Sandy's Nutmare (Episode)
|Airdate:||July 12, 2016|
|Previous Episode:||Goodbye, Krabby Patty?|
|Next Episode:||Bulletin Board|
|SpongeBob SquarePants||Tom Kenny|
|Squidward Tentacles||Rodger Bumpass|
|Patrick Star||Bill Fagerbakke|
|Sandy Cheeks||Carolyn Lawrence|
Sandy's Nutmare is an episode from Season 9.
At Sandy's Treedome, SpongeBob, Patrick, and Sandy are seen eating Krabby Patties. SpongeBob and Sandy fight over the last one with Sandy defeating SpongeBob by kicking him into the tree. SpongeBob notices that the leaves are falling early and Sandy, upon closer inspection, notices her tree is dying. Sandy then decides to save her tree with science. Sandy attempts to come up with the perfect fertilizer to save her tree running into some failures in the beginning before finding the perfect one.
Sandy then sprays her new fertilizer over her tree and, in seconds, lots of acorns begin falling and they are double in size. Sandy tries to store away all of the acorns to save for Winter, but unfortunately, she doesn't have enough space. She decides to call SpongeBob for help. Sandy asks SpongeBob to dump the acorns somewhere else. SpongeBob then takes the acorns in a wheelbarrow to a different place and dumps them over a cliff. Suddenly, someone yells at SpongeBob to stop and the man introduces himself as The Shalmon. He asks why SpongeBob is dumping his acorns on his land and SpongeBob says he is helping out Sandy. The Shalmon says that the acorns are meant to be eaten and gives SpongeBob his book.
Later, SpongeBob tells Sandy what The Shalmon told him and Sandy agrees to make her acorns into food. After looking through a cookbook, Sandy decides to make Nutty Butter. SpongeBob and Patrick enjoy eating the Nutty Butter and Sandy gives them plenty to take home. Sandy is relieved to have cleared out her room of all of the acorns but is soon greeted by a crowd wanting Nutty Butter. The people had tasted the Nutty Butter from Patrick and they all want some as well. Sandy, not wanting to let anyone down, decides to grow some more acorns to make more Nutty Butter.
The Nutty Butter is a huge hit all over Bikini Bottom with Sandy even making a machine that expels her fertilizer onto her tree producing more acorns. Sandy takes out more Nutty Butter to her customers while SpongeBob and Patrick continue working. SpongeBob notices Sandy's tree is not looking good but Patrick says that nothing is wrong. Soon, the acorns stop falling and when Patrick pokes the tree, it starts to crack up and even all of the leaves fall off. SpongeBob tells Patrick that they must do something and Patrick decides to make more Nutty Butter himself. As Sandy enters back into her treedome to get more Nutty Butter, she notices her tree is looking bad. When Sandy hears Patrick used up all of the acorns, she decides to give it some more fertilizer. However, SpongeBob tells Sandy that it's not a good idea, and suddenly, the Shalmon appears agreeing with SpongeBob. He then tells a story where he explains that Sandy shouldn't ask so much from her one tree. Sandy decides to give her tree natural fertilizer from Texas and the Shalmon decides to leave with his work being done.
- "Nutmare" is a portmanteau on the word "nightmare" and "nut."
- SpongeBob mentions the word pun in the episode's title when he says "I'd say you've certainly got a real nutmare on your hands."
- In this episode, Sandy has pink karate gloves. Usually, her gloves are green.
- This is the fourth episode to feature Sandy's name in the title card. The first was "Sandy's Rocket," the second was "Sandy, SpongeBob, and the Worm," and the third was "Someone's in the Kitchen with Sandy."
- Lou appears in a cameo in this episode, in the back of the bus. This is his first appearance since "The Good Krabby Name" in Season 8.
- The title card for this episode is similar to "House Fancy."
- Sandy's customers are never shown having to pay for her Nutty Butter.
- This is the first episode where Buddy has a speaking rule (Besides talking with the crowd in some places.)
- During the tale of the sun, star, and moon, there were no planets, so it is unknown what the moon would orbit around.
- In the Polish dub, the episode's title is "Klęska urodzaju" (The Harvest Failure).
 International Airdates
- August 12, 2016 (Canada)
- October 24, 2016 (Latin America)
- November 6, 2016 (Russia)
- November 29, 2016 (Germany & Poland)
- December 10, 2016 (France)
- December 12, 2016 (Iberia)
- December 28, 2016 (Greece)
- April 4, 2017 (United Kingdom)
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