Calvin and Hobbes : November 18, 1985

Calvin : So long, pop! I’m off to check my tiger trap!

Calvin : I rigged a tuna fish sandwich yesterday. So I’m SURE to have a tiger by now!

Daddy : They like tuna fish, huh?

Calvin : Tigers will do ANYTHING for a tuna fish sandwich!

Hobbes : We’re kind of stupid that way. (munch, munch!)

  • so long : good bye와 비슷한 뜻으로, 가까운 사이에 사용하는 구어체.
  • pop : =daddy
  • be off to : 떠나다
  • that way : 그와 같이, 이처럼
  • munch : (음식 따위를 먹으며 내는 소리나 모양) 우적우적, 아삭아삭






SpongeBob : (SpongeBob walks outside, and breathes in the fresh air) Ahh, what a wonderful day. The sun is out, the water is shimmering, scallops are chirping. So peaceful.

(SpongeBob immediately grabs wood, a hammer, and some nails, and starts to noisily build a stand. Squidward peeks his head out the window)

Squidward : Can we lower the volume, please? I can’t work with all that racket going on!

SpongeBob : Oh, sure thing, Squidward.

Squidward : Yes. Mmm. Right. Mmm.

SpongeBob : OK.

(he taps on a nail lightly, and he looks up at Squidward’s window. He does it again, and continues to, making sure he doesn’t make too much noise. Meanwhile, in Squidward’s house, Squidward has his clarinet on hand)

Squidward : And now…  for some soothing sounds from Squidward’s clarinet. Thank you, thank you.

(he starts to play. SpongeBob looks up and sees that Squidward is playing, so he decides to finish his stand quickly. Squidward looks out the window again)

Squidward : I thought I… Wha?

SpongeBob : Hey, Squidward! Wanna blow some bubbles? Only 25 cents.

Squidward : Oh, right. Like I would spend a moment of my time blowing bubbles.

SpongeBob : Uh huh!

Squidward : Oh, please! I mean, who in the world would pay to blow bubbles?

(Patrick is coming out of his house, stuck to the underside of the rock)

Patrick : Good morning!

Squidward : Oh, boy.

(Patrick walks over to SpongeBob)

SpongeBob : Good morning to you, sir. Would you care to blow a bubble?

Patrick : Hmm, how much is it?

SpongeBob : Only a quarter.

Patrick : Sounds reasonable. (whispering) Uh, I’m going to need to borrow a quarter.

SpongeBob : Sure thing1, Patrick. (he pulls out a quarter and he gives it to Patrick)

Patrick : Ah, one quarter. (he hands the quarter back to SpongeBob, and bites it to see if it’s real)

SpongeBob : Thank you.

Squidward : Hmm, business is booming2. How did I ever get surrounded by such loser neighbors? Uh huh. (he continues playing)

SpongeBob : One bubble wand, dipped and ready to go. (Patrick grabs wand from Spongebob, inhales deeply and begins to blow, but a bubble doesn’t come out. He pants and blows again. After a while, SpongeBob puts up a “Lessons” sign. Patrick then loses his breath) Could I interest you in some lessons?3 Only 25 cents.

Patrick : Uh, very well, then. Hey, Sponge, can I borrow another quarter? (SpongeBob hands Patrick a quarter) Thanks. (he winks and hands the quarter back to SpongeBob)

SpongeBob : OK, Patrick, it’s all in the technique! (he starts doing his infamous routine) First go like this, spin around. Stop! Double take three times: one, two, three. Theeeen PELVIC THRUST! Whoooo! Whooooooo! Stop on your right foot, DON’T FORGET IT! Now its time to bring it around town. Bring-it-a-round-town. Then you do this, then this, and this, and that, and-this-and-that-and-this-and-that, and then… (he blows bubbles shaped like ducks)

Patrick : Oooh. (SpongeBob pops out of nowhere and blows a box. Patrick giggles and SpongeBob blows a caterpillar) Ah! (The caterpillar then pops one-by-one, with descending sounds. Patrick continues to giggle. SpongeBob blows a boat, and it floats off, pops, and makes a foghorn noise. Cuts to inside of Squidward’s house)

Squidward : Huh? (he shakes his clarinet. Cut back to outside with SpongeBob and Patrick)

SpongeBob : And now… with two hands! (he inhales deeply and blows out an elephant)

Patrick : It’s a giraffe!

(Patrick continues laughing as the elephant floats over into Squidward’s house. SpongeBob then frowns and tons of smaller bubbles come out of both windows of the house as an elephant sounds. Squidward opens the door with a sour look on his face. SpongeBob and Patrick hide behind the stand. SpongeBob places a “Closed” sign on it. Squidward looks over the stand)

SpongeBob : Excuse me, sir, but we are clo…

Squidward : Don’t give me any of that! 4 How can you two possibly make all this noise just blowing bubbles?!

SpongeBob : We’re not just blowing bubbles, we’re making bubble art! Watch carefully. (he does his infamous routine again) First go like this, spin around. Stop! Double take three times: one, two, three. Theeeen PELVIC THRUST! Whoooo! Whooooooo! Stop on your right foot, DON’T FORGET IT! Now its time to bring it around town. Bring-it-a-round-town. Then you do this, then this, and this, and that, and-this-and-that-and-this-and-that, and then…

(he blows a butterfly, which flies over to Squidward, lands on his head, and pops)

Squidward : That’s not art. That’s just annoying. Blowing bubbles, that’s the lamest idea I have ever heard. (SpongeBob and Patrick, now depressed, head to SpongeBob’s house) You should be ashamed of yourselves.

(SpongeBob closes the door as Squidward laughs to himself)

Squidward : Bubbles. (he continues laughing) Art.

(he mumbles, and picks up the bubble wand, sniffs it, and inhales to blow. Then, SpongeBob pops up out of nowhere)

SpongeBob : That’ll be 25 cents, sir.

Squidward : Ah, whoa, what? (SpongeBob blinks) Oh… who-who would pay 25 cents to blow bubbles?

SpongeBob : We also offer lessons for beginners. (he puts the “Lessons” sign up)

Squidward : Beginners? What could be more simple than blowing a stupid bubble? (he pulls a quarter out) Here’s your 25 cents! (SpongeBob bites it to see if its real and it bends) Watch and learn.

(he inhales and blows, but nothing happens)

Squidward : Uhh… wait, wait, wait. (he inhales and blows again, but nothing happens again) One more time. Here. Wait. (he inhales and blows again, and a small bubble comes out and instantly falls to the ground and bursts, making a raspberry sound. Squidward looks over at SpongeBob and Patrick. They gulp, and then start whistling. Squidward places another quarter on the stand) Uhh… Just a mere warm-up. (he dips the wand in the bubble container, inhales deeply and blows hard. The bubble falls to the ground again, making another raspberry sound, gets another quarter out and puts it on the stand)

SpongeBob : Hey, Squidward, remember the technique. (Squidward keeps trying to blow bubbles while SpongeBob and Patrick are trying to show him the technique)

SpongeBob and Patrick : (while standing on one foot) Technique! Technique! Technique! Technique!!!

SpongeBob : (weakly) You’re not doing the technique.

Patrick : Technique.

Squidward : Technique? Technique!? Technique, technique, technique, technique, TECHNIQUE!

(Squidward starts to do the infamous routine, while imitating SpongeBob)

Squidward : First I do this, spin around. Stop. Double take three times. And here we go, pelvic thrust. Wehooooo! Wehoohoo! Oh, stop on your right foot, don’t forget it. Then, bring it around town. And a little of this, a little of that, a little of this, this, this, this, that, that, that, that. And that, that, that that that that! And then…

(Squidward screams into the wand, blowing a gargantuan, unshaped bubble)

SpongeBob and Patrick : Wow! (Squidward is then lifted off the ground. The bubble pops off the wand and Squidward falls back on the ground)

SpongeBob : All right, Squid! That was so good!

Patrick : Squid is number one!

Squidward : I really did it, didn’t I? Hey, you guys didn’t blow anything like that!

SpongeBob : No.

Squidward : Now that’s a bubble!

SpongeBob : You said it5, Squidward. See, it is all in the technique!

Patrick : Yeah, technique.

Squidward : Technique? Hah! SpongeBob, you don’t think I created that (kisses his tentacle) beautiful work of art with your help? (he starts laughing) Come on, it’s in my genes.

SpongeBob and Patrick : Squid’s got genes! Squid’s got genes! (Squidward walks back to his house)

Squidward : Thank you, thank you, thank you. (he starts to play his clarinet. SpongeBob and Patrick chant Squidward’s name. At one point, they belly flop each other and Patrick falls on the ground.) I rock. (Squidward continues to play his clarinet. As SpongeBob and Patrick continue to chant, Squidward’s bubble flies over them, covers the house, and pulls it out of the ground and up towards the top of the ocean. SpongeBob notices and stops Patrick)

SpongeBob : (concerned) Squidward! (Patrick now notices)

SpongeBob and Patrick : Squidward! Squidward! Squidward! (Squidward stops playing his clarinet)

Squidward : Hello, my friends. You are looking at a… (he sees how far he is from the surface)

SpongeBob : SQUIDWARD!

Patrick : SQUIDWARD!

Squidward : …genius.

(the bubble explodes in the air and then the ground violently rumbles and shakes. SpongeBob and Patrick look in awe)

SpongeBob and Patrick : Wow!

(the ground stops shaking. The two slowly walk back to their homes. They then speed up and run inside their houses. Squidward’s house floats back to the surface. He starts playing his clarinet weakly to the Thankfulness song as the screen fades black, ending the episode)


  1. “물론이지!”, of course 
  2. “사업이 번창하고 있다.”라는 뜻으로, 여기에서는 “아주 대박났군!”과 같이 비꼬는 의미 
  3.  interest A in B : A에게 B 하는 것을 권하다. “레슨 한 번 받아볼래?”라는 의미 
  4. “그런 말 따윈 집어 춰!”, “그런 말도 안되는 소리 하지 마!” 
  5. (상대방의 말에 동조하며…) “맞는 말이야!”, “그래! 맞아.”와 같은 의미 

Tea at the Treedome


Tea at the Treedome

(is in Jellyfish Fields. A jellyfish floats by SpongeBob. SpongeBob comes from behind a bush and stares at the jellyfish with a telescope. Cuts to his view with the telescope)

SpongeBob : Wow, four stingers.

(Puts away the telescope and puts on his glasses. Cuts to the jellyfish, where SpongeBob floats over it with his net. Cut to the jellyfish alone, where SpongeBob’s foot stretches out from off-screen and then the rest of his body appears. He attempts to grab the jellyfish in his net, but he catches himself in the net, then the jellyfish flies away. In the background, a land squirrel is struggling. SpongeBob looks down a cliff and sees the land creature trying to fight a giant clam attempting. SpongeBob gasps)

SpongeBob : Where have I seen this before? (Takes out his “Field Guide” book and skims through the pages) Here it is! Land squirrel. (Cut to picture of a squirrel) That little squirrel is in trouble.

Sandy : Take that!1 you sorry old clam! Y’all need to learn some manners! (She walks away) You’re about as ugly as homemade soup.

SpongeBob : Hooray, land squirrel!

(cuts back to the land squirrel, who is oblivious to the clam resurfacing and jumping right at her. Cuts to SpongeBob, who is shock, his glasses shoot up)

SpongeBob : Look out! Hold on, little squirrel!

(He does a karate yell in front of the clam, then does the same while bouncing to different sides. He jumps high in the air, and lands on top of the clam; he poses on top of the giant clam)

SpongeBob : You have fought well, giant clam. Prepare to be vanquished! Hai! (tries to pry open the clam; he stops) Hey, I’m actually doing it.

(SpongeBob continues, the land squirrel finishes prying the clam open from inside it and SpongeBob goes flying into a sea plant)

SpongeBob : Your shell is mine! 

(SpongeBob pulls up his pants and starts to charge at the clam. He jumps into the clam’s mouth and starts to strangle its tongue. SpongeBob sees that the land squirrel has already escaped and the clam swallows him now.)

Sandy : Hold on there, little square dude!

(She then gets SpongeBob out and kicks the clam around some more and finally kicks it across the sea. The clam whimpers. Sandy leans down to see if SpongeBob is okay)

SpongeBob : Hey, you like karate too! (SpongeBob does some karate poses, then he stops and falls flat on his head) So, uhh, what’s your name?

Sandy : Sandy! So what do y’all call yourself?

SpongeBob : (runs up a big rock) I’m SpongeBob! (jumps down, SpongeBob soon lands on one of his corners)

Sandy : Well SpongeBob, take a gander at this!2

(She walks next to a huge rock and slaps it with her hand, making a gong sound effect which precedes the rock breaking into pieces)

SpongeBob : Oh. Oh yeah? Watch this!

(He prepares to do a karate move, but all he does it make an armpit fart noise. Sandy walks on screen laughing)

Sandy : I like you, SpongeBob. Why, we could be tighter than bark on a tree. Hi-yah!

SpongeBob : Uh, I like you too, Sandy. Hi-yah! Ow. Say, what is that thing on your head?

Sandy : Why, that’s my air helmet.

SpongeBob : May I try it on?

Sandy : Heck, no. I need it to breath! I gotta have my air.

SpongeBob : Me too! I love air! Air is good.

Sandy : No kidding?

SpongeBob : Why, “air” is my middle name! The more air, the better! Can’t get enough of that air.

Sandy : Shee-oot3. How about coming over tomorrow for tea and cookies then? (shows a map leading to Sandy’s house) Don’t be late!

SpongeBob : Okay, see you tomorrow.

(runs to Patrick’s house, he is sun tanning on his rock)

SpongeBob : Patrick! Patrick! Patrick, Patrick, Patrick! What’s air?

Patrick : Huh?

SpongeBob : I just met this girl! She wears a hat full of… air!

Patrick : Do you mean she puts on “airs”?

SpongeBob : I guess so.

Patrick : That’s just fancy talk. If you want to be fancy, hold your pinky4 up like this! The higher you hold it, the fancier you are!

SpongeBob : (holds his pinky up) How’s that?

Patrick : Higher!

SpongeBob : Like that?

Patrick : Now that’s fancy! They should call you SpongeBob FancyPants!

(cuts to Sandy’s treedome)

Patrick : Remember, when in doubt, pinky up! You can do it, SpongeBob. I’ll be watching.

SpongeBob: Thanks pal.

(rings the doorbell with a bouquet in his hand)

Sandy : Hello?

SpongeBob : Hi-ya, Sandy. Its me, SpongeBob!

Sandy : Hold on a sec, I’ll let you in.

(whistles then all the water goes down the drain. SpongeBob bangs on the door)

SpongeBob : Sandy! Sandy! Open up! Sandy! Sandy!

(Sandy opens the door and SpongeBob jiggles on the ground)

SpongeBob : Sandy, somethings gone terribly wrong. There’s no water in… (looks around) …here.

Sandy : Course there’s no water. Nutin5 but air.

SpongeBob: (waves his hand around and smells the air) No water?

Sandy : That ain’t a problem, is it? Hi-yah!

SpongeBob : Problem? (laughing) Hi-yah! That’s how I like my air! (gasps, coughs and gets black circles around his eyes) With no water.
Sandy : (cartwheeling) Well, all right. I made Texas tea and cookies. Well, come on in! Hi-yah! (SpongeBob is walking an inch forward and it makes weak squeaking sounds with every step) That’s not in. In! (SpongeBob walks another inch and there is more squeaking. Sandy runs, gets SpongeBob, takes his hand, and runs off) You’re a funny little dude. Come on, I’ll give you the grand tour.

(fades to the blazing sun and pan down where Sandy and SpongeBob are standing)

Sandy : This is my own private little air bubble. This air is the driest… (SpongeBob gasps) …purest… (SpongeBob gasps again) …most airiest air in the whole sea. Oh, over there’s my birdbath.

(Cuts to the birdbath, where a red robin is splashing and chirping)

Sandy : And that’s my oak tree.

(SpongeBob seems enticed by the water in the birdbath. He tries to sneak away, but stays until Sandy lets her guard down)

Sandy : It provides me with extra air. This dome is made of the finest polyurethane, that’s a fancy word for plastic. Ain’t that just the bees knees? Tell you what, weren’t easy getting here neither. First, I…

(SpongeBob finally escapes and wallows in the birdbath, absorbing all the water. He then jumps back to his original spot, and the bird is quite angry. SpongeBob gets back before Sandy notices)

Sandy : …that’s my treadmill. That’s how I stay in tip-top6 shape. Well, come on. Let’s have that tea now.

(Does in-air karate moves and moves off-screen. SpongeBob gasps. He hears some knocking from outside. It’s Patrick, pointing at his pinky)

Patrick : Pinky! Pinky!

SpongeBob : (weakly holds up his pinky and gasps again. Fade to him sitting at a picnic bench. He now has little wrinkles around his eyes and his mouth is all puckered up. He holds up his bouquet) I brought you some flowers.

Sandy : (walks over) For me? How sweet! (Sandy grabs the flowers, but SpongeBob refuses to let go. She finally pries them loose and part of SpongeBobs pinky falls off. He fists his hand) You OK?

SpongeBob : (the black circles around his eyes are gone. His voice is hoarse) Yes, I’m OK.

Sandy : You know, you’re the first sea critter to ever visit.

SpongeBob : I can’t imagine why.

Sandy : Can I get you anything?

SpongeBob : Water would be nice.

Sandy : I’m gonna to put these in a vase.

SpongeBob : Take your time. (He then gasps and stumbles toward the door and struggles to open it) I gotta get out of here! Aaaaahh!

(he then thinks)

Sandy : (in SpongeBob’s head) I like you, SpongeBob. We could be tighter than bark on a tree!

(SpongeBob struggles even more)

Patrick : (in SpongeBob’s head) When in doubt, pinky up.

SpongeBob : (lifts his pinky. He then gets confidence and victorious music plays) I don’t need water! Water’s for quitters! I don’t need it! I don’t need it! I don’t need it! I don’t need it, I don’t need it… (he then sits down, loses confidence again and the music stops)

Sandy : Why, these flowers are just beautiful! (sniffs) They’ll last much, much longer in a vase full of ice, cold water. (puts the vase down. SpongeBob is totally enticed by the water. Sandy sits down across from him) So tell me about yourself. (Sandy puts her hands under head head feeling aroused) It must be fascinating being a sea critter.

(SpongeBob watches a drop of water drop down the side of the glass)

Sandy : SpongeBob? (a timer goes off) Oh, there’s the cookies. (walks back into the tree) Be right back.

SpongeBob : (thinking) I don’t need it, I don’t need it, I definitely don’t need it. I don’t need it. I don’t need it. I don’t need it. I don’t need it. (talking) I NEED IT!!! (He shoots up in the air, bounces off the ceiling and holds the vase)

Patrick : No, SpongeBob! No, no, no, stop! Pinky! Pinky!

SpongeBob : (guzzling down the whole vase of water) I’m a quitter! AAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!! (screams and runs around)

Patrick : (enters into the dome and slams the door shut) You can’t leave now! You’ll blow it!

SpongeBob : (hanging on the door) Air is not good, Patrick! Air is not good!

Patrick : (pries SpongeBob off the door and carries him around) You’re just being shy. Don’t worry, buddy. You’re doing fine. (starts getting weak) I wont let you blow… this. (drops SpongeBob and crawls on the floor, panting. He coughs and sputters, then stands up) WHAT KIND OF PLACE IS THIS?! (runs toward the door and tries to open it) There’s no water in here!

SpongeBob : (joins in on the door-opening struggle) I tried to tell you!

Patrick : We’ve got to get out of here!

SpongeBob : You’re… doing it… wrong…

Patrick : Wait, no! We’ve got… to get… out…

(fades to the sun)

Sandy : (walks out of the tree with tea and cookies) Come and get it! Y’all gonna like this… WA!!!

(she screams and drops her tray. In the grass is a live-action sponge and starfish. Cuts to SpongeBob and Patrick leaning against a ladder with two goldfish helmets on. Sandy, on top of the ladder, uses a hose to fill these helmets with water)

Sandy : There, that ought to do it!7 If y’all needed water, you shoulda8 asked. (Sandy carries over a tray with three tea glasses. Everyone takes one) I propose a toast9, to new friends!

(She drinks it. SpongeBob and Patrick lift their drinks up and they clink the glasses on the helmets, causing them to spill)

Sandy : Hold on a second. (She places a tea bag in each helmet, allowing the two to drink the tea water) I hope you like your tea strong. Drink up!

(Patrick nudges SpongeBob and they both put their pinky up. They sip the tea)

All : Ahhh!


  1.  (때리거나 공격하며…) “이러면 어쩔건데!” 
  2. (take a look at … 의미 보다는 조금 거들먹 거리며) “…을 힐끗 보다.” 정도의 의미로 “슬쩍 한 번 봐봐!” 
  3. “shit!” 보다 순화된, 부드러운 표현. 
  4. = pinkie, 새끼손가락 
  5. = nothing 
  6. (extremely good) 최고의 
  7. “공기 중에서 숨 쉬는 것은 물로 채워진 헬멧으로 해결 될 거야”라는 의미로,  “이걸로 될 꺼야” 로 해석. 
  8. = should have, “(물이 필요하면) 물어봤어야지~” 
  9. cheers와 같이 “건배”를 뜻하지만, cheers는 주로 감탄사로만 쓰이고, toast는 평서문이나 가벼운 의미의 건배로 사용됨.