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The Secret Box/Band Geeks 

Curiosity is killing Spongebob as he tries to invite out what is in the box that Patrick keeps with him: Squidward wants to form a marching band.


Stephen Hillenburg (creator), Walt Dohrn | 12 more credits »

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Episode cast overview:
Tom Kenny ... SpongeBob / Gary (voice)
Bill Fagerbakke ... Patrick Star (voice)
Rodger Bumpass ... Squidward Tentacles / Veterinarian (voice)
Clancy Brown ... Mr. Krabs (voice)
Carolyn Lawrence ... Sandy Cheeks / Evelyn (voice)
Mr. Lawrence ... Plankton / Larry the Lobster (voice)
Mary Jo Catlett ... Mrs. Poppy Puff (voice)
Dee Bradley Baker ... Squilliam / Fighter Fish / Fish 1 (voice)
Brad Abrell Brad Abrell ... Announcer (voice)
Sirena Irwin ... 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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Release Date:

7 September 2001 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Right around the 2019 Super Bowl was about to take place, fans petitioned for Sweet Victory to be played during the halftime show as a tribute to series creator Stephen Hillenburg, who'd just died from ALS. Fans were disappointed when only a small animation of SpongeBob and others were in uniform was shown but the song wasn't. 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 »


Patrick: That's it! You have crossed the line! As of right now, this friendship is over!
SpongeBob SquarePants: Really?
Patrick: No, you can look inside if you really want to.
SpongeBob SquarePants: Oh, boy! this is one of the greatest moments of my life.
[Looks inside]
SpongeBob SquarePants: Huh?
Patrick: Well, what did I tell you? Isn't it great?
SpongeBob SquarePants: It's just a piece of string.
Patrick: A secret string!
SpongeBob SquarePants: Boy, when you're right, you're right. That is some secret box you got there. Well, good night, Patrick.
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Alternate Versions

Due to copyright issues, songs that were not sung by the main cast or parodies of real songs were cut from airings from Italy etc. See more »


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Music by Mike Sunderland
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A legendary episode. One for the ages.
20 August 2019 | by chrisminutoloSee all my reviews

The Secret Box: Funny... I guess. SB is funny enough to carry out the episode. Patrick is his naive self, oblivious to the maniacal chaos he's putting into Spongebob's head. It's ok.

Band Geeks: Quite possibly the best episode if any show I have ever seen. Every joke is pure gold. A battlefield of comedy, with every punchline a bomb... from which you die of laughter. An episode for all ages. Anyone at any age should watch this masterpiece AT LEAST once.

TL;DR - Secret Box is aight. Band Geeks is a must-watch.

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