SpongeBob SquarePants

Season 5 Episode 12

Atlantis SquarePantis

Aired Saturday 10:00 AM Nov 12, 2007 on Nickelodeon



  • Trivia

    • When the fish says "I'm trying to model here", his eyes were the same color of Lord Royal Higness's eyes. But when he walks away, his eyes are purple.

    • Goof: LRH's brain is inside his helmet, but near the end of the movie, when he turned around, his brain appears to be a sticker, and there is no brain inside the helmet.

    • According to this TV movie, the Atlanteans are aliens, L.R.H mentions "Mother Planet" when he was telling the story of The Oldest Living Bubble.

    • Throughout this whole movie, there were no female Atlanteans.

    • "Atlantis SquarePantis" had the second appearance of Canned Bread. It was seen in Squidward's painting. Its last appearance was in "Squidville."

    • Squidward said the city disappeared. However, in "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy," SpongeBob claims that they had a mission in Atlantis. However, it is possible that they did it before it disappeared or that they made a joke about Atlantis.

    • When Potty gave Patchy the sandwich, Patchy mentioned that he does not like mayonnaise on his sandwich although there is only cheese there.

    • The word "Atlantis" engraved into the amulet is first seen at the top of the amulet, but all shots shot after the amulet is joined together show the writing on the bottom left side of the amulet.

    • SpongeBob dropped his bubble-blowing spoon when he discovered that he and Patrick were inside the bubble, floating away. In the next shot, however, it is gone.

    • This is the second time Atlantis is mentioned in the series. The first was in "Sandy's Rocket."

    • During Sandy's song, it said the video game was made by "Nickelodeon" in "1991". The gag is made even more funny when you realize that the first three Nicktoons (Doug, Rugrats, and The Ren & Stimpy Show) all came out in 1991.

    • How was Plankton able to get in the bus in the first place?

    • In an Atlantis Squarepantis short (a short that aired before the TV movie's airdate), Patrick was riding the bus, without song fuel. Was the bus using fossil fuel?

    • One of Lord Royal Highness' eye is blue and the other is green.

    • When Plankton escapes from the bus, he is shown leaving through the bus' tailpipe. If the bus can only run on song fuel, why does it have a tailpipe for fossil fuel?

    • The Atlantian bus says it can't run on fossil fuels like most of the fish in SpongeBob. Aren't fossil fuels a threat to the ocean?

    • This is the third time the prehistoric ages are seen.

    • SpongeGar, Patar, and Squog from the episode "SpongeBob B.C." appear during Squidward's Song.

    • The song Mr. Krabs sings is a lot like the one he sang in "Money Talks."

    • This episode has a new character called "Lord Royal Highness", but shouldn't King Neptune be the king of Atlantis?

  • Quotes

    • Plankton: It shoots ice cream?

    • LRH: (about SpongeBob) I thought sponges were supposed to make life easier.

    • SpongeBob: Antis. What'd you think that means, Patrick?
      Patrick: Antis. Antis! SquarePantis! Probably belongs to your ancient ancestors!

    • Sandy: Look out germs, the end is near, your days are numbered, cause Sandy's here! I'll get these germs, and make 'em pay, with some good old-fashioned Karate! HI YA! If I borrow some elements from the periodic table, I can mix up a brew that is sure to disable any virus, bug or sniffle, that steps into my path, and make them feel my microscopic wrath! HI YA!

    • Plankton's Weapon Song:

      Plankton: (singing) Oh, what a beautiful sight
      Weapons as the far as the eye can see
      But which will be right for me?
      How do I pick?
      Which one can do the trick?
      Which is the best to guarantee eternal rest?
      So many weapons,
      Which will I choose?
      Look at this one; With a beautiful fuse.
      And with this one,
      I couldn't lose.
      That one would surely give them the blues!
      And this one matches my shoes!
      Come on Plankton, just pick one and forget about your shoes!
      Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Mo,
      I pick you,
      Now let's go!

    • Squidward's Art Song:

      Squidward: (singing) Isn't this great?
      Isn't this neat?
      I'm a living work of art
      From my head to my feet
      From the very first drawings on walls in caves
      Art has been what the heart and soul crave!
      So pick up a brush, pencil, or pen
      If you don't like this one,
      Paint it again!
      From now one, please call me Sir Real [surreal]
      I can wait for your impression to congeal
      Take it from an undersea Renaissance man
      I'd even look good on the sign on your van!
      Anyway you cut it,
      I am art and art is me
      Ask your mama
      Or your dada
      To tell you about the schism
      Between minimalism,
      and cubism!
      My personality maybe of the cynical type
      But I finally found what lives out to the hype!
      I can say honestly,
      I'm a great certainty!
      That Atlantis is where I want to spend eternity!

    • Plankton: Prepare to taste my wrath! I said prepare to taste my wrath! (cannon fires)
      Patrick: Plankton's wrath tastes like ice cream.
      SpongeBob & Patrick: Thanks, Plankton!
      Plankton: Ice cream, it shoots ice cream! Oversized ice cream maker!

    • SpongeBob: Patrick, did you hear something?
      Patrick: Kinda like a popping sound?
      SpongeBob: Yeah.
      (SpongeBob and Patrick turn around and see the bubble has popped)
      SpongeBob & Patrick: AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
      (their skin peels, leaving their skeletons)

    • (everyone screams)
      Squidward: Hey, look, it's Atlantis!
      SpongeBob: Pretty!
      (everyone screams again)

    • (the bus stops)
      Squidward: You idiots haven't been here for 2 minutes, and you've already ruined someone's topiary garden!

    • Sandy: Hold on there, little buddy!
      (dodgeballs hit SpongeBob)
      SpongeBob: It tickles!

    • Lord Royal Highness: Seize these hostile bubble poppers!
      (guards chase SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward, Mr. Krabs, and Sandy)

    • SpongeBob: (singing) The sun must set
      At the end of every day
      And the curtain must fall
      At the end of every play
      And every little bubble ever blown
      Must someday pop
      Patrick: (singing) Like presents on Christmas Day
      It doesn't seem to stay
      Or a cheese soufflé
      It doesn't last all day
      SpongeBob: (singing) I will try
      Again (Try again)
      To blow a bubble (To blow a bubble)
      That will last all day
      (Try to blow a bubble that will last)
      Patrick: (singing) All day

    • Mr. Krabs: Hello, there. Welcome to the museum. That'll be $3.
      Old Lady: But I thought it was Free Tuesday.
      Mr. Krabs: Oh, no, no, no. Today's Monday. Otherwise, I wouldn't be wearing this "I Hate Mondays" shirt.
      Old Lady: Good point. (gives Mr. Krabs $3)
      Mr. Krabs: Enjoy the artifacts. Don't stay in one place too long. People might mistake you for one.

    • Squidward: (about SpongeBob and Patrick) You boobs found the missing half of the Atlantean amulet?!
      SpongeBob: What's an Atlantean omelet?
      Squidward: Amulet, not omelet!

    • SpongeBob: Behold, Patrick! The world's oldest living bubble!

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • The red, spiky enemy in the video game scene is possibly a reference to the enemy called Spiny in the Super Mario series.

    • Sistine Chapel
      During Squidward's song, there's a picture of him in a cloud and another squid reaching for him, which is a parody of Leonardo Da Vinci's Sistine Chapel.

    • Squidward was in many famous pictures like Creation of man and Dalis' picture of melting clocks. The part where jumped through paintings were probably from Harry Potter.

    • Yellow Submarine

      The drawing of the people from Atlantis is very similar to the drawings on The Beatles' movie Yellow Submarine.

    • Lord Royal Highness
      The Atlantians, particularly Lord Royal Highness, look very similar to the Blue Meanies from the Beatles' film, Yellow Submarine.

    • Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory: (Film - 1971)
      This episode has an unbelievable amount of references to Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

      The tour given through Atlantis is very similar to that given through the Chocolate Factory.

      The Lord Royal Highness is very similar to Willy Wonka in a few ways. 1, he guides the tour. 2, the way he talks. 3, he walks around with a cane. And 4, he holds himself above the others.

      The way the story unfolds throughout the tour is very similar as well, as one person leaves the tour at a time, just like how the kids misbehave and end up out of the tour.

      The 'New Technology' that Sandy is thrilled about is very similar to all of Willy Wonka's new inventions.

      The explanation of the 'Germ Warrior' is almost identical to that of Wonkavision. Describing how SpongeBob's particles were separated and floating about, until it shrunk him down to fight the bacteria.

      The way that the tank shoots out Ice Cream, and the object morpher turns everything to ice cream is similar to how everything in the Chocolate Factory is candy.

      And lastly, the most prized possession of Atlantis is the Longest Living Bubble, which is very similarly shaped and sized to look like the Everlasting Gobstopper, which is Wonka's most prized possession. And both appear to go on forever, the life of the bubble, and the taste of the candy.

    • Video Game Parodies
      In Sandy's video game sequence, there are three parodies:

      Dance Dance Revolution (aka DDR)
      Bust-a-Move/Puzzle Bobble
      Super Mario Bros.
      and finally, Paramount Pictures Screen Songs and Ko-Ko's Song Cartunes cartoon/short film series produced by Max Fleischer until 1938 and revived in 1945 by Famous Studios, complete with the bouncing ball and hyphens on the lyrics.