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Episode Title: "Sleepy Time"

Episode Airing Number: 15

Episode Production Number: 15

Original Airdate: January 17, 2000

Season: 1

On DVD:"SpongeBob SquarePants: The Complete First Season", "Tide and Seek"

On VHS: "Sponge-a-Rama"

Aired With Episode: "Suds"

Running Time:11:11

Storyboard Directors: Paul Tibbitt and Ennio Torresan Jr.

Storyboard Artists: Paul Tibbitt and Ennio Torresan Jr.

Writers: Paul Tibbitt, Ennio Torresan Jr., and Mr. Lawrence

Animation Director: Edgar Larrazabal

Creative Director: Derek Drymon

In Brief: SpongeBob dreams into the night but also gets into everyone else's dreams.

Story: It's bedtime and SpongeBob begins to dream about driving with his driver's license. He looks at his driver's license, while driving, and then drives into a rock, sending him flying in the air. When he sees Mrs. Puff, he shows her his driver's license but Mrs. Puff has the last laugh as she tears his license up and tells him he can never have one, even in his dreams. SpongeBob flies out of his own dream cloud.

Dream SpongeBob is confused if the giant SpongeBob is him or he is himself. Then he notices Gary's dream cloud and jumps into it. Gary is dreaming himself in a library, reading books. SpongeBob finds Gary, but in a giant overcoat. Gary tells SpongeBob that it is rude to invade other people's dreams. Then he tells him all these stories because SpongeBob just learned Gary can talk in his dreams. When he finishes, SpongeBob gets out of Gary's dream and is about to go back into his until he notices Patrick's dream cloud. Of course, he invades it.

When he gets into Patrick's dream cloud, all Patrick is doing is riding a carnival horse. Spongebob tells Patrick that he can do anything he wants because it's a dream. He can turn into a skyscraper, turn into a million of himself, and more. When Patrick doesn't do anything else in his dream, SpongeBob decides to go into a different dream. Patrick's ride stops and he gets out another quarter but it drops into a sewer. That was his last quarter and now he doesn't have any so he just sits and waits.

Next dream SpongeBob invades is Squidward's. Squidward is performing at a clarinet recital when he notices SpongeBob. A king is at the recital is well and asks Squidward why he stopped playing. Squidward continues to play until he breaks his clarinet in half from being angry at SpongeBob for talking to the king. It looks like all hope is lost until SpongeBob becomes the clarinet. Squidward refuses to play but when the king threatens to cut off Squidward's head, Squidward goes along with it. SpongeBob yells when Squidward plays him and everyone loves the music. They love it so much, they investigate the clarinet but SpongeBob transforms back into himself again and exits the dream cloud and lands on Sandy's treedome.

SpongeBob enters Sandy's dream cloud. When he does, he steps off a plane and is free-falling from high up in the sky. Sandy explains what's going on and tells him they are going to land on the little target down below on the ground. When SpongeBob tells Sandy it's dangerous, Sandy tells him as long as he has a parachute, he's ok. But SpongeBob does not listen very well so he gets out a pair of shoes and a parakeet. Sandy tries to explain it to him but she hits hard in a clam manure truck while SpongeBob crashes through the ground, through the dream cloud.

SpongeBob says he's through with dream clouds but when he sees Mr. Krabs' house, he decides to go one more round of dream invasion. He jumps inside the dream cloud but sees it's only Pearl's dream cloud. She's dreaming about a tea party. So, he gets out of hers and into Mr. Krabs'. He's dreaming about fishing for the mighty Moby Dollar. SpongeBob helps him by getting out his wallet. Mr. Krabs finally catches the dollar and lands it inside his wallet. SpongeBob wants to congratulate Mr. Krabs, the Moby Dollar hops its way out of the wallet and back into the sea. SpongeBob tells Mr. Krabs it'll be a good fish story but Mr. Krabs tells SpongeBob he is fired as he launches SpongeBob out of his dream cloud and into Plankton's.

Plankton is dreaming about Bikini Bottom but in a bad way. He's a giant plankton and has laser eye's as a power and zaps all the buildings and people. SpongeBob unties himself from the rope right before Plankton zaps the building he was on. Spongebob realizes it's not a dream but a nightmare. Gary meows and SpongeBob jumps over to him and protects him. Plankton steps on both of them but quickly removes his foot because SpongeBob turns into a push pin. Plankton reduces to his regular size after the pin made a hole in his foot. The citizens of Bikini Bottom walk up to him, in anger, and step on him, causing him to wake up.

SpongeBob goes back into his own dream cloud until he is woken up by all his friends whose dreams he invaded. He wonders if there is a slumber party but they tell him to stay out of his dreams as they get enough of him during the day. At the end, Patrick asks if anyone has a quarter.

Song: (none)


Patrick: Hi SpongeBob.

SpongeBob: (walks over) You know Patrick, this is a dream. You can do anything you want.

Patrick: Yup.

SpongeBob: I mean anything! Watch. I can turn into a skyscraper. *transforms into the shape of a skyscraper* Going up! Eh? *sees that Patrick is unresponsive; looks dull* I can make... a million of me! *changes back to his normal shape and size, this time with a million copies of himself* Eh? Eh? *the clones disappear* Ah, tartar sauce. I'm going to a different dream. *leaves*

Patrick: Okay. Bye SpongeBob. *kiddie ride comes to a halt; Patrick reaches into his pocket and pulls out another quarter and goes to put it in the slot, but accidentally drops it and it rolls away* Oh!!! *the quarter falls into a grate* Shoot, that was my last quarter. *sits on the ride with a dull gaze*

Sandy: Hey SpongeBob, what brings you here?

SpongeBob: Hey, Sandy. What's going on?

Sandy: Well, we're free-falling from 114,000 feet, and we're gonna land on that itty-bitty target.

SpongeBob: This seems kind of dangerous!

Sandy: Not as long as you've got a big ol' parachute!.

SpongeBob: Okay. *SpongeBob's shoes inflate*

Sandy: Not pair of shoes, SpongeBob. Parachute.

SpongeBob: Gotcha! *shows Sandy a parakeet on his finger*

Sandy: Not a parakeet! Para. . .*crashes into truck* medic.


Gary's interest We find out Gary likes poetry and is very intelligent.

Mr. Krabs's Address Mr. Krabs lives at 3541 Anchor Way.

The Mighty Moby Dollar! Moby Dollar is a parody of Moby Dick.

Disappearing hair? Pearl's hair is missing for a second at the end of the episode.