The SpongeBob Wiki has a guideline regarding the use of image galleries — collections of episode screenshots are no longer allowed on galleries due to potential fair use violations.

The Nitwitting

From the SpongeBob Wiki, the SpongeBob encyclopedia
Jump to navigationJump to search
Patrick in My Pretty Seahorse.png
This article is a stub. You can help the SpongeBob Wiki by expanding it.
"The Nitwitting"
The Nitwitting main image.png
The Empty Head Society singing
Season number: 12
Production code: 243a
First airing: USA January 13, 2019
Sister episode(s): The Ballad of Filthy Muck
Writer(s): Kaz
Storyboard director: Kelly Armstrong
Supervising director: Adam Paloian
Animation director: Tom Yasumi
Producer: Jennie Monica
Executive producer: Stephen Hillenburg
Co-executive producers: Marc Ceccarelli
Vincent Waller
Title card
The Nitwitting title card.png

“Uh, it's the Empty Head Society.”

"The Nitwitting" is the first segment of the second episode of season 12, and it is paired with "The Ballad of Filthy Muck." In this episode, Patrick introduces SpongeBob to a society of doofuses called the Empty Head Society.



Patrick along with SpongeBob ride out of the Barg N' Mart onto a field of boxes on a unicycle. He goes to his club called the Empty Head Society, and SpongeBob joins along as he wants to rest his intellect. They put their brains away at the door and then everyone gets called for a club meeting, held by the Ice Cream King.

He asks for new recruits, so SpongeBob comes and does several initiations. Afterwards, the Ice Cream King announces they'll be doing civic duty in Bikini Bottom. They ride over there in their mini boats and start destroying the town as part of an event called the "Nitwitting."

At one point, Patrick is looking at a garbage can and questioning why people put their garbage in the cans, but when SpongeBob says that maybe their pockets were full, the Ice Cream King doesn't approve and thinks he isn't braindead, making SpongeBob sad.

SpongeBob loses his last brain stem, making him completely brainless. He ends up in a dark alley after having an awkward conversation with a lady, and is all alone until Patrick comes by with a jar of brains. SpongeBob picks out his brain and Patrick tries to get him to say "I'm ready," and after several attempts, finally says. SpongeBob vows to clean up the town, but it was already cleaned up by Sandy, who is apart of a club called FEMA, only for the Empty Heads to make a mess again.


  • ? - Title Card