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Premiered: Monday, October 11, 2004

Episode Transcript [Closed Captioning][]

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storyboard directors

Paul Tibbitt

Kaz (cartoonist)

C.H. Greenblatt

storyboard artists

Zeus Cervas

Chuck Klein

Carson Kugler

Mike Roth

written by

Paul Tibbitt

Kent Osborne

C.H. Greenblatt

Merriwether Williams

animation director

Tom Yasumi

creative director

Derek Drymon

       T H E

K  R  u  S  T  y

    K  R  a  B

                                                               ENTER

( ticking )

( ticking )

( ticking )

Wait for it…

( stops ticking )

COMPUTERIZED VOICE:

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Another day, another migraine.

( laughs sheepishly )

Mi…

COMPUTERIZED VOICE:

O  N        T    I    M   E       P     E   R   C   E  N   T   A    G  E    :       1    2  %

…graine.

( sighs )

( sighs )

Isn’t it great

working at

the Krusty Krab,

Squidward?

Huh? Isn’t it?

Working here?

Yeah, great.

Yeah.

                                                                            Yeah.

Oh, yes.

                                                                            Yes!

Hold that thought,

Squidward.

I’m due in the parking lot

for early morning litter patrol.

May Neptune shine brightly

                       on my harvest.

( laughs )

L I T T E R

BUGS

M E

Litter.

Looks like someone

missed the trash basket,

huh, Mr. Candy Wrapper?

L I T  T E R

BUGS

M E

Kids these days.

( gasps )

L I T  T E R

BUGS

M E

           I’ve never seen

such an epidemic!

           Well, at least

it’s all over now.

( gasps )

Huh?

Huh?

Huh?!

Huh?

Huh?

( shouting in exasperation )

( breathing heavily )

( object whistles through air )

L I T  T E R

BUGS

M E

Where is all this litter

           coming from?

L I T  T E R

BUGS

M E

( clears throat )

Not on my watch.

Sir, I will

have you know

LITTER

BUGS

ME

it’s against the law

to litter.

Ha! What are you

going to do,

call the police?

LITTER

BUGS

ME

Yes.

L I T  T  E  R

B UGS

M  E

( cuffs clanking )

How’s it going,

lieutenant?

Well, let’s just say

I hope our litterbug there

saved room

for his just desserts.

( laughs )

Yeah!

Just desserts.

Whatever.

SpongeBob,

don’t you know

who that is?

SPONGEBOB:

Who?

That’s the Tattletale Strangler!

Who?

The Tattletale Strangler!

WANTED

122068

TATTLETALE STRANGLER

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T A T T L E T A L E   S T R A N G L E R

He’s promised

to strangle anyone

who turns him in!

( growls angrily )

He seems kind of angry with us,

                       eh, Squidward?

Squidward?

Squidward!

You’re going

to do time,

Strangler.

Hard time.

Hi, officers.

So he’s going

to jail, right?

Who, Strangler?

SPONGEBOB:

Yeah, Strangler.

OFFICER:

Oh, yeah.

He’s going to jail

for a long time.

Hey, that looks

like me!

( growling )

( screams )

Don’t worry,

SpongeBob,

he won’t be able

to strangle you.

Yeah, we got him

chained up

real good.

He’ll never

get away.

Oops, not again.

OFFICER:

Yup, he got away.

( screams )

( thudding )

You nice officers

will protect me, right?

We ain’t bodyguards,

                      kid.

Yeah, give us

a call

if you see him

again, Tattletale.

( tires screeching )

( coughs )

Those officers are right--

           I need a bodyguard.

Mr. Krabs!

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K  R  u  S  T  Y

    K  R  a  B

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There’s a maniac

after me.

I need a bodyguard!

( laughs )

I wasn’t five-time

golden claws in the navy

for nothing.

When he see

me moves,

he’ll be

running scared.

So where is this

little bully,

down at the park?

The soda shop?

What does he

look like, eh, boy?

This would be him,

Mr. Krabs.

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( screams )

The Tattletale Strangler!

Go away, SpongeBob.

WANTED

122068

TATTLETALE STRANGLER

Take your death cloud

with you!

( no dialogue )

WANTED

122068

TATTLETALE STRANGLER

( jackhammer rattling )

WANTED

122068

TATTLETALE STRANGLER

( jackhammer rattling )

( screaming )

Hold me!

Hold me!

T        O      U       G     H

T   A  V  E  R   N

B U S

S T O P

            That’s it,

I got to get out of town

till I can find a bodyguard.

MAN:

Bodyguard, huh?

Uh, I might be able

to help you out.

You don’t understand,

mister.

            I need protection from

this scariest guy in town.

Here’s

his picture.

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( chuckles )

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He doesn’t

look so tough.

I tattled on him,

and now he wants

to strangle me

with his

diabolical hands!

I hope they’re

not dirty.

( laughs sinisterly )

Huh?

BUS

S T O P

Huh?

BUS

S T O P

Uh-oh, there’s too many

witnesses around here.

Listen, kid, I could

be your bodyguard.

Here’s my card.

Hmm…

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Looks good to me.

You’re hired!

I feel safer already.

What’s next?

5    ¢

Well, the maniac

could be anywhere

wearing a disguise.

He could be

that old man.

Or that baby.

Or that pebble!

Or that stick.

Or that receipt

for the Phony Baloney

Mustache Emporium.

Huh? Uh,

that’s mine.

Oh, bodyguard, my body is

in your guarding hands.

What do we do first?

Uh… I suggest

we go to a nice quiet

secluded location,

like behind

an old dumpster,

or a dark alley.

We could go to my house

and turn off

all the lights.

Perfect.

That way no one

could hear you

being strangled--

I mean, uh, uh, protected.

( laughs maniacally )

Perfect.

Yes, excellent.

( both laughing maniacally )

( both laughing louder )

( both laughing louder )

Ah, but first

I got to do a few errands.

Uh, okay, but let’s

make it quick.

“Quick” is my middle name.

Let’s see, paper towels.

This one says,

“Best paper towel around.”

W i  P  E    !

This one says,

“Best paper towel in town.”

S u P E R

S WAB

Hmm.

“In town.”

“Around.”

“In town.”

“Around.”

What do you think,

bodyguard?

Whatever gets us

to your house quicker.

I’ll take both!

D R  Y

C L E A N i N G

WHiLE   U WAiT

Here you go,

Mr. SquarePants.

Hmm…

Is there something wrong?

           I’m not sure if

these are my pants.

( groans )

( sniffs )

How about this one,

bodyguard?

Too overbearing?

Can we just go to your house?

           Here we are,

SquarePants Manor.

Bodyguard, let me just

take this opportunity

to say you’re the best bodyguard

a fellow could hope to have.

All right, enough

of the sappy talk.

           Open the door

so I can strangle you…

I mean, uh, choke you…

            I mean, uh, crush

your windpipe… I mean…

“Protect me”?

Thanks.

Don’t mention it,

Strangler…

( gasps )

I mean “bodyguard.”

Now, where

did I put my key?

( growls )

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( growling

and sizzling )

Well, I can’t

find them.

Do you want

to take a look?

Forget the key!

           Let’s climb

through this window.

( grunts )

I can’t reach it.

Can you hop up

on my shoulders, kid?

Sure.

With these spiky cleats,

anything is possible.

( grunts )

“Cleats”?

( screams )

           Get your feet

out of my eye sockets!

I’m trying, but my cleats

are stuck in your corneas!

( screaming )

( screaming )

Get off! Get off!

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( screaming )

Oh, oh, oh!

( pops )

Don’t be mad,

bodyguard.

Let me just grab the key

I keep under the mat

and we can get inside.

( growls )

O   Y!

( explosion )

There you are,

you little rascal.

Now to put it in the lock,

which should activate

the tumblers,

thus opening the door.

Step inside…

Close the door…

Well, here we are.

I finally got you all alone!

( laughing maniacally )

I know, isn’t it great?

( both laughing )

( both laughing )

( both laughing )

( both laughing )

( both laughing )

Ooh!

Now you’re going to

get yours, Tattletale!

           Surprise!

Surprise!

                                        Surprise!

                                                                     Surprise!

C O N  G R  A T  U  L A  T  i O  N  S

S P  O   N    G  E  B  O  B

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O   N   T   i  M  E

( cheering )

A surprise party

to celebrate

my perfect on-time

percentage at work?

Oh, how’d you guys know?

It’s on the invitations

           you sent us.

P     A    R    T    Y

Let’s boogie!

( partygoers cheering )

( beach party music playing )

P    A    R     T

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P    A    R     T

            SPONGEBOB:

            Bye, everybody,

thanks for coming!

Bye, Mr. Krabs, bye, Plankton,

            bye, Sandy, bye, Larry,

bye, Pearl, bye, Mrs. Puff, bye,

Squidward, bye, the rest.

( stampeding )

( laughs )

( sighs )

Alone at last.

Huh? What? What?

So we’re

all alone now?

Just you, me

and the floorboards.

( laughing maniacally )

( laughing maniacally )

( laughing maniacally )

( laughing maniacally )

( laughing ):

Yeah!

( both laughing )

( knocking )

ALL:

Happy birthday,

SpongeBob!

How did you guys know

today is my birthday?

We just do what

the invitations say.

P A R  T Y

Let’s boogie

some more!

( crowd cheers )

( beach party music resumes )

A     R    T    Y         T

                                                P

P    A     R    T

Thanks for coming!

Whew!

( laughs )

Alone again.

Is it true?

Everybody’s gone?

Uh-huh.

No more

parties today?

You’ve got everything

you need now?

Nobody’s left,

we’re completely alone?

Oh, yeah.

In that case…

( laughs maniacally )

Great parties, huh?

Oh!

Sorry, tubby,

you got to go.

Wait, we can

trust Patrick.

He’s my best friend.

Well, uh, I can’t

take any chances.

            For all we know, uh,

he could be the Strangler.

I’m the Strangler?!

Oh, I should have known!

I got to turn myself in!

( panting )

( crashes )

So Patrick’s

the Strangler.

Gee, you think

you know a guy.

He’s not the Strangler!

He’s not?

( tearing )

I am!

Hey, how’d you do that

without shaving cream?

Oh, it’s a fake,

you idiot!

I bought it at

the party store!

Did someone

say “party”?

( screams )

( crashes )

I can’t take it!

           Wait, bodyguard,

I need protection!

T  A  X  I

Step on it!

I’m being chased by a maniac!

( tires screeching )

I’m not safe!

Come back!

Bi k i N i     BO T T O M

A    i   R     P    O     R    T

( tires screeching )

( gasps )

Finally! Away from that guy.

SPONGEBOB:

Good idea,

bodyguard.

He’ll never

find us up here.

( screams )

                      SPONGEBOB:

Good thinking, bodyguard.

                      SPONGEBOB:

Good thinking, bodyguard.

The Strangler could have been

                       on that plane.

P O L i  C E     S T  A T i O  N

B B P D

( screams )

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TATTLETALE STRANGLER

Bodyguard!

Bodyguard!

Look, kid…

I’m not your bodyguard!

( sobbing )

( sobbing ):

I’m the Strangler.

See?

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( screams )

The Strangler!

Good work,

SpongeBob.

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TATTLETALE  STRANGLER

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TATTLETALE  S

You put the Strangler

behind bars.

At least I’m safe

from that yellow idiot.

PATRICK:

Hey, Mack.

What are you in for?

  • Home Video Releases:

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Seascape Capers VHS (January 6th, 2004) (2003)

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Seascape Capers DVD (January 6th, 2004) (2003)

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Complete 3rd Season DVD (Disc 3) (September 27th, 2005)

Nick Picks: Volume 2 DVD (October 18th, 2005)

SpongeBob SquarePants: The First 100 Episodes DVD (Disc 8) (Season 3) (September 22nd, 2009)

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