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Episode Title: "Survival of the Idiots"

Episode Airing Number: 28

Episode Production Number: 29

Original Airdate: March 5, 2001

Season: 2

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

On VHS: (none)

Aired With Episode: "Dumped"

Running Time:12:35

Director: Aaron Springer

Storyboard Artist: C.H. Greenblatt

Writers: Aaron Springer, C.H. Greenblatt and Merriwether Williams

Animation Director: Larry Leichliter

Creative Director: Derek Drymon

In Brief: SpongeBob and Patrick get locked in Sandy's treedome while she's hibernating.

Story: SpongeBob and Patrick run happily to the treedome to play with Sandy. When they get there they discover a note on the door saying, "Keep Out" and a message on the TV saying that Sandy is hibernating for the winter. She warns SpongeBob and Patrick not to disturb her. Patrick puts his helmet on and opens the door to Sandy's treedome. SpongeBob tries to stop him but he won't listen.

When they open the door they discover a winter wonderland. It is snowing. Patrick takes his helmet off and SpongeBob soon follows, because they don't need them with the snow. While they're playing in the snow, SpongeBob and Patrick hear snoring coming from Sandy's tree. They go to take a look. Inside the tree they find Sandy sleeping. They don't recognize her at first because she's huge. Sandy is muttering in her sleep about Texas outlaws. SpongeBob and Patrick giggle and make fun of her. All their laughter wakes her up and she's not happy. She soon goes back to sleep and SpongeBob puts earmuffs on her.

SpongeBob and Patrick run back in the snow and pretend they are outlaws like Sandy was dreaming about. They are fighting over who should be Dirty Dan. All the commotion outside makes Sandy's earmuffs fall off. She comes outside, once again in a terrible mood. Sandy attacks them and rips off Patrick cone head. Sandy chases after SpongeBob and dives on him and Patrick. Sandy buries them and has tombstones marked Dirty Dan and Pinhead Larry.

SpongeBob and Patrick come out of the ground and try to leave the treedome, but the lock is frozen solid. They are so cold that they are shivering. SpongeBob gets the idea to take some of Sandy's fur to keep warm, which isn't a good idea. They take duct tape and rip off every piece of fur from her. SpongeBob and Patrick go back outside, now wearing Sandy's fur. They are nice and warm. Suddenly, all the snow melts and flowers start to bloom. It's spring time already. Sandy comes out of the tree and SpongeBob and Patrick quickly try to melt the ice on the handle. Sandy comes up behind them and sees the fur they are wearing. She looks down and notices she is completely bare. She solves this problem by wearing SpongeBob and Patrick to keep her warm.

Song: (none)


Patrick: It's a vast, swirling wonderland of sparkly white pleasure. Let if fill your senses with cascading, fluffy pillows of excitement and comfort as you've never felt before.

SpongeBob: Wow, Patrick. That was beautiful.

Patrick: What? I was just reading this candy wrapper. See?

SpongeBob: Look what's in Sandy's bed.

Patrick: It looks like an over infladed Sandy doll.

SpongeBob: I think this thing is Sandy.

Patrick: Hibernation must mean the opposite of beauty sleep.

Sandy: I'll get you two. You're nothing but pure evil, just like the newspaper comics.

Patrick: I wanna be Dirty Dan.

SpongeBob: What makes you think you can be Dirty Dan?

Patrick: Cause I'm dirty.


No Helmets? Even with the snow SpongeBob and Patrick wouldn't be able to breath in Sandy's treedome without helmets.

Snow Fight During SpongeBob and Patrick's fight in the snow, SpongeBob uses a giant spatula made of snow and Patrick uses a snow baseball bat with a nail in it.

Gag This episode has the gag they use in a lot of episodes, where a picture of a real squirrel is shown. Other episodes that have this are "Texas", "Sandy, SpongeBob, and the Worm," and "Dunces and Dragons."

Snowy Treedome It also snows in the treedome in "Bubble Buddy".

Quick Change of Clothes When Sandy's sleeping she's wearing a pink night gown, but when she comes out for Spring she has her usual purple bikini on.