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Shanghaied/Gary Takes a Bath 

Spongebob, Patrick and Squidward become unwilling crew members aboard the Flying Dutchman's ghostly pirate ship. Spongebob attempts to give Gary a bath.

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Episode cast overview:
Tom Kenny ... SpongeBob / Patchy the Pirate / Narrator / Gary (voice)
Bill Fagerbakke ... Patrick Star (voice)
Rodger Bumpass ... Squidward Tentacles (voice)
Brian Doyle-Murray ... Flying Dutchman (voice) (as Brian Doyle Murray)
Stephen Hillenburg ... Potty the Parrot (voice)
Sara Paxton ... Kid Fish (voice)
Jonathan Silsby Jonathan Silsby ... Puppeteer (voice)
Mr. Lawrence ... Larry the Lobster (voice)


Shanghaied: An anchor gets lodged into Squidward's window, so SpongeBob, Patrick and Squidward all climb the rope to see who is responsible. It's The Flying Dutchman's ship, and he enslaves them to work as crew members on deck for the rest of their lives! Squidward, however, is quickly thrown overboard because he's so annoying. SpongeBob and Patrick love being slaves on board his ghostly ship and it drives the Dutchman crazy. An angry Dutchman resigns to eat them the next day, so SpongeBob and Patrick steal his special dining socks in retaliation. He agrees to grant them 3 wishes in exchange for the socks. They quickly blow the first two wishes. Their destiny will be determined by the audience voting over the phone lines and the internet in a special episode called "You Wish". Gary Takes a Bath: It's time to give Gary a bath, but he doesn't want to take one. SpongeBob tries to lure Gary into the tub but he refuses to go. In the end, Gary outsmarts SpongeBob by luring him outside. ... Written by NAS

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Release Date:

9 March 2001 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


"Gary Takes A Bath" is the shortest segment paired with another in a two segment "SpongeBob" episode. See more »


At the end of "Shanghaied", when Patchy says "Well, that's the end of Patchy's pick," his lips appear to be saying something else. See more »


SpongeBob SquarePants: [an anchor swings into SpongeBob's pineapple above the sea] Holy shrimp!
[runs to Squidward's house]
SpongeBob SquarePants: Squidward! The sky had a baby from my cereal box! Squidward! Squidward. The sky had a baby!
Squidward Tentacles: That's not a baby. That's a giant anchor. Now go away!
Squidward Tentacles: [walks up to SpongeBob]
Patrick: Hey, SpongeBob! The sky had a baby!
SpongeBob SquarePants: I know. What do you think we should we name it?
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Alternate Versions

The original version, "You Wish", excluded "Gary takes a Bath" and instead was a whole 30-minute episode. The Patchy the Pirate segments were much longer, and involved voting for the episode's ending, which you could choose. The other two endings were shown as well as the chosen ending. Most of the Patchy footage was re-dubbed for lated airings as "Patchy's Pick". See more »


References The Exorcist (1973) See more »


The Drunken Sailor (b)
Music by Robin Jeffrey and Tim Laycock
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Shanghied is the greatest episode of All-Time
24 July 2018 | by branflakes1522See all my reviews

This episode left me and my family in tears. My Mom, who doesn't really like Spongebob, really enjoyed this episode

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