JoshuaCatherine2179 . In this episode, SpongeBob wins a conch shell in a contest to summon Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy.  In 1995, Joe Murray, creator of Rocko's Modern Life, met Hillenburg at an animation festival, and offered him a job as a director of the series. Now he can summon the semi-retired super heroes whenever there's an emergency. Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy go to Goo Lagoon and to the Krusty Krab to find clues. Latest appearance: After SpongeBob befriends Plankton, the two engage in a variety of friendship activities. [The exterior of SpongeBob's pineapple is shown.] However, Squidward does not have fun with the paper, and realizes that it is completely worthless. SpongeBob orders fake arms with inflatable muscles to impress everyone. SpongeBob is constantly practicing karate with Sandy, but he gets increasingly paranoid of Sandy's attacks, which is affecting his job at the Krusty Krab so Mr. Krabs orders SpongeBob to stop doing karate after attacking the customers or else he'll be fired. He and Barnacle Boy were retired after Mermaid Man’s voice actor, Ernest Borgnine, passed away in 2012.  This was discovered after voice acting for the original seven-minute pilot was recorded in 1997. , The season marked the introduction of the "sky flowers" as the main background. We're supposed to be underwater, you know. It should be noted that the Green Lantern Corps of DC also say an oath, and wield "power rings" as their armament. He concludes that he needs someone big to help clear the beach for him, and encounters SpongeBob. ). Squidward decides to invite Patrick and SpongeBob to a dinner party in order to repair their friendship. The Adventures of Man Sponge and Boy Patrick in E.V.I.L vs. the I.J.L.S.A, The Adventures of Man Sponge and Boy Patrick in The Mega-Justice Collection, The Adventures of Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy Theme Song, Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy Trading Card No.  The show shifted to digital ink and paint animation during its second season in 2000. In their hunt, SpongeBob and Patrick find the treasure, but Mr. Krabs says that all of the treasure belongs to him. SpongeBob wins a conch shell that can summon Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy in emergencies.  In the episode "Scaredy Pants", a Halloween special, American band the Ghastly Ones performed a special musical performance, while Brian Doyle-Murray voiced the Flying Dutchman. At the competition, every contestant heaves their anchors far, but with his fake muscles, SpongeBob cannot even lift his anchor. He takes the treasure, but gives them two gold coins.  John Lurie and Jim Jarmusch (who collaborated to make the films Stranger Than Paradise and Down by Law) made a cameo as themselves in the episode "Hooky", through excerpts from the Bravo serial, Fishing with John. The three snails are last seen meowing. After another failed attempt by the evil Plankton to steal a Krabby Patty, SpongeBob reasons that Plankton is just lonely and needs a friend; that's why he's so evil. Note: This is the final episode of the series to use traditional cel animation; from the second season onwards, the series would use digital ink and paint. The DVD boxset for season one was released by Paramount Home Entertainment and Nickelodeon in the United States and Canada in October 2003, two years after it had completed broadcast on television. Mr. Krabs likes the game so much that he wants to go on a real treasure hunt. Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy later arrest Seymour and Mermaid Man calls him evil. The Mermalair features a "villain containment chamber," where villains such as Man Ray and Prawn are imprisoned in frozen tartar sauce, as seen in "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III" and the video game Battle for Bikini Bottom. He instead arranges for Neptune to be a trainee under him at the Krusty Krab. " The season was storyboarded and written by Sherm Cohen, Derek Drymon, Steve Fonti, Stephen Hillenburg, Chuck Klein, Jay Lender, Chris Mitchell, Mark O'Hare, Aaron Springer, Paul Tibbitt, Ennio Torresan, Vincent Waller, and Erik Wiese. SpongeBob and Patrick want to meet their favorite retired superheroes, Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy, who are now elderly and living in a retirement home. However, the gigantic bubble engulfs Squidward's house, unearthing it and sending it up in the air. Neptune is angered by this and tastes SpongeBob's patty, and finds it to be delicious. SpongeBob wins a conch shell that can summon Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy in emergencies. SpongeBob and Patrick go back in time to see the young Mermaidman and Barnacleboy.SpongeBob and Patrick watch their heroes fight bad guys in a classic Mermaidman and Barnacleboy episode. , The first season featured Tom Kenny as the voice of the title character SpongeBob SquarePants and his pet snail Gary. Action hero (semi-retired) Several compilation DVDs that contained episodes from the season were released. SpongeBob Squarepants S03E01 - Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy IV. This is the Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy theme music used on episodes of "Spongebob Squarepants". When Sandy sees him, she decides to enroll the both of them in a competition, where each contestant must throw an anchor the farthest they can. He appears in the level Rooftop Rumble and helps Starfishman defeat Plankton. Mermaid Man makes a cameo with Barnacle Boy in the level "Boating School 101.". Puff, SpongeBob's boating school teacher; and Lori Alan as Pearl Krabs, a teenage whale who is Mr. Krabs' daughter. He chose "SquarePants" as a family name as it referred to the character's square shape and it had a "nice ring to it".. The announcer … 9:35. The transformed SpongeBob approaches Squidward who runs in fear, accidentally injects himself with the serum, and thus turns into SquidSnail. 020b - Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy II One Saturday morning, SpongeBob is watching his favorite show, The Adventures of Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy Barnacle Boy is depicted as being the under-credited and underappreciated younger sidekick of Mermaid Man. SpongeBob wins the Conch Signal from The Adventures of Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy in a contest.  Hillenburg said to Williams that "it was her responsibility to get us [the writers] to come up with new ideas.  Shortly following this, Hillenburg began working on SpongeBob SquarePants, teaming up with several Nickelodeon veterans and Rocko crew members, including creative director Derek Drymon, writers and directors Sherm Cohen and Dan Povenmire, writer Tim Hill, actor and writer Martin Olson, animation director Alan Smart, and story editor Merriwether Williams. Three of its episodes won Best Sound Editing in Television Animation at the 2000 Golden Reel Awards. He said that "Unlike most cartoons today, SpongeBob SquarePants caters to both a child and an adult audience. The Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy trading card. A common stereotype of the elderly, Mermaid Man is easily annoyed, falls asleep often, and is very senile.  Originally the character was to be named SpongeBoy and the show would be called SpongeBoy Ahoy!. The season received positive reviews from media critics upon release. Mr. Krabs, the owner of the restaurant, and Squidward Tentacles, a Krusty Krab employee and SpongeBob's next-door neighbor, consider SpongeBob unqualified for the job and send him on a fool's errand to return with a special mechanical spatula. More merchandise can also be seen in "Mermaid Man Begins," thus causing a dispute on his and Barnacle Boy's backstory. French Narrator: Ah, [The scene pan-fades into the house.] Now he can summon the semi-retired super heroes whenever there’s an emergency.  The show was originally to be called SpongeBoy Ahoy!, but the name SpongeBoy was already in use for a mop product. His supposedly fake origins (shown in "Ditchin") suggests he is from outer space. A costume of him can be accessed via the changing tent in the console version. Color: , During the first season, the writing staff used most of the story ideas that were in Hillenburg's series bible and they had problems on how to generate new ideas.  Upon finding this out, Hillenburg decided that the character's given name still had to contain "Sponge" so viewers would not mistake the character for a "Cheese Man". Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy appear in the Mermalair but Plankton's robots have invaded it. Series: Ernest Borgnine (1999 - 2012)Tom Kenny (younger self in "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy")Adam West (younger self in "Back to the Past")Video games: Ernest Borgnine (SuperSponge, SpongeBob's Truth or Square, and SpongeBob's Boating Bash)Joe Whyte (Employee of the Month, Battle for Bikini Bottom, and Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated)Joe Alaskey (Lights, Camera, Pants! 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