SpongeBob SquarePants

Season 1 Episode 2

Bubblestand / Ripped Pants

4
Aired Weekdays 5:00 PM Jul 17, 1999 on Nickelodeon
8.6
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Bubblestand:
SpongeBob opens up a bubblestand offering bubbles and lessons for 25 cents, Patrick arrives. After Squidward hears them making noise by blowing bubbles, he comes out of his house and reprimands them. After Spongebob and Patrick leave, Squidward decides to blow a bubble but they immediately come back and catch Squidward, forcing him to pay 25 cents. After Squidward fails to blow a bubble many times, Spongebob tells him to follow the technique, but is Squidward too arrogant?

Ripped Pants:
After Larry asks Sandy if she wants to go lift weights, SpongeBob feels left out, but decides to go with them. After bending down to pick up the "weight" SpongeBob accidentally rips his pants. After his period of extreme embarrassment Scooter tells Spongebob that it was hilarious. After purposely ripping his pants several more times, he takes it a little too far by pretending to drown. After Sandy gets angry at him, she leaves to go with Larry. SpongeBob will need to tell her how he really feels in order to get her back.moreless

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  • I love Bubblestand, yet I am indifferent toward Ripped Pants.

    8.5
    Bubblestand:

    This may be one of the best episodes of Season 1, or any season of Spongebob. I was laughing the whole time when I first saw this. The parts I loved were when Patrick borrowed the quarter, Patrick thought the elephant was a giraffe, Spongebob's technique, Squidward and Patrick trying to blow the bubbles, and Squidward blowing the big bubble. :)

    A+



    Ripped Pants:

    Where do I start? This episode was very average in a lot of way, and although all of the old Spongebob's are excellent, this may be the worst, but, still okay. It was a little boring, and sort of repeated itself throughout 12 minutes. The only part that sort of saved this episode was when Spongebob was playing in the sand, and the song at the end. But, other than that, I did not care for this episode that much.

    C+moreless
  • Classic

    10
    These were the good spongebobs and these episodes are both funny.
  • Classic Spongebobs!

    8.5
    Bubblestand: Such a funny episode. I remember memorizing the song over the years "First go like this. Spin around. Stop. Double take three times.

    My favorite part is when SpongeBob blows a big elephant and Patrick laughs like a dummy and says, "Haha, it's a giraffe!" Classic. This episode is nutty, clever, and whimsical. 9.5/10.



    Ripped Pants: I love this episode. I enjoy singing the song at the end "Big Larry came 'round just to put him down and SpongeBob turned into a The jokes are also great throughout. This was some great work from the writers. 8/10moreless
  • Both of these episodes are perfect.

    10
    Bubblestand: The episode is exactly what the title says. SpongeBob decides to open a bubblestand and charges one quarter for blowing a bubble and another for lessons. Squidward thinks it's a dumb idea, but Patrick doesn't think so because he is one of the two customers of the bubblestand. Even though the whole thing is unrealistic, it is cartoon logic at it's best and is still creative and funny. 10/10



    Ripped Pants: I think I like this a little bit better than Bubblestand. Again the title explains what you're getting. Spongebob wants to lift weights to impress Sandy, but he can't even lift a stick with two marshmellows. He accidentally rips his pants as a result and everyone thinks it's funny, so he keeps ripping his pants. When he takes the joke too far then everyone thinks that it's not funny anymore. The gags were hilarious and the song at the end was good too. Both of these episodes were a perfect pair.moreless
  • 2nd Episode

    8.9
    Bubblestand: Spongebob and Patrick open a new stand to help others blow bubbles including Squidward, so Spongebob made lessons so that you can make the most or biggest bubbles ever. But Squidward wasn't so happy about that as he blows bubbles that are wimpy or no bubbles at all. So Spongebob warns Squidward to do the lessons and he did so by yelling. The big bubble caught Squidward's house and now Squidward was flying away in a big bubble.



    Ripped Pants: Spongebob was really happy with his jokes about ripped pants, but later they were getting kinda lame as his ripped pants dosn't want to join him anymore. So he met these group of fishes and a whale as he talks about his jokes about pants in song. Then magically it turned into a stadiam and they all like him now.moreless
Carlos Alazraqui

Carlos Alazraqui

Castle Fish/Loser/Marshmellow Fish

Guest Star

Rob Paulsen

Rob Paulsen

Surfer Fish

Guest Star

Sirena Irwin

Sirena Irwin

Voice

Recurring Role

Dee Bradley Baker

Dee Bradley Baker

Scooter/Lifeguard/Pants/Loser #2

Recurring Role

Mr. Lawrence

Mr. Lawrence

Customer/Ice Cream Fish/Announcer/Larry the Lobster/Customer/Ice Cream Fish/Announcer

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (26)

  • QUOTES (79)

    • Larry: SpongeBob, that was so righteous. Would you... sign my pants?

    • Sandy: Your song is true. If y'all want to be my friend, just be yourself.

    • SpongeBob: AM I THE BIGGEST LOSER ON THE BEACH?!

    • SpongeBob: Pants ripped off. Huh? Someone call the police. There's a pants thief on the loose!

    • Spongebob: (Singing) I know I shouldn't mope around, I shouldn't curse, but the pain feels so much worse...cause winding up with no one is a lot less fun than a burn from the sun...
      Fishes: (Singing) ...or sand in your buns.

    • Fishes: (Singing) When big Larry came round just to put him down, SpongeBob turned into a clown, and no girl ever wants to dance with a fool who went and ripped his pants.

    • SpongeBob: (Singing) Now I learned a lesson I won't soon forget...so listen and you won't regret. Be true to yourself; don't miss your chance...and you wont end up like the fool...who...ripped...his...pants.

    • SpongeBob: (Singing) I thought that I had everybody by my side, but I went and blew it all sky-high, and now she won't even spare a passing glance, all just because I...ripped my pants.

    • Fish: I forgot to put on sunscreen. (Puts fin on herself, makes a white mark, and then disappears)

    • Whale: They buried me in the sand and forgot me.

    • Fish: I got sand in my buns. (Shows SpongeBob two hamburger buns with sand in them)

    • SpongeBob: (Thinking) Come on, SpongeBob, you're losing them! Think! Your public's waiting.

    • Scooter: Dude...

    • Sandy: That wasn't funny, SpongeBob! Y'all had me worried sick!

    • SpongeBob: I need...a tailor...because I ripped my pants!

    • Lifeguard: Hey, look! A cardboard box washed up on the beach. (Takes closer look) Holy fish paste! It's a guy!

    • Perch Perkins: There goes SpongeBob...ripping his pants again.

    • Perch Perkins: There goes Sandy, hanging ten... fingers, that is.

    • Perch Perkins: And here comes Larry, doing his trademark lay-back.

    • SpongeBob: How about ripple? No thanks, already got one!

    • SpongeBob: I'll take a banana split.
      Ice Cream Vendor: Uh, we don't have that.
      SpongeBob: That's okay. I already split my pants! Get it?

    • SpongeBob: (Acting hurt, Sandy asks if he's okay) I guess so...except I ripped my pants!

    • Scooter: (To SpongeBob) Once again dude, YOU have split my sides!

    • Sandy: Ain't he the funniest little Sponge you ever saw?

    • SpongeBob: (Imitating Squidward) Hello SpongeBob. Could you keep it down? I'm trying to be boring.

    • SpongeBob: Hey Sandy! Look! (covered in a pile of sand) I'm Sandy!

    • SpongeBob & Patrick: Squid's got genes! Squid's got genes!

    • Patrick: Yeah, technique!

    • SpongeBob: You said it, Squidward. See, it is all in the technique!

    • Squidward: Now that's a bubble!

    • Squidward: I really did it, didn't I? You guys didn't blow anything like that!

    • Patrick: Squid is number one!

    • Squidward: Technique? Technique!? Technique, technique, technique, technique, TECHNIQUE!

    • SpongeBob & Patrick: Technique! Technique! Technique! Technique!

    • SpongeBob: (To Squidward) We also offer lessons for beginners.

    • Squidward: That's not art. That's just annoying. Blowing bubbles, that's the lamest idea I have ever heard.

    • Squidward: How can you two possibly make all this noise just blowing bubbles?

    • Patrick: It's a giraffe!

    • SpongeBob: First go like this, spin around. Stop! Double take three times: one, two three. Then PELVIC THRUST. Whoooo, whooooooo. Stop on your right foot, DON'T FORGET IT! Now it's time to bring it around town. Bring-it-a-round-town. Then you do this, then this, and this, then this, then that, then this and that.

    • Squidward: How did I ever get surrounded by such loser neighbors? Heh.

    • Patrick: Umm, I'm going to need to borrow a quarter.

    • SpongeBob: Good morning to you, sir. Would you care to blow a bubble?

    • Squidward: Oh, please! I mean, who in the world would pay to blow bubbles?
      Patrick: (Stuck to his rock) Good morning! (Falls)

    • Squidward: Oh, right. Like I would spend a moment of my time blowing bubbles.

    • SpongeBob: Hey, Squidward! Wanna blow some bubbles? Only 25 cents.

    • Squidward: And now, some soothing sounds from Squidward's clarinet. Thank you, thank you.

    • Squidward: Can we lower the volume, please? I can't work with all that racket going on!

    • Narrator: Ah, Goo Lagoon. A stinky mud puddle for you and me. But, to the inhabitance of Bikini Bottom, a wonderful, stinky mud puddle.

    • SpongeBob: Think, your public's waiting.

    • SpongeBob: We are not just blowing bubbles, we're making bubble art.

    • Sandy: Y'all watch this. (Sandy lifts up something heavier and everyone cheers. Larry lifts up the 2 bleachers with citizens in them and everyone cheers even more) Way to go, Larry!

    • Larry: Give it a try, Sandy. (Sandy lifts up a heavy weight)
      SpongeBob: Good job, Sandy. Well that's about enough for today, don't ya think?
      Larry: How about a little more weight? Observe. (Larry lifts an even heavier weight)
      SpongeBob: Alright, stand back everybody! (SpongeBob lifts a stick and sinks. No one cheers)

    • Larry: You guys wanna go lifts some weights?
      Sandy: Sure. Well, c'mon, SpongeBob!
      SpongeBob: Coming.

    • Narrator: Ah, Goo Lagoon. A stinky mud puddle to you and me. But to the inhabitants of Bikini Bottom, a wonderful stinky mud puddle.
      SpongeBob: What a great day. (SpongeBob rushes off scene for a bit) Hey, Sandy! Look! I'm Sandy! (SpongeBob looks like a sand castle. Next he dresses up like Squidward) Hey, Sandy? Who am I? (Sandy laughs as SpongeBob picks up a sandy phone and imitates Squidward) Hello, SpongeBob. Could you try and keep it down. I'm trying to be boring.

    • SpongeBob & Patrick: Squidward, Squidward, Squidward, Squidward, Squidward, Squidward, Squidward, Squidward, Squidward, Squidward, Squidward, Squidward, Squidward, Squidward, Squidward...
      Squidward: I rock!

    • Squidward: Ha, business is booming. How did I ever get surrounded by such loser neighbors? Heh.
      SpongeBob: One bubble wand, dipped and ready to go. (Patrick grabs the wand from SpongeBob, inhales deeply and begins to blow, but nothing happens. After a while, SpongeBob puts up a lessons sign.)

    • Patrick: Uh, very well then. Hey, Sponge, can I borrow another quarter? (SpongeBob hands Patrick a quarter) Thanks.
      SpongeBob: Okay, Patrick, it's all in the technique! First go like this, spin around. Stop! Double take three times. One, two three. Then pelvic thrust. Whooooooo, whooooooo. Stop on your right foot, don't forget it! Now it's time to bring it around town. Bring-it-a-round-town. Then you do this, then this, and this, then this, then that, then this and that, and then... (blows three bubbles; one big duck and two small ducks)

    • Patrick: Good morning!(falls off his rock)
      Squidward: Oh, boy.

    • SpongeBob: Hey, Squidward! Wanna blow some bubbles? Only 25 cents.
      Squidward: Oh, right. Like I would spend a moment of my time blowing bubbles.
      SpongeBob: Uh-huh!
      Squidward: Oh, puh-leeze. I mean, who in the world would pay to blow bubbles?

    • Spongebob: Ahh, what a wonderful day. The sun is out, the water is shimmering, scallops are chirping. So peaceful. (Spongebob immediately grabs woods, a hammer, and nails, and starts building a stand)
      Squidward: (Peeking out of his window) Can we lower the volume, please?! I can't work with all that racket going on!
      Spongebob: Oh, sure thing, Squidward.
      Squidward: Ha, yeah right.
      Spongebob: OK. (he taps on a nail lightly, and he looks up at Squidward's window. He does it again, and continues to, making sure he doesn't make too much noise.)

    • Spongebob: Hey everybody! Not ripped pants! (tears his pants off) Pants ripped off! Huh? Someone call the police. There's a pants thief on the loose! (The wind howls, Spongebob is standing alone on the beach. A tumbleweed rolls by. Spongebob turns and hears party music at a distance, and sees Larry and Sandy playing volleyball)
      Spongebob: Oh no, everybody's gone, even Sandy. She'd rather hang out with Larry! Oh no, no, no, no, no, no, no. (Spongebob lies on the beach) We blew it, pants.
      Pants: What do you mean, "we"? (walks away, leaving Spongebob alone)

    • SpongeBob: Lifting Weights- Big laugh. Surfing- Knocks 'em dead. Pretending to drown- No.

    • Spongebob: Could I borrow a couple of these?
      Marshmallow Guy: (while chewing his marshmallows) Mm-mmm.
      Spongebob: (He takes two marshmallows and places them on the twig) And now, with the addition of two, count 'em, two marshmallows. (Preparing himself for his lift, he inhales deeply, takes hold of the twig, and is unable to lift it)
      (The crowd is silent)
      (He tries again and again. After a huge effort, Spongebob hears a rip)
      Crowd: (gasps in surprise)
      (Spongebob looks down and notices that he's ripped his pants)
      Crowd: (laughing)
      Scooter: (laughs) THAT was too funny. (slaps Spongebob's back) YOU are hilarious!
      Sandy: Ain't he the funniest little sponge you ever saw?
      (Spongebob grins widely)

    • Spongebob: Good morning to you sir. Would you care to blow a bubble?
      Patrick: Hmm, how much is it?
      Spongebob: Only a quarter.
      Patrick: Sounds reasonable. (whispering)) Umm, I'm going to need to borrow a quarter.
      Spongebob: Sure thing, Patrick. (he pulls out a quarter and he gives it to Patrick)
      Patrick: Ah, one quarter. (he hands the quarter back to Spongebob, and bites it to see if it's real)
      Spongebob: Thank you.

    • Sandy: Spongebob!
      Spongebob: (to the lifeguard) Come closer. (a divine light shines on him) I need...
      Lifeguard: What do you need? (tears come to the lifeguard's eyes)
      Spongebob: A tailor. (a divine light stops shining on him) Because I ripped my pants! (laughs)
      (The crowd leaves angrily)
      Sandy: That wasn't funny, Spongebob! Y'all had me worried sick! (walks out)
      Scooter: Dude... (walks out)

    • Spongebob: All right Squid! That was so good!
      Patrick: Squid is number one!
      Squidward: I really did it, didn't I? You guys didn't blow anything like that!
      Spongebob: Nope.
      Squidward: Now that's a bubble!
      Spongebob: You said it, Squidward. See, it is all in the technique!
      Patrick: Yeah, technique.
      Squidward: Technique? Hah! Spongebob, you don't think I created that (kisses his tentacle) beautiful work of art with YOUR help? (laughs) Come on, it's in my genes!
      Spongebob and Patrick: Squid's got genes! Squid's got genes!

    • Larry: Anybody up for some volleyball? (the ball volleys back and forth)
      Larry: (spikes the volleyball at one fish) Yaah!
      Crowd: (cheering)
      (A fish serves the ball and Larry is about to hit it)
      Spongebob: (interferes) I got it! (attempts to serve it) Incoming! (serve misses)
      Crowd: (Boos at Spongebob) Spongebob: (bends down and rips his pants again) Oops! (blushes) I guess I ripped my pants again!
      Crowd: (laughing)
      Scooter: Once again dude, (slaps Spongebob on the back again) YOU have split my sides! (continues to laugh)

    • SpongeBob: Hey, Sandy, how about throwing it to me!
      Sandy: Okay, here it comes! (throws frisbee, which knocks SpongeBob out)
      SpongeBob: I could use a hand here!
      Sandy: (runs over to SpongeBob) You okay, SpongeBob?
      SpongeBob: I guess so... except I ripped my pants! (shows the rip in his pants)

    • Spongebob: And now... with two hands! (he inhales deeply and blows out an elephant. Circus music starts playing)
      Patrick: (guffaws) It's a giraffe! (The elephant floats over into Squidward's house and pops, with small bubbles coming out of the house. Squidward opens the door with a sour look on his face. Spongebob and Patrick hide behind the stand and places a "Closed" sign on it)
      Spongebob: Excuse me sir but we are cl-
      Squidward: (interrupts) Don't give me any of that! How can you two possibly make all this noise just blowing bubbles?

    • Spongebob: We're not just blowing bubbles, we're making bubble art! Watch carefully. First go like this, spin around. Stop! Double take three times: one, two three. Theeeen PELVIC THRUST. Whoooo, whooooooo. Stop on your right foot, DON'T FORGET IT! Now it's time to bring it around town. Bring-it-a-round-town. Then you do this, then this, and this, then this, then that, then this and that, and then- (he blows a butterfly, which flies over to Squidward's head and pops)
      Squidward: That's not art! That's just annoying! Blowing bubbles, that's the lamest idea I have ever heard! (Spongebob and Patrick, depressed, head to Spongebob's house) You should be ashamed of yourselves! (laughs to himself) Bubbles. (continues laughing) Art. (mumbling, he picks up the bubble wand, sniffs it, and inhales to blow)

    • Spongebob: What a great day. (he runs off) Hey Sandy! Look! (he's now covered in a mound of sand) I'm Sandy!
      Sandy: (laughs)
      Spongebob: (he forms sand around his head and nose to look like Squidward and imitates his voice) Hey Sandy, who am I?
      Sandy: (laughs)
      Spongebob: (picks up a sand phone while imitating Squidward's voice) Hello Spongebob. Could you keep it down? I'm trying to be boring. Sandy: (continues laughing) Spongebob!
      (a doorbell rings and Spongebob walks in carrying sand pizza boxes and wearing a sand hat)
      Spongebob: Did anyone order twenty pepperoni and sand pizzas?
      Spongebob and Sandy laughs together)
      Larry: Hey Sandy. Hey Spongebob.
      Sandy: Hey Larry.

    • Announcer: Surf's up in the Goo Lagoon. (we see fish are surfing) And here comes Larry, doing his trademark lay-back. (Larry is seen lying on his surfboard) There goes Sandy, hanging ten... fingers, that is. (Sandy is seen doing a handstand on her surfboard) There goes Spongebob... (rip) ripping his... pants again... (the announcer fish is annoyed while Spongebob is ripping his pants on his surfboard. A wave knocks Sponge off his surfboard and washes him up on the beach)
      Lifeguard: Hey, look! A cardboard box washed up on the beach. (takes a closer look on his telescope) Holy fish paste! It's a guy! (sprints over to Spongebob and flips him over) Why?! WHY?! WHHHHHYYYY?!
      (a crowd gathers around Spongebob and the lifeguard)

    • Spongebob: (knocking over a guy's drink at a snack bar) Is that a burger you're eating?
      Turquoise Fish: Why, yes it is. (grins)
      Spongebob: You know what would go good with that?
      Turquoise Fish: No, what?
      Spongebob: (whispers) Ripped... pants. (smiles widely and shows the annoyed fish his ripped pants. Spongebob then runs around the snack bar, laughing) Ripped pants a la mode! (Next to two fish, he rips his pants, annoying both fishes and runs) Delivery! Did you order twenty cases of ripped pants? (Spongebob shoves his behind through the box, revealing his ripped pants and laughs)
      Fry Cook: (groans disgustedly)

    • Spongebob: That'll be 25 cents, sir.
      Squidward: Ah, whoa, what? Oh... who would pay 25 cents to blow bubbles?
      Spongebob: We also offer lessons for beginners.
      Squidward: Beginners? What could be more simple than blowing a stupid bubble? (pulls out a quarter) Here's your 25 cents!
      (Sponge bites it to test if it's real and it bends)
      Squidward: Watch and learn. (he inhales and blows, but nothing happens) Uhm, wait, wait, wait. (he inhales and blows again, but nothing happens again) One more time, wait. (he inhales and blows again, and a small bubble comes out and instantly falls to the ground and bursts)
      Spongebob and Patrick: (gulps and whistles while Squidward stares at them)
      Squidward: (places another quarter on the stand) Just a mere warm-up. (he dips the wand in the bubble container, inhales deeply and blows hard. The bubble falls to the ground again)

    • Ripped Pants Lyrics

      SpongeBob: When I ripped (Rips pants) my pants,
      I thought that I had everybody on my side
      But I went and blew it, all sky high
      And now she won't even spare a passing glance
      All just because I (Rips pants) ripped my pants
      Losers: When Big Larry came around just to put him down
      SpongeBob turned into a clown
      And no girl ever wants to dance with a fool who went and (rips pants) ripped his pants.
      SpongeBob: I know I shouldn't mope around, I shouldn't curse
      But the pain feels so much worse
      'Cause winding up with no one is a lot less fun than a burn from the sun or sand in your buns!
      SpongeBob: Now I've learned a lesson I won't soon forget,
      so listen and you won't regret
      Be true to yourself, don't miss your chance
      And you won't end up like the fool who ripped his pants.
      SpongeBob and the Losers: (rip pants)

    • SpongeBob: Doh! I don't have to be a fool to get Sandy's attention. AM I THE BIGGEST LOSER ON THE BEACH!?
      Red Fish: No, I am. I forgot to put on sunscreen.
      SpongeBob: Ouch.
      Green Fish: No, I am. I got sand in my buns.
      Whale: No, I'm the biggest loser on the beach. They buried me in the sand and forgot me.
      Losers: What happened to you?

    • Vendor: May I help you?
      Spongebob: I'll take a banana split.
      Vendor: Uh, we don't have that.
      Spongebob: That's okay. I already "split" my pants! Get it?
      Sandy: (giggles)
      Vendor: (annoyed) Tee-hee. Anything else?
      Spongebob: How about "RIPple"?
      (rips his pants while Sandy continues to giggle) No thanks, already got one!
      (Sandy giggles while Spongebob laughs)

    • Spongebob: (concerned) Squidward!
      Spongebob and Patrick: Squidward! Squidward! Squidward!
      Squidward: Hello my friends, you are looking at a- (he sees how far he is from the surface)
      Spongebob and Patrick: Squidward!!
      Squidward: -genius... (the bubble violently explodes and the ground rumbles)
      Spongebob and Patrick: (in awe) Wow... (both run back to their homes while Squidward's house floats back to the surface. His clarinet plays weakly)

    • Sandy: SpongeBob!
      SpongeBob: Sandy!
      Sandy: (she jumps on on-stage and hugs SpongeBob) Your song is true. If y'all want to be my friend, just be yourself!
      Larry: SpongeBob, that was so righteous. Would you... sign my pants?
      SpongeBob: Absolutely, buddy. (SpongeBob bends down to sign Larry's pants. His underpants rip off, leaving SpongeBob nude. Someone off-screen whistles)

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