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Episode Title: "Mermaidman and Barnacleboy II"

Episode Airing Number: 20

Episode Production Number: 20

Original Airdate: April 8, 2000

Season: 1 (season 1 finale)

On DVD: "SpongeBob SquarePants: The Complete First Season," "Lost at Sea"

On VHS: (none)

Aired With Episode: "Hooky"

Running Time: 11:14

Storyboard Director: Chuck Klein

Storyboard Artist: Jay Lender

Writers: Chuck Klein, Jay Lender and Mr. Lawrence

Animation Director: Tom Yasumi

Creative Director: Derek Drymon

Guest Voices: Ernest Borgnine, Tim Conway and Charles Nelson Reilly

In Brief: SpongeBob wins a conch signal in a contest and then spends a day with Mermaidman and Barnacleboy.

Story: It's Saturday morning and SpongeBob is watching Mermaidman and Barnacleboy. During the show, it is announced that SpongeBob is the winner of a recent contest for making life-size mannequins of Mermaidman and Barnacleboy out of Krabby Patties. His prize is the conch signal, an object that makes noise when blown into used on the TV show.

Seeing if the signal works, SpongeBob blows into it. Mermaidman and Barnacleboy immediately rush to SpongeBob's house, thinking the sound was used to issue an emergency. They tell him only to use the signal if there is an emergency.

At the Shady Shoals rest home, Mermaidman and Barnacleboy hear the conch signal and race to SpongeBob's house. They find out that he blew it so they could help him open a jar of mayonnaise. Barnacleboy reminds him that he must only blow it if there's an emergency, but then decides that he can blow it every once in a while if they're given something to do.

SpongeBob sounds the conch signal too much for little things. Barnacleboy gets angry and SpongeBob admits that he just wanted to spend time with his heroes. To make SpongeBob feel better, Mermaidman tells him he can spend a day on patrol with the two.

While on patrol with Mermaidman and Barnacleboy, SpongeBob does things like drives around with them and meets the Atomic Flounder, an old villain of theirs. At a diner, the two ditch SpongeBob as he looks for a song in the jukebox.

When Mermaidman and Barnacleboy are outside the diner, their enemy, The Dirty Bubble, picks them up and traps them inside him. SpongeBob sees him and wants his autograph. With a pencil, he accidentally pops him. Mermaidman and Barnacleboy are proud of SpongeBob and take him on another ride in the Invisible Boat Mobile.

Song: "Jingle Bells" (Mermaidman and Barnacleboy version)

Oh, jingle bells

Mermaidman smells

Barnacleboy laid an egg

The Invisible Boat Mobile lost a wheel

And *cutoff*

Oh, jingle bells

Mermaidman smells

Barnacleboy laid an egg

The Dirty Bubble popped

And Mermaidman and Barnacleboy and SpongeBob got away


TV Announcer: *referring to Mermaidman and Barnacleboy* Protecting the sea with feats of strength and agility. *the two do body building moves; a crack is heard*

Mermaidman: To the chiropractor! Away!

Mermaidman: Barnacleboy, don't squash his enthusiasm. After all, he could be the hero of tomorrow. Or the villan.

Mermaidman: Besides, I remember another young whippersnapper who wanted to be a superhero. *chuckles*

Barnacleboy: You don't even remember breakfast, you old coot.

Mermaidman: *on roof of skyscraper with Barnacleboy* When you're patrolling the city, you always have to be vigilant. Always on your toes, constantly alert. *SpongeBob appears on the side of the building holding a box*

SpongeBob: Hey! *startles Mermaidman and Barnacleboy, causing them to jump and fall off* *holds up box* I've got the donuts.

Mermaidman: You know, for a pain in the neck, he's a pretty nice kid.

Barnacleboy: Let's ditch him.

Mermaidman: Right behind you.


Different Music This episode has different music played when the title card is shown than the other Mermaidman and Barnacleboy episodes.

Mermalair Entrance To get in the Mermalair, the couch at Shady Shoals spins Mermaidman and Barnacleboy around and dumps them into a passageway in the ground.

Running Water The shower is still running when Mermaidman bursts out of the bathroom when he hears the conch signal.

Things SpongeBob Blows the Conch Signal For:

-To see if it works

-To get Mermaidman and Barnacleboy to help open his jar of mayonnaise

-To get his bathtub unclogged and his sink fixed

-To get help reaching a book high up on his bookshelf

-To get a shoeshine and head massage

-To get a story and milk and cookies before bedtime

Shower Curtain SpongeBob has a shower curtain in his bathroom made of bamboo sticks.

Group Photo As Mermaidman gives SpongeBob a shoeshine and Barnacleboy massages his head, a picture of SpongeBob, Mermaidman and Barnacleboy together hangs on the wall.

Bedtime Story As Mermaidman reads SpongeBob a bedtime story, SpongeBob has a teddy bear beside him in bed. The book Mermaidman reads from is green and has a purple castle on the front.

Red Channel When SpongeBob is crying outside his house, the screen on his TV that can be seen through the doorway is blank with only red.

SpongeBob's Food SpongeBob's sandwich on the table at the diner has a bite taken out of it.

Flag There is a fluttering red flag on the back of the diner.