"Stuck in the Wringer" is the second segment of the 129th episode of SpongeBob SquarePants.


SpongeBob takes a morning shower at the beginning of this episode. When he gets out, he dries himself off in his wringer. As he starts to walk out of his bathroom, he nearly slips on a bar of soap. He is so proud of himself for avoiding a potential injury, that he doesn't notice that a rubber ducky has flown into his bathroom through his window. He trips over the ducky, then slips back onto the bar of soap, and finally gets stuck in his wringer. At this point, Patrick enters the bathroom and asks SpongeBob if he's seen his rubber ducky. SpongeBob points out the ducky that he tripped over, which is still on his floor. Patrick runs over to it. SpongeBob regretfully interrupts the reunion after a bit, telling Patrick that he needs help. He begins to explain that he is stuck in his wringer, but Patrick interrupts before he can finish, saying he knows how to help SponeBob. However, the problem only gets worse when Patrick, misunderstands the situation and uses Forever Glue to permanently trap SpongeBob inside it. SpongeBob is a bit upset, but tries to go about his usual day. But, being stuck in the wringer causes some unforeseen problems. He causes chaos at the Krusty Krab, and gets kicked out of work because he put Mr. Krabs' money in danger. Patrick meets him outside, and asks how his day is going. SpongeBob admits that he's having some trouble, and Patrick decides to take SpongeBob to Weenie Hut Jr.'s for some ice cream to cheer him up. SpongeBob becomes even sadder when he discovers that the wringer revents him from eating his ice cream. Patrick suggests that they go to the carnival, the "funnest spot in the ocean." Carnival games prove impossible for SpongeBob, but Patrick had lots of fun. Patrick's good luck annoys SpongeBob, which finally causes him to lose his temper and scream at Patrick for ruining his life. Patrick runs off crying as a result, and the other fish at the carnival are disgusted with SpongeBob's outburst (they seem to know that Patrick had not helped him one bit, but that he had at least tried, despite his stupidity), and tell SpongeBob that he deserved what he got, sending him into depression. The next morning, Patrick tries to ignore the fact that all of the things he usually does involve SpongeBob, and keeps telling himself that he's not supposed to care about SpongeBob anymore. Patrick finds that forgettng about his friend is impossible, and enters the Pineapple by breaking down the door. Inside, he finds a depressed and slightly crazed SpongeBob watching TV static. Horrified by this, and blaming himself for SpongeBob's problem, Patrick cries. His tears splash on the glue and melt some of it. Realizing this, SpongeBob suggests that they both cry, so he might be able to slip out of the wringer. Both friends cry, which melts the glue and allows SpongeBob to be free of the wringer. SpongeBob and Patrick hug when SpongeBob tosses the wringer into the air. When it comes back down, it lands around the two, leaving them stuck in the wringer together.



  •  ? - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [title card]
  •  ? - Ron Wasserman [SpongeBob loses soap bar]
  •  ? - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["Good thing I have a spare."]
  •  ? [SpongeBob slips on the soap]
  • Steel Licks - Jeremy Wakefield ["Not gonna fool me this time, soap."]
  • Shock (f) - Dave Hewson [SpongeBob steps on a rubber duck]
  • Vibe Sting - Nicolas Carr [SpongeBob gets stuck in the wringer]
  •  ? - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob struggles to get out]
  •  ? ["Hey, SpongeBob, have you seen my rubber ducky?"]
  • Tympup A - Sammy Burdson, John Charles Fiddy [Patrick glues SpongeBob to the wringer]
  •  ? - Nicolas Carr [Patrick glues SpongeBob to the wringer]
  • Drama Link (g) - Hubert Clifford ["Now I'm stuck... forever?!"]
  •  ? - Jeremy Wakefield ["Patrick, I wanted to get unstuck, not more stuck!"]
  •  ? - Nicolas Carr ["Hmm..."]
  • High Black Shoes - Tom Hedden ["You know what, SquarePants? That's quitter talk."]
  •  ? - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob falls down the stairs]
  •  ? - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [at the Krusty Krab]
  •  ? - Nicolas Carr [Squidward laughs]
  • Tomfoolery - David Snell ["Hey, SpongeBob, love the outfit."]
  • Dramatic Impact 5 - Ivor Slaney [SpongeBob accidentally squirts mustard in Squidward's eyes]
  • Dramatic Impact 6 - Ivor Slaney ["Squidward!"]
  • Armed Attack - Jean Clero [SpongeBob causes chaos]
  •  ? - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [money all over the floor]
  • Steel Licks - Jeremy Wakefield [Krabs kicks SpongeBob out]
  • Hawaiian Cocktail - Richard Myhill ["I can't do anything without this stupid wringer getting in the way."]
  • Woe is Me! - Richard Myhill ["A sad, sad, sad, sad little bike rack."]
  • Hawaiian Cocktail - Richard Myhill ["Don't you go crying on me!"]
  • Ulkereien - Gerhard Trede [Super Weenie Hut Jr.'s]
  • Old Comrades - Andrew Pilmer [carnival ball toss]
  • Wien Bleibt Wien (Vienna Forever Vienna) - Andrew Pilmer [SpongeBob gets a black eye]
  • Over the Waves - Andrew Pilmer, Juventino Rosas ["Hey, pal, want some of my cotton candy?"]
  • Melodrama - Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin [Patrick runs away crying]
  •  ? ["It's your heart."]
  • Hawaiian Link (b) - Richard Myhill ["You deserve what you've gotten."]
  • Hawaiian Breeze - Jon Jelmer [Patrick brushing his teeth]
  •  ? ["I know!"]
  •  ? [staring contest]
  •  ? [tumbleweed blows by]
  • Jalopy - Ron Aspery [playing fetch]
  • Horror House of Wax Retro 2 - Nicolas Carr, Ron Wasserman ["Buddy!"]
  • Death Clock C - Dick de Benedictis [SpongeBob watching static on TV]
  • Beautiful Moonlit Night - Carl Maria Von Weber, George Wilson ["I can't hear you with all the lonely voices in my head."]
  •  ? - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [ending]

Home video releases


  • SpongeBob SquarePants: The Great Patty Caper
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: The Complete 7th Season


  • This is the second time that Super Weenie Hut Jr's is shown. It was first seen in "No Weenies Allowed", but this episode reveals what it looks like inside.
  • When SpongeBob and Patrick are in Super Weenie Hut Jr's, the background music is the same as the title card music in the episode No Weenies Allowed. Also, this episode plays that music for the first time in 5 years (Missing Identity was the last time).
  • If one would look closely, When SpongeBob is taking off the wringer, it shaves his 5:00 shadow.
  • In this episode, it is revealed that SpongeBob can wash his brain with a bar of soap because of his holes.
  • It is also revealed that Patrick's body has various pockets for tools.
  • This is the third time SpongeBob makes Krabby Patties in a different way. The first two were "SquidBob TentaclePants" and "The Splinter".
  • This is the second time bodily fluids dissolve something seemingly permanent where the forever glue was dissolved by tears. The first was in Wet Painters when the paint was dissolved by saliva.

Cultural references

  • Forever Glue is a parody of Super Glue.


  • There was more than 1 Tom when SpongeBob was mad at Patrick at the carnival.
  • Tom had white eyes instead of yellow eyes in this episode.
  • When Patrick jumps off his rock, the soap on his body disappears when he touches the ground.
  • After SpongeBob slips on the soap, it zooms out and the soap is missing.
  • Patrick only put glue on one side of the wringer, but throughout the episode, it is on both sides.
  • The part of the handle that SpongeBob didn't break off with his tongue is missing after Patrick breaks the wringer off from the floor.
  • The worker's hat at the ball toss is temporarily missing.
  • When SpongeBob flew towards the wringer, he was facing the sky, but when he got stuck, he was facing the ground.
  • Everybody is angry at SpongeBob, but when SpongeBob says "ahhahahha, lot of drama of that one" Dale and Tom are do not appear angry at SpongeBob, but in the next scene, Tom appears angry and dale disappears.
  • Wringers wouldn't work under water.
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