Screenshot of the deleted scene from "Just One Bite".
Status: Partially Found
SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated television series that premiered on May 1st, 1999 on Nickelodeon. The series depicts the chronicles of its title character, a child-like sponge living in the fictional city of Bikini Bottom. The series was a massive success and continues to air new episodes to this day, and has generated over 8 billion dollars in revenue for Nickelodeon. However, there have been quite a few scenes or content that has been deleted or edited from episodes.
Probably one of the more famous examples, the episode Reef Blower (which is a silent episode of the series) was originally supposed to contain dialogue according to the season 1 DVD commentary. Unfortunately, the audio recording equipment was damaged during production, and the writers decided to re-write the episode to get around this setback. It is unknown if any of the dialogue was recorded for this episode before the audio equipment was damaged.
There were two background paintings created for the Krusty Krab's open and closed signs. There was also a shot with the Krusty Krab clock.
Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy
There was a background painting of a cherry pie made, but not used.
According to the Season 1 DVD commentary, there was originally a scene in this episode that depicted Squidward naked but was cut for obvious reasons.
There was originally a scene showing Spongebob nearly naked but was deleted due to nudity, despite Spongebob being naked in lots of scenes during this episode.
According to the season 1 DVD commentary, this episode originally had a scene that showed Sandy karate chopping a fish in the groin. This scene was cut for being deemed inappropriate.
It is also noteworthy that this episode, along with the episode "SB-129" were removed from rotation sometime in the early 2000s for unknown reasons, though they have since returned.
A cel using a background of Pearl's room was found on eBay, suggesting there was once a scene in Pearl's room.
There are rumors that the original broadcast of this episode contained a scene of SpongeBob and Sandy kissing, while others reports claim the scene was cut before ever airing. Neither claims have ever been substantiated.
Right after SpongeBob says "Hey! Mr. Krabs is getting all sweaty again!", There was a deleted scene which shows a vision of Mr. Krabs sitting atop of & sniffing a pile of treasure. Sherm Cohen, a writer/storyboard supervisor, posted a storyboard of the deleted scene on his DeviantArt account, proving that it indeed exists.
Fools in April
There was a deleted scene in this episode that showed Squidward talking to Sandy before SpongeBob does. It was removed for unknown reasons.
There was a closeup painting of SpongeBob with his brain exposed created, but it wasn't used in the episode.
I Was a Teenage Gary
This episode was notorious for scaring children because of the scene that shows SpongeBob's seemingly painful and grotesque transformation into a snail. For years, there were rumors that in the original airing, there was an extra scene that depicted Squidward's transformation as well, but was cut in re-run's due to being too scary to children.
A common piece of "evidence" for this supposed deleted scene is that there is an odd transition placed when Squidward gets hit with the needle, that immediately cuts to him being a snail. Some say that this is a remnant of the edit, though others disregard this as just poor transition placement. Some say that the episode still airs in its original version in Poland, but this was later proven to be false as well.
The Polish airing of this episode was found on a website which hosts Polish dubs of children shows and movies, and it does not contain the scene in question.
A YouTube user known as 90sGiveMeGoosebumps uploaded a video containing proof that this scene is fake. He insists that this is from the original airing and he also claims to have more SpongeBob Season One premieres on VHS tapes.
90sGiveMeGoosebumps has also dumped the whole premiere of Scaredy Pants /I Was A Teenage Gary onto multiple file sharing sites, permanently debunking the theory about the scene.
Supposedly, the original airing of this episode ended with a dead fish whose shoes are being strung up. In future reruns, the scene was removed and replaced with a scene where only the dead fish's shoes are seen.
This scene remains unconfirmed, and no video evidence exists to prove it even existed.
Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy II
The Krabby Patty statues of Mermaid and Barnacle Boy at first used a more grotesque painting. There were also three backgrounds of a scene where a jewelry store gets robbed, as well the First Nautical Bank and a low shot of a building. Interestingly, the jewelry store would later be used in the season 10 episode Whirlybrains, as well as the video game SpongeBob SquarePants: Employee of the Month.
According to the Season 2 DVD commentary, during the scene when Sandy is raking leaves, she originally was meant to make the symbol for "Girl Power", but it was changed to "Texas". Sandy also originally did a whole dance routine when she was stepping on the leaves, but it was cut due to time constraints.
This episode also had an alternate ending that was replaced for unknown reasons; instead of SpongeBob laughing when he realized Sandy went into hibernation, he said: "Why I oughta!".
Life of Crime
During the original airing of this episode, SpongeBob said "No more getting nailed!" as Patrick was hammering a nail into his head. The line was changed to "No more getting mail!" in subsequent airings because of the sexual overtones to the joke. The scene where Patrick hammered a nail into his head was also replaced with a scene of him sucking his thumb.
The scene is considered lost, as it cannot be found anywhere online.
This episode has three deleted scenes:
- Originally Squidward (as Santa) gave the first girl an antique instead of a wrench.
- Mr. Krabs originally said, "And don't forget about me Pony!" while waiting for Santa.
- After Santa (Squidward) gave the first girl her present, SpongeBob said: "I told ya he was real!".
All of these scenes were removed for reasons that so far remains unknown.
Supposedly in early airings of this episode, the bus had jellyfishers inside it. This remains unconfirmed.
Welcome to the Chum Bucket
According to the Season 2 DVD commentary, there was originally a scene that showed Plankton taking out Spongebob's brain before putting it in the robot.
Patrick was originally supposed to say SpongeBob's drawing was "Lower middle class" but that line was changed to "Lacks basic construction," possibly for it being a very out of character thing for Patrick to say.
The Secret Box
Many people online claim to have seen a picture of SpongeBob with a lampshade over his head or a picture of SpongeBob in his underwear when Patrick reveals the embarrassing photo of SpongeBob during the original airing and the first re-runs.
Interestingly, the photo in the box was actually revealed in a SpongeBob book released sometime after the episode, and it seems to match the second description from above.
However, Wiki user Sloucher112 remembers a photo matching the first description: "It showed SpongeBob passed-out drunk on a table wearing a Christmas sweater and a lampshade on his head surrounded by cartons of eggnog. You could also see Sandy and Squidward giggling in the background."
In the special features of the Sponge Buddies DVD, you can find a storyboard of the episode which features a deleted scene. In the scene, it shows SpongeBob deliver mail to "Floorboard Harry". Also, Floorboard Harry was originally the one flickering the lights, not Nosferatu.
According to the Season 2 DVD commentary for this episode, there was originally a scene where SpongeBob says to Patrick "Go *dolphin noise* yourself" (Go f**k yourself) to which Patrick replies "*dolphin noise* you too!" (F**k you too!). It was cut for being inappropriate for children, despite the rest of the episode is full of dialogue similar to this. It was possible this was because it was upfront profanity instead of the random nonsensical use of the dolphin noise.
There are three deleted scenes in this episode. These scenes aired in the US until 2005 when they were cut from all other airings afterward. The first scene shows SpongeBob looking out the window and seeing all his friends outside. He sees Patrick rubbing sunscreen on Sandy. The next scene right after that is SpongeBob imagining a live-action car crash. The last scene was him doing calisthenics. These scenes are on the season 2 DVD, the Christmas DVD, and on YouTube, they are also still on Canadian television airings.
It's still unknown why these scenes were removed in US airings. Some say they were cut for time reasons while others say they were due to their content.
Allegedly in the original airing of this episode, there was a scene of SpongeBob and Patrick playing leapfrog while Flatts is beating him up. It was cut for unknown reasons, though it was most likely to save time.
Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy IV
During an interview, Sam Henderson stated that there was once a scene involving residents of Bikini Bottom destroying furniture inside SpongeBob's head and spraying graffiti on him. This was removed because of concerns that children would attempt to imitate the scene.
One Krab's Trash
During one point in the original airing of this episode, Spongebob said: "You'll never guess what I found in my pants last night! "The word "pants" was later changed to "sock" in re-runs because it sounded like Spongebob was referring to his groin.
Can You Spare a Dime?
During the scene where SpongeBob chokes Mr. Krabs near the end, Mr. Krabs eyes were originally supposed to turn red, but this was changed for being too gory.
During another interview, Sam Henderson stated that there was originally a scene where baby Squilliam was shown to be walking while Squidward was still learning how to crawl. Henderson also said that there was also a cutscene of the two in High School, Squidward gives his date a single flower while Squilliam gives his date a full bouquet of flowers and a large box of chocolates. These scenes were most likely cut due to time restraints.
In the storyboard for this episode, SpongeBob says "I dedicate this crash to my old pal, Squidward.". This was changed in the final version, most likely because it implied that Squidward had died somehow.
Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy V
Supposedly, the original airing of this episode featured a plane exploding. Many believe that this was cut in subsequent re-runs because of the events of the 9/11 terror attacks in the United States.
Just One Bite
There was a cutscene near the end of this episode. During the scene, Squidward is attempting to break into the Krusty Krab, and he walks into the building he sets off their "security system" (a bucket of gasoline and a lit match) causing a massive explosion leaving him charred black, and doing it again when he walks into the kitchen. Some claim that the sequence was cut sometime during 2002 while others claim that it was cut after it's first airing for unknown reasons. The version that is currently shown on TV and on home media releases replaced the scenes with an awkward slide/zoom cut to Squidward in the kitchen without any burns. However, there is another edited version that retained the first but not the second gas explosion.
It is commonly assumed that the cut was made because of 9/11. However, this is false as the episode aired a month after the attacks yet the sequence was still included. This scene is still intact in Canadian airings of this episode and the VideoNow version. The scene can easily be found on YouTube.
New Student Starfish
After Patrick leaves the school, SpongeBob was supposed to say "Can I have his star?" It is unknown why this was cut.
Krusty Krab Training Video
In the original airing of this episode, the narrator said "Sounds like a lot of Hoopla to make over a little Krabby Patty right? Wrong!", Then a fish is hit in the head with a brick. In future airings and on all DVD releases, the fish is hit in the head with a brick first, possibly so he can let the narrator finish what he was saying.
Some people claim to have heard what the secret formula was in the original airing. However, this is unconfirmed.
The Great Snail Race
There was originally a scene that showed Sandy getting arrested for kicking SpongeBob's bottom. This scene was cut possibly to save time.
Also noteworthy is that this episode, along with "Mid-Life Crustacean" are banned in Canada, possibly because of animal abuse in the first segment (SpongeBob's abuse to Gary) and how the second segment makes fun of old people.
Chocolate with Nuts
In the original airing of this episode, there was a part with Patrick saying "I wish my nuts were chocolate" followed by him pulling out peanuts in a bag, possibly planter's peanuts. This was cut from being inappropriate.
There was a scene in the original airing that showed some blood on Master Udon's face after Sandy beat him up. This was removed for being said to be too violent. The dedication card at the end was also removed after the Best Day Ever marathon.
Deleted scenes in "Procrastination"
Storyboard for the "Wet Painters"
Deleted scene from "Just One Bite"
Cut scene from "New Student Starfish"
If you're reading this I'm assuming you love SpongeBob and have seen every episode numerous times. But there are some SpongeBob scenes that you haven't seen because they were deleted! Either never shown, deleted only in certain countries, or shown once and deleted because of controversies, these following moments were too inappropriate even for a show that is frequently very inappropriate! Here's a look a 8 deleted naughty moments!
This info comes straight from the Season One DVD commentary. Apparently a scene involving Sandy Cheeks karate chopping a fish in the balls was cut becasue it was deemed inappropriate. Jackass wouldn't even exist if they were held to that standard!! I for one find it more appalling to think of fish having balls. I'm never eating caviar again... just in case.
This scene was only banned in some countries because it sounds like SpongeBob is telling Patrick this "your p*n*s is showing". instead of "your genius is showing". Yeah, that's kind of the whole joke. It's sort of meant to sound like that. These countries must be real fun at parties!
Life of Crime
This episode originally had a scene where SpongeBob says "No more getting nailed," before Patrick puts a nail in his noggin. But because nailed is slang for doing it, things needed to be kept safe for our chidren! WE MUST PROTECT THE CHILDREN!! The line was changed to "No more getting mail" and instead of Patrick putting a nail in his head, he sucks his thumb. Uh, nothing distrubing about that.
This episode had a whole lot of stuff, but the most 'offensive' thing was probably Patrick rubbing sunscreen on Sandy and yelling "C'mon, SpongeBob!". Sandy wasn't wearing her spacesuit just a bikini and it looks like he's taking her top off. The last thing I need to be thinking about is a threeway between SpongeBob, Patrick and Sandy. Oy.
According to the Season 2 DVD commentary, there was a scene in which SpongeBob said "Go 'dolphin noise' yourself" followed by Patrick saying "'Dolphin noise' you too!" and that was considered too naughty. BUT THE WHOLE EPISODE IS ABOUT SAYING DIRTY WORDS!? This is why censorship rarely makes sense. This one was singled out, because dolphin noise? The stupidity in this world is infuriating sometimes.
The Fry Cook Games
This one was only edited for certain countries. In the episode SpongeBob and Patrick exit the stadium holding hands and that's changed to them holding shoulders, you know so they don't look gay. I don't know, to me shoulder massage is extremely sexual, but maybe that's just my own experience. But sure, lets keep worrying about cartoon characters being gay. It's not like school shootings and measles outbreaks are happening. Wait...
Here's another one where people got all uptight about SpongeBob and Patrick being gay. The original airing had Patrick saying "SpongeBob, can I sleep with you again tonight?" which was changed to "Sleepover!" No matter what he said, I hope they still had sex, just to piss all those prudish people with incredibly dirty minds off.
One Krab's Trash
The original airing had SpongeBob saying "You'll never guess what I found in my pants last night," but "pants" was changed to "sock" because god forbid it looks like he's referring to his penis. It's almost like these people have never heard of the Red Hot Chili Peppers or what gym socks are sometimes used for. If you don't know then I'm not going to tell you, that's what parents or Google is for.
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