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”Help Wanted” is the first episode from SpongeBob SquarePants in Season 1 and in the show.
"Help Wanted" first released on May 1st, 1999, in The United States of America (USA) and March 4th, 2000, in Canada, as well as August 23rd, 2002, in Germany. In this episode, SpongeBob gets a job at the Krusty Krab.
1999 Version (Pilot) Edit
The episode starts with a French Narrator introducing Bikini Bottom and SpongeBob. SpongeBob wakes up from his alarm and talks to Gary saying "Today's the big day Gary!". Gary then responds with a "Meow!". SpongeBob climbs up a diving board and lands in his pants. SpongeBob then weight lifts two teddy bears which then he exclaims he's ready. He says "I'm Ready!" several times before passing by an Easter Island Head with windows and a door, and a brown rock. The rock rolls up showing a pink starfish, Patrick, which he says "Go SpongeBob!" which then he falls. It then skips to SpongeBob looking at The Krusty Krab, home of the Krabby Patty.
1997 Version (Original Pilot) Edit
After Patrick falls from his rock, the SpongeBob Action Theme plays, which you can see cutscenes of SpongeBob walking across rocks, some credits, SpongeBob running; with some bubbles being shown on the background, and it finishing off by SpongeBob looking at The Krusty Krab. The rest of the episode is the same in the 1997 version, with only minor tweaks.
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- Did you know Help Wanted had Tiny Tim's "Living In The Moonlight" song in this episode? This is the only episode to contain that song.
- This episode didn't make it to The Complete First Season DVD due to copyright issues with "Living In The Moonlight".
- This is the first episode ever created in SpongeBob SquarePants.
- This is the first episode to feature SpongeBob, Gary, Patrick, Squidward, and Mr. Krabs.
- This episode is the first episode to feature The Krusty Krab as well as Barg-N-Mart.
- The French Narrator first appears in this episode.
- Why the episode name is called Help Wanted is because in The Krusty Krab, there is a "Help Wanted" sign and SpongeBob wants to join The Krusty Krew.
- SpongeBob first creates Krabby Patties in this episode.
- Sometime in 1997, there was an earlier version of “Help Wanted” containing a deleted scene and a "Created By Stephen Hillenburg" scene at the end of the credits.
- SpongeBob was originally going to be called SpongeBoy in this episode, however, this was copyrighted by a mop company.
- This episode along with “Reef Blower” and “Tea at the Treedome” was originally going to air on July 17, 1999.
- Along with “Help Wanted” originally going to air on July 17, 1999, "July 17, 1999", is the release date of “Bubblestand” and “Ripped Pants” in The USA.
"I'm Ready!" - SpongeBob SquarePants
"Go SpongeBob! Woah, WOAH! (falls down)" - Patrick Star
"Oh SpongeBob. What can he possibly want. AHHHHHHH! Oh, Mr. Krabs! Oh, Mr. Krabs!" - Squidward Tentacles
"Do ya smell it? That smell. The kind of smelly smell. The smelly smell that smells... smelly!" - Mr. Krabs
"Anchovies! ANCHOVIES!" - Mr. Krabs
Release Dates Edit
Some Release Dates Are Unknown Or Unconfirmed!
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The United States Of America: May 1, 1999
Canada: March 4, 2000
Hong Kong: 1999
South Korea: 1999
France: November 17, 1999
Latin America: December 14, 1999
Brazil: February 1, 2000
Portugal: February 1, 2000
Norway: March 6, 2000
Southeast Asia: April 2000
Taiwan: April 2000
Russia (possibly Nickelodeon): September 1, 2003
Russia (TNT) (possibly Nickelodeon): September 6, 2003
Russia (voice-over): 2001
Russia (dub): 2001
Romania: March 20, 2002
Japan: April 3, 2002
Germany: August 23, 2002
Philippines: April 2003
Finland: August 21, 2003
Slovenia (Nickelodeon): 2004
Slovenia (POP TV): 2004
Italy: August 30, 2004
Poland (Lektor Polski Version): October 1, 2004
Poland (dub): July 10, 2008
Philippines: August 11, 2008
Czech Republic: 2009
Ukraine (QTV): 2010
Ukraine (PlusPlus): February 1, 2018
China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Spain's Release Date Are Unknown Or Unconfirmed.
Sweden, Hebrew, Netherlands, and South Korea’s release date is unknown.
Bulgaria, Egypt, and Macedonia’s Release Date Is Unknown.
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