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WhelkAttack
General
Season №: 7
Episode №: 148b
Airdate: October 2, 2010
Sister episode(s): "The Masterpiece"
Credits
Writer(s): Luke Brookshier
Nate Cash
Richard Pursel
Supervising Producer: Paul Tibbitt
Storyboard: Luke Brookshier
Nate Cash
Animation: Tom Yasumi
Creative: Vincent Waller
See all credits for this episode.
Chronology
Previous: "The Masterpiece"
Next: "You Don't Know Sponge"
List of episodes

"Whelk Attack" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season seven. In this episode, large sea whelks invade Bikini Bottom.

Characters

Synopsis

25th day of August 2009, SpongeBob and Patrick are in Jellyfish Fields when they hear a strange noise. Soon, a stampede of large whelks make their way through Jellyfish Fields, destroying anything in their path, including SpongeBob and Patrick. The whelks covered them in purple goo, and proceeded. As the whelks made their way to Bikini Bottom, SpongeBob and Patrick decide to warn the Bikini Bottomites about the whelks, but too late. Back in Bikini Bottom, the whelks were chasing and terrorizing everyone. They would blow purple goo bubbles around their victims and swallow the bubbles with their victims inside
Whelk TV

SpongeBob and Patrick viewing public news.

. SpongeBob and Patrick were asking who are those monsters. But Patrick was never scared of them. Fish Head explains them on TV, suddenly he signs off the news when he also have been eaten by a sea whelk. When SpongeBob and Patrick got to the Krusty Krab, they warn Mr. Krabs about the coming danger. But soon, the whelks make their way to the Krusty Krab, but Mr. Krabs thinks they are just plain old customers. A larger mother whelk is then revealed, assisting her "babies." When he offered them all a Krabby Patty, the mother swallowed him, along with the entire Krusty Krab. SpongeBob and Patrick then ran to Sandy 's treedome, where after being tested, they went inside. Sandy put metal armor around the Treedome for protection against the whelks and told SpongeBob and Patrick her plan to defeat the whelks. Suddenly, the whelks crack and destroy the Treedome and SpongeBob,
Destroyed house

Sandy's treedome is destroyed

Sandy, and Patrick are swallowed by the mother whelk. Inside of the whelk, Sandy discovered that the whelks were sick, or "had the sniffles." SpongeBob then simply helped the whelk get better again by doing what he did to cure his Suds, revealing the whelk's true form, a tiny, helpless whelk. SpongeBob does this to all the whelks and restored the whelks' happy family. All of the "eaten" victims were rescued, and the episode ends with Squidward complaining about all that just because the whelks "had the sniffles," then getting doused with purple whelk goo.

Production

Music

 ) Associated production music
 ) Original music
 ) SpongeBob music

  The Creature A - Gregor F. Narholz [title card]
  Hawaiian Sting 11 - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [opening]
  Hawaiian Trax - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob, Patrick jellyfishing]
  Monster Bug A - Gregor F. Narholz [rumbling]
  Cartoon Sting 8 - Gerhard Narholz [SpongeBob and Patrick covered in slime]
  Fight for Your Life! - Gregor F. Narholz [whelks invading Bikini Bottom]
  Bikini Bottom News Theme - Nicolas Carr [news on TV]
  Drama Link (d) - Hubert Clifford [SpongeBob screams]
  Steel Sting - Jeremy Wakefield ["Hey, Gary."]
  Cartoon Sting 4 - Gerhard Narholz [Patrick teases a whelk]
  The Creature A - Gregor F. Narholz [whelk roars at him]
  Attack - Tony Hymas [SpongeBob warning Krabs about the whelks]
  Harp Ding - Nicolas Carr ["That means hungry!"]
  Monster Bug A - Gregor F. Narholz [whelks approaching Krusty Krab]
  Sailor's Sting 4 - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr ["Krabby Patties! Get your Krabby Patties!"]
  Monster Bug A - Gregor F. Narholz [giant mother whelk appears]
  The Creature A - Gregor F. Narholz [mother whelk eats Krusty Krab]
  Attack of the Giant Robots - Cris Velasco [Sandy lets SpongeBob and Patrick in]
  The Creature B - Gregor F. Narholz ["What are we gonna do?"]
  Karate Sting 1 - Pat Irwin [action-packed answer]
  Fight the Beast! - Gregor F. Narholz [whelks invade treedome]
  Command Post 2 - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["Follow me!"]
  Death Throws - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin ["I guess this is it, Patrick."]
  Fight the Beast! - Gregor F. Narholz [mother whelk eats Sandy]
  Desperate Situation - Phillip Green [SpongeBob and Patrick inside the whelk's stomach]
  Fighting Legions A - Gregor F. Narholz ["The Krusty Krab!"]
  ? - Nicolas Carr ["Hmm..."]
  Sneaking About - Phillip Green [SpongeBob and Patrick lend Sandy their corneas]
  Lonely Stranger - Laurie Johnson [Sandy examining the whelks' slime under a microscope]
  Steel Link (c) - Jeremy Wakefield ["I know just what to do!"]
  Lion Heart - Larry Hochman [SpongeBob absorbing the whelks' snot]
  ? - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob laughs]
  Hawaiian Trax - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [ending]

Release

Trivia

Timeline
Timecards
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  • It is revealed that SpongeBob's mother's maiden name is Bubblebottom.
  • In this episode, to put a metal shield over her treedome, Sandy presses a button on her tree, but in "Texas" it was a lever.
  • SpongeBob refers to the previous episode, "Suds," when he says "After all, I've had the suds."
  • The disease that transformed the sea whelks into monsters is possibly a mutated virus. It is unknown where the mutated virus came from.
  • When Sandy uses SpongeBob's helmet and put it on her space suit she flushes the water with a pull string attached to her spacesuit instead of using her flushing handle that was seen in Texas.

Cultural References

  • The sea whelks were been based on the Scarab beetles in the film The Mummy. When they were writing the script for this, they thought about The Lord of the Rings, where the goblins start climbing down the columns in the Mines of Moria.

Errors

  • When the whelks appear, one eats Dale, but earlier, when SpongeBob goes in the Krusty Krab, Dale is in the Krusty Krab.
  • When SpongeBob was trying to describe how big the whelks were to Mr. Krabs, he says: "They kinda look like Gary, but not really."
  • In the scene where they are watching the news report, Patrick was covered in slime. The next scene the slime is on the ground.
  • When Sandy lets in SpongeBob and Patrick, she's wearing her spacesuit, but when they're all in her treedome, Sandy is in her bikini.
  • Before SpongeBob and Patrick are running to the Krusty Krab, SpongeBob's right sleeve is green.
  • When Sandy uses SpongeBob's helmet, It does not have a flower on the top. But when Sandy was at the Krusty Krab, in the Sea Whelk's stomach, it does have a flower.
  • During the time when Sandy uses SpongeBob's helmet, Patrick is still wearing his helmet, but when they land, Patrick's helmet disappears.
  • As the whelks ate the people, they were chewing. The people should have been mashed up.
  • When the tower is raising from the Krusty Krab, in one frame SpongeBob has his uniform hat on, while in the previous and following frame he does not.

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