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Episode Title: "I Had an Accident"

Episode Airing Number: 56

Episode Production Number: 56

Original Airdate: October 4, 2003

Season: 3

On DVD:"SpongeBob SquarePants: The Complete Third Season," "Tales from the Deep"

On VHS: "Bikini Bottom Bash"

Aired With Episode: "Born Again Krabs"

Running Time:11:24

Storyboard Directors: C.H. Greenblatt and Kaz

Storyboard Artist: Chuck Klein

Writers: C.H. Greenblatt, Kaz and Merriwether Williams

Animation Director: Frank Weiss

Creative Director: Derek Drymon

In Brief: SpongeBob is afraid to leave his house after he breaks his butt while sandboarding.

Story: SpongeBob, Patrick, and Sandy are sandboarding. While SpongeBob is sliding down the mountain, he dodges to miss a tree and falls off the cliff. He lands hard on the ground and breaks his bottom.

SpongeBob goes to the hospital. The doctor tells him that he has to be careful or he will end up wearing the iron butt. After leaving the hospital SpongeBob is cautious not to let anything hurt his but. He runs inside his house and pulls down his shades.

Patrick and Sandy stop by and see SpongeBob sitting in the middle of the floor. He tells them that the accident made him realize that the inside world is too dangerous and that he wasn't going outside anymore. Sandy says that she will find something to do that's so much fun that SpongeBob will have to come outside.

First, Patrick and Sandy decide to jellyfish outside of SpongeBob house, but he isn't interested after Patrick gets stung. Next, they bring SpongeBob a cake, jump on a trampeline, go underwater surfing and even wash an old person, but they still can't convince SpongeBob to come outside. Finally, Patrick dresses up as a gorilla and pretends to attack Sandy. Patrick walks up with an ice cream cone. Sandy is shocked and says she thought Patrick was in the gorilla suit. Patrick unzips the gorilla costume revealing that it is infact him. The Patrick suit is unzipped and a real live gorilla is wearing it. The gorilla begins to beat up Patrick and Sandy. SpongeBob get the nerve to go outside and is ripped in half. SpongeBob asks what a gorilla is doing underwater in the first place. A zebra runs up and the gorilla and zebra ride away.

Song: "Indoors"

I know of a place where you never get harmed

A magical place with magical charms



SpongeBob: Don't eat the yellow sand, Patrick.

Patrick: *while eating sand* Oh, yeah. I forgot.

Sandy: SpongeBob, land on your bottom. It'll cushion the impact of the fall.

SpongeBob: You mean like this?

Patrick: No. Your other bottom.

Sandy: Don't you have to be stupid somewhere else?

Patrick: Not until four.

Doctor: Your gludius maximus has made a full recovery.

SpongeBob: My what has a what now?

Doctor: Your butt's all better. It's really quite amazing. It took us 20 hours to put it all back together. We actually ran out of staples and had to use a gluestick. You're a lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky, luck boy.

Patrick: Washing an old person.

Sandy: Patrick, that's not fun.

Old Man: It is for me.


Indoor Friends SpongeBob's indoor friends were chip, penny and used napkin.

Fun Activities Patrick and Sandy use a trampeline, underwater surfing, ice cream, clam wrestling and a ferris wheel to convince SpongeBob to come outside.

Sandboarding SpongeBob and Sandy also sandboard in "Pre-Hibernation Week."

Jellyfishing This is the first episode where Sandy is shown jellyfishing.

Real People A family watching SpongeBob is shown at the end turning off the TV.