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Airdate:March 15, 2002
Season: 3
Prod. Number: 48a
Air Number: 45a
Paired With:Squilliam Returns
Directors:Paul Tibbitt and Kent Osborne (storyboard), Andrew Overtoom (animation), Derek Drymon (creative)
Writers:Paul Tibbitt, Kent Osborne, Merriwether Williams
Plot:SpongeBob attempts to get into The Salty Spitoon, the toughest hangout in Bikini Bottom.
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* SpongeBob creator Stephen Hillenburg had an unusual inspiration for the show
* He is a former marine biologist
* SpongeBob's laugh is based on dolphin noises
* SpongeBob is voiced by comic Tom Kenny
* He had previously worked with Stephen on Rocko's Modern Life
* Nickelodeon insisted SpongeBob and Sandy wear karate safety gear
* SpongeBob and Sandy's karate sparring was inspired by... Inspector Clouseau and Kato from the Pink Panther movies
* It takes roughly 84 days to make an episode of SpongeBob - 12 weeks
* Stephen created Sandy to be the "reverse" of a particular character type
* It was decided she was from Texas because NASA is in Houston... and her underwater suit reminded Stephen of an astronaut
* This fish ("who threw that piece of paper at me?") is being voiced by actor Tom Wilson
* He also played "Tough Fish #1" in the SpongeBob movie
* Baby mussels attach themselves to the tissues of fish to survive
* Sandy is voiced by Carolyn Lawrence - it was her first role
* She was discovered by a casting director on an L.A. sidewalk
* The bouncer (Reg) is also being voiced by Tom Wilson
* Average cost of tattoo removal: $2000
* Carolyn says her dream role would be in an action movie
* A sponge can survive a trip in a blender and reform as a living organism
* Sponges also can grind shells into sand
* SpongeBob's original name: SpongeBoy
* The staff of SpongeBob had an aquarium in their office - featuring triggerfish and puffers
* The show's staff will
Random Quotes (View Transcript)
"You can't hide what's inside."

"Uhh, no, you're thinking of Monster Weenie Monday."
-Fish #2