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Episode Title: "The Snowball Effect"

Episode Airing Number: 42

Episode Production Number: 46

Original Airdate: February 22, 2002

Season: 3

On DVD:"SpongeBob SquarePants: The Complete Third Season," "Christmas"

On VHS: (none)

Aired With Episode: "One Krabs Trash"

Running Time:10:46

Storyboard Directors: Paul Tibbitt and Kent Osborne

Storyboard Artists: Carson Kugler, William Reiss and Mike Roth

Writers: Paul Tibbitt, Kent Osborne and Merriwether Williams

Animation Director: Andrew Overtoom

Creative Director: Derek Drymon

In Brief: SpongeBob, Patrick, and Squidward have a snowball fight.

Story: An iceburg melts above Bikini Bottom causing it to snow. SpongeBob and Patrick go out and play. They begin to throw snowballs at each other and decide to have a snowball fight. They're making a lot of noise so Squidward yells out the window for them to be quiet. SpongeBob asks Squidward to join in but he refuses.

As the snowball fight continues, SpongeBob fires a bunch of snowballs into Patrick's mouth causing him to choke. He runs and frantically bangs on Squidward's door. After the snowballs melted, Patrick drank all the water and told Squidward he was better now. Patrick bangs on Squidward's door again because he has to use the bathroom. SpongeBob thinks that Squidward is aiding the enemy because he's talking to Patrick. He tells SpongeBob he's on nobody's side and tells them that if they want to knock each other's brains out, to leave him out of it.

Squidward watches out the window, but instead of fighting SpongeBob and Patrick are shaking hands. Squidward runs outside and SpongeBob tells him that they've signed a peace treaty. Squidward tells SpongeBob that he mislead them and snowball fights are for adults too. He tries to teach SpongeBob and Patrick how to have a snowball fight. Squidward finally decides to join in and SpongeBob and Patrick throw a ton of snowballs at him. He starts to enjoy himself and keeps on tossing snow at them. One of the snowballs even had his clarinet in it.

Squidward decides if he wants to win this war he has to build a bigger fort. Snow falls from a coral tree in Squidward's front yard causing him to think SpongeBob and Patrick are still throwing snowballs at him. It turns out they went in the house to watch TV and get warm.

Song: None


Plankton: What's this? Drops of rain frozen into ice crystals? I shall harness their energy and rule the world!

SpongeBob: Squidward! You're just in time to enlist in my army! Join me and we'll defeat the pink menace!

Patrick: That's me!

SpongeBob: I can start you off as a buck private, but with hard work perhaps you can rise through the ranks and become a regular private.

Squidward: Thanks, but no thanks, Major Stupidity. You and General Nonsence over there will have to fight without me. (to himself) Ha, ha. Got 'em both.

SpongeBob: Squidward, that wasn't the peace treaty, that was a copy of the peace treaty.

Squidward: Look, you two are giving up too easily. Now, Patrick, pretend I'm SpongeBob.

Patrick: And who am I?

Squidward: You're Patrick.

SpongeBob: Can I be Mr. Krabs?

SpongeBob: Squidward returned fire.

Patrick: Then it's war!


Hats Gary wears a little Santa Clause hat on each eye.

Making snowballs Patrick makes a snowcube, a pyramid, and a swirly ladder while trying to make a snowball.

Ouch! While sitting in his chair drinking tea Squidward squirts himself in the eye with a lemon.

Noisy SpongeBob and Patrick sound like they're hammering and sawing while building their snow forts.

Coral Tree There's a large coral tree in Squidward's front yard. A coral tree is also present in "Christmas Who?".