SpongeBob SquarePants

Season 6 Episode 11

SpongeBob SquarePants vs. The Big One

Aired Weekdays 5:30 PM Apr 17, 2009 on Nickelodeon
out of 10
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Episode Summary

SpongeBob and his friends are suddenly swept away out of Bikini Bottom after a big wave hits. Now to get back home, with the help of Jack Kahuna Laguna, SpongeBob and his friends must ride The Big One.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Get your surfing boards, we're reviewing Spongebob vs The Big One!

    This special is about Spongebob, Patrick, and the others getting stranded on an island. And it's pretty bland indeed. So, did this episode swim, got bittern, or eaten by a shark? It got eaten by a shark, meaning it's a horrible dreaded ScumBob episode! Of course it's bad, people! It's a Season 4+ episode! Like any other new episode, there are no good jokes, horrible animation, and the plot was dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb! Please do not watch this, or any episode above Season 3!moreless
  • ugghh, another overrated, new spongebob special

    weak jokes, weak plot, celebrity cameo, yup its a modern spongebob special. This episode is boring, theres no humor, and nothing happens throughout the special.
  • Perfect special

    I thought that this was perfect special and one of my favorite specials. I didn't have any problems with this special so I must give it a 10. Although, I wish that all five of the characters were stranded on a remote island instead of SpongeBob, Patrick, and Squidward being stranded in the remote island, Mr. Krabs being stranded in the middle of the ocean, and Sandy being stranded on the other remote island. Other than that, this was a perfect special. I also loved that Johnny Depp guest starred as JKL (a.k.a. Jack Kahuna Laguna). It was good to see the Flying Dutchman again his appearance between him and Mr. Krabs was hilarious. I also loved the song "Tree Line for the Bee Line"... that song was played in the scene where SpongeBob, Patrick, and Squidward were looking for JKL. I also thought SpongeBob and Patrick listening to everyone JKL (a.k.a. Jack Kahuna Laguna) was hilarious such when they had to look at the fire all night long. I wish there was more of the big wave but it was an entertaining scene. It was also funny that JKL jumped in the big wave to save Mr. Krabs' cash register and then towards the end of the special... he does. Overall, a perfect special. 10/10moreless
  • Abysmal

    SpongeBob and his friends are suddenly swept away out of Bikini Bottom after a big wave hits. Now to get back home, with the help of Jack Kahuna Laguna, SpongeBob and his friends must ride The Big One.

    this episode was very abysmal so this one will receive a 1 out of 10
  • Spongebob SquarePants Vs. The Big One: It's a very hot day at the Krusty Krab so Mr Krabs takes everyone to the beach. After a massive wave SB, Mr K, Squidward, Sandy and Patrick get washed in different direction and the only way to get back is to surf.moreless

    Spongebob Squarepants Vs. The Big One: Why all the low scores this special is in my opinion the best special since Where's gary (Better than Dunces and Dragons, Friend or Foe, Atlantis Squarepantis, Pest of the west and WhoBob WhatPants) The idea of this episode is so new and fresh and all the characters are hilarious. I loved the song when they were on the surf boards and Johnny Depp's Character is great. The Flying Dutchman makes (His only Season 6) apperance which is great. But by far the best part is when Dutchy sank to the bottom of the sea and met Davie Jones (From the Monkeys) Spongebob Squarepants Vs. The Big One: 9.0moreless
Bill Fagerbakke

Bill Fagerbakke

Patrick, Fish #27

Rodger Bumpass

Rodger Bumpass

Squidward Tentacles

Carolyn Lawrence

Carolyn Lawrence

Sandy Cheeks

Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny

SpongeBob, Surfer Fish #41, Gary, Tower, Fish #155, Chip

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp

Jack Kahuna Laguna

Guest Star

Davy Jones

Davy Jones


Guest Star

Bruce Brown

Bruce Brown


Guest Star

Brian Doyle-Murray

Brian Doyle-Murray

The Flying Dutchman

Recurring Role

Dee Bradley Baker

Dee Bradley Baker

Surfer Fish #37A, Awesome Eddie, The Big One, Fish #40

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (15)

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Sandy: Well, Sandy. Using just your bare hands and natural resources you haven't just survived, but thrive.

    • JKL: Every thousand years or so the planets align in a way that the perfect wave is formed.

    • Deleted scene:

      Squidward: (suffering from the heat, looks at his steaming tentacles) I always knew my name would be in print...(sags)...just not on a menu."
      Register: Don't worry, calamari is really unpopular these days. Especially among pregnant females. Makes sense I suppose...I mean you don't see many pregnant males around! Although I did see this funny looking seahorse once...
      Squidward (interrupts): No one asked you to say anything. (shoves the register shut)
      Mr. Krabs: Were you talking to me, Squidward?
      Squidward: No, just hallucinating.

      (Source: SpongeBob.com)

    • JKL: One of you will not return.
      Squidward: I volunteer SpongeBob.

    • SpongeBob: Why do they call you Twitch?
      Twitch: (twitches) what?
      SpongeBob: Never mind.

    • SpongeBob: (seeing JKL surfing) I've never seen anything more beautiful, have you, Patrick?
      Patrick: Not since I saw my first triple layered cheesecake.

    • Squidward: Hey, blondie! You're gonna teach us how to surf or I'll...
      JKL: (interrupts) Just keep breathing.

    • Davy Jones: That's right, baby! You're in my locker!

    • SpongeBob: JKL! Is this the next part of our training?
      JKL: These clouds, they can only mean one thing.
      Patrick: An increased chance of precipitation?

    • SpongeBob: Where's he going? Come on! Ahhhh!
      Patrick: Look! He's on top of that big drinking fountain!

    • Squidward: If it gets any hotter in here, we're going to have to put fried calamari on the menu.
      SpongeBob: It's a good thing that the new ceiling fan Mr. Krabs installed is still working.
      Mr. Krabs: Were you talking to me, Squidward?

    • JKL: They call it The Big One.
      Patrick: That's what they used to call me!

  • NOTES (7)


    • Kahanamoku Cove is a reference to famous surfer Duke Kahanamoku, considered the father of modern surfing.

    • Cast Away

      Some of the scenes of this episode resembles to Cast Away:

      The way how the gang gets stranded is similar to how Chuck got lost in a island.

      Mr. Krabs and his register Cashy on a wooden raft resembles to Chuck and Wilson's escape raft. Except that Chuck lost Wilson and never got it back.

      And Jack Kahuna Laguna resembles to Chuck with his yellow hair and beard.

    • Twitch is a reference to the Holes character of the same name.

    • The Dutchman Triangle is a parody of the Bermuda Triangle.

    • The song in the background when the other guys on the island teaches them how to surf is a reference to the song "Surfin' Bird."

    • SpongeBob vs. The Big One: DVD Commentary

      On the DVD of SpongeBob Vs. The Big One, there is a commentary performed by Plankton in a home theater. Plankton is seen watching the episode, and during it, he just makes fun of everything going on in it. This is all similar to the TV series Mystery Science Theater 3000.