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Pressure/The Smoking Peanut 

Sandy and SpongeBob compete in a series of extreme underwater activities; SpongeBob covers up the fact that he caused emotional hurt to an oyster at the zoo.


Stephen Hillenburg (creator), Jay Lender | 14 more credits »

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Episode cast overview:
Tom Kenny ... SpongeBob / Seagull / Narrator / Gary (voice)
Bill Fagerbakke ... Patrick Star (voice)
Rodger Bumpass ... Squidward Tentacles (voice)
Clancy Brown ... Mr. Krabs (voice)
Carolyn Lawrence ... Sandy Cheeks (voice)
Mr. Lawrence ... Hot Dog Guy / P.A. / Reporter (voice)
Dee Bradley Baker ... Joe / Fish #2 / Policeman (voice)
Patrick Pinney Patrick Pinney ... Fish #1 / Zoo Keeper / Security Guard (voice) (as Pat Pinney)
Frank Welker ... Clamu / Baby Oyster (voice)


Pressure: Sandy and SpongeBob get into a fierce competition doing extreme underwater sports. The longer they compete, the more people they attract and soon SpongeBob has a small following who cheer him on as their underwater mascot and poo poo Sandy because she is a "land lubber." The score is even until Sandy loses because her underwater suit can't handle the pressure from the great depths of the sea. SpongeBob and his cronies brag and Sandy challenges them to go to the surface and see how they do. Scared out of their minds, they go to the surface and get chased by a seagull. In the end, Sandy saves them just barely in time. The Smoking Peanut: SpongeBob and Patrick visit the zoo and SpongeBob innocently tosses a peanut at a oyster in order to rouse it. The oyster goes crazy and suddenly the authorities demand to know what could have caused this. SpongeBob panics and denies that he knows anything about it. The dismayed oyster continues to cry, disturbing all of Bikini Bottom and ... Written by NAS

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neo noir | surprise ending | See All (2) »






Release Date:

8 March 2001 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


After Sandy inadvertently almost drowns herself by taking her helmet off, she puts a pickle jar over her head to breathe. This wouldn't logically work as that pickle jar would be filled with seawater anyway. See more »


[SpongeBob knocks on Squidward's door and calls to him]
SpongeBob SquarePants: Squidward? Squidward! Oh, Squidward!
Squidward Tentacles: SpongeBob, do you have to knock so loudly?
SpongeBob SquarePants: Sorry, neighbor.
[Squidward massages his head]
Squidward Tentacles: Oh, that overgrown clam is giving me a headache! I can't even take my afternoon beauty nap!
[SpongeBob laughs nervously]
SpongeBob SquarePants: Funny thing you should mention that old oyster, because I, uh, was kinda... wondering, eh... L-let's say I know this guy who may have something to do with the oyster.
[Squidward's face lights up]
Squidward Tentacles: You...
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