Reef Blower (Episode)

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Reef Blower
Reef Blower.jpg

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Episode No.: 1b
Season: 1/1998
Airdate: May 1, 1999
Previous Episode: Help Wanted
Next Episode: Tea at the Treedome
Characters Voice actors
SpongeBob SquarePants Tom Kenny
Squidward Tentacles Rodger Bumpass

Reef Blower is an episode from Season 1.


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Squidward walks outside and sees a shell on his lawn. He believes that it ruins the appearance of his lawn, so he kicks it onto SpongeBob's lawn. Suddenly, SpongeBob pops out of his window and sees the shell. Trying to clean his lawn, SpongeBob takes his "reef blower" (an underwater version of a leaf blower) and starts to blow away the tiny shell. But the only thing he blows is a large column of sand landing onto Squidward. To fix this problem, SpongeBob blows the sand off, which irritates Squidward's eyes. SpongeBob peers over at his sidewalk and sees a pile of sand. He then sucks the pile of sand into the reef blower, which malfunctions. The sand and a few mechanical gears blow out. So SpongeBob unzips the reef blower and puts them in himself. When the reef blower refuses to start, SpongeBob pulls the cord to an extreme distance and it finally starts. However, it sucks in all of the water. The reef blower then explodes, leaving piles of sand all over Squidward's lawn, while SpongeBob's lawn is perfectly clean. Satisfied, SpongeBob goes back inside, while the shell lands on Squidward's nose.

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SpongeBob with a reef blower.
  • When shown on TV, this episode and Help Wanted are literally stuck together. The title card for this episode pops up as soon as Help Wanted finishes with no commercials in-between. This format is also used several times in Season 5.
  • Squidward is shown in this episode to turn purple over water. In other episodes, he stays the same.
  • This is the shortest episode to date, with a length of 2 minutes and 51 seconds.
    • "A Skin Wrinkle in Time" is only slightly longer, with a length of 2 minutes and 55 seconds.
  • When the reef blower blows up, the crash SFX used is the one often used on The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss.
  • Although this is the only episode that is silent, SpongeBob says "You", although he only mouthes it. The word is seen as a subtitle.
  • This is the first episode where SpongeBob's garage is seen.
  • This is the first time a reef blower is seen. It also appears in Squidville and Born to Be Wild.
  • The episode was originally going to have dialogue, but the recording equipment broke and the episode was rewritten to be silent.
  • This is the only episode to have no title card music. Instead, it uses the sound of seagulls crying and waves crashing.
  • This is the only episode with no dialogue.
    • Dream Hoppers is also almost entirely dialogue-less, since it only has two lines, both in the beginning.
  • In this episode, Squidward is seen to have a flowerpot beside his door, an outdoor table and chair, and a hammock. They are never seen again.
  • This is the first episode without Patrick, Mr. Krabs and Gary.

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01a 01b 01c 02a 02b 03a 03b 04a 04b 05a 05b 06a 06b 07a 07b 08a 08b 09a 09b 10a 10b
11a 11b 12a 12b 13a 13b 14a 14b 15a 15b 16a 16b 17a 17b 18a 18b 19a 19b 20a 20b
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