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Home Sweet Pineapple is the 11th episode of the Nick series, Spongebob Squarepants. The episode begins with nematodes looking around Bikini Bottom for food to eat. They eat a rock and Fred 's car, before finally finding Spongebob's pineapple. They eat his house leaving a dismal Spongebob Squarepants and Gary without shelter. Spongebob calls Squidward Tentacles while his house is shrinking to Squidward's annoyance, and he and Patrick Star meet at the remains of his home. Spongebob tells the news to Patrick and Squidward. Squidward fakes being sad about Spongebob's house, tells him it was great knowing him, and throws a private party at his house. Patrick is very upset about this and when Spongebob throws out the idea of moving back in with his parents, Patrick becomes upset saying that they could build him a new house like he build his house.

Spongebob and Patrick enthusiastically try to build back his pineapple.

They bring hard hats and tools, and begin work on Spongebob's new house. After hard, painful work, They build a replica of Spongebob's original house, but it is much to small and breaks when Spongebob tries to get in to the house. Then, Patrick suggests that Spongebob move in with him. That night, Spongebob and Gary sleep with Patrick, only to find out that Patrick is a very loud sleeper and after a very short outside stint, moves to Squidward's house. A very well rested and groggy Squidward allows them to stay with him until he realizes that he was housing Spongebob and kicks him out.

The Next Day, Spongebob packs his bags and prepares to move in with his mom and dad.

The next day, Squidward wakes up early to happily celebrate Spongebob moving. He goes outside as Spongebob's Mom and Dad arrive to take Spongebob home. Spongebob says his farewells and gets in the boat as Squidward happily dances in the background. Suddenly, Spongebob's seed he planted back into the ground at the former place where his pineapple stood, sprouts and begins to grow. As Patrick holds down the boat in sorrow, the seed grows into a "beanstalk type" plant the distributes a pineapple and disappears back into the ground. Spongebob, Patrick, Gary, Margaret, and Harold run into the pineapple ecstatically, and Spongebob finds a buried Squidward whom was covered up by the pineapple to end the episode.


  • 7th time Sandy Cheeks doesn't appear since her debut in Tea at the Tree Dome, 6th straight.
  • 11th appearance of Spongebob Squarepants.
  • Spongebob's parents, Harold and Margaret Squarepants, make their debut in this episode.
  • 9th appearance of Squidward.
  • 8th appearance of Patrick.
  • 8th time Mr. Krabs doesn't appear.
  • 4th time Plankton and Karen don't appear since their debut in Plankton.
  • 5th time Gary appears, first since Boating School.
  • This episode was release on the Home Sweet Pineapple DVD.
  • 2nd appearance of the nematodes, first was in Help Wanted.
  • This episode has a sequel, an eighth season episode: Home Sweet Rubble

Characters PresentEdit


  • (inside Squidward's house) Spongebob: "Squidward (gently pokes his nose) Squidward! (more roughly than before, pokes his nose, awaking Squidward) Squidward!"
  • Squidward: (in reply) "Huhahuhaa! Ohh! Wha Wha What?" 
  • Spongebob: "Squidward! Can we stay here for a couple days, or  month or two."
  • Squidward: "Na, Yeah, well, whatever." 
  • Spongebob: "Thanks! (pause as Spongebob runs over to other side of bed dropping Gary nearby in the floor) Thanks Squidward. Squidward, Can you scoot over a little?"
  • Squidward: "Oh, yeah. Sure.
  • Spongebob: "Well, while your at it, can you get me a glass of water?"
  • Squidward: "Ok." (goes and gets glass of water) 
  • Spongebob: (hands Spongebob glass of water) "Yeah, this a real swell place you got here. Thanks, buddy."
  • Squidward: "Your, welcome."
  • Spongebob: "Yeah, I like sleepovers."
  • Squidward: Yeah, me too."
  • Spongebob: "Yep, this is great. Good night Squidward."
  • Squidward: "Good night, Spongebob." (realizes that Spongebob was in his bed) (shoves Spongebob and Gary out the front door) "Good night, Spongebob!"
  • Patrick: "What are you going to do now?"
  • Spongebob: (in reply) "I guess I'll have to move back in with my mom and dad." (shows happy picture of his two parents)
  • Patrick: "Wait a minute, No you don't!' (shows sad picture of Spongebob's mom and dad) 
  • Margaret: "Spongebob! Hi, honey! We're here!"
  • Harold: "Come on, Spongebob! Hurry! Hurry, son. your mother has dinner waiting. 
  • Spongebob: (in reply) "Hi, mom."
  • Squidward: "Hello, Mrs. Squarepants, let me help you with these bags."
  • Spongebob: "Just give me a minute."

Air DateEdit

August 14th, 1999


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