SpongeBob SquarePants

Season 1 Episode 16

Valentine's Day / The Paper

Aired Saturday 10:00 AM Feb 14, 2000 on Nickelodeon



  • Trivia

    • When SpongeBob blew a chocolate Valentine to Sandy, Sandy's helmet has an opening that runs the valentine to her. However, when it opens, no water was seen running through it.

    • How could Squidward wheel over his house? Wouldn't it be too heavy? Plus, the wheelbarrow would probably be crushed by the weight of it.

    • SpongeBob can play a song on a piece of paper in "The Paper," however in "Squidward, the Unfriendly Ghost" he couldn't play one at all.

    • On the paper, look carefully at SpongeBob's three little cheek marks after it says Squidward about the fake notes; the cheek marks disappear when Squidward is talking.

    • When a scallop takes a bite out of the chocolate balloon, it is filled with air. But when Patrick takes a bite out of it, it is filled with chocolate, which splatters all over the place.

    • When SpongeBob is throwing Valentine's Day hearts, the pile seems to grow even though he is not putting more hearts in it.

    • It is revealed that SpongeBob has always liked Squidward's shirt.

    • The episode "The Paper" was originally going to be aired as "Lemons out of Lemonade."

    • Spongebob says he likes to play Merrily We Roll Along in the key of A minor, but the key he plays it in is actually a C major.

    • There are fewer scallops than when they arrived.

    • The puddle of chocolate SpongeBob and Patrick are in is darker than the rest.

    • The light-red fish referred to as Tina in "Hall Monitor" is referred to as Fran in this episode.

    • When Patrick bit the balloon it exploded, but when the scallops bit it, it didn't.

  • Quotes

    • SpongeBob: Hello!
      Patrick: (imagines the heart is talking to him) Hello?
      SpongeBob: Patrick, it's me, SpongeBob.
      Patrick: SpongeBob, what are you doing in there?
      SpongeBob: Patrick!
      Patrick: Oh my gosh! Sponge...SpongeBob is stuck inside this rock! Ahh! Hold on buddy, I'll get you out! (smashes the rock into a pile of dirt) SpongeBob? SpongeBob?
      SpongeBob: Patrick...
      Patrick: SpongeBob! (cries and rubs the pile of dirt against the side of his face) SpongeBob...!
      SpongeBob: Patrick, I'm right behind you!

    • Patrick: You must think I'm pretty dumb, huh?
      Crowd: Yes! Turn around!

    • SpongeBob: I deserve it Patrick, but, do they? (points at the crowd)
      Patrick: They didn't give me anything! (Crowd throws valentines) Nope! It's too late!

    • Patrick: (angrily) So as I was saying...
      Fish: Uhh.. excuse me, do you guys have the time?
      Patrick: (screaming and throwing fish) AHHH!! Patrick needs love, too!!

    • Squidward: Get out!
      SpongeBob: But are you...
      Squidward: GEEEEEEEEEET OOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUUT!!! (gets SpongeBob out)

    • SpongeBob: Squidward's shirt? I love Squidward's shirt!

    • Man on Speaker: Attention, everyone, there's a chubby pink starfish on the loose!

    • Spongebob: Hooray! Hooray! That was great, Squidward! All those wrong note's you played made it sound more original!

    • Patrick: (to Spongebob) You broke my heart. Now I'm gonna to break something of yours!

    • Squidward: (Driving a shell-cart) Hey, SpongeBob! Can your stupid paper do this?
      SpongeBob: (Using his paper as a helicopter blade) No.

    • SpongeBob: Now for some impressions! A guy with a mustache! (puts paper under nose) "Look at me I'm a guy with a mustache!" (takes paper away) A pirate with an eyepatch! (puts paper over eye) "Arrgh, I'm a pirate!" (takes paper off) A regular guy with an eyepatch! (puts paper over eye again) "Arrgh, I am not a pirate!"
      Squidward: Do a big yellow idiot with a stupid piece a paper.

    • Patrick: I DEFY YOU, HEART MAN!!!

    • Squidward: Take it, SpongeBob, and promise me no matter how much I beg and plead and cry, don't give that paper back to me, ever!
      SpongeBob: So, I take that as a possible no?

    • Patrick: You can't do anything that'll make me turn around!
      Sandy: Howdy, Patrick!
      Patrick: (turns around) Hi, Sandy!

    • Patrick: (sees a tower with a huge heart on top) Heart on stick must DIE!! (attempts to break it, and fails. He turns, sees a girl licking a heart lollipop) Heart on stick must DIE!! (breaks the lollipop)

    • Patrick: (jumps on chocolate balloon) Is this solid chocolate?
      Spongebob: Uh, Patrick--
      Patrick: (takes bite of chocolate balloon, it explodes. Chocolate goes everywhere. SpongeBob and Patrick emerge from the chocolate) Oh, Spongebob, you didn't have to get me anything.

    • Squidward: (nude) I traded everything I own...
      Patrick: For a useless piece of paper! (spits out gum in Squidward's paper, throws it away)
      Squidward: ... Anybody got any sunscreen?

    • Patrick: Is it on top of Mt. Climb-Up-And-Fall-Off?
      SpongeBob: Maybe...
      Patrick: (falls off Mr. Climb-Up-And-Fall-Off)

    • SpongeBob: (chews paper) Mmmm- wah! (spits out origami bird)
      Kids: Bird, yay!
      SpongeBob: (chews paper) Mmmm- wah! (spits out origami snowflake)
      Kids: Snowflake, yay!
      SpongeBob: (chews paper) Mmmm- wah! (spits out origami doll)
      Kids: Paper doll, yay!

    • Patrick: Is it this tent? (points to tent)
      SpongeBob: No.
      Patrick: Is it this guy? (points to guy)
      SpongeBob: No.
      Patrick: Is it these paremecium? (looks in microscope)
      SpongeBob: No.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Talking Kids
      While SpongeBob is making "Oral-gami" with the piece of paper: Each time he takes it out of his mouth, children voices yell the name of what he made.

      Making fun of how young children shows have voices for the viewer, similar to Dora, Sesame Street, and many others.

    • Spongebob: Music
      SpongeBob makes a reference to the tune used as the opening theme to many Warner Bros. Merrie Melodies cartoon shorts from 1937 to 1964.