|Airdate:||17 January 2000|
|Previous Episode:||Sleepy Time|
|Next Episode:||Valentine's Day|
|SpongeBob SquarePants||Tom Kenny|
|Patrick Star||Bill Fagerbakke|
|Squidward Tentacles||Rodger Bumpass|
|Sandy Cheeks||Carolyn Lawrence|
|Mr. Krabs||Clancy Brown|
This article is about the episode. For the sickness, click here.
Suds is an episode from Season 1.
- Dr. Gill Gilliam
- Mr. Krabs
- Krusty Krab Customers
- News reporter
- Tom Kenny
SpongeBob awakens hungry in the night. While preparing a midnight snack, he leaves the refrigerator open, causing his home to freeze. By morning he has developed the "suds", a sponge sickness similer to a cold or influenza. SpongeBob refuses to admit to his illness, to avoid missing work, but finally relents to take rest. He calls upon Sandy to take him to the doctor, but is first visited by Patrick.
When Patrick convinces SpongeBob that doctors are harbingers of torture and outdated magazines, SpongeBob allows "Doctor" Patrick to practice on him. The inane treatments (such as making foot sandwiches and congesting his ostia with corks). When Sandy arrives she takes SpongeBob to a real doctor, who prescribes the "sponge treatment", which is performed by a live human hand named Hans. This involves being rinsed with soap and used to scrub various objects and people. The treatment cures SpongeBob completely, and he even receives a lollypop. Jealous, Patrick requests the sponge treatment as well, but unlike SpongeBob's treatment he gets an aching treatment for starfishes.
 Associated Production Music
‣ Sugar Plum Fairy 59 - Richard A. Harvey (title card)
‣ Kamakani B - Kapono Beamer (opening)
‣ Merlin's Hill - Jennifer Jones (SpongeBob's dream)
‣ Vibe Link (b) - Richard Myhill (SpongeBob wakes up)
‣ Mystery - A human being (midnight snack)
‣ Footsteps of Horror - W. Merrick Farran (SpongeBob left the fridge open)
‣ Sugar Plum Fairy 59 - Richard A. Harvey (the house is frozen)
‣ Stack of Leis - Kapono Beamer (SpongeBob's sick)
‣ Botany Bay (b) - Robert Alexander White (at the Krusty Krab)
‣ Tales from the Swamp (a) - Ron Goodwin (customers panic)
‣ Hawaiian Link (a) - Richard Myhill (SpongeBob at home)
‣ Hilo March - The Hawaiian Serenaders (SpongeBob calls Sandy)
‣ Footsteps of Horror - W. Merrick Farran (Patrick tells scary story about doctor)
‣ Whisper from the Past - Gregor F. Narholz ("You gotta help me get better, Patrick.")
‣ Me for You - George Callert (plugging SpongeBob's pores)
• Leaf Blower - The Blue Hawaiians (treatment montage)
‣ Monks (a) - Dave Hewson (SpongeBob tied to rack)
‣ Gator - Steve Belfer (SpongeBob disguised as Patrick's house)
‣ Grass Skirt Chase - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ("Hey! He's my patient!")
‣ On Fire - Gregor F. Narholz (SpongeBob rolling toward Krusty Krab)
‣ Hawaiian Link (b) - Richard Myhill (after SpongeBob sneezes)
‣ Good Bye Samba A - Ben Nabor (sponge treatment)
‣ Pepito from Tampico A - Ronald Sekura, Otto Sieben (ending)
- The fridge was left open, freezing SpongeBob's entire pineapple house. However, this would actually heat the house, as the heat removed from the inside of the refrigerator is released out the back, along with the extra heat from the motor.
- The music we hear throughout the episode is Tchaikovsky's "Dance of The Sugar-Plum Fairy" from "The Nutcracker." The music is also heard in the episode Christmas Who? (Episode) when the wooden squids play their clarinets on Squidward's wooden clarinet.
- The man taking a shower during the live-action "sponge treatment" scenes is Tom Kenny.
- As seen in one of the Nickelodeon Magazines, Tom Kenny was actually sick when voicing for this episode.
- In this episode SpongeBob gets sent home sick however in The Splinter he gets injured and is not sent home.
- Sandy was right that is is illegal to impersonate a doctor.
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