SpongeBob SquarePants episode
"Tea at the Treedome"
Tea at the Treedome
Season №: 1
Episode №: 2a
Airdate: December 4, 1999
Writer(s): Stephen Hillenburg
Storyboard Artist(s): Derek Drymon
Storyboard: Stephen Hillenburg
Animation: Alan Smart
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Tea at the Treedome was the second ever episode of the SpongeBob SquarePants series. In this episode, SpongeBob meets Sandy Cheeks for the first time, and learns about air!

Main Characters:

Minor Characters:

  • Giant Clam
  • Jellyfish


SpongeBob is busy jellyfishing when he sees Sandy wrestling a giant clam. He comes and helps her but gets trapped. Sandy eventually frees him. SpongeBob introduces himself and agrees to go to have tea the next day. Patrick thinks she is being fancy by thinking she 'puts on airs'. When SpongeBob comes, he is suprised to find there is no water in The Treedome (Sandy's House). He passes it off but is longing for water. Firstly, he bathes in the bird bath which annoys the birds! He drinks the water in the vase but still feels sick. Patrick tells him he is doing it wrong but finds out that he can't breathe without water. Sandy comes out of the kitchen to find the two friends dry and has to quickly fill some 'air-bubbles'. hey toast in an agreement to be friends.


  • SpongeBob: What's air?
  • Patrick:You mean she puts on airs?
  • Patrick:That's just fancy talk! If you wanna be fancy, just put your pinky up like this!

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