SpongeBob SquarePants

The Thing / Hocus Pocus

Season 4, Ep 16, Aired 1/15/07
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  • Episode Description
  • The Thing: After being covered in cement, the Bikini Bottomites are convinced that Squidward is an unknown species and SpongeBob tries to keep him as a pet. Hocus Pocus: SpongeBob tries out his new magic kit on Squidward and is convinced he's turned his neighbor into an ice cream cone!

  • Cast & Crew
  • Dani Michaeli

  • Paul Tibbitt

  • Fan Reviews (25)
  • Decent

    By Disney4life, Dec 23, 2013

  • Squidward gets cover in cement; SpongeBob thinks he turned Squidward into a ice cream

    By fsaenz0125, Jul 15, 2012

  • Very decent pairing.

    By jmbsonic555, Nov 03, 2011

  • They were both great episodes

    By tigerdude22, Jun 03, 2011

  • The Thing really brought down the score.

    By RalphWiggumFan, Jan 09, 2010

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (8)

    • Mr. Magic: When friends describe you, do they use words like "Dull" and "Drab?" Fish: (laughs) Don't forget "Platitudenous!"

    • SpongeBob: Curse you, Mr. Magic Magical Magic Kit! Curse you. Hey, that's it! Patrick: (reading the wrong label) Warning, from ages 9- 99.

    • Squidward: (comes outside) It's too quiet. Something isn't right about here. (looks through SpongeBob's window)

    • SpongeBob: This isn't good. Patrick: You're right. Needs mustard.

    • SpongeBob: I turned my friend into an ice cream. Magician: Good job!

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    Notes (11)

    • No female characters appear in "Hocus Pocus".

    • This episode premiered as part of Ned's Day Off (Martin Luther King Day).

    • We learn that SpongeBob thinks he transformed Squidward into an ice cream.

    • This is the second time SpongeBob dresses up as a magician, first time in the movie.

    • SpongeBob is revealed to have magical powers; at the end of "Hocus Pocus," he successfully transforms Patrick into a jar of mayonnaise.

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    Trivia (12)

    • Look Closely: When Patrick saw the shoe that leads to the real Mr. Magic, it was there, but a few shots later when SpongeBob and Patrick were talking to Mr. Magic, the shoe wasn't there.

    • In episodes that we see SpongeBob's mailbox (including "Hocus Pocus"), it is in front of his door. But in "The Thing," the mailbox is outside his house.

    • This episode reveals that Squidward doesn't like pets. If this is true, why did he adopt Snellie?

    • When Squidward got on the bus and left at the beginning of Hocus Pocus, he was wearing his swim trunks, but when he returned, he was wearing his shirt.

    • When Patrick makes a call on the phone, you are able to hear a small amount of the theme song from Kablam's Sniz and Fondue.

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    Allusions (12)

    • Sniz and Fondue The song that played when Patrick was calling was the theme song to Kablam's "Sniz and Fondue."

    • Squidward as a look-like creature looks like the little creatures from the Gamecube game Pikmin.

    • The Simpsons One of SpongeBob's sayings to "turn Squidward back to normal" is that he says "Oklie-Dokille", which is Ned Flander's catchphrase on The Simpsons.

    • SpongeBob's Outfit The Beard and Wizard hat that SpongeBob wears from his Magic kit kind of makes him look like Merlin from the Disney film The Sword in the Stone.

    • Episode Title: The Thing This episode is based off a movie called The Thing in 1982 from Universal Studios directed by John Carpenter. The story isn't as similar to this episode, but close enough as it is.

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