Curiosity is killing Spongebob as he tries to invite out what is in the box that Patrick keeps with him: Squidward wants to form a marching band.


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Episode cast overview:
SpongeBob / Gary (voice)
Patrick Star (voice)
Mr. Krabs (voice)
Sandy Cheeks / Evelyn (voice)
Mrs. Poppy Puff (voice)
Brad Abrell ...
Announcer (voice)
Fish 2 (voice)


The Secret Box: Patrick has a box and he won't show SpongeBob what's inside of it because it's a secret. SpongeBob can't believe Patrick would keep something from him and he pretends not to care what's inside the box, but secretly it's driving him crazy. In the end, SpongeBob's curiosity gets the better of him and he breaks into the Rock at night to steal the box. When SpongeBob discovers nothing inside he is sorely disappointed and leaves. Afterwards, Patrick is grateful that SpongeBob never found his secret compartment inside his secret box. Band Geeks: When Squidward's rival from High School starts bragging to him about being a successful bandleader, Squidward lies and claims he has a successful band as well. His rival offers to let Squidward and his band pinch hit for him at the famous Bubble Bowl. Squidward jumps at the chance and then realizes he doesn't have a band and needs to get one fast. He recruits SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy etc. to play in his band, but they act like a ... Written by NAS

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7 September 2001 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


When SpongeBob puts a stocking on his head, he briefly squishes into the shape of a woman's leg. See more »


When Spongebob's arms are pulled off, Patrick takes Spongebob's right arm off of the box. But when he points at him with it, by the way the fingers are positioned, you can tell that it's a left hand. See more »


Squidward: [answers phone] Hello. You've reached the house of unrecognized talent. Please leave a message after the...
[plays tone on clarinet]
Squilliam: Sounds like you have a dying animal to attend to.
Squidward: Squilliam Fancyson from band class?
Squilliam: I hear you're playing the cash register now.
Squidward: Er, sometimes. How's the unibrow?
Squilliam: It's big and valuable. I'm the leader of a big, fancy band now, and we're supposed to play the Bubble Bowl next week.
Squidward: The Bu-bu-bu... the Bu-bu-bu... the Bu-bu-bu...
Squilliam: That's right, I'm living your dream, ...
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Referenced in The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015) See more »


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The secret box is a masterpiece with a intelligent plot twist
29 December 2016 | by (Gothenburg, Sweden) – See all my reviews

Band Geeks is a very good episode, in fact it's one of the very best. I won't tell you why, since other users already explained that in perfect detail. Anyhow the plot is basically about Squidward starting a band, with his nemesis showing up for the first time. Great episode!


BUT THE SECRET BOX!!! The secret box is undoubtedly a masterpiece. Everything about it is genius. It contains possibly the best plot-twist in all literature and television ever created, even surpassing such classics as "The Usual Suspects". In addition, it is a pure comedy goldmine!

An obvious 10/10.

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