Squeaky Boots
Titlecard Squeaky Boots

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Episode No.: 8b
Season: 1
Airdate: September 4, 1999
Previous Episode: Sandy's Rocket
Next Episode: Nature Pants
Characters Voice actors
SpongeBob SquarePants Tom Kenny
Patrick Star Bill Fagerbakke

Squeaky Boots is an episode from season 1.





Pearl’s my Daughter


For Pearl's birthday, Mr. Krabs gives her a pair of fishing boots that only cost $2. After Pearl does not accept the gift, Mr. Krabs tells SpongeBob that the boots are special, and only worn by the best official fry cooks in the world. SpongeBob, excited, exchanges his paycheck for them, and starts wearing them all day and night. The squeak annoys Squidward so much that he leaves on vacation and Mr. Krabs has to fill in for him. After a sleepless night because of a squeaking window, Mr. Krabs cannot stand the squeak of SpongeBob's boots anymore. At his wit's end, he steals the boots and buries them underneath the Krusty Krab. However, he feels guilty and starts going into a strange state of guilt and a weird curse of the boots, believing that he hears nothing but the constant squeaking of the boots (every word he sees in his restaurant is even replaced by the word "squeak"). He unburied the boots, shrinks them and eats them in a bout of insanity. He thinks he finally has peace and quiet and goes on vacation with Pearl, until he hiccups, making the boots (inside his body) squeak.


  • During a Nickelodeon movie promotion in 1999, a set of scratch and sniff stickers were released at specified fast-food restaurants to be used with certain Nicktoons. One of them featured the scene when Mr. Krabs dropped the boots in the boiling water. Also, the symbol that signaled you to "sniff" at the bottom right part of the sticker was accidentally filmed along with the episode, and not edited over until late 2002, almost 3 years after the scratch and sniff packs were put out of circulation.
  • This is the second episode to feature computer-made sequences. The first was Jellyfish Jam.
  • If you listen for it, SpongeBob’s regular shoes usually squeak.
  • SpongeBob's original name (SpongeBoy) was refrenced in this episode ("SpongeBoy me Bob!").
  • This episode is a parody of the short-story "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe. The line, "It's the squeaking of the hideous boots!" is reminiscent of the last line of that story.


Episode Transcript: Squeaky Boots

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