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Encyclopedia > Band Geeks
SpongeBob SquarePants episode
"Band Geeks"
Season №: 2
Episode №: 35b
Production №: 035
Airdate: September 7, 2001
Best Day Ever Rank: #38
Guest(s): None
Writer(s): C.H. Greenblatt
Aaron Springer
Merriwether Williams
Storyboard Artist(s): C.H. Greenblatt
Supervising Producer: None
Main: Aaron Springer
Storyboard: Aaron Springer
Animation: Frank Weiss
Creative: Derek Drymon
Technical: None
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"Band Geeks" is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season two. This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ...

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.

Brief summary: After Squidward gets a call from his old high school classmate and rival, Squilliam Fancyson, he has to present a competing band at the Bubble Bowl (evidently some sort of football game like the Super Bowl or possibly the Rose Bowl). The only problem is, he doesn't have a band. Rival may mean: Rivalry between competing factions, as in sports teams. ... Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... The Rose Bowl is an annual American college football bowl game, usually played on January 1 (New Years Day) at the stadium of the same name in Pasadena, California. ...


  • Friday
    • 8:34 PM: Squidward looks at his watch.
    • 8:35 PM: Squidward arrives at the practice
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
  • Monday
    • 10:00 PM: Band Practice is over
  • Tuesday

Time cards shown:

  • Day Two
  • Day Three
  • Day Four

Characters Present:

Main Characters:

Major Characters: Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Squidward Tentacles Squidward Tentacles is a fictional character in the Nickelodeon animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants. ...

Minor Characters: Squilliam Fancyson is the enemy of Squidward Tentacles in the animated TV series, SpongeBob SquarePants. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Patrick Star is a fictional animated character in the hit Nickelodeon animated series, SpongeBob SquarePants. ... Sandy Cheeks is a fictional animated character in the Nickelodeon animated series, SpongeBob SquarePants. ... Eugene H. Mr. ... Sheldon J. Plankton (Mostly known as just Plankton. ...

Characters Mentioned: Larry Lobster is the lifeguard of Goo Lagoon in the animated TV series, SpongeBob SquarePants. ... Mrs. ... Pearl Krabs is a fictional character in the Nickelodeon animated series, SpongeBob SquarePants. ...

  • Jimmy
  • A Fireman
  • "Some guy in an Ambulance" (an attendant/a doctor/nurse)
  • "A dying animal"


  • "Sweet Victory"



Squidward conducting the Bikini Bottom Super Band.
Squidward conducting the Bikini Bottom Super Band.

Squidward gets a call from his high school classmate, Squilliam Fancyson. He's very successful and succeeded in everything that Squidward failed in. He says that Squidward's band has to play instead of his own at the Bubble Bowl, but Squidward doesn't have a band. So, he makes one. Disaster ensues. On the day of the concert, Squilliam insults the band. Squidward turns his head away from the band before they begin, assuming that the performance will be a disaster, but the band is successful. Image File history File links Squidbandgeeks. ... Image File history File links Squidbandgeeks. ...


  • The song used in this episode, Sweet Victory, was performed by David Glen Eisley of the 1980s heavy metal band, Giuffria.
  • In one scene, Patrick says "the owner of the White Sedan," but they drive boats in bikini bottom, not cars.
  • When everyone in the room is saying "blah, blah, blah," SpongeBob and Patrick are sitting next to each other. However, when Patrick asks if mayonnaise is an instrument, he is sitting next to Sandy. The only way this is possible is if SpongeBob was next to Patrick on his other side, but when Mr. Krabs asks when they get the free food, Sandy is on one side of the room (viewers' left) in the front row and SpongeBob is on the other side (viewers' right) in the center row.
  • The footage of the football game is from a USFL game at the Liberty Bowl, home of the Memphis Showboats. Crowd members can be seen wearing Tampa Bay Bandits shirts as well.
  • On YTV airings, during the song, the captions read the line "The only attack" as "We're only intact". And the line "And it's ours for the taking, it's ours for the fight." is read as "And it's all for the taking, it's all for the fight.".
  • The tune that was played by the trumpeters was first heard in Hall Monitor if observed closely.
  • The German title of the episode, "Hör mal, wer da spielt" (roughly translated: "Listen, who's playing"), is probably an allusion to the German title of Home Improvement, which is "Hör mal, wer da hämmert" (roughly translated: "Listen, who's hammering").
  • Towards the end, Squidward says, "I'll just tell them you all died in a marching accident." The flag twirlers actually did die in a marching accident after crashing into a blimp.
  • When Patrick gets his neck squeezed into the bell of a trombone after he kicks Sandy, he sits down and the slide automatically moves up, which is impossible; the slide can only move downward without actually moving it manually. Then, as the slide comes closer to the mouthpiece, the note gets lower, which is also impossible on a glissando upwards like that). The note should get higher.
  • To date, this is the only episode where Squidward wins.
  • When the flag twirlers die in a freak zeppelin/marching accident, a trumpeteer starts to play Taps and all the other band members take off their hats to last greet the dead flag twirlers.
  • This is the first appearance of Squilliam Fancyson.
  • In this episode, it's revealed that Larry's heart once gave out from too many tanning pills.
  • This episode can be referred to as a fan favorite.
  • Nicktoons in the UK aired the "Sweet Victory" scene on a continuous loop for a few days after Telewest decided to include them in their cable packages again.
  • The song that Squidward's band wanted to play was Love Rollercoaster by the Ohio Players.
  • When Squidward tells the brass section to play, Pearl is seen with a saxophone. Actually, a saxophone is a woodwind because of its method of tone generation, even if it is made from brass.
  • When Spongebob points upward when he is singing Sweet Victory, you can see a ring on his finger. This ring is often thought to be the Friendship Ring that was referenced in the episode that "Band Geeks" aired with The Secret Box
  • When all the band members are fighting with each other you can see that Spongebob is fighting with a fake arm if you look really hard.
  • One of the fish is seen with a sousaphone. One of the fish can be seen with an oboe. Normally oboes are not in marching bands. This is replaced by a flute or clarinet.
  • Spongebob is seen with a bugle. It is seen because his trumpet has no valves.
  • Squidward's band was originally stated to be a marching band, but was turned into a rock band at the end of the episode. The woodwind and brass instruments (with the exception of the trumpets) were replaced with vocals, guitars and a keyboard. This may be because Spongebob and the rest of the band spent most of the night rehearsing.
  • When the Day 3 card appears its I Was a Teenage Gary's title card.
  • Many fans refer to this episode as "One of the Best"
  • This was the newly last episode shown before the September 11, 2001 attacks.

David Glen Eisley (born September 5, 1952 in Los Angeles, California) is an actor and musician. ... The 1980s refers to the years of and between 1980 and 1989. ... Heavy metal is a form of rock music characterized by aggressive, driving rhythms and highly amplified distorted guitars, generally with grandiose lyrics and virtuosic instrumentation. ... Giuffria Giuffria was an AOR band that appeared in the wake of Journeys success. ... The United States Football League was a professional American football league that played three seasons between 1983 and 1985, in the process presenting the rival National Football League with its greatest competitor since the 1960s version of the American Football League. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Memphis Showboats was a franchise in the United States Football League. ... The Tampa Bay Bandits was a franchise in the United States Football League and competed in all three of the seasons of that leagues existence: 1983, 1984, and 1985. ... Hall Monitor is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season one. ... Home Improvement was an American television sitcom starring actor/comedian Tim Allen, loosely based on his stand-up comedy routine. ... Glissando (plural: glissandi) is a musical term that refers to either a continuous sliding from one pitch to another (a true glissando), or an incidental scale played while moving from one melodic note to another (an effective glissando). ... Taps (Butterfields Lullaby), sometimes known by the lyrics of its second verse, Day is Done, is a famous musical piece, played in the U.S. military during flag ceremonies and funerals, generally on bugle or trumpet. ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Squidward Tentacles Squidward Tentacles is a fictional character in the Nickelodeon animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants. ... Love Rollercoaster is a song by American funk/R&B band The Ohio Players, originally featured on their 1975 album Honey. ... The Ohio Players are a funk and R&B band whose heyday was in the mid- to late 1970s. ... A woodwind instrument is a musical instrument in which sound is produced by blowing through a mouthpiece against an edge or by a vibrating reed, and in which the pitch is varied by opening or closing holes in the body of the instrument. ... Production Order The Secret Box is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season two. ... Sousaphone player in Washington Square, New York City The sousaphone is a type of tuba often used in a marching band. ... The oboe is a double reed musical instrument of the woodwind family. ... The flute is a musical instrument of the woodwind family. ... Two soprano clarinets: a Bâ™­ clarinet (left) and an A clarinet (right, with no mouthpiece). ... The word bugle has two different meanings: A brass musical instrument, seeBugle (instrument) An often cultivated lamiaceae, Bugle (plant) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The trumpet is the highest brass instrument in register, above the horn, trombone, euphonium and tuba. ... Production Order I Was a Teenage Gary is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season one. ... A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly...


  • [At band class]
SpongeBob: Is this the part where we start kicking?
Squidward: No SpongeBob, that's a chorus line.
Patrick: Kicking? Oh, I wanna do some kicking! [Kicks Sandy]
Sandy: Ow! Why you...! Why I outta...! [Sandy begins beating Patrick up. The fight tumbles outside]
Patrick: AAAAAAAAAH! [awkward silence, then Patrick pokes his head through the door] Whoever's the owner of the White Sedan, you left your lights on. [Patrick walks through the doors. Revealing that he has a trombone for a neck. The instrument plays a note at every footstep Patrick takes. When Patrick sits down, the trombone plays a long, low note along with Patrick opening his mouth to make the sound]
  • Doctor: Yeah, we're with the pet hospital down the street, and I understand you have a dying animal on the premesis.
  • Squidward: Now, how many of you have played musical instruments before?
Plankton: Do instruments of torture count?
Squidward: No.
Patrick: Is mayonnaise an instrument?
Squidward: No Patrick, Mayonnaise is not an instrument. [Patrick raises his hand]
Squidward: Horse-radish is not an instrument either. [Patrick lowers his hand]
  • Squidward: Now the drums! [SpongeBob and two fish have their drumsticks in their mouths. They blow, which shoots the drumsticks in Squidward's direction, pinning him to the wall]
Squidward: Too bad that didn't kill me.
  • Squidward: I have a theory, people talk loud when they wanna act smart, right?
Plankton: (shouts) CORRECT!
Squidward: So, if we play loud, people might think we're good! Everybody ready! A-one a-two a-one two three four! (The band plays really loud, blowing out the windows of the building, and sound worse than before)
Squidward: (Squidward's face is blown back by the force, baton breaks in half) Okay, New theory. Maybe we should play so quietly nobody can hear us.
Blue Fish: Well maybe we wouldn't sound so bad if some people didn't try to play with big meaty claws!
Mr. Krabs: What did you say, punk?
Blue Fish: Big, meaty, CLAWS!
Mr. Krabs: Well these claws ain't for just attracting mates!
Blue Fish: Bring it on old man! Bring it on!
SpongeBob: No people. Let's be smart and bring it off.
Nancy: Oh! So now the talking cheese is gonna preach to us!
  • [Outside the Bubble Bowl]
Squidward: Well I knew this would happen. They're just gonna have to find another band to play. I just hope that [Spots Squilliam] SQUILLIAM DOESN'T FIND OUT!!!! SQUILLIAM!!!! AAAAAAAAAAUUGH!!!!!!!!! What are you doing here?
Squilliam: I just came to see you blow it. So, where's your band?
Squidward: They couldn't come they...died.
Squilliam: Then who's that?
Squidward: [sees fancy band] AAAAAHHHH!!!! THAT WOULD BE MY BAND!!!!!
SpongeBob: We're ready to perform Squidward.
Squilliam: Well Squiddy, this is exactly how I pictured your band would look. [SpongeBob's waving his hands back and forth along with his tongue]
Squidward: That's his...eager face.
  • [At the Bubble Bowl, looking at the humans]
Patrick: These are some ugly looking fish.
SpongeBob: Maybe we're near one of those toxic waste dumps.
Mr. Krabs: I think I'm gonna be sick!
  • [After first talking with Squilliam at his house]
Squidward: I've got to drum up a marching band fast...heh, drum. Band humor.

(drving to band class) For the musical group, see Mayonnaise (band). ... For the musical group, see Mayonnaise (band). ... Binomial name Armoracia rusticana Horseradish (Armoracia rusticana, syn. ...

  • Squidward: That trilobite didn't know an oboe from an elbow! Heh! Heh! Heh! More band humor.
  • Crowd: Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah!(repeated line)
  • Squidward: Brass section! Go! [some fish with brass instruments repeat his notes for five times] Good! Now,the drums! [Sponge and two other fish try to blow on the drumsticks to make noise for eight times. They fly out of their mouths and hit Squid, two on his shirt and one under his arm, pinning him to the wall.] Too bad that didn't kill me. (Fades out, too bad indeed for Squidward anyway.)

"Sweet Victory"

"Sweet Victory" is stock music, music that is kept in a library to be bought by companies for use in various media. The full song, as well as its instrumental version, can be heard in Associated Production Music's (http://www.apmmusic.com) library and on [1]. The song can also be found in SpongeBob SquarePants: The Yellow Album

Preceded by
"The Secret Box"
SpongeBob SquarePants episodes Followed by
"Sailor Mouth"

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Band Nerds Anonymous :: View topic - Discovery channel--NEW EPISODE! (1987 words)
The band geek is a complex and fascinating animal, capable of moving at high speeds in unison to form complex and intricate shapes on the fields, as well as producing amazing musical sounds.
Band geeks are best viewed during the fall season when they gather with their individual herds to practice for the regional gathering of the herds.
In conclusion, the band geek is a fascinating individual worthy of further study, particularly for its complex social structure within the herd and its ability to produce intricate and well practiced musical and visual displays.
BAND DICTIONARY (2363 words)
BAND CAMP: A time of gathering between most band geeks (including color guard) for six days during August where they learn how to hunt raccoons and sneak out of cabins in search of real food (such as the Pepsi machine, which brings together the biggest collection of 1's and quarters you've ever seen!)
GRADUATED BAND GEEK: Someone who no longer attends the school or is over-age for a drum corps., so he is no longer in the band or corps.
This is not to be confused with a former band geek, or graduated band geek.
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