"Ripped Pants" is the second segment of the second episode of SpongeBob SquarePants.


Ripped Pants

SpongeBob ripping his pants.

That Who Ripped, His, PANTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Spongebob and the Losers perform the "Ripped Pants" song.

The Narrator introduces Goo Lagoon, a popular beach in Bikini Bottom, where SpongeBob and Sandy are playing. SpongeBob puts on a show by making sand sculptures such as him covering himself in sand and calling himself, "Sandy.", acting like Squidward, and as Vito who says, "Here's an order of 25 Sand Pizza's, which makes Sandy laugh. Larry the Lobster comes and asks if they want to lift weights, which Sandy quickly accepts, while SpongeBob mopes behind them. When they arrive at the weight lifting area, Sandy lifts a bar weight and the crowd cheers. SpongeBob tries to get them to do something else, but Larry continues. He lifts a bar weight with six weights and the crowd cheers. Attempting to impress the crowd, SpongeBob lifts a stick but the crowd falls asleep. Sandy then lifts two anchors and is cheered. Larry then lifts the entire audience and bleachers, and once again the crowd cheers.SpongeBob is left out, and tries to get more attention by lifting a stick with Stay Puft marshmallow men on the ends, which he actually struggles to do. However, he accidentally rips his pants in the process, and the crowd laughs hysterically. Feeling embarrassed, SpongeBob sadly leaves the weight lifting area, as the people continue to laugh at him, until one fish compliments him for the good laugh. When Sandy agrees, SpongeBob decides to use this to his advantage. He rips his pants again while playing volleyball, then while playing frisbee. SpongeBob and Sandy then proceed to get some ice cream, where he again uses his ripped pants joke and the Banana Splits came in playing their theme song. He gets carried away and uses the joke at the snack bar and a kitchen. While at the surfing competition, SpongeBob rips his pants while surfing, which bores everyone. Realizing this, SpongeBob pretends to drown. When he washes up on the beach, a crowd gathers around him. He tells the lifeguard that he needs a tailor, because he ripped his pants. Everyone gets upset and leaves, including Sandy. He attempts to revive the joke by ripping his entire pants off, but it fails. After he realizes that he has driven all his friends away, he asks himself if he is the biggest loser on the beach. This question is answered by three other beachers, who each believe they are the biggest losers on the beach: Murray who forgot to put on sunscreen, Dexter who got sand in his burger machine, and Don Music who was buried in the sand and forgotten. They ask SpongeBob what happened to him, and he tells his story through a song. Everyone on the beach hears his song, and understands how he feels and that he apologizes. Sandy tells SpongeBob that if he wanted her to be his friend, he should have been himself. Larry asks him to sign his pants, and SpongeBob accepts. He bends down to sign, but his underwear rips off completely, and SpongeBob blushes in embarrassment.



  • For unknown reasons the Latin America airings of this episode finishes when the concert at the end of this episode is just beginning.
  • This episode is one of Tom Kenny's favorite episodes.
  • There is a toy produced by Fisher-Price based on this episode that consists of a SpongeBob whose pants can be made to rip.
  • This is the first and (so far) the only episode where Sandy is the only other main character that appears aside of SpongeBob. Usually, Sandy always appeared with some of the other main characters (e.g.: Patrick, Squidward or Mr. Krabs).
  • This is the first appearance of Larry and Scooter.
  • This is also the first appearance of Goo Lagoon.
  • Running gag: Whenever Spongebob does something (like pulling something or bending down etc.)he rips his pants.
  • Perch Perkins, the fish who was announcing the surfing contest, would later appear in "MuscleBob BuffPants".
  • This episode debuted most of the extra fish that are used a lot throughout the series.
  • Its possible this episode takes place later chronologically in the series, since Larry seems to know Spongebob, yet in later episodes him and Spongebob don't seem to be familiar.
  • This episode was ranked #6 in The 100 Greatest Nicktoon Episodes countdown.


  • When this episode aired, it had the Columbia-Tristar and Kingworld logo instead of United Plankton but it was later corrected.
  • SpongeBob is seen surfing in this episode, but in "SpongeBob VS The Big One", he didn't know how to surf.

Home video releases

  • SpongeBob SquarePants: Nautical Nonsense
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: Undersea Antics Volume 1
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: Home Sweet Pineapple
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: Absorbing Favorites
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: Nautical Nonsense and Sponge Buddies
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: The Complete 1st Season
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: Home Sweet Pineapple
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: Absorbing Favorites
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: The First 100 Episodes
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: It's a SpongeBob Christmas!

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