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Episode Title: "Band Geeks"

Episode Airing Number: 34

Episode Production Number: 35

Original Airdate: September 7, 2001

Season: 2

On DVD:"SpongeBob SquarePants: The Complete Second Season," "Halloween"

On VHS: "Home Sweet Pineapple"

Aired With Episode: "The Secret Box"

Running Time:11:56

Director: Aaron Springer

Storyboard Artist: C.H. Greenblatt

Writers: C.H. Greenblatt, Aaron Springer and Merriwether Williams

Animation Director: Frank Weiss

Creative Director: Derek Drymon

In Brief: Squidward leads a band to play at the Bubble Bowl, but not without problems from the members.

Story: Squidward gets a phone call from his high school rival, Squilliam Fancyson. He tells Squidward he has a band and has to play at the Bubble Bowl, but he can't make it. His plan is to have Squidward's band cover for him, but then he's convinced that Squidward doesn't have one. Squidward tells him he does and that they will play at the Bubble Bowl. Now, he actually has to form one.

To get people to join his band, Squidward posts fliers around town. Many people notice them and meet at a building for practice. None of the people have had an experience. The practices doesn't go too well, with drum players trying to blow into their sticks, Sandy and Patrick getting into a fight, and even flag twirlers getting into a blimp accident.

On the last day of practice, the band that hasn't improved since day one plays so loud that the windows of the building shatter. A man blames Mr. Krabs on sounding bad, and everyone gets into a fight. Squidward feels very disappointed that his band would turn on him like this and walks off. SpongeBob feels bad for him and convinces the band to shape up and practice.

At the Bubble Bowl the next day, Squidward finds out that Squilliam came to see Squidward's band play bad. When the band members show up, Squidward thinks the band is still bad and is scared to see them. When the band performs, they do a tremendous job, with everyone playing and SpongeBob the lead singer. Squidward can't believe his band is so good. Squilliam faints at the sight and Squidward feels "sweet victory".

Song: "Sweet Victory" (sung by David Glen Eisley; performed by SpongeBob)

The winner takes all

It's the thrill of one more kill

The last one to fall

Will never sacrifice their will

Don't ever look back on the wind closing in

The only attack were their wings on the wind

Oh the daydream begins...

And it's sweet, sweet, sweet victory, yeah

And it's ours from the taking

Its ours for the fight

In the sweet, sweet, sweet victory, yeah

And the world is ours to follow

Sweet, sweet, sweet victory


Squidward: How many of you have played instruments before?

Plankton: Do instruments of torture count?

Squidward: No.

Patrick: Is mayonnaise an instrument?

Squidward: No Patrick, mayonnaise is not an instrument. *Patrick raises hand* Horseradish is not an instrument either. *Patrick lowers hand*

Squidward: Now, I want everyone to stand in straight rows of five.

SpongeBob: Is this the part where we start kicking?

Squidward: No SpongeBob, that's the chorus line.

Patrick: Kicking? I wanna do some kicking! *kicks Sandy*

Squidward: People talk loud when they want to act smart, right?

Plankton: CORRECT!

Squidward: *to band* Don't bother showing up tomorrow. I'll just tell them you all died in a marching accident.

Squidward: *walking off, crying* So thanks. Thanks for nothing!

Patrick: You're welcome.


Letter Squidward's letter for recruiting band members is red and says "Read This" at the top. Also on the top is a picture of Squidward playing his clarinet. Another thing is that it doesn't say where the rehearsal is.

Squidward's Letter:

Looking to add fufillent to your dull dull life? Then become part of the greatest musical sensation ever to hit Bikini Bottom and be forever adored by thousands of people you don't know. Not to mention...

Free refreshments!

Practice begins tonight 8:30 sharp.

Bakery Food Cakes, pies and cupcakes can be seen in the bakery window Mrs. Puff reads Squidward's flier on.

Easy to See In the above view of the band downtown turning the corner of the street, Pearl's head is large and can be easily identified.

Happy to See a Fight As Mr. Krabs and the fish argue before they start the big fight on the last night of practice, Mrs. Puff stands by smiling as she watches them.

Ending Time The band ends practice at 10:00 PM on the fourth day.

Broken Glass The windows that the band shatters at the building from playing so loud remain broken for the rest of the scene.

Fake Arm When everyone freezes during the fight with the band members, SpongeBob is seen holding what is probably a fake arm and hand. It is a white skin color and the hand has four fingers.

Sky Colors On night four, the sky from the inside of the building's windows appears black. When Squidward stops everyone who is about to leave, the sky is dark blue.

Showboats The home team of the football stadium the Bubble Bowl is held at is the Showboats. The Memphis Showboats used to be a team in the United States Football League.