"SpongeHenge" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season five. In this episode, SpongeBob's holes make music in the wind, attracting jellyfish.
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 into SpongeBob's bedroom window and hit him in the face, causing him to look out the window. As he does so, the wind gets into his pores and makes music, attracting the jellyfish.
The next morning, SpongeBob tries to go to work, but the 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. Later, the storm is still there, and SpongeBob had grown a beard and finished the replica. He gives his inanimate companion tea
with sugar cubes and talks to it about how the jellyfish keep bothering him due to the music produced when the wind blows through his holes. Then, SpongeBob has an idea to carve a stone replica of himself.
SpongeBob carries the stone replica of himself outside of 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 ever 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. Said 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. Unfortunately, he discovers that the Krusty Krab has been engulfed in the sand because of the windstorm, and presumably Bikini Bottom is destroyed and everyone is gone. SpongeBob now realizes how much time the jellyfish made him waste and reacts negatively.
Three thousand years later, 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.
|( ‣ ) Associated production music|
|( • ) Original music|
|( ◦ ) SpongeBob music|
‣ Dancing the Hula - Kapono Beamer [Title card]
‣ Haunted House [#27] - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [Windstorm]
‣ Twilight Zone [#23] - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["No! Why, dear Neptune?!"]
‣ Weird Bridge - Roger Roger [The bag of food is blown to SpongeBob's house]
‣ Horror Chords (a) - Paddy Kingsland [Food breaks through SpongeBob's window]
‣ Steel Licks (l) - Jeremy Wakefield ["Mm-hmm, goulash."]
‣ ? - Nicolas Carr, Steve Marston [Wind whistles through SpongeBob's pores/Jellyfish comes to SpongeBob's pores]
‣ Hawaiian Link (b) - Richard Myhill ["My shift's over."]
‣ ? - Nicolas Carr, Steve Marston ["Quite a wind this morning, eh, jelly?"]
‣ Skipping to School - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Jellyfish stop SpongeBob from going to work]
‣ Dingles Regatta - Brian Peters [SpongeBob calls Mr. Krabs]
‣ Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr ["Aye-aye, sir."]
‣ The Tip Top Polka/The Cliff Polka - Chelmsford Folk Band [SpongeBob is at work]
‣ ? - Nicolas Carr, Steve Marston [Wind whistles through SpongeBob's pores]
‣ On Fire - Gregor Narholz [The Krusty Krab is blown away]
‣ Bikini Bottom News Theme - Nicolas Carr [Patrick watches the 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 Narholz ["I need a place to hide from those jellyfish."]
‣ ? - Nicolas Carr, Steve Marston [Wind whistles through SpongeBob's pores]
‣ Drama Link (d) - Hubert Clifford [SpongeBob gets stung by the jellyfish]
‣ From the Dead - Ronald Hanmer [SpongeBob hides in a cave]
‣ Footsteps of Horror - William 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."]
‣ ? - Nicolas Carr, Steve Marston [Wind whistles through SpongeBob's statues' pores]
‣ Harp Ding - Nicolas Carr ["Of course, buddy. Brilliant idea!"]
‣ ? - Nicolas Carr, Steve Marston [Wind whistles through SpongeBob's statues' pores/Wind whistles through SpongeBob's pores]
‣ Unease - Dick Stephen Walter ["Hmm, I created one stone SpongeBob..."]
‣ Outrage - Peter Yorke [SpongeBob makes more statues]
‣ ? ["Okay, that should do 'er."]
‣ ? - Nicolas Carr, Steve Marston [Wind whistles through statues' pores]
‣ Steel Licks (a) - Jeremy Wakefield ["Krusty Krab, here I come!"]
‣ Orchestrated Devices C - Raymond C. Jones [The Krusty Krab is covered in sand]
‣ ? [3000 years later]
‣ ? - Nicolas Carr, Steve Marston [Ending]
- As of September 8, 2017, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB) gives this episode a rating of 7.1/10 based on 164 ratings by users. TV.com users give this episode a rating of 7.3/10 based on 124 votes.
- This episode first aired on November 23, 2007 as part of the Super Stuffed Nicksgiving Weekend.
- The title card background for this episode is similar to that of "The Two Faces of Squidward," the sister episode.
- The background on the title card looks like the exterior of Squidward's house, but gray instead of blue.
- As for who was right in the Neptune/Poseidon debate seen in the very beginning, they are both right. The Romans called him Neptune, and the Greeks called him Poseidon.
- Shubie does not believe in King Neptune in this episode, but she later does in "The Clash of Triton."
- At the beginning of the episode, SpongeBob's house is shown to have three windows.
- The man in the moon was played by Paul Tibbitt while the man in the sun was played by Dee Bradley Baker.
- When SpongeBob tries to dial the phone he says "My fingers are too big for the buttons." He says exactly the same thing in "Suds" when he tries to do exactly the same thing.
- The Krusty Krab was buried when the wind tore off the whole building, along with the outfront Krusty Krab sign. (except the floor boards).
- 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).
- However, in "Squid Noir" the jellyfish like Squidward's clarinet playing, to the point of stealing his clarinet and playing it to try and replicate the way he plays it.
- SpongeBob shows his intellect in math and strength when he calculates the dimensions the statues should be and when he pushes the statues, respectively.
- The "Later" time card is the same background as the "Three Days Later" time card in "I Was a Teenage Gary."
- 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 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.
- This is the second episode where SpongeBob has been in the jellyfish cave. The first is "Nature Pants."
- In the German version of this episode, the episode is called "Die SteinBobs," which translates to "The StoneBobs."
- In the Indonesian version of this episode, the epilogue scene featuring Aliens is cut for unknown reasons.
- When trying to slingshot himself, SpongeBob says that in all his years of fry cooking he has never been late, which is a reference to the episode "The Secret Box." However, he was one 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?," eleven minutes late in "Lost in Bikini Bottom," and three hours late in "Pet or Pests". This which implies this and "The Secret Box" takes place before those episodes, or he has a bad memory.
- 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 a coastline in search of shelter. He finds a partially destroyed Statue of Liberty buried in the sand and finally realizes what planet he is on. In addition, SpongeBob's hair and beard are strikingly similar to Charleton Heston's in the same movie.
- This may be also a reference to the original ending to the 1992 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.
- The name "SpongeHenge" and the numerous stone statues of SpongeBob are parodies of Stonehenge, an attraction in England.
- The cyborg-aliens do not know why the stone statues of SpongeBob were made and they only know that it attracts jellyfish, similar to Stonehenge because people do not 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 2000 movie Cast Away.
- The face in the sun is likely a reference to the Baby Sun from Teletubbies.
- 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.
- Kelp cream is a parody of whipped cream.
- The man in the moon and the man in the sun might be a reference to Luna and Ray from the 1997 classic Playhouse Disney show Bear in the Big Blue House.
- SpongeBob's hair and beard is similar to that of Obi-Wan Kenobi from Star Wars Episode II - Attack of the Clones and Star Wars Episode II - Revenge of the Sith.
- When the couple's leftovers splatter on SpongeBob's face, he licks it off, but then he is holding the food in his hand.
- When SpongeBob is outside of his house, making music and laughs, one of his blue eyes turns white for a split-second.
- If SpongeBob pushed that many buttons simultaneously, he should press something else to start over.
- When SpongeBob dials on the phone, his hands are big but when he hangs up, his hands go back to normal size.
- 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.
- SpongeBob tells the stone he can have all the sugar, but he gives himself some of it.
- When SpongeBob returns to Bikini Bottom, he finds the Krusty Krab buried in sand; although, it was blown away by the wind previously.
|Awards and nominations for SpongeBob SquarePants (V • E)
Golden Reel Awards
|Best Sound Editing in Television Animation – Music
Nominees: Stephen Hillenburg, Donna Castricone, Nicholas R. Jennings, Alan Smart, Peter Burns, Doug Lawrence, Derek Drymon, Alex Gordon, Donna Grillo, Jennie Monica, Krandal Crews, Jim Leber, Justin Brinsfield, Tony Ostyn, Nicolas Carr (for "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy"/"Pickles;" 2000) • Nicolas Carr (for "Fools in April"/"Neptune's Spatula" in 2001; for "Jellyfish Hunter"/"The Fry Cook Games" in 2002; for "Wet Painters"/"Krusty Krab Training Video" in 2003; for "The Great Snail Race"/"Mid-Life Crustacean" in 2004) • Jimmy Lifton, D.J. Lynch, Jeff Hutchins, Tony Ostyn and Paulette Lifton (for "Mid-Life Crustacean;" 2004)
|Best Sound Editing in Television Animation – Sound
Nominees: Nicolas Carr (for "Karate Choppers;" 2000) • Andrea Anderson, Jimmy Lifton, Monette Holderer, D.J. Lynch, Vincent Gutisetti, Jeff Hutchins and Gabriel Rosas (for "Rock Bottom"/"Arrgh!;" 2001)
|Best Sound Editing in Television – Animation
Nominees: Timothy J. Borquez, Jeff Hutchins and Daisuke Sawa (for "The Secret Box"/"Band Geeks;" 2002)
|Best Sound Editing in Television Animation
Nominees: Jimmy Lifton, Jeff Hutchins, Tony Ostyn and Chris Gresham (for "Nasty Patty"/"Idiot Box;" 2012)
|Best Sound Editing in Television: Animated
Nominees: Jimmy Lifton, Nicolas Carr, D.J. Lynch, Jeff Hutchins, Tony Ostyn, Chris Gresham and Paulette Lifton (for "Pranks a Lot"/"SpongeBob Meets the Strangler;" 2005) • Vincent Gutisetti, Jimmy Lifton, Nicolas Carr, Monique Reymond, D.J. Lynch, Mark Howlett, Jeff Hutchins, Aran Tanchum, Mishelle Smith and Paulette Lifton (for "Have You Seen This Snail?;" 2006) • Nicolas Carr, Mishelle Fordham, Monette Becktold, Jeff Hutchins, Timothy J. Borquez, Tom Syslo, Jason Stiff, Tony Orozco and Kimberlee Vanek (for "SpongeHenge;" 2008)
|Best Sound Editing: Television Animation
Nominees: : Chiho Oyamada Carr, Nicolas Carr, Mishelle Fordham, Daisuke Sawa, Monette Becktold, Jeff Hutchins, Timothy J. Borquez, Tom Syslo, Eric Freeman, Dan Cubert, Lawrence Reyes, Jason Stiff, Tony Orozco and Kimberlee Vanek (for "Suction Cup Symphony;" 2009) • Chino Oyamada Carr, Nicolas Carr, Mishelle Fordham, Monette Becktold, Jeff Hutchins, Timothy J. Borquez, Eric Freeman, Tom Syslo, Keith Dickens, Jason Stiff, Sergio Silva, Tony Orozco and Kimberlee Vanek (for "SpongeBob SquarePants vs. The Big One;" 2010)
|Best Sound Editing – Sound Effects, Foley, Dialogue and ADR Animation in Television
Nominees: Devon Bowman, Justin Brinsfield, Nicolas Carr, Andrea Anderson, Mishelle Fordham, Monette Becktold, Jeff Hutchins, Eric Freeman, Tony Orozco and Danny Tchibinda (for "Gary's New Toy;" 2013) • Mishelle Fordham, Monette Becktold, Jeff Hutchins, Timothy J. Borquez, Tom Syslo, Eric Freeman, Bobby Crew, Keith Dickens, Gabriel Rossas and Tony Orozco (for "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!;" 2013)