The Secret Box: Once Patrick And Sponge Bob Is Not The Same, He Hasn't Opened Yet. Band Geeks: Squidward Is Back, Welcome To The Band, Squidward And Other Friends Are Going To The Band.


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Episode cast overview:
SpongeBob / Gary (voice)
Patrick Star (voice)
Mr. Krabs (voice)
Sandy Cheeks / Evelyn (voice)
Mrs. Poppy Puff (voice)
Brad Abrell ...
Announcer (voice)
Fish 2 (voice)


The Secret Box: Patrick has a box and he won't show SpongeBob what's inside of it because it's a secret. SpongeBob can't believe Patrick would keep something from him and he pretends not to care what's inside the box, but secretly it's driving him crazy. In the end, SpongeBob's curiosity gets the better of him and he breaks into the Rock at night to steal the box. When SpongeBob discovers nothing inside he is sorely disappointed and leaves. Afterwards, Patrick is grateful that SpongeBob never found his secret compartment inside his secret box. Band Geeks: When Squidward's rival from High School starts bragging to him about being a successful bandleader, Squidward lies and claims he has a successful band as well. His rival offers to let Squidward and his band pinch hit for him at the famous Bubble Bowl. Squidward jumps at the chance and then realizes he doesn't have a band and needs to get one fast. He recruits SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy etc. to play in his band, but they act like a ... Written by NAS

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7 September 2001 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In The Secret Box, when Songebob suggests Patrick might be "a deranged maniac who keeps his victims severed heads in a box" is a reference to the film Se7en. See more »


When SpongeBob sneaks over from his house to Patrick's in the middle of the night, Squidward's house (usually in between the two) is gone. See more »


Squidward: [answers phone] Hello. You've reached the house of unrecognized talent. Please leave a message after the...
[plays tone on clarinet]
Squilliam: Sounds like you have a dying animal to attend to.
Squidward: Squilliam Fancyson from band class?
Squilliam: I hear you're playing the cash register now.
Squidward: Er, sometimes. How's the unibrow?
Squilliam: It's big and valuable. I'm the leader of a big, fancy band now, and we're supposed to play the Bubble Bowl next week.
Squidward: The Bu-bu-bu... the Bu-bu-bu... the Bu-bu-bu...
Squilliam: That's right, I'm living your dream, ...
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Music by Dick Walter
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My absolute favorite episode.
30 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews


There are so many reasons to love this episode. It has stupidity by Patrick, the irreverence of Spongebob, Squidward's bitterness. This is also the introduction to the character Squillium, Squidward's arch enemy. I have never laughed this hard while watching Spongebob and trust me I laugh every time. This is my favorite episode of my favorite show!


I really think the writers did an amazing job with this double-episode because band geeks and secret box are freaking hilarious. This episode holds what are possibly the funniest Patrick moments and quotes. Me and my fellow Spongebob fanatics/lovers/cult maniacs still quote these two well as others of course.

bottom line I really think the 2nd season was a tour de force for Spongebob and everything that followed(up until 2006) was nothing short of genius!

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