Rock Bottom is a small city in a deep-sea trench located beneath Bikini Bottom. It first appears in the episode " Rock Bottom " and makes other appearances in the franchise afterwards, but does not make its second episode appearance until " Out of the Picture. Sunlight does not reach this part of the ocean, so everything is always pitch black except for a few street lights. Signs are written in a language based on English, except with the letters distorted, inverted, or in a different orientation. The soil is green with living sludge that can talk. Most residents of Rock Bottom are bioluminescent and generally very creepy looking.
SpongeBob and Patrick happen to stumble into Rock Bottom after taking the wrong bus home from the ridiculous glove-themed amusement park, Glove World! While Patrick ends up snagging a bus back home, SpongeBob gets stuck without a bus ticket home to Bikini Bottom. With an entire episode dedicated to its existence, it has become a cult classic for those familiar with SpongeBob's weird world, stirring fan theories about SpongeBob's Rock Bottom as well as a few creepy, internet-circulated fan tales. And for a little sponge and a clueless starfish, [Rock Bottom] is a scary place.
Dark Fan Theories About Rock Bottom From ‘SpongeBob SquarePants'
In this episode, SpongeBob gets stuck in Rock Bottom. SpongeBob and Patrick board a bus in order to get home from Glove World! They accidentally board the wrong bus, which then takes them down a cliff. The cliff leads to a sort of aphotic zone called Rock Bottom , inhabited by multiple strange deep-sea animals. SpongeBob tells Patrick to wait while he goes to try and find a bus schedule.
It originally was produced in and aired on Nickelodeon in the United States on March 15, In the episode, SpongeBob becomes stranded in an abyssopelagic zone that is a city called Rock Bottom. Upon release, "Rock Bottom" was viewed by two million households and received positive reviews from media critics. SpongeBob and Patrick board a bus to go home from Glove World, which is a glove -themed amusement park. They accidentally board the wrong bus, which then takes them to a degree cliff.