SpongeBob SquarePants

Season 1 Episode 20

Hooky / Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy II

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Aired Weekdays 5:00 PM Apr 08, 2000 on Nickelodeon
8.4
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Hooky:
Mr. Krabs warns SpongeBob to stay away from mysterious fishing hooks that have suddenly appeared around Bikini Bottom. But then Patrick takes SpongeBob to the carnival, which is really a bunch of hooks, telling him to play on them! Knowing SpongeBob, resisting it could be hard.

Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy II:
SpongeBob wins the coveted "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy" Conch Call as a prize in a cereal contest, which he can use to summon Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy at any time, for emergencies (of course, to SpongeBob, being unable to open a jar qualifies as an emergency!).moreless

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  • I disagree with finnysohr

    8.5
    I liked these episodes just as much as MuscleBob BuffPants and Squidward, the Unfriendly Ghost.
  • Both episodes were a great way to end a great season.

    10
    Hooky: When Mr. Krabs tells him about the hooks, SpongeBob promises that he won't go near them, but when Patrick doesn't see anything dangerous about them his promise gets harder to keep. It was funny when one fish thinks his sandwich tastes like a fried boot and the other fish says "My sandwich is a fried It was also funny when Patrick had a lot of hooks in his mouth and said "Does this look dangerous?" Another season 1 classic.



    Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy II: When SpongeBob wins the conch signal in a contest Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy will only allow him to use it if he's struggling to do something just because emergencies don't come as often as they used to in Bikini Bottom. When SpongeBob uses it too much, they take it away from him and decide to take him on patrol with them. Although I loved the first Mermaid Man episode, this one manages to be even better. There are so many great jokes, but the best one is the origami button gag. Now that I've reviewed every Season 1 episode, I'm going to start with the second season.moreless
  • Hooky ending ruined it all

    1.5
    Hooky was a cool episode except the ending,where spongebob had to take off his pants and tighty whities.So ya,spongebob gets hooked,and the only way to get unhooked is take of your pants,so spongebob does,and the girls in the krusty krab laugh.as if that wasn't enough,it appears the hook also hooked his poor undies.so spongebob for some reason bows over to Mr.krabs and you can see his butt,he gets fired then gets reeled up,grabs onto the krusty krabs sign and start crying,the hook then starts really tugging his his underpants and rips the poor things off.Spongebob is then naked.He lands on the krustynkrab doors and the girl laugh,well,at least spongebob didnt have balls.It reveals squidward and mr krabs hooked him to teach him a lesson.so spongebob runs home,covering his well,not existent balls and episode endsmoreless
  • superb end of season 1

    9.0
    Hooky: A great episode but it was not my favorite. I liked the first half better. It had a bunch of funny moments such as Patrick think that the hooks is a carnival, Patrick eating the cheeses, SpongeBob and Patrick playing with hooks, the customers complaining about Squidward's cooking, and maybe one more parts. The rest of the episode sucked because SpongeBob did made his biggest blunder of riding the hook and then he got hooked. The ending was just horrible to watch. Overall, a great episode yet it ended awful. 8/10



    Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy 2: An excellent episode and it was way better than the first MM and BB episode. No boring scene nor annoying characters. I laughed at the beginning when SpongeBob was excited that he won, SpongeBob using the conch signal (a little repetitive), SpongeBob attacking the Atomic Flounder, then he roared on Barnacle Boy's face, SpongeBob popping the Dirty Bubble, and the last part. Overall, an excellent episode. 10/10moreless
  • This is a great episode!!

    10
    I loved this episode it was so serious and funny at the same time. I liked this episode so much it was hilarious. I liked this because it was funny how the episode was just funny. This episode was awesome! I liked it alot. This episode was so great. This was in my top 20 favorite episode.
Charles Nelson Reilly

Charles Nelson Reilly

The Dirty Bubble

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John Lurie

John Lurie

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Jim Jarmusch

Jim Jarmusch

Unknown

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Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny

SpongeBob SquarePants/Gary/Mr. SquarePants/Narrator/Various Others

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Dee Bradley Baker

Dee Bradley Baker

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Rodger Bumpass

Rodger Bumpass

Squidward Tentacles

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