years later." It is the second-longest time period on a time card to date, losing only to "One Eternity Later" from "Squid on Strike."
  • At the beginning of the episode, SpongeBob's pineapple is shown to have three windows.
  • The "Later" time card is the same as the "Three Days Later" time card in "I Was a Teenage Gary."
  • This is the second episode that SpongeBob has been in the Jellyfish Cave. The first was "Nature Pants."
  • This is the second time Patrick is angry and doesn't not reappear again episode. first being  "To Love a Patty."

Cultural References

  • When the Krusty Krab is buried in the sand, it is a reference to the ending of the 1968 movie Planet of the Apes when Taylor, having survived and escaped imprisonment, wanders along along a coastline in search of shelter. He finds a partially destroyed Statue of Liberty buried in the sand and finally realizes what planet he's on.
  • The name "SpongeHenge" and the numerous stone statues of SpongeBob are parodies of Stonehenge, an attraction in England.
  • The cyborg-aliens don't know why the stone statues of SpongeBob were made and they only know that it attracts jellyfish, similar to Stonehenge because people don't why they were made and the only clue that the sun sets over the Stonehenge.
  • The scene where SpongeBob is in a cave hiding from the jellyfish and making a stone companion is a reference to the movie Cast Away.
  • When Patrick is watching the news, the anchorwoman says, "And that's the way it is in your world today". This is an obvious reference to Walter Cronkite's signature sign-off.
  • This may be also a reference to the original ending to the movie Army of Darkness where at the end, the main character sleeps too long inside a cave and wakes up to find the world destroyed.

Errors

  • When the couple's leftovers splatter on SpongeBob's face, he licks it off, but then he's holding the food in his hand.
  • If SpongeBob pushed that many buttons simultaneously, he should press something else to start over.
  • Patrick's house has a hinge to connect the rock to ground. However, in "Home Sweet Pineapple", he can lift up the rock without anything stopping him.
  • SpongeBob's beard is brown, but his drivers license (as shown in "No Free Rides" and "Sleepy Time") says that his hair color is yellow.

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