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Hall Monitor 
is the 14th episode of the Nickelodeon TV series Spongebob Squarepants. The episode begins with SpongeBob and his classmates in boating school. Mrs. Puff declares that the new hall monitor of the day is SpongeBob. Then, SpongeBob gives a 6-hour speech about accepting the hall monitor duty. After being trampled by his classmates when the dismissal bell rings, SpongeBob thinks he did not deserve the duty because he overdid the speech. Mrs. Puff, in guilt, allows SpongeBob to wear the uniform for the remainder of the day anyway. SpongeBob then goes downtown to help with a broken traffic light. After causing a huge pile-up, SpongeBob sees an open window and tries to warn the homeowners to fix it by barging in the window and acting like a maniac. They run out of the house screaming as SpongeBob closes the window. He continues to walk through town when he comes upon a strawberry ice cream puddle. He sees Patrick sitting on a wall licking an ice cream cone. SpongeBob startles him, causing Patrick to drop his ice cream on SpongeBob's face. SpongeBob writes Patrick up for littering as Patrick cries convincingly. A paperboy hands SpongeBob the latest newspaper, describing the maniac who was terrorizing Bikini Bottom by causing crashes and breaking into homes. Not realizing the paper was describing himself, SpongeBob makes it his mission to capture the criminal and quickly pardons Patrick by deputizing him. After inquiring the ex-criminal Patrick on what he would do if he were on the loose, Patrick responds by saying he would get an ice cream. The location switches to the duo exiting an ice cream parlor with a double scope of mint and chocolate. They repeat this several times until SpongeBob declares it isn't working and pulls out walkie-talkies for a new plan. They separate, and as SpongeBob disappears, a squad car arrives near Patrick. A pair of policemen question Patrick about the maniac and they laugh as Patrick screams in horror at a poorly drawn sketch of SpongeBob. Just after they leave, Patrick radios SpongeBob that he doesn't want to be a deputy and wants to go home.

Spongebob beginning to make the trip back to Patrick's location at the ice cream parlor.

SpongeBob begins the trip back to Patrick as nightfall suddenly occurs. As Patrick sees SpongeBob's figure in the dark, he begins shouting that the maniac is at the intersection of Conch and Coral Streets, which of course is where SpongeBob is standing. SpongeBob runs away trying to get away from "the maniac" as Patrick continues to say that the maniac is wherever Spongebob is. Finally, Spongebob crashes near a graveyard and finds a flyer of the maniac.

Spongebob confesses that he is the maniac.

He then quickly realizes that he is the maniac. When he openly confesses, several squad cars and policemen arrive to take him to prison. Just then, Mrs. Puff arrives to declare that Spongebob is her responsibility. As a result, the police take her in, and a video of her teaching her students from jail is seen to end the episode.


  • This is the 10th time Sandy Cheeks doesn't appear since her debut, and the 9th straight. 
  • This is the 14th appearance of SpongeBob SquarePants.
  • This is the 2nd appearance of Mrs. Puff.
  • This is the 10th time Mr. Krabs doesn't appear.
  • This is only the 3rd time Squidward Tentacles doesn't appear, and the first time he has not appeared since Ripped Pants.
  • This is the 10th appearance of Patrick.
  • This is the 7th consecutive time Plankton doesn't appear since his debut.
  • This is the 9th time Gary doesn't appear; it is the 3rd episode in a row this happens.
  • This episode was released on the Sea Stories DVD.

Characters Present 


  • Patrick: "Hurry, SpongeBob, I think its getting, (quickly goes from day to night, pause), dark."
  • SpongeBob: "Just put on your siren, I'll be right there." 
  • Patrick: (while walking) "Wewoo, Wewoo, Wewoo, Wewoo, (picks up maniac poster and makes much faster siren noises) wewoo, wewoo, wewoo, wewoo! SpongeBob, I see him!"
  • SpongeBob: "Where is he, Patrick?!"
  • Patrick: "At the intersection of Conch and Coral." (SpongeBob turns his head)
  • SpongeBob: "That's where I am. He's right on top of me, but I can't see him. What's he doing?"
  • Patrick: "He's just standing there, MENACINGLY, (screams into walkie-talkie enough to blow SpongeBob's mouth back), Get out of there, SpongeBob!" 
  • SpongeBob: "Neawhaa!"
  • Patrick: "That's his maniac shriek. He's going to attack. (SpongeBob runs around to spotlight in circles crying) He's acting all crazy. Run! Hide behind that building, No! He's behind that building. Quick! Hide behind that street sign! NO WAIT! The maniac just went by that sign! QUICK! Get under the street light! NO WAIT! O, He's there too! Run for your lives!" (SpongeBob gets inside a mailbox) (inaudible and muffled sounds) 
  • SpongeBob: "Say again, deputy."
  • Patrick: "The maniac's in the mailbox!" (SpongeBob screams and runs across town streets and crashes near a graveyard)
  • SpongeBob: "Huh, this guy's not half bad looking for a maniac. Wait a minute, Patrick. I'm the maniac." (Patrick Screams) 

Air Date

August 28, 1999




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