SpongeBob SquarePants

Season 3 Episode 17

Krabby Land / The Camping Episode

Aired Weekdays 5:00 PM Apr 03, 2004 on Nickelodeon
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Episode Summary

Krabby Land:
The first day of summer lures Mr. Krabs into making a childrens theme park, which doesn't turn out the way he thinks it should.

The Camping Episode:
SpongeBob and Patrick decide to go camping for the weekend, they camp out in the backyard. Squidward lures a sea bear to the campsite by doing stuff that would allure a sea bear.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Awesome duo!

    Krabby Land: I thought this was a good episode and I liked how SpongeBob pretended to be the "Krabby Burglar" and when Mr. Krabs tried to build "Krabby It was funny when a kid went on the slide and when it broke, he said, "Where am I?" I did feel bad for poor little SpongeBob, though, but I liked how Mr. Krabs got what he deserved at the end.

    Rating: 9.5/10

    Camping Episode: I thought this episode was just as good as it's partner. I liked how SpongeBob and Patrick went camping near their houses rather than in the wilderness. It is just so funny. I also liked the song that SpongeBob sang and I found the magazine that said, "Sea Bears and Fairytales are Real," to be funny. I did feel bad for Squidward, though when he got mauled by the sear bear. Man, poor old Squiddy. He always gets tortured. Superb episode, anyway.

    Rating: 9.5/10moreless
  • Camping Episode is another favorite for season 3

    Krabby Land: This episode id superb and I notice on other sites, it is hated for some reason. The storyline may not be my favorite here, but it doesn't sound awful at all. What I didn't like here was Mr. Krabs. He was getting me a little annoyed here and all he cares was the money. I laughed at the first part, SpongeBob in a flower, all the things SpongeBob did to impress the kids, Mr. Krabs as clown, and the last part (very funny, Krabs deserve that). 9/10

    The Camping Episode: This episode was bascially one of my favorites and this explains why it was voted the best episode for season 3 ever (but it was the only episode that wasn't season 4). I laughed at Squidward's imagination of SpongeBob and Patrick, but eventually, they're still there, 10 feet close to his house, Squidward trying to get his tent fixed up, SpongeBob and Patrick making static sounds, Patrick kept splitting on Squidward, SpongeBob saying who knew this guy a lot of times, Squidward putting on stuffs that actually attaches a sea bear, then he is attacked by it, and the ending. 10/10moreless
  • both eps rocked!...

    both these eps are excellent, but i think the Camping ep is better. Krabby land: starts out with Spongebob wearing a flower costume & excited about summer. meanwhile Mr. Krabs thinks of a way to scam the little kids for their money(by creating Krabby Land).

    the camping ep: one word: awsome!! i love when Squidward gets attacked by the sea bear. basically, the whole ep is hilarious^^ oh, can't forget about the campfire song song. best SB song ever!!!! lol my favorite quotes:

    Spongebob: how could you, Mr. Krabs? You promised these kids Krabby the Klown, but all i see is..Cheapy the Cheapskate!(cant remember the quote exactly) that quote's pricelessxD

    final grade:A++++moreless
  • perfect

    Krabby Land: The first day of summer lures Mr. Krabs into making a childrens theme park, which doesn't turn out the way he thinks it should. The Camping Episode: SpongeBob and Patrick decide to go camping for the weekend, they camp out in the backyard. Squidward lures a sea bear to the campsite by doing stuff that would allure a sea bear.

    10 out o 10
  • C-a-m-p-f-i-r-e-s-o-n-g song!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Let's gather round the campfire and song our campfire song. Our C-a-m-p-f-i-r-e-s-o-n-g song. And if you don't think that we can sing it faster than you're wrong, but it'll help if you just sing along. Bum, bum, bum. This is a great song in a great episode. How can an episode get even more great? Great jokes. And this episode has great animation, great music and great jokes. The Camping episode is probably the best episode ever. With Patrick spitting marshmallows all over squidward, and the sea bear and sea rhinocerous mauling squiward, this episode is almost all about Squidward abuse. Which makes it so funny.moreless
Clancy Brown (I)

Clancy Brown (I)

Mr. Eugene H. Krabs

Bill Fagerbakke

Bill Fagerbakke

Patrick Star

Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny

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

Mary Jo Catlett

Mary Jo Catlett

Mrs. Puff/Mrs. SquarePants

Lori Alan

Lori Alan

Pearl Krabs

Rodger Bumpass

Rodger Bumpass

Squidward Tentacles

Sara Paxton

Sara Paxton


Guest Star

Austin Stout

Austin Stout

Kid #1

Guest Star

Dee Bradley Baker

Dee Bradley Baker

Various Voices

Recurring Role

Sirena Irwin

Sirena Irwin


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (32)

    • In "Krabby Land", when Mr. Krabs drops his binoculars out of the boat near the playground, it disappears in the next shot.

    • When SpongeBob heads to the Krusty Krab, Krabby Land in the back of the restaurant is shaped like an enormous castle under the blanket, when it's really not.

    • When SpongeBob's tongue gets run over by a wheel, the tongue would have been cut off.

    • SpongeBob says "who knew this guy" 16 times!

    • The name of "The Camping Episode" in Spanish is "El Episodio de Camping", which is wrong because they did not translate the word "camping" into Spanish: "hoguera".

    • In the Spanish (Latin America) version of The Campfire Song Song, they spell the word "cancion" which means "song" instead of spelling "Campfire Song" or "cancion de la hoguera" like it's supposed to be.

    • Squidward chewed the marshmallow, but when he swallowed it you can see the marshmallow kept its original shape.

    • SpongeBob disliked green beans in "Krabby Land", but ironically SpongeBob's image has been used to sell green beans and other vegetables in supermarkets.

    • At the beginning of "The Camping Episode", why would Squidward go out of the bathroom with a cup of tea?

    • Look Closely: At the beginning of "The Camping Episode," you can see that Squidward gets his calendars from Dance Quarterly.

    • There is an adult reference in "The Camping Episode." SpongeBob and Patrick were reading magazines plus, laughing. And, when, Squidward would come into their tent they would hide it.

    • A part of the Campfire Song Song music video was used in the T.V. show Family Guy episode "Road To Rupert".

    • At the end of "Krabby Land," it is revealed that SpongeBob learned "the true meaning of summer" that same morning, according to Squidward. But at the beginning of that episode, SpongeBob said it was almost closing time, and then a couple of scenes later, Mr. Krabs unveils "Krabby Land." It would have to be nighttime at the end of this episode if it took place in one day. And plus, the Krusty Krab was still open, even though it was supposedly closing time.

    • Squidward is playing the Christian song Kumbaya in "The Camping Episode" when he's playing his clarinet right before SpongeBob shoots a marshmallow at him.

    • In "The Camping Episode," they have a campfire, but in "Life of Crime," the fire burns out in 3 seconds.

    • In a commercial for a SpongeBob fan club, a clip from this episode was shown with one of the rules being "don't tease the seabears" long before it premiered.

    • In that episode in Hebrew, in "The Campfire Song" song, they sing it "ש-י-ר ה-מ-ח-נ-ה. שיר המחנה", which means "C-A-M-P-F-I-R-E S-O-N-G, the campfire song" instead of "C-A-M-P-F-I-R-E S-O-N-G song."

    • When SpongeBob goes into Mr. Krabs' office, he has a black eye, but when they show SpongeBob again, his black eye is gone.

    • Squidward ripped his tent when he tried to put it up, but during the short time it was up, it had no rip.

    • Squidward says SpongeBob's house is 10 feet away from the tent, and so is his. But the tent is clearly a lot closer to SpongeBob's house, so how could they be 10 feet away from SpongeBob's and Squidward's?

    • Squidward is holding a can of Swedish Barnacle Balls in one shot, then in the next shot, it's gone.

    • In "The Camping Episode," Squidward was wearing a skirt and sombrero in one scene, then in the next scene, he's wearing his clothes, then in the next scene, he's wearing the skirt and sombrero again.

    • Squidward said that he was only 10 ft. away from his house, but it seems farther away when he's running from the sea bear.

    • The marshmallow that kept hitting Squidward should've burned him, and also, you would think that Squidward will have more bruises after all those times he got mauled.

    • When Mr. Krabs puts all of the kids' money inside of a bag, he goes out the window of his office. But Mr. Krabs is too big to fit through the small window.

    • Spongebob shot a marshmallow in the bell of Squidwards clarinet while he was playing and choked on it, but the mouth piece has a reed that makes the sound, so the marshmallow cannot go through.

    • Towards the end, Mr.Krabs runs out with a bag of money, and says, "Hey kids. Uncle Krabs has to go to the bank now!" So he has heard of a bank. But in "The Lost Mattress," when Squidward asks him if he's ever heard of a bank, he says "No!"

    • After Mr. Krabs tells SpongeBob that Krabby the Clown is there, he runs outside to tell the kids, but when he's outside, his arms and legs are back on him.

    • When SpongeBob and Mr. Krabs go to the playground, the green patch on the ground is completely within the regular sand. But when Mr. Krabs cries, the green touches the road. In the next shot, it's back to normal.

    • When Sponge jumps on Krabs' desk, ALL of his injuries are gone. And how could Mr. Krabs' nose fit into the clown nose/tomato without leaving a mark?

    • In the beginning, the summer flower on Spongebob's face is high enough so you can see his white shirt, but when Mr. Krabs explains what he thinks summer is, you can't see the white shirt and most of the tie, the flower is too big

    • In the episode, Squidward's bathroom is right next to his bed, and in the episode "Employee of the Month", it is across the bedroom from his bed.

  • QUOTES (25)

    • Mr. Krabs: I got nothing to live for, SpongeBob!!
      SpongeBob: The way you drove the boat while lying on the ground was pretty cool...

    • SpongeBob: How could you, Mr. Krabs? You promised those kids Krabby the Clown. But all I saw out there was Cheapy the Cheapskate!

    • SpongeBob: Wasn't that relaxing?
      Squidward: This is what you call relaxing?

    • Mr. Krabs: Eat plenty of Krabby Patties!

    • SpongeBob: But, in the meantime, let's have fun!

    • Mr. Krabs: (to SpongeBob) He'll be there after I count the money.

    • Mr. Krabs: I got nothing to live for, SpongeBob.

    • SpongeBob: Happy first day of summer, Squidward. Care to join me for solstice caroling? (sings in high voice) Walking in the grass is so fine, don't need shoes in the summertime. (throws flowers on Squidward's head)
      Squidward: I'm not much of a summer person, SpongeBob.

    • Squidward: Ah. Finally, the weekend is here. (looks at the calendar) And this isn't just any old weekend. This is the weekend SpongeBob and Patrick go camping. Wouldn't it be great if they got lost in the woods and never came back? (imagines SpongeBob and Patrick being lost in the woods)
      SpongeBob: Patrick, I'm scared.
      Squidward: Oh, that will be great. (goes to bed with his book) You've waited a long time for this. A soft bed, warm tea, a good book, and two whole days of no... (imitates SpongeBob's laugh)

    • (Squidward attempts to put up his remote control tent, he pushes the button but it collapses)
      SpongeBob: That was great, Squidward. But how do you get inside?
      Patrick: Yeah, it's all crushy looking.
      Squidward: It isn't put up yet, you idiots! (picks it up and accidentally rips it)
      SpongeBob: Customization.
      Patrick: Genius.
      (Squidward starts pummeling the tent with a club)
      SpongeBob: He's tenderizing the ground.
      Patrick: Of course.
      (Squidward gets tangled in the tent)
      SpongeBob: Write that down! Write that down!
      (instead of taking notes, Patrick is playing a one-sided game of tic-tac-toe and is losing)

    • SpongeBob: Here draw a circle! (throws Squidward a stick)
      Squidward: Okay...
      Seabear: (attacks Squidward again)
      SpongeBob: (to Squidward) That was an oval! It has to be a circle!!!
      Squidward: Move over! (jumps into the circle)

    • SpongeBob: I call this one "The Campfire Song Song."
      Let's gather 'round the campfire
      And sing our Campfire song
      Our C-A-M-P-F-I-R-E-S-O-N-G song
      And if you don't think that we can sing it faster
      then you're wrong
      But it'll help if you just sing along
      Patrick: Bum bum bum!
      SpongeBob: (fast) C-A-M-P-F-I-R-E-S-O-N-G song!
      C-A-M-P-F-I-R-E-S-O-N-G song!
      if you don't think that we can sing it faster
      then you're wrong
      but it'll help if you just sing along!
      C-A-M-P-F-I-R-E-S-O-N-G song! Patrick!
      Patrick: Song... C-A-M-P-F-I-R-E-S-O-N-G song!
      SpongeBob: Squidward!
      Squidward: (silence)
      SpongeBob: Good!

    • Patrick: (chewing marshmallow) Patrick to Spongebob! The deliciousness has landed!

    • SpongeBob: What is it about summer that makes us so happy. The fireflies at night, the intoxicateing arouma of a charcoal broquet, the sounds of a lawn mower running over a flip flop.
      Mr. Krabs: The money.
      SpongeBob: The money?
      Mr. Krabs: Errr, I mean the children.

    • Mr. Krabs: (Tied up on poles) Let me go, I need to get some of that green stuff!
      Thug: (Feeds some lima beans to Mr.Krabs)
      Mr. Krabs: NOT THAT GREEN STUFF!!!

    • Squidward: Well, you two astronauts can eat marshmallows. I'm gonna have a can of Swedish Barnacle Balls, just as soon as I get my can opener.
      SpongeBob: But, Squidward, didn't you take a can opener when you hiked out here?
      Squidward: Why would I bother, we're ten feet from my house.

    • SpongeBob: Now, wasn't that relaxing?
      Squidward: No! This is relaxing. (plays clarinet poorly)
      SpongeBob: Oh, no! I'll save you, Squidward!

    • (SpongeBob & Patrick with "Astronaut Helmets")
      Patrick: (Static) SpongeBob to Patrick (Static)
      SpongeBob: (Static) Yes? (Static)
      Patrick: I like making the (Static) noise. (Static)
      SpongeBob: (Static) Me too. (Static)
      Patrick: (Static)
      SpongeBob: (Static)
      (Squidward gets annoyed)

    • Squidward: SpongeBob, aren't you two supposed to be camping?
      Spongebob: We are camping!
      Squidward: SpongeBob, it's not camping if you're ten feet from your house.

    • Squidward: Are you crazy! A dirt circle won't stop that monster! I'm running for my life.
      Spongebob & Patrick: NOOOOO!
      (sea bear attacks Squidward)
      SpongeBob: Don't run, sea bears hate that.
      Squidward: Thanks for the tip. I guess I'll just limp home, then.
      Spongebob & Patrick: NOOOOOOOOOO!
      (sea bear attacks again)
      SpongeBob: They hate limping more than running.
      Squidward: Well, I guess I'll just have...
      (sea bear attacks again)
      SpongeBob: I should have warned you about crawling...
      (sea bear attacks Squidward again)
      Squidward: What did I do that time?
      SpongeBob: I don't know, I guess he just doesn't like you.
      Patrick: Pretend to be someone else.
      SpongeBob:(throws a stick at him) Here, draw a circle.
      Squidward: Okay.
      (sea bear attacks again)
      SpongeBob: That was an oval, it has to be a circle!

    • SpongeBob: ...It's too dangerous to play the clarinet badly out here in the wilderness. It might attract, (Slowly) a sea bear.
      Squidward: A sea bear, you mean like the ones that (Loudly) DON'T EXIST!

    • SpongeBob: Patrick's right Squidward. Sea Bears are no laughing matter, why, once I met this guy who knew this guy, who knew this guy, who knew this guy, who knew this guy... ...who knew this guy, who knew this guy, who knew this guy's cousin-
      Squidward: (Lying) You're right! I should be more careful...

    • Patrick: It may be stupid, but it's also dumb!

    • Squidward: (Yelling) There's no way I'm gonna sit out here all night with you two losers, so get used to it!
      SpongeBob: Okay. (Pause) HAVE FUN INSIDE!
      Squidward: (Yelling) That's it I'm in. I'll show you camping!

    • Mr. Krabs: Okay, money.. er.. I mean children. It's time for the grand unvealing of..... money! I mean... Krabby Land!

  • NOTES (23)

    • "The Camping Episode" is number 4 on Tom Kenny's Top 20 on iTunes.

    • The orignial title was "Squid Gets Mauled," but was changed because the title was too violent.

    • "The Camping Episode" ranked #4 in the fans' top 10 countdown during The Ultimate SpongeBob SpongeBash Weekend.

    • No female characters appear in "The Camping Episode".

    • The hat Squidward wore was the one that he took out of the box in "Idiot Box."

    • This is the first time SpongeBob and Patrick see the Sea Bear.

    • Plankton doesn't appear in this episode and Gary doesn't appear in "The Camping Episode".

    • Patrick doesn't appear in "Krabby Land".

    • Song Included: The Campfire Song Song.

    • This episode made a very small appearance in the Family Guy episode, "Road To Rupert." Peter watches it in the car while Meg drives him around.

    • This is the first episode to have a title card that has part of the Bikini Bottom sky in the background of the title.

    • Sandy doesn't appear in this episode and Mr. Krabs doesn't appear in "The Camping Episode."

    • The episode "The Camping Episode" was voted #7 on the SpongeBob Best Day Ever episode countdown. After 100-2 is revealed, the new episode "The Best Day Ever" airs, followed by the #1 episode of Spongebob, topped off with the television premiere of "The Spongebob SquarePants Movie".

    • Look Hard: In "Krabby Land," when the kids are standing behind the Krusty Krab listening to Mr. Krabs talk about Krabby Land, you'll see a rectangular door. This might be the first and only one you will see.

    • The orange kid fish's name is "Monroe."

    • Rides in Krabby Land:

      Hose World - A bunch of hoses used as ropes.

      Fort Adventure - A fort made out of dirty cardboard boxes.

      Toaster Rodeo - A bunch of wobbling toasters on springs.

      There was also an unstable slide and a large tub of bowling balls.

    • The Seabear in magizines looked just like a real live bear, but when it showed up - it was just a giant fish with a bear's face.

    • Krabby Land was originally going to be the first episode shown in 30 minutes, not The Camping Episode. But, because Squidward wearing a hoop-skirt would get people to watch better, they switched it around.

    • All of the things that set off a sea bear:

      Playing your clarinet badly,

      waving your flashlight really fast. Flashlights are their main prey,

      stomping. They'll take it as a challenge,

      Eat cheese (cubed; sliced is fine),

      Wearing your sombrero in a goofy fashion (Like upside-down on your head),

      Wearing clown shoes,

      Wearing a hoop skirt,

      AND NEVER EVER screech like a chimpanzee,

      run somewhere,

      limp somewhere, they hate that more than running,

      crawl somewhere,

      instead of drawing an anti-sea bear circle, trying to draw one, and drawing a pathetic anti-sea bear oval.

      NOTE: The way to prevent a sea bear attack is to draw a circle around you.

      OTHER NOTE: The sound of a sea bear attack will attract a sea rhinocerous. Prevention from those is wearing anti-sea rhinocerous undergarments.

    • The "tough fish" from "Krabby Land" was also featured as a henchman in "Plankton's Army" and a club member in "No Weenies Allowed".

    • This episode is very similar to the Season 4 Simpsons episode, "Kamp Krusty."

    • Squidward found the sombrero in a previous episode called "The Idiot Box".

    • The "campfire song" from this episode was frequently shown in June 2003.