SpongeBob SquarePants "Reef Blower" (non-existent original dialogue of Nickelodeon animated series episode; 1999)

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Status: Non-Existent

"Reef Blower" is a SpongeBob SquarePants segment from the first episode of season 1, created by the show's creative team. The story was about SpongeBob using a reef blower to clean his front yard, but inadvertently causing all sorts of problems for his neighbor, Squidward. However, the episode is mostly infamous for being the only episode with no spoken dialogue. Though, it was rumored that the episode was originally going to have voice acting, but faulty recording equipment that could not be replaced in time[1] forced the episode to be silent.

However, on June 10th, 2022, storyboard artist and writer, Jay Lender debunked the rumor on Twitter after a user commented on a post if the rumor was true, quote:

"FALSE! My understanding at the time was this:

Reef Blowers was made to extend Help Wanted to a full half-show, but since they were separate productions SAG rules mandated paying the actors a second set of session fees. That was around $2500 bucks total back then! So... SILENCE!"[2]

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