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Episode Title: "Texas"

Episode Airing Number: 18

Episode Production Number: 18

Original Airdate: March 22, 2000

Season: 1

On DVD: "SpongeBob SquarePants: The Complete First Season," "Nautical Nonsense and Sponge Buddies"

On VHS: "Nautical Nonsense"

Aired With Episode: "Walking Small"

Running Time: 11:01

Storyboard Director: Sherm Cohen

Storyboard Artist: Vincent Waller

Writers: Sherm Cohen, Vincent Waller, and David Fain

Animation Director: Sean Dempsey

Creative Director: Derek Drymon

Special Musical Appearance: Junior Brown

In Brief: Sandy gets homesick and plans to return to Texas forever, but SpongeBob and Patrick want her to stay in Bikini Bottom.

Story: While playing with SpongeBob and Patrick at the beach, Sandy makes a sand sculpture of the state of Texas. It brings back memories of the land she loved and misses, so she gets homesick and doesn't feel like playing. SpongeBob thinks by being homesick she misses her Treedome instead of Texas, so he brings her home. She tells them to go away.

Sandy sits on her Treedome and sings a song about Texas. It touches everyone who hears it. When she's finished, Patrick suggests that they get some Texas and bring it down in the ocean. SpongeBob thinks the idea is great.

SpongeBob and Patrick are about to bring Sandy to the Krusty Krab for a surprise, but discover she has suitcases and is returning to Texas for good. She boards a bus and leaves. Once gone, Patrick makes an insulting remark about Texas, which brings Sandy back. However, she's furious and commands them not to insult the state, but SpongeBob and Patrick play around and make fun of it. Sandy says she's going to get them for what they did and said, but SpongeBob and Patrick run off and tell her she has to catch them first. Their plan is to lead her to the Krusty Krab as she chases them.

Sandy runs after them, filled with rage. She catches Patrick with a rope. SpongeBob runs as hard as he can to not get caught by her, but make it to the Krusty Krab. She catches him with rope when he has a hand on the door handle of the restaurant and pulls him with it so hard that he rips off part of the building. Sandy discovers lots of people who are throwing a Texas-style party inside for her. She decides that she'll stay in Bikini Bottom because it is her home, which she defines as a place where you're surrounded by people who care about you.

Songs: "Texas"

Wish I was back in Texas

The ocean's no place for a squirrel

Wish I was in Texas, prettiest place in the world, oh no

I guess deep in my heart, I'll always be a Texas girl

I wanna go hoooooommee, home


I wanna wake up in Texas

I miss those wiiiide open skies

I miss my twenty acres, barbeques and pecan piiies, oh why

When I'm so far from you Texas, all I can do is cryyy


I wanna go hoooooommee, I wanna go home

"Sandy's Surprise"

Krusty Krab

Krusty Krab

Sandy's surprise is at the Krusty Krab!


SpongeBob: Texas? What's a Texas?

Sandy: Listen SpongeBob, right now I don't wanna build sand castles or play karate or eat jellyfish.

SpongeBob: *laughs* We don't eat 'em! We let 'em go!

SpongeBob: Patrick, you're genius is showing!

Patrick: *covers body with arms and sweats nervously* Where?

SpongeBob: Hey, Patrick, what am I now?

Patrick: Uh, stupid?

SpongeBob: No, I'm Texas!

Patrick: What's the difference?

Patrick: Yeah, who needs dumb old Texas?

Sandy: What did you just say?

Patrick: Should I start running now?


Patrick's Sand Rock Patrick's rock made out of sand has the antennae his real house has on top.

Deserted Beach The only other person who is seen at the beach besides SpongeBob, Patrick, and Sandy is Don the Whale (when he throws SpongeBob).

Things by Sandy When the closeup of Sandy pulling the lever that seals the Treedome is shown, there is an acorn and four yellow flowers next to her. Several large leaves can also be seen in the tree.

Krusty and Empty Krab When the far shot of the Krusty Krab is shown before SpongeBob and Patrick go to get Sandy, the only things visible inside are the floorboards, a door, a wall, and a side window.

Bandages When Patrick is shown bouncing with his hands and feet tied together, he has four bandage crosses on his body.

Second Appearance This is the second episode to feature Flats the Flounder (the first being Sandy's Rocket).

Characters Seen at the Texas Party:

-Mr. Krabs


-Mrs. Puff (she later disappears)


-Flats the Flounder

-Scooter (he isn't seen until everyone gathers around the screen)

Squidward Doesn't Care Squidward is the only one who doesn't cheer when Sandy announces that she's staying in Bikini Bottom. Instead, he keeps an angry expression he wore earlier and just stares.

Eating Jellyfish In this episode, Sandy says she doesn't want to eat jellyfish. In "F.U.N.", Plankton asks SpongeBob a question about eating jellyfish.