Salute Your Shorts

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (69)

  • Michael: (regarding Budnick) Man, I'd do anything to pound him. Sponge: Pound him and he'll pound you back! It's called the Transitive Property of Pain. Michael: Yeah, but if I don't do anything, he'll think I'm a chicken. Sponge: Being brave usually means getting your adult teeth knocked right out.

  • Group Chant: Awful Waffle! Awful Waffle!

  • Dina: We had Norwegian Salmon. Oh, all the way from Norwege.

  • Sponge: You should have never come to this camp. Michael: Why? Sponge: Because the food bites, bug bite, activities bites, everything bites!

  • Michael: And what if we refuse to go at all? Budnick: Donkeylips sits on your head and farts.

  • Michael: (his boxers have been stolen and are hanging on the flag pole) Great. What do I do now? Sponge: Well, I suggest you stand at attention, click your heels, and salute your shorts.

  • Dina: I'm going to sleep much better knowing I got full fluoride protection.

  • Budnick: It's a parade of losers! Loser, loser, loser, loser... and loser!

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Notes (4)

  • Dr. Kahn is only heard as a voice over the loudspeaker; never once does he appear in person.

  • According to Budnick, Zeke's nose was bitten off by a parrot from the Philippines.

  • Running Gag: People tripping over the same rake and breaking their leg.

  • This is the second time the Philippines has been mentioned in the series. The first being in season one in the episode "Zeke the Plumber."

Trivia (13)

  • In the last scene, Sponge, Michael, Telly, Dina, and Z.Z. are all wearing the same outfits from the scene in the cafeteria, but Sponge says that Michael has been hanging around in the bunk for two days.

  • During the scene where the campers are about to perform an Awful Waffle on Budnick's scapegoat, the same shot of Budnick pulling up the kid's shirt is shown twice: once when he is first put on the table and once just before Michael interrupts.

  • When Ug is addressing the campers just before the baseball game, Michael is standing in front of the group in a line with the principle cast. When a closeup is shown of him, he is leaning against the fence, but, in the next shot, he is still standing in front of the other campers.

  • While Donkeylips and Budnick are explaining what Sponge and Michael have to do to join the Secret Society/get left alone, you can hear Donkeylips rip a ripe fart.

  • Budnick: Ug is such a Gomer!

  • Notice that Telly is making posters to be elected bunk chief. If the only person that needs to vote for her is Z.Z, then why is she making posters?

  • When Dina sits down while clipping her nails you can see her undies.

  • This episode features Sponge saying "I'm pissed off because I'm not as smart as I thought I was." This marks the first, and possibly only time, a comment close to a swear word was used in a Nickelodeon show.

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Allusions (8)

  • Masters of the Universe: Budnick in a quote is slightly refering toward an cartoon show in the 80's called He-Man and the Masters of the Universe which featured an all powerful superhero fighting against the forces of evil.

  • Freddy Krueger: Dina mentions Freddy Krueger, the villain in the 1984 horror film A Nightmare On Elm Street, who seeks revenge by haunting the dreams of the children who are the offspring of his killers.

  • The title and some of the plot of the episode are reminiscent of the 1948 movie "The Treasure of Sierra Madre".

  • Bands: Budnick mentions the bands "Whitesnake", "Aerosmith" and "Metallica."

  • Cinderella: The entire episode alludes to the popular fairy tale of Cinderella.

  • The Holy Bible: Budnick's method to decide who gets the frog resembles the story of King Solomon. Two women were fighting over a child and Solomon revealed the identity of the true mother by proclaiming he would cut the child in half; the true mother of the baby preferred that the other woman should have the baby instead of harming the child at all.

  • The Godfather: Budnick's meeting with Telly for a new racket is similar to the movie "The Godfather," in which the Godfather grants your desires, in return for something for a "simple favor."

  • When Sponge, Donkey-Lips and Pinskey are entering the cabin dressed in togas, they are are singing the chant the castle guards sang in the Wizard of Oz.