Airdate: November 25, 2018
Sandy takes her Science Scout troop on a trip to the moon.
"Goons on the Moon" contains examples of:
- Batman Can Breathe in Space: Unlike everyone else, Santa does not need a helmet to breathe in space.
- Body Horror: Happens to anyone exposed to the radiation belt, like SpongeBob's hand, and Squidward.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: After popping out of a moon crater, Squidward ends up at Nickelodeon Studios and encounters his voice actor.
- Brick Joke:
- Squidward sees a record titled "Fixin' to Go Nuts" after entering Sandy's treedome. Later, he ends up in the guitar of the squirrel seen on the record.
- Sandy hits the "lunch" button instead of "launch" near the beginning of the episode. When SpongeBob wants lunch, he hits the "launch" button instead and is flung out of the spaceship.
- Christmas Episode: The second half of the episode qualifies as one.
- The Cameo: At one point, Squidward runs into his voice actor, Rodger Bumpass while trying to find a way out of the crater he's trapped in.
- Did Not Think This Through: Really, what was Sandy thinking when she put the lunch button right next to the launch button?
- Either/Or Title: The episode is also entitled "SpaceBob MerryPants", which was used in advertising.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: While Sandy is doing the "one last check on supplies" Spongebob first pulls some innocent stuff, like a six pack of fizz bombs, bubble wand, and then... a "mesh tank top." He also flutters his eyelashes and makes a suggestive cat-like noise.
- Harmless Freezing: Squidward gets trapped in ice while exposed to the cold belt.
- Hold Me: Pearl and Squidina do this at one point.
- The Man in the Moon: SpongeBob becomes one until Santa brings a new moon for Christmas.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: SpongeBob's attempt to use Santa's jack in the box to push the moon back into place ends up shattering into pieces.
- Rhetorical Question Blunder: When Pearl asks Squidina if "someone can be any nerdier", SpongeBob interjects, "I can!" and pulls out a very nerdy photo of himself.
- Scout-Out: Sandy leads a troop called the Science Scouts in this episode.
- Space Episode: The episode centers on Sandy taking the Science Scouts on a camping trip to the moon.
- Special Guest: Lewis Black as Santa Claus.