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The Lost Mattress
General
Season №: 4
Episode №: 62a
Airdate: May 13, 2005
Sister episode(s): "Krabs vs. Plankton"
Credits
Writer(s): Mike Bell
Tim Hill
Supervising Producer: Paul Tibbitt
Storyboard: Mike Bell
Animation: Alan Smart
Technical: Vincent Waller
See all credits for this episode.
Chronology
Previous: "Shell of a Man"
Next: "Krabs vs. Plankton"
List of episodes

"The Lost Mattress" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season four. In this episode, SpongeBob, Patrick and Squidward try to get back Mr. Krabs' lost mattress.

Characters

Synopsis

Mr. Krabs is very cranky and has thrown out his back due to his old, lumpy mattress. SpongeBob suggests that he and Squidward buy Mr. Krabs a new mattress, but because he doesn't want to waste his hard earned money on his cheapskate boss, he refuses, so Patrick joins SpongeBob in buying a new mattress instead. The two go to a massive mattress emporium, where they buy a comfortable new mattress throw out his old one.

They make a card for him, which Squidward signs, giving himself full credit for the gift. The next night, the trio surprise Mr. Krabs with his new mattress, and when they tell him that they threw away his old one, he is furious, revealing that all of his money was in the mattress. Krabs then goes into a "Cash Coma", and ends up in the
10 matress
hospital, where the doctor explains that only the return of his money can save his life. Squidward insists that it was SpongeBob's fault, but a police officer shows him the card, which states that he is solely responsible. The cop says that if Krabs dies, Squidward will be charged for his death and sent to jail. Squidward begins to threaten to murder SpongeBob, but the police officer stops him. Squidward, SpongeBob and Patrick go to the dump to retrieve the mattress, only to find that there is a vicious guard worm sleeping on top of it.

Meanwhile, the doctor realizes that Mr. Krabs has no insurance and cannot afford his hospital room, and move him into the hallway in front of the vending machines. Squidward tells SpongeBob and Patrick to go inside and get the mattress, but they end up overturning the fence, trapping Squidward inside with the worm. At the hospital, the doctors "surgically remove" Mr. Krabs from the building and leave him on the sidewalk in order to get to the "Nutty Nut Bar." Squidward then devises another plan, where SpongeBob and Patrick distract the worm while he retrieves the mattress. The worm becomes obedient to SpongeBob when he sees the wooden spoon he is holding up. SpongeBob throws it towards Squidward for the worm to fetch, and Squidward is subsequently attacked by the worm.

At the hospital, Administrator Flotsam is outraged that Mr. Krabs has been left outside, and they push him down the hill. Next, Squidward has SpongeBob and Patrick dress as "choice cuts" so that the worm will eat them, telling them that they are in Halloween costumes, and that when the worm sees them he will realize that he forgot about Halloween and leave to get candy (which is obviously false). Suddenly, Mr. Krabs rolls into the dump and lands on his old mattress, reviving him. He effortlessly throws the worm aside, which lands in Squidward's arms and begins chasing him.

Production

Music

 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Hula Festival - George Elliott [title card]
  Rule Britannia - Anthony Wakefield [opening]
  Dancing the Hula - Kapono Beamer [Squidward going to work]
  Torn Apart - Mike Sunderland [Krusty Krab closed]
  Hawaiian Beach - Peter Dennis [Krabs arrives]
  Beach Party - Harry Bluestone ["It's a new dance craze!"]
  Hawaiian Beach - Peter Dennis ["I am hurt, you idiot!"]
  ? - Nicolas Carr ["You'll warm up to the idea."]
  Awakening Memories - Paul Fenoulhet [mattress store]
  Happy Sponge Chase Vibes - Nicolas Carr [trying out different mattresses]
  Dickhäuter - Gerhard Trede [that night...]
  Action Cut A - Gregor F. Narholz ["All my money was in that mattress!"]
  Classic Soap 14 - Dieter Reith [Krabs in the hospital]
  ? - Jeremy Wakefield ["...help you do it myself."]
  Steel Licks - Jeremy Wakefield ["Wow, he really does care."]
  Comic Walk - Sidney Torch [at the dump]
  Towerstreet 17 [#23] - Gerhard Narholz [Krabs moved to the hallway]
  Furtive Footsteps - Paddy Kingsland ["Well, that's Mr. Krabs' mattress all right."]
  Dream of Tomorrow - Trevor Duncan ["Isn't it beautiful, Patrick?"]
  Lumbering Giant - Paddy Kingsland [Squidward woke up the guard worm]
  Dramatic Encounter - Gregor F. Narholz [the worm attacks Squidward]
  Classic Soap 14 - Dieter Reith [meanwhile at the hospital...]
  ? [SpongeBob and Patrick in ski masks]
  Dangerous A - Mladen Franko [SpongeBob and Patrick making noise]
  The Creature A - Gregor F. Narholz [worm roars at them]
  Hawaiian Sting 6 - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [wooden spoon]
  Finders Creepers - Paddy Kingsland [Squidward about to take the mattress]
  ? - Jeremy Wakefield [worm attacks Squidward again]
  Classic Soap 14 - Dieter Reith [back at the hospital]
  Seaweed - Steve Belfer [SpongeBob, Patrick dressed as choice cuts]
  Towerstreet 17 [#4] - Gerhard Narholz [Krabs rolling toward the dump]
  Towerstreet 17 [#41] - Gerhard Narholz ["Run, Mr. Krabs!"]
  Harp Ding - Nicolas Carr ["It's... me money!"]
  Romantic Ending - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["I promise I'll never leave you alone again."]
  SpongeBob Closing Theme - Steve Belfer, Nicolas Carr [Krabs barks at SpongeBob and Patrick]
  Chase Cue 2 - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [ending]

Release

Reception

  • "The Lost Mattress" was ranked #67 during the Best Day Ever event on November 9–10, 2006.

Trivia

Timeline
Timecards
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  • This is and "Krabs vs. Plankton" are the first episodes to premiere on Friday the 13th of a certain year. The others will be:
  • Squidward has a back pocket in his skin where the back pocket of his pants would be. Also in "Pineapple Fever," he says he had "other pants".
  • In "The Abrasive Side," SpongeBob's new face said, "I wouldn't do it for all the money in Mr. Krabs' mattress!" Making a reference to this episode.
  • When this episode premiered, the actual credits were shown.
  • In "Squeaky Boots," "Mid-Life Crustacean," and "Krabs a la Mode," Mr. Krabs' bed is a hammock, unlike this episode.
  • Mr. Krabs said he didn't know what a bank was, although, in "Krabby Land," he said he was going to the bank, and ran to The Bank of Bikini Bottom Bank in "Safe Deposit Krabs." It's possible this episode came before those two.
  • This episode was one of the episodes that was originally supposed to air on Season 3, but didn't and got remade. The other episodes were "Patrick SmartPants," "Whale of a Birthday," "Krusty Towers," and "Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy VI: The Motion Picture."
  • Squidward said he was going to murder SpongeBob.
  • This episode had the most ironic jokes in it; during Mr. Krabs' coma, the doctors repeatedly put him in more difficult situations, each time with the doctors not caring of his well-being. And all of Squidward's schemes that was planned for SpongeBob and Patrick to get hurt, Squidward was hit instead.
  • Running Gags: Squidward getting attacked by the Guard Worm and Mr. Krabs getting moved around 
  • The title card music "Hula Festival" was used again in the "Stanley S. SquarePants" episode.
  • This is one of the very few times a character wanted SpongeBob dead.
  • When Mr. Krabs goes in his bed he says the word 'queer'

Errors

  • In reality, the doctors could be arrested for potentially harming the patient.
  • When Squidward was seen bit on the butt by the worm, his neck is gone.
  • It's odd how Squidward wanted SpongeBob and Patrick to get hurt, even though he was threatened by the police when he threatened to murder SpongeBob. 
  • There is no road that leads to the front door of the Krusty Krab when the characters are there.
  • When Mr. Krabs opens the Krusty Krab, there is a keyhole on the door handle. In the next scene, it is gone.
  • It's unknown how Squidward got out of the dump.
  • Near the beginning of the episode, Mr. Krabs says he's fighting back tears in his eyes, but no tears are shown in his eyes.
  • If you look closely when SpongeBob's face moves to the other side of his body, his pants were on the side where his face was before. In the next scene, his pants are on the same side that his face is on.
  • Even though Mr. Krabs sleeps on a mattress, in every other episode that features him sleeping at home, he sleeps in a hammock.
  • Squidward seems worried that Spongebob and Patrick are supposedly "trying to make him look bad" when usually Squidward doesn't care about his performance at The Krusty Krab.
  • Spongebob and Patrick change into meats costumes in outhouses/closets that were not originally there in the scene of the dump.
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