SpongeBob SquarePants

Arrgh! / Rock Bottom

Season 1, Ep 17, Aired 3/15/00
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  • Episode Description
  • Arrgh!: SpongeBob and Patrick play a treasure hunt game in the Krusty Krab, and Mr. Krabs plays it and wins many times, until he decides the next day to go on a real treasure hunt to find The Flying Dutchman's treasure. Rock Bottom: After SpongeBob and Patrick make it out of a carnival, they take a bus and are sent to another city that is called "Rock Bottom." They get stuck there trying to find the bus to get back home.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Clancy Brown (I)

    Mr. Eugene H. Krabs

  • Bill Fagerbakke

    Patrick Star

  • Tom Kenny

    SpongeBob SquarePants/Gary/Mr. SquarePants/Narrator/Various Others

  • Mary Jo Catlett

    Mrs. Puff/Mrs. SquarePants

  • Dee Bradley Baker

    Various Voices

  • Fan Reviews (32)
  • I liked argh! but not rockbottom

    By alexclaw, Sep 18, 2014

  • Rock Bottom may be the one of the best mini episodes

    By jacobduby5, Jul 28, 2013

  • Arrgh! and Rock Bottom were both perfect.

    By Glacierssuck, Apr 21, 2013

  • SpongeBob, Patrick, and Mr. Krabs play treasure hunting and SpongeBob gets lost at rock bottom

    By fsaenz0125, Feb 04, 2012

  • I wonder when an episode won't get a 10 in Season 1

    By jmbsonic555, Oct 31, 2011

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (24)

    • (SpongeBob tries to take the candy bar, but then starts running for the bus) SpongeBob: HA HA! (the bus leaves, SpongeBob becomes furious, then a fish steals his candy bar) SpongeBob:(runs to the candy machine) HEY, that was MINE! (four buses stop and immediately leave one at a time, SpongeBob tries to catch the fourth one but fails) SpongeBob:(starts shaking the bus stop pole) BARNACLES!!!!!!!!!!

    • SpongeBob: Well, that place will be there tomorrow. I guess I'd better keep walking. (raspberry) Running. Better start running. Running. (raspberry) Sprinting! Yes, I just gotta keep sprinting! (runs into a wall) Sitting... sitting... bleeding.

    • SpongeBob: Patrick, you wait for the bus. Call me when it comes and I'm gonna get a bus schedule. (walks off) Boy, this place sure is creepy. (bus drives by with Patrick's head sticking out the window) Patrick: Hey, SpongeBob, the bus is here. (SpongeBob runs after the bus) Patrick: SpongeBob! (bus drives up the 90-degree angle road and Spongebob tries to run up the road but falls down. Tries a couple more times but fails) SpongeBob: I guess Grandpa SquarePants was right. Don't run for a bus. (puts on Grandpa disguise) "Especially one that's going up at a 90-degree angle."

    • SpongeBob: (reading card) You are a real pirate. Go straight to the X that marks the spot. (to Mr. Krabs) You get to dig for treasure, Mr. Krabs! Mr Krabs: Treasure? (gets out a tiny plastic shovel and digs into the X spot in the sand. He finds a small plastic treasure chest) There it is! It's the Flying Dutchman's treasure! Gold, gold, gold, gold, gold! SpongeBob: Hey! Mr. Krabs is all sweaty again!

    • SpongeBob: Go home already! I'm done playing that game, Mr. Krabs!

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    Notes (25)

    • It could be said that perhaps citizens in Rock Bottom are racist towards Sponges (SpongeBob) as none of the buses that come by let him on. However, this could just be because of how fast they go by. However, Patrick managed to get on.

    • The episode "Rock Bottom" can only be found on the Season 1 Boxed Set. It is not on any DVDs of SpongeBob.

    • "Rock Bottom" was in the SpongeBob 3-D ride.

    • "Rock Bottom" is the first episode where the main setting isn't Bikini Bottom.

    • This is the first pair of episodes where Squidward doesn't appear.

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    Trivia (21)

    • In "Rock Bottom", there is a scene where SpongeBob uses a wooden cut-out of himself to try and trick the driver of the next bus to believe that he is not looking in the buses direction. However, the side of the wooden cut-out that looks like SpongeBob is facing the audience and the other side that clearly looks like a piece of wood is facing the bus. The driver of the bus would know that that is not SpongeBob.

    • "Rock Bottom" is a level in the video game, SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom.

    • In "Rock Bottom," SpongeBob doesn't have money for the bus, but then how does he have money for the candy bar?

    • Running Gag: SpongeBob unable to get on any bus, because the bus leaves in less than five seconds when SpongeBob is looking.

    • In "Rock Bottom," SpongeBob and Patrick really didn't need a bus. They could have just walked, because at the end of the show, when SpongeBob floated home, he was within walking distance of Bikini Bottom.

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    Allusions (4)

    • Monopoly The cards for the game like a prison card is a spoof of the cards from Monopoly.

    • The Glove Candy Dispenser is similar to The Pez Candy Dispenser.

    • In one point on the story "Rock Bottom", SpongeBob said "No more Mr. Nice Guy!". Probably it's a reference to Alice Cooper's sons "No More Mr. Nice Guy".

    • The whole action scene where SpongeBob struggles to get to the front of the bus is often seen in a lot of action movies.

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