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Hot Pursuit
Series Absorbent Days
Season 2
Episode 10a
Airdate July 19, 2014
Written by MrScience12
Creative director(s) MrScience12

Hot Pursuit is the thirty-seventh episode of the spin-off, Absorbent Days, and the seventeenth episode of season two. In this episode, the winter in Bikini Bottom is becoming ever more harsh and increasingly colder. In an attempt to stay warm, SpongeBob and Gary attempt to go around town to find warmth, but to no avail. Finally, he comes across Sandy, who has invented something to help with this dilemma. Will this pay off for the gang or will this come to freeze them over? This episode is paired with The Forgotten Fry Cook.


  • SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Gary the Snail
  • Squidward Tentacles
  • Patrick Star
  • Sandy Cheeks
  • Mr. Krabs
  • Fish 1 (cameo)


  • [the episode begins with a medium shot of Bikini Bottom, covered by a blanket of snow and ice; the streets are covered with a white blanket, as well as surrounding areas; the camera cuts to a pan toward Squidward, SpongeBob, and Patrick's houses; the camera finally cuts to SpongeBob's living room, where he and Gary are sitting around a fireplace, frozen over by ice; both of them are also covered in ice]
  • SpongeBob: [while shivering] Gary, don't...stop...thinking...warm thoughts.
  • Gary: [also shivering] Me-ow.
  • SpongeBob: I...don't...think this is...working.
  • Gary: Meow meow meow meow!
  • SpongeBob: [breaks out of ice] That's it! We are getting warm right now, Gary, if it's the last thing we do. Which it probably will be. That's why we're going down together.
  • Gary: Meow meow?
  • SpongeBob: [grabs a reluctant Gary] Come on, Gary. We're going wherever the cold decides to drag us.
  • Gary: Meow.
  • SpongeBob: Oh. Well, in that case, we're going there.
  • [scene cuts to SpongeBob, taking the first steps into the snow; triumphant music sounds in the background; SpongeBob continues stepping and slips once, yet makes it back to his feet and continues on; the wind begins picking up, causing SpongeBob to have to raise his ski mask; Gary is whisped away, yet SpongeBob catches him with his scarf; SpongeBob is seen crawling up hill, braving against the conditions of the snow that are attempting to perturb him; SpongeBob finally makes it to the top, and the camera reveals he has made it to Squidward's house]
  • SpongeBob: We made it!
  • Gary: Meow.
  • SpongeBob: He must have some warmth, Gary. Come on, let's see.
  • [camera cuts to SpongeBob, knocking on Squidward's door]
  • SpongeBob: You'll see. When Squidward sees us, he'll definitely let us into his house.
  • Squidward: [opens the door; looks at SpongeBob] No. [closes door]
  • SpongeBob: He must not have seen us. [knocks again]
  • Squidward: [opens door] I know it's you, SpongeBob. The answer is no. [closes door]
  • SpongeBob: He must not have known it was me. [knocks again]
  • Squidward: [opens door] SpongeBob, the answer is still no. Why did you come over to my house?
  • SpongeBob: Our house is as cold as a popsicle. We came to see if you had any warmth.
  • Squidward: Nope. My house is cold too. Bye, now.
  • SpongeBob: But's what that flicker back there? [attempts to see around Squidward]
  • Squidward: It's nothing. It's nothing. [attempts to block SpongeBob's vision; stops SpongeBob] It's a fire! Now leave.
  • SpongeBob: A fire? Can we warm up by your fire?
  • Squidward: No.
  • SpongeBob: Please, Squidward?
  • Squidward: Nope.
  • SpongeBob: But Squidward...
  • [the two's conversation is silenced while the camera pans to the top of the door; artic air can be seen floating into the house]
  • Squidward: SpongeBob, the answer is no. I am not letting you into my house. Whenever you're in my house, something always goes wrong!
  • [a sizzling sound is heard in the background]
  • Squidward: Do you hear that? Sounds like a fire...being put out?! [turns around to see the artic air, putting out Squidward's fire]
  • SpongeBob: So, is that a "yes" or "no".
  • [Squidward's face becomes drooped; he carries SpongeBob down his driveway, puts him down, and walks back into his house]
  • SpongeBob: Well, that didn't work. Let's see if Patrick's house has anymore luck.
  • [camera cuts to SpongeBob, knocking on Patrick's rock]
  • SpongeBob: Pat, you home?
  • Patrick: [rises from rock] Oh, hey there, SpongeBob. And Gary.
  • SpongeBob: Can we come in and warm up?
  • Patrick: Sure. Plenty warm in here.
  • [camera cuts to SpongeBob, Patrick, and Gary, walking/slithering into Patrick's living room]
  • Patrick: Haven't had a chance to tidy up, but make yourself at home.
  • SpongeBob: [looks around at icy environment] Uh, Patrick, where's all of the sand?
  • Patrick: Oh, that. I don't know, but I think it got frozen overnight. Probably became part of the ice.
  • SpongeBob: But you said it's plenty warm.
  • Patrick: To me, it is. My back numbed last night, so everything feels warm to me. Actually, I don't feel anything...except for loss of blood and nerve crystillization.
  • SpongeBob: Oh. Well, I think Gary and I will go over to Sandy's for warmth. See you later, buddy. [walks out of scene]
  • Patrick: See ya. [lays on back] Mmm. Comfy. [rolls onto belly] Ah! The cold! It burns!
  • [scene cuts to SpongeBob and Gary, standing in front of Sandy's treedome, completely covered in snow and ice]
  • Gary: Meow?
  • SpongeBob: This is no igloo. I think this is Sandy's treedome.
  • Gary: Meow.
  • SpongeBob: Well, she must have some warmth on the inside.
  • [camera cuts to SpongeBob, wearing an air helmet inside of Sandy's treedome]
  • SpongeBob: Sandy? Sandy, you here? Sandy?
  • Gary: Meow. [points eye stalk toward oak tree]
  • [camera reveals a glow coming from Sandy's window in the oak tree]
  • SpongeBob: Let's take a look.
  • [camera cuts to SpongeBob and Gary, inside of the oak tree]
  • SpongeBob: I'll look in Sandy's room. [walks in and sees Sandy, using a blow torch on a machine] Gary, here she is. There you are, Sandy!
  • Sandy: [turns around quickly] Don't sneak up on a squirrel like that, SpongeBob! What are you doing here?
  • SpongeBob: I've been going around town looking for some heat, and I came to see if you had any.
  • Sandy: Well you came to the right place at the right time.
  • SpongeBob: I did?
  • Sandy: Yup. I present to you and Gary... "The Heat Core"! [presents a medium-sized machine]
  • SpongeBob: What does it do?
  • Sandy: Better question would be "what doesn't it do?". Actually, it only does one, cool thing. It makes any winter's day a crisp, cool, relaxing summer's afternoon. [flips switch] Now, it could take a few minutes for the effects...
  • SpongeBob: Look out!
  • Gary: Meow!
  • [camera reveals the ice, melting; the water is flowing in great abundances toward the gang, and eventually engulfs them; the water carries them down a curved shute from the oak tree, and the three laugh as they are carried down to the ground]
  • SpongeBob: Well, that was fun! We should invite the others.
  • Sandy: Sounds like a plan. I'll make some refreshments. [walks offscreen]
  • SpongeBob: Ooh. Can Gary and I get lemonades?
  • Sandy (offscreen) and Gary: No!
  • [scene cuts to Squidward, Sandy, SpongeBob, Patrick, and Mr. Krabs, lying on beach towels; Gary is alternating between shell and belly]
  • Squidward: I've never felt so relaxed on a Saturday.
  • Patrick: Agreed.
  • SpongeBob: If only all of Bikini Bottom could feel this warm.
  • Mr. Krabs: [whispers to self] All of Bikini Bottom, eh? [eyes become money signs; a grin spreads across Mr. Krabs's face] Be right back! [sprints out of treedome]
  • [scene cuts to montage of Mr. Krabs, posting fliers around town about the Krusty Krab, exclusively in Sandy's treedome]
  • Fish 1: Hmm. [takes flier; reads aloud] "Are you cold? Want to eat delicious food? Come on down to Sandy's treedome and warm up while eating delicious Krabby Patties.". This sounds too good to be true! [runs out of scene]
  • [a flourish of fish run behind Fish 1 out of the scene]
  • [scene cuts back to the treedome, where the gang is still resting on beach towels; Mr. Krabs runs into the treedome]
  • Mr. Krabs: How's everyone doing so far?
  • SpongeBob: Just soaking it in. [soaks in beach towel]
  • Mr. Krabs: Everyone a little lonely?
  • Squidward: Why do you ask?
  • Mr. Krabs: No reason. Just that there's a hundred of my trusty clintele coming over to the treedome. [quickly] That fine by you? Great? Good. I'll set up the register and grill.
  • Sandy: [sits up quickly] What?! [walks over to Mr. Krabs] Have you gone loco?! One hundred fish cannot fit in this place! There's barely enough space for Patrick!
  • Patrick: What?
  • Mr. Krabs: Come on, please. [gets on knees] I'm beggin' ya. I need the money. [starts to sob] I'm just a crustacean who needs money. Sweet, glorious money! [sobs]
  • Sandy: Fine. We can invite them in, but only for a short while.
  • Mr. Krabs: Thank ye, Sandy, [stops sobbing and stands up happily] because they're already here. Come on out, guys! [mumbles] And gals.
  • [fish storm from out of the oak tree and onto the main floor]
  • Squidward: [puts on work hat] Looks like it's work on a Saturday, then.
  • SpongeBob: Well, I'm down for grillin' any day. [puts on work hat]
  • Patrick: I'm down for...uh...down-ing any day.
  • Gary: [slugs onto SpongeBob's shoulder] Meow meow.
  • SpongeBob: What about Sandy? [looks at Sandy, feverishly doing calculations on a board] That is strange behavior, isn't it?
  • Patrick: Strange like "I-just-ate-the-entire-Thursday-Special-at-the-Krusty-Krab" strange or just plain ol' strange?
  • SpongeBob: Well, it's not Thursday. Must be plain ol' strange. Let's go check it out. [SpongeBob and Patrick walk out the scene with Gary in tow]
  • Squidward: [stays behind] I do what I want.
  • [camera cuts to SpongeBob, Patrick, and Gary, walking/slithering up to Sandy]
  • SpongeBob: Sandy, what's the matter?
  • Sandy: It's all these fish, SpongeBob. It's messin' with the "Heat Core".
  • Patrick: Well, I'm no corn-fessor, but I'm gonna say that's not good.
  • SpongeBob: What's wrong?
  • Sandy: Well, the body heat from all of these fishes is messing with the natural convection that "Heat Core" uses, and if this continues, the treedome will be frozen, along with the fish inside of it!
  • Patrick: Huh?
  • Sandy: That means us!
  • Patrick: Oh.
  • Sandy: I don't know how much time we'll have left, but we need to get everyone out of here.
  • SpongeBob: Can do! [runs over to Mr. Krabs] Mr. Krabs, you need to get everyone out of here before their certain doom!
  • Mr. Krabs: All I heard was that I'm going to have to lose money doing whatever you said do. Sooooo, no.
  • SpongeBob: But you have to, or else we'll be popsicles!
  • Mr. Krabs: Popsicles? I can add those to the menu and sell them for five clams! That is not including the sticks. I can sell those for twice as much!
  • SpongeBob: But sir...
  • Mr. Krabs: Eh, enough of that. I have to get these ideas on paper! [throws SpongeBob out of scene]
  • SpongeBob: [lands next to Gary] Well, that didn't work. [looks at Sandy] Now what do we do? Mr. Krabs refuses to make everyone leave.
  • Sandy: Then we'll just have to take care of the "Heat Core" ourselves.
  • Patrick: And how are you going to do that?
  • Sandy: Well, we are going to have to figure that out. Come on!
  • [the gang follow Sandy into the oak tree; the camera cuts to the gang, standing before the "Heat Core"]
  • Sandy: We're going to have to go inside it and shut it down. This thing is pratically indestructible from the outside.
  • Patrick: We'll see about that. [attempts to use head to break the "Heat Core", yet fails] Well, I see that it really is inflatable. Also, some yellow stars.
  • Sandy: [dislodges the back of the "Heat Core" with screwdriver] I can re-wire the thing, but it could take some time. And it might be too late by the time I do. You three still need to try and get some fish to leave.
  • Patrick: Can't do!
  • SpongeBob: Try again, Patrick.
  • Patrick: Can do!
  • SpongeBob: Let's go!
  • [scene cuts to montage of SpongeBob and Patrick, handing fish defective Krabby Patties and forcing them to leave; the scene leaks away into a video of Sandy, having a montage of trying to re-wire the "Heat Core"; the scene eventually becomes a triple exposure of SpongeBob's montage, Sandy's montage, and a clock]
  • [the montage ends and the camera cuts to Mr. Krabs and Squidward, sleeping on different lawn chairs; camera pans into the oak tree to reveal the gang standing in front of Sandy, working on the "Heat Core"]
  • Sandy: And...done! We're saved!
  • SpongeBob: And all of the fish are gone. We saved the treedome!
  • Patrick: But it's still so cold.
  • [the gang begin to shiver]
  • Mr. Krabs: [offscreen] What is this?! [the gang approach Mr. Krabs] Where has all of my money gone? [shivers] And why is it so cold in here?
  • Squidward: [shivering] Yeah.
  • SpongeBob: Just...think...warm...thoughts.
  • Sandy, Squidward, Mr. Krabs: That doesn't work!
  • Gary: Meow meow!
  • Patrick: Neither does my coordination after the amount of nerve damage in my back.
  • SpongeBob: So, is that a "yes" or "no" on thinking warm thoughts.
  • [Squidward grabs SpongeBob, places him outside of the treedome, and locks the door]
  • SpongeBob: Guys? Guys? It's cold out here. Guys? Guys?
  • [camera cuts to medium shot of the treedome, where SpongeBob is barely visible anymore]
  • SpongeBob: Guys? Ooh, look. The Krusty Krab's exclusively at the treedome today.
  • [episode ends]
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