7/25/2005 SpongeBob Glitch Creepypasta
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7/25/2005 SpongeBob Glitch or 07/25/2005 is a creepypasta story about a rumored glitch that happened on the Nickelodeon channel on July 25th, 2005 during a showing of the SpongeBob SquarePants episode "Your Shoe’s Untied/Gary Takes a Bath." The pasta was posted online in mid-2021 and was inspired by a video uploaded to YouTube in July 2020 showing the purported episode glitch.
On July 6th, 2020, YouTuber niceANDcool posted a video titled "7/25/2005" consisting of edited footage of the SpongeBob SquarePants episode "Your Shoe’s Untied/Gary Takes a Bath." In the edit, SpongeBob walks into the Krusty Krab and lands on his face. Patrick says hi to him but he doesn't get up, then glitches several times as Patrick says his name. The footage cuts to the same image of SpongeBob on the ground, but now in the kitchen, then cuts to an image of SpongeBob in the same pose but upside-down over a black screen. Finally, glitching footage of SpongeBob and Gary in a shoe appears. The video gained over 228,000 views in three years.
On May 5th, 2021, Lost Episode Creepypasta Fandom member SpongebobSummerSplash published a creepypasta based on the video, narrated from the perspective of someone who witnessed the glitch. The post has been deleted after the writer was accused of plagiarism. The user reposted the creepypasta to the Fandom site later that year.
On the night of July 25, 2005, Nickelodeon experienced a mysterious and unexplainable glitch during the airing of one of the episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants. This strange glitch caused this specific Spongebob episode to glitch out and morph in strange ways. A few lucky people were able to catch a glimpse of the episode, and some clips of the episode made it onto to YouTube, making this occurrence known to the public.
I myself am one of the people that witnessed the incident…
I was chilling at home one night scrolling through channels on the remote and found that an episode of Spongebob was airing on Nick. I was bored at the time because I didn’t know what to do that would keep me entertained, so I decided to watch it.
The episode that was on was Your Shoe’s Untied/Gary Takes a Bath, though I believe I missed a part of the episode. I continued watching, but I noticed something odd. When Patrick said, "Hey, Spongebob," Spongebob wouldn’t move. He wouldn’t even reply. He just stood there as the camera zoomed in to his body.
Patrick was confused at this. "Spongebob?" he asked, but Spongebob didn't reply, he just stood there staring at the screen as the camera zoomed in on him. Then, Spongebob got up for a split second twice, which made it look like he was gasping for air. It continued to stay on Spongebob's body until cutting to static after a few minutes. Now I've seen this episode a million times, but this wasn't it.
It cut to Spongebob laying on the floor, but he’s now at the Krusty Krab in the kitchen. A few seconds later it cut to Spongebob's body in a black room, floating in the air in a different direction but in the same pose. Then it immediately cut to Spongebob and Gary sitting in a huge shoe while Gary slightly moved up and down while a weird distorted music track played.
"What the heck is going on," I mumbled to myself. After a few more seconds, it cut to static for a few seconds and then went to black. After a minute of nothing but a black screen, the episode Gary Takes a Bath started playing. The episode started out pretty normal, but half way through the episode, there was a split second scene of Spongebob in a distorted visual with Gary. They were just staring at the screen, smiling creepily. It then cut to static. I was confused if this was even the real episode or just some glitch. I tried shutting it off and turning it back on, but the episode stayed the same.
I decided to just turn off the TV and went to bed. The next morning, I went and turned on the TV and saw that everything was back to normal. To this day, I still have so many questions about this drug-trip of an episode. Was I having a bad dream? Was the TV hijacked? To this day, I still don’t know what the heck was going on at the time.
It's been a couple of years since the incident and I still don't have any answers, even after searching through the internet for hours on end. To this day, no one knows how this incident occurred or who or what caused it. But I am determined to find this out for myself.
One of these days, this mystery will be solved…
Word of the creepypasta spread over the following months, also inspiring new videos recreating the purported glitch. On July 24th, 2021, YouTuber Pingvini BS posted a video recreating the glitch that gained over 156,000 views in two years (shown below).
On May 15th, 2022, TikToker @theharindersingh posted a video discussing the creepypasta, garnering over 4.5 million views in a year (shown below). On July 25th, TrollPasta user posted the creepypasta to the site.
@theharindersingh Reply to @i_drink_batteryacid #creepypasta #Hauntedtiktok #creepy #Horrortok #horror #scarystories #scary #storytime #mysteries #spooky #paranormal #fyp #foryou #theharindersingh ♬ Creepy and simple horror background music(1070744) – howlingindicator
On February 16th, 2023, YouTuber PigPigGamer posted a video explaining the lore behind the creepypasta, garnering over 1.4 million views in three months (shown below, left). On March 26th, YouTuber RodrigoJogos posted a video titled "7/25/2005 but realistic," garnering over 17,000 views in two months (shown below, right).
On May 7th, TikToker @mjthrillme2020 posted a video about the glitch, garnering over 2.8 million views in three days (shown below). On May 9th, TikToker @noahglenncarter posted a video explaining it, garnering over 450,000 views in a day.
@mjthrillme2020 Apparently this was a glitched spongebob episode that aired on 7/25/2005. Pretty creepy 😵💫 #creepytv #tvglitch #spongebob #creepyspongebob #creepy ♬ original sound – MJ
 YouTube – niceANDcool
 LEC Fandom – Lol someone tried vandalizing my Creepypasta
 LEC Fandom – 7/25/2005 original version
 YouTube – Pingvini BS
 TikTok – theharindersingh
 YouTube – 07/25/2005 Explained
 YouTube – 7/25/2005 but realistic
 TikTok – mjthrillme2020
 TikTok – noahglenncarter
May 10, 2023 at 09:56PM EDT
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