"What if SpongeBob Was Gone? (Patrick)" is a SpongeBob SquarePants What Ever Happened to SpongeBob? short. In this short, Patrick tries to catch jellyfish, but gets stung instead.



In this short, Patrick is seen trying to catch jellyfish. However, without SpongeBob, he forgets how to hold it correctly and holds the jellyfish net backwards. Patrick decides to throw the net at the group of jellyfish after numerous failed attempts to catch them. After his throw misses, the jellyfish float away.

It turns out that the jellyfish net that Patrick threw landed on a big jellyfish. The giant jellyfish then approaches Patrick and stings him off-screen, although the stinging noise can be heard.



 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  Lap Steel - Nicolas Carr [Title card]
  Gator - Steve Belfer [Patrick is in Jellyfish Fields]
  King Kong Coming - Gregor F. Narholz [A giant jellyfish appears.]
  Steel Sting - Jeremy Wakefield ["I could really use SpongeBob's expertise right about now."]


  • This is one of four shorts that center around an alternate universe where SpongeBob is gone.
  • This short was created to lead up to the premiere of "What Ever Happened to SpongeBob?"
  • In previous episodes, Patrick can jellyfish on his own, however in this short he cannot. This indicates that Patrick learned jellyfishing from SpongeBob.
  • On the Pilot a Mini-Movie and the Square Shorts DVD and in Poland, this short is known as "Pat Goes Jellyfishing."
  • This short premiered three years after "Enemy In-Law."
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Characters:The Bubble Poppin' BoysCarl
CheeseHead BrownPantsSandy's RobotMr. and Mrs. DollarWild CrabSound Effect FishesLight purple sound effect fishLight yellow sound effect fishPerch PerkinsSpongeBob SquarePantsPatrick StarSquidward TentaclesMr. KrabsSandy CheeksGary the SnailNorton

ObjectsBubblesSpongeBob's pantsSponge-TrackerSquidward's brain

Locations:New Kelp CityEatTruck StopSpongeBob's house122 Conch StreetKrusty KrabPatrick Star's houseGames We PlayGas Station

Shorts: What if SpongeBob Was Gone? (Mr. Krabs)What if SpongeBob Was Gone? (Patrick)What if SpongeBob Was Gone? (Gary)What if SpongeBob Was Gone? (Sandy)

Miscellaneous: DVDBookMy Name is CheeseHead bookFor The Love of Bubbles bookOnline gameTheme song