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Episode Title: "Bubblestand"

Episode Airing Number: 2

Episode Production Number: 2

Original Airdate: July 17, 1999

Season: 1

On DVD: "SpongeBob SquarePants: The Complete First Season", "The Seascape Capers"

On VHS: (none)

Aired With Episode: "Ripped Pants"

Running Time: 11:01

Storyboard Director: Ennio Torresan

Storyboard Artist: Erik Wiese

Writers: Ennio Torresan, Erik Wiese, Stephen Hillenburg, Derek Drymon and Tim Hill

Animation Director: Tom Yasumi

In Brief: SpongeBob builds a bubblestand so he and others can blow bubbles.

Story: Spongebob is anxious to build a bubblestand so he and others can blow some bubbles. But Squidward does not want any part of it because he is busy playing his clarinet. After a while, Spongebob finishes building. Patrick walks over and is interested in blowing one. He gives Spongebob a quarter and begins to try and blow a bubble from the wand but nothing is working. So, Spongebob offers some lessons for another quarter. After Patrick gives him another quarter, Spongebob begins his technique for blowing bubbles. When he completes his technique, he blows a butterfly, ducks, a catepillar, a boat, an elephant. But the elephant floats into Squidward's house and pops, causing Spongebob and Patrick to hide behind their stand, while Squidward walks up and asks them how they could be making so much noise just blowing bubbles.

Spongebob shows him how they are making bubble art, by showing him the technique that he shows Patrick. Once he completes it, he blows a butterfly, which lands on Squidwards head and pops. Squidward tells them its annoying and they ought to be ashamed of themselves. As Spongebob and Patrick are walking back into the pineapple, Squidward decides he wants to try and blow a bubble, but not before Spongebob can get back to the stand and tell him it will cost him a quarter. Squidward denies being a beginner so he tries blowing a bubble, himself, but, to his dismay, he can't. He gets so angry, he tells them that there is no way that the technique ever works. He even shows them the technique and then screams a giant bubble larger than his house. Spongebob and Patrick are impressed and cheer for Squidward.

As they are cheering for Squidward, the giant bubble floats down and has Squidwards house float into the sky. Spongebob and Patrick gradually walk back into their house, embarassed. Later, Squidward's house pops and floats back down into the ground.

Song: (none)


SpongeBob: Hey Squidward! Wanna blow some bubbles? Only 25 cents.

Squidward: Oh, right. Like I would spend a moment of my time blowing bubbles.

SpongeBob: Uh huh!

Squidward: Oh please! I mean, who in the world would pay to blow bubbles? *Patrick opens his rock*

Patrick: Good morning! *falls off his rock*

Squidward: Oh, boy.

SpongeBob: Good morning to you sir. Would you care to blow a bubble?

Patrick: Hmmm, how much is it?

SpongeBob: Only a quarter.

Patrick: Sounds reasonable. Um, I'm going to need to borrow a quarter.

SpongeBob: Sure thing, Patrick. *SpongeBob pulls out a quarter and gives it to Patrick*

Patrick: Ah, one quarter. *hands quarter back to Spongebob*

Squidward: How did I ever get surrounded by such loser neighbors?

Patrick: *elephant bubble floating* Haha! It's a giraffe!



  • Lift your left leg and put it behind you.
  • Spin around
  • Stop
  • Move your head right three times
  • Jump away then jump back
  • Put your right foot on the ground
  • Move your waist around and around
  • Bounce your back on the ground twice
  • With your body, make a circle, zig zag, triangle, a knot, rectangle, than have one eye
  • Blow your bubble

    Scallops In this episode, the scallop is orange. In other episodes, the scallops are purple.

    Lots of Bubbles SpongeBob only dipped his wand in once and made a few bubbles while Squidward had to dip his wand in multiple times just to get one bubble out.