SpongeBob SquarePants

Season 2 Episode 20

Sandy, SpongeBob, and the Worm / Squid on Strike

Aired Weekdays 5:30 PM Oct 12, 2001 on Nickelodeon
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Episode Summary

Sandy, SpongeBob, and the Worm:
Sandy decides to fight a giant worm and SpongeBob tags along to try and stop her. Meanwhile, Patrick and the rest of Bikini Bottom try pushing Bikini Bottom somewhere else.

Squid on Strike:
After not getting their paycheck from Mr. Krabs and instead, getting a note that says they're being charged to breathe and other silly things, SpongeBob and Squidward decide to go on strike.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • insert the title here

    Squid on Strike


    Spongebob, Sandy and the Worm


  • not my favorite pair

    SB, Sandy, and the Worm: A decent episode, it wasn't really my favorite episode since it's got boring for awhile. I did laughed at some of the scenes such as the worm eating everything, Patrick getting an idea, the chase scene, and the ending. My huge problem besides the boring scenes was SpongeBob. He was getting annoying on the part when he worry about Sandy. Overall, a decent episode. 7/10

    Squid on Strike: Meh, another not so great episode...it was just okay. I didn't laugh that in this episode...and I don't really remember which part was the most funniest. I got to admit, this is my second least favorite of season 2 because of that. I did got some problems and they were Mr. Krabs firing SpongeBob and Squidward and the last few minutes. Overall a fair episode. 6/10moreless
  • Great

    Sandy, SpongeBob, and the Worm: Sandy decides to fight a giant worm and SpongeBob tags along to try and stop her. Meanwhile, Patrick and the rest of Bikini Bottom try pushing Bikini Bottom somewhere else. 9.0 out of 10

    Squid on Strike: After not getting their paycheck from Mr. Krabs and instead, getting a note that says they're being charged to breathe and other silly things, SpongeBob and Squidward decide to go on strike.

    7 out of 10

    FINAL SCORE: 8 out of 10moreless
  • "Sandy, SpongeBob and the Worm" was superb while "Squid on Strike" was mediocre

    Sandy, SpongeBob, and the Worm: I thought that this was a superb episode of "SpongeBob SquarePants". It wasn't my favorite episode but it was pretty good for the most part. The worm eating things all over Bikini Bottom and damaging it was pretty funny. Patrick's idea is that everyone pushes Bikini Bottom was hilarious. SpongeBob being worried about Sandy because he is worried that she will get hurt was very funny. It was funny when Sandy and SpongeBob were running away from the worm. The ending of the episode was funny as well. The only thing I didn't like was that Sandy didn't tell Spongebob she was wrong about attacking the worm when she actually didn't and got scared instead. The ending was the funniest part in this episode. Overall, a superb episode of "SpongeBob SquarePants". 9/10

    Squid on Strike: In my opinion, this episode wasn't that great to me and it had a few gross humor such as when SpongeBob's skin ripped when Squidward was trying to get SpongeBob away from the door. I hated how Mr. Krabs replaced SpongeBob and Squidward with the teenagers. I also hated Mr. Krabs in the beginning of the episode when he was charging SpongeBob and Squidward for no reason. There were some funny parts such as the "Krusty Krab FunFair" pick-it sign that SpongeBob made. I also laughed hard when SpongeBob had a pick-it sign of a nose picker. Squidward getting repeatedly runned over was also good. There weren't any more funny parts after that. SpongeBob destroying the Krusty Krab wasn't that good. The ending was the worst of this episode and it wasn't good at all. Overall, a mediocre episode of "SpongeBob SquarePants". 5/10moreless
  • great

    What I liked (Sandy, Spongebob, and the Worm)- the "worm" sign, "So is Patrick's bellybutton, but I ain't scared of that, either", the ending with the worm saying "Ouch", Spongebob pretending to be Sandy's dad.

    What I liked (Squid on Strike)- the echoing of "forever!", Squidward's dream about the strike still going on, the ending.

    Both good. SSATW was definitely better then SOS, but both had some good parts to them. B- or so as my final grademoreless
Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny

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

Recurring Role

Dee Bradley Baker

Dee Bradley Baker

Various Voices

Recurring Role

Rodger Bumpass

Rodger Bumpass

Squidward Tentacles

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (26)

    • The bill that Squidward got means that he owes Mr. Krabs 21 dollars.

    • Sponges and mollusks are invertebrates, and would have no skeletons to rot away to.

    • When SpongeBob took a bite out of the support beam, it would have destroyed the Krusty Krab.

    • In "Squid on Strike", after working forever, Squidward and SpongeBob are in the wrong spots. Squidward is sweeping the floor, which is apparently one of SpongeBob's jobs (he can be seen doing it in many episodes) while SpongeBob is at the cash register which is Squidward's job.

    • In "Squid on Strike", when Squidward is imagining him and Spongebob as old men, he holds a picketsign reading "Krabs Still Unfair." But when Spongebob is hovering around Squidward later on, his sign reads "Krusty Still Unfair."

    • When Squidward and Mr. Krabs are at Squidward's house, it is day time. However, when SpongeBob is listening to the song in his record player, it is daytime. And when he is at the Krusty Krab, it is night time again.

    • When the worm broke into SpongeBob's house he said when he was sleeping "Two scoops please." But the ClosedCaption reads "Trick or treat?"

    • In Squid on Strike Spongebob is looking through the glass door of the Krusty Krab Squidward pulls him off. His face is still sticking to the door but the face on the door isn't looking at the door it's looking at Squidward.

    • When Squidward suggests Spongebob stands behind the pole, he says "Almost, a little more to the right", but SpongeBob moves left.

    • When the worm eats Spongebob's house like an apple, you see that he has two floors. But in "Gary Takes A Bath," you see he has three floors, because the bathroom is on the second floor, and SB crashes through another floor to get to his room.

    • When SpongeBob screams about the worm, there are 3 Evelyns.

    • When Sandy is fighting the big worm, why does the worm wait until Sandy is finished before he attacks?

    • When SpongeBob goes to destroy the Krusty Krab, he barges right in, but didn't the Krusty Krab have a bucket of gas for a security system?

    • In "Squid On Strike": Spongebob pays his bills, or about to. But WAIT! He never accepted it, so how could he know how much he owes?

    • In this episode, Squidward rips off his shirt. The officer puts a paper where Squidwards (blankety) would be. Squidward is always naked there anyway!

    • Did you notice that at first the worm is about as big as a shark, but later the worm gets even bigger because at the end the buildings and the fish are WAY smaller then the worm?

    • In "Nature Pants" Spongebob didn't mind throwing his KK hat on the ground. Why does he now in "Squid On Strike"?

    • In Sandy,Spongebob and the Worm when Sandy found her tail it was tied to her, but when they are riding the worm her tail is back to normal.

    • In "Squid on Strike", after working "forever" with Mr. Krabs, the skeletons of Squidward and SpongeBob are shown. Neither squids nor sponges have bones!

    • The episode "Sandy, SpongeBob, and the Worm" is mostly a spoof of Tremors, except for the scene in which Sandy and SpongeBob ride the worm is a copy of the book Dune, by Frank Herbert.

    • In "Squid On Strike" when Squidward pulls Spongebob off the glass door for the third time you see him without his skin and his body has bones. Sponges are boneless! That's impossible!

    • In "Sandy, Spongebob And The Worm" when Patrick and everyone else is pushing, the whole town moves. But they're only pushing two or three buildings yet all of the OTHER buildings move with it!

    • After Sandy says the things about saving Spongebob's backside Spongebob's pants have letters that say, "Property Of Sandy Cheeks". That wasn't in any other part of the episode.

    • When the crowd of people stomp Squidward he has three smashed legs. But Squidward has four legs!

    • In "Squid on Strike" when Spongebob and Squidward are making picket signs, SpongeBob made his signs pretty quick.

    • When Spongebob is telling everyone about the worm at the Krusty Krab, there is a pink fish that there are more than one of.

  • QUOTES (34)

    • Squidward: (to SpongeBob) Sp-SpongeBob, Wh-Wh-What have you done?
      SpongeBob: I did exactly what you said, Squidward! I dismantled the establishment. Now we'll get our jobs back for sure!

    • Squidward: SpongeBob, you're pathetic! Look! I threw my hat on the ground!
      Policeman: Aha! A confession! next time, think before you litter.

    • Squidward: (to SpongeBob) Then let's go on strike!

    • Mr. Krabs: Squidward, what's with all this change nonsense?

    • Squidward: (to Mr. Krabs) You hardly pay us at all.

    • Patrick: (to the crowd pushing the town) PUSH!......PUSH!
      Crowd: HOORAY!
      (Worm falls on the town)
      Alaskan Bull Worm: OOUUUUUCCHH!

    • Sandy: I'll get back what's mine.

    • SpongeBob: I can't do it, Squidward, it's my friend!

    • (singing at beginning of "Squid on Strike")
      Mr. Krabs: Money money this. Money money that. Profit will make me wallet fat.

    • Spongebob: But Sandy we're talking about an Alaskan Bull Worm!
      Sandy: Well I don't know nothing about Alaska but lookie here. Back in Texas I wrangled bulls and I wrangled worms. Far as I'm concerned doin' em both together just saves rope.

    • SpongeBob: Boy! Being on strike with Squidward sure is a kick! Squidward's words are still buzzing around in my head like an angry jellyfish! Squidward was right! I can't just sit here! It's time for action! (at Krusty Krab) I will restore the working man to his rightful glory! I will dismantle this oppressive establishment board by board! I will saw the tables of tyranny in half! Gnaw at the ankles of big business! Squidward will be so proud.

    • SpongeBob: Tails are so overrated. Let's just forget about it and go home. I've got ice cream! With nuts. (wearing squirrel mask) Sandy, this is your Papi speakin' and I forbid you to go after that worm! Ya'll come back here young lady!
      Sandy: You ain't my Pa!
      (SpongeBob appears with boxing gloves)
      SpongeBob: Sandy, if you want to get to that worm you're gonna have to go through me!
      (Sandy goes through SpongeBob like doors)

    • Squidward: (after being trampled) No one gives a care about the fate of labor as long as they can get their instant gratification.
      SpongeBob: That was a great speech Squidward! You practically had them eating out of your hands!
      Mr. Krabs: But they didn't. Did they Mr. Squidward? Cause' they were two bust eatin' out of mine. I wish you two had gone on strike earlier! Thanks for attracting all these payin' customers! With all your signage and sloganeering.
      SpongeBob: Alright, Mr. Krabs, you've gone too far this time! You can pick on me, but Squidward is a great leader! We are workers united! We're gonna saw your tables and we're gonna smash stuff with the peoples' hammer! And we're gonna... we're gonna... Squidward what was that other part?
      Squidward: Dismantle your oppressive establishment.
      SpongeBob And that too! And me and Squidward are gonna stay on strike until we get what we deserve! Even if it takes forever!

    • Squidward: (with megaphone) Attention citizens of Bikini Bottom! You have been cheated and lied to!
      Old Female Fish: I knew it! (slaps husband)
      Squidward: The gentle laborer shall no longer suffer under the noxious greed of Mr. Krabs!
      Green male Fish: Hey what's that guy talking about?
      Olive Male Fish: I don't know but he's got a megaphone.
      Squidward: We will dismantle the oppressive establishment board by board! We will saw the foundation of big business in half! Even if it takes an eternity!
      Spongebob: I don't know what Squidward is talking about. But he sure sounds convincing.
      Squidward: With your support we will send the hammer of the peoples' will crashing through the windows of Mr. Krabs house of servitude!
      (crowd cheers)
      Small Green Fish: Wow all this supporting is making me hungry!
      Tall Green Male Fish: Hey everybody! Let's go buy a Krabby Patty!

    • Squidward: (with megaphone) Attention Spongebob! You are a terrible striker! (without megaphone) You just let your replacement cross the picket line without so much as a single threat.
      Spongebob: I'm sorry Squidward. How about I try the signs again?
      Squidward: (with megaphone) Forget the signs! (without megaphone) I've got something for you to do. Go stand over there.
      (Spongebob walks near pole)
      Spongebob: Like this Squidward?
      Squidward: Almost. A little more to the right. (Spongebob goes behind pole) And perfect.

    • SpongeBob: You see-
      Sandy: Dat!!
      SpongeBob: But you,
      Sandy: Doot!
      SpongeBob: Yaba-
      Sandy: Do!
      SpongeBob: You see-
      Sandy: UGH!

    • Spongebob: Krusty Krab is unfair! Mr. Krabs is in there! Standing at the concession! Plotting his oppression!
      Orange Male Fish: What the heck does that mean?
      Spongebob: I don't know. Squidward told me to yell it at people.
      Orange Male Fish: Then you must be Spongebob Squarepants!
      Spongebob: Yes.
      Orange Male Fish: Dude you are like a fry cook legend. Would you sign my spatula?
      Spongebob: Anything for an aspiring fry cook. So did you come down to help out the cause?
      Orange Male Fish: No. I came to take your job. Hey thanks dude!

    • Squidward: (making picket signs) Krusty Krab Unfair. Short, sweet and to the point.
      SpongeBob: (holding a sign that says "Krusty Krab Funfair") How's this Squidward?
      Squidward: It's UNFAIR, not FUNFAIR!
      Fish: A funfair! Where? I could go for some fun.
      SpongeBob: At the Krusty Krab!
      Fish: Hey, everybody, let's go to the funfair!

    • Mr. Krabs: Go get him, Sandy! We have the utmost confidence in ya! (To Patrick) Now what was that idea of yours?
      (outside of city)
      Patrick: Push!

    • Guy on Radio: Hey, mean, Mr. Boss Man, I'm a-quittin' this here job...

    • Sandy: Say it!
      SpongeBob: There isn't anything..
      Sandy: Ain't NOTHIN'!
      SpongeBob: (in high voice) Ain't NOTHIN'... too big or too ornery for you to handle.

    • Sandy: Worm sign. (looks at sign that say "worm") He's in that cave.
      SpongeBob: Sandy, are you sure-
      Sandy: Of course I am! I'm going in and I ain't comin' out till I got me a big heapin' plate of worm stew!
      (SpongeBob nervous laughs behind rock) Aha! There you are you tail nabbin' varmint!
      (fighting sounds)
      Sandy: I'm winnin', SpongeBob!
      SpongeBob: Sandy, that's not the-
      (more fighting sounds)
      Sandy: This shouldn't take long!
      SpongeBob: Sandy, that's not-
      (more fighting sounds)
      Sandy: Almost done!
      SpongeBob: Sandy!
      (Sandy comes out riding worm)
      Sandy: I got him, SpongeBob! (ties up worm in knot) Boy, howdy. This critter put up some sort of fight, but I'm from Texas, and as you can see, no worm's a match for me. I finally found my tail.
      (zooms closer to Sandy's tail. It's been taped into place)
      SpongeBob: That's not the worm.
      Sandy: Pardon?
      SpongeBob: That's not the worm. That's his tongue.
      (shows full size of worm)
      Sandy: Oh. This is the tongue and the whole thing is the worm... Run for your life!

    • Fred: We should send someone after it!
      Mr. Krabs: There ain't no one fool enough to take on an Alaskan Bull Worm! (hears scraping noises; looks over and sees a fish with a hook hand in a raincoat and a grim look)
      Fish: You got a bathroom in this place?

    • Spongebob: Okay, but...what if the worm didn't have your tail?
      Sandy: Well, if that worm ain't got my tail who does?
      Spongebob: Uh. I do.
      Sandy: Ya do? Where?
      Spongebob:..In my pocket.
      Sandy: (laughs) Then why didn't ya say so? Give it here. C'mon.
      Spongebob: Oh...
      (holds out his hand)
      Sandy: Spongebob, that's a paperclip, and a piece of string.
      Spongebob: No it's not. This is your tail.
      Sandy: Spongebob!
      Spongebob: How would you know?! It's always behind you!

    • Fred: He ate my wheelbarrow!
      Lady: He ate my children's homework!
      (children give the thumbs-up and smile)
      Fish: (with an eaten butt) Do I have to say it?

    • Sandy: I'll catch your worm for ya'. That is, if you're willin' to pay.
      Mr. Krabs: NOOO!!! Not me money! You'll never get a cent out of me! I'd rather that worm come in here right now... (starts
      ...and eat you all alive!!! (everyone stares at him)
      Mr. Krabs: Sorry.

    • Knight: We should build a moat.
      Old Lady: We should call my nephew.
      Patrick: We should take Bikini Bottom and push it somewhere
      Squidward: That just might be crazy enough... TO GET US ALL

    • SpongeBob: It was big, pink, and it ate EVERYTHING!
      Patrick: That's horrible. (eats everything, fits description)

    • Sandy: I got a plan! SpongeBob, do you still have that paper clip and string?
      SpongeBob: I'm way ahead if you, Sandy! Look! It's a necklace. "S" for SpongeBob, or "S" for Sandy! That way people can identify our bodies.
      Sandy: No, silly! How about "S" for save our skins!

    • SpongeBob: But, Sandy, it's BIG, SCARY and PINK!!!
      Sandy: Well, so is Patrick's belly button, but I'm not afraid of that, either.

    • Sandy: Nothing you say is gonna stop me from going after that worm.
      SpongeBob: What if I said, "Blargin fididle no-hip."
      Sandy: Well, I got to admit that slowed me down... But I'm still going for it!

    • SpongeBob: Forever! Forever! Forever! (echoing in Squid's head)

    • Old Sponge: Eeh, Squidward? Eeh, Squidward? Eeh, Squidward?

    • (when Mr. Krabs notices that the Krusty Krab was destroyed, he becomes disembodied)
      Mr. Krabs: Squidward! SpongeBob!
      Squidward & SpongeBob: Yes Mr. Krabs?
      SpongeBob: (To Squidward) Here it comes!
      Mr. Krabs: In order to pay off these damages, You two are gonna work for me - forever!
      SpongeBob: Yahoo! The strike worked squidward, we got our Jobs back - forever, (echoing in Squidward's head) forever, forever, forever!
      Narrator: ONE ETERNITY LATER!
      (shows SpongeBob and Squidward's skeletons at a dusty Krusty Krab)

  • NOTES (11)


    • Ed, Edd and Eddy
      When SpongeBob takes a bite out of the support beam, it's a clear reference to Ed, Edd and Eddy's "Rent an Ed," where Ed destroys Johnny's support beam and it destroys his house.

    • This entire episode was a parody of two movies combined. One them being Jaws, starring Roy Schneider. And the other being Tremors, starring Kevin Bacon.

    • "Squid on Strike," the title is from the ABC Family movie Mom On Strike.

    • Sandy, SpongeBob, and the Worm, the title is form the book The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe.

    • Sandy bends over, picks up a small sign.

      Sandy: Wormsign!
      Camera pans in showing a small sign that says "worm" inSandy's hand.
      In the novel "Dune" by Frank Herbert, a "wormsign" is the visual sign that a giant sandworm was coming.

    • Guy in Raincoat: N/A
      Another parody of "Jaws" is when the people in the Krusty Krab are discussing what do. Then there is a scraping noise. This reference (the creepy fish in the raincoat who had to go to the bathroom) is more direct then the one below, since this is actually Quint's technique in the movie.

    • Sandy/Fisherman: Look below
      In Jaws, when they are trying to find a way to get rid of the shark, a hook scrapes a blackboard and they turn around to find a mysterious person in a cowboy hat. He tells them he will get rid of the shark for some money. Sandy, SB and the worm spoofs that part.

    • Sandy And Spongebob: Not spoken
      The part where Sandy and Spongebob ride the worm is from the novel "Dune" by Frank Herbert.