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Episode Title: "Dunces and Dragons"

Episode Airing Number: 71

Episode Production Number: 66

Original Airdate: February 20, 2006

Season: 4

On DVD: "SpongeBob SquarePants: Season 4, Volume 1", "Lost in Time"

On VHS: (none)

Aired With Episode: (none)

Running Time: 22:40

Storyboard Directors: Zeus Cervas and Erik Wiese

Writers: Zeus Cervas, Erik Wiese, and Tim Hill

Technical Director: Vincent Waller

Animation Director: Alan Smart and Tom Yasumi

Supervising Producer: Paul Tibbitt

In Brief: SpongeBob and Patrick enter the medieval times after a jousting incident.

Story: SpongeBob and Patrick are at a medieval showing. Once the king announces that he needs two volunteers for a joust, they raise their hand but they didn't know they would actually be in the joust. Neither of them know how to ride a seahorse so they get bucked and thrown off out of the building. Once they land on the ground, they are soon surrounded by a bunch of knights. Still thinking it's all fake, they are thrown into the dungeon where they meet Squidly.

Squidly is Squidward's great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandfather. He's the king's fool who is always singing songs about something. After a while, SpongeBob and Patrick are sent to see the king but SpongeBob does not want to go without Squidly. So the guard lets Squidly go with the other two. Once they arrive, Squidly sings a song but soon loses all trust in the king. King Krabs sends all three of them to get executed but Princess Pearl reminds her father about the prophecy of two brave knights falling from the sky and saving them from a one-eyed monster that lives in his castle. King Krabs spares them and sends them on their way to defeat the one-eyed monster named "Planktonamour".

Their first stop is to get weapons and armor from the blacksmith. After they achieve this, they make their way up to Planktonamour's castle when they are stopped by the dark knight. The Dark Knight wants to know who they are and after they do this, she reveals herself to be none other than medieval Sandy. SpongeBob knows how to handle this...with karate. He defeats the dark night with no problems. After the defeat, they come up with an idea on how to get into the castle: the Dark Knight will take them and give them to Planktonamaur, herself, to confuse the guards. It works! SpongeBob heads up to the castle while Dark Knight Sandy unties the rest of the crew.

As they are on top of the castle, they fight a giant jellyfish, which is controlled by Planktonamaur. SpongeBob thinks that the net will work but after seeing that the giant jellyfish breaks it into pieces, he tries to think of something else but can't. So, they get out the krabby patties since they think it's their last meal. The giant jellyfish sees this and steals it away from Patrick. They now know how to tame the savage beast! Planktonamaur has now been defeated and there is a celebration in town for all of this. SpongeBob and Patrick are riding seahorses again and, once again, they are bucked off into the air and back down. But this time they are back to the present time. SpongeBob tells Patrick that was some dream and Patrick says to explain that to Squidly.


Song 1:

I was the king's favorite fool
I made merry mirth and laughter
Then I told one bad joke
And the king had a stroke
And now I hang from ye ol' rafter

Song 2:

The evil wizard's dragon is here
See the townsfolk scream with fear
See the townsfolk try to run
I can tell this won't be fun
The dragon will torch everything
Everything in the valley
Hospitals, schools, retirement homes
And even ye olde bowling alley

Song 3:

Oh hear me king
For I must sing
How you are the greatest
At everything
Like letting a dragon
Burn down our city
A horrible sight
That wasn't pretty
Twas all your fault
And tis a pity
You are bad
You are to blame
Now hang your kingly head in shame
La la la la la la la la la la la!
The king is bad
The kingís to blame
He hangs his kingly head in shame
La la la la la la la la la la la!

Song 4:

Oh dark knight
Spare us please
Don't cut off our heads
Or boil our knees
Pray take these two and let me go free
And will give to thee some...cheese

Song 5:

Hark the Princess
She screams from the tower
By the sound of her shrieks
This is her final hour

Song 6:

There once was a dragon
So handsome and smart
He let me go free
For he had a big heart

Song 7:

Hark! Ring the bell
Tis all ended well
The dragon is vanquished
The princess returned
And only a few of us got badly burned


Guard: Right this way, please.

SpongeBob: Excuse my good man, I believe thou meant to say "Righteth this wayeth".

Guard: *points his sword at himself* Some day but not today.

Dark Knight: Wow, goodsome thinking, Sir Spongebob. Posing as a frat and wee baby in ye olí diapers did make it most believable.

SpongeBob: Yeah, you think we fooled them? *Pearl screams* Wait, thatís Pearl. I must fulfill the prophecy while you untie Patrick and the royal doophus.

Squidly: That be royal fool.

SpongeBob Wait, you donít understand. Weíre not from here.

King Krabs: Thatís because youíre witches who were sent by Planktonimor to destroy me.

SpongeBob No, weíre time travelers. *King Krabs gets angry* Help me out here, Patrick.

Patrick: Iím not sure that thereís anything I can add at this point.


Past Occurances This is the 3rd episode in which the past has come into play. The other two episodes are "SB-129" and "Ugh"

A lot of greats Squidly is Squidward's great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandfather.

Weapons Types of weapons the blacksmith has:




Spikey ball and chain

Jellyfish net

Squirrel Fur This is the 4th time that Sandy's real squirrel self has appeared. The other episodes this has happened in is "Pressure", "Sandy, SpongeBob and the Worm", and "Texas"