SpongeBob SquarePants

Season 4 Episode 16

The Thing / Hocus Pocus

Aired Saturday 10:00 AM Jan 15, 2007 on Nickelodeon



  • Allusions

    • The Wizard of Oz
      In "Hocus Pocus," Mr. Magic hides behind a curtain and talks into a machine which allows the bigger and different image of himself to say whatever he says, this is a parody of the 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz. In addition, SpongeBob and Patrick walking up to Mr. Magic's castle on the brown tile road is similar to Dorothy and her friends going down the yellow brick road. Also, Patrick discovering the real Mr. Magic (though he didn't understand why the two were saying the same thing) was similar to Toto pulling back a curtain to reveal the wizard's true form. Plus, SpongeBob yelling at Mr. Magic for ruining his faith in magic is similar to Dorothy yelling at the wizard for lying to people. However, unlike the wizard who felt bad and helped Dorothy and her friends, Mr. Magic had SpongeBob and Patrick thrown out of his castle.

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