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Pressure/The Smoking Peanut 

Sandy and SpongeBob compete in a series of extreme underwater activities; SpongeBob covers up the fact that he caused emotional hurt to an oyster at the zoo.


Stephen Hillenburg (creator), Jay Lender | 14 more credits »


Episode cast overview:
Tom Kenny ... SpongeBob / Seagull / Narrator / Gary (voice)
Bill Fagerbakke ... Patrick Star (voice)
Rodger Bumpass ... Squidward Tentacles (voice)
Clancy Brown ... Mr. Krabs (voice)
Carolyn Lawrence ... Sandy Cheeks (voice)
Mr. Lawrence ... Hot Dog Guy / P.A. / Reporter (voice)
Dee Bradley Baker ... Joe / Fish #2 / Policeman (voice)
Patrick Pinney Patrick Pinney ... Fish #1 / Zoo Keeper / Security Guard (voice) (as Pat Pinney)
Frank Welker ... Clamu / Baby Oyster (voice)




Pressure: Sandy and SpongeBob get into a fierce competition doing extreme underwater sports. The longer they compete, the more people they attract and soon SpongeBob has a small following who cheer him on as their underwater mascot and poo poo Sandy because she is a "land lubber." The score is even until Sandy loses because her underwater suit can't handle the pressure from the great depths of the sea. SpongeBob and his cronies brag and Sandy challenges them to go to the surface and see how they do. Scared out of their minds, they go to the surface and get chased by a seagull. In the end, Sandy saves them just barely in time. The Smoking Peanut: SpongeBob and Patrick visit the zoo and SpongeBob innocently tosses a peanut at a oyster in order to rouse it. The oyster goes crazy and suddenly the authorities demand to know what could have caused this. SpongeBob panics and denies that he knows anything about it. The dismayed oyster continues to cry, disturbing all of Bikini Bottom and ... Written by NAS

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Reef Blower suggests that above water, Squidward is actually purple, and his green skin is because of the sea tint. When he goes out of water here and in all future episodes, he's actually green. See more »


Sandy Cheeks: [hears Clamu crying in the background] Oh I can't stand it anymore! That poor, poor critter, what kind of inconsiderate person would upset such a gentle creature!
SpongeBob SquarePants: Uh, that's kind of what I wanted to talk about Sandy
Sandy Cheeks: Why, when I find out who caused that oyster so much pain, no more jiggery-pokery!
[rips a phone book in half]
Sandy Cheeks: Now what was it you wanted to talk about SpongeBob?
[Spongebob reacts nervously and starts twitching]
Sandy Cheeks: Hey SpongeBob how come you're all twitchy like that?
SpongeBob SquarePants: Twitchy? Twitchy? ...
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throwing a horde of peanuts at someone could kill them because they're allergic to peanuts.
26 October 2019 | by harleye-95218See all my reviews

An oyster doesn't cry A crying "oyster" is not like a murder. And tossing peanuts at someone could kill them if they're allergic. This is offensive to those who are allergic to peanuts

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Release Date:

8 March 2001 (USA) See more »

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