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Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy VI: The Motion Picture is a SpongeBob SquarePants episode from season four. In this episode, SpongeBob and Patrick are making a Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy movie.

Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy VI The Motion Picture



SpongeBob and Patrick are at a Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy fan club meeting, where they learn a new movie will be made based on the heroes, and meet the actors who will be portraying them. SpongeBob is offended that the movie is using actors instead of the real Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy, and tells the fan club that they must boycott the movie. Then he and Patrick are thrown out of the building.The two then go toShady Shoals and tell Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy that Drippy Brothers Studios is making a movie about them and using actors. The heroes find the news horrible, and Patrick suggests they make their own movie, which they agree with. After brainstorming ideas at the Krusty Krab, SpongeBob and the crew meet to make the movie. SpongeBob is the director and in charge of the movie, Squidward, the makeup artist, prepares the actors for the movie, Sandy is in charge of using the dynamite for explosion scenes, Patrick is the cameraman, Mr. Krabs caters the crew with Krabby Patties, Pearl is the leading lady and the invisible boat mobile, and Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy, of course, are the stars of the movie. While they are filming, Plankton appears auditions for Man Ray, but SpongeBob tells him that Man Ray isn't in their movie. Plankton is given the job of working the microphone instead. Mermaid Man has trouble with one of his lines and it takes 5003 takes to get it right. A scene is filmed where Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy ride Pearl up a steep mountain to Kelp-Thing's hideout. Pearl is too heavy to pull, and slides down the mountain, crashing into the sets. Everything is destroyed, and Patrick reveals that he had been filming with the lens cap on, meaning that they have no footage. SpongeBob goes berserk with frustration, but Mermaid Man convinces him to finish the movie. Mr. Krabs holds the premiere of SpongeBob's production in his restaurant, hoping to make lots of money from the movie. The members of the Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy Fan Club attend, but only because the Drippy Bros. production is sold out. The movie is then shown. SpongeBob plays with a car near a box with "Lox" on it. Then the patty vault is open and Kelp-Thing comes down, but then Mermaidman( as Sandy) attacks him. He and Barnacleboy unite. Then it ends. The movie proves to be terrible, and the fans are not pleased. However, Mermaid Man is glad that SpongeBob proved he and Barnacle Boy still have some "action" left in their old bones. they then laugh all happily due to their efforts even though their movie received negative reception from the Fans.


  • This episode has the longest title of any episode of the series.
  • This episode is number 14 in Tom Kenny's Top 20 on iTunes. His description says:
  • When SpongeBob's heroes are considered too 'old' to portray themselves in a Hollywood-type movie, he decides to make his own. As a comic book fan, I've sat through horrible movies based on classic comics, wishing I could 'do it right!'
    • This is the second episode in which Kelp Thing appeared. His first was a cameo appearance when we see him as one of the villains in The Adventures of Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy TV show in the heroes first episode.
    • On Nickelodeon, "Mermaid Man and; Barnacle Boy VI: The Motion Picture" is shown after "Enemy In-Law", but the listings say the opposite.
    • All main characters appeared in this episode, except for Gary.
    • Drippy Brothers Studios is a parody of Warner Bros. Pictures.
    • This is the second timeMermaid Man's belt is purple with a blue M. The first was Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy IV.
    • Running Gags: When someone says "boom" in a sentence, the scene changes to Sandy preparing to use a detonator, with Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy in the background. She asks "Did somebody say boom?" and pushes the detonator. Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy blow up. Also a close-up of Spongebob's mouth saying actors.
    • In Spongebob's movie, the Patty Vault from Just One Bite is seen again..
    • This episode was one of the episodes that were originally supposed to air during Season 3, but didn't and got remade. The other episodes were Krusty TowersPatrick SmartPantsThe Lost Mattress, and Whale of a Birthday.
    • During a tribute to Ernest Borgnine, This episode was skipped.
    • This is the only episode out of the six original Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy episodes to not have the black and purple fish scale background on the title card. It is also the first one to have more words after the number.
    • The leader of the Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy Fan club is the same fish shown in No Weenies Allowed.
    • Strangely, they wanted to use the real Mermaid Man, and Barnacle Boy, but they didn't use the real Kelp Thing.
    • If you were to use a specific person in a movie in real life, you will need their permission to do so.
    • Sandy was supposed to be the boom operator, however she was briefly shown as a stunt double for Mermaid Man.
    • When Patrick says "Good morning SpongeBob." his pants are miscolored.
    • When Spongebob says "Everything's ruined." you can see Mermaid Man stuck in the ground.
    • This is the last episode of the "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy" subseries.
    • The lens cap must've been off during shooting because the camera is shown multiply times with the cap off.

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