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SpongeBob SquarePants

Season 4 Episode 12

All That Glitters / Wishing You Well

Aired Weekdays 5:00 PM Jun 02, 2006 on Nickelodeon
out of 10
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166 votes

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Episode Summary

All That Glitters:
When a customer orders the one thing that no one has ordered for years, the monster krabby patty, SpongeBob tries to lift it, but old Spat cracks in two. So he sells every single thing he owns [plus his clothes] for a new spatula, but the spatula refuses to flip a single patty, so SpongeBob tries to get his old spatula back. Will Spat forgive him? Will SpongeBob ever be dressed again?

Wishing You Well:
Mr. Krabs makes SpongeBob go down the new wishing well after experiencing one for himself, and Patrick and Squidward accidentally join in. So, will they be able to get out and watch everybody's wishes come true? Or will Mr. Krabs just make them stay down there when he enjoys the money?moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Both episodes are BOMBS!!!!!!!!!!

    ATG: Tied with One Coarse Meal and Good Neighbors as the worst SpongeBob episode ever. Everything about this episode sucks. SpongeBob's crying, The jerky spatula (which, by the way, new writers, what the f*** were you doing when you came up with that idea?), and the moral. This episode should be called "All That Crying", That's all it is, just 11 minutes of pure EAR MURDER, and of course the stupid moral. Worst episode ever. Grade: -1,000,000,000/10

    WYW: Overrated. Another awful episode. Not as bad as that Painful excuse for an episode, but still terrible. First of all, and I know I'll get many disagrees for this, but, I HATED THAT SONG! it has to be, minus the songs in Atlantis Squarepantis, the worst SpongeBob song ever. Besides, if you take out the song, all the episode is, is basically just another douchebag Krabs episode, and Squidward abuse episode. I mean, Mr. Krabs was such a jerk here! making SpongeBob go down in the well just to collect money for him! and insulting that kid? COME ON PEOPLE, WHY DO YOU GUYS OVERLOOK THIS EPISODE WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT HOW BAD IS NOWADAYS? the ending was SO predictable too! Horrible episode, in my top 20 worst. Grade: 1.3/10.

    Steve Hillenburg, if you are reading this, Please come back! this show is the worst ever without you!moreless
  • i liked wishing you well

    all that glitters was just boring, there were no jokes (except for when spongebob is crying on top of a mountain and patrick joins him in a random fashion) , and it was one of the many bad episodes that season 4 has to offer, i would have given this episode a 1/10 but patricks hilarious cameo boosts it up. 4/10

    wishing you well was funny, it actually had jokes and humor, it was way better than the previous episode. 8/10moreless
  • What a few users said...All that Glitters was awful while Wishing you well was awesome and saved the pair

    All that Glitters: Ugh, this was such an awful episode of SpongeBob. I admit, if a lot of people is bashing on Karate Island as the worst episode ever, then this episode could be ranked that name. However, this episode is tied with The Splinter with that position. In addition to being the worst season 4 episode ever, it is in my top 10 worst episodes ever (both the series itself and the season 4-8 episodes since that era has a bit of weaker episode compared to the first three seasons...that doesn't mean I liked the pre movie era better). I (and most of them here) pretty much hated it because we has to listen to SpongeBob crying over a spatula.which was pathetic. I has to be honest, SpongeBob's crying has been increased in the later episodes (another for those judgmental haters that the show after the movie is not so great...I don't care. This and a few other bad episodes doesn;t change my opinion on him and the show itself) and it had been getting very crying to listen to it. -__- But as I saying, this episode did not made me laugh at all. My only chuckle (a bit of funny but not big laughs) were Patrick's cameo and the doctor's appearance. Overall, just pass watching the episode and watch the wishing well one. Score 1/10 (tied with Splinter as the worst; least favorite for season 1)

    Wishing you Well: After that awful, dreadful, and abysmal All that Glitters this episode came and saved it from the sufferness we dealt with. Thankful no crying so great job Steven Banks for doing an awesome episode (yet he wrote the last one as well which was not as near good as this episode). I liked both of the songs of the episode (and it was funny that Squidward got annoyed by it). Anyway, the funny and great moments for the episode are Mr. Krabs getting hit by the mom's purse, everyone making a wish, Patrick throwing himself in on the wishing well, Squidward and Patrick fighting, all the wishes came true, and that hilarious ending. I has to be honest, it is one of the most funniest ending I've ever seen. (I wish I was steamed, and served with a side of melted butter.") 10/10moreless
  • Wishing you Well was good.

    All the Glitters was not good. I just think it was pointless that SpongeBob got so upset that his spatula broke. I mean, since when has his spatula ment anything to him? I did not like this episode, because it was not funny and it was pointless. SpongeBob acted so rediculous in this episode. It was like his spatula ment everything to him. And then he goes and gets another spatula that is a total jerk to him.

    The reason this episode gets such a high rating is because of the second episode. "Wishing you Well" was probably one of my most favorite episodes. First of all, I loved the song SpongeBob sang. Very catchy, very good. I loved it when Patrick thought the wishing well was a magical talking trash can. Then, when it got into the santa clause jokes, I could not stop laughing. All that Glitters: D-

    Wishing you Well: A+moreless
  • Wishing You Well saved this episode from the stupidity of All That Glitters

    This is a two faced episode of Spongebob. On one hand there is a really bad episode, and on the other is a really good one. It really was a shame tough to see a bad episode paired with a really good one.

    All That Glitters

    At the Krusty Krab, Spongebob is ordered to make a monster Krabby Patty, and in the process of flipping it he breaks his spatula. This causes Spongebob to have a nervous breakdown and cry a lot, and I mean a lot. Spongebob cries in 90% of this episode, and it is really annoying, and it's over a stupid spatula. I mean this is so stupid, and seeing Spongebob cry a in this episode throughout is really out of character. Spongebob even puts it in a hospital of all places! Has Spongebob ever heard of glue? He could have just glued the spatula back together. Spongebob then goes through of selling all of his stuff, and even his clothes for a new electronic spatula. He couldn't go to a cooking store, and get a regular one because? Seeing Spongebob run around naked in this episode is just unnecessary to say the least. It was good in Nature Pants, but this is inexcusable. After the new spatula refuses to help him cook the patties, Spongebob goes back to hospital, and tries to get his old spatula back, but turns him down because he used a new spatula. This causes Spongebob to have another crying fit, and the fact that the spatula turned down Spongebob all because Spongebob needed a new one was really stupid. In the end the spatula comes back and everything is back to normal, or as normal as it gets in Spongebob. This was such a stupid episode. The fact that Spongebob cries all through the episode is really irritating, and out of character. Seeing him run around naked in 95% of the episode was really stupid, and was not needed at all. Also what hospital admits a spatula into an emergency ward? Never mind the fact that there could be worse injuries, and they could use those rooms to keep the patients in. Apparently utensils come first in that hospital. There were no funny moments at all, and was a complete waste of time.

    FINAL SCORE: 0/10

    Wishing You Well After seeing a couple throw money down a well, and realized he could make a profit, Mr. Krabs makes a wishing well to get the money. Spongebob is sent into the well, and forced to stay there to get the money. Meanwhile several people come and make wishes like Sandy for a telescope, Plankton being big, and Misses Puff having a new car. At one point Patrick joins in, and Squidward does as well. They try to get out, but fail to do so. Spongebob wants to help the wishers make their dreams come true by finding the magic. In the morning. Mr. Krabs gets them all out, and it seems that all of the wishes came true for everyone who wished in the well. Mr. Krabs refuses to believe, and wishes he was a steamed dinner, and he becomes one just as he realizes he believes in magic. This was a huge improvement over All That Glitters. There were plenty of funny moments like Patrick dropping into the well. The song Spongebob sang was pretty good. I only hated how Mr. Krabs once again just was so greedy over money, but he did get his comeuppance in the end. a really good episode overall, and really funny as well.

    FINAL SCORE: 8.5/10

    Thank God for the episode of Wishing You Well, because All That Glitters was such a terrible episode. Don't waste any time with the episode All That Glitters, and see Wishing you Well instead, believe me you will thank me later.moreless
Bill Fagerbakke

Bill Fagerbakke

Patrick Star

Carolyn Lawrence

Carolyn Lawrence

Sandy Cheeks

Clancy Brown (I)

Clancy Brown (I)

Mr. Eugene H. Krabs

Dee Bradley Baker

Dee Bradley Baker

Various Voices

Mary Jo Catlett

Mary Jo Catlett

Mrs. Puff/Mrs. SquarePants

Mr. Lawrence

Mr. Lawrence

Plankton/Larry the Lobster/Other Voices

Bill Fagerbakke

Bill Fagerbakke

Male Voice/Old Man

Recurring Role

Clancy Brown (I)

Clancy Brown (I)

Customer #2

Recurring Role

Dee Bradley Baker

Dee Bradley Baker

Doctor/Villian/Le Spatula/Telephone Fish/Shoe Fish

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (9)

    • How come Plankton isn't big in the next episode that he is in?

    • In "Hooky" and "Pranks-a-Lot," SpongeBob seemed to be embarrassed about being naked in public, but in "All That Glitters" he didn't.

    • SpongeBob takes out Patrick's dentures when he is explaining to Mr. Krabs how much money they made, but when Patrick says to Mr. Krabs, "And I fell on my head", you can see Patrick's teeth.

    • After SpongeBob sold all his stuff for le spatala, how did he get everything back if Mr. Krabs does not pay SpongeBob anyway?

    • SpongeBob had to sell his loose change, coins in 5 piggy banks, Gary's diamond, his house, and his clothes to get the Le Spatula.

    • In "All That Glitters," SpongeBob had to sell all of his stuff to get Le Spatula. The fish that has Le Spatula was interested in SpongeBob's pants and SpongeBob gave him his pants. How come he doesn't have his underwear, shoes, and socks when the fish only wanted his pants?

    • When Plankton wishes to be taller, he throws in a silver coin, and when Mrs. Puff wishes for a new boat, she throws in a silver coin as well, later, SpongeBob says that they both threw pennies. First of all, pennies are dark, not silver, and second of all, when Mr. Krabs throws his penny in, it's actually colored correctly.

    • If the wishing well was just built, why is there moss already growing in it?

    • Goof: When Squidward looks down the well while SpongeBob and Patrick are there, his sleeves are missing.

  • QUOTES (26)

    • Squidward: Could you not stand so close? You're making me claustrophobic.
      Patrick: What does claustrophobic mean?
      SpongeBob: It means he's afraid of Santa Claus.
      Squidward: No, it doesn't.
      Patrick: Ho, ho, ho! (giggles)
      SpongeBob: Stop it, Patrick, you're scaring him!

    • Mr. Krabs: (trying to prove there is no magic) I wish I was steamed, and served with a side of melted butter.
      SpongeBob: Mr. Krabs, no!
      Mr. Krabs: Well, where is your magic now?

    • Squidward: Patrick, get off of me!
      Patrick: Sorry, Squidward, but there is no Santa Claus here!
      Squidward: Patrick!

    • SpongeBob: Patrick, this is a wishing well. Just throw in a coin and make a wish.
      Patrick: Okay, magical talking trash can (pulls out a coin) I wish SpongeBob were here to see this (Patrick tries to throw it, but doesn't let go and falls into the well)

    • SpongeBob: You can't rush perfection.
      Squidward: I am not rushing perfection, I am rushing you!

    • Mr. Krabs: (walks up to a pay phone to check if there is any money in it but there is none) Nothing. Oh well. (hears something in the distance) That sounds like a quarter crying for help. (a quarter rolls in front of Mr. Krabs) Come to papa!
      Mom Fish: Hold it right there, buddy. My son just dropped that quarter.
      Mr. Krabs: Yeah? Well, that kid looks pretty shifty to me. How do I know he didn't steal it? (lady hits him in the face with her purse) Hey! That little brat is throwing perfectly good money away! Oh, so if I can't have it, no one... (gets hit in the face with the purse again) I hope he throws all your retirement money down a hole. (walks over to the well) Poor little quarter. What the...? This well is full of money! Don't worry, little fellas, I'll save ya! (tries to climb in the well) Oh, it's no use. Me poop deck's too big.

    • (Patrick throws garbage in the well)
      SpongeBob: Hey!
      Patrick: Huh!?
      SpongeBob: Patrick!?
      Patrick: Who said that!?
      SpongeBob: Patrick, this is a wishing well, just throw in a quarter and make a wish.
      Patrick: Whatever you say, "Magical Talking Trashcan"! (pulls out quarter) I wish SpongeBob was here to see this! (throws quarter, but doesn't let go and falls in the well)
      SpongeBob: PATRICK...
      Patrick: Oh, hi, SpongeBob, my wish came true!
      SpongeBob: You're supossed to let go of the quarter.
      Patrick: Ya, but I got my wish!

    • SpongeBob: (while crying about Spat) I'll never find another spatula like him again.

    • Le Spatula: I will not dare such slop as zis, how you say, Krabby Patty! I am designed for ze utmost een culinary cuisine, no less!
      SpongeBob: But I thought we were friends.
      Le Spatula: Friends weeth you? Ha! We are not even een ze same social class!
      (Le Spatula jumps out of Spongebob's arms and grows legs)
      Le Spatula: Have a nice life of mediocrity, fry cooke! Ha ha ha ha ha ha!
      SpongeBob: Le Spatula, wait! I gave up everything for you! We had something!
      (Le Spatula punches SpongeBob)
      Le Spatula: How's zat for somezing? Au revoir, peasant! Have fun laboring een your greasy spoon!

    • SpongeBob: Why do I have to go down the well, Mr. Krabs?
      Mr. Krabs: To collect the money!!

    • SpongeBob: All that glitters is not gold.

    • Doctor: SpongeBob, I'm sorry to say this but, you may want to start thinking about buying a new spatula.
      SpongeBob: Oh, no!!! Thank you, doctor.
      Doctor: Actually, I'm not a doctor, I'm an actor.

    • Mrs. Puff: I wish I had a hot rod and was a hot ridin' mama!

    • THE MAGIC HAS GONE MISSING SONG (sung by SpongeBob)

      Oh, the magic has gone has gone missing,
      and everyone's still wishing.
      But their dreams have fallen flat upon the ground.
      You'll find magic under rubble,
      So Patrick, grab a shovel,
      and here is where the magic can be found.
      We're at the bottom of a well,
      but man won't it be swell,
      when everyone's wishes all come true

    • (Patrick & Squidward start fighting in the well)
      SpongeBob: Patrick! Squidward! You can't fight down here! (has tears in his eyes) This is a magical place.

    • SpongeBob: Patrick! We struck Magic!
      Patrick: Is that good?
      SpongeBob: Next to being a frycook, it's the best thing I've ever done.
      Patrick: It's the only thing I've ever done!

    • Sandy: I sure wish I had a fancy telescope that could work underwater.

    • Squidward: This job stinks, but at least I'm not out digging ditches!
      Mr. Krabs: Alright, here's the plan to dig the new wishing well, me boys!

    • SpongeBob: The true measure of a spatula is by his actions, not by how many chromey things he has.

    • New Spatula: Le Spatula 3000 at your service!

    • Store Clerk: No touchy, touch Le Spatula. It is very expensive. Of course, if you purchase it, you may hold it.

    • Customer: Uh, one Monster Krabby Patty please.
      Squidward: No one's ordered a Monster Patty in ages. SpongeBob, a Monster Krabby Patty.
      SpongeBob: Did you say a - a Monster Krabby Patty?

    • Wishing You Well Song

      Sung by SpongeBob

      Verse 1

      "Take a penny and some magic even though your life is tragic, you can throw all your dreams down the well although everyday the pain grows you ride unicorns on rainbows if you throw all dreams down the well"

      Verse 2

      "When your life has coem apart at the scene and you've given up all your dreams here is just to make those dreams come true no more suffering, no more sighing, no more pain, and no more cryin' when you throw all your dreams down the well"

    • (Patrick falls on Squidward)
      Squidward: I told you I'm Claustrophobic?
      Patrick: Nice try, Squidward, but there's no Santa Claus here!

    • Squidward: (after seeing SpongeBob naked) Nice outfit, SpongeBob.

    • Patrick: What does Claustrophobic mean?
      SpongeBob: It means you're afraid of Santa Claus.
      Patrick: Ho Ho Ho!!!
      SpongeBob: Stop it, Patrick. You're scaring him!

  • NOTES (20)


    • In "Wishing You Well," the song SpongeBob and Patrick sing seems to allude to the rhythm of Michael Jackson's "Heal the World."

    • SpongeBob: Don't you believe in magic?
      "Do You Believe In Magic" is a song written by The Lovin' Spoonful.

    • Le Spatula: Greasy Spoon
      In the episode "Welcome to the Chum Bucket," SpongeBob and Mr. Krabs sing the same thing; it's just a greasy spoon, just a greasy spoon, without you!

    • SpongeBob: All that glitters is not gold.
      This quote is taken from the famous song, "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin. The actual phrase is "all that glitters is gold." It is also a quote taken from Shakespeare's novel "The Merchant of Venice."