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Episode Information
Season №: 5
Episode №: 83b
Airdate: February 19, 2007
Sister episode(s): "Rise and Shine"
"Fungus Among Us"
Writer(s): Nate Cash
Tuck Tucker
Steven Banks
Supervising Producer: Paul Tibbitt
Storyboard: Nate Cash
Tuck Tucker
Animation: Alan Smart
Creative: Vincent Waller
See all credits for this episode.
Previous: "Rise and Shine"
Next: "Fungus Among Us"
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"Waiting" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season five. In this episode, SpongeBob waits for a toy to arrive in the mail.



SpongeBob discovers that his breakfast cereal has an offer for a free toy. Once he responds to the offer, he must wait patiently for the toy to arrive. SpongeBob grows impatient, so he sets up camp right next to his mailbox, determined to be present when the mailman shows up with his special treasure. He gets frustrated when Sandy and Gary distract him with karate and feeding. Eventually, the toy arrives but Patrick "breaks" it, leaving SpongeBob furious. However, Squidward shows him later that its head, arms, and legs are supposed to spring off, and reattaches them. SpongeBob and Patrick then hug Squidward saying if there is anything they could for him and Squidward replies that they should move far away from him.



 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  ? - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [title card]
  Gay Time - Alan Perry [SpongeBob shopping]
  ? - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob eating cereal]
  Dramatic Impact 5 - Ivor Slaney ["Free prize... OFFER INSIDE?!"]
  Dancing the Hula - Kapono Beamer [eating more cereal]
  ? ["Gary, you are a genius!"]
  Hilo Rag - Guy Fletcher [SpongeBob and Patrick waiting for the mailman]
  ? [Patrick getting hungry]
  On the Beach - Kapono Beamer ["Let's go to the Krusty Krab for a Krabby Patty!"]
  Drama Link (h) - Hubert Clifford ["What if the mailman comes when I'm gone?"]
  ? - Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick's stomach bites his arm]
  Steel Licks - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob opens the mailbox]
  ? - Jeremy Wakefield [Sandy walks away]
  ? [Gary wants to be fed]
  Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob missed his birthday party]
  Hawaiian Cocktail - Richard Myhill ["My birthday party?"]
  Goofy Conversation - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony [Patrick accidentally eats SpongeBob's cake]
  Tympup A - Sammy Burdson, John Charles Fiddy ["The fork!"]
  ? - Nicolas Carr ["The fork!"]
  ? - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob crying]
  Of Love and Destiny - Leighton Lucas ["I've been mean to Gary, and I flipped Sandy!"]
  Pua Paoakalani B - Kapono Beamer, Queen Lili'uokalani ["People like me don't deserve moments."]
  ? - Nicolas Carr ["My toy!"]
  Tell Her I Am - Brian Douglas Gulland, Robert Alexander White [Irish jig]
  ? [toy revealed]
  Romeo & Juliet Overture - Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Fiachra Trench ["It's beautiful!"]
  Kaili Aloha - George de Fretes [Patrick breaks the toy]
  Cellar Search - Philippe Pares ["YOU!! YOU RUINED MY FREE TOY!!!"]
  Against the Law (c) - Wilfred William Burns [SpongeBob screams]
  ? - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob, Patrick crying]
  Esta Noche A - Hans Ehrlinger ["Now to soothe my frayed nerves."]
  Comic Walk - Sidney Torch ["All right, what's going on?"]
  ? - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["Hey, my toy's okay!"]


This episode is available on DVD on Friend or Foe? and The Complete 5th Season.


  • The title card shows 11 still pictures of SpongeBob's toy.
  • This episode was featured right after the 2007 Kids' Choice Awards, due to it ending 13 minutes earlier.

Cultural References

  • The box saying "Free toy offer inside" is a parody of cereal boxes that frequently make that claim. Since you must actually send in several box tops (and shipping fees) to get the toy it is not actually "free" and "inside"; you have to buy the cereal to get it and not actually inside. It should not say it should be inside if it's not really inside the box.


  • When the Mailman gives SpongeBob his prize, the mailbox is missing but in the next scene, it re-appears.
  • The mark with the "FREE TOY INSIDE" before SpongeBob took it was orange when he read it, it turned pinkish-red.
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