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"Look at these bags under my eyes! Even my bags have bags!"

Who grosses out viewers from under the sea? SpongeBob SquarePants!

  • "Fear of a Krabby Patty" has a scene in which Squidward tells Mr. Krabs he has to go home because he's SO tired, the bags under his eyes have bags under the bags. Cue a Gross-Up Close-Up with a woman shrieking rather appropriately in the background.
  • "SB-129": Squidward ends up in prehistoric Bikini Bottom and comes across Spongegar and Patar. Patar greets Squidward with a Gross-Up Close-Up of his mangy grin, bearing teeth and gums and exuding halitosis.
  • "The Splinter": SpongeBob gets a splinter at work. Rather than making the best of this sure-to-be-disgusting plot and having him try to get it out in a silly fashion, we're treated to 11 minutes of it getting infected, swelling, and oozing pus all over the place until Krabs walks up and pulls it out, thus causing gallons and gallons of puke green pus to shoot out and cover everyone.
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  • In "Plankton's Regular", SpongeBob (via getting pushed under a door) and Plankton (via force-pulling) both are peeled, quite disgustingly.
  • In "House Fancy", Squidward loses a toenail in the grossest way he can. Squidward gets the leg of a couch on his toe, and it's ripped off by SpongeBob pulling the couch away too soon. It had blood and veins still attached, even. To make it all worse, Squidward slips on the bloody nail. Here it is, for those who want to see it.
  • "To Love a Patty": SpongeBob falls in love with a Krabby Patty, keeps it around until it's moldy, fungus-covered and maggoty, then eats it. It had maggots, worms, blue and black mold, highly detailed rotten meat, and an assortment of other disgusting things that you could imagine painted with incredibly unnecessary detail. See for yourself A similar plot had Krabs not wanting to dump a moldy patty so he can make money off of it. Apparently hospital visits cost less than a patty.
  • "Pets or Pests". SpongeBob adopts a worm and it has babies, which he then tries to get other people to adopt. Normally worms are fine in the series, but for this episode? They purposely made them incredibly disgusting.
  • "Sand Castles in the Sand" featured Patrick tearing the entire front half of his skin off, revealing his bones and organs underneath, after a misunderstanding; SpongeBob looks suitably grossed out. It's kind of tame compared to most of the examples in this list (and definitely tame compared to "The Splinter"), but it could still cause instant gag reflexes in some.
  • "SquidBob Tentaclepants": SpongeBob and Squidward were accidentally fused together. Most of it wasn't so bad, but at the very end, when they were finally separated and Squidward wanted to be fused together again for personal gains, he accidentally caused not just SpongeBob but several other characters to be fused together as one huge fleshy blob.
    Squidward: It all started...when I was born.
    • This scene was actually cut out in some countries, leaving the episode with No Ending.
  • "The Donut of Shame". Patrick gets a donut he believes is SpongeBob's but keeps wondering if he should eat it or not. So throughout the episode, he does a lot of things including placing it in a couch, a toaster, a toilet, and his own butt (seriously). Then twice he eats it and pukes it back up. At the end of the episode, SpongeBob eats it. If you look closely, you can see SpongeBob's look of horror as he "savors" the donut.
  • SpongeBob as a fetus eating a Krabby Patty through his ''umbilical cord in his mom's womb in "Truth or Square". The notion isn't particularly bad... it's the presentation. The Krabby Patty travels through the umbilical cord, and it's pretty straight-forward, until SpongeBob rips the umbilical cord out of his abdomen and puts it in his mouth to suck it like a straw.
  • "Pineapple Fever" has Squidward rip his own eyebrow (WITH the skin) off after SpongeBob makes a loud noise.
  • There's a scene in "New Digs", where Patrick reveals his hairy back, and well, his ass. It's a rather detailed close-up.
  • "The Battle of Bikini Bottom" is pretty much just this.
  • "Greasy Buffons": Krabs and Plankton compete by selling more greasy items (including "soup" which is just grease on a plate).
  • SpongeBob steps directly into the eyes of the Tattletale Strangler, embedding his feet up to the ankles, while also wearing cleated shoes.
    • Not to mention that his feet are stuck in the guy's corneas! Of course, it's all Played for Laughs as he has band-aids on his eyes after he gets them out.
  • "Accidents Will Happen" had Squidward giving Mr. Krabs a massage as revenge for lying about how he got injured, and lowers his shirt to find it full of barnacles with insects crawling over it. Which is payback for Squidward making Krabs do the same thing, despite there being customers trying to eat still in the restaurant.
  • Patrick eating a rancid piece of Krabby Patty that was in his belly button.
  • "For Here or to Go" has Plankton winning a Krabby Patty after a seed counting contest. Most of it wasn't so bad until the end. He has to eat it and digest in the restaurant, and then he goes to the Chum Bucket for Karen to use a sawblade to get it out of his system. The worst part? No anaesthetics. At least it was offscreen.
    • After that, Karen "jokingly" puts Plankton's body fluids in his Krabby Patties. We even get a Gross-Up Close-Up of the bag it's in!
  • The scene of Spongebob cutting the huge boil off of his nose with a large pair of scissors in season 3's "Krusty Krab Training Video."
  • In "Eek, an Urchin!", the urchin lands in the Krusty Krab dining area. The customers, completely oblivious to the urchin, proceed to choke on and eat it.
  • "Shell Shocked" brings us a Gross-Up Close-Up of SpongeBob's gruesomely hurt face after he whacks it with a tennis racket.
    • And Gary's vein exposed pulsating skin after his shell is broken.
  • All of the "funny" faces in "Face Freeze!".
  • In "Giant Squidward", Squidward is forced to have a bunch of boy scouts sleep under his toenails. It's pretty tame compared to most of the examples of this page, but it's still pretty gross in context.
  • The entirety of "The Gift of Gum". Basically, Patrick gives SpongeBob a gigantic ball of used gum. Hell, it's even as disgusting as you would think.
  • Brain Gary from "The Inside Job".
    • ...which is lampshaded by Plankton immediately afterwards.
    Plankton: That's disgusting!
  • In "Suction Cup Symphony", Patrick breaks his bones in his butt and it causes them to be visible outside. So he pushes them back inside, and briefly you can see the bones inside his mouth.
  • In "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy IV", the shrunken residents of Bikini Bottom enter Spongebob's body, via his pores, and continue to attack his innards, most notably, Squidward taking a saw to a vein.
  • In "Plankton's Pet", a fish picks up a piece of gum from his shoe and then eats it. Apparently, that guy is oblivious to the fact that there could be over a million germs that could make him sick on that piece of gum.
    • A similar gag was used in "Keep Bikini Bottom Beautiful".
    • And another similar gag was used in "Sing a Song of Patrick".
  • In "Squid Baby", where Spongebob had to change Squidward's dirty diaper. We even get close-ups of the dirty diaper. Soon after Squidward bumps his head in the ice machine he is back to normal. He discovers he is wearing a dirty diaper (even a "fart" is heard when he opens up the diaper). It's just disturbing.
  • In "Little Yellow Book", Patrick is in a dumpster when he finds a ketchup packet and says that it'll go great with an old diaper. This actually caused The Mysterious Mr. Enter to puke during his review on the episode.
  • People who have trypophobia (fear of tiny holes) are advised to NOT look at the titular monster in "The Monster Who Came to Bikini Bottom". You will be thankful you hadn't.
  • One of the scenes in "Mermaidman and Barnacleboy VI: The Motion Picture" shows Spongebob talking to Mermaidman and Barnacleboy about the movie, featuring "actors" (notice emphasis on the word "actors"). Whenever said actors are referenced, a live-action Gross-Up Close-Up appears.
  • "Squidward in Clarinetland" features a scene in which Mr. Krabs breaks out in hives all over his body, on screen, without a discretion shot or anything. Later in the episode, all the flesh on SpongeBob's arm gets eaten off, leaving only his bones.
  • Almost all of season 6 will have this trope in play, especially when there's veins and skin getting ripped and random grossout gags like "The Splinter".
  • In "Rodeo Daze", Patrick eats an old piece of Krabby Patty meat.
  • Spengbab from Whobob Whatpants. Or, to put it another way, the infamous "Is there something wrong with meeee?!" scene.
  • "It's just a normal Krabby...OH MY GOODNESS!! SQUIDWARD!!!"
  • While not highly detailed, the sea-monster vomiting up everything after SpongeBob and Squidward run around his throat in "The Sewers Of Bikini Bottom" certainly qualifies.
  • The Reveal that the sponge SpongeBob was cleaning the grill with was part of his tongue in "The Main Drain".
  • In "Choir Boys", after Squidward rides into a pothole SpongeBob made and lands into Jellyfish Fields, he gets repeatedly stung by jellyfish. The next scene, we see his body in pimples, his arm in particular almost completely covered in pimples, complete with a pulsating vein on the pimples.
  • In "The Fish Bowl", when Sandy asks if SpongeBob and Patrick are able to go to the beach and fill buckets with sand, SpongeBob says it'll be "easy-sneezy", which results in Patrick sneezing on SpongeBob. After he does this, we see his brain hanging out of his nose.
  • "Married to Money" reveals that Pearl's shoes are actually barnacles, and we see a rather grotesque-looking shot of them.
  • In "Bunny Hunt", when SpongeBob looks for vegetables in order to feed the sea bunny, he can't find any, so he decides to give the sea bunny some of Gary's food. Cut to a Gross-Up Close-Up of the food, featuring a human finger, ear and stomach within the also disgusting-looking food.
  • Pretty much all of "Ink Lemonade", as the entire plot revolves around Patrick scaring Squidward, which causes the latter to sneeze ink, which Patrick then uses as lemonade. Imagine using snot as a drink.
    • Early in the episode, a rotten lemonade is thrown on Patrick's eye, which later inflames and oozes. Patrick then rips a band-aid of his armpit, and both the armpit and the way the band-aid is ripped off is done in a very grotesque manner. The fact that before the ink lemonade thing, Patrick uses it to "fix" the lemonade (and how the band-aid stuck in a customer's tongue, who vomits after the band-aid is ripped from his tongue and put back in Patrick's armpit didn't help matters.)
    • One of Patrick's methods of scaring Squidward is to rip open his skin and show his internal organs. His intestines even talk.
  • In "The Nitwitting," SpongeBob's initiation to join the Empty Head Society has him drinking a jar of spit. The other club members are disgusted, and the Ice Cream King reveals that he was supposed to drink lemonade, giving him a badge for "being so dopey" and drinking the spit.
  • "SpongeBob's Bad Habit" has SpongeBob's nail-biting habit go to rather disgusting extremes; his nail clippings get on the food he cooks, he puts his hands inside his body and bites his nails from the inside of his mouth, and even starts biting other people's nails. The beginning of the episode features a bunch of disgusting close-ups of the customers eating.
  • In "Sandy's Nutty Nieces," we are shown a rather gross close-up of Squidward. It causes Sandy's nieces to start puking offscreen.
    Sandy's nieces: We're gonna be sick all over the place!
  • At one point in "Salsa Imbicilous", Plankton has to swim through a tidal wave of Patrick's saliva to get inside his mouth. The sleeping Patrick actually licks Plankton's butt at one point, much to the latter's horror.
  • In “The Hankering”, we get a full closeup of chum, which is made of chopped meat with eyeballs, guts and livers. While we don’t how it is made, from Spongebob’s reaction as Mr. Krabs tells him the recipe, it’s a very gross one. This could be a nod from the fact that in Real Life, chum are baits made of chopped fish.
  • The first movie has an excellent example of this, when SpongeBob and Patrick are down in the trench, in which they suddenly see an old lady at an ice-cream stand, in the middle of nowhere. Of course, they don't question this, and immediately go over there to have some ice cream, only for it to turn out that the ice cream and its vendor are actually part of the tongue of a gigantic anglerfish. Yes, the "ice cream" is physically attached to the "woman's" arm. It gets even worse when, after SpongeBob and Patrick freak out over this and run for their lives, the old lady continues to keep up with the act, saying that they can pet her kitten while eating, and sure enough, the anglerfish turns out to have a cat-shaped tongue/organ, which is covered in saliva/pus. Of course the whole scene is a parody of how real-life anglerfish lure in their prey, but it's so gross and disturbing.
  • "Call the Cops" has an utterly disgusting close-up of Plankton getting stuck in Patrick's asscrack.

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