SpongeBob SquarePants

Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III / Squirrel Jokes

Season 2, Ep 4, Aired 11/27/00
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  • Episode Description
  • Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III: Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy decide to go on vacation, but unfortunately they don't have anyone to look after the Merma-lair, so they ask SpongeBob and Patrick to look after it. However, they accidentally release Man Ray from a prison made of frozen tartar sauce.Squirrel Jokes: SpongeBob tells jokes in a talent show at the Krusty Krab, but ends up saying jokes about squirrels, which makes Sandy mad.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Clancy Brown

    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

  • Lori Alan

    Pearl Krabs

  • Fan Reviews (24)
  • Another great pair

    By Disney4life, Jan 21, 2014

  • another nutshell review

    By epiclaser, Dec 23, 2012

  • good pair

    By fsaenz0125, Feb 20, 2012

  • Perfect

    By jmbsonic555, Oct 31, 2011

  • great

    By futuramarama, Jul 17, 2011

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (33)

    • Patrick: Well, I guess he's reconstipated. SpongeBob: (whispers) Rehabilitated. Patrick: Gesundheit.

    • SpongeBob: Next to the Dirty Bubble, Man Ray is the second arch-nemesis of Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy. I have so many questions to ask him!

    • Man Ray: I'm free! SpongeBob: Actually, Man Ray, only your head is free.

    • Spongebob: Seriously folks, the only thing dumber than a squirrel is a sponge. I mean we're so dumb, that we don't even have a vertebrate. Look at me, I got no bones!

    • SpongeBob: Have you ever noticed how big squirrels teeth are? I mean you can land a plane on those things! (crowd laughs).

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    Notes (18)

    • When SpongeBob dries in "Squirrel Jokes," he looks different than in "Tea at the Treedome." His nose, arms, legs, and body are crusty shaped, he has less dots, and more features around the eyes.

    • Apparently the prison that Man Ray was trapped was made out of frozen tartar sauce.

    • This is the second time SpongeBob is raspy.

    • Mr. Krabs and Sandy don't appear in "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III".

    • Character Debut: Man Ray.

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    Trivia (17)

    • Scooter appears in "Squirrel Jokes," but he died in "Bubble Buddy," and he's a different color.

    • In this episode, Manray became not evil and the tickle belt is taken off. But in other episodes, he's still evil and the belt is still on.

    • When SpongeBob said "Actually, Manray, only your head is free", he did not mention that the fingers are free.

    • In "Squirrel Jokes," SpongeBob talks about how he has no bones, and yet there are dozens of episodes which show him with bones.

    • The fish who says "Get on with the squirrel jokes!" was in the back, but in the next scene, he's in the front.

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    Allusions (7)

    • Name: Doggie Williams This might be a parody of Katt Williams or Robin Williams.

    • SpongeBob: (doing jokes on opposite species) SpongeBob is being like the beloved black comedian, Richard Pryor, who often did jokes on different races.

    • The tickle belt (that was activated at the push of a button) in this episode is similar to the shock device that was used on Stockman's brain when it was in a tank in the ninja turtles episode rogue in the house parts 1 and 2 both were used as a form of coercion.

    • Man Ray: Parody Man Ray is most likely a parody of Evil/Black Manta (Aquaman's arch nemesis).

    • Squirrel jokes: The high request of Squirrel Jokes is a reference of the movie Good Morning Vietnam, where the US soldiers were requesting more political jokes dj Adrian Cronauer, played by Robin Williams.

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