* ActorAllusion: David Hasselhoff plays a lifeguard. [[Series/{{Baywatch}} Again]].
* [[CreatorCameo Creator Cameos]]:
** The show's storyboard artist Mike Bell appears in the movie as the fisherman knocked over by Hasselhoff.
** Co-writers Aaron Springer and Derek Drymon both cameo as the laughing bubble from the "Thug Tug" and "the screamer character" respectively.
** The captain's parrot is voiced by Stephen Hillenburg himself.
* CreatorInJoke: Roger Bumpass, like Squidward, rides a recumbent bicycle. The storyboard artists added it as an inside joke.
* DescendedCreator: Writer and storyboard artist Creator/MrLawrence as Plankton, as in the show.
* MissingTrailerScene: [[http://youtu.be/Vv6MZ8piuUY?t=21s The improperly made sandwich opening scene had a few things that]] [[http://youtu.be/J3fX6XXSEbA?t=27s ended up being cut from the final product.]]
* SoMyKidsCanWatch: Alec Baldwin took the role of Dennis because his children were fans of the show.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: As stated on the main page, the film was originally meant to be the series' finale.
** Storyboards had a little HoYay scene of Spongebob grabbing Squidward's tentacle as he waits for the announcement of the new manager.
** There was a deleted scene where Spongebob and Patrick would meet Sandy on land implying she moved away from the Bikini Bottom some time ago but she was also being chased by government agents for some strange reason. This was changed to due to censors being displeased at how much Patrick vomitted due to how gross he and Spongebob thought she looked on land as they reunited.