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Episode Title: "Wormy"
Episode Airing Number: 27
Episode Production Number: 25
Original Airdate: February 17, 2001
Season: 2
On DVD: "SpongeBob SquarePants: The Complete Second Season," "Nautical Nonsense and Sponge Buddies"
On VHS: "Sponge Buddies"
Aired With Episode: "Patty Hype"
Running Time: 10:54

Directors: Walt Dohrn and Paul Tibbitt
Storyboard Director: Jim Schumann
Writers: Walt Dohrn, Paul Tibbitt, and Merriwether Williams
Animation Director: Andrew Overtoom
Creative Director: Derek Drymon

In Brief: While Sandy's on vacation, SpongeBob and Patrick befriend her pet worm, but end up running and screaming with everyone in town once it turns into a "monster."

Story: One day Sandy is getting ready to go out of town, and she puts Patrick and SpongeBob in charge of her pets at her house while she's gone. When SpongeBob discovers her pet worm, "Wormy," he and Patrick think he's adorable. They quickly become friends with Wormy and play with him a lot. When unfortunately it's time for SpongeBob and Patrick to go for the night, they declare Wormy their new best friend and put him in his jar.
Overnight, Wormy turns into a butterfly through metamorphosis. When SpongeBob and Patrick come back to Sandy's place to play, they find Wormy is missing, and think the butterfly ate him. The two run around in the Treedome trying to escape from it. Thinking they're in danger with this tiny critter, the two decide to get rid of him to save Sandy when she returns.
Patrick and SpongeBob try to trap Wormy in a jar with the ringing phone, but Wormy flies right past it instead of answering it. Then, they try to make Patrick look like food on a platter, and plan to catch Wormy with a net when he's by Patrick. Patrick runs and Wormy heads towards SpongeBob, who ends up trapping the butterfly in a bubble. He thinks the job's done, until Wormy flies to the Krusty Krab. The two chase after him.
At the restaurant, SpongeBob and Patrick tell Mr. Krabs and Squidward about this "monster." Mr. Krabs and Squidward think Wormy's harmless and take a look at him, but somehow disappear while SpongeBob and Patrick aren't looking. The two go to inform everybody.
Downtown, SpongeBob and Pat scream that there's a monster, and everybody freaks out. As they inform others, Wormy keeps reappearing and scares more fish. The town becomes a wreck from all the fleeing and panicking.
Sandy later returns to Bikini Bottom by bus, wondering what happened to the destroyed town. She sees her new pet butterfly flying by, so she puts it in a jar. Now that the "monster" is captured, everyone comes out and cheers, and she quickly becomes the town hero.

Song: "A Friend is a Friend"
A friend is a friend to the end of the end
That's forever and a day
Stay by your side
Won't hear me say goodbye
Come what may
Cause that's what friends do
That's what friends do
Cause that's what friends do
That's what friends do
Cause that's what friends do

Ah, Sandy Cheeks is going out of town and has asked SpongeBob and Patrick to do a little pet-sitting for her.
Patrick: Pet-sitting? Won't that hurt them?

SpongeBob: *Patrick was whistling with a bird* Gee Patrick, I didn't know you spoke Bird.
Patrick: No, that's Italian, SpongeBob.

Patrick: What is that thing?
SpongeBob: I don't know Patrick. But whatever it is, IT MUST'VE EATEN WORMY!

SpongeBob: Patrick, you're alive!
Patrick: I am?

Squidward: *Sponge and Pat sob about Wormy being eaten* Well, if Moron Theater's over, I think I'll just take a look at this monster.


On the Title Card The bubbles on the "Wormy" title card are green, just like the text.

Sandy's Pets:
-Snake(s?) (one is shown in a cage earlier, but that could be Snakey)
-A red bug (possibly a ladybug)
-Two lizard-like creatures
-Three small insects with wings
-A blue bird
-A cricket
-Wormy the worm

Sandy's Clothes When Sandy is first seen leaving with her suitcase, she is in her bikini. When SpongeBob stops her to ask about Wormy, she has her white suit and air helmet on.

Sandy's Suitcase Sandy has a green and a red rectangular sticker and a yellow oval-shaped one on her suitcase.

Flowers In the shot of SpongeBob and Patrick looking at Wormy as a butterfly on Sandy's tree's branch, we see in the background she has four yellow flowers planted in the grass.

Cool Eyes When Patrick is on the platter and the butterfly crawls on his water helmet, his eyeballs are green and he has black pupils on the insides (like SpongeBob's eyes, except not blue).

Different Background On the photograph Squidward took of SpongeBob and Patrick tackling Mr. Krabs, the background shows a black color instead of the Krusty Krab's wall tiles.

Here's...Donny Don the Whale, one of the people competing in the anchor toss competition in MuscleBob BuffPants, can be seen running with a crowd of people while another crowd waits at a stoplight and at the end, when everyone appears from buildings, cheering because Sandy put Wormy in a jar.

SpongeBob's Teeth Not counting the buck teeth on top, when the crowd running from Wormy is screaming and the camera zooms into SpongeBob's mouth, we see twelve teeth on his bottom gum.