Salute Your Shorts

Season 1 Episode 7

The Radio Call-In Contest

Aired Weekdays 3:30 PM Jun 17, 1991 on Nickelodeon



  • Trivia

    • 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.

    • Ug accuses Budnick of selling him the aftershave...but he never paid budnick for it!!!

    • At the beginning of the episode, Budnick is thumbing through an issue of the adult magazine "Playpen".

  • Quotes

    • Ug: Hey, hey, hey! I may be blue, but I know a giraffe's tongue is. . . black.

    • Ug: No, sorry honey, I can't see you tonight. Because I'm blue. No, not sad blue. blue blue. toilet bowl blue!

    • Ug: I don't have to be fair, I'm a counselor!

    • Ug: What was in that junk?
      Budnick: Mouthwash, cologne from magazine ads.
      Ug: What else?
      Budnick: Blue tie-dye...
      Ug: Tie-dye?!
      (Later, when the campers are on the phone.)
      Radio Announcer: What color is a giraffe's tongue?
      Sponge: My friends say it's black.
      Radio Announcer: Are you sure you want to trust your friends?
      Sponge: Yes.
      Radio Announcer: Congratulations! You've just won $1000.
      (Ug gets on the phone.)
      Ug: My name is Ug. I'm the kids' counselor. I'll be taking the money because they made me blue.
      Radio Announcer: You've just won $1000 dollars. How can you be sad?
      Ug: No, no, not "sad" blue! "Blue" blue. "Toilet-bowl" blue.

    • Michael: There's two types of questions in this world, guy questions and girl questions. Guy questions are things you know, like how tall the Empire State Building is.
      Sponge: 102 stories
      Michael: Or how fast an ostrich runs.
      Sponge: 27 miles per hour.
      Michael: Now, girl questions, well, they're everything else in this world.

    • Budnick: Y'know, there's more to life than being smart.
      Sponge: Like what?
      Michael: Like winning money by being smart!

    • Donkeylips: I love this guy! He once did a whole show butt-naked!
      Sponge: How could you tell? It's radio!

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