|The Curse of Bikini Bottom|
|Airdate:||October 24, 2009|
|Previous Episode:||Kracked Krabs|
|Next Episode:||Squidward in Clarinetland|
"The Curse of Bikini Bottom" is an episode is from Season 7.
SpongeBob and Patrick accidentally anger the Flying Dutchman by riding a lawn mower through his graveyard and shavng his beard. With firey anger, Flying Dutchman curses them – and turns them into ghosts! The Flying Dutchman tells them that the curse wil be broken when his beard grows back... in 1,000 years! SpongeBob and Patrick decide to go with their life as normal as ghosts. However, they have disadvantages. First, they can't scare Squidward (for no apparent reason). Second, SpongeBob can't sleep on his house's top floor. Third, Patrick can see through his eyelids, making him wide awake, and finally, SpongeBob is unable to cook Krabby Patties at the Krusty Krab. He breaks Spat in anger and Spat's ghost rises up. Soon, they turn to the Flying Dutchman begging to become normal again, but he says that if they help him prepare for his date with a beard, the curse will be broken in a few months. After several attempts, SpongeBob poses as the Flying Dutchman's beard. Several months later, SpongeBob and Patrick return to normal, and the Flying Dutchman's beard is back. The Flying Dutchman comes to SpongeBob and Patrick, saying his girlfriend wants to be married and he hates the marryin' times. At the end of the episode, the Flying Dutchman's girlfriend is seen as he runs away from her.
- A commercial for this episode was first seen on October 19, 2009. It shows The Flying Dutchman turning SpongeBob and Patrick into ghosts, him walking into Squidward's shed, and then it shows them haunting Squidward. Finally, it shows SpongeBob hung up on the tool wall.
- In the original airing, it was rated TV-Y7. However, when Scaredy Pants was shown as the second segment, it was rated TV-Y, the original rating of the show.
- Surprisingly, Squidward's backyard is surrounded by a fence, a grass area, and a shed. In other episodes, it isn't.
- In this episode the green goo that came from SpongeBob and Patrick was ectoplasm which is a reference to Danny Phantom because in the show ectoplasm is green.
- In this episode, SpongeBob and Patrick call Squidward Old Man Squidward.
- The Flying Dutchman said that it would take a millenium for his beard to grow back. However, it grows back to normal in a mere few months.
- When Squidward squirts water at SpongeBob and Patrick, it went on them when it should have went through them, because they are ghosts.
- How can the water from Squidward's hose hurt Patrick and SpongeBob?
- Patrick called Squidward "Old Man Squidward" in the beginning of the episode.
- It is revealed that the flying dutchman is not a marrying type.
- The flying dutchman's beard grew back in several months when he said it would grow back in a thousand years. Maybe he bought a fake beard or it grew back quicker then he thought.
- In Pranks a Lot, Mr. Krabs was afraid of ghost, but in this episode, he sees SpongeBob as a ghost and dosen't freak out.