SpongeBob SquarePants

Season 3 Episode 9

Krab Borg / Rock-a-Bye Bivalve

Aired Saturday 10:00 AM Mar 29, 2002 on Nickelodeon



  • Trivia

    • Even though Patrick is the dad, he should be the one staying home and taking care of Junior as SpongeBob has a job at the Krusty Krab.

    • This is the most controversial series episode due to having an innuendo of SpongeBob and Patrick as a gay couple, so because of that, Patrick's quote "let's have another one" was censored out on some airings.

    • The first time this episode was aired, the interrogation music was different (or maybe not even there at all). The music didn't appear until about 2004.

    • When SpongeBob said that he and Squidward had to "get the poop on the robot," he probably meant that they had to "get the dope on the robot," which meant that they were going after information.

    • After Patrick comes home at 12:00am and says he was at a party, where did he get the lampshade from, seeing as he worked at his house and only a TV and a couch are down there?

    • Mr. Krabs makes a hard boiled egg in his office with what looks like a hot plate or some kind of portable stove behind his desk. In the next scene in the office, when SpongeBob and Squidward try to interrogate him, there is no box that was holding the hot plate. There is nothing in the corner by his desk.

    • When Mr. Krabs is talking to the radio station and trying to get them to replay a song again, there is a telephone on his desk. When SpongeBob looks back into the office a couple of minutes later, when Mr. Krabs is dancing on the desk, there is no telephone.

    • "Rock-a-Bye Bivalve" was originally titled "Spongy Dearest" before changes were made.

    • Why did the fish that passes SpongeBob, Patrick, and Junior think star + sponge = scallop?? Both sponges and stars reproduce asexually.

    • At the end of this episode, when we see the whole Krusty Krab, there is a help wanted sign in the window.

    • In the scene where spongebob is doing housework his tie is black then when he walks into the living room his tie is red again

    • In "Krab Borg," when Mr. Krabs has his "hard-boiled" egg in the tongs, why does it crush like a regular egg when SpongeBob calls Mr. Krabs?

    • When Patrick Says I Think Somebody's Hungry Cause,The Scallop Ate His Head He Has Holes.The Next Scene,Patrick Has His Whole Head Back

    • On Rock-A-Bye Bivalve,Patrick Said ''I've Been Doing It For Almost A year"When You See Pat In Other Episodes,He Doesent Wear Diapers,He Wore Underweir...And If He Has His Own House....Who Was Doing It 2 Years Ago

    • The first time Spongebob is shown doing all the housework, he is ironing a shirt. However, the second time, he is not ironing anything!

    • In Krab Borg, after Mr. Krabs cries "Who's watching the cash register?!", it shows an overview of the Krusty Krab. Look closely at the doors and you'll see the customers frozen in front of the door! Obviously stock footage was used.

    • If they wanted to make Mr. Krab's laugh, why didn't they just tickle him?

    • When Spongebob grits his teeth and shouts, "OVERTIME!!!" his teeth are suddenly straight and his gap is gone!

    • When Spongebob is at his front door, he is wearing his housedress. But when he runs to Patrick's Rock, he is wearing his regular clothes.

    • Spongebob's puppet's eyes blinked!

    • In Krab Borg, after Mr. Krabs cries "Who's watching the cash register?!", it shows an overview of the Krusty Krab. There are three boats parked outside. However, the only three people left in the restaurant after the evacuation are SpongeBob, Squidward, and Mr. Krabs... but SpongeBob can't drive.

    • SpongeBob was holding a puppet sponge for a few seconds, but when Patrick was finished putting a diaper on Junior, the puppet was gone.

    • SpongeBob tells Patrick that he never wore a shirt. This can't be because Patrick was wearing a light blue shirt in that Fry Cook Museum in Neptune's Spatula, and he wore a sweater in My Pretty Seahorse.

    • Patrick shows SB why he knew that the scallop needed a diaper change because he wears underwear. But in the first to the ep before this, he doesn't wear anything, and you can tell that he doesn't in Spongeguard on Duty when he checks his tan and you see buttcheeks.

    • When Squidward turned the lamp on SpongeBob was completely in the light. In the next scene he was partly in the light.

    • When Patrick gets holes in his face Spongebob doesn't have his pants, but when he puts the scallop on the table, his pants are suddenly back.

    • When Patrick said "Work was a killer." Look at SpongeBob's tie, it's black. But when he came in to the living room it is red again.

    • When Patrick has to be the father of the clam, he has a hairy chest and armpits and a tattoo on his arm. In the next scene they're gone.

    • SpongeBob doesn't know much about pet scallops in this episode. But he had a pet scallop.

  • Quotes

    • Squidward: Uhh, SpongeBob, how did that movie of yours end?
      SpongeBob: The movie? Oh, yeah! The ending was great! Turns out there weren't any robots after all. It was just their...imagination. Hey it's time to feed Gary. (runs off)

    • Squidward:: SpongeBob, uhh, that's a blender.

      SpongeBob: Yeah, but I saw Mr. Krabs talking with his radio before. He called it his "little buddy."
      Squidward: Oh, really? Put it on the table, SpongeBob.
      Mr. Krabs: You're going to interrogate my blender? You're crazy.

    • SpongeBob: This is one stubborn robot.
      Mr. Krabs: WHAT!? YOU THINK I'M A ROBOT!?!?
      Squidward: We don't think, we know.

    • SpongeBob: Oh, Squidward, seeing you slap Mr. Krabs like that is just too horrible to watch!
      Squidward: No, that's not Mr. Krabs. That's Robot Krabs.
      SpongeBob: Oh, yeah.

    • Squidward: They poop on the robot?

    • Squidward: What do we do now?
      SpongeBob: I don't know. Hey, a nickel!
      Squidward: SpongeBob.

    • SpongeBob: Hey, Mr. Krabs!
      Mr. Krabs: (runs up to the counter for the third time) What is it, SpongeBob!?
      SpongeBob: I just wanted to tell you that Squidward loves you!
      Mr. Krabs: Get back to work. Mr. Squidward.

    • Squidward: SpongeBob, this is getting ridiculous. I'll have you know my father loved me very much!

    • Squidward: Why couldn't the 11-year-old get into the pirate movie?

      Mr. Krabs: Why?
      Squidward: It was rated "Arr!" Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Arr! Because... it's... about... pirates.

    • SpongeBob: Let's see, in the movie the robots didn't have a sense of humor, they couldn't laugh. Hey, Mr. Krabs!
      Mr. Krabs: (runs up to the counter) What is it, lad?
      SpongeBob: Squidward just told me a hilarious joke and I thought you might like to hear it.
      Mr. Krabs: Is it true, Mr. Squidward? Is it hilarious?
      Squidward: Uh... yeah, sure.

    • SpongeBob: Oh, my gosh. Why was Mr. Krabs making all those beeping sounds? Could it be that he's... a robot? Nah. (SpongeBob looks into the window and sees Mr. Krabs dancing on his desk, thinking he's a robot)

    • Radio DJ: Now for the #1 song in Bikini Bottom: "Electric Zoo" (Techno beat plays)
      Mr. Krabs: Bee-boo-boo-bop. Hey, that's pretty catchy, I love this young people music.

    • SpongeBob: What do you mean I shouldn't watch this? Scary movies don't always freak me out. (scene goes to SpongeBob lying in his bed, shivering) What if Mom is a robot? What if Uncle Sherm is a robot? What if Gary is a robot? Gary? Pssst, Gary? Gare-Bear? (pokes Gary's eye, making him wake up) Gary, if you were a robot you'd tell me, right?
      Gary: Meow.

    • SpongeBob: Hey, Mr. Krabs!
      Mr. Krabs: What is it, SpongeBob?
      SpongeBob: Squidward's father never hugged him. Isn't that sad? (starts crying)
      Mr. Krabs: Yes, I suppose that is rather sad, but Squidward can hug himself during his break.

    • (SpongeBob slaps Mr. Krabs)
      Squidward: SpongeBob, you've gotta ask him a question first!
      SpongeBob: Oh, yeah. What color is my underwear? (slaps Mr. Krabs again)
      Squidward: Let me handle this.

    • Patrick: (about Junior) What's the matter? Is it stupid?

    • Patrick: The kids got a stinky.

    • Patrick: Just call me daddy!

    • SpongeBob: Hello, operator, get me the Navy.
      Automated Recording: Hello. You've reached the Navy's automated phone service.
      SpongeBob: Squidward, the robots are running the Navy!
      Squidward: NOT THE NAVY!

    • Squidward: SpongeBob, how did that movie of yours end?
      SpongeBob: The ending? Oh, yeah! The ending was great! Turns out there were no robots afterall! It was just their... imagination... Hey, it's time to feed Gary!

    • Squidward: ATTENTION EVERYBODY ROBOTS ARE TAKING OVER THE WORLD! (Everyone doesn't listen)
      Squidward: OUR WORLD! (Everyone screams)

    • Mr.Krabs: beebooboobeep not beeboboobob bop...beep..booboobop

    • (SpongeBob and Patrick say farewell to the clam)
      Patrick: Let's have another!
      (SpongeBob's eyes widen)

    • SpongeBob: (after putting on the rubber band) I am a happy sponge!

    • SpongeBob: Well, first, they poop on the robot.
      Squidward: They poop on the robot?
      SpongeBob: Yeah, you know? They get the straight poop, ask questions and get information!
      Squidward: I never thought I'm saying this, but SpongeBob, let's get that poop!

    • Patrick: I'm going back to work! (goes to his rock)
      Spongebob: WORK?! GRRRRR!
      (Opens the rock and sees Patrick watching TV)
      Patrick: Ha-ha-ha! He got hit in the head with TWO coconuts!
      Spongebob: So, THIS is work?
      Patrick: You know, It's not that easy as it looks. Sometimes I have to move the antenna, sometimes I lose the remote, and sometimes my butt itches real bad!
      Spongebob:: Oh, you poor, poor thing. By the way you forgot your briefcase!!! (Briefcase shows ice cream sundaes, a spoon, and donuts.
      SpongeBob dumps everything in the briefcase on Patrick's head)

      Patrick: So, this is the thanks I get for working overtime?
      Spongebob:: ... OVERTIME??!!

    • SpongeBob: Do you remember what I said to you this morning?
      Patrick: Something about root beer, right?

    • (the guy on TV gets hit with a coconut)
      Patrick: Du-hu-huh! He got hit in the head with a coconut!
      (the guy on TV gets hit with 2 coconuts)
      Patrick: Du-hu-huh! He got hit in the head with 2 coconuts!

    • Squidward: (chuckles nervously) Uhh, it went, umm, uhh, let's see, uhh... why couldn't the eleven-year-old get into the pirate movie?
      Mr. Krabs: Why?
      Squidward: It was rated "Arr!" (laughs but no one else is) Arr! Because it's... about... pirates.
      Mr. Krabs: I'm not paying you to do stand up, Mr. Squidward! Now get back to work!

    • (Fish is thinking in their head s Spongebob and Patrick are being mommy/daddy)
      Fish's Thoughts: Starfish + Sponge = Clam?

    • Patrick: (when the scallop SpongeBob & Patrick were taking care of leaves) This is the hardest part in every parent's life... I assume.

    • Mr. Krabs: NO! That cost me $24.95!
      SpongeBob: I guess it didn't know anything.
      Squidward: Go get the toaster.
      (SpongeBob gets toaster)
      Mr. Krabs: No, not me toaster! That cost me $32.50!
      (Squidward breaks toaster; SpongeBob gets juicer)
      Mr. Krabs: $62.67!
      (Squidward breaks juicer; SpongeBob puts a coffee maker on table)
      Mr. Krabs: Forty... Oh, wait, that one was a gift.

    • SpongeBob: Hey! A nickel!

    • Patrick: There's that stupid noise again!
      Spongebob: Oh, no that's just Junior about to jump out that second story window.
      Patrick: Oh.
      Patrick and Spongebob: Junior!!!

    • SpongeBob: Hey, Mr. Krabs!
      Mr. Krabs: What?
      SpongeBob: I just wanna say, Squidward loves you!
      Mr. Krabs: Get back to work, Mr. Squidward!

    • Patrick: I wanna be the mom!
      SpongeBob: No, you can't be the mom because you never wear a shirt.
      Patrick: You're right. If I were a mom, this would be kind of shocking.

    • Mr.Krabs: Awwwww, me radio died. These batteries still have juice in em'. I know I'll give em' to Pearl for Christmas.

    • Patrick: I didn't catch him.
      Spongebob: I didn't catch him.
      Patrick and Spongebob: (holding each other and crying) We're bad parents!!
      Spongebob: Hey, look, Patrick, he's flying! (to Junior) Come here and give your mommy a kiss.
      (Baby scallop flies down and kisses Spongebob)
      Patrick: Hey, what about your daddy?
      (Baby scallop drops a coconut on Patrick's head and kisses him)
      Patrick: (a bit nuts) That's my boy!

    • Squidward: You gotta ask him a question first.
      SpongeBob: What color is my underwear? (slaps Mr. Krabs)
      Squidward: Let me handle this, SpongeBob? Where's Mr. Krabs?
      Mr. Krabs: What are you talking about? I'm Mr. Krabs!

    • Mr. Krabs: (on the phone) Can you play me that "Beep Beep Boo Bop Beep" song please?
      DJ: No, it's more of a beep boop bop beep beep.

    • Narrator: Tomorrow.
      Narrator: Tomorrow for sure.
      Narrator: Eventually.
      Narrator: Uhh...

  • Notes

    • Rodney Bingenheimer is billed as Special Guest Star.

    • The episode "Rock-A-Bye Bivalve" spawned the famous myth that SpongeBob was gay. This was later denied by Stephen Hillenburg, who stated that he was asexual. Also. in "Truth or Square" there was a marriage scene with SpongeBob and Sandy and even though it was a play there are small hints in the show in certain episodes where SpongeBob may like Sandy.

    • This is Junior's first appearance in the series.

    • We learn that SpongeBob and Squidward think that Mr. Krabs is a robot.

    • In "Rock-A-Bye Bivalve", this is the second episode to only have a few characters since the episode, "Survival of the Idiots/Dumped."

    • Plankton and Sandy do not appear in this episode.

    • Squidward and Mr. Krabs do not appear in "Rock-a-Bye Bivalve".

    • Patrick doesn't appear in "Krab Borg."

    • "Rock-a-Bye Bivalve" is the only season three episode in the Tide and Seek DVD of SpongeBob SquarePants.

    • This episode did not air in Germany, Russia, Japan, and other foreign countries.

    • When Drake Bell took over Nick for a week, he temporarily tinted the colors of this episode to orange, which, according to him, is his favorite color.

    • The Song "Electric Zoo" is the music for the title screen.and is also used in the second season episode Big Pink Loser

    • "Uncle Sherm" is a reference to one of the storyboard writers, Sherm Cohen.

    • DVDs these episodes are on:

      Krab Borg: The Seascape Capers,
      Rock-A-Bye Bivalve: Tide And Seek.

    • If you notice in the diaper scene where SpongeBob is showing Patrick all the diapers the gigantic pile of diapers is covering Squidward's house!

    • Squidward's father is mentioned in "Krab Borg". And from what we hear about him, Squidward's dad is dead.

    • We learn that SB has an uncle. (Uncle Sherm)

    • At the end of this episode the background music that is playing is "What do you do with a Drunken Sailor?" You hear this song in many episodes such as "Clams".

    • The name of the song Mr. Krabs dances to is "Electric Zoo".

    • When Spongebob and Patrick go to bed, Patrick sleep under the two matresses like his rock

    • We learn Mr. Krabs loves new age music

    • This Is The First Time That Spongebob and Patrick both share a "Pet" (Other than maybe "Dumped")

    • Krab Borg takes place during September. If look closely when
      SpongeBob(maybe Squidward)takes some tools of a tool board on the right of it you can see a calender thats says September.

  • Allusions

    • Episode Title: Rock-a-bye Bivalve
      This is an allusion to a saying to get a baby to sleep, "Rock-a-bye baby."

    • SpongeBob: Gary, if you were a robot, you would tell me, right?
      This is a reference from the South Park movie. Cartman asks his mom after seeing a German sick fetish video with her in it, " Mom, if you were in a German sick fetish video, you would tell me, right?"

    • Worm: We will bury you!
      This was Russian premier Nikita Krushchev's motto during the cold war in the 1950's.