The patrons of the Krusty Krab are shocked by SpongeBob and Patrick's language; Squidward uses DoongeBob's sculpture to impress an art collector.


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Episode cast overview:
SpongeBob / Sailor / Fish #1 (voice)
Patrick Star / Fish #4 (voice)
Squidward Tentacles / Restaurant Fish (voice)
Mr. Krabs / Fish #1 (voice)
Janitor / Pirate / Monty P. Moneybags / Fish #2 / Fish #5 (voice)
Kid Fish (voice)
Mama Krabs (voice)


Sailor Mouth: SpongeBob reads a "bad" word off the dumpster behind the Krusty Krabs and he doesn't know what it means. He asks Patrick who explains to him that it's a fancy word and both of them start using it in every sentence they can. But when Mr. Krabs hears them he goes berserk and warns them never to use it again. Later on, SpongeBob accidentally uses the "bad" word again and Patrick runs to tell on him to Mr. Krabs. SpongeBob chases him and in the excitement, Mr. Krabs accidentally stubs his toe and says the "bad" word as well. SpongeBob and Patrick can't believe it and they run to Mr. Krabs mother to tell on him and she makes them all paint her house as punishment. Artist Unknown: Squidward is teaching an art class at the adult learning center in Bikini Bottom and SpongeBob turns up as his only student. SpongeBob is a natural and Squidward crushes his spirit with all his criticism. SpongeBob leaves the class convinced he has no talent. When an art collector arrives moments ... Written by NAS

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21 September 2001 (USA)  »

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In Sailor Mouth, if you look closely at the dumpster writing Spongebob is reading, you'll see someone has written: 'Patchy was here.' This is an Easter egg to the live action role Tom Kenny(Spongebob) plays; Patchy the Pirate, president of the Spongebob fan club. See more »


Squidward shows the art collector one of his painting that the janitor throws away, then Spongebob finds it in the city dump. However, Spongebob leaves Squidward's art class and he gets carried away by the garbage truck before the janitor throws it away, meaning that the painting shouldn't have been in the dumpster yet. See more »


SpongeBob Squarepants: [rolling dice] come on, Gary needs a new pair of shoes!
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Referenced in The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015) See more »


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Music by Ronald Hanmer
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"Mr. Krabs, you can't talk to Squidward like that!"
18 February 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sailor Mouth is another classic from Nickelodeon. This one is about SpongeBob and Patrick copying a swear word after reading a Dumpster. Patrick tells SpongeBob that it just makes sentences fancier, so they begin to use it until Mr. Krabs gives them strict rules never to say it again. The bleeps are funny and I love the parts where SpongeBob thinks Mr. Krabs insulted Squidward, what SpongeBob defines graffiti, ("Dumpster writing-the word of our people")and when the garbage man asks SpongeBob if he kisses his mother with his "trash mouth." 9/10 Artist Unknown is an average episode of SpongeBob. This one is about SpongeBob going to an art class taught by Squidward. SpongeBob makes a perfect sculpture, which causes jealousy to arrive in Squidward who kicks him out. However, when an artist tells him how good it was, he's off to the dump to find SpongeBob. It's not as funny as Sailor Mouth, but it is pretty good. This episode's funniest parts where SpongeBob showing Squidward his Leap Frog drawing and Squidward saying that his image will replace housewives. -8.5 My rating: 9/10

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