SpongeBob and Patrick are seen running and screaming. They run into Sandy, explaining that a beast is chasing them. The "beast" is really a grasshopper from the surface. SpongeBob and Patrick notice that Sandy is packing food, water, dynamite and tents in her jeep. SpongeBob and Patrick asks why she's packing. Sandy explains that she is packing for a camp in the wilderness. SpongeBob and Patrick ask if they could come and Sandy says no because the camp is dangerous. When Sandy gets in her jeep, SpongeBob and Patrick sneak in her trunk to try to go to her camp. SpongeBob and Patrick fall out of the jeep when they are on their way there. The good news is that they fall out with food, water, and a tent. They are in the wilderness. SpongeBob tells Patrick that he will set up the tent while Patrick starts a campfire. When the tent is set up, Patrick is finished with the campfire. SpongeBob then noticed that Patrick didn't make a campfire, he burned their food. SpongeBob tries to put out the fire with the tent, but that just set the tent on fire. He pours water on it which makes it go out. SpongeBob drinks the remaining water. By now, SpongeBob and Patrick burned their food, ruined their tent, and lost their water. Then they notice a cave. They go in the cave and find an old man. The old man explains that they are stuck in the cave now and that he was there for over 40 years. SpongeBob and Patrick try to make shelter. SpongeBob is then convinced that Patrick wants to eat him. The old man explains to SpongeBob to eat Patrick before he eats SpongeBob. SpongeBob and Patrick then make attempts to eat each other. The old man is impressed, and he then reveals that he is really Sandy. Sandy then gives SpongeBob and Patrick survivor badges. SpongeBob and Patrick suddenly got an interest of eating Sandy. The episode ends with Sandy saying "Next time I'll bring more granola."
( ‣ ) Associated production music
( • ) Original music
( ◦ ) SpongeBob music
• ? - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [title card] ‣Flight in Panic 1 - Gregor F. Narholz [SpongeBob and Patrick running to Sandy] ‣Abject Terror - Paul Lewis ["We're being chased by a savage beast!"] • ? - Nicolas Carr [cricket] • ? - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["This little guy?"] ‣ ? [Sandy describes her camping trip] • ? - Jeremy Wakefield ["You two are harder to get rid of than cockroaches."] •Steel Licks - Jeremy Wakefield [voodoo dolls] ‣African Adventure - Peter Hope [Sandy leaves] ‣Dramatic Cue (b) - Ronald Hanmer [SpongeBob and Patrick fall out of Sandy's truck] ‣Drama Link (d) - Hubert Clifford [they scream] ‣Sliding Down - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [they fall back in] ‣Death Trap - Gregor F. Narholz [they fall out again] ‣ ? ["Okay, Patrick, we're all set."] ‣Tympup A - Sammy Burdson, John Charles Fiddy [Patrick burned the food supply] • ? - Nicolas Carr [Patrick burned the food supply] ‣Drama Link (g) - Hubert Clifford ["Quick, put it out with something!"] ‣ ? [tent burned] ‣ ? [Jeopardy-style music] •Steel Link (c) - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob, Patrick enter a cave] ‣Drama Link (d) - Hubert Clifford [shadow appears behind them] • ? - Nicolas Carr ["Huh?"] ‣Comic Walk - Sidney Torch [hermit revealed] ‣Marching to Honolulu - Kapono Beamer [SpongeBob builds himself a new home] ‣Terror by Night - Hubert Clifford [hermit warns SpongeBob] ‣Dangerous A - Mladen Franko [Patrick's hungry] ‣ ? [sponge cake] ‣Finger of Suspicion 2 - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [SpongeBob thinks Patrick wants to eat him] ‣Fear 2 - Louis Clark [SpongeBob hiding from Patrick] ‣ ? [Patrick smells something cooking] ‣Death Trap - Gregor F. Narholz ["I'm gonna cook you up and eat you!"] ‣Fear 1 - Louis Clark [SpongeBob chases Patrick] • ? - Nicolas Carr ["What's this?"] •Chum Bucket Rhumba - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick cooking SpongeBob in a pot] ‣Dramatic Impact 5 - Ivor Slaney ["Carrots?! You're making soup out of me!"] ‣ ? ["Why don't you take a nap on this nice soft bed?"] ‣Chase Cue 1 - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["This isn't a bed!"] •Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Did what?"] • ? - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [ending]
The line "eat or be eaten" said by the old man is a reference to Jack London's White Fang.
It's revealed that Sandy has an underwater jeep and that her treedome has a back-garage. It's possible that she keeps her jeep in her garage.
This episode was paired up with a rerun of "Gone."
The mud replica of SpongeBob's pineapple has disappeared in the end.
The title may be a reference to the Alfred Hitchcock film "To Catch a Thief".
This is the second time SpongeBob and Patrick have been scared of an insect. The first time was in Wormy. It's actually the third time Spongebob has been scared of an insect. The second time was in Sandy, SpongeBob, and the Worm. It's actually the second time Patrick has been scared of an insect.
In SpongeBob's flashback, it's revealed that Squidward has voo-doo dolls of SpongeBob and Patrick.
Despite its title, ironically, neither SpongeBob nor Patrick actually saved Sandy.
Plot Hole (literally): The old man said that SpongeBob and Patrick where going to be stuck in the cave forever, although you could see that they could have easily escaped through the huge, unblocked entrance to the cave.
Even though Patrick burns their food, they have a sponge cake, carrots, two pieces of bread, an olive and a bottle of ketchup. They could have eaten all of that instead of trying to eat each other despite the "eat or be eaten" slogan.
This is the second episode where it falsely appears that Patrick is eating SpongeBob. The first time was in The Smoking Peanut.
Patrick's "Golden spongecake" is a reference to twinkies.
When SpongeBob checks to see if Patrick wants to eat him, the compass on his rock disappears.
When SpongeBob runs away from Patrick for the first time, Patrick's rock disappears.
When SpongeBob jumps out of the soup/stew, the bath beads (carrots) disappears.
Since Patrick burned their food supply, they shouldn't have had food in the cave