SpongeBob SquarePants (partially lost deleted scenes of Nickelodeon animated series; 1999-present)

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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 bits of content that have been deleted or edited from episodes.

Deleted Scenes

Pizza Delivery

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.

Nature Pants

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.

Karate Choppers

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.

Sleepy Time

A cel using a background of Pearl's room was found on eBay, suggesting there was once a scene in Pearl's room.


A cel of Dr. Patrick with a briefcase not seen in the final cut was found on eBay. There was also a painted closeup of one of SpongeBob's plugged holes, but is not used in the episode. It can be seen on a set of trading cards from 2003.

Valentine's Day

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.[1]

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.

Scaredy Pants

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. Some claimed to have footage of the missing scene.


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. Also, clips of the supposed scenes were proven to likely be faked.

Then on Jun 12, 2016, 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.[2][3]

90sGiveMeGoosebumps' video


In the scene SpongeBob doesn't want Sandy to leave before following her to the bus, there were several frames of anticipation cut. Several cels and sketches appeared on eBay. They were cut for unknown reasons. Twitter user LarryInc64 attempted to recreate the scene using the material found.


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 remained unconfirmed, and no video evidence exists to prove it even existed. However, on May 30, 2018, Vincent Waller confirmed that no such scene exists, as he storyboarded that scene. [4]

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.

Something Smells

According to the Season 2 DVD commentary, after SpongeBob and Patrick hugged Squidward and ran away at the end of the episode, Squidward was supposed to say "Ugly and smelly, two for one", but this was cut due to the whole screen fading to black at the end, so the dialog wasn't needed.

Prehibernation Week

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

Supposedly, 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 has since been debunked as fake by Vincent Waller on Twitter.[5]

The Snowball Effect

Supervising director Adam Paloian tweeted a background and storyboard panel of a deleted scene depicting a snowman torture room in Squidward's fortress.[6] It was likely cut for being too graphic.

Christmas Who?

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.[7]

However, Wiki user Sloucher112 claims to remember 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."

Graveyard Shift

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.[8]

Sailor Mouth

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 in the episode (as it might lead on to believe that it sounded too much like the F word).


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.

Deleted scenes in "Procrastination"

The Bully

For a while, it was rumored in the original airing of this episode, there was a scene of SpongeBob and Patrick playing leapfrog while Flats is beating him up. It was believed to be cut for unknown reasons, though it was most likely to save time.

This scene was confirmed to be non-existent by Vincent Waller, a writer of the show. [9]

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

At 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.

Squilliam Returns

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 cut scene 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.

Wet Painters

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.

Storyboard for the "Wet Painters"

Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy V

There were several scenes deleted in order to reduce the episode's running time, as it supposedly going to be a double length episode, these include: Mermaid Man using his "telescope-vision," a press conference with E.V.I.L, the ice cream truck becoming a "Miss Thang" robot, a fish defeating Miss Thang with a disguise, SpongeBob rejoicing over the Mermalair's secret entrance, the real I.J.L.S.A dying in a plane explosion, Patrick armpit-farting, The Quickster's original name: The Whizzer, Captain Magma skywriting, the Whizzer causing a tornado, Miss Appear being run over by a car, the Elastic Waistband being caught in the tornado and being defeated, and Mermaid Man's telescope-vision malfunctioning. The plane scene was in the original airing of the episode but was cut afterwards. Many believe that this was cut in subsequent re-runs because of the events of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the United States.

Just One Bite

There was a cut scene 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, Vincent Waller later confirmed the scene was changed because Nickelodeon doesn't tolerate stunts involving igniting gas. This scene is still intact in Canadian airings of this episode and on the VideoNow version. The scene can easily be found on YouTube.

Deleted scene from "Just One Bite"

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.

Cut scene from "New Student Starfish"

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

For years, there were rumors that 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 believed to have been cut for being inappropriate. As of July 2018, Vincent Waller confirmed that this scene was not real, and was not even drawn in the original storyboard.[10]

Karate Island

There was a scene rumored to be in the original airing that showed some blood on Master Udon's face after Sandy beat him up that was allegedly removed for being too violent. This scene was later confirmed to be nonexistent by Vincent Waller.[11] The dedication card to Pat Morita (who voiced Master Udon in the episode) at the end was also removed after the Best Day Ever marathon.