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Tea at the Tree Dome is the third segment of the first episode of Spongebob Squarepants. The episode begins when Spongebob is out jelly fishing and hears a disturbance. He discovers a girl battling a clam. The clam swallows her, so Spongebob comes to save her. She lifts the clam up while Spongebob is pulling on it thus tossing him up into the air. He falls back into the clam, but is saved by her. They become friends, and she reveals her name to be Sandy Cheeks. She invites him to her tree dome for milk and cookies the following day. Spongebob hurries home to find Patrick Star to get some advice about her. Patrick tells him to be fancy by raising his pinky. They go back to the tree dome the next day to find that it has no water. Spongebob tries to live though the agonizing pain, but after a few minutes he gives way to water. Patrick rushes in to help, but he also gives way to water. Sandy returns to find the two have fainted and screams. She fills them some water helmets to use whenever they come to her tree dome.