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Episode Title: "Squidtastic Voyage"

Episode Airing Number: 78

Episode Production Number: 75

Original Airdate: October 6, 2006

Season: 4

On DVD: (none)

On VHS: (none)

Aired With Episode: "Bummer Vacation"

Running Time: 10:37

Storyboard Directors: Luke Brookshier and Tom King

Writers: Luke Brookshier, Tom King, and Dani Michaeli

Technical Director: Vincent Waller

Animation Director: Tom Yasumi

Supervising Producer: Paul Tibbitt

In Brief: SpongeBob and Patrick take a trip through Squidward's body to free a trapped clarinet reed.

Story: SpongeBob and Patrick are dancing to music in the pineapple and the loud noise distracts Squidward from his clarinet practicing. While Squidward plays from his window to shut them up, SpongeBob's "reverse whirlpool" move gets out of hand and causes him to spin right out the roof and slam into Squidward. The instrument lodges into Squid's throat, so SpongeBob reaches in and pulls all of it out but the mouthpeice and reed. To retrieve the rest, SpongeBob brings Squidward to Sandy, who has a new invention. She plans on shrinking herself in a submarine and traveling into Squidward's throat. She karate chops Squidward across the head to put him to sleep and realizes she forgot food for the trip. SpongeBob is put in charge to guard the sub while she packs, but the job quickly turns into mischief. Patrick and SpongeBob go inside and push a bunch of buttons, including a 'shrink' button that makes the submarine microscopic. Still, Sandy sends the two into Squidward.

Sandy communicates to them through the sub's speaker system, causing Patrick to believe Sandy's stuck inside a control board. He chops away at it and destroys it. She tells them to stop the insanity and take it easy, but they go berserk and slam around Squidward's nervous system, causing him to lose control of his movements. Then they land in the stomach and start sinking in the stomach acid. Thanks to Patrick, they come up with a plan. Squidward chugs a cola and makes a huge burp, causing the sub to fly through the esophagus and to the reed.

SpongeBob swims out and needs to free the mouthpiece. He does a spin dance that chops it in half, making it easier to cough up. The mission is accomplished, so Squidward screams at them to leave his body by saying, "GO!" Patrick misinterprets him and thinks he said, "grow." Squidward shows up for work one day with a full-size submarine bulge and two idiots inside his stomach.

Song: (none)


SpongeBob: Oh, Squidward, you swallowed your clarinet again!

Patrick: *reading button in submarine* Hmmm, 'shrink.' I do have a lot of issues...*pushes*

SpongeBob: I don't think Sandy grew, Patrick. I think we shrunk!

Patrick: That's silly. Don't you think it's more likely that the entire world grew?

Sandy: *through speaker* SpongeBob, Patrick. Can you hear me?

SpongeBob: It's Sandy.

Patrick: She's in there?! *whips out ax* I'LL SAVE YOU SANDY! *smashes away at control board*

Sandy: Stop it, you itty-bitty idiot!

Sandy: You're trespassing, SpongeBob! In my lab, in my submarine, and you're trespassing inside of Squidward.

Patrick: I thought this place was in bad shape.

Squidward: I heard that!

SpongeBob: Mayday! Mayday! We're sinking, and Patrick won't stop screaming!

Squidward: Stop burping inside me! That's disgusting.

Sandy: Wait a minute, Squidward. They might be up to something.

Squidward: What?

Sandy: If you can make a big enough burp...

Patrick: ...We can filter the CO2 to our ballast tanks, re-fire the engines, and ride the shockwave out of here.

SpongeBob: *amazed* Wow.

Sandy: *stunned* He's right.

Squidward: What?

Sandy: We're going through with your plan, Patrick.

SpongeBob: Yay!

Patrick: What plan?

Sandy: *smells burp* P.U.! What have you been eating?

Squidward: Morons.


Based on a Movie The plot of this episode and the title itself comes from the 1966 sci-fi film, "Fantastic Voyage."

Missing Bubbles This episode doesn't include the bubbles floating between the opening title card credits and the episode. Also, it features the French narrator, who hasn't been heard from much lately.

SpongeBob and Patrick's dances:

-A backwards step very similar to Michael Jackson's Moonwalk

-The classic armpit and hand movement that makes a flatulent sound

-Bouncing up and down to the sound of a seal

-Ocean Wave: SpongeBob waves his arm, body and other arm in a row like a wave

-Tropical Breeze: SpongeBob gently rocks back and forth -Whirlpool: Patrick spins in circles on his butt

-Reverse Whirlpool: SpongeBob spins on his head

-Whirlpool Spin: SpongeBob spins forward like a blade

Jellyfish Jam The opening to this episode is very similar to part of season one's "Jellyfish Jam." In both, SpongeBob and a friend dance to loud music that causes the house to shake and the sound waves to distract Squidward and damage parts of his house. Squidward tries to give his neighbor a piece of his mind by playing the clarinet through the window, only to end up with him getting injured by his attempt. Even the door to the roof that SpongeBob and Gary use to escape the wild jellyfish in "Jellyfish Jam" is seen. In this episode, SpongeBob bounces through it before smacking into Squidward.

New Guest This is the first time Squidward has set foot into Sandy's Treedome.

Squidward Image The image of Squidward with his arms to his side and looking forward is one of the official SpongeBob pictures used outside of the show a lot, mostly in the early days of's SpongeBob site.

Acorn Appetite Sandy's food for the inner-body mission is an entire basket full of acorns.

Piloting the Sub Driving the submarine is approximately 17 times harder than driving a boat mobile. Also, the gas pedal is wooden.

Super Smell Sandy can smell Squidward's burp through her air helmet.