The Clash of Triton
, also known as Neptune's Party
, is a 126th episode special from Season 6 of SpongeBob SquarePants
SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated television series, created by marine biologist and animator Stephen Hillenburg. Much of the series centers on the exploits and adventures of the title character and his various friends in the underwater city of "Bikini Bottom"...
. It first aired on July 5, 2010 in the USA. It had 5.2 million viewers. Promos titled the episode "SpongeBob and the Clash of Triton".
Based on the 1981 film Clash of the Titans
Clash of the Titans is an American 1981 fantasy–adventure film involving the Greek hero Perseus. It was released on June 12, 1981 and earned a gross profit of $41 million domestically, on a $15 million budget , by which it was the 11th highest grossing film of the year. A novelization of the film...
and the 2010 remake
Clash of the Titans is a 2010 fantasy and action remake of the 1981 film of the same name . The story is very loosely based on the Greek myth of Perseus. Directed by Louis Leterrier and starring Sam Worthington, the film was originally set for standard release on March 26, 2010...
, King Neptune wants to celebrate his 5,000th birthday at the Krusty Krab. SpongeBob and the crew spare no expense for the gala, rolling out the red carpet to welcome the royal family. Despite their best efforts, the absence of Neptune’s son, Triton, brings down the king’s spirits and spoils the festivities for everyone, especially his wife, Queen Amphitrite. The King shows them a movie about Triton's childhood to when he got put in the cage. The first part is when he wants to play a "mortal game" he calls the "ball and stick game" (baseball). Then he makes a cure for all "mortal diseases". King Neptune says that they are gods, and how they do not get diseases. The gang then learns that Neptune banished his son to the deserted island in the sky until he is ready to follow in his father’s footsteps. Determined to make this the king’s happiest birthday ever and save the day, SpongeBob sets out to find Triton and bring him back to the party. Patrick unlocks Triton's cell, and Triton escapes the island. Unfortunately, no one anticipates Triton’s wrath, and Bikini Bottom is attacked and destroyed by Triton. Triton traps King Neptune in a cell, only for Patrick with SpongeBob to unlock the cell. King Neptune catches up with Triton; King Neptune sees that Triton has finally used his powers and is happy to have a successor. They make up, and King Neptune declares this to be what he has wanted all along, and they leave. He says that this would not have happened if it was not for SpongeBob. The citizens of Bikini Bottom hear this and form a mob and chase SpongeBob and Patrick.
A free online game was also developed to support the episode. The game is called SpongeBob SquarePants: The Clash of Triton.http://spongebob.nick.com/games/play/special/spongebob-squarepants-clash-of-triton
None of what happens in the game happens in the episode.
SpongeBob's Biggest Blunders
Before The Clash of Triton
, there was a marathon of SpongeBob's Biggest Blunders.
| Number || Episode
|| The Clash of Triton
|| To SquarePants or Not to SquarePants
|| Missing Identity
|| Stuck in the Wringer
|| Sun Bleached
|| Blackened Sponge
|| I Had an Accident
|| Atlantis SquarePantis
The Clash of Triton
was released on DVD on July 13, 2010 from Nickelodeon and Paramount Home Entertainment. It has four bonus episodes from season 6, and two bonus episodes from season 7.