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"The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season eleven. In this episode, the Flying Dutchman wants to make sure SpongeBob and his friends are scared on Halloween.



This episode's plot contains SpongeBob not being afraid of Halloween, by finding things meant to be scary, funny. This leads to the Flying Dutchman attempting to scare SpongeBob by capturing his friends. SpongeBob must scare the Flying Dutchman back to save his friends.

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The episode was confirmed by Kaz on April 6, 2017.[1] It was reported by The Hollywood Reporter on June 20, 2017 that the episode was in post-production.[2]

Sally Cruikshank is making a short sequence for this episode.[3]



 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  ? - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Title card and opening.]
  Unknown Track 77 - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Patrick appears disguised as a knight/"Hello!"]
  Cartoon Sting 4 - Patrick says SpongeBob's decorations are too cute.
  Unknown Track 54 - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob disguised as a flower.]
  Cartoon Sting 4 - "Oh, that's not scary either, SpongeBob."
  Evil Mind 3 - Dick De Benedictis ["There is no candy here... Only onions!"]
  Death Clock (b) - Dick De Benedictis [Squidward scares away trick-or-treaters with onions.]
  Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr ["SpongeBob?"]
  ? [SpongeBob hiding in Patrick's costume.]
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr ["Scary equals funny!"]
  Dramatic Cue (d) - Ronald Hanmer [SpongeBob scared by ghost balloon.]
  ? [SpongeBob hiding in Patrick's mouth.]
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr [Transition to next scene.]
  Cartoon Sting 7 - "Sure you can handle this, SpongeBob?"
  Alien Spacecraft (a) - Gregor Narholz [SpongeBob and Patrick see machines inside Sandy's treedome.]
  ? [Sandy's silhouette appears behind SpongeBob and Patrick.]
  Frankenstein's Niece (a) - Gregor Narholz [Sandy introduces herself as Dr. Franken-Cheeks.]
  Cartoon Sting 7 - "Oh, hi, Sandy. I didn't recognize you."
  Cellar Search - Philippe Pares [Jars of horror are shown.]
  Frankenstein's Niece (a) - Gregor Narholz [SpongeBob sticks his hand into the jars of horror.]
  Nude Sting - Nicolas Carr [Patrick's head is shown inside of a jar.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks VIII - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob touching Patrick's brain.]
  Frankenstein's Niece (a) - Gregor Narholz [Sandy introduces the acorn monster to SpongeBob and Patrick, which scares them.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (e) - Jeremy Wakefield ["I love it!"]
  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr ["Hooray!"]
  Sailor's Sting 15 - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Squidward and Mr. Krabs setting up "The Horrors of the Chum Bucket."]
  Walk in a Nightmare - Syd Dale [SpongeBob and Patrick get inside "The Horrors of the Chum Bucket."]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (r) - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob and Patrick laughing.]
  Fooling Around - Barry Anthony ["What are you two laughing about?"]
  Unknown Track 78 - "Come to the Chum Bucket and witness the horrors of the Krusty Krab!"
  ? [Karen disguised as a cat.]
  The Haunted Carnival - Eban Schletter ["Behold! The horrors of the Krusty Krab!"]
  Malleus Mallificarum (a) - Dave Hewson [Flying Dutchman's ship appears.]
  In the Crypt - Dave Hewson ["Ah! Music to me ears. Halloween night, and everyone is getting their bloomers scared off!"]
  Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Wait a millennium..."]
  Some Things To Know About Monsters - Eban Schletter ["That kid isn't screaming with fear."/Flying Dutchman scares the kid.]
  Down in Davy Jones' Locker - Nicolas Carr [Flying Dutchman laughs.]
  Tension Bits - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Flying Dutchman hears SpongeBob laughing.]
  Malleus Mallificarum (a) - Dave Hewson ["Who dares to laugh on All Hallows' Eve?!"]
  Out of the Crypt - Sean Elder [Flying Dutchman steers his ship downwards.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks I - Jeremy Wakefield ["Gee. Who would have thought I'd be laughing myself silly tonight?"]
  The Beast Within - Paddy Kingsland ["You!"]
  ? [Um... I guess so?"]
  The Beast Within - Paddy Kingsland [Flying Dutchman screams at SpongeBob.]
  Ghostly Scoundrel - Eban Schletter ["How could anyone confuse scary with funny?"]
  It's Creepy (a) - Ron Goodwin ["These decorations are laughable!"]
  Tower of Evil - Magnum Opus [Dutchman invites SpongeBob and Patrick aboard his ship.]
  ? [Flying Dutchman flying around SpongeBob and Patrick.]
  Ahhhh - Doug Lawrence, Eban Schletter [Ghosts sing this.]
  Cloak and Dagger - Sean Elder ["How can he still be laughing?! I've never been so humiliated."]
  Some Things To Know About Monsters - Eban Schletter [Flying Dutchman steals SpongeBob's friends' souls.]
  Its Behind You - Sean Elder [SpongeBob still laughing.]
  The Horror Never Ends 60 - Gregor Narholz [Squidward, Gary, Sandy, Plankton, Mr. Krabs and Patrick's souls caged.]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (u) - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob deletes the word "Funny" from the chalkboard.]
  Dramatic Cue (d) - Ronald Hanmer [SpongeBob screams.]
  The Creature (a) - Gregor Narholz [SpongeBob's skeleton runs out of his body.]
  Quirky Tension B - John Epping ["Me too, but we gotta go back."]
  Hot Steel and Slide Licks (b) - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob's skeleton gets back in his body.]
  Vault of Secrets - Magnum Opus [Flying Dutchman playing with caged souls.]
  Harp Ding - Nicolas Carr [Plankton gets an idea.]
  Cloak and Dagger - Sean Elder [Plankton's soul escapes from cage.]
  Unknown Track 68 - Flying Dutchman zaps Plankton.
  ? ["Yes, master."]
  It's Creepy (a) - Ron Goodwin [Plankton kisses Dutchman's diamond ring.]
  Impending Death 60 - Gregor Narholz [Flying Dutchman about to roast souls over the fire.]
  Frightmare - Magnum Opus [Acorn monster appears and tries to scare the Flying Dutchman.]
  Ghastly Ghouls - Sean Elder ["You couldn't frighten me in a million eternities, kid."]
  Evil Wizard OL - Udi Harpaz ["I was in there once. It's so terrifying, even for ghosts!"]
  ? [Sequence of Flying Dutchman inside of SpongeBob's brain.]
  Its Behind You - Sean Elder [SpongeBob's eyes roll into his head and sees the Flying Dutchman.]
  Classic Horror Sting - Eban Schletter [Flying Dutchman turns black and reveals eyeballs and a ghost.]
  Its Behind You - Sean Elder [SpongeBob says what scares him.]
  ? [Flying Dutchman sees a giant baby SpongeBob that hugs him, along with the brain's characters.]
  The Creature (a) - Gregor Narholz [Flying Dutchman leaves SpongeBob's brain screaming.]
  Twelfth Street Rag - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick, Sandy, Squidward and Mr. Krabs recover their souls.]
  ? - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Ending.]


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  • As of October 16, 2017, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB) gives this episode a rating of 9.7/10 based on 32 ratings by users.[4] users give this episode a 8.0/10 based on 1 votes.[5]


  • This is the second episode to be created entirely with stop motion. The first was "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!" from 2012.
  • The same character models from "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!" were used.[2]
  • This episode marks the Flying Dutchman's first physical appearance since "Ghoul Fools" from Season 8.
    • This is also his first appearance in stop motion animation.
  • This is the first episode to feature all of the main characters since the episode "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!"
    • Coincidentally, both episodes are holiday specials, animated via stop motion, and the character models used in this episode are recycled from "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!"
  • Each character wears a Halloween costume:
    • SpongeBob: Flower
    • Patrick: Knight
    • Squidward: Himself
    • Mr. Krabs: Dollar bill
    • Plankton: Devil
    • Karen: Cat
    • Sandy: Mad scientist (Dr. Franken-Cheeks)
  • The stop-motion models of Mrs. Puff and Pearl from "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!" were originally going to appear, but their scenes had to be cut from the final episode for time.[6]
  • The Flying Dutchman has a crew of pirate ghosts in this episode.[2]
  • This episode takes place after either "The Inside Job" or The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water because Plankton says he's been to SpongeBob's brain before.
  • The title is similar to "The Legends of Bikini Bottom."
  • This episode was going to air in Iberia on September 29, 2017, 2 weeks before the American premiere. However, it has been replaced by a rerun of "Feral Friends" and "Don't Wake Patrick" either because the episode wasn't dubbed yet or because it had yet to air in the US.
  • The episode will premiere in Canada on October 20th, 2017, a week after the U.S. premiere.
  • The stop-motion theme song footage from "Truth or Square" was used for the intro of the special, while keeping the Painty part and the original music of the regular theme song.
  • This is one of the only episodes to have a clear continuity from another episode (or in this case, a movie).
  • During the premiere of the episode, a banner would appear, informing viewers about Spectrum's decision to drop 23 Viacom channels (including Nickelodeon), and ways to help not to lose these channels. This only happened on Nickelodeon's sub-feed for Spectrum. Other cable providers did not show the message.
  • This is the fourth episode to not have the normal opening credits after "SB-129," "Krusty Krab Training Video," and "Ugh."
  • This is the fourth time a character enters SpongeBob's brain. The other times were in "Plankton!," "The Inside Job," and The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.
  • This is also the first time a character other than Plankton enters SpongeBob's brain. In this case, it is The Flying Dutchman.
  • This episode, unlike most other episodes, was released on a Friday instead of a Saturday. This was most likely because of it being Friday the 13th, and it fitting the Halloween theme of the episode.
  • The Flying Dutchman says that SpongeBob has never scared him before. However in "Scaredy Pants" he has scared him when he takes off his costume and finds out that its just his brain underneath the costume.
  • This is the third time Plankton gets mistaken for candy. The first was in "F.U.N.," and the second was in "20,000 Patties Under the Sea."
  • When Patrick is first seen dressed as a knight, the trumpet fanfare from "Dunces and Dragons" is reused.

Cultural references

  • It is possible that the animation change with the Flying Dutchman is a reference to the animation style of The Beatles' 1968 film Yellow Submarine.
  • Plankton's quote "Krabby Patties are people!" is a reference to Frank Thorn's quote in Soylent Green, "Soylent Green is people!"
  • The name of Sandy's mad scientist alias is a reference to Dr. Victor Frankenstein, and the acorn monster she creates is a reference to Frankenstein's monster.
  • The Acorn Monster bears a resemblance to B.E.N from the 2002 animated Disney film, "Treasure Planet".


  • On TV guides, this episode is listed as a season 10 episode. That happens to most of the season 11 episodes.
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    "The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom" listed as a season 10 episode.

    • Contour also lists this as a season 10 episode.
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  • YTV banners mistakenly call the episode "The Legends of Boo-Kini Bottom."
  • Since the normal theme song with the animation of the "Truth or Square" opening is used, the trumpet on SpongeBob's nose is making the sound of a flute.
  • Just like in "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!," when SpongeBob and Patrick enter Sandy's treedome, they are not wearing water helmets.
  • When the Acorn monster first talks, the head is actually held by strings in front of its body.
  • When the Flying Dutchman traps the character's ghosts in the cages, most of the characters could've turned sideways and escaped. Or they could've toor themselves apart like Plankton did so it is unknown why they didn't do that.
    • It can be said that they have no experience of being a spirit. In Patrick's case, he may have forgotten that he had been a ghost once.



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