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The Wreck of the Mauna Loa

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The Wreck of the Mauna Loa
Season №: 7
Episode №: 150b
Airdate: October 9, 2010
Sister episode(s): "Krusty Dogs"
Writer(s): Casey Alexander
Zeus Cervas
Derek Iversen
Supervising Producer: Paul Tibbitt
Storyboard: Casey Alexander
Zeus Cervas
Animation: Andrew Overtoom
Creative: Vincent Waller
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Previous: "Krusty Dogs"
Next: "New Fish in Town"
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"The Wreck of the Mauna Loa" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season seven. In this episode, SpongeBob and Patrick find a lost ship.



During a game of tag between SpongeBob and Patrick, they accidentally go off a cliff into an underground cavern with a shipwreck called the "Mauna Loa." They then spend the day playing and exploring the ship, soon discovering a gigantic hoard of gold treasure. The next day, Mr. Krabs overhears Patrick repeatedly talking about the Mauna Loa, realizing that the two of them found the world's largest treasure hoard. Therefore, he follows them down to the ship, SpongeBob and Patrick discover him, and then they show him the hoard. However, the gold coins are actually tokens, and they find a ticket booth and a plastic captain and realize that it is simply an amusement park ride. The ship is old, and Mr. Krabs (being the cheapskate he is) refuses to pay the money to repair it properly, so it swings around like a tire swing.


Many citizens came to ride on it, even ignoring the required safety height, so more people can pay to ride it. SpongeBob and Patrick are sad at first that their hideout was discovered, but eagerly join in anyway. As expected, the old ship begins to lose bits of wood, and one of the splinters hits the speed switch, turning it to "beyond comprehension" mode. The ship then begins spinning out of control, and everybody becomes terrified except for SpongeBob and Patrick, who are having the time of their lives. Soon, the ship breaks from its swing, shoots into the air, and plummets to the ground in smithereens, almost killing everybody. Everybody accuses Mr. Krabs for nearly killing them all, including their children. Mr. Krabs is arrested for operating a danger to public safety, and the hideout is condemned and boarded up. SpongeBob and Patrick are miserable that the Mauna Loa was destroyed, then leave to find another hideout, and accidentally fall into another pit, and into yet another underground cavern, containing the actual Mauna Loa. SpongeBob asks Patrick if he can keep a secret, to which Patrick replies "Nope."

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 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Drunken Sailor A - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [title card]
  Unknown Track 1 - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob, Patrick playing tag]
  Dramatic Impact 2 - Ivor Slaney [SpongeBob falls off a cliff]
  Drama Link (g) - Hubert Clifford ["Hang on, I'm coming!"]
  Setting Sail - Dick Stephen Walter ["Whoa, what is this place?"]
  The Jovial Buccaneers - John Fox [pirate ship]
  Sea Battle - John Fox [SpongeBob and Patrick swordfighting]
  Dramatic Impact 5 - Ivor Slaney ["Patrick! I'm coming, buddy!"]
  Harp Ding - Nicolas Carr ["Patrick!"]
  Parting of the Clouds - David Farnon [treasure]
  Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Wow, what's this?"]
  Steel Sting (b) - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob goes to work]
  Nautical Hijinx - "SpongeBob, what are you doing?"
  Drunken Sailor D - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Krabby Patty sculpture of pirate ship]
  Steel Sting (a) - Jeremy Wakefield ["Here you go."]
  Nautical Hijinx - Nicolas Carr, Robert Alexander White [Patrick's t-shirt]
  Steel Sting (c) - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob quickly leaves]
  Steel Sting (Original Version) - Jeremy Wakefield ["Keep the change, my good man."]
  Mr. Swashbuckle - James McConnel [Krabs talks about the Mauna Loa]
  Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Hmm..."]
  Drunken Sailor D - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr ["Come on, Squidward."]
  Seaweed - Steve Belfer ["Do you think we gave away too much about our secret hideout?"]
  Primitive Force - Raymond C. Jones [seaweed moving]
  Drama Link (b) - Hubert Clifford ["We're being followed."]
  Nude Sting - Sammy Burdson, John Charles Fiddy ["I just saw the sign."]
  Sailor's Sting 9 - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Krabs at the hideout]
  Drama Sting 3 - Krabs asks where the treasure is
  Steel Licks (Original Version) - Jeremy Wakefield ["Pushovers."]
  Mr. Swashbuckle - James McConnel ["I knew I'd find it!"]
  Befuddled Gent - Phillip Green [Token Has No Monetary Value]
  The Jovial Buccaneers - John Fox [treasure chest]
  Cartoon Sting 1 - Gerhard Narholz ["Very clever, captain."]
  Drama Sting 3 - Gerhard Narholz [Krabs realizes it's an amusement park ride]
  Welcome to Glove World - Barry Anthony ["No wonder we were so amused."]
  Lite Conversation - Gerhard Narholz ["This place ain't got no treasure."]
  Welcome to Glove World - Barry Anthony ["Brace yourselves, fellers!"]
  Steel Licks (d) - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob, Patrick sad]
  Welcome to Glove World - Barry Anthony [they ride on the ship]
  Slide Whistle Song - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [ride speeds up]
  Hawaiian Cocktail - Richard Myhill [Krabs arrested]
  Pua Paoakalani (b) - Kapono Beamer, Queen Lili'uokalani [hideout condemned]
  Horror Crash - Harry Lubin [SpongeBob and Patrick fall underground]
  Mr. Swashbuckle - James McConnel [The Real Mauna Loa]



  • In real life, Mauna Loa is actually the largest volcano in the world (in terms of volume). There was also an actual ship called the S.S. Mauna Loa, which sunk.
  • This episode is the second time a cavern appears. The first was in "Chum Caverns."
  • This is the fifty-eighth episode with the title's name being a part of the story.
  • After the ship crashes, SpongeBob, and Patrick hug, when Patrick is talking, you can see all his teeth in his mouth for about a fraction of a second. However, in other episodes, Patrick appears to have only one tooth.
  • This is the third time SpongeBob and Patrick are pirates. The first was "Arrgh!" and the second was "Grandpappy the Pirate."
  • This is the third time Mr. Krabs is arrested, the first being "The Krusty Sponge" and the second in "Patty Caper." He was almost arrested in "Banned in Bikini Bottom" for illegally selling Krabby Patties.
  • This is the first time Mr. Krabs calls something a "hunk of junk," making "The Masterpiece" the second time.
  • Mr. Krabs only pronounces Mauna Loa two times correctly, when he discovers the token and when he goes into the Captain's Quarters.
  • In previous episodes, like "Shell Shocked," Mr. Krabs was in the dumpster, and when Mr. Krabs found out that SpongeBob and Patrick knew about the Mauna Loa, he said that he was looking for the wreck in dumpsters, which means Mr. Krabs could have been looking for the Mauna Loa that time.
  • The beginning of the episode is similar to the beginning of "Patrick SmartPants" except SpongeBob fell off a cliff but did not break his head and turn smart.
  • The word "Mauna" is in Filipino language, it means to "anticipate."
  • In this episode, Patrick does not understand (or care) about keeping secrets. However, in "The Secret Box," he not only understood keeping secrets, he was adamant about keeping the contents of his box a secret. He even admonished SpongeBob, telling him that if he showed him what was inside, and then it would not be a secret anymore.
  • When Patrick flings the token at SpongeBob, if one were to pause the screen image, the token clearly reads "No Monetary Value."


  • Though Mr. Krabs' token had no monetary value, Patrick bought something at the Krusty Krab with one.

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