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Episode Title: "The Camping Episode" (a.k.a. "Squid Gets Mauled")

Episode Airing Number: 59

Episode Production Number: 57

Original Airdate: April 3, 2004

Season: 3

On DVD:"SpongeBob SquarePants: The Complete Third Season," "Sponge For Hire"

On VHS: (none)

Aired With Episode: "Krabby Land"

Running Time:11:25

Storyboard Directors: Jay Lender and Dan Povenmire

Storyboard Artist: Caleb Meurer

Writers: Jay Lender, Sam Henderson and Merriwether Williams

Animation Director: Sean Dempsy

Creative Director: Derek Drymon

In Brief: SpongeBob, Squidward and Patrick camp outside their houses and a sea bear attacks Squid.

Story: Squidward is happy that it's the weekend that SpongeBob and Patrick are going camping and he can relax. This is, until he hears SpongeBob giggling and finds him and Patrick camping in a tent...ten feet from SpongeBob's house. SpongeBob telling Squidward, "Have fun inside!", makes him mad and causes him to join the two for a night of camping.

To begin the night of camping, Squidward shows SpongeBob and Patrick that he can create his tent with his remote-controlled tent...but then it doesn't work. He settles with a blanket on the ground and then says he's hungry. SpongeBob pulls out marshmallows for him and Patrick, while Squidward wants to eat something else he has. SpongeBob doesn't want him to go into his house and get his can opener, so he settles for marshmallows. After Patrick keeps spitting chewed marshmallows at him, Squidward asks what else they do for fun. SpongeBob and Patrick perform "The Campfire Song Song."

After the campfire song, Squidward says it wasn't a relaxing song and that his clarinet music he plays is. This causes SpongeBob to launch a marshmallow down his clarinet to stop the music for their safety. He claims that playing bad music in the wilderness will attract a sea bear, but Squidward doesn't believe this. After learning everything that attracts sea bears from SpongeBob and Patrick, he does everything that lures them to scare the two. Patrick and SpongeBob draw an anti-sea bear circle in the sand for themselves. Then, a sea bear, a fish resembling a bear, shows up for Squidward.

Because Squidward did all the things that attract sea bears, the bear attacks him. Squidward accidentally does more things that sea bears don't like and gets attacked five more times. Finally, Squidward joins SpongeBob and Patrick in the anti-sea bear circle. This actually works, and the sea bear goes away. Then a sea rhinoceros shows up. SpongeBob and Patrick are not afraid because they're wearing anti-sea rhinoceros undergarments...but Squidward isn't.

Song: "The Campfire Song Song"

Let's gather 'round the campfire

And sing our campfire song

Our C-A-M-P-F-I-R-E-S-O-N-G song

And if you don't think that we can sing it faster than you're wrong

But it'll help if you just sing along...

Bum bum bum...

*Quicker* C-A-M-P-F-I-R-E-S-O-N-G song

C-A-M-P-F-I-R-E-S-O-N-G song

And if you don't think that we can sing it faster than you're wrong

But it'll help if you just sing along...

C-A-M-P-F-I-R-E-S-O-N-G song - Patrick!

Song! C-A-M-P-F-I-R-E



It'll help

It'll help

If you just sing alonnnnngggg!



Squidward: I'm gonna have a can of Swedish Barnacle Balls. Just as soon as I can get my can opener.

SpongeBob: But Squidward, didn't you take a can opener when you hiked out here?

Squidward: Why would I bother? We're ten feet from my house.

Squidward: Okay. Besides spitting molten foodstuffs at me, what else do you do for fun?

SpongeBob: *after performing "Campfire Song Song"* Ahhh. Now wasn't that relaxing?

Squidward: No!

SpongeBob: *after Squid swallows marshmallow Sponge fired through his clarinet* There. Better?

Squidward: BETTER?! I was just fine until you launched that ballistic junk food into my windpipe!

SpongeBob: But I had to! It's too dangerous to play the clarinet badly out here in the wilderness.

Squidward: Sea bears and fairytales are real. That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard!

Patrick: *disagreeing* Well maybe it is stupid, but it's also dumb!

SpongeBob: Patrick's right, Squidward. Sea bears are no laughing matter. Why, once I met this guy who knew this guy who knew this guy who knew this guy who knew this guy who knew this guy who knew this guy who knew this guy who knew this guy who knew this guy who knew this guy who knew this guy who knew this guy who knew this guy who knew this guy who knew this guy who knew this guy's cousin...

Squidward: You're right! I should be more careful.


In the Bathroom Squidward was reading a book and drinking tea in the bathroom (unless he has a tea maker in there, like hotels do).

Calendar Squidward has a Dance Quarterly calendar.

Camping Date SpongeBob and Patrick go camping on Saturday, May 25. The year this episode was made, 2002, May 25 did fall on a Saturday.

Marshmallows The marshmallows are Marsh King brand.

Meatballs The Swedish Barnacle Balls Squidward wants to eat are a take on Swedish Meatballs.

Music Cue Just after Patrick says "Pretty weenie," about Squidward going inside to get a can opener, the music from the "No Weenies Allowed" title card plays.

Clarinet Song On his clarinet, Squidward plays the African folk song, "Kum Bah Yah."

Fake News The Bikini Bottom Inquirer is similar to the National Enquirer, a tabloid magazine that reports false news. On the Bikini Bottom Inquirer's cover, there is a box next to the "I Married a Sea Bear" heading that says "TRUE". As if...

Things That Attract/Anger Sea Bears:

-Playing the clarinet

-Waving a flashlight really fast

-Stomping around

-Cubed cheese

-Wearing a sombrero in a goofy fashion

-Clown shoes

-Hoop skirts

-Screeching like a chimpanzee




-Anti-sea bear ovals

Sea Bear Injury After the sea bear attacks, Squidward has a twist in his thorax.