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Episode Title: "Pressure"

Episode Airing Number: 32

Episode Production Number: 32

Original Airdate: March 8, 2001

Season: 2

On DVD:"SpongeBob SquarePants: The Complete Second Season," "SpongeGuard on Duty"

On VHS: (none)

Aired With Episode: "The Smoking Peanut"

Running Time:10:55

Storyboard Director: Jay Lender

Storyboard Artist: William Reiss

Writers: Jay Lender, William Reiss and David B. Fain

Animation Director: Sean Dempsey

Creative Director: Derek Drymon

In Brief: Sandy dares SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward and Mr. Krabs to go up on land to prove that land creatures are best.

Story: SpongeBob and Sandy lay on their backs and watch the clouds go by. Sandy tells SpongeBob that she would offer him a race to the top of Coral Cliffs but she doesn't want to miss looking at the beautiful sky plus she knows she would win. SpongeBob and Sandy start to argue over who could win in a climbing contest. Sandy points to the acorn on her suit and tells him that squirrels are natural born climbers. SpongeBob disagrees and says it's all about the finger strength.

While SpongeBob is still talking Sandy takes off running. Sandy is climbing up the mountain and SpongeBob follows behind her. Sandy knocks some rocks loose causing SpongeBob to fall off. He floats back up to the top with an umbrella but Sandy is already there sitting in an easy chair and reading a newspaper. SpongeBob stutters and stammers and then demands a rematch. First one to the Krusty Krab is the winner. SpongeBob runs off before Sandy leaving a record player with his voice playing. He is laughing so hard that he doesn't pay attention and slams into a wall. Sandy uses him as a trampeline to jump over it. She goes running into the Krusty Krab but SpongeBob is already there, dressed in a beard and holding a cane.

Sandy is angry and tells SpongeBob that she guesses underwater creatures don't have to play fair. They go back and forth calling each other names. Patrick walks up and overhears them, followed by Squidward and Mr. Krabs. Sandy tries to eat a Krabby Patty double deluxe in one bite but can't because she's wearing her helmet. They all laugh at her. The four of them perform several other skills that Sandy can't do. Sandy gets so angry that she rips off her suit and takes off her helmet and smashes it on the ground. She tries as hard as she can to hold her breath but finally scrambles to find a pickle jar to put on her head. Sandy tells them that they've all had their laugh but now it's her turn. She tells them that they must go up on dry land.

SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward, Mr. Krabs and Sandy walk up a hill and approach the surface. They stop just before they get to it. Sandy tells them that if they don't stay on land for one minute they lose and prove that land creatures are best. SpongeBob prepares to go up and Mr. Krabs gives him a glass of water. SpongeBob runs and hops up on land followed shortly by Patrick, Mr. Krabs and finally Squidward. They walk around on land exploring their surroundings. Everything goes well until they see some seagulls. SpongeBob introduces himself and asks if they know Sandy Cheeks. The gulls don't want to talk and start to attack them. Sandy comes up and sees what's going on. She beats up the gulls and their feathers fly everywhere. The five of them slowly float back down to Bikini Bottom. SpongeBob and Sandy apologize and realize that nobody is best at everything.

Song: (none)


Sandy: I’ll show y’all! I don’t need this suit! *takes it off* And I don’t need this helmet neither! *takes off helmet*

Mr. Krabs: Neptune’s preserver!

Squidward: How long can she stay like that?

SpongeBob: I don't know.

Patrick: Sandy's a girl?

Sandy: Well? Are you goin’ or not?

SpongeBob: We can’t, because we’re, uh…

Mr. Krabs: We’re late for, um…

Patrick: Our fitting!

Sandy: Oh, you mean for your chicken costumes?

Patrick: *drops popcorn* Hey! We are not chicken! *gasps* My popcorn! *pecks popcorn off ground*


Acorn SpongeBob points out the acorn on Sandy's suit. In Season 1 she had three dots on her suit instead of the acorn.

Old Man This isn't the only episode where SpongeBob dresses and acts like an old man. He also does this in "Rock Bottom".

No Water! SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward and Mr. Krabs are on land for several minutes. In "Reef Blower" and "Big Pink Loser" Squidward and Patrick can only go seconds without water.