SpongeBob SquarePants

Sailor Mouth / Artist Unknown

Season 2, Ep 15, Aired 9/21/01
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  • Episode Description
  • Sailor Mouth: SpongeBob and Patrick pick up a "bad word," and start repeating it to the shocked patrons of the Krusty Krab, but Mr. Krabs doesn't like this! He stops SpongeBob and Patrick from using the word by informing them that it is a bad word, then SpongeBob and Patrick regret their utterings. Artist Unknown: Squidward starts to teach an art class at the Recreation Center, but SpongeBob is the only person who shows up. Then, Squidward tries to pass off SpongeBob's art sculpture as his own, in order to impress a big-shot art collector.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

  • Dee Bradley Baker

    Various Voices

  • Fan Reviews (30)
  • Sailor Mouth is just hilarious!

    By PrettyinPink, May 08, 2013

  • PERFECT CENSORSHIP

    By epiclaser, Dec 23, 2012

  • third second perfect pairs for season 2

    By fsaenz0125, Feb 26, 2012

  • Both episodes are wonderful!=D

    By CF3689, Jun 09, 2009

  • Artist Unknown was perfect but Sailor Mouth was a pure gem.

    By jmbsonic555, Nov 03, 2011

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (52)

    • Patrick: Classy sophisticates like us should not stain our lips with cursing. SpongeBob: Yea, verily!

    • SpongeBob: Squidward, look. It's ole' bold and brash.

    • Squidward: Gimme that! (rips paper) There is nothing artistic about leapfrog!

    • SpongeBob: So where's the teacher? Squidward: You're looking at him.

    • Fish: Oh, this isn't cooking? Sorry.

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    Notes (16)

    • This is the first time SpongeBob and Patrick say bad words.

    • Mr. Krabs doesn't appear in "Artist Unknown".

    • We learn that SpongeBob has better art talent than Squidward, but in later episodes SpongeBob is artistically challenged.

    • Character Debuts: Mrs.Krabs, Monty P. Moneybags.

    • This is the first time Squidward teaches Art class in the series.

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    Trivia (27)

    • When SpongeBob rebuilds the book, Squidward's nose drips and falls down, but in the next scene, it's back to normal.

    • Mr. Krabs has a customer counter next to the front doors of the Krusty Krabs. It read 350 before SpongeBob's swearing rant.

    • Mr. Krabs injured his foot after tripping over some items for SpongeBob and Patrick to do as punishment for swearing. However, after the rant, while SpongeBob and Patrick went to tell his mother, Mr. Krabs seems to make a full recovery as he chases after them.

    • Just before using his own curse, Mr. Krabs injured his left foot! However, during the his rant, it switches to his right foot before SpongeBob and Patrick run to tell Mr. Krabs' mother.

    • This is the second time Squidward tells SpongeBob to "FORGET THE BOOK!!" The first was in "Dying for Pie."

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    Allusions (5)

    • Squidward: Don't you mean there are only seven. This a reference to the Seven dirty words in the monologue done by the late comedian George Carlin. The monologue was, of course, titled "Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television".

    • Squidward (yelling at Mr. Moneybags): Good day to you sir! This is a reference to Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) when Willy Wonka yells at Grandpa Joe after he announces that Charlie has lost the contest.

    • Mr. Krabs: You two should be ashamed, making an old lady faint with your sailor talk. This could likely be a reference Dorothy Gale's line, "You ought to be ashamed of yourself! Frightening him like that when he came to you for help!" from The Wizard of Oz, where Dorothy and her friends were at the Wizard's palace and the Wizard frightened the Lion, and the lion fainted. The same thing sort of happened here, where SpongeBob and Patrick were saying all the bad things that Mr. Krabs said, and Mama Krabs fainted. Mr. Krabs' line here is similar to Dorothy's line after the Lion fainted.

    • SpongeBob: I think he'll give us the 40 lashes. The Bible makes two references to "40 lashes," as shown below. While Jesus was indeed whipped (Matthew 27:26; Mark 15:15; John 19:1), the record doesn't state how many times. One of the laws God gave the people through Moses was that when a person was being judged and they were guilty they "must not give him more than forty lashes. If he is flogged more than that, your brother will be degraded in your eyes." - Deuteronomy 25:3. 2 Corinthians 11:24: "From the Jews five times I [the apostle Paul] received forty stripes minus one." (39 were given to ensure that the limit of 40 was not exceeded.)

    • The game that Spongebob and Patrick play is Eels and Esclators. It's similar to the game Chutes and Ladders.

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