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Ghost Host is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season four. In this episode, The Flying Dutchman stays with SpongeBob to reclaim his dignity.

Time Cards shown

  • 6 months later




After The Flying dutchman ship breaks down (hits a rock), The Flying Dutchman takes up residence at SpongeBob's house where he proceeds to scare, startle and surprise SpongeBob around the clock. SpongeBob does get scared and goes to Squidward for help, but unfortunately, he doesn't believe in ghosts. So he slams the door in SpongeBob's face, so he soon turns to Patrick to help, but he just closes his door. Then he hears Gary cry for help. SpongeBob enters his house to stop The Flying Dutchman. The Flying Dutchman then says that he just wanted to pet Gary, only to reveal that it was a trick by eating him. SpongeBob despairs about the death of hair until Gary appears behind him with no explanation. Soon, the Dutchman begins to take much amusement in terrifying SpongeBob (repeatedly). Eventually, all the spooky shenanigans grow old, and SpongeBob and all of the citizens of Bikini Bottom are no longer afraid of the Dutchman. This creates a panic for the old ghost who now fears that he has lost his scary touch. So SpongeBob decides to lend a hand and help the Flying Dutchman learn to scare people again. Unfortunately, his first attempt doesn't work until the customer on the mattress screamed from the startling notice of the mattress salesman. The second attempt also doesn't work since The Flying Dutchman got hit by a jump rope. The third attempt doesn't work when an old lady mistakes him for someone else. He then realizes that the Dutchman is trashing his place and tells him to get active by getting the Flying Dutchman to watch a crazy video about some mysterious people saying "The Power Within" constantly. The next attempt, however, doesn't work when Larry thought that he had a flab on his pecs. The Flying Dutchman decides to give up since maybe people don't believe in ghosts anymore. This gives SpongeBob an idea. SpongeBob then tells the Dutchman to try to scare Squidward since he doesn't believe in ghosts. The Flying Dutchman gets his revenge to go to Squidward's house and successfully scares him. The Flying Dutchman finally has the nerve to scare people again. He had a confession to make and tells SpongeBob that his ship had been repaired for three months. The episode ends with The Flying Dutchman leaving SpongeBob with a present with a scary surprise, but SpongeBob laughs at it, even though SpongeBob gets eaten by the surpise.


  • The "6 Months Later..." time card has the yellow text font as the title card for "Dumped," on the "A Few Inches Later" time card is identical uses the same background as the pink text font as the title card for "Shanghaied," and "Patrick SmartPants."


  • Squidwards teeth alternate between yellow and white when he is cowering of his "ghost like" mother, lying the floor and says "Squidums loves his mama"

​APM Music Identification

Original Music

  • Vibe Sting - "Hmm...?" {Nicholas Carr}
  • Steel Licks - All of the Flying Dutchman's friends leave. {Jeremy Wakefield}
  • Steel Sting - SpongeBob whispers his idea to the Flying Dutchman. {Jeremy Wakefield}

APM Music