- 8-14-5006 - 3:00PM: Aliens take a tour of the SpongeHenge.
Time cards shown:
- 3000 Years Later
- SpongeBob SquarePants
- Eugene H. Krabs
- Gary the Snail
- Patrick Star
- Unnamed aliens
- Squidward Tentacles (cameo)
- Evelyn (cameo)
- Sally (cameo)
- Nat Peterson (Three cameos)
- Bill (cameo)
- Buddy (cameo)
- Clayton (cameo)
- Abigail-Marge (brief cameo)
- Nathiel (brief cameo)
- Frank (brief cameo)
- Other Bikini Bottomites
One day, a harsh, powerful windstorm occurs in Bikini Bottom. A married couple were coming outside of the Diner, and their bag of leftovers flew and hit SpongeBob in the face, causing him to look out the window. Then the winds blow through SpongeBob's holes, and makes music. Swarms of jellyfish are attracted to it, so SpongeBob hides in a cave for a long period of time. Eventually, SpongeBob makes several stone replicas, which produce better and louder music, to make sure that the jellyfish will leave him alone. He succeeds, so he runs to the Krusty Krab only to discover that the winds have caused it to be engulfed in sand. He says, "How long have I been gone?!", and yells out, "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!"...
Three thousand years later, a race of strange cyborgs (presumably of alien origin) have appeared in Bikini Bottom. The SpongeBob statues have become a major tourist attraction. They wonder who made the statues, and why they were made. The only clue was that the sound the wind turns into entertains and attracts jellyfish.
- When the Krusty Krab is buried in the sand is a reference to the ending of the 1968 movie Planet of the Apes when Taylor, having survived and escaped imprisonment, wanders along along a coastline in search of shelter. He finds a partially destroyed Statue of Liberty buried in the sand, and realizes finally what planet he's on.
- The name "SpongeHenge", and the numerous stone statues of SpongeBob, are parodies of Stonehenge, an attraction in England of unknown origin and purpose.
- The scene where SpongeBob is in a cave hiding from the jellyfish and making a stone companion is a reference to the movie Cast Away.
- When Patrick is watching the news, the anchorwoman says, "And that's the way it is in your world today". This is an obvious reference to Walter Cronkite's signature sign-off.
- This may be also a reference to the original ending to the movie Army of Darkness where at the end the main character sleeps too long inside a cave and wakes up to find the world destroyed.
- This episode was set to premiere with "20,000 Patties Under the Sea" but aired with "The Two Faces of Squidward" instead.
- In the German version of this episode, the episode is called Die SteinBobs, which means "The StoneBobs".
- As for who was right in the Neptune/Poseidon debate seen in the very beginning, they were both right. The Romans called him Neptune, and the Greeks called him Poseidon.
- Patrick eats kelp cream in this episode, it is a spoof of whipped cream or shaving cream.
- This episode was aired on the first day as part of Nick's Nonstop Five at Five.
- SpongeBob says that in all his years of fry cooking he has never been late, which is a reference to a second season episode, The Secret Box, but he was a minute late in New Digs, two minutes late in Hooky (from the very first season), thirteen and a half minutes late in Blackened Sponge, fifteen minutes late in Have You Seen This Snail? and three hours late in Pet or Pests, which implies this and The Secret Box takes place before those episodes. Either that, or SpongeBob has bad memory (which is quite unusual considering his short age).
- When SpongeBob says his fingers are too big for the buttons on the phone, it is a reference to the episodeSuds from the first season.
- The man in the moon was played by Paul Tibbitt while the man in the sun was played by Dee Bradley Baker. Alternatively, they are based off the Baby Sun from The Teletubbies.
- The alien is a girl, and the the girl doing her part is Sirena Irwin.
- The future in this episode may be set in 5007, since it is set three thousand years later, while in SB-129, it was set two thousand years later. It is possible that the chrome-based civilization from SB-129 reformed, collapsed, or never made the Jellyfish Fields chrome.
- This is the second time SpongeBob's brain hasn't got a brainstem. 1st was Plankton!.
- When SpongeBob is in the cave, he sees rocks that he calls "sedentary". He probably meant "sedimentary", though the rock wasn't really layered anyway. However, he may have been talking about how the rocks do not move.
- The Krusty Krab was buried when the wind tore off the whole building (except the floor boards).
- The background on the title card looks like the outside of Squidward's house.
- With this episode and Jellyfish Jam, it becomes apparent that jellyfish like good music, and hate bad music (like Squidward's clarinet playing).
- SpongeBob's beard is brown, but his drivers license (as shown in No Free Rides and Sleepy Time) says that his hair color is yellow.
- If SpongeBob pushed that many buttons simultaneously, he should press something else to start over.
- Patrick's house has a hinge to connect the rock to ground. However, in Home Sweet Pineapple, he can lift up the rock without anything stopping him.
- SpongeBob shows his intellect in math and strength when he pushes those statues.
- At first the large statues each makes their own musical note, but later every statue makes a mix of notes. The best explanation is that the wind changes, making a new passageway for different notes.
- The background is similar to "The Two Faces of Squidward".
- One of the time cards shown is this episode reads 3000 years later. It is the longest time period on a time card to date.
- At the beginning of the episode, SpongeBob's pineapple is shown to have three windows.
- This episode inspires by ancient times around three thousand years.
- This is the third time Patrick's hinge falls of. the first was "Home Sweet Pineapple" and the second was "Big Pink Loser".
- The "Later" Time card is the same as the "Three Days Later" Time card in I Was a Teenage Gary.
APM music identification
- Dancing the Hula - Title card.
- Hawaiian Link B - The man in the moon and the man in the sun speak.
- Dingle's Regatta - Mr. Krabs speaks with SpongeBob on the phone.
- The Tip Top Polka/Cliff Polka - SpongeBob walks into the kitchen.
- Drama Link D - The jellyfish poopedly sting SpongeBob.
- From the Dead - SpongeBob escapes from the horde of jellyfishes and hides in a cave.
- Wooden Bear - SpongeBob puts the finishing touches on a sculpture he made of himself.