Salute Your Shorts

Season 2 Episode 8

Sponge Goes to the Movies

Aired Weekdays 3:30 PM Jun 17, 1992 on Nickelodeon
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Sponge Goes to the Movies
After sleeping through the camp's "Club Choice Day," Pinskey ends up in Sponge's computer club. He then decides to use the camp's outside modem line to make long distance phone calls. Sponge gets blamed for all the calls. To try to make it up to him, Pinskey invites Sponge on a date with him and two girls from another camp.moreless

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  • Sponge's First Date

    This actually turned out to be my second favorate episode of the show because it's sweet, romantic, and as usual really funny. Sponge is a character I could easily emphise with because he's sort of the underdog of the bunch. He may have a super amount of gigabites to store universal knowledge in his brain but when it comes to women he doesn't know jack. It is one great mystery of the universe he has yet to explore, with the help of Pinsky. The theme of this episode is on coming of age character evolution, learning to step outside of oneself in order to embrace the many new things to come.

    I really like the relationship between both Pinsky and Sponge. In a way Pinsky is sort of like Sponge's id, who is just trying to help Sponge aquire what he needs the most in his life and of course as his friend he comes though. We can emphisize with the fear Sponge harbors, which is not so much because we don't meet the significant others expectations but more like whether the date will go well and whether we'll get shot down or not.

    But what I admire is despite Sponge fear, saying no numerous times, and of course getting in trouble for something he didn't do, he doesn't let anything stop he, he goes on. It really shows what strength he truely possesses in his determination, he knows if he doesn't do this he'll never get what he wants and as Pinsky says things will never change.

    And Sponge's date doesn't disapoint, who turns out to be cute and both of course have some things in common. The whole episode comes down to one big hillarous scetch comidy action when all of the character and the dates have to play a game of "Metal Gear Solid" in the movie theater from Ug. It was suspensful and really funny I loved the creative places all the kids hid and when Donkey Lipps accidently hid in the Ladies room with Dina. But it all builds up to that first kiss which I'll say is better than any movie.moreless
Blake Sennett

Blake Sennett

Ronnie Pinksy (1992)

Michael Bower

Michael Bower

Eddie "Donkey Lips" Gelfen

Kirk Baily

Kirk Baily

Kevin "Ug" Lee

Danny Cooksey

Danny Cooksey

Robert "Bobby" Budnick

Tim Eyster

Tim Eyster

Sponge Harris

Heidi Lucas

Heidi Lucas

Dina Alexander

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Pinsky: Sponge, you've got to get the cake out of your paints.

    • Ug: Budnick, you are in some serious trouble!
      (He then releases whom he assumes is Budnick in a headlock, only it's not Budnick it's some random girl who is now crying, Ug is then in a state of guilt.)
      Ug: I am in some serious trouble.

    • (Girls playing jumprope.)
      Ug: (running around near them]I did it!I did it!
      Girls:What? What happened? What did you do?
      Ug: I finally outnegoticated DR.Kahn.
      Telly:What happend?
      Ug: He was going to give me one night off every month, but I talked him to giving me one night off every four weeks. (Girls stare at each other)
      Dina: Way to play hardball, Ug.
      Ug: Yeah, i know. Plus, plus, he's going to give me it off tonight, so i'm going to use it to take Mona out on a fabulous date.
      ZZ: Oooh, where you guys gonna go?
      Ug: Well, I figure we'll go do a little dancing, maybe have dinner out, have more dancing, then maybe we'll go who kn...(Falls down after dancing around.) Then, uh, then i'm gonna go to the doctors.

    • Sponge: (to Pinsky who needs a date for his date's best friend) I'm not going. I'm not going. I'm not going. I'm not going. I'm not going!
      Pinsky: Are you through?
      Sponge: No! I'm not going! (pants for breath) There. I'm through.
      Pinsky: You're going.

  • NOTES (1)

    • This is the second time the Philippines has been mentioned in the series. The first being in season one in the episode "Zeke the Plumber."