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SB-129/Karate Choppers 

Squidward accidentally travels through time. / Mr. Krabs bans SpongeBob from doing karate.

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Episode cast overview:
SpongeBob SquarePants / TV Fish / Narrator / Hot Sauce Drop (voice)
Patrick Star (voice)
Mr. Krabs (voice)
Incidental #1 / #2 / #3 (voice)
Sandy Cheeks (voice)


SB-129: Fleeing from SpongeBob and Patrick's incessant noise, Squidward winds up frozen in the Krusty Krab freezer. When he finally does thaw out, he finds himself far into the future, unable to get home and actually missing SpongeBob and Patrick. Eventually, Squidward uses a time machine to get back to The Krusty Krab. Karate Choppers: SpongeBob and Sandy's incessant Karate sparring is starting to wreak havoc in the Krusty Krab. Mr. Krabs orders SpongeBob, under penalty of being fired, to cease all Karate activities. SpongeBob's toughest opponent becomes the irresistible lure of Karate sparring. Written by NAS

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31 December 1999 (USA)  »

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This Spongebob Squarepants episode premiered on New Year's Eve. See more »


In SB-129, when Squidward is in the "Nowhere" place, he has his clarinet. When he starts running around frantically, his clarinet has disappeared. But when he crashes through the ceiling of the time machine, the clarinet is back in his hand. See more »


Squidward: [Curls into a ball and rocks back and forth] Future... Future... Future...
[Spongetron drops a brick on his head]
Squidward: ...Thanks.
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Crazy Credits

The credits appear on a space background. See more »


Spoofs The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau (1968) See more »


House of Horror
Music by W. Merrick Farran
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Episode 14: SB-129/Karate Choppers
18 June 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

These two episodes are very good and are some of the best of season 1.

"SB-129" Squidward tries to get away from SpongeBob and Patrick, and he accidentally freezes himself and you kind of have to watch the rest to get it. It's a really funny episode overall especially the can opener gag. 9.5/10

"Karate Choppers" SpongeBob and Sandy are dueling each other in karate 24/7, and it starts affecting SpongeBob's work and Mr. Krabs threatens to fire him. This episode was very funny. It had great gags like the talking hot sauce and the ending is pretty good too. 9.5/10 Whole Episode: 9.5/10

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