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Hooky/Mermaidman and Barnacleboy II 

Hooky: When the mysterious "hooks" (fishing, that is) suddenly appear in Bikini Bottom, Mr. Krabs warns SpongeBob to stay away from them. Despite Mr. Krabs' scary tales of sea creatures ... See full summary »
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John Lurie ... Fisherman (archive footage)
Jim Jarmusch ... Fisherman (archive footage)
Tom Kenny ... SpongeBob SquarePants / Gary / Narrator (voice)
Bill Fagerbakke ... Patrick Star / Fish #3 (voice)
Clancy Brown ... Mr. Krabs / Customer #2 (voice)
Rodger Bumpass ... Squidward Tentacles / Customer #1 / Fish #1 (voice)
Mr. Lawrence ... Announcer / Driver / Fish #3 / Fish #4 (voice)
Lori Alan ... Pearl Krabs (voice)
Charles Nelson Reilly ... The Dirty Bubble (voice)
Ernest Borgnine ... Mermaid Man (voice)
Tim Conway ... Barnacle Boy (voice)
Carlos Alazraqui ... Atomic Flounder (voice)
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Hooky: When the mysterious "hooks" (fishing, that is) suddenly appear in Bikini Bottom, Mr. Krabs warns SpongeBob to stay away from them. Despite Mr. Krabs' scary tales of sea creatures winding up in gift shops or packed cans, Patrick convinces SpongeBob that there's no risk and the boys tempt fate by riding the hooks and jumping off for fun. Mermaidman and Barnacleboy II: SpongeBob wins the big prize from his favorite TV show, "The Adventures of Mermaidman and Barnacleboy" - The Conch Signal! Now he can summon the semi-retired super heroes whenever there's an emergency. Rather than keep getting signals for "emergencies" like opening jars, the duo take SpongeBob along for their patrol to see what real crime fighting is all about. Written by NAS

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7 April 2000 (USA) See more »

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Many viewers have found this episode controversial as the term "hooky" is slang for skipping school or work which is what SpongeBob does. See more »

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Mr. Krabs: What did I tell you about those hooks, boy?
SpongeBob SquarePants: Well, I...
Patrick: I'll tell you about the hooks. You ride them up and up and up, and then you gently float back down.
Mr. Krabs: And do you know what happens when you don't float back down?
SpongeBob SquarePants: Gift shop!
Mr. Krabs: Worse! You end up vacuum-packed in a can of tuna, with nothing to look forward to but the smell of mayonnaise.
[SpongeBob and Patrick gasp in horror]
Mr. Krabs: I want you to promise me you will never go near those hooks again.
SpongeBob SquarePantsPatrick: We promise, Mr. Krabs!
Mr. Krabs: I wanna hear a sailor's promise. ...
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Dramatic Encounter
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Music by Gregor Narholz
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Episode 20: Hooky/MM/BB II
27 January 2011 | by TVGuy3See all my reviews

These two episodes both have their moments and are both very funny.

Hooky: It's fishing up here on what Sandy Cheeks calls "good old dry land". And Mr. Krabs has seen this before. He warns SpongeBob not to go anywhere near the dangerous "hooks", but as we all know, something being forbidden just makes you want to do it more in the first place. This episode is hilarious. Mr. Krabs' overreaction to SpongeBob taking a break and the gift shop gag are great, but I think I like Patrick's song "We're going to the carnival" best. 9/10

MM/BB II SpongeBob wins an official Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy sweepstakes, and wins a free Magic Conch Shell in the mail. However, in the Mermaid and Barnacle Boy TV series, whenever the shell is used, it means there is danger, and pretty soon SpongeBob is using the shell as a ploy to see his favorite superheroes in person. I like this episode, although there are some MMBB's that are better. The montage is great, and also when the gang meets the Atomic Flounder. 9/10

Overall: 9/10


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